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Wednesday January 1, 2014 -  Wednesday December 31, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading Kids! Children's Programs & Events Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

For a complete listing of children's programs and events, click here:

Children's Programs & Events    
 
ent_film-reel Movie Listing for All Libraries Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

For a complete listing of movies at all libraries, click here:

Movie Listing - All Libraries    
 
office_lightbulb Teen Programs & Events Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

For a complete listing of teen programs and events, click here:

Teen Programs & Events    
Friday August 1, 2014 -  Wednesday December 31, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_civil_war Flag Retirement Donation Box Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Need to drop off a flag so it can be retired? You may do so at the Colts Neck Library. The box is located in the lower level of the library and donations can be made during library hours. Presented by local Boy Scout Troop 290. For more information on flag retirement ceremonies please check out the troop's website at: www.Troop290.com.

    Location: Colts Neck
Friday August 1, 2014 -  Tuesday March 31, 2015 Go To Top
elect_e_reader.GIF E-Reader Tutorials for Library on the Go! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Attention: E-Reader Owners!

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

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

In less than 20 minutes, you will know how to download free E-books from the Monmouth County Library onto your E-reader!

 
    Location: Hazlet
Monday September 1, 2014 -  Friday December 19, 2014 Go To Top
elect_e_reader.GIF Class: eReader One-On-One Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Do you need help downloading ebooks?  Do you have questions about your eReader? We can help!  

Residential Monmouth County Library Card Holders are able to schedule a free, 30 minute one-on-one appointment with just you, an instructor and your device. 

We can help with: iPad, Nook, Kindle, iPhone, Android smartphone, tablets.

To schedule an appointment,please call the Reference Desk at 732 431 7220 x7222 or reserve a spot by using this link:  http://ereader.youcanbook.me

 
Here is a checklist to prepare for your one-on-one class: 
1)  Check to make sure your devise is compatible by going to: http://www.overdrive.com/drc/ebook-audiobook/
2)  Your device -- fully charged,
3)  Your valid, current Monmouth County Library card in good standing.
4)  If your device needs a laptop, bring a charged laptop.
5) Know YOUR passwords:  to your devices, and to your accounts (including eMail, Apple, Adobe, iPlay, etc.)
6) A List of books and/or authors that YOU are interested in reading.
 
This service is only for valid Monmouth County Library Resident cardholders in good standing.
Due to restrictions from the eBook and audiobook collection provider, paid borrowers are not eligible for this service.
The Library on the Go! eBook and audiobook collection works with Monmouth County Library cards.
Valid Ocean County Library cardholders may get a reciprocal card.  Please call the Reference Desk for more information.
 
    Location: Headquarters
Monday September 1, 2014 -  Wednesday December 31, 2014 Go To Top
misc_quilt Project Linus: Blankie Depot Collects Blankets for Children in need Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-335-9033   
   

Donate Blankets for Children with Blankie Depot

As an all-volunteer, 501c3 non-profit organization, this organization's mission is to provide handmade blankets to New Jersey children suffering serious illness and trauma.

They gladly welcome handmade blankets of all sizes and styles (knit, crochet, quilt, fleece, flannel). We also 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.

Project Linus' outreach includes area facilities that serve fragile children. They include: state hospitals, cancer treatment facilities, health clinics, homeless shelters, youth hospice, behavioral clinics, grief counselors, special-needs camps and state non profits.

Rest assured, a fragile child will be comforted by the immediate impact you caring heart and willing hands provide. Become a partner in healing, on a mission of hope.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday October 1, 2014 -  Friday October 31, 2014 Go To Top
misc_new_jersey_350_green.GIF Display: Civil War: New Jersey in Focus for Archives Month Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Monmouth County Archives   732-308-3771   
   

To celebrate American Archives' Month, an exhibit entitled Civil War: New Jersey in Focus will be in Monmouth County Library's gallery for viewing throughout the month of October. This display has been prepared by the Monmouth County Archives Department.

Please join us for Monmouth County's Archives & History Day on Saturday, October 11. This year's celebrations will be highlighted by historian and musician Joe Becton's presentation of Music of the Civil War Era.  You may also enjoy a History Forum, visit exhibit tables hosted by history organizations, and be part of awards presentations and a history game with prizes, as well as a tour of the Monmouth County Archives.

All programs are free and open to the public to enjoy!  For more information, please go to Archive's webpage ( http://visitmonmouth.com/page.aspx?ID=1717)


 

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_civil_war2 Display: Civil War: New Jersey in Focus for Archives Month Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Monmouth County Archives   732-308-3771   
   

To celebrate American Archives' Month, an exhibit entitled Civil War: New Jersey in Focus will be in Monmouth County Library's gallery for viewing throughout the month of October. This display has been prepared by the Monmouth County Archives Department.

Please join us for Monmouth County's Archives & History Day on Saturday, October 11. This year's celebrations will be highlighted by historian and musician Joe Becton's presentation of Music of the Civil War Era.  You may also enjoy a History Forum, visit exhibit tables hosted by history organizations, and be part of awards presentations and a history game with prizes, as well as a tour of the Monmouth County Archives.

All programs are free and open to the public to enjoy!  For more information, please go to Archive's webpage ( http://visitmonmouth.com/page.aspx?ID=1717)


 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_paintpalette02 On Exhibit: The Students of Artist Ken Stetz, Instructor @ Colorest, Red Bank, NJ Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

~~Ken Stetz has been working as a fine artist / illustrator since graduating from the Spectrum Institute for the Advertising Arts in 1981 where he majored in Pictorial Illustration.  Ken is an award-winning illustrator of magazines and books for children and young adults. As he has also made the transition into fine art.

Ken spends a fair amount of time teaching drawing and painting classes, presenting watercolor workshops and giving demonstrations in private studios and at art events.  Established in 1938 at 17 Broad Street, Red Bank, New Jersey, Colorest was one of the first art supply stores in Monmouth County.  Begun by his father, the business, Colorest, is now operated by Ken and his brother George, fulfilling their father's dream of having a family business, where the customers are known by name and the service is friendly and personal.  Colorest remains one of the oldest family businesses in Red Bank.  These days he spends a lot of time finding interesting locations to observe, draw, and paint the ocean, beaches and bays from New Jersey to the southeastern Maryland shore.

On exhibit now through October, 2014.

http://www.colorestartsupplies.com    
    Location: Wall Township
Wednesday October 1, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x. 7336   
   

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
 
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Baby Storytimes-Ages 10-24 Months (With Parent/Caregiver)

For you and your baby to enjoy nursery rhymes, music, finger plays and playtime!

    Location: Ocean Township
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elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Introduction to Windows 7 (***REGISTRATION REQUIRED***) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Introduction to Windows 7 (*** REGISTRATION REQUIRED ***) 
 

This hands-on class will cover basic computer terminology, files and folders, saving and retrieving files, opening and closing a program, and switching between programs. This class will not cover Macs or the Internet. Recommended for people with no experience with computers or those who want to review the basics.

The class will run for approximately 1.5 hours.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS. Register in-person at the Reference Desk or by calling the library at 732-431-7220 x7222.

Registration begins Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Computers provided by the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant. Funding is from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.   

    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:    732-431-7220   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Games in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
office_notepad 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Take Control of Your Health: A SCAN Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCAN   732 542 1326   
   

If your chronic condition getting the best of you? Join us at a free, six-week workshop which offers tools to those with ongoing health conditions to design a personal management strategy. This program is presented by SCAN, the Social Community Activities Network

Registration is requested, but not required. Please call SCAN offices at 732 542 1326 for more information or to register.

Workshops are held on Wednesdays on the following dates:

October 1 and October 8 - classes begin 1:30pm

October 22, October 29, November 5, November 12  - classes begin 12:30pm.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: Heaven is for Real (2014) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A small-town father must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. Part of the "Inspired by True Events" movie series. Starring Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, and Thomas Haden Church. 100 minutes

    Location: Hazlet
Wednesday October 1, 2014 -  Friday October 31, 2014 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Computer 1-on-1 Training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Learn what YOU want to learn on the computer from basic internet searches to creating an e-mail account to more advanced Excel spreadsheets and beyond. One-on-one lessons are available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3:30-5 PM throughout the month. Stop by or call the library at 732-264-7164 to set up an appointment. 

    Location: Hazlet
Wednesday October 1, 2014 Go To Top
elect_camera 4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Kids! Monmouth County Photo Youth ID Cards Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

The Monmouth County Sheriff's Office will visit the library to issue county photo youth ID cards for school aged children.  Cards will be mailed home to parents or guardians who complete a brief authorization form.

Parent or guardian must remain in library while photos are being taken.

 

    Location: West Long Branch
 
holiday_witch_hat.GIF 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Make It And Take It Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

 Grades K and up

Stop by the library to make a Monster Craft


*Registration requested

    Location: Colts Neck
 
lib_book3 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids - Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and crafts for children grades K and Up.

    Location: Howell
Wednesday October 1, 2014 -  Wednesday October 22, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teens :#CollegeAdmission Essays: Strategies for Success Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Learn tips and techniques for writing successful college admission essays. Analyze sample essays to help you write your way into the college of your choice.

This is a free workshop for high school students in the 10th, 11th or 12th Grades ONLY.  There is no charge to attend, however, registration is required.  

This is a 4 part series and you must be available for all 4 sessions.

Sessions are on Wednesdays:  October 1, October 8, October 15, and October 22.  

Space is limited.  

Please sign up for these classes  by clicking on the "register" button below,  or by calling  732 431 7220 x7222.

    Location: Headquarters
   
Wednesday October 1, 2014 Go To Top
rec_aerobics 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tai Chi with Kit Lau Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Tai Chi (or Tai Chi Chuan) is an ancient Chinese exercise that has gained popularity and is practiced by all ages worldwide as part of a health enhancing program. Its gentle movements will help you gain flexibility, build strength, improve balance, increase energy, and reduce stress.

Instructor Kit Lau will give a demonstration, answer any questions you may have and help you decide if this exercise is for you.

No equipment necessary, but we suggest you wear comfortable clothing.

Call the library to register 732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
 
misc_pinkribbon 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM A Family's Journey by Kevin Walsh Live Theater Event Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

A Family's Journey, a play by Kevin R. Walsh, will be performed live.  This absorbing, sensitive drama about one family's journey through the nightmare of breast cancer arrives in time for Breast Cancer Awareness month and is an inspiring and empowering must see for current patients, survivors, and those who love them. Follow the family through diagnosis, treatment and survival in this special event.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, September 17 through December 17, 2014, from 7 - 8:30 pm.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday October 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM The Five Pillars of Maximized Living Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Learn what needs to be done to ensure good health and well-being.  Tyler Richards of the Monmouth County Wellness Education Center will discuss the Five Pillars to Maximized Living: the basic foundation of how the body works (maximize nerve supply), how to live a clean life in an unclean world (minimize toxins), why exercise is necessary (maximize oxygen), the biochemcal importance of optimism (maximize your mind), and the difference between whole and processed foods and their effects on the body (maximize whole foods).

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
food_carrot.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Vegetable Printing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

read some themed stories and make your own masterpiece printing with vegetables and paint!

Space is limited. Registration is required beginning Monday, September 22 for ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver.

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_smiley 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids - Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Sharing books together. Stories appealing to both children and adults using rhythmic language. All ages. 

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Blended (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A romantic comedy about a terrible blind date that turns into a nightmare family vacation. Starring: Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. 117 minutes.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Movie: Victor, Victoria (1982) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Remembering James Garner Film Series

Director: Blake Edwards
Starring: James Garner, Julie Andrews, Robert Preston

Set in 1930s Paris, starving opera singer Victoria (Julie Andrews) is aided by gay cabaret performer Toddy (Robert Preston). Victoria becomes Count Viktor Grazinski, a woman pretending to be a man pretending to be a woman. This role complicates her personal life when she falls in love with Chicago "businessman" King Marchand (James Garner).

133 mins.

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

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

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

No appointment is needed at Library Headquarters location, just walk-in for first come, first served information.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Thursday Classic Movies: Vivacious Lady (1938) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by George Stevens (Swing Time, Shane, Giant, Talk of the Town)

Starring James Stewart, Ginger Rogers, Belulah Bondi, Charles Coburn and Jack Carson

Vivacious Lady is a wonderful fast-moving comedy.  It features James Stewart as a mild-mannered professor who is sent to the Big Apple to bring home his cousin before he ruins his and the family's reputation.  In the brief span of twenty four hours, Stewart meets Rogers, a nightclub entertainer, and they fall madly in love and get married.  Now the fun begins!  Stewart has a lot of explaining to do when he arrives back in town.

90 min., (c) RKO

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: Moms' Night Out (2014) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

A group of exhausted mothers venture into the city for a rare night out on the town, but their carefree evening without kids doesn't go quite as planned in this family-friendly comedy.  Starring Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, Patricia Heaton and Trace Adkins. 98 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_kapow.GIF 3:15 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Kapow! Create-a-Cartoon! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 291-1956   
   

Sponsored by the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council! Learn how to create your own comic strip and super-characters courtesy of special guests, “Small Factory Productions”.

Pre-registration is required. All children ages 4 and up are welcome. Please register by calling the library at (732) 291-1956

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

Ages 4 and up. Meet Otto the Auto, a remote-controlled talking car. Otto will teach you about traffic safety. Please register beginning September 18.

    Location: Oceanport
 
holiday_witch_hat.GIF 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Make It And Take It Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

 Grades K and up

Stop by the library to make a Monster Craft


*Registration requested

    Location: Allentown
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misc_kidsreading 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Fall Bingo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Have fun playing fall themed bingo and win prizes!

Registration is required beginning Monday, September 22 for grades K and up.

    Location: Marlboro
 
food_fastfood 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM What's On Your Plate? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Come join Theresa Ruane, RN, BSN for a Family Nutrition information session.  Find out if your plate is making you happy and healthy.  Learn what little changes can make the world of difference to you and your family!
Registration is required. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
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
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Knit Wits! Knitting and Crocheting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    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:    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:
Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or
Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

Please call the library to schedule.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_new_blue 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Supporting Parents of Special Needs Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

A monthly support group that will address the emotional needs of parents and caregivers of children with a variety of special needs.  Facilitated by Andrew Guage, Family Partner, Bayshore Family Success Center.  The Center is operated by The Community YMCA.

Reservations are required.  Please contact the Atlantic Highlands Library for further information.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Thursday Classic Movies: Vivacious Lady (1938) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by George Stevens (Swing Time, Shane, Giant, Talk of the Town)

Starring James Stewart, Ginger Rogers, Belulah Bondi, Charles Coburn and Jack Carson

Vivacious Lady is a wonderful fast-moving comedy.  It features James Stewart as a mild-mannered professor who is sent to the Big Apple to bring home his cousin before he ruins his and the family's reputation.  In the brief span of twenty four hours, Stewart meets Rogers, a nightclub entertainer, and they fall madly in love and get married.  Now the fun begins!  Stewart has a lot of explaining to do when he arrives back in town.

90 min., (c) RKO

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday October 3, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM It's a Long Month: Living on a Fixed Income Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Are you living on a fixed income? Learn to 'stretch' your income by setting priorities, establishing a budget, and planning and saving.

This program is 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, unless the Library is closed.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
office_meeting1 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Teens: Tips for SAT Math Testing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431-7220x7222   
   

If just thinking of the Math sections of the SAT or PSAT test induces shivers and brings beads of sweat to your brow… join us for free sessions 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 study sessions as you can. 

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

2014 DATES are all on Fridays:

October 3, October 10, October 17, October 31, November 7, November 21, December 5.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday October 4, 2014 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Chess Club meets every Saturday that the Howell Library is open. All ages and levels of play are welcome.

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

Come play chess & "Go" every Saturday throughout the month when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
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Sunday October 5, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Meet the Author: Nomi Eve Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Henna House, the new novel by the acclaimed author of The Family Orchard, is an intimate family portrait that moves across the panorama of history, an evocative and stirring novel about a young woman living in the fascinating and rarely portrayed community of Yemenite Jews of the mid-twentieth century.  From the traditions of the Yemenite Jews, to the far-ranging devastation of the Holocaust, to the birth of the State of Israel, Henna House offers an unforgettable coming-of-age story and a textured chronicle of a fascinating period told with warmth and spirit.

Henna House tells the story of Adela Demari whose family is seeking a husband for her.  When her parents die, she and her extended family flee to the city of Aden where Adela encounters old loves, discovers her true calling, and is ultimately betrayed by the people and customs she once held dear.Henna House is a rich, spirited, and sensuous tale of love, loss, betrayal, forgiveness, and the dyes that adorn the skin and pierce the heart.

Nomi Eve has an MFA in fiction writing from Brown University and has worked as a freelance book reviewer for The Village Voice and New York Newsday.Her stories have appeared in Glimmer Train StoriesThe Voice Literary Supplement,Conjunctions, and The International Quarterly. Her first novel, The Family Orchard, was a Book-of-the-Month Club main selection and was nominated for a National Jewish Book Award. She will be available after the discussion to sign books.

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday October 6, 2014 Go To Top
food_carrot.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Vegetable Printing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

read some themed stories and make your own masterpiece printing with vegetables and paint!

Space is limited. Registration is required beginning Monday, September 22 for children ages 2 and up with

parent/caregiver.

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_kidsreading1 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Read, Play and Sing with your child. 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:    732-431-7220   
   

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Mah Jongg Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Mah Jongg Club meets every Monday afternoon that the Library is open. Ages 13 through adult, all levels of play welcome.

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

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

All are welcome!

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

Enjoy fall stories and create a fun project using unique leaves!

Space is limited. Parents/Caregivers must accompany children for this special program for grades PreK -5.

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_hotairballoon 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Hot Air Balloons- craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

In person registration begins on Thursday, September 25 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.  Please call if you have to cancel.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
food_apple 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Kids! Family Friendly Event! Stories for an Autumn Evening with Storytellers Mosaic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Join us for fun with puppets and song! Enjoy nature stories from New Jersey and folktales from around the world as Storytellers Mosaic members Jean Ellen Byrnes, Jean Hall, MJ Shaughnessy and Rosemary Wright share stories about the changing season.  Laugh and learn about pumpkins and apples, chipmunks and bears, and the Harvest Moon. 

This program is family-friendly and suitable for ages 4 and up. Registration not required.

    Location: West Long 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:    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 8:15pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

2014 Class Dates:  September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, 24 December 1, 8, 15

 

    Location: Headquarters
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Tuesday October 7, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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.

This group meets every Tuesday in the downstairs large meeting room of the library.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

For a curious boy like Jess Hall, growing up in Marshall means trouble when you get caught spying on grown-ups. Adventurous and precocious, Jess is protective of his older brother, Christopher, a mute whom everyone calls Stump. Though their mother has warned them not to snoop, Stump can't help sneaking a look at something he's not supposed to—an act that will have repercussions. It's a wrenching event that thrusts Jess into an adulthood for which he's not prepared. He now knows that a new understanding can bring not only danger and evil—but also the possibility of freedom and deliverance.

Told by resonant and evocative characters, A Land More Kind Than Home is a haunting tale of courage in the face of cruelty and the power of love to overcome the darkness that lives in us all.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_film-reel 11:00 AM  -  12:55 PM New Release Tuesday: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

An officer finds himself caught in a time loop in a war with an alien race. His skills increase as he faces the same brutal combat scenarios, and his union with a Special Forces warrior gets him closer and closer to defeating the enemy. Directed by Doug Liman. Starring Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, and Bill Paxton.

Action/Sci-Fi- 113 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Volunteers will be on hand to guide beginners to experts in the art of knitting. Bring a skein of wool and the appropriate needles (it will say on the wool label which size needles you need.)

For more information, please call the library.

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Services for Job Seekers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Introducing the Monmouth County Division of Workforce Development

This is an informational program about services offered for job seekers.  Learn how job seekers can receive career counseling, build basic skills, qualify for career training grants, take advantage of on-the-job training incentives, and participate in job search workshops.  Plus, get on our database to receive job announcements and attend Open Houses with area employers. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
elect_e_reader.GIF 1:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Digital Bookmobile Visit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Monmouth County Library Presents the Digital Bookmobile.

Learn how to get eBooks, audiobooks, and more from the Monmouth County Library's Library on the Go on the Digital Bookmobile! With instructional videos, interactive computer stations and a fully-loaded gadget gallery, readers of all ages will experience new ways to enjoy digital books & more from the public library.  

Stop by the parking lot at Eastern Branch to get information and help downloading titles to your digital device.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: Not Without My Daughter (1999) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Women & Human Rights Month

An Iranian doctor living in America with his American wife wants to see his homeland again and convinces his wife to take a short vacation there. Betty (Sally Field) is reluctant, as Iran is not a pleasant place at this time, especially if you are American and female. Upon arrival in Iran, it appears that her worst fears are realized: Moody declares that they will be living there from now on. Betty is determined to escape from Iran, but taking her daughter with her presents a larger problem.  (116m)

    Location: Wall Township
 
office_dollarsign 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    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  -  4:35 PM Movie: Cold Mountain (2003) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

-Special Screening for Archives Month-

In the waning days of the American Civil War, a wounded soldier embarks on a perilous journey back home to Cold Mountain, North Carolina to reunite with his sweetheart. Based on the book by Charles Frazier. Directed by Anthony Minghella.  Starring Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, and Renée Zellweger. Nominated for 7 Oscars ®

Drama/History – 154 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book3 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Ocean Township Book Club: The House Girl by Tara Conklin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Weaving together the story of an escaped slave in the pre–Civil War South and a determined junior lawyer, this novel follows Lina Sparrow as she looks for an appropriate lead plaintiff in a lawsuit seeking compensation for families of slaves. Her research leads her to Lu Anne Bell, a renowned prewar artist whose works might have actually been painted by her slave, Josephine. 

Copies of the book are available at the front desk.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
food_cupcake.GIF 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Sling Those Sweets Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Assemble a handheld catapult and practice launching marshmallows!

Grades K and up. Registration is required. Please choose only one session: Tuesday, October 7, or Thursday, October 9.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:25 PM New Release Tuesday: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

An officer finds himself caught in a time loop in a war with an alien race. His skills increase as he faces the same brutal combat scenarios, and his union with a Special Forces warrior gets him closer and closer to defeating the enemy. Directed by Doug Liman. Starring Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, and Bill Paxton.

Action/Sci-Fi- 113 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
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office_meeting1 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

This ongoing program focuses on vocabulary and pronunciation. Participants are asked to bring a pencil and notebook. Presented by the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM United States Citizenship Course Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    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 and the dates are: September 9, 16, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28,  November 18, 25,  December 2, 9

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) or you can use the registration button below.

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
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    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 Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

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

2014 Dates:
September 9, 16, 30.  October 7, 14, 21, 28.  November 18, 25.  December  2, 9.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_handshake 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Transitions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Transitions - A meeting place for the divorced & 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 October 8, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x. 7336   
   

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
 
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Baby Storytimes-Ages 10-24 Months (With Parent/Caregiver)

For you and your baby to enjoy nursery rhymes, music, finger plays and playtime!

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Lost & Found Bereavement Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Stamp   732 462 5240   
   

Lost & Found Bereavement Group on Wednesdays is devoted to  parents who have lost children.

Lost & Found Bereavement Group on Thursday evenings is devoted to all  who have lost a loved one.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
office_meeting1 9:30 AM  -  11:45 AM Archives & History Week Workshop: Best Practices for Public History & Library Internships Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Monmouth County Archives   732-308-3771 x3776   
   

Best Practices for Public History and Library Internships Workshop.

Presenters include experienced internship supervisors, former interns, and representatives from the MLIS program, School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University, and Public History Internship Program, History Department, Rutgers University.

Participants will have a short reading assignment before the workshop. To register, 732-308-3771 x3776

   
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_twodancers 10:00 AM  -  10:25 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

For babies ages 10-24 months and their parents or caregivers

Share the joyful experience of stories, songs and nursery rhymes with your baby in a nurturing environment.  Your child will discover sound patterns and begin to develop socialization skills.

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
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 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared  by Jonas Jonasson

Reluctant centenarian Allan Karlsson decides to escape from a nursing home by climbing out a window.  Karlsson’s “Forrest Gump,” like history melds with present-day adventures as readers meet a young, old man whose global influence knows no age limit. An international best-seller, this book has been described as “silly and wonderful.”


Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:45 AM  -  11:05 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

For families with children ages 2 and up with a parent or caregiver.  Children must be able to sit quietly for stories.

Enjoy stories, songs and activities.  A craft, game, or special activity adds to the fun!

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Games in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_civil_war2 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Lecture: Ere the Shadow Fades for Archives & History Month Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Monmouth County Archives   732-308-3771   
   

“Ere the Shadow Fades”: New Jersey’s Civil War Photographers

A Lecture by Monmouth County Archivist and Photographer Gary D. Saretzky

(registration not required).

 
 
    Location: Headquarters
 
office_notepad 1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Take Control of Your Health: A SCAN Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCAN   732 542 1326   
   

If your chronic condition getting the best of you? Join us at a free, six-week workshop which offers tools to those with ongoing health conditions to design a personal management strategy. This program is presented by SCAN, the Social Community Activities Network

Registration is requested, but not required. Please call SCAN offices at 732 542 1326 for more information or to register.

Workshops are held on Wednesdays on the following dates:

October 1 and October 8 - classes begin 1:30pm

October 22, October 29, November 5, November 12  - classes begin 12:30pm.

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Movie: Changeling (2008) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A grief-stricken mother takes on the LAPD to her own detriment when it stubbornly tries to pass off an obvious impostor as her missing child, while also refusing to give up hope that she will find him one day. Part of the "Inspired by True Events" movie series. Starring Angelina Jolie, Colm Feore, Amy Ryan. 141 minutes

    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Kids! Connect with Legos®! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Hear a fun story and exercise your imagination using the library's LEGOS!

For school aged children grades K - 4. Parent or guardian must remain in library.

 

    Location: West Long Branch
 
trans_ambulance 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids!Home Depot Kids Workshop for Fire Safety Month Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Ages 4 and up


Build a wooden EMS truck using a hammer, nails and glue.  Everyone will receive a free workshop apron and certificate of achievement. 

*Registration requested

 

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

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

School age grades K and up.  Registration is required.  In-person registration begins on Thursday, September 25 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.  Please call if you have to cancel.
 

    Location: Headquarters
 
eth_italionflag 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Italian Language Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Today, we will discuss Short Stories in Italian edited by Nick Roberts. Our moderator will be Guido Guazzoni.

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, Hindi, Italian, Russian and Spanish languages.

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_lightning 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Intro to Robotics for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 - 264 - 7164   
   
Learn how to make a robot follow your commands.  Program a robot to complete a maze competition. 
 
For teens 6th grade and up.  Space is limited.
Registration is required.  Please register thru our online calendar.    
    Location: Hazlet
       
 
lib_dia 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, September 17 through December 17, 2014, from 7 - 8:30 pm.

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM NJ350 Event: They Were Also There: Burr, Hamilton, Knox & Wayne At Battle of Monmouth Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Celebrating New Jersey's 350 Anniversary

Author and historian Dr. David Martin, in cooperation with The Friends of  Monmouth Battlefield, will present a lecture to honor NJ350 along with Archives and History month.  

Dr. Martin will discuss the roles played in the battle by famous American officers such as James Monroe, Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, Henry Knox, Daniel Morgan, Baron Von Steuben, and Anthony Wayne. Their participation in the battle is often overlooked and overshadowed by more famous officers such as Marquis de Lafayette, Charles Lee, and George Washington. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_new_jersey_350_green.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM NJ350 Event: They Were Also There: Burr, Hamilton, Knox & Wayne At Battle of Monmouth Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Celebrating New Jersey's 350th Anniversary 

Author and historian Dr. David Martin, in cooperation with The Friends of  Monmouth Battlefield, will present a lecture to honor the 350th Anniversary during Archives and History month.  

Dr. Martin will discuss the roles played in the battle by famous American officers such as James Monroe, Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, Henry Knox, Daniel Morgan, Baron Von Steuben, and Anthony Wayne. Their participation in the battle is often overlooked and overshadowed by more famous officers such as Marquis de Lafayette, Charles Lee, and George Washington. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
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Thursday October 9, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Advanced Internet Searching Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

    In this lecture, go beyond simple searching techniques and learn some advanced features to help you find information on the Internet. With a focus on the advanced search features of Google, find out tips and techniques to help get great search results. Also, learn about the Library’s electronic resources so you can search newspapers and magazines (ie: Consumer Reports ratings and New York Times articles), take online classes, search for ebooks, and find out how to get book recommendations. The advantages of other search engines will be discussed.

The lecture will run for approximately one hour and is followed by 30 minutes of Q&A.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM SHIP Answer Session Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) helps those with questions regarding Medicaid, Medicare and other insurance and drug plans.  SHIP Volunteer Counselors are coordinated through RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) a division of Family & Children's Service of Monmouth County, and come to the library on the second Thursday of the month.  Please call SHIP at 732-728-1331 to schedule an appointment. 

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Movie: A Fighting Man (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An aging fighter with something to prove steps into the ring with a voracious young pugilist.  Starring James Caan, Dominic Purcell and Louis Gossett Jr. 88 minutes

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: Murphy’s Romance (1985) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Remembering James Garner Film Series

Director: Martin Ritt
Starring: James Garner, Sally Field

Emma is a divorced woman with a teen aged boy who moves into a small town and tries to make a go of a horse ranch. Murphy is the town druggist who steers business her way. Things are going along predictably until her ex-husband shows up, needing a place to stay. The three of them form an intricate circle, Emma's son liking Murphy, but desperately wanting his father back.

107 minutes.

    Location: Howell
 
holiday_pumpkin 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Preschool craft - Toothy Pumpkins Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.
Registration is necessary.  In person registration begins on Thursday, September 25, at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Thursday Classic Movies: The Black Book (aka Reign of Terror) (1949) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Anthony Mann (Winchester '73, Border Incident, Naked Spur)

Starring Robert Cummings, Richard Basehart, Charles McGraw

Director Anthony Mann was noted for his westerns and film noir movies.  The Black Book (aka Reign of Terror) was a complete departure for Mann as he explores the dark side of the French Revolution in this entertaining historical epic.  Dark and innovative cinematography enhances the intrigue and suspense of this little known gem.  Robert Cummings is engaged by the political moderates to find the evil Robespierre's incriminating black book.  

89 min., (c) Columbia Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Round Midnight (1986) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

A French music-lover befriends a once-great American jazz artist and attempts to save him from self-destruction in this moody drama. Saxophonist Dexter Gordon portrays Dale Turner, a fictional musician inspired by a number of famed jazz figures, including Bud Powell and Lester Young.

Round Midnight's greatest asset is Gordon's Academy Award-nominated performance, informed by his own life experiences.  His naturally fascinating presence combines with the film's obvious love of the music and its milieu to provide what many have hailed as one of the more authentic and affectionate presentations of the jazz world on the silver screen.  Winner of the Academy Award for Best Music - Original Score.  Starring Dexter Gordon, Francois Cluzet and Gabrielle Haker. 131 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
trans_ambulance 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Home Depot Kids Workshop for Fire Safety Month Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 259 7565   
   

Ages 4 and up


Build a wooden EMS truck using a hammer, nails and glue.  Everyone will receive a free workshop apron and certificate of achievement. 

*Registration requested

 

    Location: Allentown
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    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:
Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or
Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

Please call the library to schedule.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
office_dollarsign 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM College Planning Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Chuck Drawbridge of College Funding Associates will offer insight to those parents of high schoolers interested in applying to and paying for college.

Please bring your questions!  NO registration needed to attend.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

For a curious boy like Jess Hall, growing up in Marshall means trouble when you get caught spying on grown-ups. Adventurous and precocious, Jess is protective of his older brother, Christopher, a mute whom everyone calls Stump. Though their mother has warned them not to snoop, Stump can't help sneaking a look at something he's not supposed to—an act that will have repercussions. It's a wrenching event that thrusts Jess into an adulthood for which he's not prepared. He now knows that a new understanding can bring not only danger and evil—but also the possibility of freedom and deliverance.

Told by resonant and evocative characters, A Land More Kind Than Home is a haunting tale of courage in the face of cruelty and the power of love to overcome the darkness that lives in us all.

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_filmproj 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Documentary: Spirit of the Sato: The Journey of Puerto Rico's Lost Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

It is estimated that 200,000 homeless dogs spend their short lives on the streets and beaches of Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory. Project Animal Worldwide, based in Monmouth County, New Jersey, seeks to help these 'Sato' (mixed breed) dogs. They have produced a documentary that portrays the plight of the Satos and how Project Animal Worldwide and animal welfare leaders in Puerto Rico are working together to help the Satos by creating spay and neuter interventions, humane education programs and even bringing the dogs to mainland USA for adoption. There is a special appearance by Cesar Millan in the documentary who speaks about the desperate need for global spay and neuter programs.

The documentary was produced and directed by Ellen La Torre who will be joining us for a Q & A after the screening.

    Location: Headquarters
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ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Thursday Classic Movies: The Black Book (aka Reign of Terror) (1949) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Anthony Mann (Winchester '73, Border Incident, Naked Spur)

Starring Robert Cummings, Richard Basehart, Charles McGraw

Director Anthony Mann was noted for his westerns and film noir movies.  The Black Book (aka Reign of Terror) was a complete departure for Mann as he explores the dark side of the French Revolution in this entertaining historical epic.  Dark and innovative cinematography enhances the intrigue and suspense of this little known gem.  Robert Cummings is engaged by the political moderates to find the evil Robespierre's incriminating black book.  

89 min., (c) Columbia Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday October 10, 2014 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, unless the Library is closed.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_aerobics 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Tai Chi with Kit Lau Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Tai Chi (or Tai Chi Chuan) is an ancient Chinese exercise that has gained popularity and is practiced by all ages worldwide as part of a health enhancing program. Its gentle movements will help you gain flexibility, build strength, improve balance, increase energy, and reduce stress.

Instructor Kit Lau will give a demonstration, answer any questions you may have and help you decide if this exercise is for you.

No equipment necessary, but we suggest you wear comfortable clothing.

Call the library to register 732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
 
office_meeting1 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Teens: Tips for SAT Math Testing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431-7220x7222   
   

If just thinking of the Math sections of the SAT or PSAT test induces shivers and 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 study sessions as you can. 

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

2014 DATES are all on Fridays:

October 3, October 10, October 17, October 31, November 7, November 21, December 5.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday October 11, 2014 Go To Top
misc_new_jersey_350_green.GIF Archives & History Day: Events Listing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7000 x3772   
   

 

9:00-5:00

Library Gallery & Lobby

Exhibit: The Civil War: New Jersey in Focus

9:00-5:00

NJ History Room

New Jersey History Room: Local and State History Reference Books

9:00-9:50

Hall

Exhibition Tables: Archives and History Organizations

9:50-10:00

Hall

Color Guard & Pledge of Allegiance

10:00-11:00

Hall

Exhibition Tables: Archives and History Organizations

11:00 – Noon

Hall

Plenary Session

M. Claire French, County Clerk, Monmouth County
Jane G. Clayton Award: Jack and Angel Jeandron, Keyport Historical Society
Greetings from Freeholders, Monmouth County
Renee B. Swartz, Chair, Monmouth County Library Commission
Video on history of Monmouth County Library
Sara Cureton, New Jersey Historical Commission
Gary D. Saretzky, Monmouth County Archivist
Ronald Becker, Head, Rutgers University Special Collections
Roger McDonough Award: (to be determined)
Carol Megill, President, Monmouth County Genealogy Society
Barbara Carver Smith Award: Richard Veit and Cynthia Kiefer

12:00-1:00

 

Exhibition Tables: Archives and History Organizations

 

   

12:10-12:55

7

History Forum, conducted by Monmouth County Historian Randall Gabrielan with Featured Speaker Joe Becton. Discussion of Civil War History. 

1:00-2:00

Hall

Featured Speaker: Joseph W. Becton, “Music of the Civil War Era” Joseph W. Becton of Philadelphia is an educator, historian, tour guide, and musician. Becton formerly served as Park Ranger Supervisor at Independence National Historic Park and Director of Visitor Services at Historic Fort Mifflin, and is cofounder of the 3rd Regiment United States Colored Troops Civil War re-enactors. He presents programs regularly on Civil War Music, African American Troops in the Civil War, Evolution of the Blues, and other topics, and performs as leader of the Cobalt Blues Band.

2:00 – 2:45

Hall

Exhibit tables open

2:45

Hall

Drawing for New Jersey History Game Prize Winners

3:00-3:30

 

Tour of the Monmouth County Archives (Reservation Required)

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
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    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_civil_war2 9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Archives & History Day - Learning Forum & Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Monmouth County Archives   732-308-3771   
   

Under the direction of M. Claire French, Monmouth County Clerk, Monmouth County Archives presents  Archives & History Month as part of  NJ350: A Celebration of New Jersey's 350th Anniversary.  Historian and musician Joe Becton will present Music of the Civil War Era. Please join us for a History Forum, exhibit tables hosted by history organizations, awards, presentations, and a history quiz game with prizes, as well as a tour of the Monmouth County Archives.

 An exhibit entitled Civil War: New Jersey in Focus will be in Monmouth County Library's Hall and Gallery for viewing throughout the month of October.

All programs are free and open to the public to enjoy!  For more information, please go to Monmouth County's webpage:  www.visitmonmouth.com
 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_new_jersey_350_green.GIF 9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Archives & History Day: Learning Forum & Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Monmouth County Archives   732 431 7220 x3772   
   

Under the direction of M. Claire French, Monmouth County Clerk, the Monmout County Archives presents  Archives & History Day as part of  NJ350: A Celebration of New Jersey's 350th Anniversary.  Historian and musician Joe Becton will present Music of the Civil War Era. Please join us for a History Forum, exhibit tables hosted by history organizations, awards, presentations, and a history quiz game with prizes, as well as a tour of the Monmouth County Archives.

 An exhibit entitled Civil War: New Jersey in Focus will be in Monmouth County Library's Hall and Gallery for viewing throughout the month of October.

All programs are free and open to the public to enjoy!  For more information, please go to Monmouth County's webpage:  www.visitmonmouth.com

    Location: Headquarters
 
office_dollarsign 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Savvy Social Security Educational Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

There is more to Social Security than meets the eye. At this free workshop you will learn the following and much more:

• 5 factors to consider regarding when to start taking benefits

• Innovative strategies for coordinating benefits with your spouse

• How to coordinate benefits with other sources of income

• How to minimize taxes on your benefits

• Special rules on benefits for divorced spouses

Presented by The Society for Financial Awareness (SOFA), a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of financial literacy. (www.SOFAUSA.org)

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Chess Club meets every Saturday that the Howell Library is open. All ages and levels of play are welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_signing 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Monmouth Writers Critique Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Moderator: Rick Kelsten

Useful feedback can go a long way to help you become a better writer, but how do you separate the helpful from the unhelpful? Join us for a series of monthly critique sessions. If you’d like to share your own work for constructive feedback, see www.monmouthwriters.com for details of what to expect, as well as format/printing instructions. Priority will be given to folks who follow the straightforward submission guidelines.  

Critique Sessions:  meet the 2nd Saturday, February - October

Call the library to register: 732-938-2300

www.monmouthwriters.com    
    Location: Howell
 
ent_gclef 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Flute & Classical Guitar Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Flutist Marjorie Koharski and classical guitarist Keith Calmes will perform a program of Classical and Spanish/Argentine music, as well as selections of American Folk songs.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
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lib_book_bunch1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Hindi Language Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Today's discussion topic:  Is Hindi Dying Out?  Our moderator will be Ragini Chaturvedi.

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

    Location: Headquarters
Monday October 13, 2014 Go To Top
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    Location: All Branches
Monday October 13, 2014 -  Wednesday October 29, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_pumpkin Kids! Contest: How Many Pumpkins? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

I spy with my little eye... how many pumpkins can you find in our children's department?

Enter a guess every time you visit the library for your chance to win a special treat!  Good luck and happy haunting!

    Location: West Long Branch
Monday October 13, 2014 Go To Top
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 14, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Library Commission Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

October 14, 2014 - 10:00 am (Headquarters)

November 18, 2014 - 12:00 pm (Eastern Branch)

December 9, 2014 - 12:00 pm (Headquarters)

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

Woolf's famously tangled modernist masterpiece about the interior lives of a well-to-do British family, and the ways in which the First World War permanently damaged European society.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
office_meeting1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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.

This group meets every Tuesday in the downstairs large meeting room of the library.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Volunteers will be on hand to guide beginners to experts in the art of knitting. Bring a skein of wool and the appropriate needles (it will say on the wool label which size needles you need.)

For more information, please call the library.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: The Grand Seduction (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

The small harbor of Tickle Cove is in dire need of a doctor so that the town can land a contract to secure a factory which will save the town from financial ruin. Village resident Murray French leads the search, and when he finds Dr. Paul Lewis he employs - along with the whole town - tactics to seduce the doctor to stay permanently. Directed by Don McKellar. Starring Brendan Gleeson, Taylor Kitsch, and Liane Balaban.

Comedy - 113 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: In the Time of Butterflies (2001) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Women & Human Rights Month

On November 25, 1960, the bodies of three sisters were found near the bottom of a cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The official daily 'El Caribe' reports that it had been an accident, but it does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it mention the sisters' fierce opposition to the General Trujillo's dictatorship. This is their story: how Minerva started the tragedy by refusing Trujillo; how Patria became an opponent from the church itself; how Maria Teresa joined the revolution through the love. And how they lost their wings, but not their courage. They were Las Mariposas - "The Butterflies".  (95m) 


(There will be two showings of this film at 2:00pm and 7:00pm.)
 

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_legoguy 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! LEGO Storytime: Star Wars! 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: Star Wars®!

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

 

    Location: Hazlet
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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 skills with these lovable dog friends.

Bring your favorite book or pick out one from our shelves.  Grades K & up. Registration is required.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
office_meeting1 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

This ongoing program focuses on vocabulary and pronunciation. Participants are asked to bring a pencil and notebook. Presented by the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Independent Film: Third Person (2013) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Paul Haggis

Starring Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, Adrien Brody

Three interlocking love stories involving three couples in three cities: Rome, Paris and New York.

137 minutes.   (c) Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM United States Citizenship Course Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    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 and the dates are: September 9, 16, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28,  November 18, 25,  December 2, 9

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) or you can use the registration button below.

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
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    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 Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

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

2014 Dates:
September 9, 16, 30.  October 7, 14, 21, 28.  November 18, 25.  December  2, 9.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
z_cust_mcadult 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Weight Loss Seminar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Your Health is Your Wealth: a low glycemic approach to weight loss seminar

Frustrated with dieting? Diane Tam, BSN,MS is a trained wellness and weight loss consultant. Her presentation will focus on a low glycemic approach to weight loss. 

The presentation is free,  but please call the library to register 732-938-2300

Visit Diane's website    
    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Movies @ Wall: In the Time of Butterflies (2001) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Women & Human Rights Month

Encore Presentation:   On November 25, 1960, the bodies of three sisters were found near the bottom of a cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The official daily 'El Caribe' reports that it had been an accident, but it does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it mention the sisters' fierce opposition to the General Trujillo's dictatorship. This is their story: how Minerva started the tragedy by refusing Trujillo; how Patria became an opponent from the church itself; how Maria Teresa joined the revolution through the love. And how they lost their wings, but not their courage. They were Las Mariposas - "The Butterflies".  (95m) 
 

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_handshake 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Transitions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Transitions - A meeting place for the divorced & 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 October 15, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x. 7336   
   

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
 
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Baby Storytimes-Ages 10-24 Months (With Parent/Caregiver)

For you and your baby to enjoy nursery rhymes, music, finger plays and playtime!

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_twodancers 10:00 AM  -  10:25 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

For babies ages 10-24 months and their parents or caregivers

Share the joyful experience of stories, songs and nursery rhymes with your baby in a nurturing environment.  Your child will discover sound patterns and begin to develop socialization skills.

    Location: West Long Branch
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM eBay Basics for the Casual Shopper and Seller Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

    eBay is an online auction and shopping website where millions of items are sold every day. This lecture will cover setting up an eBay account, searching for items on eBay, bidding, best offer, Buy It Now, giving and leaving feedback, and how to sell something on eBay (focus on auction style listing). We will not discuss drop shipping and selling for manufacturers. We will also briefly discuss PayPal, which is the main way to purchase items on eBay.

The lecture will run for approximately one hour and is followed by 30 minutes of Q&A.

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:45 AM  -  11:05 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

For families with children ages 2 and up with a parent or caregiver.  Children must be able to sit quietly for stories.

Enjoy stories, songs and activities.  A craft, game, or special activity adds to the fun!

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Games in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Book Discussion: To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

Woolf's famously tangled modernist masterpiece about the interior lives of a well-to-do British family, and the ways in which the First World War permanently damaged European society.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM International Film: For A Woman (2014) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Fall International Film Series

In her mid-thirties, Anne still knows almost nothing of her family’s past. After her mother’s death, she discovers old photos and letters that convince her to take a closer look at her parents’ life after World War II. Her research reveals the existence of a mysterious uncle everyone seems intent on forgetting. In a journey that stretches from post-war France to the 1980s, Anne’s destiny intertwines with her father’s past until they form a single, unforgettable story. Directed by Diane Kurys.  Starring Benoît Magimel, Mélanie Thierry, and Nicolas Duvauchelle. In French with English Subtitles. (France)

Drama - 110 minutes. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Afternoon at the Movies: Blended (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

After a disastrous blind date, single parents Lauren and Jim agree on only one thing: they never want to see each other again. But when they each sign up separately for a fabulous family vacation with their kids, they are all stuck sharing a suite at a luxurious African safari resort for a week.Starring Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler. 117 minutes

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Hotel Rwanda (2004) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

The true story of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda. Part of the "Inspired by True Events" movie series.Starring Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, and Joaquin Phoenix. 121 minutes

    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_legoguy 3:45 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Duplo Bricks Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come listen to a story, then make a Duplo® creation. Ages 2-5. Registration is required.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_legoguy 3:45 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! LEGO Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Listen to a story, then make a LEGO® creation. Grades K & up. Registration is required.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM Kids! Read to a Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Visit the library and read a story to a canine friend. The dogs will love to listen to a good book read by you.  Beginner readers, reluctant readers, and families are welcome.  *Space is limited, Registration is Required, and begins Wednesday, October 1!*

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

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

Sign-ups are required. Please choose one session.  
In-person registration begins on Thursday, October 2 at 9:00 am.  
Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.
Please call if you have to cancel.

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_ghost 4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Kids! Goblins & Gremlins & Ghosts! Oh My! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Goblins and gremlins and ghosts! Oh my! Design one of your very own with puffy paint!

For school aged children grades K - 4. Parent or guardian must remain in library.

 

    Location: West Long Branch
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anim_snoopy_type 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Reading to a Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

K and up


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

 

*Registration requested
 

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

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

Sign-ups are required. Please choose one session.  
In-person registration begins on Thursday, October 2 at 9:00 am.  
Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.
Please call if you have to cancel.

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_paw 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Kids! Dog Reading Therapy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Read your favorite book to our dog friends.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM International Film: For A Woman (2014) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Fall International Film Series

In her mid-thirties, Anne still knows almost nothing of her family’s past. After her mother’s death, she discovers old photos and letters that convince her to take a closer look at her parents’ life after World War II. Her research reveals the existence of a mysterious uncle everyone seems intent on forgetting. In a journey that stretches from post-war France to the 1980s, Anne’s destiny intertwines with her father’s past until they form a single, unforgettable story. Directed by Diane Kurys.  Starring Benoît Magimel, Mélanie Thierry, and Nicolas Duvauchelle. In French with English Subtitles. (France)

Drama - 110 minutes. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Book Discussion: To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

Woolf's famously tangled modernist masterpiece about the interior lives of a well-to-do British family, and the ways in which the First World War permanently damaged European society.

 

    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 17 through December 17, 2014, from 7 - 8:30 pm.

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Lost & Found Bereavement Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Stamp   732 462 5240   
   

Support group for those who have lost loved ones.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_pumpkin 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Advisory Board (TAB):Create Goody Bags for Open Door! 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.

No need to register; just show up and join in the fun!

Focus for October: Create Halloween goody bags for Open Door Food Pantry and decorate mini-pumpkins for the library!

 

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday October 16, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Thursday Morning Book Club: Claire of the Sea Light by Edwige Danticat Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ordinary Lives

Claire is an enchanting child born into love and tragedy in Ville Rose, Haiti. Claire's mother died in childbirth, and on each of her birthdays Claire is taken by her father, Nozias, to visit her mother's grave. But on the night of Claire's seventh birthday she disappears. As Nozias and others look for her, painful secrets, haunting memories, and startling truths are unearthed among the community of men and women whose individual stories connect to Claire, to her parents, and to the town itself. .


We meet the third Thursday of each month (unless otherwise noted) at 10:30 am and welcome new members.  Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: My Fellow Americans (1996) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Remembering James Garner Film Series

Director: Peter Segal
Starring: James Garner, Jack Lemmon

Kramer (Jack Lemmon) and Douglas (James Garner), two former presidents from opposite ends of the political spectrum, become reluctant allies when they become the target of a conspirator in President Haney's administration. The two ex-presidents realize they have an enemy within the government and set out to find evidence that will clear their names.

101 mins.

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

Have fun crocheting a scarf while helping a child in need. All scarves will be donated to local charities. Bring a crochet hook;one skein of yarn will be provided 

Space is limited. Register by stopping by the library or calling 732-264-7164.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Joe (2013) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Joe, an ex-con and foreman hires a 15-year old and his self-destructive father to work with a crew to poison trees on land owned by people who plan to develop it. The son soon begins to think of Joe as a role model. Both take a stand when a local man turns against them. Starring: Nicholas Cage, Tye Sheridan. 117 minutes.

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Thursday Classic Movies: Man of the West (1958) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Anthony Mann 

Starring Gary Cooper, Julie London, Lee J. Cobb, and Jack Lord

Man of the West is the last western that Gary Cooper made and also marked director Anthony Mann's final western.  This powerful psychological film features Cooper as a man with a mysterious checkered past.  When the train Cooper is traveling on is boarded by the notorious Tobin gang, he, London and O'Connell are abandoned and left to fend for themselves.  Cooper's local knowledge of the area leads them to a nearby cabin, but their good fortune soon turns bleak when they discover it's the hideout of the same outlaw gang that just robbed the train.  

100 min., (c) United Artists

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Movie: Million Dollar Arm (2014) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

JB Bernstein, a one-time successful sports agent, leaves the massive company he works for to start his own agency, Seven Figures Management, with his business partner. When finances become an issue, JB believes they can go to India, find a cricket bowler, and teach him to be a baseball pitcher. In order to pay for the scheme, he convinces a wealthy businessman to create a reality show titled "Million Dollar Arm" to help with his quest for fresh talent. As the candidates are weeded out, two prospects return to the U.S. to try out in front of scouts, while JB strikes up a romance with a woman usually not his type.  Starring Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Madhur Mittal and Bill Paxton. 124 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
anim_dog1 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Read to a Therapy Dog! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 291 -1956   
   

Come practice your reading skills with real trained therapy dogs at the library! Read to all of our furry friends and collect a special prize. Not reading yet? No worries! These dogs love to look at pictures from your favorite book, too! Pre-registration is required. Call to register at (732) 291 -1956

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
anim_snoopy_type 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Reading to a Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids! Reading to a Therapy Dog
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog.  *Registration requested

 

    Location: Allentown
 
misc_kidsreading 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Bubble Wrap Painting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Read some art themed stories and design your own picture using paint and bubble wrap!

Space is limited. Registration is required beginning Thursday, October 9 for ages 4 and up.

    Location: Marlboro
 
nat_lightning 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Intro to Robotics for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 - 536 - 9406   
   
Learn how to make a robot follow your commands.  Program a robot to complete a maze competition. 
 
For teens 6th grade and up.  Space is limited.
Registration is required.  Please register thru our online calendar.    
    Location: Marlboro
       
 
nat_leaf_fall 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Art for Adults: Fall into Art: An Autumn Craft with Julie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Create Autumn Greetings at Library/Headquarters!  Julie Farel is your artistic guide to creating an acrylic painting on canvas, finished with a seasonal, decorative ribbon. 

There is no charge to attend and materials are provided,  but pre-registration is REQUIRED.  This program for adults, 18 years and over.

Please reserve a spot ("register" below) or call Reference Desk 732-431-7220 x7222.

    Location: Headquarters
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Knit Wits! Knitting and Crocheting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

All ages and genders 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.) 

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    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:
Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or
Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

Please call the library to schedule.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM Wall Book Club: In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Set during the waning days of the Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic in 1960, this extraordinary novel tells the story the Mirabal sisters, three young wives and mothers who are assassinated after visiting their jailed husbands. Everyone knows of Las Mariposas - "The Butterflies."  Now, three decades later, Julia Alvarez, also a daughter of the Dominican Republic and long haunted by these sisters, immerses us in a tangled and dangerous moment in Hispanic Caribbean history to tell their story in the only way it can truly be understood - through fiction.  In this brilliantly characterized novel, the voices of all four sisters - Minerva, Patria, Maria Teresa, and Dede - speak across the decades, to tell their own stories and describe the everyday horrors of life under Trujillo's rule.  The Butterflies were extraordinary women.

The Wall Book Club welcomes new members in the Meeting Room.   Monthly selection titles are available at the circulation desk.
 

    Location: Wall Township
 
lib_book_signing 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Monmouth Creative Writer's Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Novice through expert writers and those who want to be inspired...

Join award winning creative individuals to discuss your current works in a supportive and constructive environment. Tips on getting published. (Meets monthly on the third Thursday of each month)

    Location: Headquarters
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ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Thursday Classic Movies: Man of the West (1958) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Anthony Mann 

Starring Gary Cooper, Julie London, Lee J. Cobb, and Jack Lord

Man of the West is the last western that Gary Cooper made and also marked director Anthony Mann's final western.  This powerful psychological film features Cooper as a man with a mysterious checkered past.  When the train Cooper is traveling on is boarded by the notorious Tobin gang, he, London and O'Connell are abandoned and left to fend for themselves.  Cooper's local knowledge of the area leads them to a nearby cabin, but their good fortune soon turns bleak when they discover it's the hideout of the same outlaw gang that just robbed the train.  

100 min., (c) United Artists

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday October 17, 2014 Go To Top
rec_aerobics 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Introduction to Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Maria Preuster, certified yoga instructor will show you the basic techniques of yoga. 

Benefits from Yoga:

  • Alleviate stiff muscles & joints
  • Increase strength, balance, vigor, vitality & circulation
  • Promote elimination of toxins from the body
  • Quiets the mind & improves mental clarity
  • Uplifts emotional well-being & increases self-confidence

Join us for this FREE introduction to an accessible path to fitness that could change your life. We suggest you wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or mat to stretch out on. 

Registration is required by calling the library at 732-431-5656. 

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
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, unless the Library is closed.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
office_meeting1 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Teens! Tips for SAT Math Testing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431-7220x7222   
   

If just thinking of the Math sections of the SAT or PSAT test induces shivers and 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 study sessions as you can. 

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

2014 DATES are all on Fridays:

October 3, October 10, October 17, October 31, November 7, November 21, December 5.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday October 18, 2014 Go To Top
office_notepad 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Savvy Social Security Planning & Medicare Basics: Understanding Enrollment Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Reap the benefits of two retirement preparation programs rolled into one workshop! Gary Ronan, president of the Monmouth County chapter of the Society for Financial Awareness (SOFA), presents Savvy Social Security Planning and Medicare Basics: Understanding Enrollment.

The Social  Security planning portion will cover the information baby boomers need to know to maximize their benefits, such as when to start taking benefits, coordinating benefits with your spouse, coordinating benefits with other sources of income, minimizing taxes on your benefits and special rules on benefits for divorced spouses.

The Medicare portion of the workshop includes eligibility guidelines, enrollment periods, deciding between Medigap and drug coverage and Medicare Advantage, estimating health care costs in retirement and long term care.

SOFA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of financial literacy.

Registration is requested for this program.  Please call the library.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Chess Club meets every Saturday that the Howell Library is open. All ages and levels of play are welcome.

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

Come play chess & "Go" every Saturday throughout the month when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Fall Family Fun Day: PUPPETS! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   732-431-7220 x7226   
   

For Ages 4 and up

Paper Moon Theater presents Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  Enjoy this modern re-telling of the children's classic with a rock-and-roll loving Little Bear and a feisty Goldie!  The interactive pre-show will introduce the children to the puppets.

No registration needed.  More Fall Family Fun at 1 pm (Story Magic!) and 3 pm (Music!).

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_balloons 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Kids! Fall Family Fun Day: STORY MAGIC! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   732-431-7220 x7226   
   

For Ages 4 and up

Robert Rivest performs The Alphabet Show.  Take an awesome A to Z journey of illusion and movement . . . meet fun characters . . . and stretch your imagination!

No registration needed.  More Fall Family Fun at 11 am (Puppets!) and 3 pm (Music!).

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_tree 2:00 PM The Legendary Pine Barrens: New Tales From Old Haunts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

     Author, storyteller and musician Paul Evans Pedersen Jr. will present a program of songs and stories, based on the rich storytelling tradition of the Pine Barrens based upon his recent book The Legendary Pine Barrens: New Tales From Old Haunts, a collection of dark and quirky short stories inspired by South Jersey folklore. The author introduces a rogue’s gallery of weird and colorful characters in tales that run the gamut from offbeat explanations of natural phenomena, to unconventional takes on popular legends, to strange doings in mysterious Piney towns and taverns.  Pedersen puts his unique spin on such legendary local subjects as the immortal Jersey Devil, dancing bandit Joe Mulliner, and the mysterious Blue Hole of Winslow.  With this literary feast, and his love for the Pine Barrens, Pedersen emerges as southern New Jersey’s most exciting new storyteller in decades. 
     Pedersen is an accomplished journalist, photographer, and musician and a multiple Grammy-nominated songwriter and recording artist. This unique program will be enhanced by Pedersen’s engaging storytelling and musical performance skills.
     This event is geared toward teens and adults, please use discretion. 

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_guitar01 3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Kids! Fall Family Fun Day: MUSIC CONCERT! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   732-431-7220 x7226   
   

All Ages Welcome

Celebrate the harvest season by singing and dancing along with award-winning musician Patricia Shih and her sidekick Stephen Fricker.  Rollicking fun for all ages!

No registration needed.  More Fall Family Fun at 11 am (Puppets!) and 1 pm (Story Magic!).

 

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday October 19, 2014 -  Saturday October 25, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_heart1 National Friends of Libraries Week Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220x7222   
   

Library Staff Celebrates Their Library Friends!!

Friends of Libraries groups now have their very own national week of celebration, courtesy of United for Libraries (Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, a division of ALA).

This is a Great Week to become a Friend of the Monmouth County Library or a Friend to YOUR Branch!  Just ask any Staff member for more information!

We Love Our Friends!

    Location: Headquarters
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Sunday October 19, 2014 Go To Top
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   
   

Today, we will discuss  Son of the Regiment by  V. Kataev.

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, Hindi, Italian, Russian and Spanish languages.

    Location: Headquarters
Monday October 20, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Read, Play and Sing with your child. 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:    732-431-7220   
   

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Mah Jongg Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Mah Jongg Club meets every Monday afternoon that the Library is open. Ages 13 through adult, all levels of play welcome.

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

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Documentary: Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's (2013) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

A peek behind the backroom doors and into the reality of the fascinating inner workings and fabulous untold stories from Bergdorf Goodman's iconic history. Includes interviews from fashion designers, style icons, and celebrities such as Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Michael Kors, Susan Lucci, Joan Rivers. 

93 minutes.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM New Release Movie: X-Men:Days of Future Past (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Bryan Singer

Starring Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Nicholas Hoult

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods.  The characters from the original X-Men film triology join forces with their younger selves in an epic battle that must change the past to save our future.

132 minutes; (c) Fox Home Entertainment

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
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, hear spooky stories, make freakishly fun crafts, and go home with some wicked prizes!

Fun for the whole family!

Registration is required.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM New Release Movie: X-Men:Days of Future Past (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Bryan Singer

Starring Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Nicholas Hoult

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods.  The characters from the original X-Men film triology join forces with their younger selves in an epic battle that must change the past to save our future.

132 minutes; (c) Fox Home Entertainment  

    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:    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 8:15pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

2014 Class Dates:  September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, 24 December 1, 8, 15

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday October 21, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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.

This group meets every Tuesday in the downstairs large meeting room of the library.

    Location: Colts Neck
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lib_bookpurple 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   
   

 O. Henry Prize Stories

The Ceiling by Kevin Brockmeier

First Prize O.Henry Winner of 2002. "The Ceiling" is a story about domestic life.  A husband must come to terms with the mysterious estrangement of his wife and the diminishment of his marriage even as the world itself is diminished, irrevocably.

http://tinyurl.com/2pgdtj

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Volunteers will be on hand to guide beginners to experts in the art of knitting. Bring a skein of wool and the appropriate needles (it will say on the wool label which size needles you need.)

For more information, please call the library.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: Enough (2002) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Women & Human Rights Month

On the run from an abusive husband, a young mother begins to train herself to fight back. An abused woman (Jennifer Lopez) discovers that the dream man she married isn't who she thought he was. She and her daughter try to escape (aided by her previous boyfriend), but he pursues her relentlessly. Fearing also for the safety of her daughter, she decides that there's only one way out of the marriage: kill him.  (115m)

    Location: Wall Township
 
office_dollarsign 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    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  -  4:05 PM Movie: Million Dollar Arm (2014) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A sports agent stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play Major League Baseball. Directed by Craig Gillespie. Starring Jon Hamm, Lake Bell, and Alan Arkin.

Drama/Sports – 124 minutes.

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

Practice reading aloud to certified therapy dogs who really listen! Bring your favorite book, or borrow one of ours.

Grades K and up. Registration is required. Please choose one session: 4:15 - 4:30 pm or 4:35 - 4:50 pm.

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_asl 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Zombie Hands - Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

In person registration begins on Thursday, October 9 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.  Please call if you have to cancel.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
office_lightbulb 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids-Family Science Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Vibration and sound with musical nails. All Ages.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_new_blue 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE Workshop: Social Media/Digital Marketing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE of Monmouth   732 224 2573   
   

Remember the old days... The old ways of marketing your business? All you needed was a telephone, address and some money for advertising in the Yellow Pages and local newspapers.

All that has changed.

Social media and digital marketing are challenges for small business owners to understand and leverage. We will discuss the major initiatives you should be thinking about so that you don't get lost or forgotten online and, most importantly, how to use online channels to increase customer engagement/satisfaction and revenu

Registration is recommended (so that we have enough materials for everyone), but not required. To register, please call SCORE at 732 224-2573, or go directly to their website at http://monmouth.score.org/localworkshops

Monmouth/SCORE 36 offers free,confidential, one-on-one business mentoring, always available and forever free. Appointments may be made at numerous locations throughout Monmouth County. Here is the address for more information:  http://monmouth.score.org/node/819180 

If you are thinking of starting a new business or are facing challenges with an existing business, we suggest that you attend our free seminars presented during the year on a variety of business subjects.

Main Office of Monmouth/SCORE 36 is located at 765 Newman Springs Rd, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ 07738 Telephone: (732) 224-2573  Email:   monmouthscore@gmail.com

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
office_meeting1 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

This ongoing program focuses on vocabulary and pronunciation. Participants are asked to bring a pencil and notebook. Presented by the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM United States Citizenship Course Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    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 and the dates are: September 9, 16, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28,  November 18, 25,  December 2, 9

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) or you can use the registration button below.

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
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    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 Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

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

2014 Dates:
September 9, 16, 30.  October 7, 14, 21, 28.  November 18, 25.  December  2, 9.

 

    Location: Headquarters
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misc_handshake 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Transitions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Transitions - A meeting place for the divorced & 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 October 22, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x. 7336   
   

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  -  11:30 AM Lost & Found Bereavement Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Stamp   732 462 5240   
   

Lost & Found Bereavement Group on Wednesdays is devoted to  parents who have lost children.

Lost & Found Bereavement Group on Thursday evenings is devoted to all  who have lost a loved one.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_twodancers 10:00 AM  -  10:25 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

For babies ages 10-24 months and their parents or caregivers

Share the joyful experience of stories, songs and nursery rhymes with your baby in a nurturing environment.  Your child will discover sound patterns and begin to develop socialization skills.

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:45 AM  -  11:05 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

For families with children ages 2 and up with a parent or caregiver.  Children must be able to sit quietly for stories.

Enjoy stories, songs and activities.  A craft, game, or special activity adds to the fun!

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Games in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
office_notepad 12:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Take Control of Your Health: A SCAN Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCAN   732 542 1326   
   

If your chronic condition getting the best of you? Join us at a free, six-week workshop which offers tools to those with ongoing health conditions to design a personal management strategy. This program is presented by SCAN, the Social Community Activities Network

Registration is requested, but not required. Please call SCAN offices at 732 542 1326 for more information or to register.

Workshops are held on Wednesdays on the following dates:

October 1 and October 8 - classes begin 1:30pm

October 22, October 29, November 5, November 12  - classes begin 12:30pm.

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: Raging Bull (1980) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring, destroys his life outside it. Part of the "Inspired by True Events" movie series. Starring Robert DeNiro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci. 129 minutes

    Location: Hazlet
 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Kids! Read to a Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

You do the tricks and our dogs get the treats!  Choose one of our books to read or bring your own from home. Not reading yet?  No worries - you can make up your own story based what's happening in the the pictures!

For school aged children grades K - 4. Parent or guardian must remain in library. Registration opens the first Monday of the month. Our dogs are trained and certified by the Monmouth County SPCA.

 

    Location: West Long Branch
 
lib_bookflipping 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Celebrate Charlie’s Chocolate Adventure and Golden Ticket Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Ages 4 and up

Celebrate 50 years of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with a showing of the film, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” A Golden Ticket Hunt will take place during the week of October 27th.  Find and borrow a children’s fiction book with the golden ticket (hidden on page 50) and be rewarded with a prize.

*Registration requested

    Location: Colts Neck
 
nat_leaf_fall 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids-Celebrate the Fall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Celebrate the Fall with Presley and Melody's Harvest Hoedown. Read Sing and Rhyme. Get ready to dance and sing.

    Location: Howell
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ent_guitar01 7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Kids! Family Nite at the Library: Presley and Melody Harvest Hoedown Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Come join Presley and Melody in an interactive, musical Harvest Hoedown Concert of non-stop

dancing and upbeat music.   Ages 3 and up. Registration is required.

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

Join us as we discuss Rules Of Civility by Amor Towles

Twenty-five-year- old Katey Kontent, armed with little more than a formidable intellect, a bracing wit, and her own brand of cool nerve, embarks on a journey from a secretarial pool through the upper echelons of New York society in search of a brighter future.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, September 17 through December 17, 2014, from 7 - 8:30 pm

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_vote.gif 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Monmouth County 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 Monmouth County Candidates' Forum.

On November 5th election ballot will be candidates wishing to be elected to two open seats on The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

We have listed the candidates' names in alphabetical order. Please bring your questions to this public forum and get your information directly from the candidates.

Candidates scheduled to attend this evening are:        Lillian Burry (R), Joe Grillo (D), Larry Luttrell (D), Gary Rich, Jr. (R)

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.

Light refreshments will be served.

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday October 23, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Seniors are invited to join this book discussion club which meets every third Thursday of the month.

Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

One of Charles Dickens's most fascinating novels, Great Expectations follows the orphan Pip as he leaves behind a childhood of misery and poverty after an anonymous benefactor offers him a chance at the life of a gentleman. From the young Pip's first terrifying encounter with the convict Magwitch in the gloom of a graveyard to the splendidly morbid set pieces in Miss Havisham's mansion to the magnificently realized boat chase down the Thames, Great Expectations is filled with the transcendent excitement that Dickens could so abundantly provide.

Call the library for information 732-938-2300

Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk.

 

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bookbites: A book Club For Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Longbourn by Jo Baker

Jo Baker dares to take us beyond the drawing rooms of Jane Austen's classic - into the often overlooked domain of the stern housekeeper and the starry-eyed kitchen maid, into the gritty daily particulars faced by the lower classes in Regency England during the Napoleonic Wars - and, in doing so creates a vivid, fascinating, fully realized world that is wholly her own.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM Movie: Space Cowboys (2000) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Remembering James Garner Film Series

Director: Clint Eastwood
Starring: James Garner, Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones

When a Russian satellite orbiting the Earth starts to veer off course it seems like the guidance system in the satellite is of American origin. It's important to try and fix it before it comes into the atmosphere. Retired engineer Frank Colvin (Eastwood), who designed the original system, is called upon to rescue the failing satellite. He insists that his equally old teammates accompany him into space.

130 mins.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Movie: The Book Thief (2013) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

The story of a young girl who begins borrowing books and sharing them with Jewish refugees being sheltered by her foster parents in their home. Starring: Sophie Nelisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson. 131 minutes. 

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Thursday Classic Movies: Sleep My Love (1949) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Douglas Sirk (Lured, All That Heaven Allows, Written on the Wind)

Starring Claudette Colbert, Robert Cummings, Don Ameche, Charles Coulouris, and Queenie Smith

Claudette Colbert, a wealthy socialite, has no idea how she ended up on a train to Boston.  After she contacts her "worried" husband, she hops on a plane to return to New York and happens to meet Cummings, a welcome familiar face.  Ameche insists that she see a psychiatrist but she finds the experience quite distressing. Cummings becomes suspicious of Ameche's intentions and decides to investigate.  

96 minutes, (c) United Artists

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: The Grand Seduction (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

A small fishing village must procure a local doctor to secure a lucrative business contract. When unlikely candidate and big city doctor Paul Lewis lands in their lap for a trial residence, the townsfolk rally together to charm him into staying. As the doctor's time in the village winds to a close, acting mayor Murray French has no choice but to pull out all stops and begin The Grand Seduction.  Starring Brendan Gleeson, Taylor Kitsch and Liane Balaban.  113 mintues.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_bookflipping 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Celebrate Charlie’s Chocolate Adventure and Golden Ticket Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Ages 4 and up

Celebrate 50 years of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with a showing of the film, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” A Golden Ticket Hunt will take place during the week of October 27th.  Find and borrow a children’s fiction book with the golden ticket (hidden on page 50) and be rewarded with a prize.

*Registration requested

    Location: Allentown
 
ent_note 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Meet Hulahonney Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-229-2626   
   

Ages 3 and up
Hulahonney, a hula dancer, will take you on a tour of the Hawaiian and Polynesian Islands by performing and teaching dances that are authentic to these regions. Please register beginning October 9.

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

Work in teams or with a friend to create a Lego design!

registration is required beginning Thursday, October 16 for children ages 4 and up.

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_asl 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Zombie Hands - Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

In person registration begins on Thursday, October 9 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.  Please call if you have to cancel.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    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:
Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or
Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

Please call the library to schedule.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_ghost 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Your Ghost Story Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

A perfect bit of "theatrical reading" for a crisp October evening!

The professional actors of the Traveling Literary Theater set the Halloween mood with stories of ghosts and spirits.  Attired in period costumes, the performers set the scene for each tale with a bit of history about the story and author.  The program includes selections from Frankenstein (creation of the monster) by Mary Shelley, The Open Window by Saki, Dracula (Harker's dream) by Bram Stoker and Selecting a Ghost by  Arthur Conan Doyle, closing with a reading of The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe in its entirety.

Please note:  This production is not suitable for small children, as its subject matter will not hold their interest.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
nat_lightning 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Hope After the Hurricane: Disaster Lessons Learned Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

What happens when you lose everything? And what happens when everyone around you does too? It’s the question award-winning journalist Kathleen Koch explores in this examination of human resilience that springs from a deeply personal assignment - covering the destruction of her hometown by Hurricane Katrina. It also draws parallels here as our community continues to rebuild from Superstorm Sandy.

Kathleen Koch wrote Rising from Katrina: How My Mississippi Hometown Lost It All and Found What Mattered  after her town of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi was hit full force by Hurricane Katrina. Rising from Katrina is a story of the kindness of strangers, of minor miracles—and, above all, of how despite bureaucratic snarls and insurance battles a region rolled up its sleeves and rebuilt. It is also the story of a veteran reporter who, struggling to maintain her objectivity amid loss, traveled her own personal path from devastation to recovery.

Rising from Katrina won the Independent Publishers Gold Medal for Best Nonfiction in the Southeast Region and honorable mention for Book of the Year in the regional category from ForeWord Reviews. Kathleen draws on her 18 years as a correspondent for CNN, where she not only covered the White House, Pentagon, Capital Hill and State Department, but also just about every disaster imaginable. Her work covering Hurricane Katrina and her two documentaries on her hometown’s recovery from the storm earned her a Peabody Award and a New York Festivals gold medal. Kathleen garnered another New York Festivals gold medal and a bronze award for investigative reporting from the New York Association of Black Journalists for a CNN report in which she revealed the apparent murder of a young African American inmate by guards at a Mississippi jail.  

Kathleen has volunteered personally doing Hurricane Sandy relief and has started a project linking mayors from the Gulf Coast with mayors in the Sandy-impacted area to share lessons learned and speed recovery.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Thursday Classic Movies: Sleep My Love (1949) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Douglas Sirk (Lured, All That Heaven Allows, Written on the Wind)

Starring Claudette Colbert, Robert Cummings, Don Ameche, Charles Coulouris, and Queenie Smith

Claudette Colbert, a wealthy socialite, has no idea how she ended up on a train to Boston.  After she contacts her "worried" husband, she hops on a plane to return to New York and happens to meet Cummings, a welcome familiar face.  Ameche insists that she see a psychiatrist but she finds the experience quite distressing. Cummings becomes suspicious of Ameche's intentions and decides to investigate.  

96 minutes, (c) United Artists

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
office_dollarsign 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM How to Read Your Credit Report Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

This is a free, financial, educational workshop. George E. Veitengruber, III, Esq, an attorney from Ocean Township will conduct this interactive session to cover any of the participants concerns. George is an expert in the fields of Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense, Loan Modification, Real Estate, Debt Collection, Credit Repair, Estate Planning, Contract Disputes and Adoptions. 

Space limited. Please call to register 732-938-2300

Veitengruber Law    
    Location: Howell
Friday October 24, 2014 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, unless the Library is closed.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday October 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Savvy Social Security Planning and Medicare Basics: Understanding Enrollment Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Learn how to maximize your retirement dollars AND get all your Medicare questions answered.   Savvy Social Security will teach you the factors to consider in deciding when to take benefits, how to coordinate benefits with a spouse and with other income sources, and how to minimize taxes. 

During Medicare Basics you will learn who becomes eligible for Medicare and when, how enrollment works, how to sign up, choose a plan, estimate costs, and think about long term care.  

Presented by representatives from the nonprofit Society for Financial Awareness

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Ages 5 years and up

Come learn and master the art of chess.  Conducted by experienced instructors. 

Please call the Library to register.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Chess Club meets every Saturday that the Howell Library is open. All ages and levels of play are welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_new_white 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Medieval Tales - A Renaissance Faire Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Monmouth County Library in Collaboration with The Society for Creative Anachronism Presents:

A Renaissance Faire

A Full day of Continuous Entertainment!

All Welcome

Forget your cares and take a step back in time.  The faire offers something for everyone.

There will be domonstrations, in various areas such as Heavy Fights - Swords and Armor, Fencing, Throwing Weapons, Archery, Stone Carving and much more!!

    Location: Headquarters
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misc_bell 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Medieval Tales: A Renaissance Faire for All Ages! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Monmouth County Library in Collaboration with The Society for Creative Anachronism Presents:

Medieval Tales: A Renaissance Faire

ALL WELCOME!

Forget your cares and take a step back in time. The Faire offers something for everyone.

There will be demonstrations in various areas such as: Heavy Fighting – Swords and Armor, Fencing, Throwing Weapons, Archery, Stone Carving and much more!!!

    Location: Headquarters
 
trans_space_shuttle 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids-Star Wars Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Star Wars. Meet the Characters presented by 501 Northeast Remnant.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_note 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Rat Pack Flashback with Dave DeLuca Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Travel back in time to the days when the Rat Pack ruled the night in this one-man tribute to the swingin’ sounds of the unforgettable Las Vegas trio: Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Dean Martin. Dave Deluca sings the hits of Sinatra, Davis & Martin changing his voice to reflect the unique styles of those musical icons. Dave is an accomplished singer, songwriter, disc jockey & musician who has been performing over 30 years.

Light refreshments served following the concert, courtesy of the Friends of the Howell Library.

 

    Location: Howell
Monday October 27, 2014 Go To Top
anim_dog1 4:15 AM  -  4:45 AM Kids! Read to the Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Sharpen your reading skills and read to a furry friend!

Registration is required beginning Monday, October 20 for children grades K-4.

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_kidsreading1 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Read, Play and Sing with your child. 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:    732-431-7220   
   

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Mah Jongg Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Mah Jongg Club meets every Monday afternoon that the Library is open. Ages 13 through adult, all levels of play welcome.

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

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
office_meeting1 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM CHADD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eva O'Malley   732-552-8012   
   

Monmouth County CHADD Parent Support Group welcomes everyone to their meeting. CHADD is the nation's premiere organization serving children and adults with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). CHADD has over 20,000 members in 200 local affiliates throughout the US. Monmouth County CHADD offers support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals and others.

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

SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, confidential, counseling for owners 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:    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 8:15pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

2014 Class Dates:  September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, 24 December 1, 8, 15

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_centennial.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Red Poppies in Flanders Fields: Understanding British Enthusiasm for War in 1914 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This lecture will discuss British enthusiasm going into the Great War. Dr. Judith Johnston will describe how the early poetry, war posters, and popular songs reflected the public optimism and British patriotism.  In Britain, there were many citizen volunteers ready to fight as soon as the war was declared, but they first had to be trained, and were not immediately sent to the battlefields.  During the first months of the war, the regular British army, composed of career soldiers, did most of the fighting.  At the first Battle of Ypres in October 1914, and in other early battles, these regular soldiers suffered early heavy losses; however, even the heavy cost in soldiers' lives did not immediately damp the public's optimism. Even though people felt saddened by the loss of life, it was only in 1916 that disillusion about the war became general.  

Dr. Judith L. Johnston is a Professor Emeritus of English at Rider University.  Her specialities include British, American and French Literature.  Her Ph.D dissertation from Stanford University was on the cultural impact of World War I.

This program is co-sponsored by the Monmouth Civic Chorus which will be presenting Over There, a concert of English Music at the start of World War I on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 4 pm at the First Presbyterian Church in Red Bank.

    Location: Headquarters
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Tuesday October 28, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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.

This group meets every Tuesday in the downstairs large meeting room of the library.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Volunteers will be on hand to guide beginners to experts in the art of knitting. Bring a skein of wool and the appropriate needles (it will say on the wool label which size needles you need.)

For more information, please call the library.

    Location: Marlboro
 
holiday_pumpkin 1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Toddler Craft - Pumpkins Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old

Enjoy stories and make a fun craft.

No registration.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Blended (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

After a bad blind date, a man and woman find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attraction grows as their respective kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship. Directed by Frank Coraci. Starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.

Comedy - 117 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: Norma Rae (1979) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Women & Human Rights Month

A young single mother and textile worker agrees to help unionize her mill despite the problems and dangers involved.  Norma Rae (Sally Field) is a southern textile worker employed in a factory with intolerable working conditions. This concern about the situation gives her the gumption to be the key associate to a visiting labor union organizer. Together, they undertake the difficult, and possibly dangerous, struggle to unionize her factory.  Sally Field won an Oscar and Goldene Globe for Best Actress for her role as Norma. (110m)

    Location: Wall Township
 
office_dollarsign 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    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_volleyball1 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Color A Kick Sack Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Make your mark by personalizing a bead-filled canvas hacky sack. Don't let it hit the ground!

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

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
school_graduate 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM College Financial Planning Seminar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   
Please join us for a FREE Educational College Financial Planning workshop that will focus on high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. We’ll discuss the FAFSA form and all the other information you need to understand in order to maximize the amount of financial aid you are eligible to receive! Even if your family is not eligible for need-based aid, we will cover the best strategies on how to pay for college on the most tax efficient basis—without it putting a strain on the rest of your finances.

In this workshop, you will learn:
  • How to increase your tax deductions and tax credits
  • How to pick colleges that will give you the best financial aid packages.
  • How to send your child to an expensive private university for less than a state school.
  • Which assets are taken into consideration when the U.S. Department of Education calculates your Family Contribution.
  • How to pay for college in a failing economy without relying on 529 plans, expensive private student loans or raiding your retirement accounts.
  • How to get ahead by developing a customized plan to meet all the college costs you will incur as a family.
Call the library to register 732-938-2300

Presented by
Ecliptic Financial Advisors    
    Location: Howell
 
office_meeting1 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

This ongoing program focuses on vocabulary and pronunciation. Participants are asked to bring a pencil and notebook. Presented by the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Film: Grand Seduction (2013) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Don McKellar

Starring Taylor Kitsch, Brendan Gleeson, Liane Balaban

To survive, a dying Newfoundland fishing village must convince a young doctor to take up residence by any means necessary.

113 min. (c) Entertainment One

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM United States Citizenship Course Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    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 and the dates are: September 9, 16, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28,  November 18, 25,  December 2, 9

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) or you can use the registration button below.

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
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    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 Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

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

2014 Dates:
September 9, 16, 30.  October 7, 14, 21, 28.  November 18, 25.  December  2, 9.

 

    Location: Headquarters
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misc_handshake 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Transitions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Transitions - A meeting place for the divorced & 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 October 29, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x. 7336   
   

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
 
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Baby Storytimes-Ages 10-24 Months (With Parent/Caregiver)

For you and your baby to enjoy nursery rhymes, music, finger plays and playtime!

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_twodancers 10:00 AM  -  10:25 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

For babies ages 10-24 months and their parents or caregivers

Share the joyful experience of stories, songs and nursery rhymes with your baby in a nurturing environment.  Your child will discover sound patterns and begin to develop socialization skills.

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:45 AM  -  11:05 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

For families with children ages 2 and up with a parent or caregiver.  Children must be able to sit quietly for stories.

Enjoy stories, songs and activities.  A craft, game, or special activity adds to the fun!

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Games in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
office_notepad 12:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Take Control of Your Health: A SCAN Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCAN   732 542 1326   
   

Is your chronic condition getting the best of you? Join us at a free, six-week workshop which offers tools to those with ongoing health conditions to design a personal management strategy. This program is presented by SCAN, the Social Community Activities Network

Registration is requested, but not required. Please call SCAN offices at 732 542 1326 for more information or to register.

Workshops are held on Wednesdays on the following dates:

October 1 and October 8 - classes begin 1:30pm

October 22, October 29, November 5, November 12  - classes begin 12:30pm.

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Movie: All the President's Men (1976) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Reporters Woodward and Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Nixon's resignation. Part of the "Inspired by True Events" movie series. Starring Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, and Jack Warden. 138 minutes

    Location: Hazlet
 
holiday_pumpkin 4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Kids! Mummy Wrap! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

On your marks, get set... wrap!  Work in teams on a mummy wrap and play other spook-tacular games!

For school aged children grades K - 4. Parent or guardian must remain in library.

 

    Location: West Long Branch
 
holiday_ghost 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Haunted Halloween Bags Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Grades K and up

Join in the fun of creating spooky bags just right for the season.  You can make a trick-or-treat bag or a bag that is great for carrying library books.  Crafting can get messy please wear old clothes.  *There is limited space and Registration is required.  Sign-ups begin Wednesday October 15.*

    Location: Ocean Township
 
rec_legoguy 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids-Lego Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

You can read any book for this club. The suggested title is "Zombie Halloween" by R.L.Stine. Read the book,, discuss it, and make a lego creation.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, September 17 through December 17, 2014, from 7 - 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:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Come and 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, accredited International T'ai Chi Chih Teacher 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.

Fall Session: October 29, November 12, December 3.
Attend one or as many of these sessions as you can.  No specific equipment needed, just wear comfortable clothing.

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday October 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_twodancers 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Line Dancing with Leslie Clare Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431-7220 x7222   
   

Join the fun as Leslie Clare instructs on a variety of choreographed dances. Demonstrations are provided and moves are taught in easy to follow segments which include a variety of popular line dances done to country, Latin, Irish, reggae, pop and other types of music.  Wear flat, comfortable shoes that will enable you to glide on a carpeted surface.

Try all or as many classes as you can.  Dates for Fall 2014 are 10/30, 11/13 and 12/11.

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

Have fun crocheting a scarf while helping a child in need. All scarves will be donated to local charities. Bring a crochet hook;one skein of yarn will be provided 

Space is limited. Register by stopping by the library or calling 732-264-7164.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:05 PM Movie: The Notebook (2004) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Remembering James Garner Film Series

Director: Nick Cassavettes
Starring:  James Garner, Gena Rowlands, Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams

In a nursing home, resident Duke reads a romance story for an old woman who has senile dementia with memory loss. In the late 1930s, wealthy seventeen year-old Allie Hamilton is spending summer vacation in Seabrook. Local worker Noah Calhoun meets Allie at a carnival and they soon fall in love with each other. The two are separated by their social differences.
WW II ensues and Allie becomes engaged to a charming veteran. Allie & Noah meet before her wedding and realize they are still in love.

123 mins.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM Movie: Million Dollar Arm (2014) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A successful sports agent is inspired to go to India to find a cricket bowler in hopes of grooming him to be a great baseball pitcher. He finds promising prospects to bring back to the United States who are tutored by a USC baseball coach. His personal life takes a change when he strikes up a serious romance with a doctor who rents a guest house on his Los Angeles estate. Starring: Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Madhur Mittal, Bill Paxton 124 minutes.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Thursday Classic Movies: The 39 Steps (1935) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Starring Robert Donat, Madeline Carroll, and Wylie Watson

The 39 Steps was Hitchcock's first major international success and introduced many stylistic elements that became the hallmark of his career.  Robert Donat, a Canadian tourist traveling in London, is beseeched by a distraught woman.  She claims to be a British spy who fears for her life.  Donat is quite skeptical until she reappears at his door near death with a knife sticking out of her back.  Curiously, she is grasping a map in her hand, and the last words that she utters are something about 39 steps.  

87 minutes, (c) MGM

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: The Uninvited (1944) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

The Uninvited is one of the rare Hollywood ghost stories that does not cop out with a "logical"ending.  In fact, the film has more in common with British ghost tales of the period, in that the characters calmly accept spectral visitations as though they were everyday occurences.  Roderick Fitzgerald and his sister, Pamela, buy a house on the Cornish seacoast, never suspecting that it is a "bad" house, subject to haunting. Sure enough, there is a secret to the manor:  It is inhabited by not one, but two ghosts.

The Uninvited remains one of the spookiest "old dark house" films ever made, even after years of inundation by computer-generated special effects. Starring Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey, Gail Russell and Donald Crisp.  98 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_kidsreading1 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Fall Pasta Pictures Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Make your own fall themed pictures using pasta!

Registration is required beginning Thursday, October 23 for children grades PreK and up.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:10 PM Movie: The Uninvited (1944) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

The Uninvited is one of the rare Hollywood ghost stories that does not cop out with a "logical"ending.  In fact, the film has more in common with British ghost tales of the period, in that the characters calmly accept spectral visitations as though they were everyday occurences.  Roderick Fitzgerald and his sister, Pamela, buy a house on the Cornish seacoast, never suspecting that it is a "bad" house, subject to haunting. Sure enough, there is a secret to the manor:  It is inhabited by not one, but two ghosts.

The Uninvited remains one of the spookiest "old dark house" films ever made, even after years of inundation by computer-generated special effects. Starring Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey, Gail Russell and Donald Crisp.  98 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    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:
Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or
Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

Please call the library to schedule.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_civil_war 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Hunter's Raid: Defending Hearth and Home Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

A Civil War Documentary

In 1864, Union General David Hunter was ordered to lay waste to the Shenandoah Valley and seize Lynchburg. His campaign culminated in the dramatic Battle of Lynchburg on June 17-18 1864.  Hunter's Raid: Defending Hearth and Home is director Gregory H. Starbuck's, second documentary about the Battle for Lynchburg. 

Starbuck is a graduate of Virginia Tech and Lynchburg College and the Executive Director of Historic Sandusky, the home used by David Hunter as his headquarters during the Battle for Lynchburg. He won an Emmy award for the first documentary in the series, Hunter's Raid: The Battle for Lynchburg.

A Q&A with Civil War historians will follow the screening.

    Location: Headquarters
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Lost & Found Bereavement Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Stamp   732 462 5240   
   

Lost & Found Bereavement Group on Wednesdays is devoted to  parents who have lost children.

Lost & Found Bereavement Group on Thursday evenings is devoted to all  who have lost a loved one.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Lost & Found Bereavement Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Stamp   732 462 5240   
   

Lost & Found Bereavement Group on Wednesdays is devoted to  parents who have lost children.

Lost & Found Bereavement Group on Thursday evenings is devoted to all  who have lost a loved one. (last Thursday of the month through December 2014)

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Thursday Classic Movies: The 39 Steps (1935) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Starring Robert Donat, Madeline Carroll, and Wylie Watson

The 39 Steps was Hitchcock's first major international success and introduced many stylistic elements that became the hallmark of his career.  Robert Donat, a Canadian tourist traveling in London, is beseeched by a distraught woman.  She claims to be a British spy who fears for her life.  Donat is quite skeptical until she reappears at his door near death with a knife sticking out of her back.  Curiously, she is grasping a map in her hand, and the last words that she utters are something about 39 steps.  

87 minutes, (c) MGM

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
office_dollarsign 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Workshop: Credit Reporting and Managing Your Budget Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Your credit report can affect so many financial decisions. Join us at the Colts Neck Library for this informational workshop in which you will learn: how to read a credit report, repairing your credit, how to correct inaccuracies, understanding and improving your credit score and overall how to manage your money. 

Presented by George E. Veitengruber, III, Esq. George received his B.A. in Speech Communication and his law degree in 2001 from Capital University Law School with a concentration in Alternative Dispute Resolution. Afterwards, George Veitengruber gained his extensive legal experience and expertise working for a major Monmouth County collection firm. In 2010 George opened his own legal practice, Veitengruber Law. For more information you may contact Veitenberger Law at 732-695-3303 x103 or email ivyjacotlaw@gmail.com. 

    Location: Colts Neck
Friday October 31, 2014 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, unless the Library is closed.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
office_meeting1 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Teens! Tips for SAT Math Testing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431-7220x7222   
   

If just thinking of the Math sections of the SAT or PSAT test induces shivers and 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 study sessions as you can. 

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

2014 DATES are all on Fridays:

October 3, October 10, October 17, October 31, November 7, November 21, December 5.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday November 1, 2014 Go To Top
food_salad Art Gallery: Blake's Bowls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   
Segmented, one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted, recycled-wood vessels by Blake Patterson are on display in our lobby's cases. 
 
    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Chess Club meets every Saturday that the Howell Library is open. All ages and levels of play are welcome.

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

Come play chess & "Go" every Saturday throughout the month when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_origami_crane 1:15 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 Paper Magician Dorothy Kaplan and the Circle of Origami Paperfolders (COOP) for an afternoon of folding fun.
 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_piano 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Classical Piano Concert with Teresa Ngo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Teresa Ngo, a 16 year-old high school junior at Biotechnology High School, has been playing the piano since she was eight years old. While living in Paris, France she progressed rapidly thanks to Madame Corinne Mareuil, her mentor and teacher.  In her first piano competition in 2010, Teresa placed 2nd out of 100 students. Since returning to NJ, Teresa has continued her love for piano with her current teacher, Dr. Christine Dolinich-Matuska, and has competed in the annual PTSA (Piano Teacher Society of America) competition. She has won and played at Carnegie Hall in NYC for the past four years. Teresa also plays at Howell Library on Fridays from 3:45 - 4:45 pm.

DVDs highlighting Teresa’s performances will be available for purchase. All proceeds will be donated to the Friends of the Howell Library, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 organization whose main purpose is to support enhancements & programs for the Howell Library.

Light refreshments will be served following the concert, courtesy of the Friends of the Howell Library,Inc.

    Location: Howell
Sunday November 2, 2014 Go To Top
ent_piano 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Jazz Month Concert: The Nick Rolfe Quartet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

For over 40 years, Monmouth County Library has provided residents with quality Jazz at free concerts.  Library Commission Chair Renee Swartz invites all of Monmouth County, young and old, to celebrate this eclectic art form through the contrasting styles of the featured musical groups, during Jazz Month and throughout the year. 

Nick Rolfe, New York Soul Pianist, is a highly versatile musician, currently playing with various r and b, jazz, gospel, funk and alternative groups in and around NYC. 

Both as a leader and a sideman, Rolfe has toured extensively, nationally and internationally. He has received critical acclaim for performances in support of his most recent albums "The Remedy"[2003], "The Mind Of An Evolutionary"[2005] and "A History of Things To Come" [T.A.C.S. Records 2010] as well as his work as a highly sought-after pianoplayer/keyboardist for other artists.

The Nick Rolfe Quartet will feature vocalist Zaia Rolfe. Here is a snippet of Ms. Rolfe's performance during her last visit to Library Headquarters:   http://bit.ly/1pbAZfo

    Location: Headquarters
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lib_book_bunch1 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Spanish Language Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Today, we will discuss  Spring with a Broken Corner by Mario Benedetti with Moderator Fidelia San Miguel.

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, Hindi, Italian, Russian and Spanish languages.

    Location: Headquarters
Monday November 3, 2014 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 4:15 AM  -  4:45 AM Kids! Make Your Own Cloud Dough Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Get messy making your own "cloud dough" using flour and baby oil!

Space is limited. Registration is required beginning Monday, October 27 for Grades PreK and up.

 

    Location: Marlboro
 
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Round House by Louise Erdrich Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

One Sunday in the summer of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked. The details of the crime are slow to surface as Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant to reveal the details of what happened, either to the police or to her husband, Bazil, and thirteen-year-old son, Joe. In one day, Joe's life is irrevocably transformed. He tries to heal his mother, but she will not leave her bed and slips into an abyss of solitude. Increasingly alone, Joe finds himself thrust prematurely into an adult world for which he is ill prepared.

While his father endeavors to wrest justice from a situation that defies his efforts, Joe becomes frustrated and sets out with his trusted friends, Cappy, Zack, and Angus, to get some answers of his own. Their quest takes them to the Round House, a sacred place of worship for the Ojibwe. And this is only the beginning.

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_smiley 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories, Songs and Playtime for ages 10-23 months

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Mah Jongg Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Mah Jongg Club meets every Monday afternoon that the Library is open. Ages 13 through adult, all levels of play welcome.

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

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM New Release Movie: Life of Crime (2013) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Daniel Schechter

Starring Jennifer Aniston, Mos Def, Isla Fischer, Tim Robbins

Based on Elmore Leonard's novel "The Switch," Life of Crime is a dark caper comedy.  The wife of a corrupt real estate developer is kidnapped by two common criminals, who intend to extort him with inside information about his crooked business and off-shore accounts.  But the husband decides he'd actually rather not pay the ransom to get back his wife, setting off an unbelievable sequence of double crosses and plot twists that could only come from the mind of Elmore Leonard. (c)Roadside Attractions

136 minutes; (c) Lions Gate

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book3 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Ocean Township Book Club: One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Based on actual historical events, this tale is the poignant story of May Dodd's journey west. Committed to an insane asylum by her blueblood family for an affair with a man beneath her station, May finds that her only hope of freedom is to participate in a secret government program whereby women from the "civilized" world become the brides of Cheyenne warriors.

Copies of the book are available at the front desk.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_book3 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Ocean Township Book Club: One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Based on actual historical events, this tale is the poignant story of May Dodd's journey west. Committed to an insane asylum by her blueblood family for an affair with a man beneath her station, May finds that her only hope of freedom is to participate in a secret government program whereby women from the "civilized" world become the brides of Cheyenne warriors.

Copies of the book are available at the front desk.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM New Release Movie: Life of Crime (2013) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Daniel Schechter

Starring Jennifer Aniston, Mos Def, Isla Fischer, Tim Robbins

Based on Elmore Leonard's novel "The Switch," Life of Crime is a dark caper comedy.  The wife of a corrupt real estate developer is kidnapped by two common criminals, who intend to extort him with inside information about his crooked business and off-shore accounts.  But the husband decides he'd actually rather not pay the ransom to get back his wife, setting off an unbelievable sequence of double crosses and plot twists that could only come from the mind of Elmore Leonard. (c)Roadside Attractions

136 minutes; (c) Lions Gate

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
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office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    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 8:15pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

2014 Class Dates:  September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, 24 December 1, 8, 15

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday November 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_vote.gif Election Day - Libraries Closed (online services available) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

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

    Location: All Branches
 
misc_vote.gif 6:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Election Day-Polling Location is Open/Library Online Services Available only Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

General Election  Polling Location for Districts  17, 26 and 6, 14 are in the Library's Meeting Rooms, beginning at 6AM, closing at 8PM.

While the Library Section of this building is not open, Library On-line services ARE available! 

Use the Library's free mobile app (downloadable at www.monmouth.boopsie.com) or our website (www.monmouthcountylib.org) for

E-books choices, research, renewals, hold requests, and upcoming event information for Children,Teens & Adults!

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_vote.gif 6:00 AM  -  8:00 PM General Election Voting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Howell Library is a polling place for the General election, District 1.

    Location: Howell
 
office_dollarsign 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    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
Wednesday November 5, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x. 7336   
   

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_twodancers 10:00 AM  -  10:25 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

For babies ages 10-24 months and their parents or caregivers

Share the joyful experience of stories, songs and nursery rhymes with your baby in a nurturing environment.  Your child will discover sound patterns and begin to develop socialization skills.

    Location: West Long Branch
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Introduction to Windows 7 (***REGISTRATION REQUIRED***) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Introduction to Windows 7 (*** REGISTRATION REQUIRED ***) 
 

This hands-on class will cover basic computer terminology, files and folders, saving and retrieving files, opening and closing a program, and switching between programs. This class will not cover Macs or the Internet. Recommended for people with no experience with computers or those who want to review the basics.

The class will run for approximately 1.5 hours.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS. Register in-person at the Reference Desk or by calling the library at 732-431-7220 x7222.

Registration begins Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Computers provided by the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant. Funding is from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.   

    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
 
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners: The Lowland: a novel by Jhumpa Lahiri Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri sets this novel in India and America. It is the story of two brothers joined by tragedy, a brilliant woman haunted by her past, a country in revolt, and eternal love.


Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:45 AM  -  11:05 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

For families with children ages 2 and up with a parent or caregiver.  Children must be able to sit quietly for stories.

Enjoy stories, songs and activities.  A craft, game, or special activity adds to the fun!

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Games in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
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office_notepad 12:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Take Control of Your Health: A SCAN Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCAN   732 542 1326   
   

If your chronic condition getting the best of you? Join us at a free, six-week workshop which offers tools to those with ongoing health conditions to design a personal management strategy. This program is presented by SCAN, the Social Community Activities Network

Registration is requested, but not required. Please call SCAN offices at 732 542 1326 for more information or to register.

Workshops are held on Wednesdays on the following dates:

October 1 and October 8 - classes begin 1:30pm

October 22, October 29, November 5, November 12  - classes begin 12:30pm.

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Movie: Good Will Hunting (1997) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life. Part of "A Tribute to Robin Williams" movie series. Starring Robin Williams, Matt Damon, and Ben Affleck. 126 minutes

    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Kids! Connect with LEGOS®! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Hear a fun story and create a masterpiece using the library's LEGOS®!

For school aged children grades K - 4. Parent or guardian must remain in library.

 

    Location: West Long Branch
 
holiday_turkey 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids-Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Storytime for grades k and up. Snacks Served. Please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

November 5 - King Tut - Stories

November 12 - Thanksgiving Day - Craft

 

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, September 17 through December 17, 2014, from 7 - 8:30 pm

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_earth 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Raconteur Radio Presents War of the Worlds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Raconteur Radio presents Orson Welles’ infamous radio play War of the Worlds. They will present this play as a staged radio drama complete with costumes, lighting & sound effects. Raconteur Radio, a theater group dedicated to the weird, wonderful, and beautifully retro, will put a vintage spin on this classic, with period costumes, theatrical lighting, and sound effects that hearken back to the years of classic entertainment. These elements, will transport the audience to October 30, 1938 as the nation sat glued to their radios.

This program is made possible by a grant from the Arts Horizons.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday November 6, 2014 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM Movie: Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Starring: Robin Williams, Sally Field

Directed by: Chris Columbus

After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife.

125 minutes.

 

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

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

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

No appointment is needed at Library Headquarters location, just walk-in for first come, first served information.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Cry Danger (1951) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Robert Parrish

Starring Dick Powell, Rhonda Fleming, Richard Erdman, William Conrad and Regis Toomey

Dick Powell stars as Rocky Mulloy, an ex-con who is hell-bent on finding out who framed him for the robbery he claims he didn't commit.  He is befriended by a disabled ex-marine who can verify Powell's alibi.  The pair make a convenient alliance to locate the missing loot and clear Rocky's name. 

79 minutes; (c) RKO

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: Maleficent (2014) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Based on the Sleeping Beauty tale, Angelina Jolie stars as a winged fairy who rules over a magical land of strange creatures.  As an adult seeking revenge against humans who tried to take over her land, Maleficent places a curse on a young princess: She will prick her finger on a spinning wheel on her 16th birthday and fall into a death-like sleep.  What Maleficent doesn’t count on are the maternal feelings she develops for the younger woman.  Also starring Elle Fanning, Kenneth Cranham and Sharlto Copley. 97 minutes,

    Location: Ocean Township
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Lego Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-229-2626   
   

Family Lego Storytime - All Ages. Listen to stories and make your own Lego creation. Please register beginning October 23.The library will provide legos.

    Location: Oceanport
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  8:10 PM Movie: Maleficent (2014) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Based on the Sleeping Beauty tale, Angelina Jolie stars as a winged fairy who rules over a magical land of strange creatures.  As an adult seeking revenge against humans who tried to take over her land, Maleficent places a curse on a young princess: She will prick her finger on a spinning wheel on her 16th birthday and fall into a death-like sleep.  What Maleficent doesn’t count on are the maternal feelings she develops for the younger woman.  Also starring Elle Fanning, Kenneth Cranham and Sharlto Copley. 97 minutes,

    Location: Ocean Township
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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
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Knit Wits! Knitting and Crocheting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    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:    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:
Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or
Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

Please call the library to schedule.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_new_blue 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Supporting Parents of Special Needs Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

A monthly support group that will address the emotional needs of parents and caregivers of children with a variety of special needs.  Facilitated by Andrew Guage, Family Partner, Bayshore Family Success Center.  The Center is operated by The Community YMCA.

Reservations are required.  Please contact the Atlantic Highlands Library for further information.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Round House by Louise Erdrich Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

One Sunday in the summer of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked. The details of the crime are slow to surface as Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant to reveal the details of what happened, either to the police or to her husband, Bazil, and thirteen-year-old son, Joe. In one day, Joe's life is irrevocably transformed. He tries to heal his mother, but she will not leave her bed and slips into an abyss of solitude. Increasingly alone, Joe finds himself thrust prematurely into an adult world for which he is ill prepared.

While his father endeavors to wrest justice from a situation that defies his efforts, Joe becomes frustrated and sets out with his trusted friends, Cappy, Zack, and Angus, to get some answers of his own. Their quest takes them to the Round House, a sacred place of worship for the Ojibwe. And this is only the beginning.

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  -  8:30 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Cry Danger (1951) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Robert Parrish

Starring Dick Powell, Rhonda Fleming, Richard Erdman, William Conrad and Regis Toomey

Dick Powell stars as Rocky Mulloy, an ex-con who is hell-bent on finding out who framed him for the robbery he claims he didn't commit.  He is befriended by a disabled ex-marine who can verify Powell's alibi.  The pair make a convenient alliance to locate the missing loot and clear Rocky's name. 

79 minutes; (c) RKO

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday November 7, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Medicare Open Enrollment Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Samantha White, Director of the Family & Children's Service of Monmouth County, will discuss changes in Medicare for 2015.  The talk will also cover supplement policies, drug plans, and evaluating health insurance needs. A question and answer period will follow.  Personal counseling sessions will not be available, but interested participants can schedule an appointment for a one-on-one session.  

Family & Children's Service is a not-for-profit organization that works t assist residents of Monmouth County.

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, unless the Library is closed.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
office_meeting1 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Teens: Tips for SAT Math Testing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431-7220x7222   
   

If just thinking of the Math sections of the SAT or PSAT test induces shivers and 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 study sessions as you can. 

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

2014 DATES are all on Fridays:

October 3, October 10, October 17, October 31, November 7, November 21, December 5.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday November 8, 2014 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Chess Club meets every Saturday that the Howell Library is open. All ages and levels of play are welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_signing 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Monmouth Writers Critique Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Moderator: Rick Kelsten

Useful feedback can go a long way to help you become a better writer, but how do you separate the helpful from the unhelpful? Join us for a series of monthly critique sessions. If you’d like to share your own work for constructive feedback, see www.monmouthwriters.com for details of what to expect, as well as format/printing instructions. Priority will be given to folks who follow the straightforward submission guidelines.  

Critique Sessions:  meet the 2nd Satrurday of the month

Call the library to register: 732-938-2300

www.monmouthwriters.com    
    Location: Howell
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess & 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Come play chess & "Go" every Saturday throughout the month when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
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rec_painters_palette.GIF 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Family Craft Drop In Center: Veteran's Day Card Making Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

To Honor  Veteran's Day, families are invited to ...STOP by the  Library and create a special card

to send to a VET. Bring your imagination. We'll have the supplies. All ages welcome.  11:00 am

to 12:00 pm.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_twodancers 1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM National Adoption Month: Is Your Life Touched by Adoption? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

NJCARE (New Jersey Coalition for Adoption Reform and Education) will screen the award-winning documentary film "A Simple Piece of Paper" by Jean Strauss.  This will be followed by a question and answer session about N.J.P.L. 2014, Chapter 9, "The Adoptees' Birthright Bill".  What happens when the state provides adopted citizens access to their original birth certificates?

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_saxaphone 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Darla Rich Jazz Quartet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Back by Popular Demand!  Darla Isaacs Tarpinian and Rich Tarpinian have been on their musical journey together since 1995.They have performed in a variety of settings and their music has been appreciated by audiences of all ages across a variety of venues throughout New Jersey.
As well as performing songs from the standard jazz repertoire, they will often apply elements of jazz to popular songs written in more recent decades like the 70's and 80's. Whether doing vocal or strictly instrumental renditions, they seek selections that offer strong melodies and rich harmonies as well as opportunities for musical expression through improvisation. Join us for a wonderful afternoon of music!

    Location: Wall Township
Sunday November 9, 2014 Go To Top
ent_gclef 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Reock and Roll Revue: Classic Rock Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Classic Rock Encore Performance

The Reock & Roll Revue will feature highlights from their previous Classic Album performances which began back in 2008 with The Beatles' White Album. Since that time they have performed The Who's Quadrophenia, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's Déjà vu, The Allman Brothers Band's Eat a Peach, The Band's Music From Big Pink and  Eric Clapton's Journeyman.

This multi-media performance will showcase selections from each of these shows, including a short history lesson and video on the origins of these Classic Albums.

The Reock & Roll Revue is the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, Tom Reock. Based at his Squirrel Ranch Recording Studio in Hamilton, NJ, The Reock & Roll Revue has been a staple on the local club scene for the past 8 years. Formed in 2004 with bassist Christopher Grace, the band is known for their eclectic, well arranged interpretations of classic rock as well as original material written by Tom Reock.

The members of the Revue are Tom Reock, Mario DiBartolo, Jerry Steele, Michael White, Bud Belviso & Joe D'Angelo.

 

 
    Location: Headquarters
Monday November 10, 2014 Go To Top
misc_smiley 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories, Songs and Playtime for ages 10-23 months

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Mah Jongg Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Mah Jongg Club meets every Monday afternoon that the Library is open. Ages 13 through adult, all levels of play welcome.

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

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Make Your Own Colored Rice Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Have fun while we take rice, water, and food coloring and see what happens!

Space is limited. Registration is required beginning Monday, November 3 for Grades K and up.

    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.  Registration is required.  In-person registration begins on Thursday, October 30 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.  Please call if you have to cancel.
 

Kids!

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_stars2 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids-Family Science Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Designer Craft. Make your own paper Space Station using your own imagination and creativity.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Kids! Family Pajama Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Fall Monday nite pajama storytime.  Ages 2 and up.. Kids don't forget your PJs. Come hear stories and make a craft.

6:30 - 7:00 pm . Registration is required.

    Location: Eastern Branch
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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
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    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 8:15pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

2014 Class Dates:  September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, 24 December 1, 8, 15

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday November 11, 2014 Go To Top
misc_usflag Veterans Day Observance - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

The Commission and Staff of the Monmouth County Library offers its sincere thanks and appreciation to the many military veterans still living, as well as anyone actively serving in the Armed Forces, and to those who have passed on.   

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

While our buildings are not open, Library On-line services are available. 

Use the Library's free mobile app (downloadable at www.monmouth.boopsie.com) or our website (www.monmouthcountylib.org) for

E-books choices, research, renewals, hold requests, and upcoming event information for Children,Teens & Adults!

    Location: All Branches
Wednesday November 12, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x. 7336   
   

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  -  11:30 AM Lost & Found Bereavement Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Stamp   732 462 5240   
   

Lost & Found Bereavement Group on Wednesdays is devoted to  parents who have lost children.

Lost & Found Bereavement Group on Thursday evenings is devoted to all  who have lost a loved one.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_twodancers 10:00 AM  -  10:25 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

For babies ages 10-24 months and their parents or caregivers

Share the joyful experience of stories, songs and nursery rhymes with your baby in a nurturing environment.  Your child will discover sound patterns and begin to develop socialization skills.

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:45 AM  -  11:05 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

For families with children ages 2 and up with a parent or caregiver.  Children must be able to sit quietly for stories.

Enjoy stories, songs and activities.  A craft, game, or special activity adds to the fun!

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Games in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
office_notepad 12:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Take Control of Your Health: A SCAN Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCAN   732 542 1326   
   

If your chronic condition getting the best of you? Join us at a free workshop which offers tools to those with ongoing health conditions to design a personal management strategy. This program is presented by SCAN, the Social Community Activities Network

Registration is requested, but not required. Please call SCAN offices at 732 542 1326 for more information or to register.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Insomnia (2002) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen. Part of the "A Tribute to Robin Williams" movie series. Starring Al Pacino, Robin Williams, and Hilary Swank. 118 minutes

    Location: Hazlet
 
office_letter2 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM It's Medicare Open Enrollment Time! Learn about 2015 Changes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Open enrollment for Medicare and Medicare Part D (Medicare prescription drug coverage) began  Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7.

Samantha White, the SHIP Coordinator for Family and Children's Service, will discuss changes in Medicare for 2015.  The talk will also cover supplement policies, drug plans, and evaluating health insurance needs. A question and answer period will follow.  Personal counseling sessions will not be available, but interested participants can schedule an appointment with SHIP for a one-on-one session. 

SHIP Volunteer Counselors are available at Library Headquarters on the first and third Thursdays of each month. For more information, call Family & Children's Services  732 222-9111.

    Location: Headquarters
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rec_paintpalette 4:00 PM The Importance of Picasso Lecture by Fred Dixon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Author Fred Dixon will discuss the importance of Picasso in 20th Century Art.  Picasso was a painter, sculptor, printmaker and ceramicist who was one of the most important artists of his day.   Picasso was an artist who revolutionised modern art and one of the most important figures in the Cubism movement.  

Fred Dixon has traveled the world collecting art and learning about it. He has visited some of the most important museums in the US and Europe.Dixon took two years of art history courses at the Barnes Foundation which has one of the finest collections of impressionist art in the world. Dixon was a docent at the Barnes Museum in Philadelphia for ten years. He has published the book 700 Years Of Art History: Pre-Renaissance To Modernism.
Copies of his book will be available for sale and signing.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
eth_woodeneagle 4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Kids! Sand Painting! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month!

Navajo Indians are well known for their skill in the art of sand painting. Have some fun and give this unique art form a try!

For school aged children grades K - 4. Parent or guardian must remain in library.

 

    Location: West Long Branch
 
holiday_turkey 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids-Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Storytime for grades K and up. Snacks Served. Please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

November 5 - King Tut - Stories

November 12 - Thanksgiving Day - Craft

 

    Location: Howell
 
misc_new_blue 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Real Challenges and Effects on Children and Parents 'In the Digital Age' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Presented by Rob Imperato

Why are our "Adults To Be" so unhappy?  Do parents inadvertantly HELP or HINDER their children in the quest for Adult-hood?  Rob Imperato, a certified life empowerment coach and director of Self Empowerment Coaching, LLC, will discuss how we can help our children and ourselves overcome the social challenges of life in the DIGITAL AGE of texting, Facebook, Twitter and the Internet! Mr. Imperato is the author of 'The Digital Age' The Real Challenges and Effects on Children and Parents. For more information about Rob’s work visit his website.

Join us for an enlightening evening.
Call the library to register 732-938-2300

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, September 17 through December 17, 2014, from 7 - 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:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Come and 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, accredited International T'ai Chi Chih Teacher 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.

Fall Session: October 29, November 12, December 3.
Attend one or as many of these sessions as you can.  No specific equipment needed, just wear comfortable clothing.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_teens 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Advisory Board (TAB) 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 13, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Email Basics—Featuring Gmail Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

In this lecture, you will learn about the different email providers, how to set up an email account (with a focus on Gmail), adding contacts to your address book, sending, replying, and forwarding emails. This class will also show you how to send attachments.

The lecture will run for approximately one hour and is followed by 30 minutes of Q&A.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM SHIP Answer Session Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) helps those with questions regarding Medicaid, Medicare and other insurance and drug plans.  SHIP Volunteer Counselors are coordinated through RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) a division of Family & Children's Service of Monmouth County, and come to the library on the second Thursday of the month.  Please call SHIP at 732-728-1331 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_twodancers 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Line Dancing with Leslie Clare Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431-7220 x7222   
   

Join the fun as Leslie Clare instructs on a variety of choreographed dances. Demonstrations are provided and moves are taught in easy to follow segments which include a variety of popular line dances done to country, Latin, Irish, reggae, pop and other types of music.  Wear flat, comfortable shoes that will enable you to glide on a carpeted surface.

Try all or as many classes as you can.  Dates for Fall 2014 are Oct. 30, Nov. 13 and Dec. 11.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM Movie: Good Will Hunting (1997) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Starring: Robin Williams, Matt Damon

Directed by: Gus Van Sant

Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.

126 minutes.

    Location: Howell
 
holiday_turkey 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Turkey Fun - Preschool craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.
Registration is necessary.  In person registration begins on Thursday, October 30, at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm.

    Location: Headquarters
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Lawyer Man (1932) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Directed by William Dieterle (Story of Louis Pasteur, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Devil and Daniel Webster)

Starring William Powerll, Joan Blondell, Claire Dodd, Helen Vinson and Allen Jenkins

Lawyer Man is a great Pre-Code drama based on the real life exploits of William J Fallon, a powerful New York lawyer for notorious members of the underworld.  William Powell plays Anton Adam, whose career takes him from rags to riches and back again.  Joan Blondell is featured as Olga, his cute loyal secretary who puts up with Powell's roving eye for the ladies.

68 minutes; (c) Warner Brothers

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Jersey Boys (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Adapted from the 2006 Tony Winner for Best Musical, this bittersweet saga dramatizes the rise and fall of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons – one of the key pop groups of the 1960s, responsible for such iconic hits as Sherry, Walk like a Man and Big Girls Don’t Cry.  Directed by Clint Eastwood.  Starring Christopher Walken, Steve R. Schirripa, John Lloyd Young, Vincent Piazza and Lou Volpe.  134 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
holiday_cornucopia 3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! Candy Corn Creations Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

We will be reading fun stories and making festive creations out of everyone’s favorite autumn confection: candy corn! Recommended for children ages 4 and up.

As food product will be involved, please let us know if your child has any allergies. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
holiday_turkey 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Turkey Puppets Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Read some turkey stories and make your own silly turkey puppet!

Registration is required beginning Thursday, November 6 for Grades PreK and up.

    Location: Marlboro
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    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:
Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or
Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

Please call the library to schedule.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Lawyer Man (1932) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Directed by William Dieterle (Story of Louis Pasteur, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Devil and Daniel Webster)

Starring William Powerll, Joan Blondell, Claire Dodd, Helen Vinson and Allen Jenkins

Lawyer Man is a great Pre-Code drama based on the real life exploits of William J Fallon, a powerful New York lawyer for notorious members of the underworld.  William Powell plays Anton Adam, whose career takes him from rags to riches and back again.  Joan Blondell is featured as Olga, his cute loyal secretary who puts up with Powell's roving eye for the ladies.

68 minutes; (c) Warner Brothers

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_house.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Home Staging: Tips to Stage By Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us as Delia Catapano from Stage 2 Style presents tips of home staging. Highlight your home's strengths, downplay its weaknesses and appeal to the greatest possible pool of perspective buyers with these home- staging tips.  

Delia is a graduate of the New York Real Estate Institute (NYREI) in Manhattan and the owner of Stage 2 Style serving the Monmouth & Ocean County area. As a member of the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) & the Ocean County Board of Realtors, Delia has always had a passion for home decor, rearranging and decluttering.

    Location: Colts Neck
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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, unless the Library is closed.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday November 15, 2014 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Chess Club meets every Saturday that the Howell Library is open. All ages and levels of play are welcome.

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

Come play chess & "Go" every Saturday throughout the month when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Family fun Saturday: Mixed-up Chameleon Story & Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Families will hear the Eric Carle story the Mixed-up Chameleon with a craft activity.  Families participating

will be eligible to win a family 4 pack of tickets to the Two River Theatre Company's production in December.

Ages 3 and up. Registration is required.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_drum3 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Bohemian Beat: Open Drum Circle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Get with the rhythm, bring your instrument and join us for this open drum circle featuring hand percussionists, dancers, hula-hoopers, or just come and enjoy the fun!

    Location: Wall Township
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Sunday November 16, 2014 Go To Top
misc_new_jersey_350_green.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Way They Were: NJ Men and Women Fighting World War II Their Way Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

 WWII was a turning point for the women’s movement in New Jersey as well as the rest of the U.S. It was particularly significant for those young women in New Jersey who became the NJ sisters of their counterparts, “Rosie the Riveters “who were working in factories producing military weapons. Their work foreshadowed the integral role American Women play in society today.

Monmouth County was the WWII home of radar and radar is the invention that saved democracy.  Men and women of all races helped win the radar war by innovating and engineering the equipment needed to defeat the mighty armies, navies and air forces of the Axis powers.

This presentation will provide a window into the many forgotten sites at Camp Evans that Fort Monmouth used to test the new weapons that these “Rosie The Riveters” were working on,  New Jersey played key role in the road to victory for our nation in WWII.  Fred Carl of InfoAge will speak about the history of radar, and Dr. Susan Douglass of Monmouth University has been collecting oral histories of the Rosie the Riveters who worked at Camp Evans.

We are also pleased to present Zach Alexander, one of today's finest interpreters of the music of Frank Sinatra as our musical guest.  Zach will be backed by a trio as they play the music that was the soundtrack for NJ's men and women during World War II.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_new_jersey_350_green.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Way They Were: NJ Men and Women Fighting World War II Their Way Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

WWII was a turning point for the women’s movement in New Jersey, as well as the rest of the U.S. It was particularly significant for those young women in New Jersey who became the sisters of their counterparts, “Rosie the Riveters," who were working in factories producing military weapons. Their work foreshadowed the integral role American Women play in society today.

Monmouth County was the WWII home of Radar and Radar is the invention that saved democracy.  Men and women of all races helped win the Radar War by innovating and engineering the equipment needed to defeat the mighty armies, navies and air forces of the Axis Powers.

This multi-media presentation will provide a window into the many forgotten sites at the former Camp Evans that Fort Monmouth military used to test the new weapons that these Rosie The Riveters were working on,  New Jersey played key role in the road to victory for our nation in WWII.  Fred Carl,  founder and COO of the Information Age Learning Center (InfoAge) will speak about the history of Radar, and Dr. Susan Douglass of Monmouth University will talk about her collection of oral histories of the Rosie the Riveters who worked at Camp Evans.

We are also pleased to present Zach Alexander, one of today's finest interpreters of the music of Frank Sinatra, as our musical guest.  Zach will be backed by a trio as they play the music that was the soundtrack for NJ's men and women during World War II.

    Location: Headquarters
Monday November 17, 2014 -  Wednesday December 3, 2014 Go To Top
food_strawberry Kids! The Very Hungry Caterpillar Favorite Food Survey Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

What's your favorite caterpillar food?

Enter our survey for a chance to win a family 4-pack of tickets to the Two River Theater’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites, presented by the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia. 

One entry per library visit. Contest runs November 17 - December 3, 2014.  One lucky winner will be selected at random from all entries.  This event is sponsored by One Book, One Community.

    Location: West Long Branch
Monday November 17, 2014 Go To Top
misc_smiley 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories, Songs and Playtime for ages 10-23 months

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Mah Jongg Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Mah Jongg Club meets every Monday afternoon that the Library is open. Ages 13 through adult, all levels of play welcome.

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

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM New Release Movie: Maleficent (2014) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Robert Stromberg

Starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning

A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day an invading army threatens the harmony of the land.  Maleficent rises to be the land's fiercest protector, but ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal.  Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces a battle with the invading king's successor, and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn daughter Aurora.  As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom -- and perhaps her own true happiness as well.  

96 minutes. (c) Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Read to the Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Sharpen your reading skills and read to a furry friend!

Registration begins Monday, November 10 for children Grades K and up.

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

K and up

In person registration begins on Thursday, November 6 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.  Please call if you have to cancel.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM New Release Movie: Maleficent (2014) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Robert Stromberg

Starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning

A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day an invading army threatens the harmony of the land.  Maleficent rises to be the land's fiercest protector, but ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal.  Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces a battle with the invading king's successor, and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn daughter Aurora.  As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom -- and perhaps her own true happiness as well.  

96 minutes. (c) Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
anim_butterfly_02 7:00 PM Protest Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Protesting is the simple yet brave act of raising your voice against injustice.  Artists have been active participants throughout history, creating art that reveals wrong doings and inspires actions.  This lecture, presented by Andrea Karanik, will explore art created to protest as well as explore protests inspired by art itself.  

Andrea Karanik teaches art and art history at the Scotch Plains High School.  The lecture is presented as part of The Big Read with the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education (chhange).

    Location: Headquarters
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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
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    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 8:15pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

2014 Class Dates:  September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, 24 December 1, 8, 15

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday November 18, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

Recounts how the author and his mother read and discussed books during her chemotherapy treatments, describing how the activity involved a wide range of literary genres, furthered their appreciation for literature, and strengthened their bond. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
office_meeting1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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.

This group meets every Tuesday in the downstairs large meeting room of the library.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
lib_bookpurple 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   
   

O.Henry Prize Stories

Mirrors by Caroll Shields

This story concerns a couple who have long spent their summers in a vacation house without a single mirror.  Readers will enjoy the symbolic use of the mirror and how it is weaved through the whole story.

http://tinyurl.com/awaxg

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 11:00 AM  -  12:40 PM New Release Tuesday: Tammy (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

After losing her job and learning that her husband has been unfaithful, a woman hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother.  Directed by Ben Falcone. Starring Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon and Kathy Bates.

Comedy- 97 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Library Commission Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

November 18, 2014 - 12:00 pm (Eastern Branch)

December 9, 2014 - 12:00 pm (Headquarters)

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Volunteers will be on hand to guide beginners to experts in the art of knitting. Bring a skein of wool and the appropriate needles (it will say on the wool label which size needles you need.)

For more information, please call the library.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009) (G) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Celebrating 60th Anniversary of the Humane Society

This heartwarming true story is an adaptation of a Japanese tale about a loyal dog named Hachiko who would accompany his master to the train station every day and return each afternoon to greet him after work. Sadly his master dies at work and never returns to the station. Hachiko faithfully returns to the same spot at the station that evening, and every day, to wait for his master. During his daily visits, Hachiko touches the lives of many who work near and commute through the train station square. He teaches the local people love, compassion and above all, unyielding loyalty. Richard Gere, Joan Allen and Jason Alexander star.  93 minutes.

 

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Jersey Boys (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons.  Directed by Clint Eastwood.  Starring John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, and Michael Lomenda. 

Drama/Music – 134 minutes.

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

Practice reading aloud to certified therapy dogs who really listen! Bring your favorite book, or borrow one of ours.

Grades K and up. Registration is required. Please choose one session: 4:15 - 4:30 pm or 4:35 - 4:50 pm.

 

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

K and up

In person registration begins on Thursday, November 6 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.  Please call if you have to cancel.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:10 PM New Release Tuesday: Tammy (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

After losing her job and learning that her husband has been unfaithful, a woman hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother.  Directed by Ben Falcone. Starring Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon and Kathy Bates.

Comedy- 97 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Does Your Website Rock? Or Is It Under a Rock? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Website design and programming has come a long way in the past ten years.  Many websites today are not performing due to outdated coding techniques and lack of compatibility with today's modern browsers and platform formats.  This seminar will help you determine if your current website should be updated or if you should invest in a new website.  If you don't have a website but are thinking of starting one, you will learn how to get started and the must-have features to keep your website optimized and current.

Presented by Monmouth SCORE

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM United States Citizenship Course Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    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 and the dates are: September 9, 16, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28,  November 18, 25,  December 2, 9

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) or you can use the registration button below.

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
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    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 Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

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

2014 Dates:
September 9, 16, 30.  October 7, 14, 21, 28.  November 18, 25.  December  2, 9.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM U.S. Naturalization Process Explained - Q&A Session to Follow Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarian   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services' Senior Officers will offer a Naturalization/Citizenship Information Session.  Topics covered in this program will be The Naturalization process, The New Naturalization Test and the Rights and Responsibilities of U.S. Citizenship.
This information session supplements the Library's seasonal/weekly Prepare for US Citizenship classes, which are available to the public, at no cost.
 
During this evening's session, three knowledgeable speakers will answer any questions on the laws and the process.  The speakers scheduled are  Field Office Director Randi Borgen, Section Chief Patricia Berry, and Patrice Rodman – Associate Regional Counsel.
 
No registration is required, and everyone is welcome to stop in for information, or to have questions answered.
 
 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_handshake 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Transitions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Transitions - A meeting place for the divorced & 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 19, 2014 -  Wednesday November 26, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_cornucopia Kids! Picasso-to-Go Thanksgiving Placemats! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Pick up a Thanksgiving placemat to color at home. While supplies last.

    Location: West Long Branch
Wednesday November 19, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x. 7336   
   

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_twodancers 10:00 AM  -  10:25 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

For babies ages 10-24 months and their parents or caregivers

Share the joyful experience of stories, songs and nursery rhymes with your baby in a nurturing environment.  Your child will discover sound patterns and begin to develop socialization skills.

Note:  No storytime next week!  Happy Thanksgiving!

    Location: West Long Branch
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Microsoft Word 2010 Basics (***REGISTRATION REQUIRED***) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

This hands-on class will introduce the basics for Microsoft Word 2010.

Attendees must have basic computer, typing, and mouse skills.

We will cover:

  • Cutting, Copying, and Pasting
  • Deleting
  • Font formatting and alignment
  • Line spacing
  • Bullet and numbered points
  • Tabs and indents
  • Print preview
  • Spell check
  • Saving

Please bring a flash drive if you plan to save your documents.

The class will be approximately 40 minutes followed by 50 minutes of practice time.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS. Registration begins November 10.

Register in-person at the Reference Desk or by calling the library at 732-431-7220 x7222.

Computers provided by the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant. Funding is from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.   

    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
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lib_teddybear_reading 10:45 AM  -  11:05 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

For families with children ages 2 and up with a parent or caregiver.  Children must be able to sit quietly for stories.

Enjoy stories, songs and activities.  A craft, game, or special activity adds to the fun!

Note: No storytime next week!  Happy Thanksgiving!

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Games in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Book Discussion: The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

Recounts how the author and his mother read and discussed books during her chemotherapy treatments, describing how the activity involved a wide range of literary genres, furthered their appreciation for literature, and strengthened their bond. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM International Film: The Auction (2013) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Fall International Film Series

An aging farmer in Québec finds his predictable life unraveling after his eldest daughter announces that she is getting a divorce and needs his help to keep up payments on her house in the city. By sacrificing his farm for the sake of his daughter, he abandons the only life he has ever known. Directed by Sébastian Pilote. Starring Gabriel Arcand, Lucie Laurier, and Sophie Desmarais.  In French with English subtitles. (Canada)

Drama - 111 minutes. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

An unorthodox and irreverent DJ begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the US Armed Services Radio station in Vietnam. Part of the "A Tribute to Robin Williams" movie series. Starring Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, and Tung Thanh Tran. 121 minutes

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Afternoon at the Movies: Jersey Boys (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. Starring John Lloyd Young, Vincent Piazza and Christopher Walken. 134 minutes.

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

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

Sign-ups are required. Please choose one session.  
In-person registration begins on Thursday, November 6 at 9:00 am.  
Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.
Please call if you have to cancel.

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Kids! Read to a Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Let's give thanks for the perfect match - you love to read and our therapy dogs love to listen! Choose one of our books or bring your own from home. Not reading yet?  No worries - you can describe what's happening in the the pictures.

For school aged children grades K - 4. Parent or guardian must remain in library. Registration opens the first Monday of the month. Our dogs are trained and certified by the Monmouth County SPCA.

    Location: West Long Branch
 
nat_moon_full 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids - Lego Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

You can read any book for this club. The suggested title is "Star Wars:Who Saved The Galaxy?" by Catherine Saunders. Read it, discuss it, and make a lego creation.

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

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

Sign-ups are required. Please choose one session.  
In-person registration begins on Thursday, November 6 at 9:00 am.  
Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.
Please call if you have to cancel.

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_turkey 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Kids - Dog Reading Therapy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Read Thanksgiving stories to our live dogs. Reading to dogs helps build reading confidence.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  8:25 PM International Film: The Auction (2013) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Fall International Film Series

An aging farmer in Québec finds his predictable life unraveling after his eldest daughter announces that she is getting a divorce and needs his help to keep up payments on her house in the city. By sacrificing his farm for the sake of his daughter, he abandons the only life he has ever known. Directed by Sébastian Pilote. Starring Gabriel Arcand, Lucie Laurier, and Sophie Desmarais.  In French with English subtitles. (Canada)

Drama - 111 minutes. 

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

Join us as we discuss Behind The Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo 

This book jolts the reader's consciousness with the opposing realities of poverty and wealth in a searing visit to the Annawaldi settlement, a flimflam slum in the city of Mumbai, India, perched along the modern highway leading to the airport and almost within a stone's throw of new, luxurious hotels.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Book Discussion: The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

Recounts how the author and his mother read and discussed books during her chemotherapy treatments, describing how the activity involved a wide range of literary genres, furthered their appreciation for literature, and strengthened their bond. 

    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 17 through December 17, 2014, from 7 - 8:30 pm

    Location: Eastern Branch
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lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Seniors are invited to join this book discussion club which meets every third Thursday of the month.

Orphan Train – Christina Baker Kline

Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to “aging out” out of the foster care system. A community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse... As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren’t as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance. Molly discovers that she has the power to help Vivian find answers to mysteries that have haunted her for her entire life. Rich in detail and epic in scope, Orphan Train is a powerful novel of upheaval and resilience, of unexpected friendship, and of the secrets we carry that keep us from finding out who we are.

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