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Wednesday January 1, 2014 -  Wednesday December 31, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 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    
Monday January 6, 2014 -  Tuesday September 30, 2014 Go To Top
office_document_tack 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Job Hunting Assistance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

One-on-one job hunting assistance is available by appointment in the Career Information Center at the Eastern Branch of the Monmouth County Library on Rt 35 in Shrewsbury.  Call 1-866-941-8188 for an appointment.  Computer Information Center resources are also available online at

http://www.monmouthcountylib.org/cic.htm    
    Location: Eastern Branch
Wednesday February 5, 2014 -  Tuesday September 30, 2014 Go To Top
school_chemistry2 Join a Virtual Scavenger Hunt & Win! (Children Grades 3 and up) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7226   
   

Kids in Grades 3 and up can join in a fun Virtual Scavenger Hunt and Win a Mini-Moody Genius Ball! 

Just visit your local library, get a form from your children's librarian, sign on to our Web page (www.monmouthcountylib.org),  click on the Children's tab, and then use the Homework Help button.  

To go there directly, just click this web address: http://www.monmouthcountylib.org/index.php/children

In the Virtual Scavenger Hunt, kids search the Library's electronic resources for answers, learn fun facts along the way, and then can return the form to their branch library to win a cool prize!

Also on the Children's Page:

You can view our Superspeedway to Information slideshow for a step-by-step explanation on how to use Library's databases. To go there directly, just click this web address:  http://www.monmouthcountylib.org/index.php/homework-help

You can click on the Children's Electronic Resources link (on right side of page) for a listing of digital books and information sources.

Does anyone in your home need homework help? Do you need to find research material right now? Do you need to pin down a fact? Let the Library's Electronic Resources for Children help you and your child – 24/7, 365 days a year!  You can scroll down the page for a chart of helpful Homework Links broken down by subject.   To go there directly, just click this web address:  http://www.monmouthcountylib.org/index.php/homework-help

    Location: All Branches
Tuesday May 27, 2014 -  Thursday July 31, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading Project Sweet Dreams: Teen Board Hosts Summer Pajama Donation Box for MC Foster & Adoptive Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Phyllis DiNardi   800 222 0047   
   

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) young adults is working with the Monmouth County Foster & Adoptive Services to prepare summer care packages for children in the F&A program by donating toothpaste, toothbrushes, books, and/or summer-weight pajamas for children (sizes 4 through adult).

There is an F&A donation box in Library Headquarters, Manalapan through June.  For more specific information, please contact
 F&A’s Coordinator Phyllis DiNardi at 800/222-0047.

From the Foster & Adoptive Family Services website:  The heart of our mission is to provide support,

training and advocacy to meet the special needs of foster, adoptive and kinship families,

who provide safe, stable and nurturing homes for children in foster care.

Children are placed in care because it is unsafe for them to remain at home.  

With the help of caring people like our Library patrons, FAFS helps bridge the gap between

what the governments can provide and what foster children actually need.

www.fafsonline.org/about_us.

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday June 1, 2014 -  Friday August 8, 2014 Go To Top
misc_arrow_r_red Summer Reading Programs Begin! Sign in HERE! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220   
   

Join one of our Four Great Summer Reading Programs!

COPY & PASTE THIS LINK TO JOIN   --  http://www.monmouthcountylib.org/sr.htm

Literary Elements for Adults: If you read and login with 4 books, you will be eligible for an extremely useful 

3-in-1 stylus/pen/light combination.

Read to Me (for pre-readers)Anyone can read to you: Moms, Dads, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins, babysitters, or just friends. 

Vacation Reading Club (for children reading on their own):  Weekly prizes will be raffled to club members who log their minutes each week. The Grand Prize for reading 8 hours is a MAGIC MAGNETIC WHEEL!

Spark a Reaction for Teens 6th Grade & Up - Join BOTH the Reading Club AND attend the great Teen-only Programs!

COPY & PASTE THIS LINK TO JOIN    --  http://www.monmouthcountylib.org/sr.htm

    Location: All Branches
Sunday June 1, 2014 -  Sunday August 31, 2014 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
Sunday June 1, 2014 -  Tuesday September 30, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversation English Classes for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

This weekly program emphasizes vocabulary and punctuation to build confidence in conversational English.  Participants are asked to bring a notebook and pencil.  Presented by the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.

    Location: Ocean Township
Friday June 6, 2014 -  Saturday August 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_lighthouse_01 On Exhibit: Driftwood Journey Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Once a limb of a tree . . . washed out to sea
weathered by the calms and the storms of the ocean waters.
Carried by the ebb and flow of the tides
on to the Jersey shore sands where dried by the heat of the sun.
Harvested after the days of summer end,
carrying all the mysteries and energies of these vast experiences
within each piece, into a new beginning.

Stop in and enjoy the Word Paintings— the idea of words being magical, empowering, and inspiring to live with as a form of art—of local artist Vincent DiGerlando.  The artist believes that this form of art is empowering as well as playful; inspiring, and nourishing to the mind, spirit, and soul.  (On display in the Wall Library display cabinet.)

Vincent DiGerlando    
    Location: Wall Township
Sunday June 15, 2014 -  Monday September 1, 2014 Go To Top
nat_sun Summer Hours for Library HQ & Eastern Branch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220   
   

Library Headquarters &732/431-7220) and Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury (866/941-8188)  

will be closed on Sundays from Father's Day through Labor Day Weekend.

There is no change in HQ & EB hours in the Summer from Monday through Saturday.

 

    Location: All Branches
Tuesday July 1, 2014 -  Thursday July 31, 2014 Go To Top
nat_bush.GIF Art Gallery: Quiet Landscapes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   
We hope you enjoy the Quiet Landscapes Paintings by Dan Emmer.
 
    Location: Headquarters
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misc_usflag Display Case: Celebrating America by Dr. Leslie Kumar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

From the private collection of Dr. Leslie Kuman, please enjoy a feast of Americana: Folk Art pieces, Art and Decorative Objects.

 

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_paintpalette02 Picasso-to-Go Art Projects! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Pick up a craft or art project to make at home. While supplies last.

    Location: West Long Branch
 
office_meeting1 SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-
be owners of small businesses.  Appointment required; call 1-866-941-8188.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday July 5, 2014 -  Saturday August 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Summer Saturday Hours At Branch Libraries Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Branch locations listed below are open between 9am and 1pm on Saturdays in July & August.  Here is a list, with phone numbers, if you need to contact a branch.

Atlantic Highlands Branch.............732 291 1956

Colts Neck Branch ........................732 431 5656

Hazlet Township Branch................732 264 7164
Holmdel Branch ............................732 946 4118
Howell Branch ..............................732 938 2300
Marlboro Branch ..........................732 536 9406
Ocean Township Branch ...............732 531 5092
Wall Township Branch ..................732 449 8877
West Long Branch Library.............732 222 5993  

Allentown Branch hours remain the same in the  Summer......... 609 259 7565

Thursday July 24, 2014 -  Sunday August 31, 2014 Go To Top
school_microscope Up and Atom! Guesstimation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Make your best estimation of the number of "molecules" floating in the mini-universe displayed at the Hazlet Library's Circulation Desk. The closest guesser will receive 4 tickets to the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ!

Be sure to enter a guess each time you visit the library - Good luck!

Remember to sign up for the Summer Reading Club to win more awesome prizes!

    Location: Hazlet
Monday July 28, 2014 -  Monday August 4, 2014 Go To Top
food_ice cream cone Give Us the Scoop... On Your Favorite Ice Cream Topping! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Welcome to the Fizz Boom Read Summer Reading Club and our weekly contest at the West Long Branch Library!

What is your favorite ice cream topping?  Participate in our survey and be eligible to win a gift card for a sweet treat at a local ice cream shop by random drawing.  There are so many choices...hot fudge, caramel sauce, rainbow sprinkles, fresh fruit, nuts, marshmallow or name your own!

A random winner will be pulled from all entries.  Enter every time you visit.  Good luck and remember it's time to sign up for our online summer reading club!

    Location: West Long Branch
Monday July 28, 2014 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Optical Illusions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

1st grade in September or older

In person registration begins on Thursday, July 17 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_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_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:20 PM Children's Family Movie Nite: Pirate Fairy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Tinker Belle and her fairy friends have a pirate adventure. All ages welcome. No tickets needed. Bring a blanket

and pillow to cuddle up in.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Lone Survivor (2013) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Peter Berg
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch

Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare. 121 minutes  (c)Universal

    Location: Eastern Branch
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anim_dog1 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM 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, July 21 for grades K-4.

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_tshirt 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teens: Create Silkscreen T-Shirts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 264-7164   
   

Teens let your imagination run wild while we design colorful t-shirts. Your designs will be turned into stencils and attached to silk screens, which will then be transferred to your shirts with fabric paint. We promise a great experience!

**Bring your own plain 100% white cotton t-shirt.**

For teens entering the 6th grade and up.  Space is limited and registration is required. 

    Location: Hazlet
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_hat 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teens: Weave a Paracord Bracelet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Learn how to weave your own bracelet out of paracord. These bracelets are known for their great strength and durability. You can wear it as a fashion statement, but it may come in handy during an outdoor adventure, too.

For teens entering the 6th Grade and up. Space is limited and registration is required. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_pirate_flag.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Teens: Learn about Blood, Bones & Guts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Discover the anatomoy of the world's most complicated system, the human body! In this program, kids will find out what it's like to journey through the human body. Explore the science behind blood, bones, how a model of the human body works, and more. Participants will test for blood types, make a map of their tongue, perform simulated heart and brain surgery, and more.

For teens entering the 6th Grade and up. Space is limited and registration is required.

    Location: Wall Township
    The registration period has ended.
 
anim_fish_02 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teens: Make a Fishing Pole Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-229-2626   
   

This program is really going to reel you in! You will be making your own fishing poles out of bamboo, a fun spin on a favorite summer activity.

For teens entering the 6th Grade and up. Space is limited and registration is required. 

    Location: Oceanport
    The registration period has ended.
 
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
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  8:10 PM Children's Family Movie Nite: Pirate Fairy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Tinker Belle and her fairy friends have a pirate adventure. No tickets needed.

Bring a blanket and pillow to cuddle up in.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Movie: Lone Survivor (2013) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Peter Berg
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch

Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare. 121 minutes  (c)Universal

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
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
 
rec_aerobics 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Yoga for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7222   
   

Take steps toward vibrant health and freeing your mind from everyday stress.  Learn about breath, vibration, concentration, and movement in this relaxing and uplifting class.
 
Steven Russell, Becoming Sound Yoga, is a certified teacher of Dharma Yoga, has studied with Sri Dharma Mittra in NYC, and has been practicing yoga for over ten years.  He welcomes from beginner to experienced yogis.

This program is for adults, ages 18 and older, on a first come, first served basis. Please bring a mat, or large towel to class. 

Sessions will be held on Mondays in July.

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday July 29, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 10:35 AM  -  11:05 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join us for stories and a themed craft!

All ages w/ parent/caregiver

    Location: Marlboro
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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  -  3:45 PM Summer International Film Festival: The Lunchbox (2013) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Lunchbox (Dabba)

Directed by Ritesh Batra

Starring Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Everyday over 5,000 incredibly efficient dabbawallas (lunchbox couriers) deliver hot lunches prepared by housewives to their busy husbands in the city of Mumbai. Widower Saajan (Irrfan Khan) accidentally receives a lunchbox prepared by a young neglected housewife, Ila  (Nimrat Kaur). The two begin sending each other letters through the lunchbox. What may have started off innocently, turns into a beautiful story of finding romance and happiness in unexpected places. In Hindi with English subtitles. 104 minutes.

Studio: Sony Pictures Classic ©

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Literary Elements in Film: The Third Man (1949) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

What makes a good movie?  Is it one full of action, comedy, romance, fantasy or one that has a message which may give the viewer a deeper meaning of what the movie is really about? Literary elements or devices, when interwoven together, create memorable movie masterpieces for all to remember.

Atmosphere:  There are many film techniques used to create an atmospheric mood. Music (soundtrack) can help convey the mood of the films message.  Lighting and language, can also manipulate to achieve a desired dramatic effect.  It can signify truth and wisdom, trigger feelings of fear, tension or a sense of impending evil…it creates atmosphere.

Novelist Holly Martins travels to postwar Vienna only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime.  From the first scene there is something strange and dangerous just below the surface in this film-noir classic which uses nighttime photography, shadows and tilted camera angles and close-ups to obscure reality. The famous zither music soundtrack creates a beautiful but strange sense of surroundings and the German spoken by the characters is not only a story device but emphasizes the confusion of the American which creates a mood that leaves the viewer anxious and apprehensive of what lies ahead.  Joseph Cotton, Orson Welles,Trevor Howard and Bernard Lee star.

93 mins.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Joe (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

An ex-con, who is the unlikeliest of role models, meets a 15-year-old boy and is faced with the choice of redemption or ruin. Directed by David Gordon Green.  Starring Nicolas Cage and Tye Sheridan.

Drama - 117 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
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 the library to schedule.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_swords.GIF 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Butter Battles! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Shake up a batch of homemade butter to experiment on!

*We will be using heavy cream for this project. Please alert the library to your child's food allergies when registering.*

Grades K and up. Registration is required. 

    Location: Hazlet
 
elect_computer_apple 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teens: Create with Polymer Clay Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 536-9406   
   

Create miniature polymer clay figures, food and animal charms which can sit on a shelf or hang on a necklace or keychain. Unleash your inner sculpture and create fun pieces of your very own.

For teens entering 6th grade and up.  Space is limited and registration is required. 

    Location: Marlboro
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_quilt3 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Teens: Create with Mosaics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Create your own stepping stone out of concrete and glass! Kimberly Deane will be teaching the different techniques to creating your very own mosaic. The design possibilities are endless. Put your best foot forward and create something you’ll be proud of!

This program is for teens entering the 6th grade and up. Registration is required.

    Location: Wall Township
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
holiday_heart1 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Teens: Make your own Lip Balm Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

What better to protect your lips from the summer sun then lip balm? You will be making your very own lip balm to take home and keep your lips feeling silky soft all year long.

For teens entering the 6th Grade and up. Space is limited and registration is required.

    Location: Howell
    The registration period has ended.
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Summer International Film Festival: The Lunchbox (2013) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Lunchbox (Dabba)

Directed by Ritesh Batra

Starring Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Everyday over 5,000 incredibly efficient dabbawallas (lunchbox couriers) deliver hot lunches prepared by housewives to their busy husbands in the city of Mumbai. Widower Saajan (Irrfan Khan) accidentally receives a lunchbox prepared by a young neglected housewife, Ila  (Nimrat Kaur). The two begin sending each other letters through the lunchbox. What may have started off innocently, turns into a beautiful story of finding romance and happiness in unexpected places. In Hindi with English subtitles. 104 minutes.

Studio: Sony Pictures Classic ©

 

    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
 
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
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Wednesday July 30, 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. 7337   
   

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 7337.

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

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
 
misc_smiley 10:45 AM  -  11:05 AM 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

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
 
rec_legoguy 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM 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 "To The Planets and Beyond" by Raman Prinja. Read the book beforehand, discuss it, and make a Lego creation. Snacks served. Please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_bookman 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Summer Family Film Festival: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Flint Lockwood returns to his hometown to find out that his magicial food machine is still in operation and this time it's even bigger than before!

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Summer Movie Matinee: Rio 2 (G) (2014) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Join us for this animated adventure film about Jewel, Blu and their three kids who are leaving their domesticated life in that magical city for a journey to the Amazon. They encounter a menagerie of characters that are born to be wild. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all: his father-in-law.

Free tickets, available beginning July 2, are limited and required for everyone in attendance. Children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult. A parent or guardian must remain in the library.  A light snack will be provided,  please alert the staff to any food allergies your child may have. 

Movie run time is 96 minutes and begins promptly.

    Location: West Long Branch
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: The Matrix (1999) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers. Part of the "Sci-Fi July" movie series. Starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, and Carrie-Anne Moss. 136 minutes

    Location: Hazlet
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Rainbow in a Bottle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Grades K and Up

Learn about liquids as we create rainbows in bottles.  Each child will get to bring a rainbow home with them.  Registration required.  Please contact the library for more information.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_pirate_flag.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Teens: Learn about Blood, Bones & Guts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Discover the anatomy of the world's most complicated system, the human body! In this program, you will find out what it's like to journey through the human body. Explore the science behind blood, bones, how a model of the human body works, and more. Participants will test for blood types, make a map of their tongue, perform simulated heart and brain surgery, and more.

For teens entering the 6th Grade and up. Space is limited and registration is required. 

    Location: Ocean Township
       
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teens: Tie Dye Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 938-2300   
   

The hippie inspired fashion trend has returned! So bring your imagination along, as we design Tie Dye t-shirts. Wear old clothes and bring along a clean WHITE 100% COTTON t-shirt.

Don’t stop at T-Shirts! Think outside of the box and bring pillow cases, high-top sneakers, socks, and whatever you’d like to turn into a Tie Dye creation!! Please limit to 2 items each person!

For teens entering 6th grade and up.  Space is limited, registration is required.

    Location: Howell
       
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holiday_heart1 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Teens: Make your own Lip Balm Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

What better to protect your lips from the summer sun then lip balm? You will be making your very own lip balm to take home and keep your lips feeling silky soft all year long.

For teens entering the 6th Grade and up. Space is limited and registration is required. 

    Location: Hazlet
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
ent_gclef 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Doo Wop Concert by The New Dimensions: Girl Group and Band Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Join us for a wonderful summer evening of music performed by The New Dimensions Girl Group and Band. Singers Linda, Marilyn and Kristal will be performing classic songs, blending rich harmonies and masterful orchestrations of tunes that make you want to dance and sing along.

 

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 16 - August 27, from 7 - 8:30 pm.

    Location: Eastern Branch
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lib_bookpurple 10:35 AM  -  10:35 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join us for stories and a themed craft!

All ages with parent/caregiver

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: Veronica Mars (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Private eye, Veronica Mars gets pulled back to her hometown in order to help an old flame entangled in a murder mystery. Kristen Bell, Jason Dorhring (Comedy/Crime/Drama)  107 minutes

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:05 PM Movie: Lone Survivor (2013) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Director: Peter Berg
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch


Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare.

121 minutes.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Summer Family Film Festival: Meet the Robinsons (2007) (G) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

An orphan who dreams of someday finding a family to call his own finds his fate taking an unexpected turn when a mysterious stranger named Wilbue Robinson transports him to the future.

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

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie Matinee: Heaven is for Real (2014) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

The true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. Colton claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience. He recounts the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth. Starring Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly and Thomas Haden Church. (100 minutes)

    Location: Ocean Township
 
anim_dino01 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Faux Fossils Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-229-2626   
   

Debbie Hadley from Wild New Jersey will give a short talk about fossils. The children will then make fossil imprints. Registration required. Space is limited.

 

    Location: Oceanport
 
misc_kidsreading1 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Book Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Have fun searching for books and win prizes!

Space is limited. Registration begins Thursday, July 24 for Grades K-5 with parent/caregiver.

    Location: Marlboro
 
anim_fish_02 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teens: Make a Fishing Pole! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

This program is really going to reel you in! You will be making your own fishing poles out of bamboo, a fun spin on a favorite summer activity.

For teens entering the 6th Grade and up. Space is limited and registration is required. 

    Location: Headquarters
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
holiday_civil_war 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The Road to Valhalla Sneak Preview Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

When the Civil War erupted in 1861, it was a shock to many Americans, but it was not a shock to the people of the Kansas-Missouri border.  They had been at war since 1854, fighting whether Kansas would be a free state or a slave state.  Kansas entered the Union in January of 1861 as a free state at the same time that southern states were seceding from the Union.

The Road to Valhalla will conclude the story of the Kansas-Missouri Border War and Kansas’ role in it. The director, Ken Spurgeon, will join us for a question and answer session after the screening.

This documentary is scheduled to premier in October.  This program is co-sponsored by the New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association.

    Location: Headquarters
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misc_new_jersey_350_green.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association: Information Table Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

The New Jersey Civil War Heritage Society will have an information table in Library Headquarters' lobby.  Please stop by for interesting facts and answers to your questions on the Civil War and it's impact on the history, people and industries of  New Jersey.   Here is their website:  www.njcivilwar150.org/

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_quilt3 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Teens: Create with Mosaics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Create your own stepping stone out of concrete and glass! Kimberly Deane will be teaching the different techniques to creating your very own mosaic. The design possibilities are endless. Put your best foot forward and create something you’ll be proud of!

This program is for teen sentering the 6th grade and up. Registration is required. 

Call Reference Desk at Library to Register.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
holiday_heart1 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Teens: Make your own Lip Balm Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

What better to protect your lips from the summer sun then lip balm? You will be making your very own lip balm to take home and keep your lips feeling silky soft all year long.

For teens entering the 6th Grade and up. Space is limited and registration is required.

    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
 
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.

Meets on Second and Fourth Wednesdays in the morning
and on the last Thursday at 7pm
 

    Location: Headquarters
Friday August 1, 2014 -  Friday August 29, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Backpack/School Supply Donation Drive at The Colts Neck Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Help fill backpacks for children in Monmouth County Foster & Adoptive Services

(August 1st-August 29th) 

Please help a child in foster care ease the transition to a new school by donating backpack and/or school supplies to the Colts Neck Library.  The Monmouth County Foster & Adoptive Services helps children in foster care and adoptive care, and prepares care packages for children. 

Children returning to school can use donations of pens, pencils, colored pencils, binders, glue sticks, rulers, rounded scissors, crayons, spiral notebooks, composition notebooks and gift cards to supply stores. 

The donation box will be accessible during library hours in the lower level lobby. For information on this program please call the library at 732-431-5656. 

For more information about how you can help the children in the Monmouth County  Foster & Adoptive Family Services, their  website is http://www.fafsonline.org 

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
rec_paintpalette02 Monmouth County Senior Art Competition Display Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: MC Office on Aging   732 431 7450   
   

Monmouth County Office on Aging's popular Senior Art Competition's outstanding submissions are on display through August 28 in the Library's Lobby Exhibit Cases and Gallery.

Ribbons are awarded during  a morning reception in mid-August.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_paintpalette02 Picasso-to-Go Art Projects! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Pick up a craft or art project to make at home. While supplies last.

    Location: West Long Branch
Friday August 1, 2014 -  Sunday August 31, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Foster and Adoptive Family Services of Monmouth County Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Foster and Adoptive Family Services of Monmouth County will have a donation box in the lobby from August 1 - 31 to collect backpacks and school supplies for local foster children. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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rec_paintpalette02 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Watercolors by Jean-Claude Hermann Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come and enjoy our current art exhibit, "Watercolors", by Jean-Claude Hermann, in the library lobby and meeting room.

Jean-Claude Hermann is a native of France and lives in Eatontown with his wife of 47 years.  He has three children and five grandchildren, all in New Jersey.  After retirement, he took a couple of watercolor classes at Colorest in Red Bank and has been enjoying the medium ever since.

You are invited to meet the artist at a reception on Saturday, August 23rd, between 2:00 and 4:00 pm.

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM World War I and the Rise of Military Communications Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Learn about Monmouth County's unique contributions to the science and development of wireless communication during World War I.  This program takes place on the 100th anniversary of the eruption of WWI in Europe.  

The Information Age Learning Center is located on the grounds of Camp Evans in Wall.

 

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
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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
Monday August 4, 2014 -  Thursday August 28, 2014 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 Monmouth County Senior Art Competition Display Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: MC Office on Aging   732-431-7450   
   

Monmouth County Office on Aging's outstanding 2014 Senior Art Competition submissions are on display during August in Library Headquarters'  Lobby Exhibit Cases and Gallery.

We hope you will join us to enjoy this wonderful exhibit.  

    Location: Headquarters
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nat_stars2 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Make Your Own Constellation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

1st grade in September or older

In person registration begins on Thursday, July 24 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.  Please call if you have to cancel.

    Location: Headquarters
 
z_cust_mckids 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

    Location: Howell
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    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_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:10 PM Children's Family Movie Nite: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Picking up where part 1 left off. Flint Lockwood is invited to join the Live Corp Company, and use his 

inventions for good.  No tickets needed.  Bring a blanket and pillow to cuddle up in.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Documentary: West of Memphis (2012) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This documentary examines the failure of justice in the case against the West Memphis Three. Told and made by those who lived it, the filmmakers' unprecedented access to the inner workings of the defense, allows the film to show the investigation, research and appeals process in a way that has never been seen before; revealing shocking and disturbing new information about a case that still haunts the American South.

Documentary- 147 minutes.

The Library will be screening the film Devil's Knot on Tuesday, August 5 at 2:00 pm, which is a ficitonalized account of the trial of the West Memphis Three starring Reese Witherspooon and Colin Firth.

    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_computer3 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Computer Skills for Job Hunters: What's a Mouse? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Computer Skills for Job Hunters: A Series of 10 Classes at the Introductory Level

What's a Mouse?

Point and click and drag your mouse to fill out applications and write a resume.  Lots of hands-on practice and explanation of mouse maneuvers.

Space is limited; please call the Reference Desk (1-866-941-8188) to reserve a spot

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_kidsreading 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Bob Conrad's Magic Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Come enjoy a special Fizz Boom Read magic show with Bob Conrad!

Registration is required beginning Monday, July 28 for Grades PreK and up with families.

    Location: Marlboro
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nat_rainbow_2.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teens: Tie Dye Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 536-9406   
   

The hippie inspired fashion trend has returned! So bring your imagination along, as we design Tie Dye t-shirts. Wear old clothes and bring along a clean WHITE 100% COTTON t-shirt.

Don’t stop at T-Shirts! Think outside of the box and bring pillow cases, high-top sneakers, socks, and whatever you’d like to turn into a Tie Dye creation!! Please limit to 2 items each person!

For teens entering 6th grade and up.  Space is limited, registration is required.

    Location: Marlboro
       
 
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
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  8:10 PM Children's Family Nite Movie: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Picking up where part 1 left off. Flint Lockwood is invited to join the Live Corp Company and use

his inventions for good.  No tickets needed. Bring a blanket and pillow to cuddle up in.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
office_lightbulb 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM How to Start a Business the Right Way Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

This free program has been developed as a pre-business workshop to help clients reach a "Go or No Go" decision for starting a business.

The workshop will help attendees define and evaluate ideas, understand marketing strategy requirements, identify options for funding their startup, and turn their ideas into action.

Jump start your business idea with this SCORE Simple Steps Workshop.  Successful and experienced executives will help you reach a "go or no go" decision for starting a business, with free follow-up and ongoing mentoring.

Presented by Monmouth SCORE

    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
 
food_salad 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Your Health is Your Wealth: The Power of Nutrition Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join us as Dianne Tam, BSN, discusses the need to supplement when we consider our overall diet, how food is processed, stress and other environmental factors. Call 732-264-7164 or stop by the library to register.

    Location: Hazlet
Tuesday August 5, 2014 -  Thursday August 28, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-
be owners of small businesses.  Appointment required; call 1-866-941-8188.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Tuesday August 5, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Orphan Train is a gripping story of friendship and second chances. 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 – answers that will ultimately free them both.

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
 
lib_bookpurple 10:35 AM  -  11:05 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join us for some stories and themed craft!

All ages w/ parent/caregiver

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_asl 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Children's Family Special: Finger Spelling with Signing Hands Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Finger Spelling with Signing Hands presented by Little Productions. Children will learn how to 

spell their names and help tell the story of Peter Pan using American Sign Language. Ages 3 and up.

Registration is required.

    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  -  3:55 PM Movie: Devil's Knot (2013) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

This film tells the gripping true story of the 1993 West Memphis murders that sparked a controversial trial.  In the rush to find and convict the killers, police focus on a trio of teenagers suspected of devil worship. It is only when an investigator reveals that the evidence doesn't all add up that the community is forced to face the reality that the true killer might still be out there. Directed by Atom Egoyan.  Starring Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon, and Stephen Moyer.
Drama/Crime – 114 minutes.

The Library will be screening the documentary West of Memphis on Monday, August 4 at 2:00 pm, which is about the trial of the West Memphis Three.

    Location: Headquarters
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Literary Elements in Film: The Crucible (1996) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

What makes a good movie?  Is it one full of action, comedy, romance, fantasy or one that has a message which may give the viewer a deeper meaning of what the movie is really about? Literary elements or devices, when interwoven together, create memorable movie masterpieces for all to remember.

Allegory:  A literary device in which characters or events represent or symbolize fundamental and universal ideas and concepts. The symbolism is a powerful literary technique used frequently by authors and filmmakers to express their ideas indirectly and creatively, defined as an object or idea that represents more than the object or idea itself.

The events in the play are an allegory for the intolerance of McCarthyism. For a decade spanning the late 1940s to the late 1950s, the American government was intensely suspicious of possible communist influence on citizens and institutions. The FBI accused thousands of people of “un-American activities” and monitored many more; these people’s careers and personal lives were frequently destroyed. In The Crucible the religious intolerance and closed theocratic Puritan society which allows no room for deviation from social norms, led to the famous witch trials of the period.

124 mins.

    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 the library to schedule.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_computer3 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Computer Skills for Job Hunters: Email Essentials Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Computer Skills for Job Hunters: A Series of 10 Classes at the Introductory Level

Email Essentials

When applying for a job online, you must have an email account.  Email accounts are free even if you don't own a computer.  Set up an account, send attachments such as your resume, and learn how to compose a proper message.

Space is limited; please call the Reference Desk (1-866-941-8188) to reserve a spot

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book3 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Ocean Township Book Club: The Art Forger by Barbara Shapiro Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

On March 18, 1990, thirteen works of art worth today over $500 million were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. It remains the largest unsolved art heist in history, and Claire Roth, a struggling young artist, is about to discover that there’s more to this crime than meets the eye.

Copies of the book are available at the front desk.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_clouds 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Measuring Wind Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Find out just how fast the wind blows after building an anemometer!

Grades K and up. Registration is required. 

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_hat 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teens: Weave a Paracord Bracelet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Learn how to weave your own bracelet out of paracord. These bracelets are known for their great strength and durability. You can wear it as a fashion statement, but it may come in handy during an outdoor adventure, too.

For teens entering the 6th Grade and up. Space is limited and registration is required. 

 

    Location: Marlboro
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
nat_bush.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Teens: Make a Terrarium Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

For this progam you will be creating your own little sanctuary. Show off your green thumb and come construct your own little garden in a jar.

* For this program you will need to bring a 32 ounce clear jar*

This program is for teens entering the 6th grade and up. Registration is required (space is limited). 

Call Reference Desk at Library to Register.

    Location: Allentown
 
misc_quilt3 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Teens: Create with Mosaics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Create your own stepping stone out of concrete and glass! Kimberly Deane will be teaching the different techniques to creating your very own mosaic. The design possibilities are endless. Put your best foot forward and create something you’ll be proud of!

This program is for teen sentering the 6th grade and up. Registration is required.

    Location: Ocean Township
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Young Adult Movie and Pizza : Divergent (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Divergent (2014) PG-13,139mins.

Starring: Shailene Woodley, Theo James.   Directed by: Neil Berger

In a world divided by factions founded on virtues, Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late. The movie is based on the Divergent Series of books written by Veronica Roth

For Grades 6 -12. Join us to celebrate summer reading at the library. Refreshments will be served. Space limited. Please call the library to register at 732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
 
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
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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. 7337   
   

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 7337.

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

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 July 30, 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: We Need New Names: a novel by NoViolet Bulawayo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, this semiautobiographical novel by NoViolet Bulawayo tells the story of a young girl's journey out of Zimbabwe and to America. Ten-year old Darling lives in a world of before and afters: In Zimbabwe before homes were destroyed, schools closed and before the fathers leave for jobs abroad.  And after Darling escapes to an aunt in America, a land of abundance, but finds that her options as an immigrant are perilously few.

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_smiley 10:45 AM  -  11:05 AM 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

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
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Movie: American Hustle (2013) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner, Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia. Part of the "Films Set in New Jersey" movie series. Starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, and Bradley Cooper. 138 minutes

    Location: Hazlet
 
elect_computer3 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Computer Skills for Job Hunters: Write a Resume Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Computer Skills for Job Hunters: A Series of 10 Classes at the Introductory Level

Write a Resume with Microsoft Word 2010

Follow a basic outline that you enhance with your own skills, and personalize your resume for the job you want.  Participants will learn how to spellcheck and format, save to your personal USB, and attach to an email or submit to a website.

*Please bring a USB flash drive to save your work*

Space is limited; please call the Reference Desk (1-866-941-8188) to reserve a spot

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
anim_whale1 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Children's Special! Whales, Sharks & Ocean Creatures Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

It’s Shark Week!  Come celebrate with Diana Dove, an environmental educator.

See a 30-foot great white shark, handle artifacts from the ocean, sing songs, and learn how to protect the environment.

Ages 4 and up

No registration.

Children’s meeting rooms.

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_lightning 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Make it Erupt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

 “Make it Erupt” –  Grades K and up


Would you enjoy learning how to make an eruption liquid by building a model volcano out of clay and also creating a test tube lava lamp that really bubble ups like a real one?

Registration is required as there are a limited amount of seats available.

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
z_cust_mckids 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM The Wonderful World of Bats! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn about local and tropical bats at the library with this fun and educational program.  At the end of the program there will be a tee shirt craft outside.  Please bring your own shirts or you can purchase one from the performer at a cost of $4.00 per shirt. *Space is Limited and Registration is Required beginning on July 23.*

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_hat 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teens: Weave a Paracord Bracelet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Learn how to weave your own bracelet out of paracord. These bracelets are known for their great strength and durability. You can wear it as a fashion statement, but it may come in handy during an outdoor adventure, too.

For teens entering the 6th Grade and up. Space is limited and registration is required.

 

    Location: Hazlet
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
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nat_bush.GIF 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Teens: Create a Terrarium Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

For this progam you will be creating your own little sanctuary. Show off your green thumb and come construct your own little garden in a jar.

* For this program you will need to bring a 32 ounce clear jar*

This program is for teens entering the 6th grade and up. Registration is required (space is limited). 

    Location: Eastern Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teens: Tie Dye Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 531-5092   
   

The hippie inspired fashion trend has returned! So bring your imagination along, as we design Tie Dye t-shirts. Wear old clothes and bring along a clean WHITE 100% COTTON t-shirt.

Don’t stop at T-Shirts! Think outside of the box and bring pillow cases, high-top sneakers, socks, and whatever you’d like to turn into a Tie Dye creation!! Please limit to 2 items each person!

For teens entering 6th grade and up.  Space is limited, registration is required.

    Location: Ocean Township
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_earth 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM The Wonderful World of Bats! Family Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Fizz, Boom, Read! 2014 Vacation Reading Club Feature Event

Learn about bats that live locally and in the tropics... hear bat calls made with a bat detector!  Bring a tee shirt from home or purchase one here for $4.00 to use to make a cool craft. 

Family-friendly event for ages 5 and up. No registration required.

    Location: West Long 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, July 16 - August 27, from 7 - 8:30 pm.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
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 August 7, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 10:35 AM  -  11:05 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join us for stories and a themed craft!

All ages w/ parent/caregiver

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Movie: A Birder's Guide to Everything (2013) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A 15 year old bird enthusiast still grieving the loss of his mother thinks he has made the discovery of a lifetime. On the eve of his father’s remarriage he goes on an epic road trip with three friends hoping to solidify their place in birding history. Starring Kodi Smit- McPhee, Ben Kingsley. 86 minutes.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: Dirty Dancing (1987) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Summer Sizzling Blockbusters - Dirty Dancing

Director: Emile Ardolino
Starring: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey

This classic film celebrates first dance, first love & the time of your life with great music from 1963. Spending the summer in a Catskill holiday camp with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor Johnny Castle. The story ends with Baby & Johnny dancing to Bill Medley & Jennifer Warne’s hit song “I’ve Had the Time of my Life”.

100 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
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Avoiding Identity Theft and Financial Fraud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Learn the warning signs of financial fraud, how vulnerable you are to identity theft, and what you should do if it happens to you.  There will be an open discussion after the presentation to answer any questions.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie Matinee: Thirteen at Dinner (1985) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Peter Ustinov brought his interpretation of Hercule Poirot to television in this Agatha Christie story where he ferrets out the killer of a wealthy British lord. Faye Dunaway plays a dual role: an American actress newly widowed by her husband’s murder and a talented impersonator confounding the case. Jonathan Cecil rounds out the cast as the character of Arthur Hastings, Poirot’s fussy associate and sounding board.  88 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
 
elect_computer3 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Computer Skills for Job Hunters: Introduction to Job Searching with indeed.com Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Computer Skills for Job Hunters: A Series of 10 Classes at the Introductory Level

Indeed! Not a Bad Job Search Aggregator

Introduction to online job searching using www.indeed.com, an easy-to-use job posting site that allows you to search by location or job type.

Space is limited; please call the Reference Desk (1-866-941-8188) to reserve a spot

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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misc_kapow.GIF 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Make it Erupt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

 “Make it Erupt” K and up


Would you enjoy learning how to make an eruption liquid by building a model volcano out of clay and also creating a test tube lava lamp that really bubble ups like a real one?
 

    Location: Allentown
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Design your own Bag Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Have  fun decorating your own cool bag!

Space is limited. registration is required beginning Thursday, July 31 for Grades 2-5.

    Location: Marlboro
 
anim_fish_02 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teens: Make a Fishing Pole Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

This program is really going to reel you in! You will be making your own fishing poles out of bamboo, a fun spin on a favorite summer activity.

For teens entering the 6th Grade and up. Space is limited and registration is required. 

    Location: Marlboro
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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
 
holiday_birthdaycake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The Libation Bearers by Aeschylus Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Performed by Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

The Libation Bearers is the second play of the Oresteia. It deals with the reunion of Agamemnon's children, Electra and Orestes, and their revenge

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is New Jersey's only professional theatre company dedicated to Shakespeare's canon and other classic masterworks. Through its productions and education programs, the company strives to illuminate the universal and lasting relevance of the classics for contemporary audiences.  Its touring company,  Next Stage Ensemble, was created to foster the work of early career actors and to train them in ensemble-based performance techniques. Classic drama demands that actors are trained in this tradition. Participants work with The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey resident directors and guest directors on a fully developed production of an abridged classic play and a short collection of scenes and vignettes from the classical canon. The plays are rehearsed and performed in repertory.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Orphan Train is a gripping story of friendship and second chances. 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 – answers that will ultimately free them both.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
Friday August 8, 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
 
anim_butterfly_02 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Butterflies in the Garden Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Presented By: Patrice McCoy - Master Gardener of Monmouth County

Join Patrice as she teaches  how to attract butterflies and other colorful creatures to your garden. This exciting presentation will inspire you to start planting and beautify your surroundings. Gardening is not only good for the environment and nature’s wild creatures; it’s great for your mind, body and spirit.

Master Gardeners are volunteers trained and certified by Rutgers Cooperative Extension to provide educational programs and activities in support of environmentally responsible home gardening. Raising awareness in our community will keep Monmouth County a beautiful, environmentally “green” place to live.

Call the library to register at 732-938-2300.

To learn more about becoming a Master Gardener visit their website at http://monmouth.njaes.rutgers.edu/garden/

    Location: Howell
 
elect_computer3 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Computer Skills for Job Hunters: Exploring Careers with OOH and CareerInfoNet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Computer Skills for Job Hunters: A Series of 10 Classes at the Introductory Level

Exploring Careers with Occupational Outlook Handbook and CareerInfoNet

The Occupational Outlook Handbook (www.bls.gov/ooh) describes jobs, necessary training, job outlook and salary.  CareerInfoNet (www.careerinfonet.org) offers this information on the county and state level.  Learn how to navigate these sites to find the right job.

Space is limited; please call the Reference Desk (1-866-941-8188) to reserve a spot

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday August 9, 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
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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: New Jersey author, Jon Gibbs

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
 
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
Monday August 11, 2014 Go To Top
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
 
elect_computer3 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Computer Skills for Job Hunters: My Next Move Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Computer Skills for Job Hunters: A Series of 10 Classes at the Introductory Level

My Next Move

A combination job website (www.mynextmove.org) that includes career choice options, job listings, and a business directory.

Space is limited; please call the Reference Desk (1-866-941-8188) to reserve a spot

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_kidsreading1 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM 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, July 21 for Grades K and up.

    Location: Marlboro
 
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
 
school_chemistry2 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM ScienceTellers presents: Potions! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Celebrate your Fizz, Boom, Read! summer reading success by helping ScienceTellers discover the secrets Doolittle, a hidden underground laboratory. We'll solve the mysteries with showers of smoke-filled bubbles, buckets of fog, and popping potions - all created with the help of dry ice and your imagination!

Fun for the whole family! Children under 4 must be accompanied by an adult.

Free admission by ticket only, available at Hazlet Library's Circulation Desk.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_stage1 7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Children's Family Program: Bubble Trouble with Jeff Boyer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Bubble Trouble with Jeff Boyer Productions.  Come Discover the Science of bubbles in a fun-filled, interactive

 show. Registration is required. Ages 3 and up.

    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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misc_none 10:35 AM  -  11:05 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join us for stories and a themed craft!

All ages w/ parent/caregiver

    Location: Marlboro
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ent_film-reel 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM New Release Tuesday: Bad Words (2013) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Guy Trilby is a 40-year-old who finds a loophole in the rules of The Golden Quill national spelling bee and decides to cause trouble by attempting to win the competition himself. While reporter Jenny Widgeon attempts to discover his true motivation, Guy finds himself forging an unlikely alliance with a competitor.  Directed by Jason Bateman.  Starring Jason Bateman, Kathryn Hahn, and Allison Janney.

Comedy - 89 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
 
rec_aerobics 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Introduction to Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Eileen Tremarco, certified yoga instructor, will show you how to “Get fit where you sit” with chair yoga!

Regardless of age or level of activity, everyone can benefit from the practice of chair yoga. The chair replaces the yoga mat. People with disabilities, weight challenges, inflexibility or those that cannot get on the floor can still benefit from a daily yoga practice.

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

Call the library to register 732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: Transcendence (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A scientist's drive for artificial intelligence takes on dangerous implications when his consciousness is uploaded into one such program. Directed by Wally Pfister. Starring Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, and Morgan Freeman.
Drama/Sci-Fi – 110 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Literary Elements in Film: The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

What makes a good movie?  Is it one full of action, comedy, romance, fantasy or one that has a message which may give the viewer a deeper meaning of what the movie is really about? Literary elements or devices, when interwoven together, create memorable movie masterpieces for all to remember.

Suspense:  Alfred Hitchcock, “the master of suspense”, preferred to use suspense rather than surprise in his films.  Hitchcock said, “There are two people having breakfast and a bomb under the table. If it explodes, that's a surprise. But if it doesn't, that’s suspense."

The McKenna family is tossed into an accidental suspense drama, with murder and an international assassination plot. To make matters worse, their son Hank is kidnapped by the conspirators to try to silence the McKenna’s.  James Stewart and Doris Day star.

120 mins.

    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 the library to schedule.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_computer3 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Computer Skills for Job Hunters: Reference USA Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Computer Skills for Job Hunters: A Series of 10 Classes at the Introductory Level

Reference USA: A business directory that can help you find potential employers

Access Reference USA via the library homepage or through JerseyClicks.  Search by location, industry, and size.  For instance, you can create a list of Health Care Providers within a 15-mile radius of your home.  Also learn to search by SIC and NAICS codes.

Space is limited; please call the Reference Desk (1-866-941-8188) to reserve a spot

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_legoguy 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM LEGO Storytime: Color Chaos! 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: Color Chaos!

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

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM New Release Tuesday: Bad Words (2013) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Guy Trilby is a 40-year-old who finds a loophole in the rules of The Golden Quill national spelling bee and decides to cause trouble by attempting to win the competition himself. While reporter Jenny Widgeon attempts to discover his true motivation, Guy finds himself forging an unlikely alliance with a competitor.  Directed by Jason Bateman.  Starring Jason Bateman, Kathryn Hahn, and Allison Janney.

Comedy - 89 minutes.

    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
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Independent Movie: Cesar Chavez (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Starring Michael Pena, Rosario Dawson, America Ferrara, John Malkovich

Directed by Diego Luna

Michael Pena stars in this cinematic portrayal of famed labor organizer Cesar E. Chavez. After years of watching the abuse suffered by Mexican farm workers at the hands of their California employers, Chavez begins his crusade to secure a living wage and better working conditions for the itinerant farmhands. Along the way to forming the United Farm Workers of America, he becomes a hero of the laborers and a beacon of hope for the oppressed. However, it comes at a steep price as he struggles to balance his fight on behalf of the voiceless laborers with his responsibilities as a husband and father. As his non-violent message gains traction, he finds himself facing retribution, often in the form of jail or physical abuse, at the hands of the landowners he is battling. His story becomes one of triumph in the face of almost impossible odds and inspires many to take up the cause of social justice for all. 102 minutes.

(c) Lionsgate

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
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
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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. 7337   
   

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 7337.

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Brookdale Community College Information Table Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: K Worthley   (732) 224-2133   
   

Brookdale Community College Admissions Representative will offer information and guidance for all Monmouth County residents interested in continuing their education.

Ms. Worthley will be in Library Headquarters from 9am til 1pm.

    Location: Headquarters
 
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.

Meets on Second and Fourth Wednesdays in the morning
and on the last Thursday at 7pm

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

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
 
rec_paintpalette02 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM MonCty Senior Art Competition Award Reception Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: MC Office on Aging   732 431 7450   
   

Monmouth County Office on Aging's popular and outstanding Senior Art Competition submissions are on display through August 28 in the Library's Lobby Exhibit Cases and Gallery.
See if you choose  the same winners as the judges!
Ribbons are awarded during  a morning reception. 

    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
 
misc_smiley 10:45 AM  -  11:05 AM 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

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
 
misc_balloons 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fizz Boom Read Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Vacation Reading Club ending party featuring Enjoy Explore India. Fizz Boom Read with Incredible Sound Waves. Have your face painted by FunfacesbyTerrie.

 

    Location: Howell
 
misc_sound 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fizz Boom Read Incredible Sound Waves Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Ending Party featuring Enjoy Explore India. Have your face painted by FunFacesbyTerrie.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: A Beautiful Mind (2001) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

After a brilliant but asocial mathematician accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish. Part of the "Films Set in New Jersey" movie series. Starring Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, and Jennifer Connelly. 135 minutes

    Location: Hazlet
 
elect_computer3 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Computer Skills for Job Hunters: Jobs4Jersey Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Computer Skills for Job Hunters: A Series of 10 Classes at the Introductory Level

Jobs4Jersey: The Job Search Tool of the NJ Department of Labor

At www.jobs4jersey.com you can write a resume, apply for specific jobs and adjust your search by degree of match, company location and the age of the job listing.

Space is limited; please call the Reference Desk (1-866-941-8188) to reserve a spot

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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office_lightbulb 4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Bioluminescence - Science Experiments & Adventure! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Fizz, Boom, Read! 2014 Vacation Reading Club Feature Event - Bioluminescence!

Join Monmouth County 4-H for some hands-on experiments and learn how and why animals create their own light. Discover the 4 main types of bioluminescence and make some of your own.

Required registration is limited and opens July 28, for those in grades K- 4.

 

    Location: West Long Branch
 
lib_book_mag 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Cool Chemistry Show & Super Science Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

 “Cool Chemistry Show & Super Science Party” – All Ages   

We’ll start with dry ice to make our liquids bubble, fog, and erupt; pass out “Boo bubbles” that can pop in your hand; then use chemistry to quick-freeze juice to make slushies for everyone to enjoy at the end of the party!

 

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM The Road To and Through Impressionism Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

 

Learn about the paintings, painters and styles that led to the beloved art of the Impressionists with presenter Fred Dixon.

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 also took two year of art history courses and 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: Headquarters
 
rec_camping_tent 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Campfire Treats Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Grades K and Up

Let's read some not so scary stories and share some treats.  We will also make a fun camping craft.  Registration is required, please contact the library for more information.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
school_graduate 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Keeping U Safe on Campus Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Learn how to be aware and protect yourself on the college campus and beyond. Join retired Chief of Police and 34 year college campus veteran, Thomas Zambrano, for an insightful night.

Please register by stopping by or calling the library at 732-264-7164.

    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, July 16 - August 27, from 7 - 8:30 pm.

    Location: Eastern Branch
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elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Tech Lecture: 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_none 10:35 AM  -  10:35 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join us for stories and a themed craft

All ages w/ parent/caregiver

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: Endless Love (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Passion turns to tragedy when parents of a privileged girl attempt to end her heated romance with a handsome valet in this adaptation of the 1979 novel by Scott Spencer. Starring Gabriella Wilde, Alex Pettyfer. Drama/Romance 104 minutes.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: In the Heat of the Night (1967) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Summer Sizzling Blockbusters - In the Heat of the Night

Director: Norman Jewison
Starring: Rod Steiger, Sidney Poitier

Detective Virgil Tibbs is caught up in the racial tension of the US South when he is arrested after the murder of a prominent businessman. The confusion is soon resolved when local police chief Gillespie learns that Tibbs is the Philadelphia PD's number one homicide expert & reluctantly asks for his assistance. “Heat” is the winner of the 1967 Oscar for Best Picture (as well as four other Oscars). Based on the novel by John Ball, In the Heat of the Night inspired two sequels, both starring Poiter. In 1987, a TV series version of In the Heat of the Night appeared, with Carroll O'Connor as Gillespie and Howard Rollins as Tibbs.

109 minutes.

 

    Location: Howell
 
trans_mayflower 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Sail Boats 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, July 31 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm.

    Location: Headquarters
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ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Movie Matinee: Divergent (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

In a world where personalities are divided into factions by personality types, Tris Prior is classified as Divergent.  When she uncovers a conspiracy to eliminate all Divergents, she teams with the mysterious Four to find out what makes the powers-that-be so frightened of them.  An action thriller based on the novel by Veronica Roth.  Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Kate Winslet.  140 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
 
elect_computer3 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Computer Skills for Job Hunters: Job and Career Accelerator Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Computer Skills for Job Hunters: A Series of 10 Classes at the Introductory Level

Job and Career Accelerator sponsored by the New Jersey State Library

Use the Resume Maker to write and store different resumes for different types of jobs.  The site will guide you through the resume writing process and allow you to save resumes in Word, PDF or Text file formats.  Access via www.jerseyclicks.org or through the Monmouth County Library Career Information Center at www.monmouthcountylib.org/cic.htm.

Space is limited; please call the Reference Desk (1-866-941-8188) to reserve a spot

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_mag 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Cool Chemistry Show and Super Science Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

 “Cool Chemistry Show and Super Science Party”       All Ages    

We’ll start with dry ice to make our liquids bubble, fog, and erupt; pass out “Boo bubbles” that can pop in your hand; then use chemistry to quick-freeze juice to make slushies for everyone to enjoy at the end of the party.
 

    Location: Allentown
 
ent_filmproj 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM 'Spark a Reaction' Teen Movie: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the districts of Panem.  146 minutes

 Part of the Teen Summer Reading Program

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
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_masks_color 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Live Theatre Event: Dear Ann Landers, What's a Girl to Do Now? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

For decades, Ann Landers regaled her readers with her direct insightful and often humorously honest responses to multitudes in need of advice.  No topic was off limits, from nude housekeeping to addiction and wandering spouses.

Local actress Linda Turash brings this American icon to life in this one-woman play by David Rambo.  Ann is confronting a looming deadline for a column dealing with a new kind of heartbreak: her own. As she shares her struggles to complete the column with us, we learn as much about ourselves as we do about the wise, funny, no-nonsense woman whose daily dialogue with America helped shape the social and sexual landscapes of the last half-century. Registration is not needed for this program.

    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
 
elect_computer3 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Computer Skills for Job Hunters: LinkedIn: The World's Largest Professional Network Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Computer Skills for Job Hunters: A Series of 10 Classes at the Introductory Level

LinkedIn: the World's Largest Professional Network

Facebook for the job seeker, LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com) lets you create an online presence to facilitate employers or recruiters contacting you.  Learn how to network at companies you have targeted and join interest groups to grow your professional social network.

Space is limited; please call the Reference Desk (1-866-941-8188) to reserve a spot

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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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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anim_dog_scottie 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Animals on the Grid Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

1st grade in September or older

In person registration begins on Thursday, August 7 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_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
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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  -  4:15 PM New Release Movie: Divergent (2013) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Neil Burger

Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet

Generations after a catastrophic event destroys the city of Chicago, the survivors have divided themselves into different factions based on personality type to prevent future discord. Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy by a faction leader (Kate Winslet) to destroy all Divergents, Tris must learn to trust in the mysterious Four (Theo James) and together they must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it's too late. Based on Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times best-selling book series.

140 minutes.

 

Studio: Summit Entertainment ©

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
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
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM New Release Movie: Divergent (2013) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Neil Burger

Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet

Generations after a catastrophic event destroys the city of Chicago, the survivors have divided themselves into different factions based on personality type to prevent future discord. Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy by a faction leader (Kate Winslet) to destroy all Divergents, Tris must learn to trust in the mysterious Four (Theo James) and together they must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it's too late. Based on Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times best-selling book series.

140 minutes.

 

Studio: Summit 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
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lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: Big Brother by Lionel Shriver Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

When Pandora’s overweight brother Edison comes to stay, his eating habits and outsize personality lead husband Fletcher to issue and ultimatum: choose between your brother and me. 

 

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

O'Henry Prize Stories

Join us for the 5-part series of pleasurable, selected short stories for adults.  The next five sessions we will be sampling contemporary short stories that have all been selected as The O'Henry Prize Stories.

The Royal Palms by Matthew Klam.

The "The Royal Palms" the author exposes the ominous undercurrents circulating between a husband and wife on a Caribbean vacation.

http://tinyurl.com/kykuzx3

 

 

    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
 
anim_crab 1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Toddler Crabby Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old

Enjoy stories and make a fun craft.

No registration.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Literary Elements in Film: Murder, She Said (1961) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

What makes a good movie?  Is it one full of action, comedy, romance, fantasy or one that has a message which may give the viewer a deeper meaning of what the movie is really about? Literary elements or devices, when interwoven together, create memorable movie masterpieces for all to remember.

Red Herrings:  A red herring refers to a device or clue used to distract the observer from the original plot and lead in the wrong direction. Red herrings are often used in films and as a device in literature, especially mystery and thriller stories. A red herring is an item which has no use in the story except to distract and can take the form of a character or clue.

In this first Miss Marple book brought to film and based on Agatha Christie's 4:50 From Paddington, the tweedy sleuth witnesses a murder being committed on a speeding train. She informs the authorities, but they find no evidence of a killing and write her off as a doddering eccentric. Actor Stringer Davis, Margaret Rutherford's husband, also makes his first appearance as Miss Marple's chaste companion Mr. Stringer.

86 mins.

    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 the library to schedule.

 
    Location: Headquarters
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Movie: Divergent (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late. Directed by Neil Burger. Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Kate Winslet.

Action/Drama- 139 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
trans_plane1 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Flight School Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Learn to fold different kinds of paper airplanes, and find out which ones fly the best!

Grades K and up. Registration is required. Please choose only one session: Tuesday, August 19, or Thursday, August 21.

    Location: Hazlet
 
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_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
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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. 7337   
   

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 7337.

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

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 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 August 11.

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
 
misc_smiley 10:45 AM  -  11:05 AM 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

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  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: Big Brother by Lionel Shriver Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

When Pandora’s overweight brother Edison comes to stay, his eating habits and outsize personality lead husband Fletcher to issue and ultimatum: choose between your brother and me. 

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie: The Station Agent (2003) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss. Part of the "Films Set in New Jersey" movie series. Starring Peter Dinklage, Patricia Clarkson, and Bobby Cannavale. 89 minutes

    Location: Hazlet
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Afternoon at the Movies: Heaven Is For Real (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

The true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. Colton claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience. He recounts the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth. Starring Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly and Thomas Haden Church. 100 minutes

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Summer Movie Matinee: The Lego Movie (PG) (2014) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure, is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

Free tickets, available beginning August 4, are limited and required for everyone in attendance. Children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult. A parent or guardian must remain in the library.  A light snack will be provided,  please alert the staff to any food allergies your child may have. 

Movie run time is 100 minutes and begins promptly.

    Location: West Long Branch
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM International Film: The Patience Stone (2012) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Summer International Film Series

In a country torn apart by war, a woman watches her older husband who has been wounded and reduced to a comatose state. After years of living under his control she begins to speak truth to him, telling him about her suffering, dreams and secrets. Directed by Atiq Rahimi. Starring Goldshifteh Farahani, Hamid Djavadan and Massi Mrowat. In Persian with English subtitles. (Afghanistan)

Drama- 102 minutes. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM International Film: The Patience Stone (2012) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Summer International Film Series

In a country torn apart by war, a woman watches her older husband who has been wounded and reduced to a comatose state. After years of living under his control she begins to speak truth to him, telling him about her suffering, dreams and secrets. Directed by Atiq Rahimi. Starring Goldshifteh Farahani, Hamid Djavadan and Massi Mrowat. In Persian with English subtitles. (Afghanistan)

Drama- 102 minutes. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Discussion: Big Brother by Lionel Shriver Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

When Pandora’s overweight brother Edison comes to stay, his eating habits and outsize personality lead husband Fletcher to issue and ultimatum: choose between your brother and me. 

 

 

    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, July 16 - August 27, 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.

Defending Jacob - William Landay

Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than twenty years. When a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: his fourteen-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student. As the crisis reveals how little a father knows about his son, Andy will face a trial of his own between loyalty and justice, between truth and allegation, between a past he's tried to bury and a future he cannot conceive.

Call the library for information 732-938-2300

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

    Location: Howell
 
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Thursday Morning Book Club: A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

MURDER AND MAYHEM:  Tales of violence and mystery.

Cash's first novel is a tragic story of misplaced faith and love gone wrong set in the mountains of North Carolina. An autistic child becomes the victim of a special healing service at church and the local sheriff launches an investigation. Told in three voices the sheriff; the child's younger brother, Jess; and an elderly church member, the tragedy unfolds as the backgrounds of the major players are revealed and each reacts as conscience and faith demand.

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_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movies: Gloria (2013) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

The story of a free-spirited Chilean divorcee determined to live her life to the fullest. She is swept off her feet by a former naval officer, but must make peace with a truth that may run him away forever. Starring Paulina Garcia, Sergio Hernandez. Romance/Drama 110 minutes.

 

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Rear Window (1954) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Summer Sizzling Blockbusters - Rear Window

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly

Rear Window, classic Hitchcock, is a crackling suspense film. Laid up with a broken leg, photojournalist L.B. Jeffries is confined to his tiny, sweltering courtyard apartment. To pass the time between visits from his nurse and his fashion model girlfriend Lisa the binocular-wielding Jeffries stares through the rear window of his apartment at the goings-on in the other apartments around his courtyard.

112 minutes.

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie Matinee: Cesar Chavez (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Civil rights activist Cesar Chavez battles social injustice in this biopic.  He is seen torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to securing a living wage for farm workers. Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle to bring dignity to people. Starring Michael Pen˜a, John Malkovitch and Michael Cudlitz. 101 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
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ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie Matinee: Cesar Chavez (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Civil rights activist Cesar Chavez battles social injustice in this biopic.  He is seen torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to securing a living wage for farm workers. Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle to bring dignity to people. Starring Michael Pen˜a, John Malkovitch and Michael Cudlitz. 101 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Reading to the Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Reading to the Dogs – K and up

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

                      

    Location: Allentown
 
trans_plane1 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Flight School Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Learn to fold different kinds of paper airplanes, and find out which ones fly the best!

Grades K and up. Registration is required. Please choose only one session: Tuesday, August 19, or Thursday, August 21.

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Using Essential Oils to Reduce Stress and Pain Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

This workshop will introduce you to a wider array of essential oils, and explain how you can use these oils to relax your mind as well as your muscle aches.  A presentation and discussion of natural alternatives to running to the medicine cabinet to address stress and pain.  

The second in a three-part series.  Presented by Gina Melillo, Registered Nurse and Certified Aromatherapist.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
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_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
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Wall Book Club: The House on Fortune Street by Margot Livesey Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

It seems like mutual good luck for Abigail Taylor and Dara MacLeod when they meet at university and, despite their differences, become fast friends. Years later they remain inseparable: Abigail, the actress, allegedly immune to romance, and Dara, a therapist, throwing herself into relationships with frightening intensity.  Now both believe they've found "true love."  But luck seems to run out when Dara moves into Abigail's downstairs apartment.  Suddenly both their friendship and their relationships are in peril, for tragedy is waiting to strike the house on Fortune Street.  Told through four ingeniously interlocking narratives, Margot Livesey's The House on Fortune Street is a provocative tale of lives shaped equally by chance and choice.

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

    Location: Wall Township
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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 August 23, 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
 
rec_paintpalette02 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Watercolors by Jean-Claude Hermann Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Meet the artist Jean-Claude Hermann, and view his exhibit in the library meeting room and lobby.

Jean-Claude Hermann is a native of France and lives in Eatontown with his wife of 47 years.  He has three children and five grandchildren, all in New Jersey.  After retirement, he took a couple of watercolor classes at Colorest in Red Bank and has been enjoying the medium ever since.

 

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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Monday August 25, 2014 Go To Top
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
 
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
 
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
Tuesday August 26, 2014 Go To Top
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 Literary Elements in Film: The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

What makes a good movie?  Is it one full of action, comedy, romance, fantasy or one that has a message which may give the viewer a deeper meaning of what the movie is really about? Literary elements or devices, when interwoven together, create memorable movie masterpieces for all to remember.

Narration:  The narration is the method the storyteller uses to convey the plot. Unlike a first-person narration where the narrator is a character in the story, the third-person narrator describes the story from a point of view of recounting things that could not have been known by the participants in the story.

The spoiled young heir to the decaying Amberson fortune comes between his widowed mother and the man she has always loved.  Writer/director Orson Welles does not appear on camera, but his voiceover narration superbly sets the stage for the movie's action, which fades in valentine fashion on Amberson Mansion, the most ostentatious dwelling in all of turn-of-century Indianapolis.  The film, although cut down to two-thirds of Welles' original concept, is still a thrilling cinematic masterpiece of narration.  Joseph Cotton, Dolores Costello, Anne Baxter and Agnes Moorehead star.

88 mins.

    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 the library to schedule.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Movie: Only Lovers Left Alive (2013) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover. Their love story has already endured several centuries, but is soon disrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister. Directed by Jim Jarmusch. Starring Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, and Mia Wasikowska.

Drama - 123 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_stars 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Terrific Telescopes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Are we alone in the universe? You'll know for sure after putting together your own telescope!

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

    Location: Hazlet
 
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
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ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Movie: Only Lovers Left Alive (2013) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Starring Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt 

Directed by Jim Jarmusch

Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston make a dashing and very literal first couple—centuries-old lovers Eve and Adam—in Jim Jarmusch’s wry, tender take on the vampire genre. Living a reclusive life in his dilapidated Detroit dwelling, rock legend/immortal vampire Adam has withdrawn from the banality and corruption of the modern world, spending his time recording music on vintage instruments. Seeking to shake Adam out of his funk, his nosferatic bride Eve makes the transatlantic journey from her home in Tangier to rejoin her morose eternal beloved. Eve temporarily breathes new life into Adam's gloomy existence, but the unexpected arrival of her troublemaking younger sister Ava (Mia Wasikowska) threatens to disrupt the couple's tranquil eternity. 123 minutes.

© Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
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 August 27, 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. 7337   
   

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 7337.

    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.

Meets on Second and Fourth Wednesdays in the morning
and on the last Thursday at 7pm

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

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
 
misc_smiley 10:45 AM  -  11:05 AM 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

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
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: On the Waterfront (1954) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses. Part of the "Films Set in New Jersey" movie series. Starring Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, and Lee J. Cobb. 108 minutes

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Summer Day Movie Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a family Movie on Wednesday, August 27 Snacks** will be provided

Muppet’s Most Wanted, Rated PG (© Walt Disney Studios) at 2:30 PM

**If you have any food allergy concerns please contact the library

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

Brush up your reading skills by sharing a story with our fabulous therapy dogs, the best listeners in town! 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.  The dogs love to listen!

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 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 The Shack by William Paul Young

Four years after his daughter is abducted and evidence of her murder is found in an abandoned shack, Mackenzie Allen Philips returns to the shack in response to a note claiming to be from God, and has a life-changing experience.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

    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, July 16 - August 27, from 7 - 8:30 pm.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday August 28, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bookbites: A Book Group for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer.

This is an amazing first novel, an epic tale of love, friendship, family and hardship.  Andras Levi, Hungarian and Jewish wins a scholarship to study architecture in Paris.  The year is 1937 - social views and laws are on the precipice of change and war is looming in the background.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: The Long Hot Summer (1958) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Summer Sizzling Blockbusters - The Long Hot Summer

Director: Martin Witt
Starring: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward

Ben Quick arrives in Frenchman's Bend, MS after being kicked out of another town for allegedly burning a barn for revenge. Will Varner owns just about everything in Frenchman's Bend and he hires Ben to work in his store. Will thinks his own son, Jody, who manages the store, lacks ambition and despairs of him getting his wife, Eula, pregnant. Will thinks his daughter, Clara, a schoolteacher, will never get married. He decides that Ben Quick might make a good husband for Clara to bring some new blood into the family.

115 minutes.

 

 

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: Divergent (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

In a  futuristic Chicago society separated by factions of virtue, a 16 year old classified as Divergent, uncovers a conspiracy to eliminate all Divergents. Starring Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, Theo James.  Action/Psychological Science Fiction. 140 minutes.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Movie Matinee: The Apartment (1960) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

C.C. Baxter, a go-getting office worker who loans his tiny apartment to his philandering superiors for their romantic trysts, runs into trouble when he finds himself sharing a girlfriend with his callous boss. The film won six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay. It was adapted by Neil Simon and Burt Bacharach into the 1996 Broadway musical Promises, Promises.  Starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray.125 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
 
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.

Meets on Second and Fourth Wednesdays in the morning
and on the last Thursday at 7pm
 

 
    Location: Headquarters
Friday August 29, 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 August 30, 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
Monday September 1, 2014 Go To Top
misc_handshake Labor Day Holiday - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: All Branches
Monday September 1, 2014 -  Tuesday September 30, 2014 Go To Top
z_cust_libgraphic September is Library Card Sign Up Month! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

Come into any of the (lucky) thirteen Monmouth County Library locations and hear about all the other fabulous things your library card can provide and pick up a calendar of the great programs offered by the Monmouth County Library.

 

Your Monmouth County Library card - the most important back to school item of all.

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
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Monday September 1, 2014 Go To Top
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 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 September 2, 2014 -  Tuesday September 30, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-
be owners of small businesses.  Appointment required; call 1-866-941-8188.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Tuesday September 2, 2014 Go To Top
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  -  3:50 PM Movie: Draft Day (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

At the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he's willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams. Directed by Ivan Reitman.  Starring Kevin Costner, Chadwick Boseman, and Jennifer Garner.

Drama/Sports – 109 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: Gravity (2013) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Recent Hit Films you May have Missed

Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone - tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness.  Film won Oscars for Best Motion Picture of the Year and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role.  (91m)  

    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 the library to schedule.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book3 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Ocean Township Book Club: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. From his home in New Jersey, Oscar dreams of becoming the Dominican J. R. R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the curse that has haunted his family for generations.  Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize.

Copies of the book are available at the front desk.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
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_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 September 3, 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. 7337   
   

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 7337.

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

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
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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, August 27, 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_teddybear_reading 10:45 AM  -  11:05 AM 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

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
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Movie: Her (2013) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that's designed to meet his every need. Part of the "September Snickers" movie series. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, and Scarlett Johansson. 126 minutes

    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM LEGO® Connections for School Aged Children 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 Grades K - 4.  Parent or guardian must remain in library.

    Location: West Long Branch
Thursday September 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: Cesar Chavez (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Michael Pena stars as Cesar Chavez in this biographic film of the renowned farm labor-organizer and Civil-rights activist. Also starring: America Ferrera, John Malkovich, Rosario Dawson, Michael Cudlitz. 102 minutes.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: Draft Day (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Director: Ivan Reitman
Starring: Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner

On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he's willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL.

101 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 Classic Movies: State's Attorney (1932) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by George Archainbaud (Last Squadron, Hopalong Cassidy)

Starring John Barrymore, Helen Twelvetrees, William Boyd and Jill Esmond

State’s Attorney is a fast-paced pre-code gem starring John Barrymore as an ambitious lawyer who is not particular about his choice of clients.  After successfully defending a “pure-at-heart” street walker, June, (Helen Twelvetrees) on solicitation charges as a favor for gangster, Valentine Powers (William Boyd),  Barrymore becomes romantically involved with her.  June encourages him to remain loyal to the mob and to take an inside job in the D.A.’s office.  What path will Tom (Barrymore) choose?

79 minutes, (c)RKO Pictures

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
anim_beaver 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Special Preschool Storytime and Craft with a local author! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All children ages 3-5 are welcome to attend this special storytime. Join us for a chance to meet, greet, and read with with local resident and author of Mo’s Landing, Mary Hofmann! Mrs. Hofmann will be reading her wonderful children's book, as well as doing a craft with us! No registration required. 

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM 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, August 21 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.  Please call if you have to cancel.
 

    Location: Headquarters
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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
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movies: State's Attorney (1932) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by George Archainbaud (Last Squadron, Hopalong Cassidy)

Starring John Barrymore, Helen Twelvetrees, William Boyd and Jill Esmond

State’s Attorney is a fast-paced pre-code gem starring John Barrymore as an ambitious lawyer who is not particular about his choice of clients.  After successfully defending a “pure-at-heart” street walker, June, (Helen Twelvetrees) on solicitation charges as a favor for gangster, Valentine Powers (William Boyd),  Barrymore becomes romantically involved with her.  June encourages him to remain loyal to the mob and to take an inside job in the D.A.’s office.  What path will Tom (Barrymore) choose?

79 minutes, (c)RKO Pictures

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday September 5, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Hebrew Language Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Today, we will discuss Love on the Shore by Michal Govrin with Moderator Dr. Nelly Segal.

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 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Seniors Taking on Readiness Measures (STORM) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

This training program equips seniors with emergency preparedness information and assists them in creating a family disaster plan.  A free emergency kit will be provided the following week upon completion of the family disaster plans. 

Presented by Michael Oppengaard, Coordinator, Office of Emergency Management, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office

A First Fridays for Seniors Program

 

    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
Saturday September 6, 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
 
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_note 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Celebrating New Jersey's Singing Stars Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Over the years, New Jersey has produced some of the greatest pop singers of all time, singers who have left an indelible mark in music history.  These talented artists who were all born in the state have sold millions of records over the years and many still continue to perform today.

Phil Bruschi (educator/entertainer) celebrates these singers by briefly discussing their musical careers.  Phil will sing selected songs by Frank Sinatra, Frankie Valli, Whitney Houston, Connie Francis, Dionne Warwick, Sarah Vaughn and more.  Join Phil for an informative and entertaining program.

 

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

Today, we will discuss Li dai Huzu wangchao zhi minzu zhengce by Liu, Xueyao.  Our moderator will be Mrs. Susan Yeh.

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
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Monday September 8, 2014 Go To Top
food_apple 10:35 AM  -  11:05 AM Fantastic Fall Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to seasonal stories and make your own wreath!

No registration required for ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver.

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_games 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day: 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 We Love Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Celebrate Library Card Sign up Month: listen to library themed stories and design your own unique bookmark!

No registration required for PreK and up.

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_questionmark_blue 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed a ? - School Age Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

In person registration begins on Thursday, August 28 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
 
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 September 9, 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
 
food_apple 10:35 AM  -  11:05 AM Fantastic Fall Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to seasonal stories and make your own wreath!

No registration required for ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 11:00 AM  -  12:25 PM New Release Tuesday: They Came Together (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

When Joel and Molly meet, it's hate at first sight: his big Corporate Candy Company threatens to shut down her quirky indie candy shop. Plus, Joel is hung up on his ex, but amazingly, they fall in love, until they break up about two thirds of the way through, and Molly starts dating her accountant. But then right at the end….well you'll just have to see. Directed by David Wain.  Starring Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, and Bill Hader.

Comedy - 83 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   
   

September 9, 2014 - 12:00 pm (Eastern Branch)


October 14, 2014 - 12:00 pm (Headquarters)

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

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

    Location: All Branches
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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: Words and Pictures (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

An art instructor and an English teacher form a rivalry that ends up with a competition at their school in which students decide whether words or pictures are more important. Directed by Fred Schepisi. Starring Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche, and Bruce Davison.

Drama/Romance – 111 minutes.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: Philomena (2013) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Recent Hit Films you May have Missed

When former journalist Martin Sixsmith is dismissed from the Labour Party in disgrace, he is at a loss as to what do. That changes when a young Irish woman approaches him about a story of her mother, Philomena, who had her son taken away when she was a teenage inmate of a Catholic convent. Martin arranges a magazine assignment about her search for him that eventually leads to America. Along the way, Martin and Philomena discover as much about each other as about her son's fate. (98m)

    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 the library to schedule.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_questionmark_blue 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed a ? - School Age Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

In person registration begins on Thursday, August 28 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  -  7:55 PM New Release Tuesday: They Came Together (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

When Joel and Molly meet, it's hate at first sight: his big Corporate Candy Company threatens to shut down her quirky indie candy shop. Plus, Joel is hung up on his ex, but amazingly, they fall in love, until they break up about two thirds of the way through, and Molly starts dating her accountant. But then right at the end….well you'll just have to see. Directed by David Wain.  Starring Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, and Bill Hader.

Comedy - 83 minutes.

    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 25 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 September 10, 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. 7337   
   

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 7337.

    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.

Meets on Second and Fourth Wednesdays in the morning
and on the last Thursday at 7pm

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

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: The Son by Philipp Meyer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, reviewers have called The Son, a contender for the great American novel.  The Son is a multigenerational story of power, blood, land, and oil that follows the rise of one Texas family, from  the Comanche raids of the 1800s to the to the oil booms of the 20th century.


Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:45 AM  -  11:05 AM 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

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
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Some Like it Hot (1959) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in. Part of the "September Snickers" movie series. Starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon. 120 minutes

    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Celebrate International Dot Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Make your mark... and see where it takes you!  Get creative and celebrate International Dot Day - recognizing creativity, courage and collaboration - with paint!

For Grades K- 4.  Parent or guardian must remain in library.

    Location: West Long Branch
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM School Age Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

September 10 - Back to School Storytime

September 17 - Master Gardeners Plant Parts - Multi Media

    Location: Howell
 
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 September 11, 2014 Go To Top
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_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Movie: Barefoot (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

An outcast son of a wealthy family falls in love with a beautiful young woman who has lived most of her life in isolation. Starring: Evan Rachel Wood, Scott Speedman, J.K. Simmons, Treat Williams Comedy/Drama/ Romance  90 minutes. 

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: The Invisible Woman (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Director: Ralph Fiennes
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones

Nelly, a happily married mother and schoolteacher, is haunted by her past. Her memories, provoked by remorse and guilt, take us back in time to follow the story of her relationship with Charles Dickens, with whom she discovered an exciting but fragile complicity.

111 minutes.

    Location: Howell
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food_apple 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Apples - 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, August 28, at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Classic Movies: Showboat (1936) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by James Whale (Frankenstein, The Old Dark House, Man in the Iron Mask)

Starring Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Charles Winninger, Paul Robeson and Hattie Mc Daniel

 Showboat is considered by many to be one of the best movie musicals of all time.  Based on Edna Forbes’ novel, Showboat first appeared on Broadway in 1927 and featured a brilliant score written by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein.  Several members of the original Broadway show are included in the movie cast – Helen Morgan plays Julie, Charles Winninger is featured as Captain Andy and Paul Robeson’s performance of “Old Man River” is the highlight of the film.

115 minutes, (c)Universal Pictures

 

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

Listen to a story and build a Lego creation at the library’s fun and exciting Lego Storytime! Lego’s will be supplied. Children ages 4 and up are welcome. No registration required. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM It's Duplo Storytime! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Listen to a story and build a Duplo creation at the library’s fun and exciting Duplo Storytime! Duplos will be supplied. Children ages 2 and a half through four years old are welcome. No registration required. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM We Love Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Celebrate Library card Sign up Month: listen to library themed stories and design your own unique bookmark!

No registration required for PreK and up.

    Location: Marlboro
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM School Age Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

September 10 - Back to School Storytime

September 17 - Master Gardeners Plant Parts - Multi Media

    Location: Howell
 
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  -  8:55 PM Classic Movies: Showboat (1936) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by James Whale (Frankenstein, The Old Dark House, Man in the Iron Mask)

Starring Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Charles Winninger, Paul Robeson and Hattie Mc Daniel

 Showboat is considered by many to be one of the best movie musicals of all time.  Based on Edna Forbes’ novel, Showboat first appeared on Broadway in 1927 and featured a brilliant score written by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein.  Several members of the original Broadway show are included in the movie cast – Helen Morgan plays Julie, Charles Winninger is featured as Captain Andy and Paul Robeson’s performance of “Old Man River” is the highlight of the film.

115 minutes, (c)Universal Pictures

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday September 12, 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_dance1 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Growing Older, Staying Healthy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Presented by:  The Center for Healthy Aging at Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus

What can I expect as I age? How can I stay healthy after age 65 and beyond? For practical and effective answers to these questions join the health coaches from the Center for Healthy Aging, a Barnabas Health facility (formerly Kimball Medical Center in Lakewood) , as they discuss common changes, ailments & conditions that occur as we age.

Call the library to register. 732-938-2300
 

Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus website    
    Location: Howell
Saturday September 13, 2014 -  Saturday September 27, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookshelf Wall Library Fall Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

This is your opportunity to get great deals on gently used books, audios, videos, DVD’s, music CD’s, games, puzzles and more.

(Beginning Monday, September 22 through Saturday, September 27 is our $1 Bag Sale.)  Check it out!

    Location: Wall Township
Saturday September 13, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 9:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Hazlet Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

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

    Location: Hazlet
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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: New Jersey author, Jon Gibbs

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
 
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
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Clean and Be Green: Using Essential Oils to Make Chemical-free Cleaners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

In this workshop, you'll learn about ways to take a more natural and chemical-free approach to cleaning your home and yourself!  

The third in a three-part series.  Presented by Gina Melillo, Registered Nurse and Certified Aromatherapist

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_masks_color 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Dear Ann Landers : a play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

A Linda Turash Theatrical Production

Linda Turash stars in this one woman play featuring renowned columnist Ann Landers. Ann answered letters from lovelorn teens, confused couples and a multitude of others in need of advice. No topic was off limits. Landers regaled her readers with direct, insightful, & often humorously honest responses. Our story takes place in Landers’ 1975 Chicago apartment, when Ann is faced with a looming deadline for her next column dealing with a new kind of heartbreak: her own.

Linda is an actress and playwright with NINE Theatricals.

Space is limited. Call the library to register: 732-938-2300

The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Howell Library. Light refreshments will be served following the show.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_new_jersey_350_green.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Celebrating New Jersey's Singing Stars: A Concert With Phil Bruschi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Celebrating New Jersey's 350th Anniversary!

Over the years, New Jersey has produced some of the greatest pop singers of all time; singers who have left an indelible mark in music history.  These talented artists who were all born in the state have sold millions of records over the years and many still continue to perform today.

Phil Bruschi (educator/entertainer) celebrates these singers by briefly discussing their musical careers.  Phil will sing selected songs by Frank Sinatra, Frankie Valli, Whitney Houston, Connie Francis, Dionne Warwick, Sarah Vaughn and more. Join Phil for an informative and entertaining program as you learn about these talented composers and stroll down memory lane.

    Location: Colts Neck
Monday September 15, 2014 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_games 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day: 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
 
rec_legoguy 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Lego Storytime Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

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

Registration begins Monday, September 8 for ages 4 and up.

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_asl 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Finger Spelling With Signing Hands Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

Have Fun and start to learn a new language - American Sign Language - through stories, songs and hands-on participation.

No registration.

 

    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
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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 September 16, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

Relegated to the status of schoolteacher and friendly neighbor after abandoning her dreams of becoming an artist, Nora advocates on behalf of a charismatic Lebanese student and is drawn into the child's family until his artist mother's careless ambition leads to a shattering betrayal.

    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:    732-431-7200   
   

O'Henry Prize Stories

The next 4 sessions we will be sampling contemporary short stories that have all been selected as the The O'Henry Prize Stories.

Mermaids by Deborah Eisenberg

"Mermaids" uncovers the unseemly side of adult behavoir as viewd through the eyes of a child.

http://tinyurl.com/lpfvbxl

    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  -  3:45 PM Movie: Cesar Chavez (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

The story of the famed civil rights leader and labor organizer torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to securing a living wage for farm workers. Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle to bring dignity to people. He inspired millions of Americans who never worked on a farm to fight for social justice. His triumphant journey is a remarkable testament to the power of one individual's ability to change the world. Directed by Diego Luna. Starring Michael Peña, America Ferrera, and Rosario Dawson.

Biography/Drama- 102 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: Monuments Men (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Recent Hit Films you May have Missed

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. From director George Clooney, the film stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, and Cate Blanchett.  (118m)  Nominated for 4 Oscars.

    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 the library to schedule.

 
    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 25 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 September 17, 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. 7337   
   

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 7337.

    Location: Wall Township
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Gymboree Play and Music! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Gymboree is a wonderful interactive program of music and fun for babies and toddlers! Join us for a special visit to the library from Red Bank Gymboree! We ask that you please pre-register by calling the Atlantic Highlands Library at (732) 291-1956.  Please choose one session below:

9:30-10:00 am - for babies ages 10-24 months

10:30-11:00 am for toddlers ages 2-3 ½

 

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Excel 2010 Basics (***REGISTRATION REQUIRED***) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

*** REGISTRATION REQUIRED ***

Excel 2010 Basics      

This hands-on class will introduce the basics for Microsoft Excel 2010.

Attendees must have computer and mouse skills.

We will cover:

  • Cutting, Copying, and Pasting
  • Cell formatting
  • Columns and rows
  • Inserting and deleting cells
  • Simple formulas
  • Print preview
  • Saving

Please bring a flash drive if you plan to save your work.

The class will be approximately 50 minutes followed by 40 minutes of practice time.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS. Registration begins September 8.

Register in-person or by calling the library at 732-431-7220 x7222.

    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
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Gymboree Play and Music! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Gymboree is a wonderful interactive program of music and fun for babies and toddlers! Join us for a special visit to the library from Red Bank Gymboree! We ask that you please pre-register by calling the Atlantic Highlands Library at (732) 291-1956.  Please choose one session below:

9:30-10:00 am - for babies ages 10-24 months

10:30-11:00 am for toddlers ages 2-3 ½

 

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
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 Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

Relegated to the status of schoolteacher and friendly neighbor after abandoning her dreams of becoming an artist, Nora advocates on behalf of a charismatic Lebanese student and is drawn into the child's family until his artist mother's careless ambition leads to a shattering betrayal.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: Tootsie (1982) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

An unemployed actor with a reputation for being difficult disguises himself as a woman to get a role in a soap opera. Part of the "September Snickers" movie series. Starring Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, and Teri Garr. 116 minutes

    Location: Hazlet
 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  4:25 PM 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, September 4 at 9:00 am.  
Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.
Please call if you have to cancel.

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM School Age Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

September 10 - Back to School Storytime

September 17 - Master Gardeners Plant Parts - Multi Media

    Location: Howell
 
anim_dog1 4:35 PM  -  5:00 PM 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, September 4 at 9:00 am.  
Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.
Please call if you have to cancel.

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

Get a chance to groom Styx and PJ while reading. Weather permitting the session will be outside in the Children's Garden.

    Location: Howell
 
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 The Light Between Oceans by M.L.Stedman 

A novel set on a remote Australian island, where a childless couple live quietly running a lighthouse, until a boat carrying a baby washes ashore.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Book Discussion: The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

Relegated to the status of schoolteacher and friendly neighbor after abandoning her dreams of becoming an artist, Nora advocates on behalf of a charismatic Lebanese student and is drawn into the child's family until his artist mother's careless ambition leads to a shattering betrayal.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday September 18, 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.

Peace Pilgrim: walking her talk against hate – Merry Brennan 

Author Merry Brennan will lead the discussion of her biographical novel about a remarkable New Jersey woman who changed lives.

Imagine giving up everything you own and walking across the country … for 28 years? Welcome to the story of Mildred Lisette Norman, AKA Peace Pilgrim. She was born on a poultry farm in Egg Harbor City, New Jersey the oldest of three children from German immigrant parents. Starting in 1953, with only the clothes on her back and no money, she crossed the U.S. seven times on foot, spreading her message of peace in schools, churches, jails, truck stops or wherever the road took her. She lived off the land and the kindness of those she met. She slept outdoors, in bus stations, in parked cars and, once, on the front seat of a fire engine in Tombstone, Arizona. Whenever she ran into trouble – physical or verbal – her sole response was love. Peace Pilgrim touched tens of thousands of lives, one step at a time.

Call the library for information 732-938-2300

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

 

    Location: Howell
 
misc_new_jersey_350_green.GIF 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.

Peace Pilgrim: walking her talk against hate – Merry Brennan 

Author Merry Brennan will lead the discussion of her biographical novel about a remarkable New Jersey woman who changed lives.

Imagine giving up everything you own and walking across the country … for 28 years? Welcome to the story of Mildred Lisette Norman, AKA Peace Pilgrim. She was born on a poultry farm in Egg Harbor City, New Jersey the oldest of three children from German American family. Starting in 1953, with only the clothes on her back and no money, she crossed the U.S. seven times on foot, spreading her message of peace in schools, churches, jails, truck stops or wherever the road took her. She lived off the land and the kindness of those she met. She slept outdoors, in bus stations, in parked cars and, once, on the front seat of a fire engine in Tombstone, Arizona. Whenever she ran into trouble – physical or verbal – her sole response was love. Peace Pilgrim touched tens of thousands of lives, one step at a time.

Call the library for information 732-938-2300

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

 

    Location: Howell
 
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Thursday Morning Book Club: Down River by John Hart Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

MURDER AND MAYHEM:  Tales of violence and mystery.

A small North Carolina town is torn apart when a power company wants to buy all the farmland on the river; some residents cling to their bucolic way of life, while others see only money. Adam Chase's family has owned the largest parcel in the area for centuries, and his father has no desire to sell. But tempers flare, and a body is found on the Chase farm, with Adam as the chief suspect. Newly back after five years away, Adam is the town pariah. Complex relationships blur the lines between friend and foe, heightening the suspense in this intricate, haunting story of a family in crisis.


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
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:25 PM Movie: The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A dark comedy about an embittered disgruntled man on a mission to seek forgiveness from the people he hurt after a doctor vindictively gives him a life-expectancy of 90 minutes. Starring Robin Williams, Mila Kunis, Peter Drinklage, James Earl Jones. Comedy/ Drama  83 minutes. 

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Words and Pictures (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Director: Fred Schepisi
Starring: Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche

Prep school teacher Jack Marcus meets his match in Dina Delsanto, an abstract painter, and new teacher on campus. He challenges her to a war between words and pictures, and in the process, sparks an unlikely romance.

111 minutes.

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classic Movies: Banjo On My Knee (1936) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by John Cromwell (Prisoner of Zenda, Of Human Bondage  and Anna and the King of Siam)

Starring Joel McCrea, Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Brennan, Buddy Ebsen and Theresa Harris

Banjo On My Knee carries on the similar Mississippi riverboat locale of Showboat but offers a rare combination of country comedy-drama with assorted song and dance numbers tossed in for good measure.  Stanwyck and Mc Crea star as a pair of young newlyweds who are quickly separated from each other when McCrea defends Stanwyck’s honor and knocks the troublemaker overboard.  Ernie, (McCrea) convinced that he’s killed the man, escapes upriver and promises to send for Pearl (Stanwyck) when it is safe.

95 minutes.   (c)Twentieth Century Fox

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
food_apple 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Apple and Potato Printing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Enjoy themed stories and make your own painted masterpieces!

Registration begins Monday,September 8 for Ages PreK and up.

    Location: Marlboro
 
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
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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: The Road from Coorain by Jill Conroy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

In a memoir that pierces and delights us, Jill Conway tells the story of her astonishing journey into adulthood — a journey that would ultimately span immense distances and encompass worlds, ideas, and ways of life that seem a century apart.  She was seven before she ever saw another girl child. At eight, still too small to mount her horse unaided, she was galloping miles, alone, across Coorain, her parents' 30,000 windswept, drought-haunted acres in the Australian outback, doing a "man's job" of helping herd the sheep because World War II had taken away the able-bodied men.  Worlds away from Coorain, in America, Jill Conway became a historian and the first woman president of Smith College. From the shelter of a protective family to the lessons of tragedy and independence this is an indelible portrait of a remarkable woman's life.

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movies: Banjo On My Knee (1936) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by John Cromwell (Prisoner of Zenda, Of Human Bondage  and Anna and the King of Siam)

Starring Joel McCrea, Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Brennan, Buddy Ebsen and Theresa Harris

Banjo On My Knee carries on the similar Mississippi riverboat locale of Showboat but offers a rare combination of country comedy-drama with assorted song and dance numbers tossed in for good measure.  Stanwyck and Mc Crea star as a pair of young newlyweds who are quickly separated from each other when McCrea defends Stanwyck’s honor and knocks the troublemaker overboard.  Ernie, (McCrea) convinced that he’s killed the man, escapes upriver and promises to send for Pearl (Stanwyck) when it is safe.

95 minutes.   (c)Twentieth Century Fox

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
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
Friday September 19, 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 September 20, 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
 
ent_microphone2 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Tribute to Neil Diamond: Singer, Songwriter Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

     Neil Diamond continues to endure in the world of pop music as a solo artist. This program focuses on his legendary career as a singer and songwriter highlighting more than 45 years of struggles and successes. Diamond has sold over 125 million records worldwide and has performed in front of millions of concertgoers. This Brooklyn Baritone has had 10 number one hit singles over the years and is considered the third most successful adult contemporary artist on the Billboard chart.
     Phil Bruschi, singer, vocal stylist, educator and entertainer, will discuss Diamond's early career to present day while performing such songs as "Sweet Caroline," "Hello Again," "Cracklin Rose," "September Morn," and many more.
Phil has created a variety of musical programs that are sometimes referred to as "Edu-Tain-Ment."   It's a mixture of education and entertainment rolled into one.  In these musical biographies/programs, Phil shares information about careers of the artists and performs their songs.
 

    Location: Wall Township
 
anim_chicken 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Got Chickens? a mini seminar for starting your own backyard flock Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Presented by: Mary Hussey

The keeping of backyard poultry is an activity that has skyrocketed in recent years.  Unfortunately, many new poultry owners are lacking important information and don’t even know it, until a problem arises.  This mini-seminar seeks to address these, and many other issues that new flock owners may face, and provides reliable sources for future questions.  Topics include care and feeding; illnesses; proper coop size and placement; predator control; hatching chicks; introduction of new birds; proper handling; attending poultry shows; biosecurity; and much more. 
The two-hour program, intended for adults only, includes a Prezi, and participants receive a list of print and Internet source materials.  Live birds will be on hand for demonstration.  Participants are encouraged to bring a notebook and pen.

Space limited.  Call to register 732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
Monday September 22, 2014 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_games 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day: 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
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Documentary: Twenty Feet From Stardom (2013) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now.  In this award-winning documentary, director Morgan Neville shines the spotlight on the untold stories of such legendary background singers as Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill, and more.

Documentary- 91 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_kidsreading 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM 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, September 15 for Grades K-4.

    Location: Marlboro
 
anim_whale1 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Whales - School Age 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 11 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
 
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
Tuesday September 23, 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
 
food_apple 1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Peekaboo Apples - Toddler Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old

Enjoy stories and make a fun craft.

No registration.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: Saving Mr. Banks (2013) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Recent Hit Films you May have Missed

Walt Disney wants to use the book Mary Poppins for a movie but the author, P.L. Travers doesn't like what Disney does. So for 20 years Disney would keep asking her to let him do it.  Eventually when she's financially strapped she considers it but won't approve unless Disney does it as she wants it. So she goes to California and Disney to bring the character of Mary Poppins to life.    (125m)

    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 the library to schedule.

 
    Location: Headquarters
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Movie: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, is living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, he becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America fights a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, and Samuel L. Jackson.

Action/Adventure - 136 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_kidsreading1 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Science Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Dewey Decimal Science. Learn how to use the library's science collection.

    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
 
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 25 spaces available.
 
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 September 24, 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. 7337   
   

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 7337.

    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.

Meets on Second and Fourth Wednesdays in the morning
and on the last Thursday at 7pm

 
    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
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Movie: Slap Shot (1977) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A failing ice hockey team finds success using constant fighting and violence during games. Part of the "September Snickers" movie series. Starring Paul Newman, Michael Ontkean, and Strother Martin. 123 minutes

    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_legoguy 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM 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 "Addy Learns a Lesson: A School Story" by Connie Rose Porter. Read the book, discuss it and make a lego creation.

    Location: Howell
Thursday September 25, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bookbites: A Book Group for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

"Cutting for Stone" is the complex story of the Praise family, focusing on twin brothers Marion and Shiva as they negotiate the hidden histories of their past while working hard to make medical advances for the future.  This is an unforgettable journey into one man's remarkable life, and epic story about the power, intimacy, and curious beautof the work of healing others.

 

    Location: Hazlet
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ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: Heaven is for Real (2014) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Director: Randall Wallace
Starring: Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly

The true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. Colton claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience. He recounts the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth.

99 minutes.

 

 

 

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classic Movies: My Man Godfrey (1936) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Gregory La Cara (Gabriel Over the White House, Stage Door, Half Naked Truth)

Starring Carole Lombard, William Powell, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick and Eugene Pallatte

My Man Godfrey is a brilliant screwball comedy that deftly explores the impact of the Great Depression and obvious gulf between the haves and have-nots.  Socialite Lombard and her sister Cordelia (Gail Patrick) attend a scavenger hunt where one of the items to find is a “forgotten man.”  William Powell is a down on his luck hobo living in a New York City shantytown who agrees to go with Lombard rather than her obnoxious, bratty sister.  Godfrey is offered a job as the family butler.  With charm and class Godfrey deftly brings a sense of normalcy to the dysfunctional Bullock family.   

95 minutes.  (c)Universal Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
nat_leaf_fall 3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Celebrate Autumn and Meet the Mayor! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a festive fall-themed storytime and craft featuring Atlantic Highlands’ very own Mayor Fred Rast! No registration necessary. All children ages 4 and up are welcome! 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
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  -  8:30 PM Classic Movies: My Man Godfrey (1936) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-9