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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Friday January 1, 2016 -  Friday December 30, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping Book & 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 & 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 & 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
Friday April 1, 2016 -  Friday April 29, 2016 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF Display Cases: Barkalow Middle School's Student Digital Artwork Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   
 
 
    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_paintbucket In the Gallery: Outside the Box Mixed Media by Ioana Cretu Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   
From the Artist, Ioana Cretu
 
"Throughout my growth as an artist, I've experimented with lots of media and discovered myself in many stules.  In time, I've created many different art pieces using charcoal, pastels, oils, acrylics, watercolors, ink, colored pencils, chalk, collages, wood, wire and others.....
I hope my art can make you take a break from the ordinary, submerge yourself into each canvas and imagine your own story."
 
 
Ioana's art will be on display in the Library's Gallery throughout April, 2016... Enjoy!
 
 
    Location: Headquarters
Friday April 1, 2016 -  Saturday April 30, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_cornucopia Food Donations Accepted for Food Bank of Monmouth Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Library's "Food for Fines" Program begins 4/10; ends 4/16. "Food for Fines" is a program which may entitle a patron's overdue fines to be forgiven with comparable "payments" of donated items for the Food Bank of Monmouth. This program is in effect during National Library Week ONLY (beginning Sunday, April 10 and ending Saturday, April  16).

Various divisions of Monmouth County will collect donated food items throughout April. Food items can be dropped off at designated areas in each Library Branch.These food donations will go to The Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

More information on Food Drive from Monmouth County found here: (link from County Website  not yet available)

Rules for food donations: The library does not accept home-canned items, cans that are past their expiration date or are dented or damaged, or cans with bar codes that have been lined or scratched through,  items in glass containers, items separated from multipacks, sample-sized items, nor perishable items. Please avoid "junk food" donations.

The Food Bank welcomes nutritious and protein-rich items and paper products.

  • Canned and dry soups
  • Vegetables
  • Pastas
  • Rice
  • Beans
  • Tomato and pasta sauce
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Canned tuna fish
  • Canned meat
  • Powered milk
  • Hot and cold cereals
  • Baby foods and formulas
  • Coffee/tea
  • Canned fruit and fruit juices
  • Crackers

 

    Location: All Branches
 
elect_camera Photography Exhibit: A Different Angle by Ellen Rubinstein Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_paintpalette02 Student Art Exhibit: Arts & Education Center Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

AEC (Arts Education Center) was founded in 1969 as a county arts council. From its inception the organization has focused on providing support and opportunities for New Jersey artists and championing the importance of quality arts education in school curriculums. By making connections and expressing the otherwise inexpressible, art helps us to better understand the human experience. By its very nature, art provides the cohesiveness that is the cornerstone of human society. We envision a future when arts learning is a basic component of every child’s education and a respected life-long pursuit.

Visit us during library hours through the month of April to view the drawings, paintings and photographs created by the very talented student artists who attend classes at AEC in Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Artwork can be viewed in our large meeting room.

    Location: Colts Neck
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Friday April 29, 2016 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books 2 Blockbusters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers

The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers is the story of an adolescent girl who triumphs over loneliness and gains maturity through an identity that she creates for herself in her mind. It is with this guise that twelve year old Frankie Adams begins to feel confident about herself and life. -Essay Alliance

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
office_meeting1 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Math Tips for SAT Testing (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431-7220x7222   
   

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

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

Mr. Carlin's Classes are on Friday, April 29 and Friday, May 6.

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
Saturday April 30, 2016 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess & 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Learn to play chess & "Go" most Saturdays when the Library is open. Please check online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_sun 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids - El Dia del los Ninos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Animales and Me Storytime for all ages.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_note 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Bob Kulik Presents Voices of Legends Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Howell resident Bob Kulik has had a long and rewarding career in the entertainment world, performing for the internationally recognized hit group The Happenings (“See You in September” and “I Got Rhythm”).  His illustrious career has spanned more than four decades while sharing the stage with some of the most celebrated artists of our time, including Lou Rawls, Jerry Vale, Robert Goulet, Little Anthony, B.J. Thomas and Jay Black, to name a few.

Bob will perform songs from Frank Sinatra to Neil Diamond, as well as tributes to many of the artists with whom he has shared the stage.

This show is made possible by the Friends of the Howell Township Library.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM They, Too, Sing America: A reading of the poetry of African Americans Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Flora Higgins and Betty Neals will introduce to the audience a selection of African American poets and recite their works.  Paul Laurence Dunbar will be their featured poet. 

Attendees are invited to bring their favorite poems by African Americans to read and share.  

Betty H. Neals taught Creative Dramatics in the East Orange Public Schools for many years, and is also a professional actress.  After her retirement, she increased her poetry writing and participation in poetry readings and workshops.

Flora Higgins has organized many poetry readings and workshops at the Newark Public Library and the Monmouth County Library.  She reads a lot of poems and has written poetry, also.  A retired librarian, she currently teaches English at Brookdale Community College.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_earth 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Lecture: Saving Endangered Species/Ecosystems/Ourselves Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: UNA-USA     unausa@optonline.net
   

 Saving Endangered Species, Saving Endangered Ecosystems, Saving Ourselves

All are invited to attend and learn about New Jersey's role in preserving wildlife. The speakers are Professor Andy Dobson of the Princeton Environmental Institute and New Jersey State Senator Raymond Lesniak.

Professor Dobson is a field researcher in Africa's Serengeti, Yellowstone National Park, and Coastal California. He was scientific consultant and script editor for the IMAX film Lost Worlds: Life in the Balance.

Senator Lesniak is the sponsor of legislation to ban parts and products of animal species threatened with extinction from being sold in or transported through NJ.

This program is sponsored by student affiliates of the United Nations Association-USA. Co-sponsored by the Jersey Shore Sierra Club and Elephants DC. It is free and all are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact:  unausa@optonline.net

    Location: Headquarters
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 & your child & 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 Go To Top
eth_mexican_flag.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM International Concert with the Ed Goldberg Band Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Ed Goldberg and his band are back with a new singer and a new program.  Join us as they play their way around the world with music from many traditions.  They will also pay a special tribute to Cinco De Mayo with a few songs specially chosen to celebrate the holiday. The band members will be:

Ed Goldberg - Accordions/Bass & Vocals
Steve Kaplan - Sax & Clarinet
Steve Saive - Trumpet
Bob Mehlman - Klezmer Clarinetist
Miriam Libove - Vocalist & Percussion
Eric Goldstein - Trombone
Bob Marsley - Drums & percussion

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 May 2, 2016 -  Tuesday May 31, 2016 Go To Top
rec_painters_palette.GIF Art Exhibit: David Ryan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Stop by during the month of May to enjoy the works of local Presidential portrait and comic book artist David Ryan as he displays his series of Famous Modern Artist's Portraits. 

    Location: Hazlet
 
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 session 

May 31. Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am. Thursdays, 10:15am.

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years: Mondays, 10:15am, no session May 31.

Tuesdays, 11:40am.  Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  Mondays, 11:00am, no session May 31. Thursdays, 11:00am.

Family for Ages 2 and up: Mondays, 1:30pm, no session May 31. Wednesdays, 1:30pm.

 

    Location: Headquarters
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Monday May 2, 2016 -  Friday June 24, 2016 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 Art Exhibit: 12th Annual Student Show of the Rose Reilly Leonard Watercolor Studio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Stop in and enjoy the 12th Annual Student Show from the Rose Reilly Leonard Watercolor Studio.  They will be displaying their exhibit of watercolor paintings.

The students will be hosting an art reception Saturday May 21st from 1-4, stop by and meet the artists.

 

    Location: Wall Township
Monday May 2, 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 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_kidsreading 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Celebrate Children's Book Week Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join us for a book scavenger hunt! Have fun searching for books and win prizes!

Registration begins Monday, April 25.

 

    Location: Marlboro
       
 
lib_book_red 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Celebrate Children's Book Week with author Beth Ferry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Author Beth Ferry will read her book Land Shark and then do a shark craft with you. 
A limited number of books will be available for purchase.

K and up

Call, stop in or register online beginning Thursday, April 21.

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 22 spaces available.
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Make friends, talk about books, and read and learn in a relaxed community setting.  The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) offers an opportunity for adults and teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to participate in a weekly book club.  The group 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
 
nat_flower02 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Mother’s Day Crafts Night (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220 x 7253   
   

Mother's Day is quickly approaching, and if you don’t have a gift yet, we’ve got you covered.

Join us for a creative night of crafts as we make a gift for your mom or a special loved one in your life. We will have several craft choices available to help you create a wonderful Mother’s Day gift. The crafts we will be making include: neck warmers, heart pendants, cards, and banners. 

Please bring along one bag of rice (not Minute Instant rice!) if you would like to make a neck warmer project!!

For teens in grades 6-12

Registration begins April 7 thru our online calendar 

    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
 
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 May 3, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding by Jackie Copleton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
rec_paintpalette02 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Toddler Craft: Rainbow Flowers for Mom Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Rainbow Flower craft for mom for Mother's Day. Ages 2& 3 with an adult. Registration is Required in person,

 by phone or you can sign-up online. Parents you can register each child with  your email and phone contact info.

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 9 spaces available.
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ent_film-reel 11:00 AM  -  1:15 PM New Release Movie: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens(2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

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.

Adventure/Sci-Fi- 135 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_kids 1:15 PM  -  1:45 PM Kids! Children's Book Parade Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Dress as your favorite book character, listen to stories, and march in a library parade!

Registration begins Tuesday, April 26.

    Location: Marlboro
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Clue (1985) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Who MAY have done it?

In this comedy, based on the board game, the characters come to life and get involved in a series of murders at Mr. Body's mansion.

Starring Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, and Madeline Kahn

94m.

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: The Danish Girl (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer. Directed by Tom Hooper. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander and Amber Heard. Nominated for 4 Oscars.


Drama/Romance – 119 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
 
lib_bookflipping 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: Life We Bury by Allen Eskens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Armed with a class assignment to interview a stranger and write a biography, college student Joe Talbert meets Carl Iverson at the local nursing home.  Carl has been medically paroled to the home, after spending 30 years in prison for rape and murder. Joe cannot reconcile Carl’s valor in Vietnam with the despicable acts of the convict and throws himself into uncovering the truth.

Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Wrist Riot Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Show off your revolutionary style with customized wristbands!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

 

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
ent_film-reel 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM New Release Movie: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens(2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

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.

Adventure/Sci-Fi- 135 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM United States Citizenship Course Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

This course, for adults 18 years and older with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
school_graduate 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM College Financial Planning Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

This Workshop will focus on current high school students and their families.

DID YOU KNOW?

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

Attend this workshop and you will learn…..

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

 

Presented by College Funding Associates

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 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 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced & Separated Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
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office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 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 Employment Services for People with Disabilities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation can help you obtain and keep a job that's in line with your strengths, interests and abilities.  If you have a disability and want to work, you need to talk to us!

A Counselor can help you identify opportunities available in today's job market.  You and your Counselor will then develop a plan for achieving your employment goal.  Some of the services that can be provided by NJDVRS are assessments and evaluations to determine your skills, resume writing and interviewing skills assistance, trial work experiences, job coaching, assistive technologies, and/or academic training at approved schools.  

NJDVRS has been in this business for over 90 years and we've helped many individuals to become successful.  Find out how you can become a success story too!

    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   
   

Prayers for the Stolen by Jennifer Clement

Finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Prize, this novel set in rural Mexico is about  Ladydi Garcia Martínez, who is  part of a community decimated by drug traffickers, government agricultural policies and illegal immigration. An affecting portrayal of women, it is a story of friendship, family, and determination.
 

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_paintpalette 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Family Craft: Magic flowers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Children and an adult will listen to a story then make a magic flower craft.  Registration is Required, in person, by phone,

or you can sign-up online.  Ages 2- 5 with an adult.  Parents you can register each child with your email and phone contact info.

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
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  -  4:15 PM Movie: Creed (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

The former World Heavyweight Champion, Rocky Balboa, serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, son of his late friend and former rival, Apollo Creed. Stars Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson. 133 minutes.

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_smiley 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Schoolage Afterschool program: May the 4th Be With You!!! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Schoolage afterschool program celebrating 'Star Wars" May the 4th Be with You! Come join the fun, IT'S A SURPRISE!

Registration is Required, in person, by phone, or you can sign-up online.  Grades K and up. Parents you can register each child with your email and phone contact info.

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
food_coffeecup 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Mother's Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Create a special card that suggests Mom relax and have a cup of tea!

Ages 3 and up

*Registration requested

    Location: Colts Neck
 
food_cupcake.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Mother's Day Tea Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 497 3811   
   

 MOMMY AND ME TEA PARTY WITH LOCAL AUTHOR CONNIE CABRINA

Local resident Connie Cabrina is an artist, author, and philanthropist.  She has written a unique keepsake and wonderfully interactive children’s book,   A Mommy’s Promise. The library will be hosting a Mother's Day tea party as Connie shares her story. This exciting event is recommended for parents and their children ages 3 and up.

Please call 732 497 3811 to register. 

This event is co-sponsored by the Bayshore Family Success Center  *As food product will be involved, please let us know of any allergies your child may have*

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
anim_dog_scottie 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Read to a Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

This program is designed for children to become comfortable with reading as well as with approaching animals.

    Location: Wall Township
 
nat_flower01 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! - Family Storytime: Flowers! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kate Benedict   732-5531-5092   
   

All Ages

Mother’s Day is right around the corner.  To celebrate, we will craft a beautiful bouquet for someone special in your life.

Space is limited; register in-person, by phone, or online at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa  beginning Monday, April 18!

    Location: Ocean Township
        There are 10 spaces available.
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nat_stars2 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! May the 4th Be With You - craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Make a paper model of BB-8 that spins.

K and up

Call, stop in or register online beginning Thursday, April 21.

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
lib_book_bunch1 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage - Storytime & May Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Grades K - Up

May 4 - Mother's Day - Craft

May 11 - May Flowers - Craft

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Movie: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

May The Fourth Be With You

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.

Starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver and Harrison Ford.

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_rocks3 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Introduction to Geocaching for Teens: Part 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220 x 7253   
   

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

Please bring your smart phone along to this class.

For Teens grades 6-12

Registration thru our online calendar opens in April.  

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
school_graduate 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM College Planning Night: What Should We Be Doing Now? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

A "Stress-free" Look at the College Application Process from the 9th- to 11th-grade perspective!

Presented by "The College Guy'd"

Topics include:

High School Course Selection

What’s in a GPA?

How to conduct a thoughtful college search

How to discuss realistic college expectations

Importance of senior year scheduling

Community college/technical school information

The redesigned SAT

The ACTs

Changes coming to the FAFSA

Setting up College Tours

How to discuss careers, majors with your child

Joe Palumbo is a NJ-certified school counselor who has been a high school guidance counselor at Long Branch High School for the past seven years. He is a Nationally Certified Counselor and recently obtained his New Jersey director of school counseling certificate.  Joe also provides private college counseling through his company, “The College Guy’d.”

Register by calling, in person or visiting online http://bit.ly/1rboDfk .

 

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, January 6 - May 25, 2016 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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misc_kidsreading 10:35 AM  -  11:05 AM Kids! Mother's Day Story and Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to stories and make a gift for someone special!

Registration begins Thursday, April 28 for children 2 an up with parent/caregiver.

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Preschool Craft: Sparkly flowers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Preschool children will hear a story then make a craft of sparkly flowers.  Ages 31/2 -5. Registration is Required,

in person, by phone or you can sign-up online.  Parents you can register each child with your email and phone contact info.

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Movie: Man Up (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Ben Palmer

Starring:  Lake Bell, Keir Charles, Simon Pegg, Ken Stott

In this romantic comedy, Nancy, an unlucky-in-love thirty-something, meets Jack, a heartbroken divorce' who has recently tried online dating and mistakes Nancy for his arranged blind date when they cross paths.  Nancy plays along with the ruse, and the unlikely duo soon find themselves on a whirlwind journey neither of them expected.

87 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: The Lady In the Van (2015) PG-13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A man forms a bond with a woman living in a van parked in his driveway.  Starring: Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Jim Broadbent  

 Biography, Crime, Drama  1 hr. 44 min.

Sony Picture Classics

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Crochet & 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
 
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
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Smart Blonde (1937) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Frank McDonald

Starring Glenda Farrell, Barton MacLane, Wini Shaw, Jane Wyman, Adisson Richards

Glenda Farrell stars in the first of the nine Torchy Blane movies as a smart fast-talking reporter.  Ever resourceful, Torchy uses her grouchy cop boyfriend, Lt. Steve McBride (Barton MacLane), to get the inside scoop on a murder investigation. 

59 minutes, (c)Warner Bros

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Documentary: The Port of Last Resort: Zuflucht in Shanghai Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Yom HaShoah--Holocaust Remembrance Day

In the years between 1938 to 1941 nearly 20,000 European Jewish refugees fled to Shanghai, China where most would spend almost a decade in exile. The emigration to Shanghai was, for most refugees, a "last resort" to find a safe have at a time when borders around Europe were closed to the desperate Jews of Europe.

This documentary tells the little-known story of the Jewish refugees in Shanghai is presented through the recollections of four former refugees -Fred Fields, Ernest Heppner, Illo Heppner, and Siegmar Simon- and a thorough collage of evocative materials: personal and published writings by refugees, relief reports, secret documents, rare home movies, photographs, newsreels, and propaganda films.

This remarkable archival material reveals a lost world when Shanghai was the Far East's most illustrious city. Extraordinary images of refugees and uncommon views of Chinese life create a compelling vantage point for understanding this story of survival.

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

Hot New Films FREE at the Library: Suffragette (2016) (PG-13)

In this drama, a working-class laundress (Carey Mulligan) in 19th century London becomes radicalized when she meets a brave group of women, foot-soldiers of the early feminist movement, (Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep) organizing to obtain the right to vote.  Biography/Drama/History—106 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Reading to Jiva Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-229-2626   
   

Reading to Jiva - Ages 4 & up
Read to Jiva, our therapy dog! You may bring a book
from home or choose one from the library.
If you are not yet reading, you may tell
Jiva a story or talk about the pictures in a book.
Please register in person, by phone or online by April 25.

    Location: Oceanport
        There are many spaces available.
 
nat_rose.GIF 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Mother’s Day Flower Painting on Canvas Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids! Mother’s Day Flower Painting on Canvas
with The Green Lace Lion - Ages 5 - 10

Registration requested; call, stop in or sign up online at: http://bit.ly/1IqH549

Beginner-friendly acrylic on canvas painting class presented by
Ellen Sortore, owner and creator of
The Green Lace Lion Art Studio and Vintage Shop.

All supplies included. Please join us!

    Location: Allentown
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Tweens! Make-and Take Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Design your own unique piece of artwork! Join us for a special session of drawing and painting with teacher Anne Ahne. Keep it for yourself or share it with someone special!  Please bring an old t-shirt to protect your clothing.

Regsitration required beginning May 2 for Grades 3-6.

    Location: Marlboro
    The registration period has not begun.
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Crocheters of the Jersey Shore Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: 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_bunch1 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Author Frank Kozusko visits Atlantic Highlands Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Frank Kozusko, author of the following two books: Can Penguins Fly? which is a children's book, and Boomer Bounce, Poems on a Generation will be at the Atlantic Highlands Library. Frank is a retired professor from Hampton University in Virginia and a retired US Navy submarine officer and nuclear engineer.  He will discuss his books as well as his journey to becoming a writer.  

Please contact the Library for any additional questions.

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Smart Blonde (1937) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Frank McDonald

Starring Glenda Farrell, Barton MacLane, Wini Shaw, Jane Wyman, Adisson Richards

Glenda Farrell stars in the first of the nine Torchy Blane movies as a smart fast-talking reporter.  Ever resourceful, Torchy uses her grouchy cop boyfriend, Lt. Steve McBride (Barton MacLane), to get the inside scoop on a murder investigation. 

59 minutes, (c)Warner Bros

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_questionmark_blue 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Estate Planning Bootcamp Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Planning for the end is a difficult process to begin. Your first step can be easy: just hear and learn about what you don't know about during one of these two (or both)  non-judgemental information sessions. The intention of this planning session is simple:  help families honor a loved one's last wishes. 

Matthew Rasmussen, Esq., will review the essentials and answer basic generic questions on topics such as:

-How to save your family from fighting over your estate.

-Do I need a Will?  What other papers do I need?

-Paying for Nursing Home Care.

Two sessions are offered, attend one or both. The first is on Tuesday, April 26 at 11:00 am, the second on Thursday, May 5 at 7pm. These sessions are open to all, without registration.  Light refreshments will be served.

    Location: Headquarters
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lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding by Jackie Copleton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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

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

    Location: Colts Neck
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ent_manga_girl.GIF 3:30 AM  -  4:30 AM Anime Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Calling all anime fans! If you love anime and manga, you're invited to our Anime Club.  Come hang out, watch an anime movie, do some drawing and talk with other fans about your favorite anime stories and characters.Explore our extensive collection of manga books. You can also help us plan future anime activities!

    Location: Headquarters
 
office_dollarsign 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Avoiding Identity Theft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Millions of Americans are victims of identity theft each year.  While some identity theft issues can be resolved quickly, other victims face years of recovery.  Learn how to protect yourself and your assets from theives who want to steal your information. 

Part of the First Friday for Seniors series

Presented by Maura Attardi, Education and Community Relations, Money Management International

    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
 
office_meeting1 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Math Tips for SAT Testing (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431-7220x7222   
   

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

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

Mr. Carlin's Classes are on Friday, February 26 and Friday, March 4,  Friday, April 29 and Friday, May 6.

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
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office_money_bills_coins 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Savvy Social Security Planning Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

What Baby Boomers Need to Know to Maximize Their Benefits:

  • 5 factors to consider for deciding when to start taking benefits
  • Innovative strategies for coordinating benefits with your spouse
  • How to coordinate benefits with other sources of income
  • How to minimize taxes on your benefits
  • Special rules on benefits for divorced spouses
  • New rules effective for 2016

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

    Location: Hazlet
        There are many spaces available.
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess & 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Learn to play chess & "Go" most Saturdays when the Library is open. Please check online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

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

    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
 
rec_origami_crane 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM ORIGAMI for Experienced Paperfolders! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Calling experienced paperfolders! Join The Circle of Origami Paperfolders (COOP) for an afternoon of folding fun.
 
    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_civil_war_x 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Unsung Heroines-The Role of Women In The Civil War: A Lecture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join Martin Mosho, Civil War expert and retired instructor of Mercer County Community College for this one hour program. This lecture is devoted to the remarkable, but little known accomplishments made by women, both North and South. It covers their heroic role as volunteers, nurses, administrators, spies and combatants. These incredible women defied the culture of their time, surpassed all expectations but received little historical notice. This program reveals their story.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
elect_camera 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Art Reception: Around the Beauty by Debora S. Bruno Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Meet the artist Debora S. Bruno and view her exhibit, which will be on display for the month of May.  Around the Beauty is a selection of photographs that incorporates different styles from black and white to infrared through traditional color film to digital images.

The artist writes: "I enjoyed doing this theme. Beauty is not only found in the daily subjects such as flowers, sunrises, seascapes, etc. but you can also explore and discover amazing gorgeous images through simple subjects such as textural elements of old leaves, architecture, snap shots from friends, still life objects, cups, apples, and the list goes on. I want to share my conception with the viewers and I hope you can travel through these interesting subjects."

Debora Santiago Bruno appreciates art in general styles. Her love for photography is one of the most important aspects of her life. Her work includes portrait, still life, nature and scenery, black and white, infrared, color and computer enhanced photography, though landscapes and architecture subjects are her favorites. When she is shooting these elements, she tries to capture the best quality of light possible to produce a result that is remarkable. Debora has exhibited in many places including the Middletown Public Library, Brookdale Community College, Guild of Creative Art, Art Alliance, Freehold Art Society, Count Clerk’s Office of Freehold, Monmouth Museum, Sea Bright Library, Manalapan Senior Center, Freehold Library, and the Law Offices of Lomuro, Davidson, Eastman & Munoz. She also had her work published in the Collage Magazine and received honorable mentions in the MCAC Juried Art Show in 2003 and the Student Art Show at Brookdale Community College in 2005 and 2006. She was awarded First Place for best alternative category for her piece entitled “Empire State Building” at the Photography Juried Show Open Eyesights, March 2007 and First Place in the 15th Juried Art Show at the Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, NJ, in October 2007.  She also won Honorable mention at the Guild in 2009.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Sunday May 8, 2016 Go To Top
nat_flower02 Headquarters & All Branches are Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Happy Mothers' Day to all celebrating!

Your Library is never closed, with your card, our website, and our app!   All free with your card; just visit  www.monmouthcountylib.org for:

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary       or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary for near-immediate answers to all your questions!

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

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: The Big Short (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Adam McKay

Starring Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Karen Gillan, Marisa Tomei, Steve Carell

In 2008, Wall Street guru Michael Burry realizes that a number of subprime home loans are in danger of defaulting. Burry bets against the housing market by throwing more than $1 billion of his investors' money into credit default swaps. His actions attract the attention of banker Jared Vennett (Ryan Gosling), hedge-fund specialist Mark Baum (Steve Carell) and other greedy opportunists. Together, these men make a fortune by taking full advantage of the impending economic collapse in America.

130 minutes; (c) Paramount

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_kidsreading 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Danger of Strangers Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Presented by the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, this informative program aims to increase children's awareness of how to deal with strangers and reinforces vital safety tips.

Registration begins Monday, April 25 for children 5 and up with families.

    Location: Marlboro
        There are many spaces available.
 
anim_dog1 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Read to the Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Public Library   732-946-4118   
   

Read to the best listeners in town!  Your tail-wagging friends are eager to hear a story!

Grades K & up.

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Make friends, talk about books, and read and learn in a relaxed community setting.  The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) offers an opportunity for adults and teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to participate in a weekly book club.  The group 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  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: The Big Short (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Adam McKay

Starring Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Karen Gillan, Marisa Tomei, Steve Carell

In 2008, Wall Street guru Michael Burry realizes that a number of subprime home loans are in danger of defaulting. Burry bets against the housing market by throwing more than $1 billion of his investors' money into credit default swaps. His actions attract the attention of banker Jared Vennett (Ryan Gosling), hedge-fund specialist Mark Baum (Steve Carell) and other greedy opportunists. Together, these men make a fortune by taking full advantage of the impending economic collapse in America.

130 minutes; (c) Paramount

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Zines Workshop (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220 x 7253   
   

Find out about the “Zine Scene” as we bring out an awesome assortment of pens, pencils, paints, and a stack of magazines to begin our Zine Workshop.

Everyone will be able to make their own Zine. 

Registration thru our online calendar begins in April

For grades 6- 12 

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday May 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Library Commission Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Tuesday, May 10 - 12:00 noon; Eastern Branch

Tuesday, June 14 - 12:00 noon; Headquarters

Tuesday, September 13 - 12:00 noon; Eastern Branch

Tuesday, October 11 - 12:00 noon; Headquarters

Tuesday, November 15 - 12:00 noon; Eastern Branch

Tuesday, December 13 - 12:00 noon; 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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nat_house_landscaping.GIF 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Home Staging: To Sell or Dwell? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   
Have you decided to sell? Learn helpful tips to get your home sold more quickly, for as much as possible  from a home staging expert and interior designer!
Or, have you decided to dwell? Learn how to make your home more functional, warm and comfortable for you and your family! 
 
Presented by Sandy Levin, owner of Beautiful Interiors Design Group, was a featured designer on the NBC hit TV show, "House Smarts TV."
Ms. Levin's work has been mentioned in The Asbury Park Press, The Star Ledger, Design NJ Magazine, and other media outlets. 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Murder by Death (1976) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Who MAY have done it? 

 An odd millionaire invites the world's greatest detectives to dinner, and then offers a million dollars to the first one that can solve the murder of the evening.

Starring Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, and Peter Sellers

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
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Creed (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.  Directed by Ryan Coogler. Starring Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, and Tessa Thompson. Nominated for 1 Oscar.

Drama – 133 minutes.

 

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

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

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

 

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Listen to a story and build a LEGO® creation.  Legos will be supplied.

School age grades K and up. 

No registration necessary.

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

Come curl up with a canine companion. Practice your reading skills with these lovable dog friends.

Bring your favorite book or pick one from our shelves.  Grades K & Up. Registration is Required, in person,

by phone or you can register online.  Parents you can reister each child with your email and phone contact

info.

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM United States Citizenship Course Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

This course, for adults 18 years and older with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 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 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced & Separated Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
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misc_smiley 3:45 AM  -  4:15 AM Kids! Schoolage Storytime: Get the Hook! Captain Hook! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Celebrate Peter Pan author J. M. Barrie's birthday with part of the story and then make a craft.  Grades K - 3.

Registration is Required, in person, by phone or you can register online.  Parents you can register each child

with your email and ohone contact info.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x7336   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
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 (South Africa) Movie: Life, Above All (2010) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Twelve year old Chanda fights prejudice and superstition when her family is ostracized by their community.  Based on the award- winning novel  Chanda’s Secret.  Winner of the (2011) Best Foreign language film. Starring: Khomotso Manyaka, Keaobaka Makanyane, Harriet Lenabe  1 hr. 40 min.

Sony Picture Classics

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: The Big Short (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Four denizens in the world of high finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight. Stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling. 130 minutes.

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_smiley 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime: Get the Hook! Capt. Hook That Is! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

It's J. M. Barrie's Birthday, the author of Peter Pan.  Come hear parts of his story and make a craft. Grades K & Up. 

Registration is Required, in person, by phone or you can sign-up online. Please register each child with your email 

and phone contact information.

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_arrow_r_gray 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

The coconut tree wants you to add the alphabet to its fronds

Join us for this clever craft and story!

Ages 3 and up

*Registration requested

    Location: Colts Neck
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tween Time! 3D Spring Pop-up Cards or Books Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   


Create your own one-of-a-kind pop-up card or book using glitter, paper and colored pencils with local artist Mary Lou Faitoute.

    Location: West Long Branch
        There are 19 spaces available.
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! - Imagine That Craft! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kate Benedict   732-5531-5092   
   

Grades K and up

What craft will you make on this day?  It’ll be a surprise!  Choose one that inspires you from an assortment of projects.

Space is limited; register in-person, by phone, or online at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa  beginning Monday, May 2!

    Location: Ocean Township
    The registration period has not begun.
 
lib_book_bunch1 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage - Storytime & May Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Grades K - Up

May 4 - Mother's Day - Craft

May 11 - May Flowers - Craft

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

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
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Business Financing 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This will be a guide to bank financing for your existing or start up business.  This program plans on covering several available financing options, such as conventional, SBA and EDA loans; what makes a good loan application; what to expect during the loan process; and more advice direct from the lenders.

This SCORE program is presented by Shannon Murphy and Marcus Richtel from M&T Bank.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, January 6 - May 25, 2016 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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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 Spring 2016:   5/11 5/25

    Location: Headquarters
 
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
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elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Email Basics—Featuring Gmail Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

In this lecture, you will learn about the different email providers, how to set up an email account (with a focus on Gmail), adding contacts to your address book, sending, replying, and forwarding emails. This class will also show you how to send attachments.

The lecture will run for approximately one hour and is followed by 30 minutes of Q&A.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:05 PM Movie: Concussion (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

In Pittsburgh, Nigerian-born Forensic Pathologist Dr. Bennett Omalu, discovers a debilitating brain disease (CTE) occurring from repeated brain trauma in football players, when he performs an autopsy and a series of pathological tests on former NFL player Mike Webster. Based on a true story.  Biography, Drama, Sport  Starring: Will Smith, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alec Baldwin, Albert Brooks  2hr. 3 min.

Columbia Pictures

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Movie: The Big Short (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Adam McKay

Starring:  Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Marisa Tomei

The 2008 financial crisis is seen through the lens of four unorthodox moneymen, who foresaw the consequences of the fraudulent mortgage-lending practices of large banks on Wall Street.

130 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
anim_butterfly_01 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Fluttering Butterflies-Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Make an Butterfly Craft.
Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.
Call, stop in or register online beginning Thursday, April 28 at 9:00 am

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 23 spaces available.
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Come Live With Me (1940) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Clarence Brown

Starring Jimmy Stewart, Heddy Lamarr, Donald Meek, Barton MacLane

Come Live With Me is a great romantic comedy starring Heddy Lamarr as an Austrian refugee who has overstayed her visit to the United States and faces deportation.  Her only recourse is to marry an American citizen.  She meets Bill Smith (Jimmy Stewart), a starving writer, and he agrees to marry her in exchange for money.  Of course he falls madly in love with her but she confesses that she loves someone else.  Come see how complicated love can be.  

86 minutes, (c) Warner Bros.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Ocean Township Thursday Movie Matinees Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

HOT New Films at the Library:  In the Heart of the Sea  (PG-13) (2015)

Based on the incredible true story of the events that inspired Herman Melville's classic novel Moby-Dick, which only revealed half the story of the startling encounter and it's harrowing aftermath.  Directed by Ron Howard and starring Chris Hemsworth and Benjamin Walker.  Action/ Adventure/ Biography—122 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_teddybear_reading 3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! STORYIME WITH A VERY SPECIAL GUEST – MEET AUTHOR ROSS BURACH! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Meet Ross Burach, author of bestselling children’s book There’s a Giraffe in My Soup. We will make a craft together and read his super-silly picture book all about unexpected surprises that pop up in a regular bowl of soup. No registration required. This program is recommended for kids age 3 and up. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
nat_rose.GIF 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM TWEEN Time!3D Spring Pop-up Cards or Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

TWEEN Time!
3D Spring Pop-up Cards or Book - Ages 7 - 10


Thursday, May 12 at 4:00 pm


Create your own one-of-a-kind pop-up card or book using
glitter, paper and colored pencils.

    Location: Allentown
 
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_swords.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM OUTLANDER Book & 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
       
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lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Meet the Author Marco Manfre Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 Ext7222   
   

Returning to the Lion’s Den: Life in an Organized Crime Family is the deeply complex, fast-moving story of an idealistic young man, Daniel Montello, who allows himself to become enmeshed in the life of a local criminal enterprise. When Daniel is 18 years old, because his family is faced with crushing financial problems, he begins working as an errand boy and clean-up person at the Huntington Social Club, a storefront in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn that is used by the De Luca crime family. That poorly thought-out decision dramatically alters the trajectory of Daniel’s life and radically affects all of those who care about him.

Returning to the Lion’s Den is set in the same Brooklyn neighborhood and deals with similar themes: family, love, loss, betrayal of trust, and local traditions and values. Returning to the Lion’s Den opens a window onto the sights and smells of a gritty urban neighborhood and tells the story of a crime family’s gradual transition from “the way things have always been done” to how the next generation of mobsters plans on operating in the future.

Although Returning to the Lion’s Den is a work of fiction, as the story unfolds, it reveals a wealth of accurate, well-researched information about the history and the actual workings of modern-day crime families. Readers have described it as a modern-day Godfather with elements of Donnie BrascoWiseguy, and The Valachi Papers.

Local writer Marco Manfre is the author of three novels, The Outcast Prophet of Bensonhurst (2012), Returning to the Lion’s Den: Life in an Organized Crime Family (2013), Blue Blue Sea(2014) and a biography, From Darkness Into Light: The Biography of a Holocaust Survivor Family(2015). He has just completed a crime/mystery novel, The Bomb Shelter Confession: A Detective Butler Mystery. It will be available at some point in late April or early May. He is a retired educator. Brooklyn-born, he lived in Manalapan for 31 years, and presently resides in Jackson.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Come Live With Me (1940) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Clarence Brown

Starring Jimmy Stewart, Heddy Lamarr, Donald Meek, Barton MacLane

Come Live With Me is a great romantic comedy starring Heddy Lamarr as an Austrian refugee who has overstayed her visit to the United States and faces deportation.  Her only recourse is to marry an American citizen.  She meets Bill Smith (Jimmy Stewart), a starving writer, and he agrees to marry her in exchange for money.  Of course he falls madly in love with her but she confesses that she loves someone else.  Come see how complicated love can be.  

86 minutes, (c)Warner Bros.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday May 13, 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 May 14, 2016 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess & 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Learn to play chess & "Go" most Saturdays when the Library is open. Please check online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Artist's Reception: David Ryan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Please join us for a reception to kick off a month long showing of local Presidential portrait and comic book artist David Ryan as he displays his series of Famous Modern Artist's Portraits

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Special Documentary Screening: Freedom or Death (2015) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

"Freedom or Death" is a documentary portrait of how a civil uprising for dignity in Kiev, Urkraine escalated into a hybrid war with Russia, told from the point of view of Ukrainian-American filmmaker Damian Kolodiy.  

"This is what freedom looks like", exclaims a protester, gesturing at rubble and burnt out cars surrounding her. She stands in Maidan Square, the main square in Kiev and the epicentre of the violent Ukrainian Revolution. Beginning in 2013 as a peaceful protest against the corrupt and Russian-backed President Yanukovych, the Kiev demonstrations erupted into a violent revolution after a brutal police crackdown.

Damien Kolody ventures to the frontline of the uprising to explore its origins and its potential consequences for the people of Ukraine. With meticulous journalistic rigour, never before seen archive footage and candid interviews with those driving the revolution, his remarkable film exposes the shocking truths behind this definitive moment in European history. 

Sponsored by the Ukrainian National Women's League of America, Branch 98

72 minutes; (c) DK Productions

    Location: Eastern Branch
Monday May 16, 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 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day: Bridge & Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
lib_book_bunch1 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween! Bottle Decorating Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Create a centerpiece from everyday materials. For Grades 4 - Up

    Location: Howell
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Make friends, talk about books, and read and learn in a relaxed community setting.  The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) offers an opportunity for adults and teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to participate in a weekly book club.  The group 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
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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 8:15pm
  • 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 May 17, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: I Always Loved You by Robin Oliveira Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

A novel of Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas’s great romance. The young Mary Cassatt never thought moving to Paris to be an artist would be easy and she is beginning to doubt herself. But she is introduced to Edgar Degas and her life changes forever.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales - An Adult Short Story Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: V. Stevens   732-431-7220x7222   
   

"A Tree, a Rock, a Cloud" by Carson McCullers

The Sounds of the South

A transient stops at an all-night cafe and explains to the owner and a paperboy how the science of love helped him to recover after his wife left him. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 1:15 PM  -  1:45 PM Make Your Own Flower Garden Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Make your own flower garden using beans and noodles!

Please alert us of any allergies your child may have.

Registration required beginning Tuesday, May 3. This program is intended for children 31/2-5.

    Location: Marlboro
    The registration period has not begun.
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Drowning Pool (1975) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Who MAY have done it?

Paul Newman returns as the quick-witted detective he first played nine years before in Harper, who is in deep this time. Hired by an old flame to unravel a seemingly routing blackmail case, he is so far down he may never come up for air.

Starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward.

108m.

    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: Steve Jobs (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

This film takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac. Directed by Danny Boyle. Starring Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, and Seth Rogen. Nominated for 2 Oscars.
Biography/Drama – 122 minutes.

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

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

Grades K & up. Registration is required.

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
rec_paintpalette 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tweens! Tape & Paint on Canvas Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Tweens - Grades 3-7.Create art with tape and paint on canvas.  Registration is Required. space is limited.

 Parents you can register each child with your email and phone contact info.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM United States Citizenship Course Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

This course, for adults 18 years and older with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 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
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Independent Movie: Son of Saul (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Laszlo Nemes

Starring Geza Rohrig, Levente Molnar, Urs Rechn

Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Son of Saul is a harrowing, immersive film set during the Holocaust. Hungarian Jew Saul Ausländer (Géza Röhrig) is a member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the corpse of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child’s body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner’s Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial. Son of Saul has been a critical and audience favorite at film festivals worldwide.  In Hungarian with English subtitles.

107 minutes, © Sony Pictures Classic

    Location: Eastern Branch
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misc_handshake 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced & Separated Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday May 18, 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_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Vintage Series: Movie: Some Like it Hot (1959) (Not Rated) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Musicians Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Jack Lemmon) lose their jobs when a speakeasy owned by the mob is raided. Several weeks later, on February 14th, Joe and Jerry get a job performing and end up witnessing a gangland massacre in a parking garage. Fearing that they will be next on the mobsters' hit list, Joe devises an ingenious plan for disguising their identities. Also starring, Marilyn Monroe.  Comedy /Romance 2 hrs. 

United Artists

    Location: Marlboro
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Book Discussion: I Always Loved You by Robin Oliveira Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

A novel of Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas’s great romance. The young Mary Cassatt never thought moving to Paris to be an artist would be easy and she is beginning to doubt herself. But she is introduced to Edgar Degas and her life changes forever.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie: Premium Rush (2012) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop who pursues the cyclist throughout the city. Stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon, Dania Ramirez. 91 minutes.

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM International Film: Theeb (2014) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7222   
   

In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming-of-age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination.. Directed by Naji Abu Nowar.  Starring Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat, Hussein Salameh Al-Sweilhiyeen, and Hassan Mutlag Al-Maraiyeh

Run Time 100 minutes.

From Jordan. In Arabic with English subtitles.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Afternoon at the Movies: Joy (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, pave the road in this intense emotional and human comedy about becoming a true boss of family and enterprise facing a world of unforgiving commerce. Starring Jennifer Lawrence and Robert DeNiro. 124 minutes. 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
trans_mayflower 3:15 PM  -  4:00 PM Tweens! Upcycled Ship Building! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Build a mini ship with unexpected stuff. No registration required. Recommended for tweens grade 3-5. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
misc_smiley 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime: Minecraft! Yourcraft! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Minecraft!  Yourcraft!  Come fill in the grid,  What  or who  can you make?????  Grades K & Up. Registration is

Required, in person, by phone or you can register online.  Parents you can register each child with your email

and phone contact info.

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
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, May 5.

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
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anim_paw 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   
   

Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to our therapy dogs.

Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves.

Grades K and up

*Registration requested.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
z_cust_mckids 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Family Chess Afternoon - All ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Family Chess Afternoon - All ages
Wednesday, May 18 at 4:00 pm
Come learn and play chess with volunteers from Shore Regional Chess Club.
All ages and playing levels welcome.
Children of Kindergarten age or younger must be accompanied by an adult

    Location: West Long Branch
 
misc_kids 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! - LEGO® Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kate Benedict   732-5531-5092   
   

Grades K and up

Come for a storytime with LEGO®s!  After listening to a book, everyone can work to build a unique creation based on the tale. 

Space is limited; register in-person, by phone, or online at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa  beginning Monday, May 2!

    Location: Ocean Township
    The registration period has not begun.
 
anim_bee.GIF 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Meet the Author Christine Palazzo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Meet author Christine Palazzo as she reads from her work "Go Bees Go."

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

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

Please choose one session.  

Call, stop in or register online begining on Thursday, May 5

 

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
 
lib_bookflipping 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Holmdel Teen Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Join the NEW Holmdel Teen Book Club! A place to talk, read, write, create and have fun. For Teens in need of a good book! This Month we are discussing The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard! Registration Required.

    Location: Holmdel
 
misc_kids 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
   

Count and learn the alphabet with Styx, a smooth collie, who loves children and books.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  8:10 PM International Film: Theeb (2014) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7222   
   

In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming-of-age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination.. Directed by Naji Abu Nowar.  Starring Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat, Hussein Salameh Al-Sweilhiyeen, and Hassan Mutlag Al-Maraiyeh

Run Time 100 minutes.

From Jordan. In Arabic with English subtitles.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Book Discussion: I Always Loved You by Robin Oliveira Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

A novel of Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas’s great romance. The young Mary Cassatt never thought moving to Paris to be an artist would be easy and she is beginning to doubt herself. But she is introduced to Edgar Degas and her life changes 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, January 6 - May 25, 2016 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday May 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 4:15 AM  -  4:45 AM Kids! Paper Plate Wind Spinner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Decorate a spinner with crayons, markers, and stickers to create your one-of-a-kind design!

Registration begins Thursday, May 12 for Grades K-3.

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

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

Behind the Beautiful Flowers  by Katherine Boo

Annawadi is a settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport, and as India starts to propser, Annawadians are filled with hope.  Abdul, a reflective and enterprising Muslim teenager, sees a fortune beyond counting in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away.  But then Abdul is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and a global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power and economic envy turn brutal.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Howell
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lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Thursday Morning Book Discussion: H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 X7222   
   

When Helen Macdonald’s father died suddenly on a London street, she was devastated. An experienced falconer—Helen had been captivated by hawks since childhood—she’d never before been tempted to train one of the most vicious predators, the goshawk. But in her grief, she saw that the goshawk’s fierce and feral temperament mirrored her own. Resolving to purchase and raise the deadly creature as a means to cope with her loss, she adopted Mabel, and turned to the guidance of The Once and Future King author T.H. White's chronicle The Goshawk to begin her challenging endeavor. Projecting herself “in the hawk's wild mind to tame her” tested the limits of Macdonald’s humanity and changed her life.

 Heart-wrenching and humorous, this book is an unflinching account of bereavement and a unique look at the magnetism of an extraordinary beast, with a parallel examination of a legendary writer’s eccentric falconry. Obsession, madness, memory, myth, and history combine to achieve a distinctive blend of nature writing and memoir from an outstanding literary innovator.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie Son of Saul (2015) (Rated R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Set in Auschwitz, a prisoner coerced to burn corpses of his own people tries to salvage from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son. Drama, War   Starring: Geza Rohrig,  Levente Rohrig,  Urs Rechn  1hr. 47 min.

Sony Picture Classics

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Movie: Max (2015) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Boaz Yakin

Starring:  Jay Hernandez, Josh Wiggins, Lauren Graham, Thomas Hayden Church

A military dog from Afghanistan is adopted by his late handler's grieving family in the U.S., where his close bond with the soldier's brother leads to a life altering revelation.

111 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Crochet & 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
 
office_meeting1 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-728-1331   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Riff-Raff (1947) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Ted Tetzlaff

Starring Pat O'Brien, Anne Jeffreys, Walter Slezak, Percy Kilbride, Jason Robards, Sr. 

The quest for a missing map indicating the location of a lucrative oil field in Peru turns deadly.  Pat O'Brien plays Dan Hammer, a Panama City, Panama private detective who finds his services engaged by multiple characters.  All are looking for this elusive map.  Anne Jeffreys is too beautiful to ignore and the pair are soon romantially involved.  

80 minutes, (c) Warner Bros.

 

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

HOT New Films at the Library:  Miss You Already  (PG-13) (2015)

A best-friendship, based on sharing everything, is put to the test when Jess (Drew Barrymore) and Milly (Toni Collette) become grown-ups and begin to have very different and independant experiences.  Their friendship remains as rock solid as ever, until one struggles to have a much longed for baby and the other finds out about a cancer.  How do you share that?   Comedy/ Drama/ Romance—112 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM Wall Book Club: The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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 ago. 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.

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_quilt2 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Make-it and Take-it Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Make-it and Take-it - Ages 5 and up

Thursday, May 19 at 4:00 pm


Stop by the library to make a May Day craft!

    Location: Allentown
 
ent_guitar01 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Tweens! #TBT: TotallyBrilliantTweens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Join a Jug Band!

Meet the Almost Original Synthetic Swampgrass Jug-Band - a group of totally original musicians who will teach you to play some awesomely unusual instruments!

Grades 3-7. Registration required. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
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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
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Operation Barbarossa, The Invasion of the USSR Presentation 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

On June 22, 1941, Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union using the largest armed force ever assembled.  More than 3 million troops, 600,000 vehicles, 750,000 horses, 3,580 tanks, and 1,830 were hurled against the Russians who were caught totally unprepared.  Professor Paul Zigo will cover all aspects of the massive assault and why Premier Joseph Stalin was surprised by the attack even though Stalin had been warned many times about the planned invasion.

Professor Zigo was an Associate Professor of History, Brookdale; a former Director, Center for World War II Studies, and a founding member, National Museum of the US Army. He will join us again in the fall to discuss events that led up to the entrance of the United States into World War II.

 

 Please "save the date" for Professor Zigo's future lectures: 

September 15, 1pm - Topic: A Fairure of American Diplomacy and September 22, 7pm - Topic: Could Pearl Harbor Have Been Avoided?

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Riff-Raff (1947) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Ted Tetzlaff

Starring Pat O'Brien, Anne Jeffreys, Walter Slezak, Percy Kilbride, Jason Robards, Sr. 

The quest for a missing map indicating the location of a lucrative oil field in Peru turns deadly.  Pat O'Brien plays Dan Hammer, a Panama City, Panama private detective who finds his services engaged by multiple characters.  All are looking for this elusive map.  Anne Jeffreys is too beautiful to ignore and the pair are soon romantially involved.  

80 minutes, (c) Warner Bros. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday May 20, 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
 
nat_rose.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM The Essex and Sussex Hotel of Spring Lake Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Presented by Kristine W. Galassi, Personal Historian

Travel back in time to a bygone era and visit the Grande Dame of Spring Lake, The Essex and Sussex Hotel.  We will discover a past filled with fascinating people and stories, which comes to life in a wonderful video presentation.  Come join us as we get to know one of Jersery Shore's most cherished treasures, The Essex and Sussex Hotel.

Please join us!

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

Learn to play chess & "Go" most Saturdays when the Library is open. Please check online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_umbrella 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Family Fun Saturday - It's Raining, It's Pouring ! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Rainy day stories and craft for age 2 - 5.  Registration is Required, in person, by phone and you can sign-up online.

Parents you can register each child with your email and phone contact info.

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
ent_masks_bw 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM All About Eve: Live Radio Show Performance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us for this live show performed by LT Productions, that tells the tale of a young star struck fan [Eve Harrington] who insinuates herself into the life of the popular talented, stage actress, Margo Channing. As the play unfolds, the conniving Eve will stop at nothing as she goes after Margo's career, lover, and anyone else who will help with her rise to the top! The actors for this performance will be costumed in 50's garb,and take on various roles as well as there will be commercials and sound effects in this radio version. A special touch that audiences should enjoy is that the actors will sing several songs from the Broadway show "Applause", which was based on the 1950 film starring Bette Davis and Anne Baxter.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Meet the Author: Troy Lewis Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Gas Money takes the reader from one stop to the next on a trip that will leave you pondering the similar characters and circumstances that shaped your own life.

Troy Lewis was born and raised in the tiny town of Saluda, Virginia (where the population has doubled to 769 since his departure in 1974).  He currently resides in New Jersey and enjoys writing.  Gas Money is his first foray into the literary world.

Troy and his book, Gas Money, have been featured on C-SPAN Book TV, Steve Adubato's One-on-One PBS TV program, radio, various newspapers and a review in The Huffington Post.  Since the launch of his Gas Money book, Troy has had numerous public appearances and speaking engagements.  He is a dynamic speaker who shares his inspirational stories with schools, libraries, fund-raisers and book clubs.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_familytree 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Colts Neck Community Garden: Grand Opening Event Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Welcome to the Colts Neck Community Garden, where we bring generations together to sow seeds and relationships.

ANNOUNCING OUR GRAND OPENING EVENT

MAY 21, 2016

3 - 4:30PM

1 Winthrop Drive Colts Neck, NJ 07722

Prizes ~ Vegetable gardening seminar by Master Gardeners ~ Games for children ~ Nature Hike ~ Refreshments

Please “Like” our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/coltsneckcommunitygarden/  so you do not miss out on the wonderful events we have planned.  We will be running an “At the Garden” series which will include: Nature Journaling, Leprechaun house building, Poetry at the garden – Guest Poet, Art at the garden – Guest artist, Bee Keeping, Composting at the garden and many other activities. 

We are also offering the community free garden plots at the garden.  Space is limited and it is a first come, first serve offer and only to those who are truly committed to working and maintaining the garden throughout the year.  If you or a group is interested in a plot, please email janeenyodakis@gmail.comAgain, please keep checking our Facebook page, “Colts Neck Community Garden” to stay up to date with the latest happenings at the garden! Come to the garden, where everything beautiful is waiting to blossom!

Sponsored in conjunction with The Friends of the Colts Neck Library.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
lib_book_bunch1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Arabic Language Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Mrs. Manal Stephan will lead a discussion on  The Road  by Naguib Mahfouz.

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, Hindi, Italian, Russian and Spanish languages.

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday May 22, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Russian Language Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Ulyana Solomko leads us in a disuccussion on Tale of Chipollino by Gianni Rodari

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
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ent_conductor 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Jazz Concert: Celebrate with Cláudio Roditi + Many Friends Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Today, we help friends of Cláudio celebrate his birthday.

Grammy nominated and Rio-born, Cláudio Roditi is a jazz trumpeter and flugelhorn player on the US jazz scene since studying at Berklee College of Music in 1970.  He is know for his warm, fluid sound combining post-bop and Brazilian elements with ease. This versatility keeps him in demand as a leader, a studio musician and a sideman.  He is also a composer and arranger and has critically acclaimed albums.  Currently, he leads his own band and frequently travels as a member of Dizzy Gillespie's United Nations Orchestra. Claudio is a teacher who recognizes and nurtures musicians to help them reach their goals.

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 May 23, 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 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day: Bridge & Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: Joy (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by David O. Russell

Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen, Isabella Rossellini, Susan Lucci

A story of a family across four generations, centered on the girl who becomes the woman (Jennifer Lawrence) who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Facing betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, Joy becomes a true boss of family and enterprise. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy's inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces

124 minutes; (c) Fox Home Entertainment

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

Sharpen your reading skills and read to a furry friend!

Regsitration begins Monday, May 16 for children Grades K and up.

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_paintpalette 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Tweens- Bean Mosaics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Public Library   732-986-1466   
   

Mosaics- We will grow a bean in cotton balls and create a mosaic masterpiece using a variety of dried beans.

Registration begins May 9.

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Make friends, talk about books, and read and learn in a relaxed community setting.  The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) offers an opportunity for adults and teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to participate in a weekly book club.  The group 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  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: Joy (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by David O. Russell

Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen, Isabella Rossellini, Susan Lucci

A story of a family across four generations, centered on the girl who becomes the woman (Jennifer Lawrence) who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Facing betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, Joy becomes a true boss of family and enterprise. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy's inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces

124 minutes; (c) Fox Home Entertainment

    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 8:15pm
  • 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 May 24, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 Spring Book Sale - Eastern Branch Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 683-8980   
   

Calling all book lovers!  Join us for the Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale.  This huge event returns May 24th through 28th, during library hours.  You'll find mountains of hardcovers, paperbacks, children's books, movies, music and more, all at great prices.  

Proceeds benefit library programs and resources, so shop, shop, shop!

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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anim_swan 1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Toddler Craft -Graceful Swans 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: Witness for the Prosecution (1957) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Who MAY have done it?

Following a massive heart attack, British barrister Sir Wilfred Robards has been ordered by his doctors to stop drinking, smoking and his work in the courtroom.  However, he is intrigued by the case of Leonard Vole, a likable fellow who’s accused of murdering a wealthy widow.  The case is turned on its head when Vole’s loving wife announces that they are not really married and agrees to be a witness for the prosecution.

Starring Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich and Charles Laughton

120m.

 

    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  -  4:40 PM Movie: The Revenant (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. Directed by Alejandro Iñárritu. Starring Leonardo Di Caprio, Tom Hardy, and Will Poulter. Nominated for 12 Oscars.
Adventure/Drama – 156 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_balloons 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! 'Looney Birds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Collect a flock of flying birds to swing from the clouds!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

 

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Social Security Planning Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The New Budget Act (passed in 2015) ushered in many changes in Social Security benefits.  It is very important for people to know which filing strategy is the best to consider for their personal situation. This workshop will focus on four areas:

  1. Understanding the basics about Social Security Benefits;
  2.  Understanding Social Security Filing Strategies and Options;
  3.  Case Studies and Social Security Changes Under 2015 New Budget Act
  4. Closing the gaps in your Retirement Income Plan

The presentation will be followed by a Question and Answer period.  

Presented by Michael Standley, Certified Long Term Care Specialist and founding partner of FPS Insurance Agency.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
office_pencil 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Top Ten Mistakes Students Make on Their College Application Essay Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming   732 431 7220 x7253   
   

Don’t wait until your Senior year to discover how crucial College Application Essays are.  These essays are more important than ever.  Don’t’ waste your time writing the wrong essay.

This program will help you set yourself apart from all other applicants.

Join us to receive advice from an expert, Randy Levin, who believes every student has the ability to write a perfect college essay.  Randy’s wit, humor, real-life examples – and his list of the Top Ten Mistakes Not to Make – will help all Teens prepare their personal essays.

Teens and parents are welcome to come to this important program.

    Location: Headquarters
 
office_pencil 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Top Ten Mistakes Students Make on Their College Application Essay Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming   732 431 7220 x7253   
   

Don’t wait until your Senior year to discover how crucial College Application Essays are.  These essays are more important than ever.  Don’t’ waste your time writing the wrong essay.

This program will help you set yourself apart from all other applicants.

Join us to receive advice from an expert, Randy Levin, who believes every student has the ability to write a perfect college essay.  Randy’s wit, humor, real-life examples – and his list of the Top Ten Mistakes Not to Make – will help all Teens prepare their personal essays.

Teens and parents are welcome to come to this important program.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM United States Citizenship Course Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

This course, for adults 18 years and older with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 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 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced & Separated Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday May 25, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 Spring Book Sale - Eastern Branch Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 683-8980   
   

Calling all book lovers!  Join us for the Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale.  This huge event returns May 24th through 28th, during library hours.  You'll find mountains of hardcovers, paperbacks, children's books, movies, music and more, all at great prices.  

Proceeds benefit library programs and resources, so shop, shop, shop!

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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misc_smiley 3:45 AM  -  4:15 AM Kids! Schoolage Program: Mad Scientists- Design a Marble Maze! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

The Mad Scientists meet and try to design and make a marble maze.  Grades K & up. Registration is Required.

in person, by phone or you can sign up online,  Parents, you can register each child with your email and phone

contact info.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
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   
   

Her Letters by Kate Chopin - An upper-class married woman tries to rid herself of a bundle of love letters before her death.  

Published April 11, 1895

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: The 33 (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Thirty-three miners are trapped underground for 69 days when a gold and copper mine collapses. Based on the real-life event. Stars Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche. 127 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
 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Reading to a Certified Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Reading to a Certified Therapy Dog
Grades K and up
Wednesday, May 25 at 4:00 pm
Improve your reading skills and make a
new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog.

    Location: West Long Branch
 
food_hamburger 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! - Burger Time! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kate Benedict   732-5531-5092   
   

Grades K and up

Help us celebrate National Burger Day crafting “fake” burgers out of clay that look good enough to eat!

Space is limited; register in-person, by phone, or online at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa  beginning Monday, May 2!

    Location: Ocean Township
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_kidsreading 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 version of "Cinderella", discuss it, and make a lego creation.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM After The Storm (Support Group) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: E Burach   732 547 3309   
   

This is a support group for women who have lost a spouse, by death or divorce. Their mission statement: Open discussion group that will provide tools, techniques and resources to help people not only survive, but thrive - or simply put to learn how to dance in the rain after the fact. 

 

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, January 6 - May 25, 2016 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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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.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
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 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window  by Jonas Jonasson

Confined to a nursing home and about to turn 100, Allan Karlsson, who has a larger-than-life back story as an explosives expert, climbs out of the window in his slippers, and embarks on an unforgettable adventure involving thugs, a murderous elephant, and a very friendly hot dog stand operator.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk

 

    Location: Howell
Thursday May 26, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 Spring Book Sale - Eastern Branch Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 683-8980   
   

Calling all book lovers!  Join us for the Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale.  This huge event returns May 24th through 28th, during library hours.  You'll find mountains of hardcovers, paperbacks, children's books, movies, music and more, all at great prices.  

Proceeds benefit library programs and resources, so shop, shop, shop!

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
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   
   

Once We Were Brothers by Ronald H. Balson

Once We Were Brothers is the compelling tale of two boys and a family that struggles to survive in war-torn Poland. It is also the story of a young lawyer weho must face not only a powerful adversary, but her own self-doubts. 

Two lives, two worlds, and sixty years all on course to collide in a fast-paced legal thriller. 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Movie: Miss You Already (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Catherine Hardwicke

Starring:  Drew Barrymore, Toni Collette, Dominic Cooper, Jacqueline Bisset

This comedy-drama chronicles the relationship of lifelong best friends who deal with careers, family, pregnancy and cancer.  Life-changing events cause the friendship to be tested as they attempt to deal with the joy and sorrow in their lives.

112 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:05 PM Movie: Joy (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A story of a family across four generations that centers on self-made millionaire Joy Mangano who rose to become the matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty. Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert DeNiro, Bradley Cooper  2hr. 4min.  Biography, Crime, Drama

Twentieth Century Fox

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Champion (1949) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Mark Robson

Starring Kirk Douglas, Marilyn Maxwell, Arthur Kennedy, Paul Stewart

Champion is a very realistic film about the world of boxing.  Kirk Douglas stars as a boxer who finds early success as a fighter and soon becomes consumed with his quest for the championship. 

99 minutes, (c)Paramount Pictures

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Ocean Township Thursday Movie Matinees Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

HOT New Films at the Library:  The Danish Girl  (R) (2016)

After standing in as a female model for a painting by his wife Gerda (Alicia Vikander), Danish artist Einar Wegener (Eddie Radmayne) becomes enamored with his feminine identity in 1926, Copenhagen.  Although the marriage becomes strained, Gerda stands by as her husband (or Lili, as she knows him now) explores her true self and eventually undergoes one of the world's first gender-reassignment surgeries in the 1930's.  This touching biopic and Oscar Nominee was adapted from the book of the same name.  Biography/ Drama/ Romance—120 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM 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, May 26 at 4:00 pm
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend
by reading aloud to a therapy dog.

    Location: Allentown
 
anim_whale1 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Wonderful Whales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Make your very own Blue Whale.

K and up

Call, stop in or register online beginning Thursday, May 12.

    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
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Champion (1949) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Mark Robson

Starring Kirk Douglas, Marilyn Maxwell, Arthur Kennedy, Paul Stewart

Champion is a very realistic film about the world of boxing.  Kirk Douglas stars as a boxer who finds early success as a fighter and soon becomes consumed with his quest for the championship. 

99 minutes, (c)Paramount Pictures

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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Friday May 27, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 Spring Book Sale - Eastern Branch Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 683-8980   
   

Calling all book lovers!  Join us for the Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale.  This huge event returns May 24th through 28th, during library hours.  You'll find mountains of hardcovers, paperbacks, children's books, movies, music and more, all at great prices.  

Proceeds benefit library programs and resources, so shop, shop, shop!

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_filmproj 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books 2 Blockbusters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

Set during the waning days of the Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic in 1960, this extraordinary novel tells the story the Mirabal sisters, three young wives and mothers who are assassinated after visiting their jailed husbands. - Goodreads

    Location: Headquarters
 
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 Bridegroom of Blood by Hazaz, Haim.

Part of the award-winning series: Literature of World Languages: A Public Forum for Multilingual Book Discussions.
Books are read and discussed in Chinese, Hebrew, Arabic, Italian, Russian and Spanish languages.

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_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
 
office_meeting1 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Math Tips for SAT Testing (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ref Staff   732 431-7220x7222   
   

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

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

TWO NEW DATES ADDED TO PREPARE FOR THE NEW JUNE 4 SAT!

Mr. Carlin will teach two additional classes on Fri., May 27 and Fri., June 3. 

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
Saturday May 28, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 Spring Book Sale - Eastern Branch Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 683-8980   
   

Calling all book lovers!  Join us for the Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale.  This huge event returns May 24th through 28th, during library hours.  You'll find mountains of hardcovers, paperbacks, children's books, movies, music and more, all at great prices.  

Proceeds benefit library programs and resources, so shop, shop, shop!

 

 

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

Learn to play chess & "Go" most Saturdays when the Library is open. Please check online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

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

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday May 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_usflag Memorial Day Holiday - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches
Monday May 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_usflag Memorial Day Holiday - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches
Tuesday May 31, 2016 Go To Top
office_dollarsign 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming Department   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Joy (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

This film tells the story of a family across four generations, which centers on a girl who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, pave the road in this human comedy.  Directed by David O. Russell. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, and Bradley Cooper. Nominated for 1 Oscar.
Comedy/Drama – 135 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Movie: Sherlock Holmes (2009) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Who MAY have done it?

This dynamic new portrayal of Sherlock Holmes sends Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson on their latest challenge. Revealing fighting skills as lethal as his legendary intellect, Holmes will battle as never before to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy the country.

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and Rachel McAdams

128m.

    Location: Wall Township
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misc_clouds 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Pavement Amazement Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Pack the sidewalks with outrageous outdoor art with chalk made by you!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

 

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM United States Citizenship Course Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

This course, for adults 18 years and older with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Independent Movie: The Lady in the Van (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Nicholas Hytner

Starring Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Jim Broadbent

The great Maggie Smith stars in this British comedy drama adapted from the play by Alan Bennett which is based on true events from his life. When suburban homeowner Alan Bennett (Alex Jennings) discovers a disheveled woman living in her van parked on his street, he strikes up an unlikely friendship with her and invites her to park in his driveway for a few weeks. As Bennett and the other residents of the Camden street shower Miss Shepherd (Smith) with food and gifts to make her feel welcome, the generosity, although seemingly unappreciated, does not go unnoticed and the previously lonely woman becomes intent on staying put. 

104 minutes, © Sony Pictures Classic

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_handshake 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced & Separated Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

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

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

Please contact the Library for more information! 

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
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 June 20 and 27

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

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

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:

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

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

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

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  

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

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

Family for Ages 2 and up:

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday June 1, 2016 -  Thursday August 11, 2016 Go To Top
nat_sun Summer Reading Programs Continue Til August 11! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   
  • Children’s & Early Literacy Slogan – “On Your Mark, Get Set…READ!” 
  • Teens:   “Get in the Game – READ”
  • Adult Summer Reading:  “Exercise Your Mind. READ!”

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

    Location: All Branches
Wednesday June 1, 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_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner’s masterpiece, The Sound and the Fury, tells the story of the Compson family, featuring some of the most memorable characters in literature in a unique narrative style. This book is considered one of the greatest novels of the 20th century.
 

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 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Movie: Concussion (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

In Pittsburgh, accomplished pathologist, Dr. Bennet Omalu, uncovers the truth about brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions in the course of normal play. Stars Will Smith, Alex Baldwin, Albert Brooks. 123 minutes. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
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anim_rabbit 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join Us to kick-off this year's summer reading club.

Muscleman Mike and his puppet partner, Hopper Hoops, will show us healthy and fun games and sports.

All Ages.

*Registration requested.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! - Family Storytime: Where the Wild Things Are Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kate Benedict   732-531-5092   
   

All Ages

The Wilds Things are roaming Monmouth County!  We will read the classic story and make a craft from the tale.  All attendees will be eligible to win tickets to the play at the Two River Theatre in Red Bank on Sunday, June 12 at 10:00 am. 

Space is limited; register in-person, by phone, or online at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa beginning Wednesday, May 18.

    Location: Ocean Township
    The registration period has not begun.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Listen to a story and build a Lego creation.  Legos will be supplied.

School age grades K and up.

No registration necessary.

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_butterfly_01 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and crafts for grades K-Up

    Location: Howell
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer's or Dementia Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Galina Markovich   609-521-8855   galina@millenniummemorycare.com
   

Galina Markovich, ANP, RN, and Certified Dementia Care Specialist, will talk about ways to care for a loved one who suffers from memory loss.  She will cover the basics of understanding demetia, the early warning signs, disease progression, and practical solutions for caregivers.  Other topics include support, safety, everyday care, adapting activities, planning ahead and more. 

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
office_money_bills_coins 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Savvy Social Security Planning Workshop:Baby Boomer Edition Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

What Baby Boomers Need to Know to Maximize Their Benefits:

  • 5 factors to consider for deciding when to start taking benefits
  • Innovative strategies for coordinating benefits with your spouse
  • How to coordinate benefits with other sources of income
  • Special rules on benefits for divorced spouses
  • New rules effective for 2016


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

    Location: Hazlet
        There are many spaces available.
 
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.

 

    Location: Headquarters
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ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Freeheld (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

The true story of New Jersey police lieutenant Laurel Hester, who fought for the right to pass on her pension benefits to her domestic partner after she was diagnosed with a terminal disease. Biography, Drama, Romance Starring: Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, and Steve Carell  1 hr. 43 min.

Lions Gate Films

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Crochet & 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_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Movies: Creed (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Ryan Coogler

Starring:  Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Anthony Bellew, Graham McTavish

Adonis Johnson Creed, the son of former heavyweight champion, Apollo Creed, attempts to follow in his father's footsteps and become a boxing legend in his own right.  Apollo died in the ring in the 1980's at the hand of Russian pugilist, Ivan Drago, forcing Adonis to grow up without his dad.  The young man travels to Philadelphia to find his late father's nemesis-turned-best friend, Rocky Balboa, in order to recruit him as a trainer.  Balboa agrees to help him get in shape for a shot at the title.

132 minutes

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Cape Fear (1962) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by J. Lee Thompson

Starring Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen, Lori Martin, Martin Balsam, Telly Savalas

Superior to Martin Scorsese's punishing 1991 remake, this 1962 thriller directed by J. Lee Thompson (The Guns of Navarone) stars Robert Mitchum as a creepy ex-con angry at the attorney (Gregory Peck) whom he believes is responsible for his incarceration. After Mitchum makes clear his plans to harm Peck's family, a fascinating game of crisscrossing ethics and morality takes place. Where the more recent version seemed trapped in its explicitness, Thompson's film accomplishes a lot with a more economical and telling use of violence. The result is a richer character study with some Hitchcockian overtones regarding the nature of guilt. --Tom Keogh

105 minutes, (c) Universal

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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rec_aerobics 3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Kids Yoga!

Come release your creativity on the mat with local yoga expert, Alice Balzarini, in a free, fun program that includes asana (yoga poses), yoga games, singing, and dancing. If you have a mat, bring it, otherwise bring a water bottle and come dressed to move! No registration required. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_paintpalette 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Fish Magnets Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Design a fabulous fish magnet!

Registration begins Thursday, May 26 for Grades 1 and up.

    Location: Marlboro
 
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
 
misc_cellphone 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Geocaching: Part Two Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

So, what's the big deal? Geocaching isn't about finding a big treasure: it's about Looking.  And, with over 2 million geocaches hidden in over 222 countries, geocaching is also a way to feel like a part of something that is both hugely popular and personally fulfilling.

In this Part Two, we will be making Geocaching containers out of bottle caps, and then we will discuss library caches.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 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   
   

Teresa  Irizarry, the author of the book Rekindled will be at the Atlantic Highlands Library to discuss her book, as well as her journey in becoming an author.  Rekindled is a historical novel highly recommended by Blue Ink for the readers of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall and Geraldine Brooks' Caleb's Crossing.  Incidentally, two of Rekindled’s characters are the grandparents of a figure in Stacy Schiff's The Witches: Salem 1692, Cotton Mather.  Additional questions, please contact the Library.
 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Cape Fear (1962) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by J. Lee Thompson

Starring Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen, Lori Martin, Martin Balsam, Telly Savalas

Superior to Martin Scorsese's punishing 1991 remake, this 1962 thriller directed by J. Lee Thompson (The Guns of Navarone) stars Robert Mitchum as a creepy ex-con angry at the attorney (Gregory Peck) whom he believes is responsible for his incarceration. After Mitchum makes clear his plans to harm Peck's family, a fascinating game of crisscrossing ethics and morality takes place. Where the more recent version seemed trapped in its explicitness, Thompson's film accomplishes a lot with a more economical and telling use of violence. The result is a richer character study with some Hitchcockian overtones regarding the nature of guilt. --Tom Keogh

105 minutes, (c) Universal

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday June 3, 2016 Go To Top
elect_clock_alarm 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Insomnia Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Finding it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep?  Are racing thoughts or worries keeping you awake?  Insomnia can sap your energy, affecting memory, mood, health and quality of life.  Learn proven ways to neutralize anxiety, relieve tension, and quiet your mind and body to enjoy more restful sleep. 

Part of the First Friday for Seniors series

Presented by Carol Palmer, Monmouth Medical Center Program Instructor

    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
 
office_meeting1 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Math Tips for SAT Testing (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ref Staff   732 431-7220x7222   
   

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

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

TWO NEW DATES ADDED TO PREPARE FOR THE NEW JUNE 4 SAT!

Mr. Carlin will teach two additional classes on Fri., May 27 and Fri., June 3. 

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

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

Calling all anime fans! If you love anime and manga, you're invited to our Anime Club.  Come hang out, watch an anime movie, do some drawing, and talk with other fans about your favorite anime stories and characters.  Explore our collection of manga books.  You can also help us plan future anime activities!

 

    Location: Headquarters
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lib_book_sale 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Hazlet Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Here's your chance to stock up on gently used paperback and hardcover books for adults and children at bargain prices! Once again, you can take advantage of our "early bird special" by paying a $5 admission fee to enter at 8:00 am and beat the crowd.

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

Learn to play chess & "Go" most Saturdays when the Library is open. Please check online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

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

    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
Sunday June 5, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Meet the Author: Mary Lou Irace Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Local author Mary Lou Irace will do a reading, presentation and signing of her new book.  Out of My Dreams is a story of love, loss, and the things we leave behind. A chance encounter on a city street forces Tara Fitzpatrick to examine her life where she will stumble upon a family secret, find love, and discover the power of human connections.

The 28 year-old computer research analyst prefers logical solutions to problems. So when her mundane life is turned upside down after her hometown is devastated by the act of a deranged man, Tara embarks on a quest to discover why a series of unexplained events are happening to her.

Are unresolved issues from her childhood to blame or is a man from her past attempting to send messages through her to his grieving wife? While questioning what is real or imagined, Tara’s journey will open her mind as well as her heart and a surprising discovery will come to light in a place Tara could have never predicted herself. All she has to do is pay attention to the signs.

Author Mary Lou Irace is a former college administrator who earned a Bachelor of Science in Sociology at Rosemont College and a Master of Science in Education at Monmouth University.  After raising a family, she decided to start a new career as an author.  This is her first novel.  She lives in New Jersey with her husband and two daughters.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_crown 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Imperial Brass Band's Silver Anniversary Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Celebrate Imperial Brass Band's  Silver Anniversary with the Imperial Brass Band!

Imperial Brass was founded in January, 1991 by Rutgers University alumni Steve Dillon and Jon Korsun with arranger Mark Freeh. The all-brass British instrumentation affords a unique opportunity for musicians in the New Jersey area to play challenging literature. The band's repertoire includes a wide range of styles: brass band classics, contemporary works, classical arrangements, music from Broadway, popular selections, and the opportunity to perform with world class soloists. 

Led by Conductor ________________the Imperial Brass Band unique style  always brings delightful smiles to our patrons!

 

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elect_e_reader.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to iPad Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_kids 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Fit 4 Kids Healthy Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join us as we kick off our Summer Read to Me Club! Learn all about healthy eating and exercising with Muscle Man Mike at his puppet, Soccer Sue!

Registration begins Monday, May 23 for children ages 3 and up with familes.

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
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
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Tuesday June 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Primary Election Site for Manalapan Districts 6, 14, 17 & 26 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Regina Preteroti, Muni Clerk   732 446 8315   
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Orphan #8 by Kim van Alkemade Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In 1919, Rachel Rabinowitz is a vivacious four-year-old living with her family in a crowded tenement on New York City’s Lower Eastside. When tragedy strikes, Rachel is separated from her brother Sam and sent to a Jewish orphanage where Dr. Mildred Solomon is conducting medical research. Subjected to X-ray treatments that leave her disfigured, Rachel suffers years of cruel harassment from the other orphans. But when she turns fifteen, she runs away to Colorado hoping to find the brother she lost and discovers a family she never knew she had.

Though Rachel believes she’s shut out her painful childhood memories, years later she is confronted with her dark past when she becomes a nurse at Manhattan’s Old Hebrews Home and her patient is none other than the elderly, cancer-stricken Dr. Solomon. Rachel becomes obsessed with making Dr. Solomon acknowledge, and pay for, her wrongdoing. But each passing hour Rachel spends with the old doctor reveal to Rachel the complexities of her own nature. She realizes that a person’s fate—to be one who inflicts harm or one who heals—is not always set in stone.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
office_dollarsign 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 Beekeeper's Lament by Hannah Nordhaus Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

The Beekeeper's Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honeybees Feed America

Recounts the experience of John Miller, one of the country’s foremost migratory beekeepers, who, despite mysterious epidemics that threaten the American honeybee population – and the nation’s agribusiness – forges on and moves ahead in a new natural world.

Copies are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: Ocean Township
 
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
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 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 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced & Separated Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday June 8, 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
 
lib_teddybear_reading 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Kids! - Calling all Babies! It’s Gymboree! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kate Benedict   732-531-5092   
   

– Ages 10 - 24 months, only, please!

Experience the magic and fun of music and play with your little one when Gymboree visits the library.

Space is limited; register in-person, by phone, or online at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa beginning Wednesday, May 25.

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:25 PM Movie: Thirteen Days (2000) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A dramatization of the Kennedy administration's struggle to contain the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962. Stars Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Shawn Driscoll. 145 minutes.

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
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anim_horse 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Month of the Horse Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Hear a horse story and create your own paper horse.

Ages 3 and up.

Registration requested.

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

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
 
misc_rivers 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM History in Monmouth: General Charles Lee: His Own Story Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

During the Battle of Monmouth, the controversial Revolutionary War General Charles Lee had a critical effect - on both sides. The song Stay Alive, from the Pulitzer Prize winning play Hamilton, musically depicts a key military tactical decision between George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and Charles Lee.

As President of Friends of Monmouth Battlefield, Dr. David Martin, an award-winning author, teacher and historian, offers an unique perspective on the military leaders' decisions in this critical time of America's history. Drawing heavily from Lee’s two most recent biographical studies, Dr. Martin will talk about Lee's leadership before the Revolutionary War and the command challenges he presented to both George Washington and the British during the Revolution.  He will focus on Lee’s defense of his actions and decisions at Monmouth, a role for which he was court-martialed after the Battle. Please join Dr. Martin for the latest in his series on important historic individuals who have shaped Monmouth County. 

 No pre-registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_house.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Home Buying Seminar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Learn everything you need to know about purchasing a new home including:

  • Credit Repair
  • Government Programs
  • No money down & free Grant money availability
  • Short Sales
  • Bankruptcy & Foreclosures

Sponsored by Realty Connect Group, LLC

Sign up below or by calling the library at 732-264-7164.

    Location: Hazlet
        There are many spaces available.
Thursday June 9, 2016 Go To Top
med_stethoscope 10:00 AM Medicare Made Clear Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Medicare Made Clear is a free educational event that will help you understand your Medicare options and answer your questions presented by John A. Sullivan of United Healthcare.

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: Our Brand Is Crisis (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  David Gordon Green

Starring:  Sandra Bullock, Billy Bob Thornton, Anthony Mackie, Zoe Kazan, Scoot McNairy, Ann Dowd

This satirical comedy gives viewers an inside look at the high-stakes, win-at-all-costs world of politics.  Bullock is hired to work on the campaign of a Bolivian presidential candidate who has fallen behind in the polls.  She faces off against her rival who is working on the opponent's campaign and is also looking for every opportunity to antagonize her.  The film is loosely based on the 2005 documentary of the same name by Rachel Boynton.

108 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Danish Girl (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Set in the 1930’s, A Danish artist becomes enamored with his feminine identity after he poses as a female model for one of his wife’s paintings. Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard   Biography, Drama, Romance 1 hr. 59 min.

Lions Gate Films, Inc.

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! SUMMER READING KICKOFF WITH THE DOODLE DUDE! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Join us to kick off our annual summer reading festivities with the DoOdle Dude!

Kids will follow Dude’s “Draw with Me” presentation as he jumpstarts their imaginations into creating characters and scenes in a way only the Dude knows how! Don’t miss this hands-on, interactive afternoon, and don’t forget to sign up for summer reading, too! No registration required. All ages welcome!

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Van Gogh: From Abject Failure to Superstar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 X7222   
   

Vincent Van Gogh’s life is art history’s most compelling story. He failed at just about everything he attempted during his short life. Yet, posthumously, he would become the wonder of the world. He became the prototype for the misunderstood, tormented artist who sold just one painting in his lifetime. His is the story of a mad genius who made us see the world in a new way.

Van Gogh was also a letter writer of heart piercing eloquence. Hear how he chronicled with heartbreaking urgency his mental condition and how he came to understand his art was the exclusive reason for his existence. See how his hallucinatory visions were so bright they nearly blinded us and how his art became more and more exciting and emotional and, in the process, more endearing and universally irresistible.

Fred Dixon and his wife Martha began collecting art too many years ago to remember. Their home in Chadds Ford has become a mini-museum with 130 paintings and sculpture pieces. They have traveled to major museums in the U.S. and Europe and to the great cathedrals in Italy to view Renaissance and Baroque art. There were two years of study at the Barnes Foundation followed by a docent training course. Fred and Martha were docents at the Barnes for ten years. All this culminated in the publication of Fred’s book “700 Years of Art History: Pre-Renaissance to Modernism.” It will be available at the discounted price of $35 for this lecture.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
food_cupcake.GIF 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Butterfly Cupcakes-Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Design your own edible, Butterfly Cupcake!

K and up

Call, stop in or register online beginning Thursday, May 26

Please alert us to any allergies you child may have.

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Wallaby Tales from Eyes of the Wild Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join us as we kickoff our Vacation Reading Club! See live animals from around the world and learn about their habitats,

what they eat and how they survive!

Registration begins Thursday, May 26 for ages 5 and up (with parent/caregiver)

    Location: Marlboro
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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
 
rec_swords.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM OUTLANDER Book & 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
       
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Orphan #8 by Kim van Alkemade Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In 1919, Rachel Rabinowitz is a vivacious four-year-old living with her family in a crowded tenement on New York City’s Lower Eastside. When tragedy strikes, Rachel is separated from her brother Sam and sent to a Jewish orphanage where Dr. Mildred Solomon is conducting medical research. Subjected to X-ray treatments that leave her disfigured, Rachel suffers years of cruel harassment from the other orphans. But when she turns fifteen, she runs away to Colorado hoping to find the brother she lost and discovers a family she never knew she had.

Though Rachel believes she’s shut out her painful childhood memories, years later she is confronted with her dark past when she becomes a nurse at Manhattan’s Old Hebrews Home and her patient is none other than the elderly, cancer-stricken Dr. Solomon. Rachel becomes obsessed with making Dr. Solomon acknowledge, and pay for, her wrongdoing. But each passing hour Rachel spends with the old doctor reveal to Rachel the complexities of her own nature. She realizes that a person’s fate—to be one who inflicts harm or one who heals—is not always set in stone.

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 June 10, 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 June 11, 2016 -  Saturday June 25, 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, June 20-$1 a bag begins)

    Location: Wall Township
Saturday June 11, 2016 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess & 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Learn to play chess & "Go" most Saturdays when the Library is open. Please check online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

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

    Location: Headquarters
Monday June 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:35 AM  -  11:05 AM Kids! Father's Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Share some stories and make a gift for someone special!

Regsitration begins Monday, June 6 for children ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver.

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_note 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Get in the Game With Marching Band Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Kick off the Vacation Reading Club with Touch the Music, a great musical time.  Look at, touch, and play the instruments!

Ages 6 and up

No registration

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_kidsreading 4:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Super Science Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Read Sink or Swim by Valerie Coulman and help decide what sinks or floats!

Registration begins Monday, June 6 for Grades K and up.

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
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lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Make friends, talk about books, and read and learn in a relaxed community setting.  The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) offers an opportunity for adults and teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to participate in a weekly book club.  The group 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 June 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Library Commission Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Tuesday, June 14 - 12:00 noon; Headquarters

Tuesday, September 13 - 12:00 noon; Eastern Branch

Tuesday, October 11 - 12:00 noon; Headquarters

Tuesday, November 15 - 12:00 noon; Eastern Branch

Tuesday, December 13 - 12:00 noon; 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
 
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: Bridge of Spies (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

New Movie June

James Donovan is a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. Starring Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance

142m.

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_legoguy 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! LEGO Storytime: Shape Up! 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: Shape Up!

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

 

    Location: Hazlet
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 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 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced & Separated Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday June 15, 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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ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM World Cinema (Saudi Arabia) Movie: Wadjda (2012) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

An enterprising little girl enters her school’s Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest. Starring: Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah, Abdullrahman Al Gohani  (Drama) 1hr. 38 min.

Sony Picture Classics

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie: The Money Pit (1986) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A young couple struggles to repair a hopelessly dilapidated house. Stars Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Alexander Godunov. 91 minutes

 

 
    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Afternoon at the Movies:The Finest Hours (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod and literally ripping it in half. On a small lifeboat faced with frigid temperatures and 70-foot high waves, four members of the Coast Guard set out to rescue the more than 30 stranded sailors trapped aboard the rapidly-sinking vessel. Starring Casey Affleck, Chris Pine and Ben Foster. 117 minutes

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

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

Please choose one session.  

Call, stop in or register online begining on Thursday,June 2

    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   
   

Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog.

Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves.

Ages 3 1/2 and up.

Registration requested.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! - Mr. Scott, The Music Man! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kate Benedict   732-531-5092   
   

- Grades K and Up

Mr. Scott delivers a uniquely creative and energetic, interactive concert experience where sports create No Couch Potatoes.  His multi-faceted show is guided by his improvisational spirit and features his own brand of zany physical theatrics, coupled with dynamic original music and comical lyrics. 

Presented by: Ocean Township Friends of the Library

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

    Location: Ocean Township
    The registration period has 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, June 2.

 

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 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
   

All Ages. Meet Dazzle, our Husky Friend. Dazzle loves children and books. Bring a favorite book to read or chose from our selection.

    Location: Howell
 
school_graduate 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Thomas Edison State University Information Session Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Thomas Edison State University will speak with prospective students about the educational opportunities with the University.  Open discussions will take place with regard to admissions, enrollment, financial aid, degree programs and more. 

 

 

    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 June 16, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Introduction to Internet Searching Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

In this lecture, learn to quickly and easily use the Internet to find relevant web pages, news articles, pictures, and other resources. Easy-to-follow examples show you how to effectively use most of the Internet's popular search engines and directories. From navigation buttons to URLs and from bookmarks to browsers, basic search strategies and advanced search features will be discussed. 

The lecture will run for approximately one hour and is followed by 30 minutes of Q&A.
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_clown 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Meet Ronald McDonald Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Have fun with Ronald Live! Make the world a happier place.

    Location: Howell
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

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

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs                   

A heartfelt, and riveting biography of the short life of a talented young African-American man who escapes the slums of Newark for Yale University. 

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_red 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Preparation for the Next Life by Atticus Lish Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 X7222   
   

This acclaimed book by first-time author Atticus Lish tells the story of Zou Lei, orphan of the desert, who migrates to work in America and finds herself slaving in New York's kitchens. She falls in love with a young man whose heart has been broken in another desert. A new life may be possible if together they can survive homelessness, lockup, and the young man's nightmares, which may be more prophecy than madness. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_kidsreading 10:35 AM  -  11:05 AM Kids! Father's Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Share some stories and make a gift for someone special!

Registration begins Monday, June 6 for children ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver.

 

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Movie: Brooklyn (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  John Crowley

Starring:  Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson

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

111 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Crochet & 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  -  3:05 PM In the Heart of the Sea (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Set in the winter of 1820, the crew of Essex, the New England whaling ship, struggle to survive after an attack by a whale leaves them stranded at sea for three months. Inspired by Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, and Brendan Gleeson. Action, Adventure, Biography  2 hrs. 5 min.

Warner Bros.

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM Wall Book Club: Shakespeare Saved My Life by Laura Bates Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

This true story describes the work of an English professor who taught Shakespeare in a prison for ten years and became an important influence on one prisoner, Larry Newton, who is serving a life sentence without parole.

    Location: Wall 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 Club! LEGO® bricks will be supplied. No registration required.This program is recommended for children grades 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 Club! DUPLO® bricks will be supplied. No registration required.This program is recommended for children grades ages 2 1/2- 4. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
misc_kids 4:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Make and Take Picture Frame Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to a summer story and decorate a picture frame!

Registration begins Thursday,June 9 for children ages 5 and up.

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_basketball 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Basketball Hoops- Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Shoot baskets through your miniature hoop!

K and up

Call, stop in or register online beginning Thursday, June 2

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
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rec_knitting 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: 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
 
z_cust_dfl_open_book 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Poetry Night @ the Atlantic Highlands Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare, the Dead Beat Poets Society will be performing a stage reading of the following play: A Midsummer Night's Dream.  All are welcome to participate.  Please Bring Your Own Book.  Reservations are required.  Please contact the Library.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
z_cust_dfl_open_book 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Poetry Night @ the Atlantic Highlands Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare, the Dead Beat Poets Society will be performing a stage reading of the following play: A Midsummer Night's Dream.  All are welcome to participate.  Please Bring Your Own Book.  Reservations are required.  Please contact the Library.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
Friday June 17, 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
 
ent_microphone2 2:00 PM Matinee Idles (Barbershop Singing Group) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

The singers in this group are all members of the "Red Bank Area Chapter" of the "Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America, Inc.".  Their Name-Matinee Idles- was chosen because most of it's members are retired, or semi retired, and the groups rehearsals and most of their performances are in the afternoon.  In addition to traditional Barbershop style, the groups repertoire includes more recent songs sung in a Barbershop Style as well as inspirational and patriotic selections.

Join us for an afternoon of Barbershop!

    Location: Wall Township
Saturday June 18, 2016 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess & 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Learn to play chess & "Go" most Saturdays when the Library is open. Please check online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_guitar01 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Spanish and Argentine Flute and Classical Guitar: Live Concert Performance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us for an afternoon of classical and Spanish/Argentine music! Marjorie Koharski, Flute Master, is a member of The Monmouth Symphony Orchestra, The Elysion Winds Quintet, and former faculty member of The Monmouth Conservatory of Music, member of the New York Flute Club, The New Jersey Flute Society and The National Flute Assocaition, in which she attends their annual conventions and performs in cities throughtout the United States. She performs in a flute and classical guitar duo with Keith Calmes, a flute and violin duo, and a flute and harp duo. 

Dr. Keith Calmes has been coined a "master musician" by Guitar for the Practicing Musician Magazine. Keith has earned degrees in Classical Guitar Performance from the University of Southern California, California State University Northridge and The Julliard School. As winner of the Artists International competition, Keith gave his Carnegie Recital Hall debut in 1992. 

No registration is needed for this program, but seating is on a first- come, first-serve basis. 

    Location: Colts Neck
Sunday June 19, 2016 Go To Top
nat_flower02 Headquarters & Eastern Branch are closed on Sundays Through Labor Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Headquarters, Manalapan & Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury are closed on Summer Sundays, beginning Sunday, June 19. Sunday service returns on Sunday, September 11, 2016

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

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

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,\

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  

or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  

or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryParentsPage

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryTeensPage   for answers!

    Location: Headquarters
Monday June 20, 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 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day: Bridge & Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
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school_chemistry2 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Kids! Sciencetellers presents: Race Against Time! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Throw on your lab coat & buckle up - you are about to experience a fast-paced journey into the science of power & energy!

We'll make things fly, bounce, transform, & soar with exciting, hands-on experiments that will have you laughing, learning, & ready for an On Your Mark, Get Set... READ! summer!

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
 
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 June 21, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Elfrieda, a world-renowned pianist, glamorous, wealthy, and happily married: she wants to die.  Yolandi, divorced, broke, sleeping with the wrong men as she tries to find true love: she desperately wants to keep her older sister alive.  But Elf's latest suicide attempt is a shock: she is three weeks away from the opening of her highly anticipated international tour.  Can she be nursed back to "health" in time?  Does it matter?  As the situation becomes ever more complicated, Yoli faces the most terrifying decision of her life. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales - An Adult Short Story Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: V. Stevens   732-431-7220   
   

"A Good Man is Hard to Find" by Flannery O'Connor

The Sounds of the South

Flannery O'Connor is seen by 21st century critics as one of the most significant American fiction writers of the last century and a master of short fiction. Her writing is distinguished by a striking mix of humor, violence, and religious themes. 

"A Good Man is Hard to Find" is O'Connor's most famous story. In it, a grandmother, her son Bailey, and his family plan a short vacation to Florida. However, the unnamed grandmother would rather go to Tennessee. She uses news of the Florida escape of a notorious killer, the Misfit, to try to get her way, but fails. The grandmother's attempt to manipulate her son, her insistence on dressing well so that people will know she is a lady, and her superficial interactions with her grandchildren are quite funny, but also reveal the woman's pride, pettiness, and self-centeredness. 

    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: The 33 (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

New Movie June

In 2010, the eyes of the world turned to Chile, where 33 miners had been buried alive by the catastrophic explosion and collapse of a 100-year-old gold and copper mine.  Over the next 69 days, an international team worked night and day in a desperate attempt to rescue the trapped men as their families and friends, as well as millions of people globally, waited and watched anxiously for any sign of hope. Starring Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, and Juliette Bincohe

127m.

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_hammer 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Ready - Aim - Fire! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Challenge: Race against your friends to construct the most powerful & accurate mini-catapult!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

 

    Location: Hazlet
    The registration period has not begun.
 
rec_aerobics 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Dance Away Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Time to tap your toes and play"Twister."

K and up

No registration.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 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 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced & Separated Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday June 22, 2016 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x7336   
   

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

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Vintage Series: Movie: June Bride (1948) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Magazine editor Linda Gilman (Bette Davis) and former flame Carey Jackson (Robert Montgomery) find love again in this 1948 classic.  As a foreign correspondent recently returned from Europe, Montgomery is hired to be Gilman’s assistant and must accompany her to cover a story- a wedding in Indiana. But complications arise when Montgomery discovers the bride's sister is in love with the groom, while the bride herself seems to prefer the groom's brother. Comedy 1 hr.  36min.

Universal Pictures

    Location: Marlboro
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Book Discussion: All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Elfrieda, a world-renowned pianist, glamorous, wealthy, and happily married: she wants to die.  Yolandi, divorced, broke, sleeping with the wrong men as she tries to find true love: she desperately wants to keep her older sister alive.  But Elf's latest suicide attempt is a shock: she is three weeks away from the opening of her highly anticipated international tour.  Can she be nursed back to "health" in time?  Does it matter?  As the situation becomes ever more complicated, Yoli faces the most terrifying decision of her life. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Movie: Daddy's Home (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Stepdad Brad Whitaker is a radio host trying to get his stepchildren to love him and call him "Dad," but his plans turn upside down when the biological father, Dusty Mayron, returns. Stars Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini. 96 minutes.

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_farm 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Meet Chocolate and Sooty, Colts Neck's Miniature Horses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Learn about these special animals with Julie Richards, President of the Colts Neck Trail Riders Club.

At the end of the program you will be able to pet and interact with a live miniature horse.

  • Children of all ages must be accompanied by an adult at all times during the program.

The event will be held outside in the library parking lot.

All Ages.   Registration requested.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
nat_sun 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! - Family Storytime: Catch Some Sun! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kate Benedict   732-531-5092   
   

- All Ages

It’s Summertime!  Let’s catch some sun with sports suncatchers.  This project is sure to add sparkle to your summer.

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

    Location: Ocean Township
    The registration period has not begun.
 
anim_horse 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Kids! June is Horse Month Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   v
   

Meet Fez and Indy. Learn all about Mustangs and Standarbred Horses. To be held outside the Library, so check in if you are concerned about the weather!

    Location: Howell
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM After The Storm (Support Group) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: E Burach   732 547 3309   
   

This is a support group for women who have lost a spouse, by death or divorce. Their mission statement: Open discussion group that will provide tools, techniques and resources to help people not only survive, but thrive - or simply put to learn how to dance in the rain after the fact. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Book Discussion: All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Elfrieda, a world-renowned pianist, glamorous, wealthy, and happily married: she wants to die.  Yolandi, divorced, broke, sleeping with the wrong men as she tries to find true love: she desperately wants to keep her older sister alive.  But Elf's latest suicide attempt is a shock: she is three weeks away from the opening of her highly anticipated international tour.  Can she be nursed back to "health" in time?  Does it matter?  As the situation becomes ever more complicated, Yoli faces the most terrifying decision of her life. 

    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_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 Faith Club  by Ranya Idliby

Traces how three American women of different faiths worked together to understand one another while identifying the connections between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and openly discussing the issues that divided them.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: Howell
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Thursday June 23, 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   
   

Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill 

Kidnapped from Africa as a child, Aminata Diallo is enslaved in South Carolina but escapes during the chaos of the Revolutionary War. In Manhattan she becomes a scribe for the British, recording the names of blacks who have served the King and earned their freedom in Nova Scotia. But the hardship and prejudice of the new colony prompt her to follow her heart back to Africa, then on to London, where she bears witness to the injustices of slavery and its toll on her life and a whole people.

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

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

Focus Features 

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:20 PM Movie: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 938 2300   
   

Directed by:  J J Abrams

Starring:  Andy Serkis, Harrison Ford, Dumhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

An ex-stormtrooper, a scrappy desert dweller and a droid companion get caught up in a galactic war when they come across a map containg the whereabouts of the vanished Luke Skywalker.  They soon embark on an epic adventure that brings them face-to-face with heroes from the past.

136 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
food_carrot.GIF 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Food Fight-Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Make your own food models from clay.
Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.
Call, stop in or register online beginning Thursday,June 9 Mar at 9:00 am

    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
Friday June 24, 2016 Go To Top
anim_horse 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Meet the Minis (Mini Horses) during June is Horse Month Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

June is Horse Month!

Miniature horses are small animals used for domestic purposes.  They are docile, calm in nature, very friendly and do not exceed 34 inches in height.  

Come meet and greet Buster, Star and their owner, Erica Todd from the Knight Riders 4-H Club of Monmouth County.  This program is sure to delight the entire family!

This program is weather dependent

    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 June 25, 2016 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess & 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Learn to play chess & "Go" most Saturdays when the Library is open. Please check online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_construction 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tween! Minecraft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Minecraft workshop with Dan Weissman. Registration Required.

    Location: Howell
    The registration period has not begun.
Monday June 27, 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 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day: Bridge & Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
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lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Make friends, talk about books, and read and learn in a relaxed community setting.  The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) offers an opportunity for adults and teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to participate in a weekly book club.  The group meets Mondays at 6:30 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

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

 

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
nat_sun 11:00 PM  -  11:30 PM Kids! Suncatchers-Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Explore light and color and let the sunshine in!
Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.
Call, stop in or register online beginning Thursday, June 16 at 9:00 am

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
Tuesday June 28, 2016 Go To Top
rec_baseballglove 1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Toddler Craft -Baseball Buddies 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: The Intern (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

New Movie June

Ben Whittaker is a 70-year-old widower who has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin. Starring Rober DeNiro and Anne Hathaway.

121m.

    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_black_garbage_bag.GIF 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Jump for Joy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Upcycle plastic bags into a heavy-duty, versatile rope you can use to lug things, limbo under, or leap over!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

 

    Location: Hazlet
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_handshake 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced & Separated Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

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