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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
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_snoopy_type 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.

  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! 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!

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
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
 
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
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
 
misc_ballet_box.gif 3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Voter Information Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A representative from the Western Monmouth League of Women Voters will be available with information about voter registration, absentee ballots and the two referendum questions facing NJ voters in November.

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
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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
    The registration period has ended.
 
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
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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
 
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 23 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
       
 
rec_dance1 4:15 PM  -  4:55 PM Bollywood Fitness challenge! with Seema Moondra Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Learn dance moves from popular Indian cinema and challenge the whole family, even Mom abnd Dad, to a dance-off! Can you keep up? Recommended for ages 6 and up, but great for the whole family!

Space is limited; registration required in-person, by phone, or online beginning Monday, September 12.

 

    Location: Wall Township
       
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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
       
 
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
 
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_smiley 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Read to a Therapy Dog - Grades K and up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids! Read to a Therapy Dog - Grades K and up
Thursday, September 29 at 4:00 pm
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend
by reading aloud to a therapy dog.
*Registration requested in-person, by phone or online http://bit.ly/1IqH549

    Location: Allentown
       
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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
       
 
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
       
 
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
 
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
 
trans_van On Exhibit: History of Transportation in Monmouth County Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

To celebrate Archives & History Month, enjoy the beautiful and varied display on exhibit throughout October.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_usflag On Exhibit: Presidential Candidates from the Past Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

 

In the Library's display cases, from the private collection of Dr. Leslie Kumer

    Location: Headquarters
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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
        There are 16 spaces available.
 
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
 
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
       
 
ent_conductor 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM I Wrote the Songs: The Music of Berlin, Porter and Gershwin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Their music is part of “The Great American Songbook.”

Their songs are still being recorded by artists such as Harry Connick Jr., Diana Krall and Michael Buble.

Their songs have staying power:  “Always,” “White Christmas,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “I’ve Got a Crush on You,” “Our Love is Here to Stay” – and more.

Performer and educator Phil Bruschi takes us down memory lane as he showcases the musical careers of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and George and Ira Gershwin and performs some of their classic songs.  Join us for an informative and entertaining program – pure “edu-tain-ment.”

    Location: Howell
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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_document_tack 7:00 PM Lifestyle Changes Coping and Caring for Seniors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

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

SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, confidential, counseling for owners 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
 
misc_quilt 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult Coloring: Live Life in Color Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Join us Tuesday afternoon and unleash your creative genius.

This week we are inspired by nordic design.

 Supplies and refreshments will be provided.

    Location: Allentown
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: The Finest Hours (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.Directed by Craig Gillespie.  Starring Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, and Ben Foster.
Action/Drama – 117 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
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
 
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
 
holiday_witch_hat.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hogwarts In The Garden at The Colts Neck Library Community Garden Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-5656   
   
Get ready Harry Potter fans, a magical program is brewing again:  Hogwarts in the Garden! 
Girls ages 12-15  are invited to join us for our FALL gathering!  It is sure to be a most magical experience! And...No Garden Gnomes-we promise!
 
This program is about empowering young women to be the best that they can be. 
Community service projects, gardening activities, art projects and more will be offered in the Hogwarts in the Garden program. This program is free, but we do request registration. 
 
Sponsored in conjunction with The Friends of the Colts Neck Library.  
 
    Location: Colts Neck
 
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.
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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
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:45 AM History of Aviation in Monmouth County: An ARCHIVES Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: ARCHIVES   732 308 3771   
   

speaker: George Joynson, Monmouth County Archives

 

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
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
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Panel on History of Transportation in NJ: An ARCHIVES Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: ARCHIVES   732 308 3771   
   

Speakers: Dr. David Fowler, Rutgers University and Randall Gabrielan, Monmouth County Historian.

Introduction by Gary D. Saretzky, Monmouth County Archivist

 

    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
 
anim_squirrel 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Scaredy Squirrel At Night story and craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Scaredy squirrel story then make edible acorns. Note: PLEASE let the librarian of any food allerigies.  Registration is required,

in person, by phone or on-line.  For children in grades K to 2.

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

Join us as we celebrate National Fire Prevention Month.  Colts Neck firefighter David Mann will teach us about fire safety and show us a real fire truck!

All Ages.

Register in-person, by phone or online here.

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
nat_stars 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! - Family Storytime: Autumn Moon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kate Benedict   732-531-5092   
   

All Ages

Create an autumn moon painting to celebrate the season! 

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

    Location: Ocean Township
       
 
anim_paw 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Read to a Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

This program is designed for children to become comfortable with reading as well as with approaching animals. Number of dogs may change from month to month. Recommended for pre-K and up. 

No registration required.

    Location: Wall Township
 
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
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nat_rainbow_2.GIF 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Tweens! Colorpalooza Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Scented pencils make your coloring extra special.  Draw your own design or choose from our selection of pages and bookmarks.
Grades 3-5
Call, stop in or register online beginning on Thursday, September 22 at 9:00 am

 

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
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
 
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
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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
    Contact:    (732) 536-9406.   
   

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
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Going in Style (1979) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Martin Brest

Starring Art Carney, George Burns and Lee Strasberg

Three life-long friends who share an apartment in Queens find the challenges of retirement life rather tedious and boring.  The trio decide to rob a bank in nearby Manhattan.  This entertaining caper movie is a real gem, a comic romp, part road and buddy flick, that portrays the realities of aging in a sensitive and unsentimental manner.

97 minutes, (c) Warner Brothers

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Maggie's Plan (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Maggie's plan to have a baby is thrown for a loop, as she falls in love with the married John, destroying his tenuous marriage to the brilliant and impossible Georgette.  One child, and three years later Maggie is in a tight spot when she realizes that her now husband and his former wife may just be perfect for one another.

Starring:  Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore, Bill Hader, and Maya Rudolph.

Comedy/ Drama/ Romance-- 98 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
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nat_leaf_fall 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Autumn Pasta Trees Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-229-2626   
   

Create a beautiful fall scene using colorful pasta shells. Registration required; call, stop in or sign up online beginning September 22.

    Location: Oceanport
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Van Gogh: From Abject Failure to Superstar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 X7222   
   

Vincent Van Gogh’s life is art history’s most compelling story. He failed at just about everything he attempted during his short life. Yet, posthumously, he would become the wonder of the world. He became the prototype for the misunderstood, tormented artist who sold just one painting in his lifetime. His is the story of a mad genius who made us see the world in a new way.

Van Gogh was also a letter writer of heart piercing eloquence. Hear how he chronicled with heartbreaking urgency his mental condition and how he came to understand his art was the exclusive reason for his existence. See how his hallucinatory visions were so bright they nearly blinded us and how his art became more and more exciting and emotional and, in the process, more endearing and universally irresistible.

Fred Dixon and his wife Martha began collecting art too many years ago to remember. They have traveled to major museums in the U.S. and Europe and to the great cathedrals in Italy to view Renaissance and Baroque art. They studied for two years at the Barnes Foundation and were docents there for ten years. All this culminated in the publication of Fred’s book “700 Years of Art History: Pre-Renaissance to Modernism.” It will be available at the discounted price of $35 for this lecture.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_leaf_fall 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Family Craft: Leaf Rubbings Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Enjoy fall stories and make a unique project!

Space is limited. Registration begins Thursday, September 22 for Grades PreK-3 with parent/caregiver

    Location: Marlboro
       
 
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
 
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
 
misc_rivers 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM History in Monmouth: He Was Everywhere: General Anthony Wayne at the Battle of Monmouth Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Brigadier General “Mad” Anthony Wayne was perhaps the best and most active American field commander during the Battle of Monmouth. Come and learn his key role in all three major phases of the battle – and hear a discussion of when and why he was called “Mad."

As President of the Friends of Monmouth Battlefield, Dr. David Martin, an award-winning author, teacher and historian, offers an unique perspective on the military leaders' decisions in this critical time of America's history. Please join Dr. Martin for the latest in his series on important historic individuals who have shaped Monmouth County. 

 No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
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
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Going in Style (1979) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Martin Brest

Starring Art Carney, George Burns and Lee Strasberg

Three life-long friends who share an apartment in Queens find the challenges of retirement life rather tedious and boring.  The trio decide to rob a bank in nearby Manhattan.  This entertaining caper movie is a real gem, a comic romp, part road and buddy flick, that portrays the realities of aging in a sensitive and unsentimental manner.

97 minutes, (c) Warner Brothers

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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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
       
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trans_mbta 9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM ARCHIVES & HISTORY DAY: History of Transportation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: ARCHIVES    732 308 3771   
   

Monmouth County Archives & History Day focuses on History of Transportation

The full program is available online at www.visitmonmouth.com/archives, or follow this link: http://bit.ly/2crZGHh

10:15am-Film: Called to Duty (10:15am) is a film produced for Monmouth Battlefield State Park about Civil War recruiting, the 14th NJ volunteer Infantry and Camp Vredenburgh.

Award presentations: M. Claire French Award; Jane G. Clayton Award; Roger McDonough Librarianship Award; Barbara Carver Smith Award; Innovation Archives Award. 

1:00 pm- Featured Speaker Paul W. Schopp: The Rusted Tail of The Blue Comet (1pm)

Using historic images and post cards, Schopp will discuss the roots of The blue Comet train and then take everyone for a nostalgic ride along the train's route between Jersey City and Atlantic city.  The train changed over to the Central Railroad of New jersey's Southern Division at Red Bank and passed through a number of towns in Monmouth County along it's meteoric run between the Hudson River and the Atlantic Ocean.

 

All programs are open and free for all to attend! 

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_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
        There are 16 spaces available.
 
ent_gclef 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sinatra: A Voice in Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Phil Bruschi pays tribute to Frank Sinatra's musical career: how he continually reinvented himself as a singer, as well as some of his biggest recordings from 1939 to his final retirement in 1995. Phil sings selected Sinatra songs that were hits from the Big Band era to his solo career. Join Phil for an informative and entertaining program. Space is limited.

    Location: Ocean Township
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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  -  3:45 PM Movie: Genius (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A stirring drama about the complex friendship and transformative professional relationship between book editor Maxwell Perkins (who discovered F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway) and Thomas Wolfe.  Directed by Michael Grandage. Starring Colin Firth, Jude Law, and Nicole Kidman.
Biography/Drama – 104 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
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
 
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
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rec_legoguy 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! LEGO Storytime: Creepy Crawlies! 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: Creepy Crawlies!

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

 

    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
 
anim_dog_scottie 5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM Kids! Paws For Reading: Read to a Therapy Dog! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Come curl up with a canine companion! Practice your reading skiills with these lovable dog friends.  Bring your 

favorite book or pick one from our shelves.  Registration is required, in person, by phone or on-line.  Grades K and up.

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
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
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office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's Office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.  Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 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 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Phil Bruschi Presents : That's Entertainment! Songs Introduced by Fred Astaire Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Although Fred Astaire claimed that he couldn't sing, he was picked by some of the greatest songwriters of early films to introduce songs that became standards still being sung today. Songs such as Cole Porter's "Night and Day", Irving Berlin's "Change Partners", Jerome Kern and Dorothy Field's "The Way You Look Tonight" and George & Ira Gershwin's "Foggy Day" have all been sung in one of Fred Astaire's movies.

Irving Berlin and Jerome Kern considered Astaire a great interpreter of their songs while Cole Porter and Johnny Mercer admired his unique treatment of their work.

This program focuses on the songs that Fred Astaire introduced in some of Hollywood's best musicals. Phil will discuss what part the songs played in each film and show film clips of Astaire's smooth and elegant dance routines. Phil performs such songs as "I Won't Dance", "Nice Work If You Can Get It", "Cheek To Cheek" and many more.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
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
 
lib_bookflipping 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Family Craft & Story: Silly Monsters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

 

This is a craft and story session geared towards participants ages 2 1/2 to 5 years.

 

    Location: Wall Township
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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
 
anim_sheep 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Sheep Love to Eat! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Lamb Chop tells his story and will assist you with a sheep craft.

All Ages

Register in-person, by phone or online here.

    Location: Colts Neck
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
anim_dragon 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Tweens! - Dragons & Dreams Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kate Benedict   732-531-5092   
   

Dragons & Dreams – TWEENS! Grades 3 and up

Featuring: Sciencetellers

Wouldn't dragon's breath be an amazing sight to see?! Well, get ready to see it ... feel it ... smell it ... maybe even taste it!  Enjoy this spectacular, interactive adventure in a world where dragons are real and dreams come true, with dry ice, bubbles, fog, flying rockets, and more!

Please visit the library for free tickets starting October 1.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
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
       
 
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
       
 
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
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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.
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Hands Across the Table (1935) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Mitch Leisen

Starring Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, Ralph Bellamy, Ruth Donnelly, Marie Prevost and William Demarest

Hands Across the Table is a great romantic/screwball comedy starring carole Lombard as a manicurist.  She is very intent on landing a rich man to marry.  She meets Ralph Bellamy, who plays a wealthy bachelor, but things get more complicated when she stumbles upon Fred MacMurray. 

80 minutes, (c) Paramount Pictures

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Money Monster (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

A TV stock-market guru and his producer are held hostage during a live broadcast by a man who lost his life-savings based on the financial advice he received from the team. A conspiracy is probed, due to the captor's actions.

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

Crime/Drama/Thriller-- 95 minutes

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

Decorate a spooky web with glitter and glue!

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

    Location: Marlboro
    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
 
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
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Hands Across the Table (1935) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Mitch Leisen

Starring Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, Ralph Bellamy, Ruth Donnelly, Marie Prevost and William Demarest

Hands Across the Table is a great romantic/screwball comedy starring carole Lombard as a manicurist.  She is very intent on landing a rich man to marry.  She meets Ralph Bellamy, who plays a wealthy bachelor, but things get more complicated when she stumbles upon Fred MacMurray. 

80 minutes, (c) Paramount Pictures

 

    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
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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
        There are 16 spaces available.
 
misc_smiley 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Family Maker Fun Saturday! Let's Make something amazing! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family Maker Fun Saturday: Let's MAKE!  something Amazing!  AGES 5 AND UP.  Discover what you can make

with Little Bits® magnetized components!  Families will work together as a team to create a project.  Registration is 

required, in pereson, by phone or on-line.  

    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
 
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   
   

Enjoy a spectacular adventure in a world where dragons are real and dreams come true. There will be interactive and 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: Laugh-Out-Loud Funny Author Talk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Meet Organizing Author & Guru 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.
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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 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
 
ent_saxaphone 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Virginia Mayhew Ensemble featuring Dancer Katherine Kramer in Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Jack's Fall Jazz Fest Continues!  All Free/All Welcome

Saxophonist Virginia Mayew is a rare forward-looking jazz artist who doesn't mind looking back! As well as her Quintet and Quartet, Virginia  leads the Duke Ellington Legacy Band, responsible for the superb Thank You, Uncle Edward and Single Petal of a Rose and Mary Lou Williams-The Next 100 years and has been an active participant in the New York jazz scene since 1987.

Today's Ensemble members are:
Virginia Mayhew on tenor saxophone, Roberta Piket on piano, Harvie S  on bass, Billy Mintz on drums, and features dancer Katherine Kramer. 
 
Jack's Jazz Fest continues with live concerts  on November 12&13, and December 11, All Free, All Welcome!
Entrance doors open at 12:30pm.  Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  We request that attendees do not hold or reserve seats for others.  Library staff reserves a number of seats for a limited time before performance.
    Location: Headquarters
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
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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 The Road to Glory (1936) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-722Ext7222   
   

The Road to Glory (1936) (NR)The story of trench life during World War I through the lives of a French regiment. As men are killed and replaced jaunty Lt. Denet becomes more and more somber. His rival for the affection of nurse Monique is Capt. La Roche.  This film is directed by Howard Hawks and stars Frederic March.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM World War I Centennial Commemoration Film, Lecture, Discussion Series: The Road to Glory Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 X7222   
   

World War I Centennial Film, Lecture and Discussion Series (this program will be held in Rooms 4&5)

Historian Neil O'Connor will present lecture before the screening of The Road to Glory (1936) (NR).

The film shows the story of trench life during World War I through the lives of a French regiment. As men are killed and replaced jaunty Lt. Denet becomes more and more somber. His rival for the affection of nurse Monique is Capt. La Roche.  This film is directed by Howard Hawks and stars Frederic March.

 

 

    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.
 
office_document_tack 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Learn about the New Bail Reform/Speedy Trial Law Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7222   
   

On January 1, 2017, the New Jersey bail reform/speedy trial law (L.2014, c. 31), will go into effect.  This new law represents one of the most dramatic changes to our criminal justice system in many years.  New Jersey will shift from a system in which a defendant’s pretrial release is dependent upon his or her ability to post monetary bail, to one in which the defendant’s release is dependent upon his or her risk of failing to appear for court and the danger that he or she presents to the community.  This major reform effort in handling criminal cases  directly involves all components of the criminal justice system, not just the Judiciary. Accordingly, the Monmouth Vicinage, in partnership with the Prosecutor’s Office and Office of the Public Defender, has prepared a presentation to keep our community informed.

This program will be repeated on Tuesday, October 25 beginning at 10am. 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
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
 
nat_leaf_fall 10:35 PM  -  11:05 PM Kids! Vegetable Printing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Enjoy fall stories and fun with paint!

Space is limited. Registration begins Wednesday, October 5 for children ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver

    Location: Marlboro
    The registration period has not begun.
Tuesday October 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Library Commission Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Tuesday, October 18 - 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
 
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
 
ent_film-reel 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM New Release Movie: Ghostbusters (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat. Directed by Paul Feig. Starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, and Kate McKinnon.

Action/Comedy - 116 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_microphone2 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sinatra: A Voice in Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 222-5993   
   

Frank Sinatra was an incomparable singer and icon who left an indelible mark on the 20th century music scene.  His vocal interpretations of compositions by some of the best composers of song, such as Jerome Kern, the Gershwins, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and Johnny Mercer remain some of the best recordings in "The Great American Songbook."

Phil Bruschi pays tribute to Frank Sinatra's musical career:  how he continually reinvented himself as a singer, as well as some of his biggest recordings from 1939 to his final retirement in 1995.  Phil sings selected Sinatra songs that were hits from the Big Band era to his solo career.

Please join us here at the West Long Branch Library for an afternoon of the classic tunes we've all grown to know and love.

Space is limited, please call or stop by the library to reserve seating.

    Location: West Long Branch
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: The Nice Guys (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A mismatched pair of private eyes investigate the apparent suicide of a star in 1970s Los Angeles. Directed by Shane Black. Starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling.

Comedy/Crime – 116 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  -  4:30 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
 
school_esl 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversation English / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

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

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

Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat. Directed by Paul Feig. Starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, and Kate McKinnon.

Action/Comedy - 116 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
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_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   
   

Approaching the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

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.

Professor Zigo was an Associate Professor of History, Brookdale; a former Director, Center for World War II Studies, and a founding member, National Museum of the US Army. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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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   
   

Approaching the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

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
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office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's Office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.  Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 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
 
nat_poppy 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Live Life in Color: Adult Coloring Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Join us at the Allentown branch and unleash your creative genius.

Pencil in a beautiful garden with our floral coloring pages. 

Supplies and refreshments will be provided.

    Location: Allentown
 
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
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! I Want MY Mummy! Schoolage storytime and craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage storytime... I want My Mummy!  stories and a craft.   Registration is required, in person, by phone and on-line.

Grades K and up.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
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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.
 
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 a new friend by reading aloud to our therapy dog.  Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves!

All Ages

Register in-person, by phone, or online here.

    Location: Colts Neck
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
school_chemistry1 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! - Family Storytime: Potions Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kate Benedict   732-531-5092   
   

All Ages

Bubble, bubble, goes the brew, as you craft a bewitching potion to hang in your home. 

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

 

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

Fall stories and fun with paint!

Space is limited. Registration begins Wednesday, October 5 for children ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver

    Location: Marlboro
    The registration period has not begun.
 
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
 
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
    Contact:    732 536 9406   
   

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
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Thursday Classic Movie: The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by William Wellman

Starring Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn, Henry Morgan, Dana Andrews, Jane Darwell and Mary Beth Hughes.  

The Ox-Bow Incident vividly depicts the terror of a lynch mob committed to seeing that "justice" is served.  Henry Fonda stars as a cattleman reluctantly drawn into participating in a posse to find the murderer of a local rancher.  Dana Andrews is featured as one of the three innocent cowboys being pursued by the mob. . 

75 minutes, (c) Twentieth Century Fox

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Legend of Tarzan (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Adapted from and based on the classic Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan tales.  Years after leaving the jungle and settling down with his wife Jane in London, Tarzan is forced to return to the Congo to act as a trade representative from England.  He soon clashes with a greedy Belgian captain who has sinister plans for his old home.

Starring:  Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie, Christoph Waltz, John Hurt, and Samuel L. Jackson.

Action/Adventure/Drama-- 109 minutes

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

Create a spooky skeleton using noodles!

Registration begins Thursday, October 6 for children Grades K-5

    Location: Marlboro
    The registration period has not begun.
 
rec_soccer 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Tweens! #TBT: TotallyBrilliantTweens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Do you love foosball?

Of course you do! Kick the ball around anywhere after constructing a portable mini-foosball table!

Grades 3-7. Registration required. 

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
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
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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
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Thursday Classic Movie: The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by William Wellman

Starring Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn, Henry Morgan, Dana Andrews, Jane Darwell and Mary Beth Hughes.  

The Ox-Bow Incident vividly depicts the terror of a lynch mob committed to seeing that "justice" is served.  Henry Fonda stars as a cattleman reluctantly drawn into participating in a posse to find the murderer of a local rancher.  Dana Andrews is featured as one of the three innocent cowboys being pursued by the mob. . 

75 minutes, (c) Twentieth Century Fox

 

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
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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
 
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
        There are 16 spaces available.
 
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
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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
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ent_microphone2 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Concert: The Four Kings: Tim McLoone and The Shirleys Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

This concert is co-sponsored by The Friends of Monmouth County Library.  Please visit their info table, meet and become a Friend, too! 

Presented by Tim McLoone and The Shirleys, backed by The Atlantic Coast Band, this concert will celebrate the music of  four Kings of Music:  Carole King, B.B. King, Ben E. King and Elvis Presley.  who states that their success is due to the fact that they "love to work together and the audience knows it."

The Shirleys are a dynamic, eclectic musical group composed of Layonne Holmes, amy Broza and Maureen McCrink. Directed by pianist Tim McLoone, a true renaissance man, as a philanthropist, a restauranteur, a sports radio announcer and a multi-genre entertainer. The 10-piece ensemble includes the superior musicianship of Mark Murphy on bass, Bob Boyd on drums, Roger Taylor on guitar, Steph Munten on sax, and Mike Gribbroek on trumpet. 

 

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

    Location: Headquarters
Monday October 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
 
misc_kids 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Gyotaku: the art of Japanese fish printing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

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

Space is limited. Registration begins Wednesday, October 5 for children Grades K-5.

    Location: Marlboro
    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
 
holiday_pumpkin 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Kids! Happy Halloween Spooktacular! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Start your Halloween celebration early at our spine-chillingly cheerful carnival! Play ghoulish games, make freakishly fun crafts, and go home with some wicked prizes!

Fun for the whole family!

Registration is required.

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
z_cust_mcteen 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM 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
 
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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misc_arrow_r_red 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Your Rights in the Workplace: Adult & Career Resource Seminar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Most employees are unaware of the may recently added job protections available under New Jersey and Federal law. This free seminar will cover many topics concerning your job and career; you will have the opportunity to ask a labor lawyer any questions you may have regarding:

-Unfair treatment

-Wrongful discharge on the job; discrimination and harassment

-Employment contracts and performance reviews

-Wages, salary, hours, overtime and compensation

-Disability leave, pregnancy leave and health insurance

-Severance pay and unemployment benefits

-Non-competition agreements

Presenter Mitchell Schley is a labor lawyer in East Brunswick, NJ, who has been practicing for over 25 years.  He has prosecuted cases on behalf of employess with the National Labor Relations Board and has represented Fortune 500 corporations. He now represents hourly, salaried, professional and managerial empoloyees regarding employment matters.

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday October 25, 2016 Go To Top
office_document_tack 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Learn about the New Bail Reform/Speedy Trail Law Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431-7220x7222   
   

On January 1, 2017, the New Jersey bail reform/speedy trial law (L.2014, c. 31), will go into effect.  This new law represents one of the most dramatic changes to our criminal justice system in many years.  New Jersey will shift from a system in which a defendant’s pretrial release is dependent upon his or her ability to post monetary bail, to one in which the defendant’s release is dependent upon his or her risk of failing to appear for court and the danger that he or she presents to the community.  This major reform effort in handling criminal cases  directly involves all components of the criminal justice system, not just the Judiciary. Accordingly, the Monmouth Vicinage, in partnership with the Prosecutor’s Office and Office of the Public Defender, has prepared a presentation to keep our community informed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
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
 
rec_paintpalette02 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Toddler Craft: Here come the Black Cats! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Toddler Craft and story  Some cat stories and a cat craft.  Ages 2 and 3 with and adult.  Registration is required,

in person, by phone, or on-line.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
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  -  3:45 PM Movie: The Phenom (2016) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Ever since Hopper was a child, he has dreamed of becoming a major-league pitcher. Relentlessly pushed by his father, he's on the verge of becoming one of the game's most promising players when he unexpectedly breaks down on the mound. Now Hopper's only hope for a future lies with an unorthodox sports therapist who urges him to piece together the past and confront the man who is both bully and family. Directed by Noah Buschel.  Starring Ethan Hawke, Paul Giamatti, and Johnny Simmons.
Drama/Sports – 90 minutes.

    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
 
rec_puzzle_piece 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Puzzle It Out! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

What can you assemble using jigsaw puzzle pieces?

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

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

    Location: Ocean Township
 
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_usflag 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   
   

Approaching the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

This program, moderated by WW2 Historian & Author Paul Zigo, 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
 
misc_usflag 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   
   

Approaching the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

This program, moderated by WW2 Historian & Author Paul Zigo, 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
Wednesday October 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_wizard_hat 4:00 AM  -  4:45 PM Tweens! Halloween Tricks and Magic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Ray Franklyn performs spook-tacular magic tricks and welcomes audience participation.  Attend if you dare!

Grades 3-6

Register in-person, by phone or here.

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
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_paintpalette02 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Family Craft: Go Away Big Green Monster! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family craft with the story -Go Away Big Green Monster.  Ages 2-5. Registration is required, in person, by phone, or 

on-line.  

    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
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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
 
holiday_pumpkin 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Bone by Bone! schoolage skeleton stories and craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage storyyime with skeleton stories and a craft. Registration is required, in person, by phone or on-line.  Grades K to 2.

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
holiday_pumpkin 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! - Creepy Coffins! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kate Benedict   732-531-5092   
   

Grades K and up

What lurks in the coffin on the table?  Only you will know after crafting your own spooky Halloween coffin box.  It’s sure to be a scare! 

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

 

 

    Location: Ocean Township
    The registration period has not begun.
 
holiday_pumpkin 4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Kids! Magic, Myth, Monsters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Join Magician Steve Woyce for a spooky good time... great for the whole family!

Free tickets required. Space is limited.

Tickets will be available from October 11 through 24

    Location: Wall Township
 
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
 
rec_paintpalette02 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Preschool Craft: It's a Wrap... Mummy! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Preschool stories about mummies and a craft.  Ages 31/2 - 5. Registration is required, in person, by phone or on-line.

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
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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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Dr. Strangelove: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

This jet black satire by Stanely Kubrick, in which a very scary situation is played out just for laughs, just might make you giggle...if not crack a knowing smile.  Join a host of superb comic performances that have only helped to keep this film fresh and entertaining, yet again.

Starring:  Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, and Slim Pickens.

Comedy-- 95 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Broadway Bill (1934) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Frank Capra

Starring Myrna Loy, Warren Baxter, Walter Connolly, Helen Vinson, Margaret Hamilton, and Frankie Darro.  

Broadway Bill is an outstanding horse racing movie.  Warren Baxter stars as an uninspired businessman who is more interested in training thoroughbred race horses than running a paper box factory.  A disagreement with his father-in-law forces Baxter to chose between the business and the horse.  Obviously, he chooses Broadway Bill.  

103 minutes, (c) Columbia Pictures

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
holiday_pumpkin 3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! Pumpkin Painting! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Grades K and up

Join us for a pumpkin painting party! We will read a themed story and then use our creative skills to decorate our very own pumpkins to take home and enjoy. Registration is required by calling the library at (732) 291-1956. This program is sponsored by the Bayshore Family Success Center.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
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.
 
misc_new_blue 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Escape Room presented by Last Minute Escape (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x5487   
   

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

You must arrive 15 minutes early to this program.  Teens will be organized in groups and will enter the escape room promptly at 6:00pm

Limited Registration 

    Location: Headquarters
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Broadway Bill (1934) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Frank Capra

Starring Myrna Loy, Warren Baxter, Walter Connolly, Helen Vinson, Margaret Hamilton, and Frankie Darro.  

Broadway Bill is an outstanding horse racing movie.  Warren Baxter stars as an uninspired businessman who is more interested in training thoroughbred race horses than running a paper box factory.  A disagreement with his father-in-law forces Baxter to chose between the business and the horse.  Obviously, he chooses Broadway Bill.  

103 minutes, (c) Columbia Pictures

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday October 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_questionmark_blue 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM 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
 
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 October 29, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Calligraphy Class for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 938 2300   
   
Calligraphy Class for adults is presented by local artist Sandy Huston and will consist of two sessions: October 29 and November 5, 10 a.m. - Noon.  We hope you will plan to attend both sessions!
While the class is free, space is limited and registration IS required.
 
Please call to register:  732 938 2300. 
    Location: Howell
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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
 
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
        There are 16 spaces available.
 
rec_paintpalette 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM A Heart on Fire: Ukrainian Folk Art Presentation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The unique and vibrant Ukrainian folk art called "Petrykivka" originated from an ancient decorative painting tradition in central Ukraine.  It began as painting on interior and exterior whitewashed walls, ceiling beams and hearths, as well as decorative painting on furniture and wooden chests.  

This presentation by art collectors Natalie Pawlenko and Yuri Michtchenko will explore the roots of Petrykivka painting, its core motifs such as flowers, birds, plants, and fantastical creatures, its genesis over the past century and its miraculous survival in spite of attempts by the Soviet regime to suppress this unique expression of the Ukrainian heart.

Examples of Petrykivka painting by reknowned masters will be available for up-close viewing and part of this fascinating multimedia presentation. The lecture will be followed by light refreshments. 

 

Sponsored by the Ukrainian National Women's League of America, Branch 98

    Location: Eastern Branch
Monday October 31, 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
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, confidential, counseling for owners 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 November 1, 2016 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult Coloring: Live LIfe in Color Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Join us Tuesday to unleash your creative genius with coloring pages that will pop in color.

 This week our pages are full of optical illusion and 3D design.

 Supplies and refreshments will be provided.

    Location: Allentown
 
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
 
anim_snoopy_type 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories for ages  1/2 - 5. Siblings Welcome.

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

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

DID YOU KNOW?

  • The average family borrows 39% 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

 

Presented by College Funding Associates

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

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

    Location: Ocean Township
 
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.
 
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
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office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's Office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.  Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 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  -  3:45 PM Wednesday Afternoon Movie: Get Low (2009) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A movie spun out of equal parts folk talke, fable, and real-life legend about the mysterious 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party... while he was still alive. Stars Robert Duvall, Bill Murray, Sissy Spacek. 103 minutes

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
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
 
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
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Thursday November 3, 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:    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
 
misc_twodancers 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
   

Family Stories for all ages and glue together crafts.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:35 PM Movie: Money Monster (2016) Rated R Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A TV stock-market guru and his producer are held hostage during a live broadcast by a man who lost his life's savings. Crime/Drama  Starring: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O'Connell. Directed by Jodi Foster. 95 minutes.

Columbia Pictures Industries, 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
 
holiday_turkey 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Silly Turkeys - Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Make a silly turkey.
Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.
Call, stop in or register online beginning Thursday, October 20 at 9:00 am

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
 
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 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Geocaching Film Festival (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Geocaching Internatinal Film Festival (GIFF) is on it's way to YOU!!

From November 3 - 7, thousands of geocachers will take part in a global geocaching movie night.  The GIFF 2016 reel will contain an hour of carefully selected finalist films made by geocachers, for geocachers.  Come and watch these "Story Worthy Moments".   

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Geocaching International Film Festival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Geocaching International Film Festival (GIFF) is on it's way to YOU!!

From November 3 - 7, thousands of geocachers will take part in a global geocaching movie night.  The GIFF 2016 reel will contain an hour of carefully selected finalist films made by geocachers, for geocachers.  Come and watch these "Story Worthy Moments".   

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_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
 
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_house.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Keep This, Toss That Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Join us as we welcome author/humorist Jamie Novak as she shares her decluttering tips for a stress-free holiday season.  If you are overwhelmed by all your  “stuff” or have no time to plan for the upcoming holidays, be prepared to discover how to get organized.  Laugh along as she looks at the common excuses that keep us cluttered and gain some quick and simple holiday hints and tips. Space is limited. Registration required.

    Location: Allentown
        There are 13 spaces available.
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ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_note 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Rhythm 'N Sound Performance! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Rhythm ‘n Sound is a trio of musicians who perform music from the classic standards to Doo-wop and rock ‘n roll.  Their music includes songs from the ‘40s through the ‘80s that you will find yourself singing and dancing along with!

    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
Saturday November 5, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Calligraphy Class for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 938 2300   
   
Calligraphy Class for adults is presented by local artist Sandy Huston and will consist of two sessions: October 29 and November 5, 10 a.m. - Noon.  We hope you will plan to attend both sessions!
While the class is free, space is limited and registration IS required.
 
Please call to register:  732 938 2300. 
    Location: Howell
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
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
        There are 16 spaces available.
 
ent_film-reel 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Geocaching Film Festival (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Geocaching International Film Festival (GIFF) is on it's way to YOU!!

From November 3 - 7, thousands of geocachers will take part in a global geocaching movie night.  The GIFF 2016 reel will contain an hour of carefully selected finalist films made by geocachers, for geocachers.  Come and watch these "Story Worthy Moments".   

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Geocaching International Film Festival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Geocaching International Film Festival (GIFF) is on it's way to YOU!!

From November 3 - 7, thousands of geocachers will take part in a global geocaching movie night.  The GIFF 2016 reel will contain an hour of carefully selected finalist films made by geocachers, for geocachers.  Come and watch these "Story Worthy Moments".   

    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
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Poetry Session Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Just us for an afternoon of sharing poetry with Flora Higgins and Evelyn Hampton as your moderators.

    Location: Colts Neck
Sunday November 6, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Italian Language Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Mrs. Raffaella Weiner will lead a discussion on Heart by Edmondo De Amicis 

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

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

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

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Painter by Peter Heller Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

NOTE CHANGE IN DATE due to Election Day Holiday!

After having shot a man in a Santa Fe bar, the famous artist Jim Stegner served his time and has since struggled to manage the dark impulses that sometimes overtake him.  Now he lives a quiet life. . . until the day that he comes across a hunting guide beating a small horse, and a brutal act of new violence rips his quiet life right open. Pursued by men dead set on retribution, Jim is left with no choice but to return to New Mexico and the high-profile life he left behind, where he’ll reckon with past deeds and the dark shadows in his own heart.

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
 
anim_monkey1 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Nature Nick's Animal Adventures! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Nature Nick visits with an entourage of exotic animals, including a kangaroo and a monkey.

Ages 5 & up with a parent or caregiver.

No  registration necessary.

Lower Gallery Meeting Rooms.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Kids! Lunch Break Fun! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Bring a brown bag lunch or snack to enjoy while you watch Giggle, Giggle Quack and other short stories on the big screen!  Have your hand or face painted by the Library’s Teen Advisory Board and Friends of the Library volunteers.

Ages 5 & up with a parent or caregiver.

No  registration necessary.

Lower Gallery Meeting Rooms.

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
food_soup 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Kids! Meet Author/Illustrator Ross Burach! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Listen to his lively debut book, There’s a Giraffe in My Soup.  Followed by a special craft, this is a silly recipe for giggles and laugh-out-loud-fun!  

PreK and up with a parent.

No  registration necessary.

Lower Gallery Meeting Rooms.

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_paw 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Kids! Animal Adventures with Nature Nick Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Live animals with Nature Nick. All ages. No registration.

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
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
Tuesday November 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_vote.gif Election Day - Libraries Closed (online services available) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

All branches of the Monmouth County Library are closed for Election Day.  Please Vote!

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday November 9, 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
 
misc_vote.gif 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Election Day Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Make a key to the White House for our new President. Have fun with play Doh and Clay. All ages. No registration.

    Location: Howell
 
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
 
anim_rabbit 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! Zootopia! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Zootopia (PG) (2016)   

In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox, work together to uncover a conspiracy.

 Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult.

Lower Gallery Meeting Rooms

No registration necessary

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Wednesday Afternoon Movie: Gran Torino (2008) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a Hmong teenager, who tried to steal Kowalski''s prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino. Stars Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang, Christopher Carley. 116 minutes

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
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 November 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_twodancers 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
   

Family Stories for all ages and glue together crafts.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Fathers and Daughters (2016) Rated R Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A pulitzer- winning writer struggles to care for his young daughter following a car accident that leaves him with a head injury that causes violent episodes.  Drama  Starring: Russell Crow, Amanda Seyfried, Quevenzhane Wallis, Jane Fonda.  

Lions Gate Films Inc.

    Location: Marlboro
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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
 
office_dollarsign 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Take Control of Your Finances (Workshop) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Are you the person responsible for the family or individual finances?  The financial world can be intimidating…especially if it’s a sudden or a new responsibility. Paul Orosz from Primerica Financial Services will guide you on using smart money management techniques and teach you to plan for your future.  Whether you’re a recent college graduate, a person enjoying retirement, or saving for your child’s education, you’ll receive valuable information and develop skills that will enable you to be more comfortable in your role.

Mr. Orosz has worked as a financial representative throughout the tri-state area for the past eleven years.  His background consists of organizing financial solutions and setting up game plans where he specializes in retirement savings, college planning, debt elimination and income protection.  He has helped hundreds of families in these different areas through seminars, workshops and individual consultations.  Paul’s certifications include: Life Producer, Series 6, Series 63, and Debt Solution.

Registration is not required for tis program but seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Painter by Peter Heller Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

After having shot a man in a Santa Fe bar, the famous artist Jim Stegner served his time and has since struggled to manage the dark impulses that sometimes overtake him.  Now he lives a quiet life. . . until the day that he comes across a hunting guide beating a small horse, and a brutal act of new violence rips his quiet life right open. Pursued by men dead set on retribution, Jim is left with no choice but to return to New Mexico and the high-profile life he left behind, where he’ll reckon with past deeds and the dark shadows in his own heart.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
Friday November 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_usflag Veteran's Day Observance - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

All branches of the Monmouth County Library are closed in observance of Veterans Day.

    Location: All Branches
Saturday November 12, 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
        There are 16 spaces available.
 
ent_masks_bw 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Live Performance: In The Rest Room at Rosenblooms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us as Linda Turash and her group perform a live reading of In the Rest Room at Rosenblooms, a live contemporary comedy which reveals the hopes, dreams and fears of three elderly ladies who spark their lonely lives by meeting daily in the rest room lounge of an outdated downtown department store, and the crazy/touching events that occur the day one of them is supposedly threatened. There's Myrah, with a fighting spirit that totters into the absurd; Violet, a leftover from the days of elegance; and Winifred, a wisp of a woman who wanders in and out of reality. A steady stream of bizarre events occur as the ladies seek to protect Winifred from being taken away by her sister Clare, leading to a blockade of the rest room and a final triumph over those who would threaten their fragile freedom.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
lib_book_bunch1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Spanish Language Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

 Moderator Vilma Firce will lead discussion of  El francotirador paciente (The Patient Sniper) Por/By Arturo Pérez-Reverte

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.

Los libros están disponibles en el mostrador de circulación.Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM November is Jazz Month: Jack Walrath Quartet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Jack's Fall Jazz Fest Continues - All Free, All Welcome!

Perhaps best-known for performing and writing with legends like Ray Charles, Gary Peacock, and as one of Charles Mingus’ longest-tenured sidemen, trumpeter Jack Walrath is also a spirited bandleader and composer in his own right. Long-recognized as a virtuosic trumpeter, Walrath has distinguished himself in numerous aspects of his career, which now includes a GRAMMY® Award nomination for the Jack Walrath Quintet; commissions from a truly staggering variety of ensembles; and multiple composition and performance grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Aaron Copland Composition Grant, and more. Though his music is fresh and original, Walrath’s natural fit with Mingus is evident, and those who would enjoy the rhythmic intensity, regular mood shifts, and simultaneously challenging and supportive rhythm section associated with Mingus–albeit in a more straight-ahead context–will find a lot to enjoy in these sets.

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

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday November 13, 2016 Go To Top
ent_drum1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM S.O.L.E Live in Concert at Jack's Fall Jazz Fest Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Jack's Fall Jazz Fest Continues - All Free/All Welcome!

Spirit Of Life Ensemble: S.O.L.E. is an 12 piece band led by multi-percussionist Daoud-David Williams.  Their sound is soulful, passionate, and filled with infectious energy, while at the same time inventive and thought provoking in its concept, thereby capturing the spirit of artistic creativity. 

The rhythms of Latin America, the Caribbean Islands, Africa, and the African-American musical genres of rhythm and blues, gospel, funk, and the blues permeate the sound of this electrifying ensemble, whose “jazz with a world beat” approach leaves your heart dancing long after your feet have stopped.

Spirit of Life Ensemble performers will be: Michael Cochrane (Piano), Calvin Hill (Bass), Mclester Mckee (Drums), Dwight West (Vocals), Daoud-David Williams (Percussion/Band Leader), Samora Williams (Percussion), Dennis Cruz (Percussion), Rob Henke (Trumpet/Music Director), Vinnie Cutro (Trumpet), David Robinson (Tenor Sax), Chip Shelton (Alto Sax), Bob Ferrel (Trombone)

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday November 14, 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 many spaces available.
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lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

    Location: Howell
 
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
 
holiday_turkey 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Turkey Masks - craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

It's time for turkeys!

K and up

Call, stop in or register online beginning Thursday, November 3.

    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
 
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 November 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Library Commission Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Tuesday, November 15 - 11am; Eastern Branch (*Library Closed on Election Day, 11/8)

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
 
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: The Door by Magda Szabo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

An unsettling exploration of the relationship between two very different women.  Magda is a writer, educated, married to an academic, public-spirited, with an on again-off again relationship with Hungary's Communist authorities.  Emerence is a peasant, illiterate, impassive, abrupt, and seemingly ageless.  She is Magda's housekeeper and she has taken control over Magda's household, becoming indispensable to her.  And Emerence, in her way, has come to depend on Magda.  They share a kind of love -- at least until Magda's long-sought success as a writer leads to a devastating revelation. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
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

A Really BAD Day by Camilla Lackberg

A heart-rending story about bullying, where Patrik Hedstrom's unintentional interventions saves the day.

    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
 
lib_bookflipping 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: The Dinner by Herman Koch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

The Lohman brothers, unemployed teacher Paul and politician Serge, a candidate for prime minister, meet at an expensive Amsterdam restaurant, along with their respective spouses to discuss a situation involving their respective 15 year-old sons, Michel and Rick. At first, the two couples discuss such pleasantries as wine and the new Woody Allen film. But during this five-course dinner, secrets come out that threaten relations between the two families.

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

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

Grades K and up. Registration required.

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

Stories for ages  1/2 - 5. Siblings Welcome.

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

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

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level 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.
 
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 November 16, 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   
   

A Confederacy of Dunces
By John Kennedy Toole

This 1981 Pulitzer Prize winning novel is set in New Orleans with a wild cast of characters including protagonist Ignatius J. Reilly and his mother; Miss Trixie, the octogenarian assistant accountant at Levi Pants; inept, wan Patrolman Mancuso; Darlene, the Bourbon Street stripper with a penchant for poultry; and Jones, in space-age dark glasses. The novel serves as an outlandish but believable tribute to a city defined by its parade of eccentric denizens. The novel is considered a comic masterpiece.

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
 
rec_paintpalette 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Live Life in Color: Adult Coloring Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Join us Wednesday afternoon and unleash your creative genius with beautiful stained glass coloring pages.

Supplies and refreshments will be provided.

    Location: Allentown
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ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM World Cinema (Israel) Movie: Footnote (Hearat Shulayim) ( (2011) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are father and son as well as rival professors in Talmudic Studies. When one of them is lauded for his work, their relationship is challenged.  Drama/Comedy Starring: Shlomo Bar- Aba, Lior Ashkenazi, Aliza Rosen 1 hr. 47 min.

Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Marlboro
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Book Discussion: The Door by Magda Szabo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

An unsettling exploration of the relationship between two very different women.  Magda is a writer, educated, married to an academic, public-spirited, with an on again-off again relationship with Hungary's Communist authorities.  Emerence is a peasant, illiterate, impassive, abrupt, and seemingly ageless.  She is Magda's housekeeper and she has taken control over Magda's household, becoming indispensable to her.  And Emerence, in her way, has come to depend on Magda.  They share a kind of love -- at least until Magda's long-sought success as a writer leads to a devastating revelation. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Wednesday Afternoon Movie: The Bucket List (2007) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die. Stars Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes. 97 minutes

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Afternoon at the Movies: Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Colts Neck
 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  4:25 PM Kids! Read to the Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

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, November 3.

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
 
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, November 3

 

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
 
holiday_turkey 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@Monmouthcoountylib.org
   

Read a Thanksgiving Book to Styx, our Smooth Collie. No registration necessary.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Book Discussion: The Door by Magda Szabo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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An unsettling exploration of the relationship between two very different women.  Magda is a writer, educated, married to an academic, public-spirited, with an on again-off again relationship with Hungary's Communist authorities.  Emerence is a peasant, illiterate, impassive, abrupt, and seemingly ageless.  She is Magda's housekeeper and she has taken control over Magda's household, becoming indispensable to her.  And Emerence, in her way, has come to depend on Magda.  They share a kind of love -- at least until Magda's long-sought success as a writer leads to a devastating revelation. 

 

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