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Friday December 30, 2016 -  Thursday August 31, 2017 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! (Available when library is open.)

 
    Location: Hazlet
Sunday January 1, 2017 -  Sunday December 31, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping Book and Short Story Discussions; Author Talks! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   Your Branch   
   

For a complete listing of discussions about literature and writing, please click here:

Book Discussions    
    Location: All Branches
Monday May 1, 2017 -  Friday September 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none ZIKA Information Station Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7242   
   

 ZIKA Trifold Display Board   

Monmouth County Mosquite Commission has a colorful educational  information station which is travelling throughout the Monmouth County Library system.
Please pick up brochures and fact sheets for children and adults to keep us all safe this summer!


The Information Stations will be on display on the following dates and locations: 

Atlantic Highlands Branch beginning May 1, Hazlet Branch beginning May 15, Holmdel Branch beginning May 29, 

Headquarters, Manalapan beginning June 5, Eastern Branch in Shrewsbury beginning June 19,  Oceanport Branch Beginning June 26.

 West Long Branch beginning July 3, Ocean Township Branch beginning July 17, Wall Township Branch beginning July 31,

Howell Branch beginning August 7, Marlboro Branch beginning August 21, 

Colts Neck Branch beginning September 4 and Allentown Branch beginning September 18.            

    Location: All Branches
Monday May 1, 2017 -  Sunday December 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_new_blue Free Career Counseling Services Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
 New Jersey Career Connections (NJCareerConnections)  is a career navigation service of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. NJ Job Club is part of this organization, and those interested may sign up for free information from NJ Job Club. 
 
The following services (listed below) are available at Library Headquarters.  Please call for an appointment (732 431 7220 x7222) or drop by when the counselor is in! You may alos find information on the NJCareer Connections website: http://careerconnections.nj.gov/
 
Here is the Career Counselors schedule at Library Headquarters in Manalapan:
 
          Mondays: 10 to 5           Tuesdays 12 to 8             Wednesdays 9 to 5               Fridays 9 to 4
 
 For specific information, please call Reference Staff members:  732/431/7220 Ext 7222
 
These are all free services available to anyone in our community:  No Card needed. 
 
Job Search Assistance
Resume Assistance
Career Counseling
Literacy and ESL Classes
Computer Labs
Jersey Job Club Workshops
One-Stop Career Center Referrals
    Location: Headquarters
Thursday June 1, 2017 -  Saturday August 12, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_teen_buildworld.GIF Summer Reading Clubs for Kids, Teens & Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Build A Better World Summer Reading Clubs Begin!

Welcome back for another summer of listening and reading fun! Anyone can read or anyone can read TO you: Moms, Dads, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins, babysitters, or just friends. Be sure to check out some great books from your local library to share with someone special! And...Remember to pick up your super prizes! 

Look on website or on our Facebook (MonmouthCountyLibraryHomepage) to find summertime concerts, plays, storytimes, crafts and other awesome programs to enjoy! 

Copy & Paste this link to sign up on your computer:   http://www.monmouthcountylib.org/sr.htm

Copy & Paste this link to sign up on your Smart Device:  https://nj.evanced.info/monmouth/sr/homepage.asp

Follow this link to Register  for Teen Events: www.bit.ly/MonCtyLibraryTeenEvents

 

 

    Location: All Branches
 
misc_smiley 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Soles 4 Guatemala – Shoe Drive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Soles 4 Guatemala – Shoe Drive

June 1 – August 12

Build a Better Community by donating NEW and/or GENTLY worn children’s shoes!  Place them in the labeled donation box at the library between June 1 - August 12. All shoes will be donated to the Promised Land Ministries, an organization based in San Lucas Toliman, that brings shoes to the boys and girls of Guatemala.

 

 

 

    Location: Allentown
Saturday July 1, 2017 -  Monday July 31, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 Art Exhibit: Linda Ganz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
    Location: Ocean Township
Monday July 3, 2017 -  Monday July 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: P.Judman, Children's Librarian   732 431 7220 x7226   
   

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

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

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

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

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

Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:  

Mondays, 9:30am.  

Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  No Storytime July 4.

Thursdays, 10:15am.  

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:

Mondays, 10:15am. 

Tuesdays, 11:40am.  No Storytime July 4.  

Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am. 

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  

Mondays, 11:00am.  

Thursdays, 11:00am.

Family for Ages 2 and up:

Mondays, 1:30pm.  

Wednesdays, 1:30pm.  

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday July 12, 2017 -  Friday August 4, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 Stuff the Bus donation drive sponsored by Teen Advisory Board (TAB): Join In! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-4317-7220 x 7222   
   

Help us help United Way of Monmouth Ocean collect back to school supplies for kids who need them. 

Donation box is near Circulation desk at Library HQ thru Friday, Aug. 4. Thanks for your generosity! 

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
Saturday July 22, 2017 Go To Top
rec_yoga 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: Restorative Flow Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

For all levels, beginners welcome!

Join us for this eight-week series of Yoga: Restorative Flow.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from July 1st through August 19th.   

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion. 

Some spare mats will be available for those who may not have them.  However, it is recommended to BYOM (bring your own mat).


This eight-week series is led by Daniele Parisi who teaches yoga at a local studio and is registered with Yoga Alliance.   

    Location: Eastern Branch
   
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Howell
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
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elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Tweens! Learn to Code With Microdot - a four week program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7226   
   

Grades 5-7 in September

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

Saturdays, July 15, 22, 29, and August 5.

Please plan to attend all sessions.  Please bring your own laptop

*Registration is is limited  call, stop in or sign up online beginning Thursday, July 6.

    Location: Headquarters
Monday July 24, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 9:00 AM Last Chance for Bag Sale! (Ends 7/28) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

It's your last chance to snap up some bargains at Howell Library's third annual bag sale!

The sale ends Friday, July 28, so stop by the library, select a few titles from the inventory of used books and fill a bag for $1.00!

The sale is open during library hours, which are Monday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Friday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Funds raised by the sale will enable the Friends of Howell Library to support library programs.

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

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

    Location: Howell
 
misc_kids 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Songs for ages 10 to 23 months. Playtime included.

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

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

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

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Family Film: Beauty and the Beast 2017 PG Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family Film: Beauty and the Beast  PG   2017.  A yooung prince cursed by an enchantress and turned into a beasst can only 

bt freed by true love. What may be his only chance arrives with Belle, the only human to enter the castle since it was enchanted.

Ages 5 and up.  Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Free admission, No ticket required.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_kids 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Build it! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Work in groups or with a friend to build a masterpiece with craft sticks!

Registration begins Monday, July 10 for children grades K-5.

    Location: Marlboro
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
food_cupcake.GIF 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Tween! - Beach Cupcakes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Grades 4 and Up 

Beach Cakes, make yummy cupcakes that look like a beach scene.

*If you have any food allergy concerns please contact the library prior to the program.*

    Location: Ocean Township
       
 
z_cust_mckids 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Make and Build with Triangles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Make the triangles and turn them into a special structure.

Grade in September - 1 and up

Registration required; call, stop in or sign up online begining Thursday, June 29

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
misc_new_blue 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Circuits on Paper Hands-On Workshop (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x5487   
   

Make simple or complex electrical circuits on a flat piece of paper.  In this class possibilities are open ended!! The following are some activities the teens will be covering in this program: making fully functional circuits on a piece of paper, creating light-up greeting cards, make origami animals come to life and even create three dimensional pop-up paper sculptures that have working lights in them.

This program is for Teens in grades 6 - 12

Registration is required and space is limited.

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_tree 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Kids! Family Fun Special: Eyes of the Wild - A Better World Naturally Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Meet amazing rescued animals for a interactive, entertaining show presented by Eyes of the Wild.  Ages 4 and up with an adult. 

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

 

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
office_dollarsign 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM College Planning Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

This workshop, presented by William and Dr. Nancy Klein, helps 9th graders on prepare for college including choosing the correct major, FAFSA assistance, and decreasing out of pocket expenses.  Nancy is a NJ licensed life and health producer who works with World System Builder, a part of World Financial Group. The company’s National Campaign for Financial Literacy mission is to provide “financial education to 1 million families by 2020.”

Presented as part of the non-profit organization, “HIFE.” 

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

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

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

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

If you decide to join us, this program is for adults, ages 18 and older

Please bring a mat, or large towel to class. 
Sessions will be held on Mondays:  July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday July 25, 2017 Go To Top
anim_fish_02 1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Sparkly Fish -Toddler Stories and Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old

Enjoy stories and make a fun craft.

No registration.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Films for the Family (all ages)

June 27 "Moana" (PG) 2016 - A Teen Girl and a demigod search for a legendary island. 1 hour 47 minutes.

July 11 "Storks" (PG) 2016 - A stork and his human pal transport a baby girl to her expectant family.1 hour 27 minutes

July 18 "Finding Dory" (PG)  2016 - Amnesiac Dory searches for her long lost parents with the help of Nemo and Marlin.1 hour 37 minutes.

July 25 "Sing" (PG) 2016 - A koala impresario stages a singing competition, and musically inclined animals compete.  1 hour 47 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Beyond the Sea (2004) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A biography of 1960s crooner Bobby Darin, which tells the tale of his childhood and adult life.


Starring Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, and John Goodman

121m.
 

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Norman (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Norman Oppenheimer is a small time operator who befriends a young politician at a low point in his life. Three years later, when the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman's life dramatically changes for better and worse.   Directed by Joseph Cedar. Starring Richard Gere, Lior Ashkenazi, and Michael Sheen. Drama - 118 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
food_ice cream cone 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! I Scream, You Scream... Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

…We all scream to make ice cream!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

**Please alert the library to your child’s food allergies when registering.**

 

    Location: Hazlet
   
 
school_chemistry1 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering for Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Using picture books to learn about science for ages 3 /12 to 5.

    Location: Howell
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misc_smiley 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Tweens! Summer Stem Project: Pool Noodle Structures Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Tweens Summer Stem Project: Pool Noodle Structures. Grades 3 - 7. Registration is required in person, by phone or on-line.  

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
z_cust_NJ_makers.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM How to Talk to a Robot (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

This coding program is based on the summer reading theme Build a Better World.  In this 2 hour class teens will be challenged to Build a Shelter. The objective will be to program mobile robots to locate, grip and relocate blocks to build a shelter.  The teens will also be making the robots move, sense, grip and place objects as a goal which will lead to the final challenge.

This program is for Teens in grades 6-12

Registration is required and space is limited.

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

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

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_circ_tentsm 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Join us as we welcome author/historian Rick Geffken to discuss his current book, Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore.  The Jersey shore was once a famous vacation destination featuring grand hotels and amusement parks.  Many of these treasures are gone today but the memories linger on.  Mr. Geffken will share stories and rarely seen photos from these days gone by

Space is limited.

Please register in person, online or by phone (609-259-7565)

    Location: Allentown
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Independent Film: The Sense of an Ending (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Ritesh Batra

Starring Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter

A man becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life.

108 minutes; (c) CBS Films

    Location: Eastern Branch
Wednesday July 26, 2017 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
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
 
trans_car 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Schoolage Storytime & Craft; Design a vehicle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage stortime ---Transportation stories and design a vehicle craft.   Grades K - 3. Registration is required in person, by phone or

on-line. Parents, please register each child using your e-mail and phone contact info.

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
office_telephone 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Jersey Job Club Workshop: Master The Art of Networking Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jersey Job Club   732 431 7220x7222   
   

Master the Art of Networking 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 70% of jobs are obtained through networking.  This workshop will assist you in learning how to utilize your network to help you secure the job of your choice by identifying your network, expanding and building your network through sources, recommenders, decision makers and linkers. Start clearly defining what your career goals are through network planning and using social media to ultimately master the art of networking to land your next job!

This program is presented by Monmouth County Library's Career Connections Counselor and has been made possible through a grant from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development. 

 

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Vintage: Movie: Young At Heart (1954) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A renowned Broadway composer surprises everyone when he proposes to a small-town girl, but no one could be more surprised when she chooses to elope with her fiancé’s best friend. Drama/Musical/Romance. Starring: Frank Sinatra, Doris Day,Gig Young, Ethel Barrymore. 2 hrs.

 

Warner Bros.

    Location: Marlboro
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misc_smiley 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

July 12 - Let Nature Inspire Your Thinking - Storytime

July 19 - Transformation: Marble Roll - Craft

July 26 - Terrific Transportation - Storytime and Lego Playtime

Snacks Served; please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: Priceless (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A widower who loses custody of his daughter finds himself unable to hold down a job. He agrees to drive a truck across the country, but is forced to make a life-changing decision when he discovers what he is delivering.  Stars Joel Smallbone, Bianca A. Santos, David Koechner. 97 minutes. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Secret Life of Pets (2016) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-449-8877   
   

Wall Library Summer Movies Wednesdays at 2:00 pm

Fun for the whole family! Free Admission.  No tickets required. Limited seating; first come first serve.  Children 9 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

June 28 - Moana (2016) (PG) - A Teen Girl and a demigod search for a legendary island. 107 minutes.

July 5 - Sing (2016) (PG) - A koala impresario stages a singing competition, and musically inclined animals compete.  107 minutes.

July 12 - Storks (2016) (PG) - A stork and his human pal transport a baby girl to her expectant family. 87 minutes.

July 19 Finding Dory (2016) (PG) - Amnesiac Dory searches for her long lost parents with the help of Nemo and Marlin. 97 minutes.

July 26 - Secret Life of Pets (2016) (PG) - The quiet life of a terrier is upended when is owner takes in a stray whom he dislikes. 87 minutes.

August 2 - BFG (2016) (PG) - An orphaned girl befriends a benevolent giant who takes her on an adventure in Giant Country. 117 minutes

August 9 The Angry Birds Movie 2016 (PG) - An island of happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious piggies... What are they up to? 87 minutes.

August 16 - Zootopia (2016) (PG) - A rookie bunny cop and cycnical conartist fox work together to uncover a conspiracy. 108 minutes.

August 23 -Kubo and the Two Strings 2016 (PG) - A young boy must locate his late father's magical suit of armor to defeat a vengeful spirit. 101 minutes.

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

Listen to a LEGO story and then construct your own creation.  Save a memory of it

by taking a photo on Mom or Dad's smartphone.

All Ages

Registration Required

 

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
misc_pirate_flag.GIF 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! - Afternoon Family Craft Hour - Pirate Charms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-531-5092   
   

All Ages

Make sea worthy charms out of Shrinky Dinks®.

 

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

Read any Star Wars book, discuss it, and make a Lego creation. Snacks served; please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_new_blue 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Circuits on Paper Hands-On Workshop (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Make simple or complex electrical circuits on a flat piece of paper.  In this class possibilities are open ended!! The following are some activities the teens will be covering in this program: making fully functional circuits on a piece of paper, creating light-up greeting cards, make origami animals come to life and even create three dimensional pop-up paper sculptures that have working lights in them.

This program is for Teens in grades 6-12

Registration is required and space is limited.

    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 12 through August 30, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday July 27, 2017 Go To Top
nat_sun 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories, fingerplays, songs, and concepts for all ages.

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

If learning to play Bridge is on your list of things to do -- now is the time!  Join us for this six-week series, July 27 through August 31.

10:30 - 11:30 is for beginners: We will start from the very beginning, you will learn the basics, and when we finish you will be able to play at a basic level.  

11:30 - 12:30 is for more advanced play.  Build on what you have already learned. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Everybody Loves Somebody (Todos Queremos a Alguien) (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A Mexican-American woman attends a family wedding, and takes along a Caucasian co-worker as her date. When her old boyfriend shows up at the event, things become complicated. Comedy/Romance Starring: Karla Souza, Jose Maria Yazpik, Ben O’Toole 1 hr. 42 min.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: Bitter Harvest (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Max Irons, Samantha Barks, Terence Stamp

Directed by:  George Mendeluk

Set in 1930's Ukraine, as Stalin advances the ambitions of communists in the Kremlin, young artist, Yuri, battles to save his lover, Natalka, from the Holodomor, the death-by-starvation program that ultimately killed millions of Ukrainians.

103 minutes

    Location: Howell
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misc_smiley 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids! LEGO© Robotic Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-449-8877   
   

LEGO© Robotic Workshop

This program is for young Lego builders to create models featuring working motors, sensors, and WeDo technology.  

Recommended 6 to 10 years old.

Registration required and begins on Monday, June 26, 2017. (Space is Limited.)

    Location: Wall Township
       
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

The LEGO Batman Movie (2017) PG ©Warner Bros.

To save Gotham City from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others, and maybe – just maybe – learn to lighten up.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

Children under 5 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:25 PM Beauty and the Beast (PG)(2017) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

A live-action retelling of Walt Disney's animated classic characters from the "tale as old as time" for a contemporary audience, which stays true to the original films music while updating the score with several new songs.  A bright, beautiful and independent young woman is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle.  Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast's hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of a true Prince within. 

Starring: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad

Fantasy/Musical/Romance- 129 minutes

 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Read to Major Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-229-2626   
   

Ages 3 and up. Read to Major our new therapy dog. Bring a book from home or choose one from the library. Registration required: call, stop in or sign up online http://bit.ly/1U702RS  beginning July 19.

    Location: Oceanport
       
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Clay Day! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to a story and make a cool clay creation!

Regsitration begins Thursday, July 6 for Grades PreK and up.

    Location: Marlboro
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
anim_paw 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Pet Portraits (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Love your Pet? Don't miss our one of a kind Pet Portrait Art class! Laura Mendile has created a unique class to help you create a portrait of your favorite pet.  This is a class for all levels of painters - so come join us as we help you get on your way to creating a fantastic pastel portrait.  Bring a great photo of your favorite pet - a dog, cat, hamster, reptile, even a fish.  The photo you bring will be your sample for the portrait.

Photo sizes can be varied: 8-1/2" print on good quality photo paper. The Photo should be no smaller than a 4x6 photograph.

We will be using pastels and charcoal so please wear old clothes as this project is messy.

Please do not consider using photos on your cell phone for this activity.

This program is for Teens grades 6 - 12

Registration is required, and space is limited. 

    Location: Howell
       
 
ent_filmproj 6:45 PM  -  8:45 PM Pirates of the Caribbean: Movie Treasure Map Series: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) PG-13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-531-5092   
   

Pirates of the Caribbean: Movie Treasure Map Series

Ahoy, mateys! Set your course for a Pirates movie night at the library and pick up a treasure map. Earn a stamp for each movie you see and you may find a treasure worthy of a pirate!

July 27 - The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) PG-13:  A buccaneer tries to retrieve a haunted ship from the mutinous scalawags who seized it.

August 3 - Dead Man's Chest (2006) PG-13:  Jack Sparrow schemes to get out of paying a debt to the ghostly Davy Jones.

August 10 - At World's End (2007) PG-13:  The adventures of Capt. Jack Sparrow and his pals continue as they sail off the edge of the map.

August 17 - On Stranger Tides (2011) PG-13:  Capt. Jack Sparrow is lured onto Blackbeard's ship and forced to seek out the Fountain of Youth.

Free admission! No tickets required!  Children 9 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Ocean Township
Friday July 28, 2017 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
anim_flyingbird 2:00 PM Beach Nesting: Birds of the Summer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Build  Better World

Join Todd Pover, biologist with the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey as he presents the beach nesting birds of the summer, Piping Plovers, Terns, Black Skimmers and more...

 

    Location: Wall Township
Saturday July 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_smiley 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Spanish Conversation Cafe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Would you like to practice Spanish with others in the community? Improve your Spanish skills while having fun at the Spanish Conversation Café! The Café will have interactive activities that incorporate speaking and listening practice.  All levels are welcome from Beginners to Advanced. Native speakers are welcome to join and assist with activities. Ages 15+

¿Le gustaría practicar el español con otros de la comunidad? ¡Mejore sus habilidades en español y se divierte en el Café de Conversación en Español! Habrá actividades interactivas que incluyen práctica de habla y escucha. Bienvenidos a todos niveles de principiantes a avanzados. Hablantes nativos son bienvenidos a unirse y ayudar con las actividades. Edades 15+    

    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_yoga 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: Restorative Flow Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

For all levels, beginners welcome!

Join us for this eight-week series of Yoga: Restorative Flow.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from July 1st through August 19th.   

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion. 

Some spare mats will be available for those who may not have them.  However, it is recommended to BYOM (bring your own mat).


This eight-week series is led by Daniele Parisi who teaches yoga at a local studio and is registered with Yoga Alliance.   

    Location: Eastern Branch
   
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Howell
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rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_moon_full 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Family Fun Saturday- Here Comes the Sun : Solar Eclipse Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Family Fun Saturday -  Here Comes the Sun: Solar Eclipse Fun!   

There will be stories and a craft.  Ages 2 and up.

Registration is required, in person, by phone or on-line.

Parents, please register each child using your phone and e-mail contact info. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Tweens! Learn to Code With Microdot - a four week program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7226   
   

Grades 5-7 in September

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

Saturdays, July 15, 22, 29, and August 5.

Please plan to attend all sessions.  Please bring your own laptop

*Registration is is limited  call, stop in or sign up online beginning Thursday, July 6.

    Location: Headquarters
Monday July 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids!Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

    Location: Howell
 
misc_kids 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Songs for ages 10 to 23 months. Playtime included.

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

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

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

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

All are welcome!

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

Directed by Rupert Sanders

Starring Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbaek, Takeshi Kitano

In the near future, Major Motoko Kusanagi (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible terrorist attack, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major Kusanagi discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. Based on the internationally acclaimed Japanese Manga, "The Ghost in the Shell." 

107 minutes; (c) Paramount Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_kids 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Yoga Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join us for some yoga fun with instructor Miriam Pilgrim! Learn some new yoga poses!

*please wear comfortable clothes for moving in*  Space is limited.

Registration is required beginning Monday, July 10 for children Grades K-3.

    Location: Marlboro
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
z_cust_mckids 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Marble Mazes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

See if your marble can follow the paths!

Grade in September - 1 and up

Registration required; call, stop in or sign up online begining Thursday, June 29.

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
anim_bee.GIF 5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM Kids! Seed Ball Making Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

WILD Jersey - Nature and Science Programs
Seed Ball Making - Grades 1 and up
Monday, July 31 at 5:00 pm
Plant a wildflower garden for birds and
butterflies from clay and compost.

    Location: West Long Branch
       
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misc_new_blue 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Arduino Wearble Displays (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x5487   
   

Discover how to combine hands-on design and crafting techniques with circuits, electronics and Arduino programming to use your new skills to design and engineer multi-colored LED light displays that can be used to create unique personalized accessories.  Learn how to setup and program the Adafruit Arduino Trinket, mini microcontroller. Class will include descriptions of e=textile technqies and a presentation of examples made by the presenter.

This program is for Teens in grades 6 - 12

Registration is required and space is limited

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: Ghost in the Shell (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Rupert Sanders

Starring Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbaek, Takeshi Kitano

In the near future, Major Motoko Kusanagi (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible terrorist attack, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major Kusanagi discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. Based on the internationally acclaimed Japanese Manga, "The Ghost in the Shell." 

107 minutes; (c) Paramount Pictures

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

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

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

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

If you decide to join us, this program is for adults, ages 18 and older

Please bring a mat, or large towel to class. 
Sessions will be held on Mondays:  July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday August 1, 2017 -  Thursday August 31, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette Blake's Bowls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

 

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

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

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

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

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

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

Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:  

Mondays, 9:30am. No Storytime August 28. 

Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  No Storytime August 29.

Thursdays, 10:15am.  No Storytime August 31.

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:

Mondays, 10:15am. No Storytime August 28. 

Tuesdays, 11:40am.   No Storytime August 29.

Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  No Storytime August 30.

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  

Mondays, 11:00am.  No Storytime August 28. 

Thursdays, 11:00am.  No Storytime August 31.

Family for Ages 2 and up:

Mondays, 1:30pm. No Storytime August 28.  

Wednesdays, 1:30pm.  No Storytime August 30.

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday August 1, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Behind The Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport.

As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi are electric with hope. Abdul, an enterprising teenager, sees “a fortune beyond counting” in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Meanwhile Asha, a woman of formidable ambition, has identified a shadier route to the middle class. With a little luck, her beautiful daughter, Annawadi’s “most-everything girl,” might become its first female college graduate. And even the poorest children, like the young thief Kalu, feel themselves inching closer to their dreams. But then Abdul is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power, and economic envy turn brutal. With intelligence, humor, and deep insight into what connects people to one another in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, based on years of uncompromising reporting, carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century’s hidden worlds—and into the hearts of families impossible to forget.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_film-reel 11:00 AM  -  1:10 PM New Release Movie: Get Out (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A young black man meets his white girlfriend's parents at their estate, only to find out that the situation is much more sinister than it appears. Directed by Jordan Peele. Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, and Bradley Whitford.

Horror/Mystery - 1 hour 44 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: Tommy's Honour (2016) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

In every generation, a torch passes from father to son. And that timeless dynamic is the beating heart of Tommy's Honour - an intimate, powerfully moving tale of the real-life founders of the modern game of golf. Directed by Jason Connery.  Starring Sam Neill, Ophelia Lovibond and Jack Lowden.

Drama/Biography - 1 hour 52 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Street Cat Named Bob (2016) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Based on the international bestselling book, the true feel-good story of how a busker and recovering drug addict had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.

Starring Luke Treadaway, Ruta Gedmintas, and Joanne Froggatt

103m.

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
lib_bookflipping 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: Rules of Civility by Amor Towles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Set in New York City in 1938, this is the story of a watershed year in the life of uncompromising twenty-five year old Katey Kontent.

    Location: Ocean Township
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misc_rocks3 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Mock Rocks with Wild Jersey! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Break open rocks, wear away the sandstone - Let's excavate & identify hidden gems! 

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

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
school_chemistry2 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering for Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM New Release Movie: Get Out (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A young black man meets his white girlfriend's parents at their estate, only to find out that the situation is much more sinister than it appears. Directed by Jordan Peele. Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, and Bradley Whitford.

Horror/Mystery - 1 hour 44 minutes.

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

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

    Location: Ocean Township
 
anim_starfish 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Solutions to Pollution at the Jersey Shore Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Presented by Clean Ocean Action

“Since 1984, Clean Ocean Action and its coalition partners have been advocating for the ocean through action, research and education.  Much progress has been made, and today the Jersey Shore and its clean ocean economy are a result of the grass roots efforts of citizens and leaders who are vigilant about protecting our waterways.  Sadly, threats to these waterways continue.  Come find out about these threats and about how you can become part of the “Solution to Ocean Pollution”.  The film “Smog of the Sea” will be shown as part of the presentation.  In this film, the singer/songwriter/environmental activist, Jack Johnson, joins researchers as they sail through the Sargasso Sea to investigate plastic pollution in the North Atlantic Gyre.  Come learn about ways that you can join the wave of ocean protectors!”

    Location: Ocean Township
 
anim_starfish 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Solutions to Pollution at the Jersey Shore (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Presented by Clean Ocean Action

“Since 1984, Clean Ocean Action and its coalition partners have been advocating for the ocean through action, research and education.  Much progress has been made, and today the Jersey Shore and its clean ocean economy are a result of the grass roots efforts of citizens and leaders who are vigilant about protecting our waterways.  Sadly, threats to these waterways continue.  Come find out about these threats and about how you can become part of the “Solution to Ocean Pollution”.  The film “Smog of the Sea” will be shown as part of the presentation.  In this film, the singer/songwriter/environmental activist, Jack Johnson, joins researchers as they sail through the Sargasso Sea to investigate plastic pollution in the North Atlantic Gyre.  Come learn about ways that you can join the wave of ocean protectors!”

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

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

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
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
 
trans_mayflower 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Schoolage Storytime: Boats Away! Pool noodle boats craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage storytime: boat stories and a pool noodle boat craft.  Grades K to 3. Registration is required, in person, by phone

or on-line.  Parents, please register each child using your email and phone contact info.  

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_summertime 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

August 2 - "The Hello Goodbye Window" - Craft

August 9 - American Legends - Storytime

August 16 - Big Machines - Storytime and Lego Playtime

    Location: Howell
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie: The Resurrection of Gavin Stone (2016) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Former child star Gavin Stone (Brett Dalton) is forced to do 200 hours of community service at a local church after trashing a hotel in his Illinois hometown. Stone pretends to be a Christian to land the role of Jesus in the church’s annual play. He then falls for the show’s director who happens to be the pastor’s daughter. Stars Brett Dalton, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, and Neil Flynn. 1 hour 31 minutes. 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: BFG (2016) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-449-8877   
   

Wall Library Summer Movies Wednesdays at 2:00 pm

Fun for the whole family! Free Admission.  No tickets required. Limited seating; first come first serve.  Children 9 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

June 28 - Moana (2016) (PG) - A Teen Girl and a demigod search for a legendary island. 107 minutes.

July 5 - Sing (2016) (PG) - A koala impresario stages a singing competition, and musically inclined animals compete.  107 minutes.

July 12 - Storks (2016) (PG) - A stork and his human pal transport a baby girl to her expectant family. 87 minutes.

July 19 Finding Dory (2016) (PG) - Amnesiac Dory searches for her long lost parents with the help of Nemo and Marlin. 97 minutes.

July 26 - Secret Life of Pets (2016) (PG) - The quiet life of a terrier is upended when is owner takes in a stray whom he dislikes. 87 minutes.

August 2 - BFG (2016) (PG) - An orphaned girl befriends a benevolent giant who takes her on an adventure in Giant Country. 117 minutes

August 9 The Angry Birds Movie 2016 (PG) - An island of happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious piggies... What are they up to? 87 minutes.

August 16 - Zootopia (2016) (PG) - A rookie bunny cop and cycnical conartist fox work together to uncover a conspiracy. 108 minutes.

August 23 -Kubo and the Two Strings 2016 (PG) - A young boy must locate his late father's magical suit of armor to defeat a vengeful spirit. 101 minutes.

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_frog 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! The Caterpillar and the Polliwog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Hear the Jack Kent book, see the DVD and make the craft!

All Ages

Registration Required.

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
anim_bee.GIF 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Home Depot Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Home Depot Kids Workshop
Grades K and up
Wednesday, August 2 at 4:00 pm
Build either a wooden helicopter or
birdhouse and receive a Home Depot apron!

    Location: West Long Branch
       
 
office_lightbulb 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tweens! Build a Potato-Powered Light Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7226   
   

Grades 3 - 5

Debbie Hadley from WILD Jersey will show you how to build a potato battery to power your own LED light.  Then, take home a kit to build another one. 

A STEM program

*Registration is required for all programs; call, stop in or sign up online beginning Thursday, July 20.

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
anim_dragon 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! - Afternoon Family Craft Hour - Gator Glasses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-531-5092   
   

All Ages

Craft goofy glasses that look like gators.

 

 

    Location: Ocean Township
       
 
nat_summertime 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore by Rick Geffken and George Severini Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Join author Rick Geffken as he presents his new book Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore which brings together rarely seen images from the Library of Congress, local historical societies, and private collections to document how the Jersey Shore became the most famous vacation and recreational destination in the coastal United States. The remarkable details in these pictures capture a simpler way of life in our country, when families took their children to boardwalks to savor candy apples, salt water taffy, hot dogs and hamburgers, popcorn, and, of course, the rides.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 12 through August 30, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday August 3, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_dfl_beachbag_trans 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Songs for all ages.

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

If learning to play Bridge is on your list of things to do -- now is the time!  Join us for this six-week series, July 27 through August 31.

10:30 - 11:30 is for beginners: We will start from the very beginning, you will learn the basics, and when we finish you will be able to play at a basic level.  

11:30 - 12:30 is for more advanced play.  Build on what you have already learned. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

 

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

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

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Movie: Beauty and the Beast (2017) PG Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline

Directed by:  Bill Condon

The fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful, and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle.  Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast's hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.

129 minutes

    Location: Howell
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ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:20 PM Movie: The Zookeepers Wife (2017) PG-13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

The story of how Antonina and Jan Zabinski helped save hundreds of people during the Nazi invasion. Based on the non-fiction book by Diane Ackerman War Drama/Biography  Starring: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Bruhl 2 hr. 17 min.

Focus Features

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Going In Style (PG-13)(2017) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Comedy- 96 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
 
nat_tulip.GIF 3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! Yoga! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Courtesy of local yoga expert, Alice Balzarini, come release your creativity on the mat with a fun, active program that includes asana (yoga poses), yoga games, singing, and dancing. Please bring a yoga mat and water bottle. No registration required.

Programs will be held on Thursdays July 13 and August 3

2 sessions offered:

3:15 pm: Ages 5 and up  

4:00 pm: Ages 2 -4 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
misc_smiley 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Catapults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-229-2626   
   

Ages 5 and up. Catapults were used during the Middle Ages to launch objects. Listen to stories and create your own. Registration required; call, stop in or sign up online http://bit.ly/1U702RS beginning July 20.

    Location: Oceanport
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
nat_tulip.GIF 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Yoga! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Courtesy of local yoga expert, Alice Balzarini, come release your creativity on the mat with a fun, active program that includes asana (yoga poses), yoga games, singing, and dancing. Please bring a yoga mat and water bottle. No registration required.

Programs will be held on Thursdays July 13 and August 3

2 sessions offered:

3:15 pm: Ages 5 and up  

4:00 pm: Ages 2 -4 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
nat_bush.GIF 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tweens! LEGO Robotics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

LEGO Robotics

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Ages 6
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9 years old
Thursday, August 3 at 4:00 pm
Build and program a noisy alligator
that is motorized to open and close its jaw!
    Location: Allentown
       
 
misc_ 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Beach in a Box Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join Debbie Hadley as she teaches about marine artifacts and animals!

See and touch items found at the beach!

 Space is limited. Registration begins Thursday, July 20 for children Grades K and up.

    Location: Marlboro
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! LEGO® and Stories 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.

K & up

No registration necessary

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
school_graduate 6:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Planning and Saving for College Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

In this workshop you will get an overview of the financial aid system, learn about the different types of financial aid, the process of applying for financial aid, the forms required and financial aid deadlines. 

Presented by Victoria Ford of Ecliptic Financial Advisors

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Crocheter's 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.  Bring your knitting or crocheting projects for an enjoyable evening.  Meet other local knitters and crocheters to share ideas, show off your projects and learn what's new in the world of patterns and yarns. (Meets the 1st Thursday of each month.)

 

 

    Location: Wall Township
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Howell Heritage Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Howell
 
ent_filmproj 6:45 PM  -  8:45 PM Pirates of the Caribbean: Movie Treasure Map Series: Dead Man's Chest (2006) PG-13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-531-5092   
   

Pirates of the Caribbean: Movie Treasure Map Series

Ahoy, mateys! Set your course for a Pirates movie night at the library and pick up a treasure map. Earn a stamp for each movie you see and you may find a treasure  worthy of a pirate!

August 3 - Dead Man's Chest (2006) PG-13:  Jack Sparrow schemes to get out of paying a debt to the ghostly Davy Jones.

August 10 - At World's End (2007) PG-13:  The adventures of Capt. Jack Sparrow and his pals continue as they sail off the edge of the map.

August 17- On Stranger Tides (2011) PG-13:  Capt. Jack Sparrow is lured onto Blackbeard's ship and forced to seek out the Fountain of Youth.

Free admission! No tickets required!  Children 9 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
trans_plane1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Casablanca: A Staged Radio Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
To Celebrate Build a Better World Summer Reading 
 
 
Raconteur Radio Presents
CASABLANCA: A Staged Radio Play
The 75th Anniversary Edition 
FEATURING: Laurence Mintz & Danielle Illario. With Alex Dawson
 
Theatrical lighting! Vintage commercials! Golden Age radio equipment! Audience participation! Sound effects!

YOU MUST REMEMBER THIS: Based on what many consider to be the greatest Hollywood movie ever made, this classic tale of high intrigue and unrequited love takes place in war-torn Morocco and tells the tale of a mysterious nightclub owner, a duplicitous Police Prefect, a legendary leader of the French Resistance, and the most beautiful woman in Casablanca. Wanted by the Nazis, underground leader Victor Laszlo’s only hope of escape is Richard Blaine, the cynical expatriate owner of Rick's Cafe, who sticks his neck out for no man. Particularly if that man is the new husband of ex flame Ilsa.  Including a live musical interlude, "As Time Goes By," sung by jazz vocalist/actress Danielle Illario (who plays the lovely Ilsa Lund).
 
WAIT, WHAT IS THIS? A radio play or audio narrative, what some call an "ear movie," is a story told through dialogue, sound effects, and music. The Raconteur Radio troupe adds costumes, colored spots, a fatboy Elvis microphone, and, sometimes, a fog machine and/or a strobe light, then performs the play for live audiences.
 
RACONTEUR RADIO stages theatrical presentations of vintage radio plays, classic works of literature/film, and pop culture parodies for live audiences at traditional and improvised venues throughout the Tri-State area. They've been called "family friendly guerrilla theater" by the New York Times, one of "the 7 best things to do in NJ" by the Newark Star-Ledger, "innovative and entertaining," by the Home News Tribune, and "a radio show on steroids," by the Courier News.  For more info, visit www.RaconteurRadio.com
 
 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Behind The Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport.

As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi are electric with hope. Abdul, an enterprising teenager, sees “a fortune beyond counting” in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Meanwhile Asha, a woman of formidable ambition, has identified a shadier route to the middle class. With a little luck, her beautiful daughter, Annawadi’s “most-everything girl,” might become its first female college graduate. And even the poorest children, like the young thief Kalu, feel themselves inching closer to their dreams. But then Abdul is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power, and economic envy turn brutal. With intelligence, humor, and deep insight into what connects people to one another in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, based on years of uncompromising reporting, carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century’s hidden worlds—and into the hearts of families impossible to forget.

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 4, 2017 -  Wednesday August 30, 2017 Go To Top
nat_summertime Art Exhibit:MonCty Senior Art Show Contenders Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

 Monnmouth County's Office on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans Services presents a  Senior Art Show Exhibition & Competition. This year, the County’s Office on Aging is working with Monmouth Arts to coordinate the Senior Art Show.

Artistic masterpieces will be on display at Library Headquarters from Friday, August 4 through Wednesday, August 30.  Be amazed by displayed works of art in acrylic, craft, computer imagery, drawing, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography, print, sculpture and watercolor.  

Please join Monmouth County Freeholder John Curley and Office on Aging Director Sue Moelon and all the Participants at an Awards Reception on Wednesday, August 16, beginning at 10:00am. 

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Friday August 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM First Fridays for Seniors: Fort Monmouth: Past, Present, Future Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join us as Eatontown Mayor Dennis Connolly discusses the changes in the works for Fort Monmouth, and answers any questions you may have about the past, present and future of the site. 

Part of the First Fridays for Seniors series

 

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_smiley 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Flow Circus Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Public Library   732-946-4118   
   

Flow Circus

Summer Reading Club Participants Grades 1-6

Performer Paul Miller uses his storytelling skills to create a magical juggling comedy.

Location: Holmdel Senior Center

 

    Location: Holmdel
Saturday August 5, 2017 Go To Top
rec_yoga 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: Restorative Flow Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

For all levels, beginners welcome!

Join us for this eight-week series of Yoga: Restorative Flow.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from July 1st through August 19th.   

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion. 

Some spare mats will be available for those who may not have them.  However, it is recommended to BYOM (bring your own mat).


This eight-week series is led by Daniele Parisi who teaches yoga at a local studio and is registered with Yoga Alliance.   

    Location: Eastern Branch
   
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Howell
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_trowel 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County Helpline Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Garden and Horticulture Questions answered by the Helpline

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to the residents of Monmouth County to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions.  Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries. In the library lobby on the first Saturday of each month from 12 noon - 2:00 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, March through October.

Trained Master Gardener volunteers advise the public about horticultural topics, and diagnose and solve home gardening problems.  Monmouth County residents may get free answers to garden, insect, and pest questions. You can also find out about other programs offered to the communities, such as the Speakers Bureau, community projects, and special events.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
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Monday August 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids!Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

    Location: Howell
 
holiday_heart1 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Songs for ages 10 to 23 months. Siblings welcome. Playtime included.

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

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

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

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Tweens! Gumdrop Structure Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Engineer your own building using gumdrops and toothpicks!

Registration begins Monday July 24 for children Grades 3-5.

*Please advise us of any food allergies.

    Location: Marlboro
    Registration will begin on Monday, July 24, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
 
z_cust_mckids 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Build a Castle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Make a castle fit for royalty!

Grade in September - 1 and up

Registration required; call, stop in or sign up online begining Thursday, July 27

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_bee.GIF 5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM Kids! Building a Potato-Powered Light Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

*WILD Jersey - Building a Potato-Powered Light
Grades 3 and up
Monday, August 7 at 5:00 pm
Learn how batteries work and make a
potato battery to power an LED light!

    Location: West Long Branch
       
 
z_cust_mcteen 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Circuits on Paper Workshop (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A Hands on Workshop

Make a simple or complex electrical circuits on a flat piece of paper!  In this class possibilities are open ended !! The following are some activities the teens will be covering in this program: making fully functional circuits on a piece of paper, creating light-up greeting cards, make origami animals come to life and even create three dimensional pop-up paper sculptures that have working lights in them.

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
z_cust_teen_buildworld.GIF 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Kids! Family Special: Build a Better World at the Shore Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family special Program: Build a Better World Shore Edition by Dove Environmental Education.  How kids can

help Marine Animals of the Sea and Shore prsented courtesy of Monmouth County Clean Communities.

 Ages 4 and up with an adult. Registration is required, in person, by phone or on-line.

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
anim_paw 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Animal Reiki Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   
What is Reiki  and how can I offer Reiki to my pets?  This evening is for those who are interested in learning more about Reiki and would like to learn how to use this healing modality for their pets.  
 
This class will touch upon such things as:
  • The origins of Reiki and how it is used today throughout the world
  • How we can access this healing energy
  • How we can share Reiki with our pets using a method taught by Kathleen Prasad, a well known International Animal Reiki Teacher
This class will include a demonstration, with time for questions and answers.
 
Presented by Bill Stevens, Reiki Teacher and Practitioner for 26 years. Bill is a Reiki Master who has practiced Reiki with a focus on people dealing with life threatening illnesses. More recently he has studied with Kathleen Prasad as an animal Reiki practitioner and teacher. He presently works with the VNA Hospice as a Reiki Practitioner, and has volunteered at both the local Humane Society and the SPCA in offering Reiki to their animals. He also maintains a private practice to respond to both human and animal needs with the goal being to encourage people to learn Reiki to care for themselves and their pets.
    Location: Eastern Branch
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office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

    Location: Wall Township
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misc_none Library Commission Meeting cancelled Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Administration    732 431 7220   
   
Library Commission meetings are open for public to attend.
Meetings are scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month, September through June, except where noted.
Executive sessions may be held during each regular meeting.  
Meetings are held at Eastern Branch Library, 1001 Route 35, Shrewsbury, NJ and the Headquarters Library, 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan, NJ unless noted.  
Revisions to this schedule will be posted on the Monmouth County Library website.
 
Tuesday, June 20, 2017; 11:00 AM;  Eastern Branch
Tuesday, July 18, 2017; 10 AM; Headquarters
Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 10AM; Howell cancelled 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017; 11:00 AM; Eastern Branch
Tuesday, October 10, 2017; 11:00 AM; Headquarters 
Tuesday, November 14, 2017; 11:00 AM; Eastern Branch 
Tuesday, December 12, 2017; 11:00 AM; Headquarters 

 

 
    Location: All Branches
 
nat_summertime 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Toddler Craft: 'Sand Castle Shapes' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Toddler craft and story about sand castles.  ages 2 & 3 with an adult.  Registration is required, in person, by phone or on-line.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
elect_computer3 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Do More With Your Library Card: Accessing the Library's FREE Electronic Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   
The most common thing we hear after this program is "I had no idea the library had all of this!" This program will show you some of the resources available to you for free with your card.
 
Here is a sample of the information you have free access to and will learn how to find and access:
Magazines and newspapers downloadable using Flipster, Zinio, and America's News Bank
Archived issues of The New York Times and Asbury Park Press
Language learning - 70 choices - with Transparent Language and Rosetta Stone
Consumer empowerment via Consumer Reports 
Streaming video using IndieFlix
Hundreds of Online Courses - from Accounting to Web Development - via Universal Class and Lynda.com 
E- and audio books with Library on the Go
For family history seekers, Ancestry.com Library Edition (available in the library only)
Primary law, state statutes, admin codes, legal encyclopedia and forms while in the Eastern Branch library in Shrewsubry with Westlaw  (HQ has NJ items only).
 
This program is open to all ages and there is something of interest for everyone!
- Teens and students: Learn what research tools we have that will help you when you go back to school and how to read your favorite magazines (including Teen Vogue, Seventeen, Entertainment Weekly, and more) on your phone or tablet
- Parents: Learn how to access magazines including Ranger Rick, American Girl, Cricket, Highlights, and more. Learn about the family-friendly streaming video options available through IndieFlix.
 
This program will run for approximately one hour with 30 minutes for Q&A.  You may bring your own laptop, if you choose; handouts will be available.
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: Bye Bye Birdie (1963) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A rock singer travels to a small Ohio town to make his "farewell" television performance and kiss his biggest fan before he is drafted. Directed by George Sidney. Starring Dick Van Dyke, Janet Leigh and Bobby Rydell. 

Musical/Comedy - 1 hour 52 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Friendly Persuasion (1956) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-4469-8877   
   

When the Civil War threatens a peaceful Quaker family, the father struggles to adhere to his pacifist ways, while his teenage son wrestles with enlisting.

Starring Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, and  Anthony Perkins 

137m.

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Yoga Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Children will learn methods to improve focus and regulate feelings along with physical movement!This class will be led by Miriam Pilgrim. Please wear comfortable clothes for moving in.

Space is limited. registration is required beginning Tuesday, July 25 for Ages 3.5 and up

    Location: Marlboro
    Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
 
rec_legoguy 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! LEGO Storytime: Hot Air! 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: Hot Air!

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

 

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
school_chemistry2 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering for Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

    Location: Howell
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Tweens! DIY Hover Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Tween Craft: Create a DIY Hover craft.  Grades 3 - 7. Registration is required, in person, by phone or on-line. Parents,

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

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

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

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

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

De-stress through gentle yoga, breathing and meditation.  Experience gentle yoga, learn about the tendencies of the mind, learn some simple yet powerful breathing techniques, experience guided meditation, and learn about the Art of Living Happiness Program.   No mats or equipment needed. 

Space is limited; please call the library, or go online, to register.  

Led by Dhan Goboori, of the Art of Living Foundation

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 14 spaces available.
Wednesday August 9, 2017 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
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
 
food_pancakes2 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM A Loaf of Bread: A Bread Baking Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

We cannot supply the flask of wine or the singing companion, but we will teach you to bake delicious home-made bread. Flora Higgins, winner of four blue ribbons for her yeast breads at county fairs, will teach you the gentle and extremely satisfying art of making bread. You'll be guided through the stages of mixing, kneading, rising, shaping, and baking the bread. Participants will bake their breads in their own ovens. There is room for five participants and five observers. 

We will be making Oatmeal Bread. Oatmeal Bread is a pretty, old-fashioned delight. Making bread does not require a lot of expertise or exotic equipment, but it does take some time. It has a delicious, slightly nutty flavor.

Registration is required! Students will be advised about what to bring when they register. Please register at the library or by calling 732-431-5656. Registration is limited, so if you cannot come, please tell us so someone on the waiting list can attend. 

Registration begins Friday, July 7th and concludes Wednesday, August 2nd. 

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

Here I am: A Novel

by JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER

Unfolding over four weeks in present-day Washington, D.C., Here I Am is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. As Jacob and Julia Bloch and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living, a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict in the Middle East. At stake is the very meaning of home?and the fundamental question of how much aliveness one can bear.

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
 
office_dollarsign 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Workshop: Volunteering; A Doorway to Employment Presented by Jersey Job Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: NJ Career Connections Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

Jersey Job Club Workshop: Volunteering - A Doorway to Employment

Many opportunities exist for volunteer work, and it is a proven way to open doors to paid employment.  Volunteering offers a unique opportunity to expand your network by connecting individuals who can link you to job prospects.  This insightful workshop will provide information to grow your network and skills, provide career exploration, enhance your resume, do’s and don’ts of volunteering and where to volunteer!

 

This program is presented by Monmouth County Library's Career Connection Staff and made possible through a grant from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development. 

 
 
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_smiley 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Schoolage Storytime and Craft: I't Fan-tastic! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage story and craft: It's Fan-tastic! Make a personalized fan.  Grades K to 3. Registration is required, in person, by phone

or on-line.  Parents, please register each child using your email and phone contact info. 

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_summertime 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

August 2 - "The Hello Goodbye Window" - Craft

August 9 - American Legends - Storytime

August 16 - Big Machines - Storytime and Lego Playtime

    Location: Howell
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: The Angry Birds Movie (2016) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-449-8877   
   

Wall Library Summer Movies Wednesdays at 2:00 pm

Fun for the whole family! Free Admission.  No tickets required. Limited seating; first come first serve.  Children 9 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

June 28 - Moana (2016) (PG) - A Teen Girl and a demigod search for a legendary island. 107 minutes.

July 5 - Sing (2016) (PG) - A koala impresario stages a singing competition, and musically inclined animals compete.  107 minutes.

July 12 - Storks (2016) (PG) - A stork and his human pal transport a baby girl to her expectant family. 87 minutes.

July 19 Finding Dory (2016) (PG) - Amnesiac Dory searches for her long lost parents with the help of Nemo and Marlin. 97 minutes.

July 26 - Secret Life of Pets (2016) (PG) - The quiet life of a terrier is upended when is owner takes in a stray whom he dislikes. 87 minutes.

August 2 - BFG (2016) (PG) - An orphaned girl befriends a benevolent giant who takes her on an adventure in Giant Country. 117 minutes

August 9 The Angry Birds Movie (2016) (PG) - An island of happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious piggies... What are they up to? 87 minutes.

August 16 - Zootopia (2016) (PG) - A rookie bunny cop and cycnical conartist fox work together to uncover a conspiracy. 108 minutes.

August 23 -Kubo and the Two Strings 2016 (PG) - A young boy must locate his late father's magical suit of armor to defeat a vengeful spirit. 101 minutes.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: Live by Night (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A group of Boston-bred gangsters set up shop in Florida during the Prohibition era. Joe Coughlin, the son of the Boston Police superintendent, long ago turned his back on his strict upbringing for the spoils of being an outlaw. But even among criminals there are rules, and Joe breaks a big one: crossing a powerful mob boss by stealing his money and his moll. Stars Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson.  2 hours 9 minutes. 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM FOHL Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Howell
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anim_penguin 4:00 PM  -  4:25 PM Kids! - Summer Reading Celebration Party! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-531-5092   
   

Summer Reading Celebration Party!

Meet a Penguin from Jenkinson’s Aquarium!

Grades K and Up, Only

2 shows to choose from: 4:00 pm or 4:30 pm

You Must; join the summer reading club, and read 8 hours to earn your free ticket to the show!

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_magic 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Build a Better World with Magic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us to celebrate the end of the summer reading club with Magician Bob Conrad!

There will be puppets and a 5- foot balloon house!

All Ages

Regitration Required

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
anim_bee.GIF 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tween Time! Building Super Eco Forts and Castles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

*TWEEN TIME! Ages 7 - 10 years old
Building Super Eco Forts and Castles
Wednesday, August 9 at 4:00 pm
Learn how to recycle newspapers into
endless hours of creative fun!

    Location: West Long Branch
       
 
anim_penguin 4:30 PM  -  4:55 PM Kids! - Summer Reading Celebration Party! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-531-5092   
   

Summer Reading Celebration Party!

Meet a Penguin from Jenkinson’s Aquarium!

Grades K and Up, Only

2 shows to choose from: 4:00 pm or 4:30 pm

You Must; join the summer reading club, and read 8 hours to earn your free ticket to the show!

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_trowel 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County Helpline Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Garden and Horticulture Questions answered by the Helpline

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to the residents of Monmouth County to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions.  Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries. In the library lobby on the first Saturday of each month from 12 noon - 2:00 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, March through October.

Trained Master Gardener volunteers advise the public about horticultural topics, and diagnose and solve home gardening problems.  Monmouth County residents may get free answers to garden, insect, and pest questions. You can also find out about other programs offered to the communities, such as the Speakers Bureau, community projects, and special events.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_yoga 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Build a Better World Starting with You! Basic Yoga Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Interested in learning yoga? This class is great for the beginning student. If you have difficulty getting down on a mat, chairs will be available. You will learn many yoga postures (all postures can be practiced on the mat or chair) and breathing techniques. The class will be taught by Danielle Meany, RYT.

Please bring your own yoga mat. No experience necessary. 

Space is limited. Sign up here or by calling the library at 732-264-7164.

    Location: Hazlet
        There are 25 spaces available.
 
lib_dia 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 12 through August 30, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
nat_lightning 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Advisory Board (TAB): Join In! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

The Monmouth County Library Teen Advisory Board meets monthly at Headquarters in Manalapan. All those between 13 and 18 may 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 10, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_dfl_beachbag_trans 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Songs for all ages.

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

If learning to play Bridge is on your list of things to do -- now is the time!  Join us for this six-week series, July 27 through August 31.

10:30 - 11:30 is for beginners: We will start from the very beginning, you will learn the basics, and when we finish you will be able to play at a basic level.  

11:30 - 12:30 is for more advanced play.  Build on what you have already learned. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_smiley 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Preschool Craft: Sandpaper Castles craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Preschool stories and create a sandcastle with sandpaper. Ages 31/2 to 5. Registration is required, in person, by phone or

on-line.  Parents, please register each child separately using your email and phone contact info.

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Movie: A United Kingdom (2016) PG-13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

The story of the King of Botwana and his controversial marriage to a British woman that put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil. Starring David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike Biography/Drama/ Romance 1 hr. 51 min.

Fox Searchlight Pictures

    Location: Marlboro
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ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM Movie: The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) PG-13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Bruhl, Iddo Goldberg

Directed by:  Niki Caro

The real-life story of Antonia and Dr. Jan Zabinski who helped hundreds in Poland, while working with the resistance during WWII, when the Germans invade their country.

124 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
rec_scissors&glue 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Superheroes- Preschool stories and craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.
Call, stop in or register online beginning on Thursday, July 27.

    Location: Headquarters
    Registration will begin on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM The Zookeeper’s Wife (PG-13) (2017) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Drama, Biography, History- 127 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_smiley 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Yoga with Michelle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids Yoga with Michelle

Grades K and up
2 sessions:
Thursday,  August 10 at 4:00 pm
Roar like a lion, stretch like a kitten and

have yoga fun with Michelle Wood

    Location: Allentown
       
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Yoga Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Children will learn methods to improve focus and regulate feelings along with physical movement!This class will be led by Miriam Pilgrim. Please wear comfortable clothing for moving in.

Space is limited. registration is required beginning Tuesday, July 25 for Grades K-3

    Location: Marlboro
    Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
 
z_cust_halifax 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Meet the Seeing Eye: Puppy Raisers and Their Pups Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Learn what it takes to be a Seeing Eye Puppy Raiser, and meet the puppies and their 'foster parents' at this informative and engaging program.  Experienced puppy raisers from Monmouth and Atlantic Counties will be on hand to present information, talk about their experiences, and answer questions.

The Seeing Eye breeds and raises puppies, trains Seeing Eye dogs to guide people with visual impairment, instructs owners in the proper handling and care of the dogs, and conducts and supports research on canine health and development.  Puppy raisers are foster families from all walks of life who nurture and care for their charges until they are about 13-16 months old.  They teach puppies basic manners and commands, and socialize them to a variety of situations and experiences.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_filmproj 6:45 PM  -  8:45 PM Pirates of the Caribbean: Movie Treasure Map Series: At World's End (2007) PG-13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian    732-531-5092   
   

Pirates of the Caribbean: Movie Treasure Map Series

Ahoy, mateys! Set your course for a Pirates movie night at the library and pick up a treasure map. Earn a stamp for each movie you see and you may find a treasure worthy of a pirate!

August 10 - At World's End (2007) PG-13:  The adventures of Capt. Jack Sparrow and his pals continue as they sail off the edge of the map.

August 17- On Stranger Tides (2011) PG-13:  Capt. Jack Sparrow is lured onto Blackbeard's ship and forced to seek out the Fountain of Youth.

Free admission! No tickets required!  Children 9 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
holiday_heart1 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM '67 Summer of Love Concert with the Jersey Surecats Band Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Build a Better World Summer Reading

Celebrate  the music of the 1967 Summer of Love, as the Jersey Surecats Band helps us relive the incredible music of such  bands including  Jefferson Airplane, The Who, CCR and Janis Joplin. 

Entrance doors open at 6:00pm.  Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  We request that attendees do not hold or reserve seats for others.  Library staff reserves a number seats for a limited time before performance.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_summertime 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us as we welcome author/historian Rick Geffken to discuss his current book, Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore.  The Jersey shore was once a famous vacation destination featuring grand hotels and amusement parks.  Many of these treasures are gone today but the memories linger on.  Mr. Geffken will share stories and rarely seen photos from these days gone by.

Please register in person, online or by phone (732-431-5656)

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
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misc_smiley 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Soles 4 Guatemala – Shoe Drive hold for more info joan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Soles 4 Guatemala – Shoe Drive

June 1 – August 12

Build a Better Community by donating NEW and/or GENTLY worn children’s shoes!  Place them in the labeled donation box at the library between June 1 and August 12. All shoes will be donated to the Promised Land Ministries, an organization based in San Lucas Toliman that brings shoes to the boys and girls of Guatemala.

    Location: West Long Branch
 
lib_book_quill 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Monmouth Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

If you would like to share your own work for constructive feedback, go to www.monmouthwriters.com for details of what to expect, as well as format/printing instructions.  Priotiry will be given to folks who follow the straightforward submission guidelines.  For more information email Rick: rkelsten@gmail.com

Location: Howell

    Location: Howell
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rec_yoga 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: Restorative Flow Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

For all levels, beginners welcome!

Join us for this eight-week series of Yoga: Restorative Flow.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from July 1st through August 19th.   

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion. 

Some spare mats will be available for those who may not have them.  However, it is recommended to BYOM (bring your own mat).


This eight-week series is led by Daniele Parisi who teaches yoga at a local studio and is registered with Yoga Alliance.   

    Location: Eastern Branch
   
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Howell
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_moon_full 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Family Fun Saturday: Shadows in the Sun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Solar eclipse fun...shadow stories and craft.  Ages 3 and up with an adult.

Registration is required, in person, phone or on-line.

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

Attendees receive special viewing glasses for the upcoming partial solar eclipse on the August 21. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
nat_moon_full 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Family Fun Saturday- Shadows in the Sun- shadow stories and a craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

 Family Fun Saturday -Shadows in the Sun.  Shadow stories and a craft. Ages 2 and up

Registration ia required, in person, by phone or on0line. Parents, please register each child using your

phone and e-mail contact info. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
    Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
rec_origami_crane 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM ORIGAMI for Experienced Paperfolders! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Calling experienced paperfolders! Join The Circle of Origami Paperfolders (COOP) for an afternoon of folding fun.
Group meets monthly  at Library Headquarters.
    Location: Headquarters
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misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids!Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

    Location: Howell
 
holiday_heart1 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Songs for ages 10 to 23 months. Siblings welcome. Playtime included.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_guitar01 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! - Baby & Toddler Music Program! with Peas & Carrots! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-531-5092   
   

Baby & Toddler Music Program!

Featuring: Peas & Carrots!

Rock out with the kids in this fun filled music program.

Space is limited

    Location: Ocean Township
    Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 1:32 AM     
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

All are welcome!

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

Directed by Daniel Espinosa

Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson

Life tells the story of the six-member crew of the International Space Station that is on the cutting edge of one of the most important discoveries in human history: the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. As the crew begins to conduct research, their methods end up having unintended consequences and the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected.

103minutes; (c) Columbia Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
anim_turtle 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Rizzo's Reptiles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7226   
   

Celebrate the end of the summer Reading Clubs with Rizzo’s Reptiles.

You don’t have to be a member of the Reading Clubs to attend.  

All ages

Children five years old and under must be accompanied by an adult.

No registration necessary.

Meeting rooms, lower level

Please park in the Alexander Drive lot.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_smiley 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Tween! - Bottle Cap Jewelry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-531-5092   
   

Grades 4 and Up 

Bottle Cap Jewelry, craft necklaces or bracelets with bottle caps.  

    Location: Ocean Township
    Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 1:38 AM     
 
anim_bee.GIF 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids Yoga with Alice Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids Yoga with Alice - Grades K and up
Monday, August 14 at 4:15 pm
Roar like a lion, stretch like a kitten and
have yoga fun with Alice Balzarini

    Location: West Long Branch
       
 
misc_genealogy1 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Tweens! Dominoes Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Test your dominoes building skills.

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_dino01 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM KIds! Family Fun Special:Dinosaur Dig with Paleontologists Mike and Roberta Straka Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Come join real life paleontologists Mike and Roberta Straka as we learn about fossils and amazing discoveries.  Dig for real dinosaur

fossils and then build a dinosaur. Ages 5 and up with an adult. Registration is required, in person, by phone or on-line. Parents, please

register each child separately using your email and phone contact info. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
z_cust_teen_buildworld.GIF 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Kids! Summer Blow-Out: Beach Detective Touch Tables! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Celebrate your summer reading success with Adventure Aquarium!

Get hands-on with aquatic creatures while using your detective skills to investigate & identify animal artifacts!

Fun for the whole family! Children 5 & under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

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

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

Directed by Daniel Espinosa

Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson

Life tells the story of the six-member crew of the International Space Station that is on the cutting edge of one of the most important discoveries in human history: the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. As the crew begins to conduct research, their methods end up having unintended consequences and the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected.

103minutes; (c) Columbia Pictures

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
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lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: Shelter by Jung Yun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Kyung and his wife, Gillian, have always lived beyond their means. Now their decisions have caught up with them, and Kyung is anxious for his family's future: all he wants is to provide the home that was denied him to their son. When his parents become victims of a violent home invasion, the dynamic suddenly changes, and Kyung is compelled to take them in. As the carefully established distance between Kyung and his parents collapses, he must reckon with his childhood, even as the life that he has built begins to crumble. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Keeping Your Grandkids Safe and Happy While in Your Care! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

My, how things have changed since many of us became new parents! During this program, we will discuss the current trends in child safety in the home, outdoors and on the road. Join us for this interactive program.

Refreshments will be served.

Presented by Kelly DeLeon, MS, the community health educator at Monmouth Medical Center South, and the Safe Kids Ocean County Coalition Coordinator.

Registraion is requested using the form below or by calling the library.

    Location: Howell
        There are many spaces available.
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie: The Hollars (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A man returns to his small hometown after learning that his mother has fallen ill and is about to undergo surgery. Directed by John Krasinski. Starring John Krasinski, Margo Martindale, and Anna Kendrick. 

Comedy/Drama - 1 hour 28 mins.

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

After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness.


Starring Sam Worthington, Radha Mitchell, and Octavia Spencer

132m.
 

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Tweens! Summer Film:Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2016 PG-13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Tweens Summer Film:  Newt Scamandern travels from London to New York with a briefcase full of magical creatures. 

Grades 6 and up,  Tweens and Teens.  Free admission, no tickets required,  Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
nat_summertime 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Squeezable Sand! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Mix up a batch of squishy, moldable kinetic sand!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
school_chemistry2 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering for Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book3 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Meet Bobby Rydell: Book Talk and Signing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 X7222   
   

Bobby Rydell is the very definition of talent. His career has encompassed six decades and counting. Born in Philadelphia, Bobby first found success as a teen idol, selling over 25 million records. He went on to star on television, stage, and film and is now the author of a best-selling autobiography, Bobby Rydell Teen Idol on the Rocks A Tale of Second Chances.

He will  tell stories and answer questions and sign books purchased at this event.  Bobby's hits include Volare, Wild One, Sway and Wildwood Days.  Bobby also starred as Hugo in Bye Bye Birdie with Ann-Margret and Dick Van Dyke.

Please note: Both seating and time are limited for this program. Registration is required (please click the "register" button below or call our Reference Desk). 

Because of time limit, Mr. Rydell will only sign: 1) Books that are purchased at this event. 2)  One memorabilia item per person. Books cost $20 for one, $35 for two. Checks, Cash or credit cards will be accepted.

Bring your camera for a (single) photo opportunity. Other pre-signed items will be available for purchase. 

Entrance doors open at 5pm. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis, based on pre-registration. We request that attendees do not hold or reserve seats for others.  Library staff reserves a number of seats for a limited time before performance.

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

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

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Film: Wilson (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Craig Johnson

Starring Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern, Judy Greer

Feeling lonely and isolated, Wilson (Woody Harrelson) tracks down Pippa (Laura Dern), the ex-wife who left him 17 years earlier. She tells the neurotic and middle-aged misanthrope that he is the father of a teenager named Claire (Isabella Amara). Shocked, excited and hopeful, Wilson embarks on a madcap quest to connect with the daughter he never knew he had.
 
94 minutes; (c) Fox Searchlight
 
 
    Location: Eastern Branch
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office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_rocks3 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Kids! Family Stem Project: Bridge Building Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family STEM Project: Can your family team build a bridge that 21 elephants can cross like the famous story

from New York.  Ages 2 and up with an adult.  Registration is required, in person, by phone or on-line.  

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
rec_paintbucket 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM MonCty Senior Art Show Award Reception Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Monnmouth County's Office on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans Services presents a  Senior Art Show Exhibition & Competition. This year, the County’s Office on Aging is working with Monmouth Arts to coordinate the Senior Art Show.

Artistic masterpieces will be on display at Library Headquarters from Friday, August 4 through Wednesday, August 30.  Be amazed by displayed works of art in acrylic, craft, computer imagery, drawing, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography, print, sculpture and watercolor.  

Please join Monmouth County Freeholder John Curley and Office on Aging Director Sue Moelon and all the Participants at an Awards Reception on Wednesday, August 16, beginning at 10:00am. 

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_paintpalette02 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Schoolage Craft: Design a Bumper Sticker Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Children will design and personalize a bumper sticker.   Grades K to 3. Registration is required, in person, by phone or on-line.

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM World Cinema (UK) Movie: The Eagle Huntress (2016) (G) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Thirteen-year old Aisholpan trains to become the first female eagle hunter in twelve generations of her Kazakh family, a tradition handed down from father to son for centuries. Documentary/Sport Adventure/Family Starring: Aisholpan Nurgaiv, Daisy Ridley, Rys Nurgaiv. 1 hr 27 mins.

Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Marlboro
 
nat_summertime 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

August 2 - "The Hello Goodbye Window" - Craft

August 9 - American Legends - Storytime

August 16 - Big Machines - Storytime and Lego Playtime

    Location: Howell
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: Shelter by Jung Yun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Kyung and his wife, Gillian, have always lived beyond their means. Now their decisions have caught up with them, and Kyung is anxious for his family's future: all he wants is to provide the home that was denied him to their son. When his parents become victims of a violent home invasion, the dynamic suddenly changes, and Kyung is compelled to take them in. As the carefully established distance between Kyung and his parents collapses, he must reckon with his childhood, even as the life that he has built begins to crumble. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_gclef 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Charlie's Band - Gershwin and More Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Join us for an hour of live music by Charlie's Band featuring a variety of musicians, instruments, and song selections from Gershwin and others. Take a mid-week break with us at the library.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: Moonlight (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. His epic journey to manhood is guided by the kindness, support and love of the community that helps raise him. Stars Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson. 111 minutes.

 

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

Lifelong buddies Willie, Joe, and Al decide to buck retirement and step off the straight and narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty. To pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money. Starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Christopher Lloyd. 96 minutes. 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Zootopia (2016) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-449-8877   
   

Wall Library Summer Movies Wednesdays at 2:00 pm

Fun for the whole family! Free Admission.  No tickets required. Limited seating; first come first serve.  Children 9 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

June 28 - Moana (2016) (PG) - A Teen Girl and a demigod search for a legendary island. 107 minutes.

July 5 - Sing (2016) (PG) - A koala impresario stages a singing competition, and musically inclined animals compete.  107 minutes.

July 12 - Storks (2016) (PG) - A stork and his human pal transport a baby girl to her expectant family. 87 minutes.

July 19 Finding Dory (2016) (PG) - Amnesiac Dory searches for her long lost parents with the help of Nemo and Marlin. 97 minutes.

July 26 - Secret Life of Pets (2016) (PG) - The quiet life of a terrier is upended when is owner takes in a stray whom he dislikes. 87 minutes.

August 2 - BFG (2016) (PG) - An orphaned girl befriends a benevolent giant who takes her on an adventure in Giant Country. 117 minutes

August 9 The Angry Birds Movie 2016 (PG) - An island of happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious piggies... What are they up to? 87 minutes.

August 16 - Zootopia (2016) (PG) - A rookie bunny cop and cycnical conartist fox work together to uncover a conspiracy. 108 minutes.

August 23 -Kubo and the Two Strings 2016 (PG) - A young boy must locate his late father's magical suit of armor to defeat a vengeful spirit. 101 minutes.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM International Film: Our Little Sister (2015) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A story that revolves around three sisters who live in their grandmother's home and the arrival of their thirteen-year-old half sister.  Starring Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, and Kaho.  Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda.

Drama/Comedy - 2 hours 8 mins

In Japanese with English subtitles.

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

Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves

She wants to hear your reading voices!

All Ages.

Registration Required

    Location: Colts Neck
       
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anim_bee.GIF 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Angry Birdies/Bad Piglets Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Angry Birdies/Bad Piglets
Grades K - 5
Wednesday, August 16 at 4:00 pm
Build a working launcher to set your birds
in flight against the bad pigs using LEGO®s.

    Location: West Long Branch
       
 
anim_horse 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! - Afternoon Family Craft Hour - Unicorn Slime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-531-5092   
   

All Ages

Make slime and make it sparkle with glitter.

 

 

    Location: Ocean Township
    Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 1:00 AM     
 
anim_dog1 4:35 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Read to the Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

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

Please choose one session.  

Register required; call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, August 3.

 

    Location: Headquarters
    Registration will begin on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  8:40 PM International Film: Our Little Sister (2015) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A story that revolves around three sisters who live in their grandmother's home and the arrival of their thirteen-year-old half sister.  Starring Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, and Kaho.  Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda.

Drama/Comedy - 2 hours 8 mins

In Japanese with English subtitles.

    Location: Headquarters
 
med_caduceus 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Healthy Living for your Brain and Body Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

This informative workshop will cover tips for optimizing physical and cognitive health including:

  • Research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement
  • Hands-on tools to incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging- at any age!

Sponsored by Alzheimer's Association

    Location: Hazlet
 
nat_rose.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lost & Found Bereavement Workshops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

When you experience the loss of a loved one, navigating through the maze of emotion, making ordinary decisions and finding a new rhythm to everyday can be stressful and overwhelming.  These workshops led by Beth Stamp, Lost & Found Bereavement Support facilitator, may  provide an opportunity to share experiences, feelings and new ideas for moving forward.

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

 

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 12 through August 30, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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lib_book_pencil 10:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Thursday Morning Book Discussion: Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 X7222   
   

From a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist, a fiercely intimate story of a family facing the ultimate question: how far will we go to save the people we love the most?

When Margaret’s fiancé, John, is hospitalized for depression in 1960s London, she faces a choice: carry on with their plans despite what she now knows of his condition, or back away from the suffering it may bring her. She decides to marry him. Imagine Me Gone is the unforgettable story of what unfolds from this act of love and faith. At the heart of it is their eldest son, Michael, a brilliant, anxious music fanatic, who makes sense of the world through parody, and the story of how, over the span of decades, his younger siblings—the savvy and responsible Celia, and the ambitious and tightly controlled Alec—struggle with their mother to care for Michael’s increasingly troubled and precarious existence.

With his striking emotional precision and lively, inventive language, Adam Haslett has given us something rare: a novel with the power to change how you see the most important people in your life.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Club: A Different Lie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

A Different Lie by Derek Haas

A unique and thrilling twist on a family story -- what happens when an elite assassin becomes a father? Now a new dad, the infamous Silver Bear finds himself staying up late for feedings and changing diapers -- all while leading the double life of a contract killer. but a child forces him to weigh selfishness versus safety. Continue in his line of work, and he'll always wonder if he's putting his child's life at risk. It's a revelation with enormous ramifications when the target of his next assignment learns Columbus has a family.

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

If learning to play Bridge is on your list of things to do -- now is the time!  Join us for this six-week series, July 27 through August 31.

10:30 - 11:30 is for beginners: We will start from the very beginning, you will learn the basics, and when we finish you will be able to play at a basic level.  

11:30 - 12:30 is for more advanced play.  Build on what you have already learned. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_hammer 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Family Fun Storytime: Construction Zone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Constrution stories and a craft.  Ages 3 and up. Registration is required, in person, by phone or on-line.  Parents,

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: Going in Style (2017) PG-13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Morgan Freeman, Joey King, Ann-Margaret

Directed by:  Zach Braff

Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three lifelong pals risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

96 minutes

    Location: Howell
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ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: Bitter Harvest (2017) (Rated R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

As Stalin advances the ambitions of communists, a young artist battles to save his lover from the Holodomor, the death-by-starvation program that killed millions of Ukrainians. Drama/Romance/War Starring: Max Irons, Samantha Barks, Terence Stamp

Lions Gate Film, Inc. 1 hr. 43 min.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Get Out (PG-13)(2017) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Starring:  Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, and Catherine Keener.

Horror/Mystery – 104 minutes   

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_book3 3:00 PM Wall Book Club: Longest Night by Andria Williams Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

1959, Nat Collier moves with her husband, Paul, and their two young daughters to Idaho Falls, a remote military town. An Army Specialist, Paul is stationed there to help oversee one of the country’s first nuclear reactors—an assignment that seems full of opportunity. Based on a true story of the only fatal nuclear accident to occur in America, this is the story about a young couple whose marriage is tested when they move to an army base rife with love triangles, life-or-death conflicts, and a dramatic cover-up.

    Location: Wall Township
 
anim_panda1 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Live Animal Show and End of Summer Celebration Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    7322911956   
   

Are you as agile as a chinchilla or as strong as a Burmese python? Come join Eyes of the Wild and maybe you will find out! During this exciting and educational live wildlife show, Eyes of the Wild will be featuring some of the amazing animals they have rescued. Don’t miss this exciting event! Stay afterwards for summer reading prizes and a special treat for everyone who completed the summer reading program. There is no registration required for the animal show, and children of all ages are welcome.

*As snacks will be provided, please alert the library of any food allergies your child may have.*

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
misc_smiley 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Bricks 4 Kidz Angry Birdies/Bad Piglets Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Bricks 4 Kidz LEGOBuilding

Grades K-5
Angry Birdies/Bad Piglets
Thursday, August 17 at 4:00 pm
Build a working launcher to set your birds
in flight against the bad pigs using LEGOs
®
.
    Location: Allentown
 
ent_magic 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Kids! Build a Better World Magic Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-23   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Build a Better World with the magic of Andrew Schariff

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 6:45 PM  -  8:45 PM Pirates of the Caribbean: Movie Treasure Map Series: On Stranger Tides (2011) PG-13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-531-5092   
   

Pirates of the Caribbean: Movie Treasure Map Series

Ahoy, mateys! Set your course for a Pirates movie night at the library and pick up a treasure map. Earn a stamp for each movie you see and you may find a treasure worthy of a pirate!

August 17- On Stranger Tides (2011) PG-13:  Capt. Jack Sparrow is lured onto Blackbeard's ship and forced to seek out the Fountain of Youth.

Free admission! No tickets required!  Children 9 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
med_red_cross 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Essential Oils: Reinventing Healthcare Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. Essential oils provide plants with protection against environmental threats and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices. Join us for an informative session on essential oils by presenters El McCarthy and Katie Hunt.

Katie is a health and wellness educator at the Ranney School in Tinton Falls. After many years of battling serious illness, Katie discovered her passion for holistic medicine and natural healing. She is now a personal Health Coach and a doTERRA Essential Oils Wellness Advocate. Katie believes that “The greatest medicine of all is to teach people how not to need it."

El worked in the pharmaceuticals industry for years marketing prescription medicines. Inspired by her sister who battled an autoimmune disease integrating naturopathic medicine with conventional medicine, El knew she wanted to work closely with holistic practitioners who use nature's approach to achieving wellness. She assists three holistic Physical Therapy Doctors and is a doTERRA Essential Oils Wellness Advocate. El feels that "Knowledge is power, and laughter is the best medicine."

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Beauty and the Beast (PG) (2017) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Special Family Movie

The characters of Disney’s animated version come to life in this live action version retelling the story of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.


Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens and Kevin Kline
Seating will be first come first serve.

129m.

 

    Location: Wall Township
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rec_yoga 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: Restorative Flow Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

For all levels, beginners welcome!

Join us for this eight-week series of Yoga: Restorative Flow.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from July 1st through August 19th.   

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion. 

Some spare mats will be available for those who may not have them.  However, it is recommended to BYOM (bring your own mat).


This eight-week series is led by Daniele Parisi who teaches yoga at a local studio and is registered with Yoga Alliance.   

    Location: Eastern Branch
   
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Howell
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
office_money_bills_coins 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Trust Planning Seminar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Learn about the history of trusts and how they work, asset protection, and the efficient tax transfer of assets at this informative seminar.

 

Presented by Ralph Buono of Exec55Trust

    Location: Eastern Branch
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nat_moon_full Kids! Family Fun Monday - Solar Eclipse Day Madness! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family Fun Monday! Solar Eclipse Day Madness!!!  A partial solar eclipse will be visible throughout all of North Amrerica today! 

Come learn about this event of the century, make a sun print and get your own free eclipse vviewing glasses. We will have a

special viewing area outside the library so bring your lawn chairs, umbrellas, etc all you nee for you viewing comfort.

    Location: Eastern Branch
    Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
nat_moon_full 1:30 AM  -  3:30 AM Kids! Family Fun Special: Partial Solar Eclipse Event Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Join us in a story, special craft, and a chance to view this amazing event. Attendees will receive a special pair of veiwing glasses!

Story and craft portion will last about 30 minutes, then sit back and enjoy the view, eclipse is expected to last about 2 hours or more.

Snacks, lawn chairs and  blankets are welcome.  All ages welcome. Registration is required, in person, by phone or on-line.  

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

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

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

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

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

All are welcome!

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

Directed by James Mangold

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen

In the near future, a weary Logan (Hugh Jackman) cares for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) at a remote outpost on the Mexican border. His plan to hide from the outside world gets upended when he meets a young mutant (Dafne Keen) who is very much like him. Logan must now protect the girl and battle the dark forces that want to capture her.

137 minutes; (c) 20th Century Fox

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

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

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

Directed by James Mangold

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen

In the near future, a weary Logan (Hugh Jackman) cares for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) at a remote outpost on the Mexican border. His plan to hide from the outside world gets upended when he meets a young mutant (Dafne Keen) who is very much like him. Logan must now protect the girl and battle the dark forces that want to capture her.

137 minutes; (c) 20th Century Fox

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: Going In Style (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three lifelong pals risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money. Directed by Zach Braff. Starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin. 

Comedy/Crime - 1 hour 36 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

At a time when it was Australian government policy to train aboriginal children as domestic workers and integrate them into white society, young Molly Craig decides to lead her little sister and cousin in a daring escape from their internment camp.

Starring Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Laura Monaghan, and Kenneth Branagh

94m.

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_black_garbage_bag.GIF 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Bottle Bank! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Upcycle an ordinary item into a clever coin bank!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
misc_smiley 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Kids! Family Fun Special: Storyteller Julie Pasqual Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Come join Stroryteller Julie Pasqual for an exciting and interactive program.

 Ages 3 and up with an adult.  
Registration is required, in person, by phone or on-line.  

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

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

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

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

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

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
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
 
office_dollarsign 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Workshop:Path to Employment Presented by Jersey Job Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: NJ Career Connections Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

Jersey Job Club Workshop; Path to Employment - Starting Your Job Search

This in-depth program focuses on the emotional impact of job loss and how to effectively achieve results in your job searching efforts.  Topics of discussion are a job seeker’s frame of mind, establishing a clear vision of career goals, developing an applicable job search plan, what you’ll find at a local Jersey Job Club and ultimately Planning, Preparing and Succeeding in today’s demanding job market. 

This program is presented by the Library's Career Connection Staff and made possible through a grant from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development. 

    Location: Headquarters
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misc_smiley 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Schoolage storytime and craft: Glittery, Shivery Slime! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Glittery stories and make glittery, shivery slime. Grades K-3. Registration is required, in person, by phone or on-line.  Parents,

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

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

“Rope” (1928) by Katherine Anne Porter

Acrimony between a husband and wife escalates when a coil of rope and forgotten coffee become the object of their frustration. 

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: A Dog's Purpose (2017) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A devoted dog discovers the meaning of its own existence through the lives of the humans it teaches to laugh and love. Reincarnated as multiple canines over the course of five decades, the lovable pooch develops an unbreakable bond with a kindred spirit named Ethan. As the boy grows older and comes to a crossroad, the dog once again comes back into his life to remind him of his true self. Stars Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton. 1 hour 40 minutes. 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-449-8877   
   

Wall Library Summer Movies Wednesdays at 2:00 pm

Fun for the whole family! Free Admission.  No tickets required. Limited seating; first come first serve.  Children 9 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

August 23 -Kubo and the Two Strings 2016 (PG) - A young boy must locate his late father's magical suit of armor to defeat a vengeful spirit. 101 minutes.

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

Hear a LEGO story and make your own LEGO creation.

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

All Ages

Registration Required

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
anim_fish_02 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! - Afternoon Family Craft Hour -Glowing Gold Fish Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-531-5092   
   

Make Fuse bead Fish

(This is a difficult craft, not suitable for toddlers)

 

 

    Location: Ocean Township
    Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 1:00 PM     
 
lib_bookflipping 5:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Holmdel Teen Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kat Carty   732-946-4118   
   

Join the Holmdel Teen Book Club! 

This month we are reading:

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by JK Rowling

 At the meeting we will discuss the book, and Watch the movie based on the book!

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

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

    Location: Holmdel
 
rec_yoga 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Build a Better World Starting with You! Basic Yoga Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Interested in learning yoga? This class is great for the beginning student. If you have difficulty getting down on a mat, chairs will be available. You will learn many yoga postures (all postures can be practiced on the mat or chair) and breathing techniques. The class will be taught by Danielle Meany, RYT.

Please bring your own yoga mat. No experience necessary. 

Space is limited. Sign up here or by calling the library at 732-264-7164.

    Location: Hazlet
        There are 24 spaces available.
 
lib_dia 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 12 through August 30, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday August 24, 2017 Go To Top
rec_games 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

If learning to play Bridge is on your list of things to do -- now is the time!  Join us for this six-week series, July 27 through August 31.

10:30 - 11:30 is for beginners: We will start from the very beginning, you will learn the basics, and when we finish you will be able to play at a basic level.  

11:30 - 12:30 is for more advanced play.  Build on what you have already learned. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_bunch1 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM BookBites- A Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 

When the Night Comes by Favel Parrett

Between the coasts of Tasmania and Antarctica the lives of a lonely girl, a gentle man, and a red ship intersect. Their stories unfold in short, evocative vignettes that capture emotional time and space as well as bring the physical spaces to life. The girl, Isla, lives with her Mum and little brother, just getting by without many resources or even love to spare. The arrival of the Nella Dan and the ship's steward, Bo, briefly opens a window into another world, one of contrasts between the cold stillness of ice and busy heat of mess halls. The skill and insight that earned Parrett's debut novel, Past the Shallows, critical acclaim have created another moving account of the depth of ordinary lives. (Library Journal, starred review)

    Location: Hazlet
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ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: Everybody Loves Somebody (2017) PG-13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Karla Souza, Jose Maria Yazpik, Ben O'Toole

Directed by:  Catalina Aguilar Mastretta

A successful, single, career woman asks her co-worker to pose as her boyfriend at a family wedding back home in Mexico.  Her situation gets complicated when her ex shows up at the ceremony.

102 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Movie: Evening (2007) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

As Ann lay dying, she is suddenly moved to reveal her emotional and romantic past to her daughters. Starring: Claire Danes, Vanessa Redgrave, Toni Collette, Natasha Richardson, Glenn Close, Meryl Streep Drama/Romance 1 hr. 57 min.

Focus Features

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM A Beautiful Mind (PG-13)(2017) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

After a brilliant but asocial mathematical genius accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish, while standing on the brink of international acclaim. 

Starring:  Russell Crowe

Biography/Drama/History –135 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_filmproj 2:30 PM  -  4:05 PM Kids! Family Film: The LEGO Batman Movie 2017 PG Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family Film: 'The LEGO Batman Movie'. PG 2017.  LEGO Batman must save the city from the Joker's hostile takeover

attempts in this big screen adventure.  All ages welcome. Free Admission.  No tickets required.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday August 25, 2017 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday August 26, 2017 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Howell
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday August 28, 2017 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

All are welcome!

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

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
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Tuesday August 29, 2017 Go To Top
food_ice cream cone 1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Paper Popsicles -Toddler Stories and Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old

Enjoy stories and make a fun craft.

No registration.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: Gifted (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother. Directed by Marc Webb. Starring Chris Evans, Octavia Spencer, and Jenny Slate. 

Drama - 1 hour 41 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Theory of Everything (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Based on the true story of renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking who while at Cambridge falls in love with fellow student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of; time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science.

Starring Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, David Thewlis, and Emily Watson    

123m.

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_smiley 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Plant People! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Create a bald-headed plant person, then bring it home & watch its grass-hair grow!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

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

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

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Film: Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Joseph Cedar

Starring Richard Gere, Michael Sheen, Charlotte Gainsbourg

Norman (Richard Gere), a New York fixer, knows the right people and can get things done. When an Israeli dignitary named Eshel (Lior Ashkenazi) comes to the city, Norman decides to impress the man by buying him some very expensive shoes. It works and he establishes a strong connection to the man, but a few years later, when Eshel becomes the Israel prime minister, Norman can't communicate with him anymore, and this threatens to destroy his reputation.
 
118 minutes; (c) Sony Pictures Classic
 
 
    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

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

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
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 Play Duplicate Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Vintage: Movie: All About Eve (1950) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

 Aspiring actress, Eve Harrington is determined to get close to her Broadway idol Margo Channing.  When she shows up backstage telling Margo and her friends her melancholy life story, Margo takes pity on her and hires her as her personal assistant.  Drama Starring: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders 2 hrs. 18 min.

Twentieth Century Fox Films

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: The Shack (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

After suffering a family tragedy, a depressed man faces a crisis of faith. He receives a mysterious personal invitation from God to meet at a place called “The Shack.”  He will find his life is changed forever.  Stars Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Tim McGraw. 2 hours 12 minutes

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
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ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! - Summer Movie Matinee: Lego Batman Movie (PG) ©Warner Brothers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-531-5092   
   

Summer Movie Matinee – All ages; children under 5 MUST be accompanied by an adult.

2:00 pm:   Lego Batman Movie (PG) ©Warner Brothers 

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 12 through August 30, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday August 31, 2017 Go To Top
rec_games 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

If learning to play Bridge is on your list of things to do -- now is the time!  Join us for this six-week series, July 27 through August 31.

10:30 - 11:30 is for beginners: We will start from the very beginning, you will learn the basics, and when we finish you will be able to play at a basic level.  

11:30 - 12:30 is for more advanced play.  Build on what you have already learned. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: Gifted (2017) PG-13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Chris Evans, McKenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Octavia Spencer

Directed by:  Marc Webb

A single man's plans to raise his spirited, young niece, a child prodigy, in a normal school environment, are foiled once the seven-year-old's mathematical abilities come to the attention of his formidable mother, whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate him from his niece.

101 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM Movie: The Hollars (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

John Hollar, a struggling New York City artist, returns to his small middle-American town after he learns that his mother must undergo surgery. When he arrives, he is immediately swept up by the same dysfunctional family issues that he left behind. Comedy/Drama/Romance Starring: Sharlto Copley, Charlie Day, Richard Day 2 hr. 8 min.

Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Patriot's Day(R)(2016) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, and Michelle Monaghan.

Crime/Drama/History–133 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
Friday September 1, 2017 -  Saturday September 30, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 Art Exhibit: Lois Kiely and Diane Novobilsky Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: P.Judman, Children's Librarian   732 431 7220 x7226   
   

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

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

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

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

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

Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:  

Mondays, 9:30am.  No Storytime September 4.

Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am. 

Thursdays, 10:15am.  No Storytime September 21.

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:

Mondays, 10:15am.  No Storytime September 4.

Tuesdays, 11:40am.  

Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  

Mondays, 11:00am.  No Storytime September 4.

Thursdays, 11:00am.  No Storytime September 21

Family for Ages 2 and up:

Mondays, 1:30pm.  No Storytime September 4.

Wednesdays, 1:30pm. 

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday September 2, 2017 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Howell
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_trowel 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County Helpline Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Garden and Horticulture Questions answered by the Helpline

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to the residents of Monmouth County to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions.  Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries. In the library lobby on the first Saturday of each month from 12 noon - 2:00 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, March through October.

Trained Master Gardener volunteers advise the public about horticultural topics, and diagnose and solve home gardening problems.  Monmouth County residents may get free answers to garden, insect, and pest questions. You can also find out about other programs offered to the communities, such as the Speakers Bureau, community projects, and special events.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Monday September 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_handshake Labor Day Holiday - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches
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Tuesday September 5, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

September 1911. On Ellis Island in New York Harbor, nurse Clara Wood cannot face returning to Manhattan, where the man she loved fell to his death in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Then, while caring for a fevered immigrant whose own loss mirrors hers, she becomes intrigued by a name embroidered onto the scarf he carries…and finds herself caught in a dilemma that compels her to confront the truth about the assumptions she’s made. Will what she learns devastate her or free her? 

September 2011. On Manhattan’s Upper West Side, widow Taryn Michaels has convinced herself that she is living fully, working in a charming specialty fabric store and raising her daughter alone. Then a long-lost photograph appears in a national magazine, and she is forced to relive the terrible day her husband died in the collapse of the World Trade Towers…the same day a stranger reached out and saved her. Will a chance reconnection and a century-old scarf open Taryn’s eyes to the larger forces at work in her life?

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

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

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

Fun for all.

No registration necessary.

    Location: Headquarters
 
school_chemistry2 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering for Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Use picture books to learn about science. For ages 3 1/2 to 5.

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday September 6, 2017 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

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

The Accidental Empress
  by  Allison Pataki
 In 1853, the Habsburgs are Europe’s most powerful ruling family and young, rich Emperor Franz is ready to marry. Fifteen-year-old Elisabeth, “Sisi,” Duchess of Bavaria, arrives at court with  her older sister, the emperor’s  fiancee.   Pataki , with rich period detail and complex characters gives us a look into one of history’s most intriguing royal families
 

  Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: Bitter Harvest (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Set in 1930s Ukraine, Joseph Stalin advances the ambitions of communists in the Kremlin. A young artist battles to save his lover from the death-by-starvation program that ultimately killed millions of Ukrainians.  This star filled and convincing cast will take you along on one of the most dramatic and dangerous periods in 20th Century Europe's past. Stars Max Irons, Samantha Barks, Terence Stamp. 1 hour 43 minutes. 

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

September 6 - Magical Dreams - Craft

September 13 - Mystery in the Library - Storytime

September 20- Fall Fun - Craft

    Location: Howell
Thursday September 7, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mckids 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Storytime for all ages.

    Location: Howell
 
nat_leaf_fall 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Fall back into an Organized home with Jamie Novak Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 536-9406   
   

Fall Back into an Organized Home! How to De-clutter, De-stress and Get Things Done! 
With Best-selling author and humorist Jamie Novak
Thursday, Sept 7 at 1pm
Marlboro Public Library
 Learn a few simple organizing tricks for key areas of your home and life. Come for a laugh (or two) and to learn how to easily clear the clutter and store the stuff. No more saying, “Where did I put that?” or “I’ve been looking for this!” Bring your questions for the Q&A and stay for the book signing of Jamie’s bestselling book Keep This Toss That.
If you procrastinate, lose papers in a stack of mail, and have a 2-page to-do list then this program is for you!
Call the library (732) 536-9406  beginning Aug. 23 to reserve a seat.
 

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:35 PM Movie: The Hunter's Prayer (2017) R Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Sam Worthington, Odeya Rush, Allen Leech

Directed by:  Jonathan Mostow

An assassin helps a young woman avenge the death of her family.

91 minutes

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Crocheter's 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.  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
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Howell Heritage Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Howell
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

September 1911. On Ellis Island in New York Harbor, nurse Clara Wood cannot face returning to Manhattan, where the man she loved fell to his death in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Then, while caring for a fevered immigrant whose own loss mirrors hers, she becomes intrigued by a name embroidered onto the scarf he carries…and finds herself caught in a dilemma that compels her to confront the truth about the assumptions she’s made. Will what she learns devastate her or free her? 

September 2011. On Manhattan’s Upper West Side, widow Taryn Michaels has convinced herself that she is living fully, working in a charming specialty fabric store and raising her daughter alone. Then a long-lost photograph appears in a national magazine, and she is forced to relive the terrible day her husband died in the collapse of the World Trade Towers…the same day a stranger reached out and saved her. Will a chance reconnection and a century-old scarf open Taryn’s eyes to the larger forces at work in her life?

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

    Location: Colts Neck
Friday September 8, 2017 Go To Top
ent_manga_girl.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Animaniacs - The Monthly Young Adult Anime Club (teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220x7253   
   

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

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday September 9, 2017 -  Saturday September 23, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_sale 9:00 AM Wall Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

(Monday, September 18-23, $1 Bag Sale)

    Location: Wall Township
Saturday September 9, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Monmouth Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

If you would like to share your own work for constructive feedback, go to www.monmouthwriters.com for details of what to expect, as well as format/printing instructions.  Priotiry will be given to folks who follow the straightforward submission guidelines.  For more information email Rick: rkelsten@gmail.com

Location: Howell

    Location: Howell
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Howell
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_origami_crane 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM ORIGAMI for Experienced Paperfolders! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Calling experienced paperfolders! Join The Circle of Origami Paperfolders (COOP) for an afternoon of folding fun.
Group meets monthly  at Library Headquarters.
    Location: Headquarters
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Monday September 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Optimum.Net
   

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

    Location: Howell
 
misc_kidsreading1 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Nursery Rhymes, finger plays, stories, 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: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

All are welcome!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday September 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Library Commission Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Administration    732 431 7220   
   
Tuesday, September 12, 2017; 11:00 AM; Eastern Branch

Tuesday, October 10, 2017; 11:00 AM; Headquarters 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017; 11:00 AM; Eastern Branch 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017; 11:00 AM; Headquarters 

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

 
    Location: All Branches
 
rec_paintpalette 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Go, van Gogh! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

A Tuesday Talk @ the Howell Library!

Take an armchair art tour with Michael Norris, Ph.D., a former museum educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, who has presented art history lectures for more than 20 years. Dr. Norris wil examine with us some of the more than 2,000 works created by pastor and painter Vincent van Gogh during the last decade of his life.

    Location: Howell
 
school_chemistry2 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering for Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Use picture books to learn about science. For ages 3 1/2 to 5.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday September 13, 2017 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Vintage: Movie: Singin’ in the Rain (1952) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

 

Don Lockwood has risen to stardom during the silent-movie era in Hollywood, but when talking pictures hit the scene, Lockwood finds his career in jeopardy when the audience laughs when they hear his co-star speak for the first time. Drama/Musical/Romance Starring:

Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O’Connor 1 hr. 43 min.

MGM 

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: The Sense of an Ending (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

An elderly divorcee is haunted by his past when he receives a letter from the estate of his first love’s mother.  He is forced to reconnect with his former love, traveling with his ex-wife with whom he shares memories of his younger days. His situation causes him to rethink his current situation in life. Stars Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter. 1 hour 48 minutes 

 

 

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

September 6 - Magical Dreams - Craft

September 13 - Mystery in the Library - Storytime

September 20- Fall Fun - Craft

    Location: Howell
 
z_cust_mckids 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Stranger Danger Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7226   
   

This program is presented by the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office and aims to increase children's awareness of how to deal with strangers and also reinforces vital safety tips.

Ages 5 and up with families

No registration

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_trowel 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County Helpline Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Garden and Horticulture Questions answered by the Helpline

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to the residents of Monmouth County to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions.  Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries. In the library lobby on the first Saturday of each month from 12 noon - 2:00 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, March through October.

Trained Master Gardener volunteers advise the public about horticultural topics, and diagnose and solve home gardening problems.  Monmouth County residents may get free answers to garden, insect, and pest questions. You can also find out about other programs offered to the communities, such as the Speakers Bureau, community projects, and special events.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_microphone2 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Crazy about Patsy Cline Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Jazz singer Maggie Worsdale pays tribute to the earthy innovative legend, Patsy Cline, who put the Nashville sound on the map and paved the way for future country singers. Maggie's performance is loaded with fourteen of Cline's songs and little known stories about her life and career. An international artist, Maggie Worsdale has performed at many major concert halls, cabarets, and jazz venues around the country and in Europe. She has released four studio albums and has appeared as a guest artist on three others. 

    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_aerobics 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih: Joy through Movement for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Associated with both spirital and health benefits, we invite you to try this meditative form of exercise. T'ai Chi Chih consists of 19 stand-alone movements and one pose.  T'ai Chi Chih doesn't require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination. This class is for individuals over age 18.

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

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

Classes in Fall 2017:  September 13, September 27, October 4, October 18, November 8 and November 29. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_lightning 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Advisory Board (TAB): Join In! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

The Monmouth County Library Teen Advisory Board meets monthly at Headquarters in Manalapan. All those between 13 and 18 may 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 14, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mckids 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Storytime for all ages.

    Location: Howell
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ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM Movie: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) PG-13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

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

Directed by:  Guy Ritchie

Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up in the back alleys of the city, but once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy whether he likes it or not

126 minutes

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

You can make your school bus longer or shorter!

K and up

No registration necessary.

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

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

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

The group plans to  cover Diana Gabaldon's Brotherhood Of the Blade in August (through Chapter 19) and finish it in September. During October, November and December they will cover Gabaldon's The Scottish Prisoner.  

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

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Friday September 15, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literature of World Language Book Discussion in Hebrew Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Dr. Nelly Segal will lead discussion on Judas by Omos Oz

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

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday September 16, 2017 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Howell
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday September 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Optimum.Net
   

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

    Location: Howell
 
misc_kidsreading1 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Nursery Rhymes, finger plays, stories, 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: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_haircut 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Tweens! Foxy Fables Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

 Read Aesop's fables about the fox capturing all the energy of the character. Be craftier than your friends with foxy ears added to your headband.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday September 19, 2017 Go To Top
anim_pig 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Elephant and Piggie Puppets - School Age craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

No registration necessary.

    Location: Headquarters
 
school_chemistry2 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering for Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Use picture books to learn about science. For ages 3 1/2 to 5.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_smiley 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM How to Have More Joy in Your Life Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Learn how to live a happier life!

Join us as Sherry Goldman (LCSW, ADC-C) shares her experiences after the premature death of her father led her on a passionate quest to live the most meaningful life possible.  Sherry has been studying with masters, gurus and teachers from all over the world on how to be more joyful for almost 20 years.  Come listen as she shares her what she has learned with you. 

This is an evening for anyone who craves more out of life, and wants to learn real, yet easy, tools and techniques on how to live a happier life. 

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Wednesday September 20, 2017 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

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

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

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Movie: The Promise (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, the story follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris, a renowned American journalist based in Paris. Stars Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, Christian Bale. 2 hours 13 minutes

    Location: Hazlet
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Afternoon at the Movies: Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
    Location: Colts Neck
 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  4:25 PM Kids! Read to the Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

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

All ages.

Please choose one session.  

No registration necessary.

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

September 6 - Magical Dreams - Craft

September 13 - Mystery in the Library - Storytime

September 20- Fall Fun - Craft

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

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

All ages.

Please choose one session.

No registration necessary.

 

 

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

Read any "Hot Dog" book to Styx, our Smooth Collie.

    Location: Howell
Thursday September 21, 2017 Go To Top
ent_drum3 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Ukulele and Bucket Drum Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Ukulele and Drum Bucket Workshop featuring Lakehouse Music Academy.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Club: The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The quest to crack an ancient code Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The quest to crack an ancient code by Margalit Fox

This true intellectual detective story follows the quest to unlock one of the great secrets of human history -- the decipherment of Linear B, an unknown script from the Aegean Bronze  Age.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_bunch1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Howell
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:35 PM Movie: Wilson (2017) R Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Woody Harrelson, Sandy Oian-thomas, Shaun Brown

Directed by:  Craig Johnson

A lonely, neurotic, and hilariously honest, middle-aged man reunites with his estranged wife and meets his teenage daughter for the first time.

94 minutes

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book3 3:00 PM Wall Book Club: Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Born in Alabama, Paula Vauss spent the first decade of her life on the road with her free-spirited young mother, Kai, an itinerant storyteller who blended Hindu mythology with southern oral tradition to re-invent their history as they roved. Now, a fiercely independent divorce lawyer Paula learns the power of family and connection when she receives a cryptic message from her estranged mother.

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
Saturday September 23, 2017 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Howell
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book3 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Author Talk and Book Signing: Matthew John Benecke Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Come to the Hazlet Library for a book signing and reading by local author, Matthew John Benecke! Matthew is the author of the Kosmogonia series of speculative fiction novels including the apocalyptic thriller, The Lion in the Desert, and its sequels, The Walking Ghosts and The Metamorphoses. He is also the writer of Beer & Fitness: The Practical Guide to Exploring Craft Beer and Improving Physical and Mental Fitness and the popular craft beer blog, The Beer Whisperers.

Register online or by calling the library at 732-264-7164.

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_house.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Organize Your Home without Getting Overwhelmed presented by Jamie Novak Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us as Jamie Novak, organizing hurmorist, presents the program Organize Your Home without Getting Overwhelmed. She will teach you where to begin, what items to keep and what to toss, how to prevent regret, and overall how to clear clutter and store items. 

You may have seen Ms. Novak on HGTV or QVC or read one of her bestsellers like her newest book Keep This Toss That! Jamie travels nationally presenting her programs and her tips have appeared in multiple national magazines. With offices in NJ and CA Jamie helps clients on both coasts clear clutter.

Registration is requested for this event by signing up below, in the library or by calling us at 732-431-5656. 

    Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 1:00 PM     
Monday September 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Optimum.Net
   

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

    Location: Howell
 
misc_kidsreading1 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Nursery Rhymes, finger plays, stories, 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: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
holiday_centennial2 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM World War I Centennial Commemoration Film, Lecture, Discussion Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 X7222   
   

World War I Centennial Film, Lecture and Discussion Series

This series is hosted by Neil O'Connor and Martin Spindel.  Each film will have a brief introduction and be followed by a Q & A.

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
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office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business