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

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

    Location: Ocean Township
Friday September 1, 2017 -  Saturday September 30, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 A Variety of Collages to Tickle Your Fancy and Color Your Mind Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Self-taught artist Michael Fazio shares some of his favorite collage pieces.  Carefully and lovingly constructed, see if you can find the hidden connections and meanings in his colorful and delightful creations.

Artist's Statement: "I am proud to have my exhibit at the library.  I have done greeting cards for friends and family while also drawing, over the years, fine line sketching.  This show has so far given me full reign and happiness all the way.  With this exhibit, I've tried to make my art as bold and verbal as able.  The joy of seeing my designs akin to this makes me feel very happy indeed.  Finally, I feel that I have come closer to the ideas that I have been searching for.  Enjoy!"

On display in the library lobby exhibit cases throughout the month.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_paintpalette02 Art Exhibit: Lois Kiely and Diane Novobilsky Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library Staff   732 431 7220 x7226   
   

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

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

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

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

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

Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:  

Mondays, 9:30am.  No Storytime September 4.

Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am. 

Thursdays, 10:15am.  No Storytime September 21.

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:

Mondays, 10:15am.  No Storytime September 4.

Tuesdays, 11:40am.  

Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  

Mondays, 11:00am.  No Storytime September 4.

Thursdays, 11:00am.  No Storytime September 21

Family for Ages 2 and up:

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

Wednesdays, 1:30pm. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_rose.GIF Silhouettes: The Silent Witness Display for Domestic Violence Awareness Month Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   1-866-941-8188   
   

Silhouettes: The Silent Witness on Display for  Domestic Violence Awareness Month 

The National Council of Jewish Women are dedicated to the Silent Witness National Silhouettes initiative to bring awareness to acts of Domestic Abuse. Two of their Silhouettes will be on display at EB during September, along with literature from 180/Turning Lives Around and The National Silent Witness Program. 

Please join us on Wed., September 13 for How Can I Help?  DV Awareness Presentation by Janet Lee of 180/Turning Lives Around. 

 Hotline cards and pamphlets will be available at the library to spread the word about what help is available to individuals and families experiencing domestic violence.

180/Turning Lives Around Domestic Voilence Hotline 732 264 4360 ext. 4281

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

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

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

Intended for Grades 3-7

    Location: Hazlet
Saturday September 9, 2017 -  Saturday September 23, 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, September 18-23, $1 Bag Sale)

    Location: Wall Township
Friday September 22, 2017 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday September 23, 2017 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Rm 7 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
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lib_book3 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Author Talk and Book Signing: Matthew John Benecke Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Come to the Hazlet Library for a book signing and reading by local author, Matthew John Benecke! Matthew is the author of the Kosmogonia series of speculative fiction novels including the apocalyptic thriller, The Lion in the Desert, and its sequels, The Walking Ghosts and The Metamorphoses. He is also the writer of Beer & Fitness: The Practical Guide to Exploring Craft Beer and Improving Physical and Mental Fitness and the popular craft beer blog, The Beer Whisperers.

Register online or by calling the library at 732-264-7164.

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_house.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Organize Your Home without Getting Overwhelmed presented by Jamie Novak Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us as Jamie Novak, organizing hurmorist, presents the program Organize Your Home without Getting Overwhelmed. She will teach you where to begin, what items to keep and what to toss, how to prevent regret, and overall how to clear clutter and store items. 

You may have seen Ms. Novak on HGTV or QVC or read one of her bestsellers like her newest book Keep This Toss That! Jamie travels nationally presenting her programs and her tips have appeared in multiple national magazines. With offices in NJ and CA Jamie helps clients on both coasts clear clutter.

Registration is requested for this event by signing up below, in the library or by calling us at 732-431-5656. 

    Location: Colts Neck
        There are many spaces available.
Monday September 25, 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@Optimum.Net
   

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

    Location: Howell
 
misc_kidsreading1 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
   

Nursery Rhymes, finger plays, stories, and playtime for ages 10-23 months. Siblings Welcome.

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

Jersey Job Club Workshop: Top Notch Resumes II

Your resume is your primary marketing tool in your job search: It's your brochure, advertisement and brand: Your resume is you on paper. It provides an opportunity to capture an employer's attention by making a positive first impression.

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

This program is 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 (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

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

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM New Release Movie: Beatriz at Dinner (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Miguel Arteta

Starring Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Chloe Sevigny, Connie Britton, Jay Duplass

Beatriz is a Los Angeles massage therapist and holistic healer who drives to the seaside mansion of her client Cathy.  When her old Volkswagen breaks down, she receives a friendly invitation from Cathy to stay for a seemingly innocent business dinner.  As the guests arrive and the wine starts to flow, Beatriz finds herself in an escalating war of words with Doug Strutt, a ruthless real estate mogul who cares more about money than people.   

83 minutes; (c) Lionsgate

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

Work in groups or with a friend to build a unique LEGO design!

No registration required. This program is intended for children ages 4 and up.

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_piano 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Disney Celebrations Piano Recital Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Join Lydia Paluk's group as they present their Disney Celebrations Piano Recital.

 

    Location: Wall Township
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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
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM New Release Movie: Beatriz at Dinner (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Miguel Arteta

Starring Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Chloe Sevigny, Connie Britton, Jay Duplass

Beatriz is a Los Angeles massage therapist and holistic healer who drives to the seaside mansion of her client Cathy.  When her old Volkswagen breaks down, she receives a friendly invitation from Cathy to stay for a seemingly innocent business dinner.  As the guests arrive and the wine starts to flow, Beatriz finds herself in an escalating war of words with Doug Strutt, a ruthless real estate mogul who cares more about money than people.   

83 minutes; (c) Lionsgate

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
office_meeting1 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM CHADD Meetings Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM Battle of Midway Lecture by World War II Era Studies Institute Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

America At War - 1942  

Battle for Midway - Crucial Turning Point in the Pacific War Presented by Paul Frisco, Kevin Kincherf

A turning point in a war or campaign is where one combatant experiences a reversal in fortune.  The combatant looses the initiative, suffers loss of freedom in a theater of war and the opponent assumes the offensive.  In WWII, there were five key turning point battles, each of which enabled the Allies to mount offensive operations to achieve strategic objectives and ultimately attain victory.  The Battle of Midway in June 1942 was one such battle where after the American military assumed the offensive in the Central Pacific. 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday September 26, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales - An Adult Short Story Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

International Short Stories  "The Elephant Vanishes" by Haruki Murakami (Japan)

"The Elephant Vanishes" is a short story by Japanese author Haruki Murakami, included ina short story collection of the same name.  Murakami is known for his calm delivery of prose writing and his inside depiction of the Japanese world view.

This particular short story focuses on the protagonist's personal reaction to the presence - and then disappearance - of an old elephant in his hometown.  The elephant was a refuge from a defunt zoo, and the town council agreed to take on the elephant and provide for it, including food and a keeper.  

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Classic Movie Tuesday: To Catch a Thief (1955) PG Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis, Brigitte Auber

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

A retired jewel thief will be arrested unless he can trap the copycat burglar who has taken up serial-stealing on the French Riviera.

103 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
anim_turtle 1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Toddler Turtles - Stories and Toddler Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Enjoy stories and make a fun craft.

Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old 

No registration necessary

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Secondhand Lions (2003) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

14-year old Walter is sent by his irresponsible mother to spend the summer in Texas with his two quirky uncles rumored to have been bank robbers, mafia hit men and/or war criminals in their younger days.

Starring Michael Caine, Robert Duvall, Haley Joel Osment, and Kyra Sedgwick

110m.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: The Big Sick (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A comedian Kumail connects with grad student Emily after a standup set. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing.  The couple deals with their cultural differences as their relationship grows. Directed by Michael Showalter. Starring Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, and Ray Romano. 

Comedy/Romance – 2 hours

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_mag 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Feel Your Words! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Decipher the dots & devise 3-D Braille messages!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
       
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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
   

Use picture books to learn about science. For ages 3 1/2 to 5.

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at  732 431 7220 x7222.

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Movie: Paris Can Wait (2016) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Eleanor Coppola

Starring Diane Lane, Arnaud Viard, Alec Baldwin

Anne is at a crossroads in her life. Long married to a successful, driven but inattentive movie producer, she unexpectedly finds herself taking a car trip from Cannes to Paris with a business associate of her husband. What should be a seven-hour drive turns into a carefree two-day adventure replete with diversions involving picturesque sights, fine food and wine, humor, wisdom and romance, reawakening Anne's senses and giving her a new lust for life. Directed by Eleanor Coppola

92 minutes; (c) Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Eastern Branch
Wednesday September 27, 2017 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_games 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

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

“Rules of the Game” (1989) by Amy Tan

A Chinese- American girl learns from her mother the art of invisible strength, a strategy for winning arguments and respect from others.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Movie: Going in Style (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their families, three now retired lifelong friends set off to go after the bank that took their money. Stars Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin. 1 hour 36 minutes

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM International Film: After the Storm (2016) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

After the death of his father, a private detective struggles to find child support money and reconnect with his son and ex-wife.  Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda.  Starring Hiroshi Abe, Yôko Maki, and Satomi Kobayashi.

Drama– 1 hour and 57 minutes.

In Japanese with English subtitles.

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_butterfly_01 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kid's! Schoolage Storytime 'N Craft Program : Up, Up in the Air With Butterflies' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage storytime and craft program: Up Up in the Air with Butterflies.  Grades K to 3. Registration is required, in person, by phone, or

on-line.  Note to parents, please register each child separately using your email and phone contact info.

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

Hear a LEGO story and make your own creation! 

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

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

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

 

    Location: West Long Branch
 
anim_butterfly_01 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM TWEENS! Tabletop Game Day - Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

TWEENS! Tabletop Game Day - Ages 7 - 11
Wednesday, September 20 at 4:00 pm
Hang out and play games with your friends!
Registration requested in-person, by phone,
or online at http://bit.ly/1Nds5NS

 

    Location: West Long Branch
 
nat_flower01 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! - Family Storytimes - Chrysanthemum Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kate Benedict   732-531-5092   
   

Chrysanthemum

All Ages

Enjoy a reading of the classic tale by Kevin Henkes and paint the beautiful flowers the mouse was named for.  

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

Read any Star Wars book, discuss it, and make a Lego creation. Snacks served; please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

    Location: Howell
 
elect_e_reader.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Social Media/Digital Marketing for Small Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

This presentation will explain the different types of tools in the Digital Marketing world.  You'll learn how they work and why they are important.  Presenters will give an overview of what you should know and think about, and help you figure out how to make Digital Marketing a regular part of your customer outreach program.

Presented by Scott Barnett, serial entrepreneur and founder of Bizyhood, and Monmouth SCORE 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM International Film: After the Storm (2016) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

After the death of his father, a private detective struggles to find child support money and reconnect with his son and ex-wife.  Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda.  Starring Hiroshi Abe, Yôko Maki, and Satomi Kobayashi.

Drama– 1 hour and 57 minutes.

In Japanese with English subtitles.

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

Associated with both spirital and health benefits, we invite you to try this meditative form of exercise. T'ai Chi Chih consists of 19 stand-alone movements and one pose.  T'ai Chi Chih doesn't require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination. This class is for individuals over age 18.

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

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

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

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, September 20 through December 13, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday September 28, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mckids 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
   

Storytime for all ages.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_pencil 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Thursday Morning Book Discussion News of the World by Paulette Jiles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

News of the World is an adventure story, filled with danger and incident; a western, meticulously researched and rendered; and a two hundred-page prose poem with poetry’s usual virtues of compression, resonance, beauty, and power. Set in post-Civil War Texas, the chaos of that place and time are vividly depicted, even as the story remains primarily one of character. Paulette Jiles has shown how rich and deeply imagined the historical novel can be.

It is 1870, North Texas, rainy and cold. Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels from town to town giving readings from the latest newspapers, bringing the news of the world to isolated towns on the Texas frontier. In Wichita Falls, he is asked to return a captive girl to her relatives near San Antonio, 400 miles to the south. The old man and the ten-year-old start out on a hazardous journey, no less risky because the girl considers herself now a Kiowa and does not have the slightest desire to return. Bandits and Comanche raids and violent weather make as many difficulties as the ten-year old girl who can’t speak English, eats with her hands and knows how to use a revolver. In the end, he finds he must return her to relatives who don’t want her, even though he and the girl have become trusting friends. A story of courage and honor and the truth that these two things are often the possession of even the unlikeliest people.    

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

Come play bridge!  Pat Guadagno assists.  Thursdays through the month of September. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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office_pencil 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Top Notch Resumes II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

Presented by the Library Career Information Center

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Bites -A Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Lydia is dead. But they don't know this yet. So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio.  Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue.  But when Lydia's body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together is destroyed, tumbiling them into chaos.  A profoundly moving story of family, secrets, and longing. Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husband and wives struggle, all their lives to understand one another.  

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: Grey Lady (2017) R Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Eric Dane, Natalie Zea, Amy Madigan

Directed by:  John Shea

A Boston police officer goes to Nantucket to investigate the murder of his partner, and finds more than he bargained for.

107 minutes

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

Set against the stunning landscape of Scotland, Tommy's Honour is based on the powerfully moving true story of the relationship between "Old" Tom Morris and "Young" Tommy Morris, the dynamic father-son team who ushered in the modern game of golf. Starring: Peter Mullan, Jack Lowden, Ophelia Lovigond, Sam Neill, Peter Ferdinando 1 hr. 52 min. Biography/Drama

    Location: Marlboro
 
office_meeting1 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session Rm 6 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 Thursday's of the month.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:25 PM King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (PG-13)(2017) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Starring:  Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, and Astrid Berges-Frisbey.  Directed by Guy Ritchie

Action/Adventure/Drama – 126 minutes   

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Classic Movie:Desk Set (1957) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Walter Lang

Starring Katherine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Gig Young, George Brent, Joan Blondell, Natalie Wood

Bunny Watson (Katharine Hepburn) is a library reference clerk stuck in a dead-end relationship with a boring television executive (Gig Young). Her life is thrown into turmoil when computer expert Richard Summers (Spencer Tracy) enters it. He has been assigned with automating her department, and she is fearful that Summers' new computers will automate her out of a job. She despises him at first, but eventually each of the two start to fall for the other's charms and strong personalities.

103 minutes; (c) 20th Century Fox

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
anim_panda1 3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Meet Adventurer and Author Joan Bruno! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-291-1956   
   

Meet Joan Bruno, local photographer, author, and adventurer! Hear about her explorations across the Arctic, and listen to her read aloud from her delightful picture book. Joan is a speech pathologist, and combines her amazing photography talents with her verbal skills to create a dynamic and engaging program for children. This program is recommended for kids ages 4 and up.  Don’t miss this fun afternoon.

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
anim_ladybug 4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM What Good Are Bugs? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-229-2626   
   

Ages 4 and up. Monmouth County Master Gardeners will talk about all the ways insects help plant the the environment. There will be a follow-up bug craft. Registration required: call, stop in or sign-up online. http://bit.ly/1U702RS

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

Kids Read to Therapy Dogs! - Grades K and up
Thursday, September 28 at 4:00 pm
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend
by reading aloud to a therapy dog.
Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves.

    Location: Allentown
       
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Classic Movie:Desk Set (1957) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Walter Lang

Starring Katherine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Gig Young, George Brent, Joan Blondell, Natalie Wood

Bunny Watson (Katharine Hepburn) is a library reference clerk stuck in a dead-end relationship with a boring television executive (Gig Young). Her life is thrown into turmoil when computer expert Richard Summers (Spencer Tracy) enters it. He has been assigned with automating her department, and she is fearful that Summers' new computers will automate her out of a job. She despises him at first, but eventually each of the two start to fall for the other's charms and strong personalities.

103 minutes; (c) 20th Century Fox

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday September 29, 2017 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
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ent_note 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Stand By Me: The Music of Leiber & Stoller (Music & Education Program) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Lyricist Jerry Leiber and Composer Mike Stoller were songwriting partners who wrote such crossover hits as "Stand By Me," "Hound Dog," "Kansas City" and "Yakety Yak" in the 50's and 60's. They created some of the best groundbreaking Rock and Roll hits for such artists as Elvis, The Coasters, The Drifters, The Shangri-Las, The Dixie Cups and Jay and the Americans, as well as for many more artists. This great songwriting duo has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and The Songwriters Hall of Fame, writing over 70 chart hits. "Smokey Joes Cafe," a Broadway Musical Revue is based on their work and has won seven Tony Awards. It became the longest-running Musical Revue in Broadway history.

Come listen to Phil Bruschi as he talks about their fabulous songwriting career. Phil will sing many of their songs such as "Stand By Me," "Loving You," "On Broadway," "Spanish Harlem" and more. There is no registration for this event but seating is on a first-come, first serve basis. 

    Location: Colts Neck
Saturday September 30, 2017 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Rm 7 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_bunch1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Literature of World Language Book Discussion in Chinese Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Shang-Yi Lu will lead discussion on Have Book, Will Travel  by Zhan Hongzhi

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

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday October 1, 2017 -  Tuesday October 31, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 Art Exhibit: Guido Guazzoni and Cheryl Kleiner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library Staff   732 431 7220 x7226   
   

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

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

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

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

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

Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:  

Mondays, 9:30am.  No Storytime October 9.

Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am. 

Thursdays, 10:15am.  

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:

Mondays, 10:15am.  No Storytime October 9

Tuesdays, 11:40am.  

Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  

Mondays, 11:00am.  No Storytime October 9

Thursdays, 11:00am.  

Family for Ages 2 and up:

Mondays, 1:30pm.  No Storytime October 9

Wednesdays, 1:30pm. 

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

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

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

Intended for Grades 3-7

    Location: Hazlet
Sunday October 1, 2017 -  Friday October 27, 2017 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM ARCHIVES and HISTORY MONTH ON DISPLAY: Inventors and Inventions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Monmouth County Archives   732 308 3771   
   

Monmouth County Archives & History  Month  Exhibit , in the Library's Gallery & Lobby,

focuses on 

Inventors and Innovators in Monmouth and Ocean Counties

The full schedule  is available online at www.visitmonmouth.com/archives, or follow this link www.bit.ly/ArchivesnHistoryDayMonCoLibrary

 

All programs are open and free for all to attend! 

Monmouth County Clerk's Office has hosted Archives and History Day since 1996 in an effort to connect the public with archivists, historians and other preservationists.

    Location: Headquarters
Monday October 2, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_witch_hat.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.

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

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

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

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

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

All are welcome!

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

Directed by Patty Jenkins

Starring Gail Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright

Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that's raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.

141 minutes; (c) Warner Bros.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: Wonder Woman (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Patty Jenkins

Starring Gail Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright

Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that's raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.

141 minutes; (c) Warner Bros.

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_twodancers 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM In Our Own Voice Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will present "In Our Own Voice", a nationally acclaimed multimedia presentation on life while pursuing a mental health recovery.  

Attendees will learn of the range of education, support and advocacy programs which NAMI offers to people in Monmouth County dealing with an ongoing mental health issue in themselves and/or a family member.  Further information may be obtained by calling 732-4NAMI-4U (732-462-6448).

The association's local affiliate, NAMI-Greater Monmouth, conducts public education programs and support group meetings in Colts Neck and Neptune, and outreach programs at various sites throughout Monmouth County.  Details are online at www.namigm.org.  The group also offers its publication, Keys to Wellness, which includes a booklet intended to assist Monmouth County residents in navigating the complexities of the mental health system.  All services and publications are provided free of charge. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 PM  -  11:30 PM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Nursery Rhymes for ages 10 to 23 months. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
Tuesday October 3, 2017 Go To Top
elect_e_reader.GIF 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Marketing Yourself During the Job Hunt: Building a Personal Brand Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Building a Personal Brand and Communicating it Through LinkedIn and Twitter

Do you have a Personal Brand?  Why is a Personal Brand essential during career transition?  How do you communicate your brand in professional social media outlets?  Come to this informative workshop and learn all you need to know.  

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

Space is limited; registration recommended.

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 39 spaces available.
 
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In the tradition of The Paris Wife and Mrs. PoeThe Other Einstein offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein's enormous shadow. It is the story of Einstein's wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight.

Mitza Maric has always been a little different from other girls. Most twenty-year-olds are wives by now, not studying physics at an elite Zurich university with only male students trying to outdo her clever calculations. But Mitza is smart enough to know that, for her, math is an easier path than marriage. And then fellow student Albert Einstein takes an interest in her, and the world turns sideways. Theirs becomes a partnership of the mind and of the heart, but there might not be room for more than one genius in a marriage.

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  -  1:20 PM New Release Movie: Wonder Woman (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.  Directed by Patty Jenkins. Starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, and Robin Wright.

Action/Adventure – 2 hours and 21 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_usflag 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Naturalization 101: An Information Session Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A USCIS Naturalization Information Session includes an overview of the naturalization eligibility and filing requirements, the corresponding interview and testing, as well as helpful customer service information. Associated materials and handouts are provided.  

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM Movie: Enchanted Cottage (1945) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

After a crash disfigures his face and maims his body, pilot Oliver Bradford hides from family and friends in a seaside cottage. There he befriends homely, gentle Laura Pennington. The two marry for companionship, until some rare magic within the cottage transforms them into ardent and beautiful lovers.

Starring Robert Young and Dorothy McGuire

91m.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: The Promise (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris - a renowned American journalist based in Paris.  Directed by Terry George. Starring Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, and Christian Bale.

Drama/History - 2 hours 13 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

An account of the author's coming-of-age in a polygamist Mormon cult living on a farm in Mexico as one of over forty children, and her eventual escape.

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

You’ll be seeing colorful patterns after customizing a kaleidoscope!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
school_microscope 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
   

Using Picture Books to learn about Science for ages 3 1/2 to 5.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 6:00 PM  -  8:20 PM New Release Movie: Wonder Woman (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.  Directed by Patty Jenkins. Starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, and Robin Wright.

Action/Adventure – 2 hours and 21 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
school_graduate 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM College Financial Planning Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

Did You Know?  The average family borrows 39 percent of the total cost of college, only 37 percent of college students graduate in 4 years, and two-thirds of college graduates leave school with financial debt.

At this workshop you will learn how to maximize your potential for financial aid; how to lower your out-of-pocket costs; why the FAFSA and your EFC are so critical to the college financial aid process; and how the SAT/ACT scores translate into financial aid dollars.

Presented by College Funding Associates

Seating is limited; to register, call 732-224-1496, ext. 2302. 

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

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

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

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

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at  732 431 7220 x7222.

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_civil_war_x 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The Life of Ulysses S. Grant Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Nealis   732-946-4118   732-946-4118
   

The Life of Ulysses S. Grant

Presented by living history impressionist Kenneth Serfass

Ulysses S. Grant was the Commanding General of the United States Army at the end of the American Civil War and later the 18th President of the United States.For the past 40 years retired U.S. Marine Kenneth Serfass has studied the life and times of Ulysses S. Grant.  He is now a sought after expert on all things concerning General and President Grant. Serfass, a Gettysburg resident, augments his Grant portrayals with a 1860’s-era general’s uniform.

Senior/Community Center 

6 Crawfords Corner Road

Holmdel NJ 07733

 

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

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

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

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

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

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country’s most eligible bachelor.

 

  Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_games 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Movie: Everybody Loves Somebody (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A beautiful and successful career woman seems to have it all. The only thing she has yet to figure out is her love life. Pressured to attend a family wedding back home in Mexico, she asks a co-worker to pose as her boyfriend. Her situation gets complicated when her ex shows up at the ceremony. Stars Karla Souza, Jose Maria Yazpik, Ben O'Toole. 2 hours 42 minutes. 

 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
trans_firetruck2 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Fire Truck Visit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us as we celebrate National Fire Prevention Month.  

Colts Neck firefighter David Mann will teach us about fire safety and show us a real fire truck!

All Ages

Registration Required

    Location: Colts Neck
        There are many spaces available.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

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

Fun for all.

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
trans_firetruck3 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
   

Crafts and Stories for Grades K and Up.

October 4 - Fire Safety

October 11 - Pumpkin Puppet

    Location: Howell
 
office_document_tack 6:30 PM Lifestyle Changes Coping and Caring for Seniors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

This free seminar offers educational resources regarding the dynamics involved with families and individuals who are trying to juggle their lives with taking care of an elderly loved one. Presented by Beverly Zaccherio of Senior Solutions of the Jersey Shore, LLC. 

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_arrow_r_red 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM SAT/PSAT MATH Classes (Free for Teens) Rm 4/5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431-7220x7222   
   

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

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

Mr. Carlin's Classes are free, begin at 6:30 pm on the following dates: 9/6 and  9/20,  10/4 and 10/11, 11/1 and 11/15, 12/6 and 12/13. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Strategies to Maximize your Social Security Income Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join Michael Standley, CLTC, of Retirement Income Solutions of Oakhurst, for an informative and educational workshop on Social Security strategies.

    Location: Hazlet
 
food_teapot.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The World in a Teapot Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

History of tea around the world presented by Kirsten Kristensen. Please call 732-531-5092 to register.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
rec_aerobics 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih: Joy through Movement for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Associated with both spirital and health benefits, we invite you to try this meditative form of exercise. T'ai Chi Chih consists of 19 stand-alone movements and one pose.  T'ai Chi Chih doesn't require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination. This class is for individuals over age 18.

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_megaphone.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM NAMI presents In Our Own Voice Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will present "In Our Own Voice," a nationally-acclaimed multimedia presentation on life while pursuing a mental health recovery. The program is in conjunction with National Mental Health Awareness Week.

"In Our Own Voice" adds a critical perspective to the popular understanding of what people with mental illness are like. You'll hear a first-hand account of what it's like to live with mental illness as the presenter humanizes this midunderstood illness. You'll have the chance to ask the presenter questions, which allows for a deeper understanding of mental health conditions and dispels stereotypes and misconceptions. You'll come to understand that every person with mental illness can hope for a bright future.

NAMI-Greater Monmouth conducts public education programs, support group meetings and outreach programs throughout Monmouth County, advocating for those with mental illness and/or their families.

    Location: Howell
Thursday October 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_smiley 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 Crafts for all ages

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

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

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:35 PM Movie: Paris Can Wait (2016) PG Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Diane Lane, Alec Baldwin, Arnaud Viard

Directed by:  Eleanor Coppola

The wife of a successful movie producer takes a car trip from the south of France to Paris with one of her husband's associates.

92 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: The Wedding Plan (2016) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Michal, a 32 year old Orthodox Jewish woman is looking forward to her wedding day. But when her fiancé has a change of heart, Michal refuses to cancel the wedding, believing that God will provide her with a husband by her chosen date. Comedy/Romance Starring: Dafi Alferon, Noa Koler, Oded Leopold. 1hr. 50 min.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Classic Movie:Between Two Worlds (1944) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Edward Blatt

Starring John Garfield, Sydney Greenstreet, Paul Henreid, Edmund Gwenn, George Tobias

In London during World War II, married couple Henry (Paul Henreid) and Ann Bergner (Eleanor Parker) decide to commit suicide instead of waiting to be killed in a Nazi air raid. After carrying out their decision, the Bergners awake to find themselves on a large, mysterious ship with several other passengers. The ship's steward, Scrubby (Edmund Gwenn), informs them that the vessel is where the dead come to be judged. The passengers now must await the fate handed down to them by the Examiner.

112 minutes; (c) Warner Bros.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Gifted (PG-13)(2017) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Starring: Chris Evans, McKenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, and Octavia Spencer

Drama– 101 minutes   

    Location: Ocean Township
 
food_cupcake.GIF 3:15 PM  -  3:15 PM Kids! Donut Storytime! Ages 4 and up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    7322911956   
   

Listen to donut-themed stories and then decorate a tasty treat to take home courtesy of Duck Donuts! 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
trans_car 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Otto the Auto Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-229-2626   
   

All Ages - Otto the Auto, a three-foot tall remote-controlled talking car from the AAA Mid-Atlantic Foundation will give a fun, interactive safety program for kids! Registration required; call, stop in or sign up online http://bit.ly1U702RS beginning September 25.

    Location: Oceanport
    Registration will begin on Monday, September 25, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
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misc_kids 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Pasta Skeleton Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Create a spooky skeleton using noodles!

No registration required. This program is intended for children Grades K-5.

    Location: Marlboro
 
z_cust_teen_logo.GIF 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Young Adult Employment/Internships (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Young Adult Employment/Internships.  Planning and Preparing to Succeed

Presented by Rosemary Tamasi / Career Connections Counselor / Mnmouth County Library

Interning in High School can be a fantastic way to get some real world experience before heading off to college.  Many teens are using internships as a strategy to help decide their major, bolster their college applications and gain experience. 

Sample of the Topics to be covered: interviewing Skills, Brief Mock Interview, Social Media, Dress for Success, Internships/Volunteering.

Teens and their Parent/Guardians are welcome to attend.

Registration is required.

    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
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Howell Heritage Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
 
misc_rivers 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM History in Monmouth: British Commanders and Leadership at Monmouth Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

History in Monmouth:   "British Commanders and Leadership at Monmouth" presented by Dr. David Martin

“British Commanders and Leadership at Monmouth”

The British army had some of their best field commanders at Monmouth, but not much attention has been paid to where they were and what they did in the battle. This lecture will examine the contributions of the leading British officers in the battle, including Charles Cornwallis, John Simcoe, William Erskine, Charles “No Flint” Grey, and Wilhelm von Knyphausen.  It will also review how British officer casualties affected the course of the battle.

Dr. David Martin,  president of the Friends of Monmouth Battlefield and an award warning author, teacher and lecturer offers a  continuing series of lectures on important individuals who helped shape Monmouth County.

No registration is needed. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In the tradition of The Paris Wife and Mrs. PoeThe Other Einstein offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein's enormous shadow. It is the story of Einstein's wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight.

Mitza Maric has always been a little different from other girls. Most twenty-year-olds are wives by now, not studying physics at an elite Zurich university with only male students trying to outdo her clever calculations. But Mitza is smart enough to know that, for her, math is an easier path than marriage. And then fellow student Albert Einstein takes an interest in her, and the world turns sideways. Theirs becomes a partnership of the mind and of the heart, but there might not be room for more than one genius in a marriage.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Classic Movie:Between Two Worlds (1944) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Edward Blatt

Starring John Garfield, Sydney Greenstreet, Paul Henreid, Edmund Gwenn, George Tobias

In London during World War II, married couple Henry (Paul Henreid) and Ann Bergner (Eleanor Parker) decide to commit suicide instead of waiting to be killed in a Nazi air raid. After carrying out their decision, the Bergners awake to find themselves on a large, mysterious ship with several other passengers. The ship's steward, Scrubby (Edmund Gwenn), informs them that the vessel is where the dead come to be judged. The passengers now must await the fate handed down to them by the Examiner.

112 minutes; (c) Warner Bros.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday October 6, 2017 Go To Top
med_stethoscope 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM First Fridays for Seniors: Understanding Medicare Options for 2018 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Les Taylor will be here to give us an overview of the Medicare changes for 2018, plus a description of Medicare options available to all seniors.

 

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Animaniacs - Anime Club (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Welcome Back! Join us the first Friday of every month as we get together and do crafts, draw, eat Japanese snacks, watch movies/series, and hang out with others who love Anime!  Meet up with fellow anime enthusiasts and talk all about anime and manga. Eat terrific snacks. 

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday October 7, 2017 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Rm 7 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
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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
 
ent_microphone2 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Too Marvelous for Words: The Lyrics of Johnny Mercer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Johnny Mercer was one of America's best known lyricists and songwriters from the mid-1930s through the mid-1960s. Many of the songs he wrote were among the most popular hits of that time and are still being recorded by today's artists.  He wrote lyrics to more than fifteen hundred songs, including compositions for movies and Broadway musicals. Mercer was nominated for 19 Academy Awards and won four.

Join Phil Bruschi as he discusses the life and times of Mercer as a songwriter and sings songs such as Summer Wind, Autumn Leaves, Too Marvelous for Words, One for My Baby, Moon River and many others.

Phil has sung with Doo Wop groups, bands, duos and now as a soloist.  Combined with his teaching at the University of North Carolina in Wilmington and his involvement in the Continuing Studies area, Phil has created a style of program referred to as "edu-tain-ment." Mixing education and entertainment, he shares information about the careers of the artists and performs their songs.

    Location: Howell
Sunday October 8, 2017 Go To Top
ent_microphone2 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fall into Jazz Series: Carol Fredette & Trio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

FALL INTO JAZZ Series with Jack Livingstone

Join us for an outstanding afternoon as the award-winning Carol Fredette and her Trio performs for you in her very special and unique style. Ms. Fredette was 2015 Recipient of The Bistro Award for Ongoing Jazz Artistry. Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, The Bistro is cabaret's oldest and most coveted award. 
Carol, who started working in the New York Jazz scene while still a teenager, has headlined every major jazz club in New York City in addition to performing at prestigious venues around the country and internationally. She will perform standards as well as songs from her latest CD, No Sad Songs for Me

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

We thank the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for underwriting the maintenance of our grand piano.

    Location: Headquarters
Monday October 9, 2017 Go To Top
trans_mayflower Columbus Day Holiday - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches
Tuesday October 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Library Commission Meeting 11/Hq Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Administration    732 431 7220   
   
Tuesday, October 10, 2017; 11:00 AM; Headquarters

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

Tuesday, December 5, 2017; 11:00 AM; Headquarters 

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

 
    Location: All Branches
 
elect_laptop.GIF 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Identity Theft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Tuesday Talk @ Howell

Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the county. This program discusses what identity theft is -- how criminals get your personal information -- and what YOU can do to keep from becoming a victim of ID theft.

Presented by Executive Undersheriff Ted Freeman, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_pinkribbon 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Learn the Facts, Learn Where To Go for Help: A Breast Health Education Workshop. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Breast Cancer does not discriminate by gender,  nor age. Learn the facts, learn where to go for help, for yourself, for your family members.

Parents with young children:  this presentation will be offered in a sensitive fashion, so that children may attend.

Presented by two leading Health Educators of Visiting Nurse Association Health Group from Holmdel. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM Movie: Death Becomes Her (1992) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Two women compete for the same man, and in the process both take a drug that makes them immortal, with disastrous results.

Starring Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn, and Bruce Willis

103m.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Back to the Future (1985) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

*SPECIAL SCREENING FOR ARCHIVES WEEK*

Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by the maverick scientist Doc Brown. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd.

Sci-Fi/Comedy - 1 hour 56 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_sound 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Bobby Darin Story: Beyond the Song Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

The Bobby Darin Story: Beyond the Song presented by Phil Bruschi. This program is made possible by the generosity of The Friends of the Township of Ocean Library.

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

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

 

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
school_microscope 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
   

Using Picture Books to learn about Science for ages 3 1/2 to 5.

    Location: Howell
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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  -  8:45 PM Independent Movie: The Big Sick (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Michael Showalter

Starring Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter

Kumail is a Pakistani comic who meets an American graduate student named Emily at one of his stand-up shows. As their relationship blossoms, he soon becomes worried about what his traditional Muslim parents will think of her. When Emily suddenly comes down with an illness that leaves her in a coma, Kumail finds himself developing a bond with her deeply concerned mother and father.

119 minutes; (c) Lionsgate

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

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

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

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

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at  732 431 7220 x7222.

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
        There are many spaces available.
 
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 19 spaces available.
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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
 
office_lightbulb 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM ARCHIVES and HISTORY WEEK: Inventors and Innovators Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Monmouth County Archives   732 308 3771   
   

Monmouth County Archives & History Week focuses on I

nventors and Innovators of Monmouth and Ocean Counties

The full program is available online at www.visitmonmouth.com/archives, or follow this link www.bit.ly/ArchivesnHistoryDayMonCoLibrary

Programs on Wednesday, October 11:

10 am to 11:30am  “From Convicts to Colonels: Monmouth County Inventors.”

Lecture by George Joynson, Reference Specialist, Monmouth County Archives,

Introduction by Gary D. Saretzky, Monmouth County Archivist.

1:00-2:30pm: “Nokia Bell Labs: Nine Decades of Inventing the Future.” 

Lecture by Edward Eckert, Nokia Bell Labs Corporate Archivist and Sr. Manager of IIS Intellectual Property Services. 

Introduction by Randall Gabrielan, Monmouth County Historian.

3:00-5:00pm. “Battle for Guadalcanal, August 1942.” 

Lecture by Paul Zigo, WWII Studies Institute.Program under the auspices of the Monmouth County Library

Exhibit, Library Gallery and Lobby: Inventors and Innovators in Monmouth and Ocean counties

All programs are open and free for all to attend! 

Monmouth County Clerk's Office has hosted Archives and History Day since 1996 in an effort to connect the public with archivists, historians and other preservationists.

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_games 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Vintage: Movie: Rebel Without A Cause (1955) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A rebellious young man with a disturbing past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies. Drama Starring James Dean, Natalie Wood 1 hr. 51 min.

Warner Brothers

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

Please come and join the Friends of Howell Library as we work together to increase awareness of and advocate for the library in the community and raise money to help support library programs.  

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

While visiting Calcutta, a five-year old boy becomes separated from his family. After quite a bit of wandering and many challenges, he ends up with an Australian couple who give him a loving home. As an adult he decides to undertake an epic quest to find the family he left behind long ago. Stars Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara. 1 hour 58 minutes 

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_usflag 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Battle for Guadalcanal Lecture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

America At War - 1942

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

 Battle for Guadalcanal, August 1942 Presented by Paul Zigo

Guadalcanal, a Japanese occupied island in the Solomon Island chain in the south Pacific, was invaded by a major US Marine force on August 7, 1942.  The bloody and protracted struggle for this steamy, malaria-ridden, rain-sodden island lasted for nearly six months, resulting in over 6,000 casualties, to include 152 battle deaths.  The battle was the first real test of land strength between Japan and the USA.  Seven major naval battles were also fought around the island.  Guadalcanal is now seen as a major turning point in the Pacific war from which Japan never recovered.  Come and hear why the battle was so vicious and why it had to be won.

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! John Pizzi, Family Comedian and Ventriloquist Extraordinaire! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Laugh with John and his cast of characters including the silly Andy with his "one-two punch" style of humor.

All Ages

Registration Required

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
trans_firetruck3 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
   

Crafts and Stories for Grades K and Up.

October 4 - Fire Safety

October 11 - Pumpkin Puppet

    Location: Howell
 
office_money_bills_coins 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Getting the Most from Social Security: Simple Steps on How to Maximize your Benefits Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

In this seminar you will learn:

Key factors to consider before applying for Social Security benefits; How recent law changes could impact your benefits; Strategies to maximize those benefits; How you may be able to avoid paying taxes on your benefits; and simple ways to increase your benefits.  

Two sessions available (same presentation):  Wednesday, October 11 and Tuesday, October 17, at 6:30 pm.

Presented by Gary Ronan of APG Retirement and Estate Planning Specialists.

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

Garden and Horticulture Questions answered by the Helpline

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_arrow_r_red 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM SAT/PSAT MATH Classes (Free for Teens) Rm 4/5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431-7220x7222   
   

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

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

Mr. Carlin's Classes are free, begin at 6:30 pm on the following dates: 9/6 and  9/20,  10/4 and 10/11, 11/1 and 11/15, 12/6 and 12/13. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Strategies to Maximize your Social Security Income Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join Michael Standley, CLTC, of Retirement Income Solutions of Oakhurst, for an informative and educational workshop on Social Security strategies.

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Maximizing LinkedIn During the Job Search Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

Space is limited; registration recommended.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 40 spaces available.
 
misc_smiley 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 Crafts for all ages

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Movie: Beatriz at Dinner (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A massage therapist from a poor town in Mexico attends a wealthy client's dinner party where she gets into a verbal fight with a self-centered billionaire. Drama/Comedy Starring: Salma Hayek, John Lithgow Chloe Sevigny, Connie Britton, Jay Duplass 1 hr. 22 min.

    Location: Marlboro
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ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: The Big Sick (2017) R Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter

Directed by:  Michael Showalter

A couple deals with their cultural differences as their relationship grows.

120 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
office_dollarsign 2:00 PM Estate Planning: Sorting Fact from Fiction Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

This workshop will assist you in sorting fact from fiction in estate planning.  It will cover the frequently asked questions and common misconceptions regarding wills and trusts, asset protection, nursing home issues, Medicaid qualification, and estate taxes.  The workshop will be presented by Paul R. Daniele, Esq. from Daniele Law, LLC, who has been practicing NJ Law for 49 years, has served as an Assistant Prosecutor, a Newark Municipal Judge, and was awarded the Newark Peace Prize in 1991.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Classic Movie:Passage to Marseille (1944) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Michael Curtiz

Starring Humphrey Bogart, Sydney Greenstreet, Claude Rains, Peter Lorre

During World War II, a French ship finds five men drifting in a small boat. Once aboard, the men tell the ship's captain, Patain Malo (Victor Francen), that they are convicts who escaped prison, led by Jean Matrac (Humphrey Bogart), to fight in the war. As the ship nears its destination in Marseille, France surrenders to Germany, but Malo decides to hide the prisoners. When traitorous Major Duval (Sydney Greenstreet) tries to overtake the ship, Matrac and the others work to defeat him.

110 minutes; (c) Warner Bros.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:35 PM Freedom Writers (PG-13)(2007) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Starring: Hillary Swank, Patrick Dempsey, Scott Glen, and Lee Hernandez

Biography, Crime, Drama– 123 minutes   

    Location: Ocean Township
 
school_chemistry2 3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! Slime, S.T.E.M., and Stories Ages 4 and up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    7322911956   
   

Channel your inner mad scientist as we read slimy stories and create our own slime! 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Kids! Cerealism the Modern Pop Art Experience Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Artist, Michael Albert will conduct a Cereal Box Collage Workshop.  Come and learn how to make amazing works of mosaic art.

K and up

Call, stop in or register online beginning Thursday, September 28 at 9:00am

    Location: Headquarters
    Registration will begin on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
misc_kids 4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Kids! Lizard Guys Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join the Lizard Guys for a fun filled, live animal show! learn where the animals come from, what they eat and other awesome facts!

Registration begins Monday, September 25 for children ages 5 and up.

    Location: Marlboro
    Registration will begin on Monday, September 25, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
 
rec_swords.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER TV & Book Series Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

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

During October, November and December they will cover Gabaldon's The Scottish Prisoner.  

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

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_new_blue 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Cerealist Art: A cereal Box Collage Workshop (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Most people see a discarded box of cereal and all they see is trash - not so! Come learn, along with artist Michael Albert, how to turn recycled cereal boxes and other packaged products into amazing art work.

Presented by New York Pop Artist and Author Michael Albert.

Registration is required.

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
misc_lighthouse_01 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lost Amusement Parks Of The North Jersey Shore Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Author, Rick Geffken, will be at the Library to discuss his recently published book, Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore.  This book 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.  Please contact the Atlantic Highlands Library for information.
 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Classic Movie:Passage to Marseille (1944) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Michael Curtiz

Starring Humphrey Bogart, Sydney Greenstreet, Claude Rains, Peter Lorre

During World War II, a French ship finds five men drifting in a small boat. Once aboard, the men tell the ship's captain, Patain Malo (Victor Francen), that they are convicts who escaped prison, led by Jean Matrac (Humphrey Bogart), to fight in the war. As the ship nears its destination in Marseille, France surrenders to Germany, but Malo decides to hide the prisoners. When traitorous Major Duval (Sydney Greenstreet) tries to overtake the ship, Matrac and the others work to defeat him.

110 minutes; (c) Warner Bros.

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
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ent_microphone2 1:30 PM Phil Bruschi: Sing and Swing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Dancing and swinging to the music of Big Band Orchestra was known as "The Swing Era" where each band reflected the personality of its Leader with his own stryle. Join Phil Bruschi as he discusses "The Swing Era" and sings some of the biggest hits of that time. Songs such as "Chattanooga Choo Choo", "Stardust", "Sentimental Journey", and "Stormy Weather" will be performed as well as others. 

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_guitar01 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sandy Sasso Returns to Howell Library! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Sandy Sasso Jazz Quartet will perform standards from the Great American Songbook -- a soothing entry to the weekend! Join us for this Friday afternoon concert.

This program is made possible through a grant from Musician's Local 399, Asbury Park, American Federation of Musicians.

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

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

    Location: Hazlet
 
office_lightbulb 9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM ARCHIVES & HISTORY DAY: Inventors in Monmouth & Ocean Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: ARCHIVES    732 308 3771   
   

Monmouth County Archives & History Day focuses on Inventions of Monmouth and Ocean Counties

The full program is available online at www.visitmonmouth.com/archives, or follow this link

Exhibit, Library Gallery and Lobby: Inventors and Innovators in Monmouth and Ocean counties

Wednesday, October 11, 10:00-11:30am: Lecture: George Joynson, Reference Specialist, Monmouth County Archives, “From Convicts to Colonels: Monmouth County Inventors.” Introduction by Gary D. Saretzky, Monmouth County Archivist. 

Awards Presentations presented by Monmouth County Clerk

M. Claire French Award, Jane G. Clayton Award,  Roger McDonough Librarianship Award, Barbara Carver Smith Award  Innovative Archives Award

History Forum: Discussion of Inventors and Innovators in New Jersey

Featured Speaker: Paul Israel, Research Professor. Director and General Editor, Thomas Edison Papers, Rutgers University-New Brunswick. New Jersey: A State of Innovation

All programs are open and free for all to attend! 

Monmouth County Clerk's Office has hosted Archives and History Day since 1996 in an effort to connect the public with archivists, historians and other preservationists.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_quill 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Monmouth Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

If you would like to share your own work for constructive feedback, go to www.monmouthwriters.com for details of what to expect, as well as format/printing instructions.  Priority will be given to folks who follow the straightforward submission guidelines.  For more information email Rick: rkelsten@gmail.com

 

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
 
rec_paintpalette02 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Art Show & Sale: Sponsored by the Colts Neck Friends of the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

It’s time for the 18th Annual Colts Neck Friends of the Library Fine Art Show and Sale, October 14th & 15th (10am-4pm), and October 21st & 22nd (10am-4pm).  

This is a terrific opportunity to see the talent that abounds our local area. What better gift than a piece of original artwork for newlyweds or a housewarming gift?  Give the gift that keeps giving year round and makes them think of you fondly every time they walk into the room!  Or snap up that unique piece that speaks to you to warm up your décor.  With a great selection of artists and styles to choose from, there is surely something for everyone.  Varied prices on watercolors, oil paintings, hand thrown pottery and wood carvings will be available.

For more information on this event please contact the library at 732-431-5656.

    Location: Colts Neck
Sunday October 15, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Art Show & Sale: Sponsored by the Colts Neck Friends of the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

It’s time for the 18th Annual Colts Neck Friends of the Library Fine Art Show and Sale, October 14th & 15th (10am-4pm), and October 21st & 22nd (10am-4pm).  

This is a terrific opportunity to see the talent that abounds our local area. What better gift than a piece of original artwork for newlyweds or a housewarming gift?  Give the gift that keeps giving year round and makes them think of you fondly every time they walk into the room!  Or snap up that unique piece that speaks to you to warm up your décor.  With a great selection of artists and styles to choose from, there is surely something for everyone.  Varied prices on watercolors, oil paintings, hand thrown pottery and wood carvings will be available.

For more information on this event please contact the library at 732-431-5656.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_note 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Phil Bruschi presents Neil Diamond Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Neil Diamond continues to endure in the world of pop music as a solo artist. This program focuses on his legendary career as a singer and songwriter highlighting more than 45 years of struggles and successes.

Phil will discuss Diamond's early career to present day while performing such songs as "Sweet Caroline," "Hello Again," "Cracklin Rose," "September Morn," and many more.

Diamond has sold over 125 million records worldwide and has performed in front of millions of concertgoers. This Brooklyn Baritone has had 10 number one hit singles over the years and is considered the third most successful adult contemporary artist on the Billboard chart.

Come for this entertaining multimedia experience!

    Location: Eastern Branch
Monday October 16, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer_apple 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to iPad Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

Space is limited; please register online, or by calling the Library at 732-683-8980

Eastern Branch

 

        There are 8 spaces available.
 
holiday_witch_hat.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.

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

Fall stories and fun with paint!

Registration begins Monday, October 2 for children ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver. Space is limited.

    Location: Marlboro
    Registration will begin on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
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ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_kids 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Yoga Fun with Miriam Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Children will learn methods to improve focus and regulate feelings, along with physical movement!

Regsitration is required beginning Monday, October 2 for children  Grades K-2.

    Location: Marlboro
    Registration will begin on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Stories and Nursery Rhymes for ages 10 to 23 months. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
Tuesday October 17, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales - An Adult Short Story Program rM 7 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

"International Short Stories"

"Moving House" by Pawel Huell (Poland)

In Pawel Huell's story "Moving House" the reader is treated to the story of a young Polish boy who pays a visit to his German neighbor.  Such a visit is forbidden to the boy, but the beautiful music played by the German Lady next door bewitches him.  In Polish History, Germany became an aggressive and betraying neighbor while Russia offered salvation.  Nevertheless, for Poles one's friends one day could easily be one's enemies the next.

"Cockroaches" by Bruno Schulz (Poland)

Bruno Schulz was one of the most remarkably gifted writers from Eastern Europe in the 20th century.  Little known outside his native Poland, his work as been compared to Franz Kafka.  This short story is typical of Schulz's genius and is included in the short story book The Street of Crocodiles.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM Movie: Bell, Book and Candle (1958) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A Manhattan witch falls in love with a publisher after casting a spell on him that obliges him to dump his fiancée and pursue her instead.

Starring James Stewart and Kim Novak

106m.

    Location: Wall Township
 
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 from Flipster and RBdigital Magazines
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 
Hundreds of Online Courses - from Accounting to Web Development - via Universal Class and Lynda.com 
E- and audio books with Overdrive
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).
- We will also talk about the library app and online catalog
 
This program is open to all ages and there is something of interest for everyone! The lecture 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.
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: Maudie (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community. Directed by Aisling Walsha. Starring Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke. 

Drama - 1 hour 55 mins.

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

Practice reading aloud to a certified therapy dog who really listens! Bring your favorite book or borrow one of ours.

Grades K and up. Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
school_microscope 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
   

Using Picture Books to learn about Science for ages 3 1/2 to 5.

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

Perfect for Halloween!

K and up

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
office_money_bills_coins 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Getting the Most from Social Security: Simple Steps on How to Maximize your Benefits Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

In this seminar you will learn:

Key factors to consider before applying for Social Security benefits; How recent law changes could impact your benefits; Strategies to maximize those benefits; How you may be able to avoid paying taxes on your benefits; and simple ways to increase your benefits.  

Two sessions available (same presentation):  Wednesday, October 11 and Tuesday, October 17, at 6:30 pm.

Presented by Gary Ronan of APG Retirement and Estate Planning Specialists.

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

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

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

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

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at  732 431 7220 x7222.

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday October 18, 2017 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_guitar01 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Kids! Baby and Toddler Music Concerts featuring Miss Melissa's Music for Aardvarks and other Mammals Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us and rock out with drums, bells, shakers, balls, and Miss Melissa's guitar at this one-of-a-kind music event!

2 sessions: 9:30 to 10:00 am:  Ages 10 months to 2 years

AND 10:30 to11:00 am:  Ages 2 to 4 years

No registration required. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
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
 
ent_guitar01 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Baby and Toddler Music Concerts featuring Miss Melissa's Music for Aardvarks and other Mammals Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us and “rock out” with drums, bells, shakers, balls, and Miss Melissa’s guitar at this one-of-a-kind music event!

2 sessions: 9:30 to 10:00 am:  Ages 10 months to 2 years

AND 10:30 to 11:00 am:  Ages 2 to 4 years

No registration required.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
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rec_games 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:05 PM World Cinema (Japan) Movie: Kikujiro (Kikujiro no natsu) (1999) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A nine year old boy being raised by his grandmother decides to search for his mother who lives far away. When he leaves home with only her photograph and address, he meets Kikujiro, a tough guy with an acid tongue and a warm heart.  Comedy/Drama Directed by Takeshi Kitano, Starring: Yusuke Sekiguchi, Kayoko Kishimoto, Takeshi Kitano/ 1999 Selection for Cannes Film Festival 2 hrs 1 min.

Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM International Film: The Wedding Plan (2016) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

When her fiancé bows out on the eve of her wedding, Michal refuses to cancel the wedding arrangements. An Orthodox Jew, she insists that God will supply her a husband. As the clock ticks down..  Directed by Rama Burshtein.  Starring Noa Koler, Amos Tamam, and Oz Zehavi.

Comedy/Romance– 1 hour and 50 minutes.

In Hebrew with English subtitles.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Afternoon at the Movies:The Big Sick (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail connects with grad student Emily after a standup set. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing. Starring Kumail Nanjiani, Holly Hunter and Ray Romano. 119 minutes. 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: Zookeeper's Wife (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

The time is 1939, the place is Poland, the homeland of Antonina and Jan Zabinski, keepers of the Warsaw Zoo. This account tells how the pair helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.  Stars Jessica Chastain, Johan Heidenbergh, Daniel Bruhl. 2 hours 7 minutes. 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

Please choose one session.  

All ages

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_dog_scottie 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Read to Peaches, Our Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-5656   
   

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

Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves!

All Ages

Registration Required

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
nat_leaf_fall 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Autumn At The Shore Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

What happens to the Beach in the Fall? Learn from the experts Traveling Beach Science, A Marine Science educational group bringing the laboratory to you.

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

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

Please choose one session

All ages. 

No registration needed.

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

Read to Styx, our Smooth Collie. Bring your favorite book.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM International Film: The Wedding Plan (2016) (PG) Rm 4/5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

When her fiancé bows out on the eve of her wedding, Michal refuses to cancel the wedding arrangements. An Orthodox Jew, she insists that God will supply her a husband. As the clock ticks down..  Directed by Rama Burshtein.  Starring Noa Koler, Amos Tamam, and Oz Zehavi.

Comedy/Romance– 1 hour and 50 minutes.

In Hebrew with English subtitles.

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_aerobics 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih: Joy through Movement for Beginners (1/2/3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Associated with both spirital and health benefits, we invite you to try this meditative form of exercise. T'ai Chi Chih consists of 19 stand-alone movements and one pose.  T'ai Chi Chih doesn't require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination. This class is for individuals over age 18.

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
nat_lightning 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Advisory Board (TAB) (in CMR2) 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 October 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_smiley 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 Crafts for all ages

    Location: Howell
 
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Howell Library Book Club: Charmed Particles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Set in a fictional prarie town, author  Chrissy Kolaya tells the intertwined stories of two families on opposite sides of a local battle when a laboratory for experiments in high energy particle physics decides to build a new superconducting supercollider. The conflict over the collider fractures the community and creates deep divides within the families of the novel.

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

Fall stories and fun with paint!

Registration begins Monday, October 2 for children ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver. Space is limited.

    Location: Marlboro
    Registration will begin on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
 
rec_yoga 11:00 AM Chair Yoga with Dawn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Bites -A Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

A whip-smart, hysterical dramedy about a family in crisis after the disappearance of its brilliant, misanthropic matriarch.

Bernadette Fox is notorious.  To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15 year old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply Mom.  Then Bernadette disappears.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_microphone2 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM CAROLE KING: Now and Forever Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 536-9406   
   

Join Phil Bruschi as he discusses Carole's musical career and sings some of her earlier songs such as, "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow," "Take Good Care of My Baby," "Up on A Roof" and many more.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
At 1pm at the Marlboro Public Library
Tickets for this event will be distributed beginning Tuesday Oct. 3 at 10 am. Four tickets per family.
For more information call the library at (732) 536-9406
 

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Movie: First Kill (2017) R Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Bruce Willis, Hayden Christensen, Ty Shelton

Directed by:  Steven C. Miller

A Wall Street broker is forced to evade a police chief investigating a bank robbery as he attempts to recover the stolen money in exchange for his son's life.

97 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
holiday_pumpkin 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Candy Corn Paper Friends - Stories and Preschool Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Listen to stories and make a great craft!
Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.

No registration needed.

 

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classic Movie:Three Strangers (1946) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Jean Negulesco

Starring Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Joan Lorring

After convincing two strangers, Jerome Arbutny (Sydney Greenstreet) and John West (Peter Lorre), to come to her apartment, Crystal Shackelford (Geraldine Fitzgerald) explains that at the stroke of midnight her statue of the goddess Kwan Yin will open its eyes, look into the souls of three strangers and grant their deepest wishes. The trio jointly invests in a sweepstake ticket, then separate, only to have their true natures demolish the possibility that Kwan Yin will fulfill their dreams.

96 minutes; (c) Warner Bros.

    Location: Eastern Branch
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The Big Sick (R)(2017) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Starring: Kumil Nan, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, and Ray Romano.

Comedy, Romance– 120 minutes   

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_book3 3:00 PM Wall Book Club: House at Riverton by Kate Morton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Summer 1924: On the eve of a glittering Society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life, the only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford.  Winter 1999: Grace Bradley, 98, one-time housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide. Ghosts awaken and memories, long-consigned to the dark reaches of Grace's mind, begin to sneak back through the cracks. A shocking secret threatens to emerge; something history has forgotten but Grace never could.

 

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
anim_turtle 3:15 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Live Reptile Show with Rizzos Reptiles! – all ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    7322911956   
   

Join us for an exciting live reptile show courtesy of Rizzo's Reptiles. No registration required.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Rockwell and Wyeth: The Great American Storytellers Lecture by Fred Dixon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Rockwell and Wyeth: The Great American Storytellers

There is a saying, “Art speaks for itself.” But the Art of Rockwell and Wyeth spoke to the public and critics in entirely different ways. Their works have always been beloved by the public but often attached by the critics. Their styles and subject matter were never even close to what was considered avant-garde art. But they tapped into middle class values and ideals and that added to their popularity.

Hear how Rockwell painted the qualities one would like to see society return to and he did it with a sense of whimsy. Wyeth was accused of being a hopelessly sentimental painter of rural scenes. But Fred Dixon will argue the critics never completely understood his work. Often he takes you beneath the surface of Realism and he doesn’t spell it out for us. The lecture will conclude with the firestorm over the Helga paintings and a look at “Christina’s World.”

Fred Dixon and his wife Martha collected art for 35 years and have traveled to many of the most important museums in the U.S. and Europe and cathedrals in Italy to view Renaissance and Baroque art. They were docents at the Barnes Foundation for ten years which has the largest collection of Impressionistic and Post-Impressionistic art in the U.S. including 181 Renoirs. Fred’s book “700 Years Of Art History: Pre-Renaissance To Modernism,” from which parts of this lecture are taken, will be available for this event at the discounted price of $35.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_kids 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Yoga Fun with Miriam Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Children will learn methods to improve focus and regulate feelings, along with physical movement!

Regsitration is required beginning Monday, October 2 for children  Grades 3-5.

    Location: Marlboro
    Registration will begin on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_e_reader.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Wires and Waves: How We All Got Connected with Richard Frenkiel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732431 7220 x7222   
   

Special Event for Archives and History  Month  Co-sponsored with Monmouth County Archives 

Wires and Waves: How We all Got Connected

History of Modern Communications

Two hundred years ago, communications moved at the speed of a person, and then telegraph, telephone and radio changed everything.  Suddenly, communications moved at the speed of light, giving us "instant" access to news and entertainment, and then the ability to speak to anyone in the world.  By 1940, there were even phones in cars, but 40 years later there were still only 50,000 "car phones" in the US (and no "pocket phones"). Then, in 1983, the first "cellular" system went into operation, using dashboard mounted handsets connected to large radios in the trunks of cars.  Within a decade, the bulky cellular car phone had become a portable pocket phone, used by 30 million people in the US.  Today, there are more than 300 million cell phones in the US and seven billion in the world.  And while the cell phone was producing a revolution in personal communications, the Internet was connecting computers around the world and creating a multitude of new services.  Thank in the new millennium, the cell phone became a smart phone that could connect to the Internet, giving us communication, information and entertainment in a portable device.  For better or worse, we are connected to everyone, and increasingly, to everything.  

In this talk, we will take a brief look at the revolution(s) in communications that produced these amazing results.

Presenter Dick Frenkiel was born more than a half-century ago, in a small town called Brooklyn.  With his degrees in Mechanical Engeering and deceptive aura of competence, he arrived at the brand-new Bell Labs in Holmdel in 1963. Two years later, in a moment of extraordinary luck, he and another engineer were assigned to work on a new radio telephone concept they would later name the "cellular system."

By 1971, the cellurlar system was becoming a reality. After moving to an obligatory stint at AT&T, Dick returned to Bell Labs, where he became head of systems engineering for a new system.  He invented a method for "cell-splitting" and served on the EIA committee which defined the first cellular standards to be used in the US.  Returning to AT&T's cordless telephone business unit, his team designed a series of cordless phones that set a new standard for quality. Retiring in 1993, he has spent many happy years at WINLAB, Wireless Information Networks Labratory at Rutgers, where he now teaches. Dick  has received the National Medal of Technology, the Alexander Graham Bell Medal from IEEE, the Draper Prive from Natational Academy of Engineering.Still living in Manalapan with his family, he served as mayor in 1999. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie:Three Strangers (1946) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Jean Negulesco

Starring Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Joan Lorring

After convincing two strangers, Jerome Arbutny (Sydney Greenstreet) and John West (Peter Lorre), to come to her apartment, Crystal Shackelford (Geraldine Fitzgerald) explains that at the stroke of midnight her statue of the goddess Kwan Yin will open its eyes, look into the souls of three strangers and grant their deepest wishes. The trio jointly invests in a sweepstake ticket, then separate, only to have their true natures demolish the possibility that Kwan Yin will fulfill their dreams.

96 minutes; (c) Warner Bros.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday October 20, 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 October 21, 2017 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Rm 7 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_paintpalette02 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Art Show & Sale: Sponsored by the Colts Neck Friends of the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

It’s time for the 18th Annual Colts Neck Friends of the Library Fine Art Show and Sale, October 14th & 15th (10am-4pm), and October 21st & 22nd (10am-4pm).  

This is a terrific opportunity to see the talent that abounds our local area. What better gift than a piece of original artwork for newlyweds or a housewarming gift?  Give the gift that keeps giving year round and makes them think of you fondly every time they walk into the room!  Or snap up that unique piece that speaks to you to warm up your décor.  With a great selection of artists and styles to choose from, there is surely something for everyone.  Varied prices on watercolors, oil paintings, hand thrown pottery and wood carvings will be available.

For more information on this event please contact the library at 732-431-5656.

    Location: Colts Neck
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misc_earth 11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Going Green: Healthy Water = A Healthy Community Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Join the Ocean Township Shade Tree Commission and the Ocean Township Environmental Commission for a panel discussion on the importance of clean water. Learn about the current threats, challenges and dangers to the water supply as well as recent programs and advancements by area environmental groups. Learn simple ways to keep our water safe and clean including small changes you can make in your own home. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is requested.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
holiday_pumpkin 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Ichabod Crane, Washington Irving, and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Neill Hartley presents an all-new adaptation of this horror story written by Washington Irving. The interactive, one-man interpretation of the story of the headless horseman draws the audience into the schoolmaster's world in sleepy Tarry Town. The program, followed by discussion about this 19th century author who also wrote Rip Van Winkle, ends with a dramatic reading of the story's postscript. Neill is an actor with American Historical Theatre, a nonprofit organization specializing in first-person living history presentations.

The program is funded by the Horizon Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The program is made possible through the support of the Friends of Howell Library.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_bunch1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Literature of World Language Book Discussion in Spanish Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Katherine Rittenbach will lead discussion on the book "Las lagrimas de San Lorenzo" by Julio Llamazares

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

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.  

 

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday October 22, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Art Show & Sale: Sponsored by the Colts Neck Friends of the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

It’s time for the 18th Annual Colts Neck Friends of the Library Fine Art Show and Sale, October 14th & 15th (10am-4pm), and October 21st & 22nd (10am-4pm).  

This is a terrific opportunity to see the talent that abounds our local area. What better gift than a piece of original artwork for newlyweds or a housewarming gift?  Give the gift that keeps giving year round and makes them think of you fondly every time they walk into the room!  Or snap up that unique piece that speaks to you to warm up your décor.  With a great selection of artists and styles to choose from, there is surely something for everyone.  Varied prices on watercolors, oil paintings, hand thrown pottery and wood carvings will be available.

For more information on this event please contact the library at 732-431-5656.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_piano 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Salute to Burt Bacharach Concert presented by Tim McLoone &The Shirleys Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Join us for a very special  event as Tim McLoone & The Shirleys with The Atlantic Coast Band perform hits by the King of Pop Classics, Burt Bacharach.

We thank the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for co-sponsoring this event and for underwriting the maintenance of our Concert Grand piano.

The Friends  will be visiting us today with the hope that all attendees will become Friends of Monmouth County Library! 

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday October 23, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_witch_hat.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.

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

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

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

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: Baby Driver (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Edgar Wright

Starring Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm, Kevin Spacey, Lily James

Talented getaway driver Baby (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. After meeting the woman (Lily James) of his dreams, he sees a chance to ditch his shady lifestyle and make a clean break. Coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), Baby must face the music as a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.

113 minutes; (c) TriStar Pictures

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

Decorate a spooky  web with glitter and glue!

Registration begins  Tuesday, October 10 for children ages 4 and up.

    Location: Marlboro
 
z_cust_lawpl-readtome 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Dog Reading Therapy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Read to Pippin the Cairn Terrier. Bring you favorite book.

    Location: Howell
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

Directed by Edgar Wright

Starring Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm, Kevin Spacey, Lily James

Talented getaway driver Baby (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. After meeting the woman (Lily James) of his dreams, he sees a chance to ditch his shady lifestyle and make a clean break. Coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), Baby must face the music as a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.

113 minutes; (c) TriStar 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
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

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

Stories and Nursery Rhymes for ages 10 to 23 months. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
Tuesday October 24, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: The Longest Night by Andrea Williams Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A young couple’s marriage is tested when they move to an army base rife with love triangles, life-or-death conflicts, and a dramatic cover-up. Based on a true story of the only fatal nuclear accident to occur in America, The Longest Night is a deeply moving novel that explores the intricate makeup of a marriage, the shifting nature of trust, and the ways we try to protect the ones we love.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM Movie: Practical Magic (1998) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Two sisters who are witches, raised by their eccentric aunts in a small town face closed-minded prejudice and a curse which threatens to prevent them from ever finding lasting love.

Starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman

108m.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Movie: The Beguiled (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

The unexpected arrival of a wounded Union soldier at a girls' school in Virginia during the American Civil War leads to jealousy and betrayal. Directed by Sofia Coppola. Starring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Colin Farrell. 

Drama - 1 hour 33 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
 
z_cust_STEM 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Brew a Bouncy Ball! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Concoct your own colorful bouncing ball!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
school_microscope 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
   

Using Picture Books to learn about Science for ages 3 1/2 to 5.

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

Directed by Sofia Coppola

Starring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning

Cpl. John McBurney is an injured Union soldier who finds himself on the run as a deserter during the Civil War. He seeks refuge at an all-female Southern boarding school where the teachers and students seem more than willing to help. Soon, sexual tensions lead to dangerous rivalries as the women tend to his wounded leg while offering him comfort and companionship. 

93 minutes; (c) Focus Features

    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 English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level RM 7 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at  732 431 7220 x7222.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM Citizenship Class in CMR 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
This course, for adults 18 years and older with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM LWV Monmouth County Candidate Forum Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: League of Women Voters    609-394-3303   
   

Meet your local candidates and be part of an informed electorate. Hear the discussion on the issues. Bring your questions for the candidates.  Light refreshments will be served. League of Women Voters' Moderator Kristine Floren. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New Jersey.

The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan, non-profit organization established to promote resonsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government. For more information, please contact LWV of New Jersey at 609-394-3303 or www.lwvnj.org 

These are the four candidates running for two open positions on the Board of Chosen Freeholders of Monmouth County:

Lillian G. Burry (R)             Margaret Donlon (D)             Patrick Impreveduto (R)              Brian Wilton (D)


 

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday October 25, 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_dollarsign 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Workshop: Acing the Interview Part I-Presented by Jersey Job Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: NJ Career Connections Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

Acing the Job Interview - Part I   

Receiving an invitation to interview for a job is the payoff to the time and effort you put into networking, applications, resumes, and cover letters.  Your success in a job interview will depend largely on how well you prepare and perform.  This workshop will help you prepare for an interview by discussing types of interviews, preparations, interview appearance and phases of the job interview.

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

The Jersey Job Club gives you that edge through New Jersey Career Connections.

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_games 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Movie: Table 19 (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Eloise, having been relieved of maid of honors duties after being dumped by the best man via text, decides to attend the wedding anyway. Seated randomly at the back of the ballroom, Eloise learns a thing or two at Table 19 from a group of strangers.  Stars Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow, Craig Robinson. 1 hour 27 minutes. 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: The Longest Night by Andrea Williams Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A young couple’s marriage is tested when they move to an army base rife with love triangles, life-or-death conflicts, and a dramatic cover-up. Based on a true story of the only fatal nuclear accident to occur in America, The Longest Night is a deeply moving novel that explores the intricate makeup of a marriage, the shifting nature of trust, and the ways we try to protect the ones we love.

    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   
   

“To Hell with Dying” (1973) by Alice Walker

A bond of faith between children and a warm-hearted old man bring love, life and healing.  

    Location: Marlboro
 
nat_leaf_fall 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Autumn Leaf Printing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Learn how and why leaves change color.

Debbie Hadley of WILD Jersey will show us that a little finger paint and a lot of leaves are all it takes to make a colorful print to celebrate fall.

All Ages

Registration required

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

Read "Casper The Friendly Ghost & Friends" by Larz Bourne, discuss it, and make a lego creation.

    Location: Howell
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nat_rose.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Lost and Found Bereavement Workshops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

When you experience the loss of a loved one, navigating through the maze of emotion, making ordinary decisions and finding a new rhythm to everyday can be stressful and overwhelming.  These workshops led by Beth Stamp, Lost & Found Bereavement Support facilitator, may  provide an opportunity to share experiences, feelings and new ideas for moving forward.

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

 

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, September 20 through December 13, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday October 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_smiley 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 Crafts 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
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: The Big Sick (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Kumail, an aspiring Pakistani comic and Emily, an American graduate student meet after one of Kumail's stand-up shows. As their relationship burgeons, Kumail begins to worry about what his parents may think of his American girlfriend. Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon Romance/Drama Starring: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter. 2 hrs.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: Wonder Woman (2017) PG-13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright

Directed by:  Patty Jenkins

Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior.  When a pilot crashes there,  and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

141 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classic Movie:The Verdict (1946) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Don Siegel

Starring Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Joan Lorring, George Coulouris

Scotland Yard Superintendent George Edward Grodman (Sydney Greenstreet) is fired after an investigation he heads up results in the wrongful death sentence of an innocent man. Grodman's replacement is the arrogant John R. Buckley (George Coulouris), who haughtily delights in his sudden promotion. Wanting to spite Buckley while also finding redemption for his own mistake, Grodman teams up with artist Victor Emmric (Peter Lorre) to solve a mysterious new murder case.

86 minutes; (c) Warner Bros.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kong: Skull Island (R)(2017) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, and Brie Larson.

Action, Adventure, Fantasy– 118 minutes   

    Location: Ocean Township
 
rec_paintpalette 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Slimy Slime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Add  some sparkle and make your slime unique!

Space is limited, Registration begins Tuesday, October 12 for Grades K-5.

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Escape Room (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Last Minute Escape is a unique, real-time immersive experience unlike anything you've participated in.  Recommended for anyone who enjoys a challenge and can use their observation skills and intellect.  Last Minute Escape quickly becomes the fastest hour you've ever had and the most enjoyable test of wits you've ever faced.  The task for each scenario is simple: go in, do the job, find the key, and get out.  Do you have what it takes to get out in a hour? Do you have your own Last Minute Escape?

The program is limited to 40 teens. Registration is required. Please arrive 15 minutes early.

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie:The Verdict (1946) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Don Siegel

Starring Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Joan Lorring, George Coulouris

Scotland Yard Superintendent George Edward Grodman (Sydney Greenstreet) is fired after an investigation he heads up results in the wrongful death sentence of an innocent man. Grodman's replacement is the arrogant John R. Buckley (George Coulouris), who haughtily delights in his sudden promotion. Wanting to spite Buckley while also finding redemption for his own mistake, Grodman teams up with artist Victor Emmric (Peter Lorre) to solve a mysterious new murder case.

86 minutes; (c) Warner Bros.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday October 27, 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
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Saturday October 28, 2017 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Rm 7 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_stars2 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Star Wars Invasion! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

An Out of This World Experience!  

Family Program for all ages

Star Wars turns 40 this year and the library is celebrating with a visit by the 501st Legion!  Join the excitement that began four decades ago in a galaxy far, far away.  Feel free to come in costume!  There will be a cosplayers presentation followed by a photo op.

No registration needed.

Lower Gallery Meeting Rooms 1, 2, and 3

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_stars2 12:30 PM  -  1:10 PM Kids! What's Out There? A Planetarium Experience Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 

An Out of This World Experience!  

Grades K-5 and their families

Observe the night sky inside a STARLAB® Portable Planetarium!

Saturday, October 28 at 12:30 OR 2:00 pm

Limited tickets are required.  Choose from two sessions:

12:30 OR 2:00 pm

All attendees must have a ticket to attend.  Program runs approximately 30 – 40 minutes.

Tickets available beginning Thursday, October 12.

Children ages 9 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Lower Gallery Meeting Rooms 1, 2, and 3

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_guitar01 2:00 PM Family Concert: Blue Plate Special Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Blue Plate Special plays a blend of American roots music featuring strong three part vocal harmonies, mixed with the acoustic sounds of accordion, banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, and upright bass.  Features Jay Friedman (fiddle/guitar/vocals), Dave Gross (mandolin/vocals), James Hempfling (guitar/vocals), Tom Wise (bass/vocals) and Dan Whitener (banjo/guitar/vocals).

Bring your family for an afternoon of music.

    Location: Wall Township
 
nat_stars2 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Kids! What's Out There? A Planetarium Experience Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

 

An Out of This World Experience!  

Grades K-5 and their families

Observe the night sky inside a STARLAB® Portable Planetarium!

Saturday, October 28 at 12:30 OR 2:00 pm

Limited tickets are required.  Choose from two sessions:

12:30 OR 2:00 pm

All attendees must have a ticket to attend.  Program runs approximately 30 – 40 minutes.

Tickets available beginning Thursday, October 12.

Children ages 9 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Lower Gallery Meeting Rooms 1, 2, and 3

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_stars 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Night Sky - An Out of this World Experience (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

What's Out There...A Planetarium Experience

Come join us as we observe the stars, planets, moon and other celestial objects as they appear in the evening sky. Learn how to distinguish a planet from a star. How does the moon move across the heaven? How about the vastness of our galaxy?  All this and more will be presented to you by the Starlab Portable Planetarium System.

Join us to gain an appreciation of Astronomy.

Registration is required.

    Location: Headquarters
       
Monday October 30, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_witch_hat.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.

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

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

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

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

All are welcome!

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

K and up

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
z_cust_dfl_pumpkin_trans 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Tweens! Halloween Skulls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Create a Halloween Skull face with Ms. Terri from FunFacesbyTerri. Have your face painted white to resemble a skull then add details like teeth, mustache, spider webs or flowers in Black .

    Location: Howell
    Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
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holiday_pumpkin 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Kids! “Happy Halloween” Spooktacular! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Start your Halloween celebration early at our spine-chillingly cheerful carnival!

Play ghoulish games, make freakishly fun crafts, and go home with some wicked prizes!

Fun for the whole family!

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Stories and Nursery Rhymes for ages 10 to 23 months. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
Tuesday October 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kids 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Fall Stories and Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to themed stories and join us for a special paper candy corn craft!

Registration begins Tuesday, October 17 for children ages 2 and up with families.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Classic Movie Tuesday: Hold That Ghost (1941) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Joan Davis, The Andrew Sisters, Richard Carlson

Directed by:  Arthur Lubin

After inheriting a fortune from a gangster, two dim-witted service station attendants find  themselves stranded in a haunted house.

86 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
holiday_ghost 1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Black Cats - Stories and Toddler Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Enjoy stories and make a fun craft.

Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old 

No registration necessary

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM Movie: Houdini (1953) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Tony Curtis stars in this spectacular and short story of magician and illusionist Harry Houdini whose tricks defied explanation, which leads to his tragic ending while performing a stunt on Halloween.   

Starring Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh

105m.

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: Baby Driver (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail. Directed by Edgar Wright. Starring Ansel Elgort, Jon Hamm, and Kevin Spacey.                                             

Action/Crime – 1 hour and 52 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
 
school_microscope 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
   

Using Picture Books to learn about Science for ages 3 1/2 to 5.

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

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

    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
Wednesday November 1, 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
 
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Shelter
By Jung Yun
Debts and bad decisions are catching up with Kyung Cho and his wife Gillian, while a few miles away, his parents, Jin and Mae, live in the town’s most exclusive neighborhood. When an act of violence leaves Jin and Mae unable to live on their own, the Chos find themselves living under the same roof forcing old feelings of guilt along with a terrible and persistent question.

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_games 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
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 from Flipster and RBdigital Magazines
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 
Hundreds of Online Courses - from Accounting to Web Development - via Universal Class and Lynda.com 
E- and audio books with Overdrive
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).
- We will also talk about the library app and online catalog
 
This program is open to all ages and there is something of interest for everyone! The lecture 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.
 
lib_bookshelf 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
   

November 1 - Dia de Los Muertos - Craft

November 8 - Open Crafts for Teachers Convention Week

November 15 - Colors of Us - Storytime

November 22 - Thanksgiving - Craft

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

    Location: Howell
 
office_document_tack 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Estate Planning: Sorting Fact From Fiction Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

When it comes to sorting facts from fiction in estate planning, Paul R. Daniele, Esq. will cover the frequently asked questions and common misconceptions regarding this topic. Paul will speak about wills, living willsm, power of attorney, trust, asset protection along with Medicaid qualification as well as estate taxes. 

He will address the need for you to prepare a plan so that your assests are protected for you and your loved ones while making sure that your wishes are honored.

Paul has been practicing law in New Jersey since 1967. He is a graduate of Seton Hall University and earned a J.D. at New York Law School. He served as an assistant Essex County Prosecutor (1968-1974) and sat as a Judge in Newark for 27 years (1979-2006). Paul was the first judge to be awarded the Newark Peace Prize in 1991. As a Judge he was a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court's Municipal Court Pratice Committee.

Paul is a member of the Elder Law Section of the New Jersey Bar Association and a member of Lawyers with Purpose, a national organization that deals with estate planning.

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

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

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

Mr. Carlin's Classes are free, begin at 6:30 pm on the following dates: 9/6 and  9/20,  10/4 and 10/11, 11/1 and 11/15, 12/6 and 12/13. 

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, September 20 through December 13, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday November 2, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_turkey 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 crafts for all ages.

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

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

 

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

Moderator Raisa Silver will lead discussion on the book The Women of Lazarus by Marina Stepnova

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

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:35 PM Movie: Dean (2016) PG-13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Demetri Martin, Kevin Kline, Gillian Jacobs

Directed by:  Demetri Martin

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

94 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: My Cousin Rachel (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Philip is adopted by his older cousin Ambrose and raised on his English estate. Ambrose leaves Philip in the care of his God-parents, moves to Florence and marries Rachel, a widow. When Philip receives letters from Ambrose about his failing health and the medical care he's receiving, Philip gets concerned and leaves for Florence, but Ambrose dies before he gets there. Philip suspects Rachel is responsible. He sets out to investigate his cousin's death, but instead falls for Rachel. Based on the novel by Daphne Du Maurier. Mystery/Romance/Drama Starring: Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Holliday Grainger, Iain Glen 1 hr. 46 min.

Fox Searchlight Pictures

    Location: Marlboro
 
holiday_turkey 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Gobble! Gobble! - Stories and Preschool Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Listen to stories and make a turkey!
Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.

No registration needed.

 

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
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
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Howell Heritage Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
Friday November 3, 2017 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Animaniacs - The Monthly Young Adult Anime Club (teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220x7253   
   

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

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday November 4, 2017 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Rm 7 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

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

Moderator Ms. Manal Stephan will lead discussion on The Bridges of Constatine  by Ahlem Mosteghanemi

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

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Headquarters
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Sunday November 5, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Literature of World Language Book Discussion in Italian Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Joanne Bisagna Villafane will lead discussion on the book Secrets of Italy by Corrado Augias

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

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday November 6, 2017 Go To Top
elect_e_reader.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to iPhone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

If you have an iPhone and want to take full advantage of all of its features, this is the class for you! 

Daniel Berg, an Apple Certified Technician, will go through the necessary functions and applications to get you started.  Please bring your iPhone with you.

(iPhone 4 through iPhone 7)

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

NOTE: Change in date due to Election Day! 

In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947—are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption.

1947. In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive. So when Charlie's parents banish her to Europe to have her "little problem" taken care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London, determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister.

1915. A year into the Great War, Eve Gardiner burns to join the fight against the Germans and unexpectedly gets her chance when she's recruited to work as a spy. Sent into enemy-occupied France, she's trained by the mesmerizing Lili, the "Queen of Spies", who manages a vast network of secret agents right under the enemy's nose.

Thirty years later, haunted by the betrayal that ultimately tore apart the Alice Network, Eve spends her days drunk and secluded in her crumbling London house. Until a young American barges in uttering a name Eve hasn't heard in decades, and launches them both on a mission to find the truth...no matter where it leads.

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

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

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

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

All are welcome!

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

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

Fun for all.

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday November 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_vote.gif Election Day - Libraries Closed (online services available) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

All branches of the Monmouth County Library are closed for Election Day.  Please Vote!

    Location: All Branches
 
misc_vote.gif 6:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Manalapan Districts 6, 14, 17 & 26 will be voting in Library Headquarters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: R Preteroti   732 446 8315   clerk@mtnj.org
   

Registered voters in the Manalapan Districts of 6 and 14 and 17 and 26 may vote at Library Headquarters Building:

Polls open at 6am and close at 8pm.  The Library itself is not open today, but the Library ONLINE is open: www.monmouthcountylib.org 

Voting or Polling Questions may be addressed to: 

Office of the Municipal Clerk
Monday-Friday 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Phone: (732) 446-8315 or (732) 446-8316
E-mailclerk@mtnj.org

    Location: Headquarters
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Wednesday November 8, 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
 
elect_clock_alarm 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Find Out About Health Insurance via Fulfill/FoodBank Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fulfill/FoodBank/Health Insurance Help   732 731 1410   bscholz@fulfillnj.org
   

Do you need health Insurance you can afford?  Free resources and assistance services will be available to answer questions and provide free, confidential help so you may enroll for health coverage through the Affordable Care Act. Qualifed and certified Health Care Navigators are provided by Fulfill/The Food Bank of Monmouth/Ocean. 

Fulfull Health Care Navigators will have space at  Library Headquarters, Manalapan between 10am and 5pm on the first and third Wednesdays until January 31, 2017. The dates are:

Questions?  Call 732 731 1410

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_games 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

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

    Location: Howell
 
lib_bookshelf 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
   

November 1 - Dia de Los Muertos - Craft

November 8 - Open Crafts for Teachers Convention Week

November 15 - Colors of Us - Storytime

November 22 - Thanksgiving - Craft

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

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book3 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Tweens! Say What? Tween Poetry Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   
Say What? Tween Poetry Workshop 
brought to you by Project Write Now
for grades? x to x
6 p.m., Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Join us for readings of successful published poems (and find out why they work) and create your own. We will provide fun writing exercises to get you warmed up and ready to share your own words. This is a time to take creative risks, express yourself, and experience the perspectives of others. Materials will be provided. Registration Required.
    Location: Howell
    Registration will begin on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
 
rec_aerobics 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih: Joy through Movement for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Associated with both spirital and health benefits, we invite you to try this meditative form of exercise. T'ai Chi Chih consists of 19 stand-alone movements and one pose.  T'ai Chi Chih doesn't require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination. This class is for individuals over age 18.

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

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

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

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, September 20 through December 13, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
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 November 9, 2017 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Kids! STEMbotics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Build and program your own robotic model. Presented by A&E Learning Center. Grades K and Up.

    Location: Howell
    Registration will begin on Monday, October 9, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
 
holiday_turkey 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 crafts for all ages.

    Location: Howell
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ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:35 PM Movie: Black Butterfly (2017) R Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Antonio Banderas, Piper Perabo

Directed by:  Brian Goodman

An intense thriller that takes place on the outskirts of a mountain town grappling with a series of abductions and murders.  A once successful, reclusive writer struggles to start what he hopes will be a career-saving screenplayat a mountain cabin  After he observes a tense encounter with a drifter, he offers the man a place to stay.  Soon the drifter muscles his way into the writer's work, and as a storm cuts off power to the isolated cabin, the two men begin a jagged game that will bring at least one tale to an end.  

93 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:35 PM Movie: The Beguiled (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A wounded Union Army corporal is found prostrate in a field by a student at an all-female boarding school in Virginia, during the Civil War. The ladies clean up the handsome soldier and instantly become beguiled by his charm. Refusing to go back to the battlefield, he begs them to keep him on as their gardener. But when he betrays their love, the women come up with plan to get rid of him. Drama Starring: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Elle Fanning. 1 hr. 33 min. 

Focus Features 

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

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

    Location: Hazlet
 
lib_book_quill 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids! Genies, Lamps, and Dreams:Tales from the Arabian Nights Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7226   
   

“Youth Stages” will transport you to the time of Sinbad the Sailor, Ali Baba, and more.  There will be plenty of audience participation and fun for all!

Children’s meeting rooms

Free tickets available beginning Thursday, October 26

Everyone attending needs a ticket.

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947—are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption.

1947. In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive. So when Charlie's parents banish her to Europe to have her "little problem" taken care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London, determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister.

1915. A year into the Great War, Eve Gardiner burns to join the fight against the Germans and unexpectedly gets her chance when she's recruited to work as a spy. Sent into enemy-occupied France, she's trained by the mesmerizing Lili, the "Queen of Spies", who manages a vast network of secret agents right under the enemy's nose.

Thirty years later, haunted by the betrayal that ultimately tore apart the Alice Network, Eve spends her days drunk and secluded in her crumbling London house. Until a young American barges in uttering a name Eve hasn't heard in decades, and launches them both on a mission to find the truth...no matter where it leads.

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 November 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_usflag Veteran's Day Observance - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

All branches of the Monmouth County Library are closed in observance of Veterans Day.

    Location: All Branches
Saturday November 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_usflag Veteran's Day Observance - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

All branches of the Monmouth County Library are closed in observance of Veterans Day.

    Location: All Branches
Monday November 13, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_dfl_open_book 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Meet The Author - Gabriella Gugliotta-Comes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Gabriella Gugliotta-Comes reads from her work "Livy Little:Learn to Count with Livy Little".

    Location: Howell
 
ent_circ_lion 11:00 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.

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

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

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

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
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rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday November 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Library Commission Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Administration    732 431 7220   
   
Tuesday, November 14, 2017; 11:00 AM; Eastern Branch 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017; 11:00 AM; Headquarters 

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

 
    Location: All Branches
 
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The story of Einstein's wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight.  Fellow student Albert Einstein takes an interest in her, and the world turns sideways. Theirs becomes a partnership of the mind and of the heart, but there might not be room for more than one genius in a marriage.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_bookflipping 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing by Mira Jacob Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

An epic, irreverent testimony to the bonds of love, the pull of hope, and the power of making peace with life's uncertainties.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_book3 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Science and Picture Books for Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

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

K and up

No registration needed.

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

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

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

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

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at  732 431 7220 x7222.

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
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Wednesday November 15, 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
 
ent_film-reel 10:30 AM  -  12:40 PM Early Bird Matinee: Pride and Prejudice (2005) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

~~Early Bird Matinee featuring the dynamic dramatization of Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE starring Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet.

Join us as we witness this timeless story of love and life in England during the Georgian era.

Tea and light refreshments will be served.

    Location: Allentown
 
rec_games 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The story of Einstein's wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight.  Fellow student Albert Einstein takes an interest in her, and the world turns sideways. Theirs becomes a partnership of the mind and of the heart, but there might not be room for more than one genius in a marriage.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Afternoon at the Movies: Emma (1996) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Emma brings to life Jane Austen's novel about a woman who makes it her goal to 'fix' the lives of all her friends while ignoring her own problems. Starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor and Alan Cumming. 121 minutes.

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

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

Please choose one session.  

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookshelf 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
   

November 1 - Dia de Los Muertos - Craft

November 8 - Open Crafts for Teachers Convention Week

November 15 - Colors of Us - Storytime

November 22 - Thanksgiving - Craft

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

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

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

Please choose one session.  

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_dog1 5:15 PM  -  5:45 PM Kids! Dog Reading Therapy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Reading "Leaves from a Child's Garden of Versus" with Styx (Smooth Collie). You may also bring your favorite book.

    Location: Howell
 
elect_computer3 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Kids! Video Coding Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: Howell
    Registration will begin on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
 
misc_arrow_r_red 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM SAT/PSAT MATH Classes (Free for Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431-7220x7222   
   

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

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

Mr. Carlin's Classes are free, begin at 6:30 pm on the following dates: 9/6 and  9/20,  10/4 and 10/11, 11/1 and 11/15, 12/6 and 12/13. 

    Location: Headquarters
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nat_rose.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Lost and Found Bereavement Workshops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

When you experience the loss of a loved one, navigating through the maze of emotion, making ordinary decisions and finding a new rhythm to everyday can be stressful and overwhelming.  These workshops led by Beth Stamp, Lost & Found Bereavement Support facilitator, may  provide an opportunity to share experiences, feelings and new ideas for moving forward.

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   
 
lib_book01 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Embracing your Creativity: A Night of Super Fun Good Times with YA Author Lance Rubin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Lance Rubin, author of the ILA-award winning YA novel, Denton's Little Deathdate and its sequel, Denton Little's Still Not Dead, will be talking about embracing one's creativity in all its many forms. Lance is not only a writer but an actor, comedian, and musician as well, and through some fun exercises, including improv comedy and possibly a short writing exercise, he'll encourage everyone to feel confident in their own unique creative way of seeing the world. There will also be a Q and A in which Lance will happily answer any and all questions and give unlimited high-fives. 

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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holiday_turkey 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 crafts for all ages.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Howell Library Book Club: Midnight Watch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

A novel of the Titanic and the Californian

Written by David Dyer. As the Titanic sank into the Atlantic after striking an iceberg the evening of April 14, 1912, a nearby ship looked on. Second Officer Herbert Stone, in charge of the midnight watch on the SS Californian, saw the distress rockets that the Titanic fired. He alerted the sleeping captain, Stanley Lord, but Lord did not come to the bridge. When they learned the extent of the tragedy, Lord and Stone did everything they could to hide their role in the disaster, but their terrible secret was eventually revealed.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_bunch1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Howell
 
rec_yoga 11:00 AM Chair Yoga with Dawn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Bites -A Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

America's First Daughter: A novel by Stephanie Dray

In a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, bestselling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie tell the fascinating, untold story of Thomas Jefferson's eldest daughter, Martha "Patsy" Jefferson Randolph --a woman who kept the secrets of our most enigmatic founding father and shaped an American legacy.

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

When it comes to sorting facts from fiction in estate planning, Paul R. Daniele, Esq. will cover the frequently asked questions and common misconceptions regarding this topic. Paul will speak about wills, living willsm, power of attorney, trust, asset protection along with Medicaid qualification as well as estate taxes. 

He will address the need for you to prepare a plan so that your assests are protected for you and your loved ones while making sure that your wishes are honored.

Paul has been practicing law in New Jersey since 1967. He is a graduate of Seton Hall University and earned a J.D. at New York Law School. He served as an assistant Essex County Prosecutor (1968-1974) and sat as a Judge in Newark for 27 years (1979-2006). Paul was the first judge to be awarded the Newark Peace Prize in 1991. As a Judge he was a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court's Municipal Court Pratice Committee.

Paul is a member of the Elder Law Section of the New Jersey Bar Association and a member of Lawyers with Purpose, a national organization that deals with estate planning.

Registration is not needed for this event.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
lib_book3 3:00 PM Wall Book Club: I Always Loved You by Robin Oliveira Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

The young Mary Cassatt never thought moving to Paris after the Civil War to be an artist was going to be easy, but when, after a decade of work, her submission to the Paris Salon is rejected. Her father wants her to return to Philadelphia to find a husband, her sister Lydia is falling mysteriously ill, and Mary is beginning to doubt herself. One evening a friend introduces her to Edgar Degas and her life changes forever, so begins the defining period of her life and the most tempestuous of relationships.

    Location: Wall Township
 
eth_pottery 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tweens! Lenape Coil Pots Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7226   
   

Grades 3 - 5

Make a Lenape-style clay pot with Debbie Hadley from WILD Jersey. 

*Registration is required for all programs; call, stop in or sign up online beginning Thursday, November 2.

    Location: Headquarters
    Registration will begin on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
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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
Friday November 17, 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 November 18, 2017 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Rm 7 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday November 20, 2017 Go To Top
ent_circ_elephant2 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

Make friends, talk about books, and read and learn in a relaxed community setting.  The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) offers an opportunity for adults and teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to participate in a weekly book club.  The group meets Mon