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Wednesday January 1, 2014 -  Wednesday December 31, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading Children's Programs & Events Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

For a complete listing of children's programs and events, click here:

Children's Programs & Events    
 
ent_film-reel Movie Listing for All Libraries Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Movie Listing - All Libraries    
 
office_lightbulb Teen Programs & Events Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Teen Programs & Events    
Monday January 6, 2014 -  Tuesday September 30, 2014 Go To Top
office_document_tack 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Job Hunting Assistance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

One-on-one job hunting assistance is available by appointment in the Career Information Center at the Eastern Branch of the Monmouth County Library on Rt 35 in Shrewsbury.  Call 1-866-941-8188 for an appointment.  Computer Information Center resources are also available online at

http://www.monmouthcountylib.org/cic.htm    
    Location: Eastern Branch
Wednesday February 5, 2014 -  Tuesday September 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF Join a Virtual Scavenger Hunt & Win! (Children Grades 3 and up) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7226   
   

Kids in Grades 3 and up can join in a fun Virtual Scavenger Hunt and Win a Mini-Moody Genius Ball! 

Just visit your local library, get a form from your children's librarian, sign on to our Web page (www.monmouthcountylib.org),  click on the Children's tab, and then use the Homework Help button.  

To go there directly, just click this web address: http://www.monmouthcountylib.org/index.php/children

In the Virtual Scavenger Hunt, kids search the Library's electronic resources for answers, learn fun facts along the way, and then can return the form to their branch library to win a cool prize!

Also on the Children's Page:

You can view our Superspeedway to Information slideshow for a step-by-step explanation on how to use Library's databases. To go there directly, just click this web address:  http://www.monmouthcountylib.org/index.php/homework-help

You can click on the Children's Electronic Resources link (on right side of page) for a listing of digital books and information sources.

Does anyone in your home need homework help? Do you need to find research material right now? Do you need to pin down a fact? Let the Library's Electronic Resources for Children help you and your child – 24/7, 365 days a year!  You can scroll down the page for a chart of helpful Homework Links broken down by subject.   To go there directly, just click this web address:  http://www.monmouthcountylib.org/index.php/homework-help

    Location: All Branches
Tuesday April 1, 2014 -  Wednesday April 30, 2014 Go To Top
rec_painters_palette.GIF Acrylic Paintings by Michelle Chen & Students Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_civil_war2 Display: Civil War in Monmouth County Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Monmouth County Archives presents a display of historical items and events, entitled: The Civil War in Monmouth County. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_e_reader.GIF E-Reader Tutorials for Library On The Go! ** Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Attention: E-Reader Owners!!

Does your Nook, Kindle or other electronic device leave you feeling frustrated and hopeless?

Call our Ref. Desk  * 732-264-7164 * to schedule a free, one-on-one tutorial.

In less than 20 minutes, you will know how to download free E-books from the Monmouth County Library onto your E-reader!

This is a free program! **

** Remember to fill out coupon for a Free Drawing for a Sony eReader!  

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_paintpalette Student Art Exhibit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Monmouth County Arts High School & Arts Middle School Student Work on Display

Paintings, drawings and photographs created by Monmouth County Arts High School and Arts Middle School students will be on display through the month of April.

The exhibit features work completed by gifted and talented students who participated in either of these Monmouth County programs. Now in their ninth year, the programs offer advanced art classes in creative writing, dance, instrumental music, vocal music, acting and visual arts to students from public and private, and home, schools in Monmouth County. Students, admitted to the program through audition, are released from their schools for one afternoon each week during the spring semester to participate in the various courses that are taught by professional artists. Stop in during library hours to view the work.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
holiday_cornucopia Turn the Page on Hunger! Donate to Food Bank during Monmouth County's Food Drive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Turn the page on hunger! Help fill the pantry shelves at the FoodBank of Monmouth and OceanCounties by donating food items at the Monmouth County Library in April. 

The Food Drive will run from Tuesday, April 1 through Wednesday, April 30. Donations will be accepted at all 13 Monmouth County Library branches during regular Library hours. Food items can be dropped off at designated areas in each branch.

Rules for food donations: Please do not donate any food item past its expiration date, items in glass containers, items separated from multipacks, sample-sized items, nor perishable items. Please avoid "junk food" donations.

The Food Bank welcomes nutritious and protein-rich items:

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

foodrive

    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_e_reader.GIF You could Win an eReader during our Month Long Celebration of National Library Week Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

To thank you for your patronage during this month-long Celebrations of Libraries. During this month, all patrons are eligible to complete an entry form for an eReader drawing. 

Participants may only submit one entry form per day for the drawing. Drawing rules and entry forms will be available at each branch. 

We hope you will donate generously to the Monmouth County Food Drive!

Other Library Celebrations events are School Library Month (4/1-30), National D.E.A.R. Day (4/12-Drop Everything and Read), National Library Week (4/13-19), National Library Workers' Day (4/15), Teen Literature Day (4/17), World Book Night (4/23), Preservation Week (4/27-5/3), and on 4/30: Children's Day/Book DayEl día de los niños/El día de los libros (Día). More information on all these events can be found at the American Library Association's website (http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/celebrationweeks).

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday April 1, 2014 -  Saturday May 31, 2014 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 On Exhibit: The Students of Rose Reilly Leonard Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

On Exhibit: The Students of Rose Reilly Leonard                                                                                                     
Stop in and enjoy the exhibit of watercolor, oil, acrylic and pastel paintings by the local artists that are students of artist Rose Reilly Leonard.  This art exhibition runs through May, 2014.

An artist reception will be presented from 1:00 to 4:00 PM on Saturday, May 10, 2014.  All are welcome to attend this free event.

    Location: Wall Township
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Wednesday April 23, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x. 7337   
   

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

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x 7337.

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Games in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Book Discussion: How It All Began by Penelope Lively Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The mugging of a retired schoolteacher on a London street has unexpected repercussions for her friends and neighbors when it inadvertently reveals an illicit love affair, leads to a business partnership, and helps an immigrant reinvent his life.

 

Copies available at the circulation desk beginning March 18th.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie: Gravity (2013) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. Starring Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris. 91 minutes

    Location: Hazlet
 
anim_paw 4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Read to a Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Double the fun with our favorite therapy dogs Jack and Logan. They would love to hear you read a story! Choose one of our favorites or bring one from home.

For school aged children grades K - 4. Parent or guardian must remain in library. Due to limited space, registration is a must and begins on April 2. Our dogs are trained and certified by the Monmouth County SPCA.

 

    Location: West Long Branch
 
anim_dog_scottie 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Read to a Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Visit the Library and read a story to a canine friend.  The dogs will love to listen to a good book read by you.  Beginner readers, reluctant readers, and families are welcome.  Space is limited and Registration is Required.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_earth 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Reduce Reuse Recycle at the Colts Neck Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Reduce Reuse Recycle at the Colts Neck Library
Wednesday, April 23 @ 4pm K and up *Registration requested
Colts Neck Clean Communitites invites you to learn about  Earth Day and participate in a kids effort to help keep our library grounds clean. 

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
lib_dia 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Russian Balalaika Duo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Celebrate Dios De Los Ninos with Russian Music and Dance including a dancing bear! Featuring the Russian Balalaika Duo.

    Location: Howell
 
med_red_cross 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Modern Chinese Medicine vs. Western Medicine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join us as Michael Beys, Licensed Acupuncturist, presents an informative lecture on modern chinese medicine vs. western medicine. Mr. Beys will review the history of traditional chinese medicine, theory and philosophy, as well as methods and applications. Michael believes that neither one or the other model is superior as we need both western and Chinese medicine. The sooner we integrate both into a universal approach to healing and treatment, the healthier and wiser we will be. Registration is not needed for this lecture.

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_ribbon 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mother's Day Tote Bags Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: 1-866-941-8188     
   

We will be celebrating Mother’s Day in a fashionable way this year. Join us in creating a beautiful tote bag for the special woman in your life. All you need to do is bring your creativity and you will create something mom or that special someone in your life will adore.

 

For teens in the 6th-12th grade

There is limited space and registration is required. Please visit our website to register thru our online calendar.

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
misc_smiley 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Dog Reading Therapy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Read with Styx, Koda and PJ

    Location: Howell
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rec_puzzle_piece 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Autism Awareness Month: NJ's Supports Program Info Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

ASPEN presents an Informational Program on the NJ State "Supports Program"

The State of New Jersey is reforming the system to assist individuals and their families as their needs change throughout life.  These changes focus on expanding community supports and maximizing federal reimbursement for flexible services based on assessed need.  The Supports Program which is designed to provide some of these supports in a self-directed, fee-for-service model, will be discussed. All Medicaid-eligible individuals who also are eligible for DDD functional services will be able to access the Supports Program, unless they are enrolled on the Community Care Waiver. The Supports Program is a Medicaid program, which requires individuals to maintain their Medicaid eligibility in order to continue to participate. 

This informational program will be presented by Deputy Commissioner of the NJ Department of Human Services Dr. Dawn Apgar, PhD, LSW, ACSW.  In this role, she oversees the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), The Commission for The Blind and Visually Impaired (CBVI), the Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DDHH).  An overview of support coordination, which can assist individuals in accessing public and private resources, will also be presented. Dr. Apgar has extensive experience providing and overseeing supports for individuals with mental health and intellectual/developmental disabilities in a variety of settings. She has worked as both behavioral specialist and is a Licensed Social Worker.

ASPEN provides families and individuals whose lives are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (Asperger Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder-NOS, High Functioning Autism), and Nonverbal Learning Disabilities with Education, Support, Advocacy. For more information, please visit their website at ASPENnj.org.

This program is open to all, and registration is not necessary.

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

Join us as we discuss Round House by Louise Erdrich  

When his mother slips into an abyss of depression after being brutally attacked, 14-year-old Joe Coutz sets out with his three friends to find the person that destroyed his family.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, April 23rd through June 25th, from 7 - 8:30 pm.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_bookflipping 7:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Book Discussion: How It All Began by Penelope Lively Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The mugging of a retired schoolteacher on a London street has unexpected repercussions for her friends and neighbors when it inadvertently reveals an illicit love affair, leads to a business partnership, and helps an immigrant reinvent his life.

 

Copies available at the circulation desk beginning March 18th.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday April 24, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Seniors are invited to join this book discussion club which meets April 24.

Buddha In The Attic by Julie Otsuka

Buddha In The Attic tells the story of a group of young women brought from Japan to San Francisco as "picture brides" nearly a century ago. In eight unforgettable sections, The Buddha in the Attic traces the extraordinary lives of these women, from their arduous journeys by boat, to their arrival in San Francisco and their tremulous first nights as new wives; from their experiences raising children who would later reject their culture and language, to the deracinating arrival of war. Otsuka has written a spellbinding novel about identity and loyalty, and what it means to be an American in uncertain times.

Call the library for information 732-938-2300

Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk.
 

    Location: Howell
 
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Thursday Morning Book Club: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

We Are All Outsiders: Novels of Loss, Love and Belonging.

In a small village in Chechnya, eight-year-old Havaa hides in the woods when her father is abducted by Russian forces. Fearing for her life, she flees with their neighbor, Akhmed, to the bombed-out hospital, where Sonja, the one remaining doctor, treats wounded rebels and refugees. Over the course of five dramatic days, Sonja and Akhmed reach back into their pasts to unravel the intricate mystery of coincidence, betrayal, and forgiveness that unexpectedly binds them and decides their fate.

We meet the third Thursday of each month (unless otherwise noted) at 10:30 am and welcome new members.  Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
 
office_meeting1 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.

2014 Class Dates:

February 6, 13, 20, 27  March 6, 13, 20, 27  April 3, 10, 24  May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  June 5, 12, 19

 

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

Tell The Wolves I'm Home By Carol Rifka Brunt

In this striking literary debut, Carol Rifka Brunt unfolds a moving story of love, grief, and renewal as two lonely people become the unlikeliest of friends and find that sometimes you don't know you've lost someone until you've found them.

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_twodancers 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Line Dancing with Leslie Clare Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431-7220 x7222   
   

Join the fun as Leslie Clare instructs on a variety of choreographed dances. Demonstrations are provided and moves are taught in easy to follow segments which include a variety of popular line dances done to country, Latin, Irish, reggae, pop and other types of music.  Wear flat, comfortable shoes that will enable you to glide on a carpeted surface.

Try all or as many classes as you can.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Movie: Saving Mr. Banks (2013) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Inspired by the true story of how Walt Disney persuaded P.L. Travers into letting him option the rights to the book Mary Poppins. Walt Disney promises his daughters that he will bring their favorite book to the big screen, but Travers is reluctant to give him rights to the story. Years later as Travers experiences dwindling finances, she contacts Walt to discuss film rights. Starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson. 125 minutes

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Movie: The Book Thief (2013) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Director: Brian Percival

Stars: Sophie Nelisse, Geoffrey Rush

While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.

131 mins. 

    Location: Howell
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: Much Ado About Nothing (2012) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Happy Birthday, Shakespeare!

Shakespeare's beloved comedy-of-the-sexes receives a contemporary makeover in this adaptation. In the wake of an eventful trip abroad, Claudio and Benedick arrive safely back in their hometown of Messina, where Claudio wastes no time declaring his love for Hero.  Alas, when clever Benedick learns that his friend has poured his heart out to the daughter of powerful governor Leonato, he chides his old friend relentlessly over the syrupy assertion, while engaging Leonato's niece Beatrice in a series of spirited debates.  Meanwhile, somewhere amidst all the pointed insults and barbs, something that strangely resembles true love seems to blossom between Benedick and Beatrice. Starring Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Ashley Johnson, Clark Gregg, Nathan Fillion and Spencer Treat Clark.  107 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Touch of Evil (1958) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Orson Welles. Starring Orson Welles, Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Akim Tamiroff, Dennis Weaver, Marlene Dietrich, and Zsa Zsa Gabor.

Touch of Evil is an outstanding film noir crime thriller. This dark murder mystery takes place on the US - Mexican border. Heston plays a Mexican police detective who happens to be on his honeymoon with his new wife (Janet Leigh) when they come upon the burning wreckage of a car. Orson Welles is featured as a corrupt American police captain driven to solve the case by any means necessary. Heston and Welles are soon entangled in this complicated murder investigation with Leigh acting a less than innocent pawn in their struggle.

111 min., (c)Universal Studios

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_familytree 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Celebrate Arbor Day with a Special Guest! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come join the fun and celebrate Arbor Day with a local tree expert from the Shade Tree Commission. Listen to themed stories, and take home a real tree seedling for planting! Children of all ages are welcome! No registration required.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_dance2 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Aloha!! Let's Dance the Hula for Diversity Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Aloha!! Let's Dance the Hula for Diversity Day

For All Ages!

Interactive Hawaiian program, presented by “Hulahonney,” exploring cultural diversity through music dance and fun!  
 

    Location: Allentown
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Butterfly Masks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Make your own beautiful masks and join us for a parade!

registration is required beginning Thursday, April 10 for Grades PreK and up.

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

K and up

Listen to some great stories and make a craft.

In person registration begins on Thursday, April 10  at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.  Please call if you have to cancel.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_ribbon 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mother's Day Tote Bags Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: 609-259-7565     
   

We will be celebrating Mother’s Day in a fashionable way this year. Join us in creating a beautiful tote bag for the special woman in your life. All you need to do is bring your creativity and you will create something mom or that special someone in your life will adore.

 

For teens in the 6th-12th grade

There is limited space and registration is required. Please call or stop by reference to register.

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

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

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

Please call the library to schedule.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Cancelled-Lost & Found Bereavement Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Stamp   732 462 5240   
   

Support group for those who have lost loved ones.

Meets on Second and Fourth Wednesdays in the morning
and on the last Thursday at 7pm
 

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_house_landscaping.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Five Minute Organizing Ideas for a Fresh Start! with De-cluttering Coach Jamie Novak Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Clutter-Busting guru and author Jamie Novak reveals insider tips and tricks to getting it all done in half the time during her live program:  5 Minute Organizing Ideas for a Fresh Start!  Jamie will help us prepare personalized organizing plans, and offer the motivation to put it into place.  Learn to take bite-sized chunks out of your jumbled collections with Jamie's sage, practical and humorous advice.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Touch of Evil (1958) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Orson Welles. Starring Orson Welles, Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Akim Tamiroff, Dennis Weaver, Marlene Dietrich, and Zsa Zsa Gabor.

Touch of Evil is an outstanding film noir crime thriller. This dark murder mystery takes place on the US - Mexican border. Heston plays a Mexican police detective who happens to be on his honeymoon with his new wife (Janet Leigh) when they come upon the burning wreckage of a car. Orson Welles is featured as a corrupt American police captain driven to solve the case by any means necessary. Heston and Welles are soon entangled in this complicated murder investigation with Leigh acting a less than innocent pawn in their struggle.

111 min., (c) Universal Studios

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday April 25, 2014 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

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

Presenter Michael Carlin is a Mathematics Professor who regularly tutors students in preparation for the SAT and PSAT Tests, a key component in the college admissions process.

Attend one or as many study sessions as you can.  
 

2014 DATES:

January 17 & 24, February 28, March 7, April 25, May 2, May 30, June 6.
 
 
    Location: Headquarters
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Saturday April 26, 2014 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Chess Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Come learn and master the art of chess.  Conducted by experienced instructors.  All chess classes are held the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month.  Ages 5 years old and up.

Please call the Atlantic Highlands Library for information - 732-291-1956.

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Chess Club meets every Saturday that the Howell Library is open. All ages and levels of play are welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_signing 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Monmouth Writers Presents: Author Talk Guest Speaker: Penelope Marzec Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Romantic Heroine: Big Girls Don't Cry

While many women enjoy an Alpha hero/bad boy in a romance, the heroine is the backbone of the story. Often, the heroine is portrayed as the girl next door, complete with a few flaws just to make her realistic. However, today’s romantic heroines are stronger than ever before and many of them are capable of saving themselves as well as the hero. They take the lead and go where angels fear to tread as doctors, lawyers, investigators, vampire hunters, and more. They no longer need to be sweet and virginal. Are there any taboos left in the romantic genre? And should there be?

Join this published author for a discussion of today’s romance novels and the heroines who define them. You can find her online at: http://www.penelopemarzec.com

Call library to register 732-938-2300

 

 

    Location: Howell
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Savvy Social Security: What Baby Boomers Need to Know to Maximize Retirement Income Benefits Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

There is more to Social Security than meets the eye.  Come to this program and learn:

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

...and much more!

Presented by The Society for Financial Awareness

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

Come play chess & "Go" every Saturday throughout the month when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_microphone2 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Approaches to Poetry: A Slam Poetry Workshop for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Three local slam poets join forces to offer a workshop, performance and open mic afternoon for high school teens. Students will work with the poets to create a poem, listen to the poets perform samples of their own work, then perform their own.

The featured poets each come to their poetry from different places:

Dogmatic is a visual artist who can be found painting at festivals, shows and poetry readings.  The images produced in his poetry come from a different place than other writers, namely the visual world of which he has been so observant due to his first love, painting.

Josh Ballard is a spoken word artist who has toured the country and broken a car or two along the way.  He hosts Loserslam, New Jersey's longest running Slam Poetry Team, and has participated in the Slam Nationals Event numerous times.

Mark Brunetti is the editor of The Idiom Magazine and views those poetry submissions solely through email.  He believes that the white space a poem on the page is just as critical as the words themselves.

To register for this event, call or stop by the library's Reference Desk.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_ribbon 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Mother's Day Tote Bags Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: 732-291-1956     
   

We will be celebrating Mother’s Day in a fashionable way this year. Join us in creating a beautiful tote bag for the special woman in your life. All you need to do is bring your creativity and you will create something mom or that special someone in your life will adore.

 

For teens in the 6th-12th grade

There is limited space and registration is required. Please call or stop by reference to register.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
misc_house.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM CANCELED: The Road to Home Ownership Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELED

This financial education session for first-time homebuyers will cover all the common financial questions related to buying a home, including saving for a downpayment, what the various finance fees cover, and what steps buyers should take in preparation of purchasing a first home.  Get tips on refinancing, and have all your mortgage questions answered.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_gclef 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Billy Brown & Retro Smooth in Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   
Gold Rainbow Entertainment Presents : Billy Brown & Retro Smooth
Performing : A Tribute to the Legends of Motown & Classic Rhythm & Blues

Join us for a song & dance, theatrical, musical performance celebrating the music of Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross, the Supremes, Temptations, Four Tops and more of your R&B favorites.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Howell Library

    Location: Howell
Sunday April 27, 2014 -  Saturday May 3, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Preservation Week: Pass It On Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Libraries and other institutions use Preservation Week to connect with our communities through events, activities, and resources that highlight what we can do, individually and together, to preserve our personal and shared collections.  Preservation Week 2014 will take place April 27 through May 3.

The American Library Association has  compiled some resources to help you preserve your family treasures and learn what to when disaster strikes. There's also an activity guide filled with fun projects to get the whole family involved.  For more information, please go to www.atyourlibrary.org/passiton, or ask your local librarian!

 

 

    Location: All Branches
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lib_bookflipping 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Storytime and Playtime for ages 10-23 months. Siblings welcome.

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
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ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Mah Jongg Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Mah Jongg Club meets every Monday afternoon that the Library is open. Ages 13 through adult, all levels of play welcome.

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

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Nicky's Family: A Documentary-Commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Holocaust Remembrance Day - Commemorative Documentary 

This documentary tells the nearly forgotten story of Nicholas Winton, an Englishman who organized the rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of World War II.

Winton, now 104 years old, did not speak about these events with anyone for more than half a century. His exploits would have probably been forgotten if his wife, fifty years later, hadn't found a suitcase in the attic, full of documents and transport plans.

Today the story of this rescue is known all over the world. He was knighted by the Queen Elisabeth II and the U.S. House of Representatives recognized his remarkable deed.  A petiition has been started to nominate his for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Producers Matej Minac and Patrik Pass set out to tell this important story because they wanted to show how Winton's courageous acts many years ago continue to influence people from all over the world and motivate them to do good.

Nicky's Family has earned rave reviews from audiences and critics around the world. 

Holocaust Remembrance Day Documentary

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM New Release Movie: Saving Mr. Banks (2013) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Starring Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks and Annie Rose Buckley

When Walt Disney's daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers' "Mary Poppins," he made them a promise - one that he didn't realize would take 20 years to keep.  In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letter he beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Holywood machine.  But as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney's plans for the adaptation.  For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops.  Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented SHerman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn't budge.  He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp.  It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history.   (c)Walt Disney Pictures     126 minutes

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_dance2 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Aloha!! Let's Dance the Hula for Diversity Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Aloha!! Let's Dance the Hula for Diversity Day

Monday, April 28 @4pm – All Ages

Interactive Hawaiian program, presented by “Hulahonney,” exploring cultural diversity through music dance and fun!  
 

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

Sharpen your reading skills and read to a furry friend!

Registration is required beginning Monday, April 21 for Grades K and up.

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
office_meeting1 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM CHADD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eva O'Malley   732-552-8012   
   

Monmouth County CHADD Parent Support Group welcomes everyone to their meeting. CHADD is the nation's premiere organization serving children and adults with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). CHADD has over 20,000 members in 200 local affiliates throughout the US. Monmouth County CHADD offers support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals and others.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM New Release Movie: Saving Mr. Banks (2013) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Starring Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks and Annie Rose Buckley

When Walt Disney's daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers' "Mary Poppins," he made them a promise - one that he didn't realize would take 20 years to keep.  In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letter he beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Holywood machine.  But as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney's plans for the adaptation.  For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops.  Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented SHerman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn't budge.  He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp.  It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history.   (c)Walt Disney Pictures     126 minutes

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Rabid Readers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: 732-264-7164     
   

Rabid Readers is a forum for teens to discuss books. Books will be available at the circulation desk

Monday, April 28- Hazlet: Will be discussing- Twelve Fingered Boy by: John Jacobs

Fifteen-year-old Shreve Cannon doesn't mind juvie. He's got a good business dealing contraband candy, and three meals a day are more than his drunk mother managed to provide. In juvie, the rules never change and everyone is the same. In juvie, Shreve has life figured out. Then the new fish shows up…

 

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
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office_meeting1 SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-
be owners of small businesses.  Appointment required; call 1-866-941-8188.

    Location: Eastern Branch
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office_meeting1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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.

This group meets every Tuesday in the downstairs large meeting room of the library.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales: An Adult Short Story Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 431-7220   
   

Noir Short Stories

Fantastic Stories of Liars, Lovers, police and thieves by a diverse range of Authors.

Los Angeles Noir

The Method by Janet Fitch

Janet Fitch, as usual, operates at a scary level of intensity.  Her story, "The Method," opens with a string of zippy one-liners that out-Chandler Chandler...The Los Feliz setting is evoked without fuss as the story builds to a mind-bobbling climax, like her novel "White Oleander"...

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Volunteers will be on hand to guide beginners to experts in the art of knitting. Bring a skein of wool and the appropriate needles (it will say on the wool label which size needles you need.)

For more information, please call the library.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: The Day After Tomorrow (2004) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Celebrating the Earth Month

Jack Hall (Dennis Quaid), paleoclimatologist, must make a daring trek across America to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet to trigger a massive climate shift that will affect the world population. After a series of weather-related disasters begin to occur over the world, everyone realizes the world is entering a new age and the world population begins trying to evacuate to the warmer climates of the south. Jack makes a daring attempt to rescue his son stuck in New York surviving a massive wave and freezing cold temperatures.  Won the 2005 BAFTA Award (British Oscar) for Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects.  (124 minutes)

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

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

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

Please call the library to schedule.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Movie: American Hustle (2013) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive British partner, Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that's as dangerous as it is enchanting.  Directed by David O. Russell.  Starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, and Bradley Cooper.

Drama/Comedy - 138 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_dia 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Science: Simple Physics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Make a magic jumping bean with marbles and foil!

Registration required.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_dia 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Don't-Worry Dolls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Día! Diversity IAction:
Celebrating Many Children, Many Cultures, Many Books!

Create a personalized worry doll to get rid of all your troubles, and discover the Central American legend behind the dolls' powers!

Grades K and up. Registration is required. 

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_ribbon 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mother's Day Tote Bags Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: 732-536-9406     
   

We will be celebrating Mother’s Day in a fashionable way this year. Join us in creating a beautiful tote bag for the special woman in your life. All you need to do is bring your creativity and you will create something mom or that special someone in your life will adore.

 

For teens in the 6th-12th grade

There is limited space and registration is required. Please visit our website to register thru our online calendar.

    Location: Marlboro
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_smiley 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Conversational English for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Conversational English classes for adults.  Please bring a pencil and notebook to each class.  Sponsored by the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County. 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the English Conversation Class:

  • 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 - 8:30 pm.

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

2014 Dates:

January 7, 14, 21, 28. February 4, 11,18, 25.  March 4,11,18, 25.  April 1, 8, 29.  May 6, 13, 20, 27.  June 3, 10, 17.  
September 9, 16, 30.  October 7, 14, 21, 28.  November 18, 25.  December  2, 9.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM United States Citizenship Course Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

The class is held on Tuesday evenings and the dates are 
April 1, 8, 22, 29    May 6,13, 20, 27  June 3, 10, 17.

We ask that you register for this class, so that we will have materials for everyone attending. To register, you can call our Reference Desk (732 431-7220 x7222) or you can use the registration button below.

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

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 13 spaces available.
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misc_handshake 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Transitions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
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nat_tulip.GIF 4:15 AM  -  4:45 AM Spring Clay Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us at the library for an afternoon of clay sculpting.  For grade K and up.  Space is limited so Registration is Required.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x. 7337   
   

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

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x 7337.

    Location: Wall Township
 
elect_camera 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Preservation Week: Preserve Your Family Photos! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Libraries, museums, archives and other organizations work every day to preserve cultural history. In honor of Preservation Week, (4/27 - 5/3) the Monmouth County Library is
proud to sponsor an informative and interactive program by Monmouth County Archivist Gary Saretzky.

Mr. Saretzky's lecture, Preserving Family Photographs is the featured program, followed by a session of free scanning of up to three photographs or documents at the Monmouth County Archives, located on the lower level of Library Headquarters, Manalapan.

Visitors will take home a complimentary CD with their image or images.

Registration is not necessary to attend this program.  

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Games in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Captain Phillips (2013) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. Starring Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman. 134 minutes

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_smiley 4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM School Age Stories & Craft - Mustache Mania! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

I mustache you a question - have you ever been to a stache bash?  It's time to get creative and see what tickles your whiskers at this design your own mustache event!

For Grades K- 4.  Parent or guardian must remain in library.

 

    Location: West Long Branch
 
z_cust_isl-readtome 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Reading to A Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Reading to A Therapy Dog Wednesday, April 30 @ 4pm Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog.

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
lib_dia 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Dia Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

This month's selection is "Dona Flor" by Pat Mora. Read the book beforehand, discuss it and make a Lego creation. "Dona Flor" is the suggested title but you can read any book for this club just be able to talk about it. Snacks served. Please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_ribbon 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mother's Day Tote Bags Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

We will be celebrating Mother’s Day in a fashionable way this year. Join us in creating a beautiful tote bag for the special woman in your life. All you need to do is bring your creativity and you will create something mom or that special someone in your life will adore.

 

For teens in the 6th-12th grade

There is limited space and registration is required. Please visit our website to register thru our online calendar.

    Location: Ocean Township
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
lib_dia 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, April 23rd through June 25th, from 7 - 8:30 pm.

    Location: Eastern Branch
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Thursday May 1, 2014 Go To Top
elect_camera On Exhibit: Images of Christ Church, Shrewsbury Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Photographs and artwork, on exhibit in the lobby and meeting room during library hours, through May 31st.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_new_jersey_350_green.GIF On Exhibit: Images of Christ Church, Shrewsbury Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   
Celebrating 350th Anniversary of New Jersey!
 
Photographs and artwork, on exhibit in the lobby and meeting room during library hours, through May 31st.
    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday May 1, 2014 -  Friday May 16, 2014 Go To Top
misc_usflag Operation Shoe Box/NJ Donation/Collection by TAB & CNHS Naval JROTC Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 5656   
   

Monmouth County Library's Teen Advisory Board and Colts Neck HS/Naval JROTC are proud to co-sponsor Operation Shoebox/NJ, an all-volunteer, grass-roots organization dedicated to collecting donated supplies, packing care packages (in shoeboxes), and shipping those packages to US Troops based overseas, as long as there is a need. Your donations will be picked up from either Colts Neck Library or Library Headquarters, Manalapan to be packaged at by N/JROTC at Colts Neck High School on Armed Forces Day (May 17, 2014).

A beautifully decorated, easy to find donation box will be in both library locations between May 1 and May 16, when the libraries are open. Following is a list of most-needed items; please donate small, individual, or  travel sized items.      

Stationery/Pens, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste (1oz), Moist wipes, Shampoo/body wash, Ear swabs.

Individually sized packages of: trail mix, microwaveable popcorn, cereal, or beef jerky. Pop-top variety of tuna cans or fruit cups. Powdered drink mixes. Protein or cereal bars, Gum/mints/hard candy.

Crossword or puzzle paperback books. Decks of cards. Batteries (AA/AAA)

For more suggestions, please go to Operation Shoebox's website www.opshoeboxnj.org/opshoebox_items.html)     

    Location: Colts Neck
 
misc_usflag Operation Shoe Box/NJ Donation/Collection by TAB & CNHS Naval JROTC Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Monmouth County Library's Teen Advisory Board and Colts Neck HS/Naval JROTC are proud to co-sponsor Operation Shoebox/NJ, an all-volunteer, grass-roots organization dedicated to collecting donated supplies, packing care packages (in shoeboxes), and shipping those packages to US Troops based overseas, as long as there is a need. Your donations will be picked up from either Colts Neck Library or Library Headquarters, Manalapan to be packaged at by N/JROTC at Colts Neck High School on Armed Forces Day (May 17, 2014).

A beautifully decorated, easy to find donation box will be in both library locations between May 1 and May 16 (when the library is open). Following is a list of most-needed items; please donate small, individual, or  travel sized items.      

Stationery/Pens, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste (1oz), Moist wipes, Shampoo/body wash, Ear swabs.

Individually sized packages of: trail mix, microwaveable popcorn, cereal, or beef jerky. Pop-top variety of tuna cans or fruit cups. Powdered drink mixes. Protein or cereal bars, Gum/mints/hard candy.

Crossword or puzzle paperback books. Decks of cards. Batteries (AA/AAA)

For more suggestions, please go to Operation Shoebox's website www.opshoeboxnj.org/opshoebox_items.html)     

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday May 1, 2014 -  Thursday May 29, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-
be owners of small businesses.  Appointment required; call 1-866-941-8188.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday May 1, 2014 -  Friday May 30, 2014 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette Art Display Cases: Paintings by Lisa Sloan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   
Artist Lisa Sloan adorns our Library's Display Cases with her acrylic paintings.
 
 
 
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none Art Gallery: Life is a Tree Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   
Artist Hillary Binder-Klein has Acrylic paintings on display in our Library's Gallery.
 
    Location: Headquarters
Thursday May 1, 2014 -  Saturday May 31, 2014 Go To Top
elect_e_reader.GIF E-Reader Tutorials for Library On The Go! ** Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Attention: E-Reader Owners!!

Does your Nook, Kindle or other electronic device leave you feeling frustrated and hopeless?

Call our Ref. Desk  * 732-264-7164 * to schedule a free, one-on-one tutorial.

In less than 20 minutes, you will know how to download free E-books from the Monmouth County Library onto your E-reader!

This is a free program! **

** Remember to fill out coupon for a Free Drawing for a Sony eReader!  

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_new_jersey_350_green.GIF Images of Christ Church Shrewsbury: Then and Now Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Christ Episcopal Church in Shrewsbury has been in existence since 1702.  The current church building that stands on the corner of Sycamore and Broad Street dates from 1769.  This iconic structure, seen every day by thousands of travelers and by untold numbers since its erection, is emblematic of the treasure trove of history in our very midst.

The parish, together with Dorn's Classic Images, has created an exhibit entitled "Images of Christ Church Shrewsbury: Then and Now".  The exhibit consists of old photos (including the earliest from 1869), new photos, and the church in art.  There is also a special section, called Then and Now, that pairs old photos of the church with matching contemporary ones.  Furthermore, artifacts related to the construction of the church will be on display.  The images in the exhibit depict the evolution of the church over time, but also suggest the growth and change in the surrounding community.

In addition, a large scale model of the church that is normally at the Shrewsbury Historical Society will be on display in the library lobby.  The exhibit runs for the entire month of May.

A reception will be held on Saturday, May 10th, from 1 to 3 pm in the library meeting room.  The exhibit curators, the parish historian, and a Dorn's representative will be available to answer questions.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
elect_camera Images of Christ Church Shrewsbury: Then and Now Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Christ Episcopal Church in Shrewsbury has been in existence since 1702.  The current church building that stands on the corner of Sycamore and Broad Street dates from 1769.  This iconic structure, seen every day by thousands of travelers and by untold numbers since its erection, is emblematic of the treasure trove of history in our very midst.

The parish, together with Dorn's Classic Images, has created an exhibit entitled "Images of Christ Church Shrewsbury: Then and Now".  The exhibit consists of old photos (including the earliest from 1869), new photos, and the church in art.  There is also a special section, called Then and Now, that pairs old photos of the church with matching contemporary ones.  Furthermore, artifacts related to the construction of the church will be on display.  The images in the exhibit depict the evolution of the church over time, but also suggest the growth and change in the surrounding community.

In addition, a large scale model of the church that is normally at the Shrewsbury Historical Society will be on display in the library lobby.  The exhibit runs for the entire month of May.

A reception will be held on Saturday, May 10th, from 1 to 3 pm in the library meeting room.  The exhibit curators, the parish historian, and a Dorn's representative will be available to answer questions.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday May 1, 2014 Go To Top
nat_flower02 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother's Day Story and Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to a story and make a gift for someone special!

Registration is required beginning Thursday, April 24 for ages 2 and up with families.

    Location: Marlboro
 
office_meeting1 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.

2014 Class Dates:

February 6, 13, 20, 27  March 6, 13, 20, 27  April 3, 10, 24  May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  June 5, 12, 19

 

    Location: Headquarters
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ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Movie: Lee Daniels’ The Butler (2013) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Director:Lee Daniels

Stars: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey

As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society.

132 minutes.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:25 PM Movie: American Hustle (2013) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A fictional period crime drama about a reckless FBI agent who recruits a con man and his alluring partner into a scheme to ensnare corrupt politicians and gangsters. Starring Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, and Amy Adams

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

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

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

No appointment is needed at Library Headquarters location, just walk-in for first come, first served information.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Nothing Sacred (NR) (1937) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Starring Carole Lombard, Fredric March, Charles Winninger, Walter Connolly

Directed by William Wellman (Public Enemy, A Star is Born, Call of the Wild)   

Nothing Sacred is a great screwball comedy that deftly satirizes the media’s affinity for overzealous exploitation of the latest news scandal. Carole Lombard stars as a beautiful small town factory worker facing “imminent” death from radiation poisoning. Fredric March is a hotshot New York reporter who is trying to get out of his editor’s doghouse and pounces on this heart warming sob story with a vengeance. The offer from the paper for an all expenses paid trip to NYC in exchange for an exclusive tell-all story is too good for Lombard to pass up. So join Lombard on her grand “farewell”.

75 minutes, (c)United Artists

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Movie Matinee: American Hustle (2013) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Smooth-talking Irving Rosenfeld is a hustler of the highest order.  No mark is off limits for him, especially when his crafty partner Sydney Prosser is by his side.  When renegade FBI agent Richie DiMaso thrusts the deceptive duo into the treacherous world of New Jersey power players and underworld heavies, the thrill of the hunt grows too strong to resist.  Meanwhile, New Jersey politician Carmine Polito gets caught in the middle, and Rosenfeld's capricious wife Rosalyn holds more power than anyone can guess.  Starring Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence. 138 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
 
nat_flower02 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Mother's Day Story and Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to a story and make a gift for someone special!

Registration is required beginning Thursday, April 24 for Grades PreK and up.

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

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

School age grades K and up.  Registration is required.  In-person registration begins on Thursday, April 17 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.  Please call if you have to cancel.
 

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_familytree 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Howell Heritage Society - How to Trace Your Family Tree Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Linda Williams, a former educator and member of the Monmouth County Geneology Society, will give a free presentation on researching your roots. We welcome everyone to join us and learn how to trace your family tree.

 Light refreshments will be served. Call the library to register 732-938-2300

 

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

All ages and genders 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.) 

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

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

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

Please call the library to schedule.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_new_blue 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Supporting Parents of Special Needs Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

A monthly support group that will address the emotional needs of parents and caregivers of children with a variety of special needs.  Facilitated by Andrew Guage, Family Partner, Bayshore Family Success Center.  The Center is operated by The Community YMCA.

Reservations are required.  Please contact the Atlantic Highlands Library for further information.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
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ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Nothing Sacred (NR) (1937) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Starring Carole Lombard, Fredric March, Charles Winninger, Walter Connolly

Directed by William Wellman (Public Enemy, A Star is Born, Call of the Wild)   

Nothing Sacred is a great screwball comedy that deftly satirizes the media’s affinity for overzealous exploitation of the latest news scandal. Carole Lombard stars as a beautiful small town factory worker facing “imminent” death from radiation poisoning. Fredric March is a hotshot New York reporter who is trying to get out of his editor’s doghouse and pounces on this heart warming sob story with a vengeance. The offer from the paper for an all expenses paid trip to NYC in exchange for an exclusive tell-all story is too good for Lombard to pass up. So join Lombard on her grand “farewell”.

75 minutes, (c)United Artists

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday May 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_clouds 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Things You Should Know Before You Plan a Memorial or Funeral Service Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Part of our 'First Fridays for Seniors' series, this program will discuss options to consider when planning a funeral or memorial service.  Topics will include the preplanning process, what funerals cost and how to pay for this major expense, information needed to plan a funeral, and communicating your wishes to your friends, family and funeral director.

Presented by Timothy Newman, Funeral Service Management Consultant

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book3 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM The Great Books Book Club: Good Country People by Flannery O’Connor Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Each month the group reads a selection from The Seven Deadly Sins Sampler edited by Daniel Born and Mike Levine, a collection of short stories that, without moralizing, allows readers to peer into the hidden recesses of sinful thought and behavior and use fiction to explore our all too human thirst for good and evil while provoking lively conversation and sober contemplation.

New dates…Make a Note!  The Great Books Book Club now meets the first Friday of each month.  Monthly selection titles are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Wall Township
 
office_meeting1 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Math Tips for SAT / PSAT Testing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431-7220x7222   
   

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

Presenter Michael Carlin is a Mathematics Professor who regularly tutors students in preparation for the SAT and PSAT Tests, a key component in the college admissions process.

Attend one or as many study sessions as you can.  
 

2014 DATES:

January 17 & 24, February 28, March 7, April 25, May 2, May 30, June 6.
 
 
    Location: Headquarters
Saturday May 3, 2014 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Chess Club meets every Saturday that the Howell Library is open. All ages and levels of play are welcome.

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

Come play chess & "Go" every Saturday throughout the month when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_twodancers 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Parenting Workshop: Terrific Teaching Tools Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Parenting skills are affected by sleep, stress, and knowledge.  Gain specific strategies to teach your children everything from learning colors to sharing with siblings.  These teaching tools will create brighter, easier days.

Presented by Kimberly Kamhi of Daily Practice

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_note 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM The Festive Flutes: On with the Show! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Wall Library welcomes the return of The Festive Flutes with their 2014 library concert series entitled "On with the Show" featuring tunes from Broadway musical productions including Sound of Music, Cats, Chorus Line, Phantom of the Opera, and more.

The Festive Flutes, celebrating their 28th year of music under the direction of founder Marjorie Koharski, feature programs of light classical music, show tunes, and "old favorites". The flute ensemble, with piccolo, C flutes and alto flute has performed recitals all over the Jersey Shore.

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_origami_crane 1:15 PM  -  4:30 PM ORIGAMI for Experienced Paperfolders! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Calling experienced paperfolders! Join Paper Magician Dorothy Kaplan and the Circle of Origami Paperfolders (COOP) for an afternoon of folding fun.
 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Literary Monmouth: Weeks On Woollcott Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 X 7222   
   

Many famous authors were born in Monmouth County: Norman Mailer, poet Robert Pinsky and Edmund Wilson to name a few.  But none were more colorful than Alexander Woollcott, the force at the center of the Algonquin Round Table.  Woollcott was born in the Utopian commune, the North American Phalanx in what is now Colts Neck Township.

Woollcott was known for his vitriolic prose and traded savage and notable quips with fellow Monmouth County-born writer, Dorothy Parker.  On film, he was the inspiration for Moss Hart's The Man Who Came to Dinner and as the imperious critic, Waldo Lydecker in the movie, Laura.

Daniel Weeks, an assistant research professor at the Thomas A. Edison Papers, Rutgers University, is currently at work on a book about four Monmouth County writers of the 1920s, including Alexander Woollcott.  Weeks has also published six collections of poetry, the latest of which is Virginia: A Narrative Sequence of Poems (Blast Press, 2009). Weeks earned a Ph.D. in American history from Rutgers University in 2012.  He also holds an M.A. in history from Monmouth University (1995) and a B.A. in American history from Washington & Lee University (1980).  

This 350th Anniversary of New Jersey event is held during Old Monmouth Weekend.  Be sure to check out Monmouth County's many historical sites during this special weekend.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_new_jersey_350_green.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Literary Monmouth: Weeks On Woollcott Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 X 7222   
   
Celebrating New Jersey's 350th Anniversary
 

Many famous authors were born in Monmouth County: Norman Mailer, poet Robert Pinsky and Edmund Wilson to name a few.  But none were more colorful than Alexander Woollcott, the force at the center of the Algonquin Round Table.  Woollcott was born in the Utopian commune, the North American Phalanx in what is now Colts Neck Township.

Woollcott was known for his vitriolic prose and traded savage and notable quips with fellow Monmouth County-born writer, Dorothy Parker.  On film, he was the inspiration for Moss Hart's The Man Who Came to Dinner and as the imperious critic, Waldo Lydecker in the movie, Laura.

Daniel Weeks, an assistant research professor at the Thomas A. Edison Papers, Rutgers University, is currently at work on a book about four Monmouth County writers of the 1920s, including Alexander Woollcott.  Weeks has also published six collections of poetry, the latest of which is Virginia: A Narrative Sequence of Poems (Blast Press, 2009). Weeks earned a Ph.D. in American history from Rutgers University in 2012.  He also holds an M.A. in history from Monmouth University (1995) and a B.A. in American history from Washington & Lee University (1980).  

This 350th Anniversary of New Jersey event is held during Old Monmouth Weekend.  Be sure to check out Monmouth County's many historical sites during this special weekend.

    Location: Headquarters
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Sunday May 4, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Author Talk: Cut Me Loose: Sin and Salvation After My Ultra-Orthodox Girlhood by Leah Vincent Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   
Leah Vincent was born into the Yeshivish community, a fundamentalist sect of ultra-Orthodox Judaism. As the daughter of an influential rabbi, Leah and her ten siblings were raised to worship two things: God and the men who ruled their world.
But the tradition-bound future Leah envisioned for herself was cut short when, at sixteen, she was caught exchanging letters with a male friend, a violation of religious law that forbids contact between members of the opposite sex. Leah's parents were unforgiving. Afraid, in part, that her behavior would affect the marriage prospects of their other children, they put her on a plane and cut off ties. Cast out in New York City, without a father or husband tethering her to the Orthodox community, Leah was unprepared to navigate the freedoms of secular life.
 
She spent the next few years using her sexuality as a way of attracting the male approval she had been conditioned to seek out as a child, while becoming increasingly unfaithful to the religious dogma of her past. Fast-paced, mesmerizing, and brutally honest, Cut Me Loose tells the story of one woman's harrowing struggle to define herself as an individual. Through Leah's eyes, we confront not only the world of religious fundamentalism, but also the broader issues that face even the most secular young women as they grapple with sexuality and identity.  Books will be available for purchase and signing.
    Location: Headquarters
Monday May 5, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kids 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories, nursery rhymes and playtime for ages 10-23 months.

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Mah Jongg Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Mah Jongg Club meets every Monday afternoon that the Library is open. Ages 13 through adult, all levels of play welcome.

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

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
Monday May 5, 2014 -  Saturday May 10, 2014 Go To Top
z_cust_familyplace 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mother's Day Cards-to-Go! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Take home a card-to-go and surprise Mom with your own handmade creation! While supplies last. Happy Mother's Day!

    Location: West Long Branch
Monday May 5, 2014 Go To Top
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
office_pencil 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM First Monday Writer's Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

This workshop is open to serious writers of all levels working on fiction (short stories, novels, novellas), non-fiction, memoir or personal essays with the goal of getting published. Participants must be familiar with Word document formatting and the mechanics of composition: spelling, punctuation and grammar. 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_smiley 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mind & Meditation Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join us for this introduction to powerful breathing techniques and knowledge of mind, body, and breath for the purpose of reducing stress, increasing health and well being, creating joy in personal relationships, improving self esteem, and improving creativity and clarity of mind. 

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
Tuesday May 6, 2014 Go To Top
med_stethoscope 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Entry Level Healthcare Training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Brookdale Community College hosts an information session for individuals seeking entry-level careers in the healthcare field.  Learn more about Brookdale's upcoming healthcare training programs including Pharmacy Technician and Certified Nurse Aid.  Find out about how you can qualify for income eligible grant funding.  For more information, phone 732-224-2741 or email aalfieri@brookdalecc.edu.

 A Career and Information Center Program

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
office_meeting1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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.

This group meets every Tuesday in the downstairs large meeting room of the library.

    Location: Colts Neck
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lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Gathering by Anne Enright Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

The Gathering is a moving, evocative portrait of a large Irish family and a shot of fresh blood into the Irish literary tradition, combining the lyricism of the old with the shock of the new. The nine surviving children of the Hegarty clan are gathering in Dublin for the wake of their wayward brother, Liam, drowned in the sea. His sister, Veronica, collects the body and keeps the dead man company, guarding the secret she shares with him—something that happened in their grandmother’s house in the winter of 1968. As Enright traces the line of betrayal and redemption through three generations her distinctive intelligence twists the world a fraction and gives it back to us in a new and unforgettable light. 

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_film-reel 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM New Release Tuesday: Pulling Strings (2013) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

After his daughter's visa request to visit her grandparents in America is rejected, a single father and his loyal best friend do everything it takes to win over the embassy worker who turned her down. Directed by Pedro Pablo Ybarra. Starring Jaime Camil, Laura Ramsey, and Omar Chaparro. In English and Spanish with subtitles.

Comedy/Romance- 118 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Volunteers will be on hand to guide beginners to experts in the art of knitting. Bring a skein of wool and the appropriate needles (it will say on the wool label which size needles you need.)

For more information, please call the library.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: Philomena (2013) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent. Directed by Stephen Frears.  Starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan.

Drama – 98 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: Jersey Girl (2004) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Celebrating New Jersey’s 350th Birthday!

Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler shine in this heartwarming all-star comedy about a guy who thinks he's lost it all only to discover he's got everything he needs. Ollie (Affleck) is a smooth and successful big-city publicist who has the life he's always wanted until things take an unexpected turn and he finds himself an unemployed single father back living with his dad in the suburbs (filmed on location in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey).  Also stars Jennifer Lopez, a great performance by comedian George Carlin and Jason Biggs.  (102m.)

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_new_jersey_350_green.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: Jersey Girl (2004) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Celebrating New Jersey’s 350th Anniversary!

Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler shine in this heartwarming all-star comedy about a guy who thinks he's lost it all only to discover he's got everything he needs. Ollie (Affleck) is a smooth and successful big-city publicist who has the life he's always wanted until things take an unexpected turn and he finds himself an unemployed single father back living with his dad in the suburbs (filmed on location in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey).  Also stars Jennifer Lopez, a great performance by comedian George Carlin and Jason Biggs.  (102m.)

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

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

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

Please call the library to schedule.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Club: A Reliable Wife Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Ralph Truitt, a wealthy businessman with a troubled past who lives in a remote 19th-century Wisconsin town, has advertised for a reliable wife.  His ad is answered by Catherine Land, a woman who makes every effort to hide her own dark secrets in this tale by Robert Goolrick.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
nat_sun 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Color the Sun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Decorate a suncatcher and change the sun's rays to any color you'd like!

Grades K and up. Registration is required. 

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_ribbon 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mother's Day Tote Bags Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

We will be celebrating Mother’s Day in a fashionable way this year. Join us in creating a beautiful tote bag for the special woman in your life. All you need to do is bring your creativity and you will create something mom or that special someone in your life will adore.

 

For teens in the 6th-12th grade

There is limited space and registration is required. Please visit our website to register thru our online calendar.

    Location: Wall Township
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Tuesday: Pulling Strings (2013) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

After his daughter's visa request to visit her grandparents in America is rejected, a single father and his loyal best friend do everything it takes to win over the embassy worker who turned her down. Directed by Pedro Pablo Ybarra. Starring Jaime Camil, Laura Ramsey, and Omar Chaparro.  In English and Spanish with subtitles.

Comedy/Romance- 118 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Independent Movie: Gloria (2013) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by:  Sebastián Campos

 Starring: Paulina Garcia, Sergio Hernández, Diego Fontecilla

Proving that passion and personal empowerment can strike at any age, Gloria is an uplifting story of an older woman rediscovering life, love, and heartbreak. In the wake of her divorce, 58-year-old Gloria (Paulina García) is determined to live her life to the fullest. Her children have all grown up and moved out, so rather than sit home alone, Gloria spends much of her time at local nightclubs and singles parties. Later, just when Gloria has started to realize that her active new lifestyle offers precious little emotional sustenance, she's swept off her feet by a dashing former naval officer in his sixties. Before long she's dreaming of a bright future with him. But true love never comes easy, and before Gloria can enjoy her twilight years with the man who makes her feel truly fulfilled, she must make peace with a harsh truth that could drive him away forever.  Gloria has been a critical and audience favorite at film festivals worldwide.  In Spanish with English subtitles. 110 minutes.

Studio: Lions Gate ©

    Location: Eastern Branch
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misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the English Conversation Class:

  • 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 - 8:30 pm.

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

2014 Dates:

January 7, 14, 21, 28. February 4, 11,18, 25.  March 4,11,18, 25.  April 1, 8, 29.  May 6, 13, 20, 27.  June 3, 10, 17.  
September 9, 16, 30.  October 7, 14, 21, 28.  November 18, 25.  December  2, 9.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM United States Citizenship Course Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

The class is held on Tuesday evenings and the dates are 
April 1, 8, 22, 29    May 6,13, 20, 27  June 3, 10, 17.

We ask that you register for this class, so that we will have materials for everyone attending. To register, you can call our Reference Desk (732 431-7220 x7222) or you can use the registration button below.

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

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_handshake 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Transitions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday May 7, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x. 7337   
   

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

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x 7337.

    Location: Wall Township
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Introduction to Windows 7 (***REGISTRATION REQUIRED***) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Introduction to Windows 7 (*** REGISTRATION REQUIRED ***) 
 

This hands-on class will cover basic computer terminology, files and folders, saving and retrieving files, opening and closing a program, and switching between programs. This class will not cover Macs or the Internet. Recommended for people with no experience with computers or those who want to review the basics.

The class will run for approximately 1.5 hours.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS. Register in-person at the Reference Desk or by calling the library at 732-431-7220 x7222.

Registration begins April 28, 2014

Computers provided by the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant. Funding is from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.   

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_new_jersey_350_green.GIF 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM AUTHOR CALL-IN Wednesday Morning Page Turners: Palisades Park by Alan Brennert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Celebrating New Jersey's 350th Anniversary!

We will speak LIVE with Author Alan Brennert, author of Moloka'l and Honolulu. In his newest book, Palisades Park, Brennert transforms historic events - such as the Great Depression and the Pearl Harbor - into irresistible fiction, set near the iconic northern New Jersey Amusement Park.

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
 
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM AUTHOR CALL-IN Wednesday Morning Page Turners: Palisades Park by Alan Brennert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

We will speak LIVE with Author Alan Brennert, author of Moloka'l and Honolulu. In his newest book, Palisades Park, Brennert transforms historic events - such as the Great Depression and the Pearl Harbor - into irresistible fiction, set near the iconic northern New Jersey Amusement Park.

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_new_yellow 10:45 AM  -  11:05 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

For families with children ages 2 and up with a parent or caregiver

Enjoy stories, songs and activities.  A craft, game, or special activity adds to the fun!

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Games in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: 12 Years a Slave (2013) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Part of the "Academy Award Winner- Best Picture" movie series. Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael K. Williams, and Michael Fassbender. 134 minutes

Refreshments served.

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_crown 4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM School Age Stories & Craft - Celebrate Mom! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Get ready to wish Mom with a Happy Day with a handmade card and sweet treat!

For Grades K- 4.  Parent or guardian must remain in library.

 

    Location: West Long Branch
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lib_book01 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk: Jon Gertner, The Idea Factory Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Author Jon Gertner will read from and discuss his latest book, The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of Innovation.

Bell Laboratories, the Research and Development arm of AT&T, was one of the world's premier research labs.  At one time, nearly 12,000 of their 15,000 colleagues had PhD's.  Thirteen Bell Labs employees went on to win Nobel Prizes.  Communications breakthroughs developed at the Labs include the transistor, the laser, the Unix Operating System, the cellular network and the first fiber-optic cable system.

The Idea Factory focuses on the period from 1920s to the 1980s, before AT&T was broken up by the courts.  Gertner describes how the culture of Bell Labs led to its many innovations. Through his story, Gertner examines such topics as what leads to innovatin, how new ideas begin, and how they can be brought to fruition. 

The Idea Factory is one of the 101 Great Books on New Jersey and this is a 350th Anniversary of New Jersey event.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_new_jersey_350_green.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Talk: Jon Gertner, The Idea Factory Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Celebrating New Jersey's 350th Anniversary!

Author Jon Gertner will read from and discuss his latest book, The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of Innovation.

Bell Laboratories, the Research and Development arm of AT&T, was one of the world's premier research labs.  At one time, nearly 12,000 of their 15,000 colleagues had PhD's.  Thirteen Bell Labs employees went on to win Nobel Prizes.  Communications breakthroughs developed at the Labs include the transistor, the laser, the Unix Operating System, the cellular network and the first fiber-optic cable system.

The Idea Factory focuses on the period from 1920s to the 1980s, before AT&T was broken up by the courts.  Gertner describes how the culture of Bell Labs led to its many innovations. Through his story, Gertner examines such topics as what leads to innovatin, how new ideas begin, and how they can be brought to fruition. 

The Idea Factory is one of the 101 Great Books on New Jersey and this is a 350th Anniversary of New Jersey event.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, April 23rd through June 25th, from 7 - 8:30 pm.

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

The Monmouth County Library Teen Advisory Board meets monthly at Headquarters in Manalapan. You can earn Community Service Hours by joining this great group.

Come out and meet new friends, have a snack and share your ideas for teen programming, teen collections, and more.

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday May 8, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Email Basics - Featuring Gmail Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Email Basics—Featuring Gmail

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

The lecture will run for approximately one hour and is followed by 30 minutes of Q&A.
    Location: Headquarters
 
office_meeting1 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.

2014 Class Dates:

February 6, 13, 20, 27  March 6, 13, 20, 27  April 3, 10, 24  May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  June 5, 12, 19

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: Life of a King (2013) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Director: Jake Goldberger

Stars: Cuba Gooding

Director Jake Goldberger tells the inspirational true-life story of Eugene Brown, a repentant ex-convict who establishes a chess club in a Washington, D.C., high school as a means of encouraging at-risk young people to think ahead before choosing a life of crime.

100 mins.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Grudge Match (2013) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Two retired boxers (Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro) decide to settle a long-standing dispute by going back into the ring in this sports comedy from director Peter Segal.

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

Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.
Registration is necessary.  In person registration begins on Thursday, April 24, at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Thursday Classic Movie: D.O.A. (NR) (1950) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Starring Edmond O’Brien, Pamela Britton, Luther Adler, and Neville Brand

Directed by Rudolph Maté (When World’s Collide, Union Station, Branded)

D.O.A. is simply one of the best of the film noir genre. Edmond O’Brien plays a small town accountant who is desperate, after discovering he’s been poisoned, to find out who poisoned him and why.  O’Brien has little time left to find his killer before his impending death.

83 minutes, (c)United Artists

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Movie Matinee: The Hunger Games - Catching Fire (2013) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

The Hunger Games saga continues.  A revolution is brewing as Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark take a "Victor's Tour" of the districts, and President Snow plots their downfall during preparations for the Quarter Quell, which only occurs every 25 years in celebration of the Capitol's victory over the districts.  Hoping to put an end to the growing threat of rebellion, President Snow announces that the Quell's tributes will be reaped from the existing pool of victors, guaranteeing Katniss a place in the arena.  Though she vows to keep Peeta safe even if if mean sacrificing her own life, her fellow tributes have a different plan.  Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks and Stanley Tucci. 146 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
 
elect_computer1 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Minecraft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7222   
   

Activate your imagination in the world of Minecraft. In this program you will have fun building computer animated block structures to protect against nocturnal monsters. With no limits but your imagination, you can invent a new machine, build a majestic castle, or take a ride on a rollercoaster that you design.

For teens in the 6th-12th grade. Registration is required. Please visit our website to register thru our online calendar.

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 6 spaces available.
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office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

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

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

Please call the library to schedule.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_violin 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Classical Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

The Atlantic Highlands Library proudly presents violinist Joel DeWitt and flutist Kate Lukach in a recital.  This is a concert of classical music, with works by Benjamin Britten, J.S. Bach, Katherine Hoover, Sergei Prokofiev, and others.

This program is free and open to the public.  Registration is suggested.  Please contact the Library for further information.

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_aerobics 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Let Your Yoga Dance with Talena Ward Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Let Your Yoga Dance® is a fusion of dance and yoga.  It combines movement, yoga, dance and music and is designed to influence our sense of well-being, ease and peace.  This joyful experience energizes and balances mind, body, heart and spirit. and is truly medittion in motion.

Join Certified Instructor Talena Ward to Let Your Yoga Dance®. It  is suitable for all body types and ability levels.  No special equipment is required, but please wear comfortable clothes.

Registration is required.

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 23 spaces available.
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Gathering by Anne Enright Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

The Gathering is a moving, evocative portrait of a large Irish family and a shot of fresh blood into the Irish literary tradition, combining the lyricism of the old with the shock of the new. The nine surviving children of the Hegarty clan are gathering in Dublin for the wake of their wayward brother, Liam, drowned in the sea. His sister, Veronica, collects the body and keeps the dead man company, guarding the secret she shares with him—something that happened in their grandmother’s house in the winter of 1968. As Enright traces the line of betrayal and redemption through three generations her distinctive intelligence twists the world a fraction and gives it back to us in a new and unforgettable light. 

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Thursday Classic Movie: D.O.A. (NR) (1950) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Starring Edmond O’Brien, Pamela Britton, Luther Adler, and Neville Brand

Directed by Rudolph Maté? (When World’s Collide, Union Station, Branded)

D.O.A. is simply one of the best of the film noir genre. Edmond O’Brien plays a small town accountant who is desperate, after discovering he’s been poisoned, to find out who poisoned him and why.  O’Brien has little time left to find his killer before his impending death.

83 minutes, (c)United Artists

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday May 9, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Hebrew Language Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Today, we will discuss  "and he loved also Rachel more than Leah..." from Genesis 29:30 with Moderator Dr. Nelly Segal.

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_clouds 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sweet Dreams for Seniors: Getting a Good Night’s Rest Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   
Presented by: Kimball Medical Center :Barnabas Health & the Center for Healthy Aging

Want to know the secrets to getting a good night’s sleep after the age of sixty? Then join the Health Coaches from the Center for Healthy Aging at Kimball Medical Center to find out about what to do to get the kind of rest you’ve been missing. This program will also include a sleep disorder “test” to determine if it is time to discuss a sleep study with your physician.

Call the library to register at 732-938-2300

 

    Location: Howell
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rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Chess Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Come learn and master the art of chess.  Conducted by experienced instructors.  All chess classes are held the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month.  Ages 5 years old and up.

Please call the Atlantic Highlands Library for information - 732-291-1956.

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
office_dollarsign 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM How to Maximize your Social Security Benefits Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Learn what baby boomers need to know to maximize their retirement income benefits including:

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

Presented by The Society for Financial Awareness

Register by calling or stopping by the library.

    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Chess Club meets every Saturday that the Howell Library is open. All ages and levels of play are welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_signing 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Monmouth Writers Critique Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Moderator: New Jersey author, Jon Gibbs

Useful feedback can go a long way to help you become a better writer, but how do you separate the helpful from the unhelpful? Join us for a series of monthly critique sessions. If you’d 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 folks who follow the straightforward submission guidelines.  

Critique Sessions:  meet the 2nd Saturday, February - October

Call the library to register: 732-938-2300

www.monmouthwriters.com    
    Location: Howell
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rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess & 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Come play chess & "Go" every Saturday throughout the month when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
food_wineglass.GIF 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Art Reception: Images of Christ Church Shrewsbury: Then and Now Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A reception for the exhibit "Images of Christ Church Shrewsbury: Then and Now" will be held from 1 to 3 pm in the library meeting room.  The exhibit curators, the parish historian, and a representative from Dorn's Classic Images will be available to answer questions.

Christ Episcopal Church in Shrewsbury has been in existence since 1702.  The current church building that stands on the corner of Sycamore and Broad Street dates from 1769.  This iconic structure, seen every day by thousands of travelers and by untold numbers since its erection, is emblematic of the treasure trove of history in our very midst.

The parish, together with Dorn's Classic Images, has created an exhibit consisting of old photos (including the earliest from 1869), new photos, and the church in art.  There is also a special section, called "Then and Now", that pairs historic photos of the church with matching contemporary ones.  Furthermore, artifacts related to the construction of the church will be on display.  The images in the exhibit depict the evolution of the church over time, but also suggest the growth and change in the surrounding community.

A large scale model of the church that is normally at the Shrewsbury Historical Society will be on display in the library lobby.  The exhibit runs for the entire month of May.

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    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_paintpalette02 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM An Artist Reception for the Students of Rose Reilly Leonard Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

An artist reception will be presented from 1:00 to 4:00 PM on Saturday, May 10, 2014.  All are welcome to attend this free event which gives the public a chance to meet and talk with the artists, socialize and enjoy an afternoon of beautiful artwork.

    Location: Wall Township
 
lib_book_bunch1 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Russian Language Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Today, we will discuss  Scarlet Sails by  A. Grin.

Part of the award-winning series: Literature of World Languages: A Public Forum for Multilingual Book Discussions.

Books are read and discussed in Chinese, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Russian and Spanish languages.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_masks_color 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Dear Ann Landers, What's a Girl to Do Now? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

For decades, Ann Landers regaled her readers with her direct insightful and often humorously honest responses to multitudes in need of advice.  No topic was off limits, from nude housekeeping to addiction and wandering spouses.

Local actress Linda Torash brings this American icon to life in this one-woman play by David Rambo.  Ann is confronting a looming deadline for a column dealing with a new kind of heartbreak: her own. As she shares her struggles to complete the column with us, we learn as much about ourselves as we do about the wise, funny, no-nonsense woman whose daily dialogue with America helped shape the social and sexual landscapes of the last half-century.

Seating is limited, and tickets are available at the reference desk, two per person. For information, please call the library at 732-531-5092.

    Location: Ocean Township
Sunday May 11, 2014 Go To Top
nat_flower02 Mothers' Day Holiday - Library HQ and Eastern Branch Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: All Branches
Monday May 12, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kids 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories, nursery rhymes and playtime for ages 10-23 months.

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Mah Jongg Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Mah Jongg Club meets every Monday afternoon that the Library is open. Ages 13 through adult, all levels of play welcome.

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

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Starring Ben Stiller, Kristin Wiig, and Jon Daly

Directed by Ben Stiller

A day-dreamer escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job is threatened, he takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.  114 minutes.  (c) 20th Century Fox

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
anim_whale1 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Science Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Sorting out the ocean. Explore the seashore and under the waves. Learn more about sea creatures that seem so different from one another by sorting. Registration Required.

    Location: Howell
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misc_new_jersey_350_green.GIF 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM New Jersey Author Visit: Meet Margie Palatini Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Celebrating New Jersey's 350th Anniversary!

Margie Palatini, author and illustrator of such books as Piggy Pie!, Hogg,& Hogg, and Hog, The Three Silly Billies, Bad Boys, The Perfect Pet, and the tween novel Geek Chic: The Zoey Zone, will join us to read stories, share her experience as a children's author/illustrator and sign books. Among her numerous honors, she has been recognized for her work by the American Library Association, the NEA, and the New York Public Library. Space is limited. Registration is required  beginning Monday, May 5 in person or via phone.

    Location: Marlboro
 
lib_book3 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM New Jersey Author Visit: Meet Margie Palatini Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Margie Palatini, author and illustrator of such books as Piggy Pie!, Hogg,& Hogg, and Hog, The Three Silly Billies, Bad Boys, The Perfect Pet, and the tween novel Geek Chic: The Zoey Zone, will join us to read stories, share her experience as a children's author/illustrator and sign books. Among her numerous honors, she has been recognized for her work by the American Library Association, the NEA, and the New York Public Library. Space is limited. Registration is required  beginning Monday, May 5 in person or via phone.

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_computer1 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Minecraft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Activate your imagination in the world of Minecraft. In this program you will have fun building computer animated block structures to protect against nocturnal monsters. With no limits but your imagination, you can invent a new machine, build a majestic castle, or take a ride on a rollercoaster that you design.

For teens in the 6th-12th grade. Registration is required. Please register BELOW>

    Location: Hazlet
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Starring Ben Stiller, Kristin Wiig, and Jon Daly

Directed by Ben Stiller

A day-dreamer escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job is threatened, he takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.  114 minutes.  (c) 20th Century Fox

 

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
Tuesday May 13, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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.

This group meets every Tuesday in the downstairs large meeting room of the library.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Volunteers will be on hand to guide beginners to experts in the art of knitting. Bring a skein of wool and the appropriate needles (it will say on the wool label which size needles you need.)

For more information, please call the library.

    Location: Marlboro
 
office_document_tack 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM SHIP Answer Session Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-728-1331   
   

State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) helps those with questions regarding: Medicaid, Medicare and other insurance and drug plans.
SHIP Volunteer Counselors are coordinated through RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Services Program) a division of Family & Children’s Service of Monmouth County, and come to the library on the second Tuesday of the month.  Please call SHIP at 732-728-1331 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: The Crossing (2000) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Celebrating New Jersey’s 350th Birthday!

Jeff Daniels stars in this dramatization of George Washington's perilous gamble of crossing the Delaware River and attacking the British forces at Trenton.  In 1776, less than six months after the Declaration of Independence, the Continental Army, under the command of General George Washington, was on the brink of utter defeat. Washington decides to risk everything on one last desperately daring attack on the town of Trenton where over 1000 of the feared Hessian mercenaries are garrisoned. However to do that, the army must cross the frozen Delaware River for a battle that would be more successful than Washington ever dreamed of. (89m.)

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_new_jersey_350_green.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: The Crossing (2000) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Celebrating New Jersey’s 350th Anniversary!

Jeff Daniels stars in this dramatization of George Washington's perilous gamble of crossing the Delaware River and attacking the British forces at Trenton.  In 1776, less than six months after the Declaration of Independence, the Continental Army, under the command of General George Washington, was on the brink of utter defeat. Washington decides to risk everything on one last desperately daring attack on the town of Trenton where over 1000 of the feared Hessian mercenaries are garrisoned. However to do that, the army must cross the frozen Delaware River for a battle that would be more successful than Washington ever dreamed of. (89m.)

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

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

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

Please call the library to schedule.

 
    Location: Headquarters
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Movie: Saving Mr. Banks (2013) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen. Directed by John Lee Hancock. Starring Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks.

Biography/Drama – 125 minutes.

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

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

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

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
food_ice cream cone 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Paper Ice Cream Cones - craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

In person registration begins on Thursday, May 1 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.  Please call if you have to cancel.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_computer3 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM IT for the Small Business Owner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Information technology ("IT") infrastructure is a critical asset for any business.  In this seminar, Martin Diaz (of Monmouth SCORE) will provide valuable information that will asisst you in developing and executing your IT plan.  You will learn how to select PCs, servers, routers and firewalls, and how to set up mobile devices.  The seminar will also cover shared networks, wireless network considerations and the basic concepts of network security.  As a bonus, you will also learn where to find free resources to maintain your IT infrastructure.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the English Conversation Class:

  • 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 - 8:30 pm.

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

2014 Dates:

January 7, 14, 21, 28. February 4, 11,18, 25.  March 4,11,18, 25.  April 1, 8, 29.  May 6, 13, 20, 27.  June 3, 10, 17.  
September 9, 16, 30.  October 7, 14, 21, 28.  November 18, 25.  December  2, 9.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM United States Citizenship Course Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

The class is held on Tuesday evenings and the dates are 
April 1, 8, 22, 29    May 6,13, 20, 27  June 3, 10, 17.

We ask that you register for this class, so that we will have materials for everyone attending. To register, you can call our Reference Desk (732 431-7220 x7222) or you can use the registration button below.

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

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_handshake 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Transitions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday May 14, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x. 7337   
   

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

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x 7337.

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Lost & Found Bereavement Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Stamp   732 462 5240   
   

Lost & Found Bereavement Group on Wednesdays is devoted to  parents who have lost children.

Lost & Found Bereavement Group on Thursday evenings is devoted to all  who have lost a loved one.

Meets on Second and Fourth Wednesdays in the morning
and on the last Thursday at 7pm

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_camera 10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Monmouth County Photo Youth ID Cards for Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

The Monmouth County Sheriff's Office will visit the library to issue County Youth ID Cards for babies and toddlers.  Cards will be mailed home to parents who complete a brief authorization form.  There will be open playtime for those waiting.

 

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Small Business in Monmouth County Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

If you've thought about starting a small part-time home-based business in Monmouth County, you may be interested in the Census Department's data, found in a database called "non-employer statistics", on small businesses in Monmouth County.  Come learn about the number, range and revenues of small businesses in Monmouth County.  

A Monmouth County Library Career Information Center Program 

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rec_games 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Duplicate Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Games in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Argo (2012) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980. Part of the "Academy Award Winner- Best Picture" movie series. Starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, and John Goodman. 120 minutes 

Refreshments served.

    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM School Age Activity - LEGO® Connections Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Hear a fun story and connect with LEGO-minded builders who like to get creative using the library's LEGOS!
 

For Grades K- 4.  Parent or guardian must remain in library.

    Location: West Long Branch
 
rec_yoga.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Join Us for Basic Yoga! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Are you new to yoga? Do you need a refresher on the basics?

This class will cover yoga breathing techniques, basic postures and alignment, finishing with time for relaxation.  A yoga mat is suggested.

Space is limited, and registration is requested.  Please call or stop by the Reference Desk to register. 

This program is made possible through the support of the Friends of the Ocean Township Library.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_new_jersey_350_green.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 350 Years of New Jersey History: From Stuyvesant to Sandy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Celebrating New Jersey’s 350th Birthday

In 2014, the great state of New Jersey celebrates its sesquarcentennial--its 350th year since being founded in 1664. First settled as part of New Netherland, each year since has brought moments to remember.

Noted New Jersey Author Joseph Bilby will bring some of these events that have shaped the Garden State alive again. Some are well known and important, like the Revolutionary War Battle of Trenton and the many patents filed by Thomas Edison, others quirky, such as the birth of the creator of Felix the Cat in 1892 and the opening of America's first traffic circle in 1925. And still others are proud, like the many ways Jersey regiments have served the United States.

Joseph Bilby served as lieutenant in the 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam and is the author/editor of more than 300 articles and 14 books on New Jersey and military history.  Some of his books include The Hidden History of New Jersey, Asbury Park Reborn, Monmouth Court House: The Battle that made the American Army, Nw Jersey Goes to War, Forgotten Warriors: New Jersey's African American Soldiers in the Civil War,  Freedom to All”: New Jersey’s African American Civil War Soldiers, Remember You Are Jerseymen, A Military History of Jersey's Troops in the Civil War, Three Rousing Cheers: A History of the Fifteenth New Jersey from Flemington to Appomattox  and more including his latest 350 Years of New Jersey History: From Stuyvesant to Sandy.  He is a trustee of the New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association, publications editor for its 150th Anniversary Committee and assistant curator of the National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey.

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_new_jersey_350_green.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 350 Years of New Jersey History: From Stuyvesant to Sandy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Celebrating New Jersey’s 350th Anniversary

In 2014, the great state of New Jersey celebrates its sesquarcentennial--its 350th year since being founded in 1664. First settled as part of New Netherland, each year since has brought moments to remember.

Noted New Jersey author Joseph Bilby will bring some of these events that have shaped the Garden State alive again. Some are well known and important, like the Revolutionary War Battle of Trenton and the many patents filed by Thomas Edison, others quirky, such as the birth of the creator of Felix the Cat in 1892 and the opening of America's first traffic circle in 1925. And still others are proud, like the many ways Jersey regiments have served the United States.

Joseph Bilby served as lieutenant in the 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam and is the author/editor of more than 300 articles and 14 books on New Jersey and military history.  Some of his books include The Hidden History of New Jersey, Asbury Park Reborn, Monmouth Court House: The Battle that made the American Army, Nw Jersey Goes to War, Forgotten Warriors: New Jersey's African American Soldiers in the Civil War,  Freedom to All”: New Jersey’s African American Civil War Soldiers, Remember You Are Jerseymen, A Military History of Jersey's Troops in the Civil War, Three Rousing Cheers: A History of the Fifteenth New Jersey from Flemington to Appomattox  and more including his latest 350 Years of New Jersey History: From Stuyvesant to Sandy.  He is a trustee of the New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association, publications editor for its 150th Anniversary Committee and assistant curator of the National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey.

    Location: Wall Township
 
office_pencil 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Resume Writing & Interview Preparation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join us for a free seminar on resume writing and interview preparation. Sponsored by Comrise of Hazlet.

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

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, April 23rd through June 25th, from 7 - 8:30 pm.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_aerobics 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih with Daniel Pienciak Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Come and participate in this meditative form of exercise, associated with both spiritual and health benefits. T'ai Chi Chih consists of 19 stand-alone movements and one pose.  T'ai Chi Chih doesn't require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination.

Dan Pienciak, accredited International T'ai Chi Chih Teacher 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.

Spring Session  March 26, April 2, May 14, May 28, June 4, June 25.
Attend one or as many of these sessions as you can.  No specific equipment needed, just wear comfortable clothing.

    Location: Headquarters
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lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

 Le Cirque des Reves appears without warning on the outskirts of cities around the world. Only open at night, it is filled with magic and theater, each tent a sensory experience, manipulated and sustained by two young people locked in a mysterious competition. Morgenstern doesn't miss a beat in this smashing tale of greed, fate, and love set in a turn of the 20th-century circus.

Call the library for information 732-938-2300

Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk.
 

    Location: Howell
 
office_meeting1 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.

2014 Class Dates:

February 6, 13, 20, 27  March 6, 13, 20, 27  April 3, 10, 24  May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  June 5, 12, 19

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_twodancers 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Line Dancing with Leslie Clare Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431-7220 x7222   
   

Join the fun as Leslie Clare instructs on a variety of choreographed dances. Demonstrations are provided and moves are taught in easy to follow segments which include a variety of popular line dances done to country, Latin, Irish, reggae, pop and other types of music.  Wear flat, comfortable shoes that will enable you to glide on a carpeted surface.

Try all or as many classes as you can.

    Location: Headquarters
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ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Dallas Buyers Club (2013) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée

Stars: Matthew McConaughey

Ron Woodroof, diagnosed as HIV-positive in 1986 devoted his life to providing fellow HIV patients with non-FDA-approved drugs and supplements during an era when doctors were still struggling to understand the devastating disease. Woodroof set out to procure any and all non-toxic alternative HIV treatments available, and established a "buyers club" to provide the treatments to others afflicted with the disease.

117 mins.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Movie: The Fifth Estate (2013) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Bill Condon's thriller based on real events that reveal the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the most fiercely debated organization of the century. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie Matinee: Veronica Mars (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

On the eve of graduating law school, Veronica Mars has put Neptune and her amateur sleuthing days behind her.  While interviewing at high-end New York law firms, Veronica gets a call from her ex-boyfriend Logan who has been accused of murder.  She heads back to Neptune just to help Logan find an attorney, but when things don't seem right with how Logan's case is perceived and handled, Veronica finds herself being pulled back into a life she thought she had left behind. Starring Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring and Christopher Lowell. 108 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
anim_dog1 3:15 PM  -  3:15 PM Read to a Therapy Dog! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

For children ages 4 and up. Come hang out and practice your reading skills with real, trained therapy dogs at the library! Read to all of our furry friends and collect a special prize. Not reading yet? No worries! These dogs love to look at pictures from your favorite book, too! Registration is required. Please register in person or by calling the library at (732)291-1956. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Celebrate Children's Book Week Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to library themed stories, dress as your favorite book character, and join us for a parade!

Registration is required beginning Monday, May 5 for Grades PreK and up.

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_house.GIF 5:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Rebuilding After Sandy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Vincent Simonelli of Dream Homes, Ltd. offers an informational seminar for homeowners seeking information about the rebuilding process.  Learn about the programs that the State of New Jersey is offering for rebuilding, and get information to help you navigate the process so that you are able to get back into your home.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
elect_computer1 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Minecraft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Activate your imagination in the world of Minecraft. In this program you will have fun building computer animated block structures to protect against nocturnal monsters. With no limits but your imagination, you can invent a new machine, build a majestic castle, or take a ride on a rollercoaster that you design.

For teens in the 6th-12th grade. Registration is required. Please Register BELOW!

    Location: Marlboro
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Knit Wits! Knitting and Crocheting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

All ages and genders 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.) 

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

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

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

Please call the library to schedule.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_signing 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Monmouth Creative Writer's Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Novice through expert writers and those who want to be inspired...

Join award winning creative individuals to discuss your current works in a supportive and constructive environment. Tips on getting published. (Meets monthly on the third Thursday of each month)

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Wall Book Club: Telling of Bees by Peggy Hesketh Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Octogenarian Albert Honig has always lived a quiet, unassuming life. He’s incredibly attuned to the workings of the beehives he keeps in his sunny Southern California backyard, and their buzzing inhabitants are his closest companions. Although he doesn’t care for most of his neighbors, he has remained on good terms with his next-door neighbors, sisters Claire and Hilda Straussman. Then Albert discovers that the Straussman sisters have been murdered. As the investigation swirls around him, Albert pieces together his memories of Claire and Hilda and finds that he may not have known his neighbors as well as he thought. A story of shared history, secrets of omission, and revisited memories, Telling of Bees is nostalgic and hauntingly poetic.

The Wall Book Club welcomes new members in the Meeting Room.   Monthly selection titles are available at the circulation desk.

    Location: Wall Township
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Friday May 16, 2014 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday May 17, 2014 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Chess Club meets every Saturday that the Howell Library is open. All ages and levels of play are welcome.

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

Come play chess & "Go" every Saturday throughout the month when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_usflag 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Traveling Literary Theater Presents: Songs & Letters of World War II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

The defining historic experience for mankind during the 20th Century was most certainly the tragic years from 1939-1945 that encompassed the events surrounding World War II. But even throughout those dark days, a spark of humanity and redemption continued to shine through.

In a moving tribute to Memorial Day and the resiliency of the human spirit, the Traveling Literary Theater pays homage to the men and women who struggled, fought, lived and died during that terrible conflict with their new production, Songs & Letters of World War II.

Professional actors James Dyne and Tom Worsdale join producer and international cabaret singer Maggie Worsdale and share many personal letters, quotes and accounts of the war. This one hour performance is an uplifting tribute to the memory of those who made up what is now called “the greatest generation.”

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_masks_color 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Contempt of Court: a comedy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

NINE Theatricals returns to the Howell Library this spring with “Contempt of Court”, an interactive comedy written by David Landau. It’s a typical night at Judge Judy’s Peoples Night Court, where audience members become plaintiffs, defendants, witnesses and jury in some of the most outlandishly funny lawsuits ever to double-cross the bench. This hilarious comedy send-up of all those TV court shows proves that some people really have a “Contempt of Court”.

Space is limited. Call the library to register. 732-938-2300

Light refreshments will be served following the show.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Howell Library

    Location: Howell
 
misc_new_jersey_350_green.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM NJ Historical Commission Panel New Jersey:A History of The Garden State Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Celebrate 350th Anniversary of New Jersey

The New Jersey Historical Commission, in Partnership with the  Monmouth County Library, is pleased to present a panel featuring the authors of the recent book, New Jersey: A History of the Garden State.

Join some of New Jersey’s leading archaeologists, political, social, and economic historians as they provide new perspectives on how the Garden State evolved. New Jersey: A History of the Garden State presents a fresh, comprehensive overview of New Jersey’s history from the prehistoric era to the present. The book explores New Jersey’s rich Native American heritage, complex colonial history, role in the American Revolution, debates over slavery, role in industrialization and technological advancements, urbanization, social and political tension, and role in immigration. Featured speakers include Maxine Lurie, Paul Israel, Larry Greene, and Brian Greenberg. 

Program is free and open to all but registration is strongly recommended.  You can register online, over the phone (732-431-7220 Ext 7222) or in-person at the Reference Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 120 spaces available.
 
misc_new_jersey_350_green.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM NJ Historical Commission Panel New Jersey:A History of The Garden State Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Celebrate 350th Anniversary of New Jersey

The New Jersey Historical Commission, in Partnership with the  Monmouth County Library, is pleased to present a panel featuring the authors of the recent book, New Jersey: A History of the Garden State.

Join some of New Jersey’s leading archaeologists, political, social, and economic historians as they provide new perspectives on how the Garden State evolved. New Jersey: A History of the Garden State presents a fresh, comprehensive overview of New Jersey’s history from the prehistoric era to the present. The book explores New Jersey’s rich Native American heritage, complex colonial history, role in the American Revolution, debates over slavery, role in industrialization and technological advancements, urbanization, social and political tension, and role in immigration. Featured speakers include Maxine Lurie,  Paul Israel, Larry Greene and Brian Greenberg. 

Program is free and open to all but registration is strongly recommended.  You can register online, over the phone (732-431-7220 Ext 7222) or in-person at the Reference Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday May 18, 2014 Go To Top
ent_microphone2 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Jazz Concert: Carol Fredette & Trio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Songstress Carol Fredette will offer spirited, positive songs from her new cd,  No Sad Songs for Me. 

Fredette remains true to this mix of styles on No Sad Songs For Me, specifically addressing all songs of upbeat content, if not tempo. These songs are upbeat and the universal mood of this recording is supercharged positive.   - C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz / February 10, 2014

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday May 19, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kids 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories, nursery rhymes and playtime for ages 10-23 months.

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Mah Jongg Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Mah Jongg Club meets every Monday afternoon that the Library is open. Ages 13 through adult, all levels of play welcome.

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

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
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rec_bicycle.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Documentary: The Armstrong Lie (2013) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

In 2009 Alex Gibney was hired to make a film about Lance Armstrong's comeback to cycling. The project was shelved when the doping scandal erupted, and re-opened after Armstrong's confession.  This documentary chronicles sports legend Lance Armstrong's improbable rise and ultimate fall from grace.

Documentary- 124 minutes.

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

Sharpen your reading skills and read to a furry friend!

Registration is required beginning Monday, May 12 for Grades K and up.

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Wax Resist Pictures - Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

In person registration begins on Thursday, May 8 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.  Please call if you have to cancel.

 

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_computer1 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Minecraft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-947-8188   
   

Activate your imagination in the world of Minecraft. In this program you will have fun building computer animated block structures to protect against nocturnal monsters. With no limits but your imagination, you can invent a new machine, build a majestic castle, or take a ride on a rollercoaster that you design.

For teens in the 6th-12th grade. Registration is required. Please visit our website to register thru our online calendar.

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
office_meeting1 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM CHADD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eva O'Malley   732-552-8012   
   

Monmouth County CHADD Parent Support Group welcomes everyone to their meeting. CHADD is the nation's premiere organization serving children and adults with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). CHADD has over 20,000 members in 200 local affiliates throughout the US. Monmouth County CHADD offers support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals and others.

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
Tuesday May 20, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

Set on the beautiful Italian coast while Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor were filming Cleopatra, and also in modern-day Hollywood, Walter enchantingly combines real and imagined characters in a lyrical, funny and heartbreaking tale of love found and given away.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
office_meeting1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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.

This group meets every Tuesday in the downstairs large meeting room of the library.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales: An Adult Short Story Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 431-7220   
   

Noir Short Stories - Fantastic Stories of Liars, Lovers, police and thieves by a diverse range of Authors

Brooklyn Noir 2. The Classics

The Horror at Red Hook by H.P. Lovecraft

The Horror at Red Hook is a short story written by H.P. Lovecraft in August of 1925. It was published in Juary of 1927 in Weird Tales 9, number 1.  It is a detective story following a cop, who is assigned to Red Hook and an elderly scholar. http://tinyurl.com/makmqd3

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Volunteers will be on hand to guide beginners to experts in the art of knitting. Bring a skein of wool and the appropriate needles (it will say on the wool label which size needles you need.)

For more information, please call the library.

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_new_jersey_350_green.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: City By the Sea (2002) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Celebrating New Jersey’s 350th Birthday!

A New York City homicide detective (Robert De Niro) has a long and distinguished career in law enforcement, making a name for himself as a man intensely committed to his work. But on his latest case, the stakes are higher for Vincent--the suspect he's investigating is his own son. He and Joey have been estranged since Vincent divorced his wife and left the decaying boardwalks of Long Beach, Long Island for the anonymity of Manhattan but this murder investigation is drawing Vincent home to Long Beach, the self-proclaimed City by the Sea, where the past has been waiting for him to return.  Frances McDormand, James Franco, Patti Lupone and William Forsythe star in this powerful and moving movie filmed on location in Asbury Park, New Jersey. (108m.)

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

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

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

Please call the library to schedule.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: Her (2013) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A withdrawn writer, Theodore Twombly, falls in love with his computer's highly advanced operating system named Samantha. Directed by Spike Jonze. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, and Amy Adams.

Drama/Romance - 126 minutes.

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

Practice reading aloud to certified therapy dogs who really listen! Bring your favorite book, or borrow one of ours.

Grades K and up. Registration is required. Please choose one session: 4:15 - 4:30 pm or 4:35 - 4:50 pm.

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the English Conversation Class:

  • 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 - 8:30 pm.

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

2014 Dates:

January 7, 14, 21, 28. February 4, 11,18, 25.  March 4,11,18, 25.  April 1, 8, 29.  May 6, 13, 20, 27.  June 3, 10, 17.  
September 9, 16, 30.  October 7, 14, 21, 28.  November 18, 25.  December  2, 9.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM United States Citizenship Course Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

The class is held on Tuesday evenings and the dates are 
April 1, 8, 22, 29    May 6,13, 20, 27  June 3, 10, 17.

We ask that you register for this class, so that we will have materials for everyone attending. To register, you can call our Reference Desk (732 431-7220 x7222) or you can use the registration button below.

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

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_handshake 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Transitions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday May 21, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x. 7337   
   

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

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x 7337.

    Location: Wall Township
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Microsoft Word 2010 Basics (***REGISTRATION REQUIRED***) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

This hands-on class will introduce the basics for Microsoft Word 2010.

Attendees must have basic computer, typing, and mouse skills.

We will cover:

  • Cutting, Copying, and Pasting
  • Deleting
  • Font formatting and alignment
  • Line spacing
  • Bullet and numbered points
  • Tabs and indents
  • Print preview
  • Spell check
  • Saving

Please bring a flash drive if you plan to save your documents.

The class will be approximately 40 minutes followed by 50 minutes of practice time.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS. Registration begins May 12.

Register in-person at the Reference Desk or by calling the library at 732-431-7220 x7222.

Computers provided by the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant. Funding is from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.   

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_new_yellow 10:45 AM  -  11:05 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

For families with children ages 2 and up with a parent or caregiver

Enjoy stories, songs and activities.  A craft, game, or special activity adds to the fun!

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Games in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

Set on the beautiful Italian coast while Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor were filming Cleopatra, and also in modern-day Hollywood, Walter enchantingly combines real and imagined characters in a lyrical, funny and heartbreaking tale of love found and given away. 

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM International Film: Gloria (2013) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Spring International Film Series

A story set in Santiago and centered on Gloria, a free-spirited older woman, and the realities of her whirlwind relationship with a former naval officer whom she meets at a dance club. Directed by Sebastián Lelio.  Starring Paulina García and Sergio Hernández. In Spanish with English subtitles. (Chile)

Drama/Comedy- 110 minutes. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
med_caduceus 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM NOW HEAR THIS! a seminar about hearing loss Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Join the Center for Healthy Aging & the Dept. of Audiology at Kimball Medical Center, a Barnabas Health Facility, for a discussion about age-related hearing loss and facts about hearing aids. Dr. Sue Ellen Boyer, AuD, FAAA will explore the common signs of hearing loss and the steps to take to prevent it. A 'Hearing Health Quick Test' will also be offered free of charge as a part of the program.

Light refreshments will be served.

Call the library to register. 732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Afternoon at the Movies: Saving Mr. Banks (2013) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Inspired by the true story of how Walt Disney persuaded P.L. Travers into letting him option the rights to the book Mary Poppins. Walt Disney promises his daughters that he will bring their favorite book to the big screen, but Travers is reluctant to give him rights to the story. Years later as Travers experiences dwindling finances, she contacts Walt to discuss film rights. Starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson. 125 minutes

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: The Hurt Locker (2008) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work. Part of the "Academy Award Winner- Best Picture" movie series. Starring Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, and Brian Geraghty. 131 minutes

Refreshments served.

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

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

Sign-ups are required. Please choose one session.  
In-person registration begins on Thursday, May 8 at 9:00 am.  
Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.
Please call if you have to cancel.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_new_jersey_350_green.GIF 4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM School Age Stories & Craft - Happy 350th Birthday NJ! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Happy 350th Birthday New Jersey!

Celebrate by designing your own piñata!

For Grades K- 4.  Parent or guardian must remain in library.

 

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

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

Sign-ups are required. Please choose one session.  
In-person registration begins on Thursday, May 8 at 9:00 am.  
Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.
Please call if you have to cancel.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_trophy 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM ESL Open House Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
    Location: Howell
 
misc_new_jersey_350.GIF 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Dog Reading Therapy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Read to Koda, Styx, and PJ. These dogs love children and books. Practice your reading skills. We will read New Jersey authors as part of the 350th Anniversary.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM International Film: Gloria (2013) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Spring International Film Series

A story set in Santiago and centered on Gloria, a free-spirited older woman, and the realities of her whirlwind relationship with a former naval officer whom she meets at a dance club. Directed by Sebastián Lelio.  Starring Paulina García and Sergio Hernández. In Spanish with English subtitles. (Chile)

Drama/Comedy- 110 minutes. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_paintpalette 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Art for Adults: Sea Shells! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Artist Julie Farel wants to help you start dreaming of summer by painting images of sea shells by the sea shore! While we will not be painting ON sea shells, hopefully all thoughts will fly to summer!

This is a free program for Adults and supplies will be provided. However, registration is required so we have enough materials for all.

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
lib_dia 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, April 23rd through June 25th, from 7 - 8:30 pm.

    Location: Eastern Branch
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lib_bookflipping 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Book Discussion: Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

Set on the beautiful Italian coast while Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor were filming Cleopatra, and also in modern-day Hollywood, Walter enchantingly combines real and imagined characters in a lyrical, funny and heartbreaking tale of love found and given away.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday May 22, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Thursday Morning Book Club: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

We Are All Outsiders: Novels of Loss, Love and Belonging.

As a girl in Indiana, Rosemary felt that she and Fern were not only sisters but also twins, so she was devastated when Fern disappeared. Then her older brother, Lowell, also vanished. As Rosemary ponders the mutability of memories, the similarities and differences between the minds of humans and chimps, and the treatment of research animals, Fowler slowly and dramatically reveals Fern and Lowell’s heartbreaking yet instructive fates. 

We meet the third Thursday of each month (unless otherwise noted) at 10:30 am and welcome new members.  Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
 
office_meeting1 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.

2014 Class Dates:

February 6, 13, 20, 27  March 6, 13, 20, 27  April 3, 10, 24  May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  June 5, 12, 19

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookpurple 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM BookBites: A Book Club For Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel  By Rachel Joyce

A novel of unsentimental charm, humor, and profound insight into the thoughts and feelings we all bury deep within our hearts, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry introduces Rachel Joyce as a wise - and utterly irresistible - storyteller.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:20 PM Movie: American Hustle (2013) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Director: David O. Russell

Stars: Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams

An FBI agent recruits a con man and his partner, into a scheme to ensnare corrupt politicians and gangsters. When the deceptive duo enters the world of New Jersey power players and underworld heavies, the thrill of the hunt grows too strong to resist. Politician Carmine Polito gets caught in the middle, and the con man’s wife holds more power than anyone could imagine.

138 mins.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:25 PM Movie:12 Years a Slave (2013) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A free African American man from upstate New York is abducted and sold into slavery. Based on the true story of Solomon Northup. Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael K. Williams

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Von Ryan's Express (1965) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Starring Frank Sinatra, Trevor Howard, James Brolin, and James Sikking

Directed by Mark Robson (Champion, Peyton Place, The Prize)

Frank Sinatra plays the ranking American officer in an Italian prisoner of war camp during World War II. Ryan’s hard abrasive manner with his fellow prisoners earns him the unenviable nickname “Von Ryan”.  He leads a daring escape attempt that involves commandeering a freight train and making their way to Switzerland. Von Ryan’s Express is a well made “escape” movie shot on location in the Italian Alps with a talented supporting cast.

117 minutes, (c)Twentieth Century Fox

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie Matinee: Her (2013) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

A withdrawn writer, Theodore Twombly, falls in love with his computer's highly advanced operating system named Samantha. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Pratt and Rooney Mara. 126 mintues

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Sand Art Pictures Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Enjoy listening to Elmer and the Rainbow by David Mckee and make your own cool sand pictures!

Registration is required beginning Thursday, May 15 for ages PreK and up.

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_new_jersey_350_green.GIF 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Telling Herstories: Bridge Builder in Petticoats Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Emily Warren Roebling was truly on or NJ's greatest successes as well as being her husband's helpmate.  After Chief Engineer to the Brooklyn Bridge Project Washington Roebling became bedridden, wife Emily became his only liaison to the engineers and suppliers - for 14 years!  After the Bridge was completed, Mrs. Roebling moved on to design the family mansion in Trenton, obtain her law degree from NYU, organize relief for returning troops from the Spanish American War, attend the Coronation of the Tsar, and even took tea with Queen Victoria.

Presented by Historian and Storyteller Carol Levin, who will be wearing period costume and offering a lantern slide show.

Registration Required.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_new_jersey_350_green.GIF 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Telling Herstories: Bridge Builder in Petticoats Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Emily Warren Roebling was truly on or NJ's greatest successes as well as being her husband's helpmate.  After Chief Engineer to the Brooklyn Bridge Project Washington Roebling became bedridden, wife Emily became his only liaison to the engineers and suppliers - for 14 years!  After the Bridge was completed, Mrs. Roebling moved on to design the family mansion in Trenton, obtain her law degree from NYU, organize relief for returning troops from the Spanish American War, attend the Coronation of the Tsar, and even took tea with Queen Victoria.

Presented by Historian and Storyteller Carol Levin, who will be wearing period costume and offering a lantern slide show.

Family Event. Registration Required.

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

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

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

Please call the library to schedule.

 
    Location: Headquarters
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ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Von Ryan's Express (1965) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Starring Frank Sinatra, Trevor Howard, James Brolin, and James Sikking

Directed by Mark Robson (Champion, Peyton Place, The Prize)

Frank Sinatra plays the ranking American officer in an Italian prisoner of war camp during World War II. Ryan’s hard abrasive manner with his fellow prisoners earns him the unenviable nickname “Von Ryan”.  He leads a daring escape attempt that involves commandeering a freight train and making their way to Switzerland. Von Ryan’s Express is a well made “escape” movie shot on location in the Italian Alps with a talented supporting cast.

117 minutes, (c)Twentieth Century Fox

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_kidsreading 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Why Do They Do That!?: A Presentation for Parents About Their Children’s Behavior Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us at the Colts Neck Library as we present Ray Cepeda, BCaBA, the Founder and Director of ABA skills, LLC, a private consultation firm specializing in the education and treatment of children with related learning differences in the metropolitan area.

This interactive workshop is for parents who have watched their children behave in a certain way and then asked themselves, “Why do they do that?!” The goal of this talk is to discuss the FOUR REASONS WHY BEHAVIOR OCCURS. We will talk about how the FOUR REASONS WHY BEHAVIOR OCCURS applies to children who are developing typically as well as those who have learning differences. You may even learn something about yourself! Registration is not needed for this program. 

    Location: Colts Neck
Friday May 23, 2014 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday May 24, 2014 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Chess Club meets every Saturday that the Howell Library is open. All ages and levels of play are welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_signing 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Monmouth Writers Presents: Author Talk Guest Speaker: Merry Brennan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Sure Fire Tips to Improve Your Writing

Feel the sizzle? It’s the pop in your prose, the drama in your dialogue, the sting in your surprise ending. Whether writing a novel, short story, essay or love letter, you want to make your words entice, engage and keep readers turning pages (or screens.) These tried and true techniques will help your take your craft to the next level. You’ll learn how to improve the pull of your opening lines, elevate the impact of your endings and explore several ways to wow with the words in between. 

Merry Brennan is an award-winning journalist, communications consultant, adjunct writing professor and author of the self-published biographical novel, Peace Pilgrim: walking her talk against hate. 

Call library to register 732-938-2300

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

Come play chess & "Go" every Saturday throughout the month when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday May 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_usflag Memorial Day Holiday - Library HQ and Eastern Branch Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
    Location: All Branches
Monday May 26, 2014 Go To Top
misc_usflag Memorial Day Holiday - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: All Branches
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
Tuesday May 27, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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.

This group meets every Tuesday in the downstairs large meeting room of the library.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Volunteers will be on hand to guide beginners to experts in the art of knitting. Bring a skein of wool and the appropriate needles (it will say on the wool label which size needles you need.)

For more information, please call the library.

    Location: Marlboro
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A day-dreamer escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job is threatened, he takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined. Directed by Ben Stiller.  Starring Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, and Jon Daly.

Drama/Comedy - 114 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_new_jersey_350_green.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: Jersey Girl (1992) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Celebrating New Jersey’s 350th Birthday!

Sal (Dylan McDermott) is a prosperous yuppie who normally can get any girl he wants, but this time it is something special and he is about to give up his position for his love...  Jersey girl Toby Mastallone (Jami Gertz) wants to trade her local diner for upscale restaurant dates in Manhattan.  But what is a New Jersey schoolteacher who longs to look 'like a city girl' to do?  Filmed on location in various North Jersey locations. (95m.)

 

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

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

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

Please call the library to schedule.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_games 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Crazy Cups Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Create a variety of toys that will change the way you look at boring paper cups.

Grades K and up. Registration is required. Please choose only one session: Tuesday, May 27, or Thursday, May 29.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Independent Movie: Her (R) (2013) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde, Scarlett Johansson

Directed by: Spike Jonze

Set in Los Angeles in the near future, Joaquin Phoenix stars as Theodore Twombly, a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people.  Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive entity in its own right, individual to each user.  Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet "Samantha" (Scarlett Johansson), a bright, female voice, who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny.  As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other.  Her was an Academy Award Nominee for Best Picture.  (c) Warner Brothers

126 minutes

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the English Conversation Class:

  • 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 - 8:30 pm.

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

2014 Dates:

January 7, 14, 21, 28. February 4, 11,18, 25.  March 4,11,18, 25.  April 1, 8, 29.  May 6, 13, 20, 27.  June 3, 10, 17.  
September 9, 16, 30.  October 7, 14, 21, 28.  November 18, 25.  December  2, 9.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM United States Citizenship Course Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

The class is held on Tuesday evenings and the dates are 
April 1, 8, 22, 29    May 6,13, 20, 27  June 3, 10, 17.

We ask that you register for this class, so that we will have materials for everyone attending. To register, you can call our Reference Desk (732 431-7220 x7222) or you can use the registration button below.

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

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_handshake 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Transitions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday May 28, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x. 7337   
   

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

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x 7337.

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Lost & Found Bereavement Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Stamp   732 462 5240   
   

Lost & Found Bereavement Group on Wednesdays is devoted to  parents who have lost children.

Lost & Found Bereavement Group on Thursday evenings is devoted to all  who have lost a loved one.

Meets on Second and Fourth Wednesdays in the morning
and on the last Thursday at 7pm

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_new_yellow 10:45 AM  -  11:05 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

For families with children ages 2 and up with a parent or caregiver

Enjoy stories, songs and activities.  A craft, game, or special activity adds to the fun!

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Games in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_new_jersey_350_green.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Jewish Newport on the Jersey Shore: the History of the German Jews of Monmouth County Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Celebrating New Jersey's 350th Anniversary!

The first permanent Jewish communities in Monmouth County were established by German-Jewish immigrants arriving in the mid-1800s. By the end of the Civil War, sizeable numbers of these businessmen and their families were well established in and around Keyport, Red Bank, Long Branch and Freehold. Jewish hoteliers and other tradesmen catering to summer visitors were also a visible presence along the Atlantic coastline.

Between the 1870s and the early 1900s, Long Branch was America's premier resort, the summer "white house" of seven presidents.  Along with the nation's most prominent financiers, socialites and entertainers, it attracted the German-Jewish elite of New York City, families like the Seligmans, the Guggenheims, the Lewisohns, and the Schiffs who made up the wealthy 'in-crowd' of the Jewish Newport on the Jersey Shore. A few of the summer residences of these affluent vacationers are still in existence.

This is a presentation of the Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County.  For more information on this organization, their website is www.jhmomc.org

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_rivers 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Jewish Newport on the Jersey Shore: the History of the German Jews of Monmouth County Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The first permanent Jewish communities in Monmouth County were established by German-Jewish immigrants arriving in the mid-1800s. By the end of the Civil War, sizeable numbers of these businessmen and their families were well established in and around Keyport, Red Bank, Long Branch and Freehold. Jewish hoteliers and other tradesmen catering to summer visitors were also a visible presence along the Atlantic coastline.

Between the 1870s and the early 1900s, Long Branch was America's premier resort, the summer "white house" of seven presidents.  Along with the nation's most prominent financiers, socialites and entertainers, it attracted the German-Jewish elite of New York City, families like the Seligmans, the Guggenheims, the Lewisohns, and the Schiffs who made up the wealthy 'in-crowd' of the Jewish Newport on the Jersey Shore. A few of the summer residences of these affluent vacationers are still in existence.

This is a presentation of the Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County.  For more information on this organization, their website is www.jhmomc.org

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Million Dollar Baby (2004) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional. Part of the "Academy Award Winner- Best Picture" movie series. Starring Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, and Morgan Freeman. 132 minutes

Refreshments served.

    Location: Hazlet
 
anim_paw 4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Read to a Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Come and practice reading to our fabulous therapy dogs, Jack and Logan!  It's a tail waggin' good time! Choose one of our books or bring one from home.

For school aged children grades K - 4. Parent or guardian must remain in library. Due to limited space, registration is a must and begins on May 7. Our dogs are trained and certified by the Monmouth County SPCA.

 

    Location: West Long Branch
 
misc_new_jersey_350.GIF 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Read any of the Lisa Funari Willever's Nicky Fifty Series and make a lego creation of your favorite New Jersey place.

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

Join us as we discuss Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by James Agee

In the summer of 1936, James Agee and Walker Evans set out on assignment for Fortune magazine to explore the daily lives of sharecroppers in the South.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, April 23rd through June 25th, from 7 - 8:30 pm.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_aerobics 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih with Daniel Pienciak Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Come and participate in this meditative form of exercise, associated with both spiritual and health benefits. T'ai Chi Chih consists of 19 stand-alone movements and one pose.  T'ai Chi Chih doesn't require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination.

Dan Pienciak, accredited International T'ai Chi Chih Teacher 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.

Spring Session  March 26, April 2, May 14, May 28, June 4, June 25.
Attend one or as many of these sessions as you can.  No specific equipment needed, just wear comfortable clothing.

    Location: Headquarters
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office_meeting1 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.

2014 Class Dates:

February 6, 13, 20, 27  March 6, 13, 20, 27  April 3, 10, 24  May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  June 5, 12, 19

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_twodancers 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Line Dancing with Leslie Clare Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431-7220 x7222   
   

Join the fun as Leslie Clare instructs on a variety of choreographed dances. Demonstrations are provided and moves are taught in easy to follow segments which include a variety of popular line dances done to country, Latin, Irish, reggae, pop and other types of music.  Wear flat, comfortable shoes that will enable you to glide on a carpeted surface.

Try all or as many classes as you can.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: Runner Runner (2013) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A poor college student involved in an online poker game arranges a face-to-face with the man he thinks cheated him. Starring Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake.

    Location: Marlboro
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ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Movie: About Time (2013) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Director: Richard Curtis

Stars: Rachel McAdams, Domhnall Gleeson

A young man with the ability to time travel discovers that finding true love isn't as easy as he thought it would be in this romantic comedy. Tim Lake is 21 and lonely. In the harsh morning light following a depressing New Year's Eve party, however, he discovers a family secret that will change his life forever. 

113 mins.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie Matinee: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Walter Mitty is a daydreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action.  When his job, along with that of a coworker, is threatened, he takes action in the real world by embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.  Based on the classic story by James Thurber.  Starring Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, John Daly and Gary Wilmes. 114 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Kelly's Heroes (1970) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Starring Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Don Rickles, Donald Sutherland, Caroll O’Connor and Harry Dean Stanton

Directed by Brian G. Hutton (Where Eagles Dare)

Kelly’s Heroes offers an entertaining combination of dark comedy, war-time action and an ingenious heist. A captured German officer provides Eastwood with a tip about a treasure of gold bullion stored in a bank behind enemy lines in France. Eastwood then convinces his fellow platoon members to steal the gold before the American forces can arrive to liberate France.

144 minutes, (c)MGM

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Lion Puppet Craft and Story Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to How to Hide a Lion by Helen Stephens and decorate your own puppet!

Registration is required beginning Thursday, May 22 for Grades PreK and up.

    Location: Marlboro
 
school_graduate 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM College Financial Planning Seminar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   
Please join us for a FREE Educational College Financial Planning workshop that will focus on high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. We’ll discuss the FAFSA form and all the other information you need to understand in order to maximize the amount of financial aid you are eligible to receive! Even if your family is not eligible for need-based aid, we will cover the best strategies on how to pay for college on the most tax efficient basis—without it putting a strain on the rest of your finances.

In this workshop, you will learn:
  • How to increase your tax deductions and tax credits
  • How to pick colleges that will give you the best financial aid packages.
  • How to send your child to an expensive private university for less than a state school.
  • Which assets are taken into consideration when the U.S. Department of Education calculates your Family Contribution.
  • How to pay for college in a failing economy without relying on 529 plans, expensive private student loans or raiding your retirement accounts.
  • How to get ahead by developing a customized plan to meet all the college costs you will incur as a family.
Call the library to register 732-938-2300

Presented by
Ecliptic Financial Advisors    
    Location: Howell
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM SCORE Seminar: QuickBooks for Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE 36-Monmouth   732 224 2573   
   
Do you want to understand the basics of bookkeeping using QuickBookstm?
 
If so, join us at this free Monmouth/SCORE 36 seminar to get an overview on how to use QuickBooks to set up your company: create charts of accounts, make ledger entries, manage inventories, run reports and much more. We will start with a brief introduction to QuickBooks, showing its benefits versus using "shoe box" accounting, as well as the differences for both cash and accrual basis accounting. SCORE presenter Rose D'Amico will dive into the QuickBooks software to show how to automate the bookkeeping of your business to comply properly with the reports (General Ledger, P&L, Balance Sheet, etc.) that your accountant may need to file your company taxes. Knowing how to use QuickBooks to provide the correct reports to your accountant may save you hundreds of dollars.
 
We hope you will not miss this great opportunity to get introduced to the world of QuickBooks! Registration is recommended (so that we have enough materials for everyone), but not required. To register, please call SCORE at 732 224-2573, or go directly to their website at http://monmouth.score.org/localworkshops
 
Monmouth/SCORE 36 offers free,confidential, one-on-one business mentoring, always available and forever free. Appointments may be made at numerous locations throughout Monmouth County. Here is the address for more information:  http://monmouth.score.org/node/819180 

If you are thinking of starting a new business or are facing challenges with an existing business, we suggest that you attend our free seminars presented during the year on a variety of business subjects.

Main Office of Monmouth/SCORE 36 is located at 765 Newman Springs Rd, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ 07738 Telephone: (732) 224-2573  Email:   monmouthscore@gmail.com

 

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

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

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

Please call the library to schedule.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Kelly's Heroes (1970) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Starring Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Don Rickles, Donald Sutherland, Caroll O’Connor and Harry Dean Stanton

Directed by Brian G. Hutton (Where Eagles Dare)

Kelly’s Heroes offers an entertaining combination of dark comedy, war-time action and an ingenious heist. A captured German officer provides Eastwood with a tip about a treasure of gold bullion stored in a bank behind enemy lines in France. Eastwood then convinces his fellow platoon members to steal the gold before the American forces can arrive to liberate France.

144 minutes, (c)MGM

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
med_caduceus 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Introduction to Chinese Medicine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Come join us at the Colts Neck Library as Michael Beys, Licensed Acupuncturist, presents an informative lecture on modern chinese medicine vs. western medicine. Mr. Beys will review the history of traditional chinese medicine, theory and philosophy, as well as methods and applications. Michael believes that neither one or the other model is superior as we need both western and Chinese medicine. The sooner we integrate both into a universal approach to healing and treatment, the healthier and wiser we will be. Registration is not needed for this lecture. 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Lost & Found Bereavement Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Stamp   732 462 5240   
   

Support group for those who have lost loved ones.

Meets on Second and Fourth Wednesdays in the morning
and on the last Thursday at 7pm
 

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

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

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

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

Presenter Michael Carlin is a Mathematics Professor who regularly tutors students in preparation for the SAT and PSAT Tests, a key component in the college admissions process.

Attend one or as many study sessions as you can.  
 

2014 DATES:

January 17 & 24, February 28, March 7, April 25, May 2, May 30, June 6.
 
 
    Location: Headquarters
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Saturday May 31, 2014 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Chess Club meets every Saturday that the Howell Library is open. All ages and levels of play are welcome.

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

Come play chess & "Go" every Saturday throughout the month when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday June 1, 2014 -  Monday June 30, 2014 Go To Top
food_salad Art Gallery: Blake's Bowls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   
Segmented, one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted, recycled-wood vessels by Blake Patterson are on display in our lobby's cases. 
 
    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_paintpalette Art Gallery: Paintings by Sophie Fu & Students Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   
Paintings by Sophie Fu and Students are hanging in our Library's Gallery... We hope you enjoy!
    Location: Headquarters
Sunday June 1, 2014 -  Friday August 8, 2014 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_red Summer Reading Programs Begin! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220   
   

Childrens' Reading Theme: Science: FizzBoomReadFizz Boom Read!

Teens' Theme: Spark a Reaction!

 

    Location: All Branches
Monday June 2, 2014 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette Art Exhibit: Meditations Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Original paintings by artist Leona Mroczkowski

Leonia Mroczkowski is a graduate of Wagner College, Staten Island, NY.  She studied art with the Washington School of Art, DuCret School of Art, and the Art Students' League in Manhattan.  She is a member of the NJ American Artists Professional League, and is an elected member of both the NJ Watercolor Society and the Garden State Watercolor Society. 

Leonia's work reflects traditional realism in the painting mediums of oil, watercolor and acrylic.  She lives and maintains a studio in Shark River Hills, Neptune, NJ.  Her most recent work reflects the beauty and peace of the landscape.

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

Stories and crafts for ages 2-31/2. Siblings Welcome.

 

Read to Me Club Fizz Boom Read begins June 1 and ends August 9 at www.monmouthcountylib.org. Read to your child and they get prizes! Beginning program Wednesday, June 18 6:30-7:15pm with magician Bob Conrad.

    Location: Howell
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories to make babies smile. Ages 10-23 months. Siblings Welcome.

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Mah Jongg Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Mah Jongg Club meets every Monday afternoon that the Library is open. Ages 13 through adult, all levels of play welcome.

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

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Sciencetellers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join us for our Summer reading kickoff event as they present Dragons and Dreams. Hear tales of castles and dragons while watching amazing science experiments done before you eyes! Space is limited. registration is required beginning Monday, May 19 for Grades PreK and up.

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
office_pencil 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM First Monday Writer's Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

This workshop is open to serious writers of all levels working on fiction (short stories, novels, novellas), non-fiction, memoir or personal essays with the goal of getting published. Participants must be familiar with Word document formatting and the mechanics of composition: spelling, punctuation and grammar. 

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
Tuesday June 3, 2014 -  Thursday June 26, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-
be owners of small businesses.  Appointment required; call 1-866-941-8188.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Tuesday June 3, 2014 Go To Top
misc_vote.gif 6:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Primary Election Voting held in Library Meeting Rooms 1&4&5. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220   
   

General Election Voting held today in Library Headquarters between 6am and 8pm.

Online library services available on our webpage: e-book choices, Children's homework help, researh, renewals, programming event information:    www.MonmouthCountyLib.Org

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday June 3, 2014 -  Monday June 30, 2014 Go To Top
eth_pottery 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM On Exhibit: Blake's Bowl's Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Segmented, one-of-a-kind, recycled-wood bowls, handcrafted by Blake Patterson of Tinton Falls, are on exhibit in the lobby during library hours.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Tuesday June 3, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Loving Frank by Nancy Horan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

I have been standing on the side of life, watching it float by. I want to swim in the river. I want to feel the current. So writes Mamah Borthwick Cheney in her diary as she struggles to justify her clandestine love affair with Frank Lloyd Wright. Four years earlier, in 1903, Mamah and her husband, Edwin, had commissioned the renowned architect to design a new home for them. During the construction of the house, a powerful attraction developed between Mamah and Frank, and in time the lovers, each married with children, embarked on a course that would shock Chicago society and forever change their lives. 

In this ambitious debut novel, fact and fiction blend together brilliantly. While scholars have largely relegated Mamah to a footnote in the life of America’s greatest architect, author Nancy Horan gives full weight to their dramatic love story and illuminates Cheney’s profound influence on Wright.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Volunteers will be on hand to guide beginners to experts in the art of knitting. Bring a skein of wool and the appropriate needles (it will say on the wool label which size needles you need.)

For more information, please call the library.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Literary Elements in Film: All About Eve (1950) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

What makes a good movie?  Is it one full of action, comedy, romance, fantasy or one that has a message which may give the viewer a deeper meaning of what the movie is really about? Literary elements or devices, when interwoven together, create memorable movie masterpieces for all to remember.

Characterization:   Movies rely on characters to tell their story, what the actor/character is doing or saying, how they relate to other characters as well as changes in style and relationships within the story. Camera angles or movement can also show a great deal about a character’s feelings and personality.

Bette Davis creates the perfect characterization of a famous but aging stage actress and her circle of friends who find themselves insinuated by a sweet but sinister ingénue looking for fame.  Anne Baxter, Marilyn Monroe, Thelma Ritter, Celeste Holms and George Saunders give terrific supporting performances.  Davis’s infamous character moment states, "Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night."

138 mins.

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

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

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

Please call the library to schedule.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Club: Turn of Mind Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Implicated in the murder of her best friend, Jennifer White, a brilliant retired surgeon with dementia, struggles with fractured memories of their complex relationship and wonders if she actually committed the crime.  Written by Alice LaPlante.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
nat_flower01 3:15 PM  -  3:45 PM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and crafts for ages 3-5. Siblings Welcome.

 

Join our Read To Me Club Fizz Boom Read beginning June 1 at www.monmouthcountylib.org. Read to your child and they get prizes!  Beginning event: Wednesday, June 18 6:30-7:15pm with magician Bob Conrad.

    Location: Howell
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nat_house_landscaping.GIF 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Marshmallow Structures- Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 4 and up

Join us for stories and lessons in architecture as we design our own 3D geometric structures made from marshmallows and toothpicks.

In person registration begins on Thursday, May 22  at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.  Please call if you have to cancel.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the English Conversation Class:

  • 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 - 8:30 pm.

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

2014 Dates:

January 7, 14, 21, 28. February 4, 11,18, 25.  March 4,11,18, 25.  April 1, 8, 29.  May 6, 13, 20, 27.  June 3, 10, 17.  
September 9, 16, 30.  October 7, 14, 21, 28.  November 18, 25.  December  2, 9.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM United States Citizenship Course Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

The class is held on Tuesday evenings and the dates are 
April 1, 8, 22, 29    May 6,13, 20, 27  June 3, 10, 17.

We ask that you register for this class, so that we will have materials for everyone attending. To register, you can call our Reference Desk (732 431-7220 x7222) or you can use the registration button below.

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

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_handshake 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Transitions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday June 4, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x. 7337   
   

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

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x 7337.

    Location: Wall Township
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Introduction to Windows 7 (***REGISTRATION REQUIRED***) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Introduction to Windows 7 (*** REGISTRATION REQUIRED ***) 
 

This hands-on class will cover basic computer terminology, files and folders, saving and retrieving files, opening and closing a program, and switching between programs. This class will not cover Macs or the Internet. Recommended for people with no experience with computers or those who want to review the basics.

The class will run for approximately 1.5 hours.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS. Register in-person at the Reference Desk or by calling the library at 732-431-7220 x7222.

Registration begins May 26, 2014.

Computers provided by the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant. Funding is from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.   

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

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

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

The Armsteads, a privileged and loving couple, reach a breaking point when everything they have built together unravels, swiftly and spectacularly. Pulitzer Prize nominated author Jonathan Dee asks “what do we really want when we ask for forgiveness?”


Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_games 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Duplicate Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Games in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Movie: Runaway Jury (2003) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer. Part of the "John Grisham Books to Movies" series. 

Starring John Cusack, Rachel Weisz, Gene Hackman. 127 minutes

    Location: Hazlet
 
anim_paw 4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM K-9 Detectives Visit! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Fizz, Boom, Read! Summer Reading Feature Program

Learn about a special unit of the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office - dog detectives - and see a live demonstration as they search the library!

No registration needed. For Grades K- 4.  Parent or guardian must remain in library.

 

    Location: West Long Branch
 
misc_bookman 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and crafts for grades K-Up.

 

Join our Vacation Reading Club Fizz Boom Read beginning June 1 at www.monmouthcountylib.org. Beginning event Wednesday June 18 6:30-7:15pm with magician Bob Conrad. Earn prizes for reading!

 

    Location: Howell
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office_meeting1 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Presents: How to Start a New Business the Right Way Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 224-2573   
   

This FREE seminar will include an entrepreneurial self evaluation checklist, the basics of business plan preparation, registration and licensing procedures as well as legal and accounting considerations. Financing options will also be examined.

The presenter, Joe Wasilewski, is a recognized CPA specializing in small business management, financial planning and tax counseling who will offer practical advice and insights along with case studies.

Register for this seminar by calling the SCORE Monmouth office at (732) 224-2573 and in all cases providing your e-mail address and telephone number.

SCORE: the Service Corps of Retired Executives provides free, confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses

    Location: Wall Township
 
anim_horse 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM History of Thompson Park Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

June is Horse Month in New Jersey!

Please join us as we take a journey through time and relive the days when Thompson Park was a premier Thoroughbred training and breeding estate.  Hear the stories about the Thompson family, their famous friends, and the farm that produced the first filly to win the Kentucky Derby.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, April 23rd through June 25th, from 7 - 8:30 pm.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_aerobics 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih with Daniel Pienciak Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Come and participate in this meditative form of exercise, associated with both spiritual and health benefits. T'ai Chi Chih consists of 19 stand-alone movements and one pose.  T'ai Chi Chih doesn't require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination.

Dan Pienciak, accredited International T'ai Chi Chih Teacher 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.

Spring Session  March 26, April 2, May 14, May 28, June 4, June 25.
Attend one or as many of these sessions as you can.  No specific equipment needed, just wear comfortable clothing.

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday June 5, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kids 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and crafts for all ages.

 

 

Join our Summer Reading Club Fizz Boom Read beginning June 1 at www.monmouthcountylib.org. Beginning event with Bob Conrad the Magician Wednesday, June 18 6:30-7:15pm

    Location: Howell
 
office_meeting1 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.

2014 Class Dates:

February 6, 13, 20, 27  March 6, 13, 20, 27  April 3, 10, 24  May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  June 5, 12, 19

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_twodancers 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Line Dancing with Leslie Clare Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431-7220 x7222   
   

Join the fun as Leslie Clare instructs on a variety of choreographed dances. Demonstrations are provided and moves are taught in easy to follow segments which include a variety of popular line dances done to country, Latin, Irish, reggae, pop and other types of music.  Wear flat, comfortable shoes that will enable you to glide on a carpeted surface.

Try all or as many classes as you can.

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

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

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

No appointment is needed at Library Headquarters location, just walk-in for first come, first served information.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Pretzel Robots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Work in teams or with a friend to create robots with pretzels and marshmallows!

Registration is limited beginning Thursday, May 29 for Grades K and up.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please call the library to schedule.

 
    Location: Headquarters
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misc_new_blue 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Supporting Parents of Special Needs Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

A monthly support group that will address the emotional needs of parents and caregivers of children with a variety of special needs.  Facilitated by Andrew Guage, Family Partner, Bayshore Family Success Center.  The Center is operated by The Community YMCA.

Reservations are required.  Please contact the Atlantic Highlands Library for further information.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
holiday_shamrock 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Bloomsday Celebration: Music and James Joyce Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

James Joyce was a talented singer and pianist and incorporated his love and knowledge of music into his works including Ulysses and The Dubliners.  On this celebration of Bloomsday and the 100th Anniversary of the publication of The Dubliners, Dr. Timothy Martin of Rutgers University will talk about Joyce and music.

Martin is the author of Joyce and Wagner: A Study of Influence (Cambridge, 1991) and co-editor of Joyce in Context (Cambridge, 1992) and of Joyce on the Threshold (Florida UP, 2005). He was also a guest editor of a special double issue of the James Joyce Quarterly on “Joyce and Opera” (2001).  He has directed the 1989 national Joyce conference in Philadelphia and has co-chaired the academic program of the 2000 International Joyce Symposium in London. He was a member of the Board of Trustees, International James Joyce Foundation (2004-10).


 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Loving Frank by Nancy Horan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

I have been standing on the side of life, watching it float by. I want to swim in the river. I want to feel the current. So writes Mamah Borthwick Cheney in her diary as she struggles to justify her clandestine love affair with Frank Lloyd Wright. Four years earlier, in 1903, Mamah and her husband, Edwin, had commissioned the renowned architect to design a new home for them. During the construction of the house, a powerful attraction developed between Mamah and Frank, and in time the lovers, each married with children, embarked on a course that would shock Chicago society and forever change their lives. 

In this ambitious debut novel, fact and fiction blend together brilliantly. While scholars have largely relegated Mamah to a footnote in the life of America’s greatest architect, author Nancy Horan gives full weight to their dramatic love story and illuminates Cheney’s profound influence on Wright.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
Friday June 6, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Long Term Care Options Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Long Term Care Options are often confusing to older adults and their families.  Most of us hope that we will be able to grow old comfortably and stay in our home with our loved ones surrounding us.  However, a kaleidoscope of long-term options exists.  Only by being an educated consumer can you assure you are prepared for your elder life.  Presented by Judith S. Parnes of Elder Life Management.

This program is part of the First Fridays for Seniors Series

 

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book3 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM The Great Books Book Club: The House with the Mezzanine by Anton Chekhov Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Each month the group reads a selection from The Seven Deadly Sins Sampler edited by Daniel Born and Mike Levine, a collection of short stories that, without moralizing, allows readers to peer into the hidden recesses of sinful thought and behavior and use fiction to explore our all too human thirst for good and evil while provoking lively conversation and sober contemplation.

New dates…Make a Note!  The Great Books Book Club now meets the first Friday of each month.  Monthly selection titles are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Wall Township
 
office_meeting1 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Math Tips for SAT / PSAT Testing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431-7220x7222   
   

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

Presenter Michael Carlin is a Mathematics Professor who regularly tutors students in preparation for the SAT and PSAT Tests, a key component in the college admissions process.

Attend one or as many study sessions as you can.  
 

2014 DATES:

January 17 & 24, February 28, March 7, April 25, May 2, May 30, June 6.
 
 
    Location: Headquarters
Saturday June 7, 2014 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Chess Club meets every Saturday that the Howell Library is open. All ages and levels of play are welcome.

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

Come play chess & "Go" every Saturday throughout the month when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_guitar01 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Classical Guitar and Flute Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Keith Calmes, a classical guitarist, & Marjorie Koharski, a flutist, will delight us with the beautiful sounds of their instruments in a classical duet.
Marjorie is a performer and teacher of flute and piccolo. She plays with the Monmouth Symphony & the Elysion Winds Quintet. She is founder & director of The Festive Flutes. Keith earned degrees in Classical Guitar at USC, California State & Julliard. He was recently presented with the outstanding educator award from TCNJ and teaches guitar at Wall High School.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Howell Library

Light refreshments will be served following the performance.

 

    Location: Howell
 
eth_pottery 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Meet the Artist and Craft Demonstration Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Blake Patterson of Tinton Falls will demonstrate his technique for creating segmented, one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted recycled-wood bowls.   Examples of his work will be on display in the library's lobby from June 3 - 30.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_masks_color 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Contempt of Court: An Interactive Comedy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Contempt of Court, written by David Landau & Nikki Stern, is a hilarious interactive comedy send up of all those TV court shows proves that some people really have a "Contempt of Court."  This hilarious comedy play spoofs those TV courtroom shows.  Imagine… It's a typical night at Judge Judy's court.  Three outrageous cases will be presented.  Audience members become plaintiffs, defendants, witnesses and jury in some of the most outlandishly funny lawsuits ever to double-cross the bench. The audience will decide, guilty or not guilty?

The NINE Theatricals Theater Company, under the direction of Linda Turash, is comprised of central New Jersey actors who have been involved in community theater for years, producing, directing and acting for local audiences presenting plays and musicals seen on Broadway as well as new works by local artists.

    Location: Wall Township
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Monday June 9, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Father's Day Story and Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Read some stories and make a gift for someone special. registration is required beginning Monday, June 2

for ages 2 and up (with parent/caregiver)

 

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_treasurechest 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and crafts for ages 2-31/2. Siblings Welcome.

 

Read to Me Club Fizz Boom Read begins June 1 and ends August 9 at www.monmouthcountylib.org. Read to your child and they get prizes! Beginning program Wednesday, June 18 6:30-7:15pm with magician Bob Conrad.

    Location: Howell
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories to make babies smile. Ages 10-23 months. Siblings Welcome.

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Mah Jongg Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Mah Jongg Club meets every Monday afternoon that the Library is open. Ages 13 through adult, all levels of play welcome.

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

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
Monday June 9, 2014 -  Saturday June 14, 2014 Go To Top
misc_smiley 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Father's Day Cards-to-Go! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Celebrate dad by taking home a card-to-go and surprising him with a handcrafted creation that you design yourself! While supplies last. Happy Father's Day!

    Location: West Long Branch
Monday June 9, 2014 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kool Aid Painting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Read Leo Lionni's Little Blue and Little Yellow and create your own materpiece using Kool Aid and white paint!

Registration is required beginning Monday, June 2 for children PreK and up.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
Tuesday June 10, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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.

This group meets every Tuesday in the downstairs large meeting room of the library.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Volunteers will be on hand to guide beginners to experts in the art of knitting. Bring a skein of wool and the appropriate needles (it will say on the wool label which size needles you need.)

For more information, please call the library.

    Location: Marlboro
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office_document_tack 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM SHIP Answer Session Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-728-1331   
   

State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) helps those with questions regarding: Medicaid, Medicare and other insurance and drug plans.
SHIP Volunteer Counselors are coordinated through RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Services Program) a division of Family & Children’s Service of Monmouth County, and come to the library on the second Tuesday of the month.  Please call SHIP at 732-728-1331 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Literary Elements in Film: Rear Window (1954) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

What makes a good movie?  Is it one full of action, comedy, romance, fantasy or one that has a message which may give the viewer a deeper meaning of what the movie is really about? Literary elements or devices, when interwoven together, create memorable movie masterpieces for all to remember.

Point of View:   Point of View is the relationship a camera has to a person or action, the position or vantage point from which the events of a story seem to be observed and presented to us.  Usually movies use an objective point of view, however often they create the point of view of a character and how they see the world.

Confined by a broken leg to a wheelchair, L.B. Jeffries (Jimmy Stewart) peers into his neighbors’ apartments, while we watch him through the “window” of the screen.  By inter-cutting close-ups of Jeff with increasingly tighter shots of the people and their personal lives he finds intriguing, the film aligns us with this character’s “point of view”.

112 mins.

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

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

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

Please call the library to schedule.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_flower01 3:15 PM  -  3:45 PM Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and crafts for ages 3-5. Siblings Welcome.

 

Join our Read To Me Club Fizz Boom Read beginning June 1 at www.monmouthcountylib.org. Read to your child and they get prizes!  Beginning event: Wednesday, June 18 6:30-7:15pm with magician Bob Conrad.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the English Conversation Class:

  • 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 - 8:30 pm.

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

2014 Dates:

January 7, 14, 21, 28. February 4, 11,18, 25.  March 4,11,18, 25.  April 1, 8, 29.  May 6, 13, 20, 27.  June 3, 10, 17.  
September 9, 16, 30.  October 7, 14, 21, 28.  November 18, 25.  December  2, 9.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM United States Citizenship Course Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

The class is held on Tuesday evenings and the dates are 
April 1, 8, 22, 29    May 6,13, 20, 27  June 3, 10, 17.

We ask that you register for this class, so that we will have materials for everyone attending. To register, you can call our Reference Desk (732 431-7220 x7222) or you can use the registration button below.

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

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_handshake 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Transitions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
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office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x. 7337   
   

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

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x 7337.

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Lost & Found Bereavement Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Stamp   732 462 5240   
   

Lost & Found Bereavement Group on Wednesdays is devoted to  parents who have lost children.

Lost & Found Bereavement Group on Thursday evenings is devoted to all  who have lost a loved one.

Meets on Second and Fourth Wednesdays in the morning
and on the last Thursday at 7pm

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_games 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Duplicate Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend