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Monday May 1, 2017 -  Sunday December 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_new_blue Free Career Counseling Services Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
 New Jersey Career Connections (NJCareerConnections)  is a career navigation service of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. NJ Job Club is part of this organization, and those interested may sign up for free information from NJ Job Club. 
 
The following services (listed below) are available at Library Headquarters.  Please call for an appointment (732 431 7220 x7222) or drop by when the counselor is in! You may alos find information on the NJCareer Connections website: http://careerconnections.nj.gov/
 
Here is the Career Counselors schedule at Library Headquarters in Manalapan:
Mondays: 10am to 3pm            Tuesdays: 3pm to 8pm               Wednesdays: 10am to 3pm                   Thursdays:  3pm to 8pm
                      Alternating Fridays and Saturdays from 10 to 3pm.
 
 For specific information, please call Reference Staff members:  732/431/7220 Ext 7222
 
These are all free services available to anyone in our community:  No Card needed. 
 
Job Search Assistance
Resume Assistance
Career Counseling
Literacy and ESL Classes
Computer Labs
Jersey Job Club Workshops
One-Stop Career Center Referrals
    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday August 1, 2017 -  Sunday December 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_usflag 12:00 AM New Jersey and the Great War; 1914-1918 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

In Display Case. Items on loan from Township of Ocean Historical Museum, highlighting their exhibit "New Jersey and the Great War: Local Stories of World War One".

    Location: Ocean Township
Wednesday November 1, 2017 -  Thursday November 30, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 Art Exhibit: Wishes and Daydreams by Mike Ciccotello Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Mike Ciccotello received a BFA with a concentration in painting from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. He has fourteen years’ experience in broadcast motion graphics, working at CNN and Fox Business Network. Currently, he is the Art and Design Director at Telos Corporation. His art has been featured on Liquitex.com, CNN, ClothPaperScisors.com, Artists & Makers Magazine, and Industry Magazine. He has exhibited at Johnson & Johnson Headquarters and the NY Design Center. He is an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Children’s Book Illustrators Group NY, and a contributing member at AllTheWonders.com.

A Reception with the artist will be held on Sunday, November 19th, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.  Please join us!

Twitter: @ciccotello 
Instagram: @ciccotello 
    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library Staff   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.  No Storytimes November 7

Thursdays, 10:15am.  No Storytime November 23

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:

Mondays, 10:15am.  

Tuesdays, 11:40am.  No Storytime November 7.

Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  No Storytimes November 22

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  

Mondays, 11:00am. 

Thursdays, 11:00am.  No Storytime November 23

Family for Ages 2 and up:

Mondays, 1:30pm.  No Storytime September 4.

Wednesdays, 1:30pm.  No Storytime Nobember 22

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_kapow.GIF Tweens! #TBT: TotallyBrilliantTweens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Check out the #TBT Pop-Up Spot for different TotallyBrilliantThings (from contests to coloring to challenges) all month long!

Don't miss out - Activities only available while supplies last!

Intended for Grades 3-7

    Location: Hazlet
Wednesday November 1, 2017 -  Saturday December 30, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 Art Display: Manasquan River Group of Artists Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

The Manasquan River Group of Artists original paintings, oil, watercolors, and pastels will be on display in the Wall Library Meeting Room.

Art  Reception

Saturday November 4, 2017

2:00pm-4:00pm

    Location: Wall Township
Sunday November 12, 2017 -  Sunday December 17, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_quill Fanciful Muse: Jane Austen 200 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Enjoy our exhibit celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Jane Austen

Fanciful Muse:  Enhancing the Regency Era's fascination with paper dolls, be amused by a life-sized mannequin's true literacy dress.  Created by library staff members Erin Baird and Christina Caputo, this unique and singular romantic gown is fashioned of literature in the Austen Regency Style.

Take part in a Fanciful Guessing Game! In Jane Austen's era, the days before electricity, pastimes and entertainment proved challenging! Simple amusements and educational games were quite popular in the Regency drawing rooms for all ages. In this game, guess which book is contained in the glass candy jar.  Just choose a slip of paper, and write your answer.  You may  receive a Friends of the Monmouth County Library Tote Bag!  

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_quill Fanciful Muse: Jane Austen 200 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Enjoy our exhibit celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Jane Austen

Fanciful Muse:  Enhancing the Regency Era's fascination with paper dolls, be amused by a life-sized mannequin's true literacy dress.  Created by library staff members Erin Baird and Christina Caputo, this unique and singular romantic gown is fashioned of literature in the Austen Regency Style.

Take part in a Fanciful Guessing Game! In Jane Austen's era, the days before electricity, pastimes and entertainment proved challenging! Simple amusements and educational games were quite popular in the Regency drawing rooms for all ages. In this game, guess which book is contained in the glass candy jar.  Just choose a slip of paper, and write your answer.  You may  receive a Friends of the Monmouth County Library Tote Bag!  

    Location: Eastern Branch
Monday November 13, 2017 -  Friday December 29, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_gift Foster and Adoptive Family Services Holiday Drive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   
The Foster and Adoptive Family Services has begun its annual drive to collect toys and gifts for the children in foster care.  Donation boxes are located in the library lobby, in front of the Children's Department.   
 

The Foster and Adoptive Family Services Foundation was founded in 2008 with the mission to support New Jersey's abused and neglected children. There are thousands of children in foster care in NJ that the Foundation is dedicated to supporting.

Foster and Adoptive Family Services Foundation fulfills their mission by granting financial support to Foster and Adoptive Family Services (FAFS) and its programs that directly provide for the needs of children in foster care. These programs include Fostering Wishes for Children, A Holiday Celebration for Every Child and a wide variety of scholarships, which offer New Jersey's most vulnerable children opportunities to do things every child should have. 

The Foundation seeks to grow a community of caring people who believe in our children; who understand that strong foundations nurture the spirits of our children and ensure healthy communities from which we all benefit. We invite you to partner with us in helping children when they are at their most vulnerable, to again instill trust, hope, and confidence in a child, and most of all, give that child a chance to find the care and devotion they deserve.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
holiday_heart1 Holiday Donations for Foster & Adoptive Children sponsored by TAB Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is coordinating a holiday gift donation center for children under the care of Foster & Adoptive Family Services of Monmouth County. Children may be in foster care from infants through teen age years.  Won't you please donate a gift card or age appropriate toy or gift via our donation box?  

Collection site is in Library Headquarters, Manalapan from Monday November 13 through Friday, December 29, 2017. Please call for answers or go to Foster & Adoptive Family Services found at https://www.fafsonline.org/

The help foster children of Our Mission is to provide support, training and advocacy to meet the special needs of foster, adoptive and kinship families, who provide safe, stable and nurturing homes for children in foster care. — Foster and Adoptive Family Services (FAFS) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization registered charity incorporated in 1974.

Children are placed in care because they are abused or neglected by their parents and it is unsafe for them to remain at home. Resource parents provide the care and support needed at a critical time in the lives of these children. That’s why we believe in supporting resource parents as they help foster children overcome difficult beginnings to lead happy and productive lives.

We believe that children in foster care are the community’s children, with the same hopes and dreams as all children.

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday November 14, 2017 -  Friday December 29, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_gift Foster and Adoptive Family Services Holiday Drive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Foster and Adoptive Family Services Holiday Drive

The Foster and Adoptive Family Services has begun its annual drive to collect toys and gifts for the children in foster care.  Donation boxes are located in the library lobby, in front of the Children's Department.   

The Foster and Adoptive Family Services Foundation was founded in 2008 with the mission to support New Jersey's abused and neglected children. There are thousands of children in foster care in NJ that the Foundation is dedicated to supporting.

Foster and Adoptive Family Services Foundation fulfills their mission by granting financial support to Foster and Adoptive Family Services (FAFS) and its programs that directly provide for the needs of children in foster care. These programs include Fostering Wishes for Children, A Holiday Celebration for Every Child and a wide variety of scholarships, which offer New Jersey's most vulnerable children opportunities to do things every child should have. 

The Foundation seeks to grow a community of caring people who believe in our children; who understand that strong foundations nurture the spirits of our children and ensure healthy communities from which we all benefit. We invite you to partner with us in helping children when they are at their most vulnerable, to again instill trust, hope, and confidence in a child, and most of all, give that child a chance to find the care and devotion they deserve.

 

 

    Location: Ocean Township
Sunday November 19, 2017 -  Wednesday November 22, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Bonus Book Sale Days Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come to the Friends of the Library Bonus Book Sale Days!

Everything is $1 a bag through Wednesday, November 22nd

Friends of the Monmouth County Library Tote Bags also on sale.  If you buy a Tote Bag, you can fill it for free!

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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Monday November 20, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Bonus Book Sale Days Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come to the Friends of the Library Bonus Book Sale Days!

Everything is $1 a bag through Wednesday, November 22nd

Friends of the Monmouth County Library Tote Bags also on sale.  If you buy a Tote Bag, you can fill it for free!

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_circ_elephant2 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories for ages 2 to 3 1/2. Siblings welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_circ_lion 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and songs for ages 10 to 23 months. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7) 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: Dean (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Dimitri Martin

Starring Demetri Martin, Kevin Kline, Gillian Jacobs, Rory Scovel, Ginger Gonzaga

A comedy about loss, grief, and the redemptive power of love. Dean is a NY illustrator who falls hard for an LA woman while trying to prevent his father from selling the family home in the wake of his mother's death. 

93 minutes; Lionsgate

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
holiday_turkey 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! - Family Event - Turkey Pumpkins Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732 531-5092   
   

All Ages

Create cute Thanksgiving table decorations from real mini pumpkins!

 

    Location: Ocean Township
   
 
holiday_pumpkin 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Pasta Pictures Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Share a fall story and make a cool picture using noodles!

Registration begins Monday, November 6 for children Grades K-3.

    Location: Marlboro
    The registration period has ended.
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7) 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  -  8:00 PM New Release Movie: Dean (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Dimitri Martin

Starring Demetri Martin, Kevin Kline, Gillian Jacobs, Rory Scovel, Ginger Gonzaga

A comedy about loss, grief, and the redemptive power of love. Dean is a NY illustrator who falls hard for an LA woman while trying to prevent his father from selling the family home in the wake of his mother's death. 

93 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
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office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation (rm 5) 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 November 21, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Bonus Book Sale Days Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come to the Friends of the Library Bonus Book Sale Days!

Everything is $1 a bag through Wednesday, November 22nd

Friends of the Monmouth County Library Tote Bags also on sale.  If you buy a Tote Bag, you can fill it for free!

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales - An Adult Short Story Program (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

International Short Stories

"The Story of the Lizard Who Had the Habit of Dining on His Wives" by Eduardo H. Galeano (Uruguary)

Part fable, part allegory, this story shows the dangers of predatory behavior.  After consuming so many wives, the lizard meets his true love, but it is a case of "be careful what you wish for".

"Jaspal" by Kirpal Singh (Singapore)

"Jaspal" is a short story written by the famous scholarly author, Dr. Kirpal Singh.  The story plot begins with the person named Jaspal sitting in a restroom, thinking about his happy-go-lucky childhood memories of India.  The story is written in a very light and humorous way, yet touching the very sensitive topic of racism, classicism, and difference in thought between different generations, in Singapore. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM New Release Movie: Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Peter Parker tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens with his superhero alter-ego Spider-Man, and must confront a new menace prowling the skies of New York City.  Directed by Jon Watts. Starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, and Robert Downey, Jr.

Action/Adventure – 2 hours and 13 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us on Tuesdays for an afternoon of   knitting and crocheting . All skill levels are welcome.

 

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_familytree 1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids!Acorn Harvest- 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  -  3:35 PM Movie: Dean (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A comedy about loss, grief, and the redemptive power of love. Dean is a NY illustrator who falls hard for an LA woman while trying to prevent his father from selling the family home in the wake of his mother's death.  Directed by Demetri Martin. Starring Demetri Martin, Kevin Kline, and Gillian Jacobs.

 

Drama/Comedy - 1 hours 34 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Les Miserables (1998) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Inspector Javert pursues escaped convict Jean Valjean in the years following the French Revolution in this adaption from the Victor Hugo novel.

Starring Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, and Uma Thurmon

134m.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The Dawn Patrol (NR)(1938) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Great War in Film Series:  A Year of Films Dedicated to the 100th Aniversary of World War I

Starring:David Biven, Basil Rathbone, and Errol Flynn

Drama, War– 143 minutes   

    Location: Ocean 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_book3 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Science and Picture Books for Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Learning about science through picture books for ages 3 1/2 to 5.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM New Release Movie: Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Peter Parker tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens with his superhero alter-ego Spider-Man, and must confront a new menace prowling the skies of New York City.  Directed by Jon Watts. Starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, and Robert Downey, Jr.

Action/Adventure – 2 hours and 13 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
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ent_film-reel 6:15 PM  -  8:45 PM The Dawn Patrol (NR)(1938) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Great War in Film Series:  A Year of Films Dedicated to the 100th Aniversary of World War I

Starring:David Biven, Basil Rathbone, and Errol Flynn

Drama, War– 143 minutes   

    Location: Ocean Township
 
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 RM 7 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 Rm 4 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_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM Citizenship Class Rm 5 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
Wednesday November 22, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_turkey Thanksgiving Eve - Branches Close at 5PM Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches
 
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  -  5:00 PM Bonus Book Sale Days Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come to the Friends of the Library Bonus Book Sale Days!

Everything is $1 a bag through Wednesday, November 22nd

Friends of the Monmouth County Library Tote Bags also on sale.  If you buy a Tote Bag, you can fill it for free!

 

 

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_games 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm 7) 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  -  4:00 PM Movie: Becoming Jane (2007) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Though Jane Austen's financially strapped parents expect her to marry the nephew of wealthy Lady Gresham, the young woman knows that such a union will destroy her creativity and sense of self-worth. Instead, she becomes involved with Tom Lefroy, a charming but penniless apprentice lawyer who gives her the knowledge of the heart she needs for her future career as a novelist. Stars Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Julie Walters. 120 minutes. 

Part of the "Jane Austen 200th Anniversary Series."

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Becoming Jane (2007) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Though Jane Austen's financially strapped parents expect her to marry the nephew of wealthy Lady Gresham, the young woman knows that such a union will destroy her creativity and sense of self-worth. Instead, she becomes involved with Tom Lefroy, a charming but penniless apprentice lawyer who gives her the knowledge of the heart she needs for her future career as a novelist. Stars Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Julie Walters. 120 minutes. 

Part of the "Jane Austen 200th Anniversary Series."

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
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holiday_turkey 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Be thankful! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Create a collage and colorful turkey this day before Thanksgiving.

Registration required.

All Ages.

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
lib_bookshelf 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

November 1 - Dia de Los Muertos - Craft

November 8 - Open Crafts for Teachers Convention Week

November 15 - Colors of Us - Storytime

November 22 - Thanksgiving - Craft

November 29 - Lego Book Club. Read any "My Little Pony" book, discuss it, and make a Lego creation

    Location: Howell
Thursday November 23, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_turkey Thanksgiving - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: All Branches
Friday November 24, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_turkey Thanksgiving Holiday - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches
Saturday November 25, 2017 Go To Top
rec_yoga 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Yoga for Hunger Relief: A Restorative Flow for all levels Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join us for this complimentary yoga class, led by Danielle Parisi, in an effort to bring the community together this holiday season. 

Non-perishable donations are welcome and will be passed along to the organization, Move For Hunger, who will donate to our local food banks.  

Please bring a yoga mat.  All levels are welcome. 

Space is limited; please register ahead.

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Rm 7 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 November 27, 2017 Go To Top
ent_circ_elephant2 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories for ages 2 to 3 1/2. Siblings welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_circ_lion 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and songs for ages 10 to 23 months. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7) 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_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 build your own LEGO structure!

Regsitration begins Monday, November 13 for children ages 4 and up.

    Location: Marlboro
       
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anim_dog_scottie 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Dog Reading Therapy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Reading Paw Patrol books with Pippin (Cairn Terrier). You may also bring your favorite book.

    Location: Howell
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Bricks 4 Kidz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Public Library   732-946-4118   
   

Children will use LEGO® bricks to construct a motorized spin art machine!

Registration is necessary and begins November 6.  Please contact the Holmdel Library to register.

Please note: This program will be held at the Holmdel Senior Center, 6 Crawford's Corner Road.

    Location: Holmdel
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7) 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 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM CHADD Meetings Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

TRI CHADD NJ is a local affiliate of CHADD Inc. (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and is committed to providing the community with parent support and adults with ADHD group meetings. They provide information on research-based practices, parent support, educational workshops, advocacy opportunities and peer-to-peer, in person meetings that can help families affected by ADHD. This occurs within a comfortable and high acceptance environment of a parent/peer-led group.

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

SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, confidential, counseling for owners 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 (Rm 5) 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 November 28, 2017 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Classic Movie Tuesday: Midnight Lace (1960) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Doris Day, Rex Harrison, Myrna Loy, John Gavin

Directed by:  David Miller

In London, a newly-wed American woman's sanity comes into question when she claims to be the victim of a stalker. 

103 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us on Tuesdays for an afternoon of   knitting and crocheting . All skill levels are welcome.

 

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Movie: The Glass Castle (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty. Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. Starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.

Drama - 2 hours 7 mins.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Wuthering Heights (1992) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

The mysterious gypsy boy Heathcliff, adopted by the Earnshaw family, discovers his soulmate in his stepsister Cathy.  But as a man unable to have the love of his life, he seeks vengeance against anyone who comes between them in this adaption from Emily Bronte's classic novel.

Starring Juliette Binoche and Ralph Fiennes

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_wizard_hat 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! How Did That Happen? Science Magic! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Let's do some amazing tricks that might appear impossible until What Matters for Kids explains the science behind the magic!

Grades K and up. Registration required - Space is limited!

    Location: Hazlet
       
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lib_book3 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Science and Picture Books for Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Learning about science through picture books for ages 3 1/2 to 5.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Independent Movie: Lady Macbeth (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Rural England, 1865. Katherine (Florence Pugh) is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, and his cold, unforgiving family. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband’s estate, a force is unleashed inside her so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.  Loosely based on the nineteenth century novella "Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District" by Nikolai Leskov, Lady Macbeth is a tragic portrait of a beautiful, determined and merciless young woman seizing her independence in a world dominated by men.

Directed by William Oldroyd

Starring Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton

90 minutes; (c) Roadside Attractions

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_new_blue 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Stranger Things: A Celebration (Teens) (Rm 8) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Everybody is talking about Stranger Things and the the highly anticipated release of Season Two.  To celebrate we are hosting an evening of everything fun in the style of Stranger Things. Come dressed up in the 80's syle clothes, play games, have snacks, and be prepared for a Stranger Things Trivia. 

Registration is required for the program.

    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
 
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
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level RM 7 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 (Rm 1) 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_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM Citizenship Class (Rm 5) 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
 
misc_clouds 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.  Experience gentle yoga, learn about the tendencies of the mind, learn some simple yet powerful breathing techniques, experience guided meditation, and learn about the Art of Living Happiness Program.   No mats or equipment needed. 

Space is limited; please call the library, or go online, to register.  

Led by Dhan Goboori, of the Art of Living Foundation

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 9 spaces available.
Wednesday November 29, 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 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids ! Rock 'n Roll with Melissa's Aardvarks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Kids! Rock 'n Roll with Melissa's Aardvarks - All ages
Wednesday, November 29 at 10:00 am
Children's rock and roll music with music,
games and fun activities.

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
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office_lightbulb 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Get Help to Complete Affordable Care Act Paperwork (Rm 6) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

If you need Health Insurance that you can afford, Affordable Care Act is still an option and financial help may be available.  Please visit with a Certified Health Care Navigator who will  answer questions and provide free, confidential assistance.  This service is free and no appointment necessary.

Navigators are sponsored by Fulfill (formerly Food Bank of Monmouth) and will be at Library Headquarters between 10 am and 5pm on the following Wednesdays:

November 1, November 15, November 29, December 13. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_games 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm 7) 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  -  2:40 PM World Cinema (Spain) Movie: Julieta (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

World Cinema (Spain) Movie: Julieta   (2016) (PG)

A brokenhearted woman and her daughter suffer in silence over the loss of a husband and father.  Based on  “Destino”, “Pronto” y “Silencio” (los relatos de Juliet).

Starring: Emma Suarez, Adriana Ugarte, Daniel Grao Drama/Romance 1 hr 39 mins.

Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_usflag 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Lifting the Clouds of War Sing Along with Down Melody Lane (rm 2/3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

America At War - 1942

The World War II Era Studies Institute is presenting a series of lectures, during this 75th Anniversary Year of the entrance of the United States into World War II.  

Down Melody Lane  is a musical duo.  Lifting the Clouds of War is an interactive-lecture with the audience singing along with the music.  Down Melody Lane explores the music of the 1940's, provides many interesting facts about the music and life during WWII, and provides fun while everyone is learning. Presenters are Barry Rosenzweig  Down Melody Lane.

The World War II Era Institute is dedicated to furthering knowledge about the WW II era and the war’s impact on history.  Paul Zigo is the director of the New Jersey-based World War II Era Studies Institute. He authored and edited in 2009 Witnessing History: The Eisenhower Photographs, a publication featuring all the photographs of General Dwight D. Eisenhower taken by his personal wartime photographer, Al Meserlin, 1944-1945.  Recently, Zigo authored and published the book The Longest Walk, the amazing story of the 29th Infantry Division in Normandy France, June 6 – July 18, 1944.  Professor Zigo was an Associate Professor of History, Brookdale; a former Director, Center for World War II Studies, and a founding member, National Museum of the US Army.

Presenters from the World War II Era Studies Institute  will present programs at Library Headquarters and Eastern Branch during September and October .

Please sign up for our online newsletter for dates and times.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Movie: Sense and Sensibility (1995) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

When Elinor Dashwood's father dies, her family's finances are crippled. The Dashwoods move to a cottage in Devonshire where Elinor's sister, Marianne is torn between the handsome John Willoughby and the older Colonel Brandon. Meanwhile, Elinor's romantic hopes with Edward Ferrars are hindered due to his prior engagement. Both Elinor and Marianne strive for love while the circumstances in their lives constantly change. Stars Kate Winslet, Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant. 140 minutes. 

Part of the "Jane Austen 200th Anniversary Series."

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Movie: Sense and Sensibility (1995) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

When Elinor Dashwood's father dies, her family's finances are crippled. The Dashwoods move to a cottage in Devonshire where Elinor's sister, Marianne is torn between the handsome John Willoughby and the older Colonel Brandon. Meanwhile, Elinor's romantic hopes with Edward Ferrars are hindered due to his prior engagement. Both Elinor and Marianne strive for love while the circumstances in their lives constantly change. Stars Kate Winslet, Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant. 140 minutes. 

Part of the "Jane Austen 200th Anniversary Series."

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_paintpalette02 3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM Kid's! Schoolage STEAM Project: Autumn Cubism Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage STEAM Project: Autumn Cubism Art . Grades K and up. Registration is required in person, by phone or online.

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
misc_twodancers 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Holiday fun! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

The ginger bread boy holds a festive poinsettia fan you'll help him make.

Registration required.

All ages.

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
lib_bookflipping 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Library Tweens - Paperback Hedgehogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Library Tweens: Paperback Hedgehogs - Ages 7-11
Wednesday, November 29 at 4:00 pm
Have fun and be creative by upcycling paperback books.
*Registration requested in-person, by phone
or online

    Location: West Long Branch
       
 
anim_paw 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Atka, the Amazing Eskie! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Atka, the Amazing Eskie!

Meet Atka, featured on Animal Planet's Dogs 101, and his canine friends Kutie Kayu and Normal Dog Nuka, who will astound you with their clever tricks!

Free tickets required; space is limited.

Tickets will be available from November 13-22 at the Children's Desk.

    Location: Wall Township
 
anim_owl 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! -Eyes of the Wild – Wallaby Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732 531-5092   
   

Ages 5 and up

Delight is seeing real animals at the library! Learn all about our furry friends in this fun and entertaining show.  

    Location: Ocean Township
       
 
lib_bookshelf 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

November 1 - Dia de Los Muertos - Craft

November 8 - Open Crafts for Teachers Convention Week

November 15 - Colors of Us - Storytime

November 22 - Thanksgiving - Craft

November 29 - Lego Book Club. Read any "My Little Pony" book, discuss it, and make a Lego creation

    Location: Howell
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rec_aerobics 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih: Joy through Movement for Beginners (rm 1 2 3) 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. This class is for individuals over age 18.

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

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

Classes in Fall 2017:  September 13, September 27, October 4, October 18, November 8 and November 29. 

    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, September 20 through December 13, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday November 30, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_turkey 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and crafts for all ages.

    Location: Howell
 
rec_games 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come play bridge! 

Instruction for Beginners at 11:30 am.  Experienced players can start play at 10:30.   Pat Guadagno teaches.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
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
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: The Book of Henry (2017) PG-13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher, Jacob Tremblay

Directed by:  Colin Trevorrow

With instructions from her genius son's carefully crafted notebook, a single mother sets out to rescue a  young girl from the hands of her abusive stepfather.

105 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: Gifted (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Frank has custody of his sister’s child Mary, a precocious seven- year- old who has a remarkable inclination to excel in mathematics. When Frank decides not to allow Mary to follow in the footsteps of her late mother, he is forced into a custody battle with his estranged mother. Drama Starring: Chris Evans, Lindsay Duncan, McKenna Grace, Octavia Spencer Jenny Slate 1 hr. 41 min.

Fox Searchlight Pictures

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

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 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classic Movie:Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Leo McCarey

Starring Charles Laughton, Mary Boland, Charlie Ruggles, Zasu Pitts, Roland Young, Leila Hyams

In Paris at the dawn of the 20th century, the Earl of Burnstead (Roland Young) accidentally loses his faithful valet, Ruggles (Charles Laughton), to gauche American rancher Egbert Floud (Charlie Ruggles) in a drunken late-night poker game. Resettled in the Wild West town of Red Gap, Washington, Ruggles' proper bearing leads him to become mistaken for a British aristocrat and military hero, to the potential embarrassment of Egbert's snobbish wife, Effie (Mary Boland).

90 minutes; (c) Universal Studios

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM The Beguiled (R)(2017) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

A Sofia Coppola film.

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Kirseten Dunst, Colin Farrell, and Elle Fanning.

Drama-- 103 Minutes.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
nat_stars 3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! Traveling Planetarium – Ages 4 and up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    7322911956   
   

Explore the sun, moon, stars, and planets with What’s out There?…A Planetarium Experience and watch as the library is transported into outer space for the afternoon! Don’t miss this awesome, STARLAB® inflatable planetarium show!

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
misc_bookman 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Reading to the Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids! Reading to the Dogs - Ages 5 and up
Thursday, November 30 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 from our shelves!

    Location: Allentown
       
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food_teapot.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Food, Fashion and Tea from Jane Austen to Queen Victoria Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Jane Austen's life in the English Regency Era (1811-1820)  has many similarities to the English Victorian Era (1819-1901), but also many differences. Learn about tea, food, fashion and more in these two time periods.

Judith Krall-Russo of TeaFoodHistory.com has studied the fascinating and rich history behind homegrown foods and exotic teas. She shares her knowledge by telling wonderful stories, laced with humor and surprising detail that make us appreciate and have an even greater taste for our New Jersey cuisine. Whether she is telling us about the Jersey tomato, luscious blueberries or her beloved and delightful teas, Judith entertains and inspires her listeners.

No registration is needed to attend this presentation.

#janeausten200

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
food_teapot.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Food, Fashion and Tea from Jane Austen to Queen Victoria (rm 2/3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Jane Austen's life in the English Regency Era (1811-1820)  has many similarities to the English Victorian Era (1819-1901), but also many differences. Learn about tea, food, fashion and more in these two time periods.

Judith Krall-Russo of TeaFoodHistory.com has studied the fascinating and rich history behind homegrown foods and exotic teas. She shares her knowledge by telling wonderful stories, laced with humor and surprising detail that make us appreciate and have an even greater taste for our New Jersey cuisine. Whether she is telling us about the Jersey tomato, luscious blueberries or her beloved and delightful teas, Judith entertains and inspires her listeners.

No registration is needed to attend this presentation.

#janeausten200

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_leaf_green 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids!Beautiful Fall Trees- School Age craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie:Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Leo McCarey

Starring Charles Laughton, Mary Boland, Charlie Ruggles, Zasu Pitts, Roland Young, Leila Hyams

In Paris at the dawn of the 20th century, the Earl of Burnstead (Roland Young) accidentally loses his faithful valet, Ruggles (Charles Laughton), to gauche American rancher Egbert Floud (Charlie Ruggles) in a drunken late-night poker game. Resettled in the Wild West town of Red Gap, Washington, Ruggles' proper bearing leads him to become mistaken for a British aristocrat and military hero, to the potential embarrassment of Egbert's snobbish wife, Effie (Mary Boland).

90 minutes; (c) Universal Studios

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
office_dollarsign 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Getting Out of Debt Faster Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   
Is your debt out of control? Is there too much month at the end of the money? Let us show you how a debt-stacking program can help you get your bills under control, paid off quicker and save you money on interest you wouldn’t have thought possible!  Then, with the interest saved…you can finally start to save for your future!  Let us show you how!
 
Join us as Manoj Mahir from Primerica Financial Services provides this free, educational seminar. Registration is not required, but seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. 
    Location: Colts Neck
Friday December 1, 2017 -  Friday December 29, 2017 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF Manalapan High School/Science and Engineering Student Projects Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

 Stdents from Manalapan High School Science and Freehold Regional High School District Science and Engineering Magnet Program on Display in Library Headquarters Lobby. 

    Location: Headquarters
Friday December 1, 2017 -  Sunday December 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_thread Art Exhibit: Vyshyvanky, Embroidery of Ukraine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

This exhibit of Ukrainian embroidery represents items from the collection of women who are members of the Holmdel/Middletown branch of the Ukrainian National Women's League of America.  The dresses, blouses, belts and other embroidered items range from the antique to the modern, and were hand embroidered either in Ukraine or by Ukrainians living in the US. All of the items in the exhibit are treasured, both for their inherent beauty as well as for the sacred symbolism embodied in each and every item.

Ukrainian embroidery (Ukrainian: vyshyvka) occupies an important place among the various branches of Ukrainian decorative arts. Embroidery has a rich history in Ukraine, and has long appeared in Ukrainian folk dress as well as played a part in traditional Ukrainian weddings and other celebrations. Appearing all across the country, Ukrainian embroidery varies depending on the region of origin. From Poltava, Kyiv, and Chernihiv in the east, to Volyn and Polissia in the northwest, to Bukovyna, and the Hutsul area in the southwest, the designs have a long history which defines its ornamental motifs and compositions, as well as its favorite choice of colors and types of stitches.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_paintpalette02 Art Exhibit: Elaine Slocum Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_kapow.GIF Tweens! #TBT: TotallyBrilliantTweens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Check out the #TBT Pop-Up Spot for different TotallyBrilliantThings (from contests to coloring to challenges) all month long!

Don't miss out - Activities only available while supplies last!

Intended for Grades 3-7

    Location: Hazlet
Friday December 1, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_wreath 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM First Fridays for Seniors: Simple Celebrations Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join us for a delicious demonstration of some easy appetizers for the holidays with Ryan Spill, Dining Services Director from Arbor Terrace at Shrewsbury.  Come away with ideas for simple small bites for casual gatherings.  Chef Ryan will share a few of his recipes and tastings.  Relax and enjoy some music and nibbles as we approach the holiday season.   

Part of the First Fridays for Seniors series

Sponsored by Arbor Terrace at Shrewsbury. 

 

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Animaniacs/The Monthly Teen 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 will be provided.

    Location: Headquarters
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Saturday December 2, 2017 -  Saturday December 16, 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, December 11-16, $1 Bag Sale)

    Location: Wall Township
Saturday December 2, 2017 Go To Top
rec_yoga 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: A Restorative Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

For all levels, beginners welcome!

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this nine-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from December 2, 2017 through January 27, 2018.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced through the holidays and into the new year!      

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion.  Some spare mats will be available for those who may not have them.  However, it is recommended to BYOM (bring your own mat).

Daniele Parisi teaches yoga at a local studio and is registered with Yoga Alliance.   

Space is limited; Registration is required for each session you plan to attend.

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Rm 7 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
 
holiday_xmastree 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM A Christmas Carol Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Traveling Literary Theater presents Charles Dickens's very own edited version of A Christmas Carol. This version was used by Dickens as he traveled the world presenting his one man reading of the beloved Christmas ghost story. Three professional actors, beautifully costumed, bring to life all the characters you know while reading this one hour version. Come and hear Dickens's own words as Scrooge, a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner accepts the gift of redemption. 

    Location: Hazlet
 
anim_rabbit 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kids! Animal Jamboree Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7226   
   

Ages 3-12 and caregivers

Meet Miss Colette of Stoney, the Party Llama, LLC, for an interactive live animal show featuring 16 small, unique critters and enjoy their madcap antics!

Children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

No registration 

Lower Gallery

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_wreath 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM 'A Christmas Memory' Performance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Please join us for a seasonal performance of Truman Capote's short story "A Christmas Memory" in the Terner Gallery.

    Location: Ocean Township
Sunday December 3, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Author Presentation - Jake Ruddiman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   609-259-7565.   
   

Professor Jake Ruddiman (Wake Forest University), author of "Becoming Men of Some Consequence:  Youth and Military Service in the Revolutionary War" will share stories and insight about this momentous period of American history.  His book was listed as one of the "100 Best American Revolution books of all time" by the Journal of the American Revolution. 

This special event is sponsored by the Allentown Public Library Association. 

To reserve your spot, please register online, in person or call 609-259-7565.

Library building will be open for this special event only. Limited Library Services may be  available. Please call Reference Staff  for more information.

    Location: Allentown
        There are 50 spaces available.
Monday December 4, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Kids! Library Babies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us for our storytime for children 2 years old and under. (with parent or caregiver)

There will be stories, singing, and playtime.

Siblings welcome

    Location: Colts Neck
Monday December 4, 2017 -  Friday December 8, 2017 Go To Top
anim_fish_02 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Kids & Family Coloring Week! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Visit the Library the week of Dec 4 thru 8 and Color a picture of The Rainbow Fish!  While you are here, enter a free drawing for tickets the the pupperty production of The Rainbow Fish at Two River Theater!

    Location: Howell
Monday December 4, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_wreath 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Storytime and craft for ages 2 to 3 1/2. Siblings welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_kidsreading 10:35 AM  -  11:05 AM Kids! Silly Sweaters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Design a silly sweater using a hodgepodge of crafting supplies!

Registration begins  Monday, November 20 for ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver

    Location: Marlboro
       
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z_cust_ReadingBunnies 10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Stories and singing for children 2 years old and up (with parent or caregiver)

    Location: Colts Neck
 
holiday_santa_hat 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Storytime for ages 10 to 23 months. Rhymes and playtime. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7) 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
 
holiday_centennial2 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM World War I Centennial Commemoration Film, Lecture, Discussion Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 X 7222   
   

World War I Centennial Film, Lecture and Discussion Series

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.

Art Of War (2010) (NR) 49mins.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: The Glass Castle (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton

Starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts

A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.  Based on one of the longest-running New York Times bestsellers, The Glass Castle tells the story of Jeannette Walls' unconventional upbringing at the hands of her deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant parents, and her journey towards acceptance and fulfillment.

127 minutes; (c) Lionsgate

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
nat_stars 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! What's Out There? A Planetarium Experience Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Observe the night sky inside a STARLAB Portable Planetarium!

This program is for children Grades K-2.

Registration will be begin Monday, November 13.

 

    Location: Marlboro
       
 
nat_stars 5:15 PM  -  6:00 PM Kids! What's Out There? A Planetarium Experience Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Observe the night sky inside a STARLAB Portable Planetarium!

This program is for children Grades 3-5

Registration will be begin Monday, November 13.

 

    Location: Marlboro
       
 
rec_paintpalette02 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Express Yourself - A Teen Craft Night (teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come participate in fun arts/crafts that will include a variety of projects to spark your creativity.  It will be a fun laid-back evening, so gather up a group of friends, and join us.  We will supply the materials and you get to rediscover your inner creativity.

Projects that we will be working on for the evening: Create a Knock-off, Paint your own Selfie, Refashion a Cigar Box, Art on the Rocks and Intitial Wall Hanging. (see Teen website for full description.)

Registration is required for this program.

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7) 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_money_bills_coins 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM There's Been A Credit Breach! What Do I Do? MonCo Consumer Affairs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

There's Been A Credit Breach! What Do I Do? Ask the Expert: Consumer Affairs Director Ann Marie DeVito 

The Monmouth County Division of Consumer Affairs encourages residents to take action to protect themselves from potential credit theft.  Please join Consumer Affairs Director Ann Marie Devito at this informative program as she outlines do's and dont's for Monmouth County residents. 

If you have questions, or need  further information, at any time, please feel free to contact the Monmouth County Division of Consumer Affairs by calling 732-431-7900 or email consumeraffairs@co.monmouth.nj.us. The office is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

Registration is not needed to attend this program.  

    Location: Headquarters
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ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: The Glass Castle (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton

Starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts

A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.  Based on one of the longest-running New York Times bestsellers, The Glass Castle tells the story of Jeannette Walls' unconventional upbringing at the hands of her deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant parents, and her journey towards acceptance and fulfillment.

127 minutes; (c) 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
Tuesday December 5, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Green Island by Shawna Yang Ryan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Taipei, February 28, 1947: As an uprising rocks Taiwan, a young doctor is taken from his newborn daughter by Chinese Nationalists, on charges of speaking out against the government. Although he eventually returns to his family, his arrival is marked by alienation from his loved ones and paranoia among his community. Years later, this troubled past follows his youngest daughter to America, where, as a mother and a wife, she too is forced to decide between what is right and what might save her family—the same choice she witnessed her father make many years before. A stunningly lyrical story of a family and a nation grappling with the nuances of complicity and survival, Green Island raises the question: how far would you go for the ones you 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
 
misc_none 11:00 AM Library Commission Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Administration    732 431 7220   
   
Tuesday, December 5, 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
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us on Tuesdays for an afternoon of   knitting and crocheting . All skill levels are welcome.

 

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: If You Believe (1999) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A jaded book editor has nearly given up on happiness, until she bumps her head and gets a visit from her spunky younger self.  Now, the cheerful, carefree seven-year old helps adult Susan rediscovers her inner child.

Starring Ally Walker, Tom Amandes and Hayden Panettiere

91 minutes

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Movie: Silence (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

In the 17th century, two Portuguese Jesuit priests travel to Japan in an attempt to locate their mentor, who is rumored to have committed apostasy, and to propagate Catholicism.  Directed by Martin Scorcese.  Starring Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, and Andrew Garfield. 

Adventure/Drama – 2 hours 41 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

This is the story of an almost-love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962 and is rekindled fifty years later in Hollywood.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
food_cupcake.GIF 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Sling Those Sweets! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Assemble a handheld catapult to launch an avalanche of marshmallows!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
anim_fish_02 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Ice Fishing- School Age craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_xmastree 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Science and Picture Books for Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Using picture books to learn about science for ages 3 1/2 to 5.

    Location: Howell
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rec_paintpalette02 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Express Yourself - A Teen Craft Night (teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come participate in fun arts/crafts that will include a variety of projects to spark your creativity.  It will be a fun laid-back evening, so gather up a group of friends, and join us.  We will supply the materials and you get to rediscover your inner creativity.

Projects that we will be working on for the evening: Create a Knock-off, Paint your own Selfie, Refashion a Cigar Box, Art on the Rocks and Intitial Wall Hanging. (see Teen website for full description.)

Registration is required for this program.

    Location: Marlboro
       
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Independent Movie: Patti Cake$ (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Geremy Jasper

Starring Danielle Macdonald, Bridget Everett

Fed up with life in her New Jersey hometown, Patricia Dombrowski, aka Patti Cake$, hopes to follow in the footsteps of her idol and hit the road to achieve stardom as a rapper. With help from her best friend, a mysterious musician and her loving grandmother, Patti leads the charge against an army of haters, unpaid bills and the broken dreams that are holding her back.

109 minutes; (c) Fox Searchlight Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
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. For Intermediate level English speakers.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level RM 7 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_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM 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
Wednesday December 6, 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_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Kids! Library Babies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us for our storytime for children 2 years old and under.

There will be stories, singing, and playtime.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
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   
   

Chillbury Ladies’ Choir: A Novel
By Jennifer Ryan
In the early days of World War II, with the men are away fighting, the women of Chilbury village defy the Vicar’s edict to close the choir and instead “carry on singing,” calling themselves the Chilbury Ladies’ Choir. An ensemble story that shuttles from intrigue to romance to the heartbreaking matters of life and death, Ryan’s debut novel illuminates the strength and spirit of the women on the home front.

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
 
z_cust_ReadingBunnies 10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Stories and singing for children 2 years old and up. (with parent or caregiver)

    Location: Colts Neck
 
rec_games 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm 7) 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 2:00 PM  -  3:25 PM Movie: Beatriz at Dinner (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Beatriz is an L.A. massage therapist and holistic healter. When her old car breaks down on the way to see a client, she receives a friendly invitation to stay for a business dinner at the client's house. As the guests arrive, Beatriz finds herself in a war of words with a ruthless real estate mogul. Stars Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Connie Britton. 1 hour 22 minutes. 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
anim_fish_02 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! The Rainbow Fish Story and Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Hear the wonderful story and make a colorful fish.Come to the library on December 6  and

enter a free drawing for tickets to the  puppetry production of The Rainbow Fish at the Two River Theater, 

All Ages

Registration required

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
nat_snowman 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM *Kids! Snowy Winter Cupcake and Cookie Decorating Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! *Snowy Winter Cupcake and
Cookie Decorating - Ages 4 and up
Join Le Petite Chef, Antonelle DiLascia, for a hands-on
SNOWMAN cupcake and SNOW GLOBE cookie decorating event!
Wednesday, December 6 at 4:00 pm
*NOTE: Please alert the librarian in advance
if your child has any allergies. Thank you.
*Registration required; limited to 15 participants.

    Location: West Long Branch
       
 
anim_paw 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Read to a Therapy Dog! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

This program is designed for children to become comfortable with reading as well as with approaching animals. Bring your favorite book from home or choose one from our shelves!

    Location: Wall Township
 
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.

Fun for all.

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_snowman 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and crafts for grades K and Up. Snacks served. Please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

    Location: Howell
 
elect_laptop.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Python Workshop (Teens) (rm 8) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Python is a user-friendly, multi-purpose programming language that has become a favorite of software developers across the globe.  Learn how to draw and make text based games using the Python programming language.  No experience required!

Requirement: Bring along a lap-top if you own one.  If you don't have a laptop we will provide one for you for this program.

Registration is required for this program.  We will only be able to have 15 teens for the workshop.

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
nat_snowman 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Kids! Holiday Puppet Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Holiday Puppet Show presented by Uncle Johns Puppets. All Ages. No registration.

    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 following dates: 9/6 and  9/20,  10/4 and 10/11, 11/1 and 11/15, 12/6 and 12/13. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_mag 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Nanking Massacre: From the Words of Eye Witnesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-1772 x7222   
   

Nanking Massacre:  From the Eyes and Words of Eye Witnesses  is presented by Don Tow, president of New Jersey Alliance for Learning and Preserving the History of WWII in Asia (NJ-ALPHA).  This year marks the 80th Anniversary of the six weeks during which the Imperial Japanese Army forces murdered hundreds of thousands people - both civilian and military - in the Chinese city of Nanking.

Mr. Tow will present multi media excerpts of letters, press articles, diaries and films in which international eye witnesses shared observations and feelings during this brutal time in history. The eye witness accounts are  from Chinese individuals, as well as  Americans, Germans, English, Japanese. 

 

    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, September 20 through December 13, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday December 7, 2017 Go To Top
ent_guitar01 10:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Kids Music Round with Miss Dianne Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids Music Round with Miss Dianne
Ages birth to 5
Thursday, December 14 at 10:30 am
Join us for a musical experience with drums, tambourines,
shakers, scarves, parachutes and Miss Dianne’s guitar, George

    Location: Allentown
       
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misc_smiley 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Storytime and a craft for all ages. 

    Location: Howell
 
rec_games 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come play bridge! 

Instruction for Beginners at 11:30 am.  Experienced players can start play at 10:30.   Pat Guadagno teaches.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_kidsreading 10:35 AM  -  11:05 AM Kids! Silly Sweaters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Design a silly sweater using a hodgepodge of crafting supplies!

Registration begins  Monday, November 20 for ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver

    Location: Marlboro
       
 
rec_yoga 11:00 AM Chair Yoga with Dawn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Dawn Dayton is a certified yoga teacher who specializes in gentle beginner yoga and believes yoga is for everyone. Please join us at 11:00am the first and third Thursday of the month for this relaxing chair yoga practice to breath deep, gently stretch and release stress.

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Movie: Lady Macbeth (2016) (Rated R ) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

In 1865 a young woman has a clandestine affair with a servant on her estate, but when their relationship is threatened, the two conjure up a plan to save it. Drama/Romance Starring: Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis 1 hr. 29 mins.

Lions Gate Film, Inc.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie: the Glass Castle (2017) PG-13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts

Directed by:  Destin Daniel Cretton

A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads, with a mother, an eccentric artist, and an alcoholic father who, as a distraction to their poverty, stirred the children's imaginations with hope.

127 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
rec_scissors&glue 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Swimming Ducks- Preschool stories and craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.
No registration needed.

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classic Movie:Hell is For Heroes (1962) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Don Siegel

Starring Steve McQueen, Bobby Darin, Fess Parker

During World War II, a small group of soldiers led by the brave Sergeant Larkin (Harry Guardino) anticipate returning home after fighting on the Siegfried Line in France. Among them are Reese (Steve McQueen), a rebellious loner who lives for battle, and Corby (Bobby Darin), a slick hustler. However, the squad is then informed that they must go back to the front lines, where they are vastly outnumbered and forced to fight within the reach of a menacing German pillbox.

90 minutes; (c) Paramount

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM The Glass Castle (PG-13)(2017) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Starring: Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.

Biography/Drama-- 127 Minutes.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_smiley 3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! Love and Latkes! – Ages 4 and up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Join us as we learn about and prepare for Hanukkah with special guest and local community leader Holly Schwartzbach. We will read stories, spin dreidels, and sample everyone’s favorite Hanukkah treat: latkes!  *As food product will be involved, please make the library aware of any food allergies your child may have. Registration is recommended by calling (732) 291-1956

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! “One Book, One Community”- Rainbow Fish Storytime and Ticket Giveaway – Ages 3 - 5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Join us for a preschool reading of The Rainbow Fish followed by a sparkly fish craft.  

Come to the library on December 7 and enter a free drawing for a family 4-pack of tickets to the  puppetry production of The Rainbow Fish at the Two River Theater.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
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nat_house_landscaping.GIF 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM *Kids! Make a Mini-Gingerbread House Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids! Make a Mini-Gingerbread House
Ages 4 and up
Thursday, December 7 at 4:00 pm
Decorate three mini-gingerbread houses
and create your own village!
Limited to 12 participants; registration required.

    Location: Allentown
       
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Family Craft: Make- Your-Own Gift Wrap Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Have fun coloring and decorating special gift wrapping paper!

Regsitration begins Thursday, November 16 for Grades Pre K-5

 

    Location: Marlboro
       
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting (rm 7) 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
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Howell Heritage Group: A Failure of American Diplomacy - Summer 1941 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

 Early in the morning of December 7, 1941, Japanese carrier-based planes and submarines attacked the U.S. Pacific Fleet and nearby military airfields at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The attack marked the entrance of Japan into World War II on the side of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy, and the entrance of the U.S. on the side of the allies.
The attack was always considered possible, but not probable. Were critical judgment errors made by America’s national leaders and its military that made America vulnerable or did motivations by America’s European allies to have America represented in WW II result in this devastating attack?
Join us for this stimulating presentation to find out.
Presented by Paul E. Zigo, a history professor, author and military historian who is the founder and director of the World War II Era Studies Institute. The institute is dedicated to furthering the knowledge and understanding of the WW II era and its impact on history. Mr. Zigo is a 30-year veteran of the United States Army, retiring as a colonel.
This program is presented by the Heritage Group of Howell with support from the Howell Township Library, and funding by the Friends of Howell Library. Light refreshments will be served following the program
 
    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie:Hell is For Heroes (1962) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Don Siegel

Starring Steve McQueen, Bobby Darin, Fess Parker

During World War II, a small group of soldiers led by the brave Sergeant Larkin (Harry Guardino) anticipate returning home after fighting on the Siegfried Line in France. Among them are Reese (Steve McQueen), a rebellious loner who lives for battle, and Corby (Bobby Darin), a slick hustler. However, the squad is then informed that they must go back to the front lines, where they are vastly outnumbered and forced to fight within the reach of a menacing German pillbox.

90 minutes; (c) Paramount

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Green Island by Shawna Yang Ryan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Taipei, February 28, 1947: As an uprising rocks Taiwan, a young doctor is taken from his newborn daughter by Chinese Nationalists, on charges of speaking out against the government. Although he eventually returns to his family, his arrival is marked by alienation from his loved ones and paranoia among his community. Years later, this troubled past follows his youngest daughter to America, where, as a mother and a wife, she too is forced to decide between what is right and what might save her family—the same choice she witnessed her father make many years before. A stunningly lyrical story of a family and a nation grappling with the nuances of complicity and survival, Green Island raises the question: how far would you go for the ones you 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
 
rec_paintpalette 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM What the Eye Teaches, the Heart Learns: Jewish and Christian Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 X7222   
   

How have Jews and Christians viewed each other through art, architecture, sculpture, and even stained glass through the years? Join us as walk through a shared history—first of conflict and recently of reconciliation—by considering Jewish and Christian art through the centuries.

This program is presented by Rabbi Brooks Susman, Adjunct Professor, Brookdale Community College and Dr. Christopher Bellitto,  Professor of History, Kean University. Rabbi Susman and Dr. Bellitto have lectured as a pair for over a decade, offering talks on what is shared and distinct in Christmas and Chanukah, Passover and Easter, scripture and traditions. Their goal is to bridge the polarized gap between Judaism and Christianity by using an open-eyed view of history to promote understanding and good faith moving forward. 

    Location: Headquarters
Friday December 8, 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
Saturday December 9, 2017 Go To Top
rec_yoga 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: A Restorative Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

For all levels, beginners welcome!

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this nine-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from December 2, 2017 through January 27, 2018.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced through the holidays and into the new year!      

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion.  Some spare mats will be available for those who may not have them.  However, it is recommended to BYOM (bring your own mat).

Daniele Parisi teaches yoga at a local studio and is registered with Yoga Alliance.   

Space is limited; Registration is required for each session you plan to attend.

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Rm 7 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_stage1 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! It's a Jolly Holiday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7226   
   

Marionette marching penquins, cavorting elves, and a tap dancing snowman are magically brought to life with the holiday claassic tune Sleigh Ride in this musical puppet show performed by the Robert Rogers Puppet Company!

Fun for all ages

No registration or tickets needed.

Lower Gallery Meeting Rooms

Please park in the Alexander Drive lot.

    Location: Headquarters
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misc_new_blue 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Let it Glow: Circuits on Paper Holiday Cards. Technology Workshop (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Have you ever wanted to give someone a Holiday greeting card of some kind, and wanted to really impress them? Are you feeling limited or bored with making the same old drawings with pencil, pen or marker? Did you know it is possible to create greeting cards that light up? This workshop is your chance to make the best Hanukkha, or Christmas card ever!

In this activity, you will get to design, customize and create your own light-up card that is powered with a mini battery, and LED (or multiple LEDs), and a circuit made of copper tape. Your design is totally up to you, but templates are available if you want some ideas.

We will have all the necessary materials to create an impressive card, You bring along your ideas and artistic creativity.

Registration is required for this program.

 

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
holiday_wreath 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Festive Flutes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Festive Flutes feature programs of light classical music, show tunes, and "old favorites". Join us for an afternoon of music guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit!

    Location: West Long Branch
 
holiday_wreath 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Organizing for the Holidays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   
Join Rosemary Flannery as she shares her tried and true ways to prepare and organize for the holiday season while keeping your sanity. Useful tips will be shared, and a Q and A will follow on general decluttering. 
 
Register below or by calling the library at 732-264-7164.
 
 
 
    Location: Hazlet
        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM 30 Shades of Dead Sisters in Crime 30th Anniversary Anthology Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Join us to help some of the Sisters in Crime authors celebrate their Anthology: 30 Shades of Dead, published for their 30th Anniversary. Twelve different authors wrote short stories for this work, some of whom are  scheduled to visit with us today.  They are Christine Clemetson, Chelle Martin, L.A. Preschel, Kristina Rienzi, Roberta Rogow, Yvonne Ventresca.  Copies of the Anthology, and individual author's books will be for sale before and after the program.  Discussion will be followed by Q&A. 

Sisters in Crime is a supportive group with 3600 members in 50 chapters world-wide, offering networking, advice and support to mystery authors. They are authors, readers, publishers, agents, booksellers and librarians bound by our affection for the mystery genre and our support of women who write mysteries. Sisters in Crime was founded by Sara Paretsky and a group of women at the 1986 Bouchercon in Baltimore.  

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_xmastree 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Billy Lawlor's Home for the Holidays Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Please join us for our eighth annual holiday celebration featuring the Billy Lawlor Trio!

These jazz performers’ wonderful renditions of your holiday favorites are sure to put you in the mood to celebrate the season.  Billy Lawlor, a keyboardist, vocalist & entertainer, has been a mainstay on the Jersey Shore music scene since the ‘70s as leader of the Billy Lawlor Band. 

Joining Billy will be Gary Mazzaroppi on upright bass and Tommy Labella on saxophone.

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

The Friends will provide light refreshments after the concert.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Film Screening: Light to the World Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

All are invited to a public screening of "Light to the World", a film to celebrate the Bicentenary of the Birth of Baha'u'llah.  This film tells the story of Baha'u'llah's remarkable life and the impact of His teachings on communities around the world. 

"Light to the World" is a special film that was specifically created to mark the 200th Anniversary of Baha’u’llah’s birth. Through conversations with Baha’i’s across the world, the film describes aspects of the life and teachings of Baha’ullah, and illustrates how His Message is effecting a transformation in the lives of individuals and communities around the world.  

This 51-minute film will be followed by light refreshments and discussion.  

For more information, contact Patty Whyte, 732-687-9686, pwhyte99@gmail.com, or www.bahai.org

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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holiday_xmastree 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Cheer Up -- It's Christmas! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

“Cheer Up -- It's Christmas!”  

It’s December 24th, and a group of strangers are stuck at a bus station due to a raging blizzard. Everyone is mad, sad, and worried that they won’t make it to their destinations on time to celebrate Christmas with their loved ones. When one optimistic passenger decides to cheer the group up with a song, the others join in. The show includes songs, holiday-themed jokes, sketches and readings. This interactive program has the actors improvising with the audience members, who are the passengers, inviting them to tell a joke, sing a song, etc.  Join us for some holiday fun! 

Presented by LT Productions

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_microphone2 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fall into Jazz Concert: Marlene VerPlanck & Trio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

An ageless chanteuse, Marlene became one of the nation's busiest studio singers, backing up vocalists ranging from Frank Sinatra and MelTorme to Kiss. Following appearances on Alec Wilder's historic National Public Radio series, "American Popular Songs," in the 1970s, Marlene emerged as a leading solo performer. Appearances at Carnegie Hall, Michael's Pub and the Rainbow Room brought rave notices, and national TV shows, including "Entertainment Tonight," "The Today Show" and CBS's "Sunday Morning," featured profiles of the increasingly popular singer.

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.

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for funding the maintenance of our concert grand piano.

    Location: Headquarters
Monday December 11, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Kids! Library Babies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us for our storytime for children 2 years old and under. (with parent or caregiver)

There will be stories, singing and playtime.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
elect_computer_apple 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 a new iPad and don't know how to use it, this is the class for you! Daniel Berg, an Apple Certified Technician, will go through the necessary functions and applications to get you started. Please bring your iPad with you (iPad 2 and up, iPad Mini).

        There are 9 spaces available.
 
holiday_wreath 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Storytime and craft for ages 2 to 3 1/2. Siblings welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
z_cust_ReadingBunnies 10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Stories and singing for children 2 years old and up. (with parent or caregiver)

    Location: Colts Neck
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holiday_santa_hat 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Storytime for ages 10 to 23 months. Rhymes and playtime. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7) 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_microphone2 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Irving Berlin, an American Institution- An Illustrated Lecture by Marty Schneit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Jerome Kern concluded that Irving Berlin has no place in American music. He is American music. During Irving Berlin's career he published an estimated 1,500 songs. Marty will discuss how the immigrant from Russia became the classic ragtime to riches story. Irving Berlin's first published song earned him 37 cents. Sit down and listen to the story of one of the greatest songwriters of popular songs; songs like Alexander's Ragtime Band, God Bless America, White Christmas, A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody, Puttin' on the Ritz, and There is No Business Like Show Business. 

Marty Schneit, born and bred New Yorker and historian. Marty has lectured at the New York Public Library, National Council of Jewish Women, JCC, The 92nd Street Y, The Health Outreach Program of New York Presbyterian Hospital, Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale and the Ziegfeld Society of New York. The Jewish Braille Institute has recorded Marty's lectures for their audio magazine and lecture series. He typifies pride and passion for the City of New York.

Seating is limited; Please register to reserve a space.

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 46 spaces available.
 
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
 
holiday_xmastree 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Tweens! - All that Glitters…A Jewelry Crafting Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kate Benedict   732-531-5092   
   

Grades 3 and Up

All that Glitters…A Jewelry Crafting Series

Monday at 4:15 pm

December 11 – Christmas Wristlet

Learn the art of jewelry making and make a seasonal bracelet/wristband each month! Enjoy wearing them yourself or give as gifts!

    Location: Ocean Township
    Registration will begin on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 1:00 AM     
 
rec_paintpalette 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Bubble Wrap Painting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join us for an art themed story and priting with bubble wrap!

Regsitration begins  Monday, November 27 for children ages 4 and up.

    Location: Marlboro
    Registration will begin on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
 
anim_dog_scottie 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Dog Reading Therapy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Read your favorite book to Pippin our Cairn Terrier.

    Location: Howell
 
nat_snow 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Fluttering Snowflakes - School Age craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_xmastree 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM *Kids! FAMILY HOLIDAY SHOW - All ages welcome! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! FAMILY HOLIDAY SHOW - All ages welcome!
*The Mrs. Claus Holiday Celebration
Presented by Kitty Jones of Kit’s Interactive Theatre

Dance and sing with the Sugarplum Fairies, and share in the
good cheer of the Yuletide with Mrs. Claus, Herbie the Elf,
the Abominable Snowman, and a Partridge in a Pear Tree!
*Registration required..

    Location: West Long Branch
       
 
rec_paintpalette02 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Express Yourself - A Teen Craft Night (teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come participate in fun arts/crafts that will include a variety of projects to spark your creativity.  It will be a fun laid-back evening, so gather up a group of friends, and join us.  We will supply the materials and you get to rediscover your inner creativity.

Projects that we will be working on for the evening: Create a Knock-off, Paint your own Selfie, Refashion a Cigar Box, Art on the Rocks and Intitial Wall Hanging. (see Teen website for full description.)

Registration is required for this program.

    Location: Howell
       
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7) 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
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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 December 12, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kid's! Toddler Craft: Paper Plate Gingerbread Heads Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   


Toddler Craft: Paper Plate Gingerbread Heads. 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 email

contact info. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
    Registration will begin on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
med_caduceus 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Ask a Memory Care Specialist! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Please join us for a special event, Ask a Memory Care Specialist, presented by Millennium Memory Care Director Galina Markovich. This program helps seniors and caregivers better understand memory issues and learn about community resources. Ms. Markovich uses a specialized "Memory Screening" system to determine the levels of memory loss and other potential problems. The system uses unique tools and a range of scores to pinpoint specific issues and recommend action or resources to help. Attendees are free to participate in the screening process or simply ask questions to learn more about this important topic.

Galina Markovich, ANP, RN, is a passionate expert in the field of memory care and an innovator in Alzheimer's and Dementia support and education. She is the Director of Millennium Memory Care, NJ's fastest growing group of memory care homes. Her unique combination of strong nursing skills and understanding neurological, orthopedic, medical, nutritional and social issues affecting those with memory issues has earned her a reputation as a respected professional in her field. Galina has spoken at NJ AARP Chapters and the AARP Regional Conference, The North Brunswick Senior Center, The New Brunswick Senior Center, The Highland Park Senior Center, local women's clubs and at many other locations.

Registration is REQUIRED for this event by signing up below, calling the library at 732-431-5656 or stopping in to the Circulation Desk.

*In case you can't make this event other sessions are being held January 9th, 2018 & February 13th, 2018 at 11am.

 

    Location: Colts Neck
        There are many spaces available.
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us on Tuesdays for an afternoon of   knitting and crocheting . All skill levels are welcome.

 

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: Home Again (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Life for a single mom in Los Angeles takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young guys to move in with her.  Directed by Hallie Meyers-Shyer. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Michael Sheen, and Lake Bell.

Comedy/Romance - 1 hours 37 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Believe (2016) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A man considers selling his family business when the economy sours, despite the fact that doing so would mean canceling the town's beloved annual Christmas pageant.

Starring Ryan O'Quinn and Shawnee Smith.

120 minutes

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_legoguy 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! LEGO Storytime: Missin' Mittens! 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: Missin' Mittens!

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

 

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
food_cupcake.GIF 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Snowy Winter Cupcake and Cookie Decorating Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Join Le Petite Chef, Antonelle DiLascia, and decorate a snowman cupcake and a snow globe cookie!   

K and up

Registration required, call, stop in or register online beginning Thursday, Noveber 30.

    Location: Headquarters
    Registration will begin on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
holiday_xmastree 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Science and Picture Books for Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Using picture books to learn about science for ages 3 1/2 to 5.

    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. For Intermediate level English speakers.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level RM 7 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
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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_clouds 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.  Experience gentle yoga, learn about the tendencies of the mind, learn some simple yet powerful breathing techniques, experience guided meditation, and learn about the Art of Living Happiness Program.   No mats or equipment needed. 

Space is limited; please call the library, or go online, to register.  

Led by Dhan Goboori, of the Art of Living Foundation

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 18 spaces available.
Wednesday December 13, 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 Miss Melissa’s Music for Aardvarks and other Mammals Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    7322911956   
   
Join us and “rock out” with drums, bells, shakers, balls, and Miss Melissa’s guitar at this one-of-a-kind music event!
2 sessions:
9:30 – 10:00 am – Ages 10 months - 2 years
10:30 - 11:00 am – Ages 2 - 4 years
No registration required. 
    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Kids! Library Babies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us for our storytime for children 2 years old and under. (with parent or caregiver)

There will be stories, singing and playtime.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
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
 
office_lightbulb 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Get Help to Complete Affordable Care Act Paperwork Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

If you need Health Insurance that you can afford, Affordable Care Act is still an option and financial help may be available.  Please visit with a Certified Health Care Navigator who will  answer questions and provide free, confidential assistance.  This service is free and no appointment necessary.

Navigators are sponsored by Fulfill (formerly Food Bank of Monmouth) and will be at Library Headquarters between 10 am and 5pm on the following Wednesdays:

November 1, November 15, November 29, December 13. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_guitar01 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Baby and Toddler Music Concerts featuring Miss Melissa’s Music for Aardvarks and other Mammals Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    7322911956   
   
Join us and “rock out” with drums, bells, shakers, balls, and Miss Melissa’s guitar at this one-of-a-kind music event!
2 sessions:
9:30 – 10:00 am – Ages 10 months - 2 years
10:30 - 11:00 am – Ages 2 - 4 years
No registration required. 
    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
z_cust_ReadingBunnies 10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Stories and singing for children 2 years old and up. (with parent or caregiver)

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
office_dollarsign 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Workshop:Volunteering-Doorway to Employment Presented by Jersey Job Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: NJ Career Connections Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

Volunteering-Doorway to Employment 

Free Program Presented by Jersey Job Club

Many opportunities exist for volunteer work, and it is a proven way to open doors to paid employment  Also, volunteering offers a unique opportunity to expand your network.  This workshop will discuss growing your network and skills, career exploration, benefits to your resume, maximizing your time and where to volunteer.  No registration is needed to attend this program 

This program is made possible through a grant from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development. To find a good job in challenging times, successful job seekers look for opportunities to get an edge.  The Jersey Job Club gives you the tools and support you need to find a job and that edge through new Jersey Career Connections.

 
 
    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_games 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm 7) 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  -  3:15 PM Vintage: Movie: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

George and Martha, a bitter aging couple, are used to berating one and another, but when they invite a young couple over for dinner one evening, their sadistic behavior leads to the startling truth about their son. Drama Starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Sandy Dennis, George Segal  2 hrs. 11 min.

Warner Bros.

    Location: Marlboro
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: Tommy's Honour (2016) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

An intimate, powerfully moving tale of Tommy Morris and his father, Tom, who work to make Tommy one of the world's first sports superstars and who are the originals founders of the modern game of golf. Stars Sam Neill, Ophelia Lovibond, Peter Mullan. 1 hour 52 minutes. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM FOHL Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Please come and join the Friends of the Howell Library as we work together to raise money to help support library programs.  

    Location: Howell
 
holiday_santa_hat 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Happy Holidays! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Celebrate at the library by visiting Santa Claus and  telling him what you want.

Make a candle craft to hang on your door or the tree.

All ages

Registration required

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
nat_snow 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM *Tweens! Grow a Crystal Snowflake Ornament - Grades 3 - 5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Tweens! *Grow a Crystal Snowflake Ornament - Grades 3 - 5
Wednesday, December 13 at 4:00 pm Design your own snowflake or other shape with WILD Jersey,
then soak it in a special crystal growing solution.
*Registration required; limited to 15 participants.

    Location: West Long Branch
       
 
nat_snowman 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and crafts for grades K and Up. Snacks served. Please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

    Location: Howell
 
anim_dog1 5:15 PM  -  5:45 PM Kids! Dog Reading Therapy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Read your favorite story to Styx our smooth collies.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_bookflipping 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Holmdel Teen Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kat Carty   732-946-4118   
   

Join the Holmdel Teen Book Club! 

This month we are reading "The Thing With Feathers" by McCall Hoyle At the meeting we will discuss the book, and work on a craft.

For Teens in need of a good book! A place to talk, read, write, create and have fun.

We meet on a Wednesday Night, Every Month at 5:30pm! Call for more information or to sign up!

 

 

    Location: Holmdel
 
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 following dates: 9/6 and  9/20,  10/4 and 10/11, 11/1 and 11/15, 12/6 and 12/13. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_rose.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Lost and 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 workshops led by Beth Stamp, Lost & Found Bereavement Support facilitator, may  provide an opportunity to share experiences, feelings and new ideas for moving forward.

Open and free for all to attend; registration is suggested. Please register below, or call HQ  Reference Desk. 

 

    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, September 20 through December 13, 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 December 14, 2017 Go To Top
ent_guitar01 10:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Kids Music Round with Miss Dianne Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids Music Round with Miss Dianne
Ages birth to 5
Thursday, December 14 at 10:30 am
Join us for a musical experience with drums, tambourines,
shakers, scarves, parachutes and Miss Dianne’s guitar, George

    Location: Allentown
       
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misc_smiley 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Storytime and a craft for all ages. 

    Location: Howell
 
rec_games 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come play bridge! 

Instruction for Beginners at 11:30 am.  Experienced players can start play at 10:30.   Pat Guadagno teaches.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
elect_laptop.GIF 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Marketing Yourself During the Job Hunt: Building a Personal Brand Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Do you have a personal brand? Why is a personal brand essential during career transition? How do you communicate your brand in a professional social media outlets?  

Join us as Andrea Luker talks about building a personal brand and communicating it through LinkedIn and Twitter.  

Andrea Luker is a marketing maverick. She built her career at Johnson & Johnson and GE Healthcare.  Currently she is Marketing Director with The Manahassett Group and a Career Coach with Rutgers Heldrich Center's New Start Career Network. 

For more information, contact Monica Johnson, Career Connections Counselor, mjohnson@monmouthcountylib.org

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: Unlocked (2017) R Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring: Noomi Rapace, Orlando Bloom, Toni Collette

Directed by:  Michael Apted

A CIA interrogator is lured into a ruse that puts London at risk for a biological attack.

98 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
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:The Glass Castle (2017) (Rated PG-13 ) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A young woman reflects on her childhood at the hands of her eccentric mother, and alcoholic father. Adapted from the best-selling memoir by Jeanette Walls Biography/Drama Starring: Woody Harrelson, Brie Larson, Naomi Watts. 2 hr. 7 mins.

Lions Gate Film, Inc.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Girl With the Pearl Earring (PG-13)(2003) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, and Tom Wilkinson.

Biography/Drama/Romance-- 105 Minutes.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Classic Movie:Rebecca (1940) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Starring Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders

The story of a young woman who marries a fascinating widower only to find out that she must live in the shadow of his former wife, Rebecca, who died mysteriously several years earlier. The young wife must come to grips with the terrible secret of her handsome, cold husband, Max De Winter (Laurence Olivier). She must also deal with the jealous, obsessed Mrs. Danvers (Judith Anderson), the housekeeper, who will not accept her as the mistress of the house.

130 minutes; (c) MGM

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
nat_snow_02 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM *Tweens! Grow a Crystal Snowflake Ornament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Tweens! *Grow a Crystal Snowflake Ornament
Grades 3 - 5
Thursday, December 14 at 4:00 pm Design your own snowflake or other shape with WILD Jersey,
then soak it in a special crystal growing solution.
Limited to 15 participants; registration required.

    Location: Allentown
       
 
nat_snow 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Snowflake Decorating Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to a winter story and make your own beautiful snowflake magnet!

Registration begins Thursday, November 30 for Grade K-3.

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Kids! Family Holiday Movie Night! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    7322911956   
   

Cozy up at the library and watch a classic holiday movie.  Wear your PJ’s and come hungry! Pizza, cookies, and a hot chocolate bar will be offered. Please register by calling the library. This program is sponsored by the Bayshore Family Success Center. *As food product will be involved, please make the library aware of any food allergies your child may have.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_swords.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER TV & Book Series Discussion 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.

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

The group plans to  cover Diana Gabaldon's Brotherhood Of the Blade in August (through Chapter 19) and finish it in September. During October, November and December they will cover Gabaldon's The Scottish Prisoner.  

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

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
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ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Classic Movie:Rebecca (1940) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Starring Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders

The story of a young woman who marries a fascinating widower only to find out that she must live in the shadow of his former wife, Rebecca, who died mysteriously several years earlier. The young wife must come to grips with the terrible secret of her handsome, cold husband, Max De Winter (Laurence Olivier). She must also deal with the jealous, obsessed Mrs. Danvers (Judith Anderson), the housekeeper, who will not accept her as the mistress of the house.

130 minutes; (c) MGM

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday December 15, 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_microphone2 2:00 PM Sandy Sasso Jazz Quartet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Join the Wall Library for an afternoon of Holiday music with a performance by the Sandy Sasso Jazz Quartet.

    Location: Wall Township
Saturday December 16, 2017 Go To Top
rec_yoga 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: A Restorative Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

For all levels, beginners welcome!

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this nine-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from December 2, 2017 through January 27, 2018.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced through the holidays and into the new year!      

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion.  Some spare mats will be available for those who may not have them.  However, it is recommended to BYOM (bring your own mat).

Daniele Parisi teaches yoga at a local studio and is registered with Yoga Alliance.   

Space is limited; Registration is required for each session you plan to attend.

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Rm 7 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
 
holiday_xmastree 2:00 PM Festive Flutes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Festive Flutes will be making their annual stop at the Wall Library for a medley of holiday favorites. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and enjoy an afternoon of classical, traditional and modern favorites in the main area of the library. 

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_gclef 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Holiday Caroling Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join us as members of the Monmouth Civic Chorus bring the holiday spirit to the library and perform a variety of traditional and unique carols and songs.    

    Location: Eastern Branch
Sunday December 17, 2017 Go To Top
nat_snow_02 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Holiday Concert presented by Tim McLoone &The Shirleys Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Join us for a very special Holiday Event as Tim McLoone & The Shirleys with The Atlantic Coast Band perform seasonal classics. 

This concert is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Monmouth County Library.

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

    Location: Headquarters
Monday December 18, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Kids! Library Babies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us for our storytime for children 2 years old and under. (with parent or caregiver)

There will be stories, singing and playtime.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
z_cust_ReadingBunnies 10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Stories and singing for children 2 years old and up. (with parent or caregiver)

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

    Location: Headquarters
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mahjongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
 
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  -  3:30 PM New Release Movie: Despicable Me 3 (2017) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin, Eric Guillon

Starring Steve Carell Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove

Gru travels to Freedonia to meet his long-lost twin brother for the first time.  The reunited siblings soon find themselves in an uneasy alliance to take down the elusive Balthazar Bratt, a former 1980s child star who seeks revenge against the world. 

90 minutes; (c) Universal

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7) 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  -  8:00 PM New Release Movie: Despicable Me 3 (2017) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin, Eric Guillon

Starring Steve Carell Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove

Gru travels to Freedonia to meet his long-lost twin brother for the first time.  The reunited siblings soon find themselves in an uneasy alliance to take down the elusive Balthazar Bratt, a former 1980s child star who seeks revenge against the world. 

90 minutes; (c) Universal

    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 December 19, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: News of the World by Paulette Jiles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people.

    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
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

"International Short Stories"

The Keeper of the Virgins by Hanan Al-Shaykh (Lebanon)

Hanna Al-Shaykh's, "The Keeper of the Virgins" follows an unnamed dwarf in a world that pities or scoffs at him.  The dwarf meanders about his life, immersed in study, reflection and writing.  Each day, he leaves his family home afoot and makes the two-hour trip to the convent with the hope of catching a glimpse of Georgette, a woman from who he has developed a keen sense of companionship that lived within its walls.  This is a story of desire and longing, and its attainment is always at a remove.  The longing is what matters, and only the dwarf obtains the wistful sense of what happens when the thing desired is obtained.

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us on Tuesdays for an afternoon of   knitting and crocheting . All skill levels are welcome.

 

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_kidsreading 1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Gingerbread Friends -Toddler Stories and Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old

Enjoy stories and make a fun craft.

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: Victoria and Abdul (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. Directed by Stephen Frears.  Starring Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, and Michael Gambon.

Biography/Drama - 1 hour 51 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: A Different Kind of Christmas (1996) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

What is it like to grow up with a dad who truly believes he's Santa Claus?  For Elizabeth Gates, every kid's dream was her worst nightmare.  Now all grown up, she's a city attorney running for mayor and her well-kept secret about her father's identity is about to make headlines.

Starring Shelley Long, Bruce Kirby and Barry Bostwick.

90 minutes

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Joyeux Noel (PG-13)(2005) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Great War in Film Series:  A Year of Films Dedicated to the 100th Aniversary of World War I

Starring: Diane Druger, Benno Furmann, and Guilaume Canet.

Drama, History, Music, Romance, War– 116 minutes   

    Location: Ocean 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
       
 
ent_film-reel 6:15 PM  -  8:15 PM Joyeux Noel (PG-13)(2005) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Great War in Film Series:  A Year of Films Dedicated to the 100th Aniversary of World War I

Starring: Diane Druger, Benno Furmann, and Guilaume Canet.

Drama, History, Music, Romance, War– 116 minutes   

    Location: Ocean Township
 
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. For Intermediate level English speakers.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level RM 7 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 December 20, 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
 
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Kids! Library Babies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us for our storytime for children 2 years old and under. (with parent or caregiver)

There will be stories, singing and playtime.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
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
 
z_cust_ReadingBunnies 10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Stories and singing for children 2 years old and up. (with parent or caregiver)

    Location: Colts Neck
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rec_games 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm 7) 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  -  2:00 PM Short & Sweet: A Short Story Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

"The Haunted Boy" (1955) by Carson McCullers

A young boy is deeply concerned when he returns from school to find that his mother, whose mental health has recently been unstable, is not at home.

    Location: Marlboro
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: News of the World by Paulette Jiles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_gclef 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Charlie's Band featuring Sandy Sasso Holiday Concert 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 Holiday Concert. Sandy teaches voice and piano locally and tours worldwide. Take a mid-week break with us at the library.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM International Film: Moka (2016) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Diane is led by one obsession: to find the driver of the mocha-colored Mercedes which hit her son and devastated her life. With a few belongings, some money and a gun, she goes to Évian, where she’s learned the driver lives. But sometimes the path of revenge is more tortuous than it seems. Starring Emmanuelle Devos, Nathalie Baye, and David Clavel.  Directed by Frédéric Mermoud.

Drama - 90 minutes.

In French with English subtitles.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: How to be a Latin Lover (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A man, who made a career of seducing rich older women, gets the surprise of his life when his wealthy, 80-year-old wife dumps him for a younger man. He hatches a scheme to seduce a widowed billionaire after being forced to move in with his estranged sister and her son. Stars Eugenio Derbez, Salma Hayek, Raphael Alejandro. 1 hour 55 minutes. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Afternoon at the Movies: Holiday Inn (1942) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us as we watch the 75th anniversary edition of Holiday Inn. Screen legends Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire sing and dance in one of the most timeless holiday classics of all time. Featuring the Academy Award-winning song, 'White Christmas', Crosby plays a song and dance man who leaves showbiz to run an inn that is open only on holidays. Astaire plays his former partner and rival in love. Follow the two talented pals as they find themselves competing for the affections of the same lovely lady. Starring Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds and Virginia Dale. 101 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   
   

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

Please choose one session.  

All ages.

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
z_cust_halifax 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   
   

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.

All ages

Registration required

    Location: Colts Neck
 
holiday_wreath 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM **Kids! *Winter Holiday Craft for Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! *Winter Holiday Craft for Kids - All ages
Wednesday, December 20 at 4:00 pm
Make a scented, sandpaper gingerbread ornament!
*Registration required.

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

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

Please choose one session.  

All ages.

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM International Film: Moka (2016) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Diane is led by one obsession: to find the driver of the mocha-colored Mercedes which hit her son and devastated her life. With a few belongings, some money and a gun, she goes to Évian, where she’s learned the driver lives. But sometimes the path of revenge is more tortuous than it seems. Starring Emmanuelle Devos, Nathalie Baye, and David Clavel.  Directed by Frédéric Mermoud.

Drama - 90 minutes.

In French with English subtitles.

    Location: Headquarters
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Thursday December 21, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Howell Library Book Club: Blazing World Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Author Siri Hustvedt presents the  provocative story of artist Harriet Burden, who, after years of having her work ignored, ignites an explosive scandal in New York's art world when she recruits three young men to present her creations as their own. When the shows succeed and Burden reveals her triumph, she is betrayed by one of the men, Rune.  Burden and Rune find themselves in a charged and dangerous game that ends in his bizarre death.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_pencil 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Thursday Morning Book Discussion Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 X7225   
   

Ghana, eighteenth century: two half sisters are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort in the palatial rooms of the Cape Coast Castle. The other will be captured in a raid on her village, imprisoned in the very same castle, and sold into slavery. 
 
Homegoing follows the parallel paths of these sisters and their descendants through eight generations: from the Gold Coast to the plantations of Mississippi, from the American Civil War to Jazz Age Harlem. Yaa Gyasi’s extraordinary novel illuminates slavery’s troubled legacy both for those who were taken and those who stayed—and shows how the memory of captivity has been inscribed on the soul of our nation.

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_games 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come play bridge! 

Instruction for Beginners at 11:30 am.  Experienced players can start play at 10:30.   Pat Guadagno teaches.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_yoga 11:00 AM Chair Yoga with Dawn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Dawn Dayton is a certified yoga teacher who specializes in gentle beginner yoga and believes yoga is for everyone. Please join us at 11:00am the first and third Thursday of the month for this relaxing chair yoga practice to breath deep, gently stretch and release stress.

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Movie: Dean (2016) (Rated PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

An aspiring Brooklyn cartoonist heads to L.A. hoping to start anew after the death of his mother. Romance/Drama Starring Demitri Martin, Kevin Cline, Gillian Jacobs. 1 hr. 27 mins.

Lions Gate Film, Inc.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: Angels Sing (2013) PG Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Harry Connick, Jr., Connie Britton, Willie Nelson

Directed by:  Tim McCanlies

During the holidays, a mysterious stranger (Willie Nelson) tries to help a man (Harry Connick Jr.) overcome his tragic past and find the Christmas spirit he lost many years ago.
 
97 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  -  3:45 PM Classic Movie:Holiday Inn (1942) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Mark Sandrich

Starring Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds

In this Irving Berlin musical, Jim (Bing Crosby) and Lila are members of a performing trio who plan to quit and run a country hotel. When Lila says she has fallen in love with the dancer in the act, Ted (Fred Astaire), Jim leaves town with a broken heart. After turning the inn into a holidays-only live entertainment venue, Jim winds up booking -- and falling for -- Linda (Marjorie Reynolds). But when Ted shows up at the place after being dumped by Lila, he too sets his sights on beautiful Linda.

101 minutes; (c) Paramount

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Maudie (PG-13)(2017) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Sally Hawkins, Kari Matchett

Biography/Drama/Romance-- 155 Minutes.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_book3 3:00 PM Wall Book Club: Leaving Lucy Pear by Anna Solomon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

In 1917 Beatrice Haven sneaks out of her uncle’s house and leaves her newborn baby at the foot of a pear tree and watches as another woman claims the infant as her own.  Beatrice is the unwed daughter of a wealthy Jewish industrialist and a gifted pianist bound for Radcliffe, she plans to leave her shameful secret behind and make a fresh start. Ten years later, with Prohibition in full swing Bea returns to her uncle’s house only to be introduced to Emma Murphy, the headstrong Irish Catholic woman who has been raising her abandoned child Lucy Pear.

    Location: Wall Township
 
holiday_wreath 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM *Kids! Santa Visits the Library - All ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids! Santa Visits the Library - All ages
Thursday, December 21 at 4:00 pm
Santa will arrive at the library to meet the children of Allentown
until he has to leave for the North Pole.
Parents, bring your smartphone/camera!

    Location: Allentown
       
 
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
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ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Classic Movie:Holiday Inn (1942) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Mark Sandrich

Starring Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds

In this Irving Berlin musical, Jim (Bing Crosby) and Lila are members of a performing trio who plan to quit and run a country hotel. When Lila says she has fallen in love with the dancer in the act, Ted (Fred Astaire), Jim leaves town with a broken heart. After turning the inn into a holidays-only live entertainment venue, Jim winds up booking -- and falling for -- Linda (Marjorie Reynolds). But when Ted shows up at the place after being dumped by Lila, he too sets his sights on beautiful Linda.

101 minutes; (c) Paramount

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday December 22, 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
Saturday December 23, 2017 Go To Top
rec_yoga 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: A Restorative Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

For all levels, beginners welcome!

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this nine-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from December 2, 2017 through January 27, 2018.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced through the holidays and into the new year!      

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion.  Some spare mats will be available for those who may not have them.  However, it is recommended to BYOM (bring your own mat).

Daniele Parisi teaches yoga at a local studio and is registered with Yoga Alliance.   

Space is limited; Registration is required for each session you plan to attend.

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Rm 7 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 December 24, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_wreath Christmas Holiday - Library closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Monmouth County Library Headquarters and All Branches are closed Sunday, December 24 and Monday, December 25, 2017

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

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

downloadable magazines (via Flipster)

research (via EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (via Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (via Sirsi) ,

learn a new language (via Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  

or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  

or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryParentsPage

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryTeensPage   for answers!

    Location: All Branches
Monday December 25, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_wreath Christmas Holiday - Library closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Monmouth County Library Headquarters and All Branches are closed Sunday, December 24 and Monday, December 25, 2017

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

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

downloadable magazines (via Flipster)

research (via EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (via Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (via Sirsi) ,

learn a new language (via Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  

or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  

or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryParentsPage

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryTeensPage   for answers!

    Location: All Branches
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7) 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
Tuesday December 26, 2017 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Maximizing LinkedIn during the Job Search Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

LinkedIn is a powerful tool to be used during your job search.  It is essential to create a compelling all-star profile.  Learn ways to highlight your accomplishments and communmicate your personal brand.  

Join us as Andrea Luker discusses what you need to know about LinkedIn for your Job Search.

Andrea Luker is a marketing maverick. She built her career at Johnson & Johnson and GE Healthcare.  Currently she is Marketing Director with The Manahassett Group and a Career Coach with Rutgers Heldrich Center's New Start Career Network.  

For more information, contact Monica Johnson, Career Connections Counselor, mjohnson@monmouthcountylib.org

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Classic Movie Tuesday: Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn (1942) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds, Virginia Dale

Directed by:  Mark Sandrich

Lovely Linda Mason has crooner, Jim Hardy, head over heels, but suave stepper, Ted Hanover, wants her for his new dance partner after femme fatale, Lila Dixon, gives him the brush. Jim's supper club, Holiday Inn, which is only open for 15 holidays a year, is the setting for the chase by Hanover and manager, Danny Reed. The music and dancing make this a great movie for any holiday!

101 minutes           

    Location: Howell
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us on Tuesdays for an afternoon of   knitting and crocheting . All skill levels are welcome.

 

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie: Christmas in July (1940) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A young office clerk enters a slogan contest, and he thinks he's won after his coworkers play a trick on him.  He goes on a spending spree, only to have the truth  revealed.

Starring Dick Powell, Ellen Drew, and Raymond Walburn.

67 minutes

    Location: Wall Township
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: It's A Wonderful Life (1946) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

An angel is sent from heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed. Directed by Frank Capra. Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, and Lionel Barrymore.

Drama - 2 hours 10 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_xmastree 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Science and Picture Books for Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Using picture books to learn about science for ages 3 1/2 to 5.

    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. For Intermediate level English speakers.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Movie: Victoria and Abdul (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Stephen Frears

Starring Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Tim Pigott-Smith

Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria's golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor with the queen herself. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy. As their friendship deepens, the queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity.

111 minutes; (c) Focus Features

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
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 December 27, 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_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Kids! Library Babies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us for our storytime for children 2 years old and under. (with parent or caregiver)

There will be stories, singing and playtime.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
z_cust_ReadingBunnies 10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Stories and singing for children 2 years old and up. (with parent or caregiver)

    Location: Colts Neck
 
rec_games 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm 7) 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 (Japan) Movie: Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) (2015) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Three sisters who live with their grandmother travel to their father’s funeral, and meet their half- sister for the first time. Comedy/Drama Starring: Haruka Ayaase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho, Suzu Hirose. 2 hrs. 8 min.

Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: August Rush (2007) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A musically gifted boy runs away from his orphanage in search of his birth parents in New York City. What he doesn't know is that his parents are searching for him too. The boy uses his gift as a clue to finding his parents. Stars Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers. 1 hour 54 minutes. 

 

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

Hear a LEGO story and make your own LEGO creation.  

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

All Ages

Registration required.

 

    Location: Colts Neck
       
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rec_legoguy 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Lego Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Read "Fly Guys Ninja Christmas" by Tedd Arnold. Discuss it, and make a Lego creation.

    Location: Howell
Thursday December 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_smiley 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Storytime and a craft for all ages. 

    Location: Howell
 
rec_games 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come play bridge! 

Instruction for Beginners at 11:30 am.  Experienced players can start play at 10:30.   Pat Guadagno teaches.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: Dunkirk (2017) PG-13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance

Directed by:  Christopher Nolan

Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

106 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Movie: Maudie (2016) (Rated PG-13 ) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

An arthritic Nova Scotian woman becomes a revered figure in the neighborhood. Starring: Sallie Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Kari Machett  Biography/Drama/Romance 1 hr. 55 mins.

Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classic Movie:Mystery Street (1950) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by John Sturges

Starring Ricardo Montalban, Sally Forrest, Bruce Bennett

When bar girl Vivian (Jan Sterling) discovers that her married boyfriend has refused to leave his wife, she steals a car and drives to Cape Cod to confront him. Several months later her skeleton washes ashore, and local police officer Peter Morales (Ricardo Montalban) must work with Harvard forensics expert Dr. McAdoo (Bruce Bennett) in order to piece together the twisted tale and discover who the murderer is before an innocent suspect pays the ultimate price.

93 minutes; (c) MGM

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Dunkirk (PG-13)(2017) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance

Action/Drama/History-- 106 minutes.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie:Mystery Street (1950) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by John Sturges

Starring Ricardo Montalban, Sally Forrest, Bruce Bennett

When bar girl Vivian (Jan Sterling) discovers that her married boyfriend has refused to leave his wife, she steals a car and drives to Cape Cod to confront him. Several months later her skeleton washes ashore, and local police officer Peter Morales (Ricardo Montalban) must work with Harvard forensics expert Dr. McAdoo (Bruce Bennett) in order to piece together the twisted tale and discover who the murderer is before an innocent suspect pays the ultimate price.

93 minutes; (c) MGM

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday December 29, 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
Saturday December 30, 2017 Go To Top
rec_yoga 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: A Restorative Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

For all levels, beginners welcome!

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this nine-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from December 2, 2017 through January 27, 2018.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced through the holidays and into the new year!      

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion.  Some spare mats will be available for those who may not have them.  However, it is recommended to BYOM (bring your own mat).

Daniele Parisi teaches yoga at a local studio and is registered with Yoga Alliance.   

Space is limited; Registration is required for each session you plan to attend.

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Rm 7 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 January 1, 2018 Go To Top
misc_party1 Happy New Year! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Monmouth County Library Commission and Staff  wish our patrons, friends and neighbors  a very Happy New Year!

Please add us to your resolutions  and visit us more often  for books, concerts,  children's programs, DVDs, homework help! 

Even through we are closed today,  we can be with you where ever your phone or tablet is via our free Mobile app for events and information!  To download:  www.monmouth.boopsie.com

We look forward to seeing you more often, in our branches and on social media: Instagram, Facebook & Twitter:

Our global address is @MonCoLibrary  Check us out in 2018!

With your Card and through our app (monmouth.boopsie.com) or via our website (MonmouthCountyLib.org), look at the magic you can make:

Renew and  request books, dvds, cds! 

Get info on programs such as:  Educational, Entertaining, Engaging, Esteem Building programs for Children, for Teens, for Adults, including  Read To a Dog for young reluctant readers, Tai ChiChih for Adults, Practice & Hone Your Interviewing Skills,  popular movies, musical and live theater programs, book and short story discussions, computer learning classes.  

Access your free Flipster magazine subscription,

Access your free research and newspaper subscriptions via EBSCO (i.e.,NYT, WSJ, Consumer Reports)

Questions? Email our answer experts with mcl@monmouthcountylib.org.

 Best wishes for a wonderful New Year from Staff and Commission!

    Location: All Branches
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Monday January 1, 2018 -  Wednesday January 31, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library Staff   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 January 1 and 15.

Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  

Thursdays, 10:15am. 

Mondays, 10:15am.  No Storytimes January 1 and 15.

Tuesdays, 11:40am. 

Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  

Mondays, 11:00am.  No Storytimes January 1 and 15.

Thursdays, 11:00am. 

Family for Ages 2 and up:

Mondays, 1:30pm.  No Storytimes January 1 and 15.

Wednesdays, 1:30pm.  

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday January 2, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_mag 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Science and Picture Books for Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   Vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Using picture books to learn about science for ages 3 1/3 to 5.

    Location: Howell
Wednesday January 3, 2018 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

I Always Loved You : A Novel  by Robin Oliveira
When  Mary Cassatt moves to Paris after the Civil War, she never thought it would be easy. But after her work is rejected a decade later,  and her family wants her to return to America, Mary’s fierce determination wavers. As she begins to doubt herself, a friend introduces her to Edgar Degas and her life changes forever. So begins the defining period of her life and the most tempestuous of relationships
 

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: Baby Driver (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Baby is a getaway driver who is excellent at what he does. When he falls for a local waitress, he realizes crime may not be the right life for him; his bosses don't agree. Baby must use all of his talents to have the life he now desires. Stars Ansel Eigort, Lily James, Jamie Foxx. 113 minutes. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
anim_paw 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Read to a Therapy Dog! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

This program is designed for children to become comfortable with reading as well as with approaching animals. Bring your favorite book from home or choose one from our shelves!

    Location: Wall Township
 
lib_book3 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

For Grades K and Up

January 3 - Spaghetti Day - Craft

January 10- Constitution Day - Storytime

January 17 - Winnie The Pooh - Craft

January 24 - Army Day - Storytime

    Location: Howell
Thursday January 4, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and crafts for all ages.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie:All Saints (2017) PG Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  John Corbett, Barry Corbin, Cara Buono

Directed by:  Steve Gomer

When a group of Burmese refugees join the congregation, the pastor of a failing Anglican church attempts to aid them by planting crops and enlisting the help of the community.

108 minutes

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

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

Fun for all.

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting (rm 7) 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
Saturday January 6, 2018 Go To Top
rec_yoga 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: A Restorative Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

For all levels, beginners welcome!

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this nine-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from December 2, 2017 through January 27, 2018.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced through the holidays and into the new year!      

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion.  Some spare mats will be available for those who may not have them.  However, it is recommended to BYOM (bring your own mat).

Daniele Parisi teaches yoga at a local studio and is registered with Yoga Alliance.   

Space is limited; Registration is required for each session you plan to attend.

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 11 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 the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
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Monday January 8, 2018 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories, songs and crafts for ages 2 to 3 1/2. Siblings welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids!-Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Nursery Rhymes, songs and playtime for ages 10-23 months. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
Tuesday January 9, 2018 Go To Top
med_caduceus 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Ask a Memory Care Specialist! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Please join us for a special event, Ask a Memory Care Specialist, presented by Milliennium Memory Care Director Galina Markovich. This program helps seniors and caregivers better understand memory issues and learn about community resources. Ms. Markovich uses a specialized "Memory Screening" system to determine the levels of memory loss and other potential problems. The system uses unique tools and a range of scores to pinpoint specific issues and recommend action or resources to help. Attendees are free to participate in the screening process or simply ask questions to learn more about this important topic.

Galina Markovich, ANP, RN, is a passionate expert in the field of memory care and an innovator in Alzheimer's and Dementia support and education. She is the Director of Millennium Memory Care, NJ's fatest growing group of memory care homes. Her unique combination of strong nursing skills and understanding neurological, orthopedic, medical, nutritional and social issues affecting those with memory issues has earned her a reputation as a respected professional in her field. Galina has spoken at NJ AARP Chapters and the AARP Regional Conference, The North Brunswick Senior Center, The New Brunswick Senior Center, The Highland Park Senior Center, local women's clubs and at many other locations.

Registration is REQUIRED for this event by signing up below, calling the library at 732-431-5656 or stopping in to the Circulation Desk.

*In case you can't make this event another session is being held February 13th, 2018 at 11am.

 

    Location: Colts Neck
    Registration will begin on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
trans_car 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Car and Road - School Age craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_mag 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Science and Picture Books for Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   Vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Using picture books to learn about science for ages 3 1/3 to 5.

    Location: Howell
Wednesday January 10, 2018 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie: Dean (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A young New York illustrator moves to L.A. to begin his "adulthood" after the death of his mother and a tiff with his father. In the meantime, his father attempts to sell his NY apartment and begin a life of his own. As the pair grow further apart, friends must step in to help them make amends. Stars Demetri Martin, Gillian Jacobs, Kevin Kline. 87 minutes. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
lib_book3 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

For Grades K and Up

January 3 - Spaghetti Day - Craft

January 10- Constitution Day - Storytime

January 17 - Winnie The Pooh - Craft

January 24 - Army Day - Storytime

    Location: Howell
Thursday January 11, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and crafts for all ages.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie:Victoria and Abdul (2017) PG-13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Tim Pigott-Smith

Directed by:  Stephen Frears

Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.

111 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
rec_swords.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER TV & Book Series Discussion 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.

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

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

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday January 13, 2018 Go To Top
rec_yoga 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: A Restorative Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

For all levels, beginners welcome!

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this nine-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from December 2, 2017 through January 27, 2018.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced through the holidays and into the new year!      

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion.  Some spare mats will be available for those who may not have them.  However, it is recommended to BYOM (bring your own mat).

Daniele Parisi teaches yoga at a local studio and is registered with Yoga Alliance.   

Space is limited; Registration is required for each session you plan to attend.

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 11 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 the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
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Monday January 15, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_MLK_face.GIF Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We urge everyone to spend this MLK Day of Service empowering others and strengthening our community.

 

    Location: All Branches
Tuesday January 16, 2018 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM The Fighting 69th (1940) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Great War in Film Series:  A Year of Films Dedicated to the 100th Aniversary of World War I

Starring: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, and George Brent

Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War– 90 minutes   

    Location: Ocean 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! Science and Picture Books for Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   Vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Using picture books to learn about science for ages 3 1/3 to 5.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 6:15 PM  -  8:05 PM The Fighting 69th (1940) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Great War in Film Series:  A Year of Films Dedicated to the 100th Aniversary of World War I

Starring: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, and George Brent

Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War– 90 minutes   

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM The Right Career for You! Workshop by Jersey Job Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

The Right Career for You!

Choosing a new career can be an exciting and yet stressful time.  It is a time to evaluate your passions and your interests! In this workshop, we will discuss career choice, personality, skill set, work values, work interests, websites and the labor market.

This program is made possible through a grant from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development.  to find a good job in challenging times, successful job seekers look for opportunities to get an edge.  The Jersey Job Club gives you the tools and support you need to find a job.  The Jersey Job Club gives you that edge through New Jersey Career Connections.

No fees, no charges, no card needed. 

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday January 17, 2018 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Vintage Film Series: Movie: Pillow Talk (1959) (Approved) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

In this light romantic comedy, a career woman and a playboy songwriter feud over a shared party line. Romance/Comedy Academy Award Oscar win - Best Original Screenplay! Starring: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Thelma Ritter,Marcel Dalio 1 hr.42min.

Universal Pictures.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: The Book of Henry (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Susan is a single mother raising two boys one of whom is a genius. Susan is surprised to learn that Henry is helping the girl next door with a deep, dark family secret. Stars Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher, Jacob Tremblay. 105 minutes. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
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   
   

All ages.  Come in and read a favorite story to a dog friend.
The dogs will love listening to you.

Please choose one session.  

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book3 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

For Grades K and Up

January 3 - Spaghetti Day - Craft

January 10- Constitution Day - Storytime

January 17 - Winnie The Pooh - Craft

January 24 - Army Day - Storytime

    Location: Howell
 
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   
   

All ages. Come in and read a favorite story to a dog friend.
The dogs will love listening to you.

Please choose one session.  

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_dog1 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 your favorite book to a dog.

    Location: Howell
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Thursday January 18, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and crafts for all ages.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Movie: American Made (2017) R Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright

Directed by:  Doug Liman

The story of Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA during the 1980's, in a clandestine operation that would be exposed as the Iran-Contra Affair.

115 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
anim_fish_02 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Little Fish, Big Fish - Stories and Preschool Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.

No registration needed.

 

    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
Saturday January 20, 2018 Go To Top
rec_yoga 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: A Restorative Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

For all levels, beginners welcome!

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this nine-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from December 2, 2017 through January 27, 2018.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced through the holidays and into the new year!      

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion.  Some spare mats will be available for those who may not have them.  However, it is recommended to BYOM (bring your own mat).

Daniele Parisi teaches yoga at a local studio and is registered with Yoga Alliance.   

Space is limited; Registration is required for each session you plan to attend.

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 12 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 the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday January 22, 2018 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories, songs and crafts for ages 2 to 3 1/2. Siblings welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids!-Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Nursery Rhymes, songs and playtime for ages 10-23 months. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
anim_dog_scottie 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Dog Reading Therapy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Reading with Pippin. Bring your favorite book.

    Location: Howell
 
anim_lion1 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Animal Tails - School Age craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday January 23, 2018 Go To Top
nat_snowman 1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Mittens -Toddler Stories and Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old

Enjoy stories and make a fun craft.

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_mag 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Science and Picture Books for Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   Vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Using picture books to learn about science for ages 3 1/3 to 5.

    Location: Howell
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Wednesday January 24, 2018 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:20 PM World Cinema (USA) Movie: The Joy Luck Club (1993) (Rated R ) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

The Joy Luck Club explores the relationships between first-generation Chinese-American women and their mothers. Based on the bestselling novel by Amy Tan Drama/ Starring: Kieu Chinh, Tsai Chin, France Nuyen, Lisa Lu, Ming-Na  2 hr. 19 min.

Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: The Big Sick (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A Pakistani comedian and an American grad student fall in love despite their families' disapproval. When she contracts a mysterious illness, he is forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings. Susan is surprised to learn that Henry is helping the girl next door with a deep, dark family secret. Stars Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter. 119 minutes. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
lib_book3 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

For Grades K and Up

January 3 - Spaghetti Day - Craft

January 10- Constitution Day - Storytime

January 17 - Winnie The Pooh - Craft

January 24 - Army Day - Storytime

    Location: Howell
Thursday January 25, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and crafts for all ages.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Bites ~ A Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus

One Thousand White Women is the story of May Dodd and a colorful assembly of pioneer women who, under the auspices of the U.S. government, travel to the western prairies in 1875 to intermarry among the Cheyenne Indians. The covert and controversial "Brides for Indians" program, launched by the administration of Ulysses S. Grant, is intended to help assimilate the Indians into the white man's world.  Toward that end May and her friends embark upon the adventure of their lifetime.  Jim Fergus has so vividly depicted the American West that it is as if these diaries are a capsule in time.  

    Location: Hazlet
Saturday January 27, 2018 Go To Top
rec_yoga 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: A Restorative Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

For all levels, beginners welcome!

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this nine-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from December 2, 2017 through January 27, 2018.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced through the holidays and into the new year!      

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion.  Some spare mats will be available for those who may not have them.  However, it is recommended to BYOM (bring your own mat).

Daniele Parisi teaches yoga at a local studio and is registered with Yoga Alliance.   

Space is limited; Registration is required for each session you plan to attend.

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 12 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 the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
office_money_bills_coins 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Trust Planning Seminar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

This no-obligation, free trust-planning seminar will provide information about how you can make informed decisions about protecting your assets for your family to successive generations by setting up trust. Ralph Buono and Dr. Francis J. Maguire PhD., from Exec55Trust will give you simple, effective, relevant information about trust and tax strategies in language that you will clearly understand so that you can determine if this asset management strategy is right for you.

    Location: Ocean Township
Monday January 29, 2018 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories, songs and crafts for ages 2 to 3 1/2. Siblings welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids!-Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Nursery Rhymes, songs and playtime for ages 10-23 months. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
Tuesday January 30, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_mag 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Science and Picture Books for Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   Vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Using picture books to learn about science for ages 3 1/3 to 5.

    Location: Howell
Wednesday January 31, 2018 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: The Sting (1973) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Action comedy about two con artists in Depression-era Chicago. Stars Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw. 129 minutes. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
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misc_smiley 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Lego Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Read any book and tell us about it while making a Lego creation. Snacks served. Please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_bunch1 5:15 PM  -  6:00 PM Kids! Tween Meet the Author Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian    732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Meet the author Geoffrey Cook. Veronica and the Volcano is an inventive, unusual story filled with twists and turns, bringing science to life.

Mr. Cook will talk about amazing volcanoes, the process of writing, and publishing a book.

    Location: Howell
Thursday February 1, 2018 Go To Top
office_dollarsign AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866 941 8188   
   

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program, helps low- to moderate-income taxpayers by assisting with tax services and ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions. This service is available free to taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older.

Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Tax-Aide has offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

This year, certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list (below) or on the Library flyers.

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open), beginning Friday, February 3 through Thursday, April 13, 2017. 

Mondays: 9:30am to 7:30pm   Tuesdays: 9:30am to 12Noon  Wednesdays: 1 pm to 7:30pm

Thursdays: 9:30am to 4pm       Fridays: 9:30am to 12Noon   Saturdays: 9:30am to 3:30pm

If you need Tax Forms:  Tax forms can be downloaded via the State of New Jersey and IRS websites. For assistance, please stop by the Reference Desk at any branch. Printing fees apply for tax forms printed at the library.

Website for State of NJ forms :   http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/forms.shtml

Website for IRS forms : http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/

Here is a listing of Required Forms AARP Tax-Aide volunteer preparers need taxpayers to bring in order to prepare their return. There may be others if the taxpayer has a unique situation, but these are the most common.

Please bring Identification:
  • Social Security Card or other official document from SSA with Social Security number and full name. This is required for the taxpayer, spouse (if joint return) and all dependents.
  • Drivers license or other government photo ID for the taxpayer and spouse (if joint return)
  • A check (may be blank or canceled) is required if you are requesting direct deposit of your refund.
Please bring Tax Forms and Supporting Records:
  • Copy of last years tax return (particularly if taxpayer itemized deductions in the prior year or if there is a capital loss carryover)
  • W-2 for each employer
  • Unemployment Compensation Statement (NJ no longer mails this so the taxpayer needs to print it out online)
  • SSA-1099 if paid Social Security Benefits
  • All 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-DIV, 1099-B, etc) and documentation showing original purchase price of any assets sold
  • 1099-MISC showing miscellaneous income
  • 1099-R for any payments from a pension, annuity or retirement account
  • All forms relating to federal income tax paid
  • Dependent Care Provider information
  • Supporting records if itemizing deductions (property tax, mortgage interest, medical expenses, charitable deductions, Homestead rebates, PTR rebates etc.)
Please bring Affordable Care Act Documentation Requirements: 

If the taxpayer, spouse (if joint) and/or any person who could be claimed as a dependent did not have health insurance for the entire year, or if insurance was provided through the Healthcare Marketplace/Exchange, you will need the following:
  • A month by month listing showing for each person on the return, which months they had insurance and which months they were uninsured
  • Information to determine if the reason the person was not insured qualifies for an exemption
  • Exemption Certificate Number (ECN) if an exemption was granted by the Healthcare Marketplace/Exchange
  • Form 1095-A (sent automatically if insurance was purchased through the Healthcare Marketplace/Exchange)
  • Income information for each dependent listed on the return (only if dependent has a filing requirement) 
  • Income information (includes AGI, exempt interest, and untaxed social security) for each dependent listed on the return  who meets the following condition
  •        depedent is under the age of 65 and has earned income greater than $6300, or unearned income greater than $1050  
  •          OR
  •        dependent is age 65 and over and has earned income greater than $7850 or unearned income greater than $260
  • If insurance was offered by an employer, but was refused we will need the cost of the insurance for both individual coverage and family coverage. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday February 1, 2018 -  Wednesday February 28, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library Staff   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 February 19.

Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  

Thursdays, 10:15am. 

Mondays, 10:15am.  No Storytime February 19.

Tuesdays, 11:40am. 

Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  

Mondays, 11:00am.  No Storytime February 19.

Thursdays, 11:00am. 

Family for Ages 2 and up:

Mondays, 1:30pm.  No Storytime February 19.

Wednesdays, 1:30pm.  

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday February 1, 2018 Go To Top
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
Saturday February 3, 2018 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 the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday February 6, 2018 Go To Top
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.

Fun for all.

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday February 7, 2018 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

The Opposite of Everyone: A Novel  by Joshilyn Jackson
An independent divorce lawyer learns the power of family and connection when she receives a cryptic message from her estranged mother in this bittersweet, witty novel . It’s an emotionally resonant tale about the endurance of love and the power of stories to shape and transform our lives.

 

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
 
anim_paw 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Read to a Therapy Dog! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

This program is designed for children to become comfortable with reading as well as with approaching animals. Bring your favorite book from home or choose one from our shelves!

    Location: Wall Township
Thursday February 8, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_heart1 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Valentine Hats - Stories and Preschool Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.

No registration needed.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday February 10, 2018 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 the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday February 12, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_heart1 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Valentine Creatures - School Age craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
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Tuesday February 13, 2018 Go To Top
med_caduceus 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Ask a Memory Care Specialist! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Please join us for a special event, Ask a Memory Care Specialist, presented by Milliennium Memory Care Director Galina Markovich. This program helps seniors and caregivers better understand memory issues and learn about community resources. Ms. Markovich uses a specialized "Memory Screening" system to determine the levels of memory loss and other potential problems. The system uses unique tools and a range of scores to pinpoint specific issues and recommend action or resources to help. Attendees are free to participate in the screening process or simply ask questions to learn more about this important topic.

Galina Markovich, ANP, RN, is a passionate expert in the field of memory care and an innovator in Alzheimer's and Dementia support and education. She is the Director of Millennium Memory Care, NJ's fatest growing group of memory care homes. Her unique combination of strong nursing skills and understanding neurological, orthopedic, medical, nutritional and social issues affecting those with memory issues has earned her a reputation as a respected professional in her field. Galina has spoken at NJ AARP Chapters and the AARP Regional Conference, The North Brunswick Senior Center, The New Brunswick Senior Center, The Highland Park Senior Center, local women's clubs and at many other locations.

Registration is REQUIRED for this event by signing up below, calling the library at 732-431-5656 or stopping in to the Circulation Desk.

 

 

    Location: Colts Neck
    Registration will begin on Monday, January 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM