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Friday March 18, 2016 -  Tuesday November 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_trowel Colts Neck Library Community Garden Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

We have some exciting news! The Colts Neck Library Garden will be turning into a Community Garden this spring and be active throughout early fall!!! It is in its infancy stage right now, which includes a lot of planning, brainstorming and organizing. Some of our hopes are to involve local families (in and around Monmouth County), and businesses, run weekly programs such as reading in the garden, poetry in the garden and planting/decorating in the garden and so much more!

Our hope is to embrace all ages and all levels of gardening ability/interest to discover a sense of wonder while being surrounded in nature’s beauty! Night hikes will also be on the list!

The Garden will be open to those who desire to be a part of our community garden, where together we can enjoy a sense of wonder and the love of gardening. Please stay tuned for further announcements as to our first meeting and schedule of events.
Would you like to help out?  Email our coordinator to volunteer: Janeen Yodakis:    janeenyodakis@gmail.com

Sponsored in conjunction with The Friends of the Colts Neck Library

    Location: Colts Neck
Sunday May 1, 2016 -  Wednesday August 31, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_dfl_kids_trans All The Events for Your Child - All Free/All Welcome! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: P. Findra   732-431-7220x7226   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

Your Monmouth County Library has a STEM event, craft, book, movie, reading, writing, making, animal-meeting program for your child! All are presented by certified, specialized Children's Librarians and Library Associates, trained to offer the most appropriate literature, corresponding crafts, programming  for each age and  ability. 

Your child and their friends are welcome to attend any  program, without charge. Sometimes, we request registration, as we may need to pre-gather materials for all to enjoy!

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

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

Event List is Here: 

Events children to 5th Grade    
    Location: Headquarters
Sunday May 1, 2016 -  Monday September 5, 2016 Go To Top
nat_lightning My Library's ON Social Media!?! Yes, we are! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Information Specialists    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Connect with us! Visit us today: in person or virtually through social media! You have Your Library in The Palm of Your Hand! 

AMA -  Post photos, send comments, ask for books, or help with .... well, anything! 

 via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  

or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  

or    Instagram: @MonCtyLibrary

or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryParentsPage

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryTeensPage   for answers!

 

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 and eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,\

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Visit today - virtually or in person!

    Location: Headquarters
Monday August 1, 2016 -  Wednesday August 31, 2016 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette Exhibit: Blake's Bowls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Blake Patterson's hand crafted, one of a kind, segmented wood bowls will be on display for the month of August in the library lobby exhibit cases.  The bowls are available for sale, and each one is a unique creation. 

Mr. Patterson will demonstrate his process for making his bowls on Saturday, August 6th at 10:00 am.

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

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

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

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

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

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

Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:  

Mondays, 9:30am, no session August 29

Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am, no session August 30

Thursdays, 10:15am.

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:

Mondays, 10:15am, no session August 29

Tuesdays, 11:40am., no session August 30 

Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am, no session August 31

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:

Mondays, 11:00am, no session August 29 

Thursdays, 11:00am. 

Family for Ages 2 and up:

Monday, 1:30pm, no session August 29

Wednesdays, 1:30pm, no session August 31

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_lightning My Library's ON Social Media!?! Yes, we are! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Information Specialists    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Connect with us! Visit us today: in person or virtually through social media! You have Your Library in The Palm of Your Hand! 

AMA -  Post photos, send comments, ask for books, or help with .... well, anything! 

 via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  

or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  

or    Instagram: @MonCtyLibrary

or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryParentsPage

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryTeensPage   for answers!

 

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 and eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,\

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Visit today - virtually or in person!

    Location: Headquarters
Friday August 5, 2016 -  Tuesday August 30, 2016 Go To Top
rec_painters_palette.GIF On Exhibit: MonCty Senior Art Show Sponsored by Mon.County Office on Aging Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Monmouth County Division on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans Services presents a  Senior Art Show Exhibition & Competition. This year, the County’s Office on Aging is working with SCAN (Social Community Activities Network) to coordinate the Senior Art Show.

Artistic masterpieces will be on display at Library Headquarters from Friday, August 5 through Tuesday, August 30.  Be amazed by displayed works of art in acrylic, craft, computer imagery, drawing, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography, print, sculpture and watercolor.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday August 30, 2016 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

The story of the life and academic career of the pioneer Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan, and his friendship with his mentor, Professor G.H. Hardy.  Directed by Matt Brown.  Starring Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons.
Biography/Drama – 108 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Suffragette (PG-13) (2015 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Phil's Picks

The story centers on Maud, a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the U.K.'s growing Suffragette movement. Galvanized by the outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst Maud becomes an activist for the cause alongside women from all walks of life.

Starring Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter.

106m.

    Location: Wall Township
 
office_dollarsign 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming Department   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Appointments are available throughout the month:
on Tuesdays at either 2:00 pm or 3:00 pm
on Thursdays at either 6:30 pm or 7:30 pm

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Independent Movie: Miles Ahead (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Don Cheadle

Starring Don Cheadle, Ewan McGregor, Emayatzy Corinealdi

Don Cheadle directs and stars as Miles Davis in this biopic about the influential jazz musician. In the midst of a dazzling and prolific career at the forefront of modern jazz innovation, Miles Davis virtually disappears from public view for a period of five years in the late 1970s. Alone and holed up in his home, he is beset by chronic pain from a deteriorating hip, his musical voice stifled and numbed by drugs and pain medications, his mind haunted by unsettling ghosts from the past. When insistent reporter Dave Brill (Ewan McGregor) from Rolling Stone magazine knocks on his door seeking an interview, Davis grants him his request and takes him on a mission to recover a new session tape from his label bosses at Columbia Records. During their quest, Davis reminisces over significant events from his life including his relationship with his first wife Frances Taylor (Emayatzy Corinealdi) and the higher points of his musical career.

100 minutes, © Sony Pictures Classic

    Location: Eastern Branch
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Wednesday August 31, 2016 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 x 7336.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids!: Summer Day Movie Matinee: Zootopia (2016) PG Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

In a world of anthropomorphic animals, rookie rabbit police officer Judy Hopps is forced to work with Nick Wilde, a cynical con artist fox, to crack a major case involving conspiracies and mysterious disappearances.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids!: Summer Day Movie Matinee: Kung Fu Panda 3 (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Continuing his "legendary adventures of awesomeness", Po must face two hugely epic, but different threats: one supernatural and the other a little closer to his home.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: Miracles From Heaven (2016) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A young girl suffering from a rare digestive disorder finds herself miraculously cured after surviving a terrible accident. Stars Jennifer Garner, Kylie Rogers, Martin Henderson. 117 minutes

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
anim_crab 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Coral Reefs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Many little ocean animals live in a reef.  Hear a story and make a craft showing these little survivors.

Ages # 1/2 and up.

Registration Requested.

    Location: Colts Neck
Thursday September 1, 2016 -  Friday September 30, 2016 Go To Top
rec_painters_palette.GIF Into the Canyons: Where Art Meets Geology Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

by Bokey and Booty (Scientific Social)   

This month long exhibit of photography and supplemental mixed media informational panels will be on display at the Wall Library.  The art exhibit demonstrates how photography, great design, and interactive displays can be used to explain scientific concepts in an exciting way that's easy to understand.

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
elect_camera Your Jersey Shore: Photographs by Cornelius T. Williams Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Cornelius T. Williams is a former oils on canvas artist, videographer and producer.  An award-winning photographer, Mr. Williams enjoys photography "because there is so much beauty in our own backyard that is overlooked."

Meet the artist at a reception on Sunday, September 11th, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.  His photographs will be on display for the month of September.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
anim_dog1 September is Library Card Sign Up Month! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Any Staff Member     MCL@monmouthcountylib.org
   

A Monmouth County Library Card saves you money in many ways: Educational, Entertaining, Esteem Building programs for Children, for Teens, for Adults, including  Read To a Dog for young reluctant readers, Yoga for Adults, Practice & Hone Your Interviewing Skills, as well as offering popular movies, musical and live theater programs, book and short story discussions, computer learning classes.

Your Monmouth County Library Card is your Library in the Palm of Your Hand, you can access on-line subscriptions, such as Consumer Reports' web site to find the best buy on almost anything!  Find these on our website, under the tab "Research."

Now you can take the Monmouth County Library wherever you roam.

TheMonCo Library app is now available for download.

Need to renew that book? Thru our app, you can just click on your smart phone or tablet. Search for titles, use research databases, check on upcoming programs – all that and more is just a screen touch away!  Log on to www.monmouth.boopsie.com and download the MonCo Library app to the device of your choice. The app is free and available for mobile devices running Apple iOS, Android, Windows operating systems.

Monmouth County Library has e-books, magazines, best-selleing books and movies!

Come into any of the (lucky) thirteen Monmouth County Library locations and find out about the other fabulous things your library card can provide you and your family! Pick up a calendar of the great, free programs offered for All Ages/All Welcome by the Monmouth County Library.

Your Monmouth County Library-The Library in the Palm of Your Hand, the most important back to school item of all.

 

 

    Location: All Branches
Thursday September 1, 2016 -  Friday December 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_quilt2 Blankie Depot Collection Bin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Calling all Blanketeers!  Create a blanket for a NJ Child who needs one and Blankie Depot will deliver for you!  Donation boxes may be found in Library Headquarters, Manalapan (near DVD room), with a second donation area  in the Hazlet Branch Library

Blankie Depot gladly welcome handmade blankets of all sizes and styles (knit, crochet, quilt, fleece, flannel). Their volunteers distribute handcrafted infant hats, cancer caps, newborn booties and layettes, children’s sweaters, pillow cases, gloves, scarves, outwear sets, pajamas, tote bags and handcrafted soft plush toys. Blankie Depot volunteer outreach includes area facilities that serve fragile children, including: state hospitals, cancer treatment facilities, health clinics, homeless shelters, youth hospice, behavioral clinics, grief counselors, special-needs camps and state non-profits. 

Blankie Depot is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, this group's mission is to provide handmade blankets to New Jersey children suffering serious illness and trauma. If you are interested in joining the their team, please email Greg Isnetto, Director at: blankiedepot@gmail.com

 

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday September 1, 2016 -  Saturday December 31, 2016 Go To Top
anim_dog1 All The Events for Your Child - All Free/All Welcome! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: P. Findra   732-431-7220x7227   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

Event List is Here: 

Events children to 5th Grade    
    Location: Headquarters
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Thursday September 1, 2016 Go To Top
ent_note 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Kids: Dancing Bears Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Join in a one-of-a-kind, early childhood music and movement program.  Children will explore the many ways to create music, sing, dance, and discover their world in a family-style learning environment.

Ages 1 through 3 years old

Call, stop in or  beginning Thursday, August 18 at 9:00 am.

Please just register for one session.

    Location: Headquarters
   
 
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Kids: Dancing Bears Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Join in a one-of-a-kind, early childhood music and movement program.  Children will explore the many ways to create music, sing, dance, and discover their world in a family-style learning environment.

Ages 1 through 3 years old

Call, stop in or  beginning Thursday, August 18 at 9:00 am.

Please just register for one session.

 

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

A carpenter is forced to take care of his estranged eight-year-old son while his ex-wife and her new husband attend a religious retreat. Comedy/ Starring Clive Owen, Jaeden Lieberher, Maria Bello 1 hr. 30 min.

Lions Gate Films Inc.

 

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Crochet and Knit 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 Blankie Depot to be donated to babies in area hospitals. Bring a crochet hook or knitting needles; yarn will be provided for you. All skill levels welcome.

 

Calling all Blanketeers!  Create a blanket for a NJ Child who needs one and Blankie Depot will deliver for you!  Donation accepted  in the Hazlet Branch Library. 

Blankie Depot gladly welcome handmade blankets of all sizes and styles (knit, crochet, quilt, fleece, flannel). Their volunteers distribute handcrafted infant hats, cancer caps, newborn booties and layettes, children’s sweaters, pillow cases, gloves, scarves, outwear sets, pajamas, tote bags and handcrafted soft plush toys. Blankie Depot volunteer outreach includes area facilities that serve fragile children, including: state hospitals, cancer treatment facilities, health clinics, homeless shelters, youth hospice, behavioral clinics, grief counselors, special-needs camps and state non-profits. 

Blankie Depot is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, this group's mission is to provide handmade blankets to New Jersey children suffering serious illness and trauma. If you are interested in joining the their team, please email Greg Isnetto, Director at: blankiedepot@gmail.com

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Movie: Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Zack Snyder

Starring:  Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Gal Gadot

Batman and Superman clash over differing philosophies about what kind of heroism is needed to protect the world, while the public they're defending is becoming increasingly mindful of the damage that superheroes and masked vigilantes cause.  However, the duo is soon forced to confront an even greater threat created by nefarious billionare, Lex Luthor.

151 minutes

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM The Jungle Book (2016) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

In this reimagining of Rudyard Kipling's classic novel by the same name, director Jon Favreau uses visually stunning CGI to create the world of life of a human boy, raised by a pack of wolves in the jungle, surrounded by fabulous characters and a stunning setting.  Allow the film to enchant and inspire as you join the adventure of Mowgli and his friends as they happen upon lessons of the world. 

Starring:  Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Walken

Adventure/Drama/Family-- 105 minutes

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

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Movie: Star Wars Passport to a Galaxy: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens2015PG-13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Luke Skywalker has vanished, and both the Resistance and the sinister First Order are searching for him. Crack pilot Poe Dameron obtains a clue to his whereabouts, but when everything goes wrong, a droid called BB-8 becomes the center of the search, along with scavenger Rey and stormtrooper deserter FN-2187, who have found the droid. Directed by J.J. Abrams. Starring Daisy Ridley, Harrison Ford, and John Boyega.

Attend the movies to receive a passport. Get a stamp at each movie 

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
Friday September 2, 2016 -  Friday September 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF Handmade Jewelry Collection by Artist Mia Mhoor Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Handmade, one-of-a-kind rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets from jewelry artist Mia Mhoor.

Originally from Monmouth County and living near the shore area throughout most of her life, Mia Mhoor has developed an enjoyment of sharing her handmade jewelry pieces.  One of her first opportunities to share her jewelry started right in her old neighborhood on Cookman Avenue in Asbury Park.  She is now sharing her art for a Spring 2017 collection with the local community.  Her handmade jewelry is one-of-a-kind, made mostly with 14 kt. gold filled and sterling silver materials, using mostly natural stones such as onyx and amythest.  Mia also enjoys music and learning about her own Native American heritage and history, and appreciates when she is able to travel abroad to learn about others as well.  She is grateful for this opportunity to display her art, as experiences such as these have shaped her into who she is today. 

On exhibit in the library lobby

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

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

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

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

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

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

Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:  

Mondays, 9:30am.  No Storytime September 5.

Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am. 

Thursdays, 10:15am.

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:

Mondays, 10:15am.  No Storytime September 5.

Tuesdays, 11:40am.  

Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  

Mondays, 11:00am.  No Storytime September 5.

Thursdays, 11:00am. 

Family for Ages 2 and up:

Mondays, 1:30pm.  No Storytime September 5.

Wednesdays, 1:30pm.

    Location: Headquarters
Friday September 2, 2016 Go To Top
trans_car 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Wisdom Behind the Wheel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

This program will present tips on how to be a responsible driver and car owner.  Some of the many topics that will be discussed include: making safe choices on the road both as a driver and a pedestrian, the medical review process, disability parking privileges, and the Skip the Trip initiative. 

Presented by the NJ Motor Vehicle Speaker's Bureau

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 September 3, 2016 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_trowel 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County Helpdesk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to the residents of Monmouth County to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions.  Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries. 

In the library lobby on the first Saturday of each month from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, March through November.

Trained Master Gardener volunteers advise the public about horticultural matters and diagnose and solve home gardening problems.  County residents can get free answers to home garden, insect, and pest questions.  They can also find out about other educational and informational services and activities, including Community Projects, Gardening Speakers and Horticultural Enrichment.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_origami_crane 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM ORIGAMI for Experienced Paperfolders! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Calling experienced paperfolders! Join The Circle of Origami Paperfolders (COOP) for an afternoon of folding fun.
 
    Location: Headquarters
Monday September 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_handshake Labor Day Holiday - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches
Tuesday September 6, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

At the age of thirty-five, Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne has left her philandering husband in San Francisco to set sail for Belgium—with her three children and nanny in tow—to study art. It is a chance for this adventurous woman to start over, to make a better life for all of them, and to pursue her own desires.  Not long after her arrival, however, tragedy strikes, and Fanny and her children repair to a quiet artists’ colony in France where she can recuperate. Emerging from a deep sorrow, she meets a lively Scot, Robert Louis Stevenson, ten years her junior, who falls instantly in love with the earthy, independent, and opinionated “belle Americaine.”
           
Fanny does not immediately take to the slender young lawyer who longs to devote his life to writing—and who would eventually pen such classics as Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In time, though, she succumbs to Stevenson’s charms, and the two begin a fierce love affair—marked by intense joy and harrowing darkness—that spans the decades and the globe. The shared life of these two strong-willed individuals unfolds into an adventure as impassioned and unpredictable as any of Stevenson’s own unforgettable tales.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_film-reel 11:00 AM  -  1:10 PM New Release Movie: Now You See Me 2 (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public's adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, The Four Horsemen resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry, a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Directed by John M. Chu. Starring Jesse Eiseberg, Woody Harrelson, and Lizzy Caplan.

Action/Comedy - 129 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: Maggie's Plan (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Maggie's plan to have a baby on her own is derailed when she falls in love with John, a married man, destroying his volatile marriage to the brilliant Georgette. Directed by Rebecca Miller.  Starring Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke and Julianne Moore.

Comedy/Drama – 98 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Hail Caesar (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

New Movies

An all-star comedy set during the latter years of Hollywood's Golden Age. It follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix.   

Starring George Clooney and Josh Brolin

105m.

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
office_dollarsign 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming Department   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Appointments are available throughout the month:
on Tuesdays at either 2:00 pm or 3:00 pm
on Thursdays at either 6:30 pm or 7:30 pm

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
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lib_bookflipping 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: The House at Riverton by Kate Morton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

This debut page-turner from Australian Morton recounts the crumbling of a prominent British family as seen through the eyes of one of its servants. At 14, Grace leaves home to work for her mother's former employers at Riverton House. She observes their comings and goings and is privy to the secrets she will spend "a lifetime pretending to forget." But when a filmmaker working on a movie about the family contacts 98-year-old Grace to fact-check particulars, the memories come swirling back.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_bookflipping 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Collection Affection Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Make your mark on the library! Create a masterpiece to be exhibited throughout our collections of books!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

 

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

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

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:40 PM New Release Movie: Now You See Me 2 (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public's adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, The Four Horsemen resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry, a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Directed by John M. Chu. Starring Jesse Eiseberg, Woody Harrelson, and Lizzy Caplan.

Action/Comedy - 129 minutes.

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
med_red_cross 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Caregivers of Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us at the library as we usher in this brand new support group for caregivers of senior citizens who are veterans, widowers, or experiencing life altering changes and those affected with Alzheimer's/Dementia disease. Alzheimer's & Dementia are diseases that are life-changing for both those who are diagnosed and those close to them. This support group will provide a place to connect with other caregivers who truly understand what you are going through. The group will be a place to exchange practical information on caregiving problems and possible solutions, talk through challenges and ways of coping, share feelings, needs and concerns and learn about resources available in your community.


Facilited by Kat Verdi of Help My Parent Advisors. www.helpmyparentsadvisors.com   info@hmadvisors.com     

    Location: Colts Neck
 
rec_yoga 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM De-Stress Through Yoga, Breathing and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

De-stress through gentle yoga, breathing and meditation.  

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Movie: Maggie's Plan (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Rebecca Miller

Starring Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore

In this witty romantic comedy, Greta Gerwig stars as Maggie, a vibrant and organized New Yorker, who without success in finding love, decides to have a child on her own.  But when she meets John Harding (Ethan Hawke), and anthropology professor and struggling novelist, she falls in love for the first time.  Complicating matters, John is in an unhappy marriage with Georgette (Julianne Moore), an ambitious academic who is driven by her work.  With some help from Maggie's eccentric best friends, married couple Tony (Bill Hader) and Feliocia (Maya Rudolph), Magie sts in motion a new plan that intertwines their lives and connects them in surprising and humorous ways.  

99 minutes, © Sony Picture Classics

    Location: Eastern Branch
Wednesday September 7, 2016 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 x 7336.

    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
 
nat_leaf_fall 10:35 AM  -  11:05 AM Kids! Fantastic Fall Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to seasonal stories and make your own wreath!

No registration required. This program is for children ages 2 and up with parents/caregivers.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
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med_caduceus 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Lecture: Empowerment As You Age Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Nearly 90% of seniors want to stay in their own homes as they age, or “age in place”. Join us for an educational presentation where we will explore the different senior living options, whether it be at home or at a senior living facility. Learn about the associated costs and how to be able to afford these costs! Give yourself the knowledge that will help you make the right decisions in the future for yourself or a loved one.

And don’t miss out on the fun! Learn how to keep your memory sharp no matter what your age is!

Presented by Rachel Deutsch, MSW, LSW  and Raushan Person with Banker’s Life. Registration is not needed for this program but seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: A Hologram for the King (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A failed American businessman looks to recoup his losses by traveling to Saudi Arabia and selling his idea to a wealthy monarch. Stars Tom Hanks, Alexander Black, Sarita Choudhury. 98 minutes.

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_smiley 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Schoolage Story Time: A! My name is ... Getting to know you! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage storytime - A! My name is ... Getting to know    You!  Grades Kindergarten to 2nd grade.  Registration is required.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
lib_book_pencil 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! It's Back to School Time Again! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Make an egg carton school bus and hear silly school stories.

Ages 3 1/2 and up

    Location: Colts Neck
        There are 25 spaces available.
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

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

No registration necessary

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_pumpkin 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Art for Adults: Pumpkin Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

"Autumn is

an artist who uses 

an oak leaf on which 

to paint a masterpiece." William Allen Ward

Vivid, festive autumn will be celebrated at this Pumpkin painting workshop; Artist Julie Farel will help you complete an art piece of your own! You supply the creativity; Julie supplies the designs and materials.

Class begins at 6pm sharp. 

While this popular class is free, pre-registration is limited and required.

Registration will open on Monday, August 8, 2016; please register by clicking on the reservation box below, or calling HQ Reference Desk: 732 431 7220 x7222.  

  

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

710 Landscaping & area planning                    720 Architecture              730 Sculpture, ceramics & metalwork        

 740 Drawing & decorative arts                       750 Painting                    760 Graphic arts

770 Photography & computer art                    780 Music                        790 Sports, games & entertainment  

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

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

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

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

Classes in Fall 2016: 9/7, 9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/30

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday September 8, 2016 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Do More With Your Library Card: Accessing The Library's FREE Electronic Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   
Learn how to utilize the electronic resources available to YOU for FREE with your library card. 
 
Here is a sample of the information you have free access to and will learn how to find and access:
 
Magazines and newspapers downloadable using Flipster, Zinio, and America's News Bank
Archived issues of The New York TimesWall Street Journal 
Language learning - 70 choices - with Transparent 
Consumer empowerment via Consumer Reports and Value Line
Streaming video using IndieFlix
Hundreds of OnLine Courses - from Accounting to Web Development - via Universal Class and Lynda.com 
E- and audio books with Library on the Go
For family history seekers, Ancestry.com Expanded Library Edition (in the library) and Newsbank for National Newspapers and obituaries
Primary law, state statutes, admin codes, legal encyclopedia and forms while in the library with West Law  (HQ has NJ items only).
 
This program will run for approximately one hour with 30 minutes for Q&A.  You may bring your own laptop, if you choose; handouts will be available.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_leaf_fall 10:35 AM  -  11:05 AM Kids! Fantastic Fall Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to seasonal stories and make your own wreath!

No registration required. This program is for children ages 2 and up with parents/caregivers.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: THE TRUST 2016 (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Alex Brewer and Benjamin Brewer

Starring:  Nicolas Cage, Elijah Wood, Jerry Lewis, Kevin Weisman, Steven Williams, Sky Ferreira

Two oddball Las Vegas police officers discover a mysterious safe installed inside a grocery store while investigating a drug ring.  The duo hatch a scheme to steal its contents, but they quickly get in over their heads.

106 minutes

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

An ambitious young lawyer finds himself involved in a case of blackmail and corruption when he attempts to bring an unethical pharmaceutical executive to justice for manipulating drug trials. Drama/ Thriller   Starring: Al Pacino, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel. 1hr. 46 min.

Lions Gate Films Inc. 

    Location: Marlboro
 
food_apple 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Apple Trees - 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.
Call, stop in or register online beginning on Thursday, August 25.

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 22 spaces available.
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classic Movie: Man Without a Star (1957) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by King Vidor

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Jeanne Crain, Claire Trevor, Richard Boone

Kirk Douglas plays Dempsey Rae, a drifter/cowboy who arrives in a Wyoming ranching town carrying only a saddle and a banjo.  Douglas soon finds work on the largest cattle ranch owned by an attractive cutthroat businesswoman (Jeanne Crain).  A range war breaks out between her and the smaller threatened ranchers and Dempsey Rae is forced to choose sides.  

89 minutes, (c) Universal

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Genius (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

This biopic of famous literary editor Max Perkins, centers on this complex personal and professional relationship with author Thomas Wolfe.  The film tells a story of beauty, as it plays out in an improbably friutful relationship discovered within words themselves.

Starring:  Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Jude Law, Laura Linney, Guy Pearce.

Biography/Drama-- 104 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
 
trans_titanic_1 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Inferno at Sea: Stories of Death and Survival Aboard the Morro Castle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Mark the 82nd anniversary of the fire aboard the ocean liner Morro Castle with this program presented by maritime historians Deb Whitcraft and Gretchen Coyle.  Mrs. Whitcraft was instrumental in establishing the Museum of New Jersey Maritime History, Beach Haven, which has exhibits and a shipwreck data base of events along the Jersey coast.

The SS Morro Castle was an ocean liner of the 1930s which travelled between New York City and Havana, Cuba.  On the morning of September 8, 1934, en route from Havana to New York City, the ship caught fire and burned, killing 127 passengers and crew members.  The ship eventually beached herself off the coast of Asbury Park and remained there for several months until she was towed off and scrapped.

This program is presented by the Howell Township Library, through arrangements by the Heritage Group of Howell with funding by the Friends of the Howell Library.

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

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

Continuing with Author Diana Gabaldon's second Outlander book, Dragonfly in Amber Outlander, the group will share your thoughts, questions, and feelings about this multi-genre, epic work - and maybe even a few words about the show. You may love it, ya ken.

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_civil_war 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM UNSUNG HEROES-The Role of Women in the Civil War Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   609-259-7565   
   

This one-hour lecture by Martin Mosho covers the many achievements of women during the Civil War.

These women defied the culture of their time and served as volunteers, nurses, spies and combatants during the war.

This lecture reveals the enormity of their contributions, many of which are little known.

Registration required.

    Location: Allentown
   
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie: Man Without a Star (1957) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by King Vidor

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Jeanne Crain, Claire Trevor, Richard Boone

Kirk Douglas plays Dempsey Rae, a drifter/cowboy who arrives in a Wyoming ranching town carrying only a saddle and a banjo.  Douglas soon finds work on the largest cattle ranch owned by an attractive cutthroat businesswoman (Jeanne Crain).  A range war breaks out between her and the smaller threatened ranchers and Dempsey Rae is forced to choose sides.  

89 minutes, (c) Universal

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

At the age of thirty-five, Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne has left her philandering husband in San Francisco to set sail for Belgium—with her three children and nanny in tow—to study art. It is a chance for this adventurous woman to start over, to make a better life for all of them, and to pursue her own desires.  Not long after her arrival, however, tragedy strikes, and Fanny and her children repair to a quiet artists’ colony in France where she can recuperate. Emerging from a deep sorrow, she meets a lively Scot, Robert Louis Stevenson, ten years her junior, who falls instantly in love with the earthy, independent, and opinionated “belle Americaine.”
           
Fanny does not immediately take to the slender young lawyer who longs to devote his life to writing—and who would eventually pen such classics as Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In time, though, she succumbs to Stevenson’s charms, and the two begin a fierce love affair—marked by intense joy and harrowing darkness—that spans the decades and the globe. The shared life of these two strong-willed individuals unfolds into an adventure as impassioned and unpredictable as any of Stevenson’s own unforgettable tales.

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 September 9, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Hebrew Language Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Dr. Nelly Segal will lead a discussion on Ana Min Al-Yahud by Almog Behar.

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

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday September 10, 2016 -  Saturday September 24, 2016 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, videos, DVD's, music CD's, games, puzzles and more.  Check it out!

(Monday, September 19-$1 Bag Sale begins)

    Location: Wall Township
Saturday September 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_usflag 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Kids! Family Fun Saturday - Drop-In - Make and Take Craft! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

  Drop in between 11:00 am and 1pm to make a heart shaped American Flag for Patriot's Day!

 We have the craft supplies you supply the creativity.  No registration required.  Ages 2 and up. Bting the

whole family.

    Location: Eastern Branch
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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 online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

 

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

Moderator Dr. Pen Chiang will lead a discussion on Big Data by Professor Victor Mayer-Schonberger.

Part of the award-winning series: Literature of World Languages: A Public Forum for Multilingual Book Discussions.
Books are read and discussed in Chinese, Hebrew, Arabic, Italian, Russian and Spanish languages.

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday September 11, 2016 Go To Top
elect_camera 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Art Reception: Your Jersey Shore: Photographs by Cornelius T. Williams Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Cornelius T. Williams is a former oils on canvas artist, videographer and producer.  An award-winning photographer, Mr. Williams enjoys photography "because there is so much beauty in our own backyard that is overlooked."

Meet the artist at a reception on Sunday, September 11th, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.  His photographs will be on display for the month of September.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_microphone2 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Concert for National Day of Service and Remembrance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Patriot Day and the 15th Anniversary 9/11/01
 
The Monroe Township Chorus will present a musical tribute to honor the memory and look toward a future of Hope and Peace for our world. 
 
Musical Director and pianist David Schlossberg will lead the group in an anthem of various patriotic songs, and sing-alongs including "God Bless America." 

Founded by Director Sheila Werfel in September 2013, the Monroe Township Chorus includes 45 men and women, aged 55 and above, from private homes and adult communities within the township. 

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 September 12, 2016 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

Directed by Shane Black

Starring Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice

Holland March (Ryan Gosling) is a down-on-his-luck private eye in 1977 Los Angeles. Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) is a hired enforcer who hurts people for a living. Fate turns them into unlikely partners after a young woman named Amelia (Margaret Qualley) mysteriously disappears. Healy and March soon learn the hard way that some dangerous people are also looking for Amelia. Their investigation takes them to dark places as anyone else who gets involved in the case seems to wind up dead.
 
116 minutes; (c) Warner Bros.
    Location: Eastern Branch
 
anim_dog_scottie 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Springing Dogs - Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Make a jumpy, springy dog.

K and up

Call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, September 1.

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

 

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

Directed by Shane Black

Starring Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice

Holland March (Ryan Gosling) is a down-on-his-luck private eye in 1977 Los Angeles. Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) is a hired enforcer who hurts people for a living. Fate turns them into unlikely partners after a young woman named Amelia (Margaret Qualley) mysteriously disappears. Healy and March soon learn the hard way that some dangerous people are also looking for Amelia. Their investigation takes them to dark places as anyone else who gets involved in the case seems to wind up dead.
 
116 minutes; (c) Warner Bros.
    Location: Eastern Branch
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
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Tuesday September 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Library Commission Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   
 
Tuesday, September 13 - 11 am; Eastern Branch
Tuesday, October 11 - 11am; Headquarters
Tuesday, November 15 - 11am; Eastern Branch
Tuesday, December 13 - 11am; Headquarters

 

 

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

 
    Location: All Branches
 
rec_paintpalette02 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Toddler Craft: Fall Fruit Loop Trees Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Toddlers with their caregiver will hear  a fall story then make a Fall tree using fruit loops.  Ages 2&3 with an adult. 

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: The Meddler (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

An aging widow from New York City follows her daughter to Los Angeles in hopes of starting a new life after her husband passes away. Directed by Lorene Scafaria. Starring Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne and J.K. Simmons.

Comedy/Drama – 100 minutes.

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

New Movies

Based on the incredible true story, when Christy discovers her ten year old daughter Anna has a rare, incurable disease, she becomes a ferocious advocate for her daughter's healing as she searches for a solution. After Anna has a freak accident and falls three stories, a miracle unfolds in the wake of her dramatic rescue that leaves medical specialists mystified, her family restored and their community inspired.   

Starring Jennifer Garner and Queen Latifah.

109m.

    Location: Wall Township
 
office_dollarsign 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming Department   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Appointments are available throughout the month:
on Tuesdays at either 2:00 pm or 3:00 pm
on Thursdays at either 6:30 pm or 7:30 pm

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_legoguy 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! LEGO Storytime: Robot Rising! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Work in groups or individually to create your own LEGO® designs based on this month's theme: Robot Rising!

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

 

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Tweens! Pop-Out Paper Tile Collage Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7226   
   

Move around the tiles until you have the perfect picture.

Grades: 3-5

Call, stop in or register online begining on Thursday, September 1.

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
 
school_esl 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversation English / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday September 14, 2016 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 x 7336.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_guitar01 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Kids! Baby and Toddler Music Programs! Miss Melissa’s “Music for Aardvarks and other Mammals” Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Baby and Toddler Music Programs! Miss Melissa’s “Music for Aardvarks and other Mammals”

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

2 sessions: 

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

10:30am- 11:00 am – age 2 -4 years

No registration required 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
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misc_handshake 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Networking for a Job Search Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Alex Freund, the world renowned "Landing Expert" will present this program on how to network in the 21st century.  

Participants will learn:

  • How to identify where and how to network in today's world
  • Why a Level 2 LinkedIn connection is more valuable than a 1st level
  • How to ask for a networking meeting
  • How to identify the three critical factors in the networking proposition
  • How to eliminate your networking jitters
    Location: Eastern Branch
 
office_meeting1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_guitar01 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Baby and Toddler Music Programs! Miss Melissa’s “Music for Aardvarks and other Mammals” Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Baby and Toddler Music Programs! Miss Melissa’s “Music for Aardvarks and other Mammals”

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

2 sessions: 

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

10:30am- 11:00 am – age 2 -4 years

No registration required 

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

   Dictionary of Mutual Understanding: A novel
                         By Jackie Copleton 
 

When Amaterasu Takahashi opens the door of her Philadelphia home to a badly scarred man claiming to be her grandson, she doesn’t believe him. Her grandson and her daughter, Yuko, perished nearly 40 years ago during the bombing of Nagasaki. But the man carries with him a collection of sealed private letters that open a Pandora’s Box of family secrets Ama had sworn to leave behind when she fled Japan.

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:10 PM World Cinema (France) Movie: The Past (Le Passe) (2013) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

An Iranian man returns to his homeland after deserting his French wife and her two children. Drama/Mystery  Starring: Berenice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, Ali Mosaffa    2 hrs. 10 min.

Sony Picture Classics

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Movie: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A Portokalos family secret brings the beloved characters back together for an even bigger and Greeker wedding. Stars Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Michael Constantine. 94 minutes.

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_masks_color 3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Tweens! Calling all Stars-in-Training! Theater and Drama Workshops with Rutgers 4-H Expressive Arts! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Calling all Stars-in-Training! Theater and Drama Workshops with Rutgers 4-H Expressive Arts!

Wednesdays September 14, 21, 28 and October 5  at 3:15pm- Recommended for tweens grades 3-5. 

Come put your imagination in action during theatre arts workshops at the Atlantic Highlands Library! Enjoy becoming different characters, creating improvisations, writing plays, making masks and more! No prior theatre experience is necessary, and no auditioning. Only requirement is desire to have fun and use your imagination. Call the library to register for one or more sessions! This program is brought to you by the Rutgers 4-H Expressive Arts Program. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
misc_smiley 3:45 PM  -  3:45 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime - Let's Make a Pokemon Catcher Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Children in grades K to 2nd grade will make a Pokémon catcher! Who will they catch?  Registration is Required. Parents, please register

each child using your email and phone contact info. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
trans_dump_truck_1.GIF 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Mr. Gilly Needs Help With His Trash Pickup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

We'll read the story "Trashy Town" and assist with the job!

Ages 3 1/2 and up

    Location: Colts Neck
        There are 25 spaces available.
 
misc_pirate_flag.GIF 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! - The Jolly Roger Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ms. Kate   732-531-5092   
   

Grades K and Up

International Talk Like a Pirate Day is September 19!  Be a part of the celebration with pirate lore, lingo, and a Jolly Roger flag craft. 

Space is limited; register in-person, by phone, or online at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa.

    Location: Ocean Township
    The registration period has not begun.
 
lib_book_pencil 6:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Tween! Drawing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Drawing with local artist Ioana Cretu. Registration required.

    Location: Howell
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_trowel 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County HelpDesk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to the residents of Monmouth County to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions.  Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries. 

In the library lobby on the first Saturday of each month from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, March through November.

Trained Master Gardener volunteers advise the public about horticultural matters and diagnose and solve home gardening problems.  County residents may get free answers to home garden, insect, and pest questions.  They may also find out about other educational and informational services and activities, including Community Projects, Gardening Speakers and Horticultural Enrichment.

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

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, September 14 - December 14, 2016, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_clouds 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Advisory Board (TAB): Join In! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-4317-7220 x 7222   
   

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

 

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday September 15, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club: H is for Hawk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald

Helen MacDonald’s story of adopting and raising one of nature’s most vicious predators has soared into the hearts of readers worldwide. Fierce and feral, her goshawk Mabel’s temperament mirrors Helen’s own state of grief after her father’s death.  Together, raptor and human “discover the pain and beauty of being alive” (People).

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_pencil 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Book Discussion:The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7222   
   

A profound, startling, and beautifully crafted debut novel, The Sympathizer is the story of a man of two minds, someone whose political beliefs clash with his individual loyalties. In dialogue with but diametrically opposed to the narratives of the Vietnam War that have preceded it, this novel offers an important and unfamiliar new perspective on the war: that of a conflicted communist sympathizer. 

It is April 1975, and Saigon is in chaos. At his villa, a general of the South Vietnamese army is drinking whiskey and, with the help of his trusted captain, drawing up a list of those who will be given passage aboard the last flights out of the country. The general and his compatriots start a new life in Los Angeles, unaware that one among their number, the captain, is secretly observing and reporting on the group to a higher-up in the Viet Cong. The Sympathizer is the story of this captain: a man brought up by an absent French father and a poor Vietnamese mother, a man who went to university in America, but returned to Vietnam to fight for the Communist cause. Viet Thanh Nguyen’s astonishing novel takes us inside the mind of this double agent, a man whose lofty ideals necessitate his betrayal of the people closest to him. A gripping spy novel, an astute exploration of extreme politics, and a moving love story, The Sympathizer explores a life between two worlds and examines the legacy of the Vietnam War in literature, film, and the wars we fight today. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_paintpalette02 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Preschool Craft: Autumn Suncatchers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Children ages 31/2 to 5 not in kindergarten will hear a story then make an autumn craft.  Registration is required.  Parents, please

register each child using your email and phone contact info. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: Money Monster (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Jodie Foster

Starring:  George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O'Connell

A financial TV host and his producer are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes over their studio.

98 minutes

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

In this comedy set in Hollywood’s golden age, Slick Hollywood fixer Eddie Mannix is pressed into action when superstar actor Baird Whitlock is kidnapped and held for ransom by a mysterious group. Comedy/ Mystery  Starring: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson 1 hr. 46 min.

Universal Pictures

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_usflag 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM A Failure of American Diplomacy-Summer 1941: Paul Zigo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Approaching the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

Historian and author Paul Zigo will present a series of lectures, leading up to the 75th Anniversary of the entrance of the United States into World War II.

War with Japan could have been avoided in 1941.  Although many historians state that war in the Pacific was inevitable, a window of opportunity to resolve issues diplomatically between Imperial Japan and the U.S. did present itself in the summer of 1941.  The presentation will cover what the failure in American diplomacy was all about and most importantly, why it happened.

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Crochet and Knit 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 Blankie Depot to be donated to babies in area hospitals. Bring a crochet hook or knitting needles; yarn will be provided for you. All skill levels welcome.

 

Calling all Blanketeers!  Create a blanket for a NJ Child who needs one and Blankie Depot will deliver for you!  Donation accepted  in the Hazlet Branch Library. 

Blankie Depot gladly welcome handmade blankets of all sizes and styles (knit, crochet, quilt, fleece, flannel). Their volunteers distribute handcrafted infant hats, cancer caps, newborn booties and layettes, children’s sweaters, pillow cases, gloves, scarves, outwear sets, pajamas, tote bags and handcrafted soft plush toys. Blankie Depot volunteer outreach includes area facilities that serve fragile children, including: state hospitals, cancer treatment facilities, health clinics, homeless shelters, youth hospice, behavioral clinics, grief counselors, special-needs camps and state non-profits. 

Blankie Depot is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, this group's mission is to provide handmade blankets to New Jersey children suffering serious illness and trauma. If you are interested in joining the their team, please email Greg Isnetto, Director at: blankiedepot@gmail.com

 

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classic Movie: Out of the Past (1947) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Jacques Tourneur

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Rhonda Fleming, Steve Brody, Dickie Moore

Out of the Past is considered one of the greatest of all fim noirs.  Robert Mitchum is a former private detective who is reluctantly drawn back to his past life by Whit Sterling (Kirk Douglas) an underworld figure and former client.  Mitchum finds himself entangled in a mysterious web of murder and double crosses all seemingly linked to the bewithcing femme fatale played by Jane Greer. 

97 minutes, (c) RKO

    Location: Eastern Branch
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM The Confirmation (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

A down on his luck carpenter is forced to take care of his estranged 8-year-old son while his ex-wifre and her new husband escape to a retreat.  See a small adventure lead to some much-needed father and son bonding.

Starring:  Clive Owen, Jaeden Leiberher, Patton Oswal, Spencer Drever, and Maria Bello.

Comedy-- 101 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_book3 3:00 PM Wall Book Club: Carrying Albert Home by Homer Hickam Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Carrying Albert Home: the Somewhat True Story of a Man, His Wife, and Her Alligator

Elsie Lavendar and Homer Hickam (the father of the author) were high school classmates in the West Virginia coalfields, when Homer asks for her hand in marriage, she heads for Orlando where she meets Buddy Ebsen. Elsie returns home to marry Homer after Buddy leaves for New York. Elsie is reminded of her carefree days with Buddy because of his unusual wedding gift: an alligator named Albert she raised in the only bathroom in the house.  When Albert scared Homerr by grabbing his pants, he give Elsie an ultimatum:? Me or that alligator!?

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_generic 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Color Your Own Pennant Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-229-2626   
   

Ages 5 and up. Listen to a sports story and create a lively pennant using crayons or markers. Registration required beginning September 1. 

    Location: Oceanport
    The registration period has not begun.
 
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_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie: Out of the Past (1947) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Jacques Tourneur

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Rhonda Fleming, Steve Brody, Dickie Moore

Out of the Past is considered one of the greatest of all fim noirs.  Robert Mitchum is a former private detective who is reluctantly drawn back to his past life by Whit Sterling (Kirk Douglas) an underworld figure and former client.  Mitchum finds himself entangled in a mysterious web of murder and double crosses all seemingly linked to the bewithcing femme fatale played by Jane Greer. 

97 minutes, (c) RKO

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday September 16, 2016 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_guitar01 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Launch Your Weekend with the Soothing Sounds of Charlie's Band Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Relax at the end of a busy week or start your weekend early with the soothing sounds of Charlie's Band.

Local musician Charlie Ruggirello invites other area musicians to join him for an hour of instrumental tunes ranging from light jazz to standards from the Great American Songbook to popular fare. Charlie, with his wife, renowned vocalist Sandy Sasso, created three Blue Note Music Stores and Teaching Academies during the 1970s and 1980s. Playing in a number of successful regional bands, he weaves intricate and palatable melodies around songs you'll recognize and enjoy.

Read, browse the library collection or just enjoy the music,,,

    Location: Howell
Saturday September 17, 2016 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_trowel 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Fall Planting for Spring Bloom presented by The Master Gardeners of Monmouth County Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join, Patrice McCoy a Master Gardener of Monmouth County as she presents the program Fall Planting for Spring Bloom. During this lecture you'll learn ALL about bulbs for the spring. Learn how to select bulbs, prepare the ground site, fertilize and mulch bulbs and even manage bulb pests.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_guitar01 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Flute/Classical Guitar Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Marjorie Koharski, Flutist, and Keith Calmes, Classical Guitarist, will perform an hour program of classical and Spanish/Argentine music.

Join us for an afternoon of music.

    Location: Wall Township
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misc_usflag 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Favorite Foods and Libations of Past Presidential Families Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   


Put aside partisan political views and look at the lighter side of the presidential office. Learn how the Presidents entertained at State dinners and how they entertained family and friends. Did you know that George Washington loved honey, and Martha had a great fondness for cake? A favorite beverage of President Garfield was tea; he even had his own recipe for an herb tea that included catnip. Thomas Jefferson never invited more than 12 guests for dinner. Come learn about other past presidential families and their favorite fare. 

Presented by Judith Krall-Russo 

Light refreshments will be served

    Location: Eastern Branch
Sunday September 18, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Encontrado en la Traducción: Celebrando Poesía en Español e Inglés Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

En honor del Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana la Biblioteca del Condado de Monmouth presenta un programa de poesía bilingüe. Participe en una lectura de poemas escritos en español y traducidos al inglés.  Los poemas serán leídos en los dos idiomas.  También se explorará las dificultades que aparecen durante el proceso de traducción.  Se invita al público a traer sus propios poemas originales o poemas favoritos en español, y también la traducción en inglés.

Los poemas serán leidos en español por Sue Bove y Norma WokasLos poemas serán leidos en inglés por Flora Higgins y Evelyn Hampton.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_quill 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Found in Translation: Celebrating Poetry in Spanish & English Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Found in Translation: Celebrating Poetry in Spanish & English

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Monmouth County Library is presenting a bilingual poetry program. Please join us for a reading of poems written in Spanish and translated into English. All 

poems will be read in the two languages. We will also explore the challenges of the translation process. Audience members are encouraged to bring their own work or a favorite Spanish language poem and its translation.

Poems in Spanish will be read by Sue Bove and Norma Wokas.  Poems in English will be read by Flora Higgins and Evelyn Hampton

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Monday September 19, 2016 Go To Top
elect_e_reader.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to iPad Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

Registration begins Monday, September 12. For children ages 4 and up.

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_trophy 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Tweens! #TBT: TotallyBrilliantTweens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Pokémon GO Safari Challenge!

CALLING ALL POKÉMON TRAINERS!

Do you want to be the very best, like no one ever was? Come on a team Poké-hunt around the library - Wi-Fi & lure modules provided!

Show off your Pokémon prowess during an exciting activity while we trade training tricks & tactics.

Will it be Team Valor, Mystic, or Instinct that catches 'em all?

Grades 3 - 7. Registration required. 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, confidential, counseling for owners and 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 September 20, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League

Upon arriving at Yale, Jeff Hobbs became fast friends with the man who would be his roommate for four years.  Robert Peace's life had been rough, living in poverty with his mother in 1980s Neward, his father in jail.  But he was a brilliant student, and it was supposed to get easier.  It didn't. In an honest rendering of Robert's relationships in two fiercely insular worlds, Hobbs encompasses the most enduring conflicts in America.    

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

Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old

Enjoy stories and make a fun craft.

No registration.

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

A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she's taking care of.  Based on the novel by Jojo Moyes. Directed by Thea Sharrock. Starring Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, and Janet McTeer.

Drama/Romance – 110 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
office_dollarsign 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming Department   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Appointments are available throughout the month:
on Tuesdays at either 2:00 pm or 3:00 pm
on Thursdays at either 6:30 pm or 7:30 pm

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

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

New Movies

Jesse Owens's quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history launches him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy. 

Starring Stephan James and Jason Sadeikis.

135m.

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

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

Grades K and up. Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
food_cupcake.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 7 Solutions to Sugar Cravings Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join us and find out:

  • Why you crave sugar at certain times
  • Why you have trouble kicking bad habits
  • How to keep your sugar cravings under control
  • How to look out for excess sugar in our modern diets
  • What frame of mind we are in when we eat
  • How to substitute or eliminate certain sugars

Presented by Francesca Locicero of Francesca’s Healthy Fit Life 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday September 21, 2016 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 x 7336.

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_gclef 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM An Afternoon Musical Interlude 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. Take a mid-week break with us at the library.

    Location: Ocean Township
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lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Short 'N Sweet: A Short Story Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A Dead Woman’s Secret by Guy de Maupassant - Is it possible to grieve after a devastating secret is revealed?

Publication date: Circa 1885

    Location: Marlboro
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Book Discussion: The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League

Upon arriving at Yale, Jeff Hobbs became fast friends with the man who would be his roommate for four years.  Robert Peace's life had been rough, living in poverty with his mother in 1980s Neward, his father in jail.  But he was a brilliant student, and it was supposed to get easier.  It didn't. In an honest rendering of Robert's relationships in two fiercely insular worlds, Hobbs encompasses the most enduring conflicts in America.    

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Afternoon at the Movies: Me Before You (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Louisa 'Lou' Clark lives in a quaint town in the English countryside. With no clear direction in her life, the quirky and creative 26-year old goes from one job to the next in order to make ends meet. Taking a job at the local 'castle' she becomes caregiver and companion to Will Traynor, a wealthy young banker who became wheelchair bound in an accident. Embarking together on a series of adventures, both Lou and Will get more than they bargained for. Starring Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin. 110 minutes

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

As their surrounding community has taken a turn for the worse, the crew at Calvin's Barbershop come together to bring some much needed change to their neighborhood. Stars Ice Cube, Regina Hall, Anthony Anderson. 111 minutes.

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_masks_color 3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Tweens! Calling all Stars-in-Training! Theater and Drama Workshops with Rutgers 4-H Expressive Arts! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Calling all Stars-in-Training! Theater and Drama Workshops with Rutgers 4-H Expressive Arts!

Wednesdays September 14, 21, 28 and October 5  at 3:15pm- Recommended for tweens grades 3-5. 

Come put your imagination in action during theatre arts workshops at the Atlantic Highlands Library! Enjoy becoming different characters, creating improvisations, writing plays, making masks and more! No prior theatre experience is necessary, and no auditioning. Only requirement is desire to have fun and use your imagination. Call the library to register for one or more sessions! This program is brought to you by the Rutgers 4-H Expressive Arts Program. 

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

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

Please choose one session.  

Call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, September 8.

 

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
 
anim_dog_scottie 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Read to Peaches, Our Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Improve your reading skills and make new friends by reading aloud to our therapy dogs. 

Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves.

Grades K and up.

    Location: Colts Neck
        There are 25 spaces available.
 
anim_dog1 4:35 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Read to the Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

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

Please choose one session.  

Call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, September 8.

 

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
 
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 in a loving environment with Styx our smooth collie.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_bookflipping 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Holmdel Teen Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-946-4118   
   

Join the NEW Holmdel Teen Book Club! 

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

Our next meeting is September 21st at 6:00pm

This month we are reading "Young Elites" by Marie Lu

Registration Required.



Location: Holmdel

    Location: Holmdel
 
misc_trophy 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Tweens! #TBT: TotallyBrilliantTweens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Pokémon GO Safari Challenge!

CALLING ALL POKÉMON TRAINERS!

Do you want to be the very best, like no one ever was? Come on a team Poké-hunt around the library - Wi-Fi & lure modules provided!

Show off your Pokémon prowess during an exciting activity while we trade training tricks & tactics.

Will it be Team Valor, Mystic, or Instinct that catches 'em all?

Grades 3 - 7. Registration required. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Book Discussion: The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League

Upon arriving at Yale, Jeff Hobbs became fast friends with the man who would be his roommate for four years.  Robert Peace's life had been rough, living in poverty with his mother in 1980s Neward, his father in jail.  But he was a brilliant student, and it was supposed to get easier.  It didn't. In an honest rendering of Robert's relationships in two fiercely insular worlds, Hobbs encompasses the most enduring conflicts in America.    

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, September 14 - December 14, 2016, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

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

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

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

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

Classes in Fall 2016: 9/7, 9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/30

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday September 22, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bookbites - A Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache#1) by Louise Penny

Winner of the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys awards.

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surete du Quebec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal and yet a world away.  Jane Neal, a long-time resident of Three Pines, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it's a tragic hunting accident and nothing more, but Gamache smells something foul this holiday season...and is soon certain that Jane died at the hands of someone much more sinister than a careless bowhunter.

 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: Miracles From Heaven (2016) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Patricia Riggen

Starring:  Jennifer Garner, Queen Latifah, Brighton Sharbino, John Carroll Lynch, Martin Henderson, Courtney Fansler

Based on a true story, a mother is devastated to learn that her ten-year-old daughter, Anna, has an incurable digestive disorder that causes her chronic pain.  When Anna is mysteriously cured of the ailment following a serious accident in which she falls three stories, her mom begins to believe that her recovery is a miracle.

109 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Shanghai Ghetto Survivor and Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 536-9406   
   

Did you know that thousands of European Jews found refuge in Shanghai during WWII?
Henry Meisel, a survivor of the ghetto, who left Vienna when he was 8 and spend 10 years in Shanghai,   will share his experiences and memories of this unique time in history.
The award-winning documentary, Shanghai Ghetto, which details this interesting yet often overlooked episode, will be screened.


Please call the library beginning Sept. 8 to reserve a seat,  (732) 536-9406.
 

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Classic Movie: Ace in the Hole (1951) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Billy Wilder

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur, Porter Hall and Frank Cady

Kirk Douglas stars as Chuck Tatum, a washed up New York City reporter with a sordid past resigned to working on the small time Albuquerque Sun-Bulletin. Tatum's lust for the big story finally pays off when a local trading post owner is trapped in a cave.  Tatum takes full advantage of this tragic accident to exploit and maximize the story while jeopardizing the safety of the stranded victim.  The ensuing drama soon becomes a full blown media circus.  

101 minutes, (c) Paramount Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Fathers and Daughters (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

In this dramatic film, directed by Gabriele Muccino, a Pulitzer Prize winning writer grapples with being a widower and a father after a breakdown, while 27 years later, his grown daughter struggles to make connections of her own.

Starring:  Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Aaron Paul, Jane Fonda, Diane Kruger, and Bruce Greenwood

Romantic Drama-- 116 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
 
office_money_bills_coins 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Six Easy Steps to an Effective Estate Plan: An Info Session Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Planning for the end is a difficult process to begin. If you don't have a plan in place, this may be the perfect time to find out what you may need. Your first step can be easy: just six suggestions during this non-judgmental information session. The intention of this information session is simple:  help families honor a loved one's last wishes. 

Join Stephen Kroll, financial Advisor at Wells Fargo, will review the essentials and answer basic, generic questions on the topics covered.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_kidsreading 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! We Love Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month: listen to a library themed story and design your own bookmark!

No registration required. For children ages PreK and up.

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_scissors 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Floating Ball Toy- Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Make a fun toy!

K and up

Call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, September 8.

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_trophy 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Tweens! Pokemon GO Safari Challenge! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 531-5092   
   

CALLING ALL POKÉMON TRAINERS!

Do you want to be the very best, like no one ever was? Come on a team Poké-hunt around the library - Wi-Fi & lure modules provided!

Show off your Pokémon prowess during an exciting activity while we trade training tricks & tactics.

Will it be Team Valor, Mystic, or Instinct that catches 'em all?

Grades 3 - 7. Registration required. 

    Location: Ocean Township
       
 
misc_cellphone 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Intro To Pokemon Go (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Get Up And Go!

Travel between the real world and the virtual world of Pokemon with Pokemon Go. Find out the features of Pokemon Gyms and Teams.

Don't forget to bring your smart phone.

 

    Location: Howell
       
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office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_smiley 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Author To Speak @ The Atlantic Highlands Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Author, Guy Cash Fleming, will be at the Atlantic Highlands Library to share his book For the LOVE of Sea Glass - A Love Story.  He will be discussing his book as well as displaying the beautiful sea glass jewelry that he created.  All of his jewelry is made with genuine sea glass and Sterling silver.

Registration is Required.  Please contact the Atlantic Highlands Library.

 

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Could Pearl Harbor Have Been Avoided - American Diplomacy, Summer 1941 Seminar by Paul Zigo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Approaching the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

Monmouth County Remembers

Historian and author Paul Zigo will present a series of lectures, leading up to the 75th Anniversary of the entrance of the United States into World War II.

This program will consist of several knowledgeable panelists who will first make a short presentation on their viewpoints as to whether the attack on Pearl Harbor could have been avoided.  The presentations then will be followed by a meaningful discussion with the audience on the topic.  Aim and goal of the seminar is to determine if history could have unfolded differently in the summer of 1941.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Classic Movie: Ace in the Hole (1951) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Billy Wilder

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur, Porter Hall and Frank Cady

Kirk Douglas stars as Chuck Tatum, a washed up New York City reporter with a sordid past resigned to working on the small time Albuquerque Sun-Bulletin. Tatum's lust for the big story finally pays off when a local trading post owner is trapped in a cave.  Tatum takes full advantage of this tragic accident to exploit and maximize the story while jeopardizing the safety of the stranded victim.  The ensuing drama soon becomes a full blown media circus.  

101 minutes, (c) Paramount Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday September 23, 2016 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_arrow_r_red 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tips for SAT/PSAT MATH Tests (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431-7220x7222   
   

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

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

Mr. Carlin's Classes begin at 3pm  on the following  Fridays: 9/23, 9/30, 10/14, 10/28, 11/4, 12/2.

Download our mobile app for free:   monmouth.boopsie.com Don't miss a single program or free class! 

 
    Location: Headquarters
Saturday September 24, 2016 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_swords.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Fencing: Fitness, Focus, Fun! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The art of fencing! Learn about saber, foil and epee. Come for an introduction to the history, equipment and rules of fencing. See fencing demonstrations and try the basic moves!

Ages 6 and up, Teens and Adults are welcome!

Presented by the Central Jersey Fencing Foundation

    Location: Eastern Branch
Monday September 26, 2016 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM New Release Movie: Money Monster (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Jodie Foster

Starring George Clooney, Julia Roberts

Lee Gates is a Wall Street guru who picks hot stocks as host of the television show "Money Monster." Suddenly, during a live broadcast, disgruntled investor Kyle Budwell storms onto the set and takes Gates hostage. He tells Lee that he lost everything on one of his tips. As Gates tries to plead with Kyle, he's also using an earpiece to communicate with his longtime producer in the control room. Together, they must figure out a way to defuse the situation and disarm the angry young man.
 
99 minutes; (c) Columbia
    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_martial_arts.GIF 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM M.A.C.S.Self- Defense Workshop (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Self-Defense is the most straight forward way to avoid dangerous situations and protect yourself.  This self-defense workshop will not only teach practical and effective martial arts, but also cover numerous ways to avoid and navigate dangerous situations. 

Limited registration.

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM New Release Movie: Money Monster (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Jodie Foster

Starring George Clooney, Julia Roberts

Lee Gates is a Wall Street guru who picks hot stocks as host of the television show "Money Monster." Suddenly, during a live broadcast, disgruntled investor Kyle Budwell storms onto the set and takes Gates hostage. He tells Lee that he lost everything on one of his tips. As Gates tries to plead with Kyle, he's also using an earpiece to communicate with his longtime producer in the control room. Together, they must figure out a way to defuse the situation and disarm the angry young man.
 
99 minutes; (c) Columbia
    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 and 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 September 27, 2016 Go To Top
lib_sherlock_holmes.GIF 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 x5487   
   

Crime and Mystery Short Stories

"Too Many Crooks" by Donald E. Westlake

"Too Many Crooks" features career criminal John Archibald Dortmunder, whose brillance at planning capers is only surpassed by his abundance of bad luck. 

 

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

In this high stakes thriller, financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty, are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor who has lost everything takes over their studio. During a tense standoff broadcast to millions on live TV, Lee and Patty must work furiously against the clock to unravel the mystery.  Directed by Jodie Foster.  Starring George Clooney, Julia Roberts, and Jack O’Connell.

Crime/Drama – 98 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

New Movies

In this sequel to My Big Fat Greek Wedding, a Portokalos family secret is revealed which brings the family back for an even bigger and Greeker wedding.

Starring Nia Vardalos and John Stamos.

94m.

    Location: Wall Township
 
office_dollarsign 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming Department   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Appointments are available throughout the month:
on Tuesdays at either 2:00 pm or 3:00 pm
on Thursdays at either 6:30 pm or 7:30 pm

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_hammer 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Topsy Turvy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Turn your world around and around after constructing a spinning top!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

 

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Movie: A Bigger Splash (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Luca Guadagnino

Starring Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Matthias Schoenaerts, Dakota Johnson

Tilda Swinton stars as a David Bowie-esque rocker who is unexpectedly confronted by a ghost from her checkered past in director Luca Guadagnino's stylish remake of Jacques Deray's 1969 thriller La Piscine. When a glamorous couple, famous rock star Marianne Lane (Swinton) and film-maker Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts) decide to vacation on a remote Italian island, their rest is disrupted by the sudden visit of old friend and charismatic music producer Harry (Ralph Fiennes) and his daughter Penelope (Dakots Johnson).  Suddenly, what was supposed to be a perfect romantic getaway turns into a whirlwind of jealousy, passion and danger, sparking some flames that should not necessarily be ignited.  

124 minutes, © Fox Searchlight Pictures

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
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office_document_tack 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM College Planning Night: What Should We Be Doing Now? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

A "stress-free" look at the college application process from the 9th to 11th grade perspective!  Presented by "The College Guy'd"

Topics covered include:

High school course selection; What's in a GPA?; How to conduct a thoughtful college search; How to discuss realistic college expectations; Importance of senior year scheduling; Community college/techinical school information; The redesigned SAT; The ACTs; Changes coming to the FAFSA; Setting up college tours; and How to discuss careers and majors with your child.

Joe Palumbo in a NJ-certified school counselor who has been a high school guidance counselor a Long Branch High School for the past seven years.  He is a Nationally Certified Counselor and recently obtained his New Jersey director of school counseling certificate.  Joe also provides private college counseling through his company, "The College Guy'd."

 

    Location: Howell
Wednesday September 28, 2016 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 x 7336.

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Vintage Series: Movie: The Sunshine Boys (1975) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

In this 1975 screen adaptation of the Neil Simon play, two old-time vaudevillians are persuaded to reunite to do a television special despite the fact that they hate each other. Starring: Walter Matthau (Best Actor Golden Globe Award).  George Burns (Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner) Winner of the Golden Globe for Best Comedy. 1 hr. 51 min.

Warner Bros.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: Driving Miss Daisy (1989) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years. Stars Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd. 99 minutes.

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_masks_color 3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Tweens! Calling all Stars-in-Training! Theater and Drama Workshops with Rutgers 4-H Expressive Arts! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Calling all Stars-in-Training! Theater and Drama Workshops with Rutgers 4-H Expressive Arts!

Wednesdays September 14, 21, 28 and October 5  at 3:15pm- Recommended for tweens grades 3-5. 

Come put your imagination in action during theatre arts workshops at the Atlantic Highlands Library! Enjoy becoming different characters, creating improvisations, writing plays, making masks and more! No prior theatre experience is necessary, and no auditioning. Only requirement is desire to have fun and use your imagination. Call the library to register for one or more sessions! This program is brought to you by the Rutgers 4-H Expressive Arts Program. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_paintpalette02 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime - It's Dot Day...Dot's Nice! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Chidren in grades K to 2 will hear a story then  create a picture using a combination of dots.   Registration is required.  Parents, please

register each child using your email and phone contact ionfo. 

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

Hear a LEGO story and make your own creation!

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

Ages 3 1/2 and up.

    Location: Colts Neck
        There are 25 spaces available.
 
food_apple 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! - Family Storytime: Johnny Appleseed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ms. Kate   732-531-5092   
   

All Ages

The tall tale of Johnny Appleseed is a seasonal favorite.  Join us to watch the classic Disney film, followed by apple tastings and crafts.

Space is limited; register in-person, by phone, or online at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa beginning September 1.

    Location: Ocean Township
    The registration period has not begun.
 
z_cust_amesbury 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 Roald Dahl book, discuss it, and make a Lego creation.

    Location: Howell
 
rec_martial_arts.GIF 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM M.A.C.S Self-Defense Workshop (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Self-Defense is the most straight forward way to avoid dangerous situations and protect yourself. This self-defense workshop will not only teach practical and effective martial arts, but also cover numerous ways to avoid and navigate dangerous situations.

Limited registration.

    Location: Ocean Township
       
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office_meeting1 7:00 PM Retirement Planning Seminar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Monthly contributions to your retirement will have a direct effect on your future.  Don't forget that the amount also matters. Edward Jones' Financial Advisor, Joseph Serzan, will show you how to use a Retirement Calcutor to get a realistic idea of how much you'll need to save. 

    Location: Wall Township
 
nat_house_landscaping.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM NJ Deer Control and YOU Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Christopher J. Markham, Wildlife Biologist and President of NJ Deer Control, will provide insight into the behavior of deer, including their habitats, lifestyles, typical diet and natural migration patterns. He will introduce us to solutions to deer damage, including using the proper plant selections, topical treatments, and physical barriers.

    Location: Ocean 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, September 14 - December 14, 2016, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Women of Words Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The library meets every 4th Wednesday of the month when the library is open, except for November and December.

Join us as we discuss This Beautiful Life  by Helen Schulman

This is a powerful exploration of the blurring boundaries of privacy and the fragility of self, a tour de force of modern life that will have readers debating their assumptions about family, morality, and the sacrifices and choices we make in the name of love.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk

 

    Location: Howell
Thursday September 29, 2016 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: A Hologram for the King (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by: Tom Tykwer

Starring:  Tom Hanks, David Menkin, Tom Skerritt, Sarita Choudhury, Tracey Fairaway, Alexander Black

An American businessman travels to Saudi Arabia in an attempt to sell a holographic telecommunications system to the country's king.  Desperate to make the deal in order to stay afloat in a failing economy, he learns to navigate this unfamiliar culture with the help of a taxi driver and a local doctor.

97 minutes

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

A young woman is hired to act as a caregiver for a man who was paralyzed in an accident. Based on the best-selling novel by by Jojo Moyes Drama/Romance  Starring: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin 1 hr. 52 min.

Warner Bros.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Me Before You (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Adapted from the best selling JoJo Moyes novel, this film tells the story of the unexpected relationship between a contented small town English woman and a wealthy, paralyzed Londoner who hires her as his caretaker.

Starring:  Emilla Clarke, Sam Claflin, Charles Dance, Jenna-Louise Coleman, Matthes Lewis, and Vanessa Kirby

Romantic Drama-- 110 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by John Sturges

Starring Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming

The resurgence of westerns both in motion pictures and on television in the fifties inspired another retelling of the legendary shootout between the Earp brothers and the Clanton gang.  Burt Lancaster stars as Wyatt Earp and Kirk Douglas delivers a brilliant performance as the ever-loyal "Doc" Holliday.  The shootout which lasted only thirty seconds in real time is presented on film in a memorable violent five-minute sequence.  

122 minutes, (c) Paramount

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_legoguy 3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! LEGO Storytime! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

Listen to a story and build a DUPLO creation at the library’s fun and exciting DUPLO Storytime! Welcome to the club! DUPLOs will be supplied. No registration required. This program is recommended for children ages 3-5. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
misc_kids 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Stranger Danger Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-229-2626   
   

Ages 4 and up with families. This program is presented by the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office and aims to increase children's awareness of how to deal with strangers and also reinforces vital safety tips. Registration begins Thursday, September 15.

    Location: Oceanport
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_kids 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Apple and Potato Printing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Enjoy fall stories and make your own painted masterpieces!

Registration begins Thursday, September 22. For children ages 4 and up.

Please bring an old T-shirt to protect your clothing.

    Location: Marlboro
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rec_martial_arts.GIF 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM M.A.C.S.Self- Defense Workshop (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Self-Defense is the most straight forward way to avoid dangerous situations and protect yourself.  This self-defense workshop will not only teach practical and effective martial arts, but also cover numerous ways to avoid and navigate dangerous situations.

Limited Registration

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by John Sturges

Starring Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming

The resurgence of westerns both in motion pictures and on television in the fifties inspired another retelling of the legendary shootout between the Earp brothers and the Clanton gang.  Burt Lancaster stars as Wyatt Earp and Kirk Douglas delivers a brilliant performance as the ever-loyal "Doc" Holliday.  The shootout which lasted only thirty seconds in real time is presented on film in a memorable violent five-minute sequence.  

122 minutes, (c) Paramount

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM First Time Home Buyer Seminar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Diane Glander, of the Glander Group, as part of a real estate team this seminar will explain the home buying process for the first time home buyer.    

    Location: Wall Township
 
elect_camera 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Got Pictures? Get Organized! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Got Pictures? Get Organized!

Do you have shoeboxes filled with loose pictures? Do you have digital images strewn across multiple computers, old phones, current phones, and memory cards? Can’t find that one picture you wanted to view? This is for you! Learn how to organize your photos at this seminar and celebrate International Save Your Photos Month!

Meet Rhoda Gordon, a certified personal photo organizer, and the founder of Sunflower Photo Solutions at this seminar and learn the ins and outs of organizing and preserving your photos. As well as a Q and A session, learn:

  • The value of sorting and saving images
  • The ABCs of print photo organizing
  • Where to have your prints digitized
  • The methodology for organizing your digital images
  • Suggested tools to help you

 

    Location: Headquarters
Friday September 30, 2016 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_arrow_r_red 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tips for SAT/PSAT MATH Tests (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431-7220x7222   
   

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

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

Mr. Carlin's Classes begin at 3pm  on the following  Fridays: 9/23, 9/30, 10/14, 10/28, 11/4, 12/2.

Download our mobile app for free:   monmouth.boopsie.com Don't miss a single program or free class! 

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
       
Saturday October 1, 2016 -  Monday October 31, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: P.Judman, Children's Librarian   732 431 7220 x7226   
   

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

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

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

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

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

Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:  

Mondays, 9:30am, no sessions October 3 and 10

Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am, no sessions October 4

Thursdays, 10:15am.

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:

Mondays, 10:15am , no sessions October 3 and 10

Tuesdays, 11:40am, no sessions October 4

Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am, no sessions October 12

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  

Mondays, 11:00am, no sessions October 3 and 10

Thursdays, 11:00am.

Family for Ages 2 and up:

Mondays, 1:30pm, no sessions October 3 and 10

Wednesdays, 1:30pm, no sessions October 12

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday October 1, 2016 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_aerobics 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Chair Yoga is Yoga for All!

Enjoy the benefits of the 5,000 year old practice of yoga without having to get on a mat.  

Yoga is a series of stretches called poses which do many wonderful things, including lubricating your joints, relieving muscle pain, improving breathing and many believe connecting the individual to the energy surrounding us to provide lasting invigoration.

This eight-week series is presented by Sarah Klepner, LVCYT

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_trowel 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County Helpdesk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to the residents of Monmouth County to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions.  Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries. 

In the library lobby on the first Saturday of each month from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, March through November.

Trained Master Gardener volunteers advise the public about horticultural matters and diagnose and solve home gardening problems.  County residents can get free answers to home garden, insect, and pest questions.  They can also find out about other educational and informational services and activities, including Community Projects, Gardening Speakers and Horticultural Enrichment.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
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misc_cellphone 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Pokemon Go (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x75487   
   

Calling all Pokemon trainers! Come learn tricks and strategies to help you catch 'em all! The more Pokemon you catch, the more you can level up and earn experience points all of which can help you battle for gym domination.  During this program you will learn about all different aspects of the game such as how to evolve Pokemon, how to make the most of your lucky egg, how to train Pokemon in gyms and we will also do a special Pokemon craft! Don't forget to bring your smart phone.

    Location: Headquarters
       
Monday October 3, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_isl-readtome 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 for ages 10-23 months. Siblings welcome.

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM New Release Movie: The Shallows (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra

Starring Blake Lively, Oscar Jaenada, Brett Cullen

Still reeling from the loss of her mother, medical student Nancy Adams (Blake Lively) travels to a secluded beach for some much-needed solace. Despite the danger of surfing alone, Nancy decides to soak up the sun and hit the waves. Suddenly, a great white shark attacks, forcing her to swim to a giant rock for safety. Left injured and stranded 200 yards from shore, the frightened young woman must fight for her life as the deadly predator circles her in its feeding ground.
 
87 minutes; (c) Columbia Pictures
    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM New Release Movie: The Shallows (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra

Starring Blake Lively, Oscar Jaenada, Brett Cullen

Still reeling from the loss of her mother, medical student Nancy Adams (Blake Lively) travels to a secluded beach for some much-needed solace. Despite the danger of surfing alone, Nancy decides to soak up the sun and hit the waves. Suddenly, a great white shark attacks, forcing her to swim to a giant rock for safety. Left injured and stranded 200 yards from shore, the frightened young woman must fight for her life as the deadly predator circles her in its feeding ground.
 
87 minutes; (c) Columbia Pictures
    Location: Eastern Branch
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

    Location: Wall Township
Tuesday October 4, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_pumpkin 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and crafts for ages 2 - 3 1/2, Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Florence Gordon by Brian Morton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Meet Florence Gordon: blunt, brilliant, cantankerous and passionate, feminist icon to young women, invisible and underappreciated by most everyone else. At seventy-five, Florence has earned her right to set down the burdens of family and work and shape her legacy at long last. But just as she is beginning to write her long-deferred memoir, her son Daniel returns to New York from Seattle with his wife and daughter, and they embroil Florence in their dramas, clouding the clarity of her days with the frustrations of middle-age and the confusions of youth. And then there is her left foot, which is starting to drag.

With searing wit, sophisticated intelligence, and a tender respect for humanity in all its flaws, Brian Morton introduces a constellation of unforgettable characters. Chief among them, Florence, who can humble the fools surrounding her with one barbed line, but who eventually finds there are realities even she cannot outsmart. 

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: The Others (PG-13) (2001) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

It's Ghostly

While awaiting her husband's return from war, Grace and her two young children live an unusually isolated existence behind the locked doors and drawn curtains of a secluded mansion. After three mysterious servants arrive, it becomes clear that there is far more to this house than can be seen, Grace finds herself in a terrifying fight to save her children and keep her sanity.                                                                                                                                                                           Starring Nicole Kidman and Christopher Eccleston

100 minutes

    Location: Wall Township
 
office_dollarsign 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming Department   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Appointments are available throughout the month:
on Tuesdays at either 2:00 pm or 3:00 pm
on Thursdays at either 6:30 pm or 7:30 pm

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
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misc_kids 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 and crafts for ages 3 1/2 - 5. Siblings Welcome.

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
med_red_cross 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Caregivers of Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us at the library as we usher in this brand new support group for caregivers of senior citizens who are veterans, widowers, or experiencing life altering changes and those affected with Alzheimer's/Dementia disease. Alzheimer's & Dementia are diseases that are life-changing for both those who are diagnosed and those close to them. This support group will provide a place to connect with other caregivers who truly understand what you are going through. The group will be a place to exchange practical information on caregiving problems and possible solutions, talk through challenges and ways of coping, share feelings, needs and concerns and learn about resources available in your community.


Facilited by Kat Verdi of Help My Parent Advisors. www.helpmyparentsadvisors.com   info@hmadvisors.com     

    Location: Colts Neck
 
rec_yoga 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM De-Stress Through Yoga, Breathing and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

De-stress through gentle yoga, breathing and meditation.  

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday October 5, 2016 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 x 7336.

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Wednesday Afternoon Movie: Me Before You (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently paralyzed man she's taking care of. Stars Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Janet McTeer. 110 minutes. 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_masks_color 3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Tweens! Calling all Stars-in-Training! Theater and Drama Workshops with Rutgers 4-H Expressive Arts! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Calling all Stars-in-Training! Theater and Drama Workshops with Rutgers 4-H Expressive Arts!

Wednesdays September 14, 21, 28 and October 5  at 3:15pm- Recommended for tweens grades 3-5. 

Come put your imagination in action during theatre arts workshops at the Atlantic Highlands Library! Enjoy becoming different characters, creating improvisations, writing plays, making masks and more! No prior theatre experience is necessary, and no auditioning. Only requirement is desire to have fun and use your imagination. Call the library to register for one or more sessions! This program is brought to you by the Rutgers 4-H Expressive Arts Program. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
holiday_witch_hat.GIF 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
   

Stories and crafts for grades K-Up.

    Location: Howell
 
office_pencil 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Tweens! Drawing Sheets with Scented Pencils Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

As you color, enjoy the various aromas.
Grades 3-5
Call, stop in or register online beginning on Thursday, September 22 at 9:00 am

 

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
 
holiday_ghost 6:30 PM Ghosthunting New Jersey and New York City Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Join L'Aura Hoffman of the New Jersey Ghost Hunters Society as she details the history and haunts of Jersey and The Big Apple.  Included for this updated version (2016) of this presentation are Charlie Brown's Restaurant, the Hotel Belvidere, the Proprietary House, Hart Island, the VanCortlandt Mansion, and the Palace Theater.

Due to popularity of the program seating will be on a first come first serve basis.

    Location: Wall Township
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misc_hammer 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Woodworking for Teens (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x5487   
   

Woodworking is growing popular with people of all ages.  Come and get introduced to the world of Woodworking. Learn some basic skills, work with tools and see if this craft could become your new found hobby!

This programs will be workshop on Woodburning (pyrography) Teens will be creating a holiday ornament.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, September 14 - December 14, 2016, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

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

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

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

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

Classes in Fall 2016: 9/7, 9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/30

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday October 6, 2016 Go To Top
nat_leaf_fall 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Crafts for all ages.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: The Meddler (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Lorene Scafaria

Starring:  Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne, J. K. Simmons

An aging widow from New York City follows her daughter to Los Angeles in hopes of starting a new life after her husband passes away.

100 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Crochet and Knit 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 Blankie Depot to be donated to babies in area hospitals. Bring a crochet hook or knitting needles; yarn will be provided for you. All skill levels welcome.

 

Calling all Blanketeers!  Create a blanket for a NJ Child who needs one and Blankie Depot will deliver for you!  Donation accepted  in the Hazlet Branch Library. 

Blankie Depot gladly welcome handmade blankets of all sizes and styles (knit, crochet, quilt, fleece, flannel). Their volunteers distribute handcrafted infant hats, cancer caps, newborn booties and layettes, children’s sweaters, pillow cases, gloves, scarves, outwear sets, pajamas, tote bags and handcrafted soft plush toys. Blankie Depot volunteer outreach includes area facilities that serve fragile children, including: state hospitals, cancer treatment facilities, health clinics, homeless shelters, youth hospice, behavioral clinics, grief counselors, special-needs camps and state non-profits. 

Blankie Depot is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, this group's mission is to provide handmade blankets to New Jersey children suffering serious illness and trauma. If you are interested in joining the their team, please email Greg Isnetto, Director at: blankiedepot@gmail.com

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_house.GIF 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Keep This Toss That Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join Organizing Humorist Jamie Novak for a laugh-out loud look at the common challenges to getting organized. Aside from a laugh or two, you will walk away with tips on how to clean your closets and make piles of paperwork disappear!

If you are wondering what to keep, what to toss, what to share or sell and where then how to let it go this workshop is not to be missed!

Q&A and book signing to follow.

To reserve your  your seat, call the library on Sept. 22 at (732) 536-9406.

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

School age grades K and up.

No registration necessary.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_hammer 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Woodworking for Teens (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Woodworking is growing popular with people of all ages. Come and get introduced to the world of Woodworking.  Learn some basic skills, work with tools and see if this craft could become your new found hobby!

This workshop will be a class on beginning woodworking. Students will each build a toolbox using appropriate tools.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
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office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_signing 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Local Authors @ the Atlantic Highlands Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Local authors, Leo Cervantes and Yolanda Navarra Fleming, will discuss and sign copies of their new book, Chilangos in the House: The True Story of a MexiCAN.   Side note: Leo Cervantes is the owner and chef of the popular restaurant Chilangos Mexican Restaurant in Highlands.  His book is an inspiration for anybody who is looking to achieve the American Dream. 

Please contact the Library for information.

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Florence Gordon by Brian Morton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Meet Florence Gordon: blunt, brilliant, cantankerous and passionate, feminist icon to young women, invisible and underappreciated by most everyone else. At seventy-five, Florence has earned her right to set down the burdens of family and work and shape her legacy at long last. But just as she is beginning to write her long-deferred memoir, her son Daniel returns to New York from Seattle with his wife and daughter, and they embroil Florence in their dramas, clouding the clarity of her days with the frustrations of middle-age and the confusions of youth. And then there is her left foot, which is starting to drag.

With searing wit, sophisticated intelligence, and a tender respect for humanity in all its flaws, Brian Morton introduces a constellation of unforgettable characters. Chief among them, Florence, who can humble the fools surrounding her with one barbed line, but who eventually finds there are realities even she cannot outsmart. 

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 October 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM 10 Reasons to Eat Chocolate Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join us as we learn how chocolate is actually good for us!  Kelley Coulter, Certified Senior Advisor shares with us the science and health behind our favorite indulgence. He will discuss the history of chocolate, the different types of chocolate, health benefits, negative effects, and tips for indulging in chocolate.  There will even be a mini chocolate tasting!

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
 
ent_note 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM As Time Goes By: Live Concert Performance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

He's back! Join us for an afternoon of music and entertainment as performer Phil Bruschi takes you back into the days of old Hollywood movies from the American Film Institute with this live concert performance. The best songs from movies are the ones that most of us remember even after the movie is long over.  These songs became a part of our culture and continue to be recorded as standards by many recording artists.

Mr. Bruschi provides highlights from each of the films, some movie trivia, as well as the songwriters and recording artists and actors who sang each song.  Phil sings such favorites as "Over the Rainbow," "As Time Goes By," "Moon River," "The Way We Were," and many more.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Anime Club (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7200   
   

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

    Location: Headquarters
       
Saturday October 8, 2016 Go To Top
rec_aerobics 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Chair Yoga is Yoga for All!

Enjoy the benefits of the 5,000 year old practice of yoga without having to get on a mat.  

Yoga is a series of stretches called poses which do many wonderful things, including lubricating your joints, relieving muscle pain, improving breathing and many believe connecting the individual to the energy surrounding us to provide lasting invigoration.

This eight-week series is presented by Sarah Klepner, LVCYT

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Tuesday October 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Library Commission Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Tuesday, October 11 - 11am; Headquarters

Tuesday, November 15 - 11am; Eastern Branch

Tuesday, December 13 - 11am; Headquarters

 

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

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

Stories and crafts for ages 2 - 3 1/2, Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: The Canterville Ghost (NR) (1944) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

 

It's Ghostly

The specter of Sir Simon de Canterville has haunted Canterville Castle for 300 years, ever since he was walled up alive for cowardice. He needs one brave act by a daring kinsman and the spell will be broken and his spirit will be free. Unfortunately, the Cantervilles are not the bravest of people and Simon is out of luck.  At the break of World War II, GIs begin staying at the castle and one just happens to be a Canterville descendent, can he break the curse and set Simon free.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Starring Charles Laughton, Robert Young and Margaret O’Brien 

95 minutes

 

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
office_dollarsign 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming Department   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Appointments are available throughout the month:
on Tuesdays at either 2:00 pm or 3:00 pm
on Thursdays at either 6:30 pm or 7:30 pm

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
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lib_bookflipping 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Ove is a lovably miserable neighborhood curmudgeon. After his wife dies and he is forced to retire from his job, Ove decides he's ready to leave the world behind. But every time he tries to off himself, he's interrupted by his neighbors. Ove continuously pushes his demise from one day to the next, and, as time passes, these characters slowly weave themselves into his life, offering him a chance at rebirth.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_kids 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 and crafts for ages 3 1/2 - 5. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
office_meeting1 6:30 PM Social Security 101:Maximize Your Benefits Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449=8877   
   

This free seminar covers the history of the SSA terminology; how suspensions and calculations are made; real life examples and case studies; SSA rules and recent changes presented by Jaclyn Boruch of Retirement Income Solutions.

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Independent Movie: The Meddler (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Lorene Scafaria

Starring Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne

After the death of her husband, a woman (Susan Sarandon) moves from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be closer to her daughter (Rose Byrne).

100 minutes, © Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Eastern Branch
Wednesday October 12, 2016 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 x 7336.

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM World Cinema (France) Movie: Rust & Bone (2004) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A single father put in charge of his estranged son, leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister’s family. He develops a bond with a beautiful whale trainer. Their relationship deepens after she suffers a terrible accident that leaves her confined to a wheelchair.

Drama/ Romance Starring: Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts  2 hrs.

Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Wednesday Afternoon Movie: Money Monster (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes over their studio. Stars George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O'Connell. 88 minutes. 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_legoguy 4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Kids! Storybuilding with Lego Bricks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

 Build and Share your own story with Lego Bricks. For Grades K-5.

    Location: Howell
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_bookman 5:15 PM  -  6:15 PM Tweens! STEM Robotics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Athena Learning Center presents STEM Robotics for Grades 3-6.

    Location: Howell
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_trowel 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County HelpDesk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to the residents of Monmouth County to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions.  Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries. 

In the library lobby on the first Saturday of each month from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, March through November.

Trained Master Gardener volunteers advise the public about horticultural matters and diagnose and solve home gardening problems.  County residents may get free answers to home garden, insect, and pest questions.  They may also find out about other educational and informational services and activities, including Community Projects, Gardening Speakers and Horticultural Enrichment.

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

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, September 14 - December 14, 2016, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday October 13, 2016 Go To Top
office_document_tack 10:00 AM Medicare Made Clear Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-88877   
   

Medicare Made Clear is a free educational event that will help you understand your Medicare options and answer your questions presented by John A. Sullivan of United Healthcare.

    Location: Wall Township
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Do More With Your Library Card: Accessing The Library's FREE Electronic Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   
Learn how to utilize the electronic resources available to YOU for FREE with your library card. 
 
Here is a sample of the information you have free access to and will learn how to find and access:
 
Magazines and newspapers downloadable using Flipster, Zinio, and America's News Bank
Archived issues of The New York TimesWall Street Journal 
Language learning - 70 choices - with Transparent 
Consumer empowerment via Consumer Reports and Value Line
Streaming video using IndieFlix
Hundreds of OnLine Courses - from Accounting to Web Development - via Universal Class and Lynda.com 
E- and audio books with Library on the Go
For family history seekers, Ancestry.com Expanded Library Edition (in the library) and Newsbank for National Newspapers and obituaries
Primary law, state statutes, admin codes, legal encyclopedia and forms while in the library with West Law  (HQ has NJ items only).
 
This program will run for approximately one hour with 30 minutes for Q&A.  You may bring your own laptop, if you choose; handouts will be available.

 

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

Stories and Crafts for all ages.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: Me Before You 2016 (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by: Thea Sharrock

Starring:  Sam Claflin, Emilia Clarke, Charles Dance, Jenna-Louise Coleman, Matthew Lewis, Vanessa Kirby

A young woman is hired to act as a caregiver to a banker who was paralyzed in an accident.  Her no-nonsense way forces him to reconnect with life as they begin to develop feelings for one another.

110 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: Woman in Gold (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Woman in Gold is the remarkable true story of Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee who seeks justice by taking on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family.  Biography/ Drama/ History   Starring: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Bruhl.  1 hr. 49 min.

The Weinstein Company

    Location: Marlboro
 
holiday_pumpkin 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Pumpkin Face Hats Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Make a Halloween hat.
Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.
Call, stop in or register online beginning Thursday, September 29 at 9:00 am

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_hammer 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Woodworking for Teens (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Woodworking is growing popular with people of all ages.  Come and get introduced to the world of Woodworking.  Learn some basic skills, work with tools and see if this craft could become your new found hobby!

In this session Mr. Craig Newton will present a class on parquetry (inlayed veneers) Teens will construct a starburst.

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

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

Continuing with Author Diana Gabaldon's second Outlander book, Dragonfly in Amber Outlander, the group will share your thoughts, questions, and feelings about this multi-genre, epic work - and maybe even a few words about the show. You may love it, ya ken.

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_quill 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Signing Event Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Author and Artist, Tova Navarra, will be at the Atlantic Highlands Library to discuss her book,
New Jersey Artists Through Time.  (For additional information, the artist’s book is on Amazon.)
Reservations are required.  Please contact the Atlantic Highlands Library.
 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
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misc_wizard_hat 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Travel Seekers Series : Disney Travel 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Planning a trip to Disney can be very overwhelming.  Whether you are a first time Disney traveler or a seasoned pro, this is a great opportunity to learn how to navigate the new systems with an expert Disney guide.

Jennifer Robertson of Mickey Travels will cover important topics such as the different Disney resorts, parks, dining options, fast passes and how to use the magic bands.  She will also touch on traveling with someone with a disability. Get the tutorial on the new My Disney Experience App and Website.  Come learn how to make magic, one vacation at a time! 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_clouds 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Advisory Board (TAB): Join In! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-4317-7220 x 7222   
   

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

 

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Friday October 14, 2016 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 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM I Wanna Be Around: the Talented Tony Bennett Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Phil Bruschi pays tribute to the talented Tony Bennett traveling through time, from his early years as a singer, changes his career went through when the rock and roll era began to how Bennett, under the management of his son Danny, turned his assets into $20 million.  Phil performs many of Tony's hits throughout the program such as "I Wanna Be Around" and "I Left My Heart in San Francisco"

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_guitar01 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Launch Your Weekend with the Soothing Sounds of Charlie's Band! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Relax at the end of a busy week or start your weekend early with the soothing sounds of Charlie's Band.

Local musician Charlie Ruggirello invites other area musicians to join him for an hour of instrumental tunes ranging from light jazz to standards from the Great American Songbook to popular fare. Charlie, with his wife, renowned vocalist Sandy Sasso, created three Blue Note Music Stores and Teaching Academies during the 1970s and 1980s. Playing in a number of successful regional bands, Charlie weaves intricate and palatable melodies around songs you'll recognize and enjoy.

Read, browse the library collection or just enjoy the music...

    Location: Howell
 
misc_arrow_r_red 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tips for SAT/PSAT MATH Tests (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431-7220x7222   
   

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

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

Mr. Carlin's Classes begin at 3pm  on the following  Fridays: 9/23, 9/30, 10/14, 10/28, 11/4, 12/2.

Download our mobile app for free:   monmouth.boopsie.com Don't miss a single program or free class! 

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_paintpalette02 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Fine Art Show & Sale Opening Reception Preview Night: Colts Neck Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

~~It’s time for the 17th Annual Colts Neck Friends of the Library Fine Art Show and Sale~~

Preview Night: October 14th (7-9pm)

Come out and meet the artists and have some local food tastings, $10.00 donation requested at the door.

Show Dates: October 15th & 16th (10am-4pm), and October 22nd & 23rd (10am-4pm)

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

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

    Location: Colts Neck
Saturday October 15, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Book Donation Drop-off Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Sponsored by the Friends of the Township of Ocean Library. We can accept: children's and adult paperback and hardcover books in good condition; DVDs, books on CD, and music CDs. We cannot accept: encyclopedias, textbooks, magazines, cassette or VHS tapes, records, travel guides or technical books over 5 years old, Reader's Digest Condensed books, dated publications such as almanacs and tax guides, any moldy, torn, or dirty items.

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

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

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

 

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

~~It’s time for the 17th Annual Colts Neck Friends of the Library Fine Art Show and Sale~~

Show Dates: October 15th & 16th (10am-4pm), and October 22nd & 23rd (10am-4pm)

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

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
rec_aerobics 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Chair Yoga is Yoga for All!

Enjoy the benefits of the 5,000 year old practice of yoga without having to get on a mat.  

Yoga is a series of stretches called poses which do many wonderful things, including lubricating your joints, relieving muscle pain, improving breathing and many believe connecting the individual to the energy surrounding us to provide lasting invigoration.

This eight-week series is presented by Sarah Klepner, LVCYT

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_microphone2 2:00 PM Blue Plate Special Band Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

    Location: Wall Township
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school_chemistry2 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids! Sciencetellers present Dragons & Dreams! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7226   
   

The Sciencetellers presents Dragons and Dreams.  Come and be part of the adventure. There will be explosive experiments with dry ice, fog, bubbles, flying rockets, and more!

Grades K - 5

No registration

Lower Level meeting rooms

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_smiley 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Keep This Toss That Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join Jamie Novak for this laugh-out-loud funny look at the common challenges to getting organized. Be prepared to smile as one or more of these excuses hit home. Aside from a laugh or two, you will walk away with tips on how to clean your closets and make piles of paperwork disappear! Perfect for savers and sentimentalists! Organizing Humorist™ and media personality, Jamie is the bestselling author of Keep This Toss That. You may have seen her on HGTV or QVC. If you are wondering what to keep, what to toss, what to share or sell and how to let it go, this workshop is not to be missed!

Register here or by calling 732-264-7164.

    Location: Hazlet
        There are many spaces available.
 
lib_book_bunch1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Arabic Language Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Mrs. Manal Stephan will lead a discussion on Spirits Rebellious by Gibran Kahlil Gibran

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

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday October 16, 2016 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Fine Art Show & Sale: Colts Neck Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

~~It’s time for the 17th Annual Colts Neck Friends of the Library Fine Art Show and Sale~~

Show Dates: October 15th & 16th (10am-4pm), and October 22nd & 23rd (10am-4pm)

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

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
lib_book_bunch1 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Russian Language Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Mrs. Ulyana Solomko will lead a discussion on Emil Lonneberga by Astrid Lindgren

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

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Matisse vs. Picasso: The Great I-Can-Do-Anything-Better-Than-You Rivalry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us as Art historian Frederick T. Dixon presents this lecture on Matisse & Picasso; artists whose works became almost an obsession with them being the two giant figures of 20th century art. From the day they first met, each knew the other was doing something he could not do himself. One of the most intense rivalries in the history of art shows us how competition stimulates growth and flashes of genius. See how they bounced off each other, out did each other and honored each other.

It was almost like a love affair because nobody else could inspire them as much as they inspired each other. Each wanted to dominate the other. Yet, you get the sense that neither wanted to win. They needed the challenge of an adversary to better themselves and they knew it. They kept saying to each other, “Here is how to be the most modern painter of the era.” 

Dixon, also the author of the monumental work 700 Years of Art History: Pre-Renaissance to Modernism, will be signing discounted copies of his book after the presentation. He and his wife, Martha Dixon, were trained docents at the Barnes Foundation for a decade, and they have appreciated, studied, and collected art far longer.

This program is free and there is no registration needed! 

    Location: Colts Neck
Monday October 17, 2016 Go To Top
elect_e_reader.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to iPad Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
z_cust_isl-readtome 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 for ages 10-23 months. Siblings welcome.

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_trowel 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Mummies - craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Make a miniature mummy to have and to hold.

K and up

Call, stop in or register online beginning Thursday, October 6.

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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office_notepad 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Career Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join us and learn how to digitize your resume & rock your interview!

Presented by Comrise, Inc. 

    Location: Hazlet
        There are many spaces available.
 
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 and 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 October 18, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: Dietland by Sarai Walker Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Plum Kettle does her best not to be noticed, because when you're fat, to be noticed is to be judged.  Or mocked.  Or worse.  With her job answering fan mail for a popular teen girl's magazine, she is biding her time until her weight-loss surgery.  Plum finds herself falling down a rabbit hole and into an underground community of women who live life on their own terms.  There Plum agrees to a series of challenges that force her to deal with her past, her doubts, and the real costs of becoming beautiful.  As Plum grapples with her personal struggles, she becomes entangled in a sinister plot.  The consequences are explosive. 

 

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

Stories and crafts for ages 2 - 3 1/2, Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_sherlock_holmes.GIF 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   
   

Crime and Mystery Short Stories

The Shoeshine Man's Regrets by Laura Lippman

Tess Monaghan and Whitney Talbot witness an altercation between a boorish restaurant patron and a shoeshine man.  When it is discovered that the mild mannered shoeshine man is wanted for a murder that occurred 40 years in the past, a friend of Tess's asks her to investigate and the case turns out to be full of surprises.

    Location: Headquarters
 
office_dollarsign 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming Department   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Appointments are available throughout the month:
on Tuesdays at either 2:00 pm or 3:00 pm
on Thursdays at either 6:30 pm or 7:30 pm

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Movie: The Prestige (PG-13) (2006) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

It's Ghostly

Set against the backdrop of turn-of-the-century London. Two magicians share an intense rivalry with each other which leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy. The rivalry is so intense that is will be full of obsession, deceit and jealousy, with both dangerous and deadly consequences.                                                    Starring Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman

128 minutes

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

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

Grades K and up. Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_kids 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 and crafts for ages 3 1/2 - 5. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
office_meeting1 6:30 PM Social Security 101:Maximize Your Benefits Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

This free seminar covers the history of the SSA and terminology; how suspensions and calculations are made; real life examples and case studies; SSA rules and recent changes presented by Jaclyn Boruch of Retirement Income Solutions.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The Attack on Pearl Harbor: How and Why Did it Succeed? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Early in the morning of December 7, 1941, Japanese carrier-based planes and submarines attached the US Pacific Fleet and nearby military airfields at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  Eight American battleships and ten other naval vessels were sunk or badly damaged.  A total of 64 American aircraft were destroyed and over 3,400 military personnel were killed or wounded.

The attack marked the entrance of Japan into the war on the side of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy, and the entrance of the US on the side of the allies -- thus World War II.  The attack was always considered possible but not probable by the U.S. military chiefs.  This presentation will cover what happened on December 7, 1941, and why the attack was truly a surprise.

Presented by Paul Zigo, WWII Era Studies Institute

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Wednesday October 19, 2016 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 x 7336.

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

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

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

The Wright Brothers

By David  McCullough

In this thrilling book, master historian David McCullough draws on the immense riches of the Wright Papers, including private diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, and more than a thousand letters from private family correspondence to tell the human side of the Wright Brothers’ story, including the little-known contributions of their sister, Katharine, without whom things might well have gone differently for them.

  Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Vintage Series: Movie: A Farewell to Arms (1957) (Approved) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

An English nurse and an ambulance driver fall in love on the Italian front during World War I. Based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway.  Drama/ Romance/War   Starring: Rock Hudson, Jennifer Jones Vittorio De Sica, Elaine Stritch  2 hrs. 32 min.

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_gclef 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM An Afternoon Musical Interlude 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. Take a mid-week break with us at the library.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Book Discussion: Dietland by Sarai Walker Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Plum Kettle does her best not to be noticed, because when you're fat, to be noticed is to be judged.  Or mocked.  Or worse.  With her job answering fan mail for a popular teen girl's magazine, she is biding her time until her weight-loss surgery.  Plum finds herself falling down a rabbit hole and into an underground community of women who live life on their own terms.  There Plum agrees to a series of challenges that force her to deal with her past, her doubts, and the real costs of becoming beautiful.  As Plum grapples with her personal struggles, she becomes entangled in a sinister plot.  The consequences are explosive. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Afternoon at the Movies: Money Monster (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In the real-time high-stakes thriller, financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor who has lost everything forcefully takes over their studio. During a tense standoff broadcast to millions on live TV, Lee and Patty must work furiously against the clock to unravel the mystery behind a conspiracy at the heart of today's fast-paced, high-tech global markets. Starring George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Jack O'Connell. 99 minutes. 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Wednesday Afternoon Movie: Now You See Me 2 (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

The Four Horsemen resurface and are forcibly recruited by a tech genius to pull of their most impossible heist yet. Stars Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson. 129 minutes. 

 

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

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

Please choose one session.  

Call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, October 6.

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
 
holiday_witch_hat.GIF 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
   

Stories and crafts for grades K-Up.

    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   
   

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

Please choose one session.  

Call, stop in or register online begining on Thursday, October 6

 

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
 
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 a Fall Book to Styx, our Smooth Collie. Styx loves children and books.

    Location: Howell
 
nat_house_landscaping.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM A New Spin on Energy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Presented by New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG). Zap the energy vampires in your home! Join NJNG to hear about the latest on turning daily energy consumption GREEN.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Book Discussion: Dietland by Sarai Walker Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Plum Kettle does her best not to be noticed, because when you're fat, to be noticed is to be judged.  Or mocked.  Or worse.  With her job answering fan mail for a popular teen girl's magazine, she is biding her time until her weight-loss surgery.  Plum finds herself falling down a rabbit hole and into an underground community of women who live life on their own terms.  There Plum agrees to a series of challenges that force her to deal with her past, her doubts, and the real costs of becoming beautiful.  As Plum grapples with her personal struggles, she becomes entangled in a sinister plot.  The consequences are explosive. 

 

    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, September 14 - December 14, 2016, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday October 20, 2016 Go To Top
nat_leaf_fall 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Crafts for all ages.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_bunch1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

Harold Fry, recently retired, has his routine upset when one morning he receives a letter from a woman he hasn’t heard from in 20 years. Queenie Hennessey is in hospice and writing to say goodbye. In yachting shoes and a light coat, Harold is determined to walk the 600 miles to say goodbye to Queenie in person, believing Queenie will live as long as he walks.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Thursday Morning Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732=431-7220 X7222   
   

There will be no meeting of the Thursday Morning Book Discussion in October.  The next meeting will be on November 17 when we will be discussing Half of a Yellow Sun.

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Steven C. Miller

Starring:  Christopher Meloni, Bruce Willis, Adrian Grenier, Dave Bautista, Lydia Hull, Johnathon Schaech

A bank owner is suspected in a series of heists until the FBI agents investigating the case realize he is only a small part of a much larger conspiracy.

107 minutes

    Location: Howell
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rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Crochet and Knit 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 Blankie Depot to be donated to babies in area hospitals. Bring a crochet hook or knitting needles; yarn will be provided for you. All skill levels welcome.

 

Calling all Blanketeers!  Create a blanket for a NJ Child who needs one and Blankie Depot will deliver for you!  Donation accepted  in the Hazlet Branch Library. 

Blankie Depot gladly welcome handmade blankets of all sizes and styles (knit, crochet, quilt, fleece, flannel). Their volunteers distribute handcrafted infant hats, cancer caps, newborn booties and layettes, children’s sweaters, pillow cases, gloves, scarves, outwear sets, pajamas, tote bags and handcrafted soft plush toys. Blankie Depot volunteer outreach includes area facilities that serve fragile children, including: state hospitals, cancer treatment facilities, health clinics, homeless shelters, youth hospice, behavioral clinics, grief counselors, special-needs camps and state non-profits. 

Blankie Depot is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, this group's mission is to provide handmade blankets to New Jersey children suffering serious illness and trauma. If you are interested in joining the their team, please email Greg Isnetto, Director at: blankiedepot@gmail.com

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_microphone2 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tribute to Neil Diamond Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Reservations are required. Call the library beginning Oct. 6 to reserve a seat. (732) 536-9406

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book3 3:00 PM Wall Book Club: When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Berkeley, California, 1942, a woman sees a sign in a post office window, returns to her house, and matter-of-factly begins to pack her family’s possessions. Like thousands of other Japanese Americans they have been reclassified, virtually overnight, as enemy aliens and are about to be uprooted from their homes and sent to a dusty internment camp in the Utah desert.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_microphone2 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Dr. Gameshow Live! hosted by comedian Jo Firestone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Do you enjoy improv comedy and playing witty games that may or may not require any sort of strategy?  Then Dr. Gameshow is for you! Come join us for an evening of interactive fun as the library hosts Dr. Gameshow Live! Jo and Manolo will present games they have played on their radio show in the past and audience participation will be encouraged.  Test your wits and have some laughs at this fun-filled event for all ages.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_microphone2 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Dr. Gameshow Live! hosted by comedian Jo Firestone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Do you enjoy improv comedy and playing witty games that may or may not require any sort of strategy?  Then Dr. Gameshow is for you! Come join us for an evening of interactive fun as the library hosts Dr. Gameshow Live! Jo and Manolo will present games they have played on their radio show in the past and audience participation will be encouraged.  Test your wits and have some laughs at this fun-filled event for all ages.

    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
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
Friday October 21, 2016 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday October 22, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Hazlet Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

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

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

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

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

 

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

~~It’s time for the 17th Annual Colts Neck Friends of the Library Fine Art Show and Sale~~

Show Dates: October 15th & 16th (10am-4pm), and October 22nd & 23rd (10am-4pm)

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

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
rec_aerobics 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Chair Yoga is Yoga for All!

Enjoy the benefits of the 5,000 year old practice of yoga without having to get on a mat.  

Yoga is a series of stretches called poses which do many wonderful things, including lubricating your joints, relieving muscle pain, improving breathing and many believe connecting the individual to the energy surrounding us to provide lasting invigoration.

This eight-week series is presented by Sarah Klepner, LVCYT

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_gclef 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Join a Jug Band! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Almost Original Synthetic Swampgrass Jug Band

invites everyone to Join a Jug Band!

Enjoy a jug band music performance, a demonstration of how to play kazoos, jugs washboards, etc. and a group performance including all audience volunteers!

    Location: Howell
Sunday October 23, 2016 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Fine Art Show & Sale: Colts Neck Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

~~It’s time for the 17th Annual Colts Neck Friends of the Library Fine Art Show and Sale~~

Show Dates: October 15th & 16th (10am-4pm), and October 22nd & 23rd (10am-4pm)

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

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

    Location: Colts Neck
Monday October 24, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_isl-readtome 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 for ages 10-23 months. Siblings welcome.

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM New Release Movie: Our Kind of Traitor (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Susanna White

Starring Ewan McGregor, Naomie Harris, Damian Lewis, Stellan Skarsgard

A money launderer (Stellan Skarsgård) for Russian gangsters asks a couple vacationing in Marrakech, Morocco, to deliver incriminating evidence to an MI6 agent (Damian Lewis).
 
108 minutes; (c) Roadside Attractions
    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
z_cust_mcteen 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Paper Circuits - Make Electrifying Art! (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Paper circuits are a fun way to mix electronics/science with art. In this program we will create a circuit animal, creature or flower with LED ligh up eyes or center.

Limited Registration.

    Location: Marlboro
       
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM New Release Movie: Our Kind of Traitor (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Susanna White

Starring Ewan McGregor, Naomie Harris, Damian Lewis, Stellan Skarsgard

A money launderer (Stellan Skarsgård) for Russian gangsters asks a couple vacationing in Marrakech, Morocco, to deliver incriminating evidence to an MI6 agent (Damian Lewis).
 
108 minutes; (c) Roadside Attractions
    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 and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month.  An appointment is required.  Please call the library at 732-449-8877 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Wall Township
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office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation 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 October 25, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_pumpkin 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and crafts for ages 2 - 3 1/2, Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
anim_ladybug 1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Toddler Craft -Build a Bug Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old

Enjoy stories and make a fun craft.

No registration.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Just Like Heaven (PG-13) (2005) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

It's Ghostly

Elizabeth is a dedicated, workaholic doctor who is much too busy to have a personal life, until one night, she gets into a terrible car accident. Her spirit becomes stuck between heaven and earth and she doesn’t know she is dead.  When David, a lonely architect, rents her apartment, Elizabeth makes an appearance.   David thinks he is going crazy when he sees her spirit and he tries whatever he can think of to get rid of her, but she just won't go away.                                                 Starring Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo

95 minutes

    Location: Wall Township
 
office_dollarsign 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming Department   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Appointments are available throughout the month:
on Tuesdays at either 2:00 pm or 3:00 pm
on Thursdays at either 6:30 pm or 7:30 pm

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_kids 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 and crafts for ages 3 1/2 - 5. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
z_cust_mcteen 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Paper Circuits - Make Electrifying Art! (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Paper circuits are a fun way to mix electronics/science with art.  In this program we will create a circuit animal, creature or flower with LED light up eyes or center.

Limited registration.

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
school_graduate 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM College Planning Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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

DID YOU KNOW?

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

Attend this workshop and you will learn…..

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

Students are also welcome and encouraged to attend! 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Japanese War Council, Oct. 1941: Could War with the U.S. Have Been Avoided? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

This program will consist of several knowledgeable panelists who will begin with a short presentation of their viewpoints pertaining to the decisions made by the Japanese War Council in October 1941 to go to war.  The presentations will be followed by a meaningful discussion with the audience on this topic.  

The aim and goal of this seminar is to determine if history could have unfolded differently in the fall of 1941.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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Wednesday October 26, 2016 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 x 7336.

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

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

“The Yellow Wall-paper” (1892) by Charlotte Perkins Gillman

A woman confined to an upstairs bedroom of a summer home secretly journals her experience while her physician husband is convinced that she will quickly recuperate from what he considers a temporary illness.  

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

Friends hatch a plot to retrieve a stolen kitten by posing as drug dealers for a street gang. Stars Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Tiffany Haddish. 100 minutes. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_vote.gif 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM 2016 Candidates' Forum sponsored by League of Women Voters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: LWV of Monmouth   908 542 2399   
   

The League of Women Voters present a 2016 Candidates' Forum for Monmouth County Freeholder, Sheriff and Surrogate.

Be Part of an Informed Electorate. Meet the candidates. Hear the discussion on the issues.  Bring your questions for the candidates.

Light refreshments will be served.

Sheriff

Shaun Golden (Republican)  Jeffrey Cantor (Democratic) 

Surrogate

Rosemarie Peters (Republican)  Vincent Solomeno III (Democratic) 

Board of Chose  Freeholder

Thomas ‘Tom’ Arnone (Republican)  Serena DiMaso (Republican)  Matthew Doherty (Democratic)  Brenda Sue Fulton (Democratic)  

The League of Women Voters is a not-for-profit citizens’ organization that has fought since 1920 to improve our government and engage all citizens in the decisions that impact their lives.The League is a national organization, with strong and respected ties in states and localities around the country.  Members are volunteers who work in their communities to help the realities of the America system of government live up to its ideals.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, September 14 - December 14, 2016, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Women of Words Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The book club meets every 4th Wednesday of the month when the library is open, except November and December.

Join us as we discuss Pearl That Broke Its Shell  by Nadia Hashimi

In Kabul in 2007, with a drug-addicted father and no brothers, Rahima and her sisters can only sporadically attend school and rarely leave the house, and their only hope lies in the ancient custom of "bacha posh," which allows young Rahima to dress and be treated as a boy until she is of marriageable age.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk

 

    Location: Howell
Thursday October 27, 2016 Go To Top
nat_leaf_fall 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Crafts for all ages.

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

Arcadia by Lauren Groff

In the fields of western New York State in the 1970s, a few dozen idealists set out to live off the land, founding a commune centered on the grounds of a decaying mansion called Arcadia House.  Arcadia follows this romantic utopian dream from its hopeful start through its heyday.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Movie: The Confirmation (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by: Bob Nelson

Starring:  Clive Owen, Maria Bello, Patton Oswalt, Spencer Drever, Jaeden Lieberher, Matthew Modine

90 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: Genius (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Genius is the biographical drama of world-renown literary editor Max Perkins (who discovered F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway) and the complex personal and professional relationship between Perkins and American southern writer Tom Wolfe.  Starring: Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, 1 hr. 45 min.

Lions Gate

    Location: Marlboro
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holiday_pumpkin 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Jumping Jack O'Lanterns - craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Have Jack O'Lantern fun !

K and up

Call, stop in or register online beginning Thursday, October 13.

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
 
z_cust_mcteen 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Paper Circuits - Make Electrifying Art! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Paper circuits are a fun way to mix electronics/science with art.  In this program we will create a circuit animal, creature or flower with LED light up eyes or center.

Limited registration

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
Friday October 28, 2016 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_questionmark_blue Medicare Plans 2017: SHIP Expert Bring Answers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

For 2017 Medicare coverage, open enrollment is in the fall of 2016, from October 15 to December 7. 

It’s important to carefully review the information sent to you by your plan provider, since this will cover any possible changes. Once open enrollment gets underway, you can make changes that reflect your current health coverage needs.

Samantha White, Director of Family & Children's Services of Monmouth County, is an expert on Medicare Plans and will have the most up-to-date information available to answer your general  questions.  

For a one-on-one meeting (with no appointment necessary), a SHIP Volunteer is available twice each month throughout the year at Library Headquarters. SHIP Volunteer has "office" hours from 1:30pm to 3:30pm on the first and third Thursday of each month.  Drop by!

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_arrow_r_red 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tips for SAT/PSAT MATH Tests (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431-7220x7222   
   

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

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

Mr. Carlin's Classes begin at 3pm  on the following  Fridays: 9/23, 9/30, 10/14, 10/28, 11/4, 12/2.

Download our mobile app for free:   monmouth.boopsie.com Don't miss a single program or free class! 

 
    Location: Headquarters
Saturday October 29, 2016 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_aerobics 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Chair Yoga is Yoga for All!

Enjoy the benefits of the 5,000 year old practice of yoga without having to get on a mat.  

Yoga is a series of stretches called poses which do many wonderful things, including lubricating your joints, relieving muscle pain, improving breathing and many believe connecting the individual to the energy surrounding us to provide lasting invigoration.

This eight-week series is presented by Sarah Klepner, LVCYT

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_paintpalette 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM