For a complete listing of discussions about literature and writing, please click here:
In Display Case. Items on loan from Township of Ocean Historical Museum, highlighting their exhibit "New Jersey and the Great War: Local Stories of World War One".
Self-taught artist Michael Fazio shares some of his favorite collage pieces. Carefully and lovingly constructed, see if you can find the hidden connections and meanings in his colorful and delightful creations.
Artist's Statement: "I am proud to have my exhibit at the library. I have done greeting cards for friends and family while also drawing, over the years, fine line sketching. This show has so far given me full reign and happiness all the way. With this exhibit, I've tried to make my art as bold and verbal as able. The joy of seeing my designs akin to this makes me feel very happy indeed. Finally, I feel that I have come closer to the ideas that I have been searching for. Enjoy!"
On display in the library lobby exhibit cases throughout the month.
Enhanced Early Literacy, Learning Enrichment and Social Engagement with certified, professional, caring Children's Librarian is
Free at Monmouth County Library!
NO fees, NO registration, NO card needed! Call for information. Caregivers need to be in attendance.
Check out our other programs, which are free, although we may request registration, in order to have ample materials for attendees!
Headquarters/Manalapan/Preschool: 732 431-7220 x7226 Please choose One Session Per Week.
Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:
Mondays, 9:30am. No Storytime September 4.
Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.
Thursdays, 10:15am. No Storytime September 21.
Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:
Mondays, 10:15am. No Storytime September 4.
Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.
PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:
Mondays, 11:00am. No Storytime September 4.
Thursdays, 11:00am. No Storytime September 21.
Family for Ages 2 and up:
Mondays, 1:30pm. No Storytime September 4.
Silhouettes: The Silent Witness on Display for Domestic Violence Awareness Month
The National Council of Jewish Women are dedicated to the Silent Witness National Silhouettes initiative to bring awareness to acts of Domestic Abuse. Two of their Silhouettes will be on display at EB during September, along with literature from 180/Turning Lives Around and The National Silent Witness Program.
Please join us on Wed., September 13 for How Can I Help? DV Awareness Presentation by Janet Lee of 180/Turning Lives Around.
Hotline cards and pamphlets will be available at the library to spread the word about what help is available to individuals and families experiencing domestic violence.
180/Turning Lives Around Domestic Voilence Hotline 732 264 4360 ext. 4281
Check out the #TBT Pop-Up Spot for different TotallyBrilliantThings (from contests to coloring to challenges) all month long!
Don't miss out - Activities only available while supplies last!
Intended for Grades 3-7
This is your opportunity to get great deals on gently used books, audios, DVD's, music CD's, games, puzzles and more. Check it out!
(Monday, September 18-23, $1 Bag Sale)
Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Fridays throughout the month.
Learn to play chess and "Go" Play a game with others, from beginners to champion-level players.
Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open. Please check online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222.
Come to the Hazlet Library for a book signing and reading by local author, Matthew John Benecke! Matthew is the author of the Kosmogonia series of speculative fiction novels including the apocalyptic thriller, The Lion in the Desert, and its sequels, The Walking Ghosts and The Metamorphoses. He is also the writer of Beer & Fitness: The Practical Guide to Exploring Craft Beer and Improving Physical and Mental Fitness and the popular craft beer blog, The Beer Whisperers.
Register online or by calling the library at 732-264-7164.
Join us as Jamie Novak, organizing hurmorist, presents the program Organize Your Home without Getting Overwhelmed. She will teach you where to begin, what items to keep and what to toss, how to prevent regret, and overall how to clear clutter and store items.
You may have seen Ms. Novak on HGTV or QVC or read one of her bestsellers like her newest book Keep This Toss That! Jamie travels nationally presenting her programs and her tips have appeared in multiple national magazines. With offices in NJ and CA Jamie helps clients on both coasts clear clutter.
Registration is requested for this event by signing up below, in the library or by calling us at 732-431-5656.
Stories and Songs for ages 2 to 3 1/2. Siblings Welcome.
Nursery Rhymes, finger plays, stories, and playtime for ages 10-23 months. Siblings Welcome.
Jersey Job Club Workshop: Top Notch Resumes II
Your resume is your primary marketing tool in your job search: It's your brochure, advertisement and brand: Your resume is you on paper. It provides an opportunity to capture an employer's attention by making a positive first impression.
This workshop will build on the topics covered in the top Notch Resume I -Basic workshop. In addition to the different resume formats and basic layouts, participants will see the advantages of targeting custom resumes for a specific employer, job openings and/or industry. Topics will also include how to detail accomplishments, achievements, and develop an effective summary/profile. A discussion of a using a professional cover letter and references is included as well.
This program is made possible through a grant from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Mondays throughout the month, when the Library is open.
Come play Bridge or the age old game of Mah Jong! Join us in the Meeting Room. Participants need to know how to play the game & game sets will be provided.
All are welcome!
Directed by Miguel Arteta
Starring Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Chloe Sevigny, Connie Britton, Jay Duplass
Beatriz is a Los Angeles massage therapist and holistic healer who drives to the seaside mansion of her client Cathy. When her old Volkswagen breaks down, she receives a friendly invitation from Cathy to stay for a seemingly innocent business dinner. As the guests arrive and the wine starts to flow, Beatriz finds herself in an escalating war of words with Doug Strutt, a ruthless real estate mogul who cares more about money than people.
83 minutes; (c) Lionsgate
Work in groups or with a friend to build a unique LEGO design!
No registration required. This program is intended for children ages 4 and up.
Come and play bridge! Monday evenings when the library is open.
Join Lydia Paluk's group as they present their Disney Celebrations Piano Recital.
Make friends, talk about books, and read and learn in a relaxed community setting. The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) offers an opportunity for adults and teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to participate in a weekly book club. The group meets Mondays at 6:30 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.
Space is limited; please register by calling Beth Miller at 1-866-941-8188.
TRI CHADD NJ is a local affiliate of CHADD Inc. (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and is committed to providing the community with parent support and adults with ADHD group meetings. They provide information on research-based practices, parent support, educational workshops, advocacy opportunities and peer-to-peer, in person meetings that can help families affected by ADHD. This occurs within a comfortable and high acceptance environment of a parent/peer-led group.
SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, confidential, counseling for owners an would-be owners of small businesses. Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month. An appointment is required. Please call the library at 732-449-8877 to schedule an appointment.
Do you want to speak English? Come and join the Beginning English conversation classes:
If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.
America At War - 1942
Battle for Midway - Crucial Turning Point in the Pacific War Presented by Paul Frisco, Kevin Kincherf
A turning point in a war or campaign is where one combatant experiences a reversal in fortune. The combatant looses the initiative, suffers loss of freedom in a theater of war and the opponent assumes the offensive. In WWII, there were five key turning point battles, each of which enabled the Allies to mount offensive operations to achieve strategic objectives and ultimately attain victory. The Battle of Midway in June 1942 was one such battle where after the American military assumed the offensive in the Central Pacific.
The World War II Era Studies Institute is presenting a series of lectures, during this 75th Anniversary Year of the entrance of the United States into World War II.
The World War II Era Institute is dedicated to furthering knowledge about the WW II era and the war’s impact on history. Paul Zigo is the director of the New Jersey-based World War II Era Studies Institute. He authored and edited in 2009 Witnessing History: The Eisenhower Photographs, a publication featuring all the photographs of General Dwight D. Eisenhower taken by his personal wartime photographer, Al Meserlin, 1944-1945. Recently, Zigo authored and published the book The Longest Walk, the amazing story of the 29th Infantry Division in Normandy France, June 6 – July 18, 1944. Professor Zigo was an Associate Professor of History, Brookdale; a former Director, Center for World War II Studies, and a founding member, National Museum of the US Army.
Presenters from the World War II Era Studies Institute will present programs at Library Headquarters and Eastern Branch during September and October .
Please sign up for our online newsletter for dates and times.
International Short Stories "The Elephant Vanishes" by Haruki Murakami (Japan)
"The Elephant Vanishes" is a short story by Japanese author Haruki Murakami, included ina short story collection of the same name. Murakami is known for his calm delivery of prose writing and his inside depiction of the Japanese world view.
This particular short story focuses on the protagonist's personal reaction to the presence - and then disappearance - of an old elephant in his hometown. The elephant was a refuge from a defunt zoo, and the town council agreed to take on the elephant and provide for it, including food and a keeper.
Starring: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis, Brigitte Auber
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
A retired jewel thief will be arrested unless he can trap the copycat burglar who has taken up serial-stealing on the French Riviera.
Enjoy stories and make a fun craft.
Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old
No registration necessary
14-year old Walter is sent by his irresponsible mother to spend the summer in Texas with his two quirky uncles rumored to have been bank robbers, mafia hit men and/or war criminals in their younger days.
Starring Michael Caine, Robert Duvall, Haley Joel Osment, and Kyra Sedgwick
A comedian Kumail connects with grad student Emily after a standup set. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing. The couple deals with their cultural differences as their relationship grows. Directed by Michael Showalter. Starring Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, and Ray Romano.
Comedy/Romance – 2 hours
Decipher the dots & devise 3-D Braille messages!
Grades K and up. Registration required.
Use picture books to learn about science. For ages 3 1/2 to 5.
Emphasis on vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook.
Do you want to speak English? Come and join the English conversation classes:
All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:20 pm.
If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x7222.
Transitions - A meeting place for the divorced and separated. Support group for people of all stages of separation and divorce. All ages welcome.
Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.
Directed by Eleanor Coppola
Starring Diane Lane, Arnaud Viard, Alec Baldwin
Anne is at a crossroads in her life. Long married to a successful, driven but inattentive movie producer, she unexpectedly finds herself taking a car trip from Cannes to Paris with a business associate of her husband. What should be a seven-hour drive turns into a carefree two-day adventure replete with diversions involving picturesque sights, fine food and wine, humor, wisdom and romance, reawakening Anne's senses and giving her a new lust for life. Directed by Eleanor Coppola
92 minutes; (c) Sony Pictures Classics
Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336
A representative from the Surrogate's Office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters. Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x7336.
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.
Get together with others interested in this challenging game.
Game in session when the Library is open.
“Rules of the Game” (1989) by Amy Tan
A Chinese- American girl learns from her mother the art of invisible strength, a strategy for winning arguments and respect from others.
Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their families, three now retired lifelong friends set off to go after the bank that took their money. Stars Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin. 1 hour 36 minutes
After the death of his father, a private detective struggles to find child support money and reconnect with his son and ex-wife. Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda. Starring Hiroshi Abe, Yôko Maki, and Satomi Kobayashi.
Drama– 1 hour and 57 minutes.
In Japanese with English subtitles.
Schoolage storytime and craft program: Up Up in the Air with Butterflies. Grades K to 3. Registration is required, in person, by phone, or
on-line. Note to parents, please register each child separately using your email and phone contact info.
Hear a LEGO story and make your own creation!
Save a memory of your LEGO design on Mom or Dad's smartphone!
Kids Read to Therapy Dogs! - Grades K and up
Wednesday, September 27 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.
TWEENS! Tabletop Game Day - Ages 7 - 11
Wednesday, September 20 at 4:00 pm
Hang out and play games with your friends!
Registration requested in-person, by phone,
or online at http://bit.ly/1Nds5NS
Enjoy a reading of the classic tale by Kevin Henkes and paint the beautiful flowers the mouse was named for.
Read any Star Wars book, discuss it, and make a Lego creation. Snacks served; please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.
This presentation will explain the different types of tools in the Digital Marketing world. You'll learn how they work and why they are important. Presenters will give an overview of what you should know and think about, and help you figure out how to make Digital Marketing a regular part of your customer outreach program.
Presented by Scott Barnett, serial entrepreneur and founder of Bizyhood, and Monmouth SCORE
Associated with both spirital and health benefits, we invite you to try this meditative form of exercise. T'ai Chi Chih consists of 19 stand-alone movements and one pose. T'ai Chi Chih doesn't require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination. This class is for individuals over age 18.
Dan Pienciak, an accredited International T'ai Chi Chih Teacher and Trainer, has been practicing T'ai Chi Chih since 1995, became an accredited instructor in 1997, and is certified in Seijaku, an advanced T'ai Chi Chih form.
Attend one or as many of these sessions as you would like. No registration; no specific equipment needed, just wear comfortable clothing.
Classes in Fall 2017: September 13, September 27, October 4, October 18, November 8 and November 29.
Do you want to speak English? Come and join our English Conversation Classes. Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community. Meet and speak with others who are learning English. All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, September 20 through December 13, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.
Storytime for all ages.
News of the World is an adventure story, filled with danger and incident; a western, meticulously researched and rendered; and a two hundred-page prose poem with poetry’s usual virtues of compression, resonance, beauty, and power. Set in post-Civil War Texas, the chaos of that place and time are vividly depicted, even as the story remains primarily one of character. Paulette Jiles has shown how rich and deeply imagined the historical novel can be.
It is 1870, North Texas, rainy and cold. Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels from town to town giving readings from the latest newspapers, bringing the news of the world to isolated towns on the Texas frontier. In Wichita Falls, he is asked to return a captive girl to her relatives near San Antonio, 400 miles to the south. The old man and the ten-year-old start out on a hazardous journey, no less risky because the girl considers herself now a Kiowa and does not have the slightest desire to return. Bandits and Comanche raids and violent weather make as many difficulties as the ten-year old girl who can’t speak English, eats with her hands and knows how to use a revolver. In the end, he finds he must return her to relatives who don’t want her, even though he and the girl have become trusting friends. A story of courage and honor and the truth that these two things are often the possession of even the unlikeliest people.
Come play bridge! Pat Guadagno assists. Thursdays through the month of September.
Build on the topics covered in the Basic Resume workshop (Top Notch Resumes I). In addition to the different resume formats and basic layouts, participants will see the advantages of targeting custom resumes for a specific employer, job openings and/or industry. Topics will also include how to detail accomplishments, achievements, and develop an effective summary/profile. A discussion of a using a professional cover letter and references is included as well.
Presented by the Library Career Information Center
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Lydia is dead. But they don't know this yet. So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue. But when Lydia's body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together is destroyed, tumbiling them into chaos. A profoundly moving story of family, secrets, and longing. Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husband and wives struggle, all their lives to understand one another.
Starring: Eric Dane, Natalie Zea, Amy Madigan
Directed by: John Shea
A Boston police officer goes to Nantucket to investigate the murder of his partner, and finds more than he bargained for.
Set against the stunning landscape of Scotland, Tommy's Honour is based on the powerfully moving true story of the relationship between "Old" Tom Morris and "Young" Tommy Morris, the dynamic father-son team who ushered in the modern game of golf. Starring: Peter Mullan, Jack Lowden, Ophelia Lovigond, Sam Neill, Peter Ferdinando 1 hr. 52 min. Biography/Drama
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 Thursday's of the month.
Thursday Afternoon Movie
Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, and Astrid Berges-Frisbey. Directed by Guy Ritchie
Action/Adventure/Drama – 126 minutes
Directed by Walter Lang
Starring Katherine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Gig Young, George Brent, Joan Blondell, Natalie Wood
Bunny Watson (Katharine Hepburn) is a library reference clerk stuck in a dead-end relationship with a boring television executive (Gig Young). Her life is thrown into turmoil when computer expert Richard Summers (Spencer Tracy) enters it. He has been assigned with automating her department, and she is fearful that Summers' new computers will automate her out of a job. She despises him at first, but eventually each of the two start to fall for the other's charms and strong personalities.
103 minutes; (c) 20th Century Fox
Meet Joan Bruno, local photographer, author, and adventurer! Hear about her explorations across the Arctic, and listen to her read aloud from her delightful picture book. Joan is a speech pathologist, and combines her amazing photography talents with her verbal skills to create a dynamic and engaging program for children. This program is recommended for kids ages 4 and up. Don’t miss this fun afternoon.
Ages 4 and up. Monmouth County Master Gardeners will talk about all the ways insects help plant the the environment. There will be a follow-up bug craft. Registration required: call, stop in or sign-up online. http://bit.ly/1U702RS
Kids Read to Therapy Dogs! - Grades K and up
Thursday, September 28 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.
Lyricist Jerry Leiber and Composer Mike Stoller were songwriting partners who wrote such crossover hits as "Stand By Me," "Hound Dog," "Kansas City" and "Yakety Yak" in the 50's and 60's. They created some of the best groundbreaking Rock and Roll hits for such artists as Elvis, The Coasters, The Drifters, The Shangri-Las, The Dixie Cups and Jay and the Americans, as well as for many more artists. This great songwriting duo has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and The Songwriters Hall of Fame, writing over 70 chart hits. "Smokey Joes Cafe," a Broadway Musical Revue is based on their work and has won seven Tony Awards. It became the longest-running Musical Revue in Broadway history.
Come listen to Phil Bruschi as he talks about their fabulous songwriting career. Phil will sing many of their songs such as "Stand By Me," "Loving You," "On Broadway," "Spanish Harlem" and more. There is no registration for this event but seating is on a first-come, first serve basis.
Moderator Shang-Yi Lu will lead discussion on Have Book, Will Travel by Zhan Hongzhi
Part of the award-winning series: Literature of World Languages: A Public Forum for Multilingual Book Discussions.
Books are read and discussed in Chinese, Hebrew, Arabic, Italian, Russian and Spanish languages.
Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.
Mondays, 9:30am. No Storytime October 9.
Mondays, 10:15am. No Storytime October 9
Mondays, 11:00am. No Storytime October 9
Mondays, 1:30pm. No Storytime October 9
Monmouth County Archives & History Month Exhibit , in the Library's Gallery & Lobby,
Inventors and Innovators in Monmouth and Ocean Counties
The full schedule is available online at www.visitmonmouth.com/archives, or follow this link www.bit.ly/ArchivesnHistoryDayMonCoLibrary
All programs are open and free for all to attend!
Monmouth County Clerk's Office has hosted Archives and History Day since 1996 in an effort to connect the public with archivists, historians and other preservationists.
Stories and Songs for ages 2 to 3 1/2.
Directed by Patty Jenkins
Starring Gail Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright
Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that's raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.
141 minutes; (c) Warner Bros.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will present "In Our Own Voice", a nationally acclaimed multimedia presentation on life while pursuing a mental health recovery.
Attendees will learn of the range of education, support and advocacy programs which NAMI offers to people in Monmouth County dealing with an ongoing mental health issue in themselves and/or a family member. Further information may be obtained by calling 732-4NAMI-4U (732-462-6448).
The association's local affiliate, NAMI-Greater Monmouth, conducts public education programs and support group meetings in Colts Neck and Neptune, and outreach programs at various sites throughout Monmouth County. Details are online at www.namigm.org. The group also offers its publication, Keys to Wellness, which includes a booklet intended to assist Monmouth County residents in navigating the complexities of the mental health system. All services and publications are provided free of charge.
Stories and Nursery Rhymes for ages 10 to 23 months. Siblings Welcome.
Building a Personal Brand and Communicating it Through LinkedIn and Twitter
Do you have a Personal Brand? Why is a Personal Brand essential during career transition? How do you communicate your brand in professional social media outlets? Come to this informative workshop and learn all you need to know.
Andrea Luker built her career at Johnson & Johnson and GE Healthcare. Currently she is Marketing Director with The Manahasset Group and a Career Coach with Rutgers Heldrich Center's New Start Career Network.
Space is limited; registration recommended.
In the tradition of The Paris Wife and Mrs. Poe, The Other Einstein offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein's enormous shadow. It is the story of Einstein's wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight.
Mitza Maric has always been a little different from other girls. Most twenty-year-olds are wives by now, not studying physics at an elite Zurich university with only male students trying to outdo her clever calculations. But Mitza is smart enough to know that, for her, math is an easier path than marriage. And then fellow student Albert Einstein takes an interest in her, and the world turns sideways. Theirs becomes a partnership of the mind and of the heart, but there might not be room for more than one genius in a marriage.
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.
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny. Directed by Patty Jenkins. Starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, and Robin Wright.
Action/Adventure – 2 hours and 21 minutes.
A USCIS Naturalization Information Session includes an overview of the naturalization eligibility and filing requirements, the corresponding interview and testing, as well as helpful customer service information. Associated materials and handouts are provided.
After a crash disfigures his face and maims his body, pilot Oliver Bradford hides from family and friends in a seaside cottage. There he befriends homely, gentle Laura Pennington. The two marry for companionship, until some rare magic within the cottage transforms them into ardent and beautiful lovers.
Starring Robert Young and Dorothy McGuire
Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris - a renowned American journalist based in Paris. Directed by Terry George. Starring Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, and Christian Bale.
Drama/History - 2 hours 13 mins.
An account of the author's coming-of-age in a polygamist Mormon cult living on a farm in Mexico as one of over forty children, and her eventual escape.
You’ll be seeing colorful patterns after customizing a kaleidoscope!
Using Picture Books to learn about Science for ages 3 1/2 to 5.
This workshop will focus on current high school students and their families.
Did You Know? The average family borrows 39 percent of the total cost of college, only 37 percent of college students graduate in 4 years, and two-thirds of college graduates leave school with financial debt.
At this workshop you will learn how to maximize your potential for financial aid; how to lower your out-of-pocket costs; why the FAFSA and your EFC are so critical to the college financial aid process; and how the SAT/ACT scores translate into financial aid dollars.
Presented by College Funding Associates
Seating is limited; to register, call 732-224-1496, ext. 2302.
Presented by living history impressionist Kenneth Serfass
Ulysses S. Grant was the Commanding General of the United States Army at the end of the American Civil War and later the 18th President of the United States.For the past 40 years retired U.S. Marine Kenneth Serfass has studied the life and times of Ulysses S. Grant. He is now a sought after expert on all things concerning General and President Grant. Serfass, a Gettysburg resident, augments his Grant portrayals with a 1860’s-era general’s uniform.
6 Crawfords Corner Road
Holmdel NJ 07733
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.
Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.
A beautiful and successful career woman seems to have it all. The only thing she has yet to figure out is her love life. Pressured to attend a family wedding back home in Mexico, she asks a co-worker to pose as her boyfriend. Her situation gets complicated when her ex shows up at the ceremony. Stars Karla Souza, Jose Maria Yazpik, Ben O'Toole. 2 hours 42 minutes.
Join us as we celebrate National Fire Prevention Month.
Colts Neck firefighter David Mann will teach us about fire safety and show us a real fire truck!
Listen to a story and build a LEGO® creation. Legos will be supplied.
Fun for all.
No registration needed.
Crafts and Stories for Grades K and Up.
October 4 - Fire Safety
October 11 - Pumpkin Puppet
This free seminar offers educational resources regarding the dynamics involved with families and individuals who are trying to juggle their lives with taking care of an elderly loved one. Presented by Beverly Zaccherio of Senior Solutions of the Jersey Shore, LLC.
If just thinking of the Math sections of the SAT and PSAT tests brings beads of sweat to your brow… join us for free classes on general techniques to help prepare. Bring some paper, a pencil, an open mind and specific questions.
Presenter Michael Carlin is a Mathematics Professor who regularly tutors students in preparation for the SAT and PSAT Tests, a key component in the college admissions process. Attend one or as many of these FREE study sessions as you can.
Mr. Carlin's Classes are free, begin at 6:30 pm on the following dates: 9/6 and 9/20, 10/4 and 10/11, 11/1 and 11/15, 12/6 and 12/13.
Join Michael Standley, CLTC, of Retirement Income Solutions of Oakhurst, for an informative and educational workshop on Social Security strategies.
History of tea around the world presented by Kirsten Kristensen. Please call 732-531-5092 to register.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will present "In Our Own Voice," a nationally-acclaimed multimedia presentation on life while pursuing a mental health recovery. The program is in conjunction with National Mental Health Awareness Week.
"In Our Own Voice" adds a critical perspective to the popular understanding of what people with mental illness are like. You'll hear a first-hand account of what it's like to live with mental illness as the presenter humanizes this midunderstood illness. You'll have the chance to ask the presenter questions, which allows for a deeper understanding of mental health conditions and dispels stereotypes and misconceptions. You'll come to understand that every person with mental illness can hope for a bright future.
NAMI-Greater Monmouth conducts public education programs, support group meetings and outreach programs throughout Monmouth County, advocating for those with mental illness and/or their families.
Stories and Crafts for all ages
Dawn Dayton is a certified yoga teacher who specializes in gentle beginner yoga and believes yoga is for everyone. Please join us at 11:00am the first and third Thursday of the month for this relaxing chair yoga practice to breath deep, gently stretch and release stress.
Starring: Diane Lane, Alec Baldwin, Arnaud Viard
Directed by: Eleanor Coppola
The wife of a successful movie producer takes a car trip from the south of France to Paris with one of her husband's associates.
Michal, a 32 year old Orthodox Jewish woman is looking forward to her wedding day. But when her fiancé has a change of heart, Michal refuses to cancel the wedding, believing that God will provide her with a husband by her chosen date. Comedy/Romance Starring: Dafi Alferon, Noa Koler, Oded Leopold. 1hr. 50 min.
Join the fun while helping others. Items will go to local charities and hospitals. Bring a crochet hook or knitting needles; yarn will be provided for you. All skill levels welcome.
No appointment is needed at Library Headquarters location, just walk-in for first come, first served information on the first and third Thursdays of each month.
Directed by Edward Blatt
Starring John Garfield, Sydney Greenstreet, Paul Henreid, Edmund Gwenn, George Tobias
In London during World War II, married couple Henry (Paul Henreid) and Ann Bergner (Eleanor Parker) decide to commit suicide instead of waiting to be killed in a Nazi air raid. After carrying out their decision, the Bergners awake to find themselves on a large, mysterious ship with several other passengers. The ship's steward, Scrubby (Edmund Gwenn), informs them that the vessel is where the dead come to be judged. The passengers now must await the fate handed down to them by the Examiner.
112 minutes; (c) Warner Bros.
Starring: Chris Evans, McKenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, and Octavia Spencer
Drama– 101 minutes
Listen to donut-themed stories and then decorate a tasty treat to take home courtesy of Duck Donuts!
All Ages - Otto the Auto, a three-foot tall remote-controlled talking car from the AAA Mid-Atlantic Foundation will give a fun, interactive safety program for kids! Registration required; call, stop in or sign up online http://bit.ly1U702RS beginning September 25.
Create a spooky skeleton using noodles!
No registration required. This program is intended for children Grades K-5.
Young Adult Employment/Internships. Planning and Preparing to Succeed
Presented by Rosemary Tamasi / Career Connections Counselor / Mnmouth County Library
Interning in High School can be a fantastic way to get some real world experience before heading off to college. Many teens are using internships as a strategy to help decide their major, bolster their college applications and gain experience.
Sample of the Topics to be covered: interviewing Skills, Brief Mock Interview, Social Media, Dress for Success, Internships/Volunteering.
Teens and their Parent/Guardians are welcome to attend.
Registration is required.
All ages, genders and skill level are welcome at these enjoyable and instructive meetings. Participants are asked to bring their own needles and an open mind. Coordinated by Sarita Pathak. (Meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of every month when the library is open.)
History in Monmouth: "British Commanders and Leadership at Monmouth" presented by Dr. David Martin
“British Commanders and Leadership at Monmouth”
The British army had some of their best field commanders at Monmouth, but not much attention has been paid to where they were and what they did in the battle. This lecture will examine the contributions of the leading British officers in the battle, including Charles Cornwallis, John Simcoe, William Erskine, Charles “No Flint” Grey, and Wilhelm von Knyphausen. It will also review how British officer casualties affected the course of the battle.
No registration is needed.
Les Taylor will be here to give us an overview of the Medicare changes for 2018, plus a description of Medicare options available to all seniors.
Welcome Back! Join us the first Friday of every month as we get together and do crafts, draw, eat Japanese snacks, watch movies/series, and hang out with others who love Anime! Meet up with fellow anime enthusiasts and talk all about anime and manga. Eat terrific snacks.
Garden and Horticulture Questions answered by the Helpline
The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to the residents of Monmouth County to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions. Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries. In the library lobby on the first Saturday of each month from 12 noon - 2:00 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, March through October.
Trained Master Gardener volunteers advise the public about horticultural topics, and diagnose and solve home gardening problems. Monmouth County residents may get free answers to garden, insect, and pest questions. You can also find out about other programs offered to the communities, such as the Speakers Bureau, community projects, and special events.
The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County are sponsored by the joint cooperation of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Brookdale Community College, and Monmouth County Parks System.
Johnny Mercer was one of America's best known lyricists and songwriters from the mid-1930s through the mid-1960s. Many of the songs he wrote were among the most popular hits of that time and are still being recorded by today's artists. He wrote lyrics to more than fifteen hundred songs, including compositions for movies and Broadway musicals. Mercer was nominated for 19 Academy Awards and won four.
Join Phil Bruschi as he discusses the life and times of Mercer as a songwriter and sings songs such as Summer Wind, Autumn Leaves, Too Marvelous for Words, One for My Baby, Moon River and many others.
Phil has sung with Doo Wop groups, bands, duos and now as a soloist. Combined with his teaching at the University of North Carolina in Wilmington and his involvement in the Continuing Studies area, Phil has created a style of program referred to as "edu-tain-ment." Mixing education and entertainment, he shares information about the careers of the artists and performs their songs.
FALL INTO JAZZ Series with Jack Livingstone
Join us for an outstanding afternoon as the award-winning Carol Fredette and her Trio performs for you in her very special and unique style. Ms. Fredette was 2015 Recipient of The Bistro Award for Ongoing Jazz Artistry. Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, The Bistro is cabaret's oldest and most coveted award.
Carol, who started working in the New York Jazz scene while still a teenager, has headlined every major jazz club in New York City in addition to performing at prestigious venues around the country and internationally. She will perform standards as well as songs from her latest CD, No Sad Songs for Me.
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.
We thank the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for underwriting the maintenance of our grand piano.
Library Commission meetings are scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month, September through June, except where noted. Executive sessions may be held during each regular meeting. Meetings are held at Eastern Branch Library, 1001 Route 35, Shrewsbury, NJ and the Headquarters Library, 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan, NJ unless noted. Revisions to this schedule will be posted on the Monmouth County Library website.
Tuesday Talk @ Howell
Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the county. This program discusses what identity theft is -- how criminals get your personal information -- and what YOU can do to keep from becoming a victim of ID theft.
Presented by Executive Undersheriff Ted Freeman, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office.
Breast Cancer does not discriminate by gender, nor age. Learn the facts, learn where to go for help, for yourself, for your family members.
Parents with young children: this presentation will be offered in a sensitive fashion, so that children may attend.
Presented by two leading Health Educators of Visiting Nurse Association Health Group from Holmdel.
Two women compete for the same man, and in the process both take a drug that makes them immortal, with disastrous results.
Starring Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn, and Bruce Willis
*SPECIAL SCREENING FOR ARCHIVES WEEK*
Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by the maverick scientist Doc Brown. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd.
Sci-Fi/Comedy - 1 hour 56 mins.
The Bobby Darin Story: Beyond the Song presented by Phil Bruschi. This program is made possible by the generosity of The Friends of the Township of Ocean Library.
Work in groups or individually to create your own LEGO® designs based on this month's theme: I Quit!
Grades K and up. Registration is required. LEGO® bricks will be provided by the library.
Directed by Michael Showalter
Starring Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter
Kumail is a Pakistani comic who meets an American graduate student named Emily at one of his stand-up shows. As their relationship blossoms, he soon becomes worried about what his traditional Muslim parents will think of her. When Emily suddenly comes down with an illness that leaves her in a coma, Kumail finds himself developing a bond with her deeply concerned mother and father.
119 minutes; (c) Lionsgate
The class is held on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8:20pm. We ask that you register for this class, so that we will have materials for everyone attending. To register, you can call our Reference Desk (732 431-7220 x7222)
If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Staff at 732 431 7220 x 7222
De-stress through gentle yoga, breathing and meditation. Experience gentle yoga, learn about the tendencies of the mind, learn some simple yet powerful breathing techniques, experience guided meditation, and learn about the Art of Living Happiness Program. No mats or equipment needed.
Space is limited; please call the library, or go online, to register.
Led by Dhan Goboori, of the Art of Living Foundation
Monmouth County Archives & History Week focuses on I
nventors and Innovators of Monmouth and Ocean Counties
The full program is available online at www.visitmonmouth.com/archives, or follow this link www.bit.ly/ArchivesnHistoryDayMonCoLibrary
Programs on Wednesday, October 11:
10 am to 11:30am “From Convicts to Colonels: Monmouth County Inventors.”
Lecture by George Joynson, Reference Specialist, Monmouth County Archives,
Introduction by Gary D. Saretzky, Monmouth County Archivist.
1:00-2:30pm: “Nokia Bell Labs: Nine Decades of Inventing the Future.”
Lecture by Edward Eckert, Nokia Bell Labs Corporate Archivist and Sr. Manager of IIS Intellectual Property Services.
Introduction by Randall Gabrielan, Monmouth County Historian.
3:00-5:00pm. “Battle for Guadalcanal, August 1942.”
Lecture by Paul Zigo, WWII Studies Institute.Program under the auspices of the Monmouth County Library
Exhibit, Library Gallery and Lobby: Inventors and Innovators in Monmouth and Ocean counties
A rebellious young man with a disturbing past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies. Drama Starring James Dean, Natalie Wood 1 hr. 51 min.
Please come and join the Friends of Howell Library as we work together to increase awareness of and advocate for the library in the community and raise money to help support library programs.
While visiting Calcutta, a five-year old boy becomes separated from his family. After quite a bit of wandering and many challenges, he ends up with an Australian couple who give him a loving home. As an adult he decides to undertake an epic quest to find the family he left behind long ago. Stars Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara. 1 hour 58 minutes
America At War - 1942
The World War II Era Studies Institute is presenting a series of lectures, during this 75th Anniversary Year of the entrance of the United States into World War II.
Battle for Guadalcanal, August 1942 Presented by Paul Zigo
Guadalcanal, a Japanese occupied island in the Solomon Island chain in the south Pacific, was invaded by a major US Marine force on August 7, 1942. The bloody and protracted struggle for this steamy, malaria-ridden, rain-sodden island lasted for nearly six months, resulting in over 6,000 casualties, to include 152 battle deaths. The battle was the first real test of land strength between Japan and the USA. Seven major naval battles were also fought around the island. Guadalcanal is now seen as a major turning point in the Pacific war from which Japan never recovered. Come and hear why the battle was so vicious and why it had to be won.
Laugh with John and his cast of characters including the silly Andy with his "one-two punch" style of humor.
In this seminar you will learn:
Key factors to consider before applying for Social Security benefits; How recent law changes could impact your benefits; Strategies to maximize those benefits; How you may be able to avoid paying taxes on your benefits; and simple ways to increase your benefits.
Two sessions available (same presentation): Wednesday, October 11 and Tuesday, October 17, at 6:30 pm.
Presented by Gary Ronan of APG Retirement and Estate Planning Specialists.
LinkedIn is a powerful tool to be used during your job hunt. It is essential to create a compelling, all-star profile. Learn ways to highlight your accomplishments and communicate your personal brand.
Andrea Luker built her career at Johnson & Johnson and GE Healthcare. Currently she is Marketing Director with The Manahassett Group and a Career Coach with Rutgers Heldrich Center's New Start Career Network.
A massage therapist from a poor town in Mexico attends a wealthy client's dinner party where she gets into a verbal fight with a self-centered billionaire. Drama/Comedy Starring: Salma Hayek, John Lithgow Chloe Sevigny, Connie Britton, Jay Duplass 1 hr. 22 min.
Starring: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter
Directed by: Michael Showalter
A couple deals with their cultural differences as their relationship grows.
This workshop will assist you in sorting fact from fiction in estate planning. It will cover the frequently asked questions and common misconceptions regarding wills and trusts, asset protection, nursing home issues, Medicaid qualification, and estate taxes. The workshop will be presented by Paul R. Daniele, Esq. from Daniele Law, LLC, who has been practicing NJ Law for 49 years, has served as an Assistant Prosecutor, a Newark Municipal Judge, and was awarded the Newark Peace Prize in 1991.
Directed by Michael Curtiz
Starring Humphrey Bogart, Sydney Greenstreet, Claude Rains, Peter Lorre
During World War II, a French ship finds five men drifting in a small boat. Once aboard, the men tell the ship's captain, Patain Malo (Victor Francen), that they are convicts who escaped prison, led by Jean Matrac (Humphrey Bogart), to fight in the war. As the ship nears its destination in Marseille, France surrenders to Germany, but Malo decides to hide the prisoners. When traitorous Major Duval (Sydney Greenstreet) tries to overtake the ship, Matrac and the others work to defeat him.
110 minutes; (c) Warner Bros.
Starring: Hillary Swank, Patrick Dempsey, Scott Glen, and Lee Hernandez
Biography, Crime, Drama– 123 minutes
Channel your inner mad scientist as we read slimy stories and create our own slime!
Artist, Michael Albert will conduct a Cereal Box Collage Workshop. Come and learn how to make amazing works of mosaic art.
K and up
Call, stop in or register online beginning Thursday, September 28 at 9:00am
Join the Lizard Guys for a fun filled, live animal show! learn where the animals come from, what they eat and other awesome facts!
Registration begins Monday, September 25 for children ages 5 and up.
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.
During October, November and December they will cover Gabaldon's The Scottish Prisoner.
Please check with our Circulation staff as a limited number of books are available.
Most people see a discarded box of cereal and all they see is trash - not so! Come learn, along with artist Michael Albert, how to turn recycled cereal boxes and other packaged products into amazing art work.
Presented by New York Pop Artist and Author Michael Albert.
Author, Rick Geffken, will be at the Library to discuss his recently published book, Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore. This book brings together rarely seen images from the Library of Congress, local historical societies, and private collections to document how the Jersey Shore became the most famous vacation and recreational destination in the coastal United States. The remarkable details in these pictures capture a simpler way of life in our country, when families took their children to boardwalks to savor candy apples, salt water taffy, hot dogs and hamburgers, popcorn, and, of course, the rides. Please contact the Atlantic Highlands Library for information.
Dancing and swinging to the music of Big Band Orchestra was known as "The Swing Era" where each band reflected the personality of its Leader with his own stryle. Join Phil Bruschi as he discusses "The Swing Era" and sings some of the biggest hits of that time. Songs such as "Chattanooga Choo Choo", "Stardust", "Sentimental Journey", and "Stormy Weather" will be performed as well as others.
The Sandy Sasso Jazz Quartet will perform standards from the Great American Songbook -- a soothing entry to the weekend! Join us for this Friday afternoon concert.
This program is made possible through a grant from Musician's Local 399, Asbury Park, American Federation of Musicians.
Here’s your chance to stock up on gently used paperback and hardcover books for adults and children at bargain prices! Once again, you can take advantage of our “early bird special” by paying a $5 admission fee to enter at 8:00 AM and beat the crowd.
Monmouth County Archives & History Day focuses on Inventions of Monmouth and Ocean Counties
The full program is available online at www.visitmonmouth.com/archives, or follow this link
Wednesday, October 11, 10:00-11:30am: Lecture: George Joynson, Reference Specialist, Monmouth County Archives, “From Convicts to Colonels: Monmouth County Inventors.” Introduction by Gary D. Saretzky, Monmouth County Archivist.
Awards Presentations presented by Monmouth County Clerk
M. Claire French Award, Jane G. Clayton Award, Roger McDonough Librarianship Award, Barbara Carver Smith Award Innovative Archives Award
History Forum: Discussion of Inventors and Innovators in New Jersey
Featured Speaker: Paul Israel, Research Professor. Director and General Editor, Thomas Edison Papers, Rutgers University-New Brunswick. New Jersey: A State of Innovation
If you would like to share your own work for constructive feedback, go to www.monmouthwriters.com for details of what to expect, as well as format/printing instructions. Priority will be given to folks who follow the straightforward submission guidelines. For more information email Rick: firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s time for the 18th Annual Colts Neck Friends of the Library Fine Art Show and Sale, October 14th & 15th (10am-4pm), and October 21st & 22nd (10am-4pm).
This is a terrific opportunity to see the talent that abounds our local area. What better gift than a piece of original artwork for newlyweds or a housewarming gift? Give the gift that keeps giving year round and makes them think of you fondly every time they walk into the room! Or snap up that unique piece that speaks to you to warm up your décor. With a great selection of artists and styles to choose from, there is surely something for everyone. Varied prices on watercolors, oil paintings, hand thrown pottery and wood carvings will be available.
For more information on this event please contact the library at 732-431-5656.
Neil Diamond continues to endure in the world of pop music as a solo artist. This program focuses on his legendary career as a singer and songwriter highlighting more than 45 years of struggles and successes.
Phil will discuss Diamond's early career to present day while performing such songs as "Sweet Caroline," "Hello Again," "Cracklin Rose," "September Morn," and many more.
Diamond has sold over 125 million records worldwide and has performed in front of millions of concertgoers. This Brooklyn Baritone has had 10 number one hit singles over the years and is considered the third most successful adult contemporary artist on the Billboard chart.
Come for this entertaining multimedia experience!
If you have a new iPad and don't know how to use it, this is the class for you! Daniel Berg, an Apple Certified Technician, will go through the necessary functions and applications to get you started. Please bring your iPad with you (iPad 2 and up/iPad Mini).
Space is limited; please register online, or by calling the Library at 732-683-8980
Fall stories and fun with paint!
Registration begins Monday, October 2 for children ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver. Space is limited.
Children will learn methods to improve focus and regulate feelings, along with physical movement!
Regsitration is required beginning Monday, October 2 for children Grades K-2.
"International Short Stories"
"Moving House" by Pawel Huell (Poland)
In Pawel Huell's story "Moving House" the reader is treated to the story of a young Polish boy who pays a visit to his German neighbor. Such a visit is forbidden to the boy, but the beautiful music played by the German Lady next door bewitches him. In Polish History, Germany became an aggressive and betraying neighbor while Russia offered salvation. Nevertheless, for Poles one's friends one day could easily be one's enemies the next.
"Cockroaches" by Bruno Schulz (Poland)
Bruno Schulz was one of the most remarkably gifted writers from Eastern Europe in the 20th century. Little known outside his native Poland, his work as been compared to Franz Kafka. This short story is typical of Schulz's genius and is included in the short story book The Street of Crocodiles.
A Manhattan witch falls in love with a publisher after casting a spell on him that obliges him to dump his fiancée and pursue her instead.
Starring James Stewart and Kim Novak
An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community. Directed by Aisling Walsha. Starring Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke.
Drama - 1 hour 55 mins.
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.
Perfect for Halloween!
Join us and rock out with drums, bells, shakers, balls, and Miss Melissa's guitar at this one-of-a-kind music event!
2 sessions: 9:30 to 10:00 am: Ages 10 months to 2 years
AND 10:30 to11:00 am: Ages 2 to 4 years
No registration required.
Join us and “rock out” with drums, bells, shakers, balls, and Miss Melissa’s guitar at this one-of-a-kind music event!
AND 10:30 to 11:00 am: Ages 2 to 4 years
No registration required.
A nine year old boy being raised by his grandmother decides to search for his mother who lives far away. When he leaves home with only her photograph and address, he meets Kikujiro, a tough guy with an acid tongue and a warm heart. Comedy/Drama Directed by Takeshi Kitano, Starring: Yusuke Sekiguchi, Kayoko Kishimoto, Takeshi Kitano/ 1999 Selection for Cannes Film Festival 2 hrs 1 min.
Sony Pictures Classics
When her fiancé bows out on the eve of her wedding, Michal refuses to cancel the wedding arrangements. An Orthodox Jew, she insists that God will supply her a husband. As the clock ticks down.. Directed by Rama Burshtein. Starring Noa Koler, Amos Tamam, and Oz Zehavi.
Comedy/Romance– 1 hour and 50 minutes.
In Hebrew with English subtitles.
Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail connects with grad student Emily after a standup set. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing. Starring Kumail Nanjiani, Holly Hunter and Ray Romano. 119 minutes.
The time is 1939, the place is Poland, the homeland of Antonina and Jan Zabinski, keepers of the Warsaw Zoo. This account tells how the pair helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion. Stars Jessica Chastain, Johan Heidenbergh, Daniel Bruhl. 2 hours 7 minutes.
Come in and read a favorite story to a dog friend.
The dogs will love listening to you.
Please choose one session.
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to our therapy dog.
Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves!
What happens to the Beach in the Fall? Learn from the experts Traveling Beach Science, A Marine Science educational group bringing the laboratory to you.
Please choose one session
Read to Styx, our Smooth Collie. Bring your favorite book.
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.
Set in a fictional prarie town, author Chrissy Kolaya tells the intertwined stories of two families on opposite sides of a local battle when a laboratory for experiments in high energy particle physics decides to build a new superconducting supercollider. The conflict over the collider fractures the community and creates deep divides within the families of the novel.
Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
A whip-smart, hysterical dramedy about a family in crisis after the disappearance of its brilliant, misanthropic matriarch.
Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15 year old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply Mom. Then Bernadette disappears.
Join Phil Bruschi as he discusses Carole's musical career and sings some of her earlier songs such as, "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow," "Take Good Care of My Baby," "Up on A Roof" and many more.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
At 1pm at the Marlboro Public Library
Tickets for this event will be distributed beginning Tuesday Oct. 3 at 10 am. Four tickets per family.
For more information call the library at (732) 536-9406
Starring: Bruce Willis, Hayden Christensen, Ty Shelton
Directed by: Steven C. Miller
A Wall Street broker is forced to evade a police chief investigating a bank robbery as he attempts to recover the stolen money in exchange for his son's life.
Listen to stories and make a great craft!
Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.
Directed by Jean Negulesco
Starring Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Joan Lorring
After convincing two strangers, Jerome Arbutny (Sydney Greenstreet) and John West (Peter Lorre), to come to her apartment, Crystal Shackelford (Geraldine Fitzgerald) explains that at the stroke of midnight her statue of the goddess Kwan Yin will open its eyes, look into the souls of three strangers and grant their deepest wishes. The trio jointly invests in a sweepstake ticket, then separate, only to have their true natures demolish the possibility that Kwan Yin will fulfill their dreams.
96 minutes; (c) Warner Bros.
Starring: Kumil Nan, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, and Ray Romano.
Comedy, Romance– 120 minutes
Summer 1924: On the eve of a glittering Society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life, the only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford. Winter 1999: Grace Bradley, 98, one-time housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide. Ghosts awaken and memories, long-consigned to the dark reaches of Grace's mind, begin to sneak back through the cracks. A shocking secret threatens to emerge; something history has forgotten but Grace never could.
Join us for an exciting live reptile show courtesy of Rizzo's Reptiles. No registration required.
Rockwell and Wyeth: The Great American Storytellers
There is a saying, “Art speaks for itself.” But the Art of Rockwell and Wyeth spoke to the public and critics in entirely different ways. Their works have always been beloved by the public but often attached by the critics. Their styles and subject matter were never even close to what was considered avant-garde art. But they tapped into middle class values and ideals and that added to their popularity.
Hear how Rockwell painted the qualities one would like to see society return to and he did it with a sense of whimsy. Wyeth was accused of being a hopelessly sentimental painter of rural scenes. But Fred Dixon will argue the critics never completely understood his work. Often he takes you beneath the surface of Realism and he doesn’t spell it out for us. The lecture will conclude with the firestorm over the Helga paintings and a look at “Christina’s World.”
Fred Dixon and his wife Martha collected art for 35 years and have traveled to many of the most important museums in the U.S. and Europe and cathedrals in Italy to view Renaissance and Baroque art. They were docents at the Barnes Foundation for ten years which has the largest collection of Impressionistic and Post-Impressionistic art in the U.S. including 181 Renoirs. Fred’s book “700 Years Of Art History: Pre-Renaissance To Modernism,” from which parts of this lecture are taken, will be available for this event at the discounted price of $35.
Regsitration is required beginning Monday, October 2 for children Grades 3-5.
Special Event for Archives and History Month Co-sponsored with Monmouth County Archives
Wires and Waves: How We all Got Connected
History of Modern Communications
Two hundred years ago, communications moved at the speed of a person, and then telegraph, telephone and radio changed everything. Suddenly, communications moved at the speed of light, giving us "instant" access to news and entertainment, and then the ability to speak to anyone in the world. By 1940, there were even phones in cars, but 40 years later there were still only 50,000 "car phones" in the US (and no "pocket phones"). Then, in 1983, the first "cellular" system went into operation, using dashboard mounted handsets connected to large radios in the trunks of cars. Within a decade, the bulky cellular car phone had become a portable pocket phone, used by 30 million people in the US. Today, there are more than 300 million cell phones in the US and seven billion in the world. And while the cell phone was producing a revolution in personal communications, the Internet was connecting computers around the world and creating a multitude of new services. Thank in the new millennium, the cell phone became a smart phone that could connect to the Internet, giving us communication, information and entertainment in a portable device. For better or worse, we are connected to everyone, and increasingly, to everything.
In this talk, we will take a brief look at the revolution(s) in communications that produced these amazing results.
Presenter Dick Frenkiel was born more than a half-century ago, in a small town called Brooklyn. With his degrees in Mechanical Engeering and deceptive aura of competence, he arrived at the brand-new Bell Labs in Holmdel in 1963. Two years later, in a moment of extraordinary luck, he and another engineer were assigned to work on a new radio telephone concept they would later name the "cellular system."
By 1971, the cellurlar system was becoming a reality. After moving to an obligatory stint at AT&T, Dick returned to Bell Labs, where he became head of systems engineering for a new system. He invented a method for "cell-splitting" and served on the EIA committee which defined the first cellular standards to be used in the US. Returning to AT&T's cordless telephone business unit, his team designed a series of cordless phones that set a new standard for quality. Retiring in 1993, he has spent many happy years at WINLAB, Wireless Information Networks Labratory at Rutgers, where he now teaches. Dick has received the National Medal of Technology, the Alexander Graham Bell Medal from IEEE, the Draper Prive from Natational Academy of Engineering.Still living in Manalapan with his family, he served as mayor in 1999.
Join the Ocean Township Shade Tree Commission and the Ocean Township Environmental Commission for a panel discussion on the importance of clean water. Learn about the current threats, challenges and dangers to the water supply as well as recent programs and advancements by area environmental groups. Learn simple ways to keep our water safe and clean including small changes you can make in your own home. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is requested.
Neill Hartley presents an all-new adaptation of this horror story written by Washington Irving. The interactive, one-man interpretation of the story of the headless horseman draws the audience into the schoolmaster's world in sleepy Tarry Town. The program, followed by discussion about this 19th century author who also wrote Rip Van Winkle, ends with a dramatic reading of the story's postscript. Neill is an actor with American Historical Theatre, a nonprofit organization specializing in first-person living history presentations.
The program is funded by the Horizon Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The program is made possible through the support of the Friends of Howell Library.
Moderator Katherine Rittenbach will lead discussion on the book "Las lagrimas de San Lorenzo" by Julio Llamazares
Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.
Join us for a very special event as Tim McLoone & The Shirleys with The Atlantic Coast Band perform hits by the King of Pop Classics, Burt Bacharach.
We thank the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for co-sponsoring this event and for underwriting the maintenance of our Concert Grand piano.
The Friends will be visiting us today with the hope that all attendees will become Friends of Monmouth County Library!
Entrance doors open at 12:30pm. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We request that attendees do not hold or reserve seats for others. Library staff reserves a number seats for a limited time before performance.
Directed by Edgar Wright
Starring Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm, Kevin Spacey, Lily James
Talented getaway driver Baby (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. After meeting the woman (Lily James) of his dreams, he sees a chance to ditch his shady lifestyle and make a clean break. Coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), Baby must face the music as a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.
113 minutes; (c) TriStar Pictures
Decorate a spooky web with glitter and glue!
Registration begins Tuesday, October 10 for children ages 4 and up.
Read to Pippin the Cairn Terrier. Bring you favorite book.
A young couple’s marriage is tested when they move to an army base rife with love triangles, life-or-death conflicts, and a dramatic cover-up. Based on a true story of the only fatal nuclear accident to occur in America, The Longest Night is a deeply moving novel that explores the intricate makeup of a marriage, the shifting nature of trust, and the ways we try to protect the ones we love.
Two sisters who are witches, raised by their eccentric aunts in a small town face closed-minded prejudice and a curse which threatens to prevent them from ever finding lasting love.
Starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman
The unexpected arrival of a wounded Union soldier at a girls' school in Virginia during the American Civil War leads to jealousy and betrayal. Directed by Sofia Coppola. Starring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Colin Farrell.
Drama - 1 hour 33 mins.
Concoct your own colorful bouncing ball!
Directed by Sofia Coppola
Starring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning
Cpl. John McBurney is an injured Union soldier who finds himself on the run as a deserter during the Civil War. He seeks refuge at an all-female Southern boarding school where the teachers and students seem more than willing to help. Soon, sexual tensions lead to dangerous rivalries as the women tend to his wounded leg while offering him comfort and companionship.
93 minutes; (c) Focus Features
Meet your local candidates and be part of an informed electorate. Hear the discussion on the issues. Bring your questions for the candidates. Light refreshments will be served. League of Women Voters' Moderator Kristine Floren. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New Jersey.
The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan, non-profit organization established to promote resonsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government. For more information, please contact LWV of New Jersey at 609-394-3303 or www.lwvnj.org
These are the four candidates running for two open positions on the Board of Chosen Freeholders of Monmouth County:
Lillian G. Burry (R) Margaret Donlon (D) Patrick Impreveduto (R) Brian Wilton (D)
Acing the Job Interview - Part I
Receiving an invitation to interview for a job is the payoff to the time and effort you put into networking, applications, resumes, and cover letters. Your success in a job interview will depend largely on how well you prepare and perform. This workshop will help you prepare for an interview by discussing types of interviews, preparations, interview appearance and phases of the job interview.
This program is made possible through a grant from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development. To find a good job in challenging times, successful job seekers look for opportunities to get an edge. The Jersey Job Club gives you the tools and support you need to find a job.
The Jersey Job Club gives you that edge through New Jersey Career Connections.
Eloise, having been relieved of maid of honors duties after being dumped by the best man via text, decides to attend the wedding anyway. Seated randomly at the back of the ballroom, Eloise learns a thing or two at Table 19 from a group of strangers. Stars Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow, Craig Robinson. 1 hour 27 minutes.
“To Hell with Dying” (1973) by Alice Walker
A bond of faith between children and a warm-hearted old man bring love, life and healing.
Learn how and why leaves change color.
Debbie Hadley of WILD Jersey will show us that a little finger paint and a lot of leaves are all it takes to make a colorful print to celebrate fall.
Read "Casper The Friendly Ghost & Friends" by Larz Bourne, discuss it, and make a lego creation.
When you experience the loss of a loved one, navigating through the maze of emotion, making ordinary decisions and finding a new rhythm to everyday can be stressful and overwhelming. These workshops led by Beth Stamp, Lost & Found Bereavement Support facilitator, may provide an opportunity to share experiences, feelings and new ideas for moving forward.
Open and free for all to attend; registration is suggested. Please register below, or call HQ Reference Desk.
Kumail, an aspiring Pakistani comic and Emily, an American graduate student meet after one of Kumail's stand-up shows. As their relationship burgeons, Kumail begins to worry about what his parents may think of his American girlfriend. Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon Romance/Drama Starring: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter. 2 hrs.
Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright
Directed by: Patty Jenkins
Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes there, and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.
Directed by Don Siegel
Starring Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Joan Lorring, George Coulouris
Scotland Yard Superintendent George Edward Grodman (Sydney Greenstreet) is fired after an investigation he heads up results in the wrongful death sentence of an innocent man. Grodman's replacement is the arrogant John R. Buckley (George Coulouris), who haughtily delights in his sudden promotion. Wanting to spite Buckley while also finding redemption for his own mistake, Grodman teams up with artist Victor Emmric (Peter Lorre) to solve a mysterious new murder case.
86 minutes; (c) Warner Bros.
Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, and Brie Larson.
Action, Adventure, Fantasy– 118 minutes
Add some sparkle and make your slime unique!
Space is limited, Registration begins Tuesday, October 12 for Grades K-5.
Last Minute Escape is a unique, real-time immersive experience unlike anything you've participated in. Recommended for anyone who enjoys a challenge and can use their observation skills and intellect. Last Minute Escape quickly becomes the fastest hour you've ever had and the most enjoyable test of wits you've ever faced. The task for each scenario is simple: go in, do the job, find the key, and get out. Do you have what it takes to get out in a hour? Do you have your own Last Minute Escape?
The program is limited to 40 teens. Registration is required. Please arrive 15 minutes early.
An Out of This World Experience!
Family Program for all ages
Star Wars turns 40 this year and the library is celebrating with a visit by the 501st Legion! Join the excitement that began four decades ago in a galaxy far, far away. Feel free to come in costume! There will be a cosplayers presentation followed by a photo op.
Lower Gallery Meeting Rooms 1, 2, and 3
Grades K-5 and their families
Observe the night sky inside a STARLAB® Portable Planetarium!
Saturday, October 28 at 12:30 OR 2:00 pm
Limited tickets are required. Choose from two sessions:
12:30 OR 2:00 pm
All attendees must have a ticket to attend. Program runs approximately 30 – 40 minutes.
Tickets available beginning Thursday, October 12.
Children ages 9 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.
Blue Plate Special plays a blend of American roots music featuring strong three part vocal harmonies, mixed with the acoustic sounds of accordion, banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, and upright bass. Features Jay Friedman (fiddle/guitar/vocals), Dave Gross (mandolin/vocals), James Hempfling (guitar/vocals), Tom Wise (bass/vocals) and Dan Whitener (banjo/guitar/vocals).
Bring your family for an afternoon of music.
What's Out There...A Planetarium Experience
Come join us as we observe the stars, planets, moon and other celestial objects as they appear in the evening sky. Learn how to distinguish a planet from a star. How does the moon move across the heaven? How about the vastness of our galaxy? All this and more will be presented to you by the Starlab Portable Planetarium System.
Join us to gain an appreciation of Astronomy.
Create a Halloween Skull face with Ms. Terri from FunFacesbyTerri. Have your face painted white to resemble a skull then add details like teeth, mustache, spider webs or flowers in Black .
Start your Halloween celebration early at our spine-chillingly cheerful carnival!
Play ghoulish games, make freakishly fun crafts, and go home with some wicked prizes!
Fun for the whole family!
Listen to themed stories and join us for a special paper candy corn craft!
Registration begins Tuesday, October 17 for children ages 2 and up with families.
Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Joan Davis, The Andrew Sisters, Richard Carlson
Directed by: Arthur Lubin
After inheriting a fortune from a gangster, two dim-witted service station attendants find themselves stranded in a haunted house.
Tony Curtis stars in this spectacular and short story of magician and illusionist Harry Houdini whose tricks defied explanation, which leads to his tragic ending while performing a stunt on Halloween.
Starring Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh
After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail. Directed by Edgar Wright. Starring Ansel Elgort, Jon Hamm, and Kevin Spacey.
Action/Crime – 1 hour and 52 mins.
By Jung Yun
Debts and bad decisions are catching up with Kyung Cho and his wife Gillian, while a few miles away, his parents, Jin and Mae, live in the town’s most exclusive neighborhood. When an act of violence leaves Jin and Mae unable to live on their own, the Chos find themselves living under the same roof forcing old feelings of guilt along with a terrible and persistent question.
Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.
November 1 - Dia de Los Muertos - Craft
November 8 - Open Crafts for Teachers Convention Week
November 15 - Colors of Us - Storytime
November 22 - Thanksgiving - Craft
November 29 - Lego Book Club. Read any "My Little Pony" book, discuss it, and make a Lego creation
When it comes to sorting facts from fiction in estate planning, Paul R. Daniele, Esq. will cover the frequently asked questions and common misconceptions regarding this topic. Paul will speak about wills, living willsm, power of attorney, trust, asset protection along with Medicaid qualification as well as estate taxes.
He will address the need for you to prepare a plan so that your assests are protected for you and your loved ones while making sure that your wishes are honored.
Paul has been practicing law in New Jersey since 1967. He is a graduate of Seton Hall University and earned a J.D. at New York Law School. He served as an assistant Essex County Prosecutor (1968-1974) and sat as a Judge in Newark for 27 years (1979-2006). Paul was the first judge to be awarded the Newark Peace Prize in 1991. As a Judge he was a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court's Municipal Court Pratice Committee.
Paul is a member of the Elder Law Section of the New Jersey Bar Association and a member of Lawyers with Purpose, a national organization that deals with estate planning.
Stories and crafts for all ages.
Moderator Raisa Silver will lead discussion on the book The Women of Lazarus by Marina Stepnova
Starring: Demetri Martin, Kevin Kline, Gillian Jacobs
Directed by: Demetri Martin
A comedy about loss, grief, and the redemptive power of love. Dean is a NY illustrator who falls hard for an LA woman while trying, in the wake of his mother's death, to prevent his father from selling the family home.
Philip is adopted by his older cousin Ambrose and raised on his English estate. Ambrose leaves Philip in the care of his God-parents, moves to Florence and marries Rachel, a widow. When Philip receives letters from Ambrose about his failing health and the medical care he's receiving, Philip gets concerned and leaves for Florence, but Ambrose dies before he gets there. Philip suspects Rachel is responsible. He sets out to investigate his cousin's death, but instead falls for Rachel. Based on the novel by Daphne Du Maurier. Mystery/Romance/Drama Starring: Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Holliday Grainger, Iain Glen 1 hr. 46 min.
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Listen to stories and make a turkey!
Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.
You can meet with other Anime/Manga enthusiasts - Japanese Anime art and culture discussed. Join us monthly to watch, discuss and draw anime, and to generally just have fun. Snacks served.
Moderator Ms. Manal Stephan will lead discussion on The Bridges of Constatine by Ahlem Mosteghanemi
Moderator Joanne Bisagna Villafane will lead discussion on the book Secrets of Italy by Corrado Augias
If you have an iPhone and want to take full advantage of all of its features, this is the class for you!
Daniel Berg, an Apple Certified Technician, will go through the necessary functions and applications to get you started. Please bring your iPhone with you.
(iPhone 4 through iPhone 7)
NOTE: Change in date due to Election Day!
In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947—are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption.
1947. In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive. So when Charlie's parents banish her to Europe to have her "little problem" taken care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London, determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister.
1915. A year into the Great War, Eve Gardiner burns to join the fight against the Germans and unexpectedly gets her chance when she's recruited to work as a spy. Sent into enemy-occupied France, she's trained by the mesmerizing Lili, the "Queen of Spies", who manages a vast network of secret agents right under the enemy's nose.
Thirty years later, haunted by the betrayal that ultimately tore apart the Alice Network, Eve spends her days drunk and secluded in her crumbling London house. Until a young American barges in uttering a name Eve hasn't heard in decades, and launches them both on a mission to find the truth...no matter where it leads.
All branches of the Monmouth County Library are closed for Election Day. Please Vote!
Registered voters in the Manalapan Districts of 6 and 14 and 17 and 26 may vote at Library Headquarters Building:
Polls open at 6am and close at 8pm. The Library itself is not open today, but the Library ONLINE is open: www.monmouthcountylib.org
Voting or Polling Questions may be addressed to:
Office of the Municipal Clerk
Monday-Friday 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Phone: (732) 446-8315 or (732) 446-8316
Do you need health Insurance you can afford? Free resources and assistance services will be available to answer questions and provide free, confidential help so you may enroll for health coverage through the Affordable Care Act. Qualifed and certified Health Care Navigators are provided by Fulfill/The Food Bank of Monmouth/Ocean.
Fulfull Health Care Navigators will have space at Library Headquarters, Manalapan between 10am and 5pm on the first and third Wednesdays until January 31, 2017. The dates are:
Questions? Call 732 731 1410
Please come and join the Friends of the Howell Library as we work together to raise money to help support library programs.
Build and program your own robotic model. Presented by A&E Learning Center. Grades K and Up.
Starring: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Antonio Banderas, Piper Perabo
Directed by: Brian Goodman
An intense thriller that takes place on the outskirts of a mountain town grappling with a series of abductions and murders. A once successful, reclusive writer struggles to start what he hopes will be a career-saving screenplayat a mountain cabin After he observes a tense encounter with a drifter, he offers the man a place to stay. Soon the drifter muscles his way into the writer's work, and as a storm cuts off power to the isolated cabin, the two men begin a jagged game that will bring at least one tale to an end.
A wounded Union Army corporal is found prostrate in a field by a student at an all-female boarding school in Virginia, during the Civil War. The ladies clean up the handsome soldier and instantly become beguiled by his charm. Refusing to go back to the battlefield, he begs them to keep him on as their gardener. But when he betrays their love, the women come up with plan to get rid of him. Drama Starring: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Elle Fanning. 1 hr. 33 min.
“Youth Stages” will transport you to the time of Sinbad the Sailor, Ali Baba, and more. There will be plenty of audience participation and fun for all!
Children’s meeting rooms
Free tickets available beginning Thursday, October 26
Everyone attending needs a ticket.
The group plans to cover Diana Gabaldon's Brotherhood Of the Blade in August (through Chapter 19) and finish it in September. During October, November and December they will cover Gabaldon's The Scottish Prisoner.
All branches of the Monmouth County Library are closed in observance of Veterans Day.
Gabriella Gugliotta-Comes reads from her work "Livy Little:Learn to Count with Livy Little".
Stories and songs for ages 10 to 23 months. Siblings Welcome.
The story of Einstein's wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight. Fellow student Albert Einstein takes an interest in her, and the world turns sideways. Theirs becomes a partnership of the mind and of the heart, but there might not be room for more than one genius in a marriage.
An epic, irreverent testimony to the bonds of love, the pull of hope, and the power of making peace with life's uncertainties.
Learning about science through picture books for ages 3 1/2 to 5.
~~Early Bird Matinee featuring the dynamic dramatization of Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE starring Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet.
Join us as we witness this timeless story of love and life in England during the Georgian era.
Tea and light refreshments will be served.
Emma brings to life Jane Austen's novel about a woman who makes it her goal to 'fix' the lives of all her friends while ignoring her own problems. Starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor and Alan Cumming. 121 minutes.
All ages. Come in and read a favorite story to a dog friend.
The dogs will love listening to you.
Reading "Leaves from a Child's Garden of Versus" with Styx (Smooth Collie). You may also bring your favorite book.
Lance Rubin, author of the ILA-award winning YA novel, Denton's Little Deathdate and its sequel, Denton Little's Still Not Dead, will be talking about embracing one's creativity in all its many forms. Lance is not only a writer but an actor, comedian, and musician as well, and through some fun exercises, including improv comedy and possibly a short writing exercise, he'll encourage everyone to feel confident in their own unique creative way of seeing the world. There will also be a Q and A in which Lance will happily answer any and all questions and give unlimited high-fives.
A novel of the Titanic and the Californian
Written by David Dyer. As the Titanic sank into the Atlantic after striking an iceberg the evening of April 14, 1912, a nearby ship looked on. Second Officer Herbert Stone, in charge of the midnight watch on the SS Californian, saw the distress rockets that the Titanic fired. He alerted the sleeping captain, Stanley Lord, but Lord did not come to the bridge. When they learned the extent of the tragedy, Lord and Stone did everything they could to hide their role in the disaster, but their terrible secret was eventually revealed.
America's First Daughter: A novel by Stephanie Dray
In a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, bestselling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie tell the fascinating, untold story of Thomas Jefferson's eldest daughter, Martha "Patsy" Jefferson Randolph --a woman who kept the secrets of our most enigmatic founding father and shaped an American legacy.
Registration is not needed for this event.
The young Mary Cassatt never thought moving to Paris after the Civil War to be an artist was going to be easy, but when, after a decade of work, her submission to the Paris Salon is rejected. Her father wants her to return to Philadelphia to find a husband, her sister Lydia is falling mysteriously ill, and Mary is beginning to doubt herself. One evening a friend introduces her to Edgar Degas and her life changes forever, so begins the defining period of her life and the most tempestuous of relationships.
Grades 3 - 5
Make a Lenape-style clay pot with Debbie Hadley from WILD Jersey.
*Registration is required for all programs; call, stop in or sign up online beginning Thursday, November 2.
Stories for ages 2 to 3 1/2. Siblings welcome.
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 Mon