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

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

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

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

Art  Reception

Saturday November 4, 2017

2:00pm-4:00pm

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

Enjoy our exhibit celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Jane Austen

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

Take part in a Fanciful Guessing Game! In Jane Austen's era, the days before electricity, pastimes and entertainment proved challenging! Simple amusements and educational games were quite popular in the Regency drawing rooms for all ages. In this game, guess which book is contained in the glass candy jar.  Just choose a slip of paper, and write your answer.  The winner, randomly chosen from all correct answers, will receive a Friends of the Monmouth County Library Tote Bag!  (drawing is December 1st)

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

Enjoy our exhibit celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Jane Austen

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

Take part in a Fanciful Guessing Game! In Jane Austen's era, the days before electricity, pastimes and entertainment proved challenging! Simple amusements and educational games were quite popular in the Regency drawing rooms for all ages. In this game, guess which book is contained in the glass candy jar.  Just choose a slip of paper, and write your answer.  The winner, randomly chosen from all correct answers, will receive a Friends of the Monmouth County Library Tote Bag!  (drawing is December 1st)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Foster and Adoptive Family Services Holiday Drive

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

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: Ocean Township
Friday December 1, 2017 -  Friday December 15, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 Art Exhibit: Wishes and Daydreams by Mike Ciccotello Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come and view this enchanting exhibit of artwork by Mike Ciccotello.  On display in the Library Meeting Room through December 15th. 

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

Facebook:  The Art of Mike Ciccotello 

Twitter: @ciccotello 
Instagram: @ciccotello 
    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday December 1, 2017 -  Friday December 29, 2017 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF Manalapan High School/Science and Engineering Student Projects Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

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

On display in the Library Lobby Exhibit Cases through January. 

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_paintpalette02 Art Exhibit: Elaine Slocum Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
    Location: Ocean Township
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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 December 2, 2017 -  Saturday December 16, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_sale 9:00 AM Wall Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

(Monday, December 11-16, $1 Bag Sale)

    Location: Wall Township
Thursday December 14, 2017 Go To Top
ent_guitar01 10:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Kids Music Round with Miss Dianne Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

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

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

Storytime and a craft for all ages. 

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

Come play bridge! 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring: Noomi Rapace, Orlando Bloom, Toni Collette

Directed by:  Michael Apted

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

98 minutes

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

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

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM Movie:The Glass Castle (2017) (Rated PG-13 ) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

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

Lions Gate Film, Inc.

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

Thursday Afternoon Movie

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

Biography/Drama/Romance-- 105 Minutes.

 

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

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Starring Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders

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

130 minutes; (c) MGM

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

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

    Location: Allentown
       
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ent_circ_tentsm 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Kevin Carr's One Man Circus Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 2 and up. Currier's Magical Mania proudly presents a one-man circus starring the talented Kevin Carr, who will juggle on a unicycle and perform magical illusions. Registration required; call, stop in or sign up online http://bit.ly/1U702RSbeginning November 30. 

 

 

    Location: Oceanport
    The registration period has ended.
 
nat_snow 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Snowflake Decorating Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_swords.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER TV & Book Series Discussion (Rm 1) 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
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Classic Movie:Rebecca (1940) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Starring Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders

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

130 minutes; (c) MGM

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday December 15, 2017 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_microphone2 2:00 PM Sandy Sasso Jazz Quartet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

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

For all levels, beginners welcome!

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

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

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

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

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_wreath 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Organizing for the Holidays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   
Join Rosemary Flannery as she shares her tried and true ways to prepare and organize for the holiday season while keeping your sanity. Useful tips will be shared, and a Q and A will follow on general decluttering. 
 
Register below or by calling the library at 732-264-7164.
 
 
 
    Location: Hazlet
    The registration period has ended.
 
holiday_xmastree 2:00 PM Festive Flutes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There will be stories, singing and playtime.

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

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

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

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

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

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

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

All are welcome!

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

Directed by Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin, Eric Guillon

Starring Steve Carell Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove

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

90 minutes; (c) Universal

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

All Ages

Decorate a beautiful ornament for the season.  

Space is limited; Please Register!

    Location: Ocean Township
   
 
anim_dog1 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Read-to-the-Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

The amazing dogs and their lovely humans from RwFF! are back and eager to hear a tail-wagging story!

Registration begins November 27 in-person, by phone or online at http://bit.ly/1gmHONX

    Location: Holmdel
       
 
anim_turtle 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM The Lizard Guys Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

All ages are welcome

Meet lizards, snakes, turtles, frogs and bugs during this fun and funny, educational reptile and amphibian show presented by The Lizard Guys, kid-friendly animal enthusiasts!

No registration necessary.

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
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ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM New Release Movie: Despicable Me 3 (2017) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin, Eric Guillon

Starring Steve Carell Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove

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

90 minutes; (c) Universal

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

"International Short Stories"

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

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

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

A team of scientists explore an uncharted island in the Pacific, venturing into the domain of the mighty Kong, and must fight to escape a primal Eden. Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts. Starring Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, and Samuel L. Jackson.

Action/Adventure – 1 hour 58 mins.

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

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

 

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

Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old

Enjoy stories and make a fun craft.

No registration needed.

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

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

Biography/Drama - 1 hour 51 mins.

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

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

Starring Shelley Long, Bruce Kirby and Barry Bostwick.

90 minutes

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grades K and up. Registration required.

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

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

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

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

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

Emphasis on vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook. For Intermediate level English speakers.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: Kong: Skull Island (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A team of scientists explore an uncharted island in the Pacific, venturing into the domain of the mighty Kong, and must fight to escape a primal Eden. Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts. Starring Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, and Samuel L. Jackson.

Action/Adventure – 1 hour 58 mins.

    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
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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
 
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Kids! Library Babies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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

There will be stories, singing and playtime.

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

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

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

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

"The Haunted Boy" (1955) by Carson McCullers

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
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ent_gclef 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Charlie's Band featuring Sandy Sasso Holiday Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Join us for an hour of live music by Charlie's Band featuring a variety of musicians, instruments, and song selections from the Great American Songbook as well as some smooth jazz and Latin sounds. Vocalist Sandy Sasso returns for this Holiday Concert. Sandy teaches voice and piano locally and tours worldwide. Take a mid-week break with us at the library.

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

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

Drama - 90 minutes.

In French with English subtitles.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Please choose one session.  

All ages.

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
z_cust_halifax 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Read to Peaches, Our Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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

Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves.

All ages

Registration required

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

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

    Location: West Long Branch
       
 
holiday_xmastree 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! - Family Event - Holiday Holly Necklaces Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-531-5092   
   

All Ages

Craft a cute holly necklace that you can wear through the holiday. 

Space is limited; Please Register!

    Location: Ocean Township
   
 
holiday_wreath 4:15 PM  -  5:45 PM Kids! Family Holiday Movie: The Muppet Christmas Carol Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) Rated: G

Come watch the film with Michael Caine and the Muppets reenacting the Dickens' classic Christmas tale!

Limited seating: first-come, first-serve.

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

Join the Holmdel Teen Book Club! 

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

Drama - 90 minutes.

In French with English subtitles.

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

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

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

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

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

Come play bridge! 

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

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

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

 

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

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

Lions Gate Film, Inc.

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

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

Directed by:  Tim McCanlies

During the holidays, a mysterious stranger (Willie Nelson) tries to help a man (Harry Connick Jr.) overcome his tragic past and find the Christmas spirit he lost many years ago.
 
97 minutes
    Location: Howell
 
office_meeting1 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-728-1331   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Classic Movie:Holiday Inn (1942) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Mark Sandrich

Starring Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds

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

101 minutes; (c) Paramount

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

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Sally Hawkins, Kari Matchett

Biography/Drama/Romance-- 155 Minutes.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Directed by Mark Sandrich

Starring Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds

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

101 minutes; (c) Paramount

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

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

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

For all levels, beginners welcome!

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

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

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

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

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday December 24, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_wreath Christmas Holiday - Library closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

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

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

downloadable magazines (via Flipster)

research (via EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (via Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (via Sirsi) ,

learn a new language (via Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  

or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  

or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryParentsPage

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryTeensPage   for answers!

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

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

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

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

downloadable magazines (via Flipster)

research (via EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (via Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (via Sirsi) ,

learn a new language (via Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  

or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  

or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryParentsPage

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryTeensPage   for answers!

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday December 26, 2017 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Maximizing LinkedIn during the Job Search Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

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

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

 

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

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

Directed by:  Mark Sandrich

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

101 minutes           

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

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

 

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

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

Starring Dick Powell, Ellen Drew, and Raymond Walburn.

67 minutes

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

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

Drama - 2 hours 10 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 3:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Kids! No-School-Day Matinee: Despicable Me 3 (PG) (2017) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Gru teams up with his long-lost twin brother Dru to take down the elusive Bathazar Bratt, a former child star who seeks revenge against the world.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

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

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

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

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

Emphasis on vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook. For Intermediate level English speakers.

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

Directed by Stephen Frears

Starring Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Tim Pigott-Smith

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

111 minutes; (c) Focus Features

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

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

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Kids! Library Babies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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

There will be stories, singing and playtime.

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM World Cinema (Japan) Movie: Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) (2015) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

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

Sony Pictures Classics

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

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

 

    Location: Hazlet
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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 LEGO creation.  

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

All Ages

Registration required.

 

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

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

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

Storytime and a craft for all ages. 

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

Come play bridge! 

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

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance

Directed by:  Christopher Nolan

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

106 minutes

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

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

Sony Pictures Classics

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

Directed by John Sturges

Starring Ricardo Montalban, Sally Forrest, Bruce Bennett

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

93 minutes; (c) MGM

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

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance

Action/Drama/History-- 106 minutes.

 

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

Directed by John Sturges

Starring Ricardo Montalban, Sally Forrest, Bruce Bennett

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

93 minutes; (c) MGM

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

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

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

For all levels, beginners welcome!

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

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Rm 7 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
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Monday January 1, 2018 Go To Top
misc_party1 Happy New Year! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

Renew and  request books, dvds, cds! 

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

Access your free Flipster magazine subscription,

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

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

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

    Location: All Branches
Monday January 1, 2018 -  Wednesday January 31, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library Staff   732 431 7220 x7226   
   

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

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

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

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

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

Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:  

Mondays, 9:30am.  No Storytimes January 1 and 15.

Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  

Thursdays, 10:15am. 

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

Tuesdays, 11:40am. 

Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  

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

Thursdays, 11:00am. 

Family for Ages 2 and up:

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

Wednesdays, 1:30pm.  

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday January 2, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In this astonishing novel, Shanthi Sekaran gives voice to the devotion and anguish of motherhood through two women bound together by their love for one boy. Soli, a young undocumented Mexican woman in Berkeley, CA, finds that motherhood offers her an identity in a world where she's otherwise invisible. When she is placed in immigrant detention, her son comes under the care of Kavya, an Indian-American wife overwhelmed by her own impossible desire to have a child. As Soli fights for her son, Kavya builds her love on a fault line, her heart wrapped around someone else's child. Exploring the ways in which dreams and determination can reshape a family, Sekaran transforms real life into a thing of beauty.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Book of Henry (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

Starring Naomi Watts and Jaeden Lieberher

105m.

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

The inspiring real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope after surviving the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.  Directed by David Gordon Green.  Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany and Miranda Richardson.

Biography/Drama – 1 hour 59 mins.

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

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

    Location: Howell
 
school_esl 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Conversational English / Intermediate Level ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Emphasis on vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook. For Intermediate level English speakers.

    Location: Ocean Township
Wednesday January 3, 2018 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
   

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

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Kids! Library Babies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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

There will be stories, singing, and playtime.

Siblings welcome.

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

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

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

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

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_none 10:35 AM  -  11:05 AM Kids! Family Winter Storytime and Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to a winter themed story and make your own mitten wreath!

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
nat_snow_02 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Eskimos Love Snow Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Hear an Eskimo story and make a coffee filter Eskimo.

All ages.

Registration required.

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

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

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

For Grades K and Up

January 3 - Spaghetti Day - Craft

January 10- Constitution Day - Storytime

January 17 - Winnie The Pooh - Craft

January 24 - Army Day - Storytime

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

Stories and crafts for all ages.

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

Come play bridge!   Thursday mornings from January 4th through February 22nd.  Pat Guadagno teaches. 

Instruction for Beginners starts at 11:30 am.  Experienced players can begin play at 10:30 am.   

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_none 10:35 AM  -  11:05 AM Kids! Family Winter Storytime and Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to a winter themed story and make your own mitten wreath!

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

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_yoga 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM 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 every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month for a morning of relaxation.

    Location: Oceanport
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: Dunkirk (2017) (Rated PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Dunkirk is the true World War II story of the evacuation of Allied troops surrounded by the German army during a fierce battle. Action/Drama/History Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance 1 hr. 46 mins.

Warner Bros.

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  John Corbett, Barry Corbin, Cara Buono

Directed by:  Steve Gomer

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

108 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Bayshore Hooks & Needles 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.

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Stronger (2017)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Clancy Brown, Miranda Richardson, Frankie Shaw.

Biography, Drama– 116 minutes   

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Classic Movie: The Russians Are Coming, the Russians are Coming (1966) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Norman Jewison

Starring Carl Reiner, Eva Marie Saint, Alan Arkin, Jonathan Winters

When a Soviet submarine gets stuck on a sandbar off the coast of a New England island, its commander (Theodore Bikel) orders his second-in-command, Lieutenant Rozanov (Alan Arkin), to get them moving again before there is an international incident. Rozanov seeks assistance from the island locals, including the police chief (Brian Keith) and a vacationing television writer (Carl Reiner), while trying to allay their fears of a Communist invasion by claiming he and his crew are Norwegian sailors.

126 minutes; (c) United Artists

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_legoguy 3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! LEGO® Storytime Club - Grades K and up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    7322911956   
   

Welcome to the club! Listen to a story and build a LEGO® creation. LEGO® bricks will be supplied. No registration required.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! DUPLO® Storytime Club- Ages 3 - 5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    7322911956   
   

Welcome to the club! Listen to a story and build a DUPLO® creation. DUPLO® bricks will be supplied. No registration required.

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

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

Fun for all.

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting (rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie: The Russians Are Coming, the Russians are Coming (1966) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Norman Jewison

Starring Carl Reiner, Eva Marie Saint, Alan Arkin, Jonathan Winters

When a Soviet submarine gets stuck on a sandbar off the coast of a New England island, its commander (Theodore Bikel) orders his second-in-command, Lieutenant Rozanov (Alan Arkin), to get them moving again before there is an international incident. Rozanov seeks assistance from the island locals, including the police chief (Brian Keith) and a vacationing television writer (Carl Reiner), while trying to allay their fears of a Communist invasion by claiming he and his crew are Norwegian sailors.

126 minutes; (c) United Artists

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In this astonishing novel, Shanthi Sekaran gives voice to the devotion and anguish of motherhood through two women bound together by their love for one boy. Soli, a young undocumented Mexican woman in Berkeley, CA, finds that motherhood offers her an identity in a world where she's otherwise invisible. When she is placed in immigrant detention, her son comes under the care of Kavya, an Indian-American wife overwhelmed by her own impossible desire to have a child. As Soli fights for her son, Kavya builds her love on a fault line, her heart wrapped around someone else's child. Exploring the ways in which dreams and determination can reshape a family, Sekaran transforms real life into a thing of beauty.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
Friday January 5, 2018 Go To Top
nat_house_landscaping.GIF 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM First Fridays for Seniors: Aging in Place Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Aging in place is the ability to live in one's own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level. It's important to understand the physical and emotional challenges when one requires extra help to remain in his or her home. This seminar will discuss some of the many options that are available.

Presented by Jim Winn, Comfort Keepers of Central Jersey

Part of the First Fridays for Seniors series

 

 

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday January 6, 2018 Go To Top
rec_yoga 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: A Restorative Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

For all levels, beginners welcome!

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

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 2 spaces available.
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rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open.

Please check the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday January 8, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Kids! Library Babies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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

There will be stories, singing, and playtime.

Siblings welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Howell
 
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 and game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

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

Directed by Christopher Nolan

Starring Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance

Director Christopher Nolan revisits a harrowing story of survival and resistance in World War II.  In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk.  Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found.  At the end of the heroic mission, 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated.  

106 minutes; (c) Warner Brothers

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_kidsreading 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! LEGO Storytime Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to a story and build a unique LEGO creation!

Registration begins Monday, December 18. This program is intended for children ages 4 and up.

    Location: Marlboro
    Registration will begin on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: Dunkirk (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Christopher Nolan

Starring Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance

Director Christopher Nolan revisits a harrowing story of survival and resistance in World War II.  In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk.  Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found.  At the end of the heroic mission, 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated.  

106 minutes; (c) Warner Brothers

    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, and confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month. 

An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241

    Location: Wall Township
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation (Rm 5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Colts Neck
        There are many spaces available.
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ent_film-reel 11:00 AM  -  1:20 PM New Release Movie: War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. Directed by Matt Reeves. Starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, and Steve Zahn.

Action/Adventure – 2 hour 20 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_gclef 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM By George! Gershwin Songs Performed by Barbara McCarthy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Barbara McCarthy performs the songs of George Gershwin, accompanied on the piano by Regan Ryzuk. 

George Gershwin, raised on the Lower East Side and one of the youngest song pluggers on Tin Pan Alley, became one of the most popular composers of the early 20th century.  With his brother and collaborator, Ira, he wrote songs known the world over such as "I've Got a Crush on You", "Someone to Watch Over Me" and "Embraceable You."  Gershwin composed the music for many Broadway shows including "Girl Crazy" and "Funny Face."  He composed music for films such as "Shall We Dance" starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers and featuring the song "They Can't Take That Away From Me."  These, and a great collection of Gershwin classics are featured in this show.  

Space is limited; Please Register to reserve a seat. 

Barbara McCarthy is an actor and a singer.  She has worked on numerous theatrical and operatic productions in New York City, most notably as the principal in the long running imporvisational hit "The Proposition",  and has performed with the Stuyvesant Opera Company and the New Jersey State Opera Company.  Most recently she originated the leading role of Mrs. Hodson in the NYC and NJ productions of "Hunt" also known as "The Lodger", a new musical written by Regan Ryzuk.  She has appeared in industrial films and in over 250 television commercials as well as roles in the daytime television soap operas "All My Children" and "One Life to Live". 

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 50 spaces available.
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Going in Style (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Willie, Joe and All, decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty.  Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

Starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin

96m.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Movie: Battle of the Sexes (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs. Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. Starring Emma Stone, Steve Carell, and Andrea Riseborough.

Biography/Drama - 2 hours 1 min.

    Location: Headquarters
 
trans_car 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Car and Road - School Age craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

No registration needed.

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

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

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 6:00 PM  -  8:20 PM New Release Movie: War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. Directed by Matt Reeves. Starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, and Steve Zahn.

Action/Adventure – 2 hour 20 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
 
school_esl 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Conversational English / Intermediate Level ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Emphasis on vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook. For Intermediate level English speakers.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Movie: Mother! (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Darren Aronofsky

Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer

Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem star in this unsettling psychological thriller from director Darren Aronofsky. A young woman (Lawrence) descends into madness and paranoia as her remote country mansion is invaded by a series of unwelcome guests -- all of whom seem to have a mysterious connection to her husband (Javier Bardem), a poet struggling with writer's block.

121 minutes; (c) Paramount Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
Wednesday January 10, 2018 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
   

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

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

    Location: Colts Neck
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie: Dean (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

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

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_baby.GIF 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Polar Bear on Ice Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Make a bear who loves his North Pole home!

All Ages

Registration required.

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

For Grades K and Up

January 3 - Spaghetti Day - Craft

January 10- Constitution Day - Storytime

January 17 - Winnie The Pooh - Craft

January 24 - Army Day - Storytime

    Location: Howell
 
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, January 10 - March 21, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

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

Stories and crafts for all ages.

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

Come play bridge!   Thursday mornings from January 4th through February 22nd.  Pat Guadagno teaches. 

Instruction for Beginners starts at 11:30 am.  Experienced players can begin play at 10:30 am.   

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: Home Again (2017) (Rated PG-13 ) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A romantic comedy about a recently separated single mom who decides to start over by moving back to her hometown in Los Angeles.  Comedy/Drama/Romance Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen 1 hr. 37 min. 

Open Road Films

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

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

Directed by:  Stephen Frears

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

111 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Classic Movie: Will Penny (1967) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Tom Gries

Starring Charlton Heston, Joan Hackett, Donald Pleasence

When aging loner Will Penny (Charlton Heston) is hired to ride the lines around a vast ranch, he stumbles upon Catherine Allen (Joan Hackett) and her son, who are secretly living in an abandoned cabin. Penny gives Catherine and her son a week to move out, but an encounter with some ghosts from his past leaves him wounded and reliant on her. Penny soon finds himself falling for Catherine and becoming a father to her son, but his past continues to haunt him, hurtling him toward a confrontation.

108 minutes; (c) Paramount 

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

Starring:  Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Tim Pigott-Smith, Adeel Akhtar

Biography, Drama, History– 112 minutes   

    Location: Ocean Township
 
anim_dog1 3:15 PM  -  4:00 PM Read to Therapy Dogs! – Ages 4 and up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    7322911956   
   

Come hang out and practice your reading skills with real, trained therapy dogs at the library! Not reading yet? No worries! These dogs love to look at pictures from your favorite book, too! 

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

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
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eth_unionjack 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM History in Monmouth: They Were Both Here: Burr and Hamilton at Battle of Monmouth Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

History in Monmouth:  They Were Both Here: Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton at The Battle of Monmouth

Born on this date in the mid-1750s, Alexander Hamilton was a poor, illegitimate immigrant, who became an author, a soldier, a lawyer, a politician.  He was one of the authors of the Federalist papers and was our country's first Secretary of the Treasury.  And is now a Broadway star! 

Aaron Burr was born in Newark, NJ on February 6, 1756 to a distinguished line of preachers.  He was a lawyer, politician soldier and senator, and almost a President of the United States. 

Burr and Hamilton were parallel prodigies, colleagues, and friends, yet they became bitter and deadly enemies, culminating in their tragic duel on the heights of Weehawken on July 11, 1804.

Their lives crossed in 1778 at the Battle of Monmouth when both were serving as lieutenant colonels in the American Army. 

Dr. David Martin, President of the Friends of Monmouth Battlefield and an award-winning author, teacher and lecturer, will offer new analyses of the roles played by Hamilton and Burr at Monmouth and the effect of the Battle on their future careers.

 

No registration is needed, but is requested in case of inclement weather.  Snow date for this program is January 25, 2018. 

Dr. David Martin, the President of the Friends of Monmouth Battlefield and an award winning author, teacher and lecturer, will offer new analyses of important individuals who helped shape Monmouth County.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Classic Movie: Will Penny (1967) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Tom Gries

Starring Charlton Heston, Joan Hackett, Donald Pleasence

When aging loner Will Penny (Charlton Heston) is hired to ride the lines around a vast ranch, he stumbles upon Catherine Allen (Joan Hackett) and her son, who are secretly living in an abandoned cabin. Penny gives Catherine and her son a week to move out, but an encounter with some ghosts from his past leaves him wounded and reliant on her. Penny soon finds himself falling for Catherine and becoming a father to her son, but his past continues to haunt him, hurtling him toward a confrontation.

108 minutes; (c) Paramount 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday January 12, 2018 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 January 13, 2018 Go To Top
rec_yoga 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: A Restorative Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

For all levels, beginners welcome!

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

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open.

Please check the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_thread 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Art of Ukrainian Embroidery Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Olga Kobryn, Pysanky Master Artist, will present an illustrated lecture on the art of Ukrainian embroidery.  She will cover the history and symbolism of the embroidery, as well as the many styles and how they differ, the types of stitches, and the contemporary use of Ukrainian embroidery design in clothing.  Examples of Ukrainian embroidery will complement the lecture.  

Presenter Olga Kobryn has been decorating Ukrainian Easter eggs, the ancient art of pysanky, and doing Ukrainian embroidery since she was ten years old. Her aunt who emigrated from Ukraine to America in the early 1900’s taught her this ancient art and Ukrainian cross stitch embroidery.  Since those early years, Olga has shared her love for these Ukrainian traditions, by teaching her family, friends, and students, enabling her to share her cultural legacy.  

In 2003, Olga was awarded the Master Artist of Pysanky status by the Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program of the New Jersey Council of the Arts.  More recently, the New Jersey State Council of the Arts awarded Olga a Folk Arts Apprenticeship Grant to study the history and learn the skills of traditional Ukrainian Poltava Region embroidery under the tutelage of Master Artist, Helen Dobusz.

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday January 13, 2018 -  Saturday February 17, 2018 Go To Top
elect_computer1 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Tweens! Learn to Code With Microdot - a six week program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library Staff   732-431-7220x7226   
   

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

Grades 5-7

January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17

Please plan to attend all sessions. Bring your own laptop or request to use one from the library.  

Registration is Required, Limited and begins December 28, in-person, by phone or online:  http://bit.ly/HQLibraryCodingClass

    Location: Headquarters
    Registration will begin on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
Sunday January 14, 2018 Go To Top
ent_saxaphone 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM JAZZ Concert: Virginia Mayhew Sextet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Join us for a perfect way to Open a new Era of Jazz at the Library! 

Virginia Mayhew iSextet consists of  Six of the Best Performers  that the Metro Area has to offer! 

Virginia is a New York-based saxophonist, composer and bandleader. She has led her own groups for over 25 years, and currently leads several quartets, a quintet, a septet and a sextet.

Doors open at 12:30 pm.  Library staff reserves some seats. 

Thanks to the Friends of Monmouth County Library for paying for maintenance of the Library's Concert Grand Piano

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

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

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

 

    Location: All Branches
Tuesday January 16, 2018 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 2:00 AM  -  4:00 AM Movie: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Arthur draws the legendary sword Excalibur from the stone, and must learn to harness its power in order to lead a rebellion against his uncle Vortigern, who murdered Arthur's father and usurped the throne years ago.

Starring Charlie Hunnam, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, and Jude Law

126m.

 

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

This is a story about that special someone: the one you trust, the one you can't live without.  For Ted Flask, that someone special is his aging companion Lily, who happens to be a dog.  Lily and the Octopus reminds us how it feels to love fiercely, how difficult it can be to let go, and how the fight for those we love is the greatest fight of all.  

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

"Intoxicating Stories"

You Were Perfectly Fine by Dorothy Parker

The "pale young man" and the clear-eyed girl are recovering from a party where the young man was drunk and made quite a spectacle.  He's worried he's been too over the top, she tries to reassure him.

You Were perfectly Fine is a simple tale of two people who are completely out of sync, but either not aware of it or not quite sure how to get out of it.

    Location: Headquarters
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM The Fighting 69th (1940) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

The story of Mark Felt, who under the name "Deep Throat" helped journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the Watergate scandal in 1972. Directed by Peter Landesman.  Starring Liam Neeson, Diane Lane, and Marton Csokas.

Drama/History - 1 hour 43 mins.

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

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

Grades K and up. Registration required.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Right Career for You!

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

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

No fees, no charges, no card needed. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
school_esl 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Conversational English / Intermediate Level ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Emphasis on vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook. For Intermediate level English speakers.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_new_blue 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM The Right Career for You: A Jersey Job Club Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

The Right Career for You: A Jersey Job Club Workshop 

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

This program is for job seekers of all ages from Teens thru Retirees.

Library Career Connections programs are 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
 
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_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. 

Led by Dhan Goboori, of the Art of Living Foundation

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 19 spaces available.
Wednesday January 17, 2018 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
   

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Kids! Library Babies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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

There will be stories, singing, and playtime.

Siblings welcome.

    Location: Colts Neck
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office_dollarsign 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Fund Raising 101: The Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

Competition for funding will increase, as stated cuts in funding on the Federal level trickles down to all of us.  The objective of this program is to outline a plan, for small to medium sized groups, that they can implement for the purpose of generating an organized and efficient fund raising strategy.

The session will be presented by Charles Burke, who has conducted workshops on grant writing and alternate sources of funding for over four decades at major conventions as well as working with individuals.  Even if you have a well established funding program in place for your group, this program may help you to discover ways to expand in new directions. 

Registration is requested, not required. 

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Vintage Film Series: Movie: Pillow Talk (1959) (Approved) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

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

Universal Pictures.

    Location: Marlboro
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

This is a story about that special someone: the one you trust, the one you can't live without.  For Ted Flask, that someone special is his aging companion Lily, who happens to be a dog.  Lily and the Octopus reminds us how it feels to love fiercely, how difficult it can be to let go, and how the fight for those we love is the greatest fight of all.  

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

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

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Afternoon at the Movies:The Mountain Between Us (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness. Starring Kate Winslet and Idris Elba. 111 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
 
z_cust_halifax 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Read to Peaches, Our Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud 

to a therapy dog.  Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves!

All ages.

Registration required.

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

For Grades K and Up

January 3 - Spaghetti Day - Craft

January 10- Constitution Day - Storytime

January 17 - Winnie The Pooh - Craft

January 24 - Army Day - Storytime

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

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

Please choose one session.  

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_dog1 5:15 PM  -  5:45 PM Kids! Dog Reading Therapy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Read your favorite book to a dog.

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

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

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
lib_dia 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, January 10 - March 21, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday January 18, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_pencil 10:30 AM The Plot Against America by Philip Roth Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 Ext 722   
   

"What if" scenarios are often suspect. They are sometimes thinly veiled tales of the gospel according to the author, taking on the claustrophobic air of a personal fantasia that can't be shared. Such is not the case with Philip Roth's tour de force, The Plot Against America. It is a credible, fully-realized picture of what could happen anywhere, at any time, if the right people and circumstances come together.

The Plot Against America explores a wholly imagined thesis and sees it through to the end: Charles A. Lindbergh defeats FDR for the Presidency in 1940. Lindbergh, the "Lone Eagle," captured the country's imagination by his solo Atlantic crossing in 1927 in the monoplane, Spirit of St. Louis, then had the country's sympathy upon the kidnapping and murder of his young son. He was a true American hero: brave, modest, handsome, a patriot. According to some reliable sources, he was also a rabid isolationist, Nazi sympathizer, and a crypto-fascist. It is these latter attributes of Lindbergh that inform the novel.

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

Stories and crafts for all ages.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Howell Book Discussion: When the Night Comes by Favel Parrett Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

This “moving account of the depth of ordinary lives” (Library Journal, starred review) tells the story of a young Tasmanian girl and a Danish sailor and the brief encounter that leaves a lasting impact on both. Isla is struggling to learn what truly matters and whom to trust, while this modern Viking is searching to understand his past and to find a place in this world for himself. Though their time together is short, it is enough to change the course of both their lives.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk

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

Come play bridge!   Thursday mornings from January 4th through February 22nd.  Pat Guadagno teaches. 

Instruction for Beginners starts at 11:30 am.  Experienced players can begin play at 10:30 am.   

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_yoga 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM 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 every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month for a morning of relaxation.

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright

Directed by:  Doug Liman

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

115 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Bayshore Hooks & Needles 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.

 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Stronger (2017) (Rated R ) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Stronger, is the inspirational true story of Jeff Bauman, who became a symbol of hope after surviving the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Biography/Drama Starring: Jake Gyllenhall, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson 1hr. 59 mins.

Lions Gate Films

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

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

No registration needed.

 

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Classic Movie: Fat City (1972) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by John Huston

Starring Stacy Keach, Jeff Bridges, Susan Tyrrell

Washed-up boxer Tully (Stacy Keach) is inspired to restart his career after seeing potential in a teenager, Ernie (Jeff Bridges), whom he spars with at a gym. While Tully battles his past demons, including issues with alcohol, Ernie faces his own challenges. Pressured into marriage and sudden fatherhood by his girlfriend (Candy Clark), Ernie can shrug off his personal problems when he enters the ring. As both fighters continue with their bouts, Tully's star falls while Ernie's is on the rise.

100 minutes; (c) Columbia Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_paintpalette 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Art for Adults Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

As with with all our Art for Adult classes, you supply will supply the creativity and Artist Julie Farel supplies the designs and materials, without charge. Please note that class begins at 2pm sharp! 

 While this popular class is free, pre-registration is limited and required.  If you do register but find you can not attend,  please let us know, as we usually have a waiting list of interested artists!

To register, please click on the reservation box below, or call HQ Reference Staff: 732 431 7220 x7222.  In case of inclement weather, please check our webpage for updates.

Snow date for this Class will be  January 25. 

Check out other Art Books and Videos in the Library under Dewey Decimal Section 740  for Art.

 

    Location: Headquarters
    Registration will begin on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Good Will Hunting (1998)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Starring:  Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Minnie Driver

Drama– 127 minutes   

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_book_red 3:00 PM Wall Book Club: Mercy by Toni Morrison Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

In the 1680's the slave trade in the Americas is still in its infancy.  Jacob Vaark is an Anglo-Dutch trader and adventurer, with a small holding in the harsh North.  Despite his distaste for dealing in "flesh", he takes a small slave girl in part payment for a bad debet from a plantation owner in Catholic Marylan, Florens who can read an write an might be useful on his farm.  

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_piano 3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM KIds! Books with Bach! – Grades K and up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    7322911956   
   

Join Annie Breen, local music instructor, for a dynamic music program that combines art, music, and imagination. We will listen to live piano music, and create works of art that correspond to the sounds we hear. Don’t miss this interactive, creative afternoon. No registration required. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
misc_kidsreading1 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Use your Imagination.. Build a Snowman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Create a snowman with cotton balls, craft sticks, and other craft supplies!

Registration begins Thursday, January 4 for children Grades K and up.

    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
 
office_telephone 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Talks Saves Lives Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Talk Saves Lives is a community education program that will help to foster a healthy conversation about mental health, the warning signs of suicide, and the many risk factors that can contribute to suicide loss. You will gain a better understanding of suicide risk, a heightened awareness to identify warning signs, and an understanding of the importance to get at-risk individuals to life-assisting helpers in the community.  

Presented by the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (AFSP) New Jersey Chapter

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Classic Movie: Fat City (1972) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by John Huston

Starring Stacy Keach, Jeff Bridges, Susan Tyrrell

Washed-up boxer Tully (Stacy Keach) is inspired to restart his career after seeing potential in a teenager, Ernie (Jeff Bridges), whom he spars with at a gym. While Tully battles his past demons, including issues with alcohol, Ernie faces his own challenges. Pressured into marriage and sudden fatherhood by his girlfriend (Candy Clark), Ernie can shrug off his personal problems when he enters the ring. As both fighters continue with their bouts, Tully's star falls while Ernie's is on the rise.

100 minutes; (c) Columbia Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday January 19, 2018 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 January 20, 2018 Go To Top
rec_yoga 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: A Restorative Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

For all levels, beginners welcome!

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

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open.

Please check the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
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nat_snowman 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Kids! Magical Musical Winter Wonderland Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Join award-winning singer-songwriter Patricia Shih to celebrate the beauty and fun of the season. Using props and the magic of their own imaginations, participants can "ice skate" around an imaginary lake, have a fun "snowball fight", play musical games and sing songs praising winter. Create a warm and memorable winter wonderland right in the library!

Families of all ages are welcome.

Lower Gallery

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday January 21, 2018 Go To Top
misc_clouds 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Paranormal and Spiritual Experiences in the United States Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A Lecture and Discussion by Rev. Karen E Herrick, PhD

Sixty-six percent of widows experience apparitions of their departed husbands within the first year of death and seventy-five percent of parents who lose a child have this experience also during the first year of their loss. Many are afraid to tell about this for fear of mental instability.

A presentation on Near-Death Experiences will be given from the work of Dr. R. Moody and PMH Atwater. The main differences between a spiritual experience (SE) and a psychotic hallucination will be taught. After the educational presentation, attendees may ask questions and discuss their personal experiences.

Rev. Karen E. Herrick, PhD, has shared her clinical experience for 30 years from a Jungian perspective. She was ordained in the Interfaith Ministry in 1995. This ministry is to be actively involved in Spiritual Psychology, specifically in naming SEs and working with chronic grief. It is important to note that 40-50% of people in the United States are having these types of experiences that people are afraid to mention. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Monday January 22, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Kids! Library Babies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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

There will be stories, singing, and playtime.

Siblings welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Howell
 
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 up in the Meeting Room.  Participants need to know how to play the game and game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

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

Reading with Pippin. Bring your favorite book.

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

K and up

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
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, and confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month. 

An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241

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

Take steps toward vibrant health and freeing your mind from everyday stress.  Learn about breath, vibration, concentration, and movement in this relaxing and uplifting class.

 Steven Russell, Becoming Sound Yoga, is a certified teacher of Dharma Yoga, has studied with Sri Dharma Mittra in NYC, and has been practicing yoga for over fifteen years.  He welcomes from beginner to experienced yogis.If you are questioning whether you are ready for Yoga, Steven offers a video to help you make your decision. http://youtu.be/COnkHsCvLHA

Please bring a mat, or large towel to class. 
Sessions will be held on Mondays:  Jan 22, Jan 29, Feb 5, Feb 12

Registration (with a valid email address) is requested. In case of inclement weather, an email will be sent and statement will be available on our website. www.MonmouthCountyLib.org

 

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation (Rm 5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

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

Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old

Enjoy stories and make a fun craft.

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: Dunkirk (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. Directed by Christopher Nolan. Starring James Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, and Tom Hardy.

Drama/History - 1 hours 46 mins.

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

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

Starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts

127m.

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

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

    Location: Howell
 
school_esl 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Conversational English / Intermediate Level ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Emphasis on vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook. For Intermediate level English speakers.

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

Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris

Starring Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman

Emma Stone and Steve Carell star in this electrifying sports docudrama recreates the legendary 1973 "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. When Riggs brags that he can beat any woman in the world on the tennis court, reigning champion King accepts his challenge. Their highly publicized match soon takes on a larger meaning as a milestone in the fight for gender equality.

121 minutes; (c) Fox Searchlight

    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
Wednesday January 24, 2018 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
   

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Kids! Library Babies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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

There will be stories, singing, and playtime.

Siblings welcome.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:20 PM World Cinema (USA) Movie: The Joy Luck Club (1993) (Rated R ) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

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

Walt Disney Pictures

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

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

 

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

Hear a LEGO story and make your own LEGO creation.

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

All Ages.

Registration required.

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

For Grades K and Up

January 3 - Spaghetti Day - Craft

January 10- Constitution Day - Storytime

January 17 - Winnie The Pooh - Craft

January 24 - Army Day - Storytime

    Location: Howell
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Can You Increase Your IRS Refund for 2018? A Tax Seminar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

New Year/New You: Get Your Finances in Shape in 2018

Every year, taxpayers send the IRS hundreds of additional dollars, because they are unaware of eligible tax deductions and credits. Attend a Tax Seminar presented by IRS Enrolled Agent Alex Ermoloff for information that may save you money at tax time and help you become aware of options available to save for your retirement and future college tuition for your children.  Mr. Ermoloff will cover some of the following subjects:

  • Affordable Care Act
  • Noteworthy changes for calendar years 2016 and 2017
  • Deductions other than itemized deductions
  • Itemized deductions if taxpayer do not claim the standard deduction allowance
  • Eligible tax credits that reduces tax debt dollar for dollar
  • Planning for the costs of a child’s future college education
  • Planning for retirement needs
  • Planning options to save taxes on taxable social security income
  • Take advantages of available employee “Flexible Spending Plans”
  • Estate tax planning
  • Income and planning strategies to reduce your tax liability to the IRS

Registration is not required to attend Mr. Ermoloff's presentations, which will be held on Wednesday Jan 24 at 7pm and repeated on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 10am.

New Year/New You: Get Your Finances in Shape in 2018

    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_computer3 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Top Notch Resume I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The use of branding, marketing yourself, and the importance of having a competent resume is discussed. Participants will see the advantages and disadvantages of different resume formats, and review the basic elements of an effective resume and cover letter. 

Presented by the Career Connections staff.  

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, January 10 - March 21, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

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

Stories and crafts for all ages.

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

Come play bridge!   Thursday mornings from January 4th through February 22nd.  Pat Guadagno teaches. 

Instruction for Beginners starts at 11:30 am.  Experienced players can begin play at 10:30 am.   

    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
   

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

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

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: Home Again (2017) PG-13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Reese Witherspoon, Lake Bell, Michael Sheen

Directed by:  Hallie Meyers-Shyer

Life for a single mom in Los Angles takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young guys to move in with her.

97 minutes

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

The story of the earlier years of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall who in 1940 defended a black chauffeur accused of rape. History/Drama Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, Dan Stevens, Sterling K. Brown 1 hr. 58 mins.

Open Road Films

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classic Movie: Repeat Performance (1947) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Alfred Werker

Starring Louis Hayward, Joan Leslie, Virginia Field, Richard Basehart, Tom Conway

On New Year's Eve 1946, Sheila Page kills her husband Barney.  She wishes that she could relive 1946 and avoid the mistakes that she made throughout the year.  Her wish comes true but cheating fate proves more difficult than she anticipated.  

91 minutes; (c) Eagle-Lion Films

    Location: Eastern Branch
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Starring:  Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds

Action, Comedy– 118 minutes   

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie: Repeat Performance (1947) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Alfred Werker

Starring Louis Hayward, Joan Leslie, Virginia Field, Richard Basehart, Tom Conway

On New Year's Eve 1946, Sheila Page kills her husband Barney.  She wishes that she could relive 1946 and avoid the mistakes that she made throughout the year.  Her wish comes true but cheating fate proves more difficult than she anticipated.  

91 minutes; (c) Eagle-Lion Films

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday January 26, 2018 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 January 27, 2018 Go To Top
rec_yoga 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: A Restorative Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

For all levels, beginners welcome!

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

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
office_dollarsign 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Can You Increase Your IRS Refund for 2018? A Tax Seminar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

New Year/New You: Get Your Finances in Shape in 2018

Every year, taxpayers send the IRS hundreds of additional dollars, because they are unaware of eligible tax deductions and credits. Attend a Tax Seminar presented by IRS Enrolled Agent Alex Ermoloff for information that may save you money at tax time and help you become aware of options available to save for your retirement and future college tuition for your children.  Mr. Ermoloff will cover some of the following subjects:

  • Affordable Care Act
  • Noteworthy changes for calendar years 2016 and 2017
  • Deductions other than itemized deductions
  • Itemized deductions if taxpayer do not claim the standard deduction allowance
  • Eligible tax credits that reduces tax debt dollar for dollar
  • Planning for the costs of a child’s future college education
  • Planning for retirement needs
  • Planning options to save taxes on taxable social security income
  • Take advantages of available employee “Flexible Spending Plans”
  • Estate tax planning
  • Income and planning strategies to reduce your tax liability to the IRS

Registration is not required to attend Mr. Ermoloff's presentations, which will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 7pm and repeated on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 10am.

New Year/New You: Get Your Finances in Shape in 2018

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

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

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open.

Please check the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

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

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

    Location: Ocean Township
Sunday January 28, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Bob Burger & Friends Perform a Tribute to Tom Petty Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 X7222   
   

Bob Burger and Friends will rock you with an incredible Tribute to Tom Petty that covers the entire career of this amazing artist including his work with the Heartbreakers, the Travelling Wilburys and as a solo artist.  The band has performed the Tom Petty show thoughout the New Jersey/New York area and featured songs include such smash hits as Free Falling, Refugee, The Waiting and American Girl; as well as some special rarities.  In addition to Burger on Vocals/Guitar, the band will include John Merjave – Guitar/Vocals, Joe Bellia – drums, Arne Wendt – Keyboards and Mitch Burger - Bass. 

Bob Burger is an acclaimed NJ Shore and Gold Record awarded singer/songwriter known for his work with Styx, Donnie Iris, Glen Burtnik and The Weeklings, whose latest album is in heavy rotation on Sirium/XM Radio.  Burger has performed with Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Southside Johnny and many others.  John Merjave is a member of The Weeklings, the “BeatleFest” house band and other national shows performing with Billy Preston, Donovan, Denny Laine and many others.  Joe Bellia is a highly sought after drummer/percussionist whose credits include The Weeklings, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Southside Johnny, Dave Mason and many others.  Arne Wendt is best known for performances with Jon Bon Jovi, Darlene Love and Bobby Bandiera.

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

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 January 29, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Kids! Library Babies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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

There will be stories, singing, and playtime.

Siblings welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All are welcome!

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

Directed by Andy Muschietti

Starring Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard

Seven young outcasts in Derry, Maine, are about to face their worst nightmare -- an ancient, shape-shifting evil that emerges from the sewer every 27 years to prey on the town's children.  Banding together over the course of one horrifying summer, the friends must overcome their own personal fears to battle the murderous, bloodthirsty clown known as Pennywise. 

135 minutes; (c) Warner Brothers

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

Directed by Andy Muschietti

Starring Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard

Seven young outcasts in Derry, Maine, are about to face their worst nightmare -- an ancient, shape-shifting evil that emerges from the sewer every 27 years to prey on the town's children.  Banding together over the course of one horrifying summer, the friends must overcome their own personal fears to battle the murderous, bloodthirsty clown known as Pennywise. 

135 minutes; (c) Warner Brothers

    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, and confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month. 

An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241

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

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

This program is for adults, ages 18 and older

Please bring a mat, or large towel to class. 
Sessions will be held on Mondays:  Jan 22, Jan 29, Feb 5, Feb 12

    Location: Headquarters
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation (Rm 5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday January 30, 2018 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Classic Movie Tuesday: Dirty Dancing (1987) PG-13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

Directed by:  Emile Ardolino

Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, a young girl learns to dance from, and falls in love with the camp's dance instructor.  

100 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: The Mountain Between Us (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Stranded after a plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow-covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness. Directed by Hany Abu-Assad. Starring Idris Elba, Kate Winslet, and Beau Bridges.

Adventure/Drama - 1 hour 52 mins.

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

Story of legendary golf champion "Young" Tommy Morris, who won the British Open as a teen in 1868 despite his father's fervent belief that their family was too lower-class to play the sport at a professional level.

Starring Sam Neill, Ophelia Lovibond, and Peter Mullan

112m.

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

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

    Location: Howell
 
school_esl 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Conversational English / Intermediate Level ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Emphasis on vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook. For Intermediate level English speakers.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
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Wednesday January 31, 2018 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
   

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

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Kids! Library Babies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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

There will be stories, singing, and playtime.

Siblings welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

 

"Neighbors" by Raymond Carver,  When Jim and Harriet leave for St. Louis, they trust neighbors Bill and Arlene to look after their apartment. (Originally printed in Esquire 1971, from the collection: Will You Please Be Quiet ) 

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: The Sting (1973) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

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

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
anim_beaver 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Happy Groundhog Day! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

This groundhog wants to be your friend!

Sing some songs and make a fluffy groundhog.

All Ages.

Registration required.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Howell
 
elect_computer3 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Top Notch Resume II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Build on the topics covered in the Resume I 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. 

Presented by the Career Connections staff.  

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, January 10 - March 21, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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Thursday February 1, 2018 -  Wednesday February 28, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library Staff   732 431 7220 x7226   
   

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

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

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

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

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

Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:  

Mondays, 9:30am.  No Storytime February 19.

Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  

Thursdays, 10:15am. 

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

Tuesdays, 11:40am. 

Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  

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

Thursdays, 11:00am. 

Family for Ages 2 and up:

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

Wednesdays, 1:30pm.  

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday February 1, 2018 Go To Top
rec_games 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come play bridge!   Thursday mornings from January 4th through February 22nd.  Pat Guadagno teaches. 

Instruction for Beginners starts at 11:30 am.  Experienced players can begin play at 10:30 am.   

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Movie:Baby Driver (2017) R Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm

Directed by:  Edgar Wright

After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

112 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Bayshore Hooks & Needles 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.

 
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
 
holiday_heart2 10:30 PM  -  11:00 PM Kids!Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Family stories and playtime.

    Location: Howell
Friday February 2, 2018 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 February 3, 2018 Go To Top
lib_bookshelf 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Take Your Child to the Library Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Bring your child to the Library for the great Super Hero, TV Charters and Valentine's Day books. Coloring table available.

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

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

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open.

Please check the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday February 5, 2018 Go To Top
misc_smiley 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, concepts, and songs for ages 2 to 3 1/2 . Siblings welcome.

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

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

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

SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, and confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month. 

An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241

    Location: Wall Township
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation (Rm 5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday February 6, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

As England becomes enmeshed in the early days of World War II and the men are away fighting, the women of Chilbury village forge an uncommon bond. They defy the Vicar’s stuffy edict to close the choir and instead “carry on singing,” resurrecting themselves as the Chilbury Ladies’ Choir. We come to know the home-front struggles of five unforgettable choir members: a timid widow devastated when her only son goes to fight; the older daughter of a local scion drawn to a mysterious artist; her younger sister pining over an impossible crush; a Jewish refugee from Czechoslovakia hiding a family secret; and a conniving midwife plotting to outrun her seedy past.

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

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

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

Fun for all.

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_heart1 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories for ages 3 1/2 to 5 years.

    Location: Howell
 
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
Wednesday February 7, 2018 Go To Top
office_meeting1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

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

 

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_lincoln 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
   

Activites for Grades K and Up.

February 7 - Reading about the Presidents - Storytime

February 14 - Valentine's Day - Craft

February 21 - Dog Man - Craft

February 28 - Lego Book Club - Featuring Megan McDonald's Stink and Judy Moody. Read any book and make a Lego creation.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, January 10 - March 21, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday February 8, 2018 Go To Top
rec_games 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come play bridge!   Thursday mornings from January 4th through February 22nd.  Pat Guadagno teaches. 

Instruction for Beginners starts at 11:30 am.  Experienced players can begin play at 10:30 am.   

    Location: Eastern Branch
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holiday_heart1 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Valentine Hats - Stories and Preschool Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

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

No registration needed.

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

As England becomes enmeshed in the early days of World War II and the men are away fighting, the women of Chilbury village forge an uncommon bond. They defy the Vicar’s stuffy edict to close the choir and instead “carry on singing,” resurrecting themselves as the Chilbury Ladies’ Choir. We come to know the home-front struggles of five unforgettable choir members: a timid widow devastated when her only son goes to fight; the older daughter of a local scion drawn to a mysterious artist; her younger sister pining over an impossible crush; a Jewish refugee from Czechoslovakia hiding a family secret; and a conniving midwife plotting to outrun her seedy past.

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
 
holiday_heart2 10:30 PM  -  11:00 PM Kids!Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Family stories and playtime.

    Location: Howell
Friday February 9, 2018 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 February 10, 2018 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open.

Please check the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday February 12, 2018 Go To Top
misc_smiley 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, concepts, and songs for ages 2 to 3 1/2 . Siblings welcome.

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

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

    Location: Howell
 
holiday_heart1 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Valentine Creatures - School Age craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_snow_02 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Tweens! Copy Coloring Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Relax and color with a friend or an adult the same page! Making fantastic coloring pages is easy when you copy the colors of your friend or adult.

    Location: Howell
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation (Rm 5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday February 13, 2018 Go To Top
med_caduceus 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Ask a Memory Care Specialist! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: Colts Neck
    Registration will begin on Monday, January 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
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holiday_heart2 1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Love Boats -Toddler Stories and Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old

Enjoy stories and make a fun craft.

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_heart1 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories for ages 3 1/2 to 5 years.

    Location: Howell
 
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_clouds 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM De-Stress Through Yoga, Breathing and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

De-stress through gentle yoga, breathing and meditation.  Experience gentle yoga, learn about the tendencies of the mind, learn some simple yet powerful breathing techniques, experience guided meditation, and learn about the Art of Living Happiness Program.   No mats or equipment needed. 

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

Led by Dhan Goboori, of the Art of Living Foundation

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 20 spaces available.
Wednesday February 14, 2018 Go To Top
office_meeting1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM World Cinema (Ireland) Movie: Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing (1973) (Rated PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A mature Englishwoman finds romance when she befriends a young drifter while on holiday in the Spanish countryside. Comedy/Drama Starring: Maggie Smith, Timothy Bottoms, Don Jaime, De Mora Y Aragon, Emiliano Redondo, Charles Baxter 1 hr. 50 min.

Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. 

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_lincoln 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
   

Activites for Grades K and Up.

February 7 - Reading about the Presidents - Storytime

February 14 - Valentine's Day - Craft

February 21 - Dog Man - Craft

February 28 - Lego Book Club - Featuring Megan McDonald's Stink and Judy Moody. Read any book and make a Lego creation.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, January 10 - March 21, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday February 15, 2018 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Howell Book Discussion: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

A beautiful and provocative love story between two unlikely people and the hard-won relationship that elevates them above the Midwestern meth lab backdrop of their lives.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

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

Come play bridge!   Thursday mornings from January 4th through February 22nd.  Pat Guadagno teaches. 

Instruction for Beginners starts at 11:30 am.  Experienced players can begin play at 10:30 am.   

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
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
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holiday_heart2 10:30 PM  -  11:00 PM Kids!Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Family stories and playtime.

    Location: Howell
Friday February 16, 2018 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 February 17, 2018 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open.

Please check the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday February 19, 2018 Go To Top
misc_usflag Presidents' Day Holiday - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Monmouth County Library Headquarters and All Branches are closed

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

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

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  

or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  

or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryParentsPage

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryTeensPage   for answers!

    Location: All Branches
Tuesday February 20, 2018 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: Behold the Dreamers by Mbolo Mbue Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A compulsively readable debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream -- the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Waterloo Bridge (1940) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Starring: Robert Taylor, and Vivien Leigh

Drama, Romance, War–108 minutes   

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

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

Grades K and up. Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
 
holiday_heart1 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories for ages 3 1/2 to 5 years.

    Location: Howell
 
office_dollarsign 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, ; their last date is  

 Mondays: 9am to 3pm  On Tuesdays: 6pm to 7pm   On Thursdays: 9am to 3pm            Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

 

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 6:15 PM  -  8:15 PM Waterloo Bridge (1940) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Starring: Robert Taylor, and Vivien Leigh

Drama, Romance, War–108 minutes   

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Movie: Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (PG-13) (2017) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Peter Landesman

Starring Liam Neeson, Diane Lane, Marton Csokas

Lifelong G-Man Mark Felt, aka "Deep Throat," leaks information to the press that helps to uncover the Watergate scandal of 1974.

103 minutes; (c) Sony Pictures Classics

    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
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Wednesday February 21, 2018 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
   

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 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Vintage Film Series: Movie: The Out of Towners (Rated G) (1970) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

An Ohio sales executive and his wife experience a series of misadventures when they travel to New York for a job interview. Written by Neil Simon Comedy/ Starring: Jack Lemon, Sandy Dennis 1 hr. 41 mins.

Paramount Pictures

    Location: Marlboro
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: Behold the Dreamers by Mbolo Mbue Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A compulsively readable debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream -- the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Afternoon at the Movies:American Made (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

A pilot lands work for the CIA and as a drug runner in the south during the 1980s. Starring Tom Cruise. 116 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
 
misc_lincoln 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
   

Activites for Grades K and Up.

February 7 - Reading about the Presidents - Storytime

February 14 - Valentine's Day - Craft

February 21 - Dog Man - Craft

February 28 - Lego Book Club - Featuring Megan McDonald's Stink and Judy Moody. Read any book 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_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 our favorite dog Styx (Smooth Collie). Bring your favorite book or read one from the Library. This session features Walter Wick's Can you See What I See Series.

    Location: Howell
 
nat_rose.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Lost and Found: Beyond Bereavement Workshop 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, support facilitator, may  provide an opportunity to share experiences, feelings and new ideas for moving forward, Beyond Bereavement.

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, January 10 - March 21, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday February 22, 2018 Go To Top
office_dollarsign 9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, ; their last date is  

 Mondays: 9am to 3pm  On Tuesdays: 6pm to 7pm   On Thursdays: 9am to 3pm            Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

 

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

    Location: Headquarters
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Thursday February 22, 2018 -  Thursday April 12, 2018 Go To Top
office_dollarsign 9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, ; their last date is  

 Mondays: 9am to 3pm  On Tuesdays: 6pm to 7pm   On Thursdays: 9am to 3pm            Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

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

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday February 22, 2018 Go To Top
rec_games 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come play bridge!   Thursday mornings from January 4th through February 22nd.  Pat Guadagno teaches. 

Instruction for Beginners starts at 11:30 am.  Experienced players can begin play at 10:30 am.   

    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
   

Like the golden threads of a scarf sprinkled with marigolds, Susan Meissner weaves two unspeakable New York tragedies - The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire and 9/11 - into a shimmering novel of love and acceptance.  Meissner's heroines, Clara and Taryn, live a century apart, but their stories are connected not just by a bright scrap of fabric but by love lost.  A compelling novel, A Fall of Marigolds turns fate into a triumph.

    Location: Hazlet
 
lib_book3 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Funny Faces Flip Book - School Age craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_heart2 10:30 PM  -  11:00 PM Kids!Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Family stories and playtime.

    Location: Howell
Friday February 23, 2018 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 February 24, 2018 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open.

Please check the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday February 26, 2018 Go To Top
office_dollarsign 9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 22, 2018.  The last day is Thursday, April 12, 2018

 On Mondays: 9am to 3pm          On Tuesdays: 6pm to 7pm       On Thursdays: 9am to 3pm            Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_smiley 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, concepts, and songs for ages 2 to 3 1/2 . Siblings welcome.

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

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

    Location: Howell
 
anim_dog1 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
   

Bring your favorite book to read with Pippin (Cairn Terrier). Featuring Disney's Frozen books.

    Location: Howell
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation (Rm 5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
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Tuesday February 27, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_heart1 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories for ages 3 1/2 to 5 years.

    Location: Howell
 
office_dollarsign 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, ; their last date is  

 Mondays: 9am to 3pm  On Tuesdays: 6pm to 7pm   On Thursdays: 9am to 3pm            Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

 

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

    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
Wednesday February 28, 2018 Go To Top
office_meeting1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_lincoln 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
   

Activites for Grades K and Up.

February 7 - Reading about the Presidents - Storytime

February 14 - Valentine's Day - Craft

February 21 - Dog Man - Craft

February 28 - Lego Book Club - Featuring Megan McDonald's Stink and Judy Moody. Read any book and make a Lego creation.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, January 10 - March 21, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday March 1, 2018 Go To Top
office_dollarsign 9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, ; their last date is  

 Mondays: 9am to 3pm  On Tuesdays: 6pm to 7pm   On Thursdays: 9am to 3pm            Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

 

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

    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
Friday March 2, 2018 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 March 3, 2018 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open.

Please check the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday March 5, 2018 Go To Top
office_dollarsign 9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 22, 2018.  The last day is Thursday, April 12, 2018

 On Mondays: 9am to 3pm          On Tuesdays: 6pm to 7pm       On Thursdays: 9am to 3pm            Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

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

    Location: Headquarters
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office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation (Rm 5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday March 6, 2018 Go To Top
office_dollarsign 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, ; their last date is  

 Mondays: 9am to 3pm  On Tuesdays: 6pm to 7pm   On Thursdays: 9am to 3pm            Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

 

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

    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
Wednesday March 7, 2018 Go To Top
office_meeting1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

My Father’s Paradise: A  Son’s Search for His Family’s Past by Ariel Sabar
In a remote corner of the world, forgotten for nearly three thousand years, lived an enclave of Kurdish Jews so isolated that they still spoke Aramaic, the language of Jesus. To these descendants of the Lost Tribes of Israel, Yona Sabar was born.  Yona's son Ariel grew up in Los Angeles, where Yona had become an esteemed professor. Ariel wanted nothing to do with his father's strange immigrant heritage-until he had a son of his own. Ariel Sabar brings to life the ancient town of Zakho, discovering his family's place in the sweeping saga of Middle-Eastern history. This powerful book is an improbable story of tolerance and hope set in what today is the very center of the world's attention.


 

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
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, January 10 - March 21, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday March 8, 2018 Go To Top
office_dollarsign 9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

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

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, ; their last date is  

 Mondays: 9am to 3pm  On Tuesdays: 6pm to 7pm   On Thursdays: 9am to 3pm            Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

 

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

    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.

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

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Friday March 9, 2018 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 March 10, 2018 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open.

Please check the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday March 12, 2018 Go To Top
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