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

Attention: e-Reader Owners!

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

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

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

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

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

Book Discussions    
    Location: All Branches
Monday May 1, 2017 -  Friday September 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none ZIKA Information Station Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7242   
   

 ZIKA Trifold Display Board   

Monmouth County Mosquite Commission has a colorful educational  information station which is travelling throughout the Monmouth County Library system.
Please pick up brochures and fact sheets for children and adults to keep us all safe this summer!


The Information Stations will be on display on the following dates and locations: 

Atlantic Highlands Branch beginning May 1, Hazlet Branch beginning May 15, Holmdel Branch beginning May 29, 

Headquarters, Manalapan beginning June 5, Eastern Branch in Shrewsbury beginning June 19,  Oceanport Branch Beginning June 26.

 West Long Branch beginning July 3, Ocean Township Branch beginning July 17, Wall Township Branch beginning July 31,

Howell Branch beginning August 7, Marlboro Branch beginning August 21, 

Colts Neck Branch beginning September 4 and Allentown Branch beginning September 18.            

    Location: All Branches
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/
 
Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays from 10 am until 3pm  On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3pm until 8pm.  
Alternating Fridays and Saturdays.  Please call for specific information.
 
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

 

These are all free services available to anyone in the community:  No Card needed. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday June 1, 2017 -  Friday June 30, 2017 Go To Top
elect_camera A Different Angle: Photography Display by Ellen Rubinstein Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us as Ellen Rubinstein (Nature Photographer) from Holmdel, New Jersey displays her most recent artistic nature photographs from around the world.

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

After attending universities and working in upstate New York, California, and Massachusetts, she has resided in scenic Holmdel, for over twenty years. Photography remains a fascination of hers. Ellen's work has been showcased at various libraries and venues throughtout the state of New Jersey.

This display can be seen during library hours in the Reading Room.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
rec_paintpalette02 Art Exhibit: Artist Theresa Trocchia and Students Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
    Location: Ocean Township
 
nat_summertime Art Exhibit:Between The Sea and Me Abstract Paintings by Marilyn Casey Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

On Display in the Lobby Cases are samples of Abstract Paintings by Marilyn Casey

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_paintpalette02 Art Exhibit:Dabbling in the Arts Mixed Media by Marlbor Rec. Senior Division Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

In the Library Central Gallery are displays from the Marlboro Recreation Senior Division group of Mexed Media Creations. The display is entitled: Dabbling in the Arts

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_paintpalette Exhibit: The Students of Rose Reilly Leonard Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Stop in and enjoy the exhibit of watercolor, oil, acrylic and pastel paintings by local artists.

Meet the artist reception June 3, 2017 from 1:00pm-4:00pm.

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

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

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

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

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

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

Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:  

Mondays, 9:30am.  No Storytimes June 19 and 26.

Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  No Storytimes June 20 and 27.

Thursdays, 10:15am.  No storytimes June 22 and 29.

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:

Mondays, 10:15am.  No Storytimes June 19 and 26.

Tuesdays, 11:40am.  No Storytimes June 20 and 27.

Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  No Storytimes June 21 and 28.

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  

Mondays, 11:00am.  No Storytimes June 19 and 26.

Thursdays, 11:00am. No storytimes June 22 and 29.

Family for Ages 2 and up:

Mondays, 1:30pm. No Storytimes June 19 and 26.

Wednesdays, 1:30pm.  No Storytimes June 21 and 28.

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday June 1, 2017 -  Saturday August 12, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_teen_buildworld.GIF Summer Reading Clubs for Kids, Teens & Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Build A Better World Summer Reading Clubs Begin!

Welcome back for another summer of listening and reading fun! Anyone can read or anyone can read TO you: Moms, Dads, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins, babysitters, or just friends. Be sure to check out some great books from your local library to share with someone special! And...Remember to pick up your super prizes! 

Look on website or on our Facebook (MonmouthCountyLibraryHomepage) to find summertime concerts, plays, storytimes, crafts and other awesome programs to enjoy! 

Copy & Paste this link to sign up on your computer:   http://www.monmouthcountylib.org/sr.htm

Copy & Paste this link to sign up on your Smart Device:  https://nj.evanced.info/monmouth/sr/homepage.asp

Follow this link to Register  for Teen Events: www.bit.ly/MonCtyLibraryTeenEvents

 

 

    Location: All Branches
Saturday June 10, 2017 -  Saturday June 24, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_sale 9:00 AM Wall Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

This is your opportunity to get great deals on gently used books, audios, DVD's, music CD's, games, puzzles and more.  Check it out!

(Monday, June 19-24, $1 Bag Sale)

    Location: Wall Township
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Monday June 19, 2017 -  Friday June 30, 2017 Go To Top
rec_sailboat.GIF 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM All Hands on Deck! A Special Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Howell Library has received a large donation of books from a retired merchant seaman, and we're armed to the teeth with maritime-themed books!

Topics cover maritime history, types of ships, whaling history, shipwrecks, disasters at sea, and the list goes on.

This collection will be offered in a special sale between June 19 and June 30 during regular library hours. The Howell Library's hours are: Monday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Tuesday,9 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tell your shipmates not to drag their anchors on this one!

Howell Library's book sales are sponsored by the Friends of Howell Library in support of library programs.

    Location: Howell
Saturday June 24, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 9:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Book Donation Drop-off Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Sponsored by the Friends of the Township of Ocean Library. We can accept: Children's books, Adult fiction and nonfiction, DVDs, Books and Music on CD....in good condition.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept: Encyclopedias, Textbooks, Magazines, Cassettes, VHS, or Records, Travel/Technical books older than 5 years, Readers Digest Condensed Books, as well as moldy, dirty, torn items, and dated publications such as almanacs and tax guides.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_rivers 10:00 AM  -  11:50 AM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Moana (2016) PG ©Walt Disney Pictures

A teen girl and a demigod search for a legendary island.

Free Admission.  No tickets required.  Children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Meeting Rooms, lower level

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

MEETS EVERY SATURDAY MORNING AT 10:00.

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_masks_bw 2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM I Am Woman: A Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us as Linda Turash Productions presents "I Am Woman". This play consists of one main theme: women. It's about women as well as performed by women. With a simple prop or change in appearance, four of the LT Production actresses will bring these dramatic,comedic and sometimes whimsical pieces to life. Patrons will enjoy the works of many of our most famous playwrights which will include Tennessee Williams, Neil Simon and Lillian Hellman. Registration is not required for this event but seating is on a first-come first serve basis. 

    Location: Colts Neck
Monday June 26, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_ReadingBunnies 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

    Location: Howell
 
anim_whale1 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Songs for ages 10-23 months. Siblings Welcome.

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_games 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day 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  -  3:50 PM Kids! 2017 Summer Family Film Festival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Moana (2016) (PG)

A teen girl and a demigod search for a legendary island.

1 hour, 47 minutes

No registration required.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: Get Out (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Jordan Peele

Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Marcus Henderson, Betty Gabriel

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.

104 minutes; (c) Universal

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: Get Out (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Jordan Peele

Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Marcus Henderson, Betty Gabriel

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.

104 minutes; (c) Universal

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
z_cust_mcteen 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Rock Wall - Live, Laugh, and Climb (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 5487   
   

Looking for an adventure? Rocking climbing is fun, exciting and challenging.  This is an excellent way to develop safety training, movement skills and competency in a new sport.

Appropriate footwear/sneakers are required for this activity (no sandals please ) Water bottles are recommended.

This program is for teens grades 6-12

Registration is required and space is limited.

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
Tuesday June 27, 2017 Go To Top
anim_dragon 1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Toddler Stories and Craft - Big Green Monsters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old

Enjoy stories and make a fun craft.

No registration.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: The Sense of an Ending (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A man becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life.  Directed by Ritesh Batra.  Starring Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, and Michelle Dockery.  

Drama - 108 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Films for the Family (all ages)

June 27 "Moana" (PG) 2016 - A Teen Girl and a demigod search for a legendary island. 1 hour 47 minutes.

July 11 "Storks" (PG) 2016 - A stork and his human pal transport a baby girl to her expectant family.1 hour 27 minutes

July 18 "Finding Dory" (PG)  2016 - Amnesiac Dory searches for her long lost parents with the help of Nemo and Marlin.1 hour 37 minutes.

July 25 "Sing" (PG) 2016 - A koala impresario stages a singing competition, and musically inclined animals compete.  1 hour 47 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: The Astronaut Farmer (2006) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

As a farmer, family man and former astronaut-in-training, Charles Farmer chases his lifelong dream to reach the stars by building his very own spacecraft in his barn! With the support of his family and friends Farmer bravely faces the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Aviation Administration and financial ruin to overcome every obstacle that stands in the way of his launch and his dreams.


Starring Billy Bob Thornton, Virginia Madsen,and Max Thieriot

103 minutes

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Summer International Film Fest: The Salesman (PG-13) (2016) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

125 minutes; (c) Cohen Media Group

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
school_chemistry2 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Slimy Secretions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Concoct oozy, gooey slime!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

 

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

For Preschoolers combining Science and Picture Books investigating the world.

    Location: Howell
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rec_painters_palette.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Architectural Challenge - Doodle, Draw and Build (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x5487   
   

This relaxed program poses simple architectural activties/challenges in a fun, and interesting way. If you love drawing buildings, cities, or planning a park this is for you. Teens will be given samples of various architecture scenarios like: bridges, airport buildings, city squares, city street lights and challenged to complete the picture with their own innovative designs and creative solutions. 

We supply the challenges, pencils and you come up with the solutions! No experience required, just a desire to learn about architecture.

This program is for teens grades 6 - 12

Registration is required.

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

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

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Summer International Film Fest: The Salesman (PG-13) (2016) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

125 minutes; (c) Cohen Media Group

    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
 
nat_stars 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM When Celestial Bodies Collide: Eclipses & Other Phenomena Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Did you know.....a Solar Eclipse is coming in 2017! What causes a solar or lunar eclipse? Astronomer Kevin Manning will explore the natural causes of these and other celestial events and offer many fascinating photos will serve to illustrate these occurrences. 

In addition to currently lecturing across our nation, Kevin has worked as a consultant with NASA, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory launched on the space shuttle with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and other ground-based observatories and with Brookhaven National Laboratory. He has presented workshops and lectures over the years at libraries, public schools, observatories, and science centers.

"Kevin Manning's enthusiasm is contagious.  His vast knowledge and genuine love of Astronomy was well-received by our large multi-generational audience." - Deborah Dellis-Quinn, Manhasset Public Library

 

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday June 28, 2017 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_smiley 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Schoolage Storytime and craft: My Neighbor Totoro Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Kids! Schoolage storytime and craft:  My Neighbor Totoro!! Let's hear a story and make a craft.  Grades K to 5.

Registration is required, in person, by phone or on-line.  Parents, please register each child using your phone and

email contact info.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Vintage: Movie: Mildred Pierce (1945) (Not Rated) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A divorced housewife struggles to care for her two daughters,  but when the oldest child begins to resent her mother for their degrading social status, the relationship between the two become complicated.  Adapted from the James M. Cain novel. Drama/Crime/Film- Noir Starring: Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden, Ann Blyth  1 hr. 51 min.

Warner Brothers 

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: Jackie (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Jackie Kennedy's world is shattered after the assassination of her husband, President John F. Kennedy. While fighting her grief, Jackie must console their two young children, vacate her home, plan her husband's funeral, and define her husband's legacy. Stars Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig. 1 hour, 40 minutes. 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Moana (2016) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ms. Heather    732-449-8877   
   

Wall Library Summer Movies Wednesdays at 2:00 pm

Fun for the whole family! Free Admission.  No tickets required. Limited seating; first come first serve.  Children 9 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

June 28 - Moana (2016) (PG) - A Teen Girl and a demigod search for a legendary island. 107 minutes.

July 5 - Sing (2016) (PG) - A koala impresario stages a singing competition, and musically inclined animals compete.  107 minutes.

July 12 - Storks (2016) (PG) - A stork and his human pal transport a baby girl to her expectant family. 87 minutes.

July 19 - Finding Dory (2016) (PG) - Amnesiac Dory searches for her long lost parents with the help of Nemo and Marlin. 97 minutes.

July 26 - Secret Life of Pets (2016) (PG) - The quiet life of a terrier is upended when is owner takes in a stray whom he dislikes. 87 minutes.

August 2 - BFG (2016) (PG) - An orphaned girl befriends a benevolent giant who takes her on an adventure in Giant Country. 117 minutes

August 9 - The Angry Birds Movie 2016 (PG) - An island of happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious piggies... What are they up to? 87 minutes.

August 16 - Zootopia (2016) (PG) - A rookie bunny cop and cycnical conartist fox work together to uncover a conspiracy. 108 minutes.

August 23 -Kubo and the Two Strings 2016 (PG) - A young boy must locate his late father's magical suit of armor to defeat a vengeful spirit. 101 minutes.

    Location: Wall Township
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misc_smiley 3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Family Film Fest Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Family Film Fest – Moana (PG) 2016

Wednesday, June 28 from 3:00 pm - 4:47 pm

A teen girl and a demigod search for a legendary island.

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    Location: West Long Branch
       
 
anim_horse 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Meet Indy! A Retired Throughbred to celebrate June is Horse Month in NJ Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

June is Horse Month in New Jersey!

To help us celebrate, one of our favorite retirees will visit Library Headquarters: Indy The Thoroughbred horse!  Indy will bring his friend and fellow retiree, De Fazio (who is a Mustang) for this meet and greet and carrot chomp!  We hope you will join the fun!  

We have scheduled a  rain date on Thursday,  June 29. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_horse 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Meet Chocolate and Sooty, Colts Neck's Miniature Horses! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Learn about these special animals with Julie Richards, President of the Colts Neck Trail Riders Club.

At the end of the program you will be able to pet and interact with a live miniature horse.

  • Children of all ages must be accompanied by an adult at all times during the program.
  • The event will be held outside in the library parking lot.
  • All Ages.

Registration required.

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
misc_smiley 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! - Schoolage Activity: July 4th Emoji Pins Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kate Benedict   732-531-5092   
   

Grades K and Up

Celebrate the USA with a fun emoji pin that you will design and craft.  

Space is limited; register online

    Location: Ocean Township
       
 
z_cust_dfl_sailboat 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Storytime for grades K and Up. 

June 7 - Ocean Day - Storytime

June 14 - Picnic Day - Craft

June 28 - Lego Book Club - Read any book in the series "Alien in my Pocket" by Nate Ball. Discuss it and make a Lego creation

Snacks will be served; please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_earth 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Solutions to Pollution at the Jersey Shore Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Presented by Clean Ocean Action 

Since 1984, Clean Ocean Action and its coalition partners have been advocating for the ocean through action, research and education.  Much progress has been made, and today the Jersey Shore and its clean ocean economy are a result of the grass roots efforts of citizens and leaders who are vigilant about protecting our waterways.  Sadly, threats to these waterways continue.  Come find out about these threats and about how you can become part of the “Solution to Ocean Pollution”.  The film The Smog of the Sea will be shown as part of the presentation.  In this film, the singer/songwriter/environmental activist, Jack Johnson, joins researchers as they sail through the Sargasso Sea to investigate plastic pollution in the North Atlantic Gyre.  Come learn about ways that you can join the wave of ocean protectors!”

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_starfish 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Solutions to Pollution at the Jersey Shore (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Presented by Clean Ocean Action

Since 1984, Clean Ocean Action and its coalition partners have been advocating for the ocean through action, research and education.  Much progress has been made, and today the Jersey Shore and its clean ocean economy are a result of the grass roots efforts of citizens and leaders who are vigilant about protecting our waterways.  Sadly, threats to these waterways continue.  Come find out about these threats and about how you can become part of the “Solution to Ocean Pollution”.  The film “Smog of the Sea” will be shown as part of the presentation.  In this film, the singer/songwriter/environmental activist, Jack Johnson, joins researchers as they sail through the Sargasso Sea to investigate plastic pollution in the North Atlantic Gyre.  Come learn about ways that you can join the wave of ocean protectors!”

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday June 29, 2017 Go To Top
ent_magic 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Kids! Build a Better World With Magic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Magic, puppets, and jokes to start your Summer Reading with Bob Conrad.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_smiley 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Kids Music Round with Miss Dianne Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Kids Music Round with Miss Dianne - Birth through 5 years

Thursday, June 29 at 10:30 am

Kids Music and Movement program using musical instruments, scarves, egg shakers and more!

 

    Location: Allentown
       
 
rec_games 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Beginner Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

If learning to play Bridge is on your list of things to do -- this is the time!  

We will start from the very beginning, you will learn the basics, and when we finish you will be able to play at a basic level.  

Join us for this six-week series.  Okay to drop in at any session.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_camping_tent 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Preschool Special - Stories and S'mores Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

 

Join us around the campfire as we tell stories, sing songs, and make no-melt s'mores.

Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.
Registration required, call, stop in or register online beginning on Thursday, June 15.

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Movie: Love & Friendship (2016) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Lady Susan Vernon, a beautiful young widow, takes up temporary residence at her in-laws’ estate to wait out the colorful rumors about her dalliances that have been circulating among polite society. While there, she is determined to be a matchmaker for her daughter Frederica – and herself too, naturally. Drama/Romance Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Chloe Sevigny, Xavier Samuel   1 hr. 30 min. 

Roadside Attractions

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

When twelve mysterious spacecrafts appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors. 

Directed by:  Denis Villeneuve

Starring:  Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg

116 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
misc_usflag 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Visit with the 11th Assembly District Members Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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

 
misc_smiley 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Summer Family Film Fest – Moana (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Summer Family Film Fest – Moana (PG) 2016

Thursday, June 29 from 2:00 pm - 3:47 pm

A teen girl and a demigod search for a legendary island.  1 hour, 47 minutes

    Location: Allentown
       
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Moana (2016) PG ©Walt Disney Pictures

A teen girl and a demigod search for a legendary island.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

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

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Hidden Figures (PG)(2016) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae.

Biography/Drama/History --127 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_smiley 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Hearts and Horseshoes 4H Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Hearts and Horseshoes 4H Club - All ages

Thursday, June 29 at 4:00 pm

Celebrate National Horse month with 4H when they bring a life-size toy pony to brush and different saddles for the kids to learn about horses and their care.

    Location: Allentown
       
 
misc_new_blue 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Arduino Wearble Displays (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Discover how to combine hands-on design and crafting techniques with circuits, electronics and Arduino programming to use your new skills to design and engineer multi-colored LED light displays that can be used to create unique personalized accessories.  Learn how to setup and program the Adafruit Arduino Trinket, mini microcontroller. Class will include descriptions of e=textile technqies and a presentation of examples made by the presenter.

This program is for teens grades 6 - 12

Registration is required and space is limited.

    Location: Ocean Township
       
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Reading and Book Signing: Mary Lou Irace Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join us as author Mary Lou Irace returns to the Eastern Branch to discuss the sequel to her novel Out of My Dreams, which she presented to us one year ago.  Copies of her new novel will be available for sale and signing. The story of Tara and Evan continues in The Magic of Us.  

As they begin their married life in the Boston suburbs, things return to normal.  But as the newlyweds await the birth of their first child, another tragic event causes fate to intervene at the hands of a surprise visitor. 

Mary Lou Irace lives in New Jersey with her husband and two daughters.  Visit her at www.facebook.com/MaryLouIraceAuthor and Twitter @MaryLouIrace

Part of the Women and Words series at the Eastern Branch

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday June 30, 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 July 1, 2017 -  Monday July 31, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 Art Exhibit: Linda Ganz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
    Location: Ocean Township
Saturday July 1, 2017 Go To Top
nat_sun 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Summer Saturday Hours At Branch Libraries Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: All Branches
 
rec_yoga 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: Restorative Flow Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

For all levels, beginners welcome!

Join us for this eight-week series of Yoga: Restorative Flow.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from July 1st through August 19th.   

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).


This eight-week series is led by Daniele Parisi who teaches yoga at a local studio and is registered with Yoga Alliance.   

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 12 spaces available.
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ent_microphone2 10:00 AM  -  11:50 AM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Sing (2016) PG © Illumination Entertainment

A koala impresario stages a singing competition, and musically inclined animals compete.

Free Admission.  No tickets required.  Children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Meeting Rooms, lower level

 

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_trowel 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County Helpline Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Garden and Horticulture Questions answered by the Helpline

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Monday July 3, 2017 -  Monday July 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: P.Judman, Children's Librarian   732 431 7220 x7226   
   

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

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

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

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

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

Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:  

Mondays, 9:30am.  

Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  No Storytime July 4.

Thursdays, 10:15am.  

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:

Mondays, 10:15am. 

Tuesdays, 11:40am.  No Storytime July 4.  

Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am. 

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  

Mondays, 11:00am.  

Thursdays, 11:00am.

Family for Ages 2 and up:

Mondays, 1:30pm.  

Wednesdays, 1:30pm.  

    Location: Headquarters
Monday July 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids!Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

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

Stories and Songs for ages 10 to 23 months. Playtime included.

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

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

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

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! 2017 Summer Family Film Festival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Sing (2016) (PG)

A koala impresario stages a singing competition, and musically inclined animals compete.

1 hour, 48 minutes

No registration required.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Special Movie Showing: 1776 (1972) (G) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join us in celebrating Independence Day with this special showing of the movie musical 1776.  Directed by Peter H. Hunt and starring William Daniels, Howard DaSilva, Ken Howard, and Blythe Danner, this musical retelling of the American Revolution's political struggle in the Continental Congress to declare independence is sure to delight and inspire.

In the days leading up to July 4, 1776, Continental Congressmen John Adams and Benjamin Franklin coerce Thomas Jefferson into writing the Declaration of Independence as a delaying tactic as they try to persuade the American colonies to support a resolution on independence.  As George Washington sends depressing messages describing one military disaster after another, the businessmen, landowners and slave holders in Congress all stand in the way of the Declaration, and a single "nay" vote will forever end the question of independence.  Large portions of spoken and sung dialogue are taken directly from the letters and memoirs of the actual participants.   (Written by Dave Heston) 

141 minutes; (c) Columbia Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
med_red_cross 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Standard CPR & AED (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-946-4118   
   

This CPR & AED course will teach anyone with little to no medical training, how to recognize cardiac arrest, get access to emergency care quickly and perform Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation until paramedics arrive and take over. This class will also demonstrate how to recognize anaphylaxis and effectively use an EpiPen on adult, child and infant patients.

The teens will receive an offical HAMES CPR card upon completion of the course. The class is provided by HAMES - The High School Association of Medical Engineers & Scientists, Inc. Central Jersey Region.  

This class is an initial certification class, not a revewal. This class is not inteded for EMS or Lifeguards.

This program is for teens 6-12th grade.

Registration is required. and the class will be limited.

 

    Location: Holmdel
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
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ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:50 PM Special Movie Showing: 1776 (1972) (G) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join us in celebrating Independence Day with this special showing of the movie musical 1776.  Directed by Peter H. Hunt and starring William Daniels, Howard DaSilva, Ken Howard, and Blythe Danner, this musical retelling of the American Revolution's political struggle in the Continental Congress to declare independence is sure to delight and inspire.

In the days leading up to July 4, 1776, Continental Congressmen John Adams and Benjamin Franklin coerce Thomas Jefferson into writing the Declaration of Independence as a delaying tactic as they try to persuade the American colonies to support a resolution on independence.  As George Washington sends depressing messages describing one military disaster after another, the businessmen, landowners and slave holders in Congress all stand in the way of the Declaration, and a single "nay" vote will forever end the question of independence.  Large portions of spoken and sung dialogue are taken directly from the letters and memoirs of the actual participants.   (Written by Dave Heston) 

141 minutes; (c) Columbia Pictures

    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
Tuesday July 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_usflag Independence Day - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Monmouth County Library Headquarters and All Branches are closed on July 4, 2017. 

Your Library is in the Palm of Your Hand with  our website, and our Free app (find at www.monmouth.boopsie.com)

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

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  

or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  

or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryParentsPage

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryTeensPage   for answers!

    Location: All Branches
Wednesday July 5, 2017 Go To Top
rec_painters_palette.GIF 6:30 AM  -  8:00 AM Architectural Challenge - Doodle, Draw and Build (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

This relaxed program poses simple architectural activities/challenges in a fun, and interesting way.  If you love drawing buildings, cities, or planning a park this is for you.  Teens will be given samples of various architectural scenarios like; bridges, airport buildings, city squares, city street lights and challenged to complete the picture with their own innovative designs and creative solutions.  

We supply the challenges, pencils and you come up with the solutions! No experience required, just a desire to learn about architecture.

This program is for teens grades 6 - 12

Registration is required.

    Location: Howell
       
 
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_rose.GIF 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids! Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Building a Garden for grades K and Up.

 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Sing (2016) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ms. Heather    732-449-8877   
   

Wall Library Summer Movies Wednesdays at 2:00 pm

Fun for the whole family! Free Admission.  No tickets required. Limited seating; first come first serve.  Children 9 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

June 28 - Moana (2016) (PG) - A Teen Girl and a demigod search for a legendary island. 107 minutes.

July 5 - Sing (2016) (PG) - A koala impresario stages a singing competition, and musically inclined animals compete.  107 minutes.

July 12 - Storks (2016) (PG) - A stork and his human pal transport a baby girl to her expectant family. 87 minutes.

July 19 Finding Dory (2016) (PG) - Amnesiac Dory searches for her long lost parents with the help of Nemo and Marlin. 97 minutes.

July 26 - Secret Life of Pets (2016) (PG) - The quiet life of a terrier is upended when is owner takes in a stray whom he dislikes. 87 minutes.

August 2 - BFG (2016) (PG) - An orphaned girl befriends a benevolent giant who takes her on an adventure in Giant Country. 117 minutes

August 9 The Angry Birds Movie 2016 (PG) - An island of happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious piggies... What are they up to? 87 minutes.

August 16 - Zootopia (2016) (PG) - A rookie bunny cop and cycnical conartist fox work together to uncover a conspiracy. 108 minutes.

August 23 -Kubo and the Two Strings 2016 (PG) - A young boy must locate his late father's magical suit of armor to defeat a vengeful spirit. 101 minutes.

utes.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Patriots Day (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

In 2013, the city of Boston was shocked by the tragic events that occurred during the Boston Marathon. Terrorists set off bombs that killed and wounded many. A city-wide manhunt to find the killers was led by Ed Davis, Boston's Police Commissioner, and assisted by some of the brave survivors, the emergency workers who rushed to help immediately after the attack, and the many citizens of Boston. Stars Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, and J.K. Simmons. 133 minutes. 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_hammer 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Build a better world with tools! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

A paper toolbox and a story about construction is just perfect for a warm summer afternoon.

All Ages.

Registration required.

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! LEGO® and Stories 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.

K & up

No registration necessary

 

    Location: Headquarters
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Thursday July 6, 2017 Go To Top
nat_sun 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories, fingerplays, songs, and concepts for all ages.

    Location: Howell
 
rec_games 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Beginner Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

If learning to play Bridge is on your list of things to do -- this is the time!  

We will start from the very beginning, you will learn the basics, and when we finish you will be able to play at a basic level.  

Join us for this six-week series.  Okay to drop in at any session.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM A Dog’s Purpose (2017) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

In this heartwarming dramedy, a dog is reincarnated as different breeds belonging to several owners. Over the course of many lives he crosses paths with a young boy who rescued him in 1962. Adventure/Comedy/Drama Starring: Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton 1 hr. 40 min.

Universal Pictures                                                                                                                                                                          

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: American Pastoral (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fannin

Directed by:  Ewan McGregor

An All-American college star and his beauty queen wife watch their seemingly perfect life fall apart as their daughter joins the turmoil of 1960's America.

108 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  -  3:55 PM A Dog's Purpose (PG)(2017) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

A dog looks to realize his purpose in life amid the course of several owners and lifetimes.  Based on the fabulously popular novel A Dog's Purpose by author W. Bruce Cameron.

Starring:  Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid, and Peggy Lipton

Adventure/Comedy/Drama - 100 minutes.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Sing (2016) PG ©Universal Pictures

A koala impresario stages a singing competition, and musically inclined animals compete.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

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

    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_legoguy 3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! LEGO© Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    7322911956   
   

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

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! DUPLO© Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    7322911956   
   

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

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
misc_kids 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Gyotaku: the art of fish printing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Create a unique fish print with Wild Jersey's Debbie Hadley!

Registration begins Thursday, June 22 for children grades K-5

    Location: Marlboro
       
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: Wall Township
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anim_starfish 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Solutions to Pollution at the Jersey Shore Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Presented by Clean Ocean Action

Since 1984, Clean Ocean Action and its coalition partners have been advocating for the ocean through action, research and education.  Much progress has been made, and today the Jersey Shore and its clean ocean economy are a result of the grass roots efforts of citizens and leaders who are vigilant about protecting our waterways.  Sadly, threats to these waterways continue.  Come find out about these threats and about how you can become part of the “Solution to Ocean Pollution”.  The film “Smog of the Sea” will be shown as part of the presentation.  In this film, the singer/songwriter/environmental activist, Jack Johnson, joins researchers as they sail through the Sargasso Sea to investigate plastic pollution in the North Atlantic Gyre.  Come learn about ways that you can join the wave of ocean protectors!”

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
anim_starfish 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Solutions to Pollution at the Jersey Shore (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Presented by Clean Ocean Action

“Since 1984, Clean Ocean Action and its coalition partners have been advocating for the ocean through action, research and education.  Much progress has been made, and today the Jersey Shore and its clean ocean economy are a result of the grass roots efforts of citizens and leaders who are vigilant about protecting our waterways.  Sadly, threats to these waterways continue.  Come find out about these threats and about how you can become part of the “Solution to Ocean Pollution”.  The film “Smog of the Sea” will be shown as part of the presentation.  In this film, the singer/songwriter/environmental activist, Jack Johnson, joins researchers as they sail through the Sargasso Sea to investigate plastic pollution in the North Atlantic Gyre.  Come learn about ways that you can join the wave of ocean protectors!”

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
nat_summertime 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore by Rick Geffken and George Severini Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join author Rick Geffken as he presents his new book Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore which brings together rarely seen images from the Library of Congress, local historical societies, and private collections to document how the Jersey Shore became the most famous vacation and recreational destination in the coastal United States. The remarkable details in these pictures capture a simpler way of life in our country, when families took their children to boardwalks to savor candy apples, salt water taffy, hot dogs and hamburgers, popcorn, and, of course, the rides.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday July 7, 2017 Go To Top
food_apple 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM First Fridays for Seniors: Summertime Healthy Eating Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join us for an informative talk and demonstration on nutrition and summertime healthy eating with Ryan Spill, Dining Services Director from Arbor Terrace at Shrewsbury.  

Chef Ryan will share recipes and tastings.  Come away with ideas for nutritious and delicious simple fresh dishes for the summer.  

 

Part of the First Fridays for Seniors series

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

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

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_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 July 8, 2017 Go To Top
rec_yoga 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: Restorative Flow Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

For all levels, beginners welcome!

Join us for this eight-week series of Yoga: Restorative Flow.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from July 1st through August 19th.   

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).


This eight-week series is led by Daniele Parisi who teaches yoga at a local studio and is registered with Yoga Alliance.   

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
anim_flyingbird 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

To Celebrate Build a Better World Summer Reading 

Storks (2016) PG ©Warner Brothers Animation

A stork and his human pal transport a baby girl to her expectant family.

Free Admission.  No tickets required.  Children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Meeting Rooms, lower level

 

 

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_party1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM West Long Branch Patron Appreciation Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   


This event celebrates our library patrons, kicks off the Summer Reading Program and introduces the Friends of the Monmouth County Library. The reading program theme this year is : Build A Better Community and we will be featuring Irene Wanat from the Master Gardeners of Monmouth County with her program "Gardening by the Seashore." Refreshments will be served. Please join us! 


 

    Location: West Long Branch
 
lib_book_mag 11:00 AM Hard Facts About Fake News: Evaluating Media Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

There was a time when readers could reasonably trust the news in papers, radio and TV but, with the preponderance of media purporting themselves as "news," there has never been a more difficult time to find the truth. Wall High School English and journalism teacher Pieter J. Ketelaar, a former full-time reporter and three-time state award-winner for "The Coast Star," will walk you through the ways in which readers can certify and ensure the accuracy of the media they absorb.

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_origami_crane 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM ORIGAMI for Experienced Paperfolders! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Calling experienced paperfolders! Join The Circle of Origami Paperfolders (COOP) for an afternoon of folding fun.
Group meets monthly  at Library Headquarters.
    Location: Headquarters
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Monday July 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids!Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

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

Stories and Songs for ages 10 to 23 months. Playtime included.

    Location: Howell
 
elect_laptop.GIF 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Jersey Job Club Workshop: LinkedIn 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jersey Job Club   732 431 7220x7222   
   

LinkedIn 101

With over 400 million members, LinkedIn is the best known social media platform focusing on business and professional networking, and it is designed to connect professionals, jobseekers, companies and organizations. The built-in search engine allows jobseekers to find openings.

This workshop will assist you in creating a robust LinkedIn account by editing your profile, building your network, searching for jobs and maximizing LinkedIn to ultimately enhance your on-line presence!

This program is presented by Monmouth County Library's Career Connections Counselor and has been made possible through a grant from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development. 

 

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_games 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day 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 Kids! 2017 Summer Family Film Festival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Storks (2016) (PG)

A stork and his human pal transport a baby girl to her expectant family.

1 hour, 27 minutes

No registration required.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
misc_kidsreading1 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tweens! Cartooning fun with Doodle Dude! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join the  Doodle Dude for cartooning fun!

Registration begins  Monday, June 26 for children grades 3-5.

    Location: Marlboro
    Registration will begin on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
 
z_cust_mckids 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Marshmallow Towers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Make a tower using marshmallows and spaghetti!

Grade in September - 1 and up

Registration required; call, stop in or sign up online begining Thursday, June 29

    Location: Headquarters
    Registration will begin on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
nat_stars 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Planetarium Experience Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Public Library   732-946-1466   
   

What's Out There? A Planetarium Experience- Grades K-5

Monday, July 10 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Observe the night sky inside a STARLAB® Portable Planetarium

Location:  Holmdel Senior Center

 

    Location: Holmdel
 
nat_stars2 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM The Tarot : An Unexpected Wellness Tool Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

A Hands-On Workshop led by Beth Lasch

Whether you have questions about your own life or are seeking solutions concerning others, Tarot Cards can be used as a method of gaining new thoughts or insights you haven’t yet considered or affirming those you have.  The Tarot is simply a process designed to give you perspective on the situation at hand.  It aids in bringing out current thoughts that may be stuck inside your mind or opening up completely new thoughts to empower your thinking. You decide whether to act on it. 

Join us as we show you how.  This workshop will cover a brief history of the Tarot, a demonstration, a few pointers on types of readings you can try, and a chance to practice how to interpret for yourself.  Books available from the library will be on hand, as well as various kinds of tarot card decks to explore.  

If you can, bring your own deck so you can do your own reading during the workshop.  The “Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck” is considered to be the classic deck and is recommended for this workshop and for general use; however, all forms are welcome.


Monmouth County resident Beth Lasch is a Senior Producer and Video Journalist.  For over 30 years, she has been using the Tarot as a tool for guidance, clarity, insight, strategy, encouragement, support, wake-up calls, background checks, or even a slap to the back of the head.  Beth likes to live life carving her own path and the Tarot helps her to understand more about her own questions and how to trust what she sees. Beth is grateful for that gift, would like to spread the wisdom she has gathered, and perhaps empower others to be more comfortable along the paths they have chosen or to carve new paths going forward knowing they can tap into the wisdom of the Tarot at any time.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 22 spaces available.
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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z_cust_NJ_makers.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Coding with the Finch Robot (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Birdbrain Technologies created the Finch robot and they are pretty amazing! They are deceptively simple looking, but they are capable to do many things.  This small robot helps students gain hands-on experience with coding and computational thinking skills.  You will learn how to run programs that enable the Finch to move, or change the color of their beaks.  Teens will also learn how to program the Finch to make sounds, read the temperature in the room or respond to obstacles.

MCL is fortunate to have received a loan of 5 Finches from Birdbrain Technologies to help facilitate this Teen program.

This program is for teens grades 6 - 12

Registration is required, and space is limited.

    Location: Marlboro
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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
 
rec_aerobics 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Yoga for Beginners with Steven Russell Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

If you decide to join us, this program is for adults, ages 18 and older

Please bring a mat, or large towel to class. 
Sessions will be held on Mondays:  July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday July 11, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Sixteen-year-old Noa has been cast out in disgrace after becoming pregnant by a Nazi soldier and being forced to give up her baby. She lives above a small rail station, which she cleans in order to earn her keep… When Noa discovers a boxcar containing dozens of Jewish infants bound for a concentration camp, she is reminded of the child that was taken from her. And in a moment that will change the course of her life, she snatches one of the babies and flees into the snowy night.

Noa finds refuge with a German circus, but she must learn the flying trapeze act so she can blend in undetected, spurning the resentment of the lead aerialist, Astrid. At first rivals, Noa and Astrid soon forge a powerful bond. But as the facade that protects them proves increasingly tenuous, Noa and Astrid must decide whether their friendship is enough to save one another—or if the secrets that burn between them will destroy everything.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_film-reel 11:00 AM  -  1:10 PM New Release Movie: Beauty and the Beast (2016) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

An adaptation of the classic fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love. Directed by Bill Condon. Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, and Luke Evans.

Fantasy/Musical - 129 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Movie: Wilson (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged man reunites with his estranged wife and meets his teenage daughter for the first time. Directed by Craig Johnson.  Starring Woody Harrelson, Judy Greer and Brett Gelman.

Comedy/Drama - 94 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Films for the Family (all ages)

June 27 "Moana" (PG) 2016 - A Teen Girl and a demigod search for a legendary island. 1 hour 47 minutes.

July 11 "Storks" (PG) 2016 - A stork and his human pal transport a baby girl to her expectant family.1 hour 27 minutes

July 18 "Finding Dory" (PG)  2016 - Amnesiac Dory searches for her long lost parents with the help of Nemo and Marlin.1 hour 37 minutes.

July 25 "Sing" (PG) 2016 - A koala impresario stages a singing competition, and musically inclined animals compete.  1 hour 47 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Light Between Oceans (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A lighthouse keeper, living off the coast of Australia with his wife, all of the sudden they spot a baby from a rowboat that is adrift, they decide to rescue and raise the child as their own.    

Starring Alicia Vikander, Michael Fassbender, and Rachel Weisz

132m.                                                                         

    Location: Wall Township
 
lib_bookflipping 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Book discussion of Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart. 

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

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

 

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
school_chemistry1 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering for Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

    Location: Howell
 
anim_paw 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Pet Portraits (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x5487   
   

Love your Pet? Don't miss our one of a kind Pet Portrait Art class! Laura Mendile has created a unique class to help you create a portrait of your favorite pet.  This is a class for all levels of painters - so come join us as we help you get on your way to creating a fantastic pastel portrait.  Bring a great photo of your favorite pet - a dog, cat, hamster, reptile, even a fish.  The photo you bring will be your sample for the portrait.

Photo sizes can be varied: 8- 1/2" print on good quality photo paper. The Photo should be no smaller than a 4x6 photograph.

We will be using pastels and charcoal so please wear old clothes as this project is messy.

Please do not consider using photos on your cell phone for this activity.

This program is for Teens grades 6 - 12

Registration is required and space will be limited.

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

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

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:40 PM New Release Movie: Beauty and the Beast (2016) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

An adaptation of the classic fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love. Directed by Bill Condon. Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, and Luke Evans.

Fantasy/Musical - 129 minutes.

    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_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 20 spaces available.
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Independent Film: A United Kingdom (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed byAmma Asante

Starring David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton

In the late 1940s, Prince Seretse Khama of Bechuanaland is studying law in Britain in preparation for his eventual ascension to the throne. There, the dashing prince falls in love with a white British clerk, Ruth Williams, and they plan to marry. While they suspect that his uncle, the Regent, would disapprove, nothing prepares them for the diplomatic firestorm and domestic political tumult their defiant love would spark. (Kenneth Chisholm)

111 minutes; (c) Fox Searchlight Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
Wednesday July 12, 2017 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Wednesday July 12, 2017 -  Thursday July 13, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Ocean Township Friends of the Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Ocean Township Friends of the Library Book Sale. Sale hours are 10:00 AM- 8:00 PM both days.

    Location: Ocean Township
Wednesday July 12, 2017 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   
   

 A Man Called Ove: A Novel

By Fredrik Backman

Fredrik Backman’s novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful exploration of the impact one life has on countless others. “If there was an award for ‘Most Charming Book of the Year,’ this first novel by a Swedish blogger-turned-overnight-sensation would win hands down” (Booklist, starred review).

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM World Cinema (France) Movie: Where Do We Go Now? (Et maintenant on va ou?) (2011) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Where Do We Go Now? is the story of Muslims and Christians living in a remote Lebanese village. When civil strife ensues, the women use subterfuge to keep their men from fighting. A powerful story of woman and the influence they wield!  Drama (Arabic with English subtitles)  Starring: Claude Baz Moussawbaa, Nadine Labaki, Yvonne Maalouf.  

Winner: Best Picture Audience Award San Sebastian Film Festival, Winner: Toronto International Film Festival 36th People’s Choice Awards, Featured: 2012 Sundance Film festival, Nominated: Critics Choice Award  Best Foreign Language Film 1 hr 50 mins.

Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_smiley 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

July 12 - Let Nature Inspire Your Thinking - Storytime

July 19 - Transformation: Marble Roll - Craft

July 26 - Terrific Transportation Storytime and Lego Playtime

Snacks Served; please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies

    Location: Howell
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ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Storks (2016) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ms. Heather    732-449-8877   
   

Wall Library Summer Movies Wednesdays at 2:00 pm

Fun for the whole family! Free Admission.  No tickets required. Limited seating; first come first serve.  Children 9 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

June 28 - Moana (2016) (PG) - A Teen Girl and a demigod search for a legendary island. 107 minutes.

July 5 - Sing (2016) (PG) - A koala impresario stages a singing competition, and musically inclined animals compete.  107 minutes.

July 12 - Storks (2016) (PG) - A stork and his human pal transport a baby girl to her expectant family. 87 minutes.

July 19 Finding Dory (2016) (PG) - Amnesiac Dory searches for her long lost parents with the help of Nemo and Marlin. 97 minutes.

July 26 - Secret Life of Pets (2016) (PG) - The quiet life of a terrier is upended when is owner takes in a stray whom he dislikes. 87 minutes.

August 2 - BFG (2016) (PG) - An orphaned girl befriends a benevolent giant who takes her on an adventure in Giant Country. 117 minutes

August 9 The Angry Birds Movie 2016 (PG) - An island of happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious piggies... What are they up to? 87 minutes.

August 16 - Zootopia (2016) (PG) - A rookie bunny cop and cycnical conartist fox work together to uncover a conspiracy. 108 minutes.

August 23 -Kubo and the Two Strings 2016 (PG) - A young boy must locate his late father's magical suit of armor to defeat a vengeful spirit. 101 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:    732-264-7164   
   

Two Jesuit priests in the 17th century travel to Japan during a dangerous time for Christians. They continue to preach despite the danger they are in while in search of their mentor. The film was adapted from a historical fiction novel that won the Tanizaki Prize. Stars Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, and Liam Neeson. 161 minutes. 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
anim_lobster 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Hermie the Hermit Crab Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Help design this little guy's shell and he'll move into his perfect home.

All Ages

Registration required.

 

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
misc_trowel 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Community Empowerment Through Gardening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

What world will you inherit? What world will you pass on to the next generation? Who controls your food, water, shelter, energy supply and the other necessities? Who is responsible for leading the way to a sustainable society?

To Build a Better World we need to take direct action in our communities. Community Gardening demonstrates how a sustainable system can be built for a diverse group of people with a common goal.

Join us for a TED style talk as we explore the opportunities in seed saving,permaculture, stewardship and composting with our guide, Sean Walsh: Principal Lead Designer at Apple Seed Permaculture. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_trowel 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Community Empowerment Through Gardening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

What world will you inherit? What world will you pass on to the next generation? Who controls your food, water, shelter, energy supply and the other necessities? Who is responsible for leading the way to a sustainable society?

To Build a Better World we need to take direct action in our communities. Community Gardening demonstrates how a sustainable system can be built for a diverse group of people with a common goal.

Join us for a TED style talk as we explore the opportunities in seed saving,permaculture, stewardship and composting with our guide, Sean Walsh: Principal Lead Designer at Apple Seed Permaculture. 

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

Garden and Horticulture Questions answered by the Helpline

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
anim_flyingbird 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hey! What was that bird? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Photographer Susan Puder, author of New Jersey Birds and Beyond and president of the  Southern Ocean Birding Group, presents a bird identification workshop. Learn techniques on how to identify birds using size, shape, colors and patterns and behavior. Information is included about field guides, habitat, body language and other helpful tools you can use to identify more than 440 birds that can be found in New Jersey.

Susan has been a serious nature and wildlife photographer for more than 30 years. Her work has been exhibited in New York City and throughout New Jersey, winning many photo competitions, including the New Jersey Federation of Camera Club's TOPS in New Jersey.  She also is a dedicated environmentalist who supports the preservation of open space and wildlife. In addition to starting te Southern Ocean Birding Group, she also is a member of New Jersey Audubon Society.

Ms. Puder will have copies of her book available for sale after the program. Her work can be viewed at her website www.eaglecreekphotos.com.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_smiley 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Stress Reduction Workshop with Essential Oils Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Are you feeling *stressed out?* If so, this class is for YOU!

During this class we will:

  • Learn what essential oils are, how they are made and the three way they are used
  • Learn why purity is so important when choosing essential oils
  • Experience the top four essential oils used to relax the mind, body and spirit
  • Enjoy a peaceful and relaxing guided imagery visualization
  • Leave feeling calm and relaxed

Space is limited. Please register early. 

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 12 through August 30, 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 July 13, 2017 Go To Top
nat_sun 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories, fingerplays, songs, and concepts for all ages.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Movie: Chef (2014) R Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Jon Favreau, Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson

Directed by:  Jon Favreau

A head chef quits his restaurant job and buys a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing his estranged family back together.

114 minutes

    Location: Howell
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ent_guitar01 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM RAVE ON! Rock 'n' Roll Classics Band Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 RAVE ON!  a band that features the sounds  of  Elvis, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry and Roy Orbison, to name a few,  playing hits like “That’ll Be The Day, “Peggy Sue,” “Pretty Woman,”“Crying,”  along with other classic, early Rock ’n ' Roll songs.

Tickets for this event are free, but required and will be distributed beginning 10 am on June 27. There is a limit of 4 tickets per family.

For more information call the library at (732) 536-9406.

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_scissors&glue 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Toothy Sharks- 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.
Call, stop in or register online beginning on Thursday, June 29.

    Location: Headquarters
    Registration will begin on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tweens! Camp out Cupcake! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ms. Heather   732-449-8877   
   

Camp Out Cupcakes!

Cupcake Decorating with Le Petit Chef, Antonelle Di Lascia

Come learn different piping techniques and make some camp inspired cupcakes! Then devour your creations!

(You may want to bring a camera because these delicious pieces of art never seem to make it out the library door!)

Program for Tweens, grades 3rd - 6th.

Registration required and begins on Monday, June 26, 2017. (Space is Limited.)

    Location: Wall Township
    Registration will begin on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 1:00 AM     
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Storks (2016) PG ©Warner Bros.

A stork and his human pal transport a baby girl to her expectant family.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

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

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Split (PG-13)(2017) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

M. Night Shyamalan's latest original thriller about threee kidnapped girls whom are held by a man with 23 distinct diagnosed personalities.  Will they escape before the frightful 24th emerges from this fractured, yet highly gifted, mind?

Starring:  James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Haley Lu Richardson.

Horror/Thriller - 117 minutes.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
nat_tulip.GIF 3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! Yoga! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Courtesy of local yoga expert, Alice Balzarini, come release your creativity on the mat with a fun, active program that includes asana (yoga poses), yoga games, singing, and dancing. Please bring a yoga mat and water bottle. No registration required.

Programs will be held on Thursdays July 13 and August 3

2 sessions offered:

3:15 pm: Ages 5 and up  

4:00 pm: Ages 2 -4 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
nat_tulip.GIF 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Yoga! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Courtesy of local yoga expert, Alice Balzarini, come release your creativity on the mat with a fun, active program that includes asana (yoga poses), yoga games, singing, and dancing. Please bring a yoga mat and water bottle. No registration required.

Programs will be held on Thursdays July 13 and August 3

2 sessions offered:

3:15 pm: Ages 5 and up  

4:00 pm: Ages 2 -4 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
misc_kids 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Make your own playdough Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Have some fun and make your own playdough!

Registration begins Thursday, June 29 for children ages 4 and up.

    Location: Marlboro
    Registration will begin on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
 
misc_new_blue 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Circuits on Paper Hands-On Workshop (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Make simple or complex electrical circuits on a flat piece of paper.  In this class possibilities are open ended!! The following are some activities the teens will be covering in this program: making fully functional circuits on a piece of paper, creating light-up greeting cards, make origami animals come to life and even create three dimensional pop-up paper sculptures that have working lights in them.

This program is for Teens in grades 6 - 12

Registration is required, and space will be limited.

    Location: West Long Branch
       
 
anim_paw 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Pet Portraits (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Love your Pet? Don't miss our one of a kind Pet Portrait Art class! Laura Mendile has created a unique class to help you create a portrait of your favorite pet.  This is a class for all levels of painters - so come join us as we help you get on your way to creating a fantastic pastel portrait.  Bring a great photo of your favorite pet - a dog, cat, hamster, reptile, even a fish.  The photo you bring will be your sample for the portrait.

Photo sizes can be varied: 8- 1/2"print on good quality photo paper. The Photo should be no smaller than a 4x6 photograph.

We will be using pastels and charcoal so please wear old clothes as this project is messy.

Please do not consider using photos on your cell phone for this activity.

This program is for Teens grades 6 - 12

Registration is required and space is limited.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
    Registration will begin on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 9:00 PM     
 
ent_guitar01 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM With a Little Help from Their Friend: Celebration of the Life and Work of Beatles' George Martin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

To Celebrate Build a Better World Summer Reading 

 With a Little Help from Their Friend:

A Celebration of the Life and Work of Beatles Producer George Martin

One under-appreciated aspect of The Beatles' iconic music was their producer, George Martin, who took the raw, intuitive songs of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison and helped turn them into extraordinary recordings. This 90-minute multimedia presentation will take two parts: first, an examination of Martin's background and what lead him to The Beatles; second, an analysis of how Martin contributed to the band's legendary songs.

The presentation will be given by Kenneth Womack, Dean of the Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Monmouth University, and professional Beatles scholar Aaron Krerowicz.

Entrance doors open at 6pm.  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 of seats for a limited time before performance.

 

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
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lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Sixteen-year-old Noa has been cast out in disgrace after becoming pregnant by a Nazi soldier and being forced to give up her baby. She lives above a small rail station, which she cleans in order to earn her keep… When Noa discovers a boxcar containing dozens of Jewish infants bound for a concentration camp, she is reminded of the child that was taken from her. And in a moment that will change the course of her life, she snatches one of the babies and flees into the snowy night.

Noa finds refuge with a German circus, but she must learn the flying trapeze act so she can blend in undetected, spurning the resentment of the lead aerialist, Astrid. At first rivals, Noa and Astrid soon forge a powerful bond. But as the facade that protects them proves increasingly tenuous, Noa and Astrid must decide whether their friendship is enough to save one another—or if the secrets that burn between them will destroy everything.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
Friday July 14, 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
 
nat_summertime 2:00 PM Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore by Rick Geffken and George Severini Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Join the author as he presents his new book Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore which brings together rarely seen images from the Library of Congress, local historical societies, and private collections to document how the Jersey Shore became the most famous vacation and recreational destination in the coastal United States. The remarkable details in these pictures capture a simpler way of life in our country, when families took their children to boardwalks to savor candy apples, salt water taffy, hot dogs and hamburgers, popcorn, and, of course, the rides.

    Location: Wall Township
Saturday July 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_smiley 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Spanish Conversation Cafe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Would you like to practice Spanish with others in the community? Improve your Spanish skills while having fun at the Spanish Conversation Café! The Café will have interactive activities that incorporate speaking and listening practice.  All levels are welcome from Beginners to Advanced. Native speakers are welcome to join and assist with activities. Ages 15+

¿Le gustaría practicar el español con otros de la comunidad? ¡Mejore sus habilidades en español y se divierte en el Café de Conversación en Español! Habrá actividades interactivas que incluyen práctica de habla y escucha. Bienvenidos a todos niveles de principiantes a avanzados. Hablantes nativos son bienvenidos a unirse y ayudar con las actividades. Edades 15+    

    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_yoga 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: Restorative Flow Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

For all levels, beginners welcome!

Join us for this eight-week series of Yoga: Restorative Flow.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from July 1st through August 19th.   

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).


This eight-week series is led by Daniele Parisi who teaches yoga at a local studio and is registered with Yoga Alliance.   

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
anim_fish_02 10:00 AM  -  11:40 AM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Finding Dory (2016) PG © Pixar, Walt Disney Pictures

Amnesiac Dory searches for her long-lost parents with the help of Nemo and Marlin.

Free Admission.  No tickets required.  Children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Meeting Rooms, lower level

 

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Tweens! Learn to Code With Microdot - a four week program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7226   
   

Grades 5-7 in September

TWEENS!  Learn to Code with Microbot - Work in teams to build a small robot and program it using the popular coding language, Scratch, guided by Adithya Paramasivam of Project Spark.  No programming experience necessary!.

Saturdays, July 15, 22, 29, and August 5.

Please plan to attend all sessions.  Please bring your own laptop

*Registration is is limited  call, stop in or sign up online beginning Thursday, July 6.

    Location: Headquarters
    Registration will begin on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
Monday July 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_quilt2 4:15 AM  -  5:00 AM Tweens! Be Creative with quilling pens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Curl and Swirl paper to make a creative design.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids!Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

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

Stories and Songs for ages 10 to 23 months. Playtime included.

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
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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  -  3:40 PM Kids! 2017 Summer Family Film Festival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Finding Dory (2016) (PG)

Amnesiac Dory searches for her long-lost parents with the help of Nemo and Marlin.

1 hour, 37 minutes

No registration required.

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM New Release Movie: The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Niki Caro

Starring Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Bruhl

The time is 1939 and the place is Poland, homeland of Antonina Zabinski and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski. The Warsaw Zoo flourishes under Jan's stewardship and Antonina's care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck. The Zabinskis covertly begin working with the Resistance and put into action plans to save the lives of hundreds from what has become the Warsaw Ghetto.

127 minutes; (c) Focus Features

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_kids 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Bach to Rock! Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Music on the violin from acoustic Bach to electric jammin' rock. You get to add the sound effects and loop.

Registration begins Monday, July 3 for children grades K-5.

    Location: Marlboro
    Registration will begin on Monday, July 3, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
 
z_cust_mckids 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Parachute Jumper Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

How far can your jumper glide before landing?

Grade in September - 1 and up

Registration required; call, stop in or sign up online begining Thursday, June 29

    Location: Headquarters
    Registration will begin on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_mag 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Kids! Operation: Collaboration! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Get ready to test your talent for teamwork!

Your mission: Assist your alliance in overcoming all challenges & quests.

Your team's cooperation will be generously rewarded!

Fun for the whole family!

Registration is required.

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
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
 
z_cust_mcteen 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Polymer Clay Workshop (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Teens will have a great time working with polymer clay to create miniature animals which can sit on a shelf or hand on a necklace or keychain.  Unleash your inner sculptor and create fun pieces of your very own.

This program is for Teens in grades 6 - 12

Registration is required, and space is limited.

    Location: West Long Branch
       
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM New Release Movie: The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Niki Caro

Starring Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Bruhl

The time is 1939 and the place is Poland, homeland of Antonina Zabinski and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski. The Warsaw Zoo flourishes under Jan's stewardship and Antonina's care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck. The Zabinskis covertly begin working with the Resistance and put into action plans to save the lives of hundreds from what has become the Warsaw Ghetto.

127 minutes; (c) Focus Features

    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
 
rec_aerobics 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Yoga for Beginners with Steven Russell Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

If you decide to join us, this program is for adults, ages 18 and older

Please bring a mat, or large towel to class. 
Sessions will be held on Mondays:  July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31

    Location: Headquarters
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Tuesday July 18, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: Alaskan Laundry by Brendan Jones Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A fierce young woman who finds her way to Alaska and finds herself through the hard work of fishing, as far as the icy Bering Sea   A beautiful evocation of a place that can't help but change us and a testament to the unshakable lure of home, an unforgettable story of one woman's journey from isolation back to the possibility of love. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
food_carrot.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Nourish Cookbook Informational Lecture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Being healthy is vital to everything we do. Our day-to-day living deeply depends on how we fuel our bodies. One of the best ways to get healthy is to know what’s in your food and the best way to do that is to cook it yourself. Eating right for your body is the single most important thing you can do to ensure a vibrant, healthy life. We are what we eat, how we move, and what we think. In nourish, you’ll find recipes from some of the brightest local minds in healthy eating. They all have a passion for creating masterpieces using local, sustainable - and most important – real whole food. We encourage you to roll up your sleeves, take one recipe at a time, and play with your food. Your body will thank you!

Integrative health counselors Debbie Peterson and Wendy Bright-Fallon first met in 2007 at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) where they received their health and nutrition certifications. Debbie is a wife, mother of two and a retired college instructor. Wendy is a wife and former corporate executive. Both Debbie and Wendy counsel individuals, families and athletes in their quest for looking, feeling and performing their best. In addition to their private practice (www.NourishCoaches.com), they run workshops, do regular speaking engagements, produce a bi-weekly podcast: Nourish Noshes, and provide an online nutrition program. Wendy and Debbie are passionate about helping people shift to eating closer to nature. They believe that one of the tools to leading a healing lifestyle includes playing with food. This inspired them to collaborate on writing nourish – a community created cookbook with 135 simple and healthful recipes with pictures included to whet your appetite.

Join us for this informative talk with authors Debbie Peterson and Wendy Bright-Fallon as they discuss their second-edition cookbook, Nourish. Registration is required by calling the library at 732-431-5656, stopping in, or signing up below.

    Location: Colts Neck
        There are many spaces available.
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Films for the Family (all ages)

June 27 "Moana" (PG) 2016 - A Teen Girl and a demigod search for a legendary island. 1 hour 47 minutes.

July 11 "Storks" (PG) 2016 - A stork and his human pal transport a baby girl to her expectant family.1 hour 27 minutes

July 18 "Finding Dory" (PG)  2016 - Amnesiac Dory searches for her long lost parents with the help of Nemo and Marlin.1 hour 37 minutes.

July 25 "Sing" (PG) 2016 - A koala impresario stages a singing competition, and musically inclined animals compete.  1 hour 47 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: All is Lost (2013) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A solitary mariner struggles to survive in the Indian Ocean as his damaged sailboat begins to sink and his radio equipment fails. Later, after inadvertently sailing into a storm, he attempts to locate a shipping route in hopes of being rescued.

Starring Robert Redford

106m.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: The Zookeeper's Wife (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

This film tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.  Directed by Niki Caro. Starring Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, and Daniel Bruhl.
Drama/History - 127 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_dino01 3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Kids! Dinosaur Dig Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7226   
   

Grades K and up.  

Paleontologists Roberta and Mike Straka will tell you about fossil hunting and take you on a “dig”.  With the unearthed bones, you will assemble a Triceratops. Then finish with a visit to the “Fossil Museum.”

*Tickets required beginning Thursday, June 29 at 9:00 am 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_yoga 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Yoga for Kids with Youth Stages! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Get moving, make noise, have fun!

This Youth Stages workshop will introduce you to the movement, sounds, and poses of yoga in exciting & creative ways.

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

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
school_chemistry1 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering for Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

    Location: Howell
 
holiday_civil_war2 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Lecture: Northern Women in the Aftermath of the Civil War Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Archives Department Staff    732 431 3771 x3   
   

Join the NJ Studies Academic Alliance as they welcome Author and Historian Joanne Hamilton Rajoppi as she introduces her newest book.

Ms. Rajoppi, a former journalist, is a New Brunswick historian. She chronicled the military service of her great grandfather during the Civil War in her book New Brunswick and the Civil War: The Brunswick Boys in the Great Rebellion, based on the letters Grandpa Hamilton wrote to his family.  Her new book follows with the NJ Hamilton women after the War, entitled Northern Women in the Aftermath of the Civil War: The Wives and Daughters of the Brunswick Boys.  Northern Women tells the story of the perseverance and stamina of women facing an altered world, and the legacy, dreams and hopes that these women left their children in the context of a rapidly evolving America.

Ms. Rajoppi is a contributor to Meet Your Revolutionary Neighbors: Crossroads of the American Revolution, is a trustee and officer of the Union County Historical Society and serves as Union County Clerk.  

This program is co-sponsored by New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance. The NJSAA promotes the teaching and researching of New Jersey studies. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_trowel 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Community Empowerment Through Gardening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

What world will you inherit? What world will you pass on to the next generation? Who controls your food, water, shelter, energy supply and the other necessities? Who is responsible for leading the way to a sustainable society?

To Build a Better World we need to take direct action in our communities. Community Gardening demonstrates how a sustainable system can be built for a diverse group of people with a common goal.

Join us for a TED style talk as we explore the opportunities in seed saving,permaculture, stewardship and composting with our guide, Sean Walsh: Principal Lead Designer at Apple Seed Permaculture. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_trowel 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Community Empowerment Through Gardening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

What world will you inherit? What world will you pass on to the next generation? Who controls your food, water, shelter, energy supply and the other necessities? Who is responsible for leading the way to a sustainable society?

To Build a Better World we need to take direct action in our communities. Community Gardening demonstrates how a sustainable system can be built for a diverse group of people with a common goal.

Join us for a TED style talk as we explore the opportunities in seed saving,permaculture, stewardship and composting with our guide, Sean Walsh: Principal Lead Designer at Apple Seed Permaculture. 

    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.

    Location: Ocean Township
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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
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office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_smiley 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

July 12 - Let Nature Inspire Your Thinking - Storytime

July 19 - Transformation: Marble Roll - Craft

July 26 - Terrific Transportation Storytime and Lego Playtime

Snacks Served; please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies

    Location: Howell
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: Alaskan Laundry by Brendan Jones Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A fierce young woman who finds her way to Alaska and finds herself through the hard work of fishing, as far as the icy Bering Sea   A beautiful evocation of a place that can't help but change us and a testament to the unshakable lure of home, an unforgettable story of one woman's journey from isolation back to the possibility of love. 

 

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

“You Were Perfectly Fine” by Dorothy Parker (The New Yorker 1929)

In this satire on the effects and consequences of drinking, a young man learns, from the girl he was with, what happened at a party the night before. 

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: Collateral Beauty (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A brilliant advertising executive retreats from life after experiencing a tragedy. His friends and colleagues create a plan to help him overcome his grief.  Stars Will Smith, Edward Norton, and Kate Winslet. 97 minutes. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Afternoon at the Movies: Life (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

The six-member crew of the International Space Station is on the cutting edge of one of the most important discoveries in human history: the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. As the crew begins to conduct research, their methods end up having unintended consequences and the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds and Rebecca Ferguson. 104 minutes

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Finding Dory (2016) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ms. Heather    732-449-8877   
   

Wall Library Summer Movies Wednesdays at 2:00 pm

Fun for the whole family! Free Admission.  No tickets required. Limited seating; first come first serve.  Children 9 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

June 28 - Moana (2016) (PG) - A Teen Girl and a demigod search for a legendary island. 107 minutes.

July 5 - Sing (2016) (PG) - A koala impresario stages a singing competition, and musically inclined animals compete.  107 minutes.

July 12 - Storks (2016) (PG) - A stork and his human pal transport a baby girl to her expectant family. 87 minutes.

July 19 Finding Dory (2016) (PG) - Amnesiac Dory searches for her long lost parents with the help of Nemo and Marlin. 97 minutes.

July 26 - Secret Life of Pets (2016) (PG) - The quiet life of a terrier is upended when is owner takes in a stray whom he dislikes. 87 minutes.

August 2 - BFG (2016) (PG) - An orphaned girl befriends a benevolent giant who takes her on an adventure in Giant Country. 117 minutes

August 9 The Angry Birds Movie 2016 (PG) - An island of happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious piggies... What are they up to? 87 minutes.

August 16 - Zootopia (2016) (PG) - A rookie bunny cop and cycnical conartist fox work together to uncover a conspiracy. 108 minutes.

August 23 -Kubo and the Two Strings 2016 (PG) - A young boy must locate his late father's magical suit of armor to defeat a vengeful spirit. 101 minutes.

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

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

Please choose one session.  

Registration required, call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, June 29.

 

    Location: Headquarters
    Registration will begin on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
anim_dog_scottie 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Read to Peaches, Our Therapy Dog! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Read to Peaches, our therapy dog.  Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to Peaches.

Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves.

All Ages.

Registration required.

    Location: Colts Neck
       
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anim_snoopy_type 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
   

Reading with Styx our smooth collie.

    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 "Words in Deep Blue" by Cath Crowley 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
 
z_cust_NJ_makers.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Coding with the Finch Robot (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x5487   
   

Birdbrain Technologies created the Finch robot and they are pretty amazing! They are deceptively simple looking, but they are capable to do many things.  This small robot helps students gain hands-on experience with coding and computational thinking skills.  You will learn how to run programs that enable the Finch to move, or change the color of their beaks.  Teens will also learn how to program the Finch to make sounds, read the temperature in the room or respond to obstacles.

MCL is fortunate to have received a loan of  5 Finches from BirdBrain Technologies to help facilitate this Teen program. 

The program is for Teens in grades 6 - 12

Registration is required and space will be limited.

 

    Location: Headquarters
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
nat_rose.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lost & Found Bereavement Workshops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

When you experience the loss of a loved one, navigating through the maze of emotion, making ordinary decisions and finding a new rhythm to everyday can be stressful and overwhelming.  These 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
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
lib_dia 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 12 through August 30, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Do More With Your Library Card: Accessing the Library's FREE Electronic Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   
The most common thing we hear after this program is "I had no idea the library had all of this!" This program will show you some of the resources available to you for free with your card.
 
Here is a sample of the information you have free access to and will learn how to find and access:
Magazines and newspapers downloadable using Flipster, Zinio, and America's News Bank
Archived issues of The New York Times and Asbury Park Press
Language learning - 70 choices - with Transparent Language and Rosetta Stone
Consumer empowerment via Consumer Reports 
Streaming video using IndieFlix
Hundreds of Online Courses - from Accounting to Web Development - via Universal Class and Lynda.com 
E- and audio books with Library on the Go
For family history seekers, Ancestry.com  Library edition (available in the library only)
Primary law, state statutes, admin codes, legal encyclopedia and forms while in the Eastern Branch library in Shrewsubry with Westlaw  (HQ has NJ items only).
 
This program is open to all ages and there is something of interest for everyone!
- Teens and students: Learn what research tools we have that will help you when you go back to school and how to read your favorite magazines (including Teen Vogue, Seventeen, Entertainment Weekly, and more) on your phone or tablet
- Parents: Learn how to access magazines including Ranger Rick, American Girl, Cricket, Highlights, and more. Learn about the family-friendly streaming video options available through IndieFlix.
 
This program will run for approximately one hour with 30 minutes for Q&A.  You may bring your own laptop, if you choose; handouts will be available.
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_pencil 10:30 AM Thursday Morning Book Discussion Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 X7222   
   

An electrifying debut novel set amid the heated conflict of Seattle's 1999 WTO protests.

On a rainy, cold day in November, young Victor—a nomadic, scrappy teenager who's run away from home—sets out to join the throng of WTO demonstrators determined to shut down the city. 

Over the course of one life-altering afternoon, the fates of seven people will change forever: foremost among them police Chief Bishop, the estranged father Victor hasn't seen in three years, two protesters struggling to stay true to their non-violent principles as the day descends into chaos, two police officers in the street, and the coolly elegant financial minister from Sri Lanka whose life, as well as his country's fate, hinges on getting through the angry crowd, out of jail, and to his meeting with the President of the United States.  When Chief Bishop reluctantly unleashes tear gas on the unsuspecting crowd, it seems his hopes for reconciliation with his son, as well as the future of his city, are in serious peril.
 

In this raw and breathtaking novel, Sunil Yapa marries a deep rage with a deep humanity. In doing so he casts an unflinching eye on the nature and limits of compassion, and the heartbreaking difference between what is right and what is possible. 

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

Meet local Howell author Ericka Deb reading from her book "No Dreams Left".

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: Station Eleven Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

One snowy night, a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time -- from the actor's early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theater troupe known as the Traveling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains --  this suspenseful, elegiac, spellbinding novel charts the strange twists of fate that connect five people: the actor, the man who tried to save him, the actor's first wife, his oldest friend, and a young actress with the Traveling Symphony, caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous self-proclaimed prophet. Sometimes terrifying, sometimes tender, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel tells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral nature of fame, and the beauty of the world as we know it.

Copies of this book are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Movie: War Dogs (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, Steve Lantz

Directed by:  Todd Phillips

Based on the true story of two young men who won a 300 million dollar contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.

114 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM The Shack (2017) (PG-13 ) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A grieving man receives a mysterious invitation to meet God at a place called the shack. Drama/ Christianity/Spirituality Starring: Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Tim McGraw 2 hr. 12 min.

Lionsgate 

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
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ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Finding Dory (2016) PG ©Walt Disney Pictures

Amnesiac Dory searches for her long-lost parents with the help of Nemo and Marlin.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

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

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM A Monster Calls (PG-13)(2016) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

A boy befriends and seeks the help of a tree monster while coping with bullying and his mother's terminal illness.  He moves in with his grandmother as his mom's condition deteriorates, and uses his imagination and friendship with the monster to escape reality.

Starring: Lewis McDougell, Sigourney Weaver, and Felicity Jones

Drama/Fantasy - 108 minutes

 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_book3 3:00 PM Wall Book Club: Traitors Wife: the Woman Behind Benedict Arnold and the Plan to Betray America Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

by Allison Pataki

A riveting historical novel about Peggy Shippen Arnold, the cunning wife of Benedict Arnold and mastermind behind America’s most infamous act of treason...Everyone knows of Benedict Arnold and his co-conspirator, Major John Andre but few know of the integral third character in the plot: a charming young woman who not only contributed to the betrayal but orchestrated it.  The story is told from the perspective of Peggy’s maid, whose faith in the new nation inspires her to intervene in her mistress’s affairs even when it could cost her everything.

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_kids 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Yoga Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join us for some yoga fun with instructor Miriam Pilgrim! Learn some new yoga poses!

*please wear comfortable clothes for moving in*  Space is limited.

Registration is required beginning Monday, July 10 for children Grades K-3.

    Location: Marlboro
 
anim_paw 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Pet Portraits (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Love your Pet? Don't miss our one of a kind Pet Portrait Art class! Laura Mendile has created a unique class to help you create a portrait of your favorite pet.  This is a class for all levels of painters - so come join us as we help you get on your way to creating a fantastic pastel portrait.  Bring a great photo of your favorite pet - a dog, cat, hamster, reptile, even a fish.  The photo you bring will be your sample for the portrait.

Photo sizes can be varied: 8 -1/2" print on good quality photo paper. The Photo should be no smaller than a 4x6 photograph.

We will be using pastels and charcoal so please wear old clothes as this project is messy.

Please do not consider using photos on your cell phone for this activity.

This program is for Teens grades 6 - 12

Registration is required, and space will be limited.

    Location: Marlboro
       
 
ent_stage1 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Shakespeare Theater of NJ: NSE Presents. . . Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

To Celebrate Build a Better World Summer Reading 

The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey's Next Stage Ensemble  will perform William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1590 and 1592.  In The Taming of the Shrew, the confident yet surly Petruchio tries to tame the wealthy, eldest daughter Katharina, the supposed shrew.  After being deprived of food and sleep, Katharina is finally "tamed" and bends to Petruchio's will. 

Other plays and films which have been produced based on this play of Shakespeare were Catharine and Petruchio (1954),   Kiss Me Kate (1953),  Taming of the Shrew (1967), 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), and Deliver Us from Eva  (2003).

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is New Jersey's only professional theatre company dedicated to Shakespeare's canon and other classic masterworks.  Next Stage Ensemble, featuring young actors from across the US, was created to foster the work of early career actors and to train them in ensemble-based performance techniques. Participants work with The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey resident directors and guest directors on a fully developed production of an abridged classic play.

 Entrance doors open at 6pm.  Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Video Recording is not allowed. We request that attendees do not hold or reserve seats for others.  Library staff reserves a number of seats for a limited time before performance.

 

 

    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
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM Book Talk: The Magic of Us by Mary Lou Irace Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

In this sequel to Out Of My Dreams, continues with Tara and Evan As they begin their married life in the Boston suburbs, things return to normal after the revelations brought to light from Tara's extraordinary ability. But as the newlyweds await the birth of their first child, another tragic event causes fate to intervene at the hands of a surprise visitor. Follow the couple as they experience the joys and challenges of parenthood. Unexpected circumstances will strengthen bonds and test boundaries. And loved ones will seek to bridge the gap between the present and memories of the past. Life will come full circle for Tara and her family as they discover that home is more than just a house, and that everyday life is magic enough.

Join Mary Lou Irace as she discusses her latest book The Magic of Us.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_stage1 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM I am Woman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Linda Turash Productions presents four actresses performing a series of monologues, both comedic and dramatic, as well as several two- and three-person scenes. The show features excerpts from The Rose Tattoo, Sweet Bird of YouthThe Little Foxes, Plaza Suite and Last of the Red Hot Lovers, among others. With a slight change in costumes and props, the actresses will bring each portrait to life. From a mother trying to explain the facts of life to her son, a hysterical scene at a DMV office, to the portrait of a queen refusing to have her marriage annulled, there is something for all theater-lovers.

I am Woman is based on a one-woman show called I am Woman - Help! written by Turash and performed throughout New Jersey and at several off-Broadway locations.

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_note 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Spanish/Argentine Flute & Classical Guitar Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us as Marjorie Koharski and Keith Calmes present an evening of music with their Spanish/Argentine Flute & Classical Guitar Concert. Mrs. Koharski is a former member of The Monmouth Symphony Orchestra and a member of several flute associations and is the founder and director of The Festive Flutes. She teaches flute in her Neptune studio.
Dr. Calmes has performed as a soloist at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Recital Hall, and with The Monmouth Symphony Orchestra. He has earned degrees in Classical Guitar Performance from the Julliard School, and the University of Southern California. He is a member of several guitar and string associations and still teaches guitar and related subjects as Wall High School.

Registration is not needed for this event but seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
 

    Location: Colts Neck
Friday July 21, 2017 Go To Top
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
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ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_note 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kids! Bollywood Dance Challenge! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ms. Heather   732-449-8877   
   

BOLLYWOOD DANCE CHALLENGE!  With Seema Moondra

Learn dance moves from popular Indian cinema and challenge your friends!

Recommended 6 and up but great for the whole family!

Registration required and begins on Monday, June 26, 2017. (Space is Limited.)

    Location: Wall Township
    Registration will begin on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 1:00 AM     
Saturday July 22, 2017 Go To Top
rec_yoga 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: Restorative Flow Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

For all levels, beginners welcome!

Join us for this eight-week series of Yoga: Restorative Flow.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from July 1st through August 19th.   

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).


This eight-week series is led by Daniele Parisi who teaches yoga at a local studio and is registered with Yoga Alliance.   

    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 online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday July 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids!Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

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

Stories and Songs for ages 10 to 23 months. Playtime included.

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

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

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

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_kids 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Build it! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Work in groups or with a friend to build a masterpiece with craft sticks!

Registration begins Monday, July 10 for children grades K-5.

    Location: Marlboro
 
z_cust_mckids 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Make and Build with Triangles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Make the triangles and turn them into a special structure.

Grade in September - 1 and up

Registration required; call, stop in or sign up online begining Thursday, June 29

    Location: Headquarters
    Registration will begin on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
misc_new_blue 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Circuits on Paper Hands-On Workshop (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x5487   
   

Make simple or complex electrical circuits on a flat piece of paper.  In this class possibilities are open ended!! The following are some activities the teens will be covering in this program: making fully functional circuits on a piece of paper, creating light-up greeting cards, make origami animals come to life and even create three dimensional pop-up paper sculptures that have working lights in them.

This program is for Teens in grades 6 - 12

Registration is required and space is limited.

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

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

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

This workshop, presented by William and Dr. Nancy Klein, helps 9th graders on prepare for college including choosing the correct major, FAFSA assistance, and decreasing out of pocket expenses.  Nancy is a NJ licensed life and health producer who works with World System Builder, a part of World Financial Group. The company’s National Campaign for Financial Literacy mission is to provide “financial education to 1 million families by 2020.”

Presented as part of the non-profit organization, “HIFE.” 

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

SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, confidential, counseling for owners 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
 
rec_aerobics 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Yoga for Beginners with Steven Russell Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

If you decide to join us, this program is for adults, ages 18 and older

Please bring a mat, or large towel to class. 
Sessions will be held on Mondays:  July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday July 25, 2017 Go To Top
anim_fish_02 1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Sparkly Fish -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.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Films for the Family (all ages)

June 27 "Moana" (PG) 2016 - A Teen Girl and a demigod search for a legendary island. 1 hour 47 minutes.

July 11 "Storks" (PG) 2016 - A stork and his human pal transport a baby girl to her expectant family.1 hour 27 minutes

July 18 "Finding Dory" (PG)  2016 - Amnesiac Dory searches for her long lost parents with the help of Nemo and Marlin.1 hour 37 minutes.

July 25 "Sing" (PG) 2016 - A koala impresario stages a singing competition, and musically inclined animals compete.  1 hour 47 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Beyond the Sea (2004) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A biography of 1960s crooner Bobby Darin, which tells the tale of his childhood and adult life.


Starring Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, and John Goodman

121m.
 

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

Norman Oppenheimer is a small time operator who befriends a young politician at a low point in his life. Three years later, when the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman's life dramatically changes for better and worse.   Directed by Joseph Cedar. Starring Richard Gere, Lior Ashkenazi, and Michael Sheen. Drama - 118 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
food_ice cream cone 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! I Scream, You Scream... Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

…We all scream to make ice cream!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

**Please alert the library to your child’s food allergies when registering.**

 

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
school_chemistry1 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering for Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Using picture books to learn about science for ages 3 /12 to 5.

    Location: Howell
 
z_cust_NJ_makers.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM How to Talk to a Robot (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

This coding program is based on the summer reading theme Build a Better World.  In this 2 hour class teens will be challenged to Build a Shelter. The objective will be to program mobile robots to locate, grip and relocate blocks to build a shelter.  The teens will also be making the robots move, sense, grip and place objects as a goal which will lead to the final challenge.

This program is for Teens in grades 6-12

Registration is required and space is limited.

    Location: Marlboro
       
 
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
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ent_circ_tentsm 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Join us as we welcome author/historian Rick Geffken to discuss his current book, Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore.  The Jersey shore was once a famous vacation destination featuring grand hotels and amusement parks.  Many of these treasures are gone today but the memories linger on.  Mr. Geffken will share stories and rarely seen photos from these days gone by

Space is limited.

Please register in person, online or by phone (609-259-7565)

    Location: Allentown
        There are 18 spaces available.
 
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
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Independent Film: The Sense of an Ending (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Ritesh Batra

Starring Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter

A man becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life.

108 minutes; (c) CBS Films

    Location: Eastern Branch
Wednesday July 26, 2017 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
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_telephone 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Jersey Job Club Workshop: Master The Art of Networking Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jersey Job Club   732 431 7220x7222   
   

Master the Art of Networking 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 70% of jobs are obtained through networking.  This workshop will assist you in learning how to utilize your network to help you secure the job of your choice by identifying your network, expanding and building your network through sources, recommenders, decision makers and linkers. Start clearly defining what your career goals are through network planning and using social media to ultimately master the art of networking to land your next job!

This program is presented by Monmouth County Library's Career Connections Counselor and has been made possible through a grant from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development. 

 

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Vintage: Movie: Young At Heart (1954) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A renowned Broadway composer surprises everyone when he proposes to a small-town girl, but no one could be more surprised when she chooses to elope with her fiancé’s best friend. Drama/Musical/Romance. Starring: Frank Sinatra, Doris Day,Gig Young, Ethel Barrymore. 2 hrs.

 

Warner Bros.

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_smiley 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

July 12 - Let Nature Inspire Your Thinking - Storytime

July 19 - Transformation: Marble Roll - Craft

July 26 - Terrific Transportation - Storytime and Lego Playtime

Snacks Served; please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: Priceless (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A widower who loses custody of his daughter finds himself unable to hold down a job. He agrees to drive a truck across the country, but is forced to make a life-changing decision when he discovers what he is delivering.  Stars Joel Smallbone, Bianca A. Santos, David Koechner. 97 minutes. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Secret Life of Pets (2016) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ms. Heather    732-449-8877   
   

Wall Library Summer Movies Wednesdays at 2:00 pm

Fun for the whole family! Free Admission.  No tickets required. Limited seating; first come first serve.  Children 9 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

June 28 - Moana (2016) (PG) - A Teen Girl and a demigod search for a legendary island. 107 minutes.

July 5 - Sing (2016) (PG) - A koala impresario stages a singing competition, and musically inclined animals compete.  107 minutes.

July 12 - Storks (2016) (PG) - A stork and his human pal transport a baby girl to her expectant family. 87 minutes.

July 19 Finding Dory (2016) (PG) - Amnesiac Dory searches for her long lost parents with the help of Nemo and Marlin. 97 minutes.

July 26 - Secret Life of Pets (2016) (PG) - The quiet life of a terrier is upended when is owner takes in a stray whom he dislikes. 87 minutes.

August 2 - BFG (2016) (PG) - An orphaned girl befriends a benevolent giant who takes her on an adventure in Giant Country. 117 minutes

August 9 The Angry Birds Movie 2016 (PG) - An island of happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious piggies... What are they up to? 87 minutes.

August 16 - Zootopia (2016) (PG) - A rookie bunny cop and cycnical conartist fox work together to uncover a conspiracy. 108 minutes.

August 23 -Kubo and the Two Strings 2016 (PG) - A young boy must locate his late father's magical suit of armor to defeat a vengeful spirit. 101 minutes.

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

Listen to a LEGO story and then construct your own creation.  Save a memory of it

by taking a photo on Mom or Dad's smartphone.

All Ages

Registration Required

 

    Location: Colts Neck
       
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misc_new_blue 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Circuits on Paper Hands-On Workshop (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Make simple or complex electrical circuits on a flat piece of paper.  In this class possibilities are open ended!! The following are some activities the teens will be covering in this program: making fully functional circuits on a piece of paper, creating light-up greeting cards, make origami animals come to life and even create three dimensional pop-up paper sculptures that have working lights in them.

This program is for Teens in grades 6-12

Registration is required and space is limited.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 12 through August 30, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

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

Stories, fingerplays, songs, and concepts for all ages.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Everybody Loves Somebody (Todos Queremos a Alguien) (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A Mexican-American woman attends a family wedding, and takes along a Caucasian co-worker as her date. When her old boyfriend shows up at the event, things become complicated. Comedy/Romance Starring: Karla Souza, Jose Maria Yazpik, Ben O’Toole 1 hr. 42 min.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: Bitter Harvest (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Max Irons, Samantha Barks, Terence Stamp

Directed by:  George Mendeluk

Set in 1930's Ukraine, as Stalin advances the ambitions of communists in the Kremlin, young artist, Yuri, battles to save his lover, Natalka, from the Holodomor, the death-by-starvation program that ultimately killed millions of Ukrainians.

103 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
misc_smiley 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids! LEGO© Robotic Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ms. Heather   732-449-8877   
   

LEGO© Robotic Workshop

This program is for young Lego builders to create models featuring working motors, sensors, and WeDo technology.  

Recommended 6 to 10 years old.

Registration required and begins on Monday, June 26, 2017. (Space is Limited.)

    Location: Wall Township
    Registration will begin on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 1:00 AM     
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

The LEGO Batman Movie (2017) PG ©Warner Bros.

To save Gotham City from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others, and maybe – just maybe – learn to lighten up.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

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

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:25 PM Beauty and the Beast (PG)(2017) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

A live-action retelling of Walt Disney's animated classic characters from the "tale as old as time" for a contemporary audience, which stays true to the original films music while updating the score with several new songs.  A bright, beautiful and independent young woman is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle.  Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast's hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of a true Prince within. 

Starring: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad

Fantasy/Musical/Romance- 129 minutes

 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Clay Day! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to a story and make a cool clay creation!

Regsitration begins Thursday, July 6 for Grades PreK and up.

    Location: Marlboro
 
anim_paw 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Pet Portraits (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Love your Pet? Don't miss our one of a kind Pet Portrait Art class! Laura Mendile has created a unique class to help you create a portrait of your favorite pet.  This is a class for all levels of painters - so come join us as we help you get on your way to creating a fantastic pastel portrait.  Bring a great photo of your favorite pet - a dog, cat, hamster, reptile, even a fish.  The photo you bring will be your sample for the portrait.

Photo sizes can be varied: 8-1/2" print on good quality photo paper. The Photo should be no smaller than a 4x6 photograph.

We will be using pastels and charcoal so please wear old clothes as this project is messy.

Please do not consider using photos on your cell phone for this activity.

This program is for Teens grades 6 - 12

Registration is required, and space is limited. 

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
anim_flyingbird 2:00 PM Beach Nesting: Birds of the Summer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Build  Better World

Join Todd Pover, biologist with the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey as he presents the beach nesting birds of the summer, Piping Plovers, Terns, Black Skimmers and more...

 

    Location: Wall Township
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misc_smiley 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Spanish Conversation Cafe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Would you like to practice Spanish with others in the community? Improve your Spanish skills while having fun at the Spanish Conversation Café! The Café will have interactive activities that incorporate speaking and listening practice.  All levels are welcome from Beginners to Advanced. Native speakers are welcome to join and assist with activities. Ages 15+

¿Le gustaría practicar el español con otros de la comunidad? ¡Mejore sus habilidades en español y se divierte en el Café de Conversación en Español! Habrá actividades interactivas que incluyen práctica de habla y escucha. Bienvenidos a todos niveles de principiantes a avanzados. Hablantes nativos son bienvenidos a unirse y ayudar con las actividades. Edades 15+    

    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_yoga 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: Restorative Flow Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

For all levels, beginners welcome!

Join us for this eight-week series of Yoga: Restorative Flow.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from July 1st through August 19th.   

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).


This eight-week series is led by Daniele Parisi who teaches yoga at a local studio and is registered with Yoga Alliance.   

    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 online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_moon_full 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Family Fun Saturday- Here Comes the Sun : Solar Eclipse Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Family Fun Saturday -  Here Comes the Sun: Solar Eclipse Fun!   there will be stories and a craft.  Ages 2 and up. Registration

is required, in person, by phone or on0line. Parents, please register each child using your phone and e-mail contact info. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
    Registration will begin on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
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misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids!Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

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

Stories and Songs for ages 10 to 23 months. Playtime included.

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

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

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

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: Ghost in the Shell (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Rupert Sanders

Starring Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbaek, Takeshi Kitano

In the near future, Major Motoko Kusanagi (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible terrorist attack, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major Kusanagi discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. Based on the internationally acclaimed Japanese Manga, "The Ghost in the Shell." 

107 minutes; (c) Paramount Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_kids 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Yoga Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join us for some yoga fun with instructor Miriam Pilgrim! Learn some new yoga poses!

*please wear comfortable clothes for moving in*  Space is limited.

Registration is required beginning Monday, July 10 for children Grades K-3.

    Location: Marlboro
 
z_cust_mckids 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Marble Mazes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

See if your marble can follow the paths!

Grade in September - 1 and up

Registration required; call, stop in or sign up online begining Thursday, June 29.

    Location: Headquarters
    Registration will begin on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
misc_new_blue 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Arduino Wearble Displays (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x5487   
   

Discover how to combine hands-on design and crafting techniques with circuits, electronics and Arduino programming to use your new skills to design and engineer multi-colored LED light displays that can be used to create unique personalized accessories.  Learn how to setup and program the Adafruit Arduino Trinket, mini microcontroller. Class will include descriptions of e=textile technqies and a presentation of examples made by the presenter.

This program is for Teens in grades 6 - 12

Registration is required and space is limited

    Location: Headquarters
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
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rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

Directed by Rupert Sanders

Starring Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbaek, Takeshi Kitano

In the near future, Major Motoko Kusanagi (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible terrorist attack, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major Kusanagi discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. Based on the internationally acclaimed Japanese Manga, "The Ghost in the Shell." 

107 minutes; (c) Paramount Pictures

    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
 
rec_aerobics 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Yoga for Beginners with Steven Russell Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

If you decide to join us, this program is for adults, ages 18 and older

Please bring a mat, or large towel to class. 
Sessions will be held on Mondays:  July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31

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

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

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

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

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

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

Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:  

Mondays, 9:30am. No Storytime August 28. 

Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  No Storytime August 29.

Thursdays, 10:15am.  No Storytime August 31.

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:

Mondays, 10:15am. No Storytime August 28. 

Tuesdays, 11:40am.   No Storytime August 29.

Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  No Storytime August 30.

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  

Mondays, 11:00am.  No Storytime August 28. 

Thursdays, 11:00am.  No Storytime August 31.

Family for Ages 2 and up:

Mondays, 1:30pm. No Storytime August 28.  

Wednesdays, 1:30pm.  No Storytime August 30.

    Location: Headquarters
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lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Behind The Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport.

As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi are electric with hope. Abdul, an enterprising teenager, sees “a fortune beyond counting” in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Meanwhile Asha, a woman of formidable ambition, has identified a shadier route to the middle class. With a little luck, her beautiful daughter, Annawadi’s “most-everything girl,” might become its first female college graduate. And even the poorest children, like the young thief Kalu, feel themselves inching closer to their dreams. But then Abdul is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power, and economic envy turn brutal. With intelligence, humor, and deep insight into what connects people to one another in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, based on years of uncompromising reporting, carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century’s hidden worlds—and into the hearts of families impossible to forget.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Street Cat Named Bob (2016) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Based on the international bestselling book, the true feel-good story of how a busker and recovering drug addict had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.

Starring Luke Treadaway, Ruta Gedmintas, and Joanne Froggatt

103m.

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_rocks3 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Mock Rocks with Wild Jersey! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Break open rocks, wear away the sandstone - Let's excavate & identify hidden gems! 

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

    Location: Hazlet
    Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
 
school_chemistry2 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering for Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

    Location: Howell
 
anim_starfish 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Solutions to Pollution at the Jersey Shore Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Presented by Clean Ocean Action

“Since 1984, Clean Ocean Action and its coalition partners have been advocating for the ocean through action, research and education.  Much progress has been made, and today the Jersey Shore and its clean ocean economy are a result of the grass roots efforts of citizens and leaders who are vigilant about protecting our waterways.  Sadly, threats to these waterways continue.  Come find out about these threats and about how you can become part of the “Solution to Ocean Pollution”.  The film “Smog of the Sea” will be shown as part of the presentation.  In this film, the singer/songwriter/environmental activist, Jack Johnson, joins researchers as they sail through the Sargasso Sea to investigate plastic pollution in the North Atlantic Gyre.  Come learn about ways that you can join the wave of ocean protectors!”

    Location: Ocean Township
 
anim_starfish 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Solutions to Pollution at the Jersey Shore (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Presented by Clean Ocean Action

“Since 1984, Clean Ocean Action and its coalition partners have been advocating for the ocean through action, research and education.  Much progress has been made, and today the Jersey Shore and its clean ocean economy are a result of the grass roots efforts of citizens and leaders who are vigilant about protecting our waterways.  Sadly, threats to these waterways continue.  Come find out about these threats and about how you can become part of the “Solution to Ocean Pollution”.  The film “Smog of the Sea” will be shown as part of the presentation.  In this film, the singer/songwriter/environmental activist, Jack Johnson, joins researchers as they sail through the Sargasso Sea to investigate plastic pollution in the North Atlantic Gyre.  Come learn about ways that you can join the wave of ocean protectors!”

    Location: Ocean Township
 
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
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office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_summertime 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

August 2 - "The Hello Goodbye Window" - Craft

August 9 - American Legends - Storytime

August 16 - Big Machines - Storytime and Lego Playtime

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie: The Resurrection of Gavin Stone (2016) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Former child star Gavin Stone (Brett Dalton) is forced to do 200 hours of community service at a local church after trashing a hotel in his Illinois hometown. Stone pretends to be a Christian to land the role of Jesus in the church’s annual play. He then falls for the show’s director who happens to be the pastor’s daughter. Stars Brett Dalton, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, and Neil Flynn. 1 hour 31 minutes. 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: BFG (2016) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ms. Heather    732-449-8877   
   

Wall Library Summer Movies Wednesdays at 2:00 pm

Fun for the whole family! Free Admission.  No tickets required. Limited seating; first come first serve.  Children 9 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

June 28 - Moana (2016) (PG) - A Teen Girl and a demigod search for a legendary island. 107 minutes.

July 5 - Sing (2016) (PG) - A koala impresario stages a singing competition, and musically inclined animals compete.  107 minutes.

July 12 - Storks (2016) (PG) - A stork and his human pal transport a baby girl to her expectant family. 87 minutes.

July 19 Finding Dory (2016) (PG) - Amnesiac Dory searches for her long lost parents with the help of Nemo and Marlin. 97 minutes.

July 26 - Secret Life of Pets (2016) (PG) - The quiet life of a terrier is upended when is owner takes in a stray whom he dislikes. 87 minutes.

August 2 - BFG (2016) (PG) - An orphaned girl befriends a benevolent giant who takes her on an adventure in Giant Country. 117 minutes

August 9 The Angry Birds Movie 2016 (PG) - An island of happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious piggies... What are they up to? 87 minutes.

August 16 - Zootopia (2016) (PG) - A rookie bunny cop and cycnical conartist fox work together to uncover a conspiracy. 108 minutes.

August 23 -Kubo and the Two Strings 2016 (PG) - A young boy must locate his late father's magical suit of armor to defeat a vengeful spirit. 101 minutes.

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_frog 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! The Caterpillar and the Polliwog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Hear the Jack Kent book, see the DVD and make the craft!

All Ages

Registration Required.

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
office_lightbulb 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tweens! Build a Potato-Powered Light Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7226   
   

Grades 3 - 5

Debbie Hadley from WILD Jersey will show you how to build a potato battery to power your own LED light.  Then, take home a kit to build another one. 

A STEM program

*Registration is required for all programs; call, stop in or sign up online beginning Thursday, July 20.

    Location: Headquarters
    Registration will begin on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
lib_dia 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 12 through August 30, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday August 3, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_dfl_beachbag_trans 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Songs for all ages.

    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
 
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
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nat_tulip.GIF 3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! Yoga! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Courtesy of local yoga expert, Alice Balzarini, come release your creativity on the mat with a fun, active program that includes asana (yoga poses), yoga games, singing, and dancing. Please bring a yoga mat and water bottle. No registration required.

Programs will be held on Thursdays July 13 and August 3

2 sessions offered:

3:15 pm: Ages 5 and up  

4:00 pm: Ages 2 -4 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
nat_tulip.GIF 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Yoga! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Courtesy of local yoga expert, Alice Balzarini, come release your creativity on the mat with a fun, active program that includes asana (yoga poses), yoga games, singing, and dancing. Please bring a yoga mat and water bottle. No registration required.

Programs will be held on Thursdays July 13 and August 3

2 sessions offered:

3:15 pm: Ages 5 and up  

4:00 pm: Ages 2 -4 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! LEGO® and Stories 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.

K & up

No registration necessary

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
school_graduate 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Planning and Saving for College Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

In this workshop you will get an overview of the financial aid system, learn about the different types of financial aid, the process of applying for financial aid, the forms required and financial aid deadlines. 

Presented by Victoria Ford of Ecliptic Financial Advisors

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Behind The Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport.

As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi are electric with hope. Abdul, an enterprising teenager, sees “a fortune beyond counting” in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Meanwhile Asha, a woman of formidable ambition, has identified a shadier route to the middle class. With a little luck, her beautiful daughter, Annawadi’s “most-everything girl,” might become its first female college graduate. And even the poorest children, like the young thief Kalu, feel themselves inching closer to their dreams. But then Abdul is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power, and economic envy turn brutal. With intelligence, humor, and deep insight into what connects people to one another in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, based on years of uncompromising reporting, carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century’s hidden worlds—and into the hearts of families impossible to forget.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
Friday August 4, 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
 
misc_smiley 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Flow Circus Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Public Library   732-946-4118   
   

Flow Circus

Summer Reading Club Participants Grades 1-6

Performer Paul Miller uses his storytelling skills to create a magical juggling comedy.

Location: Holmdel Senior Center

 

    Location: Holmdel
Saturday August 5, 2017 Go To Top
rec_yoga 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: Restorative Flow Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

For all levels, beginners welcome!

Join us for this eight-week series of Yoga: Restorative Flow.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from July 1st through August 19th.   

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).


This eight-week series is led by Daniele Parisi who teaches yoga at a local studio and is registered with Yoga Alliance.   

    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 online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_trowel 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County Helpline Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Garden and Horticulture Questions answered by the Helpline

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
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Monday August 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids!Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Songs for ages 2-3 1/2. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
holiday_heart1 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Songs for ages 10 to 23 months. Siblings welcome. Playtime included.

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

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

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

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
z_cust_mckids 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Build a Castle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Make a castle fit for royalty!

Grade in September - 1 and up

Registration required; call, stop in or sign up online begining Thursday, July 27

    Location: Headquarters
    Registration will begin on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
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
Tuesday August 8, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer3 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Do More With Your Library Card: Accessing the Library's FREE Electronic Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   
The most common thing we hear after this program is "I had no idea the library had all of this!" This program will show you some of the resources available to you for free with your card.
 
Here is a sample of the information you have free access to and will learn how to find and access:
Magazines and newspapers downloadable using Flipster, Zinio, and America's News Bank
Archived issues of The New York Times and Asbury Park Press
Language learning - 70 choices - with Transparent Language and Rosetta Stone
Consumer empowerment via Consumer Reports 
Streaming video using IndieFlix
Hundreds of Online Courses - from Accounting to Web Development - via Universal Class and Lynda.com 
E- and audio books with Library on the Go
For family history seekers, Ancestry.com Library Edition (available in the library only)
Primary law, state statutes, admin codes, legal encyclopedia and forms while in the Eastern Branch library in Shrewsubry with Westlaw  (HQ has NJ items only).
 
This program is open to all ages and there is something of interest for everyone!
- Teens and students: Learn what research tools we have that will help you when you go back to school and how to read your favorite magazines (including Teen Vogue, Seventeen, Entertainment Weekly, and more) on your phone or tablet
- Parents: Learn how to access magazines including Ranger Rick, American Girl, Cricket, Highlights, and more. Learn about the family-friendly streaming video options available through IndieFlix.
 
This program will run for approximately one hour with 30 minutes for Q&A.  You may bring your own laptop, if you choose; handouts will be available.
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Friendly Persuasion (1956) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-4469-8877   
   

When the Civil War threatens a peaceful Quaker family, the father struggles to adhere to his pacifist ways, while his teenage son wrestles with enlisting.

Starring Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, and  Anthony Perkins 

137m.

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_legoguy 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! LEGO Storytime: Hot Air! 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: Hot Air!

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

 

    Location: Hazlet
    Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
 
school_chemistry2 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering for Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

    Location: Howell
 
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
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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 20 spaces available.
Wednesday August 9, 2017 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
food_pancakes2 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM A Loaf of Bread: A Bread Baking Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

We cannot supply the flask of wine or the singing companion, but we will teach you to bake delicious home-made bread. Flora Higgins, winner of four blue ribbons for her yeast breads at county fairs, will teach you the gentle and extremely satisfying art of making bread. You'll be guided through the stages of mixing, kneading, rising, shaping, and baking the bread. Participants will bake their breads in their own ovens. There is room for five participants and five observers. 

We will be making Oatmeal Bread. Oatmeal Bread is a pretty, old-fashioned delight. Making bread does not require a lot of expertise or exotic equipment, but it does take some time. It has a delicious, slightly nutty flavor.

Registration is required! Students will be advised about what to bring when they register. Please register at the library or by calling 732-431-5656. Registration is limited, so if you cannot come, please tell us so someone on the waiting list can attend. 

Registration begins Friday, July 7th and concludes Wednesday, August 2nd. 

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

Here I am: A Novel

by JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER

Unfolding over four weeks in present-day Washington, D.C., Here I Am is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. As Jacob and Julia Bloch and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living, a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict in the Middle East. At stake is the very meaning of home?and the fundamental question of how much aliveness one can bear.

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_summertime 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

August 2 - "The Hello Goodbye Window" - Craft

August 9 - American Legends - Storytime

August 16 - Big Machines - Storytime and Lego Playtime

    Location: Howell
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: The Angry Birds Movie (2016) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ms. Heather    732-449-8877   
   

Wall Library Summer Movies Wednesdays at 2:00 pm

Fun for the whole family! Free Admission.  No tickets required. Limited seating; first come first serve.  Children 9 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

June 28 - Moana (2016) (PG) - A Teen Girl and a demigod search for a legendary island. 107 minutes.

July 5 - Sing (2016) (PG) - A koala impresario stages a singing competition, and musically inclined animals compete.  107 minutes.

July 12 - Storks (2016) (PG) - A stork and his human pal transport a baby girl to her expectant family. 87 minutes.

July 19 Finding Dory (2016) (PG) - Amnesiac Dory searches for her long lost parents with the help of Nemo and Marlin. 97 minutes.

July 26 - Secret Life of Pets (2016) (PG) - The quiet life of a terrier is upended when is owner takes in a stray whom he dislikes. 87 minutes.

August 2 - BFG (2016) (PG) - An orphaned girl befriends a benevolent giant who takes her on an adventure in Giant Country. 117 minutes

August 9 The Angry Birds Movie (2016) (PG) - An island of happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious piggies... What are they up to? 87 minutes.

August 16 - Zootopia (2016) (PG) - A rookie bunny cop and cycnical conartist fox work together to uncover a conspiracy. 108 minutes.

August 23 -Kubo and the Two Strings 2016 (PG) - A young boy must locate his late father's magical suit of armor to defeat a vengeful spirit. 101 minutes.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: Live by Night (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A group of Boston-bred gangsters set up shop in Florida during the Prohibition era. Joe Coughlin, the son of the Boston Police superintendent, long ago turned his back on his strict upbringing for the spoils of being an outlaw. But even among criminals there are rules, and Joe breaks a big one: crossing a powerful mob boss by stealing his money and his moll. Stars Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson.  2 hours 9 minutes. 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_magic 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Build a Better World with Magic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us to celebrate the end of the summer reading club with Magician Bob Conrad!

There will be puppets and a 5- foot balloon house!

All Ages

Regitration Required

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

Garden and Horticulture Questions answered by the Helpline

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

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

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

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 12 through August 30, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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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 August 10, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_dfl_beachbag_trans 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Songs for all ages.

    Location: Howell
 
rec_scissors&glue 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Superheroes- 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.
Call, stop in or register online beginning on Thursday, July 27.

    Location: Headquarters
    Registration will begin on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
nat_summertime 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us as we welcome author/historian Rick Geffken to discuss his current book, Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore.  The Jersey shore was once a famous vacation destination featuring grand hotels and amusement parks.  Many of these treasures are gone today but the memories linger on.  Mr. Geffken will share stories and rarely seen photos from these days gone by.

Please register in person, online or by phone (732-431-5656)

    Location: Colts Neck
    Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
Friday August 11, 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 August 12, 2017 Go To Top
rec_yoga 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: Restorative Flow Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

For all levels, beginners welcome!

Join us for this eight-week series of Yoga: Restorative Flow.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from July 1st through August 19th.   

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).


This eight-week series is led by Daniele Parisi who teaches yoga at a local studio and is registered with Yoga Alliance.   

    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 online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_moon_full 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Family Fun Saturday- Shadows in the Sun- shadow stories and a craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

 Family Fun Saturday -Shadows in the Sun.  Shadow stories and a craft. Ages 2 and up

Registration ia required, in person, by phone or on0line. Parents, please register each child using your

phone and e-mail contact info. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
    Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
rec_origami_crane 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM ORIGAMI for Experienced Paperfolders! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Calling experienced paperfolders! Join The Circle of Origami Paperfolders (COOP) for an afternoon of folding fun.
Group meets monthly  at Library Headquarters.
    Location: Headquarters
Monday August 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids!Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Songs for ages 2-3 1/2. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
holiday_heart1 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Songs for ages 10 to 23 months. Siblings welcome. Playtime included.

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
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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
 
anim_turtle 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Rizzo's Reptiles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7226   
   

Celebrate the end of the summer Reading Clubs with Rizzo’s Reptiles.

You don’t have to be a member of the Reading Clubs to attend.  

All ages

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

No registration necessary.

Meeting rooms, lower level

Please park in the Alexander Drive lot.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_genealogy1 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Tweens! Dominoes Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Test your dominoes building skills.

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
z_cust_teen_buildworld.GIF 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Kids! Summer Blow-Out: Beach Detective Touch Tables! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Celebrate your summer reading success with Adventure Aquarium!

Get hands-on with aquatic creatures while using your detective skills to investigate & identify animal artifacts!

Fun for the whole family! Children 5 & under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Free admission by ticket only, available at Hazlet Library's Circulation Desk.

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

SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, confidential, counseling for owners 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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lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: Shelter by Jung Yun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Kyung and his wife, Gillian, have always lived beyond their means. Now their decisions have caught up with them, and Kyung is anxious for his family's future: all he wants is to provide the home that was denied him to their son. When his parents become victims of a violent home invasion, the dynamic suddenly changes, and Kyung is compelled to take them in. As the carefully established distance between Kyung and his parents collapses, he must reckon with his childhood, even as the life that he has built begins to crumble. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: The Shack (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness.


Starring Sam Worthington, Radha Mitchell, and Octavia Spencer

132m.
 

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

Mix up a batch of squishy, moldable kinetic sand!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
    Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
 
school_chemistry2 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering for Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

    Location: Howell
 
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
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office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM World Cinema (UK) Movie: The Eagle Huntress (2016) (G) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Thirteen-year old Aisholpan trains to become the first female eagle hunter in twelve generations of her Kazakh family, a tradition handed down from father to son for centuries. Documentary/Sport Adventure/Family Starring: Aisholpan Nurgaiv, Daisy Ridley, Rys Nurgaiv. 1 hr 27 mins.

Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Marlboro
 
nat_summertime 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

August 2 - "The Hello Goodbye Window" - Craft

August 9 - American Legends - Storytime

August 16 - Big Machines - Storytime and Lego Playtime

    Location: Howell
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: Shelter by Jung Yun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Kyung and his wife, Gillian, have always lived beyond their means. Now their decisions have caught up with them, and Kyung is anxious for his family's future: all he wants is to provide the home that was denied him to their son. When his parents become victims of a violent home invasion, the dynamic suddenly changes, and Kyung is compelled to take them in. As the carefully established distance between Kyung and his parents collapses, he must reckon with his childhood, even as the life that he has built begins to crumble. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: Moonlight (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. His epic journey to manhood is guided by the kindness, support and love of the community that helps raise him. Stars Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson. 111 minutes.

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Afternoon at the Movies:Going In Style (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Lifelong buddies Willie, Joe, and Al decide to buck retirement and step off the straight and narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty. To pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money. Starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Christopher Lloyd. 96 minutes. 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Zootopia (2016) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ms. Heather    732-449-8877   
   

Wall Library Summer Movies Wednesdays at 2:00 pm

Fun for the whole family! Free Admission.  No tickets required. Limited seating; first come first serve.  Children 9 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

June 28 - Moana (2016) (PG) - A Teen Girl and a demigod search for a legendary island. 107 minutes.

July 5 - Sing (2016) (PG) - A koala impresario stages a singing competition, and musically inclined animals compete.  107 minutes.

July 12 - Storks (2016) (PG) - A stork and his human pal transport a baby girl to her expectant family. 87 minutes.

July 19 Finding Dory (2016) (PG) - Amnesiac Dory searches for her long lost parents with the help of Nemo and Marlin. 97 minutes.

July 26 - Secret Life of Pets (2016) (PG) - The quiet life of a terrier is upended when is owner takes in a stray whom he dislikes. 87 minutes.

August 2 - BFG (2016) (PG) - An orphaned girl befriends a benevolent giant who takes her on an adventure in Giant Country. 117 minutes

August 9 The Angry Birds Movie 2016 (PG) - An island of happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious piggies... What are they up to? 87 minutes.

August 16 - Zootopia (2016) (PG) - A rookie bunny cop and cycnical conartist fox work together to uncover a conspiracy. 108 minutes.

August 23 -Kubo and the Two Strings 2016 (PG) - A young boy must locate his late father's magical suit of armor to defeat a vengeful spirit. 101 minutes.

    Location: Wall Township
 
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   
   

Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves

She wants to hear your reading voices!

All Ages.

Registration Required

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

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

Please choose one session.  

Register required; call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, August 3.

 

    Location: Headquarters
    Registration will begin on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
med_caduceus 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Healthy Living for your Brain and Body Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

This informative workshop will cover tips for optimizing physical and cognitive health including:

  • Research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement
  • Hands-on tools to incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging- at any age!

Sponsored by Alzheimer's Association

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

When you experience the loss of a loved one, navigating through the maze of emotion, making ordinary decisions and finding a new rhythm to everyday can be stressful and overwhelming.  These 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
        There are 5 spaces available.
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lib_dia 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 12 through August 30, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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lib_book_pencil 10:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Thursday Morning Book Discussion: Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 X7222   
   

From a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist, a fiercely intimate story of a family facing the ultimate question: how far will we go to save the people we love the most?

When Margaret’s fiancé, John, is hospitalized for depression in 1960s London, she faces a choice: carry on with their plans despite what she now knows of his condition, or back away from the suffering it may bring her. She decides to marry him. Imagine Me Gone is the unforgettable story of what unfolds from this act of love and faith. At the heart of it is their eldest son, Michael, a brilliant, anxious music fanatic, who makes sense of the world through parody, and the story of how, over the span of decades, his younger siblings—the savvy and responsible Celia, and the ambitious and tightly controlled Alec—struggle with their mother to care for Michael’s increasingly troubled and precarious existence.

With his striking emotional precision and lively, inventive language, Adam Haslett has given us something rare: a novel with the power to change how you see the most important people in your life.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_bunch1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    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
 
office_meeting1 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-728-1331   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book3 3:00 PM Wall Book Club: Longest Night by Andria Williams Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

1959, Nat Collier moves with her husband, Paul, and their two young daughters to Idaho Falls, a remote military town. An Army Specialist, Paul is stationed there to help oversee one of the country’s first nuclear reactors—an assignment that seems full of opportunity. Based on a true story of the only fatal nuclear accident to occur in America, this is the story about a young couple whose marriage is tested when they move to an army base rife with love triangles, life-or-death conflicts, and a dramatic cover-up.

    Location: Wall Township
 
anim_panda1 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Live Animal Show and End of Summer Celebration Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    7322911956   
   

Are you as agile as a chinchilla or as strong as a Burmese python? Come join Eyes of the Wild and maybe you will find out! During this exciting and educational live wildlife show, Eyes of the Wild will be featuring some of the amazing animals they have rescued. Don’t miss this exciting event! Stay afterwards for summer reading prizes and a special treat for everyone who completed the summer reading program. There is no registration required for the animal show, and children of all ages are welcome.

*As snacks will be provided, please alert the library of any food allergies your child may have.*

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
ent_magic 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Kids! Build a Better World Magic Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-23   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Build a Better World with the magic of Andrew Schariff

    Location: Howell
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
med_red_cross 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Essential Oils: Reinventing Healthcare Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. Essential oils provide plants with protection against environmental threats and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices. Join us for an informative session on essential oils by presenters El McCarthy and Katie Hunt.

Katie is a health and wellness educator at the Ranney School in Tinton Falls. After many years of battling serious illness, Katie discovered her passion for holistic medicine and natural healing. She is now a personal Health Coach and a doTERRA Essential Oils Wellness Advocate. Katie believes that “The greatest medicine of all is to teach people how not to need it."

El worked in the pharmaceuticals industry for years marketing prescription medicines. Inspired by her sister who battled an autoimmune disease integrating naturopathic medicine with conventional medicine, El knew she wanted to work closely with holistic practitioners who use nature's approach to achieving wellness. She assists three holistic Physical Therapy Doctors and is a doTERRA Essential Oils Wellness Advocate. El feels that "Knowledge is power, and laughter is the best medicine."

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

    Registration will begin on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
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Friday August 18, 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 August 19, 2017 Go To Top
rec_yoga 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: Restorative Flow Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

For all levels, beginners welcome!

Join us for this eight-week series of Yoga: Restorative Flow.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from July 1st through August 19th.   

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).


This eight-week series is led by Daniele Parisi who teaches yoga at a local studio and is registered with Yoga Alliance.   

    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 online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
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nat_moon_full Kids! Family Fun Monday - Solar Eclipse Day Madness! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family Fun Monday! Solar Eclipse Day Madness!!!  A partial solar eclipse will be visible throughout all of North Amrerica today! 

Come learn about this event of the century, make a sun print and get your own free eclipse vviewing glasses. We will have a

special viewing area outside the library so bring your lawn chairs, umbrellas, etc all you nee for you viewing comfort.

    Location: Eastern Branch
    Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

All are welcome!

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

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
Tuesday August 22, 2017 Go To Top
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 August 23, 2017 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

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

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

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