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Wednesday January 1, 2014 -  Wednesday December 31, 2014 Go To Top
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    
 
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    
Friday August 1, 2014 -  Wednesday December 31, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_civil_war Flag Retirement Donation Box Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Need to drop off a flag so it can be retired? You may do so at the Colts Neck Library. The box is located in the lower level of the library and donations can be made during library hours. Presented by local Boy Scout Troop 290. For more information on flag retirement ceremonies please check out the troop's website at: www.Troop290.com.

    Location: Colts Neck
Friday August 1, 2014 -  Tuesday March 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!

 
    Location: Hazlet
Monday September 1, 2014 -  Friday December 19, 2014 Go To Top
elect_e_reader.GIF Class: eReader One-On-One Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Do you need help downloading ebooks?  Do you have questions about your eReader? We can help!  

Residential Monmouth County Library Card Holders are able to schedule a free, 30 minute one-on-one appointment with just you, an instructor and your device. 

We can help with: iPad, Nook, Kindle, iPhone, Android smartphone, tablets.

To schedule an appointment,please call the Reference Desk at 732 431 7220 x7222 or reserve a spot by using this link:  http://ereader.youcanbook.me

 
Here is a checklist to prepare for your one-on-one class: 
1)  Check to make sure your devise is compatible by going to: http://www.overdrive.com/drc/ebook-audiobook/
2)  Your device -- fully charged,
3)  Your valid, current Monmouth County Library card in good standing.
4)  If your device needs a laptop, bring a charged laptop.
5) Know YOUR passwords:  to your devices, and to your accounts (including eMail, Apple, Adobe, iPlay, etc.)
6) A List of books and/or authors that YOU are interested in reading.
 
This service is only for valid Monmouth County Library Resident cardholders in good standing.
Due to restrictions from the eBook and audiobook collection provider, paid borrowers are not eligible for this service.
The Library on the Go! eBook and audiobook collection works with Monmouth County Library cards.
Valid Ocean County Library cardholders may get a reciprocal card.  Please call the Reference Desk for more information.
 
    Location: Headquarters
Monday September 1, 2014 -  Wednesday December 31, 2014 Go To Top
misc_quilt Blankie Depot Collects Blankets for Children in need Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-335-9033   
   

Donate Blankets for Children with Blankie Depot

As an all-volunteer, 501c3 non-profit organization, this organization's mission is to provide handmade blankets to New Jersey children suffering serious illness and trauma.

They gladly welcome handmade blankets of all sizes and styles (knit, crochet, quilt, fleece, flannel). We also distribute handcrafted infant hats, cancer caps, newborn booties and layettes, children’s sweaters, pillow cases, gloves, scarves, outwear sets, pajamas, tote bags and handcrafted soft plush toys.

Blankie Depot  outreach includes area facilities that serve fragile children. They include: state hospitals, cancer treatment facilities, health clinics, homeless shelters, youth hospice, behavioral clinics, grief counselors, special-needs camps and state non profits.

Rest assured, a fragile child will be comforted by the immediate impact you caring heart and willing hands provide. Become a partner in healing, on a mission of hope.

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday November 1, 2014 -  Sunday November 30, 2014 Go To Top
elect_camera Photo Display Alaska: Landscapes and Dogs from the Last Frontier Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Kim Levin is a photographer who specializes in pet portraiture.  Her company, Kim Levin Photography, combines her passion for photography and her love of animals.  Kim has published 19 books including the best-selling Cattitude and Why We Love Dogs.  This past June, Kim had the tremendous opportunity to travel to Alaska, the Yukon Territory and Vancouver on a 'once in a lifetime' trip.  Her images of the stunning Alaskan landscape, the people, and their state treasure -- the Alaskan huskies that run the Iditarod -- are the featured photographic prints in this unique exhbit.  

Kim's many pet portrait books have sold over a half million copies and have been published in eight languages.  Her work has appeared in many publications, including People Magazine, Reader's Digest, The New York Daily News, Italian Elle, Modern Dog, and NJ Monthly.  In addition to animal portraiture, Kim has photographed families and children for many years.  A passionate advocate of animal adoption, Kim has been donating her photography services and supported the MCSPCA, the ASPCA, and local rescue organizations for many years.  Kim lives in Little Silver with her husband, son, daughter and their adopted dog Reilly. You can view her more of her work online at www.kimlevin.com

The exhibit runs for the month of November, in the library meeting room.  

Meet the artist at a reception on Thursday, November 13th, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the library meeting room.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday November 1, 2014 -  Monday December 1, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading Books for Kids Book Drive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens' Department   732 431 7220 x7226   
   

The Monmouth County Library System is currently collecting for its 2014 Books for Kids Childrens' Book Drive throughout the month of November. The last day to donate will be Sunday, December 1.

"Books for Kids" is a statewide program, sponsored by the New Jersey Library Associations Childrens Services Section, that began in 1991. Now more than 200 New Jersey libraries participate, and distribute thousands of books to children across the state.

All the Monmouth County Librarys 13 branches will accept donated books during regular library hours. Participating libraries include: Library Headquarters in Manalapan, Eastern Branch in Shrewsbury and branches in Allentown, Atlantic Highlands, Colts Neck, Hazlet, Holmdel, Howell, Marlboro, Ocean Township, Oceanport, Wall and West Long Branch.

Book donations will be accepted through December 1. New books are needed for children from preschool age through age 14. The donated books will be distributed to those in need by the Long Branch Free Library and Asbury Park Public Library.

Please call the Childrens' Department at 732-431-7220 at X7226 for more information.

    Location: All Branches
Wednesday November 5, 2014 -  Wednesday December 31, 2014 Go To Top
trans_mayflower Exhibit: Toy Soldiers and Boats, 1900-1941 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Toy soldiers and gunboats of different countries, from 1900-1941, created by Joe DeMarco.  

On exhibit in November and December in the library lobby.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Monday November 10, 2014 -  Monday December 15, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_gift Holiday Gift Collection Box for MonCty Foster Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Phyllis DiNardi,MC Foster & Adoptive Family Svcs   908 400 0568   
   

Thanks to generous Library Patrons, Monmouth County Foster & Adoptive Family Services has been able

to brighten the hearts of children living in foster homes during the holidays.

Please continue your support this year, so children in our area can experience the same warmth and love we all desire during this season.

Please select a tag and attach it to your new, unwrapped gift - or gift card to a local store  - and return it here to Library Headquarters

by Monday, December 15, 2014.

Happy Holidays! 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday November 17, 2014 -  Wednesday December 3, 2014 Go To Top
food_strawberry Kids! The Very Hungry Caterpillar Favorite Food Survey Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

What's your favorite caterpillar food?

Enter our survey for a chance to win a family 4-pack of tickets to the Two River Theater’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites, presented by the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia. 

One entry per library visit. Contest runs November 17 - December 3, 2014.  One lucky winner will be selected at random from all entries.  This event is sponsored by One Book, One Community.

    Location: West Long Branch
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Friday November 28, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_turkey Thanksgiving Holiday - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A Happy Post-Thanksgiving Day to our Patrons and Supporters!  While buildings are not open today, Library On-line services ARE available!  

Use our free mobile app (downloadable at www.monmouth.boopsie.com) or our website (www.monmouthcountylib.org) for

E-books choices, research, renewals, hold requests, and upcoming event information for Children,Teens & Adults!

    Location: All Branches
Saturday November 29, 2014 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday November 30, 2014 Go To Top
ent_gclef 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Jazz Month Concert: Claudio Roditi Brazilian Jazz Quartet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Celebrate Jazz at the Library! 

For over 40 years, Monmouth County Library has provided residents with quality Jazz at free concerts.  Library Commission Chair Renee Swartz invites all of Monmouth County, young and old, to celebrate this eclectic art form through the contrasting styles of the featured musical groups, during Jazz Month and throughout the year. 

This Grammy-nominated, Rio-born trumpet and flugelhorn player has been on the US jazz scene since 1970, and has played with everyone from Mario Bauza and Herbie Mann to Tito Puente and McCoy Tyner. Today,  Roditi will share his original warm and lyrical compositions with us, some found on his recent release, Simpatico.      We hope you will join us.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday December 1, 2014 -  Tuesday December 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none The Artist Behind the Man.. Artwork by Michael Fazio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
    Location: Headquarters
Monday December 1, 2014 -  Wednesday December 31, 2014 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 Contemporary Impressions: Works by George Weiss and Joel Zimmerman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

An exhibit of oil paintings by George Weiss and Joel Zimmerman.  On view in the meeting room for the month of December  

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Monday December 1, 2014 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Kids! Silly Sweaters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

 Create your own silly sweaters using a hodgepodge of crafting supplies!

Registration  begins Monday, November 17 for ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver.

    Location: Marlboro
 
nat_snow 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids - Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Storytime for ages 10-23 months. Siblings Welcome

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

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

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

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

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

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
elect_computer3 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Computer Skills for Job Hunters: What do you want to do for a living? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

What do you want to do for a living?  Learn how to search the hidden job market with MyNextMove.org

Space is limited. Please call the Reference Desk (1-866-941-8188) to reserve a spot.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Wallaby Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

See animals from around the world, learn about their habitats, what they eat, and how they survive!

Registration begins Monday, November 17 for children 4 and up with their parents/caregivers.

Please alert us of any allergies your child may have.

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_butterfly_01 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Kids! A Very Creepy Crawly Chase Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Find The Very Hungry Caterpillar's favorite foods hidden in the library before listening to a very special telling of the story!

In celebration of "One Book, One Community," participants will be eligible to win a family 4-pack of tickets to Two River Theater's December production of Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Fun for the whole family! Registration is required.

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

2014 Class Dates:  September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, 24 December 1, 8, 15

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday December 2, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Unbroken is the true story of Louis Zamperini, a promising young Olympic runner from Torrance, California, who was called into service on a bomber crew in the Pacific in World War II. Zamperini's plane went down in the Pacific Ocean and he and two other survivors drifted over 40 days living on rainwater and the occasional fish or bird they could catch. One of the crash survivors died on the raft. Zamperini and the other survivor, the plane's pilot, were finally nearing land when they were captured by the Japanese navy. The Japanese did not inform America of the capture of Zamperini, and after some time he was declared officially dead. His family in California refused to give up hope that he might return alive. 

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  -  12:40 PM New Release Tuesday: Maleficent (2014) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces a battle with the invading king's successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom, and perhaps to Maleficent's true happiness as well.  Directed by Robert Stromberg. Starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, and Imelda Staunton.

Drama/Adventure- 97 minutes.

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

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

For more information, please call the library.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: Remember the Night (1940) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Happy Holidays at Wall

Just before Christmas, Lee Leander (Barbara Stanwyck) is caught shoplifting. It is her third offense. She is prosecuted by John Sargent (Fred MacMurray) who postpones the trial because it is hard to get a conviction at Christmas time.  But he feels sorry for her and arranges for her bail, and ends up taking her home to his mother for Christmas. Surrounded by a loving family (in stark contrast to Lee's own family background) they fall in love. This creates a new problem: how do they handle the upcoming trial?  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:    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  -  4:05 PM Movie: The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory's Michelin-starred eatery.  Directed by Lasse Hallström.  Starring Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, and Charlotte Le Bon. 

Drama – 122 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_computer3 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Computer Skills for Job Hunters: Commercial Awareness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Learn how to identify the latest trends and keep up with the times using business magazines and trade journals

Space is limited. Please call the Reference Desk (1-866-941-8188) to reserve a spot.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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lib_book3 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Ocean Township Book Club: Mennonite in a Little Black Dress Rhoda Janzen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Not long after Rhoda Janzen turned forty, her world turned upside down. Needing a place to rest and pick up the pieces of her life, Rhoda packed her bags, crossed the country, and returned to her quirky Mennonite family's home, where she was welcomed back with open arms and offbeat advice.

Copies of the book are available at the front desk.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
nat_lightning 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Sticky Salty Firework Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Make bursts of fireworks that will last forever!

Grades K and up. Registration is required. Please choose only one session: Tuesday, December 2, or Thursday, December 4.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:10 PM New Release Tuesday: Maleficent (2014) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces a battle with the invading king's successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom, and perhaps to Maleficent's true happiness as well.  Directed by Robert Stromberg. Starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, and Imelda Staunton.

Drama/Adventure- 97 minutes.

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

This ongoing program focuses on vocabulary and pronunciation. Participants are asked to bring a pencil and notebook. 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 and the dates are: September 9, 16, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28,  November 18, 25,  December 2, 9

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

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

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

All classes are free and meet on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

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

2014 Dates:
September 9, 16, 30.  October 7, 14, 21, 28.  November 18, 25.  December  2, 9.

 

    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 December 3, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x. 7337   
   

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

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x 7336.

    Location: Wall Township
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Kids! Gymboree Play and Music! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Valerie Rago    732 219 1956   vrago@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Babies and Toddlers: Join us for music and fun! 

Please choose one session: 

9:30-10:00 am - for babies ages 10-24 months

10:30-11:00 am for toddlers ages 2-3 ½ 

Please register by calling the Atlantic Highlands Branch at (732) 291-1956. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
misc_twodancers 10:00 AM  -  10:25 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

For babies ages 10-24 months and their parents or caregivers

Share the joyful experience of stories, songs and nursery rhymes with your baby in a nurturing environment.  Your child will discover sound patterns and begin to develop socialization skills.

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

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

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

The class will run for approximately 1.5 hours.

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

Registration begins Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
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nat_rainbow_2.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Gymboree Play and Music! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Valerie Rago    732 219 1956   vrago@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Babies and Toddlers: Join us for music and fun! 

Please choose one session: 

9:30-10:00 am - for babies ages 10-24 months

10:30-11:00 am for toddlers ages 2-3 ½ 

Please register by calling the Atlantic Highlands Branch at (732) 291-1956. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:45 AM  -  11:05 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

For families with children ages 2 and up with a parent or caregiver.  Children must be able to sit quietly for stories.

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Games in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Movie: The Dirty Dozen (1967) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

 "Patron Request Month" Movie Series

A US Army Major is assigned a dozen convicted murderers to train and lead them into a mass assassination mission of German officers in World War II.

Starring Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson. 150 minutes

    Location: Hazlet
 
elect_computer3 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Computer Skills for Job Hunters: ReferenceUSA Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Learn how to use ReferenceUSA in your job search.  ReferenceUSA is a business directory that can help you find potential employers.  Search by location, industry or business size.  

Space is limited. Please call the Reference Desk (1-866-941-8188) to reserve a spot.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_wizard_hat 4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Kids! Marshmallow Magic Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Abracadabra! Make magic with a colorful marshmallow craft celebrating The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Today is the last day to enter our "Favorite Caterpillar Food" survey for a chance to win a family 4-pack of tickets for Two River Theater's The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

For school aged children grades K - 4. Parent or guardian must remain in library.

 

    Location: West Long Branch
 
anim_butterfly_02 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! It’s a Very Hungry Caterpillar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Eric Carle’s, Very Hungry Caterpillar will be read at the library to celebrate “One Book, One Community”.  After the story we will make a caterpillar puppet so you can enact your own puppet show.  We will also have giveaways and raffles.  Join in the fun!  *Please register, space is limited.* Sign-ups begin: Wednesday, November 19.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
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, September 17 through December 17, 2014, from 7 - 8:30 pm

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

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

Dan Pienciak, accredited International T'ai Chi Chih Teacher Trainer, has been practicing T'ai Chi Chih since 1995, became an accredited instructor in 1997, and is certified in Seijaku, an advanced T'ai Chi Chih form.

Fall Session: October 29, November 12, December 3.
Attend one or as many of these sessions as you can.  No specific equipment needed, just wear comfortable clothing.

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday December 4, 2014 Go To Top
rec_painters_palette.GIF 4:15 AM  -  4:45 AM Kids! Color Swirls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Create a unique picture mixing evaporated milk and watercolors!

Registration begins Thursday, November 20 for children Grades K and up.

Please alert us of any allergies your child may have.

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_paintpalette 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Kids! Silly Sweaters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Create your own sily sweaters using a hodgepodge of crafting supplies!

Registration begins Monday, November 17 for ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver.

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

Have fun crocheting a scarf while helping a child in need. All scarves will be donated to local charities. Bring a crochet hook;one skein of yarn will be provided 

Space is limited. Register by stopping by the library or calling 732-264-7164.

    Location: Hazlet
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ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:05 PM Movie: A Most Wanted Man (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Gunther (Philip Seymour Hoffman) head of a Hamburg anti- terrorism unit, tracks an undocumented immigrant seeking asylum from Russia where he was imprisoned and tortured. Annabel, (Rachel Adams) a German civil rights lawyer, convinced of his innocence, tries to save him from deportation in this adaption of the espionage thriller by John Le Carre. 122 minutes.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:05 PM Movie: The Fault in Our Stars (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Directed by: Josh Boone

Starring: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort

Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group.

126 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.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie Matinee: The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

An Indian teen in France goes to work for his father's culinary adversary in this drama based on the bestselling novel by Richard C. Morais. Put young Hassan Kadam in a kitchen, and he's bound to emerge with a dish that will dazzle. Meanwhile, across the street at the traditional French restaurant Le Saule Pleureu, uptight proprietor Madame Mallory doesn't exactly welcome the competition. When Madame Mallory ignites a bitter feud, the only hope for a peaceful resolution lies in Hassan's talent for French haute cuisine, and his growing affections for Mme. Mallory's pretty young sous chef Marguerite. Starring Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal and Charolotte LeBon. 122 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Thursday Classic Movies: Nick Carter: Master Detective and Phantom Raiders Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Jaques Tourneur

Starring Walter Pidgeon, Donald Meek, Nat Pendleton

In Nick Carter: Master Detective (1939), the first of this double feature, detective Nick Carter is brought in to foil spies at the Radex Airplane Factory, where a new fighter plane is under manufacture.  59 min.  (c) Warner Home Video

In Phantom Raiders (1940), an insurance company tasks Carter and Beeswax to Panama as cargo ships are mysteriously exploding and sending their valuable cargoes to the bottom with all hands.  70 min.  (c) Warner Home Video

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM World War I Centennial Commemorative Film & Lecture Series Joyeux Noël (2005) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Great War Centennial: 1914-1920 World War I Film Series is a Commemorative Film and Lecture Series presented by Neil O'Connor and Martin Spindel.

During the second part of Great War Centennial: World War I Film Series Mr. O'Connor and Mr. Spindel will present Joyeux Noël  (Merry Christmas) (2005/PG-13/116 min.)  on Thursday, December 4, beginning at  2pm. This film is shown in French, German & English with English Subtitles.

Movie Summary: On Christmas Eve in 1914, as the Germans faced the British and the French in battle, a spontaneous cease-fire happened for one night as all of the troops came together for one night of peace. Directed by Christian Carion. Starring Diane Kruger, Benno Fürmann, and Guillame Canet. 

Presenters Neil O'Connor and Martin Spindel are with the Center for World War II and Conflict Resolution at Brookdale Community College.  Mr. O'Connor is a Member of Executive Council.  Mr. Spindel is an active member, as well as a retired US History teacher, currently teaching WWII history to local elementary school children.

WWI related books and DVDs will be available for sale after the lecture.

    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_computer3 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Computer Skills for Job Hunters: Career Transitions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Learn how Career Transitions can help you make the most of your job searching and career exploration effort.  Career Transitions is a Gale/Cengage database which is part of the Monmouth County Library Reference Resources.    

Space is limited. Please call the Reference Desk (1-866-941-8188) to reserve a spot.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_legoguy 3:15 PM  -  3:15 PM Kids! LEGO© Storytime! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Valerie Rago   732 291 1956   vrago@monmouthcountylib.org
   

For children grades K and up. 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: Valerie Rago   732 291 1956   vrago@monmouthcountylib.org
   

For children ages 2 ½ -4. 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
 
nat_lightning 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Sticky Salty Firework Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Make bursts of fireworks that will last forever!

Grades K and up. Registration is required. Please choose only one session: Tuesday, December 2, or Thursday, December 4.

    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, November 20 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.  Please call if you have to cancel.
 

Kids!

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_new_blue 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Supporting Parents of Special Needs Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

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

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

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
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misc_ribbon 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Soap making for teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 - 536 - 9406   
   

Beauty is only skin deep, but beautiful healthy skin begins with clean skin. Learn how to make awesome custom scented soaps that not only clean, but smell great and become your personal at home spa treatments. This session will focus on making luxury spa soaps for the perfect pedicure and personal scrubby soap to keep your skin glowing and soft through the winter. You get to take your two beauty creations home to use right away.

This program is for teens in 6th -12th grade. Space is limited so please register thru our online calendar

    Location: Marlboro
       
 
misc_new_jersey_350_green.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Celebrate New Jersey: A Multimedia Lecture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

FRIENDS OF THE HOWELL LIBRARY, Inc. & THE HERITAGE GROUP OF HOWELL

Present: Linda Barth's “Celebrate New Jersey”

Celebrate the Garden State in this multi-media, arm chair travelogue! Explore our state’s diverse geography. Be amazed by the many inventions made in NJ & follow George Washington as he crisscrossed the state to win our nation’s independence. Our guest speaker, Linda Barth is an educator, historian and author and life-long resident of New Jersey. The program is suitable for adults and children Grade 3 +

All are welcome to attend this free program.  Refreshments will be served. Call the library to register. 732-938-2300

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please call the library to schedule.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Nick Carter: Master Detective and Phantom Raiders Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Jaques Tourneur

Starring Walter Pidgeon, Donald Meek, Nat Pendleton

In Nick Carter: Master Detective (1939), the first of this double feature, detective Nick Carter is brought in to foil spies at the Radex Airplane Factory, where a new fighter plane is under manufacture.  59 min.  (c) Warner Home Video

In Phantom Raiders (1940), an insurance company tasks Carter and Beeswax to Panama as cargo ships are mysteriously exploding and sending their valuable cargoes to the bottom with all hands.  70 min.  (c) Warner Home Video

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Unbroken is the true story of Louis Zamperini, a promising young Olympic runner from Torrance, California, who was called into service on a bomber crew in the Pacific in World War II. Zamperini's plane went down in the Pacific Ocean and he and two other survivors drifted over 40 days living on rainwater and the occasional fish or bird they could catch. One of the crash survivors died on the raft. Zamperini and the other survivor, the plane's pilot, were finally nearing land when they were captured by the Japanese navy. The Japanese did not inform America of the capture of Zamperini, and after some time he was declared officially dead. His family in California refused to give up hope that he might return alive. 

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 December 5, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Everyone's Life is a Story Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join personal historian Kristine Galassi as she explains the process she uses to create high-quality presentations of life stories told in the subject's own words and voice.  Examples from Kristine's prior work will inspire you to consider capturing the unique personal histories that are part of your family.  This program will appeal to those interested in genealogy, biography, history, and information gathering and presentation techniques.  Everyone's life is a story -- what's yours?

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
Friday December 5, 2014 -  Wednesday December 24, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_wreath 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Holiday Used Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Friends of the Howell Library, Inc. invite you to their Gently Used Holiday Book Salek Kickoff event on Friday, December 5, 2014 from 1 - 5 PM. The sale, featuring gently used books, audios, DVDs and more, will continue throughout December during regular library hours. The Friends of the Howell Library are a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization whose purpose is to support programs and enhancements for the Howell Library.

Howell Library is located at 318 Old Tavern Rd. Howell, NJ 07731

    Location: Howell
Friday December 5, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer3 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Computer Skills for Job Hunters: Introduction to LinkedIn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

LinkedIn lets you create an online presence to facilitate employers or recruiters contacting you.  Learn how to network at companies you have targeted and join interest groups to grow your professional social network.     

Space is limited. Please call the Reference Desk (1-866-941-8188) to reserve a spot.

 

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

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

Presenter Michael Carlin is a Mathematics Professor who regularly tutors students in preparation for the SAT and PSAT Tests, a key component in the college admissions process.  Attend one or as many study sessions as you can. 

Download our mobile app for free:   monmouth.boopsie.com Don't miss a single program or free class!  Research! Renew! Reserve! 

2014 DATES are all on Fridays:

October 3, October 10, October 17, October 31, November 7, November 21, December 5.

 

    Location: Headquarters
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Saturday December 6, 2014 -  Saturday December 20, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookshelf Wall Library Holiday Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

This is your opportunity to get great deals on gently used books, audios, videos, DVD’s, music CD’s, games, puzzles and more.

(Beginning Monday, December 15 through Saturday, December 20 is our $1 Bag Sale.)  Check it out!

    Location: Wall Township
Saturday December 6, 2014 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_paintpalette 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 15th Annual Colts Neck Friends of the Library Fine Art Show and Sale, December 6th & 7th (10am-4pm), and December 13th & 14th (10am-4pm). This year we have added two additional evenings for your viewing and shopping pleasure:  Tuesday, December 9th 6-9pm and Thursday, December 11th 6-9pm. 

This is a terrific opportunity to see the talent that abounds in our local area and do some one-of-a-kind Holiday shopping.  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
 
misc_bell 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Tower Bell Choir Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Kick off the holiday season with a delightful performance by the Tower Bell Choir of The First Presbyterian Church at Red Bank. 

    Location: Hazlet
 
holiday_santa_hat 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Warm Hearted Country Christmas Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

The Warm Hearted Country Carolers will be performing a free concert of Christmas in addition to their usual Classic Country music .  Be sure to come out and ring in the holiday season with the Warm Hearted Country Carolers the premier band performing classic country music in central N. J.

    Location: Wall Township
Sunday December 7, 2014 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette 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 15th Annual Colts Neck Friends of the Library Fine Art Show and Sale, December 6th & 7th (10am-4pm), and December 13th & 14th (10am-4pm). This year we have added two additional evenings for your viewing and shopping pleasure:  Tuesday, December 9th 6-9pm and Thursday, December 11th 6-9pm. 

This is a terrific opportunity to see the talent that abounds in our local area and do some one-of-a-kind Holiday shopping.  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
 
ent_note 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Jazz Concert: Marlene VerPlanck & Trio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Jazz vocalist Marlene VerPlanck has maintained a career that features jazz, The American Songbook as well as a huge studio vocal recording career that included background vocal dates with Frank Sinatra, and famous jingles: Campbell’s Soup’s “mmgood, mmgood” and Winston “tastes good.” Marlene has recorded many CDs with many of the world’s most famous musicians: Sir George Shearing, Marian McPartland, Tommy Flanagan, and Hank Jones, to name a few.  All CDs have garnered rave worldwide notices.  Today, Marlene welcomes pianist Ted Rosenthal, along with bassist Jay Leonhart and drummer Ron Vincent.  There will be some swinging Gershwin, some gay Berlin, some hot Porter, some hip Cy Coleman, some clever Sammy Cahn and sophisticated Sondheim.

 For other reviews or sound bites, visit www.marleneverplanck.com

Follow this link for a Video of Marlene from her last visit:      http://bit.ly/Xdp8GH

    Location: Headquarters
Monday December 8, 2014 Go To Top
nat_snow 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids - Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Storytime for ages 10 to 23 months. Siblings Welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM New Release Movie: Jersey Boys (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Clint Eastwood

Starring John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Vincent Piazza, Steve Schirripa, and Christopher Walken

The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s group The Four Seasons, and whose music became symbolic of a generation.    

137 minutes. (c)Warner Bros. Entertainment

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

Sharpen your reading skills and read to a furry friend!

Regsitration begins Monday, December 1 for Grades K and up.

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

K and up

In person registration begins on Wednesday, November 26 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.  Please call if you have to cancel.

 

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_wizard_hat 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Kids! Magic Show! Winter Holiday Express Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Join Magic Jim Vagias on an imaginary train ride around the world to hear about how different cultures celebrate the holidays.  Learn about Kwanza, Diwali, Solstice, Ramadan, Hanukkah and Christmas and get into the spirit of the season.

For school aged children grades K - 4. Parent or guardian must remain in library.

 

    Location: West Long Branch
 
misc_ribbon 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Soap making for teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 - 264 - 7164   
   

Beauty is only skin deep, but beautiful healthy skin begins with clean skin. Learn how to make awesome custom scented soaps that not only clean, but smell great and become your personal at home spa treatments. This session will focus on making luxury spa soaps for the perfect pedicure and personal scrubby soap to keep your skin glowing and soft through the winter. You get to take your two beauty creations home to use right away.

This program is for teens in 6th -12th grade. Space is limited so please register thru our online calendar

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM New Release Movie: Jersey Boys (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Clint Eastwood

Starring John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Vincent Piazza, Steve Schirripa, and Christopher Walken

The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s group The Four Seasons, and whose music became symbolic of a generation.    

134 minutes. (c)Warner Bros. Entertainment

    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
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

2014 Class Dates:  September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, 24 December 1, 8, 15

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_butterfly_01 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Panel Discussion: The Role of Women in Religion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

A Big Read Event: Community-wide program, encouraging reading and participation.

In the Time of the Butterflies is Julia Alvarez's fictional account of the Mirabal sisters, four sisters from the Dominican Republic.  Three of the sisters were assassinated on November 22,1960 by forces associated with the dictator Rafael Trujillo. 

Join us for a multi-faith panel discussion inspired by Alvarez's book. The focus of the panel discussion will be respect for women and their evolving role in various religious traditions. The panel will include female representatives from the Baha’i Faith, Hinduism, Judaism and Islam.

This panel discussion is sponsored by the Monmouth Center for World Religions and Ethical Though (MCWRET at www.interfaith-mcwret.org ). Joe Ritacco of MCWRET will moderate the discussion.

The panelists include:

Esmat Mahmoud (MCWRET Board) – Islam

Patricia Whyte (MCWRET Board) – Baha’i 

Lata Madhav (wife of MCWRET Board member) – Hindu

Judith Berg – (Temple Beth Miriam, Elberon) - Reform Judaism

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday December 9, 2014 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   
   

O. Henry Prize Stories

The House Behind a Weeping Cherry by Ha Jin

This is a story about the world of exploitation, helplessness, and forbidden hope.  The plot is a love story about a factory worker and a prostitute who maintain a cheerfulness as they rise above the enormous difficulties of their lives.

http://tinyurl.com/mmfj3te

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
food_salad 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Balancing Your Digestion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Learn ways to improve your diet without 'dieting' and be well on your way to creating a healthier lifestyle.  This workshop explores the effects of certain foods on your body. By implementing healthy alternatives you can eliminate many digestive issues that can take a toll on you.  Gain a greater understanding of why we crave the foods that trigger digestive distress, decrease our energy and contribute to the cycle of poor food choices.  Learn how to identify those trigger foods and how to rebalance the body with tasty alternatives. 

Presented by Margaret Szura and Christine Seidel, Certified Holistic Health Coaches

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

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

For more information, please call the library.

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

A pair of ex-brothers-in-law set off to Iceland in an attempt to reclaim their youth through Reykjavik nightclubs, trendy spas, and rugged campsites. This rousing adventure is a throwback to 1980s road trip comedies, as well as a candid exploration of aging, loneliness, and friendship. Directed by Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz. Starring Earl Lynn Nelson, and Paul Eenhoorn.

Drama/Comedy - 95 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: Three Godfathers (1948) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Happy Holidays at Wall

Three outlaws ride into the desert after a bungled robbery only to find a dying woman with a newborn infant. The Duke promises to care for the baby which she names Robert William Pedro Hightower after the three outlaws. They must then make the trek across the desert with very little supplies to get the baby to the next town, New Jerusalem, Arizona even at the risk of their own lives.  Directed by John Ford, this classic film stars John Wayne, Harry Carry Jr., Ward Bond, Hank Worden, Ben Johnson, and Pedro Armendáriz. 106 minutes.

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_legoguy 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! LEGO Storytime: Fairly Odd Tales! 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: Fairly Odd Tales!

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

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_paintpalette 6:00 PM  -  9:00 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 15th Annual Colts Neck Friends of the Library Fine Art Show and Sale, December 6th & 7th (10am-4pm), and December 13th & 14th (10am-4pm). This year we have added two additional evenings for your viewing and shopping pleasure:  Tuesday, December 9th 6-9pm and Thursday, December 11th 6-9pm. 

This is a terrific opportunity to see the talent that abounds in our local area and do some one-of-a-kind Holiday shopping.  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
 
office_meeting1 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

This ongoing program focuses on vocabulary and pronunciation. Participants are asked to bring a pencil and notebook. Presented by the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Film: The Hundred-Foot Journey (2013) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Lasse Hallstrom

Starring Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Rohad Chand

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren stars in this heartfelt portrayal of two worlds colliding, from Oscar winning director Lasse Hallstrom and producers Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey.  Based on the best-selling novel, The Hundred-Foot Journey tells the story of a displaced Indian family who settle in a picturesque French village and open a colorful Indian restaurant, causing an all-out war with the adjacent classical French restaurant.  The family's young culinary ingenue is inspired by his growing love of French haute cuisine to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue the village with the flavors of life.  

122 minutes; (c) Dreamworks Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
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 and the dates are: September 9, 16, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28,  November 18, 25,  December 2, 9

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

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

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

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

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

All classes are free and meet on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

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

2014 Dates:
September 9, 16, 30.  October 7, 14, 21, 28.  November 18, 25.  December  2, 9.

 

    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 December 10, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x. 7337   
   

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

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x 7336.

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_twodancers 10:00 AM  -  10:25 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

For babies ages 10-24 months and their parents or caregivers

Share the joyful experience of stories, songs and nursery rhymes with your baby in a nurturing environment.  Your child will discover sound patterns and begin to develop socialization skills.

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
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 All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion: A Novel  by Fannie Flagg

After marrying off her daughters, Sookie Poole is looking to spending time with her husband and her beloved birds. But she receives an envelope with old documents which will turn her world upside down. Sookie finds the courage to accept and take pride decisions she has made about her life. Kirkus calls this book “ a charming story … just the right blend of history and fiction.”

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

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

For families with children ages 2 and up with a parent or caregiver.  Children must be able to sit quietly for stories.

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Games in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: The Magnificent Seven (1960) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

 "Patron Request Month" Movie Series

An oppressed Mexican peasant village assembles seven gunfighters to help defend their homes.

 Starring Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, and Charles Bronson. 128 minutes

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
holiday_xmastree 4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Kids! Make a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Deck your halls... make a unique version of your own Charlie Brown Christmas tree!

For school aged children grades K - 4. Parent or guardian must remain in library.

 

    Location: West Long Branch
 
nat_snow_02 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Gingerbread Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Grades K and Up

*Please register, space in limited.* Sign-ups begin: Tuesday, November 25.

Gingerbread friends are just right for the season.  We will decorate yummy cookies to look like the gingerbread kids.  Join in the delicious fun!  

**If you have any allergy concerns please speak with the children’s librarian about ingredients used.

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

Stories and crafts for grades K and Up. Snacks served. Please let the librarian know if there are food allergies.

    Location: Howell
 
nat_snowman 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Melting Snowman Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

In person registration begins on Wednesday, November 26 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_paintbucket 6:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Art for Adults: Holiday Craftiness with Julie Farel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Join us as Artist Julie Farel offers suggestions to decorate a HolidayTote to keep or share.

There is no charge to attend and materials are provided,  but pre-registration is REQUIRED.

Please reserve a spot (registration below) or call Reference Desk 732-431-7220 x7222.

 

    Location: Headquarters
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
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holiday_santa_hat 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Kids - Holiday Songs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Sing along to your favorite holiday songs or sit back and listen. All ages. Family event featuring Rick Riccardello.

    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, September 17 through December 17, 2014, from 7 - 8:30 pm

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday December 11, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Advanced 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 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SHIP/RSVP for appointment   732 728 1331   
   

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) helps those with questions regarding Medicaid, Medicare and other insurance and drug plans.  SHIP Volunteer Counselors are coordinated through RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer 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_twodancers 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Line Dancing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Try all or as many classes as you can.  Dates for Fall 2014 are Oct. 30, Nov. 13 and Dec. 11.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM Movie: The Expendables 3 (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) and his band of aging mercenaries recruit young tech savvy Expendables to bring down the ruthless arms trader Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson) in this action packed sequel.  An all-star cast with some of the biggest names in action movies!  Also starring:  Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wesley Snipes, Jet Li, Jason Statham. 126 minutes. 

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:20 PM Movie: Jersey Boys (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Christopher Walken, Steven R. Schirripa

This is the story of the four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic `60s rock group: The Four Seasons. Their trials and triumphs are accompanied by the hit songs that influenced a generation.

134 mins.

 

 

    Location: Howell
 
nat_snow 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Igloos - 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 Wednesday, November 26, at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Thursday Classic Movie: If I Were King (1938) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Frank Lloyd

Starring Ronald Colman, Basil Rathbone, Francis Dee, Ellen Drew

101 min., (c) Universal Studios Home Entertainment

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie Matinee: When the Game Stands Tall (2014) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Inspired by a true story, When the Game Stands Tall tells the remarkable journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur, who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport. Starring Jim Caviezel, Laura Dern and Michael Chiklis. 115 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_violin 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Touch the Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-229-2626   
   

Hear the story and music of "The Nutcracker" and play several of the instruments you can hear in the music.Ages 2-10. Please register beginning November 25.

    Location: Oceanport
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misc_kidsreading 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Picture Frames Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Decorate your own picture frames!

Registration begins Thursday, December 4 for ages PreK and up with families.

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_paintpalette 6:00 PM  -  9:00 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 15th Annual Colts Neck Friends of the Library Fine Art Show and Sale, December 6th & 7th (10am-4pm), and December 13th & 14th (10am-4pm). This year we have added two additional evenings for your viewing and shopping pleasure:  Tuesday, December 9th 6-9pm and Thursday, December 11th 6-9pm. 

This is a terrific opportunity to see the talent that abounds in our local area and do some one-of-a-kind Holiday shopping.  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
 
misc_ribbon 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Soap making for teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 - 431 - 7220   
   

Beauty is only skin deep, but beautiful healthy skin begins with clean skin. Learn how to make awesome custom scented soaps that not only clean, but smell great and become your personal at home spa treatments. This session will focus on making luxury spa soaps for the perfect pedicure and personal scrubby soap to keep your skin glowing and soft through the winter. You get to take your two beauty creations home to use right away.

This program is for teens in 6th -12th grade. Space is limited so please register thru our online calendar

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

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

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

Please call the library to schedule.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_new_jersey_350_green.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Come meet author Eileen Moon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Come hear author Eileen Moon read from her new book Legendary Locals of Red Bank.  A signing will take place afterward.

Registration is required.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
misc_new_jersey_350_green.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Come meet author Eileen Moon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Come hear author Eileen Moon read from her new book Legendary Locals of Red Bank.  A signing will take place afterward.

Registration is required.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Thursday Classic Movie: If I Were King (1938) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Frank Lloyd

Starring Ronald Colman, Basil Rathbone, Francis Dee, Ellen Drew

101 min., (c) Universal Studios Home Entertainment

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday December 12, 2014 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday December 13, 2014 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Class 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.
Please call the Library to register.
 

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

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

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

Moderator: Rick Kelsten

Useful feedback can go a long way to help you become a better writer, but how do you separate the helpful from the unhelpful? Join us for a series of monthly critique sessions. If you’d like to share your own work for constructive feedback, see www.monmouthwriters.com for details of what to expect, as well as format/printing instructions. Priority will be given to folks who follow the straightforward submission guidelines.  

Critique Sessions:  meet the 2nd Saturday of the month

Call the library to register: 732-938-2300

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
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rec_paintpalette 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 15th Annual Colts Neck Friends of the Library Fine Art Show and Sale, December 6th & 7th (10am-4pm), and December 13th & 14th (10am-4pm). This year we have added two additional evenings for your viewing and shopping pleasure:  Tuesday, December 9th 6-9pm and Thursday, December 11th 6-9pm. 

This is a terrific opportunity to see the talent that abounds in our local area and do some one-of-a-kind Holiday shopping.  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
 
ent_gclef 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! The Nutcracker Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

A Nutcracker Musical Adventure presented by “Touch the Music.”

Ages 4 & up, including parents/caregivers

Enjoy hearing the story and music from Tchaikovsky’s famous holiday ballet, then experiment with playing REAL, child-sized, orchestral instruments heard on the musical track.

Children’s Meeting Rooms 1&2

Tickets are required for children and adults; free tickets are available at the Children’s Desk starting Thursday, December 4 at 9:00 am.

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_wreath 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Billy Lawlor Trio Holiday Jazz Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Howell Library Presents the 5th Annual "Home for the Holidays" Concert with the Billy Lawlor Trio

  • Billy Lawlor - Piano & Vocals
  • Tommy LaBella - Saxophone
  • Gary Mazzaroppi-Bass

Join us for our fifth year with the jazz trio's wonderful renditions of your holiday favorites to put you in the mood to celebrate!

Billy Lawlor has been a mainstay at the Jersey Shore music scene since the late 70's as leader of the Billy Lawlor Band, a keyboardist, a vocalist & an entertainer. Tommy LaBella has been a notable presence on the Jersey Shore music scene since 1974. LaBella established himself as a versatile and talented saxophone player during a time when the "Sound of Asbury Park" was emerging. "Gary Mazzaroppi is one of the bass players who leave you wondering how such a talented artist can remain virtually unknown." - Los Angeles Times jazz critic Leonard Feather.

The Friends of the Howell Library will provide light refreshments after the concert.

Audience members are encouraged to bring non-perishable food donations for the Howell Food Pantry.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_drum3 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Bohemian Beat: Open Drum Circle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Get with the rhythm, bring your instrument and join us for this open drum circle featuring hand percussionists, dancers, hula-hoopers, or just come and enjoy the fun!

    Location: Wall Township
Sunday December 14, 2014 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette 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 15th Annual Colts Neck Friends of the Library Fine Art Show and Sale, December 6th & 7th (10am-4pm), and December 13th & 14th (10am-4pm). This year we have added two additional evenings for your viewing and shopping pleasure:  Tuesday, December 9th 6-9pm and Thursday, December 11th 6-9pm. 

This is a terrific opportunity to see the talent that abounds in our local area and do some one-of-a-kind Holiday shopping.  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
Monday December 15, 2014 Go To Top
nat_snow 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids - Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Storytime for ages 10-23 months. Siblings welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

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

All are welcome!

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_ribbon 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Soap making for teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1 - 866 - 941 - 8188   
   

Beauty is only skin deep, but beautiful healthy skin begins with clean skin. Learn how to make awesome custom scented soaps that not only clean, but smell great and become your personal at home spa treatments. This session will focus on making luxury spa soaps for the perfect pedicure and personal scrubby soap to keep your skin glowing and soft through the winter. You get to take your two beauty creations home to use right away.

This program is for teens in 6th -12th grade. Space is limited so please register thru our online calendar

    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
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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:    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.

2014 Class Dates:  September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, 24 December 1, 8, 15

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday December 16, 2014 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 2:00 AM  -  4:00 AM Movies @ Wall: The Ultimate Gift (2006) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Happy Holidays at Wall

Jason, a reckless young man sets in pursuit for the ultimate gift which his late grandfather had promised in his will. Jason started alone, but on the way he meets a many individuals who give him valuable lessons of life. When he meets the leukemic girl Emily and her mother Alexia, Jason changes his perspective of life and money, improving and becoming a better man and receiving the ultimate gift from his wise grandfather. Starring Drew Fuller, James Garner, Lee Meriwether and Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine).   114 minutes.

    Location: Wall Township
 
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: The Dinner by Herman Koch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

Meeting at an Amsterdam restaurant for dinner, two couples move from small talk to the wrenching shared challenge of their teenage sons' act of violence that has triggered a police investigation and revealed the extent to which each family will go to protect those they love.

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

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

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Library Commission Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

December 17,  2014 - 11:00 pm (Headquarters)

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

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

For more information, please call the library.

    Location: Marlboro
 
nat_snowman 1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Marshmallow Snowman - Toddler Craft 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  -  3:40 PM Movie: Life of Crime (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Two kidnappers help a woman take revenge on her wealthy, real estate developer husband after he refuses to pay her ransom in this adaptation of the Elmore Leonard book, Switch.   Directed by Daniel Schechter.  Starring Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes, and Tim Robbins.

Comedy/Crime –98 minutes.

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

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

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

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

 

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

This ongoing program focuses on vocabulary and pronunciation. Participants are asked to bring a pencil and notebook. 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
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Wednesday December 17, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x. 7337   
   

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

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x 7336.

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

*** REGISTRATION REQUIRED ***

Excel 2010 Basics      

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

Attendees must have computer and mouse skills.

We will cover:

  • Cutting, Copying, and Pasting
  • Cell formatting
  • Columns and rows
  • Inserting and deleting cells
  • Simple formulas
  • Print preview
  • Saving

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

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS. Registration begins December 8.

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

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Games in session when the Library is open.

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

Meeting at an Amsterdam restaurant for dinner, two couples move from small talk to the wrenching shared challenge of their teenage sons' act of violence that has triggered a police investigation and revealed the extent to which each family will go to protect those they love.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM International Film: ILO ILO (2013) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Winter International Film Series

Set in Singapore during the 1997 Asian financial crisis, this film chronicles the day-to-day drama of troublesome grade-schooler Jiale, his overstressed parents, and their live-in maid Teresa, a Filipino immigrant.  An outsider in both the family and Singapore itself, Teresa struggles to manage Jiale's antics and find her footing in her new community. Directed by Anthony Chen. Starring Yann Yann Yeo, Tia Wen Chen and Angeli Bayani. In Mandarin and Tagalog with English subtitles.

Drama - 99 minutes. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: The Mechanic (1972) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

 "Patron Request Month" Movie Series

An aging hitman befriends a young man who wants to be a professional killer. Eventually it becomes clear that someone has betrayed them.

Starring Charles Bronson, Jan-Michael Vincent, and Keenan Wynn. 100 minutes

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Afternoon at the Movies: Life of Crime (2013) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

The wife of a corrupt real estate developer is kidnapped by two common criminals, who intend to extort him with inside information about his crooked business and off-shore accounts. But the husband decides he'd actually rather not pay the ransom to get back his wife, setting off an unbelievable sequence of double crosses and twists. Starring Jennifer Aniston, Tim Robbins and Will Forte. 101 minutes.

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

Holiday Yoga for Kids - Ages 4 and up
Strike a holiday yoga pose with yoga instructor Maria Porzio and transform yourself
into a snowflake, bare tree and other stretching shapes.

*Registration required

    Location: West Long Branch
 
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, December 4 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_dog1 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Read to a Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Grades 1 and Up

Visit the library and read a story to a canine friend. The dogs will love to listen to a good book read by you.  Beginner readers, reluctant readers, and families are welcome.  *Space is limited, Registration is Required, and begins Monday, December 1!*

    Location: Ocean Township
 
anim_butterfly_01 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids - One Book One Community Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Moving out and marching on with The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Story reading and paper puppet show. Raffle for all attendees to win tickets to see The Two River Theatre Company's live performance of Eric Carle's works Saturday, December 20 thru Monday December 22.

    Location: Howell
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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, December 4 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_teddybear_reading 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Kids - Dog Reading Therapy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Read to our dog friends. Memorize a Holiday Story beforehand and recite it to win a prize.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  8:10 PM International Film: ILO ILO (2013) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Winter International Film Series

Set in Singapore during the 1997 Asian financial crisis, this film chronicles the day-to-day drama of troublesome grade-schooler Jiale, his overstressed parents, and their live-in maid Teresa, a Filipino immigrant.  An outsider in both the family and Singapore itself, Teresa struggles to manage Jiale's antics and find her footing in her new community. Directed by Anthony Chen. Starring Yann Yann Yeo, Tia Wen Chen and Angeli Bayani. In Mandarin and Tagalog with English subtitles.

Drama - 99 minutes. 

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

Meeting at an Amsterdam restaurant for dinner, two couples move from small talk to the wrenching shared challenge of their teenage sons' act of violence that has triggered a police investigation and revealed the extent to which each family will go to protect those they love.

    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, September 17 through December 17, 2014, from 7 - 8:30 pm

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday December 18, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Lost & Found Bereavement Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Stamp   732 462 5240   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_note 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Kids! Music Together for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Listen to stories, sing, dance, and play musical instruments with Kimberly Grigoli.  You can sign-up for either of two sessions and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

 Newborn to 24 months

In person registration begins on Thursday, December 4 at 9:00am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm.

    Location: Headquarters
 
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.

Down River – John Hart

A small North Carolina town is torn apart when a power company wants to buy up all the farmland on the river; some residents cling to their bucolic way of life, while others see only dollar signs. Adam Chase's family has owned the largest parcel in the area for centuries, and his father has no desire to sell. But tempers flare, and soon a young woman is severely beaten, a body is found on the Chase farm, and Adam is the chief suspect. Newly arrived after five years away, Adam is the town pariah. His stepmother had accused him of murdering a family friend, and while the court acquitted him, his family and friends did not. While time has softened some, others seem ready to unleash their stored-up anger.

Call the library for information 732-938-2300

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

 

    Location: Howell
 
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Thursday Morning Book Club: Someone by Alice McDermott Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ordinary Lives

Someone is a fully realized portrait of one woman’s life in all its complexity.  Marie’s first heartbreak and her eventual marriage; her brother’s brief stint as a Catholic priest, subsequent loss of faith, and eventual breakdown; the Second World War; her parents’ deaths; the births and lives of Marie’s children; the changing world of her Irish-American enclave in Brooklyn—McDermott sketches all of it with sympathy and insight. This is a novel that speaks of life as it is daily lived; a crowning achievement by one of the finest American writers at work today.


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

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_note 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Music Together for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

 Listen to stories, sing, dance, and play musical instruments with Kimberly Grigoli.  You can sign-up for either of two sessions and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Thursday, December 18

Ages 2 through 4 years

In person registration begins on Thursday, December 4 at 9:00am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Directed by: Lasse Hallstrom

Starring: Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Om Puri

Hassan is a culinary ingenue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, his family settles in a quaint village in the south of France. They plan to open an Indian restaurant, that is, until Madame Mallory, the owner of a classical French restaurant, gets wind of it.

122 mins.

 

 

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:05 PM Movie: The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

The Kadam family leave India and relocate to the South of France where they open up an Indian restaurant across the street from a French restaurant owned by Madam Mallory (Helen Mirren). The war of restaurants begins when the competition escalates. Also starring: Om Puri, Manish Dayal. 122 minutes.

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Movie Matinee: March of the Wooden Soldiers (1934) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy star as Stannie Dum and Ollie Dee, bumbling apprentices to the master toymaker of Toyland. This joyous fairy-tale community is populated by all the colorful Mother Goose characters we know and love; the one sour apple is mean old Silas Barnaby. Barnaby holds the mortgage on the outsized shoe where Widow Peep and her daughter Little Bo Peep reside, and where Stannie and Ollie pay room and board. Bo Peep will be forced to marry Barnaby if the rent isn't paid, so Stannie and Ollie try to save the day.  One of the best of all the Laurel and Hardy features, here’s an opportunity to introduce another generation to this perennial holiday favorite!  73 mintues.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Remember the Night (1940) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Mitchell Leison

Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Beulah Bondi

94 min., (c) Universal Studios Home Entertainment

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_questionmark_blue 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Not a Box Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

In person registration begins on Wednesday, December 4 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  -  7:45 PM Special Repeat Showing: March of the Wooden Soldiers (1934) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy star as Stannie Dum and Ollie Dee, bumbling apprentices to the master toymaker of Toyland. This joyous fairy-tale community is populated by all the colorful Mother Goose characters we know and love; the one sour apple is mean old Silas Barnaby. Barnaby holds the mortgage on the outsized shoe where Widow Peep and her daughter Little Bo Peep reside, and where Stannie and Ollie pay room and board. Bo Peep will be forced to marry Barnaby if the rent isn't paid, so Stannie and Ollie try to save the day.  One of the best of all the Laurel and Hardy features, here’s an opportunity to introduce another generation to this perennial holiday favorite!  73 mintues.

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_signing 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Monmouth Creative Writers' Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

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

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

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

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

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

Please call the library to schedule.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM Wall Book Club: Rules of Civility: a Novel by Amor Towles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

This sophisticated and entertaining first novel presents the story of a young woman whose life is on the brink of transformation. On the last night of 1937, twenty-five-year-old Katey Kontent is in a second-rate Greenwich Village jazz bar when Tinker Grey, a handsome banker, happens to sit down at the neighboring table. This chance encounter and its startling consequences propel Katey on a year-long journey into the upper echelons of New York society—where she will have little to rely upon other than a bracing wit and her own brand of cool nerve. With its sparkling depiction of New York’s social strata, its intricate imagery and themes, and its immensely appealing characters, Rules of Civility won the hearts of readers and critics alike.

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

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
holiday_xmastree 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Radio Style Live Performance: Miracle On 34th Street Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us as Nine Theatricals presents a radio style live performance of the heartwarming classic Miracle on 34th Street. This story is about a charming old man who works at the Macy's department store during the holiday season and trully believes that he is Santa Claus. He starts to bring wonderful changes to the people around him and in particular a young girl named Susan. The Nine Theatricals troupe will not only entertain you in 1940's radio style but also be dressed in period fashion and throw in some singing.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Remember the Night (1940) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Mitchell Leison

Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Beulah Bondi

94 min., (c) Universal Studios Home Entertainment

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday December 19, 2014 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
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Saturday December 20, 2014 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_wreath 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM The Festive Flutes Holiday Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

There will be music in the air as The Festive Flutes perform a medley of holiday favorites for their annual stop at Wall Library.  So relax from the holiday hustle & bustle and enjoy the group known as “the flute ensemble of the Jersey Shore” as they perform classical, traditional and modern favorites in the main library area.
This year The Festive Flutes are celebrating their 29th year with founder and director Marjorie Koharski of Neptune.  Featured classical works as well as seasonal pieces will be included.
 

    Location: Wall Township
 
holiday_xmastree 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Radio Style Live Performance: Miracle On 34th Street Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join us as Nine Theatricals presents a radio style live performance of the heartwarming classic Miracle on 34th Street. This story is about a charming old man who works at the Macy's department store during the holiday season and trully believes that he is Santa Claus. He starts to bring wonderful changes to the people around him and in particular a young girl named Susan. The Nine Theatricals troupe will not only entertain you in 1940's radio style but also be dressed in period fashion and throw in some singing.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_gclef 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Kids! Frozen (2013) (PG) A Family Sing-along and Celebration Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

 Frozen, A Family Sing-Along Celebration (102 minutes/ PG)

Come sing along to your favorite songs, and become part of Anna, Krostoff, Sven, and Olaf’s journey to find Queen Elsa and save Arendelle.

After singing your heart out, we will create a Frozen-themed keepsake as a reminder of the time you helped break the Snow Queen’s spell.

Meeting rooms, lower level

Children 5 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Free admission by ticket only, available at the Children’s Reference Desk, beginning Thursday, December 4.

Everyone attending must have a ticket.

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday December 21, 2014 Go To Top
nat_snow 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Holiday Concert Performance: Tim McLoone and The Shirleys Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Join us for a very special event as Tim McLoone and The Shirleys with The Atlantic Coast Band perform songs of the winter season. 

Come listen to their inimitable take on the holiday classics.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday December 22, 2014 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

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

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

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

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

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM New Release Movie: Wish I Was Here (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Zach Braff

Starring Zach Braff, Kate Hudson, Donald Faison

Aidan Bloom is a struggling actor, father and husband, who at 35 is still trying to find his identity and a purpose for his life.  He winds up trying to home school his two children when his father can no longer afford to pay for private education and the only available public school is on its last legs.  Through teaching them about life his way, Aidan gradually discovers some of the parts of himself he couldn't find.

107 minutes.  (c)Universal

 

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM New Release Movie: Wish I Was Here (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Zach Braff

Starring Zach Braff, Kate Hudson, Donald Faison

Aidan Bloom is a struggling actor, father and husband, who at 35 is still trying to find his identity and a purpose for his life.  He winds up trying to home school his two children when his father can no longer afford to pay for private education and the only available public school is on its last legs.  Through teaching them about life his way, Aidan gradually discovers some of the parts of himself he couldn't find.

107 minutes.  (c)Universal

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
Tuesday December 23, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

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

For more information, please call the library.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: Angels Sing (2013) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Happy Holidays at Wall

As a child, Michael Walker wished every day could be Christmas. That is, until a tragic accident crushed his holiday spirit. Thirty years later, Michael still can't muster any joy for the holidays, despite encouragement from his playful wife and well-intentioned parents. But when his young son faces a tragedy, Michael needs to make amends with his past.  A mysterious man named Nick gives Michael a gift and instills in him the courage to find the joy that he lost.  Stars Harry Connick Jr., Fionnula Flanagan, Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson  and Kris Kristofferson.  87 minutes.

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Movie: A Most Wanted Man (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror. Based on the John le Carré novel. Directed by Anton Corbijn.  Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, and Willem Dafoe. 

Drama/Thriller – 122 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_snowman 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Erupting Snow Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Concoct a glittery heap of non-melting snow and turn it into an erupting avalanche with a secret ingredient!

Grades K and up. Registration is required.

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Film: Magic in the Moonlight (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Woody Allen

Starring Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Jacki Weaver

Colin Firth and Emma Stone star in this 1930s romantic comedy from director Woody Allen.  Stanley (Firth), an illusionist, is considered to be the greatest debunker of fake spiritualists.  He's asked to investigate a young woman named Sophie (Stone), who has many people convinced that she's a spirit medium. However, some believe she's perpetrating a hoax and swindling her devoted clients.  Stanley gets to know her, but the more time he spends with her, the more mystified he becomes.  Unable to uncover any trickery on her part, he begins to question whether she is really psychic.  

97 minutes; (c) Sony Pictures Classic

    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 December 24, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_wreath Christmas Holiday - Library will Close at 5PM Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
    Location: All Branches
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Lost & Found Bereavement Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Stamp   732 462 5240   
   

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

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

 

    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
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ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: Elf (2003) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

 "Patron Request Month" Movie Series

After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity. Starring Will Ferrell, James Caan, and Bob Newhart. 97 minutes

 

    Location: Hazlet
Thursday December 25, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_wreath Christmas Holiday - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: All Branches
Friday December 26, 2014 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday December 27, 2014 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
Monday December 29, 2014 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Mah Jongg Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

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

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

All are welcome!

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

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
Tuesday December 30, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

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

For more information, please call the library.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: The Legend of 1900 (1998) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Happy Holidays at Wall

On the 1st of January in 1900, the mechanic of the transatlantic liner Virginian bound for America, finds an abandoned baby on board and decides to keep him.  Nicknamed Novecento (1900), the boy grows up on the ship hidden from everyone. His presence is revealed when Danny dies in an accident. Discovering a passion for music, he teaches himself to play the piano without being able to read the notes, and he soon becomes a virtuoso whose reputation spreads beyond the confines of the ship.  This Golden Globe® winner stars Tim Roth. 125 minutes.

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: Good Will Hunting (1997) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.  Directed by Gus Van Sant.  Starring Robin Williams, Matt Damon, and Ben Affleck. 

Drama – 126 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Holiday Matinee: Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

The Christmas-hating Grinch descends from the high peaks of Mt. Crumpit to ruin the holiday for citizens of Whoville - but small Cindy Lou Who's true holiday spirit may change his mind.

Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Free admission and no tickets necessary!

    Location: Hazlet
 
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 December 31, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    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 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Holiday Break Craft Make & Take Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Looking for an activity during school break?  Visit the library to select a craft that can be done at home or at the library.  Choose from lots of great projects.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Movie: The Apartment (1960) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

 "Patron Request Month" Movie Series

A man tries to rise in his company by letting the company’s executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.

Starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray. 125 minutes

 

    Location: Hazlet
Thursday January 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_party1 Happy New Year! Library HQ & All Branches Closed. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Monmouth County Library Commission and Staff 

wishes our patrons, friends and neighbors

a very Happy New Year!

Resolve to visit us once per month. . .

for books, concerts,  children's programs, dvd, homework help!

We look forward to seeing you more often!

 

    Location: All Branches
Thursday January 1, 2015 -  Sunday May 31, 2015 Go To Top
misc_quilt Blankie Depot Collects Blankets for Children in need Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-335-9033   
   

Donate Blankets for Children with Blankie Depot

As an all-volunteer, 501c3 non-profit organization, this organization's mission is to provide handmade blankets to New Jersey children suffering serious illness and trauma.

They gladly welcome handmade blankets of all sizes and styles (knit, crochet, quilt, fleece, flannel). We also distribute handcrafted infant hats, cancer caps, newborn booties and layettes, children’s sweaters, pillow cases, gloves, scarves, outwear sets, pajamas, tote bags and handcrafted soft plush toys.

Outreach includes area facilities that serve fragile children. They include: state hospitals, cancer treatment facilities, health clinics, homeless shelters, youth hospice, behavioral clinics, grief counselors, special-needs camps and state non profits.

Rest assured, a fragile child will be comforted by the immediate impact you caring heart and willing hands provide. Become a partner in healing, on a mission of hope.

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday January 1, 2015 -  Thursday December 31, 2015 Go To Top
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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:

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

Teen Programs & Events    
Friday January 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Are You Living With a Sleep Disorder? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Feeling tired every now and then is normal.  However it is not normal for sleepiness to interfere with your daily life.  This program will present an overview of sleep disorders, the latest treatment options and the important influence these disorders have on your medical health and quality of life.

Presented by Matthew Davis, MD, Neurology, Monmouth Medical Center

Part of the First Fridays for Seniors Series

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday January 3, 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
Monday January 5, 2015 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Family Winter Storytime and Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to winter themed stories and make your own mitten wreath!

This program is intended for children ages 2 and up with their familes. No registration required.

    Location: Marlboro
 
lib_book3 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids - Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories, Fingerplays, songs, and playtime for ages 10-23 months. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: 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
 
school_chemistry1 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids - Family Science Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Cauldron Bubble: Predicting dentisy. Using vegetable oil to make bubbles find out how bubbles float.

    Location: Howell
 
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, December 18 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
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • 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:  Jan 5, 12, Feb 2, 9, 23, March 2, 9,16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, June 1, 8, 15

 

    Location: Headquarters
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Tuesday January 6, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In the small village of Edgecombe St. Mary in the English countryside lives Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired). Wry, courtly, opinionated, and completely endearing, the Major leads a quiet life valuing the proper things that Englishmen have lived by for generations: honor, duty, decorum, and a properly brewed cup of tea. But then his brother’s death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village. Drawn together by their shared love of literature and the loss of their spouses, the Major and Mrs. Ali soon find their friendship blossoming into something more. But village society insists on embracing him as the quintessential local and regarding her as the permanent foreigner. Can their relationship survive the risks one takes when pursuing happiness in the face of culture and tradition?

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

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the English conversation 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 - 8:30 pm.

in 2015:  Jan 6, 13, 27  Feb 3, 10, 24  Mar. 3, 10, 17  Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28  May 5, 12, 19, 26  June 2, 9, 16

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 January 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.

Games in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Movie: The Skeleton Twins (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Part of the "New Films for the New Year" movie series.

Having both coincidentally cheated death on the same day, estranged twins reunite with the possibility of mending their relationship. Starring Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Luke Wilson. 93 minutes.

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

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

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

Please mark your calendars with our 2015 dates:1/7, 2/11, 3/11, 4/15, 5/6.  

 

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday January 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Family Winter Storytime and Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to winter themed stories and make your own mitten wreath!

 This program is intended for children ages 2 and up with families. No registration is needed.

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

Join the fun while helping others! The group meets every other Thursday & will be making granny squares to be assembled into a blanket to be donated. Bring hooks and/or needles. Yarn will be provided. All skill levels are welcome.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM Movie: Million Dollar Arm (2014) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Directed by: Craig Gillespie

Starring: Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi

A sports agent stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play Major League Baseball.

124 mins.

    Location: Howell
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anim_penguin 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Penguins - 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, December 18, at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm.

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_snowman 3:15 PM  -  3:15 PM Kids! Marshmallow Snowmen! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Valerie Rago   (732) 291-1956   vrago@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Grades K and up  --Please Register by calling 732 291 1956

Join us for this exciting yummy craft experience. We will be reading stories and then make our very own marshmallow snowmen to take home and enjoy! *As food product will be involved, please let us know of any allergies your child may have*

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Lego Storytime Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to a story and make your own Lego creation!

Registration is required beginning Thursday December 18 for ages 4 and up.

    Location: Marlboro
 
holiday_civil_war2 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM The Unknown Story of New Jersey’s African-American Civil War Soldiers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Presented by Joseph G. Bilby

Joe will discuss the Civil War's "Forgotten Warriors" of African American descent that came from New Jersey.

Joseph Bilby, born in Newark, NJ, a Seton Hall University graduate, served as a lieutenant with the First Infantry Division in Vietnam. He is a member of the Irish Brigade Association, the North-South Skirmish Association and the Outdoor Writers Association of America. He is the author of over 200 articles on history and outdoor subjects, editor or author of 18 books on New Jersey and Civil War history, consultant for several television programs on the Civil War, and recipient of awards for his contribution to the preservation of the history of New Jersey.

This program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Howell Library & the Howell Heritage Group.

Call the library to register.

 

    Location: Howell
 
holiday_civil_war2 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM The Unknown Story of New Jersey’s African-American Civil War Soldiers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Presented by Joseph G. Bilby

Joe will discuss the Civil War's "Forgotten Warriors" of African American descent that came from New Jersey.

Joseph Bilby, born in Newark, NJ, a Seton Hall University graduate, served as a lieutenant with the First Infantry Division in Vietnam. He is a member of the Irish Brigade Association, the North-South Skirmish Association and the Outdoor Writers Association of America. He is the author of over 200 articles on history and outdoor subjects, editor or author of 18 books on New Jersey and Civil War history, consultant for several television programs on the Civil War, and recipient of awards for his contribution to the preservation of the history of New Jersey.

This program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Howell Library & the Howell Heritage Group.

Call the library to register.

 

    Location: Howell
 
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: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In the small village of Edgecombe St. Mary in the English countryside lives Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired). Wry, courtly, opinionated, and completely endearing, the Major leads a quiet life valuing the proper things that Englishmen have lived by for generations: honor, duty, decorum, and a properly brewed cup of tea. But then his brother’s death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village. Drawn together by their shared love of literature and the loss of their spouses, the Major and Mrs. Ali soon find their friendship blossoming into something more. But village society insists on embracing him as the quintessential local and regarding her as the permanent foreigner. Can their relationship survive the risks one takes when pursuing happiness in the face of culture and tradition?

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

    Location: Colts Neck
Friday January 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 January 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
Monday January 12, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_xmastree 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids - Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories, Fingerplays, songs, and playtime for ages 10-23 months. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: 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_paintpalette02 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Winter Storytime and Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Read Jan Brett's The Mitten and make your own mittens!

Registration begins Monday, January 5 for children grades PreK and up.

    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
 
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:    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:  Jan 5, 12, Feb 2, 9, 23, March 2, 9,16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, June 1, 8, 15

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday January 13, 2015 Go To Top
nat_snow_02 1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Toddler Craft - Mittens 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
 
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_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the English conversation 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 - 8:30 pm.

in 2015:  Jan 6, 13, 27  Feb 3, 10, 24  Mar. 3, 10, 17  Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28  May 5, 12, 19, 26  June 2, 9, 16

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 January 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
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Lost & Found Bereavement Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Stamp   732 462 5240   
   

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

Lost & Found Bereavement Group meetings (on second Wednesday evenings of each month) is devoted to all  who have lost a loved one.

 

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

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

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

Little Failure: A Memoir by Gary Shteyngart

Frequently collapsing the distinction between comedy and tragedy, author Gary Shteyngart traces his family history from Stalinist Russia to assimilation in America. Along the way through the asthma and panic attacks, alcoholism and psychoanalysis that preceded his literary breakthrough, Shteyngart reveals that the richest, most complex character the he has written  may well be himself.
 


Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Games in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie: Into the Storm (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Part of the "New Films for the New Year" movie series. 

Storm trackers, thrill-seekers, and everyday townspeople document an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes touching down in the town of Silverton. Starring Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh. 89 minutes.

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:15 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 second Wednesday evenings of each month) is devoted to all  who have lost a loved one.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday January 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.

The Forgotten Garden    by Kate Morton


A tiny girl is abandoned on a ship headed for Australia in 1913. She is adopted by the dock master and his wife. On her twenty-first birthday she sets out on a journey to trace her true history.  

Call the library for information 732-938-2300

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

 

    Location: Howell
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: Dolphin Tale 2 (2014) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Directed by: Charles Martin Smith

Starring: Kris Kristofferson, Ashley Judd

A group of sympathetic humans help a dolphin with a damaged tail in this heartwarming sequel to the surprise 2011 hit. 

107 mins.

 

    Location: Howell
 
nat_snowman 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Snowman Mobile - Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

In person registration begins on Wednesday, December 31 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
Friday January 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
 
office_meeting1 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Teens: Tips for SAT Math Testing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431-7220x7222   
   

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

Presenter Michael Carlin is a Mathematics Professor who regularly tutors students in preparation for the SAT and PSAT Tests, a key component in the college admissions process.  Attend one or as many study sessions as you can. 

Download our mobile app for free:   monmouth.boopsie.com Don't miss a single program or free class!  Research! Renew! Reserve! 

2015 DATES are all on Fridays:

January 16, January 23, March 6, March 13, April 24, May 1, May 29, June 5

 

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday January 17, 2015 Go To Top
office_dollarsign 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Increase Your Refund from the IRS: presented by IRS-Enrolled Agent Alex Ermoloff Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 X 7222   
   

Every year, taxpayers pay hundreds of dollars more in taxes when filing their individual tax return because they are unaware of eligible tax deductions and credits.  Why net attend a tax seminar presented by an IRS Enrolled Agent that can save you money at tax time and help you become aware of options available to save for your retirement and future college tuition for your children.

Some of the seminar topics are:  

Affordable Care Act 

Noteworthy Changes for Calendar Year 2014

Changes for Calendar Year 2015

Take Advantage of Available Employee Flexible Spending Plans

Eligible Tax Credits that Reduces Tax Debt Dollar for Dollar

This program will be repeated on Wednesday, January 21 beginning at 7pm.

    Location: Headquarters
 
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
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Monday January 19, 2015 Go To Top
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • 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:  Jan 5, 12, Feb 2, 9, 23, March 2, 9,16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, June 1, 8, 15

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday January 20, 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   
   

"And Then What Happened?"

This is a collection of short stories in a variety of genres.

"The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains" by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman's "The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains" is a revenge tale featuring a dwarf who shows up at the door of a man who supposedly knows the way to a mythic cave on an equally fabulous Scottish Island where a person can find whatever he desires in exchange for something valuable, perhaps part of his soul. Both the dwarf and his guide have ulterior motives.

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

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

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

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_aerobics 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Yoga for Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Yoga for Kids with Lauren Silberberg.  Learn yoga poses in fun and different ways…enjoy singing and chanting…close your eyes and try meditation.  Ms. Silberberg is certified in Yoga for the Special Child in New York City, founded by Sonia Sumar.

K-2

Registration is required for this free program; space is limited.  Wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel.

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

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

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the English conversation 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 - 8:30 pm.

in 2015:  Jan 6, 13, 27  Feb 3, 10, 24  Mar. 3, 10, 17  Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28  May 5, 12, 19, 26  June 2, 9, 16

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 January 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.

Games in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Afternoon at the Movies: This Is Where I Leave You (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

When their father passes away, four grown siblings, bruised and banged up by their respective adult lives, are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week. Confronting their history and the frayed states of their relationships among the people who know and love them best, they ultimately reconnect in hysterical and emotionally affecting ways amid the chaos, humor, heartache and redemption that only families can provide. Starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey and Jane Fonda. 103 minutes. 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: When the Game Stands Tall (2014) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Part of the "New Films for the New Year" movie series.

The journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur, who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport. Starring Jim Caviezel, Alexander Ludwig, Michael Chiklis. 115 minutes.

    Location: Hazlet
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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, January 8 at 9:00 am.  
Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.
Please call if you have to cancel.

    Location: Headquarters
 
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, January 8 at 9:00 am.  
Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.
Please call if you have to cancel.

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_snowman 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Kids - Dog Reading Therapy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Read "Martha Speaks" by Susan Meddaugh and Karen Barss. Guess which of our therapy dogs speaks. Is it sleek Styx, Cuddley Koda, or lovable PJ? Join us to find the talking dog.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Free or Low Cost Ways to Get Buzz for Your Biz! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Learn simple ways that you can promote your own business on a shoestring budget.  Business owners will hear the two things every business owner needs to be his or her own public relations person.  Review success stories to get your gears spinning. You'll learn how to tell your story, who to tell it to, and how to create a great story even if one doesn't exist.  

Presented by Tricia Ann Krietzberg, President, Krietzberg Creative Public Relations, in association with Monmouth SCORE 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday January 22, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM BookBites-A Book Club For Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

"Sweetness At the Bottom of the Pie" by Alan Bradley

Flavia de Luce, age eleven, is an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison.  In the summer of 1950, inexplicable events strike Buckshaw, her decaying mansion.  A dead bird is on the doorstep. a postage stamp on its beak. Hours later, Flavia finds a man dying in the cucumber patch. His last words must save her father imprisoned for his murder.

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

Join the fun while helping others! The group meets every other Thursday & will be making granny squares to be assembled into a blanket to be donated. Bring hooks and/or needles. Yarn will be provided. All skill levels are welcome.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: When the Game Stands Tall (2014) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Directed by: Thomas Carter

Starring: James Caviezel, Laura Dern

Inspired by a true story, WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL tells the remarkable journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel), who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport.

115 mins.

 

    Location: Howell
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM Sand Art Pictures Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Decorate and design your own cool sand art pictures!

Registration begins Thursday, January 15 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
Friday January 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
 
office_meeting1 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tips for SAT Math Testing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431-7220x7222   
   

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

Presenter Michael Carlin is a Mathematics Professor who regularly tutors students in preparation for the SAT and PSAT Tests, a key component in the college admissions process.  Attend one or as many study sessions as you can. 

Download our mobile app for free:   monmouth.boopsie.com Don't miss a single program or free class!  Research! Renew! Reserve! 

2015 DATES are all on Fridays:

January 16, January 23, March 6, March 13, April 24, May 1, May 29, June 5

 

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday January 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
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Monday January 26, 2015 Go To Top
rec_aerobics 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Introduction to Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Maria Preuster, certified yoga instructor will show you the basic techniques of yoga. 

Benefits from Yoga:

  • Alleviate stiff muscles & joints
  • Increase strength, balance, vigor, vitality & circulation
  • Promote elimination of toxins from the body
  • Quiets the mind & improves mental clarity
  • Uplifts emotional well-being & increases self-confidence

Join us for this FREE introduction to an accessible path to fitness that could change your life. We suggest you wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or mat to stretch out on. 

Registration is required by calling the library at 732-431-5656. 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
lib_book3 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids - Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories, Fingerplays, songs, and playtime for ages 10-23 months. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: 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
Tuesday January 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
 
food_coffee 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Pop-Out Cups - Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

In person registration begins on Thursday, January 15 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.  Please call if you have to cancel.

 

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

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the English conversation 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 - 8:30 pm.

in 2015:  Jan 6, 13, 27  Feb 3, 10, 24  Mar. 3, 10, 17  Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28  May 5, 12, 19, 26  June 2, 9, 16

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 January 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
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Lost & Found Bereavement Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Stamp   732 462 5240   
   

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

Lost & Found Bereavement Group meetings (on second Wednesday evenings of each month) is devoted to all  who have lost a loved one.

 

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Games in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Movie: The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) PG Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Part of the "New Films for the New Year" movie series.

The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory's Michelin-starred eatery. Starring Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal. 122 minutes.

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_kidsreading1 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids - Lego Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

You can read any book for this club. The suggested title is "I survived the Nazis Invasion, 1944" by Lauren Tarshis. Read the book, discuss it, and make a lego creation. Snacks served. Please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

    Location: Howell
 
food_coffee 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Pop-Out Cups - Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

In person registration begins on Thursday, January 15 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_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 Rebecca  by Daphne du Maurier 
 
The young heroine and her dashing husband return to his country estate after their honeymoon, but the unsettling memory of the first Mrs.de Winter, still lingers within. 

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Howell
Thursday January 29, 2015 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: If I Stay (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Directed by: R.J. Cutler

Starring: Chloe Moretz, Lauren Lee Smith

In this romantic, riveting and uplifting story about music, life and love Mia had everything: a loving family, adoring boyfriend, and a bright future full of music. Suddenly, a family drive on a snowy day changes everything. Caught between life and death, Mia spends one critical day contemplating a future that is now more unknowable than ever. 

106 mins.

 

    Location: Howell
 
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 January 30, 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 January 31, 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
Monday February 2, 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
 
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_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:    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:  Jan 5, 12, Feb 2, 9, 23, March 2, 9,16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, June 1, 8, 15

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday February 3, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Once We Were Brothers by Ronald H. Balson Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Elliot Rosenzweig, a respected civic leader and wealthy philanthropist, is attending a fundraiser when he is suddenly accosted and accused of being a former Nazi SS officer named Otto Piatek, the Butcher of Zamosc. Although the charges are denounced as preposterous, his accuser is convinced he is right and engages attorney Catherine Lockhart to bring Rosenzweig to justice. Solomon persuades attorney Catherine Lockhart to take his case, revealing that the true Piatek was abandoned as a child and raised by Solomon's own family only to betray them during the Nazi occupation. But has Solomon accused the right man? Two lives, two worlds, and sixty years converge in an explosive race to redemption that makes for a moving and powerful tale of love, survival, and ultimately the triumph of the human spirit.

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

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the English conversation 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 - 8:30 pm.

in 2015:  Jan 6, 13, 27  Feb 3, 10, 24  Mar. 3, 10, 17  Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28  May 5, 12, 19, 26  June 2, 9, 16

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 February 4, 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.

Games in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
Thursday February 5, 2015 Go To Top
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: Once We Were Brothers by Ronald H. Balson Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Elliot Rosenzweig, a respected civic leader and wealthy philanthropist, is attending a fundraiser when he is suddenly accosted and accused of being a former Nazi SS officer named Otto Piatek, the Butcher of Zamosc. Although the charges are denounced as preposterous, his accuser is convinced he is right and engages attorney Catherine Lockhart to bring Rosenzweig to justice. Solomon persuades attorney Catherine Lockhart to take his case, revealing that the true Piatek was abandoned as a child and raised by Solomon's own family only to betray them during the Nazi occupation. But has Solomon accused the right man? Two lives, two worlds, and sixty years converge in an explosive race to redemption that makes for a moving and powerful tale of love, survival, and ultimately the triumph of the human spirit.

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 February 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Important Papers: Your Reference Guide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

This program discusses the importance of good financial record-keeping.  The accompanying workbook provides you with a comprehensive record detailing the value of your assets and where to find important documents when you need them. 

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 February 7, 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
Monday February 9, 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:    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:  Jan 5, 12, Feb 2, 9, 23, March 2, 9,16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, June 1, 8, 15

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday February 10, 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
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misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the English conversation 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 - 8:30 pm.

in 2015:  Jan 6, 13, 27  Feb 3, 10, 24  Mar. 3, 10, 17  Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28  May 5, 12, 19, 26  June 2, 9, 16

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 February 11, 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  -  11:30 AM Lost & Found Bereavement Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Stamp   732 462 5240   
   

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

Lost & Found Bereavement Group meetings (on second Wednesday evenings of each month) is devoted to all  who have lost a loved one.

 

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

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

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

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
 

A story of family, history, and the meaning of home, Everything I Never Told You is both a page-turner and a sensitive family portrait. It examines the difference  between cultures and illuminates the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle to understand one another.


Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Games in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:15 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 second Wednesday evenings of each month) is devoted to all  who have lost a loved one.

 

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

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

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

Please mark your calendars with our 2015 dates:1/7, 2/11, 3/11, 4/15, 5/6.  

 

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday February 12, 2015 Go To Top
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 February 13, 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 February 14, 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
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Monday February 16, 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
 
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 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  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • 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:  Jan 5, 12, Feb 2, 9, 23, March 2, 9,16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, June 1, 8, 15

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday February 17, 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   
   

"And Then What Happened?"

This is a collection of short stories in a variety of genres

"The Rich Brother" by Tobias Wolff

This is the story of two brothers, their sibling rivalry and their contrast in everything including worldly success and failure.  

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

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

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

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_handshake 7:30 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 February 18, 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.

Games in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Afternoon at the Movies: Get On Up (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us in celebrating Black History Month with Get On Up. Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of James Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Starring Chadwick Boseman, Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis. 139 minutes. 

    Location: Colts Neck
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Thursday February 19, 2015 -  Monday April 13, 2015 Go To Top
office_dollarsign AARP Tax-Aide Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Ref Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program, helps low- to moderate-income taxpayers have more discretionary income for everyday essentials, such as food and housing, by assisting with tax services and ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions.

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Library-Headquarters on select days and times, beginning February 19 through Monday, April 13, 2015. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times. There is no charge for this service. The dates are listed on a flyer available at Library Headquarters, Manalapan.  The days are as follows (when the Library is open).  Library Headquarters building opens its doors at 8:30am.
Mondays: 9am to 3pm
Tuesdays: 6pm to 7pm
Thursdays: 9am to 3pm

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older. Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has helped low- to moderate-income individuals for more than 40 years in every state and the District of Columbia.

For more information, or with specific tax questions, please call 888-OUR-AARP  (888-687-2277). 

Tax Forms:

Tax forms for 2014 can be downloaded via the State of New Jersey and IRS websites. For assistance, please stop by the Reference Desk at any branch. Printing fees apply for tax forms printed at the library.
Website for State of NJ:   http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/forms.shtml
Website for IRS: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Forms,-Publications,-and-Other-Tax-Products
    Location: Headquarters
Thursday February 19, 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.

Beautiful Ruins: A Novel by Jess Walter


It's 1962, and Dee Moray, an American starlet, has just fled the tumultuous Roman set of Cleopatra to hole up in a dilapidated hotel in an obscure Italian seaside village. Pasquale Tursi, the young proprietor of the Hotel Adequate View, is instantly smitten.

Call the library for information 732-938-2300

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

 

    Location: Howell
 
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 February 20, 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 February 21, 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
Monday February 23, 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
 
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 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:    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:  Jan 5, 12, Feb 2, 9, 23, March 2, 9,16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, June 1, 8, 15

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday February 24, 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
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misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the English conversation 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 - 8:30 pm.

in 2015:  Jan 6, 13, 27  Feb 3, 10, 24  Mar. 3, 10, 17  Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28  May 5, 12, 19, 26  June 2, 9, 16

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 February 25, 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  -  11:30 AM Lost & Found Bereavement Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Stamp   732 462 5240   
   

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

Lost & Found Bereavement Group meetings (on second Wednesday evenings of each month) is devoted to all  who have lost a loved one.

 

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Games in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
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 Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother  by James McBride

McBride describes growing up interracial from the perspective of the son of an African American father and white mother.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Howell
Thursday February 26, 2015 Go To Top
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 February 27, 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 February 28, 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
Monday March 2, 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
 
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 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:    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:  Jan 5, 12, Feb 2, 9, 23, March 2, 9,16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, June 1, 8, 15

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday March 3, 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_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the English conversation 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 - 8:30 pm.

in 2015:  Jan 6, 13, 27  Feb 3, 10, 24  Mar. 3, 10, 17  Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28  May 5, 12, 19, 26  June 2, 9, 16

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 March 4, 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.

Games in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
Thursday March 5, 2015 Go To Top
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
 
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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Friday March 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Timeless Interiors for Aging-in-Place Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

It's easier than you think to create a home that both suits your active adult lifestyle and also increases your home's value.  Discover the secrets of designing a home with both multigenerational appeal and timeless beauty.

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

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

Presenter Michael Carlin is a Mathematics Professor who regularly tutors students in preparation for the SAT and PSAT Tests, a key component in the college admissions process.  Attend one or as many study sessions as you can. 

Download our mobile app for free:   monmouth.boopsie.com Don't miss a single program or free class!  Research! Renew! Reserve! 

2015 DATES are all on Fridays:

January 16, January 23, March 6, March 13, April 24, May 1, May 29, June 5

 

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday March 7, 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
Monday March 9, 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
 
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 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:    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:  Jan 5, 12, Feb 2, 9, 23, March 2, 9,16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, June 1, 8, 15

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday March 10, 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_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the English conversation 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 - 8:30 pm.

in 2015:  Jan 6, 13, 27  Feb 3, 10, 24  Mar. 3, 10, 17  Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28  May 5, 12, 19, 26  June 2, 9, 16

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at  732 431 7220 x7222.

    Location: Headquarters
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misc_handshake 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Transitions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact