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Tuesday January 1, 2019 -  Thursday January 31, 2019 Go To Top
anim_unicorn.png Kids! Baby Bookworms Storytime, Shake Rattle and Read Toddler Storytime, and Preschool Storytime! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 531-5092   
   

Monmouth County Library- Ocean Township Branch 

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, special guests, and more! 

Baby Storytimes – Ages 10 months to 2 years
Mondays from 11:30 am - 12:00pm (No Storytime January 21)
Wenesdays from 9:30 am- 10:00 am

Toddler Storytimes – Ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)
Mondays from 10:30 am - 10:50 am (No Storytime January 21)
Wednesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Preschool Storytime & Craft – Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old
Mondays from 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm (No Storytime January 21)
Wednesdays from 11:30 am - 12:00 am

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_reading.png Kids! StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library Staff   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! 

 Please choose One Session Per Week.
Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:  
Mondays, January 7, 14, 28   from 9:30 - 10:00 am
Tuesdays, January 8, 15, 22, 29  from 10:15 - 10:45 am or 11:00 – 11:30 am
Thursdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31 rom 10:15 – 10:45 am 
 
Toddler Storytimes – Ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)
Mondays, January 7, 14, 28   from 10:15 - 10:35 am
Tuesdays, January 8, 15, 22, 29   from 11:40 am – 12:00 noon
Wednesdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30  from 11:00 – 11:20 am - See December 5 special event, below.
 
Preschool Storytime & Craft – Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old
Mondays, January 7, 14, 28   from 11:00 – 11:30 am
Thursdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31  from 11:00 - 11:30 am or 1:30 – 2:00 pm 
 
Family Storytimes – Ages 2 and up (With Parent/Caregiver)
Mondays, January 14, 28   from 1:30 – 1:50 pm
Wednesdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30   from 1:30 – 1:50 pm
    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday January 2, 2019 -  Thursday January 31, 2019 Go To Top
objects_thread.png Art Exhibit: VYSHYVANKY Embroidery of Ukraine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Display Cases:

VYSHYVANKY Embroidery of Ukraine

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday January 16, 2019 Go To Top
people_meeting.png 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help on probate matters.

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 ext 7336

    Location: Wall Township
 
z_cust_mckids.png 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Kids! Music Together Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids!  Music Together - Babies to 5 years (with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, January 16 at 10:00 am
Enjoy singing, dancing, and playing songs with child-friendly percussion instruments!

    Location: West Long Branch
       
 
people_meeting.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM NhN: Staying Motivated During Your Job Search Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Neighbors helping Neighbors present Guest Speaker: Terry Seamon

Nobody likes being out of work, and a long job search can become a struggle. The challenge, then, is how to keep your energy and your enthusiasm from draining away. In this highly interactive workshop, Terry will facilitate a conversation about ways to stay positive and motivated in the face of rejection, disappointments, and setbacks.   (Before attending, you may read all about Terry's talk here: linkedin.com/pulse/staying-motivated-terrence-h-seamon).

Terrence "Terry" Seamon is an executive transition coach with the Ayers Group as well as a leadership development consultant facilitatior, experienced in working at all levels from C-level to front line. Terry is passionate about developing teams, managing change, and creating more effective leaders and organizations. 

About Neighbors helping Neighbors: 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.

The Monmouth County Library provides meeting space as a community service. The Library does not endorse this event, the speaker, or the organization. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
nat_snowflake.png 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Family Craft: 'Snow fun!' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family Craft-Snow Fun. Families will hear a story and make a craft.   Ages 2 to 5 with an adult.  Registration required.  Parents, please register each child using your phone and email contact info.

    Location: Eastern Branch
    The registration period has ended.
 
rec_playing_cards.png 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (rm 7) 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_book_open.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: The Accomplished Guest: Stories by Ann Beattie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Surprising and revealing, set along the East Coast from Maine to Key West, Ann Beattie’s astutely observed new collection explores unconventional friendships, frustrated loves, mortality, and aging.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_gclef.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Charlie's Band Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Join us for an hour of live music by Charlie's Band featuring a variety of musicians, instruments, and song selections from the Great American Songbook as well as some smooth jazz and Latin sounds. Take a mid-week break with us at the library.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: Skyscraper (2018) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-264-7164   
   

A security expert's family is trapped in a burning 225 story skyscraper by criminals. Directed by Rawson Marshal Thuirber. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell and Chin Han.

Action/Adventure/Thriller - 1 hour 42 minutes (C) Universal Pictures

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Afternoon at the Movies:Crazy Rich Asians (2018) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

A native New Yorker, Rachel Chu, accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young, to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time, but nervous about meeting Nick's family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. It turns out that he is not only the scion of one of the country's wealthiest families but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. Starring Constance Wu and Henry Golding.

(C) Warner Brothers.120 minutes

    Location: Colts Neck
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objects_pencil.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Canceled: Art for Adults: Spring Isn't Far Away! (rm 4/5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Unfortunately, This Program has been Canceled.  Please check back for the next scheduled Program.
 
 
While the weather outside may be frightful,  Spring is only a few week away! Join our winter Art for Adult Class to paint this delightful reminder of Spring!
As with all our Art for Adult classes, you supply the creativity and Artist Julie Farel supplies the designs and materials, without charge.  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!
Registration Opens on Wednesday, January 2 at 9am. To register, please click on the reservation box below, or call HQ Reference Staff: 732 431 7220 x7222.  
In case of inclement weather, please check the Library's website at MonmouthCountyLib.org
    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has ended.
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM International Movie: un Traductor (2018) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7222   
   

Based on a true story. In the wake of the Chernobyl Nuclear disaster, Malin, a Russian literature professor at the University of Havana, is sent to translate for the Soviet children who have been brought to Cuba for medical treatment. While adapting to this emotionally demanding job, the Berlin Wall falls and a deep economic crisis hits the island. Now Malin must find a way to put the fractured pieces of his life back together and become a better person along the way. Directed by Rodrigo Barriuso and Sebastian Barriuso. Starring Rodrigo Santoro, Maricel Alvarez and Milda Gecaite.

(C) Film Movement - 1 hour and 47 minutes

Spanish and Russian with English subtitles.

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_beading.png 3:15 PM  -  4:00 PM TWEENS! Paper Bead Jewelry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Use recycled magazine paper to make beautiful and colorful bead bangles or necklaces. Make one for yourself or to give to a friend.

 
Grades 3 and up. No registration required.
    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
ent_projector.png 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Afterschool Adventures - Films of Brave Girls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage Afterschool Adventures- Films about Brave girls!  'Amazing Grace' , 'Brave Irene'. No registration required.

Grades Kindergarten and up.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
z_cust_mckids.png 4:00 PM Move and Groove to Hip-Hop Dance! - Ages 5 and up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! Move and Groove to Hip-Hop Dance! - Ages 5 and up
Wednesday, January 16 at 4:00 pm
If you love to dance, join us for a fun introduction
to the art of hip-hop dance with instructor
Miss Mare from Miss Mare's All About Dance studio!

    Location: West Long Branch
       
 
anim_dog.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Read to Peaches, our Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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

Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves.

All Ages

Registration Required

 

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
anim_dog.png 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Read to the Dogs! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Please choose ONE session. No registration needed.

Session 1 from 4:00 - 4:25 pm

Session 2 from 4:35 - 5:00 pm

Come in and read a favorite story to a canine friend.  The dogs will love listening to you! 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_dog.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Read to a Therapy Dog! - ages 4 and up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

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! SPACE IS LIMITED, ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa

    Location: Ocean Township
       
 
rec_skiing.png 4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Grades K and Up. Snacks served. Please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

January 2 – Rainforest Animals – Craft. The great tropical rain forest of the Amazon Basin has a tremendous diversity of life. Have students discover this diversity by creating an alphabetic Amazon animal mural. Related activity: reading shelves by author A to Z.

January 9 – Bird Day – Craft. Dig right in and explore bird nests with a bird sensory bin. Children will love to pretend that their birds are nesting, search for worms, and run their fingers through the bird seed. Related activity: touch and feel books.

January 16 – Penguins – Storytime. Penguins huddle to keep warm. They rotate from the outside to the inside to share the warmth evenly among the group. Children will rotate from the outside of the huddle to the inside and back out again. Related activity: finding books in the library.

January 23 – Melting Snow - Storytime. Understanding of liquid and solids. Using a glass full of snow. We will learn about the melting and freezing point. After about 5 minutes the snow should be melted. Let them observe the chnage in the snow and its new temperature. 
If it is not snowing that day we will use crushed ice instead of snow. (Ice cubes take too long to melt) Related activity: finding science books in the library.

    Location: Howell
 
nat_rose.png 6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Lost and Found: Beyond Bereavement Workshop (rm 4/5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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, support facilitator, may  provide an opportunity to share experiences, feelings and new ideas for moving forward, Beyond Bereavement.

Open and free for all to attend.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM International Movie: un Traductor (2018) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7222   
   

Based on a true story. In the wake of the Chernobyl Nuclear disaster, Malin, a Russian literature professor at the University of Havana, is sent to translate for the Soviet children who have been brought to Cuba for medical treatment. While adapting to this emotionally demanding job, the Berlin Wall falls and a deep economic crisis hits the island. Now Malin must find a way to put the fractured pieces of his life back together and become a better person along the way. Directed by Rodrigo Barriuso and Sebastian Barriuso. Starring Rodrigo Santoro, Maricel Alvarez and Milda Gecaite.

(C) Film Movement - 1 hour and 47 minutes

Spanish and Russian with English subtitles.

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_reading.png 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 on Wednesday evenings, January 9 through April 3rd, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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Thursday January 17, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:30 am sessions for absolute beginners.  More experienced play begins at 10:30. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
people_mother_baby.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and crafts for all ages.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_open.png 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Howell Library Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

At the center of this 1940 masterpiece is the deaf-mute John Singer, who becomes the confidant for various types of misfits in a Georgia mill town during the 1930s. Each one yearns for escape from small town life. When Singer's mute companion goes insane, Singer moves into the Kelly house, where Mick Kelly, the book's heroine (and loosely based on McCullers), finds solace in her music. Wonderfully attuned to the spiritual isolation that underlies the human condition, and with a deft sense for racial tensions in the South, McCullers spins a haunting, unforgettable story that gives voice to the rejected, the forgotten, and the mistreated—and, through Mick Kelly, gives voice to the quiet, intensely personal search for beauty.

Copies of the book are available at the Howell Library's circulation desk.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_open.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Thursday Morning Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431-7220 X7222   
   

Alice Network by 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  story of courage and redemption.

 

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_yoga.png 11:00 AM Chair Yoga with Dawn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Dawn Dayton is a certified yoga teacher who specializes in gentle beginner yoga and believes yoga is for everyone.

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
nat_snowman.png 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Preschool Craft: Dress-up Snowman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Children will listen to a story and then make a craft.  Ages 3 1/2 to 5.  Registration  required.  Parents, please register 

each child using your email and phone contact info. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
    The registration period has ended.
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie:The Children Act (Rated R) (2018) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference STaff    732 536 9406   
   

A child’s fate lies in the hands of a high court Judge who must make a life-or-death decision. Directed by Richard Eyre. Starring Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Ben Chaplin, Fionn Whitehead and Rupert Vansittart.

Drama - 1 hour, 45 minutes (C)A24 Films

 
 
    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) R Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Starring: Justin Theroux, Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon

Directed by: Susanna Fogel

Two women unwittingly become entangled in an international conspiracy when one of the women discovers the boyfriend who dumped her was actually a spy.

(C)Lionsgate 117 minutes

 

    Location: Howell
 
rec_yarn.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Bayshore Hooks and Needles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join the fun while helping others. Items will go to local charities and hospitals. Bring a crochet hook or knitting needles. Yarn donations are always appreciated.

All skill levels welcome.

    Location: Hazlet
 
people_meeting.png 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-728-1331   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_yoga.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Calm & Go Yoga with Sharon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Yoga creates a sense of peace as we move our bodies into a beautiful slow flow sequence leading to a meditation. Join us as Sharon Calder, a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance, teaches you the ability to gain the union between movement and breath. You will feel inspired and energized, along with a sense of calmness and peace. 

Please bring a yoga mat, water bottle and small towel. 

Registration is required as each session can only hold 10 participants. Please call the library at 732-431-5656, stop in to reserve your slot or register below. If you cannot make the session we ask that you call the library to cancel so we may fill your spot with someone on the waitlist. 

 

  

    Location: Colts Neck
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classic Movie: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Alfred L. Werker

Starring Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Ida Lupino, George Zucco

Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) and Dr. Watson (Nigel Bruce) square off against their archenemy, Professor Moriarty (George Zucco), who has designs on the Tower of London's Crown Jewels. As a perfect distraction from Moriarty's schemes, Holmes and Watson are contacted by a woman (Ida Lupino) who claims that her family is in danger after her brother receives the same warning message her father got 10 years ago -- just before he was brutally murdered.

85 minutes; (c) Twentieth Century Fox

    Location: Eastern Branch
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ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Historical Film Series CROSS-OVER Event: City Streets(1931) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-531-5089   
   

A Year Long Film Series Depicting America's Era of Prohibition - REGULARLY ON TUESDAYS, Once a Month.

A joint endevour co-sponsored by The Township of Ocean Historical Museum & the Ocean Township Branch of the Monmouth County Library.

A shooting gallery showman joins a gang in order to free his girlfriend, a feared racketeer's daughter, from prison. What will this chivilary lead The Kid to?

Starring: Gary Cooper, Sylvia Sidney, and Guy Kibbee

Crime/Drama/Film-Noir–83 minutes  (C) Paramount Pictures

 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_book.png 3:00 PM Wall Book Club: Wright Brothers by David McCullough Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

The dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright.

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
nat_snowflake.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Coffee Filter Snowflake Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-229-2626   
   

Ages 4 and up. Listen to winter stories and create a beautiful coffee filter snowflake. Registration required; call, stop in or sign up online http://bit.ly/ 1U702RS beginning January 3. 

    Location: Oceanport
    The registration period has ended.
 
rec_lego_logo.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! LEGO Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Join us for an afternoon of construction and creativity!

All ages

Registration requested

    Location: Allentown
       
 
misc_none.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Visit from the ATA Martial Arts School Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join Angelica as she introduces Taekwondo to the group! She will talk about how it helps promote self confidence and focus!

Registration is required beginning Thursday, January 3 for Grades K-5

    Location: Marlboro
    The registration period has ended.
 
ent_projector.png 6:15 PM  -  8:00 PM Historical Film Series CROSS-OVER Event: City Streets(1931) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5089   
   

A Year Long Film Series Depicting America's Era of Prohibition - REGULARLY ON TUESDAYS, Once A Month.

A joint endevour co-sponsored by The Township of Ocean Historical Museum & the Ocean Township Branch of the Monmouth County Library.

A shooting gallery showman joins a gang in order to free his girlfriend, a feared racketeer's daughter, from prison. What will this chivilary lead The Kid to?

Starring: Gary Cooper, Sylvia Sidney, and Guy Kibbee

Crime/Drama/Film-Noir–83 minutes  (C) Paramount Pictures

 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Classic Movie: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Alfred L. Werker

Starring Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Ida Lupino, George Zucco

Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) and Dr. Watson (Nigel Bruce) square off against their archenemy, Professor Moriarty (George Zucco), who has designs on the Tower of London's Crown Jewels. As a perfect distraction from Moriarty's schemes, Holmes and Watson are contacted by a woman (Ida Lupino) who claims that her family is in danger after her brother receives the same warning message her father got 10 years ago -- just before he was brutally murdered.

85 minutes; (c) Twentieth Century Fox

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_knitting.png 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting (Rm 7) 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 and Camille Scala. (Meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of every month when the library is open.) 

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Stranger in the Woods Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Many people dream of escaping modern life. Most will never act on it—but in 1986, twenty-year-old Christopher Knight did just that when he left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the woods. He would not have a conversation with another person for the next twenty-seven years. 
 
Drawing on extensive interviews with Knight himself, journalist Michael Finkel shows how Knight lived in a tent in a secluded encampment, developing ingenious ways to store provisions and stave off frostbite during the winters. A former alarm technician, he stealthily broke into nearby cottages for food, books, and supplies, taking only what he needed but sowing unease in a community plagued by his mysterious burglaries. Since returning to the world, he has faced unique challenges—and compelled us to reexamine our assumptions about what makes a good life. By turns riveting and thought-provoking, The Stranger in the Woods gives us a deeply moving portrait of a man determined to live his own way.

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

 

    Location: Colts Neck
Friday January 18, 2019 Go To Top
lib_writing_book.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Jersey Job Club: Top Notch Resumes I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The use of branding, marketing yourself, and the importance of having a competent resume is discussed. Participants will see the advantages and disadvantages of different resume formats, and review the basic elements of an effective resume and cover letter. 

Presented by the Career Connections staff 

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_knitting.png 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM The Castoffs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Castoffs knitters will meet the first, second and third Fridays this month.

    Location: Howell
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Saturday January 19, 2019 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open.

Please check the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_sale.png 10:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Friends of the Colts Neck Library Mini Book Sale (lower level) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Colts Neck Friends of the Library  Mini Book Sale

            Saturday, January 19th, 2019    10:30am – 1:30pm 

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         Cash or checks only ($25 minimum when writing a check)

                                      ~Scanner fee~ $5

                               FOR $5 FILL A BAG OF BOOKS

                                     (Bags will be provided)

    Location: Colts Neck
 
anim_paw.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kids! Family Fun Saturday: Zoo Jersey Animal show and guest Reader Renee Becker Swartz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family fun Saturday; Zoo Jersey and Guest reader Renee Becker Swartz.  Ages 3 and up. Come enjoy a supervised, hands-on experience with a unique, one-of-a kind entourage of uncommon animals! Discover their amazing adaptations and behaviors, too.  Library Commisson Chair Renee Becker Swart will kick off the event with a reading of Wild About Books by Judy Sierra! Refreshments will be served after the show. NOTE! Please advise us of any food allergy.  Free Admission By Ticket Only!  Tickets may be picked up in person only starting Wednesday, January 2.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
objects_bucket_mop.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM New Year, No Clutter: Featuring Jamie Novak Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us as Jamie Novak, author and organizing humorist presents "New Year, No Clutter". If you have trouble letting go, then this is the program for you! Come enjoy a few laughs and learn how to have a clutter-free New Year. You'll walk away with a plan to overcome common obstacles to getting organized--like keeping clothes you think you’ll wear, holding onto treasures, and saving items “just in case” you need them someday, just to name a few.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
elect_robot.png 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Tweens! Learn to Code With Mirobot - a six week program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library Staff   732-431-7220x7226   
   

TWEENS!  Learn to Code with Mirobot - Work in teams to build a small robot and program it using the popular coding language, Scratch, guided by Ashni Kapadia of Project Spark. No programming experience necessary! 

Grades 5-7

January 12, 19, 26, & February 2, 9, 16 

Please plan to attend all sessions. Bring your own laptop and charger or request to use one from the Library.  

Registration is Required, Limited and begins January 1, in-person, by phone or online:  

    Location: Headquarters
       
Monday January 21, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We urge everyone to spend this MLK Day of Service empowering others and strengthening our community.

 

    Location: All Branches
Tuesday January 22, 2019 Go To Top
food_meal.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales / An Adult Short Story Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Join us to discuss selections taken from Stories From the Kitchen (Edited by Diana Secker Tesdell) which is a one-of-a-kind anthology of classic tales showcasing the culinary arts from across the centuries and around the world.

These richly varied selections offer tastes as decadent as caviar and as humble as cherry pie.

"Love and Oysters" by Charles Dickens

Call ahead for a copy of the story which can by obtained at the Programming office in the Library Headquarters Manalapan. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_snowman.png 1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Toddler Stories & Craft: Melting Snowmen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)

Don’t wait till it’s too warm.  Craft a snowman that can melt and rebuild right before your eyes.  

No Registration Required.

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: A Simple Favor (2018) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 X7222   
   

Stephanie is a single mother with a parenting vlog who befriends Emily, a super-secretive upper-class woman, who has a child at the same elementary school as Stephanie's son. When Emily goes missing, Stephanie decides to investigate and find out the truth about Emily. Directed by Paul Feig. Starring Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively and Henry Golding.

Crime/Drama/Mystery/Thriller - 2 hours (C) Lionsgate

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_video_camera.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Overboard (2018)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

When a spoiled heir wakes up with amnesia, a struggling single mother pretends to be his wife to get payback for him unjustly firing her.

Directed by Rob Greenberg. Starring Eugenio Derbez, Anna Faris, and Eva Longoria

Comedy/Romance - 112 minutes - (C)Lionsgate 

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
holiday_balloons.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Balloon Bonk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Don’t let your balloons hit the floor after assembling an indoor tennis set!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
nat_snowflake.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

    Location: Howell
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ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:50 PM Independent Movie: Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Drew Goddard

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Dakota Johnson, Cailee Spaeny, Jeff Bridges, Jon Hamm, Nick Offerman

The El Royale is run-down hotel that sits on the border between California and Nevada. It soon becomes a seedy battleground when seven strangers -- a cleric, a soul singer, a traveling salesman, two sisters, the manager and the mysterious Billy Lee -- converge on a fateful night for one last shot at redemption before everything goes wrong.

141 min.; (c) Twentieth Century Fox

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_writing_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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 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
 
people_talking.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Run by Literacy Volunteers of America--Monmouth County Tutors. For adults 18 years and older. No children, please.

    Location: Ocean Township
Wednesday January 23, 2019 Go To Top
people_meeting.png 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help on probate matters.

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 ext 7336

    Location: Wall Township
 
people_meeting.png 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_playing_cards.png 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm ) 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_book_hand.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Short & Sweet : A Short Story Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner (1930)

The story begins with the recounting of when Miss Emily Gierson died, and how the whole town went to her funeral.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: Damsel (2018) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Referenct Staff   732-264-7164   
   

An affluent 1870's pioneer ventures across America to marry the love of his life. The journey becomes trecherous for the group making it difficult to distinguish hero, villain, and damsel. Directed by David and Nathan Zellner. Starring Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska and David Zellner.

Comedy/Drama/Western - 1 hour 53 minutes (C)Magnolia Pictures

    Location: Hazlet
 
anim_squirrel.png 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Afterschool Adventures: NUTS! It's Squirrel Appreciation Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage adventures- NUTS! It's squirrel appreciation day!  It's a surprise!  Grades K and up. Registration required.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
z_cust_mckids.png 4:00 PM Kids! Snowman Rocks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! Snowman Rocks - Ages 5 and up
Wednesday, January 23 at 4:00 pm
Rock snowmen are “snow adorable” to make. All supplies included.

    Location: West Long Branch
       
 
rec_lego_logo.png 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!

All Ages

Registration Required

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
nat_moon_stars.png 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Simple Marshmallow Astronomy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Recommended for ages 4 to 8

Learn about the constellations, then make some yummy versions with mini-marshmallows and pretzel sticks! 

Space is limited; registration required beginning Tuesday, January 8. 

    Location: Wall Township
   
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objects_hammer.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Afternoon Activities!: Marshmallow Building Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Grades K and Up

What can you build out of marshmallows and toothpicks; join the fun to find out. 

*Space is limited; register for each program in-person, by phone, or online

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
nat_snowflake.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Polar Bear Puppets! - Ages 4 and up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Take a trip to the Arctic with winter stories and furry, polar bear puppet-making. SPACE IS LIMITED, ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa

    Location: Ocean Township
       
 
rec_skiing.png 4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Grades K and Up. Snacks served. Please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

January 2 – Rainforest Animals – Craft. The great tropical rain forest of the Amazon Basin has a tremendous diversity of life. Have students discover this diversity by creating an alphabetic Amazon animal mural. Related activity: reading shelves by author A to Z.

January 9 – Bird Day – Craft. Dig right in and explore bird nests with a bird sensory bin. Children will love to pretend that their birds are nesting, search for worms, and run their fingers through the bird seed. Related activity: touch and feel books.

January 16 – Penguins – Storytime. Penguins huddle to keep warm. They rotate from the outside to the inside to share the warmth evenly among the group. Children will rotate from the outside of the huddle to the inside and back out again. Related activity: finding books in the library.

January 23 – Melting Snow - Storytime. Understanding of liquid and solids. Using a glass full of snow. We will learn about the melting and freezing point. After about 5 minutes the snow should have melted. Let them observe the change in the snow and its new temperature. 
If it is not snowing that day we will use crushed ice instead of snow. (Ice cubes take too long to melt) Related activity: finding science books in the library.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_reading.png 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 on Wednesday evenings, January 9 through April 3rd, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_open.png 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 the fourth Wednesday of every month that the library is open.  Copies of the books are supplied by the library. 

Please join us for this month's selection:    Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast.

    Location: Howell
Thursday January 24, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 4:15 AM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Make Your Own Snow Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Celebrate the season reading a winter story followed by making some snow!

*Shaving cream and baking soda will be used. Please let the librarian know of any allergies your child may have.

Registration is required beginning Thursday, January 10 for Grades PreK and up

    Location: Marlboro
       
 
rec_playing_cards.png 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:30 am sessions for absolute beginners.  More experienced play begins at 10:30. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
people_mother_baby.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and crafts for all ages.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book.png 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bookbites/A Book Club For Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry.  But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details.  One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country's most eligible bachelor.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: The Rider (Rated R) (2018) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-536-9406   
   

 A young cowboy searches for a new identity and the meaning of manhood after suffering an injury. Directed by Chloe Zhao. Starring Brady Jandreau, Mooney and Tim Janreau.

Drama/Western - 1 hour, 44 minutes (C)Sony Pictures Classics 

 

 
 
    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Crazy Rich Asians (2018) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Starring:  Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh

Directed by: Jon M. Chu

This contemporary romantic comedy follows native New Yorker, Rachel Chu, to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family.

(C)Warner Bros. 120 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Afternoons at the Movies: A Simple Favor (2018)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference @   732-531-5092   
   

After her mysterious friend disappears, a cheerful mom gets sucked into the tangled life of a beautiful upper-class parent.

Starring:  Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, and Henry Golding.

Comedy/Crime/Drama--117 minutes.

(C) Lions Gate Films, Inc.

    Location: Ocean Township
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ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Classic Movie: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Frank Capra

Starring James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold

When the idealistic young Jefferson Smith (James Stewart) winds up appointed to the United States Senate, he gains the mentorship of Senator Joseph Paine (Claude Rains). However, Paine isn't as noble as his reputation would indicate, and he becomes involved in a scheme to discredit Smith, who wants to build a boys' campsite where a more lucrative project could go. Determined to stand up against Paine and his corrupt peers, Smith takes his case to the Senate floor.

129 minutes; (c) Columbia Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
anim_beaver.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Groundhog Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Create a burrow for your little groundhog and maybe he will see his shadow.

A picture book story will explain this special holiday.

All ages

Registration requested

    Location: Allentown
       
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Classic Movie: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Frank Capra

Starring James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold

When the idealistic young Jefferson Smith (James Stewart) winds up appointed to the United States Senate, he gains the mentorship of Senator Joseph Paine (Claude Rains). However, Paine isn't as noble as his reputation would indicate, and he becomes involved in a scheme to discredit Smith, who wants to build a boys' campsite where a more lucrative project could go. Determined to stand up against Paine and his corrupt peers, Smith takes his case to the Senate floor.

129 minutes; (c) Columbia Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday January 25, 2019 Go To Top
rec_mahjong.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday January 26, 2019 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open.

Please check the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_robot.png 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Tweens! Learn to Code With Mirobot - a six week program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library Staff   732-431-7220x7226   
   

TWEENS!  Learn to Code with Mirobot - Work in teams to build a small robot and program it using the popular coding language, Scratch, guided by Ashni Kapadia of Project Spark. No programming experience necessary! 

Grades 5-7

January 12, 19, 26, & February 2, 9, 16 

Please plan to attend all sessions. Bring your own laptop and charger or request to use one from the Library.  

Registration is Required, Limited and begins January 1, in-person, by phone or online:  

    Location: Headquarters
       
Sunday January 27, 2019 Go To Top
ent_guitar.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Meet The Weeklings! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 X7222   
   

The Weeklings are America's most unique tribute to the music and inspiration of The Beatles, performing explosive renditions of Beatles classics, uniquely arranged Beatles nuggets, plus brilliant Beatles-inspired power-pop originals. 

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 January 28, 2019 Go To Top
nat_snowman.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and songs for ages 2-3 1/2. Siblings welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
anim_panda.png 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and song for ages 10-23 months. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
rec_playing_cards.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Want to play Bridge? Come and join other groups in the meeting room.

Participants need to know how to play the game, and game sets will be provided.

    Location: Wall Township
 
symbols_letters.png 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Fizzing Letters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Ages 3 - 5

Registration begins December 17; call, stop in or sign up online.

    Location: Holmdel
       
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: Operation Finale (2018) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Chris Weitz

Starring Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, Lior Raz, Melanie Laurent, Nick Kroll

Fifteen years after the end of World War II, a team of top-secret Israeli agents travels to Argentina to track down Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi officer who masterminded the transportation logistics that brought millions of innocent Jews to their deaths in concentration camps. Hoping to sneak him out of the country to stand trial, agent Peter Malkin soon finds himself playing a deadly game of cat and mouse with the notorious war criminal.

122 minutes; (C) Universal Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
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symbols_letters.png 2:15 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids! Fizzing Letters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Ages 3 - 5

Registration begins December 17; call, stop in or sign up online.

    Location: Holmdel
       
 
misc_none.png 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! LEGO Storytime Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Enjoy a seasonal story favorite and make your own  creation!

    Location: Marlboro
 
anim_dog.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! READ to the Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Grades K and up

RWFF! is back and the dogs are eager to hear more tail-wagging adventures!

Registration required.  Call, stop in or sign up online.

    Location: Holmdel
       
 
nat_water_drop.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Tweens! Dry Ice Capades Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Tweens will be introduced to the scientific concepts of phase changes and states of matter. They will witness the phenomenon of sublimation as we demonstrate the unique properties of dry ice and the spectacular “smoke” it creates.  The tweens will learn that dry ice is really frozen carbon dioxide and will experience the Mad Science burp, a display of bubbling potions and, finally, a thrilling grand finale.

 

    Location: Howell
 
elect_keyboard.png 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Girls Who Code (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-946-4118   
   

Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change

the image of what a programmer looks like and does. In this four part series we will focus on learning HTML

(HTML is the language used to create webpages) and listen to inspiring guest speakers who are working in the Technology field.

Registration is required. Please bring along a laptop for the program.

    Location: Holmdel
       
 
rec_playing_cards.png 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7) 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
 
food_apple.png 6:30 PM How Stress Affects Your Nutrition and Overall Health Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Constant daily stress can lead to health problems and nutrient depletions.  Jeanette Kimszal, registered Dietitian Nutritionist, will discuss when your body is physically under stress the nutrient depletion that may occur, and what you can do to correct it.

Monmouth County Library provides meeting space as a community service.  The Library does not endorse this event, or the speaker(s), or the organization.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: Operation Finale (2018) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Chris Weitz

Starring Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, Lior Raz, Melanie Laurent, Nick Kroll

Fifteen years after the end of World War II, a team of top-secret Israeli agents travels to Argentina to track down Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi officer who masterminded the transportation logistics that brought millions of innocent Jews to their deaths in concentration camps. Hoping to sneak him out of the country to stand trial, agent Peter Malkin soon finds himself playing a deadly game of cat and mouse with the notorious war criminal.

122 minutes; (C) Universal Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 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 7:00 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

We are also looking for Volunteers who would like to help facilitate the meetings.  If interested, please contact Kim Avagliano at the library, 732-683-8980.  

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
people_meeting.png 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 and confidential counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month.

An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241

Monmouth County Library provides meeting space as a community service.  The Library does not endorse this event, or the speaker(s), or the organization.

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_yoga.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Yoga for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Take steps toward vibrant health and freeing your mind from everyday stress. Learn about breath, vibration, concentration and movement in this relaxing and uplifting class.

Steven Russell, of Becoming Sound, is a certified teacher of Dharma Yoga, has studied with Sri Dharma Mittra in NYC, and has been practicing yoga for many years. He welcomes all levels from beginner to experienced yogis.

This program is for Adults, Ages 18 and older.

Classes are scheduled on Monday, Jan 7;  Monday, Jan 14 and Monday, Jan 28, beginning at 7pm. 

 Please bring a mat or towel to class.  No registration necessary; we will accomodate as many attendees as possible. 

In case of inclement weather, please visit the Library's webpage for information: www.MonmouthCountyLib.org

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_writing_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM English Conversation Beginners Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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
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Tuesday January 29, 2019 Go To Top
elect_video_camera.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Adrift (2018)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A couple sailing across the Pacific get caught in a storm. After falling unconscious, one of them awakes and begins a determined fight for their survival.

Directed by Baltasar Kormakur. Starring Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin, and Jeffrey Thomas

Action/Adventure/Romance - 112minutes - (C)STX Entertainment

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Operation Finale (2018) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 X7222   
   

A team of secret agents sets out to track down the Nazi officer who masterminded the Holocaust. Directed by Chris Weitz. Starring Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley and Melanie Laurent.

Biography/Drama/History/Thriller - 2 hours, 3 minutes (C) MGM

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

    Location: Headquarters
 
objects_hammer.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Topsy Turvy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Turn your world around and around after constructing a spinning top!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
nat_snowflake.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Movie: Bad Reputation (2018) (Documentary) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Kevin Kerslake

Cast: Miley Cyrus, Michael J. Fox, Joan Jett, Debbie Harry, Billie Joe Armstrong, Kathleen Hanna, Rodney Bingenheimer

A journey through Joan Jett's life and career, from her early years as founder of "The Runaways" and first collaborations with Kenny Laguna to her status as rock icon. (Documentary) 

93 min.; (c) Magnolia Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_writing_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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 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
 
people_talking.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Run by Literacy Volunteers of America--Monmouth County Tutors. For adults 18 years and older. No children, please.

    Location: Ocean Township
Wednesday January 30, 2019 Go To Top
people_meeting.png 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help on probate matters.

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 ext 7336

    Location: Wall Township
 
people_meeting.png 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_playing_cards.png 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: Ocean's Eight (2018) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

Debbie Ocean and her all female crew attempt a nearly impossible heist at the annual Met Gala in New York City. Directed by Gary Ross. Starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway.

Action/Comedy/Crime - 1 hour 50 minutes (C)Warner Bros.

    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_skiing.png 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Afterschool Adventures: Bunny Slopes-Everything You Need For Skiing! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage Adventures- Bunny Slopes - Everything You Need For Skiing!  Story and craft. Grades Kindergarten and up.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
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z_cust_mckids.png 4:00 PM Kids! Kids Read to Therapy Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! Kids Read to Therapy Dogs! - Grades K and up
Wednesday, January 30 at 4:00 pm
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend
by reading aloud to a therapy dog.
Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves

    Location: West Long Branch
 
anim_beaver.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! This Little Groundhog Needs a Home Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Create a burrow for your little groundhog and maybe he will see his shadow!

We'll read stories that will explain Groundhogs Day.

All Ages

Registration Required

 

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
objects_paintbrush.png 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Puffy Paint Pictures Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Recommended for ages 3 to 6

Get creative with some puffy paint!

Space is limited; registration required beginning Tuesday, January 15. 

    Location: Wall Township
       
 
nat_snowflake.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Afternoon Activities!: Indoor Snowballs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Grades K and Up

We are making snowballs… for indoor fun. 

*Space is limited; register for each program in-person, by phone, or online

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
people_cool_sunglasses.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! LEGO® Storytime – Ages 4 and up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Come for a story or two followed by free-building with LEGO® bricks. SPACE IS LIMITED, ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa

 

 

    Location: Ocean Township
       
 
rec_lego_logo.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! LEGO Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Read a book, disccus it, and make a LEGO® creation.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_reading.png 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 on Wednesday evenings, January 9 through April 3rd, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday January 31, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:30 am sessions for absolute beginners.  More experienced play begins at 10:30. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
people_mother_baby.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and crafts for all ages.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie Juliet, Naked (Rated R) (2018) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-536-9406   
   

After breaking up with her boyfriend, a woman meets the eccentric rocker her ex was obsessed with. Directed by Jesse Peretz. Starring Ethan Hawke, Rose Byrne, Chris O’Dowd, Megan Dodd and Jimmy O. Yang.

Drama/Comedy/Music- 1 hour, 37 minutes (C)Lions Gate Films Inc.

 
    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: Juliet, Naked (2018) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Starring: Chris O'Dowd, Rose Byrne, Kitty O'Beirne

Directed by: Jesse Peretz

Annie, the long suffering girfriend of Duncan, has an unlikely transatlantic romance with a once revered, now faded, singer-songwriter, who also happens to be the subject of Duncan's musical obsession.

(C)Lionsgate 97 minutes

 

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Classic Movie: Another Thin Man (1939) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by W.S. Van Dyke

Starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, Virginia Grey, Otto Kreuger, C. Aubrey Smith, Ruth Hussey
 
In this third film in the "Thin Man" series based on characters created by mystery writer Dashiell Hammett, retired detective Nick Charles (William Powell) and his wife, Nora (Myrna Loy), accept an invitation to visit family friend Col. Burr MacFay (C. Aubrey Smith) at his Long Island, N.Y., estate.Soon after arriving with their new son, Nick Jr., and family dog Asta in tow, MacFay is murdered, and the Charles family must unravel a mystery that may implicate the most unlikely of suspects.

103 minutes; (c) MGM

    Location: Eastern Branch
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ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Afternoon at the Movies: Operation Finale (2018)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference @   732-531-5092   
   

A cinematic adaptation of how a group of Israeli secret operatives arrested SS officer Adolf Eichmann in 1961, the man who masterminded the "Final Solution".

Starring:  Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, Lior Raz, Melaie Laurent, and Nick Kroll.

Biography/ Drama/ History--122 minutes.

(C) Universal Pictures

    Location: Ocean Township
 
anim_dog.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Read to a Therapy Dog! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Fine tune your reading skills by demonstrating how well you can read!

Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves.

All ages

Registration requested

    Location: Allentown
 
anim_dog.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Read to Spice Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-229-2626   
   

Ages 3 and up. Ring in the new year with our therapy dog Spice! If you are reading, bring a book from home or choose one of ours. If you are not yet reading, tell Spice a story or talk about the pictures in a book. Registration begins January 17. Call, stop in or sign up online http://bit.ly//1U702RS

    Location: Oceanport
    Registration will begin on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
misc_none.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Bubble Wrap Winter Trees Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to a winter story and print with bubble wrap!

No registration needed for Grades PreK-3

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie: Another Thin Man (1939) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by W.S. Van Dyke

Starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, Virginia Grey, Otto Kreuger, C. Aubrey Smith, Ruth Hussey
 
In this third film in the "Thin Man" series based on characters created by mystery writer Dashiell Hammett, retired detective Nick Charles (William Powell) and his wife, Nora (Myrna Loy), accept an invitation to visit family friend Col. Burr MacFay (C. Aubrey Smith) at his Long Island, N.Y., estate.Soon after arriving with their new son, Nick Jr., and family dog Asta in tow, MacFay is murdered, and the Charles family must unravel a mystery that may implicate the most unlikely of suspects.

103 minutes; (c) MGM

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday February 1, 2019 -  Thursday February 28, 2019 Go To Top
anim_unicorn.png Kids! Baby Bookworms Storytime, Shake Rattle and Read Toddler Storytime, and Preschool Storytime! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 531-5092   
   

Monmouth County Library- Ocean Township Branch 

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, special guests, and more! 

Baby Storytimes – Ages 10 months to 2 years
Mondays
 from 11:30 am - 12:00pm (No Storytime February 18)
Wenesdays from 9:30 am- 10:00 am

Toddler Storytimes – Ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)
Mondays from 10:30 am - 10:50 am (No Storytime February 18)
Wednesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Preschool Storytime & Craft – Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old
Mondays from 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm (No Storytime February 18)
Wednesdays from 11:30 am - 12:00 am
 

    Location: Ocean Township
Friday February 1, 2019 Go To Top
lib_writing.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM First Friday for Seniors: Updating Important Documents Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

We often say, "everything will be okay, my spouse and/or children know what I want."  But we don't live in a perfect world and things may not turn out the way we envision.  Learn what important documents you should have, and should keep updated, such as a Will, Power of Attorney, Living Will and Healthcare Proxy, so that your wishes are known and your loved ones protected.   Get all of your questions answered.

Presented by Paul R. Daniele, Esq., of Daniele, Law, LLC.  Mr. Daniele has been practicing law in NJ since 1967.  He sat as a Judge in Newark for 27 years and was the first judge to be awarded the Newark Peace Prize in 1991.  Mr. Daniele is a member of the Elder Law Section of the New Jersey Bar Association and a member of Lawyers with a Purpose, a national organization that deals with estate planning.  

No registration is needed to attend this meeting. 

Monmouth County Library provides meeting space as a community service.  The Library does not endorse this event, the speaker, or the organization.  

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_knitting.png 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM The Castoffs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Meets the first three Fridays of the month that the library is open

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
 
ent_anime.png 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Anime Club (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

"Animaniacs" is an Anime Club open to teens that share a passion for anime, manga and Japanese culture.  This club

is for teens who like to get together to watch anime series/movies, eat snacks and enjoy drawing and reading manga.

Registration is required.

 

    Location: Headquarters
       
Saturday February 2, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Take Your Child to the Library Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Take Your Child to the Library Weekend - All ages welcome.  Saturday February 2, and Sunday, February 3.

Drop by and make a craft! No registration required.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
elect_camera.png 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Take Your Child to the Library Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Take Your Child to the Library Day, all day, Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Howell Public Library. DIY Selfie Photo Opt. Save a memory to your smartphone. Get a library card, read books, and check out even more books, audios, and dvds.

 Your family and friends will love crowding around the library’s kid size medieval props.  So Rally up your family and friends and choose from the many medieval snapshot-worthy picks! 

Please LIKE and FOLLOW our social media pages, especially Instagram and Facebook. One address for all social media:  @MonCoLibrary  Share your Selfie!

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

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

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open.

Please check the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday February 2, 2019 -  Saturday May 18, 2019 Go To Top
people_group.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM English Conversation Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

To join the program as a student or volunteer as a tutor, please fill out a registration form at the Atlantic Highlands Library front desk. For additional information, you can contact the AH Library at 732 291-1956.  Both students and tutors are required to attend an orientation session (date to be announced later) prior to being accepted into the program.

Time commitment:

English-in-Action Conversations will take place in the Atlantic Highlands Library (100 1st Avenue, Atlantic Highlands, NJ) from 10:00 am ET to 11:30 am ET on specific Saturdays. The Spring 2019 session will run from February to May. The Fall 2019 session will begin in September. You must register separately for each session and commit to taking part in all 8 classes. 

The dates for the Spring 2019 session are: Feb 2, Feb 23, March 9, March 23, April 13, April 27, May 4, May 18 (8 classes). 

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
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elect_robot.png 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Tweens! Learn to Code With Mirobot - a six week program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library Staff   732-431-7220x7226   
   

TWEENS!  Learn to Code with Mirobot - Work in teams to build a small robot and program it using the popular coding language, Scratch, guided by Ashni Kapadia of Project Spark. No programming experience necessary! 

Grades 5-7

January 12, 19, 26, & February 2, 9, 16 

Please plan to attend all sessions. Bring your own laptop and charger or request to use one from the Library.  

Registration is Required, Limited and begins January 1, in-person, by phone or online:  

    Location: Headquarters
       
Sunday February 3, 2019 Go To Top
lib_building.png 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Take Your Child to the Library Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Take Your Child to the Library Day.  All ages welcome. Drop by and make a craft.  No registration required.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_conductor.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Sensational Sounds! by Colts Neck Community Band Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 X7222   
   

Sensational Sounds!

Enjoy the tremendous musical energy only offered by a band with over 50 performers!  The Colts Neck Community Band will celebrate  a diverse and  memorable  repertoire from show tunes to patriotic, Classical to Pop, featuring a special selectionto  salute Leonard Bernstein. 

This group of talented area musicians has been hailed as one of the finest concert bands in the state of New Jersey.  The band is under the guidance of Musical Director Kelly Tyma. Conductors are Mel Chayette, Don Swinchoski, and Eric Robertshaw.

This Concert is co-sponsored by Gary Matoren,  in memory of his daughter Debbie Lynn Matoren.

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.

Video recording is not allowed during this concert. Thank you.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday February 4, 2019 -  Saturday April 13, 2019 Go To Top
symbols_dollar_sign.png AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866 941 8188   
   

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program, helps low-to moderate-income taxpayers by assisting with tax services and ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions. This service is available free to taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older.

Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

This year, certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started. Please see documentation list (below) or on the Library flyers.

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open),

beginning Monday,  February 4, 2019 through Saturday, April 13, 2019.

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm     Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm       Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon  

Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

If you need Tax Forms:  Tax forms can be downloaded via the State of New Jersey and IRS websites. For assistance, please stop by the Reference Desk at any branch. Printing fees apply for tax forms printed at the library.

Website for State of NJ forms :   http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/forms.shtml

Website for IRS forms : http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/

Here is a listing of Required Forms AARP Tax-Aide volunteer preparers need taxpayers to bring in order to prepare their return. There may be others if the taxpayer has a unique situation, but these are the most common.

Please bring Identification:
  • Social Security Card or other official document from SSA with Social Security number and full name. This is required for the taxpayer, spouse (if joint return) and all dependents.
  • Drivers license or other government photo ID for the taxpayer and spouse (if joint return)
  • A check (may be blank or canceled) is required if you are requesting direct deposit of your refund.
Please bring Tax Forms and Supporting Records:
  • Copy of last years tax return 
  • W-2 for each employer and end of year check stub from employment
  • Unemployment Compensation Statement (NJ no longer mails this so the taxpayer needs to print it out online)
  • SSA-1099 if paid Social Security Benefits
  • All 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-DIV, 1099-B, etc) and documentation showing original purchase price of any assets sold
  • 1099-MISC showing miscellaneous income
  • 1099-R for any payments from a pension, annuity or retirement account
  • All forms relating to federal income tax paid
  • Dependent Care Provider information (including SS# of provider)
  • Supporting records if itemizing deductions (property tax, mortgage interest, medical expenses, charitable deductions, Homestead rebates, PTR rebates etc.) Please bring PTR blue book, if you participate. 
Please bring Affordable Care Act Documentation Requirements: 

If the taxpayer, spouse (if joint) and/or any person who could be claimed as a dependent did not have health insurance for the entire year, or if insurance was provided through the Healthcare Marketplace/Exchange, you will need the following:
  • A month by month listing showing for each person on the return, which months they had insurance and which months they were uninsured
  • Information to determine if the reason the person was not insured qualifies for an exemption
  • Exemption Certificate Number (ECN) if an exemption was granted by the Healthcare Marketplace/Exchange
  • Form 1095-A (sent automatically if insurance was purchased through the Healthcare Marketplace/Exchange)
  • If insurance was offered by an employer, but was refused, we will need the cost of the insurance for both individual coverage and family coverage
  • Income information (includes AGI, exempt interest, and untaxed social security) for each dependent listed on the return who meets has a requirement to file a return.
    Location: Eastern Branch
Monday February 4, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 9:15 AM  -  8:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program, helps low-to moderate-income taxpayers by assisting with tax services and ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions. This service is available free to taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older.

Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open), beginning Monday, February 4 through Saturday, April 13, 2019. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm    Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm   Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon   Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

(End times represent the last time when a tax return will be started)

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
nat_poppy.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Storytime for ages 2 - 3 1/2. Stories, songs and crafts.

    Location: Howell
 
holiday_hearts.png 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories, nursery rhymes, and songs for Ages 10-23 months. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
rec_mahjong.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mahjongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Meets every Monday the library is open from 1:00-4:00 pm.  Bring your game and join us!

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
Monday February 4, 2019 -  Friday April 12, 2019 Go To Top
people_meeting.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-449-8877   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only.  There is no pre-registration.  

A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open.

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 4; their last date is Friday April 12

Mondays: 1pm to 4pm                       Tuesdays: 1pm to 4pm                   Fridays: 1pm to 4pm

Please bring Identification, tax forms and supporting records, see website or library flyers for a list of required items.

If you need Tax Forms: Tax forms can be downloaded via the State of New Jersey and IRS websites.  For assistance, please stop by the Reference Desk at any branch.  Printing fees apply for tax forms printed at the library.

    Location: Wall Township
Monday February 4, 2019 Go To Top
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM New Release Movie: First Man (PG-13) (2018) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Damien Chazelle

Starring Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke 

A look at the life of the astronaut Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.  On the heels of their six-time Academy Award®-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost—on Armstrong and on the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in history.

141 minutes; (c) Universal Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
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elect_keyboard.png 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Girls Who Code (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-946-4118   
   

Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change

the image of what a programmer looks like and does. In this four part series we will focus on learning HTML

(HTML is the language used to create webpages) and listen to inspiring guest speakers who are working in the Technology field.

Registration is required. Please bring along a laptop for the program.

    Location: Holmdel
       
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM New Release Movie: First Man (PG-13) (2018) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Damien Chazelle

Starring Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke 

A look at the life of the astronaut Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.  On the heels of their six-time Academy Award®-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost—on Armstrong and on the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in history.

141 minutes; (c) Universal Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 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 7:00 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

We are also looking for Volunteers who would like to help facilitate the meetings.  If interested, please contact Kim Avagliano at the library, 732-683-8980.  

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
people_meeting.png 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 and confidential counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month.

An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241

Monmouth County Library provides meeting space as a community service.  The Library does not endorse this event, or the speaker(s), or the organization.

    Location: Wall Township
 
lib_writing_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM English Conversation Beginners Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday February 5, 2019 Go To Top
lib_book.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Lillian Boxfish Takes A Walk by Kathleen Rooney Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

She took 1930s New York by storm, working her way up writing copy for R.H. Macy’s to become the highest paid advertising woman in the country. It was a job that, she says, “in some ways saved my life, and in other ways ruined it.”

Now it’s the last night of 1984 and Lillian, 85 years old but just as sharp and savvy as ever, is on her way to a party. It’s chilly enough out for her mink coat and Manhattan is grittier now—her son keeps warning her about a subway vigilante on the prowl—but the quick-tongued poetess has never been one to scare easily. On a walk that takes her over 10 miles around the city, she meets bartenders, bodega clerks, security guards, criminals, children, parents, and parents-to-be, while reviewing a life of excitement and adversity, passion and heartbreak, illuminating all the ways New York has changed—and has not.

A love letter to city life in all its guts and grandeur, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney paints a portrait of a remarkable woman across the canvas of a changing America: from the Jazz Age to the onset of the AIDS epidemic; the Great Depression to the birth of hip-hop.

Lillian figures she might as well take her time. For now, after all, the night is still young.

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

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_projector.png 10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM New Release Movie: Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption; before everything goes to hell. Directed by Drew Goddard. Starring Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm and Chris Hemsworth.

Crime/Drama/Mystery/Thriller – 2 hours, 21 minutes (C)20th Century Fox

We thanks the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_snowflake.png 1:15 PM  -  1:45 PM Kids! Snowy Day Story and Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to a story and make your own snowy day themed craft!

No registration for ages 3 and up

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: The Wife (2017)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Joan Castleman is a still-striking beauty with impeccable credentials, the perfect alpha wife. Forty years spent sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to fan the flames of her husband Joe and his skyrocketing literary career. Ignoring his infidelities and excuses because of his 'art' with grace and humor. She has reached her breaking point. On the eve of Joe's Nobel Prize for Literature, Joan's coup de grace is to confront the biggest sacrifice of her life and secret of his career. Directed by Bjorn Runge. Starring Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce and Max Irons.

Drama – 1 hour, 40 minutes (C)Sony Pictures Classics

We thank the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_open.png 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Book discussion of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.

The story of a quirky yet lonely woman whose social misunderstandings and deeply ingrained routines could be changed forever--if she can bear to confront the secrets she has avoided all her life. But if she does, she'll learn that she, too, is capable of finding friendship--and even love--after all.

Copies of book available at Circulation Desk.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_none.png 4:15 PM Kids! I am Special- This is Me! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join us for stories and make a self portrait collage craft! Registration is required for all programs - call, stop in, or sign-up online at http:// bit.ly/HazletKids

Grades K and up

    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_lego_logo.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! LEGO ® Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-864-7164   
   

Create LEGO® designs based on this month's theme: When I Grow Up! LEGO® bricks will be provided by the library.

Grades K and up.  Registration is required . 

    Location: Hazlet
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objects_crayon.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release: Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-72220x7222   
   
Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption; before everything goes to hell. Directed by Drew Goddard. Starring Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm and Chris Hemsworth.

Crime/Drama/Mystery/Thriller – 2 hours, 21 minutes (C)20th Century Fox

We thanks the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_writing_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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 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
 
people_talking.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Run by Literacy Volunteers of America--Monmouth County Tutors. For adults 18 years and older. No children, please.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
rec_yoga.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM De-Stress Through Yoga, Breathing and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   
Learn to De-Stress through gentle yoga, breathing & meditation:

•Experience gentle yoga
•Learn about the tendencies of our mind
•Learn some simple yet powerful breathing-techniques
•Experience a guided meditation
•Learn about the 'Art of Living Happiness Program'

 No mats or equipment needed.

Space is limited; please call the library or register below. 

Led by Dhan Goboori, of the Art of Living Foundation

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 19 spaces available.
Wednesday February 6, 2019 Go To Top
people_meeting.png 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help on probate matters.

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 ext 7336

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

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

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

Our Souls at Night by Ken Haruf

In Holt, Colorado, widower Louis Waters is initially thrown when the widowed Addie Moore suggests that they spend time together, in bed, to stave off loneliness, but soon they are exchanging confidences and memories.

 

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  8:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program, helps low-to moderate-income taxpayers by assisting with tax services and ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions. This service is available free to taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older.

Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open), beginning Monday, February 4 through Saturday, April 13, 2019. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm    Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm   Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon   Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

(End times represent the last time when a tax return will be started)

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: Christopher Robin (2018) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend, Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him rediscover the joy of life. Stars Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael. 1 hour 44 minutes. 

(C)Walt Disney

    Location: Hazlet
 
people_smiley.png 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Afterschool Adventures - I Am Special - This is Me! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Afterschool Adventures - I Am Special - This is Me!  Grades Kindergarten and up. Make a self portrait collage. Registration required online. Parents please register each child using your email and phone contact info.

    Location: Eastern Branch
    Registration will begin on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
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anim_dragon.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Chinese New Year Dragon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Make the dragon and hear a story about the holiday

All Ages

Registration Required

    Location: Colts Neck
    The registration period has ended.
 
food_pot.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Giraffe In My Soup! - Ages 4 and up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 531-5092   
   

We'll start with a reading of local author Ross Burach's Giraffe in My Soup, then we'll keep warm by crafting our own pretend soup creations with a twist.

SPACE IS LIMITED, ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa

    Location: Ocean Township
       
 
anim_dragon.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

February 6 - New Year Dragon - Craft. Colorful dragons to celebrate the Chinese New Year

February 13 - Valentine's Day - Craft Fun and engaging Valentines for your loved ones beautiful and memorable

February 20 - President's Day - Craft Cute and fun;easy and educational Abe Lincoln and George Washington 

    Location: Howell
 
lib_reading.png 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 on Wednesday evenings, January 9 through April 3rd, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
z_cust_mcteen.png 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Advisory Board (TAB): Join In! (Rm 4/5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

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. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
z_cust_mcteen.png 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Advisory Board (TAB): Join In! (Rm 4/5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

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. 

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday February 7, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 9:15 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program, helps low-to moderate-income taxpayers by assisting with tax services and ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions. This service is available free to taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older.

Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open), beginning Monday, February 4 through Saturday, April 13, 2019. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm    Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm   Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon   Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

(End times represent the last time when a tax return will be started)

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_playing_cards.png 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:30 am sessions for absolute beginners.  More experienced play begins at 10:30. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_sale.png 10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM Book Collection Drop-off Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Ocean Township Friends of the Library will be holding a Book Collection Drop-off Day to accept gently used adult and childrens books and DVDs from 10-6.   Rain Date will be February 21 from 10-6.

Examples of items not accepted include: textbooks, encyclopedias or dated reference materials, magazines, items in poor condition, 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
objects_teddy_bear.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and crafts for all ages.

    Location: Howell
 
rec_yoga.png 11:00 AM Chair Yoga with Dawn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Dawn Dayton is a certified yoga teacher who specializes in gentle beginner yoga and believes yoga is for everyone. 

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie The Wife (Rated R) (2017) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

The wife of an American novelist questions her life choices when her husband wins the Nobel Prize for literature. Starring:Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce and Max Irons.

Drama - 1 hour, 40 minutes (C)Sony Pictures Classics 

 

    Location: Marlboro
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ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: The Wife (R)(2017) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Starring:  Glenn Close, Christian Slater, Max Irons

Directed by:  Bjorn Runge

 A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

(C)Sony Picture Classics - 100 minutes.

    Location: Howell
 
rec_yarn.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Bayshore Hooks and Needles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join the fun while helping others. Items will go to local charities and hospitals. Bring a crochet hook or knitting needles. Yarn donations are always appreciated.

All skill levels welcome.

    Location: Hazlet
 
people_meeting.png 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session (Rm 7) 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_projector.png 2:00 PM Movie: Selma (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Honoring Black History Month

Civil-rights activists march from Selma, Ala., to Montgomery to secure voting rights for African Americans in this docudrama, which focuses on the actions of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Starring David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tom Wilkinson, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Alessandro Nivola.

128 minutes (C)20th Century Fox

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classic Movie: Midnight Mary (1933) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by William A. Wellman

Starring Loretta Young, Franchot Tone, Ricardo Cortez

Penniless and with a checkered past, Mary (Loretta Young) falls in with the crooked Leo (Ricardo Cortez), who uses the unwitting young woman as a pawn in his crimes. Lovestruck lawyer Tom (Franchot Tone) helps Mary go straight, but a jealous Leo comes after the attorney in a murderous rage. Mary, in order to save Tom, is forced to gun down Leo. She is then put on trial, but, afraid of mixing Tom up in the sordid case, she refuses to mention his involvement, which could seal her fate.

74 minutes; (C) MGM

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Afternoon at the Movies: The Wife (2017)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference @   732-531-5092   
   

Joan Castleman is a still-striking beauty with impeccable credentials, the perfect alpha wife. Forty years spent sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to fan the flames of her husband Joe and his skyrocketing literary career. Ignoring his infidelities and excuses because of his 'art' with grace and humor. She has reached her breaking point. On the eve of Joe's Nobel Prize for Literature, Joan's coup de grace is to confront the biggest sacrifice of her life and secret of his career.

Starring: Glenn Close, Christian Slater, Max Irons and Elizabeth McGovern. 1 hour, 44 minutes. (C) Sony Pictures

    Location: Ocean Township
 
anim_dragon.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Chinese New Year Dragon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Chinese New Year Dragon

Make the dragon and hear a story about the holiday

All Ages

Registration Requested

    Location: Allentown
       
 
rec_lego_logo.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! LEGO® Storytime Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

All Ages

Come in from the cold and join the fun as you listen to a story or two and free build with LEGO® bricks.

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_hearts.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Valentine Craft with David Udovic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join local children's illustrator, David Udovic to make a pop down craft using creative drawing, coloring and gluing!

Registration begins Thursday, January 17 for children Grades K-5

    Location: Marlboro
    Registration will begin on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 12:00 AM     
 
symbols_handshake.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Volunteering - Doorway to Employment Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220   
   

Many opportunities exist for volunteer work, and it is a proven way to open doors to paid employment.  Also, volunteering

offers a unique opportunity to expand your network.  This workshop will discuss growing your network and skills, career

exploration, benefits to your resume, maximizing your time and where to volunteer.

This program is for Adults & Teens.

This program is made possible through a grant from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Classic Movie: Midnight Mary (1933) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by William A. Wellman

Starring Loretta Young, Franchot Tone, Ricardo Cortez

Penniless and with a checkered past, Mary (Loretta Young) falls in with the crooked Leo (Ricardo Cortez), who uses the unwitting young woman as a pawn in his crimes. Lovestruck lawyer Tom (Franchot Tone) helps Mary go straight, but a jealous Leo comes after the attorney in a murderous rage. Mary, in order to save Tom, is forced to gun down Leo. She is then put on trial, but, afraid of mixing Tom up in the sordid case, she refuses to mention his involvement, which could seal her fate.

74 minutes; (C) MGM

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_knitting.png 6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting (Rm 7) 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 and Camille Scala. (Meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of every month when the library is open.) 

 
    Location: Headquarters
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lib_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Lillian Boxfish Takes A Walk by Kathleen Rooney Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

She took 1930s New York by storm, working her way up writing copy for R.H. Macy’s to become the highest paid advertising woman in the country. It was a job that, she says, “in some ways saved my life, and in other ways ruined it.”

Now it’s the last night of 1984 and Lillian, 85 years old but just as sharp and savvy as ever, is on her way to a party. It’s chilly enough out for her mink coat and Manhattan is grittier now—her son keeps warning her about a subway vigilante on the prowl—but the quick-tongued poetess has never been one to scare easily. On a walk that takes her over 10 miles around the city, she meets bartenders, bodega clerks, security guards, criminals, children, parents, and parents-to-be, while reviewing a life of excitement and adversity, passion and heartbreak, illuminating all the ways New York has changed—and has not.

A love letter to city life in all its guts and grandeur, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney paints a portrait of a remarkable woman across the canvas of a changing America: from the Jazz Age to the onset of the AIDS epidemic; the Great Depression to the birth of hip-hop.

Lillian figures she might as well take her time. For now, after all, the night is still young.

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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misc_none.png 9:15 AM  -  12:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program, helps low-to moderate-income taxpayers by assisting with tax services and ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions. This service is available free to taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older.

Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open), beginning Monday, February 4 through Saturday, April 13, 2019. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm    Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm   Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon   Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

(End times represent the last time when a tax return will be started)

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_knitting.png 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM The Castoffs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Meets the first three Fridays of the month that the library is open.

Contact: 732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
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misc_none.png 9:15 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program, helps low-to moderate-income taxpayers by assisting with tax services and ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions. This service is available free to taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older.

Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open), beginning Monday, February 4 through Saturday, April 13, 2019. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm    Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm   Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon   Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

(End times represent the last time when a tax return will be started)

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_writing.png 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Monmouth Writer's Critique Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Monmouth Writer’s Critique Group meets the second Saturday of every month the library is open.  Useful feedback is shared during a series of critique sessions.  If you would like to share your own work for constructive feedback, see www.monmouthwriters.com for details of what to expect, as well as format/printing instructions.  Priority will be given to those who follow the straightforward submission guidelines.

Any questions contact Rick:  rkelsten@gmail.com

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
 
rec_yoga.png 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Restorative Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this eight-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from February 9 through March 30.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced as we move through the winter months.    

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion.   It is recommended to BYOM (bring your own mat), however some spare mats will be available for those who may not have them. 

Space is limited; Registration is required for each session you plan to attend.

This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Monmouth County Library. 

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

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

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open.

Please check the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
z_cust_mcteen.png 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Happy Hobby Day (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Having a hobby that we enjoy brings us joy and enriches our lives.  It gives us something fun to do during our leisure time and affords us the opportunity to learn new skills. What is your hobby?  Hobbies can be of any kind such as: card collecting, geocaching, rock collecting, painting, photography, crocheting, comic book collecting,  snowglobes, bottles, and and so much more. Display, talk and inspire other teens with your specific hobby.

Registration is required - instructions to participate: 

To participate in this event please send an email to vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org with the following information: name, age, grade, description of your hobby, any requirements needed. We will email you back with participation confirmation once we have reviewed all your information. 

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
holiday_hearts.png 2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM A Valentine's Day Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732*-938-2300   
   

Join us as Rhythm 'N Sound, a trio of entertainers, perform love songs selected from the classic standards to doo-wop, rock 'n roll, classic rock and Motown. You'll find yourself singing and dancing along with these romantic tunes from the '40s through the '80s!

 

    Location: Howell
 
elect_robot.png 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Tweens! Learn to Code With Mirobot - a six week program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library Staff   732-431-7220x7226   
   

TWEENS!  Learn to Code with Mirobot - Work in teams to build a small robot and program it using the popular coding language, Scratch, guided by Ashni Kapadia of Project Spark. No programming experience necessary! 

Grades 5-7

January 12, 19, 26, & February 2, 9, 16 

Please plan to attend all sessions. Bring your own laptop and charger or request to use one from the Library.  

Registration is Required, Limited and begins January 1, in-person, by phone or online:  

    Location: Headquarters
       
Monday February 11, 2019 Go To Top
holiday_hearts.png Kids! Valentine's Day Storytime and Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join us for some seasonal favorites, followed by some creative crafts!

No registration needed. For ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver.

    Location: Marlboro
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misc_none.png 9:15 AM  -  8:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program, helps low-to moderate-income taxpayers by assisting with tax services and ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions. This service is available free to taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older.

Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open), beginning Monday, February 4 through Saturday, April 13, 2019. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm    Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm   Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon   Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

(End times represent the last time when a tax return will be started)

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
nat_poppy.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Storytime for ages 2 - 3 1/2. Stories, songs and crafts.

    Location: Howell
 
holiday_hearts.png 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories, nursery rhymes, and songs for Ages 10-23 months. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
rec_mahjong.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mahjongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Meets every Monday the library is open from 1:00-4:00 pm.  Bring your game and join us!

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
 
food_cookies.png 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Cookie Decorating Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Have some fun and decorate some cookies for someone special!

Please alert us of any allergies your child may have.   Registration begins January 24 for Grades PreK-5

    Location: Marlboro
    Registration will begin on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 12:00 AM     
 
elect_keyboard.png 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Girls Who Code (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-946-4118   
   

Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change

the image of what a programmer looks like and does. In this four part series we will focus on learning HTML

(HTML is the language used to create webpages) and listen to inspiring guest speakers who are working in the Technology field.

Registration is required. Please bring along a laptop for the program.

    Location: Holmdel
       
 
lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 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 7:00 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

We are also looking for Volunteers who would like to help facilitate the meetings.  If interested, please contact Kim Avagliano at the library, 732-683-8980.  

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
people_meeting.png 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 and confidential counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month.

An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241

Monmouth County Library provides meeting space as a community service.  The Library does not endorse this event, or the speaker(s), or the organization.

    Location: Wall Township
 
lib_writing_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM English Conversation Beginners Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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
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rec_playing_cards.png 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Learn to play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Come learn to play bridge!

9:30 for absolute beginners. More experienced play begins at 10:30

Taught by Pat Guadagno. Class meets every Tuesday.

No registration required.

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_none.png 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Library Commission Meeting Today at Headquarters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-72220x7222   
   

Library Commission meetings are the second Tuesday of the month.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 11:00 am; Headquarters

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 11:00 am; Eastern Branch

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 11:00 am; Headquarters

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 11:00 am; Eastern Branch

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 11:00 am; Headquarters

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 11:00 am; Eastern Branch

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 11:00 am; Headquarters

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 11:00 am; Easterm Branch

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 11:00 am; Headquarters

    Location: All Branches
 
food_cookies.png 1:15 PM  -  1:45 PM Kids! Cookie Decorating Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Enjoy some Valentine's Day favorites, followed by some extra special cookie and card decorating!

 

No registration for ages 3 and up with parent/caregiver

    Location: Marlboro
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ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie: The Old Man and the Gun (2018)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker's escape from San Quentin, at the age of 70. The escape enchanted the public and confounded the authorities. Detective John Hunt became captivated with Forrest's commitment to his craft. Directed by David Lowry. Starring Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek and Casey Affleck.

Comedy/Crime/Drama – 1 hour, 33 minutes (C)Fox Searchlight Pictures

We thank the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_hearts.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Chocolate Valentines Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Come read with us, learn about the origins of chocolate. Discover delicious Valentine chocolate candies. Please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies. 

    Location: Howell
 
anim_dog.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Paws for Reading - Read to a therapy Dog! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Paws for Reading - Read to a Therapy dog. Grades K and up. Come 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. Registration

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
    Registration will begin on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
lib_writing_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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 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
 
people_talking.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Run by Literacy Volunteers of America--Monmouth County Tutors. For adults 18 years and older. No children, please.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_projector.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Film: The Old Man & the Gun (2018) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by: David Lowery

Starring: Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek, Casey Affleck, Danny Glover, Tom Waits

Announced as his final performance, Robert Redford stars in this playful biographical crime drama based on Forrest Tucker's real-life escapades. Having spent most of his life in and out of prison Forrest Tucker (Redford), now in his seventies, is not ready to retire from his life of crime. Tucker uses his charm and the subtle hint that he is armed with a gun, also aided by his accomplices (Danny Glover and Tom Waits), to carry out a series of daring bank robberies. As Detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck) comes closer to bringing Tucker to justice he cannot help but be captivated by the methods of the charismatic old man. 

94 minutes; Fox Searchlight Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
Wednesday February 13, 2019 Go To Top
holiday_hearts.png Kids! Valentine's Day Storytime and Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join us for some seasonal favorites, followed by some creative crafts!

No registration needed. For ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver.

    Location: Marlboro
 
people_meeting.png 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help on probate matters.

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 ext 7336

    Location: Wall Township
 
people_meeting.png 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_writing_book.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Jersey Job Club: Top Notch Resumes II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Top Notch Resumes II

Your resume is your opportunity to make a statement and lasting impression on the person or committee hiring for a specific position.  Learn tips to help ensure your resume highlights your qualifications and skills, as well as how to produce the most effective cover letter, which can be equally as important.  

Presented by the Career Connections staff 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
holiday_hearts.png 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Family Craft - I Love You Beary Much! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family Craft - I Love You Beary Much for Valentines Day.  Parents and children will hear a story than make a craft.

Registration online ages 2 and up with parent or caregiver.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
    Registration will begin on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
rec_playing_cards.png 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
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misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  8:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program, helps low-to moderate-income taxpayers by assisting with tax services and ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions. This service is available free to taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older.

Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open), beginning Monday, February 4 through Saturday, April 13, 2019. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm    Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm   Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon   Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

(End times represent the last time when a tax return will be started)

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: God Bless the Broken Road (2018) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A financially struggling widow meets a race car driver while grieving the loss of her husband. Stars Lindsay Pulsipher, Jordin Sparks, LaDainian Tomlinson. 1 hour 51 minutes. (C)Freestyle Releasing

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
people_meeting.png 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Friends of the Howell Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Friends of the Howell Library meet once a month to discuss ways to help support our township library and how to raise money to fulfill its needs.  Please join us!

Contact:  fohlinc@gmail.com or call 732-938-2300

 

    Location: Howell
 
holiday_hearts.png 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Afterschool Adventures - DIY Rainbow Heart Wreath Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Afterschool Adventures - DIY Rainbow Heart Wreath Craft. Grades Kindergarten and up. Registration required.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
    Registration will begin on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
holiday_hearts.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Happy Valentine's Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Create a pretty valentine for someone you love!

All Ages

Registration Required

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
holiday_hearts.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Oh Valentine! - Ages 4 and up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 531-5092   
   

Roses are red, violets are blue; visit the library and make a valentine or two.

SPACE IS LIMITED, ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa

    Location: Ocean Township
       
 
anim_dragon.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

February 6 - New Year Dragon - Colorful dragon craft to celebrate the Chinese New Year

February 13 - Valentine's Day - Craft Fun and engaging Valentines for your loved ones that are beautiful and memorable

February 20 - President's Day - Cute and fun craft; easy and educational Abe Lincoln and George Washington 

    Location: Howell
 
holiday_hearts.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM For the Love of Food Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library    732-946-4118   
   

In time for Valentine's Day, discover the ways in which food and love are intertwined. Join us as we explore myths and facts about chocolate, honey, and some historic romantic foods that just might surprise you.  Vanessa Young, founder of Thirsty Radish, will discuss the art and science of romantic meals and provide inspiration for creating your own. Vanessa is a writer, recipe developer, poet and educator focused on the intersection of food and culture. 

    Location: Holmdel
 
lib_reading.png 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 on Wednesday evenings, January 9 through April 3rd, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday February 14, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 9:15 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program, helps low-to moderate-income taxpayers by assisting with tax services and ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions. This service is available free to taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older.

Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open), beginning Monday, February 4 through Saturday, April 13, 2019. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm    Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm   Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon   Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

(End times represent the last time when a tax return will be started)

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_playing_cards.png 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:30 am sessions for absolute beginners.  More experienced play begins at 10:30. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
objects_teddy_bear.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and crafts for all ages.

    Location: Howell
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holiday_hearts.png 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Preschool Craft- Doggone it, I Love You! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Preschool craft: Doggone it, I love You.  Ages 31/2 - 5.  Registration online. Children will hear a story and than make a craft.

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
    Registration will begin on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: Movie: The Children Act (2017)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Starring:  Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead

Directed by:  Richard Eyre

As her marriage crumbles, a judge must decide a case involving a teenage boy who is refusing a blood transfusion on religious principle.

105 minutes - (C)A24

    Location: Howell
 
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  3:05 PM Movie: Operation Finale (2018) (Rated PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Fifteen years after the end of World War II, a group of Israeli secret agents launches a daring top-secret raid to capture the infamous Adolf  Eichmann, who had been reported dead following Nazi Germany's collapse, but was living and working in Argentina under an assumed identity. Starring: Oscar Isaac, BenKingsley, Lior Raz, Melanie Laurent, and Nick Kroll. 

Biography/ Drama/History - 2 hours, 2 minutes - (C)Universal Pictures

 
    Location: Marlboro
 
holiday_hearts.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Best Love Songs of 50s and 60s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Join us and warm up as the  live singing duo, Peas & Carrots, offer some of the Best Love Songs for our favorite people - YOU! 

With hits from Elvis, Simon & Garfunkle, sprinkled with a little doowop, and some country like Johnny Cash and Conway Twitty. This Valentine's Concert is perfect for everyone.

This concert is free for all to attend.  Doors will open at 1:30pm. While the Library may reserve some seats for friends and family of the band, we request that patrons and attendees do not save seats.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classic Movie: Love Affair (1939) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Leo McCarey

Starring Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer, Maria Ouspenskaya

Engaged ladies' man Michel Marnet (Charles Boyer) encounters spoken-for singer Terry McKay (Irene Dunne) aboard a transatlantic cruise, where sparks fly and a romance ensues. Once they reach New York, Michel and Terry agree to go back to their significant others, then meet atop the Empire State Building in six months, when both are free to pursue their affair. Though a tragic accident forestalls their reunion, Terry and Michel still hold out hope for a chance to rekindle their true love.

88 minutes; (C) RKO Radio Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:25 PM Afternoon at the Movies: The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference @   732-531-5092   
   

Audrey and Morgan are best friends who unwittingly become entangled in an international conspiracy when one of the women discovers the boyfriend who dumped her was actually a spy.

Starring: Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Justin Theroux

Comedy-- 117 minutes

(C) Lionsgate

    Location: Ocean Township
 
holiday_hearts.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Happy Valentine's Day! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Create a valentine for someone you love!

All Ages

Registration Requested

    Location: Allentown
       
 
food_cookies.png 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Cookie Decorating Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Have some fun and decorate some cookies for someone special!

Please alert us of any allergies your child may have.   Registration begins January 24 for Grades PreK-5

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Classic Movie: Love Affair (1939) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Leo McCarey

Starring Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer, Maria Ouspenskaya

Engaged ladies' man Michel Marnet (Charles Boyer) encounters spoken-for singer Terry McKay (Irene Dunne) aboard a transatlantic cruise, where sparks fly and a romance ensues. Once they reach New York, Michel and Terry agree to go back to their significant others, then meet atop the Empire State Building in six months, when both are free to pursue their affair. Though a tragic accident forestalls their reunion, Terry and Michel still hold out hope for a chance to rekindle their true love.

88 minutes; (C) RKO Radio Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
objects_sword.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER TV & Book Series Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

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.

We are  reading Drums of Autumn..  Please check with our Circulation staff as a limited number of books are available.

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Friday February 15, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 9:15 AM  -  12:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program, helps low-to moderate-income taxpayers by assisting with tax services and ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions. This service is available free to taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older.

Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open), beginning Monday, February 4 through Saturday, April 13, 2019. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm    Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm   Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon   Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

(End times represent the last time when a tax return will be started)

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
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rec_mahjong.png 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM The Castoffs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Meets the first three Fridays of the month that the library is open.

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
Saturday February 16, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 9:15 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program, helps low-to moderate-income taxpayers by assisting with tax services and ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions. This service is available free to taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older.

Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open), beginning Monday, February 4 through Saturday, April 13, 2019. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm    Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm   Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon   Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

(End times represent the last time when a tax return will be started)

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_yoga.png 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Restorative Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this eight-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from February 9 through March 30.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced as we move through the winter months.    

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion.   It is recommended to BYOM (bring your own mat), however some spare mats will be available for those who may not have them. 

Space is limited; Registration is required for each session you plan to attend.

This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Monmouth County Library. 

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

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

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open.

Please check the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_writing_book.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Celebrity Activists of the Civil Rights Era Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Celebrity Activists of the Civil Rights Era

The Civil Rights Movement was a struggle for social justice that took place in a more prominent manner during the 1960s. However, singers and musicians were actively engaged in the struggle long before the full blown Civil Rights Movement.  While the Civil War had officially abolished slavery, it didn't end discrimination against blacks, who continued to endure the devastating effects of racism especailly in the South.  By the mid-20th Century, African Americans had had more than enough prejudice and violence against them.  They, along with many whites, mobilized and began an unprecedented fight for equality that spanned two decades and marked a turn of events under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  It ended segregation in public places and banned empoloyment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin and is considered one of the crowning legislative achievements of the Civil Rights Movement. 

And yet, the struggle for equality continues on. 

Today's event will focus briefly on the activism of six singers, dating from the 1930s through the 1960s. These celebrity activists not only enriched Black Culture through their songs and music, but they also had a significant impact on the Civil Rights Movement through their willingness to speak up, stand up, agitate and "Trouble the Waters" to help ensure a better life for their people. These performers are Paul Leroy Robeson, Marian Anderson, Mahalia Jackson, Nina Simone, Sam Cooke and Harry Belafonte. 

In addition to showcasing some of this tremendous music, this event will also feature local students bringing the "spoken word" of these artists,  as well as other prominent Black writers/poets, such as Phillis Wheatley, James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks and bell hooks. 

The Grand Finale of the day will be a Tribute to Aretha Franklin. 

This program is a cooperatively sponsored event with the Manalapan Arts Council, The Court Street School and the Monmouth County Library.

This program 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.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_robot.png 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Tweens! Learn to Code With Mirobot - a six week program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library Staff   732-431-7220x7226   
   

TWEENS!  Learn to Code with Mirobot - Work in teams to build a small robot and program it using the popular coding language, Scratch, guided by Ashni Kapadia of Project Spark. No programming experience necessary! 

Grades 5-7

January 12, 19, 26, & February 2, 9, 16 

Please plan to attend all sessions. Bring your own laptop and charger or request to use one from the Library.  

Registration is Required, Limited and begins January 1, in-person, by phone or online:  

    Location: Headquarters
       
Monday February 18, 2019 Go To Top
flags_usa.png Presidents' Day Observance - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Monmouth County Library Headquarters and All Branches are closed

Your Library is always available to you through our website, and our Free app. 

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

downloadable magazines, research, audio & eBooks (Overdrive), reserve some audio or visual entertainment, learn a new language,

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  or social media @MonCoLibrary on FB, IG, Twitter. 

    Location: All Branches
Tuesday February 19, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Learn to play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Come learn to play bridge!

9:30 for absolute beginners. More experienced play begins at 10:30

Taught by Pat Guadagno. Class meets every Tuesday.

No registration required.

    Location: Marlboro
 
lib_book_open.png 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: Notes on a Foreign Country by Suzy Hansen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A revelatory reflection on America's role in the world from the perspective of a young woman who has been living in Istanbul for the past six years. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
food_meal.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales / An Adult Short Story Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Join us to discuss selections taken from Stories From the Kitchen (Edited by Diana Secker Tesdell) which is a one-of-a-kind anthology of classic tales showcasing the culinary arts from across the centuries and around the world.

These richly varied selections offer tastes as decadent as caviar and as humble as cherry pie.

"Short Friday" (1963) by Isaac Bashevis Singer

Call ahead for a copy of the story which can by obtained at the Programming office in the Library Headquarters Manalapan. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_clouds.png 1:15 PM  -  1:45 PM Kids! Cloud Decorating Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Dress for mess while we do our own beautiful cloud painting!

 No registration needed. Ages 3 and up

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Wet As the Atlantic Ocean- Prohibition Film Series: The Public Enemy(1931) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5089   
   

A Year Long Film Series Depicting America's Era of Prohibition

A joint endevour co-sponsored by The Township of Ocean Historical Museum & the Ocean Township Branch of the Monmouth County Library

Another young hoodlum rises up through the ranks of the Chicago Underworld, but will a gangster's accidental death threaten to start a bloody mob war?

Starring: James Cagney, Jean Harlow, and Edward Woods

Crime/Drama–83 minutes  (C) Warner Bros.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
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ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Movie: First Man (2018)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

The riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. A visceral and intimate account told from Armstrong's perspective, based on the book by James R. Hansen. The film explores the triumphs and the cost, on Armstrong, his family, his colleagues and the nation itself; of one of the most dangerous missions in history. Directed by Damien Chazelle. Starring Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy and Jason Clarke.

Drama/History – 2 hours, 21 minutes (C)Universal Pictures

We thank the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program. 

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

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

Grades K and up. Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
 
objects_crayon.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 6:15 PM  -  8:00 PM Wet As the Atlantic Ocean- Prohibition Film Series:The Public Enemy(1931)(NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5089   
   

A Year Long Film Series Depicting America's Era of Prohibition

A joint endevour co-sponsored by The Township of Ocean Historical Museum & the Ocean Township Branch of the Monmouth County Library

Another young hoodlum rises up through the ranks of the Chicago Underworld, but will a gangster's accidental death threaten to start a bloody mob war?

Starring: James Cagney, Jean Harlow, and Edward Woods

Crime/Drama–83 minutes  (C) Warner Bros.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_stage.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Movie Night Ant-Man and the Wasp Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-431-7220   
   

From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink.

In the aftermath of "Captain America: Civil War", Scott Lang (Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both

a Super Hero and a father.  As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he's

confronted by Hope van Dyne (Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on

the suit and learn to fight along The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.

Rating: PG 13 - 118 minutes.  (C) Walt Disney

We thank the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_writing_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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 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
 
people_talking.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Run by Literacy Volunteers of America--Monmouth County Tutors. For adults 18 years and older. No children, please.

    Location: Ocean Township
Wednesday February 20, 2019 Go To Top
people_meeting.png 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help on probate matters.

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 ext 7336

    Location: Wall Township
 
people_meeting.png 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_playing_cards.png 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm ) 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
 
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  8:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program, helps low-to moderate-income taxpayers by assisting with tax services and ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions. This service is available free to taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older.

Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open), beginning Monday, February 4 through Saturday, April 13, 2019. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm    Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm   Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon   Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

(End times represent the last time when a tax return will be started)

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_open.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: Notes on a Foreign Country by Suzy Hansen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A revelatory reflection on America's role in the world from the perspective of a young woman who has been living in Istanbul for the past six years. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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ent_gclef.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Charlie's Band Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Join us for an hour of live music by Charlie's Band featuring a variety of musicians, instruments, and song selections from the Great American Songbook as well as some smooth jazz and Latin sounds. Take a mid-week break with us at the library.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM International Movie: I Am Not A Witch (2018)(NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

In her BAFTA award-winning debut feature, Rungano Nyoni crafts a satirical feminist fairy tale set in present-day Zambia. When nine-year-old Shula is accused of witchcraft, she is exiled to a witch camp run by Mr. Banda, a corrupt and inept government official. Tied to the ground by a white ribbon, Shula is told that she will turn into a goat if she tries to escape. As the only child witch, Shula quickly becomes a local star and the adults around her exploit her supposed powers for financial gain. Soon she is forced to make a difficult decision - whether to resign herself to a life on the camp, or take a risk for freedom. Directed by Rungano Nyoni. Starring Margaret Mulubwa, Henry Phiri, Nancy Mullio and Margaret Sipaneia. 

In English, Bemba, Nyanja and Tonga with English subtitles - 1 hour and 33 minutes (C)Film Movement

We thank the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Afternoon at the Movies:Mr. Church (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us in celebration of Black History Month for the movie showing of Mr. Church. A black cook cares for a cancer-stricken woman and her young daughter in 1965 Los Angeles. 104 minutes. Starring Eddie Murphy and Britt Robertson. (C)Lions Gate. 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: The Equalizer 2 (2018) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

How far will Robert McCall, a defender of the exploited and oppressed, go to get justice for someone he loves? Stars Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, and Ashton Sanders. 2 hours 1 minute. (C)Sony Pictures

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
anim_penguin.png 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Afterschool Adventures- Storigami - Penguin Pete Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732--683-8980   
   

Afterschool Adventures - Storigami - Penguin Pete.  Children will hear the story of Penguin Pete and make an origami 

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
    Registration will begin on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
anim_dog.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Read to Peaches, Our Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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

Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves

All Ages

Registration Required

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
anim_dog.png 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Read to the Dogs! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Please choose ONE session. No registration needed.

Session 1 from 4:00 - 4:25 pm

Session 2 from 4:35 - 5:00 pm

Come in and read a favorite story to a canine friend.  The dogs will love listening to you! 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_dog.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Presidential Pets! - Ages 4 and up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 531-5092   
   

What if your pet ran for president? It's the perfect week to craft puppy puppets!

SPACE IS LIMITED, ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa

    Location: Ocean Township
       
 
anim_dragon.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

February 6 - New Year Dragon - Colorful dragon craft to celebrate the Chinese New Year

February 13 - Valentine's Day - Craft Fun and engaging Valentines for your loved ones that are beautiful and memorable

February 20 - President's Day - Cute and fun craft; easy and educational Abe Lincoln and George Washington 

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM International Movie: I Am Not A Witch (2018)(NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

In her BAFTA award-winning debut feature, Rungano Nyoni crafts a satirical feminist fairy tale set in present-day Zambia. When nine-year-old Shula is accused of witchcraft, she is exiled to a witch camp run by Mr. Banda, a corrupt and inept government official. Tied to the ground by a white ribbon, Shula is told that she will turn into a goat if she tries to escape. As the only child witch, Shula quickly becomes a local star and the adults around her exploit her supposed powers for financial gain. Soon she is forced to make a difficult decision - whether to resign herself to a life on the camp, or take a risk for freedom. Directed by Rungano Nyoni. Starring Margaret Mulubwa, Henry Phiri, Nancy Mullio and Margaret Sipaneia. 

In English, Bemba, Nyanja and Tonga with English subtitles - 1 hour and 33 minutes (C)Film Movement

We thank the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_rose.png 6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Lost and Found: Beyond Bereavement Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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, support facilitator, may  provide an opportunity to share experiences, feelings and new ideas for moving forward, Beyond Bereavement.

Open and free for all to attend.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_reading.png 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 on Wednesday evenings, January 9 through April 3rd, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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Thursday February 21, 2019 Go To Top
symbols_dollar_sign.png 9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ (Rm 4/5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. 

A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 21, 2019.  The last day is Monday, April 15, 2019

 On Mondays: 9am to 3pm          On Tuesdays: 6pm to 7pm       On Thursdays: 9am to 3pm            Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

  If you need Tax Forms:  Tax forms can be downloaded via the State of New Jersey and IRS websites. For assistance, please stop by the Reference Desk at any branch. Printing fees apply for tax forms printed at the library.  

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none.png 9:15 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program, helps low-to moderate-income taxpayers by assisting with tax services and ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions. This service is available free to taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older.

Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open), beginning Monday, February 4 through Saturday, April 13, 2019. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm    Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm   Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon   Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

(End times represent the last time when a tax return will be started)

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_playing_cards.png 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:30 am sessions for absolute beginners.  More experienced play begins at 10:30. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
objects_teddy_bear.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and crafts for all ages.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_reading.png 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Howell Library Book Club: Dinner with Edward Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

By Isabel Vincent

When Isabel meets Edward, both are at a crossroad: He wants to follow his late wife to the grave, and she is ready to give up on love. Thinking she is merely helping Edward's daughter -- who lives far away and has asked her to check in on her nonagenarian dad in New York -- Isabel has no idea that Edward will end up changing her life.

Copies of the book for this discussion are available at the circulation desk.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_open.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Thursday Morning Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431-7220 x7222   
   

The Ninth Hour: A Novel by Alice McDermott
A powerfully affecting story spanning the twentieth century of a widow and her daughter and the nuns who serve their Irish-American community in Brooklyn.

 

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_yoga.png 11:00 AM Chair Yoga with Dawn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Dawn Dayton is a certified yoga teacher who specializes in gentle beginner yoga and believes yoga is for everyone.

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: Final Score (2018)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Starring:  Dave Bautista, Pierce Brosnan, Ray Stevenson

Directed by:  Scott Mann

After deadly terrorists abduct his niece at a soccer match, an ex-soldier with lethal fighting skills wages a one-man war to save her and prevent mass destruction.  

104  minutes - (C)Saban Films

    Location: Howell
 
rec_yarn.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Bayshore Hooks and Needles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join the fun while helping others. Items will go to local charities and hospitals. Bring a crochet hook or knitting needles. Yarn donations are always appreciated.

All skill levels welcome.

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: A Simple Favor (2018) (Rated R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Stephanie, a cheerful mommy blogger, seeks to expose the truth behind her best friend Emily's sudden disappearance from their small town. Starring: Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively and Henry Golding.

Comedy/Crime /Drama - 1 hour, 57 minutes (C)Lions Gate Films Inc.

 

 

 

 

 
    Location: Marlboro
 
people_meeting.png 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-728-1331   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_yoga.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Calm & Go Yoga with Sharon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Yoga creates a sense of peace as we move our bodies into a beautiful slow flow sequence leading to a meditation. Join us as Sharon Calder, a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance, teaches you the ability to gain the union between movement and breath. You will feel inspired and energized, along with a sense of calmness and peace. 

Please bring a yoga mat, water bottle and small towel. 

Registration is required as each session can only hold 10 participants. Please call the library at 732-431-5656, stop in to reserve your slot or register below. If you cannot make the session we ask that you call the library to cancel so we may fill your spot with someone on the waitlist. 

 

  

    Location: Colts Neck
        There are 5 spaces available.
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ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classic Movie: Topper Returns (1941) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Roy Del Ruth

Starring Joan Blondell, Carole Landis, Roland Young, Billie Burke

Gail (Joan Blondell) and Ann (Carole Landis) are making their way to Ann's family estate and are forced by circumstance to hitch a ride with Cosmo Topper (Roland Young), a dithering banker, and his wife, Clara (Billie Burke). Gail finds the mansion plenty spooky but is even more dismayed when she is killed by a frightening costumed figure. Her ghost reaches out to Topper, who is inexplicably sensitive to the spirit world, and they bumble along together to solve her murder.

88 minutes; (C) United Artists

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Afternoon at the Movies: Unbroken: Path to Redemption (2018)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference @   732-531-5092   
   

When the war ended, his battle began. Based on Laura Hillenbrand's bestselling book, this begins where Unbroken ends, sharing the next amazing chapter of Olympian and World War II hero Louis Zamperini's powerful true story of forgiveness, redemption, and amazing grace.

Starring: Samuel Hunt, Merritt Patterson

Biography/Drama-- 98 minutes

(C) Universal Home Entertainment

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_book.png 3:00 PM Book Club: Green Island by Shawna Yang Ryan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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. 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. 

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_lego_head.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! LEGO Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Join us for an afternoon of construction and creativity!

All Ages

Regitration Requested

    Location: Allentown
       
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Classic Movie: Topper Returns (1941) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Roy Del Ruth

Starring Joan Blondell, Carole Landis, Roland Young, Billie Burke

Gail (Joan Blondell) and Ann (Carole Landis) are making their way to Ann's family estate and are forced by circumstance to hitch a ride with Cosmo Topper (Roland Young), a dithering banker, and his wife, Clara (Billie Burke). Gail finds the mansion plenty spooky but is even more dismayed when she is killed by a frightening costumed figure. Her ghost reaches out to Topper, who is inexplicably sensitive to the spirit world, and they bumble along together to solve her murder.

88 minutes; (C) United Artists

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_knitting.png 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting (Rm 7) 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 and Camille Scala. (Meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of every month when the library is open.) 

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
people_fireman_female.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Seniors Taking on Readiness Measures Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Seniors can learn what to do to prepare themselves and others in the event of an emergency or disaster. Upon completion of the program, each senior will receive the necessities for preparedness. Presented by the Office of Emergency Management. Sponsored by the DAR chapter, The Coastal Watch.

    Location: Ocean Township
Friday February 22, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 9:15 AM  -  12:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program, helps low-to moderate-income taxpayers by assisting with tax services and ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions. This service is available free to taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older.

Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open), beginning Monday, February 4 through Saturday, April 13, 2019. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm    Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm   Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon   Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

(End times represent the last time when a tax return will be started)

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday February 23, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 9:15 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program, helps low-to moderate-income taxpayers by assisting with tax services and ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions. This service is available free to taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older.

Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open), beginning Monday, February 4 through Saturday, April 13, 2019. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm    Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm   Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon   Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

(End times represent the last time when a tax return will be started)

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_yoga.png 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Restorative Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this eight-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from February 9 through March 30.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced as we move through the winter months.    

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion.   It is recommended to BYOM (bring your own mat), however some spare mats will be available for those who may not have them. 

Space is limited; Registration is required for each session you plan to attend.

This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Monmouth County Library. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open.

Please check the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
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rec_tennis.png 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Family Fun Saturday- Tennis anyone? Celebrate Play Tennis Day! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family Fun Saturday - Tennis Anyone? Celebrate Play Tennis Day! Ages 2 and up. Come hear some sports stories and make a balloon tennis racket. Registration Required. Parents, please register each child using your email and phone contact info.

    Location: Eastern Branch
    Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 9:29 AM     
 
people_meeting.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Slavery & the Quaker Abolition Movement in New Jersey Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

This presentation is an overview of the history and legacy of New Jersey's 200-year embrace of human bondage. New Jersey, sadly, was the last northern state to outlaw slavery. Images and stories of the history of the enslaved in Monmouth County, their often prominent owners, and the local Quaker Abolition movement are examined and illuminated through the lens of the influential early activities at the Shrewsbury and Manasquan Meetings, and others.

Presented by local author and historian Rick Geffken of Farmingdale whose most recent book --- co-authored with George Severini -- was Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore.

    Location: Howell
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ent_gclef.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Warren Vaché Quartet in Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 X7222   
   

Come revel in the musical artistry of  the prodigious cornetist Warren Vaché and his group! Warren will be joined on piano by Tardo Hammer, on bass by Earl Sauls and on drums by Leroy Williams. 

Warren first began playing piano in the third grade and then started trumpet in order to play in the fourth grade band in school. Moving ahead, he earned a degree in Musical Education from Montclair State, and it was there he began studying with famed swing era trumpeter Pee Wee Erwin. He had a long association with Concord Records, composed and played on the film soundtrack for The Luckiest Man in the World, and presently maintains a full schedule of recording, worldwide festival appearances, Broadway shows and clubs.  

This concert is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Monmouth County 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.

    Location: Headquarters
Monday February 25, 2019 Go To Top
symbols_dollar_sign.png 9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ (Rm 4/5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 21, 2019 through Monday, April 15, 2019

 On Mondays: 9am to 3pm          On Tuesdays: 6pm to 7pm       On Thursdays: 9am to 3pm            Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

  If you need Tax Forms:  Tax forms can be downloaded via the State of New Jersey and IRS websites. For assistance, please stop by the Reference Desk at any branch. Printing fees apply for tax forms printed at the library.  

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none.png 9:15 AM  -  8:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program, helps low-to moderate-income taxpayers by assisting with tax services and ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions. This service is available free to taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older.

Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open), beginning Monday, February 4 through Saturday, April 13, 2019. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm    Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm   Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon   Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

(End times represent the last time when a tax return will be started)

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
nat_poppy.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Storytime for ages 2 - 3 1/2. Stories, songs and crafts.

    Location: Howell
 
holiday_hearts.png 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories, nursery rhymes, and songs for Ages 10-23 months. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
rec_mahjong.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mahjongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Meets every Monday the library is open from 1:00-4:00 pm.  Bring your game and join us!

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: Night School (PG-13) (2018) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Malcolm D. Lee

Starring Tiffany Kaddish, Kevin Hart, Rob Riggle

Teddy Walker is a successful salesman whose life takes an unexpected turn when he accidentally blows up his place of employment. Forced to attend night school to get his GED, Teddy soon finds himself dealing with a group of misfit students, his former high school nemesis and a feisty teacher who doesn't think he's too bright.

111 minutes; (c) Universal Pictures

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

Enjoy a story and make your own creation!

Ages 4 and up. No registration required.

    Location: Marlboro
 
nat_snowman.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Dog Reading Therapy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Dog Reading Therapy PAW-ERIFIC Winter Book Club. Monday, February 25 from 4:15 to 5:00pm. Read  with Pippin, a Cairn Terrier and Penny, a mixed Shih Tzu. Books are available on Dog Reading Therapy PAW-ERIFIC Winter Book Club. Monday, February 25 from 4:15 to 5:00 display. Join with your furr-ever friend.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: Night School (PG-13) (2018) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Malcolm D. Lee

Starring Tiffany Kaddish, Kevin Hart, Rob Riggle

Teddy Walker is a successful salesman whose life takes an unexpected turn when he accidentally blows up his place of employment. Forced to attend night school to get his GED, Teddy soon finds himself dealing with a group of misfit students, his former high school nemesis and a feisty teacher who doesn't think he's too bright.

111 minutes; (c) Universal Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
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lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 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 7:00 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

We are also looking for Volunteers who would like to help facilitate the meetings.  If interested, please contact Kim Avagliano at the library, 732-683-8980.  

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
people_meeting.png 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 and confidential counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month.

An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241

Monmouth County Library provides meeting space as a community service.  The Library does not endorse this event, or the speaker(s), or the organization.

    Location: Wall Township
 
lib_writing_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM English Conversation Beginners Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday February 26, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Learn to play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Come learn to play bridge!

9:30 for absolute beginners. More experienced play begins at 10:30

Taught by Pat Guadagno. Class meets every Tuesday.

No registration required.

    Location: Marlboro
 
lib_reading.png 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM History Book Discussion Founding Brothers by Joseph J. Ellis Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

In this landmark work of history, the National Book Award—winning author of American Sphinx explores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed individuals–Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and Madison–confronted the overwhelming challenges before them to set the course for our nation.

The United States was more a fragile hope than a reality in 1790. During the decade that followed, the Founding Fathers–re-examined here as Founding Brothers–combined the ideals of the Declaration of Independence with the content of the Constitution to create the practical workings of our government. Through an analysis of six fascinating episodes–Hamilton and Burr’s deadly duel, Washington’s precedent-setting Farewell Address, Adams’ administration and political partnership with his wife, the debate about where to place the capital, Franklin’s attempt to force Congress to confront the issue of slavery and Madison’s attempts to block him, and Jefferson and Adams’ famous correspondence–Founding Brothers brings to life the vital issues and personalities from the most important decade in our nation’s history.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: Boy Erased (2018)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Jared, the son of a Baptist preacher, is forcibly outed by his parents and forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program. Directed by Joel Edgerton. Starring Nicole Kidman, Lucas Hedges and Russell Crowe.

Biography/Drama – 1 hour and 55 minutes (C)Focus Features

We thank the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
objects_crayon.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

    Location: Howell
 
symbols_dollar_sign.png 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ (Rm 4/5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 21, 2019.  The last day is Thursday, April 15, 2019.

 On Mondays: 9am to 3pm          On Tuesdays: 6pm to 7pm       On Thursdays: 9am to 3pm            Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

  If you need Tax Forms:  Tax forms can be downloaded via the State of New Jersey and IRS websites. For assistance, please stop by the Reference Desk at any branch. Printing fees apply for tax forms printed at the library.  

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_writing_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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 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
 
people_talking.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Run by Literacy Volunteers of America--Monmouth County Tutors. For adults 18 years and older. No children, please.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_projector.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Independent Film: Boy Erased (2018) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by: Joel Edgerton

Starring: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Joel Edgerton, Cherry Jones

Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman and Lucas Hedges star in this emotional adaptation of Garrard Conley's namesake memoir. When 19 year-old Jared (Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small Arkansas town, is outed to his parents (Kidman and Crowe), he is faced with an ultimatum: attend a conversion therapy program- or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends and faith. Boy Erased is the true story of one young man's struggle to find himself while being forced to question every aspect of his identity. 

115 minutes; Focus Features

    Location: Eastern Branch
Wednesday February 27, 2019 Go To Top
people_meeting.png 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help on probate matters.

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 ext 7336

    Location: Wall Township
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people_meeting.png 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_playing_cards.png 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm ) 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
 
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  8:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program, helps low-to moderate-income taxpayers by assisting with tax services and ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions. This service is available free to taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older.

Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open), beginning Monday, February 4 through Saturday, April 13, 2019. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm    Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm   Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon   Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

(End times represent the last time when a tax return will be started)

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_hand.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Short & Sweet : A Short Story Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Where I’m Calling From by Raymond Carver (1982)

This story is narrated by an alcoholic who is in residence for the second time at Frank Martin's drying-out facility.  In the story he listens to and relates to the personal background of J.P., another alcoholic. All the while, he thinks back on his own situation.

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: The Children Act (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A judge, while her marriage is crumbling, is forced to decide a case involving a teenage boy who refuses to get a blood transfusion based on religious beliefs. Stars Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci and Fionn Whitehead. 1 hour 45 minutes. (C)A24

    Location: Hazlet
 
symbols_law.png 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Afterschool Adventures - Leap Into Science - Balance It Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Afterschool Adventures - Leap into Science - Balance It. These stories and activities are about balance. Registration required. Parents, please register each child using your email and phone contact info.

    Location: Eastern Branch
    Registration will begin on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
rec_lego_logo.png 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 construct your own creation.

Save a memory of it by taking a photo on Mom or Dad's smartphone.

All Ages

Registration Required

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
holiday_confetti.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Mardi Gras Masks! - Ages 4 and up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 531-5092   
   

Celebrate Mardi Gras by making your own festive mask to celebrate with.

SPACE IS LIMITED, ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa

    Location: Ocean Township
       
 
lib_reading.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! LEGO Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Read any Langston Hughes book, discuss it, and make a LEGO creation. Books are available on display.

    Location: Howell
 
symbols_new.png 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Game Jamboree/Super Smash Bros. Brawl/Wii (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come and join us as we play Super Smash Bros. Brawl/Wii. Super Smash Bros. Brawl is a brawling, battling, action-packed video game that features a varied roster of characters for four-play simultaneous melees! In addition, we will have on hand board games such as: Monopoloy, Jenga, Twister, Clue & Risk. Snacks will be provided. 

Registration is required. 

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
lib_reading.png 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 on Wednesday evenings, January 9 through April 3rd, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_open.png 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 the fourth Wednesday of every month that the library is open.  Copies of the books are supplied by the library. 

Please join us for this month's selection: The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick.

    Location: Howell
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Thursday February 28, 2019 Go To Top
symbols_dollar_sign.png 9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ (Rm 4/5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. 

A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 21, 2019.  The last day is Monday, April 15, 2019

 On Mondays: 9am to 3pm          On Tuesdays: 6pm to 7pm       On Thursdays: 9am to 3pm            Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

  If you need Tax Forms:  Tax forms can be downloaded via the State of New Jersey and IRS websites. For assistance, please stop by the Reference Desk at any branch. Printing fees apply for tax forms printed at the library.  

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none.png 9:15 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program, helps low-to moderate-income taxpayers by assisting with tax services and ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions. This service is available free to taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older.

Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open), beginning Monday, February 4 through Saturday, April 13, 2019. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm    Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm   Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon   Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

(End times represent the last time when a tax return will be started)

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_playing_cards.png 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:30 am sessions for absolute beginners.  More experienced play begins at 10:30. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
objects_teddy_bear.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and crafts for all ages.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_open.png 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Bites ~ A Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-264-7164   
   

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein tells the story of the scientist Victor Frankenstein, who, driven by an obsession with the secret of life, animates a monstrous body.  The results are disastrous, bringing woe to the monster and to Frankenstein and his loved ones.

    Location: Hazlet
 
elect_coding_head.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rediscover Monmouth County’s own 'Hidden Figures' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

According to the oral history interview given by African American engineer William Jones in 1993, the Signal Corps at Fort Monmouth offered unique opportunities for minorities in the 1940s and 50’s.   

Thomas E. Daniels a retired African American electrical engineer and SES who’s career spanned over three decades concurred with that statement and elaborated that “Fort Monmouth was known as the Brain Center of the U.S.” and that the post “provided a place where black scientists and engineers could find jobs and advance their careers.”

Although these opportunities set precedence, it did not however immune the Fort’s African American employees from the culture of discrimination and segregation that permeated this period in our country’s history however.

Join us as we explore the experiences of some of Monmouth County’s own “Hidden Figures” with a multimedia presentation by Melissa Ziobro.

Melissa Ziobro is currently the Specialist Professor of Public History at Monmouth University, teaching courses to include Introduction to Public History, Oral History, and Museums and Archives Management. Her service to the University includes administration of the Monmouth Memories Oral History Program.

Melissa serves on the Executive Board of Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region and as the editor for New Jersey Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, a joint venture of the NJ Historical Commission, Rutgers University Libraries, and Monmouth University. She worked as a command historian at the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Fort Monmouth, NJ from 2004-2011

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: Searching (2018) PG-13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Starring:  John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee

Directed by:  Aneesh Chaganty

After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her.

102 minutes - (C)Sony Pictures

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Classic Movie: Blue Collar (1978) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Paul Schrader

Starring Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel, Yaphet Kotto

When Detroit autoworkers Zeke Brown (Richard Pryor), Jerry Bartowski (Harvey Keitel) and Smokey James (Yaphet Kotto) decide to rob their own union, they are initially disappointed by the relatively small haul. However, upon closer inspection, the three amateur thieves discover that they have made off with something potentially much more valuable than money: the union's ledger, filled with bogus figures and links to organized crime. Should they blackmail the union or go to the authorities?

114 minutes; (C) Universal Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Afternoon at the Movies: Indignation (2016)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference @   732-531-5092   
   

Passion ignites culture clash in this provocative coming-of-age story based on the bestselling novel by Philip Roth. Marcus, a student from New Jersey, arrives at a small conservative college in Ohio, where he becomes infatuated with his classmate Olivia. The mutual attraction sparks a torrid encounter with consequences no one ever could have imagined. He puts his family's best-laid plans and his own beliefs to the ultimate test

Starring: Logan Lerman,Sarah Gadon

Drama/ Romance-- 110 minutes

(C) Summit Entertainment

    Location: Ocean Township
 
anim_dog.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Read to a Therapy Dog! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Fine tune your reading skills by demonstrating how well you can read.

Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves.

All Ages

Registration Requested

    Location: Allentown
       
 
lib_books.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Seuss Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join the fun and celebrate Seuss!  Listen to silly Seuss stories, followed by some themed crafts!

No registration required. Ages 3 and up with families.

    Location: Marlboro
 
med_heart_health.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Women's Hearts: We are NOT just small men Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   
Come for this interactive discussion given by Dr. Kominos, female cardiologist and integrative medicine physician. Learn about the staggering statistics of heart disease in women. Find out how heart disease is different in women than in men, how to recognize the symptoms and understand what YOU can do to prevent disease and become your healthiest self!  
 
In addition, Nikki Yelton, Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist, will provide nutrition tips and information on making healthy food choices.  And Roxanne Smith, Senior Care Counselor at Arbor Terrace Shrewsbury, will provide healthy snacks and recipe cards.  
 
Join us for this informative program!
 
Vivian A. Kominos, MD, FACC, is board certified in both Integrative Medicine and Cardiology. She has practiced cardiology for 30 years and has concentrated on integrative medicine and integrative cardiology for the past 12 years. She is Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine where she completed her fellowship in 2007 under the direction of Dr. Andrew Weil. She is a speaker and educator for her peers, medical students and residents, nurses, allied health professionals and the community. Her practice is located in West Long Branch, New Jersey. 
 
The Monmouth County Library provides meeting space as a community service.  The Library does not endorse this event, the speakers, or the organization. 
    Location: Eastern Branch
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ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie: Blue Collar (1978) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Paul Schrader

Starring Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel, Yaphet Kotto

When Detroit autoworkers Zeke Brown (Richard Pryor), Jerry Bartowski (Harvey Keitel) and Smokey James (Yaphet Kotto) decide to rob their own union, they are initially disappointed by the relatively small haul. However, upon closer inspection, the three amateur thieves discover that they have made off with something potentially much more valuable than money: the union's ledger, filled with bogus figures and links to organized crime. Should they blackmail the union or go to the authorities?

114 minutes; (C) Universal Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
nat_bouquet.png 7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Mindful Breathing for Stress Reduction Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

A beginner's look at mindful breathing as a stress reduction tool. Techniques will be introduced with advice and guidance provided for establishing a practice for emergency or as a lifestyle. Please dress comfortably.

    Location: Howell
Friday March 1, 2019 -  Sunday March 31, 2019 Go To Top
rec_paint_palette.png Art Exhibit: Effigy: Ghosts of Asbury Park Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The photography of Joseph Meacham.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_none.png Exhibit: Holodomor - Soviet Genocide in Ukraine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Ukrainian National Women's League of America Branch 98 presents HOLODOMOR- Soviet Genocide in Ukraine, depicting what occurred in Ukraine when the Soviet regime embarked on a campaign to break the resistance of the Ukrainian people by engineering and enforcing a man-made famine that starved seven million Ukrainians in 1932-33. 

On exhibit all month.  

In conjunction with the exhibit, there will be a special screening of the documentary "Harvest of Despair" on Saturday, March 23, at 2:00 pm. 

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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misc_none.png 9:15 AM  -  12:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program, helps low-to moderate-income taxpayers by assisting with tax services and ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions. This service is available free to taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older.

Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open), beginning Monday, February 4 through Saturday, April 13, 2019. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm    Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm   Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon   Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

(End times represent the last time when a tax return will be started)

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
food_birthday_cake.png 4:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Celebrate Dr. Seuss's 115 Birthday! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! - Ages 4 and up

Come join the fun!  "Seussational" library scavenger hunt, crafts, and readings of Seuss favorites! 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday March 2, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 9:15 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program, helps low-to moderate-income taxpayers by assisting with tax services and ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions. This service is available free to taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older.

Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open), beginning Monday, February 4 through Saturday, April 13, 2019. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm    Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm   Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon   Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

(End times represent the last time when a tax return will be started)

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_yoga.png 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Restorative Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this eight-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from February 9 through March 30.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced as we move through the winter months.    

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion.   It is recommended to BYOM (bring your own mat), however some spare mats will be available for those who may not have them. 

Space is limited; Registration is required for each session you plan to attend.

This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Monmouth County Library. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open.

Please check the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_masks.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Staged Reading: Mr. Williams & Miss Woods by Max Wilk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us for a staged reading by LT Productions of Mr. Williams & Miss Woods by Max Wilk. This engrossing play explores the long and fruitful relationship of two towering figures of the modern American theatre—Tennessee Williams and his famous agent, Audrey Wood. Based on Miss Wood's memoir this story dives into the life of the young Tennessee Williams and his agent-to-be. You'll hear of his fateful meeting with the remarkable woman who was to first recognize his potential as a playwright and who was to become his guiding genius as his career developed. 

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

    Location: Colts Neck
Monday March 4, 2019 Go To Top
symbols_dollar_sign.png 9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ (Rm 4/5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 21, 2019 through Monday, April 15, 2019

 On Mondays: 9am to 3pm          On Tuesdays: 6pm to 7pm       On Thursdays: 9am to 3pm            Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

  If you need Tax Forms:  Tax forms can be downloaded via the State of New Jersey and IRS websites. For assistance, please stop by the Reference Desk at any branch. Printing fees apply for tax forms printed at the library.  

    Location: Headquarters
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misc_none.png 9:15 AM  -  8:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program, helps low-to moderate-income taxpayers by assisting with tax services and ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions. This service is available free to taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older.

Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open), beginning Monday, February 4 through Saturday, April 13, 2019. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm    Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm   Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon   Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

(End times represent the last time when a tax return will be started)

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
people_boy_girl.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories, Songs and crafts for ages 2 - 3 1/2. Siblings welcome. 

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 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 7:00 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

We are also looking for Volunteers who would like to help facilitate the meetings.  If interested, please contact Kim Avagliano at the library, 732-683-8980.  

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_writing_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM English Conversation Beginners Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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
 
people_babies.png 11:00 PM  -  11:30 PM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories, songs, and nursery rhymes for ages 10 - 23 months. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
Tuesday March 5, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Learn to play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Come learn to play bridge!

9:30 for absolute beginners. More experienced play begins at 10:30

Taught by Pat Guadagno. Class meets every Tuesday.

No registration required.

    Location: Marlboro
 
lib_book.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Rise and Shine Benedict Stone by Phaedra Patrick Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Moonstone for empathy. Azurite for memories. Lapis lazuli for truth… In the quiet village of Noon Sun, Benedict Stone has settled into a complacent and predictable routine. Business at his jewelry shop has dried up; his marriage is on the rocks. His life is in desperate need of a jump start… 

And then a surprise arrives at his door. 

Gemma is Benedict’s audacious teenage niece—the daughter of his estranged brother, Charlie. The two Stone brothers had a falling out and haven’t spoken in almost two decades, since Charlie left for America. Reckless and stubborn, Gemma invites herself into Benedict’s world and turns his orderly life upside down. But she might just be exactly what he needs to get his life back on track… 

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
 
lib_book_open.png 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Book discussion of We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter.

It is the spring of 1939 and three generations of the Kurc family are doing their best to live normal lives, even as the shadow of war grows closer. But soon the horrors overtaking Europe will become inescapable and the Kurcs will be flung to the far corners of the world, each desperately trying to navigate his or her own path to safety. An extraordinary, propulsive novel, We Were the Lucky Ones demonstrates how in the face of the twentieth century’s darkest moment, the human spirit can endure and even thrive.

Copies of book available at Circulation Desk.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
people_cool_sunglasses.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

    Location: Howell
 
symbols_dollar_sign.png 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ (Rm 4/5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 21, 2019.  The last day is Thursday, April 15, 2019.

 On Mondays: 9am to 3pm          On Tuesdays: 6pm to 7pm       On Thursdays: 9am to 3pm            Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

  If you need Tax Forms:  Tax forms can be downloaded via the State of New Jersey and IRS websites. For assistance, please stop by the Reference Desk at any branch. Printing fees apply for tax forms printed at the library.  

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_writing_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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 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
 
people_talking.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Run by Literacy Volunteers of America--Monmouth County Tutors. For adults 18 years and older. No children, please.

    Location: Ocean Township
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Wednesday March 6, 2019 Go To Top
people_meeting.png 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help on probate matters.

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 ext 7336

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

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

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

Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo

Taking place in Nigeria, it's the story of Yejide and Akin--a young married couple who are experiencing fertility issues. When the in-laws’ solution is a second wife, they conspire separately to save their relationship, with devastating consequences. The couple’s efforts to disentangle their true desires from the ones tradition and society have foisted upon them is what imbues Stay with Me with unexpected power, and heart. 

 

 

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_playing_cards.png 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm ) 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
 
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  8:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program, helps low-to moderate-income taxpayers by assisting with tax services and ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions. This service is available free to taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older.

Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open), beginning Monday, February 4 through Saturday, April 13, 2019. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm    Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm   Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon   Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

(End times represent the last time when a tax return will be started)

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
holiday_shamrock.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

March 6 - Pixel Art - Craft. Images on computers and video games are made up of tiny blocks of color called pixels. Use graph paper and fill in the grids to create a pixelated artwork.

March 20 - The Night Before St. Patrick's Day - Craft . Paint a Shamrock

 

    Location: Howell
 
lib_reading.png 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 on Wednesday evenings, January 9 through April 3rd, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
z_cust_mcteen.png 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Advisory Board (TAB): Join In! (Rm 4/5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

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. 

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday March 7, 2019 Go To Top
symbols_dollar_sign.png 9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ (Rm 4/5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. 

A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 21, 2019.  The last day is Monday, April 15, 2019

 On Mondays: 9am to 3pm          On Tuesdays: 6pm to 7pm       On Thursdays: 9am to 3pm            Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

  If you need Tax Forms:  Tax forms can be downloaded via the State of New Jersey and IRS websites. For assistance, please stop by the Reference Desk at any branch. Printing fees apply for tax forms printed at the library.  

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none.png 9:15 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program, helps low-to moderate-income taxpayers by assisting with tax services and ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions. This service is available free to taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older.

Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open), beginning Monday, February 4 through Saturday, April 13, 2019. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm    Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm   Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon   Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

(End times represent the last time when a tax return will be started)

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_playing_cards.png 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:30 am sessions for absolute beginners.  More experienced play begins at 10:30. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
people_smiley.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and crafts for all ages.

    Location: Howell
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rec_yoga.png 11:00 AM Chair Yoga with Dawn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Dawn Dayton is a certified yoga teacher who specializes in gentle beginner yoga and believes yoga is for everyone. 

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_yarn.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Bayshore Hooks and Needles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join the fun while helping others. Items will go to local charities and hospitals. Bring a crochet hook or knitting needles. Yarn donations are always appreciated.

All skill levels welcome.

    Location: Hazlet
 
people_meeting.png 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session (Rm 7) 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_drum_timpani.png 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The ManalaPANS and Manalapan Steel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Steel Drum Ensemble Performances

Come hear the festive and beautiful sounds of the Caribbean, as students perform Calypso, Soca and other Island-style

music.

The ManalaPANS are a steel drum band presented by the Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School district.  They consist

of MERS students from grades 5-8. Performing along with them will be Manalapan Steel, a high school steel-drum band

made up of students from the local area. Both bands are under the direction of the MERS music teacher Dave Geltch.

This concert is presented by the Manalapan Recreation Program and co-sponsored with the Manalapan Arts Council.
 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_knitting.png 6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting (Rm 7) 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 and Camille Scala. (Meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of every month when the library is open.) 

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Rise and Shine Benedict Stone by Phaedra Patrick Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Moonstone for empathy. Azurite for memories. Lapis lazuli for truth… In the quiet village of Noon Sun, Benedict Stone has settled into a complacent and predictable routine. Business at his jewelry shop has dried up; his marriage is on the rocks. His life is in desperate need of a jump start… 

And then a surprise arrives at his door. 

Gemma is Benedict’s audacious teenage niece—the daughter of his estranged brother, Charlie. The two Stone brothers had a falling out and haven’t spoken in almost two decades, since Charlie left for America. Reckless and stubborn, Gemma invites herself into Benedict’s world and turns his orderly life upside down. But she might just be exactly what he needs to get his life back on track… 

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 March 8, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 9:15 AM  -  12:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program, helps low-to moderate-income taxpayers by assisting with tax services and ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions. This service is available free to taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older.

Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open), beginning Monday, February 4 through Saturday, April 13, 2019. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm    Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm   Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon   Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

(End times represent the last time when a tax return will be started)

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday March 9, 2019 -  Saturday March 23, 2019 Go To Top
lib_book_sale.png 9:00 AM Wall Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Your opportunity to get great deals on used books, audios, DVDs, music and more.

($1.00 a bag begins Monday, March 18 through Saturday, March 23, 2019)

    Location: Wall Township
Saturday March 9, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 9:15 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program, helps low-to moderate-income taxpayers by assisting with tax services and ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions. This service is available free to taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older.

Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Tax-Aide offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open), beginning Monday, February 4 through Saturday, April 13, 2019. 

Mondays: 9:15 am to 8:00 pm    Wednesdays: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm   Fridays: 9:15 am to 12:00 noon   Saturdays: 9:15 am to 4:00 pm

(End times represent the last time when a tax return will be started)

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
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Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this eight-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from February 9 through March 30.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced as we move through the winter months.    

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion.   It is recommended to BYOM (bring your own mat), however some spare mats will be available for those who may not have them. 

Space is limited; Registration is required for each session you plan to attend.

This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Monmouth County Library.