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Monday June 1, 2015 -  Friday August 7, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun Summer Reading Programs Continue Til August 8! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   
  • Children: Every Hero Has a Story
  • Teens: Unmask!
  • Adult Summer Reading:  Escape the Ordinary

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    Location: All Branches
Monday June 1, 2015 -  Monday August 31, 2015 Go To Top
elect_camera Enter the Third Dimension: 3D Photography by Joel Zimmerman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

     Life always comes in 3D but photography rarely does!  Come see this unique new exhibit showcasing the anaglyph, good old fashioned red/cyan, 3D photography work of veteran record label art director Joel Zimmerman.

     Zimmerson was an Art Director in the music business, first at CBS Records and later at Sony Music where he worked with the likes of The Allman Brothers Band, Harry Connick Jr., Terence Blanchard, Train, Philip Glass, Keb' Mo, and Pearl Jam, and while working closely with Eddie Vedder, Jeff Ament, and Jeff's brother Barry, was nominated for a Grammy as Art Director for their Vitalogy package. It was a camera and photography that led to his interest in 3 dimensional images.

     In order to enjoy our unique exhibit and get the real 3-D effect,  it is necessary to view the photographs with red/cyan anaglyph glasses. So if you are already a fan of 3-D and are ready for a distinctive gallery experience, stop by and start viewing.   (3D glasses will be provided for viewing.)

 

    Location: Wall Township
Monday June 1, 2015 -  Thursday December 31, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping Book & Short Story Discussions; Author Talks! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

For a complete listing of discussions about literature and writing, please click here:

Book Discussions    
 
lib_teddybear_reading Kids! 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    
 
misc_usflag Retired Flag Drop-Off Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    731-431-5656   
   

Do you have a worn-out or damaged American flag that you would like to retire? The Colts Neck Library in conjunction with Boy Scout Troop 290 is collecting retired American flags. Drop-offs of flags can be brought to the lower level lobby flag drop off box during library operating hours. 

If you have any questions please call the library at 732-431-5656. 

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
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    
 
lib_book_sale 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Friends of the Howell Library Used Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Gently used books and media available for purchase. All proceeds support library programs and enhancements.The book sale is open during regular library hours.

The Friends of the Howell Library are a 501 c (3) charitable organization. New members welcome. Information available at the library.

    Location: Howell
Saturday August 1, 2015 -  Monday August 31, 2015 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 A Walk in the Woods: Paintings and Drawings by Anne Cooper Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Landscape works by artist Anne Cooper, most of which are painted locally and plein air.  On exhibit in the library meeting room for the month of August.  

Meet the artist at a reception on Saturday, August 8th, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.

Anne has exhibited her work nationally at Medialia Gallery NYC, the New York Public Library, the ANA Money Museum in Colorado, and the Sol Mednick Gallery in Philadelphia.  Internationally she has shown her work with FIDEM in their biennial juried shows in Japan, Germany, France, Portugal, Bulgaria and Poland.  Her work is in many private collections internationally.  She is a freelance member of the Paint Crew for Reaper Miniatures and also currently painting miniature figures for Fairytale Games Battle Royale.  More of her work can be found at: annecooper.deviantart.com/gallery/

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
trans_car Hitting the Road: The Art of the Oil Company Road Map Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

View a historical collection of oil company roadmaps and enjoy the art and innovation of these antique treasures.  On exhibit for the month of August in the library lobby cases.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Tuesday August 4, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

The Namesake takes the Ganguli family from their tradition-bound life in Calcutta through their fraught transformation into Americans. On the heels of their arranged wedding, Ashoke and Ashima Ganguli settle together in Cambridge, Massachusetts. An engineer by training, Ashoke adapts far less warily than his wife, who resists all things American and pines for her family. When their son is born, the task of naming him betrays the vexed results of bringing old ways to the new world. Named for a Russian writer by his Indian parents in memory of a catastrophe years before, Gogol Ganguli knows only that he suffers the burden of his heritage as well as his odd, antic name.

Lahiri brings great empathy to Gogol as he stumbles along the first-generation path, strewn with conflicting loyalties, comic detours, and wrenching love affairs. With penetrating insight, she reveals not only the defining power of the names and expectations bestowed upon us by our parents, but also the means by which we slowly, sometimes painfully, come to define ourselves.

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

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
rec_paintpalette02 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Toddler Craft: make something that flies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Kids! Toddler Craft; Make something that flies.  Come hear a story and make a craft.  Ages 2&3 with a caregiver.  Registration is Required.

    Location: Eastern Branch
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ent_film-reel 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM New Release Movie: The Divergent Series: Insurgent (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart with the help from others on her side. Directed by Robert Schwentke. Starring Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet and Theo James.  

Adventure/Sci-Fi- 119 minutes

 

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

In Victorian England, the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor.  Directed by Thomas Vinterberg. Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, and Michael Sheen.

Drama –119 minutes.


 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: The China Syndrome (1979) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Scandals 

A reporter finds what appears to be a cover-up of safety hazards at a nuclear power plant.  While doing a series of reports on alternative energy sources, an opportunistic reporter Kimberly Wells (Jane Fonda) witnesses an accident at a nuclear power plant. Wells is determined to publicize the incident but soon finds herself entangled in a sinister conspiracy to keep the full impact of the incident a secret. Jack Lemmon and Michael Douglas also star in this film that mirrors a real life drama (Three Mile Island) nominated for four Oscars.

122 minutes.
 

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book3 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Ocean Township Library Book Club (DATE HAS CHANGED to 8/11) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

The Maid's Version

Author:  Daniel Woodrell

In 1929, Alma DeGeer Dunahew, the maid for a prominent family in Missouri, chases down justice for her younger sister who was one of 42 people killed in a mysterious explosion at a local dance hall.

Copies of the book are available in the library.

Please note that the August discussion has been rescheduled from August 4 to August 11.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_kapow.GIF 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Guardian Gear Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Put together a uniform & shield to reveal your secret hero alter ego!

Grades K and up. Registration is required.

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
office_meeting1 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

New attendees are always welcome at these ongoing classes which emphasize vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook.

This program is presented by the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: The Divergent Series: Insurgent (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart with the help from others on her side. Directed by Robert Schwentke. Starring Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet and Theo James.  

Adventure/Sci-Fi- 119 minutes

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Movie: Five Flights Up (PG-13) (2014) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Starring: Morgan Freeman, Diane Keaton, Cynthia Nixon

Directed by:  Richard Loncraine

Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton star in this bittersweet comedy set in the cutthroat world of New York City real estate. After 40 years in the same apartment, Ruth (Keaton) and Alex (Freeman) have decided to cash in on their sought-after Brooklyn home. Enlisting the help of Ruth's real-estate-agent niece, Lily (Cynthia Nixon), they're about to embark on a whirlwind weekend they never imagined. As a series of unexpected events unfolds and offers on the apartment pour in, the pair finds their unwavering love tested in surprising ways.

92 minutes,  © Focus Features

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
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 August 5, 2015 -  Saturday August 29, 2015 Go To Top
rec_painters_palette.GIF On Exhibit: MonCty Senior Art Show Sponsored by Mon.County Office on Aging Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Monmouth County Division on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans Services presents a  Senior Art Show Exhibition & Competition. This year, the County’s Office on Aging is working with SCAN (Social Community Activities Network) to coordinate the art show.

On display at Library Headquarters from Wednesday, August 5 through Saturday, August 29 will be artistic masterpieces in acrylic, craft, computer imagery, drawing, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography, print, sculpture and watercolor.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday August 5, 2015 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7336   
   

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

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

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

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

Euphoria  by Lily King

One of the New York Times Book Reviews 10 Best Books of 2014, this story is set in New Guinea and is based on anthropologist Margaret Mead’s relationship with her second and third husbands, R.F. Fortune and Gregory Bateson, although author Lily King tinkers with the names and the outcomes in this atmospheric romantic fiction.

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_paintpalette02 11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Stories and Craft: We are Brave Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Kids! Schoolage Stores and a Craft: We Are Brave!   Grades K - 2   Registration is Required.

    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.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: Focus (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

In the midst of veteran con man Nicky's latest scheme, a woman from his past - now an accomplished femme fatale - shows up and throws his plans for a loop. Stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro. 105 minutes. 

    Location: Hazlet
 
nat_summertime 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Jammin' Jellies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Create a paper plate jellyfish with purple tentacles!  All Ages.

Registration Required.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
rec_soccer 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Fit For Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Muscle Man Mike, will introduce you to his puppet “Soccer Sue”, and you’ll learn about eating right, exercising, and enjoying everything.

Ages 5 and up

Wednesday, August 5

4:00 – 4:45 pm

Children’s Meeting Rooms

Free tickets are available at the children’s desk beginning on

Thursday, July 23. 

Everyone attending needs a ticket.

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_butterfly_01 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Subzero Heroes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

~Subzero Heroes - All Ages
Wednesday, August 5 at 4:00 pm
Waddle into the world of a
penguin and get the opportunity
to see a live penguin
from Jenkinson’s Aquarium.

    Location: West Long Branch
 
rec_dance2 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Kuchipudi Dance Demonstration Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Trained in Kuchipudi for many years, local dancer.Varsha Garla will present a lecture and demonstration of this classical art form, its origins and the meanings of the various gestures and rhythmic movements that create the dance. Kuchipudi is an Indian classical dance form steeped in history and performed for thousands of years. Dancers perform with grace and fluid movement with fleet-footed, though quick, steps.

We hope you will join us for this beautiful, enlightening event.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 15 - September 30, 2015, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

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

The Monmouth County Library Teen Advisory Board meets monthly at Headquarters in Manalapan. You can earn Community Service Hours by joining this great group.  Come out and meet new friends, have a snack and share your ideas for teen programming, teen collections, and more.

 

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_clock_alarm 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Time Management & You! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Time management is a skill that can be learned and applied to all areas of your life, including your work life. Learn to identify challenges you may encounter that keep you from being productive. Easy-to-implement, practical solutions are available. Acquaint yourself with positive affirmations and how to reframe your mindset and the messages you tell yourself.  Time can be on your side!

Presented by local resident Celia Habbaz, an experienced sales trainer/life coach who has taught proven sales systems to professionals around the world. Beginning with a career in retail sales, Celia has learned that sales is a skill that can be learned and became trained in the Eric Lofholms Sales Sytem, which includes mastering the fundamentals of time management.

    Location: Ocean Township
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Thursday August 6, 2015 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   
   

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
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Kids! End of the Summer Reading Event! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join us as we finish our 2015 Summer Reading Club! If you have finished either program, come in and celebrate!

Have fun and decorate your own super cool Superhero Headband!

No registration required. For ages 3 and up with families.

    Location: Marlboro
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 10:30 AM  -  10:45 AM Kids - Fred Guy Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Fred Stein presents children's music to enjoy or dance to. Join our Summer Reading Club at ww.monmouthcountylib.org.

    Location: Howell
 
rec_paintpalette02 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Preschool Craft: Make a Superhero Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Kids! Preschool Craft; Make a Superhero.......Come hear a story then what kind of Superhero will you make?  Ages 3 1/2 - 5. Registration is Required.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Movie: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Sonny (Dev Patel) has always envisioned opening up another hotel and calling it, “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”. He and co-manager Muriel (Maggie Smith) have found the perfect place, but Sonny soon finds out that it is more time consuming than he could have ever imagined. In the midst of pursuing his dream, he must also find a way to please family members, hotel guests and his future wife.  

Also starring: Dame Judi Dench, Richard Gere, and Bill Nighy Drama/Comedy 122 minutes.

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Crochet and Knit for a Cause Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join the fun while helping others! All items will go to Blankie Depot to be donated to babies in area hospitals. Bring a crochet hook; yarn will be provided for you. All skill levels welcome.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Directed by:  Thomas Vinterberg

Starring:  Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen

In Victorian England, the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor.

119 minutes

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: 5 Flights Up (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Universal Home Entertainment, 92 min., 2014.

In this bitterweet comedy and "coming of age" story set in the cut-throat world of NY real estate, older married coupule Ruth and Alex make plans to sell their Brooklyn property and move to Manhattan.  Relocating is NEVER easy.  Drama. Rated PG-13.

Starring:   Morgan Freeman, Diane Keaton, Cynthia Nixon, Alysia Reiner, and Carrie Preston.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
anim_butterfly_01 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Subzero Heroes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-5995   
   

~Subzero Heroes - All Ages
Thursday, August 6 at 4:00 pm
Waddle into the world of a
penguin and get the opportunity
to see a live penguin
from Jenkinson’s Aquarium.

    Location: Allentown
 
misc_tshirt 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teens: Design & Make Silkscreen T-Shirts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431-7220 x7222   
   

Teens! let your imagination run wild while you design colorful t-shirts.  Your designs will be turned into stencils and attached to silk screens, which will then be transferred to you shirts with fabric paint.  We promise a great experience!

Bring your own white 100% cotton t-shirt.

For Teens entering 6th Grade and Up.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Please register below, or call Branch for more information.

    Location: Headquarters
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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
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rec_knitting 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

The Namesake takes the Ganguli family from their tradition-bound life in Calcutta through their fraught transformation into Americans. On the heels of their arranged wedding, Ashoke and Ashima Ganguli settle together in Cambridge, Massachusetts. An engineer by training, Ashoke adapts far less warily than his wife, who resists all things American and pines for her family. When their son is born, the task of naming him betrays the vexed results of bringing old ways to the new world. Named for a Russian writer by his Indian parents in memory of a catastrophe years before, Gogol Ganguli knows only that he suffers the burden of his heritage as well as his odd, antic name.

Lahiri brings great empathy to Gogol as he stumbles along the first-generation path, strewn with conflicting loyalties, comic detours, and wrenching love affairs. With penetrating insight, she reveals not only the defining power of the names and expectations bestowed upon us by our parents, but also the means by which we slowly, sometimes painfully, come to define ourselves.

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 August 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Credit Reports and Credit Scores Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Your credit report and credit score provide an inspection report of your past use of credit.  Learn how to obtain, read, understand, and dispute inaccurate information on your credit report.  Discover how your credit score can affect more than your ability to establish or re-establish credit.

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
Saturday August 8, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Summer Saturday Hours At Branch Libraries Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Branch locations (listed below) are open between 9am and 1pm on Saturdays in July & August.  Here is a list, with phone numbers, if you need to contact a branch.  Headquarters & Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury are open 9-5 on Saturdays.

Atlantic Highlands Branch.............732 291 1956

Colts Neck Branch ........................732 431 5656

Hazlet Township Branch................732 264 7164
Holmdel Branch ............................732 946 4118
Howell Branch ..............................732 938 2300
Marlboro Branch ..........................732 536 9406
Ocean Township Branch ...............732 531 5092
Wall Township Branch ..................732 449 8877
West Long Branch Library.............732 222 5993  

Allentown Branch hours remain the same in the  Summer......... 609 259 7565

 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Classes at Atlantic Highlands Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   


  ~~Ages 5 and Up.  Come learn and master the art of chess.  Conducted by experienced instructors.
 
 

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_butterfly_01 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Calling all Star Wars Fans Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-5995   
   

~Calling all Star Wars fans
for a family-friendly event!
Saturday, August 8 at 11:00 am
Meet the 501st Legion
and get your picture taken with
some of the heroes from Star Wars.

    Location: Allentown
 
rec_paintpalette02 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Art Reception: A Walk in the Woods: Paintings and Drawings by Anne Cooper Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Landscape works by artist Anne Cooper, most of which are painted locally and plein air.   

Anne has exhibited her work nationally at Medialia Gallery NYC, the New York Public Library, the ANA Money Museum in Colorado, and the Sol Mednick Gallery in Philadelphia.  Internationally she has shown her work with FIDEM in their biennial juried shows in Japan, Germany, France, Portugal, Bulgaria and Poland.  Her work is in many private collections internationally.  She is a freelance member of the Paint Crew for Reaper Miniatures and also currently painting miniature figures for Fairytale Games Battle Royale.  More of her work can be found at: annecooper.deviantart.com/gallery/

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Sunday August 9, 2015 Go To Top
nat_flower02 Headquarters & Eastern Branch are closed on Sundays Through Labor Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Headquarters, Manalapan & Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury are closed on Summer Sundays, beginning Sunday, June 21. Sunday service returns on Sunday, September 13, 2015.

Your Library is always available to you through our website, and our Free app (find at www.monmouth.boopsie.com)

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

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,\

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  

or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  

or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryParentsPage

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryTeensPage   for answers!

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_flower02 Headquarters & Eastern Branch are closed on Sundays Through Labor Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Headquarters, Manalapan & Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury are closed on Summer Sundays, beginning Sunday, June 21. Sunday service returns on Sunday, September 13, 2015.

Your Library is always available to you through our website, and our Free app (find at www.monmouth.boopsie.com)

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

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,\

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  for answers!

    Location: Eastern Branch
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Monday August 10, 2015 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM KIds! Family Film: A Dolphin Tale 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Kids! Family Film: A Dolphin Tale 2.  PG 107 min.     

The team of people who saved Winter's life reassemble in the wake of her surrogate mother's passing in order to find her a  companion so she can reamain at the Clearwater Marine hospital.                                                                                                                                                                

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
anim_owl 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Animal Heroes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Presented by Eyes of the Wild

You are invited if you are a member of this summer’s Monmouth County Library Headquarters’ Read to Me or Vacation Reading Club.

Monday, August 10 from 4:00 – 4:45 pm

Meeting Room 1 – lower level

Free tickets are available at the children’s desk beginning on

Thursday, July 30.  Everyone attending needs a ticket.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! 3-D Collage Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Use your imagination! Make your own superhero using assorted 3-D shapes!

Registration is required beginning Monday, July 27 for Grades 3-5.

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_turtle 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Kids! Nature's Heroes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Summer Reading Club Celebration. Many of Earth's Creatures have what seems to be supernatural powers. Comes see some of Nature's true superheroes with the amazing animals from Eyes of the Wild!  All Holmdel Vacation Reading Club participants are invited.  *This program will be held at the Holmdel Community/Senior Center: 6 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel.

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

Make friends, talk about books, and read and learn in a relaxed community setting.  The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) offers an opportunity for adults and teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to participate in a weekly book club.  The group will meet on Mondays at 6:30 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

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

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Kids! Family Film: A Dolphin Tale 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Kids! Family Film: A Dolphin Tale 2.  PG 107 min. 

The team who saved Wnter's life reassemble in the wake of her surrogate mother's passing in order to find her a companion so she can stay at  the Clearwater Marine Hospital.

    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
 
rec_aerobics 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Yoga for Beginners with Steven Russell Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Take steps toward vibrant health and freeing your mind from everyday stress.  Learn about breath, vibration, concentration, and movement in this relaxing and uplifting class.
 
Steven Russell, Becoming Sound Yoga, is a certified teacher of Dharma Yoga, has studied with Sri Dharma Mittra in NYC, and has been practicing yoga for over ten years.  He welcomes from beginner to experienced yogis.If you are questioning whether you are ready for Yoga, Steven offers a video to help you make your decision. http://youtu.be/COnkHsCvLHA

If you decide to join us, this program is for adults, ages 18 and older.  Please bring a mat, or large towel to class. 
Sessions will be held on Mondays:  July 20, July 27, August 3, August 10 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday August 11, 2015 -  Friday August 21, 2015 Go To Top
anim_dog_scottie MC SPCA Donation Bins! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

As part of  our Dog Days of Summer Celebration, we have collection bins available for donations to the Monmouth County SPCA.

This group of dedicated animal lovers has a WISH LIST of needs and wants for those animals in their care.

Please visit their website for mroe information: www.MonmouthCountySPCA.org

    Location: Eastern Branch
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Tuesday August 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Library Commission Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

(Tuesday) August 11, 2015 - 12:00 noon; Eastern Branch

(Tuesday) September 8, 2015 - 12:00 noon; Headquarters

(Tuesday) October 13, 2015 - 12:00 noon; Eastern Branch

(Tuesday) November 10, 2015 - 12:00 noon; Headquarters

(Tuesday) December 8, 2015 - 12 noon; Eastern Branch

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Movie: 5 Flights Up (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A long-time married couple who've spent their lives together in the same New York apartment become overwhelmed by personal and real estate-related issues when they plan to move away.  Directed by Richard Loncraine.  Starring Diane Keaton, Morgan Freeman, and Cynthia Nixon.

Drama – 92 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: Eight Men Out (1988) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Scandals

A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes from the mob to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.  John Cusack, Christopher Lloyd, John Mahoney, Charlie Sheen and David Strathairn star.  

119 mins.

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book3 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Ocean Township Library Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

The Maid's Version

Author:  Daniel Woodrell

In 1929, Alma DeGeer Dunahew, the maid for a prominent family in Missouri, chases down justice for her younger sister who was one of 42 people killed in a mysterious explosion at a local dance hall.

Copies of the book are available in the library.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
rec_legoguy 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! LEGO Storytime: Undercover Agents! 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: Undercover Agents!

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

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_stage1 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Kids! Nature Nick's Animal Adventures Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Kids! Nature Nick's Animal Adventures.  Meet real, live superheroes of the animal kingdom and learn how falcons were used in World War II and how an Austrailian boy  was saved by a kangaroo!   Family program, children ages 3 and up.  Free Admission by Ticket Only!  Tickets may be picked up in person Starting Monday, July  27 during library hours.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
anim_dog_scottie 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Why Does My Dog Do That? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Part of our Dog Days of Summer Celebration!

Have you ever wondered why your dog follows you all over the house, barks at the mail man even though he sees him every day, or runs to the front door and jumps on visitors?  Join us as Nicholas Pagano of Bark Busters discusses the basic motivations behind canine behavior so you can better understand your own dog, whether it be a five pound terrier or a one hundred and fifty pound mastiff.  Questions focused on understanding canine behavior will be happily addressed.

(Please do not bring your dog to this event)

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
office_meeting1 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

New attendees are always welcome at these ongoing classes which emphasize vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook.

This program is presented by the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_globe 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The Strategies to Defeat Imperial Japan: Was the Use of the Atomic Bomb Necessary? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

In August 1945, 70 years ago, the United States dropped atomic bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.   Japan surrendered days later ending the war in the Pacific.  This presentation by Paul Zigo relates the strategies devised by America’s military leadership to defeat Imperial Japan in 1944 – 1945.  It also explores the forever perplexing question “Was the use of the Atomic Bomb necessary?”

PAUL E. ZIGO is an Associate Professor of History at Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ, and the founder and former director, of the Brookdale Center for World War II Studies and Conflict Resolution.  He is a graduate of Temple University and the United States Army War College.  He authored and edited in 2009 Witnessing History: The Eisenhower Photographs (Brookdale Community College), a publication featuring all the photographs of General Dwight D. Eisenhower taken by his personal wartime photographer, Al Meserlin, 1944-1945.  Zigo was also the executive producer and narrator of the cable network series Triumphant Spirit: America's World War II Generation Speaks from 2001 to 2004.  In addition, he is the director of the New Jersey-based World War II Era Studies Institute dedicated to furthering knowledge about the WW II era and its impact on history.  Mr. Zigo is a 30 year veteran of the United States Army retiring as a Colonel.

    Location: Headquarters
 
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 August 12, 2015 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7336   
   

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

    Location: Wall Township
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misc_handshake 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Leveraging Your Social Networks for a Successful Job Search Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come join other job seekers and learn how to maximize your LinkedIn to enhance employment opportunities.  Finding employment still fundamentally relies on making and maintaining contacts and connections in person and in the digital world.  The trick is to utilize technology as a tool to reach companies and individuals who can help you get your resume in front of a hiring manager. This workshop will explain how LinkedIn is not just about maintaining a profile and adding connections, but how it is a robust employment and networking tool that can effectively take your job search to the next level.

Ruth Kaluski, MS, CRC, LMHC, has over 25 years of experience in the field of vocational rehabilitation.  Ms. Kaluski is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.  Currently she is the Director of the Career Connection Employment Resource Institute at the Mental Health Association in New Jersey.  Ms. Kaluski holds a Master of Science Degree from the Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling program at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Presented as part of the Neighbors Helping Neighbors weekly open meeting.

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_paintpalette02 11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Stories and a Craft: SUPER Stories! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Kids! Schoolage Stories and a Craft:  SUPER Stories!! Grades K-2. Registration is Required.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_aerobics 11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Yoga with Amy’s Yogabilities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 291-1956   
   

Please note: Registration for this event is absolutely required! Please call the library for details and registration info. (732) 291-1956

KIDS OF ALL AGES ARE WELCOME 

Come play and release your creativity on the mat for a free, fun program that includes asana (yoga poses), yoga games, singing, dancing, meditative arts and crafts and more! If you have a mat, bring it, otherwise bring a water bottle and come dressed to move!

Please note: Registration for this event is absolutely required! Please call the library for details and registration info. (732) 291-1956

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
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.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_kapow.GIF 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids - Super Hero Magic Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Magic of Amazing V. End of the Summer Reading Party follows.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_guitar01 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Instrumental Guitar Concert with the Char-Ken Duet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Returning to the library, guitarists Charlie Ruggierello and Ken Glover will provide soothing background music to your reading or for your listening pleasure as a mid-week break.

Charlie, with his wife, renowned vocalist Sandy Sasso, created three Blue Note Music Stores and Teaching Academies during the 1970s and 1980s.  Playing in a number of successful regional bands, he weaves intricate and palatable melodies around the famliar songs of the Great American Songbook.  Ken taught for more than 30 years in New Jersey's public schools as both an instrumental and vocal teacher.  During a hiatus from teaching, he created the first-ever tribute band, "Crystal Ship, Renaissance of the  Doors," in 1978.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Movie: 5 Flights Up (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A long-time married couple, who've spent their lives together in the same New York apartment, become overwhelmed by personal and real estate-related issues when they plan to move away. Stars Diane Keaton, Morgan Freeman, Cynthia Nixon. 92 minutes. 

    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_paintpalette02 2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM Kids! Tween Program - Pipe Cleaner Ninjas Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

TWEEN PROGRAM - PIPE CLEANER NINJAS. Come make a movable pipe cleaner ninja.. character.

GRADES 3-5. Registration is Required.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_frog 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Wide Mouth Frog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

 

Make a frog craft that will open up and ribbit!   Ages 3 1/2 and up.

Registration Required.

 

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
anim_butterfly_01 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Yoga Kid Warriors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

~Yoga Kid Warriors - Ages 5 and up
Wednesdays  August 12

“Kids Yoga with Alice”
will teach fun kid’s yoga poses
and creative movement for
super hero strength.
Please bring a towel.
*Registration required

    Location: West Long Branch
 
school_graduate 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Keeping U Safe On Campus Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Learn how to be aware and protect yourself on the college campus and beyond. Join retired Chief of Police and 34 year college campus veteran, Thomas Zambrano, for an insightful night.

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

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 15 - September 30, 2015, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday August 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM SHIP Answer Session (By Appointment Only) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SHIP Coordinator   732 728 1331   
   

Please make an appointment with a SHIP Counselor by calling 732 728 1331.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: 50 To 1 (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A group of misfit cowboys face a series of mishaps on their way to Churchill Downs. A biopic, inspired by the true story of the 2009 Kentucky Derby Winner, Mine That Bird, who was well-known for the stunning upset at 50 to 1 odds.

Starring: Skeet Ulrich, Christian Kane, William Devane. Drama/110 minutes.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: 50 to 1 (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Jim Wilson

Starring:  Skeet Ulrich, Christian Kane, William Devane

 A biopic, inspired by the true story of the 2009 Kenturcky Derby Winner, Mine That Bird, who was well known for the stunning upset at 50 to 1 odds.  A group of misfit cowboys face a series of mishaps on their way to Churchill Downs.

110 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
misc_kapow.GIF 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Super Ice Pop Magnets - Preschool 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, July 30, at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Walt Disney Pictures, 81 min., 2014.

The classic children's book, by Judith Viorst, is brought to the big screen.  The film recounts a day in the life of a grumpy young boy who sees that everything goes wrong, all in one day, for his unsuspecting family.  Why should the rest of them always have it so easy?  Comedy.  Rated PG.

Starring:   Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Dylan Minnette, Ed Oxenbould, Kerris Dorsey and Megan Mullally.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_party1 3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! End of Summer Program with Fit for Kids and Muscleman Mike! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 291-1956   
   

Congrats to all of our participants in this year’s Summer Reading Program: Every Hero Has a Story. As a special reward for being “Super-readers”,  join us for an extraordinary show! Superhero Muscle Man Mike and Baseball Bobby deliver a dynamo performance filled with laughter, learning, and unforgettable memories. Children will be engaged and entertained while learning how to make healthy choices. Don’t miss out on this chance to unleash the hero within. Please let us know if your child has any food allergies.

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
anim_butterfly_01 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Yoga Kid Warriors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-5995   
   

~Yoga Kid Warriors - Ages 5 and up
Thursdays August 13
at 4:00 pm
Honor Yoga of Hamilton will teach
kids fun yoga poses and creative
movement for super hero strength.
Please bring a towel.
*Registration required

    Location: Allentown
 
school_microscope 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Summer Reading Blow-Out: Super Heroes of Invention! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Celebrate your summer reading success by exploring the world of inventions & the heroes that discovered them!

All ages welcome - Fun for the whole family!

Children under 4 must be accompanied by an adult. Free admission by ticket only, available at Hazlet Library's Circulation Desk.

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Book Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Have fun searching for books and win prizes!

Space is limited. Registration begins Thursday, August 6 for Grades K-5.

    Location: Marlboro
 
anim_dog1 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Meet the Seeing Eye Puppies in Training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Part of our Dog Days of Summer Celebration!

The Seeing Eye breeds and raises puppies to become Seeing Eye dogs, trains Seeing Eye dogs to guide people with visual impairment, instructs the owners in the proper use, handling and care of the dogs, and conducts and supports research on canine health and development.  Meet some local puppies-in-training and their families, and learn how you can be part of this exciting program.

 

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
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ent_stage1 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM The Fabulous Fifties! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Singing!  Dancing!  Skits!

Step back in time to those “fabulous ‘50s” and the memories of this popular decade.  Sketches will include a look at TV shows such as “I Love Lucy.”  Characters will reminisce about drive-in movies, Elvis Presley, “American Bandstand,” Marilyn Monroe and more! Audience members can take part in a TV game show, and perhaps jitterbug with us or show off their hula hoop skills! Cast will be in ‘50s costume, and the audience is invited to do the same!

Presented by L T Productions under Linda Turash

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_masks_bw 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Sisters in Pain: A Play by Myra Danon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431-7220 x7222   
   

Jemma Nigh Productions presents a Live Performance of 

Sisters in Pain: A Play by Myra Danon

This is a spoof about one woman’s reaction when her husband unexpectedly announces his retirement from his career and his eagerness to spend more “together” time. The thought of her sharing more hours with him than she has had to for many years, fills her with fear and dread, but she knows she must recover--quickly, She is determined to find ways to return to her idyllic lifestyle, regardless of the challenge of having him home all the time. She shares her angst and her plans with her friends, who have experiences of their own to tell.

Any resemblance to persons that seem familiar to any of the characters is purely and utterly coincidental.

    Location: Headquarters
Friday August 14, 2015 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 August 15, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Summer Saturday Hours At Branch Libraries Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Branch locations (listed below) are open between 9am and 1pm on Saturdays in July & August.  Here is a list, with phone numbers, if you need to contact a branch.  Headquarters & Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury are open 9-5 on Saturdays.

Atlantic Highlands Branch.............732 291 1956

Colts Neck Branch ........................732 431 5656

Hazlet Township Branch................732 264 7164
Holmdel Branch ............................732 946 4118
Howell Branch ..............................732 938 2300
Marlboro Branch ..........................732 536 9406
Ocean Township Branch ...............732 531 5092
Wall Township Branch ..................732 449 8877
West Long Branch Library.............732 222 5993  

Allentown Branch hours remain the same in the  Summer......... 609 259 7565

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_dog_scottie 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Dog Days of Summer: Dog Parade Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Part of our Dog Days of Summer Celebration!

Dress your dog up as your favorite storybook or literary character and win prizes!  Parade of dogs will take place rain or shine in the library parking lot.  All ages welcome. No registration needed. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
anim_dog_scottie 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Family Fun Saturday: Dog Days of Summer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-6838980   
   

Part of our Dog Days of Summer Celebration!

Kids! Family Fun Saturday: Dog Days of Summer.  Enjoy Super Dawg stories and crafts, and a "Dog Parade".  Dress your dog up as your favorite storybook character!  There will be  a make and take craft and coloring pages.  Dog parade will be held in the library side parking lot.  All ages welcome. No registration needed. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Sunday August 16, 2015 Go To Top
nat_flower02 Headquarters & Eastern Branch are closed on Sundays Through Labor Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Headquarters, Manalapan & Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury are closed on Summer Sundays, beginning Sunday, June 21. Sunday service returns on Sunday, September 13, 2015.

Your Library is always available to you through our website, and our Free app (find at www.monmouth.boopsie.com)

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

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,\

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  

or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  

or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryParentsPage

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryTeensPage   for answers!

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_flower02 Headquarters & Eastern Branch are closed on Sundays Through Labor Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Headquarters, Manalapan & Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury are closed on Summer Sundays, beginning Sunday, June 21. Sunday service returns on Sunday, September 13, 2015.

Your Library is always available to you through our website, and our Free app (find at www.monmouth.boopsie.com)

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

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,\

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  for answers!

    Location: Eastern Branch
Monday August 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kapow.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Kids! Superheroes & Superhero Buildings - School Age Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Make a great collage of a Superhero city.

1st grade and up in September

In-person registration begins on Thursday, August 6 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm

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

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Documentary Screening: Jodorowsky's Dune (2013) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Dune by Frank Herbert

The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel.. Directed by Frank Pavich. Starring Alejandro Jodorowsky, Michel Seydoux, and H.R. Giger. 

Documentary – 88 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids! Family Film: Super Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Kids! Family Film: Super Buddies  G  81 min.  

Watch the fur fly as a new breed of superhero is born in Disney's fun-filled epic adventure.  An ordinary day at Fernfield Farms turns extraordinary when Budderball, Mudbud, B-Dawg, Buddha, and Rosebud discover mysterious rings that grant them each a unique superpower.  Before you can say, deg; Buddies, assemble; the pups unleash their amazing abilities and race to the rescue when a shape-shifting bully from outer space threatens the planet. 

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

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

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

Make friends, talk about books, and read and learn in a relaxed community setting.  The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) offers an opportunity for adults and teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to participate in a weekly book club.  The group will meet on Mondays at 6:30 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

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

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Kids! Family Film: Super Buddies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Kids! Family Film: Super Buddies   G  107 min.

Watch the fur fly as a new breed of superhero is born in Disneys fun-filled epic adventure.  An ordinary day at Fernfield Farms turns extraordinary when Budderball, Mudbud, B-Dawg, Buddha, and Rosebud discover mysterious rings that grant them each a unique  superpower.  Before you can say, deg; Buddies assemble; the pups unleash their amazing abilities and race to the rescue when a shape-shifting bully from outer space threatens the planet.

    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
 
trans_car 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Henry Leland Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Man who helped found the Cadillac and Lincoln Car Companies

Monmouth County resident Chris Wantuck will present the history of Henry M. Leland,  who helped found the Cadillac and Lincoln Car Companies. He will also discuss his contribution to WWI. Included will be Leland’s influence on several Detroit area automakers and the sale of Lincoln to Ford and how Lincoln performed under Ford. The presentation will include a pictorial review of Lincoln production techniques and styling challenges of the 1920’s.

Chris Wantuck spent 29 years as an Electrical Engineer with the US Army's Communications Engineering Research Center, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. His formal education started with vocational courses in mechanical drawing and industrial electronics. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York and a Master's Degree from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey.

Spanning over a 30 year period, he has researched and used various antique automobile restoration methods and techniques including Lincolns.

Chris is a member of the Classic Car Club of America (CCCA), Metropolitan Region CCCA, the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA), Gettysburg Region AACA, the Lincoln Owners Club (LOC), and the Antique Motoring Club of Monmouth County (AMCOMC). He served as the CCCA Technician for model L Lincolns from 2003 till 2010.

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday August 18, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: The Promise by Ann Weisgarber Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

In 1900, a talented pianist finds herself in a desperate situation and agrees to marry an acquaintance who is widowed and lives in Galveston, Texas.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_bookpurple 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 x722   
   

20 Under 40

Short Story Authors from the New Yorker Magazine

Haunting Olivia by Karen Russell

"Haunting Olivia" is the story of two brothers grieving for their lost sister by searching for whatever ghost or essence she may have left behind.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_whale1 1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Toddler Craft - Spouting Whales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old

Enjoy stories and make a fun craft.

No registration.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Movie: Ride (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A mother travels cross-country to California to be with her son after he decides to drop out of school and become a surfer. Directed by Helen Hunt. Starring Helen Hunt, Brenton Thwaites, and Luke Wilson.

Comedy/Drama – 93 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: Quiz Show (1994) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Scandals

An idealistic young lawyer working for a Congressional subcommittee in the late 1950s discovers that TV quiz shows are being fixed. His investigation focuses on two contestants on the show Twenty-One, Herbert Stempel, a brash working-class man from Queens, and Charles Van Doren, the aristocratic heir of one of America's leading literary families. Directed by Robert Redford, this film, based on true events, stars John Turturro, Rob Morrow, Ralph Fiennes, Paul Scofield, Hank Azaria and Mira Sorvino. 

133 mins.

    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: Programming Department   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
trans_mayflower 3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Kids! Beyond Thor: Viking Heroes and Norse Sagas Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Kids! Beyond Thor: Viking Heroes and Norse Sagas.  Go beyond the movie images of Thor and Loki with the American Swedish Historical Museum's hands on Viking Experience! Learn the facts vs. the myths about Norse heroes and culture, and discover what made Vikings such heroic explorers. Touch museum artifacts from everyday Viking life, join in the telling of a saga, and make a Rune stone pendent to take home.  For Children entering grades 1-6. Registration is Required. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
eth_pyramid.GIF 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! History's Heroes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Celebrate a different type of hero & become part of history!

Grades K and up. Registration is required.

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
office_meeting1 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

New attendees are always welcome at these ongoing classes which emphasize vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook.

This program is presented by the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Independent Movie: True Story (PG-13) (2014) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Starring: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Felicity Jones

Directed by:  Rupert Goold

James Franco and Jonah Hill star in this psychological drama based on actual events. After journalist Michael Finkel (Hill) is fired from The New York Times for embellishing a story, he learns that accused murderer Christian Longo (Franco) has been claiming to be him. Hoping this story will save his career, Finkel begins interviewing Longo in prison. But soon, the men find themselves in an eerie game of cat and mouse. Adapted from his memoir of the same name, Finkel’s relentless pursuit of Longo’s true story encompasses murder, love, deceit and redemption.

100 minutes, © Fox Searchlight Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
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 August 19, 2015 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7336   
   

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_paintpalette02 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM MonCty Senior Art Competition Award Reception Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: MC Office on Aging   732 431 7450   
   

Monmouth County Office on Aging's popular and outstanding Senior Art Competition submissions are on display through August 28 in the Library's Lobby Exhibit Cases and Gallery.See if you choose the same winners as the judges!
 

Ribbons and certificates are awarded during morning reception. 

    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_paintpalette02 11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Stories: My Secret Indentity! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Kids! Schoolage Stories and a Craft: My Secret Indentity!  Grades K-2. Registration is Required.

    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.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Book Discussion: The Promise by Ann Weisgarber Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

In 1900, a talented pianist finds herself in a desperate situation and agrees to marry an acquaintance who is widowed and lives in Galveston, Texas.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Afternoon at the Movies: 5 Flights Up (2015)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

A married couple's attempts at selling their New York apartment don't quite go as planned over the course of one crazy weekend. Starring Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton. 93 minutes.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: '71 (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A young and disoriented British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast in 1971. Stars Jack O'Connell, Sam Reid, Sean Harris. 99 minutes. 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM International Film: Mommy (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor inserts herself into their household. Directed by Xavier Dolan. Starring Anne Dorval, Antoine-Oliver Pilon, Suzanne Clément.  

In French with English subtitles.

Drama - 139 minutes (Quebec, Canada)

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

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

Sign-ups are required. Please choose one session.  
In-person registration begins on Thursday, August 6 at 9:00 am.  
Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.
Please call if you have to cancel.

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_dog_scottie 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Read to Misty and Peaches, our Therapy Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog.  Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves.

Grades K and up.

Registration Required.

 

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
anim_butterfly_01 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Read to A Certified Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

~Read to a Certified Therapy Dog
Ages 5 and up
Wednesday, August 19 at 4:00 pm
Improve your reading skills and
make a new friend by reading
aloud to a therapy dog.
Bring a book of your choice or
choose one from our collection.

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

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

Sign-ups are required. Please choose one session.  
In-person registration begins on Thursday, August 6 at 9:00 am.  
Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.
Please call if you have to cancel.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  8:50 PM International Film: Mommy (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor inserts herself into their household. Directed by Xavier Dolan. Starring Anne Dorval, Antoine-Oliver Pilon, Suzanne Clément.  

In French with English subtitles.

Drama - 139 minutes (Quebec, Canada)

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Book Discussion: The Promise by Ann Weisgarber Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

In 1900, a talented pianist finds herself in a desperate situation and agrees to marry an acquaintance who is widowed and lives in Galveston, Texas.  

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 15 - September 30, 2015, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday August 20, 2015 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 every third Thursday of the month.

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty


Cecilia assumes she has a perfect marriage, three perfect daughters, and a perfectly organized life. Then she finds a letter from her husband to be opened in the event of his death. She opens it anyway, and everything she believed is thrown into doubt.

Call the library for information 732-938-2300

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

 

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_pencil 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Family Life by Akhil Sharma Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

In his highly anticipated second novel, Family Life, Akhil Sharma delivers a story of astonishing intensity and emotional precision.

We meet the Mishra family in Delhi in 1978, where eight-year-old Ajay and his older brother Birju play cricket in the streets, waiting for the day when their plane tickets will arrive and they and their mother can fly across the world and join their father in America. America to the Mishras is, indeed, everything they could have imagined and more: when automatic glass doors open before them, they feel that surely they must have been mistaken for somebody important. Pressing an elevator button and the elevator closing its doors and rising, they have a feeling of power at the fact that the elevator is obeying them. Life is extraordinary until tragedy strikes, leaving one brother severely brain-damaged and the other lost and virtually orphaned in a strange land. Ajay, the family’s younger son, prays to a God he envisions as Superman, longing to find his place amid the ruins of his family’s new life.

Heart-wrenching and darkly funny, Family Life is a universal story of a boy torn between duty and his own survival.

    Location: Headquarters
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ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:35 PM Movie: 5 Flights Up (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

The Carvers (Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman) have been married for 40 years and have lived comfortably in their fifth floor walk-up apartment in Brooklyn since the seventies.  But when they decide to sell their home - now valued at around one million dollars - and move to Manhattan, they learn about the cutthroat world of real estate.  Drama/ 92 minutes.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:35 PM Movie: 5 Flights Up (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Richard Loncraine

Starring:  Diane Keaton, Morgan Freeman

 A long-time married couple who've spent their lives together in the same New York apartment become overwhelmed by personal and real estate-related issues when they plan to move away.

92 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Crochet and Knit for a Cause Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join the fun while helping others! All items will go to Blankie Depot to be donated to babies in area hospitals. Bring a crochet hook; yarn will be provided for you. All skill levels welcome.

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: Spider Man (2002) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Columbia Pictures Industries Inc., 121 min., 2002.

'Escape the Ordinary' and step into the world of another Superhero this month!  Incorporating elements of comic book style and design, this film is the big-budget comic book adaptation which follows the original template of the Stan Lee/Steve Ditko source material for the Spider Man comic.  Orphaned and intellectual student Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider on his way to the Columbia University lab, gaining superhuman strength, agility, and perception.  Watch Peter struggle with realizations, grow, and devote his powers to fighting crime.  From the makers of Jurrassic Park.  Action/Drama/Thriller.  Rated PG-13. 

Starring:   Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe, James Franco, and Rosemary Harris.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Wall Book Club: The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A historical novel from one of Britain’s most innovative writers of literary suspense, The Birth of Venus brings alive the history of Florence at its most dramatic period, telling an absorbing story of love, art, religion, and power through the passionate voice of Alessandra, a heroine with the same vibrancy of spirit as her beloved city.

    Location: Wall Township
 
anim_butterfly_01 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Read to A Certified Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-5995   
   

~Read to a Certified Therapy Dog
Ages 5 and up
Thursday, August 20 at 4:00 pm
Improve your reading skills and
make a new friend by reading
aloud to a therapy dog.
Bring a book of your choice or
choose one from our collection.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_signing 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM The Monmouth Creative Writers' Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

 If you have an interest in writing and you care to share your work, the Monmouth Creative Writers' Group meets every third Thursday of the month at 7 o'clock at the Monmouth County Library-Headquarters. Our goal is simply to offer constructive criticism and support to fellow writers. These sessions are free and open to the public. If you are interested in reading something to the group, choose a piece that is under 1500 words and bring ten copies to distribute so the group can read along.

    Location: Headquarters
Friday August 21, 2015 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 August 22, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Summer Saturday Hours At Branch Libraries Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Branch locations (listed below) are open between 9am and 1pm on Saturdays in July & August.  Here is a list, with phone numbers, if you need to contact a branch.  Headquarters & Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury are open 9-5 on Saturdays.

Atlantic Highlands Branch.............732 291 1956

Colts Neck Branch ........................732 431 5656

Hazlet Township Branch................732 264 7164
Holmdel Branch ............................732 946 4118
Howell Branch ..............................732 938 2300
Marlboro Branch ..........................732 536 9406
Ocean Township Branch ...............732 531 5092
Wall Township Branch ..................732 449 8877
West Long Branch Library.............732 222 5993  

Allentown Branch hours remain the same in the  Summer......... 609 259 7565

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rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Classes at Atlantic Highlands Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   


  ~~Ages 5 and Up.  Come learn and master the art of chess.  Conducted by experienced instructors.
 
 

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday August 23, 2015 Go To Top
nat_flower02 Headquarters & Eastern Branch are closed on Sundays Through Labor Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Headquarters, Manalapan & Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury are closed on Summer Sundays, beginning Sunday, June 21. Sunday service returns on Sunday, September 13, 2015.

Your Library is always available to you through our website, and our Free app (find at www.monmouth.boopsie.com)

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

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,\

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  

or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  

or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryParentsPage

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryTeensPage   for answers!

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_flower02 Headquarters & Eastern Branch are closed on Sundays Through Labor Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Headquarters, Manalapan & Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury are closed on Summer Sundays, beginning Sunday, June 21. Sunday service returns on Sunday, September 13, 2015.

Your Library is always available to you through our website, and our Free app (find at www.monmouth.boopsie.com)

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

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,\

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  for answers!

    Location: Eastern Branch
Monday August 24, 2015 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

Make friends, talk about books, and read and learn in a relaxed community setting.  The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) offers an opportunity for adults and teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to participate in a weekly book club.  The group will meet on Mondays at 6:30 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

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

 

 

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
Tuesday August 25, 2015 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: A Little Chaos (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Two talented landscape artists become romantically entangled while building a garden in King Louis XIV's palace at Versailles. Directed by Alan Rickman. Starring Kate Winslet, Matthias Schoenaerts, and Alan Rickman.

Drama/Romance – 117 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: Shattered Glass (2003) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Scandals

The true story of a young Washington D.C. journalist who fell from grace when it was discovered that he had fabricated his articles. Stephen Glass, who rose to meteoric heights as a young writer in his 20s, becoming a staff writer at The New Republic.  Looking for a short cut to fame, Glass invented sources, quotes and even entire stories, but his deception did not go unnoticed, and eventually, his world came crumbling down.

94 minutes.

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
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nat_summertime 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Spectacular Sand Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Create an outstandingly colorful work of art using sand!

Grades K and up. Registration is required.

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
office_meeting1 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

New attendees are always welcome at these ongoing classes which emphasize vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook.

This program is presented by the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
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 August 26, 2015 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7336   
   

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

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Waterworld (1995) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

In a future where the polar ice caps have melted and Earth is almost entirely submerged, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw "smokers," while reluctantly helping a woman and young girl try to find dry land. Stars Kevin Costner, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Dennis Hopper. 135 minutes. 

    Location: Hazlet
 
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  Bellman & Black   by Diane Setterfield

William visits the grave of his wife and runs into the mysterious Mr. Black with whom he enters into a Faustian bargain saving his daughter and resulting in the development of a funeral emporium.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 15 - September 30, 2015, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday August 27, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM March of Dimes Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

For children ages 2 - 5 accompanied by an adult (siblings welcome).  Story time will be followed by an information session for families about the March of Dimes and how they can get involved, or more involved, with the March of Dimes through Family Teams and Family Team Committees.  Program will close with a question and answer period and time to mingle and socialize.

The March of Dimes Foundation is a nonprofit organization that works to improve the health of mothers and babies.

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_bookflipping 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bookbites: A Bookclub for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown.

Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washinton's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans.  The sons of loggers, shipyard workers and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Movie: Maps To The Stars (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A family making their way to fame and fortune in Hollywood find that explosive secrets and poignant memories of the past threaten their perfect world in this satire from director David Cronenberg and writer Bruce Wagner. Starring John Cusack, Olivia Williams, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson and Julianne Moore. Comedy/Drama 112 minutes. 

    Location: Marlboro
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ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Maps to the Stars (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact: 732-938-2300

Directed by:  David Cronenberg

Starring:  John Cusack, Olivia Williams, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, Julianne Moore

A tour into the heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.

112 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: '71 (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Lions Gate Films, Inc. 99 min., 2014.

In this dramatic and action packed thriller, a British soldier seeks sanctuary after being mistakenly left behind by his military unit in Belfast, Ireland during the 1971 riots.   Action/Drama/Thriller.  Rated R for strong violence/images.

Starring:   Jack O'Connell, Richard Dormer, Jack Lowden, Sean Harris, Charlie Murphy, and Martin McCann.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
rec_legoguy 3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! LEGO Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 291-1956   
   

Listen to a story and build a Lego creation at the library’s fun and exciting Lego Storytime! Welcome to the club! Lego’s will be supplied. No registration required.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! DUPLO Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 291-1956   
   

Listen to a story and build a DUPLO creation at the library’s fun and exciting DUPLO Storytime! Welcome to the club! Duplos will be supplied. No registration required.

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM Lost & Found Bereavement Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Stamp   732 462 5240   
   

Lost & Found Bereavement Group  meeting (on second and fourth Wednesday mornings) is devoted to  parents who have lost children.

Lost & Found Bereavement Group meetings (on last Thursday evening of each month) is devoted to all  who have lost a loved one.


 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Club: Founding Brothers by Joseph Ellis Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Please view the link to the Atlantic Highlands Evening Book Club Blog    http://ahlebc.blogspot.com/

The book schedule for 2015 (dates and books) appears in the right hand column as you scroll down (underneath "Get Blog Updates Via Email!")

If you have any further questions, please contact the Atlantic Highlands Branch.

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
Friday August 28, 2015 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 August 29, 2015 -  Monday September 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_hammer Colts Neck Library CLOSED Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

The Colts Neck branch will be closed for new carpet installation starting Saturday, August 29th through Monday, September 7th. The library will resume regular hours of 1-9pm on Tuesday, September 8th.

 

    Location: Colts Neck
Saturday August 29, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Summer Saturday Hours At Branch Libraries Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Branch locations (listed below) are open between 9am and 1pm on Saturdays in July & August.  Here is a list, with phone numbers, if you need to contact a branch.  Headquarters & Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury are open 9-5 on Saturdays.

Atlantic Highlands Branch.............732 291 1956

Hazlet Township Branch................732 264 7164

Holmdel Branch ............................732 946 4118
Howell Branch ..............................732 938 2300
Marlboro Branch ..........................732 536 9406
Ocean Township Branch ...............732 531 5092
Wall Township Branch ..................732 449 8877
West Long Branch Library.............732 222 5993  

Allentown Branch hours remain the same in the  Summer......... 609 259 7565

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday August 30, 2015 Go To Top
nat_flower02 Headquarters & Eastern Branch are closed on Sundays Through Labor Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Headquarters, Manalapan & Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury are closed on Summer Sundays, beginning Sunday, June 21. Sunday service returns on Sunday, September 13, 2015.

Your Library is always available to you through our website, and our Free app (find at www.monmouth.boopsie.com)

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

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,\

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  

or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  

or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryParentsPage

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryTeensPage   for answers!

    Location: Headquarters
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nat_flower02 Headquarters & Eastern Branch are closed on Sundays Through Labor Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Headquarters, Manalapan & Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury are closed on Summer Sundays, beginning Sunday, June 21. Sunday service returns on Sunday, September 13, 2015.

Your Library is always available to you through our website, and our Free app (find at www.monmouth.boopsie.com)

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

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,\

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  for answers!

    Location: Eastern Branch
Monday August 31, 2015 Go To Top
rec_games 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day: Bridge & Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

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

Make friends, talk about books, and read and learn in a relaxed community setting.  The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) offers an opportunity for adults and teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to participate in a weekly book club.  The group will meet on Mondays at 6:30 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

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

 

 

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
Tuesday September 1, 2015 -  Wednesday September 30, 2015 Go To Top
elect_camera A Different Angle: Photographs by Ellen Rubinstein Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come view this month's exhibit of photographs by artist Ellen Rubinstein.  

Meet the artist at a reception on Saturday, September 19th, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.

Throughout her life, Ellen has been inspired to capture fragments of the beauty of nature by means of photography.  Her images reflect the natural peace surrounding us, focusing on light and form.  She feels that nature is continually presenting us with visually striking moments which will never be repeated.  It is our challenge to notice, appreciate, and preserve them.  

After attending universities and working in upstate New York, California, and Massachusetts, Ellen has lived in scenic Holmdel, NJ for over twenty years. Photography remains a fascination.

 

 
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 Reference Desk at *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! (Available when library is open.)

 
    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs & Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: P.Judman, Children's Librarian   732 431 7220 x7226   
   

Enhanced Early Literacy, Learning Enrichment and Social Engagement with certified, professional, caring Children's Librarian is  Free at Monmouth County Library!  

NO fees, NO registration, NO card needed! Call  for information. Caregivers need to be in attendance. 

Check out our other programs, which are free, although we may request registration, in order to have ample materials for attendees! 

Headquarters/Manalapan/Preschool:  732 431-7220 x7226 Please choose One Session Per Week.

Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:  Mondays, 9:30am, no sessions

September 7 & 14.  Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am, no sessions September 1 & 15. Thursdays, 10:15am, no session September 3.

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years: Mondays, 10:15am, no sessions September 7 & 14.

Tuesdays, 11:40am, no sessions September 1 & 15.  Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am, no sessions, September 2 & 23.

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  Mondays, 11:00am, no sessions September 7 & 14. Thursdays, 11:00am, no session September 3. 

Family for Ages 2 and up: Mondays, 1:30pm, no sessions September 7 & 14. Wednesdays, 1:30pm, no sessions September 2 & 23.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday September 1, 2015 Go To Top
office_dollarsign 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming Department   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Movies@Wall: Catch Me If You Can (2002) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Persistence

Based on the true story of Frank Abagnale Jr., who successfully conned over 2.5 million dollars in phony checks posing as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and an attorney all by his 21st birthday, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks.

141 mins.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:50 PM Movie: Interstellar (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.  Directed by Christopher Nolan. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain.

Drama/Sci-Fi –169 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book3 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Ocean Township Library Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

A Thousand Acres

Author:  Jane Smiley

A successful Iowa farmer decides to divide his farm among his three daughters.  When the youngest objects, she is cut out of his will.  This sets off a chain of events that brings dark truths to light and explodes long-suppressed emotions.

Copies of the book are available in the library.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
office_meeting1 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

New attendees are always welcome at these ongoing classes which emphasize vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook.

This program is presented by the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.

    Location: Ocean Township
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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
Wednesday September 2, 2015 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7336   
   

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

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Child 44 (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A disgraced member of the military police investigates a series of nasty child murders during the Stalin-era Soviet Union. Stars Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace. 137 minutes. 

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

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

School age grades K and up.  Registration is required.  In-person registration begins on Thursday, August 20 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.  Please call if you have to cancel.
 

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 15 - September 30, 2015, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday September 3, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Crochet and Knit for a Cause Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join the fun while helping others! All items will go to Blankie Depot to be donated to babies in area hospitals. Bring a crochet hook; yarn will be provided for you. All skill levels welcome.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Far From The Madding Crowd (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Bathsheba Everdene, a beautiful independent woman attracts three different suitors: A farmer, a prosperous bachelor, and a reckless Sergeant. Based on the literary work by Thomas Hardy, this is a story that explores the human ability to overcome hardships. Starring:Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen.  Drama/Romance 119 minutes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
Friday September 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Home Safety and Fall Prevention Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The 8th Annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD) will be observed on September 23, 2015 -- the first day of Fall.  Falls are not an ineveitable part of aging and many can be prevented.  This program will discuss a variety of fall prevention tools and provide resources for older adults, caregivers, and professionals.  

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
Saturday September 5, 2015 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess & 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
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
Sunday September 6, 2015 Go To Top
nat_flower02 Headquarters & Eastern Branch are closed on Sundays Through Labor Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Headquarters, Manalapan & Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury are closed on Summer Sundays, beginning Sunday, June 21. Sunday service returns on Sunday, September 13, 2015.

Your Library is always available to you through our website, and our Free app (find at www.monmouth.boopsie.com)

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

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,\

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  

or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  

or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryParentsPage

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryTeensPage   for answers!

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_flower02 Headquarters & Eastern Branch are closed on Sundays Through Labor Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Headquarters, Manalapan & Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury are closed on Summer Sundays, beginning Sunday, June 21. Sunday service returns on Sunday, September 13, 2015.

Your Library is always available to you through our website, and our Free app (find at www.monmouth.boopsie.com)

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

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,\

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  for answers!

    Location: Eastern Branch
Monday September 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_handshake Labor Day Holiday - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: All Branches
Tuesday September 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Library Commission Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

(Tuesday) September 8, 2015 - 12:00 noon; Headquarters

(Tuesday) October 13, 2015 - 12:00 noon; Eastern Branch

(Tuesday) November 10, 2015 - 12:00 noon; Headquarters

(Tuesday) December 8, 2015 - 12 noon; Eastern Branch

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over--and see everything anew.

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  -  12:55 PM New Release Movie: The Age of Adaline (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

After miraculously remaining 29 years old for almost eight decades, Adaline Bowman has lived a solitary existence, never allowing herself to get close to anyone who might reveal her secret. But a chance encounter with charismatic philanthropist Ellis Jones reignites her passion for life and romance. When a weekend with his parents threatens to uncover the truth, Adaline makes a decision that will change her life forever. Directed by Lee Toland Krieger. Starring Blake Lively, Michael Huisman, and Harrison Ford 

Drama/Romance- 112 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: Taken 3 (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Ex-government operative Bryan Mills is accused of a murder he never committed or witnessed. As he is tracked and pursued, Mills brings out his particular set of skills to find the true killer and clear his name.  Directed by Oliver Megaton.  Starring Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker, and Maggie Grace
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Action/Thriller – 109 minutes.

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movies@Wall: Freedom Writers (2007) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Persistence

Based on the true story of Erin Gruwell a 23 year-old high school teacher who uses unconventional means of inspiring her English class in a gang-infested California high school to learn tolerance and pursue education beyond high school, starring Hilary Swank and Patrick Dempsey.

123 mins.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:25 PM New Release Movie: The Age of Adaline (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

After miraculously remaining 29 years old for almost eight decades, Adaline Bowman has lived a solitary existence, never allowing herself to get close to anyone who might reveal her secret. But a chance encounter with charismatic philanthropist Ellis Jones reignites her passion for life and romance. When a weekend with his parents threatens to uncover the truth, Adaline makes a decision that will change her life forever. Directed by Lee Toland Krieger. Starring Blake Lively, Michael Huisman, and Harrison Ford 

Drama/Romance- 112 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
office_meeting1 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

New attendees are always welcome at these ongoing classes which emphasize vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook.

This program is presented by the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
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 September 9, 2015 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7336   
   

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

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

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

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

Rooftops of  Tehran: A Novel by  Mahbod Seraji


 Life looks pretty good to 17-year-old Pasha Shahed and his friend Ahmed from the rooftops of Tehran in 1973 in this debut novel by Mahbod Serajii. Pasha, the novel’s narrator focuses on two key periods in his life: the summer and fall of 1973, when his life is going rather well, and the winter of 1974, when he’s incarcerated in a grim psychiatric hospital. This coming- of- age novel examines the human cost of political repression.

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.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: Run All Night (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Mobster and hit man Jimmy Conlon has one night to figure out where his loyalties lie: with his estranged son, Mike, whose life is in danger, or his longtime best friend, mob boss Shawn Maguire, who wants Mike to pay for the death of his own son. Stars Liam Neeson, Ed Harris, Joel Kinnaman. 114 minutes.

    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! LEGO Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Hear a LEGO story and make your own LEGO creation.  Save a memory of your design on Mom or Dad's smart phone.

Ages K and up.

Registration required.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
misc_globe 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the End of World War II in Asia Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the End of World War II in Asia.
 On 9/2/1945, Japan formally surrendered to the Allies bringing an end to the war in the Pacific and on 9/9/1945 Japan officially surrendered  to China.  Join us for this very special event including 
 
  • Presentation by Nanking Massacre survivor Mr. Chu-Yeh Chang, who will speak about his experience during the Nanking Massacre when he was 14-years old.  
  • Lecture by Dr. Don Tow, President of NJ-ALPHA, onThe Doolittle Raid: Mission Impossible and Its Impact on the U.S. and China.
  • Performance by award-winning artist Mr. Chai-lun Yueh perform songs in Chinese, English  that are related to WWII, or war and peace in general  He is a dramatic baritone with a rich and powerful voice, a music director and voice educator, and Grammy nominee.

This program is co-sponsored by NJ-ALPHA (New Jersey Alliance for Learning & Preserving the History of WWII in Asia).

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 15 - September 30, 2015, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_none 10:35 PM  -  11:05 PM Kids! Fantastic Fall Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to seasonal stories and make your own fall wreath!

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

    Location: Marlboro
Thursday September 10, 2015 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Introduction to Internet Searching Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

The lecture will run for approximately one hour and is followed by 30 minutes of Q&A.
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM SHIP Answer Session (By Appointment Only) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SHIP Coordinator   732 728 1331   
   

Please make an appointment with a SHIP Counselor by calling 732 728 1331.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_none 10:35 AM  -  11:05 AM Kids! Fantastic Fall Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to seasonal stories and make your own fall wreath!

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

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: '71 (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast in 1971, a young and disoriented British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit. Starring: Jack O’Connell, Sam Reid, Sean Harris. Action/Drama/Thriller  99 minutes. 

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_scissors&glue 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Press Here - Preschool 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, August 27, 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: Kentucky (1938) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by David Butler (Road to Morocco, If I had My Way, Little Princess, Bright Eyes)

Starring Loretta Young, Walter Brennan, Richard Greene and Charles Waldron

In honor of American Pharoah winning the Triple Crown, the Classic Movie series presents Kentucky in gorgeous “Technicolor”. A long-standing feud between two rival horse breeding families (The Dillons and the Goodwins) lingers on for three generations dating back to the Civil War. Walter Brennan stars as Peter Goodwin and Loretta Young plays his niece. Come see this sensational Romeo and Juliet love story filmed on location at Calumet Farms and Churchill Downs.

96 minutes; (c)Twentieth Century Fox

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Fantastic Fall Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Enjoy seasonal stories and make your own cool craft!

No registration. For children Grades K and up.

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over--and see everything anew.

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: Kentucky (1938) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by David Butler (Road to Morocco, If I had My Way, Little Princess, Bright Eyes)

Starring Loretta Young, Walter Brennan, Richard Greene and Charles Waldron

In honor of American Pharoah winning the Triple Crown, the Classic Movie series presents Kentucky in gorgeous “Technicolor”. A long-standing feud between two rival horse breeding families (The Dillons and the Goodwins) lingers on for three generations dating back to the Civil War. Walter Brennan stars as Peter Goodwin and Loretta Young plays his niece. Come see this sensational Romeo and Juliet love story filmed on location at Calumet Farms and Churchill Downs.

96 minutes; (c)Twentieth Century Fox

    Location: Eastern Branch
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Friday September 11, 2015 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Documentary: The Cats of Mirikitani (2006) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 X7222   
   

Documentary Screening for the National Day of Service and Remembrance

Eighty-year-old Jimmy Mirikitani survived the trauma of WWII internment camps, Hiroshima, and homelessness by creating art. But when 9/11 threatens his life on the New York City streets and a local filmmaker brings him to her home, the two embark on a journey to confront Jimmy's painful past. An intimate exploration of the lingering wounds of war and the healing powers of friendship and art, this documentary won the Audience Award at its premiere in the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival.

Running time for this documentary is 74 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday September 12, 2015 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess & 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
office_money_bills_coins 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Maximizing Social Security Benefits Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Getting the most out of Social Security requires being properly informed. Join Richard Donado and Richard Gunderud as they explore some of the best strategies to maximize your benefits.

Sponsored by Professional Economic Growth Group.

Stop by the library or call 732-264-7164 to register.

    Location: Hazlet
 
lib_book_signing 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM From Heart to Head to Poem and Back: A Poetry Writing Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

“Poetry is an emotion that has found its thought and that thought has found words.” Robert Frost

Perhaps you have written many poems. Perhaps just a few. Perhaps somewhere in between. In any case, we invite you to a poetry writing workshop where you will receive inspiration, encouragement, and the joy of interacting with other poets. You will also have fun as you hone your craft and treat your inner muse to an enjoyable afternoon.

The facilitators are Evelyn Hampton and Flora Higgins. Evelyn grew up on a farm in Colts Neck and in rural Tinton Falls, where she acquired a great appreciation and reverence for the peaceful beauty of nature and the comfort of small-town living in an era of bygone simplicity.  She is inspired to take pen to paper by everyday living and the restorative power of music, poetry, and human connections. She's been published in the Monmouth Review, served several terms as an advisor and Open Mic judge, and also participated in the Long Branch Poetry Festival.  Everything is a story, unless, of course, it’s a poem. - EMH

Flora Higgins has organized poetry readings at the Newark Public Library and the Monmouth County Library. Retired from full time librarianship, she now teaches English at Brookdale Community College and works part time at Bankier Library at Brookdale, and the Monmouth County Library in Manalapan. She teaches Classical Literature at SCAN and tutors several students privately. Her poetry has been published in Still Crazy, Shepard, The Asbury Park Press, The Newark Review, Spouts, and a few collegiate literary journals.

Registration is not needed for this program.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
lib_book_bunch1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chinese Language Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Today our moderator, Mrs. Pinkie Wu, will lead A Discussion on Yan Geling's Novels.

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

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

Today our moderator, Ragini Chaturvedi, will lead A Discussion on Dating & Marriage Tension in Indo-American Homes.

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday September 13, 2015 Go To Top
ent_piano 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Brazillian Jazz Concert: Abelita Mateus & Trio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Pianist and singer Abelita Mateus is passionate about Brazilian music.  Ms. Mateus  studied classical piano in her teens, and gradually became more involved with jazz.  She began her career in São Paulo, Brazil, performing with such prominent musicians as Vinicius Dorin, Raul de Souza and Hermeto Pascoal. Now living in New York, Abelita is researching jazz and applying its unique sounds into her own music, as a performer and composer. She is also playing in different venues in New York and New Jersey with such great musicians as Claudio Roditi, Itaiguara Brandão, Peter Slavov, and Portinho.

Entrance doors open at 12:30pm.  Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  We request that attendees do not hold or reserve seats for others.  Library staff reserves a number seats for a limited time before performance

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday September 14, 2015 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
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Tuesday September 15, 2015 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Movie: Kill The Messenger (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign after he exposes the CIA's role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California. Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb. Directed by Michael Cuesta. Starring Jeremy Renner, Robert Patrick, and Jena Sims.

Drama – 93 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies@Wall: Greatest Game Ever Played (2005) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Persistence

Francis Ouimet grew up with a fascination for golf and at the age or 20 played in the 1913 US Open against his idol, 1900 US Open champion, Englishman Harry Vardon at a time when golf was considered a pastime of the wealth and privileged, starring Shia LaBeouf and Stephen Dillane.

120 mins.

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
office_meeting1 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

New attendees are always welcome at these ongoing classes which emphasize vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook.

This program is presented by the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
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 September 16, 2015 Go To Top
food_cupcake.GIF 3:15 AM  -  4:15 PM Kids! #TweenTime! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 291-1956   
   

*NEW* #TweenTime at the Atlantic Highlands Branch – Recommended for all children grades 3-5

Drop by the activity room for after-school snacks the chance to make your own sailor knot bracelet! No registration required.  

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7336   
   

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

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie: Iris (2001) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

True story of the lifelong romance between novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband, John Bayley, from their student days through her battle with Alzheimer's disease. Stars Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent, Kate Winslet. 91 minutes.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Afternoon at the Movies:The Age of Adaline (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

After miraculously remaining 29 years old for almost eight decades, Adaline Bowman has lived a solitary existence, never allowing herself to get close to anyone who might reveal her secret. But a chance encounter with charismatic philanthropist Ellis Jones reignites her passion for life and romance. When a weekend with his parents threatens to uncover the truth, Adaline makes a decision that will change her life forever. Starring Blake Lively, Harrison Ford and Ellen Burstyn. 112 minutes. 

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
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anim_dog_scottie 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Therapy Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Read to Misty and Peaches.  Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves.

Grades K and up.

Registration required.

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

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

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

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 15 - September 30, 2015, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

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

The Monmouth County Library Teen Advisory Board meets monthly at Headquarters in Manalapan. You can earn Community Service Hours by joining this great group.  Come out and meet new friends, have a snack and share your ideas for teen programming, teen collections, and more.

 

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday September 17, 2015 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 every third Thursday of the month.

The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner


The Compson family tragedy features some of the most memorable characters in literature. Their lives fragmented and harrowed by history and legacy, the character's voices and actions mesh to create what is arguably Faulkner's masterpiece and one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century.

Call the library for information 732-938-2300

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

 

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_pencil 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Book Discussion: Redeployment by Phil Klay Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

From former marine captain and Iraq veteran Phil Klay, a brilliant and hard-hitting collection focusing on the complexities of  life for soldiers on the front lines and after. Phil Klay’s Redeployment takes readers to the front lines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there and what happened to the soldiers who returned. Interwoven with themes of brutality and faith, guilt and fear, helplessness and survival, the characters in these stories struggle to make meaning out of chaos.

Redeployment is poised to become a classic in the tradition of war writing. Across nations and continents, Klay sets in devastating relief the two worlds a soldier inhabits: one of extremes and one of loss. Written with a hard-eyed realism and stunning emotional depth, this work marks Phil Klay as one of the most talented new voices of his generation.

Books will be available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Movie:The Age Of Adaline (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A young woman, born at the turn of the century, wrestles with keeping secret her ageless life when she meets a handsome philanthropist. But when a weekend encounter threatens to uncover the truth, she may be forced to take greater control of her life. Starring: Blake Lively, Harrison Ford, Michael Huisman Drama/Romance 112 minutes.

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Crochet and Knit for a Cause Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join the fun while helping others! All items will go to Blankie Depot to be donated to babies in area hospitals. Bring a crochet hook; yarn will be provided for you. All skill levels welcome.

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Special Agent (1935) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by William Keighley (G Men, Torrid Zone, George Washington Slept Here).

Starring Bette Davis, George Brent and Ricardo Cortez.

This great gangster movie features Ricardo Cortez as a crime boss whom the Feds are determined to put behind bars using tax evasion as the pretext. To get this familiar Capone-like character, George Brent plays a reporter who goes undercover as a government special agent to gather evidence. Bette Davis is Cortez’s loyal secretary, but things get complicated when she falls in love with Brent. Will she dare to take the next step and testify against her boss?

76 minutes; (c)Warner Brothers

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Wall Book Club: No Ordinary Time: Home Front in World War II, Part I by Doris Kearns Goodwin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History, No Ordinary Time is a monumental work, a brilliantly conceived chronicle of one of the most vibrant and revolutionary periods in the history of the United States.
With an extraordinary collection of details, Goodwin masterfully weaves together a striking number of story lines—Eleanor and Franklin’s marriage and remarkable partnership, Eleanor’s life as First Lady, and FDR’s White House and its impact on America as well as on a world at war. Goodwin effectively melds these details and stories into an unforgettable and intimate portrait of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt and of the time during which a new, modern America was born. 

Due to the number of pages, the Wall Book Club will be reading the first half of this book in September and the second half in October.*
 

    Location: Wall Township
 
lib_teddybear_reading 3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! Meet Local Children’s Author, Kathy Blohm! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 291-1956   
   

Kathy Blohm is a writer, documentary filmmaker, and award-winning photographer. She will read her wonderful children’s book, Cellphone Call of the Wild, a suspenseful tale with a technology twist! No registration required. This program is recommended for children ages 4 and up. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
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rec_legoguy 4:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Lego Storytime Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 536-9406   
   

Work in groups or with a friend to create your own Lego designs!

Registration begins Thursday, Sept. 10.

Ages 4 and up

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

K and up

In person registration begins on Thursday, September 3 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 Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Special Agent (1935) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by William Keighley (G Men, Torrid Zone, George Washington Slept Here).

Starring Bette Davis, George Brent and Ricardo Cortez.

This great gangster movie features Ricardo Cortez as a crime boss whom the Feds are determined to put behind bars using tax evasion as the pretext. To get this familiar Capone-like character, George Brent plays a reporter who goes undercover as a government special agent to gather evidence. Bette Davis is Cortez’s loyal secretary, but things get complicated when she falls in love with Brent. Will she dare to take the next step and testify against her boss?

76 minutes; (c)Warner Brothers

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_signing 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM The Monmouth Creative Writers' Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

 If you have an interest in writing and you care to share your work, the Monmouth Creative Writers' Group meets every third Thursday of the month at 7 o'clock at the Monmouth County Library-Headquarters. Our goal is simply to offer constructive criticism and support to fellow writers. These sessions are free and open to the public. If you are interested in reading something to the group, choose a piece that is under 1500 words and bring ten copies to distribute so the group can read along.

    Location: Headquarters
Friday September 18, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Hebrew Language Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Today, we will discuss Favours and Pleasures by Noa Yedlin 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.

Books are available at Library Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday September 19, 2015 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess & 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_masks_bw 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Hello, Dolley Madison! Live Performance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Dolley Madison was the first wife of James Madison, the fourth president of the United States. She is known as the woman who turned the new nation's capital at Washington, D.C. from a dull swamp into a high-society social scene. Dolley served as the official White House hostess while her husband served as Secretary of State. Madison won the presidency in 1808 and Dolley created the role of First Lady as social hostess and trend-setter, furnishing the president's quarters for the first time and hosting weekly parties of politicians and citizens.

Hello, Dolley Madison is a one woman show performed by Linda Turash of LT Productions, where the popular first lady reflects on her life and shares her memories with the audience. Registration is not needed for this program but seating is on a first-come first serve basis.

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
elect_camera 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Art Reception: Photographs by Ellen Rubinstein Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Meet artist Ellen Rubinstein and view her exhibit of photographs titled "A Different Angle"

Throughout her life, Ellen has been inspired to capture fragments of the beauty of nature by means of photography.  Her images reflect the natural peace surrounding us, focusing on light and form.  She feels that nature is continually presenting us with visually striking moments which will never be repeated.  It is our challenge to notice, appreciate, and preserve them.  

After attending universities and working in upstate New York, California, and Massachusetts, Ellen has lived in scenic Holmdel, NJ for over twenty years. Photography remains a fascination.

 

Monday September 21, 2015 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_runner.GIF 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Designer Sneakers, a paper craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

In person registration begins on Thursday, September 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
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
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 September 22, 2015 Go To Top
office_dollarsign 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming Department   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movies@Wall: Saving Mr. Banks (2013) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Persistence

Based on the true story of how Walt Disney pulled out all the stops to persuade the reluctant P.L. Travers, author of Mary Poppins to develop her books into a screen adaption, starring Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks.

125 mins.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Movie: The Longest Ride (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

After an automobile crash, the lives of a young couple intertwine with a much older man, as he reflects back on a past love. Directed by George Tillman Jr. Starring Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson and Alan Alda.

Drama/Romance – 139 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
office_meeting1 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

New attendees are always welcome at these ongoing classes which emphasize vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook.

This program is presented by the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
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 September 23, 2015 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7336   
   

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

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Movie: Where Hope Grows (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A baseball player whose professional career was cut short due to his personal problems is suddenly awakened and invigorated by a young-man with Down syndrome who works at the local grocery store. Stars Kristoffer Polaha, David DeSanctis, Danica McKellar. 95 minutes. 

    Location: Hazlet
 
nat_leaf_fall 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Happy Autumn! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

To celebrate the first day of fall, make a paper bonfire craft.

Ages 3 1/2 and up.

Registration required.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
misc_smiley 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Physical Therapy Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join us for an overview of the benefits of physical therapy especially for those with back pain, arthritis, and issues with balance. 

Sponsored by Crest Physical Therapy.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 15 - September 30, 2015, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday September 24, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bookbites: A Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

The Ship of Brides by Jojo Moyes

The year is 1946 and all over the world, young women are crossing the seas in the thousands en route to the men they married in wartime - an unknown future.  In Sydney, Australia, four women join 650 other brides on an extraordinary voyage to England, aboard the HMS Victoria, which also carries not just arms and aircraft but 1,000 naval officers and men.  Rules of honor, duty, and separation are stricly enforced, from the aircraft carrier's captain down to the lowliest young stoker.  But the men and the brides will find their lives intertwined in ways the Navy could never have imagined.   

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: Cinderella (2015) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

In this new version of Cinderella directed by Kenneth Branagh, Cinderella (Lily James) is forced to endure a life of labor at the hands of her cruel Stepmother (Cate Blanchett) after her father dies, but a chance encounter with a dashing stranger changes her life forever.  Romance/Fantasy 105 minutes. 

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Thursday Classic Movie: A Tale of Two Cities (1935) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Jack Conway (Libeled Lady,Tarzan and His Mate, Too Hot to Handle)

Starring Ronald Colman, Elizabeth Allan, Edna Mae Oliver, Basil Rathbone, Charles Catlett and Donald Woods.

This Charles Dickens classic novel set during the French Revolution is faithfully adapted to the screen by the incomparable producer David O.Selznick. Selznick had just finished producing another Dickens novel, David Copperfield in 1934 and A Tale of Two Cities features many of the same cast members. Ronald Colman's performance as the dedicated lawyer Sydney Carton is outstanding.

121 minutes; (c)MGM

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! DUPLO Storytime Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 291-1956   
   

Listen to a story and build a Duplo creation at the library’s fun and exciting Duplo Storytime! Welcome to the club! Duplos will be supplied. No registration required. This program is open to children ages 3-5. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_runner.GIF 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Designer Sneakers, a paper craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

In person registration begins on Thursday, September 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
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Thursday Classic Movie: A Tale of Two Cities (1935) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Jack Conway (Libeled Lady,Tarzan and His Mate, Too Hot to Handle)

Starring Ronald Colman, Elizabeth Allan, Edna Mae Oliver, Basil Rathbone, Charles Catlett and Donald Woods.

This Charles Dickens classic novel set during the French Revolution is faithfully adapted to the screen by the incomparable producer David O.Selznick. Selznick had just finished producing another Dickens novel, David Copperfield in 1934 and A Tale of Two Cities features many of the same cast members. Ronald Colman's performance as the dedicated lawyer Sydney Carton is outstanding.

121 minutes; (c)MGM

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM Lost & Found Bereavement Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Stamp   732 462 5240   
   

Lost & Found Bereavement Group  meeting (on second and fourth Wednesday mornings) is devoted to  parents who have lost children.

Lost & Found Bereavement Group meetings (on last Thursday evening of each month) is devoted to all  who have lost a loved one.


 

    Location: Headquarters
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lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Club: Middletown, America by Gail Sheehy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Please view the link to the Atlantic Highlands Evening Book Club Blog    http://ahlebc.blogspot.com/

The book schedule for 2015 (dates and books) appears in the right hand column as you scroll down (underneath "Get Blog Updates Via Email!")

If you have any further questions, please contact the Atlantic Highlands Branch.

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
Friday September 25, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books 2 Blockbusters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Join us as we discuss popular books that have been made into a film and will be coming to a theater near you!

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen.  At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein.  Obsessed with discovering the cause of generation and life and bestowing animation upon lifeless matter, Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts, but; upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature's hideousness.  Tormented by isolation and loneliness, the once-innocent creature turns to evil and unleashes a campaign of murderous revenge against his creator, Frnakenstein.

    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
 
ent_masks_color 2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM The Fabulous Fifites Live Performance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join us as Linda Turash and LT Productions take us on a stroll down memory lane to the "fabulous fifties." Skits, monologues, and songs will evoke memories of this decade including "I Love Lucy," Elvis, American Bandstand, drive in movies, and a lot more! Audience participation may include taking part in a TV game show, jitterbugging with the cast, or showing your hula hoop skills. Cast will be in 50's costumes, and the audience is welcome to do the same! 

Registration is preferred but not required. 

    Location: Hazlet
Saturday September 26, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_sale 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Hazlet Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

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

    Location: Hazlet
 
nat_tree 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Appalachian Trail Stories & History Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Not your typical program about hiking the Appalachian Trail! Learn about the history of the area before the trail existed and hear the stories of the people and events leading up to the formation and construction of the trail. Hear the reasons why the early hikers took to the trail and why we still hike it today.

Presented by Ocean Township native Stephen Martelli, a resident of Maine for the past 25 years. An avid, life-long hiker, Steve has sought to educate hikers and non-hikers of all ages on the features of the trail.

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday September 27, 2015 Go To Top
ent_gclef 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Tim McLoone & The Shirleys Present Women Who Rock Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Tim McLoone & The Shirleys with the Atlantic Coast Band are back to open our Fall concert series with Women Who Rock.  They will perform music of Darlene Love and other women who rock, including Carole King and Linda Ronstadt.

Entrance doors open at 12:30pm.  Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  We request that attendees do not hold or reserve seats for others.  Library staff reserves a number seats for a limited time before performance.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_gclef 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Tim McLoone & The Shirleys Present Women Who Rock Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x3   
   

Tim McLoone & The Shirleys with the Atlantic Coast Band are back to open our Fall concert series with Women Who Rock.  They will perform music of Darlene Love and other women who rock, including Carole King and Linda Ronstadt.

Entrance doors open at 12:30pm.  Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  We request that attendees do not hold or reserve seats for others.  Library staff reserves a number seats for a limited time before performance.

    Location: Headquarters
Monday September 28, 2015 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Parents: Tools for school Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE - Counselors to America's Small Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

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

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

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • All Classes are free and meet on Monday evenings between 7pm and 8:15pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

2015 Dates: September 28, October 5, October 19, October 26, November 9, November 16, November 23, November 30, December 7, December 14.

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday September 29, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 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   
   

20 Under 40

Short Story Authors from The New Yorker Magazine

September 29th

An Honest Exit by Dinaw Mengestu

The story is told in the first person by a professor of English who father fled Ethiopia for America.  The teacher in the story sees the irony in his teaching English literature and composition to young Americans.  He seems a decent enough teacher but his connection to his students has always been just professional.  Then one day he begins to tell his students the story of how his father left Ethiopia for Sudan and ended up years later in America.

    Location: Headquarters
 
food_apple 1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Toddler Craft - Peek-a-Boo Apples Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old

Enjoy stories and make a fun craft.

No registration.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: The Water Diviner (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

An Australian man travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons. Directed by Russell Crowe. Starring Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko, and Jai Courtney.

Drama/War – 111 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies@Wall: Woman in Gold (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Persistence

Based on the true story of Maria Altmann, a Jewish refugee from World War II, with the help of her inexperienced young lawyer take on the Austrian government to recover family possessions seized by the Nazis including Klimt's famous painting "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I", starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds.

109 mins.

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
office_meeting1 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

New attendees are always welcome at these ongoing classes which emphasize vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook.

This program is presented by the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:15 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 from 7pm to 8:20pm and the dates are: Sept. 29, Oct. 6,13,20,27, Nov.10,17,24, Dec.1,8,15.

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 25 spaces available.
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:20 pm.

In 2015:  September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 10, 17, 24, December 1, 8, 15.  

 

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at  732 431 7220 x7222.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_handshake 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Transitions 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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Wednesday September 30, 2015 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7336   
   

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Interviewing Skills Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you know the three interview questions every employer will ask?  Do you know the most important thing you need to say in an interview?  Do you know what drives interviewers crazy?

Get prepared to answer tough interview questions with confidence!  All participants will have a chance to practice their interviewing skills.

 

Presented by Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Monmouth County Workforce Development and Monmouth County Library Career Services

 

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
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.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: The Age of Adaline (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A young woman, born at the turn of the 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After many solitary years, she meets a man who complicates the eternal life she has settled into. Stars Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Harrison Ford. 112 minutes. 

    Location: Hazlet
 
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  Fault In Our Stars  by John Green   

At 16, Hazel Grace Lancaster, a three-year stage IV-cancer survivor, is clinically depressed. Her doctor sends her to a weekly support group where she meets Augustus Waters, a fellow cancer survivor, and the two fall in love.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 15 - September 30, 2015, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday October 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none ART EXHIBITS: Lobby and Cases New Jersey in Focus: The World War I Era: 1910-1920 for Archives Mont Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Part of Archives and History Month.
 
    Location: Headquarters
Thursday October 1, 2015 -  Saturday October 31, 2015 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 Reference Desk at *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! (Available when library is open.)

 
    Location: Hazlet
Thursday October 1, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Crochet and Knit for a Cause Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join the fun while helping others! All items will go to Blankie Depot to be donated to babies in area hospitals. Bring a crochet hook; yarn will be provided for you. All skill levels welcome.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
Friday October 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_questionmark_yellow 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Small Claims Court 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Superior Court Office of the Ombudsman will be presenting information on Small Claims procedures.  Come and learn about the process, filing a claim, what happens while in court and much more.

A First Fridays for Seniors series presentation

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday October 3, 2015 Go To Top
elect_clock_alarm 9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Archives & History Day: Learning Forum Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Monmouth County Archives   732-308-3771   
   

Under the direction of Christine Giordano Hanlon, County Clerk, the Monmouth County Archives presents  Archives & History Day. The Archives and History Day theme is the 1910-1920 era including, but not limited, to WWI, but exhibits may include any topic related to New Jersey history and your organization. Attendees are encouraged to dress in period costume from any era and asked to donate a history-related prize for the annual History Game. 

Keynote speaker Melissa Ziobro talks on The Impact of World War I on Monmouth County. Ms. Ziobro has been an instructor of History at Monmouth University in West Long Branch since 2007. She also serves on the executive council of Brookdale Community College's Center for World War II Studies and Conflict Resolution, and as the Book Reviews editor for New Jersey Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. From 2004 until its closing in 2011, she served as a historian at Fort Monmouth.

An exhibit on WWI will be in Monmouth County Library's Hall and Gallery for viewing throughout the month of October.

Since 1996, Archives and History Day has been celebrated annually in recognition of Archives Week. Its purpose is to bring together archivists, historians and others people and organizations who preserve New Jersey history and make it available to the public, particularly as it relates to Monmouth County.All programs are free and open to the public to enjoy!  For more information, please go to Monmouth County's webpage:  www.visitmonmouth.com

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_new_jersey_350_green.GIF 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Archives & History Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Monmouth County Archives   732 431 7000 x3771   
   

9am-5pm               New Jersey in Focus: The World War I Era: 1910-1920 (in Library Gallery & Lobby): 

9am-5pm               Local and State History Reference Books  (in the New Jersey History Room)

9am-9:50am          Archives and History Organizations at Exhibit Tables

9:50am                 Color Guard, pledge of Allegiance, National Anthem

10am                    Archives & History Organization at Exhibition Tables

Plenary Session

Christine Giordano Hanlon, Esq., County Clerk, Monmouth County

Jane G. Clayton Award Presentation

Greetings from:

                           Monmouth County Freeholders

                           Renee B. Swartz, Chair, Monmouth County Library Commission

                           Gary D. Saretzky Monmouth County Archivist & Chair

McDonough Award Presentation:

                            Linda Wilson, President, Monmouth County Genealogy Society

Barbara Carver Smith Award Presentation

                            Laura Poll, Monmouth County Historical Association & Chair, NJ-MARAC Caucus

Innovative Archives Award Presentation: Township of Ocean Historical Museum

12 Noon                 Archives and History Organizations at Exhibit Tables

12:10-12:55pm       History Forum: Discussion of Fort Monmouth, WWI and Monmouth County History.  

                             Conducted by Monmouth County Historian Randall Gabrielan with Featured Speaker Melissa Ziobro, Monmouth University. (Held in Room 7)

1:00-2:00pm           Featured Speaker:  Melissa Ziobro, Monmouth University  on  Fort Monmouth and Monmouth County in World War I.

The name Monmouth has been synonymous with the defense of freedom since our country‘s inception. Named for the brave soldiers who gave their lives just a few miles away at the Battle of Monmouth Court House in 1778, Fort Monmouth was the site of some of the most significant communications and electronics breakthroughs in military history.

2:00pm                  New Jersey History Game Award Drawings

2:15-3:00pm           Archives and History Organizations at Exhibit Tables

2:15-2:45pm           Tour of the Monmouth County Archives (Pre-reserved participants, pleas

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_microphone2 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM That's Entertainment!: Songs introduced by Fred Astaire Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Although Fred Astaire claimed he couldn’t sing, he was picked by some of the greatest songwriters of early films to introduce songs that became standards, still being sung today.  Cole Porter’s “Night and Day.” Irving Berlin’s “Change Partners.” Jerome Kearn and Dorothy Fields’ “The Way You Look Tonight.”  All have been sung in one of Fred Astaire’s movies.

Performer and educator Phil Bruschi returns to the Ocean Township Library to discuss -- in his “edu-tain-ment” style -- what part these songs played in each film and will show some film clips of Astaire’s smooth, elegant dancing routines.  Phil also will perform many of the songs Astaire made famous.

Tickets are required for this event.  A limit of two tickets per patron. Tickets will become available the week of September 14 and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Location: Ocean Township
Sunday October 4, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Russian Language Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Today, Moderator Ulyana Solomko lead the discussion on Y.Tomin's Carousels over the City

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

Books are available at Library Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
Monday October 5, 2015 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • All Classes are free and meet on Monday evenings between 7pm and 8:15pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

2015 Dates: September 28, October 5, October 19, October 26, November 9, November 16, November 23, November 30, December 7, December 14.

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday October 6, 2015 Go To Top
office_dollarsign 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming Department   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book3 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Ocean Township Library Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care 

Author:  Cris Beam

Who are the children of foster care? What, as a country, do we owe them? Cris Beam, a foster mother herself, spent five years imersed in the world of foster care looking into these questions an dtracing firsthand stories.

Copies of the book are available in the library.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:15 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 from 7pm to 8:20pm and the dates are: Sept. 29, Oct. 6,13,20,27, Nov.10,17,24, Dec.1,8,15.

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 25 spaces available.
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:20 pm.

In 2015:  September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 10, 17, 24, December 1, 8, 15.  

 

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at  732 431 7220 x7222.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_handshake 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Transitions 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 October 7, 2015 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7336   
   

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

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
Thursday October 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM SHIP Answer Session (By Appointment Only) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SHIP Coordinator   732 728 1331   
   

Please make an appointment with a SHIP Counselor by calling 732 728 1331.

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

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
school_graduate 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM College Planning Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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

DID YOU KNOW?

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

Attend this workshop and you will learn…..

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

Students are also welcome and encouraged to attend! 

For Reservations: Call 732-224-1496 or email www.CollegeFundingAssociates.com

    Location: Colts Neck
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Friday October 9, 2015 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 October 10, 2015 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess & 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_note 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Tribute to Neil Diamond: Singer, Songwriter Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Neil Diamond continues to endure in the world of pop music as a solo artist. This program focuses on his legendary career as a singer and songwriter highlighting more than 45 years of struggles and successes. Diamond has sold over 125 million records worldwide and has performed in front of millions of concertgoers. This Brooklyn Baritone has had 10 number one hit singles over the years and is considered the third most successful adult contemporary artist on the Billboard chart.

As an entertainer, educator and speaker Phil Bruschi has had a long career in the entertainment business and it started at age nine when he first studied percussion as a drummer. Over the years, he has played all types of music from jazz to rock.

Join us for an afternoon of music and memories as Phil discusses Diamond's early career to present day while performing such songs as "Sweet Caroline," "Hello Again," "Cracklin Rose," "September Morn," and many more. Registration is not needed for this program, but seating is on a first-come first-serve basis. 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
misc_globe 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Ukraine: A Country at War with Russia Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

"Ukraine: A Country at War with Russia" is presented by Professor Alexander Motyl, a Ukrainian-American historian, political scientst, poet, writer, translator and artist.  Dr. Motyl is a professor of political science at Rutgers University, and will speak about Ukraine and its current political, military and economic struggles. He has written extensively on the Soviet Union, Ukraine, revolutions, nations and nationalism, and empire. He has authored many works, including The Turn to the Right: the Ideological Origins & Development of Ukrainian Nationalism, 1919-1929 and Will the Non-Russians Rebel? State, Ethnicity and Stability in the USSR, and blogs at World Affairs Journal (www.worldaffairsjournal.org).

 

This program is sponsored by the Ukrainian National Women's League of America (UNWLA), Branch 98. The UNWLA is the largest and oldest Ukrainian women's organization in the United States.  It works independently as a charitable and cultural 501(c)(3) organization.

 


 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Monday October 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_globe Columbus Day Holiday - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: All Branches
Tuesday October 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Library Commission Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

(Tuesday) October 13, 2015 - 12:00 noon; Eastern Branch

(Tuesday) November 10, 2015 - 12:00 noon; Headquarters

(Tuesday) December 8, 2015 - 12 noon; Eastern Branch

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:15 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 from 7pm to 8:20pm and the dates are: Sept. 29, Oct. 6,13,20,27, Nov.10,17,24, Dec.1,8,15.

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 25 spaces available.
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:20 pm.

In 2015:  September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 10, 17, 24, December 1, 8, 15.  

 

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at  732 431 7220 x7222.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_handshake 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Transitions 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 October 14, 2015 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7336   
   

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

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

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

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

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936  Berlin Olympics  by Daniel James Brown

This is the true story of  nine young Americans (including coxswain Bob Moch) who made up the team in the Husky Clipper that would eventually edge to victory by six-tenths of a second ahead of the Italians in the Olympics at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

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.

Game in session when the Library is open.

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

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, an accredited International T'ai Chi Chih Teacher and Trainer, has been practicing T'ai Chi Chih since 1995, became an accredited instructor in 1997, and is certified in Seijaku, an advanced T'ai Chi Chih form.

Attend one or as many of these sessions as you can.  No registration; no specific equipment needed, just wear comfortable clothing.

Classes in Fall 2015: October 14 & 21, November 4, and December 16.

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday October 15, 2015 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 every third Thursday of the month.

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles


In 1938, twenty-five-year- old Katey Kontent, armed with a formidable intellect, bracing wit, and cool nerve, embarks on a journey from a secretarial pool through the upper echelons of New York City society in search of a brighter future.

Call the library for information 732-938-2300

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

 

    Location: Howell
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Crochet and Knit for a Cause Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join the fun while helping others! All items will go to Blankie Depot to be donated to babies in area hospitals. Bring a crochet hook; yarn will be provided for you. All skill levels welcome.

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Wall Book Club: No Ordinary Time: Home Front in World War II, Part II by Doris Kearns Goodwin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History, No Ordinary Time is a monumental work, a brilliantly conceived chronicle of one of the most vibrant and revolutionary periods in the history of the United States.
With an extraordinary collection of details, Goodwin masterfully weaves together a striking number of story lines—Eleanor and Franklin’s marriage and remarkable partnership, Eleanor’s life as First Lady, and FDR’s White House and its impact on America as well as on a world at war. Goodwin effectively melds these details and stories into an unforgettable and intimate portrait of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt and of the time during which a new, modern America was born.

*  Due to the number of pages, the Wall Book Club will be reading the first half of this book in September and the second half in October.*
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_signing 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM The Monmouth Creative Writers' Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

 If you have an interest in writing and you care to share your work, the Monmouth Creative Writers' Group meets every third Thursday of the month at 7 o'clock at the Monmouth County Library-Headquarters. Our goal is simply to offer constructive criticism and support to fellow writers. These sessions are free and open to the public. If you are interested in reading something to the group, choose a piece that is under 1500 words and bring ten copies to distribute so the group can read along.

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_pumpkin 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Advisory Board (TAB): Join In! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-4317-7220 x 7222   
   

The Monmouth County Library Teen Advisory Board meets monthly at Headquarters in Manalapan. You can earn Community Service Hours by joining this great group.  Come out and meet new friends, have a snack and share your ideas for teen programming, teen collections, and more.

 

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Friday October 16, 2015 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
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Saturday October 17, 2015 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess & 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_guitar01 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Flute and Classical Guitar Duo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Marjorie Koharski, flutist, and Keith Calmes, classical guitarist, will perform an hour-long program of classical and Spanish/Argentine music.  

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Monday October 19, 2015 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • All Classes are free and meet on Monday evenings between 7pm and 8:15pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

2015 Dates: September 28, October 5, October 19, October 26, November 9, November 16, November 23, November 30, December 7, December 14.

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday October 20, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 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 x7222   
   

20 Under 40: Short Story Authors from The New Yorker Magazine

Gryphon by Charles Baxter

The story is set at School in rural Five Oaks, Michigan, where each day is much like another.  Soon, the routine is disrupted by a substitue teacher, Miss Ferenzi. Her manner of teaching is unusual as she tells marvelous stories instead of giving formal lessons.

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:15 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 from 7pm to 8:20pm and the dates are: Sept. 29, Oct. 6,13,20,27, Nov.10,17,24, Dec.1,8,15.

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 25 spaces available.
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:20 pm.

In 2015:  September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 10, 17, 24, December 1, 8, 15.  

 

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at  732 431 7220 x7222.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_handshake 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Transitions 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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Wednesday October 21, 2015 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7336   
   

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

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

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

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, an accredited International T'ai Chi Chih Teacher and Trainer, has been practicing T'ai Chi Chih since 1995, became an accredited instructor in 1997, and is certified in Seijaku, an advanced T'ai Chi Chih form.

Attend one or as many of these sessions as you can.  No registration; no specific equipment needed, just wear comfortable clothing.

Classes in Fall 2015: October 14 & 21, November 4, and December 16.

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday October 22, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bookbites: A Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

The Wives of Los Alamos by TaraShea Nexbit

The Wives of Los Alamos is a novel that sheds light onto one of the strangest amd most monumental research projects in modern history, and a testament to a remarkable group of women who carved out a life for themselves, in spite of the chaos of the war and the shroud of intense secrecy.

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
Friday October 23, 2015 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 October 24, 2015 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess & 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday October 25, 2015 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Friends of the Colts Neck Library Fine Art Show & Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

It’s time for the 16th Annual Colts Neck Friends of the Library Fine Art Show and Sale, October 17th & 18th (10am-4pm), and October 24th & 25th (10am-4pm). 

This is a terrific opportunity to see the talent that abounds our local area. What better gift than a piece of original artwork for newlyweds or a housewarming gift?  Give the gift that keeps giving year round and makes them think of you fondly every time they walk into the room!  Or snap up that unique piece that speaks to you to warm up your décor.  With a great selection of artists and styles to choose from, there is surely something for everyone.  Varied prices on watercolors, oil paintings, hand thrown pottery and wood carvings will be available.

For more information on this event please contact the library.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
lib_book_bunch1 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Italian Language Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarian   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Today, Moderator Raffaella Weiner leads the discussion on  Italo Calvino's Marcovaldo or Seasons in the City.             .

This book discussion is part of the award-winning series: Literature of World Languages: A Public Forum for Multilingual Book Discussions.

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

Books are available at Library Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
Monday October 26, 2015 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • All Classes are free and meet on Monday evenings between 7pm and 8:15pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

2015 Dates: September 28, October 5, October 19, October 26, November 9, November 16, November 23, November 30, December 7, December 14.

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday October 27, 2015 Go To Top
office_dollarsign 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming Department   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:15 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 from 7pm to 8:20pm and the dates are: Sept. 29, Oct. 6,13,20,27, Nov.10,17,24, Dec.1,8,15.

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 25 spaces available.
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:20 pm.

In 2015:  September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 10, 17, 24, December 1, 8, 15.  

 

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at  732 431 7220 x7222.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_handshake 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Transitions 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 October 28, 2015 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7336   
   

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

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    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  First Phone Call From Heaven by Mitch Albom

Widower Sully Harding arrives back in his hometown of Coldwater, MI, just months before the mysterious phone calls start occurring. The calls, from deceased family members or acquaintances, are made to a few select members of this small community.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Howell
Thursday October 29, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Crochet and Knit for a Cause Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join the fun while helping others! All items will go to Blankie Depot to be donated to babies in area hospitals. Bring a crochet hook; yarn will be provided for you. All skill levels welcome.

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

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

Counselors are available by