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Friday December 30, 2016 -  Thursday August 31, 2017 Go To Top
elect_e_reader.GIF E-Reader Tutorials for Library on the Go! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Attention: e-Reader Owners!

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

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

In less than 20 minutes, you will know how to download free e-Books from the Monmouth County Library onto your e-Reader! (Available when library is open.)

 
    Location: Hazlet
Sunday January 1, 2017 -  Sunday December 31, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping Book and Short Story Discussions; Author Talks! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   Your Branch   
   

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

Book Discussions    
    Location: All Branches
Saturday April 1, 2017 -  Saturday April 29, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 Art Exhibit: Monmouth County Arts High School and Arts Middle School Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Traveling Student Art Exhibit

During library hours view this exhibit in the large meeting room, which showcases the drawings, paintings and photographs created by the very talented student artists who attend the classes at the Arts High School and Arts Middle School in Monmouth County.  On the last day of class, the teaching artists choose the 'best of the best' from the 2016/2017 school year to become part of the Traveling Student Art Exhibit.

    Location: Colts Neck
Saturday April 1, 2017 -  Sunday April 30, 2017 Go To Top
anim_dog1 Activities for Your Child - All Free/All Welcome! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: P. Findra   732-431-7220x7227   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Click on the link below for a list of free events available to children in Monmouth County. From 10-month old babies to the phenomenonal Fifth Graders, 

Your Monmouth County Library has a STEM event, craft, book, movie, reading, writing, making, animal meeting program for your child!

You and your child and their friends are welcome to attend any  program. Sometimes, we request registration, as we may need to pre-gather materials for all to enjoy!

Thank you from Children's Coordinator Pat Findra and the @MonCtyLibrary's Children's Staff.

If you have requests suggestions, comments, please let us know!

Event List is Here: 

Events children to 5th Grade    
    Location: All Branches
 
misc_usflag Amending America: The Bill of Rights Kiosk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

"Amending America: The Bill of Rights" @MonCtyLibrary Headquarters has been selected to receive a commemorative kiosk marking the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights.

 Developed by the National Archives, the pop-up three-dimensional kiosk highlights informative content about the history and impact of the Bill of Rights. The kiosks were made available to a limited number of libraries, museums, schools, and community centers throughout New Jersey. "Amending America: The Bill of Rights" illustrates how America came to have the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution. 

The exhibition gives an in-depth look at each amendment and how its protects our citizens, and features facsimile documents, reproduction artifacts, interactives, and videos to encourage the visitor to directly connect with the people, places, and events that mark the long history of the Bill of Rights. This exhibition is touring the country as a part of the National Archives' Amending America Initiative, and is presented in part by AT&T, HISTORY®, and the National Archives Foundation.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_paintpalette02 Art Exhibit: Linda Alston and Jason Sisino Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_circ_elephant Cartoon Characters from the Past Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Enjoy your Saturday Morning Cartoon favorites from movies and tv shows through these colorful and playful paintings by Joseph E. Bossack, Jr. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy on Display Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Amanda Eng and Chloe Eng of the Fidelity Chinese School have offered a beautiful presentation of their unique ink and painting styles. 

On display throughout April in our Lobby Display cases.  

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_cornucopia Food Donations Accepted for Food Bank of Monmouth Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Various divisions of Monmouth County will collect donated food items throughout April. Food items can be dropped off at designated areas in each Library Branch.These food donations will go to The Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. * The Library's "Food for Fines" Program begins on Sunday, April 9 and ends on Saturday, April 15.

More information on Food Drive from Monmouth County found here: (link from County Website  not yet available)

Rules for food donations: The library does not accept home-canned items, cans that are past their expiration date or are dented or damaged, or cans with bar codes that have been lined or scratched through,  items in glass containers, items separated from multipacks, sample-sized items, nor perishable items. Please avoid "junk food" donations.

The Food Bank welcomes nutritious and protein-rich items and paper products.

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

 "Food for Fines" is a program which may entitle a patron's overdue fines to be forgiven with comparable "payments" of donated items for the Food Bank of Monmouth. The Food for Fines program is in effect during National Library Week ONLY (beginning Sunday, April 9 and ending Saturday, April 15).

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

Enhanced Early Literacy, Learning Enrichment and Social Engagement with certified, professional, caring Children's Librarian is  

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

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

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

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

Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:  

Mondays, 9:30am.  

Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am. 

Thursdays, 10:15am.

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:

Mondays, 10:15am.  

Tuesdays, 11:40am.  

Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  

Mondays, 11:00am.  

Thursdays, 11:00am. 

Family for Ages 2 and up:

Mondays, 1:30pm. 

Wednesdays, 1:30pm.

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday April 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_usflag 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Living History: Hamilton v Jefferson The Great Debate Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   743 431 7220 x7222   
   

The Great Debate pairs Thomas Jefferson with Alexander Hamilton and dramatizes the conflicting ideas espoused by the two men, followed by question and answer session.

Looking to discover the original intent of the founders? Were they all of one mind? Witness founding fathers Thomas Jefferson (Steve Edenbo) and Alexander Hamilton (Eben Kuhns) as they debate their opposing interpretations of the U.S. Constitution. 

Focusing on topics most relevant to their day and to ours: State versus Federal authority in government, the framing of the Constitution and its interpretation, and the people's voice in government; Jefferson's and Hamilton's differing viewpoints foreshadow the establishment of our two-party system and demonstrate how the need for compromise between two opposing factions resulted in the development of the imperfect, but ever evolving government we have today. 

From the American Historical Theatre, Jefferson & Hamlton are portrayed by historians/actors Steve Edenbo and  Eben Kuhns. Find at www.ahtheatre.org

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_microphone2 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Living History: PopUp Concert by TimMcLoone & The Shirleys Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

History & Music! What could be better!!

Treat yourself & your friends to amazing (free, no card needed) afternoon at Library Headquarters in Manalapan on Sunday, 4/23, beginning at 2pm.

History with #Hamilton &#Jefferson, followed immediately by a #POPUp concert by The Shirleys and Tim McLoone & The Atlantic Coast Band 
First come, first seated; doors open at 12:30pm. $0. Questions? Watch here: https://youtu.be/xQFsvql7jpQ    

or click thru to our FB page: Monmouth County Library Homepage 

This afternoon's concert will be modified, about one hour in length. 

 Doors open at 12:30pm. Sunday Programs begin at 2:oopm.Seating is first come, first served; no reserving seats will not be allowed. 

Library staff reserves a limited number of seats for guests of the performer.  
 

    Location: Headquarters
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Monday April 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_twodancers 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bereavement Support Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    845-642-0935   
   

Grieving is a process of learning how to live in a changed world. When someone we love has died, or a relationship has ended, we are challenged to relearn how to be with ourselves, our families and our friends. We are faced with coping and managing painful feelings, and creating new systems of meaning that allow us to live with joy and purpose in spite of our losses.  Meeting with other bereaved individuals who are coping with similar life circumstances helps to reduce isolation and increase hopefulness.

VNAHG Bereavement Support Group meets the SECOND and FOURTH Monday of each month, February through April, 2017 from 11:00 to 12:00 PM.  If you have any questions, please call Janet Freed at 845-642-0935, Chaplain and Bereavement Counselor, VNA Hospice. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
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_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Blessed is the Match Film for Holocaust Remembrance Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Narrated by Joan Allen, Blessed Is the Match is the first documentary feature about Hannah Senesh, the World War II-era poet and diarist who became a paratrooper, resistance fighter and modern-day Joan of Arc. Safe in Palestine in 1944, Hannah joined a mission to rescue Hungary’s Jews. Shockingly, it was the only outside rescue mission for Jews during the Holocaust. Hannah parachuted behind enemy lines, was captured, tortured and ultimately executed by the Nazis. Incredibly, her mother Catherine witnessed the entire ordeal – first as a prisoner with Hannah and later as her advocate, braving the bombed-out streets of Budapest in a desperate attempt to save her daughter.

With unprecedented access to the Senesh family archive, this powerful story unfolds through the writings and photographs of Hannah and Catherine Senesh.

    Location: Headquarters
 
office_pencil 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Top Notch Resumes II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Build on the topics covered in the Basic Resume workshop (Top Notch Resumes I). In addition to the different resume formats and basic layouts, participants will see the advantages of targeting custom resumes for a specific employer, job openings and/or industry. Topics will also include how to detail accomplishments, achievements, and develop an effective summary/profile. A discussion of a using a professional cover letter and references is included as well.
 

Presented by the Library Career Information Center

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_kidsreading1 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! LEGO storytime club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Work in groups or with a friend to create your own LEGO design!

Regsitration begins Monday, April 17 for ages 4 and up.

    Location: Marlboro
    The registration period has ended.
 
office_money_bills_coins 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Penny Spinners - Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

 

See how fast and how long you can make your spinner go!

K and up

Registration required, call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, April 13.

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

 

    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 an would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month.  An appointment is required.  Please call the library at 732-449-8877 to schedule an appointment.

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday April 25, 2017 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Career Information Center: Open Computer Lab Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Career Information Center offers a walk-in Computer Lab on Tuesday mornings from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm and Wednesday evenings 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

Starts with a brief presentation on NJ Career Connections, and an opportunity for questions and answers.    

Stop by for one-on-one help with email, job applications, job searches and other computer use topics. (MS Word environment)

No reservation necessary.  Contact Monica Johnson at 732-683-8980, ext. 8901 or mjohnson@monmouthcountylib.org for more information.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Classic Movie: Singin' in the Rain A Tribute to Debbie Reynolds (1952) G Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly

Starring:  Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor, Jean Hagan, Cyd Charisse

Hollywood, 1927:  A silent film star couple (Don Lockwood & Lina Lamont) is the toast of tinseltown, though off camera their relationship is contentious, as Don, (Gene Kelly) prefers the company of an aspiring actress (Debbie Reynolds) both on and off screen.  This poses a major problem for Lina, who does everything in her power to keep Reynolds from taking her place. Comedy, drama, beautiful music, and wonderful dance routines make this one of the best musicals ever made.   

103 minutes

 

    Location: Howell
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misc_umbrella 1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Toddler Stories and Craft - April Showers 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  -  4:00 PM Movie: Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Florence is a New York socialite who dreams of becoming a great opera singer, however the voice she hears in her head is beautiful; to everyone else it is hilariously awful. Her husband and biggest fan, St. Clair Bayfield is determined to protect his beloved Florence from the truth. But when Florence stages a huge concert at Carnegie Hall, he faces his greatest challenge to make sure her performance is a rousing success.

110 minutes

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: Hidden Figures (2016) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

The story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program.  Directed by Theodore Melfi. Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae.  Oscar Nominee for Best Picture.

Drama/History - 127 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_paintbucket 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Sticky, Salty Splashes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Color will race across the page, crystallizing your designs!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

 

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
trans_car 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM National Distracted Driving Month - 5 to Drive Program (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Presented by: Officier Michelle Melendez of the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office

Safer Teens, Safer Roads with the "5 to Drive Program"

The "5 to Drive" campaign addresses the five most dangerous and deadly behaviors for teen drivers.  The idea behind the campaign is to give parents the words to use when they talk with their teens about the rules of the road.

Teens and their Parents/Guardians are Welcome to attend..

Register thru our online calendar.  

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
school_esl 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversation English / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Emphasis on vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Independent Film: Elle (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-800-941-8188   
   

Directed by Paul Verhoeven

Starring Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny

Michèle seems indestructible. Head of a leading video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michèle's life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game?a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control.

130 minutes; Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:20 pm.

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 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_vote.gif 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM US Citizenship Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
This course, for adults 18 years and older with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

The class is held on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8:20pm. We ask that you register for this class, so that we will have materials for everyone attending. To register, you can call our Reference Desk (732 431-7220 x7222) 

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

    Location: Headquarters
        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Do More With Your Library Card: Accessing the Library's FREE Electronic Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   
Learn how to utilize the electronic resources available to YOU for FREE with your library card. 
 
Here is a sample of the information you have free access to and will learn how to find and access:
Magazines and newspapers downloadable using Flipster, Zinio, and America's News Bank
Archived issues of The New York TimesAsbury Park Press
Language learning - 70 choices - with Transparent and Rosetta Stone
Consumer empowerment via Consumer Reports 
Streaming video using IndieFlix
Hundreds of Online Courses - from Accounting to Web Development - via Universal Class and Lynda.com 
E- and audio books with Library on the Go
For family history seekers, Ancestry.com Expanded Library Edition (in the library)
Primary law, state statutes, admin codes, legal encyclopedia and forms while in the library with Westlaw  (HQ has NJ items only).
 
This program will run for approximately one hour with 30 minutes for Q&A.  You may bring your own laptop, if you choose; handouts will be available.
 
    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday April 26, 2017 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: 732-431-7330 x7336

A representative from the Surrogate's Office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.  Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x7336.

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_games 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book3 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Short & Sweet: A Short Story Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

“The Doll's House” (1922) Katherine Mansfield

The Burnell family receives an elaborate doll house from a generous house guest, but when the girls decide to invite their friends over, they find themselves swept up by social trends.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: Mamma Mia! (2008) PG-13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 70s group, ABBA. Stars Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried. 108 minutes

 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_kite 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Celebrate Kite Month Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Celebrate Kite Month: let's make a kite to decorate for your room!  Grades K to 5. Registration is required in person,

by phone, or on-line. Parents, please register each child using your phone and e-mail contact info.

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

Hear a LEGO story and make your own LEGO creation.

Save a memory of your design on Mom or Dad's smartphone.

Registration Required

All Ages

 

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

Kids Read to Therapy Dogs! - Grades K and up
Wednesday April 26 at 4:00 pm
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend
by reading aloud to a therapy dog.
Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves!

    Location: West Long Branch
       
 
misc_smiley 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Read to a Therapy Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Kids Read to Therapy Dogs! - Grades K and up
Wednesday, April 26 at 4:00 pm
Improve your reading skills and make
a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog.
Bring your favorite book or
choose one from our shelves.

    Location: West Long Branch
 
anim_sheep 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! - Family Storytime: Little Lamb Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kate Benedict   732-531-5092   
   

All Ages

Share some woolly stories and craft sweet little lambs out of marshmallows!

Space is limited; register in-person, by phone, or online

    Location: Ocean Township
       
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Career Information Center: Open Computer Lab Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Career Information Center offers a walk-in Computer Lab on Tuesday mornings from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm and Wednesday evenings 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

A brief presentation on NJ Career Connections is followed by a question and answer period.  

Stop by for one-on-one help with email, job applications, job searches and other computer use topics. (MS Word environment)

No reservation necessary.  Contact Monica Johnson at 732-683-8980, ext. 8901 or mjohnson@monmouthcountylib.org for more information.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_twodancers 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Transition Planning Seminar for Your Special Needs Child Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Legal and Healthcare Topics for Your Special Needs Child Approaching Adulthood

Margaret Spaziani, Esq. (Giordano, Halleran & Ceisla, Red Bank), and Dr. Neelam K. Sell (The Milestones Center, Tinton Falls) will be on hand to provide information to parents of special needs children approaching the age of 18 on medical, legal, and day-to-day living issues. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
nat_rose.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lost & Found Bereavement Workshops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

When you experience the loss of a loved one, navigating through the maze of emotion, making ordinary decisions and finding a new rhythm to everyday can be stressful and overwhelming.  These self-help workshops provide an
opportunity to share experiences, feelings and new ideas for moving forward.

The workshops, facilitated by Beth Stamp, Lost & Found Bereavement Support facilitator, will explore seasonal aspects of loss and grieving, getting through a year of holidays and family celebrations and events.

Pre-registration is suggested.

    Location: Headquarters
        There are many spaces available.
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rec_aerobics 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih Joy through Movement with Daniel Pienciak Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Associated with both spirital and health benefits, we invite you to try this meditative form of exercise. T'ai Chi Chih consists of 19 stand-alone movements and one pose.  T'ai Chi Chih doesn't require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination.

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

Attend one or as many of these sessions as you can.  No registration; no specific equipment needed, just wear comfortable clothing.

Classes in Spring 2017: March 8 and 22, April 5 and 26, May 10 and 24.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, April 26 through June 21st, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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lib_book_bunch1 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM BookBites. A Bookclub for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper

Eighty-three year old Etta has never seen the ocean.  So early one morning she takes a rifle, some chocolate, and her best boots and begins walking the 3,232 kilometers from rural Saskatchewan, Canada eastward to the sea.  As Etta walks further toward the crashing waves, the lines among memory, illusion, and reality blur.

    Location: Hazlet
 
lib_bookflipping 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bookbites: A Book Club For Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper

This 'poetic, poignant" debut features last great adventures, unlikely heroes, and a "sweet, disarming story of lasting love".

Eighty-three-year old Etta has never seen the ocean.  So early one morning she takes a rifle, some chocolate, and her best boots and begins walking the 3,232 kilometers from rural Saskatchewan, Canada eastward to the sea.  As Etta walks further toward the crashing waves, the lines among memory, illusion, and reality blur.  

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: Collateral Beauty (2016) (Rated PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A New York man (Will Smith) deals with the heartache of losing a child by writing letters to Time, Death, and Love. Soon he is visited by all three conceptual representations which help him return to a semblance of a normal life. Drama Also Starring, Helen Mirren, Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, Michael Pena, Naomie Harris 1 hr. 47 min.

Warner Bros.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Fences (2016) PG-13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Denzel Washington

Starring:  Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson

 Fences, nominated for four Academey Awards, including best picture and best actor, is about a working-class African-American father who tries to raise his family in the 1950's, while coming to terms with the events of his life.

139 minutes

 

    Location: Howell
 
misc_usflag 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Visit with the 11th Assembly District Members Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Stop in for a visit to see District Representative Joseph Delaney, MPA from the 11th Assembly District. New Jersey’s 11th Legislative District is one of 40 in the New Jersey Legislature, covering the Monmouth County municipalities of Allenhurst Borough, Asbury Park City, Colts Neck Township, Deal Borough, Eatontown Borough, Freehold Borough, Freehold Township, Interlaken Borough, Loch Arbour Village, Long Branch City, Neptune City Borough, Neptune Township, Ocean Township, Red Bank Borough, Shrewsbury Borough, Shrewsbury Township, Tinton Falls Borough and West Long Branch Borough. 

 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classic Movie: You Only Live Once (1937) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Fritz Lang

Starring Henry Fonda, Sylvia Sidney, Barton MacLane, Margaret Hamilton

The public defender's secretary and an ex-convict get married and try to make a life together, but a series of disasters sends their lives spiraling out of control.

85 minutes; (c) United Artists

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Loving (2016)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Starring: Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Will Dalton

Drama --123 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_smiley 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids Read to Therapy Dogs! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids Read to Therapy Dogs! - Grades K and up
Thursday, April 27 at 4:00 pm
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend
by reading aloud to a therapy dog.
Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves!

    Location: Allentown
       
 
misc_smiley 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Read to a Therapy Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Kids Read to Therapy Dogs! - Grades K and up
Wednesday, April 26 at 4:00 pm
Improve your reading skills and make
a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog.
Bring your favorite book or
choose one from our shelves.

    Location: Allentown
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie: You Only Live Once (1937) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Fritz Lang

Starring Henry Fonda, Sylvia Sidney, Barton MacLane, Margaret Hamilton

The public defender's secretary and an ex-convict get married and try to make a life together, but a series of disasters sends their lives spiraling out of control.

85 minutes; (c) United Artists

    Location: Eastern Branch
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Friday April 28, 2017 Go To Top
elect_clock_alarm 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Preservation Week Event: Preserving Your Family Photos! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Archives    732 308 3771 x3771   
   

This special Preservation Week event is for budding genealogists and family historians alike. You will learn about the kind of photo album you should use, whether photographs should be removed from old albums, how to caption and where to store photo prints. A free, interactive scanning session follows. Please bring up to three photos or documents to be digitally copied that day by Archives staff, and receive a complimentary CD with the images.

The American Library Association's Preservation Week is an opportunity to celebrate collecting and preservation. Presenter Gary Saretzky is the Archivist for Monmouth County and, as such, is the ultimate source on many subjects, including collection assessment, preservation, organization, maintenance, and access to historical information. 

Presenter Gary D. Saretzky is the Archivist for Monmouth County and a photographer, photo historian, and photo conservator.  He will be available to respond to questions on many archival subjects, including collection assessment, preservation, organization, maintenance, and enhancing access to historical photographs and documents. 

In addition to this presentation, Monmouth County Archives will offer a tour of their facilities, beginning at 2pm.  Please contact Archives directly to reserve your spot:  732-308-3771 x3771.  Monmouth County Archives is a Division of the Office of the County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon. Find out more at www.visitmonmouth.com/archives 

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_quill 2:00 PM Poetry Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

April is poetry month come celebrate it with the poetry readings of Joan Camp.  She will be delighting us with her original poems accompanied with live music. Join us for an afternoon of poems.

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_gclef 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Masters of the Celtic Harp Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Two great players, one fantastic show! 

Quite simply, Gráinne Hambly and William Jackson are two of the foremost harpers of Ireland and Scotland. They teamed up and began touring as "The Masters of the Celtic Harp" in 2005 and have been traveling together ever since.  Combining their extraordinary talents on harp as well as concertina, tinwhistle and bouzouki, The Masters of the Celtic Harp have been performing all over the country and dazzling audiences with their artistry. Their Two Sides of Celtic show is a special treat.

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
elect_clock_alarm 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Preservation Week Event: Take a Tour of Monmouth County Archives Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Archives    732 308 3771 x3771   
   

Celebrate Preservation Week  by taking a tour and learning more about the Monmouth County Archives!  County Clerk Christine Hanlon and Archivist Gary Saretzky invite you to reserve a spot and tour the exciting Archives & Records Center facilities, learn what Archives does and how they may help your historical search.Gary Saretzky, Archivist for Monmouth County, and his team are the ultimate source on many subjects, including collection assessment, perservation, organization, maintenance, and access to Monmouth County historical information. 

The American Library Association's Preservation Week is an opportunity to celebrate collecting and preservation.

Monmouth County Archives is a Division of the Office of the County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon. Find out more at www.visitmonmouth.com/archives.

Please contact Archives staff directly to schedule a tour (beginning at 2pm):  732-308-3771 x3771.  

    Location: Headquarters
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lib_book_sale 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Hazlet Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Here’s your chance to stock up on gently used paperback and hardcover books for adults and children at bargain prices! Once again, you can take advantage of our “early bird special” by paying a $5 admission fee to enter at 8:00 AM and beat the crowd.

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

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

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open. Please check online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_microphone2 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Poets Live! A Celebration of National Poetry Month Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Jersey Shore Poets presents Poets Live!  A celebration of National Poetry Month

Feature poet BJ Ward will read from his work.  After a short break, twelve members of Jersey Shore Poets will also share their poetry from First Edition, their new anthology.  The day will wrap up with an open mic session where attendees may sign up to read 1 or 2 poems of their own (maximum 3 minutes, please).

BJ Ward is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Jackleg Opera: Collected Poems 1990-2013.  His poems have appeared in Poetry, American Poetry Review, TriQuarterly, The New York Times, The Normal School and The Sun.  He is the recepient of a Pushcart Prize and two Distinguished Artist Fellowships from the NJ State Council on the Arts.  His website is www.bj-ward.com.  He is a Professor of English and Creative Writing at Warren County Community College. 

Jersey Shore Poets include: Chris Bogart, Gregg Glory (Gregg G. Brown), Theresa Irwin, Victoria Kaloss, Jerry Leary, Susan Martin, Anna Moran, Patrick Moran, Linda Johnston Muhlhausen, Steve Schiro, John Schoonejongen, Jenny Stahl.

Jersey Shore Poets is a poetry writing group that meets once a month at the Eatontown Library, and always welcome new members.  For more information on the group, email Chris Bogart at jerseyshorepoets@gmail.com.

 

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Monday May 1, 2017 -  Wednesday May 31, 2017 Go To Top
elect_camera Art Exhibit: The Viewfinder Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Debora Santiago Bruno appreciates art in general styles. Her love for photography is one of the most important aspects of her life. Her work includes portrait, still life, nature, scenery, black and white, infrared, color and computer enhanced photography, though landscapes and architecture subjects are her favorites. When she is shooting these elements, she tries to capture the best quality of light as possible to produce a result that is remarkable.

Debora has exhibited in many places such as the Middletown Public Library, Brookdale Community College, Guild of Creative Art, Art Alliance, Freehold Art Society, Count Clerk’s Office of Freehold, Monmouth Museum, Sea Bright Library, Manalapan Senior Center, Freehold Library, and the Law Offices of Lomuro, Davidson, Eastman & Munoz. She also had her work published in the Collage Magazine and received honorable mentions in the MCAC Juried Art Show in 2003 and the Student Art Show at Brookdale Community College in 2005 and 2006. She was awarded First Place for best alternative category for her piece entitled “Empire State Building” at the Photography Juried Show Open Eyesights, March 2007 and First Place in the 15th Juried Art Show at the Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, NJ, in October 2007.

Meet the artist at a reception on Saturday, May 13th from 1:00 - 4:00 pm

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_signing From Peddlar to Philanthropist: The Story of the German-Jews of Monmouth County Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County presents the exhibit, "From Peddler to Philanthropist" which features the story of the German Jews who settled in Monmouth in the 1800s and built businesses, communities and synagogues.  The exhibit focuses on a number of personalities, including Sigmund Eisner, who built a uniform manufacturing company that clothed the U.S. Armed Forces for many years, and John Steinbach, who built several department stores in Monmouth. 

The exhibit also presents the story of wealthy German-Jewish financiers and industrialists who spent their summers in elegant mansions on the Jersey Shore during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  It continues with information about the important philanthropic work of such people as Nathan Straus, the Wimpfheimer and Eisner families, and others. 

In lobby display cases, throughout the month of May

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

Enhanced Early Literacy, Learning Enrichment and Social Engagement with certified, professional, caring Children's Librarian is  

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

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

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

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

Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:  

Mondays, 9:30am.  No Storytime May 29.

Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am. 

Thursdays, 10:15am.  

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:

Mondays, 10:15am.  No Storytime May 29.

Tuesdays, 11:40am.  

Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  

Mondays, 11:00am.  No Storytime May 29..

Thursdays, 11:00am. 

Family for Ages 2 and up:

Mondays, 1:30pm.  No Storytime May 29.

Wednesdays, 1:30pm. 

    Location: Headquarters
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misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories, songs and a craft for ages 2 to 3 1/2 years. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
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misc_smiley 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and nursery rhymes with playtime 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: 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 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM World War I Centennial Commemoration Film, Lecture, Discussion Series: Q Ships (1928) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 X7222   
   

World War I Centennial Film, Lecture and Discussion Series: Q-Ships (1928) (NR) 73 minutes.

This series is hosted by Neil O'Connor and Martin Spindel.  Each film will have a brief introduction and be followed by a Q & A.

Q-Ships, one of the most closely guarded secrets of the war, were heavily armed merchant ships with concealed weapons. Their purpose was to lure German U-Boats to make surface attacks, thereby giving the Q-Ship a chance to open fire and sink the surprised U-Boat.

This exciting film covers the devastating success of the German U-Boats in hampering British trade, the escalation to unrestricted submarine warfare, targeting any merchant vessel in the Atlantic, the allied shift to convey travel for protection, the use of underwater hydrophones to detect U-Boats and lastly the deployment of the Q-Ships. The Q-Ships crew was portrayed by actual British Naval crewman and officers from WWI.

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: Hidden Figures (PG) (2016) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Theodore Melfi

Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge

Three brilliant African-American women at NASA -- Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) -- serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: The launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world. 

127 minutes; 20th Century Fox

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: Hidden Figures (PG) (2016) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Theodore Melfi

Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge

Three brilliant African-American women at NASA -- Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) -- serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: The launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world. 

127 minutes; 20th Century Fox

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday May 2, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM SPRING BOOK SALE Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   
Spring Book Sale !
 
Join us for the Friends of the Monmouth County Library Spring Book Sale.  This huge event runs from Tuesday, May 2nd through Saturday, May 6th during library hours.  You'll find mountains of hardcovers, paperbacks, children's books, movies, music and more, all at great prices.
 
Friday is half-price day; Saturday is $1 - a - bag day!
 
Proceeds help fund library programs and resources, so come and shop!

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Longest Night by Andria Williams Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In 1959, Nat Collier moves with her husband, Paul, and their two young daughters to Idaho Falls, a remote military town. An Army Specialist, Paul is stationed there to help oversee one of the country’s first nuclear reactors—an assignment that seems full of opportunity. Then, on his rounds, Paul discovers that the reactor is compromised, placing his family and the entire community in danger. Worse, his superiors set out to cover up the problem rather than fix it. Paul can’t bring himself to tell Nat the truth, but his lies only widen a growing gulf between them.Lonely and restless, Nat is having trouble adjusting to their new life. She struggles to fit into her role as a housewife and longs for a real friend. When she meets a rancher, Esrom, she finds herself drawn to him, comforted by his kindness and company. But as rumors spread, the secrets between Nat and Paul build and threaten to reach a breaking point. 

Based on a true story of the only fatal nuclear accident to occur in America, The Longest Night is a deeply moving novel that explores the intricate makeup of a marriage, the shifting nature of trust, and the ways we try to protect the ones we love.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
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elect_laptop.GIF 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Career Information Center: Open Computer Lab Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Career Information Center offers a walk-in Computer Lab on Tuesday mornings from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm and Wednesday evenings 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

Starts with a brief presentation on NJ Career Connections, and an opportunity for questions and answers.    

Stop by for one-on-one help with email, job applications, job searches and other computer use topics. (MS Word environment)

No reservation necessary.  Contact Monica Johnson at 732-683-8980, ext. 8901 or mjohnson@monmouthcountylib.org for more information.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_twodancers 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM The Long Term Care Problem and How to Solve It Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Government publications such as Medicare & You describe Long Term Care as a major healthcare problem facing seniors in the U.S.  This workshop will provide information on long term care, such as who will need it? what it will cost? and who will pay for it?  Find out about the role of Medicare and Medicaid, and about Long Term Care Insurance as well.  Get all of your questions answered.  

Presented by Les Taylor of Bankers Life

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 11:00 AM  -  1:15 PM New Release Movie: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

In a period of great conflict, a group of unlikely heroes, led by daring fugitive Jyn Erso and rebel spy Cassian Andor, band together for a desperate mission to steal the plans to the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction, the Death Star. Directed by Gareth Edwards. Starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, and Alan Tudyk.

Adventure/Sci-Fi - 133 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_kids 1:15 PM  -  1:45 PM Kids! Children's Book Parade Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Dress as your favorite book character, listen to stories, and march in a library parade!

Regsitration begins Tuesday, April 18 for children 3.5-5.

    Location: Marlboro
       
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Movie: La La Land (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. Directed by Damien Chazelle.  Starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, and Rosemarie DeWitt.  Winner of 6 Oscars including Best Actress.

Drama/Music - 128 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie:Victor/Victoria (1982) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

May Musicals

In 1930s Paris, a struggling female singer works the cabaret circuit pretending to be a man, pretending to be a woman with the help of her cabaret friend, she becomes very successful, but also draws the amorous attention of a macho gangster.

Starring Julie Andrews, James Garner, and Robert Preston.

133m.

    Location: Wall Township
 
lib_bookflipping 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: I Always Loved You by Robin Olivera Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Book discussion of I Always Loved You by Robin Oliveira. A novel of Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas' great romance.

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

Explore your surroundings for treasure using a retractable telescope!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

 

    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. 

No registration necessary.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_mag 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering for Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Using Science to relate to picture books children will look at picture books in a new way engineering creative stories to help understand nature and applied sciences.

    Location: Howell
 
school_esl 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversation English / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Emphasis on vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:35 PM New Release Movie: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

In a period of great conflict, a group of unlikely heroes, led by daring fugitive Jyn Erso and rebel spy Cassian Andor, band together for a desperate mission to steal the plans to the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction, the Death Star. Directed by Gareth Edwards. Starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, and Alan Tudyk.

Adventure/Sci-Fi - 133 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
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misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:20 pm.

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 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_vote.gif 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM US Citizenship Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
This course, for adults 18 years and older with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

The class is held on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8:20pm. We ask that you register for this class, so that we will have materials for everyone attending. To register, you can call our Reference Desk (732 431-7220 x7222) 

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

    Location: Headquarters
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday May 3, 2017 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: 732-431-7330 x7336

A representative from the Surrogate's Office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.  Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x7336.

    Location: Wall Township
 
lib_book_bunch1 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM SPRING BOOK SALE Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   
Spring Book Sale !
 
Join us for the Friends of the Monmouth County Library Spring Book Sale.  This huge event runs from Tuesday, May 2nd through Saturday, May 6th during library hours.  You'll find mountains of hardcovers, paperbacks, children's books, movies, music and more, all at great prices.
 
Friday is half-price day; Saturday is $1 - a - bag day!
 
Proceeds help fund library programs and resources, so come and shop!

 

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

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

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

Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir
By Roz Chast
A 2014 National Book Award finalist, Roz Chast brings her humor to the topic of aging parents, through four-color cartoons, family photos, and documents. Chast's memoir is both comfort and comic relief for anyone experiencing the life-altering loss of elderly parents.




 

  Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Movie: Hacksaw Ridge (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Based on the true story of World World II Army Medic, Desmond T. Doss, who won the Congressional Medal of Honor despite refusing to bear arms. Doss was ostracized by his fellow soldiers but went on to earn their respect for his bravery after risking his life to save seventy-five men in the Battle of Okinawa without firing a shot. Stars Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey. 2 hours, 19 minutes. 

    Location: Hazlet
 
nat_stars2 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Schoolage Program: 3 - 2- 1, BLAST OFF! Space Stories and craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage storytime program: 3-2-1 BLAST OFF !  children will hears some space stories then make a space craft.

Grades K to 5 Registration is required,in person, by phone or online. 

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
    Registration will begin on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
anim_flyingbird 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Birds Are Wonderful! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Hear a story about our feathered friends and make a Puffin bird.

All Ages.

Registration required.

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
lib_dia 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

May 3 - Cinco de Mayo-Storytime

May 10- Mother's Day-Craft

May 24- Mother Goose- Storytime

May 31- Ramadan-Craft
 

    Location: Howell
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elect_laptop.GIF 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Career Information Center: Open Computer Lab Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Career Information Center offers a walk-in Computer Lab on Tuesday mornings from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm and Wednesday evenings 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

A brief presentation on NJ Career Connections is followed by a question and answer period.  

Stop by for one-on-one help with email, job applications, job searches and other computer use topics. (MS Word environment)

No reservation necessary.  Contact Monica Johnson at 732-683-8980, ext. 8901 or mjohnson@monmouthcountylib.org for more information.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_arrow_r_red 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM SAT/PSAT MATH Classes (Free for Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431-7220x7222   
   

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

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

Mr. Carlin's Classes are free, begin at 6:30pm on the first and third Wednesdays of Jan., Feb., Mar., April & May.

    Location: Headquarters
 
office_money_bills_coins 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM College Funding Associates Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

The College Funding Associates will present a workshop for parents and students that are interested in learning about the college application and financial aid process.  The informational only workshop will include a question and answer session.  

 

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, April 26 through June 21st, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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lib_book_bunch1 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM SPRING BOOK SALE Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   
Spring Book Sale !
 
Join us for the Friends of the Monmouth County Library Spring Book Sale.  This huge event runs from Tuesday, May 2nd through Saturday, May 6th during library hours.  You'll find mountains of hardcovers, paperbacks, children's books, movies, music and more, all at great prices.
 
Friday is half-price day; Saturday is $1 - a - bag day!
 
Proceeds help fund library programs and resources, so come and shop!

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
z_cust_ReadingBunnies 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories for all ages. Craft and playtime included.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_bunch1 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Literature of World Language Book Discussion in Russian Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Raisa Silver will lead discussion on the book Gods of the Steppe by Andrei Gelasimov

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

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

 

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

Join the fun while helping others. Items will go to local charities and hospitals. Bring a crochet hook or knitting needles; yarn will be provided for you. All skill levels welcome.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM Movie: Hidden Figures (2016) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of three African- American women, Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, who were hired as “computers” by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) during the Space Race. Based on the non-fiction book by Margot Lee Shetterly Biography/Drama/History Starring: Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae, and Kevin Costner 2hrs 7 min.

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Movie: Patriot's Day (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

The story of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis's actions in the events leading up the the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, and the aftermath.

Directed by:  Peter Berg

Starring:  Melissa Benoist, Michelle Monaghan, John Goodman, Kevin Bacon

133 minutes

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_paintpalette02 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Art for Adults: Paint a Garden Friend Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Designer and Artist Julie Farel builds on your design aesthetic using the technique learned in previous classes. You will create a perfect little garden friend for any Mom you believe deserves it!  As with all her classes, you supply the creativity; Julie supplies the designs and materials.

Class begins at 2pm sharp. While this popular class is free, pre-registration is limited and required.

Registration will open on April 3; please register by clicking on the reservation box below, or calling HQ Reference Desk: 732 431 7220 x7222.  

 Check out Section  740  for Art: Drawing & Decorative Arts and Related topics in The Arts (Section 700).

 

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 8 spaces available.
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Classic Movie: The Thin Man Goes Home (1944) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Richard Thorpe

Starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, Helen Vinson, Donald Meek, Gloria DeHaven

Famous retired detective Nick Charles (William Powell) takes his wife, Nora (Myrna Loy), and their dog, Asta, to visit Nick's parents in their small, quiet town. Determined that Nick's father respect Nick's profession, Nora urges him to find a crime to investigate, unaware that Nick's presence has already frightened spy Edgar Draque (Leon Ames) into action. After Nora buys a painting for Nick's birthday and the artist is murdered, Nick discovers that the murder is connected to espionage.

100 minutes; (c)Warner Bros.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM La La Land (PG-13)(2016) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Join us for this 2016 multiple Oscar winner and melodic musical that's far from as simplistic as it may seem.  A jazz pianist falls fir an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. Come and enjoy a film with the kind of charm that you might have thought had dissappeared from American movies. 

Starring: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, and Rosemarie DeWitt.

Comedy/Drama/Musical --128 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_teddybear_reading 3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! One World, Many Stories: Celebrate Children’s Book Week! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Did you know that our library is an official Children’s Book Week event location? Listen to the best stories of the year and then make history by voting in the Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards- the only national book awards voted only by kids and teens! Stay afterwards for a fun craft activity. No registration required. This program is open to children ages 4 and up. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
misc_kidsreading1 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Book Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a book scavenger hunt!  Have fun searching for books and win prizes!

Registration begins Thursday, April 20 for children Grades K-5 with parent/caregiver.

    Location: Marlboro
       
 
nat_stars2 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! May the Fourth Be With You. - School Age craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Listen to stories and make Star Wars shadow puppets!

K and up

Call, stop in or register online beginning Thursday, April 20.

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM  -  8:15 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
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Crocheter's 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.  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
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Longest Night by Andria Williams Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In 1959, Nat Collier moves with her husband, Paul, and their two young daughters to Idaho Falls, a remote military town. An Army Specialist, Paul is stationed there to help oversee one of the country’s first nuclear reactors—an assignment that seems full of opportunity. Then, on his rounds, Paul discovers that the reactor is compromised, placing his family and the entire community in danger. Worse, his superiors set out to cover up the problem rather than fix it. Paul can’t bring himself to tell Nat the truth, but his lies only widen a growing gulf between them.Lonely and restless, Nat is having trouble adjusting to their new life. She struggles to fit into her role as a housewife and longs for a real friend. When she meets a rancher, Esrom, she finds herself drawn to him, comforted by his kindness and company. But as rumors spread, the secrets between Nat and Paul build and threaten to reach a breaking point. 


Based on a true story of the only fatal nuclear accident to occur in America, The Longest Night is a deeply moving novel that explores the intricate makeup of a marriage, the shifting nature of trust, and the ways we try to protect the ones we love.

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_gclef 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The Mills Brothers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Four Boys and a Guitar: The Story and Music of the Mills Brothers, by Douglas E. Friedman, is the only biography of this famous American singing group. 70 Chart hits over a 37-year period; more than 600 titles recorded; over 50 million records sold! The book tells the group’s story from their humble beginnings in Piqua, Ohio to their rise to international stardom. The racial aspects of their story are also covered, especially as they mirrored the racial history of the country over the course of their career.

Testimonials:

“A caring and determined writing - enriched through gifts of stories and insight, enhanced with details . . . I wiped tears and laughed aloud.  Read this book—with your heart." - John H. Mills, II, son, grandson and nephew of the original Mills Brothers.

Mr. Friedman will be available after the presentation to sign books

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Classic Movie: The Thin Man Goes Home (1944) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Richard Thorpe

Starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, Helen Vinson, Donald Meek, Gloria DeHaven

Famous retired detective Nick Charles (William Powell) takes his wife, Nora (Myrna Loy), and their dog, Asta, to visit Nick's parents in their small, quiet town. Determined that Nick's father respect Nick's profession, Nora urges him to find a crime to investigate, unaware that Nick's presence has already frightened spy Edgar Draque (Leon Ames) into action. After Nora buys a painting for Nick's birthday and the artist is murdered, Nick discovers that the murder is connected to espionage.

100 minutes; (c)Warner Bros.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday May 5, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM SPRING BOOK SALE Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   
Spring Book Sale !
 
Join us for the Friends of the Monmouth County Library Spring Book Sale.  This huge event runs from Tuesday, May 2nd through Saturday, May 6th during library hours.  You'll find mountains of hardcovers, paperbacks, children's books, movies, music and more, all at great prices.
 
Friday is half-price day; Saturday is $1 - a - bag day!
 
Proceeds help fund library programs and resources, so come and shop!

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_conductor 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM First Fridays For Seniors : The Big Band Era Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The 1930s was the decade of the great big bands of American jazz. This discussion includes the stylistic differences of bands of that era due to race, location and other influences. Audio and video examples include, among others, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman and Harry James.

Presented by Stephen F. Marcone Professor of Music and Chairperson, The William Paterson College of New Jersey.  He is the author of Managing Your Band, soon to be in its 6th edition, and is a frequent lecturer for the NJ Council on the Humanities. Each summer Marcone conducts the university’s Summer Jazz Ensemble. 

 

    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.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Animaniacs - The Monthly Young Adult Anime Club (teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

You can meet with other Anime/Manga enthusiasts - Japanese Anime art and culture discussed.  Join us monthly to watch, discuss and draw anime, and to generally just have fun.  Snacks served.

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday May 6, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM SPRING BOOK SALE Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   
Spring Book Sale !
 
Join us for the Friends of the Monmouth County Library Spring Book Sale.  This huge event runs from Tuesday, May 2nd through Saturday, May 6th during library hours.  You'll find mountains of hardcovers, paperbacks, children's books, movies, music and more, all at great prices.
 
Friday is half-price day; Saturday is $1 - a - bag day!
 
Proceeds help fund library programs and resources, so come and shop!

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_note 10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM Kids! Sing a Song, All Day Long! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Join Emily Vorp of Youth Stages in a sing-along/play-along concert of fun and interactive songs, just for little ones!

Ages 10 months – 3 ½ years old with parent/caregiver

Free admission by ticket only; tickets are available at the Children’s Desk beginning Thursday, April 20.  Everyone needs a ticket.

Program will be held in the Library's Lower Gallery!

 

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

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

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open. Please check online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_yoga 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Mind and Meditation Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

No Breath No Life, Know Breath Know Life!

Join us for an introduction to powerful breathing techniques and knowledge of mind, body, & breath to:

  • Reduce stress
  • Increase health and well being
  • Increase joy in personal relationships
  • Improve self esteem
  • Improve creativity and clarity of mind

Sponsored by "The Art of Living". You're more than welcome to attend one session or both. 

Registration is required. You can register below or by calling the library at 732-431-5656.

    Location: Colts Neck
        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_trowel 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County Helpline Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Garden and Horticulture Questions answered by the Helpline

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to the residents of Monmouth County to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions.  Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries. In the library lobby on the first Saturday of each month from 12 noon - 2:00 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, March through October.

Trained Master Gardener volunteers advise the public about horticultural topics, and diagnose and solve home gardening problems.  Monmouth County residents may get free answers to garden, insect, and pest questions. You can also find out about other programs offered to the communities, such as the Speakers Bureau, community projects, and special events.

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County are sponsored by the joint cooperation of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Brookdale Community College, and Monmouth County Parks System.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_pi.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Meet Albert Einstein! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

We are celebrating Pi Day a little late.

David Fiore will open the visit.  In 1979, he became the world's record holder by writing Pi out to 10, 625 places.  He will tell us about how he memorized it and offer some tips on memorization.

After David Fiore speaks about Pi, you can meet "Albert Einstein." "Dr. Einstein" who will talk about his pets, his travels, his schoolwork, and yes, his scientific discoveries. Pi Day was established by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2009 to celebrate mathematics and science.  

 Mr. Einstein will be portrayed by Professional Reenactor William Agress.

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_bunch1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Literature of World Language Book Discussion in Arabic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Dr. Hashem Sherif will lead discussion on Thartharah Fawqa  by Naguib Mahfouz

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

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday May 7, 2017 Go To Top
nat_summertime 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Jersey Four: Heroes of New Jersey Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

On May 7, we will be celebrating the Heroes of New Jersey with a concert by The Jersey Four and a chance to meet several local history authors.

Come hear the hits of one of New Jersey's greatest musical exports, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.  The Jersey Four brings to life the songs, the costumes, the choreography and the history of the band.  Ten musicians make up the Jersey Four, including a great horn section, keyboards, four singers perfoming those iconic songs and one original member of the Four Season.

Dance down memory lane with some of their greatest hits including, Sherry, Big Girls Don't Cry, Walk Like a Man, Who Loves You and more.

We will also pay tribute to other heroes of New Jersey by hosting several authors of NJ History including Rick Geffken, author of Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore, Joe Bilby, author of several books of New Jersey history, most recently on New Jersey's Role in World War I.  Joseph Grabas, author of Owning New Jersey and Randall Gabrielan, author of 40 books on New Jersey and New York history.

    Location: Headquarters
Monday May 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories, songs and a craft for ages 2 to 3 1/2 years. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_kids 10:35 AM  -  11:05 AM Kids! Mother's Day Story and Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to stories and make a gift for someone special!

Registration begins Monday, April 24 for children ages 2 and up.

    Location: Marlboro
    Registration will begin on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
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misc_smiley 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and nursery rhymes with playtime 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: 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 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_kids 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM kids! Danger of Strangers Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Presented by the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, this informative program aims to increase  children's awareness

of how to deal with strangers and reinforce vital safety tips.

 

Regsitration begins Monday, April 24 for children ages 4 and up with families.

    Location: Marlboro
    Registration will begin on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

 

    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 an would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month.  An appointment is required.  Please call the library at 732-449-8877 to schedule an appointment.

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday May 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Library Commission Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Administration    732 431 7220   
   
Tuesday, May 9, 2017; 11:00 AM; Howell

Tuesday, June 20, 2017; 11:00 AM; Hazlet

Tuesday, September 12, 2017; 11:00 AM; Eastern Branch

Tuesday, October 10, 2017; 11:00 AM; Headquarters 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017; 11:00 AM; Eastern Branch 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017; 11:00 AM; Headquarters 

Library Commission meetings are scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month, September through June, except where noted. Executive sessions may be held during each regular meeting.  Meetings are held at Eastern Branch Library, 1001 Route 35, Shrewsbury, NJ and the Headquarters Library, 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan, NJ unless noted.  Revisions to this schedule will be posted on the Monmouth County Library website.

 
    Location: All Branches
 
elect_laptop.GIF 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Career Information Center: Open Computer Lab Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Career Information Center offers a walk-in Computer Lab on Tuesday mornings from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm and Wednesday evenings 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

Starts with a brief presentation on NJ Career Connections, and an opportunity for questions and answers.    

Stop by for one-on-one help with email, job applications, job searches and other computer use topics. (MS Word environment)

No reservation necessary.  Contact Monica Johnson at 732-683-8980, ext. 8901 or mjohnson@monmouthcountylib.org for more information.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_smiley 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Toddler Mother's Day craft: Hand Flowers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Toddler's Mother's Day Craft: Hand Flowers.  Ages 2 & 3 with an adult. Registration is required, in person, by phone or on-line. 

Parents, please register each child using your phone and e-mail contact info. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
    Registration will begin on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

May Musicals

A brassy belle wrangles her way into Denver High Society when she marries "overnight millionaire" Johnny Brown. While, setting sail for home aboard the Titanic, she becomes a heroine when the ship sinks and she helps rescue many of her fellow passengers.  

Starring Debbie Reynolds, Harve Presnell, and Ed Begley

128m.

 

    Location: Wall Township
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Movie: Loving (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.Directed by Jeff Nichols.  Starring Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, and Nick Kroll. Oscar Nominee for Best Actress.

Biography/Drama/Romance - 116 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_legoguy 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! LEGO Storytime: Monster's Menus! 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: Monster's Menus!

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

 

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
lib_book_mag 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering for Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Using Science to relate to picture books children will look at picture books in a new way engineering creative stories to help understand nature and applied sciences.

    Location: Howell
 
school_esl 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversation English / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Emphasis on vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:20 pm.

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 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_vote.gif 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM US Citizenship Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
This course, for adults 18 years and older with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

The class is held on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8:20pm. We ask that you register for this class, so that we will have materials for everyone attending. To register, you can call our Reference Desk (732 431-7220 x7222) 

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

    Location: Headquarters
        There are many spaces available.
 
rec_yoga 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM De-Stress Through Yoga, Breathing and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

De-stress through gentle yoga, breathing and meditation.  

In this session you will:  experience gentle yoga, learn about different sources of energy and the tendencies of our mind; learn some simple yet powerful breathing techniques; experience a guided meditation; and learn about the Art of Living "Happiness Program."  No yoga mat or equipment is needed.  

Space is limited. Please register online or call 1-866-941-8188 to reserve a space.    

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 10 spaces available.
Wednesday May 10, 2017 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: 732-431-7330 x7336

A representative from the Surrogate's Office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.  Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x7336.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_guitar01 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Kids! Baby and Toddler Music Concerts featuring Lakehouse Music Academy! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Baby and Toddler Music Concerts featuring Lakehouse Music Academy

Share the joy of making and experiencing music with your little one. Don’t miss this playful, interactive event!

2 sessions:

9:30 – 10:00 am – Ages 10 months - 2 years

10:30 - 11:00 am – Ages 2 - 4 years

No registration required. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
misc_handshake 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Get Up to Speed & Tune Up LinkedIn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

New to LinkedIn?  Overdue for a 'tune-up'?  Are you getting the results that you want, or wasting time?

LinkedIn is essential for job search -- learn to do it right!

Your LinkedIn profile is different from a resume.  Learn the most important parts of your profile, how to research target companies and people, why you should join LinkedIn groups, how to search for jobs on LinkedIn, and more!

Mark Judman presents LinkedIn workshops at the Jersey Job Club, Division of Workforce Development and more.  He's a co-facilitator of NhN and respected IT consultant, known for seeing botht the tech forest and the trees.

Brought to you by the Monmouth County Library Career Information Center and Neighbors-helping-Neighbors

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
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ent_guitar01 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Baby and Toddler Music Concerts featuring Lakehouse Music Academy! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Baby and Toddler Music Concerts featuring Lakehouse Music Academy

Share the joy of making and experiencing music with your little one. Don’t miss this playful, interactive event!

2 sessions:

9:30 – 10:00 am – Ages 10 months - 2 years

10:30 - 11:00 am – Ages 2 - 4 years

No registration required. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
office_dollarsign 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Workshop: Top Notch Resumes I Presented by Jersey Job Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: NJ Career Connections Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

Jersey Job Club Interviewing Skills Workshop: 

Top Notch Resumes I - The Basics

The Jersey Job Club gives you the tools and support you need to find a job. To find a good job in challenging times, successful job seekers look for opportunities to get an edge. The Jersey Job Club gives you that edge through the New Jersey Career Connection’s  -  Top Notch Resumes - The Basics

  

This program is presented through a grant from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Management and in conjunction with Monmouth County Workforce Development. 
 
 
    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_flower01 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Family Craft: May Day Flower Basket Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Kids! Family Craft: May Day Flower Basket.  Ages 2 to 5. Registration is required, in person, by phone or on-line. Parents

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
    Registration will begin on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
rec_games 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_signing 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Author visit: Reed Farrel Coleman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 536-9406   
   

Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times bestselling author of Robert B. Parker’s Jesse Stone series and  the author of the Gus Murphy series for will read and sign books at the Marlboro Public Library
May 10 at 1 pm.
 Called a hard-boiled poet by NPR’s Maureen Corrigan and the “noir poet laureate” in the Huffington Post,  Where It Hurts, the first Gus Murphy novel is currently nominated for the 2017 Edgar Award and Barry Award for Best Novel.  The second Gus Murphy novel , What You Break, was published in January.Coleman is a three-time recipient of the Shamus Award for Best PI Novel of the Year and a three-time Edgar Award nominee in three different categories. He has also received the Audie, Anthony, Macavity, and Barry Awards.  He has published 25 novels  and is  a former Executive Vice President of Mystery Writers of America and a founding member of Mystery Writers of America University.

Registration for this event is requested as seating is limited. Please call the library, 732 536-9406, to reserve a seat.  Please indicate if you are interested in purchasing a book.

 

    Location: Marlboro
        There are 100 spaces available.
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: Arrival (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Linguistics professor Louise Banks leads an elite team of investigators when twelve mysterious spaceships land around the globe. Banks and her crew must interpret the language of the alien visitors threatening her own life and those of all of mankind.  Stars Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker. 1 hours, 56 minutes. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
office_meeting1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Estate Planning Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

When it comes to sorting facts from fiction in estate planning, Paul R. Daniele, Esq. from Daniele Law, LLC will cover the frequently asked questions and common misconceptions regarding this topic. Paul will also go over wills & trusts, asset protection, nursing home issues, Medicaid qualification as well as estate taxes. 

Mr. Daniele has been practicing law in New Jersey for 49 years. He earned his J.D. at New York Law School in 1967. Since that time, he has become an integral part of the legal community and the community at large. Mr. Daniele served as an assistant prosecutor (1968-1974) and sat as a Newark Municipal Judge for 27 years (1979-2006). Mr. Daniele was awarded the Newark Peace Prize in 1991. As a Judge, Mr. Daniele was a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Municipal Court Practice Committee. He has instructed college-level legal courses at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Registration is required for this event by stopping into the library, calling at 732-431-5656 or registering below.

    Location: Colts Neck
        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_smiley 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Schoolage program: Mother's Day Craft: Fizzy Bath Bombs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage Mother's Day Craft" Fizzy Bath Bombs... Grades K to 5.  Children will make some special fizzy

bath bombs for mom.  Registration is required, on person, by phone or online.  Parents, please register each

child using your phone and email contact info.

    Location: Eastern Branch
    Registration will begin on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Happy Mother's Day! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Make your mom a special bookmark and refrgerator magnet.

All Ages.

Registration required.

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
lib_dia 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

May 3 - Cinco de Mayo-Storytime

May 10- Mother's Day-Craft

May 24- Mother Goose- Storytime

May 31- Ramadan-Craft
 

    Location: Howell
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Career Information Center: Open Computer Lab Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Career Information Center offers a walk-in Computer Lab on Tuesday mornings from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm and Wednesday evenings 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

A brief presentation on NJ Career Connections is followed by a question and answer period.  

Stop by for one-on-one help with email, job applications, job searches and other computer use topics. (MS Word environment)

No reservation necessary.  Contact Monica Johnson at 732-683-8980, ext. 8901 or mjohnson@monmouthcountylib.org for more information.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_trowel 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County Helpline Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Garden and Horticulture Questions answered by the Helpline

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to the residents of Monmouth County to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions.  Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries. In the library lobby on the first Saturday of each month from 12 noon - 2:00 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, March through October.

Trained Master Gardener volunteers advise the public about horticultural topics, and diagnose and solve home gardening problems.  Monmouth County residents may get free answers to garden, insect, and pest questions. You can also find out about other programs offered to the communities, such as the Speakers Bureau, community projects, and special events.

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County are sponsored by the joint cooperation of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Brookdale Community College, and Monmouth County Parks System.

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

Associated with both spiritual and health benefits, we invite you to try this meditative form of exercise. T'ai Chi Chih consists of 19 stand-alone movements and one pose.  T'ai Chi Chih doesn't require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination.

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

Attend one or as many of these sessions as you can.  No registration; no specific equipment needed, just wear comfortable clothing.

Classes in Spring 2017: March 8 and 22, April 5 and 26, May 10 and 24.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, April 26 through June 21st, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

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

The Monmouth County Library Teen Advisory Board meets monthly at Headquarters in Manalapan. All those between 13 and 18 may earn Community Service Hours by joining this great group.  Come out and meet new friends, have a snack and share your ideas for teen programming, teen collections, and more. 

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday May 11, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_ReadingBunnies 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories for all ages. Craft and playtime included.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_kids 10:35 AM  -  11:05 AM Kids! Mother's Day Story and Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to stories and make a gift for someone special!

Registration begins Monday, April 24 for children ages 2 and up.

    Location: Marlboro
    Registration will begin on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
 
rec_paintpalette02 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Preschool Mother's Day Craft: Spinning Cards Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Preschool children will make a 'spinning card' for Mother's Day.  Ages 3 1/2 to 5. Registration is required, in person,

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
    Registration will begin on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM Movie: Hidden Figures (2017) PG Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

As the U.S, raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians who served  as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history.

Directed by:  Theodore Melfi

Starring:  Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst

127 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM Movie: La La Land (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A struggling actress and a musician fall in love and have aspirations of fulfilling their dreams in LA, but their burgeoning relationship is put through the test when their careers pull them in opposite directions. Drama/Music Starring: Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. 2hrs 8min.

Lionsgate

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Elmer the Elephant - Stories and Preschool Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Listen to stories and make your very own, colorful Elmer!
Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.

Call, stop in or register online beginning Thursday, April 27 at 9:00 am

 

    Location: Headquarters
    Registration will begin on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classic Movie: On Dangerous Ground (1951) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Nicholas Ray

Starring Ida Lupino, Robert Ryan, Ward Bond, Ed Begley, Charles Kemper

Jim Wilson (Robert Ryan) is New York police detective on the edge. Hardened and embittered by his years of dealing with the lowest forms of criminal the city has to offer, Wilson becomes increasingly violent with suspects. For his own good, Wilson's police captain (Ed Begley) assigns him to a murder investigation in the countryside for a change of scenery. While searching for the killer, Wilson meets the suspect's sister, Mary Malden (Ida Lupino), a blind woman who might turn his life around. 

82 minutes; (c)RKO

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM The Light Between Oceans (PG-13)(2016) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

So, our ORIGINALLY scheduled date for this film was postponed due to a snowstorm and a broken heater...  Let's try again to watch this book to screen adaptation of the M.L. Steadman Novel about a lighthouse keeper and his wife, living off the coast of Western Australia, who raise a baby they rescue from a drifting rowboat.  (Baring any cataclysmic events).

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachael Weisz

Drama/Romance --133 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
anim_dog1 3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! Meet a K-9 Police Dog – Ages 2 and up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Celebrate the dog days of spring by meeting a real K-9 dog from the Sherriff’s Department. No registration required.

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
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misc_party1 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Tweens! 'Hamilton: Party like it's 1776!' – Grades 4 and up! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

"Hamilton: Party like it's 1776!" – Grades 4 and up!

Thursday, May 11 6:30pm-8pm

Join us for trivia, music, arts and crafts, prizes and more! Don’t forget to wear your Hamilton-era finery. Please register in person or by calling the library at (732) 291-1956

*as food will be served, please make the library aware of any food allergies.*

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_swords.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER Series Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

Outlander, the group will share your thoughts, questions, and feelings about this multi-genre, epic work - and maybe even a few words about the show. You may love it, ya ken.

Please check with our Circulation staff as a limited number of books are available.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_bicycle.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Getting (Back) Into Biking: What You Need To Know! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

During National Biking Month, the Jersey Shore Touring Society wants to help you get Back on Your Bike! JSTS members will be here to offer tips to those who's last bike had a banana seat  and teach some of the benefits of bicycling. Find out about what you need to start as well as new equipment to make things easier for you.

David Lee, President of JSTS will be on hand to answer questions, and offer help.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie: On Dangerous Ground (1951) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Nicholas Ray

Starring Ida Lupino, Robert Ryan, Ward Bond, Ed Begley, Charles Kemper

Jim Wilson (Robert Ryan) is New York police detective on the edge. Hardened and embittered by his years of dealing with the lowest forms of criminal the city has to offer, Wilson becomes increasingly violent with suspects. For his own good, Wilson's police captain (Ed Begley) assigns him to a murder investigation in the countryside for a change of scenery. While searching for the killer, Wilson meets the suspect's sister, Mary Malden (Ida Lupino), a blind woman who might turn his life around. 

82 minutes; (c)RKO

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_bicycle.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Get Back on Your Bike! for National Biking Month Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Road Cycling for Beginners: Roll Past the Bumps in the Road with JSTS

If you are interested in cycling, but not sure how to begin, this class is for you. Members of the Jersey Shore Touring Society will be here to introduce you to a touring bike, a helmet, rules of the road, gear and maps you may need to begin your personal journey.

 
The Jersey Shore Touring Society (JSTS) is a  local non-profit bicycling club, welcoming new members to join their social bicycling club. JSTS focus is on group rides, rather than competitive bicycling.  Club members can answer any question you may have so that you can get rolling! 
Life is like a Pedal....they can push you down, but you always come back up!
 
    Location: Headquarters
 
food_carrot.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Meet the Authors of the Nourish Cookbook Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 X 7222   
   

Meet local integrative health and nutrition counselors and co-founders of Nourish Coaches for a book signing of their 2nd Edition of nourish - a community supported cookbook.  The cookbook has 135 recipes including cooked, raw, vegan, animal and everything in-between using no artificial ingredients or refined sugars. Every single page includes a gorgeous color photograph of the dish. The book also includes several sections of valuable and up-to-date nutritional guidance to help you and your family thrive.

Join Wendy Bright-Fallon and Debbie Peterson and learn about their favorites recipes and their strategies for better eating..  Books will be available for purchase and be signed by the authors.
 
    Location: Headquarters
Friday May 12, 2017 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.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_note 2:00 PM Rhythm N' Sound Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Rhythm N' Sound is a trio consisting of musicians who play music from the 40's to the 80's, including classics from the great American songbook.  They have performed in many venues throughout New Jersey.  Join us for an entertaining afternoon of song.

    Location: Wall Township
Saturday May 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_rocks1 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Meditation Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

The Meditation on Twin Hearts is a non-sectarian meditation used for gaining deep relaxation, eliminating stress, promoting health, increasing creativity and intelligence, and attaining inner happiness and fulfillment.

There is a noticeable relaxation of the body, calming of the emotions and stillness of the mind. Regular practice of this meditation results in increasing contentment, happiness, inner peace and joy in life.  There has been an improvement in relationships with spouses, family members and co-workers.

Facilitator for the meditation is Debbie McCann-Call, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  She has a private practice and facilitates meditations.

    Location: Hazlet
        There are many spaces available.
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open. Please check online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_camera 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Art Reception: The Viewfinder: Photographs by Debora Bruno Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Debora Santiago Bruno appreciates art in general styles. Her love for photography is one of the most important aspects of her life. Her work includes portrait, still life, nature, scenery, black and white, infrared, color and computer enhanced photography, though landscapes and architecture subjects are her favorites. When she is shooting these elements, she tries to capture the best quality of light as possible to produce a result that is remarkable.

Debora has exhibited in many places such as the Middletown Public Library, Brookdale Community College, Guild of Creative Art, Art Alliance, Freehold Art Society, Count Clerk’s Office of Freehold, Monmouth Museum, Sea Bright Library, Manalapan Senior Center, Freehold Library, and the Law Offices of Lomuro, Davidson, Eastman & Munoz. She also had her work published in the Collage Magazine and received honorable mentions in the MCAC Juried Art Show in 2003 and the Student Art Show at Brookdale Community College in 2005 and 2006. She was awarded First Place for best alternative category for her piece entitled “Empire State Building” at the Photography Juried Show Open Eyesights, March 2007 and First Place in the 15th Juried Art Show at the Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, NJ, in October 2007.
    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_origami_crane 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM ORIGAMI for Experienced Paperfolders! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Calling experienced paperfolders! Join The Circle of Origami Paperfolders (COOP) for an afternoon of folding fun.
Group meets monthly  at Library Headquarters.
    Location: Headquarters
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ent_guitar01 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Ladies of Country Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Elaine and The Cimarron Sky Band perform the songs of classic female artists such as Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt and many more!

This concert is the day before Mother's Day! Why not bring your mother or another special person in your life to this special show?

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

    Location: Howell
Sunday May 14, 2017 Go To Top
nat_flower02 Headquarters, All Branches are Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Happy Mothers' Day to all celebrating!

Your Library is never closed, with your card, our website, and our app!   All free with your card; just visit  www.monmouthcountylib.org for:

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary       or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary for near-immediate answers to all your questions!

    Location: All Branches
Monday May 15, 2017 Go To Top
elect_e_reader.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to iPad Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

If you have an iPad and don't know how to use it, this is the class for you!

Daniel Berg, an Apple Certified Technician, will go through the necessary functions and applications to get you started. Please bring your iPad with you (iPad2 and up, and iPad mini).

Space is limited, so please register online, or call the library to reserve your spot

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
misc_twodancers 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Tot Rockin Nursery Rhymes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Featuring Presley and Melody Interactive songs and dance for all ages. No registration.

    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 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: La La Land (PG-13) (2016) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Damien Chazelle

Starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie Dewitt

Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma Stone) are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love.  But as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart. 

128 minutes; Lionsgate

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: La La Land (PG-13) (2016) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Damien Chazelle

Starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie Dewitt

Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma Stone) are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love.  But as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart. 

128 minutes; Lionsgate

    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 an would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month.  An appointment is required.  Please call the library at 732-449-8877 to schedule an appointment.

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
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ent_guitar01 11:00 PM  -  11:45 PM Kids! Tot Rock with Nursery Rhymes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Rock to Nursery Rhymes with Presley and Melody. All ages welcome.

    Location: Howell
Tuesday May 16, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: The Golden Son by Shilpi Somaya Gowda Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

An unforgettable story of family, responsibility, love, honor, tradition and identity, in which two childhood friends -- a young doctor and a newly married bride -- must balance the expectations of their culture and their families with the desires of their own hearts.  This story illuminates the ambivalence of people caught between past and present, tradition and modernity, duty and choice; the push and pull of living in two cultures, and the painful decisions we must make to find our true selves.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales. An Adult Short Story Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

"Short Stories Thru the Decades"

Friend of My Youth (1991) by Alice Munro

A woman recalls a story her mother told her before she dies - a story about two sisters and the man they both planned to marry - and in doing so, she is forced to re-evaluate her own relationship with her mother.

    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_laptop.GIF 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Career Information Center: Open Computer Lab Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Career Information Center offers a walk-in Computer Lab on Tuesday mornings from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm and Wednesday evenings 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

Starts with a brief presentation on NJ Career Connections, and an opportunity for questions and answers.    

Stop by for one-on-one help with email, job applications, job searches and other computer use topics. (MS Word environment)

No reservation necessary.  Contact Monica Johnson at 732-683-8980, ext. 8901 or mjohnson@monmouthcountylib.org for more information.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
nat_flower01 1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! May Flowers - Stories and Toddler Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Enjoy stories and make a fun craft.

Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old 

No registration necessary

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: Jackie (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.   Directed by Pablo Larrain.  Starring Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, and Greta Gerwig. Nominated for 3 Oscars.

Biography/Drama - 100 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies: Words and Music (1948) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

May Musicals

In the early 1920s, the Hart teams up with Rodgers to launch a successful 24-year music career, penning nearly 500 songs with him until Hart's death in 1943 at the age of 47.  This extravagant biographical tribute to the prolific songwriting duo of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart features an all-star singing cast.

Starring Tom Drake, Mickey Rooney, June Allyson, and Cyd Charisse.

119m.

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
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 a certified therapy dog who really listens! Bring your favorite book or borrow one of ours.

Grades K and up. Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
lib_book_mag 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering for Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Using Science to relate to picture books children will look at picture books in a new way engineering creative stories to help understand nature and applied sciences.

    Location: Howell
 
school_esl 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversation English / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Emphasis on vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Film: The Comedian (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Taylor Hackford

Starring Robert DeNiro, Leslie Mann, Danny Devito

Jackie Burke, an aging comic icon, has seen better days. Despite his efforts to reinvent himself and his comic genius, the audience only wants to know him as the former television character he once played. Already a strain on his younger brother and his wife, Jackie is forced to serve out a sentence doing community service for accosting an audience member. While there, he meets Harmony, the daughter of a sleazy Florida real estate mogul, and the two find inspiration in each other.

120 minutes; (c) Sony Pictures Classic

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
school_graduate 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM College Planning Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

This Workshop will focus on current high school students and their families.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • The average family borrows 39% of the total cost of college?
  • Only 37% of college students graduate in 4 years?
  • Two thirds of college graduates leave school with financial debt?

Attend this workshop and you will learn…..

  • How to maximize your potential for financial aid
  • How to lower your ‘Out-of-Pocket’ costs
  • Why the FAFSA and your EFC are so critical to the college financial aid process
  • How the SAT/ACT scores translate into financial aid dollars

Students are also welcome and encouraged to attend! 

For Reservations: Call 732-224-1496 or email www.CollegeFundingAssociates.com

    Location: Colts Neck
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misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:20 pm.

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 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_vote.gif 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM US Citizenship Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
This course, for adults 18 years and older with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

The class is held on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8:20pm. We ask that you register for this class, so that we will have materials for everyone attending. To register, you can call our Reference Desk (732 431-7220 x7222) 

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

    Location: Headquarters
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday May 17, 2017 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: 732-431-7330 x7336

A representative from the Surrogate's Office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.  Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x7336.

    Location: Wall Township
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Do More with Your Library Card: Accessing the Library's FREE Electronic Resources! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   
Learn how to utilize the electronic resources available to YOU for FREE with your library card. 
 
Here is a sample of the information you have free access to and will learn how to find and access:
Magazines and newspapers downloadable using Flipster, Zinio, and America's News Bank
Archived issues of The New York Times and Asbury Park Press
Language learning - 70 choices - with Transparent Language and Rosetta Stone
Consumer empowerment via Consumer Reports 
Streaming video using IndieFlix
Hundreds of Online Courses - from Accounting to Web Development - via Universal Class and Lynda.com 
E- and audio books with Library on the Go
For family history seekers, Ancestry.com Expanded Library Edition (in the library)
Primary law, state statutes, admin codes, legal encyclopedia and forms while in the Eastern Branch library in Shrewsubry with Westlaw  (HQ has NJ items only).
 
This program will run for approximately one hour with 30 minutes for Q&A.  You may bring your own laptop, if you choose; handouts will be available.

 

    Location: Howell
 
elect_computer1 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Do More with Your Library Card: Accessing the Library's Free Electronic Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

If you’re using your library card only to check out books and movies, you’re missing out on some great library resources!

Here’s a sample of the information you’ll learn to find and access:

- Downloadable magazines and newspapers using Flipster, Zinio, & America's News Bank;

- Archived issues of The New York Times & Asbury Park Press;

- 70 languages to learn with Transparent Language and Rosetta Stone;

- Consumer empowerment via Consumer Reports;

- Streaming video using IndieFlix;

- Hundreds of Online Courses - from Accounting to Web Development - via Universal Class and Lynda.com ;

- E- and audio books with Library on the Go;

- For family history seekers, Ancestry.com Expanded Library Edition (in the library);

- Primary law, state statutes, administrative codes, legal encyclopedia and forms in the Shrewsbury library with Westlaw (HQ has NJ items only).

This program will run for approximately one hour with 30 minutes for Q&A.  You may bring your own laptop, if you choose; handouts will be available.

    Location: Howell
 
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 Play Duplicate Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: The Golden Son by Shilpi Somaya Gowda Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

An unforgettable story of family, responsibility, love, honor, tradition and identity, in which two childhood friends -- a young doctor and a newly married bride -- must balance the expectations of their culture and their families with the desires of their own hearts.  This story illuminates the ambivalence of people caught between past and present, tradition and modernity, duty and choice; the push and pull of living in two cultures, and the painful decisions we must make to find our true selves.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_gclef 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Charlie's Band - The Sound of 2 Guitars Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Join us for an hour of live music by Charlie's Band featuring a variety of musicians, instruments, and song selections. Take a mid-week break with us at the library.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Short & Sweet Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

GirlJamaica Kincaid (The New Yorker 1978)

Antiguan-American novelist, Jamaica Kincaid tells a story about a mother who prepares her daughter to take her rightful place by instructing her on the chores expected of a woman and wife.  

 

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM International Film: A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

The story of Amos Oz's youth, set against the backdrop of the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the early years of the State of Israel. The film details the young man's relationship with his mother and his beginnings as a writer, while looking at what happens when the stories we tell become the stories we live.  Starring and directed by Natalie Portman.

Drama - 95 minutes.

In Hebrew with English subtitles.

    Location: Headquarters
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: Hell or High Water (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A divorced father, trying to make a better life for his son, and his ex-con brother plan a series of bank heists to save their family's ranch. Trying to thwart their plans is a Texas Ranger who is only weeks away from retirement.  Stars Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges. 1 hours, 42 minutes. 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Afternoon at the Movies: Hidden Figures (2016) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.Starring Taraji B. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Kevin Costner and Kirsten Dunst. 127 minutes.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
misc_smiley 3:45 PM  -  3:45 PM Kids! Schoolage program - 'We Love Our Pets! Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage program; 'We Love Our Pets! Tales .... Grades K to 5. Registration is required, in person, by phone or online.  Parents

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
    Registration will begin on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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.

Please choose one session.  

Call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, May 4.

    Location: Headquarters
    Registration will begin on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
anim_dog_scottie 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Read to Peaches, Our Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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

Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves!

All Ages.

Registration required.

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
anim_swan 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Cook for the Birds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Cook for the Birds Presented by Wild Jersey For Grades K and Up.
Mix your own blend of seeds and fruit to add to a tasty treat for wild birds. Not for children with peanut allergies

    Location: Howell
    Registration will begin on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
 
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.

Please choose one session.  

Call, stop in or register online begining on Thursday, May 4

 

    Location: Headquarters
    Registration will begin on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Career Information Center: Open Computer Lab Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Career Information Center offers a walk-in Computer Lab on Tuesday mornings from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm and Wednesday evenings 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

A brief presentation on NJ Career Connections is followed by a question and answer period.  

Stop by for one-on-one help with email, job applications, job searches and other computer use topics. (MS Word environment)

No reservation necessary.  Contact Monica Johnson at 732-683-8980, ext. 8901 or mjohnson@monmouthcountylib.org for more information.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_kids 5:15 PM  -  5:45 PM Kids! Dog Reading Therapy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Read to our therapy dog. Bring your own book or read a library book. All ages welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
office_money_bills_coins 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Investing for a Secure Retirement Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

This workshop will cover:

Financial planning, retirement planning and wealth management; Investing for retirement; Generating an income stream from retirement assets; Risk management and the risk of outliving retirement assets; and Common mistakes investors make.

 

Presented by Joslain Joseph, CRPC and Thomas Lundon, CFA, of Oppenheimer& Co.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_arrow_r_red 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM SAT/PSAT MATH Classes (Free for Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431-7220x7222   
   

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

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

Mr. Carlin's Classes are free, begin at 6:30 pm on the first and third Wednesdays of Jan., Feb., Mar., April & May.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  8:05 PM International Film: A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

The story of Amos Oz's youth, set against the backdrop of the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the early years of the State of Israel. The film details the young man's relationship with his mother and his beginnings as a writer, while looking at what happens when the stories we tell become the stories we live.  Starring and directed by Natalie Portman.

Drama - 95 minutes.

In Hebrew with English subtitles.

    Location: Headquarters
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misc_rocks1 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Meditation Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

The Meditation on Twin Hearts is a non-sectarian meditation used for gaining deep relaxation, eliminating stress, promoting health, increasing creativity and intelligence, and attaining inner happiness and fulfillment.

There is a noticeable relaxation of the body, calming of the emotions and stillness of the mind. Regular practice of this meditation results in increasing contentment, happiness, inner peace and joy in life.  There has been an improvement in relationships with spouses, family members and co-workers.

Facilitator for the meditation is Debbie McCann-Call, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  She has a private practice and facilitates meditations.

    Location: Hazlet
        There are many spaces available.
 
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, April 26 through June 21st, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday May 18, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM Book Discussion: The Widower's Tale by Julia Glass Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Retiree Percy Darling has his routines disrupted when he permits a locally-beloved preschool to take over his barn. The author spins a captivating tale about a man who can no longer remain aloof from his community, his grown daughters or the precarious joy of falling in love.

Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

    Location: Howell
 
z_cust_ReadingBunnies 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories for all ages. Craft and playtime included.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_bunch1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: The Widower's Tale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

by Julia Glass

Retiree Percy Darling has his routines disrupted when he permits a locally-beloved preschool to take over his barn. The author spins a captivating tale about a man who can no longer remain aloof from his community, his grown daughters or the precarious joy of falling in love.

Copies of the book are available at the circualtion desk.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Thursday Morning Book Discussion: The Private Life of Mrs. Sharma by Ratika Kapur Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 X7222   
   

With equal doses of humor and pathos, The Private Life of Mrs Sharma is a sharp-eyed examination of the clashing of tradition and modernity, from a dramatic new voice in Indian fiction. 

Renu, the mesmerizing narrator in Ratika Kapur's The Private Life of Mrs. Sharma, has a gift for self-deception. It is baffling, then funny, and then quite poignant to witness . . . . The story Kapur tells is taut, focused; its wider setting, the new India, pops with life. But the real star of this show is Renu, the Mrs. Sharma of the book's title. She starts in one dimension, then gradually plumps into three.” –  The New York Times.

    Location: Headquarters
 
office_telephone 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM The Path to Employment: Starting Your Job Search Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

An in-depth introduction to the Path to Employment includes a discussion of the emotional impact of job loss and how to move forward. Learn key factors to creating effective career goals and different methods to finding employment.  Includes an introduction to navigating the new Career Connections website to 'Plan, Prepare and Succeed' in your job search. 

Presented by Monica Johnson, Career Connections navigator

 

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

Join the fun while helping others. Items will go to local charities and hospitals. Bring a crochet hook or knitting needles; yarn will be provided for you. All skill levels welcome.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:05 PM Movie: Allied (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Two spies fall in love while posing as a married couple for a mission in Casablanca during World War II. Later the husband is forced to participate in an investigation to determine whether his wife is really a double agent working for the Nazis. Action/Drama/ Romance Starring: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris 2hrs 4min.

Paramount Pictures

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM Movie: La La Land (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles.  

Directed by:  Damien Chazelle

Starring:  Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie Dewitt

128 minutes

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classic Movie: The Richest Girl in the World (1934) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by William Seiter

Starring Miriam Hopkins, Joel McCrea, Fay Wray, Reginald Denny and Henry Stephenson

Dorothy Hunter (Miriam Hopkins), the "richest girl in the world," has never shown her face to the public. When she arrives in America, Dorothy switches places with her secretary, Sylvia (Fay Wray), to avoid the press. But after Dorothy's fiancé (George Meeker) proclaims his love for another woman, she wonders if any man can love her for more than her money. Still disguised as a secretary, Dorothy falls for Tony (Joel McCrea) and puts him through a series of tests to prove his affections.Directed by Nicholas Ray

76 minutes; (c) Warner Bros.

    Location: Eastern Branch
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Inferno (PG-13)(2016) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

The adapted Dan Brown stories of the DiVinci Code and Angles & Deamons continue, as Rober Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia.  He teams up with Dr. Sienna Brokkls, and together they must race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly global plot. 

Starring: Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones

Action/Adventure/Crime --121 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_book3 3:00 PM Wall Book Club: H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Recounts how the author, an experienced falconer grieving the sudden death of her father, endeavored to train for the first time a dangerous goshawk predator as part of her personal recovery.

    Location: Wall Township
 
trans_titanic_2 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Tweens! #TBT: TotallyBrilliantTweens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Can you engineer the strongest floating boat?

Grades 3-7. Registration required. 

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
misc_kidsreading1 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Papermaking with Wild Jersey Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join Debbie Hadley of Wild Jersey and make handmade paper!

Regsitration begins May 4 for children Grades K-5.

 

    Location: Marlboro
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Strategies to Maximize Your Social Security Income Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Find out how new legislation could affect the timing and amount of your Social Security Benefit.  Learn little-known strategies to increase your benefits, important factors to consider when deciding when to apply for benefits, and learn about new rules for married couples, divorced individuals, and minor children.

Presented by Michael Standley of Retirement Income Solutions

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM  -  8:15 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
 
lib_book_signing 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM Creative Writers' Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie: The Richest Girl in the World (1934) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by William Seiter

Starring Miriam Hopkins, Joel McCrea, Fay Wray, Reginald Denny and Henry Stephenson

Dorothy Hunter (Miriam Hopkins), the "richest girl in the world," has never shown her face to the public. When she arrives in America, Dorothy switches places with her secretary, Sylvia (Fay Wray), to avoid the press. But after Dorothy's fiancé (George Meeker) proclaims his love for another woman, she wonders if any man can love her for more than her money. Still disguised as a secretary, Dorothy falls for Tony (Joel McCrea) and puts him through a series of tests to prove his affections.Directed by Nicholas Ray

76 minutes; (c) Warner Bros.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday May 19, 2017 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.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_gclef 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Excerpts from G*D: A Family Story of Survival During the Holocaust Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 Ext7222   
   

Violinist Niv Ashkenazi and Gabriel Chajnik, choreographer and Director of TranscenDance Group, will perform excerpts from an original work G*D, based on the true story of Haim Tzvi Rosmarin, a Polish Holocaust survivor.  After liberation, Haim settled in Argentina and wrote a testimony to his family’s survival which his daughter Hannah, Gabriel’s cousin, published in both Yiddish and Spanish. Gabriel created this dance play in honor of his uncle, with a film by Joseph Rodman, lighting design by Yuriy Nayer and an original score.  Gabriel Chajnik will describe the play and narrate the story of Haim and his family.  He will show films of the dance.

Renowned violinist Niv Ashkenazi, winner of the 2010 American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition. will perform music from the piece.  He will be performing with one of the Violins of Hope, instruments that belonged to Jewish musicians during the Holocaust.

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday May 20, 2017 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open. Please check online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_saxaphone 2:00 PM Fred Lehotay Ragtimers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Fred Lehotay and his ragtimers will be performing all the old time sentimental melodies and rousing ragtime favorites. Since 1968 the group has been keeping alive the foot-tapping, hand-clapping, great songs of a bygone era.  The Ragtimers include Gary Nokes on bass, Bob Estler on guitar, Tom Rittenhouse on banjo and band director Fred Lehotay on saxophone. Come join us for this good, old-fashioned, family entertainment for all ages!               

 

    Location: Wall Township
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Sunday May 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_clouds 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Essential Oils 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

This workshop will focus on how to use essential oils as a safe, natural option to support your family's health.  Learn how to incorporate essential oils into your daily life to reduce your toxic load.  

Presented by Gina McConeghy, Holistic Health Coach, Certified Clinical Aromatherapist (CCA) and Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).  

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_piano 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM JAZZ CONCERT: The Daryl Sherman Quartet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

“Delightful, swinging, signature jazz sound, a stylistic compendium of Billie Holiday, Mildred Bailey and Blossom Dearie.’ – Stephen HoldenNewYork Times

 Rhode Island born Daryl Sherman has been a part of the New York City jazz scene since the mid-70s and she is one of the rare singing pianists equally talented in both roles. Sherman is a unique stylist with charm, quick wit, chemistry with her audiences and ability to make herself at home in any musical setting.  From her early stints at Sinatra hang-outs like Jilly’s to her international concerts, there’s hardly a jazz joint, supper club or hotel Daryl has missed.  Her CDs are in regular rotation on Cable TV’s Music Choice, Sirius/XM Radio,BBC, JazzRadio Berlin and she’s been a frequent guest on Marian McPartland’s NPR Piano Jazz.   Sherman's a 3 time MAC award winner, recently named Hothouse Magazine “Best Jazz Vocalist." 

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

We thank the Friends of the Library for underwriting the maintenance of our Concert Grand Piano.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday May 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories, songs and a craft for ages 2 to 3 1/2 years. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_smiley 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and nursery rhymes with playtime 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: 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 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
nat_rose.GIF 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Flower Baskets!- School Age craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Make a paper flower basket!

K and up

Call, stop in or register online beginning Thursday, May 11.

    Location: Headquarters
    Registration will begin on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Tweens! Color Theorums Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Try this math puzzle coloring with only four colors within a shape. No two shapes should share the edge of the same color.

    Location: Howell
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

 

    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 an would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month.  An appointment is required.  Please call the library at 732-449-8877 to schedule an appointment.

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
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Tuesday May 23, 2017 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Career Information Center: Open Computer Lab Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Career Information Center offers a walk-in Computer Lab on Tuesday mornings from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm and Wednesday evenings 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

Starts with a brief presentation on NJ Career Connections, and an opportunity for questions and answers.    

Stop by for one-on-one help with email, job applications, job searches and other computer use topics. (MS Word environment)

No reservation necessary.  Contact Monica Johnson at 732-683-8980, ext. 8901 or mjohnson@monmouthcountylib.org for more information.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: La La Land (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

May Musicals

A struggling actress and an aspiring pianist fall in love as they both pursue their dreams in L.A. However, their blossoming relationship is challenged when their careers pull them in different directions.

Starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone

128m.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Movie: Rules Don't Apply (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

The unconventional love story of an aspiring actress, her determined driver, and their boss, an eccentric billionaire named Howard Hughes..  Directed by Warren Beatty.  Starring Lily Collins, Warren Beatty, and Alden Ehrenreich.  

Drama/Romance - 127 minutes.

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

Watch your troubles melt away after creating a personalized worry doll!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

 

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
lib_book_mag 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering for Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Using Science to relate to picture books, children will look at picture books in a new way engineering creative stories to help understand nature and applied sciences.

    Location: Howell
 
elect_e_reader.GIF 6:00 PM Drive New Business with Social Media: a SCORE Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE Counselor Mark Pankow   732 693 3992   sandyhook@optonline.net
   

Drive New Business with Social Media  Your Guide to Successful Social Media Marketing

You know you should be on social media for your business or non-profit. You know it can help you drive more new and repeat business for your organization. But, do you know why? Do you know which social media platform will have the biggest bang for your buck? And when you start your profile, do you know what to say and how to grow your following? This session will answer all of those questions and more!

Let us help you:

• Determine the platform that’s right for you and your organization

• Announce your presence and build your network

• Create and share content that encourages action

• Understand social media advertising and learn your options

• Convert social media leads into potential customers by growing your email list

This program is presented by SCORE, a  free, national not for profit organization that offers small business entrepreneurs confidential business counseling services at no charge. SCORE volunteers have the knowledge and experience to help any small business owner get the help they need. They also provide local workshops to connect small business owners with the people and information  needed to start, grow, and maintain their businesses.   

    Location: Headquarters
 
school_esl 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversation English / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Emphasis on vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:20 pm.

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 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_vote.gif 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM US Citizenship Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
This course, for adults 18 years and older with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

The class is held on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8:20pm. We ask that you register for this class, so that we will have materials for everyone attending. To register, you can call our Reference Desk (732 431-7220 x7222) 

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

    Location: Headquarters
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday May 24, 2017 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: 732-431-7330 x7336

A representative from the Surrogate's Office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.  Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x7336.

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
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rec_games 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM World Cinema (France) Movie: Amour (2012) (Rated PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Amour is a romantic French film about octogenarians George and Anne. When Anne suddenly becomes ill, their love is severely tested as George attempts to care for her at home. Romance/Drama Starring: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabell Huppert.  2 hr. 7 min.

Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Movie: Fences (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A sanitation worker in the 1950s once dreamed of being a professional baseball player. Bitter over the events of his own life, he creates family tension by squashing his son's opportunity to meet a college football recruiter. Stars Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, and Stephen Henderson. 2 hours and 19 minutes. 

    Location: Hazlet
 
lib_book_pencil 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Tweens! Say What? Tween Poetry Workshop brought to you by Project Write Now- Grades 3-6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Get creative, express yourself, and explore your talents as a writer with Project Write Now!

*as after-school snacks will be served, please make the library aware of any food allergies.*

 

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

Hear a LEGO story and make your own LEGO creation.

Save a memory of your design on Mom or Dad's smartphone.

All Ages.

Registration required.

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
lib_dia 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

May 3 - Cinco de Mayo-Storytime

May 10- Mother's Day-Craft

May 24- Mother Goose- Storytime

May 31- Ramadan-Craft
 

    Location: Howell
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Career Information Center: Open Computer Lab Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Career Information Center offers a walk-in Computer Lab on Tuesday mornings from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm and Wednesday evenings 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

A brief presentation on NJ Career Connections is followed by a question and answer period.  

Stop by for one-on-one help with email, job applications, job searches and other computer use topics. (MS Word environment)

No reservation necessary.  Contact Monica Johnson at 732-683-8980, ext. 8901 or mjohnson@monmouthcountylib.org for more information.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_handshake 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Road to Self-Employment: Exploring Options in Franchising Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn how you can find and fund a business through franchising. 

This workshop will help you decide if a franchise business is compatible with your personal capabilities and financial aspirations.  You'll gain the skills, knowledge and confidentce to explore the opportunities that are right for you. 

At this workshop, you will: Answer 20 key questions to determine if franchising can work for you; Get clear on common misperceptions and the truth about franchising as a career alternative and/or investment strategy; Learn how to investigate a franchise network; and Know the sectors and trends that are hot, and what to avoid.

Presented by Mariel Miller.of The Franchise Advisor.  Mariel has 27 years of experience in the franchise sector. Her in-depth coaching is free of charge for the curious to the serious candidate.  She is a trusted SCORE resource as a specialist in franchising. 

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

Associated with both spirital and health benefits, we invite you to try this meditative form of exercise. T'ai Chi Chih consists of 19 stand-alone movements and one pose.  T'ai Chi Chih doesn't require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination.

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

Attend one or as many of these sessions as you can.  No registration; no specific equipment needed, just wear comfortable clothing.

Classes in Spring 2017: March 8 and 22, April 5 and 26, May 10 and 24.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, April 26 through June 21st, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday May 25, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_ReadingBunnies 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories for all ages. Craft and playtime included.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_bookflipping 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bookbites: A Book Club For Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

The Accidental Empress: A Novel by Allison Pataki

A New york Times bestseller, The Accidental Empress is the love story of "Sisi" the Austro-Hungarian Empress and wife of Emperor Franz Joseph is "captivating, absorbing, and beautifully told".

"Allison Pataki brings to life one of the most enigmatic, intelligent, and stunningly beautiful woman ever to have graced a court in Europe.  A remarkable novel about a truly remarkable empress!"

    Location: Hazlet
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ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: Collateral Beauty (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time, and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock, and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.

Directed by:  David Frankel

Starring:  Will Smith, Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren

96 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: Jackie (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, and define her husband’s legacy. Biography/Drama/History Starring: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig 1hr 40 mins.

Fox Searchlight Pictures

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classic Movie: High Noon (1952) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Fred Zimmerman

Starring Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges, Otto Kreuger and Lon Chaney, Jr.

Former marshal Will Kane (Gary Cooper) is preparing to leave the small town of Hadleyville, New Mexico, with his new bride, Amy (Grace Kelly), when he learns that local criminal Frank Miller has been set free and is coming to seek revenge on the marshal who turned him in. When he starts recruiting deputies to fight Miller, Kane is discouraged to find that the people of Hadleyville turn cowardly when the time comes for a showdown, and he must face Miller and his cronies aloneDirected by William Seiter

85 minutes; (c) United Artists

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Collateral Beauty (PG-13)(2016) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time, and Death.  After receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty. 

Starring:  Will Smith, Ed Norton, Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley.

Drama/Romance --97 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie: High Noon (1952) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Fred Zimmerman

Starring Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges, Otto Kreuger and Lon Chaney, Jr.

Former marshal Will Kane (Gary Cooper) is preparing to leave the small town of Hadleyville, New Mexico, with his new bride, Amy (Grace Kelly), when he learns that local criminal Frank Miller has been set free and is coming to seek revenge on the marshal who turned him in. When he starts recruiting deputies to fight Miller, Kane is discouraged to find that the people of Hadleyville turn cowardly when the time comes for a showdown, and he must face Miller and his cronies aloneDirected by William Seiter

85 minutes; (c) United Artists

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday May 26, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literature of World Language Book Discussion in Hebrew Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Dr. Nelly Segal will lead discussion on Amnon and Tamar from 2 Samuel, Chapter 13.

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

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

 

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday May 27, 2017 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open. Please check online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday May 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_usflag Memorial Day Holiday - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches
Monday May 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_usflag Memorial Day Holiday - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches
Tuesday May 30, 2017 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Career Information Center: Open Computer Lab Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Career Information Center offers a walk-in Computer Lab on Tuesday mornings from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm and Wednesday evenings 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

Starts with a brief presentation on NJ Career Connections, and an opportunity for questions and answers.    

Stop by for one-on-one help with email, job applications, job searches and other computer use topics. (MS Word environment)

No reservation necessary.  Contact Monica Johnson at 732-683-8980, ext. 8901 or mjohnson@monmouthcountylib.org for more information.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Classic Movie: Dark Passage (1947) Not Rated Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

A man convicted of murdering his wife escapes from prison and works with a woman to try to prove his innocence.

Starring:  Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Bruce Bennett

Directed by:  Delmer Daves

106 minutes

 

    Location: Howell
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: The Comedian (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A look at the life of an aging insult comic named Jack Burke.  Directed by Taylor Hackford.  Starring Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann, and Danny DeVito. 

Comedy – 120 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Movie: Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) (G) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

May Musicals

A small town girl turned flapper heads to the big city in search of fun, excitement, and a husband during the roaring 1920's.

Starring Julie Andrews, Mary Tyler Moore, and Carol Channing

138m.

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_kite 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Let's Fly a Kite! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Using recycled materials, can you put together a kite that will soar with the birds?

Grades K and up. Registration required.

 

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
lib_book_mag 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering for Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Using Science to relate to picture books children will look at picture books in a new way engineering creative stories to help understand nature and applied sciences.

    Location: Howell
 
school_esl 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversation English / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Emphasis on vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:20 pm.

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 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_vote.gif 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM US Citizenship Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
This course, for adults 18 years and older with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

The class is held on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8:20pm. We ask that you register for this class, so that we will have materials for everyone attending. To register, you can call our Reference Desk (732 431-7220 x7222) 

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

    Location: Headquarters
        There are many spaces available.
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Film: The Red Turtle (La Tortue Rouge) (2016) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Michael Dudok De Wit

Through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds, The Red Turtle recounts the milestones in the life of a human being.

81 minutes; (c) Sony Pictures Classic

    Location: Eastern Branch
Wednesday May 31, 2017 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: 732-431-7330 x7336

A representative from the Surrogate's Office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.  Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x7336.

    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 Play Duplicate Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
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ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:20 PM Vintage Series: Movie: Pocketful of Miracles (1961) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Apple Annie finds out that her daughter Louise is planning a trip to America with the Count that wants to marry her. Louise has lived most of her life in a Spanish convent and thinks her mother is a part of New York society.  Annie, a bedraggled street vendor solicits help from her friend Dave the Dude, a gangster and bootlegger, to help her convince the Count that she is among the elite. Comedy/Drama Starring Betty Davis, Glenn Ford, Hope Lange  2 hrs. 16 min.

United Artist

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: La La Land (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Sebastian, a jazz pianist, falls in love with Mia,an aspiring actress, but as success mounts, their relationship is threatened by decisions they are forced to make. Stars Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt. 2 hours, 8 minutes. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_usflag 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Memorial Day Celebration Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Learn about this holiday and make a patriotic beverage coaster.

All Ages.

Registration Required.

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
lib_dia 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

May 3 - Cinco de Mayo-Storytime

May 10- Mother's Day-Craft

May 24- Mother Goose- Storytime

May 31- Ramadan-Craft
 

    Location: Howell
 
elect_laptop.GIF 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Career Information Center: Open Computer Lab Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Career Information Center offers a walk-in Computer Lab on Tuesday mornings from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm and Wednesday evenings 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

A brief presentation on NJ Career Connections is followed by a question and answer period.  

Stop by for one-on-one help with email, job applications, job searches and other computer use topics. (MS Word environment)

No reservation necessary.  Contact Monica Johnson at 732-683-8980, ext. 8901 or mjohnson@monmouthcountylib.org for more information.

    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, April 26 through June 21st, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday June 1, 2017 -  Friday June 30, 2017 Go To Top
elect_camera A Different Angle: Photography Display by Ellen Rubinstein Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us as Ellen Rubinstein (Nature Photographer) from Holmdel, New Jersey displays her most recent artistic nature photographs from around the world.

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

After attending universities and working in upstate New York, California, and Massachusetts, she has resided in scenic Holmdel, for over twenty years. Photography remains a fascination of hers. Ellen's work has been showcased at various libraries and venues throughtout the state of New Jersey.

This display can be seen during library hours in the Reading Room.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
rec_paintpalette02 Art Exhibit: Artist Theresa Trocchia and Students Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: P.Judman, Children's Librarian   732 431 7220 x7226   
   

Enhanced Early Literacy, Learning Enrichment and Social Engagement with certified, professional, caring Children's Librarian is  

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

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

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

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

Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:  

Mondays, 9:30am.  No Storytimes June 19 and 26.

Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  No Storytimes June 20 and 27.

Thursdays, 10:15am.  No storytimes June 22 and 29.

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:

Mondays, 10:15am.  No Storytimes June 19 and 26.

Tuesdays, 11:40am.  No Storytimes June 20 and 27.

Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  No Storytimes June 21 and 28.

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  

Mondays, 11:00am.  No Storytimes June 19 and 26.

Thursdays, 11:00am. No storytimes June 22 and 29.

Family for Ages 2 and up:

Mondays, 1:30pm. No Storytimes June 19 and 26.

Wednesdays, 1:30pm.  No Storytimes June 21 and 28.

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday June 1, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Do More With Your Library Card: Accessing the Library's FREE Electronic Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   
The most common thing we hear after this program is "I had no idea the library had all of this!" This program will show you some of the resources available to you for free with your card.
 
Here is a sample of the information you have free access to and will learn how to find and access:
Magazines and newspapers downloadable using Flipster, Zinio, and America's News Bank
Archived issues of The New York Times and Asbury Park Press
Language learning - 70 choices - with Transparent Language and Rosetta Stone
Consumer empowerment via Consumer Reports 
Streaming video using IndieFlix
Hundreds of Online Courses - from Accounting to Web Development - via Universal Class and Lynda.com 
E- and audio books with Library on the Go
For family history seekers, Ancestry.com Expanded Library Edition (in the library)
Primary law, state statutes, admin codes, legal encyclopedia and forms while in the Eastern Branch library in Shrewsubry with Westlaw  (HQ has NJ items only).
 
This program is open to all ages and there is something of interest for everyone!
- Teens and students: Learn what research tools we have that will help you when you go back to school and how to read your favorite magazines (including Teen Vogue, Seventeen, Entertainment Weekly, and more) on your phone or tablet
- Parents: Learn how to access magazines including Ranger Rick, American Girl, Cricket, Highlights, and more. Learn about the family-friendly streaming video options available through IndieFlix.
 
This program will run for approximately one hour with 30 minutes for Q&A.  You may bring your own laptop, if you choose; handouts will be available.
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_kids 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories for all ages.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: The Comedian (2016) R Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

A look at the life of an aging insult comic.

Directed by:  Taylor Hackford

Starring:  Robert DeNiro, Leslie Mann, Danny DeVito

120 minutes

 

    Location: Howell
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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_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Jackie (PG-13)(2016) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

After President John F. Kennedy's assasination, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through her grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her childrnen, and define her husband's historic legacy.

Starring: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, and Greta Gerwig.

Biography/Drama/History --100 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM  -  8:15 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
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Crocheter's 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.  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
Friday June 2, 2017 Go To Top
ent_manga_girl.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Animaniacs - The Monthly Young Adult Anime Club (teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

You can meet with other Anime/Manga enthusiasts - Japanese Anime art and culture discussed.  Join us monthly to watch, discuss and draw anime, and to generally just have fun.  Snacks served.

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday June 3, 2017 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open. Please check online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_trowel 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County Helpline Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Garden and Horticulture Questions answered by the Helpline

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to the residents of Monmouth County to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions.  Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries. In the library lobby on the first Saturday of each month from 12 noon - 2:00 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, March through October.

Trained Master Gardener volunteers advise the public about horticultural topics, and diagnose and solve home gardening problems.  Monmouth County residents may get free answers to garden, insect, and pest questions. You can also find out about other programs offered to the communities, such as the Speakers Bureau, community projects, and special events.

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County are sponsored by the joint cooperation of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Brookdale Community College, and Monmouth County Parks System.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Monday June 5, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_ReadingBunnies 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories for ages 2 to 3 1/2. 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 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:15 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 an would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month.  An appointment is required.  Please call the library at 732-449-8877 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Wall Township
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anim_whale1 11:00 PM  -  11:30 PM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

    Location: Howell
Tuesday June 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Primary Election Site for Manalapan Districts 6, 14, 17 & 26 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Regina Preteroti, Muni Clerk   732 446 8315   
   

Primary Election Site for Manalapan Districts 6, 14, 17 & 26

Election booths will be in Rooms 4 and 5 and 1.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

RUTH WARINER was the thirty-ninth of her father’s forty-two children. Growing up on a farm in rural Mexico, where authorities turn a blind eye to the practices of her community, Ruth lives in a ramshackle house without indoor plumbing or electricity. After Ruth’s father?the man who had been the founding prophet of the colony?is brutally murdered by his brother in a bid for church power, her mother remarries, becoming the second wife of another faithful congregant.

In need of government assistance and supplemental income, Ruth and her siblings are carted back and forth between Mexico and the United States, where Ruth’s mother collects welfare and her stepfather works a variety of odd jobs. Ruth comes to love the time she spends in the States, realizing that perhaps the community into which she was born is not the right one for her. As she begins to doubt her family’s beliefs and question her mother’s choices, she struggles to balance her fierce love for her siblings with her determination to forge a better life for herself.

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
 
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.

No registration necessary

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

For Preschoolers combining Science and Picture Books investigating the world.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:20 pm.

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 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday June 7, 2017 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: 732-431-7330 x7336

A representative from the Surrogate's Office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.  Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x7336.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: Hidden Figures (2016) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Three intelligent African American women mathematicians serve as the brains behind NASA's launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. Stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae. 2 hours, 7 minutes. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
z_cust_dfl_sailboat 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Storytime for grades K and Up. 

June 7 - Ocean Day - Storytime

June 14 - Picnic Day - Craft

June 28 - Lego Book Club - Read any book in the series "Alien in my Pocket" by Nate Ball. Discuss it and make a Lego creation

Snacks will be served; please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_arrow_r_red 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM SAT/PSAT MATH Classes (Free for Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431-7220x7222   
   

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

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

Mr. Carlin's Classes are free, begin at 6:30 pm on the first and third Wednesdays of Jan., Feb., Mar., April & May.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, April 26 through June 21st, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday June 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kids 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories for all ages.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: A Dog's Purpose (2017) PG Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

The soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.

Directed by:  Lasse Hallstrom

Starring:  Britt Robertson, Dennis Quaid, Josh Gad, Peggy Lipton

100 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
rec_camping_tent 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Preschool Special - Stories and S'mores Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

 

Join us around the campfire as we tell stories, sing songs, and make no-melt s'mores.

Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.
Registration required, call, stop in or register online beginning on Thursday, May 25.

    Location: Headquarters
    Registration will begin on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Elle (R)(2016) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

As she tracks down the unknown man who raped her, a successful business woman gets caught up in a game of cat and mouse.

Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny.

Crime/Drama/Thriller --130 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_handshake 5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Healthy Divorce Choices Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us as the Jersey Shore Collaborative Law Group hosts a free seminar about Collaborative Divorce. 

A women-only seminar will be held at 5:30 p.m. and a men-only seminar will be held at 7 p.m.  Professionals will be available after each presentation to provide information and answer questions.  

The Jersey Shore Collaborative Law Group has an experienced and trained membership consisting of attorneys, financial professionals, divorce coaches, and advisors that focus on educating the public in Monmouth and Ocean counties about the benefits of Collaborative Divorce.  Collaborative Divorce aims to foster a respectful, amiable and reasonable resolution between spouses using a “divorce team”.  The team works together to create a fair settlement in the best interest of the couple and family without litigation.

This seminar will discuss the divorce options available in New Jersey – “Do it yourself”, Litigation, Mediation, and Collaborative Divorce.  Professionals will introduce and explain the benefits of each, especially Collaborative Divorce – a Healthy Divorce choice.

Registration is available online at their website jerseyshorecollaborativelawgroup.org or jsclg.org under the “Events” tab, or at 732-704-4639.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
rec_swords.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER Series Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

Outlander, the group will share your thoughts, questions, and feelings about this multi-genre, epic work - and maybe even a few words about the show. You may love it, ya ken.

Please check with our Circulation staff as a limited number of books are available.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

RUTH WARINER was the thirty-ninth of her father’s forty-two children. Growing up on a farm in rural Mexico, where authorities turn a blind eye to the practices of her community, Ruth lives in a ramshackle house without indoor plumbing or electricity. After Ruth’s father?the man who had been the founding prophet of the colony?is brutally murdered by his brother in a bid for church power, her mother remarries, becoming the second wife of another faithful congregant.

In need of government assistance and supplemental income, Ruth and her siblings are carted back and forth between Mexico and the United States, where Ruth’s mother collects welfare and her stepfather works a variety of odd jobs. Ruth comes to love the time she spends in the States, realizing that perhaps the community into which she was born is not the right one for her. As she begins to doubt her family’s beliefs and question her mother’s choices, she struggles to balance her fierce love for her siblings with her determination to forge a better life for herself.

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
Saturday June 10, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_sale 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Hazlet Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Here’s your chance to stock up on gently used paperback and hardcover books for adults and children at bargain prices! Once again, you can take advantage of our “early bird special” by paying a $5 admission fee to enter at 8:00 AM and beat the crowd.

    Location: Hazlet
Saturday June 10, 2017 -  Saturday June 24, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_sale 9:00 AM Wall 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, DVD's, music CD's, games, puzzles and more.  Check it out!

(Monday, June 19-24, $1 Bag Sale)

    Location: Wall Township
Saturday June 10, 2017 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open. Please check online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_origami_crane 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM ORIGAMI for Experienced Paperfolders! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Calling experienced paperfolders! Join The Circle of Origami Paperfolders (COOP) for an afternoon of folding fun.
Group meets monthly  at Library Headquarters.
    Location: Headquarters
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Monday June 12, 2017 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 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:15 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 an would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month.  An appointment is required.  Please call the library at 732-449-8877 to schedule an appointment.

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday June 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:20 pm.

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 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday June 14, 2017 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: 732-431-7330 x7336

A representative from the Surrogate's Office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.  Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x7336.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM World Cinema (Germany) Movie: Toni Erdmann (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A successful career woman living in Romania receives a surprise visit from her semi-retired father who has a relentless inclination for practical jokes. When she insists that he return home to Germany, he reappears as his alter-ego. Starring: Sandra Huller, Peter Simonischek, Michael Wittenborn Comedy/Drama 2hrs. 42 min.

Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Movie: Loving (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

The story of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving, who were jailed and banished from their home in Virginia for marrying in 1958. Their legal battle eventually leads them to the US Supreme Court.  Stars Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Will Dalton. 2 hours, 3 minutes. 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_trowel 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County Helpline Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Garden and Horticulture Questions answered by the Helpline

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to the residents of Monmouth County to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions.  Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries. In the library lobby on the first Saturday of each month from 12 noon - 2:00 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, March through October.

Trained Master Gardener volunteers advise the public about horticultural topics, and diagnose and solve home gardening problems.  Monmouth County residents may get free answers to garden, insect, and pest questions. You can also find out about other programs offered to the communities, such as the Speakers Bureau, community projects, and special events.

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County are sponsored by the joint cooperation of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Brookdale Community College, and Monmouth County Parks System.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, April 26 through June 21st, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

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

The Monmouth County Library Teen Advisory Board meets monthly at Headquarters in Manalapan. All those between 13 and 18 may earn Community Service Hours by joining this great group.  Come out and meet new friends, have a snack and share your ideas for teen programming, teen collections, and more. 

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday June 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 AM  -  4:25 AM Allied (R) (2016) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

In 1942, a Canadian intellegence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines.  When they reunite in London their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.

Starring:  Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris, Lizzy Caplan, and Simon McBurney.

Action/Drama/Romance - 124 minutes

 

 
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM Book Discussion: Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Margaret and John marry in 1960s London despite John’s severe depression.  The story follows the legacy of a father’s pain on the life of his family, told in alternating points of view of all five members of the family.

Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_bunch1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: Imagine Me Gone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

by Adam Haslett

Margaret and John marry in 1960s London despite John's severe depression. The story follows the legacy of a father's pain on the life of his family, told in the alternating points of view of all five members of the family.

Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Thursday Morning Book Discussion: Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant by Roz Chast Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 X7222   
   

In her first memoir, New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast brings her signature wit to the topic of aging parents. Spanning the last several years of their lives and told through four-color cartoons, family photos, and documents, and a narrative as rife with laughs as it is with tears, Chast's memoir is both comfort and comic relief for anyone experiencing the life-altering loss of elderly parents.

When it came to her elderly mother and father, Roz held to the practices of denial, avoidance, and distraction. But when Elizabeth Chast climbed a ladder to locate an old souvenir from the “crazy closet”-with predictable results-the tools that had served Roz well through her parents' seventies, eighties, and into their early nineties could no longer be deployed. 


While the particulars are Chast-ian in their idiosyncrasies-an anxious father who had relied heavily on his wife for stability as he slipped into dementia and a former assistant principal mother whose overbearing personality had sidelined Roz for decades-the themes are universal: adult children accepting a parental role; aging and unstable parents leaving a family home for an institution; dealing with uncomfortable physical intimacies; managing logistics; and hiring strangers to provide the most personal care. 

An amazing portrait of two lives at their end and an only child coping as best she can, Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant will show the full range of Roz Chast's talent as cartoonist and storyteller. -

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: Life on the Line (2016) R Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Electrical workers deal with a deadly storm while trying to keep the power on for their community.

Directed by:  David Hackl

Starring:  John Travolta, Kate Bosworth, Devon Sawa, Julie Benz

98 minutes

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_stars 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Galaxy Slime - Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

 

Make this great Slime which looks like the Night Sky!

K and up

Registration required, call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, June 1.

    Location: Headquarters
    Registration will begin on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM  -  8:15 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
 
lib_book_signing 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM Creative Writers' Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday June 17, 2017 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open. Please check online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
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Monday June 19, 2017 Go To Top
elect_e_reader.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to iPad Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

If you have an iPad and don't know how to use it, this is the class for you!

Daniel Berg, an Apple Certified Technician, will go through the necessary functions and applications to get you started. Please bring your iPad with you (iPad2 and up, and iPad mini).

Space is limited, so please register online, or call the library to reserve your spot

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
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 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:15 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 an would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month.  An appointment is required.  Please call the library at 732-449-8877 to schedule an appointment.

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday June 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Library Commission Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Administration    732 431 7220   
   
Tuesday, June 20, 2017; 11:00 AM; Hazlet

Tuesday, September 12, 2017; 11:00 AM; Eastern Branch

Tuesday, October 10, 2017; 11:00 AM; Headquarters 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017; 11:00 AM; Eastern Branch 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017; 11:00 AM; Headquarters 

Library Commission meetings are scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month, September through June, except where noted. Executive sessions may be held during each regular meeting.  Meetings are held at Eastern Branch Library, 1001 Route 35, Shrewsbury, NJ and the Headquarters Library, 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan, NJ unless noted.  Revisions to this schedule will be posted on the Monmouth County Library website.

 
    Location: All Branches
 
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales. An Adult Short Story Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

"Short Stories Thru the Decades"

Williamsburg Bridge (2015)  by John Edgar Wideman

Wideman is one of the nation's literary treasures, and his contribution is a dazzling, delirious achievement: as his narrator, perched on the edge of the Williamsburg Bridge, prepares for suicide, he delivers a cri de Coeur that ranges from Sonny Rollins to the Yalu River and becomes nothing less than a meditation on the extraordinary resilience of ordinary black lives in the American Century.

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_dragon 1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Toddler Stories and Craft - Big Green Monsters 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
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:20 pm.

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 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday June 21, 2017 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: 732-431-7330 x7336

A representative from the Surrogate's Office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.  Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x7336.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_gclef 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Charlie's Band featuring Sandy Sasso Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Join us for an hour of live music by Charlie's Band featuring a variety of musicians, instruments, and song selections from the Great American Songbook as well as some smooth jazz and Latin sounds. Vocalist Sandy Sasso returns for this performance. Sandy teaches voice and piano locally and tours worldwide. Take a mid-week break with us at the library.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Short & Sweet Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

“Life of Ma Parker” (1921) by Katherine Mansfield

A young literary gentleman opens his door to Ma Parker, his charwoman, who has experienced grief and suffering most of her life.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Afternoon at the Movies:A Dog's Purpose (2017) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

It shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love. Starring Dennis Quaid, Britt Robertson and Josh Gad. 100 minutes. 

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

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

Please choose one session.  

Registration required, call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, June 8

 

    Location: Headquarters
    Registration will begin on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
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.

Please choose one session.  

Register required; call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, June 8.

 

    Location: Headquarters
    Registration will begin on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
misc_arrow_r_red 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM SAT/PSAT MATH Classes (Free for Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431-7220x7222   
   

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

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

Mr. Carlin's Classes are free, begin at 6:30 pm on the first and third Wednesdays of Jan., Feb., Mar., April & May.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, April 26 through June 21st, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday June 22, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM BookBites. A Bookclub for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

Phaedra Patrick understands the soul.  Eccentric, charming, and wise...The Curious Charms is not just for those who are mourning over love or the past.  This book will illuminate your heart.

Don't miss this curiously charming debut! In this hauntingly beautiful story of love, loneliness and self-discovery, an endearing widower embarks on a life-changing adventure.

    Location: Hazlet
 
lib_bookflipping 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bookbites: A Book Club For Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

Phaedra Patrick understands the soul. Eccentric, charming, and wise. The Curious Charms is not just for those who are mourning over love or the past.  This book will illuminate your heart.

Don't miss this curiously charming debut! In this hauntingly beautiful story of love, loneliness and self-discovery, an endearing widower embarks on a life changing adventure.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Bleed For This (2016) R Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

The inspirational story of World Champion Boxer, Vinny Pazienza, who, after a near fatal car crash which left him not knowing if he'd ever walk again, made one of sport's most incredible comebacks. 

Directed by:  Ben Younger

Starring:  Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart, Katey Sagal, Ted Levine

116 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
trans_dump_truck_1.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kids!Touch a Truck! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Summer Reading Club and Read to Me, Kick-Off

 All ages with parent or guardian

Come and see big rigs and vehicles from the Manalapan Township Department of Public Works! 

Rain-date is Monday, June 26 from 2-3pm

No registration

Alexandria Drive parking lot

 

    Location: Headquarters
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Eat Pray Love (R)(2010) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Starring: Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, James Franco, Billy Crudup

Drama/Romance --133 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
Saturday June 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_rivers 10:00 AM  -  11:50 AM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Moana (2016) PG ©Walt Disney Pictures

A teen girl and a demigod search for a legendary island.

Free Admission.  No tickets required.  Children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Meeting Rooms, lower level

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

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

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open. Please check online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday June 26, 2017 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 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877