Enhanced Early Literacy, Learning Enrichment and Social Engagement with certified, professional, caring Children's Librarian is
Free at Monmouth County Library!
NO fees, NO registration, NO card needed! Call for information. Caregivers need to be in attendance.
Check out our other programs, which are free, although we may request registration, in order to have ample materials for attendees!
Headquarters/Manalapan/Preschool: 732 431-7220 x7226 Please choose One Session Per Week.
Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:
Mondays, 9:30am. No Storytime October 9.
Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.
Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:
Mondays, 10:15am. No Storytime October 9
Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.
PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:
Mondays, 11:00am. No Storytime October 9
Family for Ages 2 and up:
Mondays, 1:30pm. No Storytime October 9
Check out the #TBT Pop-Up Spot for different TotallyBrilliantThings (from contests to coloring to challenges) all month long!
Don't miss out - Activities only available while supplies last!
Intended for Grades 3-7
Monmouth County Archives & History Month Exhibit , in the Library's Gallery & Lobby,
Inventors and Innovators in Monmouth and Ocean Counties
The full schedule is available online at www.visitmonmouth.com/archives, or follow this link www.bit.ly/ArchivesnHistoryDayMonCoLibrary
All programs are open and free for all to attend!
Monmouth County Clerk's Office has hosted Archives and History Day since 1996 in an effort to connect the public with archivists, historians and other preservationists.
It’s time for the 18th Annual Colts Neck Friends of the Library Fine Art Show and Sale, October 14th & 15th (10am-4pm), and October 21st & 22nd (10am-4pm).
This is a terrific opportunity to see the talent that abounds our local area. What better gift than a piece of original artwork for newlyweds or a housewarming gift? Give the gift that keeps giving year round and makes them think of you fondly every time they walk into the room! Or snap up that unique piece that speaks to you to warm up your décor. With a great selection of artists and styles to choose from, there is surely something for everyone. Varied prices on watercolors, oil paintings, hand thrown pottery and wood carvings will be available.
For more information on this event please contact the library at 732-431-5656.
Join us for a very special event as Tim McLoone & The Shirleys with The Atlantic Coast Band perform hits by the King of Pop Classics, Burt Bacharach.
We thank the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for co-sponsoring this event and for underwriting the maintenance of our Concert Grand piano.
National Friends of the Library Month
The Friends will be visiting us today with the hope that all attendees will become Friends of Monmouth County Library!
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.
Stories and Songs for ages 2 to 3 1/2.
Stories and Nursery Rhymes for ages 10 to 23 months. Siblings Welcome.
Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Mondays throughout the month, when the Library is open.
Come play Bridge or the age old game of Mah Jong! Join us in the Meeting Room. Participants need to know how to play the game & game sets will be provided.
All are welcome!
Directed by Edgar Wright
Starring Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm, Kevin Spacey, Lily James
Talented getaway driver Baby (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. After meeting the woman (Lily James) of his dreams, he sees a chance to ditch his shady lifestyle and make a clean break. Coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), Baby must face the music as a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.
113 minutes; (c) TriStar Pictures
Decorate a spooky web with glitter and glue!
Registration begins Tuesday, October 10 for children ages 4 and up.
Read to Pippin the Cairn Terrier. Bring you favorite book.
Come and play bridge! Monday evenings when the library is open.
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.
SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, confidential, counseling for owners an would-be owners of small businesses. Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month. An appointment is required. Please call the library at 732-449-8877 to schedule an appointment.
Do you want to speak English? Come and join the Beginning English conversation classes:
If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.
A young couple’s marriage is tested when they move to an army base rife with love triangles, life-or-death conflicts, and a dramatic cover-up. Based on a true story of the only fatal nuclear accident to occur in America, The Longest Night is a deeply moving novel that explores the intricate makeup of a marriage, the shifting nature of trust, and the ways we try to protect the ones we love.
Toddlers and their parents will make a 'Puffy Ghost' Halloween craft. ages 2 and 3. Registration is required, in person, by phone
or on-line. Parents, please register each child using your email and phone contact info.
Stop in for a visit to see District Representative Joseph Delaney, MPA from the 11th Assembly District. New Jersey’s 11th Legislative District is one of 40 in the New Jersey Legislature, covering the Monmouth County municipalities of Allenhurst Borough, Asbury Park City, Colts Neck Township, Deal Borough, Eatontown Borough, Freehold Borough, Freehold Township, Interlaken Borough, Loch Arbour Village, Long Branch City, Neptune City Borough, Neptune Township, Ocean Township, Red Bank Borough, Shrewsbury Borough, Shrewsbury Township, Tinton Falls Borough and West Long Branch Borough.
Two sisters who are witches, raised by their eccentric aunts in a small town face closed-minded prejudice and a curse which threatens to prevent them from ever finding lasting love.
Starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman
The unexpected arrival of a wounded Union soldier at a girls' school in Virginia during the American Civil War leads to jealousy and betrayal. Directed by Sofia Coppola. Starring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Colin Farrell.
Drama - 1 hour 33 mins.
Concoct your own colorful bouncing ball!
Grades K and up. Registration required.
Using Picture Books to learn about Science for ages 3 1/2 to 5.
Directed by Sofia Coppola
Starring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning
Cpl. John McBurney is an injured Union soldier who finds himself on the run as a deserter during the Civil War. He seeks refuge at an all-female Southern boarding school where the teachers and students seem more than willing to help. Soon, sexual tensions lead to dangerous rivalries as the women tend to his wounded leg while offering him comfort and companionship.
93 minutes; (c) Focus Features
Emphasis on vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook.
Do you want to speak English? Come and join the English conversation classes:
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.
The class is held on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8:20pm. We ask that you register for this class, so that we will have materials for everyone attending. To register, you can call our Reference Desk (732 431-7220 x7222)
If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Staff at 732 431 7220 x 7222
Meet your local candidates and be part of an informed electorate. Hear the discussion on the issues. Bring your questions for the candidates. Light refreshments will be served. League of Women Voters' Moderator Kristine Floren. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New Jersey.
The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan, non-profit organization established to promote resonsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government. For more information, please contact LWV of New Jersey at 609-394-3303 or www.lwvnj.org
These are the four candidates running for two open positions on the Board of Chosen Freeholders of Monmouth County:
Lillian G. Burry (R) Margaret Donlon (D) Patrick Impreveduto (R) Brian Wilton (D)
Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336
A representative from the Surrogate's Office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters. Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x7336.
Spooktacular Book Sale
sponsored by Friends of Monmouth County Library
Hundreds of Books, CDs, DVDs, Sorted by Fiction, Art, History, Biography, Food, Cooking Travel, Children's Teens, Gardening, Self-help, Buisiness, Sports & More!
Opening Day is a FRIENDS FIRST SALE - Friends of the Library will have access to Book Sale from 9am to 12Noon
Make sure your Friends Membership is Up to Date - TODAY! (email:firstname.lastname@example.org
On the last day, the Treats are for YOU - One Bag/$5! (Supermarket shopping bag size, please.)
Book Sale Hours:
Wednesday, 10/25: 9 to Noon Friends Only
Wednesday, 10/25: Noon to 7pm
Thursday, 10/26: 9:30am to 7pm
Friday, 10/27 and Saturday, 10/28: 9:30am to 4:30pm
Sunday, 10/29: 1pm to 4:30pm
Monday, 10/30: 9:30am to 8pm
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.
Families will make monster stick puppets. Ages 2 to 5 with an adult. Registration is required in person, by phone or on-line.
Parents, please register each child usng your email and phone contact info.
Acing the Job Interview - Part I
Receiving an invitation to interview for a job is the payoff to the time and effort you put into networking, applications, resumes, and cover letters. Your success in a job interview will depend largely on how well you prepare and perform. This workshop will help you prepare for an interview by discussing types of interviews, preparations, interview appearance and phases of the job interview.
This program is made possible through a grant from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development. To find a good job in challenging times, successful job seekers look for opportunities to get an edge. The Jersey Job Club gives you the tools and support you need to find a job.
The Jersey Job Club gives you that edge through New Jersey Career Connections.
Get together with others interested in this challenging game.
Game in session when the Library is open.
Spooktacular Book Sale by Friends of Monmouth County Library Book Sale
Find Hard and Soft Covers, Histories, Novels, Children's, Teens, Anime, Math, Science, Testing, Art, Large Print, Comic, Series ...... well, just about anything!
Specials: Friends First - ONLY Friends have access from 9 to 12 on Wednesday, 10/25. Join the Friends-Get early access!
New Members are most welcome! Write us: email@example.com
Bag Sale: $10 per bag all day Sunday, 10/29 (standard supermarket shopping bag)
Bag Sale: $5 (negotiable) per bag all day Monday, 10/30 (standard supermarket shopping bag)
Hours: Wednesday, 10/25: 9am to noon-Friends Inly
Thursday, 10/26: 9:30am to 7pm
Friday, 10/27 & Saturday, 10/28: 9:30am to 4:30pm
Sunday, 10/29: 1pm to 4:30pm
Monday, 10/30: 9:30am to 8pm
Eloise, having been relieved of maid of honors duties after being dumped by the best man via text, decides to attend the wedding anyway. Seated randomly at the back of the ballroom, Eloise learns a thing or two at Table 19 from a group of strangers. Stars Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow, Craig Robinson. 1 hour 27 minutes.
“To Hell with Dying” (1973) by Alice Walker
A bond of faith between children and a warm-hearted old man bring love, life and healing.
Schoolage Program; Grades K to 6. Children will make skeletons using pasta shapes. Registration is required, in person, by phone,
or on-line. Parents, please register each child using your email and phone contact info.
Learn how and why leaves change color.
Debbie Hadley of WILD Jersey will show us that a little finger paint and a lot of leaves are all it takes to make a colorful print to celebrate fall.
Kids! ~Spooky Pet Rocks - Ages 5 and up
Wednesday, October 25 at 4:00 pm
Turn pebbles into fun monsters!
Enjoy watching the classic TV special and color your own Trick-or-Treat bag.
Read "Casper The Friendly Ghost & Friends" by Larz Bourne, discuss it, and make a lego creation.
Join magician Steve Woyce for a spooky good time, great for the whole family!
Tickets required. Space is limited.
Free tickets will be available from October 10-24.
Join the Holmdel Teen Book Club!
This month we are reading "The Alchemyst" by Michael Scott At the meeting we will discuss the book, and work on a craft.
For Teens in need of a good book! A place to talk, read, write, create and have fun.
We meet on a Wednesday Night, Every Month at 5:30pm! Call for more information or to sign up!
When you experience the loss of a loved one, navigating through the maze of emotion, making ordinary decisions and finding a new rhythm to everyday can be stressful and overwhelming. These workshops led by Beth Stamp, Lost & Found Bereavement Support facilitator, may provide an opportunity to share experiences, feelings and new ideas for moving forward.
Open and free for all to attend; registration is suggested. Please register below, or call HQ Reference Desk.
Do you want to speak English? Come and join our English Conversation Classes. Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community. Meet and speak with others who are learning English. All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, September 20 through December 13, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.
Spooktacular Book Sale
Opening Day is a FRIENDS FIRST SALE - Friends of the Library will have access to Book Sale from 9am to 12Noon
Stories and Crafts for all ages
Children ages 3 1/2 to 5 will make a frankenstein head craft. Registration is required, in person, by phone or on-line. Parents,
please register each child using your email and phone contact info.
Join the fun while helping others. Items will go to local charities and hospitals. Bring a crochet hook or knitting needles; yarn will be provided for you. All skill levels welcome.
Kumail, an aspiring Pakistani comic and Emily, an American graduate student meet after one of Kumail's stand-up shows. As their relationship burgeons, Kumail begins to worry about what his parents may think of his American girlfriend. Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon Romance/Drama Starring: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter. 2 hrs.
Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright
Directed by: Patty Jenkins
Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes there, and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.
Directed by Don Siegel
Starring Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Joan Lorring, George Coulouris
Scotland Yard Superintendent George Edward Grodman (Sydney Greenstreet) is fired after an investigation he heads up results in the wrongful death sentence of an innocent man. Grodman's replacement is the arrogant John R. Buckley (George Coulouris), who haughtily delights in his sudden promotion. Wanting to spite Buckley while also finding redemption for his own mistake, Grodman teams up with artist Victor Emmric (Peter Lorre) to solve a mysterious new murder case.
86 minutes; (c) Warner Bros.
Thursday Afternoon Movie
Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, and Brie Larson.
Action, Adventure, Fantasy– 118 minutes
Kids! ~~Read to Halloween Therapy Dogs!
Grades K and up
Thursday, October 26 at 4:00 pm
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend
by reading aloud to our costumed therapy dogs.
Bring your favorite holiday book or choose one from our shelves
Add some sparkle and make your slime unique!
Space is limited, Registration begins Tuesday, October 12 for Grades K-5.
Last Minute Escape is a unique, real-time immersive experience unlike anything you've participated in. Recommended for anyone who enjoys a challenge and can use their observation skills and intellect. Last Minute Escape quickly becomes the fastest hour you've ever had and the most enjoyable test of wits you've ever faced. The task for each scenario is simple: go in, do the job, find the key, and get out. Do you have what it takes to get out in a hour? Do you have your own Last Minute Escape?
The program is limited to 40 teens. Registration is required. Please arrive 15 minutes early.
Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Fridays throughout the month.
Hours:Saturday, 10/28: 9:30am to 4:30pm
Learn to play chess and "Go" Play a game with others, from beginners to champion-level players.
Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open. Please check online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222.
An Out of This World Experience!
Family Program for all ages
Star Wars turns 40 this year and the library is celebrating with a visit by the 501st Legion! Join the excitement that began four decades ago in a galaxy far, far away. Feel free to come in costume! There will be a cosplayers presentation followed by a photo op.
No registration needed.
Lower Gallery Meeting Rooms 1, 2, and 3
Grades K-5 and their families
Observe the night sky inside a STARLAB® Portable Planetarium!
Saturday, October 28 at 12:30 OR 2:00 pm
Limited tickets are required. Choose from two sessions:
12:30 OR 2:00 pm
All attendees must have a ticket to attend. Program runs approximately 30 – 40 minutes.
Tickets available beginning Thursday, October 12.
Children ages 9 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.
Blue Plate Special plays a blend of American roots music featuring strong three part vocal harmonies, mixed with the acoustic sounds of accordion, banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, and upright bass. Features Jay Friedman (fiddle/guitar/vocals), Dave Gross (mandolin/vocals), James Hempfling (guitar/vocals), Tom Wise (bass/vocals) and Dan Whitener (banjo/guitar/vocals).
Bring your family for an afternoon of music.
Amy Lasch is a Certified handwriting expert who studied directly under the Dean of American Graphologists and Founder of the National Society for Graphology, Felix Klein. Over the course of 30 years, Amy has studied with Graphologists from all over the world, as well as noted subject-author Anne Pascal. She served as President of the National Society for Graphology from 2005 – 2006, and continues to lecture and educate, analyzing the writings of celebrities, historical figures, centuries-old documents. Amy remains committed to assisting individuals in seeking greater insight into themselves and their loved ones as to how to best understand and utilize their personal energy toward meeting their life goals and best selves.
What's Out There...A Planetarium Experience
Come join us as we observe the stars, planets, moon and other celestial objects as they appear in the evening sky. Learn how to distinguish a planet from a star. How does the moon move across the heaven? How about the vastness of our galaxy? All this and more will be presented to you by the Starlab Portable Planetarium System.
Join us to gain an appreciation of Astronomy.
Registration is required.
Location: HeadquartersFriends of Monmouth County Library Book Sale at Library HQ!
Dr. Seuss Storytime Family Special--- Stories read by your favorite characters in costume from the
upcoming production of SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL Presented by Phoenix Productions at the
Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank. Families participating may win tickets to one of the performances.
All ages welcome, no registration or tickets required.
Friends of Monmouth County Library Book Sale at Library HQ!
Hours: Monday, 10/30: 9:30am to 8pm
K and up
Create a Halloween Skull face with Ms. Terri from FunFacesbyTerri. Have your face painted white to resemble a skull then add details like teeth, mustache, spider webs or flowers in Black .
Start your Halloween celebration early at our spine-chillingly cheerful carnival!
Play ghoulish games, make freakishly fun crafts, and go home with some wicked prizes!
Fun for the whole family!
Listen to themed stories and join us for a special paper candy corn craft!
Registration begins Tuesday, October 17 for children ages 2 and up with families.
Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Joan Davis, The Andrew Sisters, Richard Carlson
Directed by: Arthur Lubin
After inheriting a fortune from a gangster, two dim-witted service station attendants find themselves stranded in a haunted house.
Enjoy stories and make a fun craft.
Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old
No registration necessary
Tony Curtis stars in this spectacular and short story of magician and illusionist Harry Houdini whose tricks defied explanation, which leads to his tragic ending while performing a stunt on Halloween.
Starring Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh
After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail. Directed by Edgar Wright. Starring Ansel Elgort, Jon Hamm, and Kevin Spacey.
Action/Crime – 1 hour and 52 mins.
Transitions - A meeting place for the divorced and separated. Support group for people of all stages of separation and divorce. All ages welcome.
Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.
Mike Ciccotello received a BFA with a concentration in painting from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. He has fourteen years’ experience in broadcast motion graphics, working at CNN and Fox Business Network. Currently, he is the Art and Design Director at Telos Corporation. His art has been featured on Liquitex.com, CNN, ClothPaperScisors.com, Artists & Makers Magazine, and Industry Magazine. He has exhibited at Johnson & Johnson Headquarters and the NY Design Center. He is an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Children’s Book Illustrators Group NY, and a contributing member at AllTheWonders.com.
A Reception with the artist will be held on Sunday, November 19th, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Please join us!
Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am. No Storytimes November 7
Thursdays, 10:15am. No Storytime November 23
Tuesdays, 11:40am. No Storytime November 7.
Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am. No Storytimes November 22
Thursdays, 11:00am. No Storytime November 23
Mondays, 1:30pm. No Storytime September 4.
Wednesdays, 1:30pm. No Storytime Nobember 22
The Manasquan River Group of Artists original paintings, oil, watercolors, and pastels will be on display in the Wall Library Meeting Room.
Saturday November 4, 2017
If you need Health Insurance that you can afford, Affordable Care Act is still an option and financial help may be available. Please visit with a Certified Health Care Navigator who will answer questions and provide free, confidential assistance. This service is free and no appointment necessary.
Navigators are sponsored by Fulfill (formerly Food Bank of Monmouth) and will be at Library Headquarters between 10 am and 5pm on the following Wednesdays:
November 1, November 15, November 29, December 13.
By Jung Yun
Debts and bad decisions are catching up with Kyung Cho and his wife Gillian, while a few miles away, his parents, Jin and Mae, live in the town’s most exclusive neighborhood. When an act of violence leaves Jin and Mae unable to live on their own, the Chos find themselves living under the same roof forcing old feelings of guilt along with a terrible and persistent question.
Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.
In this adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel, Elizabeth Bennet faces mounting pressure from her parents to marry. When the outspoken Elizabeth is introduced to the handsome and upper-class Mr. Darcy, sparks fly. Although there is obvious chemistry between the two, Darcy's overly reserved nature threatens the fledgling relationship. Stars Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Rosamund Pike. 135 minutes.
Part of the "Jane Austen 200th Anniversary Series."
Hear a LEGO story and make your own LEGO creation.
Save a memory of your design on Mom or Dad's smartphone.
This program is designed for children to become comfortable with reading as well as with approaching animals. Bring your favorite book from home or choose one from our shelves!
November 1 - Dia de Los Muertos - Craft
November 8 - Open Crafts for Teachers Convention Week
November 15 - Colors of Us - Storytime
November 22 - Thanksgiving - Craft
November 29 - Lego Book Club. Read any "My Little Pony" book, discuss it, and make a Lego creation
When it comes to sorting facts from fiction in estate planning, Paul R. Daniele, Esq. will cover the frequently asked questions and common misconceptions regarding this topic. Paul will speak about wills, living willsm, power of attorney, trust, asset protection along with Medicaid qualification as well as estate taxes.
He will address the need for you to prepare a plan so that your assests are protected for you and your loved ones while making sure that your wishes are honored.
Paul has been practicing law in New Jersey since 1967. He is a graduate of Seton Hall University and earned a J.D. at New York Law School. He served as an assistant Essex County Prosecutor (1968-1974) and sat as a Judge in Newark for 27 years (1979-2006). Paul was the first judge to be awarded the Newark Peace Prize in 1991. As a Judge he was a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court's Municipal Court Pratice Committee.
Paul is a member of the Elder Law Section of the New Jersey Bar Association and a member of Lawyers with Purpose, a national organization that deals with estate planning.
If just thinking of the Math sections of the SAT and PSAT tests brings beads of sweat to your brow… join us for free classes on general techniques to help prepare. Bring some paper, a pencil, an open mind and specific questions.
Presenter Michael Carlin is a Mathematics Professor who regularly tutors students in preparation for the SAT and PSAT Tests, a key component in the college admissions process. Attend one or as many of these FREE study sessions as you can.
Mr. Carlin's Classes are free, begin at 6:30 pm on the following dates: 9/6 and 9/20, 10/4 and 10/11, 11/1 and 11/15, 12/6 and 12/13.
Back by popular demand Jamie Novak returns to the Wall Twp Library with a new laugh-out-loud funny program Declutter, Destress, and Get Things Done!
If you procrastinate, lose papers in a stack of mail, and have a 2-page-to-do list then this program is for you! Join bestselling author and Organzing Humorist Jamie Novak to learn a few simple organizing tricks for key areas of your home and life. Come for a laugh (or two) and to learn how to easily clear the clutter and store the stuff. No more saying, "Where did I put that?" or "I've been looking for this!" If you are wondering what to keep, what to toss, what to share, or sell; and how to let it go this workshop is not to be missed!
Space is limited; Registration is required and begins Monday, October 16.
Stories and crafts for all ages.
Dawn Dayton is a certified yoga teacher who specializes in gentle beginner yoga and believes yoga is for everyone. Please join us at 11:00am the first and third Thursday of the month for this relaxing chair yoga practice to breath deep, gently stretch and release stress.
Moderator Raisa Silver will lead discussion on the book The Women of Lazarus by Marina Stepnova
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.
Starring: Demetri Martin, Kevin Kline, Gillian Jacobs
Directed by: Demetri Martin
A comedy about loss, grief, and the redemptive power of love. Dean is a NY illustrator who falls hard for an LA woman while trying, in the wake of his mother's death, to prevent his father from selling the family home.
Philip is adopted by his older cousin Ambrose and raised on his English estate. Ambrose leaves Philip in the care of his God-parents, moves to Florence and marries, a widow. When Philip receives letters from Ambrose about his failing health and the medical care he's receiving, Philip gets concerned and leaves for Florence. Based on the novel by Daphne Du Maurier. Mystery/Romance/Drama Starring: Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Holliday Grainger, Iain Glen 1 hr. 46 min.
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Join us for a special story and make your own fall craft!
This program is intended for children ages 2 and up with a parent/caregiver. No registration required.
Listen to stories and make a turkey!
Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.
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.
Directed by John Sturges
Starring Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Carolyn Jones, Earl Holliman, Brad Dexter, Bing Russell
As the wealthiest and most powerful man in the Wild West town of Gun Hill, cattle rancher Craig Belden (Anthony Quinn) has come to believe he's above the law. When his son, Rick (Earl Holliman), rapes and murders a Native American woman (Ziva Rodann) married to U.S. marshal Matt Morgan (Kirk Douglas), Belden arrogantly declines to allow his son's arrest. The marshal, once a friend of Belden's, takes on the rancher's henchmen and Rick's accomplice (Brian Hutton) to bring the killer to justice.
95 minutes; (c) Paramount
Starring: Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, and Paul Hilton.
Welcome to the club! Listen to a story and build a LEGO® creation. LEGO® bricks will be supplied. No registration required.
Welcome to the club! Listen to a story and build a DUPLO® creation. DUPLO® bricks will be supplied. No registration required.
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.)
Annmarie DeVito, Director of the Monmouth County Division of Consumer Affairs, will be joining us to present an overview of her Department.
Consumer Affairs is there to help people whether or not their particular problem falls under the department's jurisdiction. They are committed to assisting the public with any problems they encounter, and refer complaints to the proper agency when necessary.
They have the resources and authority to investigate consumer complaints, automobile sales and repairs, home repairs, gift cards, vacation clubs, and more. They are also granted the legal authority to enforce the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, which prohibits improper business practices, deception and misrepresentation in sales of goods and services.
Come meet your Division of Consumer Affairs representative, and see what they can do for you!
Part of the First Fridays for Seniors series
Sense & Sensibility (1995) (PG)
Join us for an Austen Afternoon! See a film celebrating Jane Austen's work and mark the month of her passing 200 years prior.
BYOT* (Bring Your Own Tea).
Join us the first Friday of every month as we get together and do crafts, draw, eat Japanese snacks, watch movies and hang-out with others who love Anime! Meet up with fellow anime enthusiasts and talk all about anime and manga.
This ASHI Advanced First Aid course is designed to fill the gap between Basic First Aid training and the Emergency Medical EMS System. It is recommended for individuals who are not EMS or Healthcare Providers, but desire or require certification in Advanced First Aid. Examples of course content that will be covered: Caring for Medical Emergencies, Introduction to Anatomy, Principles of Assessment and much more.
Part II will be on Saturday, November 18th / 12:00noon - 4:00pm
Registration is required and will be limited to 20 Teens. In order to be certified all teens are required to attend both sessions - No Exceptions.
Students will be nationally certified by the American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI).
Keith Calmes earned degrees in Classical Guitar Performance from the University of Southern California, State University Northridge, and The Julliard School. Keith teaches at Wall High School and was presented the Outstanding Teacher Award from The College of New Jersey.
Marjorie Koharski is retired flutist and piccoloist with The Monmouth Symphony Orchestra, current flutist with The Elysion Winds Quintet, and a member of the New York Flute Club, New Jersey Flute Society and National Flute Association. She is founder and director of The Festive Flutes, who perform throughout New Jersey. She teaches flute in her Neptune studio.
The program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Monmouth County Library
Attendees will learn:
Sponsored by Alzheimer's Association
Come spend a relaxing afternoon at the library enjoying a guitar recital. Find a comfy spot in the Terner Gallery and settle in for delightful performances as eight guitar students perform individually and then as an ensemble.
Moderator Ms. Manal Stephan will lead discussion on The Bridges of Constatine by Ahlem Mosteghanemi
Join us as local author Patricia Martz Heyer shares stories from her new book, "Ghostly Tales of Two Rivers: Curious Encounters along the Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers". This is the second in her series focusing on local history and the paranormal accounts associated with them. This cozy read introduces the reader to both local history and folklore. You will meet a variety of local ghosts, including rum runners, explorers, and residents of burial grounds.
The author will have books available for purchase and signing. Light refreshments will be served.
Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Monmouth County Library
Enjoy the tremendous positive energy only offered by a band with over 50 performers! The Colts Neck Community Band, with conductor Kelly Tyma, will celebrate Monmouth in Autumn, with diverse and memorable repertoire from show tunes to patriotic, Classical to Pop.
The Colts Neck Community Band (CNCB) is a concert ensemble where experienced and dedicated musicians ranging from high school students to senior citizens can perform together. CNCB is dedicated to making a positive contribution to the musical environment of the area, as well as to fostering friendship, collaboration and community among its members.
This group of talented area musicians has been hailed as one of the finest concert bands in the state of New Jersey. Members possess a wide range of musical backgrounds, from accomplished amateurs to seasoned professionals, who range in age from high school students to senior citizens. The band is under the guidance of Musical Director Kelly Tyma. Conductors are Mel Chayette, Don Swinchoski, and Eric Robertshaw.
Concert is free for all to attend. Entrance doors open at 12:30pm. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We request that attendees do not hold or reserve seats for others. Library staff reserves a number of seats for a limited time before performance.
Moderator Joanne Bisagna Villafane will lead discussion on the book Secrets of Italy by Corrado Augias
If you have an iPhone and want to take full advantage of all of its features, 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 iPhone with you.
(iPhone 4 through iPhone 7)
NOTE: Change in date due to Election Day!
In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947—are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption.
1947. In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive. So when Charlie's parents banish her to Europe to have her "little problem" taken care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London, determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister.
1915. A year into the Great War, Eve Gardiner burns to join the fight against the Germans and unexpectedly gets her chance when she's recruited to work as a spy. Sent into enemy-occupied France, she's trained by the mesmerizing Lili, the "Queen of Spies", who manages a vast network of secret agents right under the enemy's nose.
Thirty years later, haunted by the betrayal that ultimately tore apart the Alice Network, Eve spends her days drunk and secluded in her crumbling London house. Until a young American barges in uttering a name Eve hasn't heard in decades, and launches them both on a mission to find the truth...no matter where it leads.
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.
Choose your own special fall craft to color!
No registration required. Crafts are intended for children ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver.
Directed by Rama Burshtein
Starring Noa Koler, Oz Zehavi, Jonathan Rozen, Udi Persi, Irit Sheleg
A 30-something, Ultra-Orthodox Jewish woman is jilted by her fiancé just 22 days before they take their vows. But instead of canceling the reception venue booked for the eighth day of Hanukkah, she trusts that fate in the form of the Almighty will provide a willing replacement and that the ceremony, like Celine Dion’s heart, will go on.
110 minutes; Lionsgate
Listen to a story and build a LEGO® creation. Legos will be supplied.
Fun for all.
All branches of the Monmouth County Library are closed for Election Day. Please Vote!
Registered voters in the Manalapan Districts of 6 and 14 and 17 and 26 may vote at Library Headquarters Building:
Polls open at 6am and close at 8pm. The Library itself is not open today, but the Library ONLINE is open: www.monmouthcountylib.org
Voting or Polling Questions may be addressed to:
Office of the Municipal Clerk
Monday-Friday 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Phone: (732) 446-8315 or (732) 446-8316
Please come and join the Friends of the Howell Library as we work together to raise money to help support library programs.
Do you remember your last date? No matter your age, you might meet someone wonderful when you take a chance and go out on a date whether looking for marriage or companionship. Learn how dating has changed and how to navigate and stay safe with on-line dating as well as addressing intimacy and family reactions. So take a deep breath and enjoy the process of dating again!
Presented by SCAN Social Community Activities Network Instructor Beth Stamp
In this adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel, pretty socialite Emma Woodhouse entertains herself by playing matchmaker for those around her. Her latest "project" is Harriet Smith, an unpretentious debutant. However, Emma's attempts at matchmaking cause more problems than solutions. Stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Toni Collette, Alan Cumming. 121 minutes.
Make a patriotic necklace and a red, white, and blue windsock.
Design autumn necklaces that are perfect for the season.
America At War - 1942
The World War II Era Studies Institute is presenting a series of lectures, during this 75th Anniversary Year of the entrance of the United States into World War II.
Operation Torch: Allied Invasion of North Africa Presented by Paul Zigo
On November 8, 1942, and Anglo-American force landed in French Morocco and Algeria with the aim and goal to gain complete control of North Africa and defeat General Erwin Rommel's German-Italian Army in Libya. TORCH was primarily an American operation under the command of Lt.-General Dwight D. Eisenhower assisted by a British staff. The presentation will relate all aspects of this first successful Allied combined operation and how and why it did succeed.
The World War II Era Institute is dedicated to furthering knowledge about the WW II era and the war’s impact on history. Paul Zigo is the director of the New Jersey-based World War II Era Studies Institute. He authored and edited in 2009 Witnessing History: The Eisenhower Photographs, a publication featuring all the photographs of General Dwight D. Eisenhower taken by his personal wartime photographer, Al Meserlin, 1944-1945. Recently, Zigo authored and published the book The Longest Walk, the amazing story of the 29th Infantry Division in Normandy France, June 6 – July 18, 1944. Professor Zigo was an Associate Professor of History, Brookdale; a former Director, Center for World War II Studies, and a founding member, National Museum of the US Army.
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Associated with both spirital and health benefits, we invite you to try this meditative form of exercise. T'ai Chi Chih consists of 19 stand-alone movements and one pose. T'ai Chi Chih doesn't require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination. This class is for individuals over age 18.
Dan Pienciak, an accredited International T'ai Chi Chih Teacher and Trainer, has been practicing T'ai Chi Chih since 1995, became an accredited instructor in 1997, and is certified in Seijaku, an advanced T'ai Chi Chih form.
Attend one or as many of these sessions as you would like. No registration; no specific equipment needed, just wear comfortable clothing.
Classes in Fall 2017: September 13, September 27, October 4, October 18, November 8 and November 29.
The Monmouth County Library Teen Advisory Board meets monthly at Headquarters in Manalapan. All those between 13 and 18 may earn Community Service Hours by joining this great group. Come out and meet new friends, have a snack and share your ideas for teen programming, teen collections, and more.
Come play bridge!
Experienced players from 10:30-11:30. Beginners 11:30 - 12:30. Pat Guadagno teaches.
Back by popular demand, Monmouth County Library is providing a special treat for Anime Fans! We will be showing various movies such as All My Goddess-Flights of Fancy, Ghost Hunt, Initial D, and School Rumble. In addition to watching movies we will be enjoying snacks, noodles and doing a craft. Come join us for an afternoon filled with Anime.
A wounded Union Army corporal is found prostrate in a field by a student at an all-female boarding school in Virginia, during the Civil War. The ladies clean up the handsome soldier and instantly become beguiled by his charm. Refusing to go back to the battlefield, he begs them to keep him on as their gardener. But when he betrays their love, the women come up with plan to get rid of him. Drama Starring: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Elle Fanning. 1 hr. 33 min.
“Youth Stages” will transport you to the time of Sinbad the Sailor, Ali Baba, and more. There will be plenty of audience participation and fun for all!
Children’s meeting rooms
Free tickets available beginning Thursday, October 26
Everyone attending needs a ticket.
Join local children's author Lauren Tortora for a reading of her picture book, Monsters on My Mind, followed by a small craft!
No registration needed. Ages 4 and up with families
Family Matinee: LEGO Batman Movie (2017) PG
In this funny, fast-paced movie, Bruce Wayne, aka Batman, battles the Joker for control of Gotham City.
Limited seating; first-come, first-serve.
Directed by Lewis Milestone
Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Van Helflin, Kirk Douglas, Lizabeth Scott, Judith Anderson
Young Martha (Barbara Stanwyck) inadvertently causes the death of her cruel, authoritarian aunt. Martha lies to the cops, and Walter (Kirk Douglas), who saw the crime, corroborates the girl's story. Eventually, they wed out of convenience; the meek Walter is genuinely in love, and Martha thinks that her secret is safe since she has married the one witness to her aunt's death. However, when her childhood pal, Sam (Van Heflin), shows up, Martha knows her dark past may not stay a secret for long.
116 minutes; (c) Paramount
Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielson, and Robin Wright.
Action/Adventure/Fantasy-- 141 Minutes.
Outlander Book Series is multi-categorical: Historical Fiction. Men in Kilts. Romance. Adventure. Mystery. SciFi. You may know and love the television series in which a determined heroine falls back in time to 18th Century Scotland. Now, dive into the books themselves and join our Outlander Book & TV Series Discussion.
This is the space to share your thoughts, questions, and feelings about this multi-genre, epic work - and maybe even a few words about the show. You may love it, ya ken.
The group plans to cover Diana Gabaldon's Brotherhood Of the Blade in August (through Chapter 19) and finish it in September. During October, November and December they will cover Gabaldon's The Scottish Prisoner.
Please check with our Circulation staff as a limited number of books are available.
All branches of the Monmouth County Library are closed in observance of Veterans Day.
200th Anniversary of Jane Austen
Deborah Yaffe, an award-winning newspaper journalist and author, has been a passionate Jane Austen fan since first reading Pride and Prejudice at age ten. Her book Among the Janeites: A Journey Through the World of Jane Austen Fandom is an entertaining, affectionate non-fiction look at this quirky subculture. Yaffe will talk about what the research for her book taught her about Austen, about Janeites, and about the nature of fandom.
Learn tried and true ways to prepare and stay organized for the holiday season and still keep one's sanity. Useful tips will be shared, followed by Q & A on general decluttering.
Presented by Rosemary Flannery of Clutter2Clarity (fromclutter2clarity.blogspot.com)
Gabriella Gugliotta-Comes reads from her work "Livy Little:Learn to Count with Livy Little".
Come dressed in your pj's and listen to teddy bear stories! Decorate your own adorable bear!
Registration begins October 30 for ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver
Stories and songs for ages 10 to 23 months. Siblings Welcome.
Listen to silly stories and make a fun turkey puppet!
Registration begins Monday, October 30 for Grades PreK-3/
Grades 3 and Up
All that Glitters…A Jewelry Crafting Series
Mondays at 4:15 pm
November 13 – Fall Wristlet
December 11 – Christmas Wristlet
Learn the art of jewelry making and make a seasonal bracelet/wristband each month! Enjoy wearing them yourself or give as gifts!
One of the latest trends to hit the Polymer Clay scene in recent years is Silkscreens. They allow you to create your own printed "fabric" of clay and are a really great way to make a design that can then be used in your clay projects in an infinite number of ways. In this workshop we will create and transfer patterns, cut out shapes and bake to make jewelry, zipper pulls and keychains.
Library Commission 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.
The story of Einstein's wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight. Fellow student Albert Einstein takes an interest in her, and the world turns sideways. Theirs becomes a partnership of the mind and of the heart, but there might not be room for more than one genius in a marriage.
Tuesday Talks @ Howell
Presentation begins with the army officer in charge of the casket detail being notified of his assignment and follows these men to Andrews Air Force Base and Bethesda Naval Hospital, then on to the White House, Capitol, St. Matthew’s Cathedral and finally the burial site at Arlington National Cemetery. Along the way, military traditions will be explained, myths corrected and nine men’s pride in final service to the President will be acknowledged.
Recounted by area resident Carl V. Lillvik, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired, college classmate of the officer in charge of the casket bearers.
Newspapers, magazines and other memorabilia of the four days the country mourned will be on display
Mr. Darcy sets all fair maidens' heart aflutter, except for that of Elizabeth Bennet, while her sisters are courted by a a variety of suitors in this adaption of Jane Austen's classic novel.
Starring Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier
An epic, irreverent testimony to the bonds of love, the pull of hope, and the power of making peace with life's uncertainties.
Learning about science through picture books for ages 3 1/2 to 5.
Directed by Aisling Walsh
Starring Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke
Sally Hawkins stars in this biopic of Canadian artist Maud Lewis, who overcame rheumatoid arthritis to become one of the most revered folk painters in her country's history. After taking a job in Nova Scotia as a housekeeper for a lifelong bachelor (Ethan Hawke), Lewis hones her painting skills while attracting national attention for her inspirational story.
115 minutes; (c) Sony Pictures Classic
Jane Austen's classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in nineteenth century England is faced with a new challenge, an army of undead zombies.
Starring Lily James, Lena Headey, and Matt Smith.
Music was of significant importance both in the life of Jane Austen and in her novels, whether she was practicing sonatinas or country dances on her piano for the amusement of family and friends or recording the delight music held for characters in her writings. In fact, nearly all of Jane Austen’s heroines were musical. This lecture with music will be presented by the Practitioners of Musick (John Burkhalter, English flutes; and Janet Palumbo, spinet), will include an illustrated survey of Jane Austen’s favorite holiday city of Bath and a survey of music from the family collection.
Join the fun of Music and Movement for you and your child.
Babies (10-24 months)
Professional use of Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter adds momentum to your job search. Learn (FREE) tools that simplify social media use.
Social Media for Job Search is NOT:
NOTE: This intermediate seminar is intended for people with a working knowledge of social media use. NhN highly recommends "Social Media for Job Search" from Career Connections for basic classes.
Presented by Terry Egan, "The Octopus with a Smile". She has taught advanced LinkedIn at local libraries, the Dept. of Labor & Workforce Development, and the Jersey Job Club. Terry is a Regional Coordinator for Monmouth County NhN, and volunteer Marketing Coordinator for MOCEANS in Long Branch. On Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn: tegan0110.
Toddlers (Ages 2 - 3)
~~Early Bird Matinee featuring the dynamic dramatization of Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE starring Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet.
Join us as we witness this timeless story of love and life in England during the Georgian era.
Tea and light refreshments will be served.
Acing the Job Interview II - Mock Interviews
One of the best ways to prepare for a job interview is to participate in a mock interview. Mock interviews provide an oppportunity to practice your interview skills. Your success in a job interview will depend largely on how well you prepare and perform. This workshop will help you prepare for an interview by discussing key components to an effective mock interview, interview questions and answers, and participant responses to common interview questions.
To find a good job in challenging times, successful job seekers look for opportunities to get an edge. The Jersey Job Club gives you the tools and support you need to find a job. The Jersey Job Club gives you that edge through New Jersey Career Connections.
This program is made possible through a grant from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
Preschool (Ages 3 - 5)
Join us for an hour of live music by Charlie's Band featuring a variety of musicians, instruments, and song selections from the Great American Songbook as well as some smooth jazz and Latin sounds. Take a mid-week break with us at the library.
A railroad worker finds millions of leva on the train tracks. He decides to turn the money over to the police, for which the state rewards him with a new wristwatch that soon stops working. Meanwhile, the Transport Ministry loses his old watch, a family relic. Here starts his desperate struggle to recover both his old watch and his dignity. Starring Stefan Denolyubov, Margita Gosheva, and Ana Bratoeva. Directed by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov.
Drama - 101 minutes.
In Bulgarian with English subtitles.
Fanny was born into a poor family, then sent away to live with her wealthy uncle, his wife and their four children, where she'll be brought up with a proper introduction to society. Aside from her cousin, Edmund, she is treated unfavorably by her relatives. Her life is thrown into disarray with the arrival of worldly Mary Crawford and her brother, Henry. Stars Frances O'Connor, Lindsay Duncan, James Purefoy. 112 minutes.
Emma brings to life Jane Austen's novel about a woman who makes it her goal to 'fix' the lives of all her friends while ignoring her own problems. Starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor and Alan Cumming. 121 minutes.
All ages. Come in and read a favorite story to a dog friend.
The dogs will love listening to you.
Please choose one session.
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.
Craft beautiful seasonal prints using fall leaves and other natural materials.
The Friends of the Library invite everyone in the community to become a member. The Friends of the Colts Neck Library is a volunteer organization whose purpose is to aid and enhance the library's development and to sponsor social, cultural and educational programs for the benefit and enjoyment of library patrons.
The Friends sponsor an annual Book Sale, an Art Show and Sale in October, Spelling Bee in beginning of June for 4th graders from Colts Neck and other events at the library. The Community Garden adjacent to the library building, is a special project of The Friends and the community.
Meeting Time: (Usually) 4th Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm in the small conference room on lower level. No meetings in July and August.
To receive information on becoming a member, please contact Michele Battista (President) at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the library for a membership form.
Reading "Leaves from a Child's Garden of Versus" with Styx (Smooth Collie). You may also bring your favorite book.
Lance Rubin, author of the ILA-award winning YA novel, Denton's Little Deathdate and its sequel, Denton Little's Still Not Dead, will be talking about embracing one's creativity in all its many forms. Lance is not only a writer but an actor, comedian, and musician as well, and through some fun exercises, including improv comedy and possibly a short writing exercise, he'll encourage everyone to feel confident in their own unique creative way of seeing the world. There will also be a Q and A in which Lance will happily answer any and all questions and give unlimited high-fives.
A novel of the Titanic and the Californian
Written by David Dyer. As the Titanic sank into the Atlantic after striking an iceberg the evening of April 14, 1912, a nearby ship looked on. Second Officer Herbert Stone, in charge of the midnight watch on the SS Californian, saw the distress rockets that the Titanic fired. He alerted the sleeping captain, Stanley Lord, but Lord did not come to the bridge. When they learned the extent of the tragedy, Lord and Stone did everything they could to hide their role in the disaster, but their terrible secret was eventually revealed.
Sense and Sensibility is Jane Austen's first published work, meticulously constructed and sparkling with her unique wit.
Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willoughby she ignores her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Meanwhile Elinor, always sensitive to social convention, is struggling to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her. Through their parallel experience of love - and its threatened loss - the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love.
America's First Daughter: A novel by Stephanie Dray
In a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, bestselling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie tell the fascinating, untold story of Thomas Jefferson's eldest daughter, Martha "Patsy" Jefferson Randolph --a woman who kept the secrets of our most enigmatic founding father and shaped an American legacy.
Starring: Eugenio Derbez, Salma Hayek, Raphael Alejandro
Director: Ken Marino
Finding himself dumped after 25 years of marriage, a man who made a career of seducing rich, older women, must move in with his estranged sister, where he begins to learn the value of family.
Sense and Sensibility is a British-American drama based on the Jane Austen novel of the same name. In this Oscar-nominated adaption, the Dashwood sisters, members of a wealthy English family of landed gentry, are forced to seek financial security through marriage after the death of Mr. Dashwood. Drama/ Romance Starring: Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet. 2hrs.16 mins.
Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.
Directed by Phil Karlson
Starring John Payne, Evelyn Keyes, Brad Dexter, Peggie Castle
Cab driver and ex-boxer Ernie (John Payne) discovers his wife Pauline (Peggie Castle) has been cheating on him. Ernie is approached by actress friend Linda (Evelyn Keyes), who says that she needs his help because she killed a man during an audition. After rushing to the theater, Ernie discovers that Linda's desperate tale was the audition. As if that humiliation isn't enough, Ernie is then framed for Pauline's murder by her lover, jewel thief Victor Rawlins (Brad Dexter).
83 minutes; (c) MGM
Get in the Happy Holidays mood while hand painting greeting cards for your special friends and family members!
This class project will be focus on the sense of the seasons with many image choices.
As with all our Art for Adult classes, you supply will supply the creativity and Artist Julie Farel supplies the designs and materials, without charge. Please note that class begins at 2pm sharp!
While this popular class is free, pre-registration is limited and required. If you do register but find you can not attend, please let us know, as we usually have a waiting list of interested artists!
To register, please click on the reservation box below, or call HQ Reference Staff: 732 431 7220 x7222.
Check out other Art Books and Videos in the Library under Dewey Decimal Section 740 for Art:
When it comes to sorting facts from fiction in estate planning, Paul R. Daniele, Esq. will cover the frequently asked questions and common misconceptions regarding this topic. Paul will speak about wills, living wills, power of attorney, trust, asset protection along with Medicaid qualification as well as estate taxes.
He will address the need for you to prepare a plan so that your assets are protected for you and your loved ones while making sure that your wishes are honored.
Paul has been practicing law in New Jersey since 1967. He is a graduate of Seton Hall University and earned a J.D. at New York Law School. He served as an assistant Essex County Prosecutor (1968-1974) and sat as a Judge in Newark for 27 years (1979-2006). Paul was the first judge to be awarded the Newark Peace Prize in 1991. As a Judge he was a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court's Municipal Court Practice Committee.
Registration is not needed for this event.
Starring: Noa Koler, Oz Zehavi, Jonathan Rozen, Udi Persi and Irit Sheleg.
Comedy/Romance-- 110 Minutes.
The young Mary Cassatt never thought moving to Paris after the Civil War to be an artist was going to be easy, but when, after a decade of work, her submission to the Paris Salon is rejected. Her father wants her to return to Philadelphia to find a husband, her sister Lydia is falling mysteriously ill, and Mary is beginning to doubt herself. One evening a friend introduces her to Edgar Degas and her life changes forever, so begins the defining period of her life and the most tempestuous of relationships.
Come hang out and practice your reading skills with real, trained therapy dogs at the library! Not reading yet? No worries! These dogs love to look at pictures from your favorite book, too!
Grades 3 - 5
Make a Lenape-style clay pot with Debbie Hadley from WILD Jersey.
*Registration is required for all programs; call, stop in or sign up online beginning Thursday, November 2.
Create a festive fall decoration with leaves, glitter, and more!
Registration begins Thursday, November 2 for children Grades 1 and up.
This free seminar covers the history of the SSA and terminology, how suspensions and calculations are made real life examples and case studies and SSA rules and recent changes. Presented by Retirement Income Solutions.
Pride and Prejudice (2005) (PG)
From the Garden of Eden to the Kabbalah Tree of Life a tree has been a symbol or metaphor that represents an individual's nature. A tree drawing provides insights without the restrictions of language, culture or gender barriers. A tree drawing tells one's story and can provide a deeper understanding back to one's roots, strengths, talents, beauty, resilience which can move one forward to branch out to all possibilities.
No artistic ability required-just a desire to have fun.
Facilitator: Roseann Petropoulous
Join Organizing Humorist™ Jamie Novak for a laugh-out-loud funny look at the challenges of clearing clutter. Aside from a laugh or two, you will walk away with tips on how to clean closets, purge paperwork, store the stuff and much, much more! If you are wondering what to keep, what to toss, what to share or sell and where then how to let it go this workshop is not to be missed.
Learn what to keep & toss!
Q&A to follow...
Seating is limited, please call the library at (732) 222-5993 ext 10 to reserve your spot today!
**This program is presented thanks to The Friends of the Monmouth County Library!**
This is an opportunity for attendees to share favorite or original works, followed by discussion or silent reflection, if one chooses. Facilitated by Joe Bove.
Jazz 101 with Jack Livingstone, Library Director Emeritus.
Over the past 44 years, Jack coordinated and has been "sound man" for over 500 Jazz in the Library concerts, at two different locations, for over 150,000 delighted patrons and Jazz lovers. Beginning in 1973 until his retirement in 1992, Jack was also Director for the evolving, award winning County Library System, building new buildings, and adding new branches, before moving on to becoming State Librarian.
All the while, Jack kept bringing Jazz, the original American music style, back to his beloved Monmouth County Library patrons.
Today, join Jack as he shares his extensive knowledge - and a few poignant, funny, inside stories - on Jazz and the Library.
Entrance doors open at 12:30pm. Seats are available on a first come, first-served basis. We request that participants do not hold or reserve seats for others. Library staff reserves a number of seats for a limited time for family/friends of performers.
The artist, Mike Ciccotello, will give a short demonstration of his digital illustration process using an iPad Pro. He will also take questions about his artwork and process. Children are encouraged to attend!
Enjoy a selection of work from his current children‘s literature portfolio. The artists states he is “always striving to capture the magic in the mundane, the emotion in the moment, physical action, and of course, a bit of personality.”
To follow along with his day-to-day drawing, follow his Instagram account, @ciccotello.
Mike Ciccotello received a BFA with a concentration in painting from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. He has fourteen years’ experience in broadcast motion graphics, working at CNN and Fox Business Network. Currently, he is the Art and Design Director at Telos Corporation. His art has been featured on Liquitex.com, CNN, ClothPaperScisors.com, Artists & Makers Magazine, and Industry Magazine, and he has exhibited at Johnson & Johnson Headquarters and the NY Design Center. He is an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Children’s Book Illustrators Group NY, and a contributing member at AllTheWonders.com. Mike is represented by Rachel Orr. Please contact Rachel at email@example.com for more information.
Facebook: The Art of Mike Ciccotello
Fall into Jazz Series presented by Jack Livingstone, Library Director Emeritus
Join us for another tremendous afternoon of favorites, new and old, from indomitable musician and professor, Claudio Roditi. As always, Claudio will introduce our audience to tremendous new talent. Scheduled to join Claudio will be Tomoko Ohno on piano, Marcus McLauren on bass, Samuel Martinelli on drums, and Julien Hucq on alto sax.
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.
Stories for ages 2 to 3 1/2. Siblings welcome.
Directed by Dimitri Martin
Starring Demetri Martin, Kevin Kline, Gillian Jacobs, Rory Scovel, Ginger Gonzaga
A comedy about loss, grief, and the redemptive power of love. Dean is a NY illustrator who falls hard for an LA woman while trying to prevent his father from selling the family home in the wake of his mother's death.
93 minutes; Lionsgate
Create cute Thanksgiving table decorations from real mini pumpkins!
Share a fall story and make a cool picture using noodles!
Registration begins Monday, November 6 for children Grades K-3.
International Short Stories
"The Story of the Lizard Who Had the Habit of Dining on His Wives" by Eduardo H. Galeano (Uruguary)
Part fable, part allegory, this story shows the dangers of predatory behavior. After consuming so many wives, the lizard meets his true love, but it is a case of "be careful what you wish for".
"Jaspal" by Kirpal Singh (Singapore)
"Jaspal" is a short story written by the famous scholarly author, Dr. Kirpal Singh. The story plot begins with the person named Jaspal sitting in a restroom, thinking about his happy-go-lucky childhood memories of India. The story is written in a very light and humorous way, yet touching the very sensitive topic of racism, classicism, and difference in thought between different generations, in Singapore.
Peter Parker tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens with his superhero alter-ego Spider-Man, and must confront a new menace prowling the skies of New York City. Directed by Jon Watts. Starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, and Robert Downey, Jr.
Action/Adventure – 2 hours and 13 minutes.
A comedy about loss, grief, and the redemptive power of love. Dean is a NY illustrator who falls hard for an LA woman while trying to prevent his father from selling the family home in the wake of his mother's death. Directed by Demetri Martin. Starring Demetri Martin, Kevin Kline, and Gillian Jacobs.
Drama/Comedy - 1 hours 34 mins.
Inspector Javert pursues escaped convict Jean Valjean in the years following the French Revolution in this adaption from the Victor Hugo novel.
Starring Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, and Uma Thurmon
The Great War in Film Series: A Year of Films Dedicated to the 100th Aniversary of World War I
Starring:David Biven, Basil Rathbone, and Errol Flynn
Drama, War– 143 minutes
Starring: David Niven, Basil Rathbone, and Errol Flynn.
Practice reading aloud to a certified therapy dog who really listens! Bring your favorite book or borrow one of ours.
Grades K and up. Registration required.
Though Jane Austen's financially strapped parents expect her to marry the nephew of wealthy Lady Gresham, the young woman knows that such a union will destroy her creativity and sense of self-worth. Instead, she becomes involved with Tom Lefroy, a charming but penniless apprentice lawyer who gives her the knowledge of the heart she needs for her future career as a novelist. Stars Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Julie Walters. 120 minutes.
Create a collage and colorful turkey this day before Thanksgiving.
Please bring a yoga mat. All levels are welcome.
Work in groups or with a friend to build your own LEGO structure!
Regsitration begins Monday, November 13 for children ages 4 and up.
Reading Paw Patrol books with Pippin (Cairn Terrier). You may also bring your favorite book.
TRI CHADD NJ is a local affiliate of CHADD Inc. (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and is committed to providing the community with parent support and adults with ADHD group meetings. They provide information on research-based practices, parent support, educational workshops, advocacy opportunities and peer-to-peer, in person meetings that can help families affected by ADHD. This occurs within a comfortable and high acceptance environment of a parent/peer-led group.
Starring: Doris Day, Rex Harrison, Myrna Loy, John Gavin
Directed by: David Miller
In London, a newly-wed American woman's sanity comes into question when she claims to be the victim of a stalker.
A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty. Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. Starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.
Drama - 2 hours 7 mins.
The mysterious gypsy boy Heathcliff, adopted by the Earnshaw family, discovers his soulmate in his stepsister Cathy. But as a man unable to have the love of his life, he seeks vengeance against anyone who comes between them in this adaption from Emily Bronte's classic novel.
Starring Juliette Binoche and Ralph Fiennes
Rural England, 1865. Katherine (Florence Pugh) is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, and his cold, unforgiving family. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband’s estate, a force is unleashed inside her so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Loosely based on the nineteenth century novella "Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District" by Nikolai Leskov, Lady Macbeth is a tragic portrait of a beautiful, determined and merciless young woman seizing her independence in a world dominated by men.
Directed by William Oldroyd
Starring Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton
90 minutes; (c) Roadside Attractions
Everybody is talking about Stranger Things and the the highly anticipated release of Season Two. To celebrate we are hosting an evening of everything fun in the style of Stranger Things. Come dressed up in the 80's syle clothes, play games, have snacks, and be prepared for a Stranger Things Trivia.
Registration is required for the program.
This Workshop will focus on current high school students and their families.
DID YOU KNOW?
Attend this workshop and you will learn…..
Students are also welcome and encouraged to attend!
For Reservations: Call 732-224-1496 or email www.CollegeFundingAssociates.com
De-stress through gentle yoga, breathing and meditation. Experience gentle yoga, learn about the tendencies of the mind, learn some simple yet powerful breathing techniques, experience guided meditation, and learn about the Art of Living Happiness Program. No mats or equipment needed.
Space is limited; please call the library, or go online, to register.
Led by Dhan Goboori, of the Art of Living Foundation
World Cinema (Spain) Movie: Julieta (2016) (PG)
A brokenhearted woman and her daughter suffer in silence over the loss of a husband and father. Based on “Destino”, “Pronto” y “Silencio” (los relatos de Juliet).
Starring: Emma Suarez, Adriana Ugarte, Daniel Grao Drama/Romance 1 hr 39 mins.
Sony Pictures Classics
Down Melody Lane is a musical duo. Lifting the Clouds of War is an interactive-lecture with the audience singing along with the music. Down Melody Lane explores the music of the 1940's, provides many interesting facts about the music and life during WWII, and provides fun while everyone is learning. Presenters are Barry Rosenzweig Down Melody Lane.
Presenters from the World War II Era Studies Institute will present programs at Library Headquarters and Eastern Branch during September and October .
When Elinor Dashwood's father dies, her family's finances are crippled. The Dashwoods move to a cottage in Devonshire where Elinor's sister, Marianne is torn between the handsome John Willoughby and the older Colonel Brandon. Meanwhile, Elinor's romantic hopes with Edward Ferrars are hindered due to his prior engagement. Both Elinor and Marianne strive for love while the circumstances in their lives constantly change. Stars Kate Winslet, Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant. 140 minutes.
The ginger bread boy holds a festive poinsettia fan you'll help him make.
Atka, the Amazing Eskie!
Meet Atka, featured on Animal Planet's Dogs 101, and his canine friends Kutie Kayu and Normal Dog Nuka, who will astound you with their clever tricks!
Free tickets required; space is limited.
Tickets will be available from November 13-22 at the Children's Desk.
Ages 5 and up
Delight is seeing real animals at the library! Learn all about our furry friends in this fun and entertaining show.
An in-depth introduction to the Path to Employment includes a discussion of the emotional impact of job loss and how to move forward. Learn key factors to creating effective career goals and different methods to finding employment. Includes an introduction to navigating the new Career Connections website to 'Plan, Prepare and Succeed' in your job search.
Presented by Monica Johnson, Career Connections navigator
Starring: Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher, Jacob Tremblay
Directed by: Colin Trevorrow
With instructions from her genius son's carefully crafted notebook, a single mother sets out to rescue a young girl from the hands of her abusive stepfather.
Frank has custody of his sister’s child Mary, a precocious seven- year- old who has a remarkable inclination to excel in mathematics. When Frank decides not to allow Mary to follow in the footsteps of her late mother, he is forced into a custody battle with his estranged mother. Drama Starring: Chris Evans, Lindsay Duncan, McKenna Grace, Octavia Spencer Jenny Slate 1 hr. 41 min.
Directed by Leo McCarey
Starring Charles Laughton, Mary Boland, Charlie Ruggles, Zasu Pitts, Roland Young, Leila Hyams
In Paris at the dawn of the 20th century, the Earl of Burnstead (Roland Young) accidentally loses his faithful valet, Ruggles (Charles Laughton), to gauche American rancher Egbert Floud (Charlie Ruggles) in a drunken late-night poker game. Resettled in the Wild West town of Red Gap, Washington, Ruggles' proper bearing leads him to become mistaken for a British aristocrat and military hero, to the potential embarrassment of Egbert's snobbish wife, Effie (Mary Boland).
90 minutes; (c) Universal Studios
A Sofia Coppola film.
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Kirseten Dunst, Colin Farrell, and Elle Fanning.
Drama-- 103 Minutes.
Explore the sun, moon, stars, and planets with What’s out There?…A Planetarium Experience and watch as the library is transported into outer space for the afternoon! Don’t miss this awesome, STARLAB® inflatable planetarium show!
Jane Austen's life in the English Regency Era (1811-1820) has many similarities to the English Victorian Era (1819-1901), but also many differences. Learn about tea, food, fashion and more in these two time periods.
Judith Krall-Russo of TeaFoodHistory.com has studied the fascinating and rich history behind homegrown foods and exotic teas. She shares her knowledge by telling wonderful stories, laced with humor and surprising detail that make us appreciate and have an even greater taste for our New Jersey cuisine. Whether she is telling us about the Jersey tomato, luscious blueberries or her beloved and delightful teas, Judith entertains and inspires her listeners.
No registration is needed to attend this presentation.
You can meet with other Anime/Manga enthusiasts - Japanese Anime art and culture discussed. Join us monthly to watch, discuss and draw anime, and to generally just have fun. Snacks served.
Ages 3-12 and caregivers
Meet Miss Colette of Stoney, the Party Llama, LLC, for an interactive live animal show featuring 16 small, unique critters and enjoy their madcap antics!
Children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
This is your opportunity to get great deals on gently used books, audios, DVD's, music CD's, games, puzzles and more. Check it out!
(Monday, December 11-16, $1 Bag Sale)
Traveling Literary Theater presents Charles Dickens's very own edited version of A Christmas Carol. This version was used by Dickens as he traveled the world presenting his one man reading of the beloved Christmas ghost story. Three professional actors, beautifully costumed, bring to life all the characters you know while reading this one hour version. Come and hear Dickens's own words as Scrooge, a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner accepts the gift of redemption.
Color a picture of the Rainbow Fish for a chance to win free tickets to a production of the "Rainbow Fish" by Marcus Pfister at the Two Rivers Theater in Red Bank.
Storytime and craft for ages 2 to 3 1/2. Siblings welcome.
Storytime for ages 10 to 23 months. Rhymes and playtime. Siblings Welcome.
Taipei, February 28, 1947: As an uprising rocks Taiwan, a young doctor is taken from his newborn daughter by Chinese Nationalists, on charges of speaking out against the government. Although he eventually returns to his family, his arrival is marked by alienation from his loved ones and paranoia among his community. Years later, this troubled past follows his youngest daughter to America, where, as a mother and a wife, she too is forced to decide between what is right and what might save her family—the same choice she witnessed her father make many years before. A stunningly lyrical story of a family and a nation grappling with the nuances of complicity and survival, Green Island raises the question: how far would you go for the ones you love?
This is the story of an almost-love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962 and is rekindled fifty years later in Hollywood.
Using picture books to learn about science for ages 3 1/2 to 5.
Chillbury Ladies’ Choir: A Novel
By Jennifer Ryan
In the early days of World War II, with the men are away fighting, the women of Chilbury village defy the Vicar’s edict to close the choir and instead “carry on singing,” calling themselves the Chilbury Ladies’ Choir. An ensemble story that shuttles from intrigue to romance to the heartbreaking matters of life and death, Ryan’s debut novel illuminates the strength and spirit of the women on the home front.
Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.
Stories and crafts for grades K and Up. Snacks served. Please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.
Holiday Puppet Show presented by Uncle Johns Puppets. All Ages. No registration.
Storytime and a craft for all ages.
Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.
No registration needed.
Come see a muscial puppet show by the Robert Rogers Puppet Company.
No registration or tickets needed.
Lower Level Parking Lot
Please park in the Alexander Drive lot.
If you have a new 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 (iPad 2 and up, iPad Mini).
Jerome Kern concluded that Irving Berlin has no place in American music. He is American music. During Irving Berlin's career he published an estimated 1,500 songs. Marty will discuss how the immigrant from Russia became the classic ragtime to riches story. Irving Berlin's first published song earned him 37 cents. Sit down and listen to the story of one of the greatest songwriters of popular songs; songs like Alexander's Ragtime Band, God Bless America, White Christmas, A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody, Puttin' on the Ritz, and There is No Business Like Show Business.
Marty Schneit, born and bred New Yorker and historian. Marty has lectured at the New York Public Library, National Council of Jewish Women, JCC, The 92nd Street Y, The Health Outreach Program of New York Presbyterian Hospital, Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale and the Ziegfeld Society of New York. The Jewish Braille Institute has recorded Marty's lectures for their audio magazine and lecture series. He typifies pride and passion for the City of New York.
Monday at 4:15 pm
Read your favorite book to Pippin our Cairn Terrier.