The Colts Neck branch of the Monmouth County Library system has a Flag Disposal Box located in the lower level lobby. Proper disposal of the American flag is a sign of respect. It honors our history, the people who fight to protect our freedom and is an homage to the reverence for our great nation. When a flag is worn, tattered, ripped or soiled beyond repair, it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country and should be retired and disposed of properly.
Please drop off flags during library hours.
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, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 9:30 - 10:00 am
Tuesdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 from 10:15 - 10:45 am or 11:00 – 11:30 am
Thursdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26 from 10:15 – 10:45 am
Toddler Storytimes – Ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)
The Toddler Storytime schedule has changed! Please check the program schedule carefully.
Mondays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 10:15 - 10:35 am
Tuesdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 from 11:40 am – 12:00 noon
Wednesdays, July 11, 18, 25 from 11:00 – 11:20 am
Preschool Storytime & Craft – Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old
Mondays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 11:00 – 11:30 am
Thursdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26 from 11:00 - 11:30 am or 1:30 – 2:00 pm
Family Storytimes – Ages 2 and up (With Parent/Caregiver)
Mondays, July 9, 16, 23, 30 from 1:30 – 1:50 pm
Wednesdays, July 11, 18, 25 from 1:30 – 1:50 pm
Check out the #TBT Pop-Up Spot for different TotallyBrilliantThings (from contests to coloring to challenges) all month long!
Don't miss out - Activities only available while supplies last!
Intended for Grades 3-7
On display in the Terner Gallery.
Extended through September 27th.
Every backyard has birds; now you can see them up close!
Photographer Jerry Deutsch introduces us to Grackles, Sparrows, Starlings, Cowbirds and so many more!
Exhibit will be on display during the Month of July at Library HQ in Manalapan
On Sundays during the Summer, Headquarters in Manalapan and Eastern Branch in Shrewsbury will be closed!
Access to your library is always available to you wherever you spend your summer - at the lake, at the beach, traveling or stay-cationing! Just Tap our App, or Visit our Website www.MonmouthCountyLib.org
Stories for ages 2 - 3 1/2. Siblings Welcome.
Stories and Songs for ages 10-23 months. Siblings Welcome! Playtime included.
Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Mondays throughout the month, when the Library is open.
Meets every Monday the library is open from 1:00-4:00 pm. Bring your game and join us!
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 and game sets will be provided.
All are welcome!
Family Afternoon Movie: Despicable Me 3 2017 (PG). The continuing adventures with Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters,
Margo, Edith and Agnes and the minions. Free Admission, No ticket or registration required. Children 5 and under must be
accompanied by an adult.
Directed Michael Gracey
Starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron
Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
105 minutes; (c) 20th Century Fox
Make some music with this fun to make jewelry craft!
No registration required for children ages 4 and up.
Musical Mosaics. Create a musical note using mosaic art. Grades 3 to 5.
Come and play bridge! Monday evenings when the library is open.
Foldscoping is highly addictive, and you could get "smitten with science"
Have you ever wondered what is in a drop of pond or ocean water? What the inside of a worm looks like? What dust is made of?
What pollen looks like? What other questions do you have about the microscopic world? Foldscope is a paper microscope that you assemble yourself. Designed to be inexpensive, durable, and to give optical quality similar to conventional research microscopes, Foldscope brings hands-on microscopy to new places! Teens are encouraged to bring along interesting items that they wish to look at thru the microscope.
Registration is required. Program Requirement: Teens need to bring along a smart phone.
This program is limited to 20 Teens per library. Teen programs are designed for those in grades 6 thru 12.
Meets the 4th Monday of every month.
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 1-866-941-8188.
SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, and confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses. Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month.
An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241
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 all levels 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
Please bring a mat, or large towel to class.
Sessions will be held on Mondays: July 23, 30, August 6 and 13.
Libraries Rock! Adult Vacation Reading Club
Get your ya yas out! Color while listening to rock and roll during these coloring sessions at the library. Bring your favorite music (CDs) to share. We'll provide the pictures and the coloring materials. Share your creations if you please, and we'll post them on our lobby screen.
A news reporter is led by a crooked federal agent into writing a story implicating someone in a murder they didn't commit.
Starring Paul Newman and Sally Field
Inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, and the most daring rescue mission ever attempted. Directed by José Padilha. Starring Rosamund Pike, Daniel Brühl, and Lior Ashkenazi.
History/Drama – 1 hour 47 mins.
Grand Slam Baseball Film Series - Co-sponsored by the Ocean Township Historical Museum
Tweens! Rock-it Man Project: We're making Punk Rocker Rocks! Come design and decorate rocks in the punk rock style.
Grades 3 -7. Registration is required. Parents, please register each child using your email and phone contact info.
Ever played a banana piano? Or used Play-Doh to play video games?
Come experiment with MaKey MaKey – turn random objects into game controllers, computer keys, & musical instruments!
Grades K and up. Registration required.
Stories and a craft for ages 3 1/2 to 5.
Create a timeless memory of your beloved pet. This is a perfect class for pet lovers of all kinds. Using a selected photo you provide, students will be guided by our instructor, in the use of charcoal and pastels, to capture the distinct physical details and unique personality of their beloved pet.
Requirement: You must have an actual printed photograph of your pet to work with for this class.
Registration is required. Teen programs are designed for those in grades 6 thru 12.
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.
Kids! Healthy Kids, Healthy Teeth - Ages 10 - 24 months (with parent/caregiver)
Wednesday, July 25 at 10:00 am
Learn about bright smiles and healthy teeth with dental hygienist Denise from Tender Smiles 4 Kids!
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.
Get together with others interested in this challenging game.
Game in session when the Library is open.
Summer Movie Matinee: My Little Pony the Movie (2017) (PG) 99 minutes
After a dark force conquers Canterlot, the Mane 6 embark on an unforgettable journey where they meet new friends and defeat exciting challenges by using friendship as magic.
Fun for the whole family!
Limited seating; first come, first serve. Children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
"The Necklace" ("La Parure") (1884) by Guy De Maupassant Madame Mathilde Loisel 's life is upended when she loses a borrowed piece of jewelry.
G.G. Sparrow faces off with her choir’s newly appointed director, Vi Rose, over the group’s direction as they head into a national competition. Stars Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton, Keke Palmer. 1 hour 58 minutes.
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.
Schoolage musical storytime and craft. "Grades K and up. Registration is required, in person, by phone or on-line.
Parents, please register each child using your email and phone contact info.
Kids! Karate Rocks! – All ages
Wednesday, July 25 at 4:00 pm
Master José of Santori Academy will share martial arts techniques and interactive demon-strations for kids.
Kids will follow the Dude with his “Draw with Me” presentation as he kickstarts their imaginations into creating characters and scenes in a way only the DoOdle Dude knows how! Don’t miss this hands-on, excellent afternoon; and don’t forget to download the Beanstack app to complete your summer reading goals.Recommended for kids ages 4 and up. SPACE IS LIMITED, ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa
Grades K and Up
Explore the ocean depths, in slime form!
*Space is limited; register for each program in-person, by phone, or online
Grades 3 - 5. Registration required.
Snacks served. Please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.
July 11 - Make Your Own Sound - Storytime
July 18 - Gotta Dance - Storytime
Read any version of "Peter and the Wolf" by Sergey Prokofiev, discuss it and make a Lego creation.
This CPR & AED course will teach anyone with little to no medical training, how to recognize cardiac arrest, get access to emergency care quickly and perform Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation until paramedics arrive and take over. This class will also demonstrate how to recognize anaphylaxis and effectively use an EpiPen on adult, child and infant patients. The teens will receive an Official HAMES CPR card upon completion of the course.
The class is provided by HAMES The High School Association of Medical Engineers & Scientists, Inc. Central Jersey Region.
Registration is required. This program is limited to 30 teens.
Teen programs are designed for those in grades 6 thru 12.
This Program is presented by an independent Financial Advisor who is NOT a part of , nor recommended by the The Monmouth County Library, nor The County Of Monmouth.
Frank Corrado of Blue Blaze Financial Advisors invites the community to join us for a discussion designed to inspire each guest to identify her/his own, personal priorities in the context of living our optimal life -- right now -- not sometime in the imagined future.
Frank believes that our optimal lives are grounded in quality, not quantity, and, ultimately, a person's return on life is NOT dependent on their return on investment.
Sharing insight gained through years of professional research and practice, Frank explains why, why it's important to make this distinction, and how we can take steps, right now, to feel more secure and satisfied with our lives -- every day.
There will be plenty of time for questions and answers during this event.
Registration is not needed
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 11 - August 22, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.
Meets the fourth Wednesday of the month.
This month's selection is The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens.
A college student has to interview a stranger for a writing assignment for an English class. With deadlines looming, he heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. He meets Carl Iverson, a dying Vietnam veteran and convicted murderer, and nothing in his life is ever the same.
Copies of the books are available at the Circulation Desk
Come learn to play bridge!
New 9:30 am sessions for absolute beginners. More experienced play begins at 10:30.
Taught by Pat Guadagno.
Stories and a craft for all ages.
Bring your own Beach Treasures for examination. Discover more about the Sea exploring the Beach in a Box. Featuring Wild Jersey.
Starring: Alek Skarlatos, Anthony Sadler, Spencer Stone
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Three Americans discover a terrorist plot aboard a train while in France.
A man searches for a dangerous train passenger during his daily commute to Upstate New York. Action/Crime/Drama Starring: Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Elizabeth 1 hr. 45mins.
Lions Gate Films
After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, & her friend to space in order to find him.
Free admission & no tickets necessary!
Children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.
Elvis Presley is a con-man, who learns the guitar in prison, and is introduced as a singing sensation upon release. Come to enjoy this classic film which helped make a movie star out of a rock and roller.
Starring: Elvis Presely, Judy Tyler, and Mickey Shaughnessy.
Musical -- 96 minutes
Grades 3 - 6
Amusement Park Adventures in engineering: a STEAM workshop.
Design amusement park rides with LEGO bricks and other materials by Snapology!
Space is limited. Registration required in-person, by phone, or online beginning June 25.
Hear a story and create a craft showing these wonderful critters!
"Be the Sea Change" interactive storytime program explores the problem of marine pollution and its kids friendly ideas to keep our beaches clean. Join us for this unique program!!
Registration begins Thursday, July 5 for children Grades K and up with families
Directed by Cameron Crowe
Starring Patrick Fugit and Kate Hudson
Set in 1973, the film chronicles the funny and often poignant coming of age of 15-year-old William, an unabashed music fan who is inspired by the seminal bands of the time. When his love of music lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview the up-and-coming band Stillwater -- fronted by lead guitar Russell Hammond and lead singer Jeff Bebe -- William embarks on an eye-opening journey with the band's tour, despite the objections of his protective mother.
122 min; (c) Columbia Pictures
Teen programs are designed for those in grades 6 thru 12.
Registration is required. Register below or Call the Branch to Register!
Bharatanatyam and History on Evolution of Dance and Drama
Bharatanatyam is a major genre of Indian classical dance, believed to be from the 10th Century. Choreographer Nisha Pradeep will perform, then translate her movements into spoken words for us. Ms. Pradeep was introduced to the world of dance at the Nataraja Kalamandir in Kerala, India under the guidance of Guru Rajalaksmi. She did her bharatanatyam arangettam (first stage performance) at the age of 13. Nisha has since been researching, performing, teaching and choreographing dance and dance dramas with innovative techniques and yet staying true to her roots. She has spear-headed unique collaborations and has tried to make Indian classical and semi-classical dance appealing to a diverse set of audiences.
Ms. Pradeep is the Director of Takajum, a company dedicated to promoting Indian classical and semi-classical dances.
Registration not needed for this program.
Join us as local author, Will Palat, discusses and signs his debut novel "A Furlong to Heaven". Philadelphia born Will Palat is a former local talk-radio host specializing in nutritional programming. Will has owned nutitional businesses and has been involved in the Natural Nutrition Industry for thirty years.
Will was mentored by the late Shelby Whitfield who was a nationally renowned sportscaster and producer for ABC Sports Radio and the Premier Radio Network. Shelby was a four time Eclipse Award winner for his Triple Crown (Kentucky Derby, Preakness & Belmont Stakes) National Broadcast coverage.
Mr. Palat resides with his wife in Monmouth County, where they have lived for more than twenty-five years, and has been an active member of the community.
This inspirational story aspires to capture a sense of hope and spirtuality which many of us seek in maintaining treasured personal connections with those we have loved and lost.
Registration is not required for this event.
Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Fridays throughout the month.
Summer Movie Matinee: Wonder (2017) (PG) 99 minutes
Based on the NY Times bestseller, it tells the story of August, a boy with facial differences, who enters 5th grade in a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
Come join us for an afternoon of great music! Rhythm N' Sound is a trio consisting of musicians who play music from the 40's to the 80's.
Registration is required.
Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this eight-week series of Restorative Yoga. These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from June 23 - August 11, 2018. Keep yourself feeling well and balanced this spring and summer!
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).
Space is limited; Registration is required for each session you plan to attend.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Monmouth County Library.
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 the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222.
Exemplifying the tight harmonies and rhythms of the early street corner groups of the 1950s, the RB Express offers a perfect blend of your favorite music incorporating professionally orchestrated tracks, stage presence and audience interaction to deliver a dynamic and engaging performance. The RB Express is one of the finest, most entertaining bands to emerge from the Jersey Shore who has performed with such artists as Frankie Lymon's Teenagers, Little Anthony and the Imperials, The Tokens, The Happenings, Lou Christie, and many others. They appeared in the film, "The Old Man and the Seymour," and on television with "Fox and Friends." In addition to local performances, they have performed in New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut.
Family afternoon Movie: Peter Rabbit 2017 (PG). The stubborn and naughty Peter Rabbit causes chaos in the
home and garden of Mr. McGregor. Free Admission, No ticket or registration required. Children 5 and under must
be accompanied be by an adult.
Work in team or with a friend to create inventions using magnetic, electronic building blocks!
Space is limited. Registration begins Monday, July 16 for Grades 3 and up.
Help us read "If You Give a Dog a Donut" and other stories by Laura Numeroff to Pippin and Penny or bring your favorite book.
Grades 3 and Up
Make summertime candles that will help keep the bugs away.
*Space is limited; register in-person, by phone, or online
Kids! The Wonderful World of Bats - Ages 5 and up
Monday, July 30 at 5:00 pm
Learn all about bats and their importance to our environment with nature expert Jerry Schneider, followed by a craft. Bring a clean T-shirt to decorate with a pattern of bats, butterflies, or leaves!
This amazing workshop for teens is based on the explosion of interest in TV shows like American Idol, The Voice and The X Factor. Participants learn what it takes to spend a life making music. Our Presenter- Patricia Shih will talk about working with managers & agents, recording, touring, performing live in front of thousands – the facts, the fun and the frustrations.
PLUS Performance Coaching – volunteers can share a song and Ms. Shih will give gentle and constructive advice to raise their game to be more professional.
Workshop participants who wish coaching should come prepared with an instrument (ie: guitar, keyboard, violin etc.).
OR a karaoke track on an mp3 or smart phone, and a lyric sheet.
Registration is required. This program is limited to 20 Teens.
Baseball is a national pastime. It holds a special place in the hearts of many Americans. Why? An interactive look at the history and an exploration of why people associate so many memories and emotions with baseball. Bring the peanuts and crackerjacks and learn more about why many think so fondly back to that first game.
This program is part of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities Public Scholars Project.
Dr. Stanton Green is a Professor of Anthropology at Monmouth University. He has presented on baseball at conferences and events around the world.
Session 1 from 10:15 - 10:45 am
Help build a foundation of good dental care for your little ones at this engaging storytime with Denise Franzese from Tender Smiles 4 Kids!
Session 2 from 11:00 - 11:30 am
Unlike autobiography, memoir is based on the idea that everyone has a story to tell, a story that matters. Writing memoir asks that one awaken and be guided by empathy towards oneself and others. In this way, memoir prompts a journey of self-discovery that enables writers to gain insights into their past. Through lessons in the craft of memoir, the exploration of editorial revisions, and invaluable writing suggestions, participants learn how to develop a writing practice and continue their writing life beyond the session,
This program is being presented by Edvige Giunta, Ph.D., professor of English at New Jersey City University. Dr. Giunta has taught memoir workshops since 1997, guiding many writers through the writing journey. She has published several books on Italian American literature and culture and was featured in The New York Times and RAI. Her memoir, essays, poems, translations, and flash nonfiction have been published in many anthologies and journals.
This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.
Tuesday Talks at Howell
Unlike autobiography, memoir is based on the idea that everyone has a story to tell, a story that matters. Writing memoir asks that one awaken and be guided by empathy towards oneslf and others. In this way, memoir prompts a journey of self-discovery that enables writers to gain insights into their past. Through lessons in the craft of memoir, the exploration of editorial revisions, and invaluable writing suggestions, participants learn how to develop a writing practice and continue their writing life beyond the session.
Edvige Giunta has taught memoir workshops since 1997, guiding many writers through the writng journey. She is Professor of English at New Jersey City University. She has published several books on Italian American literature and culture and was featured in The New York Times and RAI. Her memoir, essays, poems, translations and flash nonfiction have been published in many anthologies and journals.
Attendees should bring a pen and paper to this presentation.
This program was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views,findings, conclusions or recommendations in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.
When D.C. reporter Cal McCaffrey is assigned to investigate the murder of an assistant to an up-and-coming politician, he uncovers a conspiracy that threatens to bring down the nation's power structures.
Starring Ben Afleck and Russell Crowe
The story of Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti and his friendship with American writer James Lord. It is a film which shines a light on the artistic process itself by questioning whether the gift of a great artist is a blessing or a curse. Directed by Paul McGuigan. Starring Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer, and Clémence Poésy.
Biography/Drama – 1 hour 30 mins.
Family Drama Special: Boom, Baby, Boom, Boom! Stage A Story presents an interactive, creative drama workshop
based on the picture book by Margaret Mahy. Ages 2 and up with an adult. Registration required, in person ,by phone
or online. Parents, please register each child using your email and phone contact info. Registration begins, Monday, July 2.
Use an explosive secret solution to release the dinosaurs trapped inside sticky, muddy rocks!
Foldscoping is highly addictive, and you could get "smitten with science"
Have you ever wondered what is in a drop of pond or ocean water? What the inside of a worm looks like? What dust is made of? What pollen looks like? What other questions do you have about the microscopic world?
Foldscope is a paper microscope that you assemble yourself. Designed to be inexpensive, durable, and to give optical quality similar to conventional research microscopes, Foldscope brings hands-on microscopy to new places!
Registration is required. Program Requirement: Teens need to bring along a smart phone.
Teens are encouraged to bring along interesting items that they wish to look at thru the microscope.
Registration is required. This program is limited to 20 Teens per library.
Directed by Paolo Virzi
Starring Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland
Traveling in their family Leisure Seeker vintage recreational vehicle, John and Ella Spencer take one last road trip from Boston to the Hemingway House in the Florida Keys before his Alzheimer's and her cancer can catch up with them.
112 minutes; (c) Sony Pictures Classics
Meets the last Tuesday evening of the month.
Mondays, August 6, 13, 20 from 9:30 - 10:00 am
Tuesdays, August 7, 14, 21 from 10:15 - 10:45 am or 11:00 – 11:30 am
Thursdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23 from 10:15 – 10:45 am
Mondays, August 6, 13, 20 from 10:15 - 10:35 am
Tuesdays, August 7, 14, 21 from 11:40 am – 12:00 noon
Wednesdays, August 1, 8, 22 from 11:00 – 11:20 am
Mondays, August 6, 13, 20 from 11:00 – 11:30 am
Thursdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23 from 11:00 - 11:30 am or 1:30 – 2:00 pm
Mondays, August 6, 13, 20 from 1:30 – 1:50 pm
Wednesdays, August 1, 8, 15, 22 from 1:30 – 1:50 pm
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.
Summer Movie Matinee: The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) (PG) 101 minutes
The battle for Ninjago City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors.
Limited seating: first come, first serve. Children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult
Upon learning that their mother has been lying to them for years about their allegedly deceased father, two fraternal twin brothers hit the road in order to find him. Stars Owen Wilson, Ed Helms, Glenn Close. 1 hour 53 minutes.
Kids! Summer Family Movie: Coco (PG) – All ages
A young musician journeys into the colorful Land of the Dead to unlock the real story behind his family’s history.
1 hour, 45 minutes 2017 Pixar Animation
Celebrate the completion of the Summer Reading Club by attending Yoga boot camp!
YOBOO will keep you active while having fun with your friends.
Join us as acclaimed non-profit organization, Clean Ocean Action, educates young participants about ocean pollution and inspires them to become stewards of the sea. Don’t miss this interactive program filled with learning, stories, and artistic elements. Recommended for kids ages 4 and up. SPACE IS LIMITED, ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa
Craft a unique puppet friend.
This program features the echolocation calls of bats. What is echolocation? How loud is it? Jerry Schneider has introduced bats to audience since 2003. He uses slide photos and taped bat calls to introduce audiences to local and tropical bats, the Vampire Bat, and many more of our flying mammals. No T-Shirt craft for this session. No registration required.
All Monmouth County Library Teens - Come Party at Headquarters in Manalapan!
Come join us for a fun evening of Youtube Karoke and Youtube Name that Song, along with pizza and refreshments.
We will have a Kindness Rock table for teens to create Inspirational Rocks. We will be displaying these rocks outside the library in the garden.
Let’s spread Kindness one rock at a time.
No registration needed for this program. Teen programs are designed for those in grades 6 thru 12.
Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.
Local author Howie Marlin has written and published a book based on his 15 year career as host of the cable TV show Sportalk. The show ran from 1981 to 1996, and featured in-depth one-on-one interviews with some of the legendary sports figures of our time. Come listen to Howie talk about their nostalgic, heartwarming, and sometimes tragic stories as the great and not so great athletes recall their careers.
Stories for all ages.
Learn dental care in a fun and interactive way with dental hygienist, Denise, from Tender Smiles for Kids.
Dawn Dayton is a certified yoga teacher who specializes in gentle beginner yoga and believes yoga is for everyone.
Please join us every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month for a morning of relaxation.
Starring: Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones
Directed by: Sally Potter
A genteel dinner party devolves into scathing arguements and accusations of infidelity.
Welcome to the 60s and the sounds of Paul Revere and the Raiders, McCoys, Shadows of Knight, Tommy James and the Shondells, The Lovin Spoonful, Creedence Clearwater Revival,The Byrds, Young Rascals, The Doors and so many others.
Registration is mandatory and space is limited. To register for this event call the library 732 536-9406 beginning on July 19 or register online at www.monmouthcountylib.org
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.
No need to stay quiet at these movies - we want everyone to sing along!
The classic animated story between a French belle and a prince who’s been hideously transformed by a magic spell.
Starring: John Travolta, Nikki Blonsky, Michell Pfeiffer, Queen Latifa, and Christopher Walken.
Learn about bats and their importance in our environment.
Craft time follows and we will create a pattern of bats, butterflies or leaves on a T-shirt.
Bring your own T-shirt.
Create your own musical instruments with plastic eggs and spoons!
No regsitration required for ages 4 and up.
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.)
DATE CHANGE DUE TO VACATION!
Plum Kettle does her best not to be noticed, because when you’re fat, to be noticed is to be judged. With her job answering fan mail for a teen magazine, she is biding her time until her weight-loss surgery. But when a mysterious woman in colorful tights and combat boots begins following her, Plum falls down a rabbit hole into the world of Calliope House — an underground community of women who reject society’s rules — and is forced to confront the real costs of becoming “beautiful.” At the same time, a guerilla group begins terrorizing a world that mistreats women, and Plum becomes entangled in a sinister plot. The consequences are explosive.
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.
Michelle Buccheri from Gateway Care Center and Jennifer Baillie from Next Step Senior Solutions will present a program on planning for the future. They will be accompanied by an Elder Care attorney and a Financial Advisor. Bring your questions and get those plans in place.
Part of the First Friday for Seniors series
This Program is presented by independent Financial Advisors who is NOT a part of, NOR recommended by The Monmouth County Library NOR The County Of Monmouth.
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.
An unofficial gathering for chess lovers - beginners to advanced - every Saturday morning that the library is open. Chess sets supplied. Please join us!
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 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, from 6:30 - 8:00 pm, April 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. 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.
Monmouth County Senior Art Show competition participants' submissions on display at Library Headquarters through August 30.
Please join us to offer congratulations to all participant and view their beautiful creations at a reception, which will be held on Wednesday, August 15 at Library Headquarters. Reception begins at 10 am, with Certificate Ceremony at 10:15am.
For more information on Monmouth County Senior Art Show, please contact Coordinator Vinny Martini, Monmouth Arts, 732 212 1890
or Monmouth County Division of Aging, Disabilities and Veterans Services: 732 431 7450
There will be a table of information and a representative from Brookdale Community College in the Library Lobby from 9:00 am until 11:00 am.
Find out about courses of study available at Brookdale, as well as their upcoming events.
Congratulations graduate! Join us for an informational session by Garland Law Offices on your rights as a parent/guardian for the college bound student. Topics such as: DPOA (Power of Attorney), HCPOA (Healthcare Power of Attorney), HIPAA (Privacy Authorizations), FERPA (allows family members to talk to school officials) and LWT (Last Will & Testament).
This Program is presented by an independent Financial Advisor who is NOT a part of, NOR recommended by The Monmouth County Library NOR The County Of Monmouth.
Registration is recommended for this event by calling the library at 732-431-5656, stopping in to the Circualtion Desk or registering below.
Stories and Songs for ages 10-23 months. Playtime included.
Ages 2 and up
Sleepy heads need to sleep! Make a mask to help you get a good night’s slumber.
Family Afternoon Movie: LEGO Ninjago Movie 2017 (PG). Students moonlight as ninjas, and fight to defend their
island of Ninjago. FREE ADMISSION, No ticket or registration required. Children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Directed by Jon Erwin, Andy Erwin
Starring J. Michael Finley, Madeline Carroll, Dennis Quaid, Trace Adkins, Priscilla Shirer
Growing up in Greenville, Texas, Bart Millard suffers physical and emotional abuse at the hands of his father, Arthur. When Arthur becomes terminally ill, he finds redemption by embracing his faith and rediscovering his love for his son. Years later, Bart's troubled childhood and mended relationship with his dad inspires him to write the hit song "I Can Only Imagine" as singer of the Christian band MercyMe.
110 minutes; (c) Lionsgate
Use pencils, markers, and crayons to create a beautiful work of art!
No registration needed for Grades K-5 with families
Watch a wave of movement travel down duct tape using skewers and gummy bears.
Jonathan Barrett, Certified Financial Planner from AXA Advisors, will host a program with a focus on effective retirement planning. Come get a better understanding of how you might position your assets now so that you can afford the retirement of your dreams! There will also be tips for current retirees as to how to possibly maximize your retirement assets to maintain your current lifestyle. Jonathan has over 10 years experience in the financial industry and has attended both The Harvard and Wharton Schools of Business.
Registration is not required
CANCELLED. BE SURE TO CHECK BACK FOR FUTURE DATES. Please join us for a special event, Ask a Memory Care Specialist, presented by Milliennium Memory Care Director Galina Markovich. This program helps seniors and caregivers better understand memory issues and learn about community resources. Ms. Markovich uses a specialized "Memory Screening" system to determine the levels of memory loss and other potential problems. The system uses unique tools and a range of scores to pinpoint specific issues and recommend action or resources to help. Attendees are free to participate in the screening process or simply ask questions to learn more about this important topic.
Galina Markovich, ANP, RN, is a passionate expert in the field of memory care and an innovator in Alzheimer's and Dementia support and education. She is the Director of Millennium Memory Care, NJ's fatest growing group of memory care homes. Her unique combination of strong nursing skills and understanding neurological, orthopedic, medical, nutritional and social issues affecting those with memory issues has earned her a reputation as a respected professional in her field. Galina has spoken at NJ AARP Chapters and the AARP Regional Conference, The North Brunswick Senior Center, The New Brunswick Senior Center, The Highland Park Senior Center, local women's clubs and at many other locations.
Registration is REQUIRED for this event by signing up below, calling the library at 732-431-5656 or stopping in to the Circulation Desk.
Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she discovers the island where her father disappeared. Directed by Roar Uthaug. Starring Alicia Vikander, Dominic West and Walter Goggins.
Action/Adventure – 1 hour 58 mins
Janet hosts a party to celebrate her new promotion, but once the guests arrive it becomes clear that not everything is going to go down as smoothly as the red wine. Directed by Sally Potter. Starring Timothy Spall, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Patricia Clarkson.
Comedy/Drama - 1 hour 11 mins
Book discussion of The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel.
***Change of discussion book originally listed.***
Many people dream of escaping modern life. Most will never act on it—but in 1986, twenty-year-old Christopher Knight did just that when he left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the woods. He would not have a conversation with another person for the next twenty-seven years.
Copies of book available at Circulation Desk.
Get ready to lather & learn with What Matters for Kids!
Investigate how soap works through hands-on exploration and creating your own bar of bubbles!
Grades K and up. Registration required - Space is limited!
Hear the musical sound of rain from your mini rainstick.
Stories and a craft for ages 3 1/2 - 5.
Directed by Wes Anderson
Starring Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Jeff Goldblum, and many others
With an enormous all-star cast of voices, this stop-motion animated feature by Wes Anderson looks and sounds like nothing you've ever encountered before. When, by executive decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, 12-year-old Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.
101 minutes; (c) Fox Searchlight
Kids! Gymboree Visits the Library – Infant to 5 years old
Wednesday, August 8 at 10:00 am
Learn through play in this popular, interactive music and movement program!
Other People’s Houses by Abbi Waxman
A hilarious and poignant new novel about four families, their neighborhood carpool, and the affair that changes everything.
Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.
The Friends of Howell Library (FOHL) meets the second Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. at the library, 318 Old Tavern Road, Howell.
Visitors to the meeting and new members are welcome!
Summer Movie Matinee: Ferdinand (2017) (PG) 108 minutes
After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.
Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. Stars Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Tim Pigott-Smith. 1 hour 51 minutes.
Create Hello Kitty and pick an instrument for her to play.
Rubber stamp your craft with a musical instrument.
Kids! Do-It-Yourself Cupcake Banks – Grades K and up
Paint-your-own ceramic cupcake bank to decorate with your choice of flavor and frosting!
Celebrate the dog days of summer by meeting a real K-9 dog from the Monmouth County Sherriff’s Department. Recommended for kids ages 4 and up. SPACE IS LIMITED, ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa
March to the beat of your own drum!
August 8 - Sounds of Animals and Insects - Craft
Snacks Served. Please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.
Turn a recording of your voice into a visual masterpiece!
ALL BASES COVERED: TRUE BASEBALL STORIES FOR THE YOUNG AND OLD
For some fans, it’s the unique stories within the game that make baseball so appealing. Join local author Audrey Vernick as she talks about her latest nonfiction picture book, The Funniest Man in Baseball: The True Story of Max Patkin. She will also share some of her experiences researching and writing her earlier baseball books: She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story; Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team; and The Kid from Diamond Street: The Extraordinary Story of Baseball Legend Edith Houghton. Books will be available for purchase at the conclusion of the program.
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Pena
Directed by: Nicolai Fuglsig
Based on a true story about a U.S. Special Forces unit who learn to fight on horseback as part of a mission in Afghanistan to strike back against the Taliban.
12 Strong is the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11 under the leadership of a new captain. The team must work with the Afghan warlord to take down the Tailban. Action/Drama/History Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Pena 2 hrs. 10 mins.
A young mermaid strikes a deal with a sea witch to become human for her chance at true love.
Starring: Thomas Everett Scott, Liv Tyler, Tom Hanks.
Comedy/Drama/Music 108 minutes
Hear about these six-legged insects and make a cute picture of them.
Cool off at the library and enjoy an afternoon movie. All Ages. No registration required.
Beat the afternoon heat! Join the fun as you listen to a story or two and free build with LEGO® bricks.
No registration needed.
Join Debbie Hadley from Wild Jersey and learn all about marine artifacts and animals!
Children will see and touch different items found at the beach!
Registration begins Thursday, July 26 for Grades K and up.
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.
Please check with our Circulation staff as a limited number of books are available.
Boogie on Down to our End of Summer Reading Concert with the MAL-Practice Showband & The Disco Divas! Singing hits from Donna Summer, The Pointer Sisters and LaBelle, this outrageously popular group of Philadelphia doctors and lawyers will present a broad repertoire of songs, with something for everyone!
Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We request that attendees do not hold or reserve seats for others. Library staff reserves a number of seats for a limited time before performance.
The Monmouth Writer’s Critique Group meets the second Saturday of every month the library is open. Useful feedback is shared during a series of critique sessions. If you would like to share your own work for constructive feedback, see www.monmouthwriters.com for details of what to expect, as well as format/printing instructions. Priority will be given to those who follow the straightforward submission guidelines.
Any questions contact Rick: firstname.lastname@example.org
Work together to create with magnetized, electronic building blocks!
Cultivate the courage to share, develop new work, or fine-tune your existing work in a friendly workshop environment. Black Box meetings are a great way to network with other aspiring writers.
You rocked the library this summer & we’re celebrating your summer reading success!
History’s Alive! will breathe new life into stories from Aesop’s Fables, American tall tales, ancient Greek myths, and even some fractured fairy tales – all with help from you!
Free admission by ticket only, available at Hazlet Library's Circulation Desk.
Children 5 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.
Join Dan Lieb of the New Jersey Historical Divers Association as he presents an historical review of shipwreck activity off the coast of New Jersey.
In a remote corner of the world, forgotten for nearly three thousand years, lived an enclave of Kurdish Jews so isolated that they still spoke Aramaic, the language of Jesus. To these descendants of the Lost Tribes of Israel, Yona Sabar was born. Yona's son Ariel grew up in Los Angeles, where Yona had become an esteemed professor, dedicating his career to preserving his people's traditions. Ariel wanted nothing to do with his father's strange immigrant heritage -- until he had a son of his own.
Ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)
Messy, but fun, art is in store when you make colorful pictures with bubbles.
No Registration Required.
A musician writes a chart topping song about his faith and how it helped repair his relationship with his dad, inspired by a true story.
Starring J. Michael Finley, Madeline Carrol and Dennis Quaid
After suffering a near fatal head injury, a young cowboy undertakes a search for new identity and what it means to be a man in the heartland of America. Directed by Chloé Zhao. Starring Brady Jandreau, Tim Jandreau, and Lilly Jandreau.
Drama/Western – 1 hour 44 mins.
Work in groups or individually to create your own LEGO® designs based on this month's theme: Melody Mix-Up!
LEGO® bricks will be provided by the library.
Grades K and up. Registration is required.
Teens, have you ever wanted to learn the art of crocheting? You can! With this class you will learn crochet basics while making something fun; this time you will learn how to make a frienship cuff!
All materials will be provided including instructions, yarn, buttons, and even your very own crochet hook to take home to practice and make more.
Space is limited. Registration required and begins Monday, July 23, 2018.
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
Rock out in this fun-filled musical show that’ll have you tappin’ your toes and singin’ along!
Space is limited; register in-person, by phone, or online!
Summer Movie Matinee: Despicable Me 3 (2017) (PG) 89 minutes
Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist.
Limited seatin; first come, first serve. Children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Join us for an hour of live music by Charlie's Band featuring a variety of musicians, instruments, and song selections from the Great American Songbook as well as some smooth jazz and Latin sounds. Take a mid-week break with us at the library.
Faced with his father's untimely and bizarre demand to go and die in the holy city of Varanasi and attain Salvation, a son is left with no choice but to embark on this journey. Starring Adil Hussain, Lalit Behl, and Geeanjali Kulkarni. Directed by Shubhashish Butiani.
Drama – 1 hour 42 mins.
In Hindi with English subtitles.
Three Americans discover a terrorist plot aboard a train while in France. Starring Jenna Fisher and Thomas Lennon. 94 minutes.
Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire. Stars Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges. 2 hour 14 minutes.
Bring your decorating (and eating) skills as we gather for snacks and a donut decorating contest.
Grades 3 and up. No registration required.
*Please alert us to any allergies or sensitivities to products or foods that your child may have.
Tell Peaches,our therapy dog, a story! She's a good listener and loves to be petted.
Mock Rocks with WILD Jersey - Ages 5 and up
Wednesday, August 15 at 4:00 pm
Identify the hidden “gems” you discover
in “sandstone” using toothbrushes
and water to uncover them!
Limited to 15 participants.
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! Recommended for kids ages 4 and up. SPACE IS LIMITED, ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa
Design a snake pattern for a fun toy.
Help us read "The Noisy Paint Box" by Barb Rosenstock, discuss it, and make a Lego creation.
Read excerpts from "101 Dalmatians" with Pippin and Penny. Or bring your favorite book to read.
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, support facilitator, may provide an opportunity to share experiences, feelings and new ideas for moving forward, Beyond Bereavement.
Open and free for all to attend; registration is suggested. Please register below, or call HQ Reference Desk.
Join us for a multi-part guided reading book group facilitated by Dianne Van Arsdale, RN, MS. This group meets monthly and is open to anyone interested in broadening their reading experiences through inspiring books and stimulating conversation. Let us enjoy a pause in the midst of our busy lives. First book selection is: Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing by Caroline Myss. Copies of the current selection are available at the front desk.
A young woman has agreed with her faithless husband: it’s time for them to separate. For the moment it’s a private matter, a secret between the two of them. As she begins her new life, she gets word that Christopher has gone missing in a remote region in the rugged south of Greece; she reluctantly agrees to go look for him, still keeping their split to herself. In her heart, she’s not even sure if she wants to find him. As her search comes to a shocking breaking point, she discovers she understands less than she thought she did about her relationship and the man she used to love.
A searing, suspenseful story of intimacy and infidelity, A Separation lays bare what divides us from the inner lives of others. With exquisitely cool precision, Katie Kitamura propels us into the experience of a woman on edge, with a fiercely mesmerizing story to tell.
Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Minnie Driver, Guy Pearce
Directed by: Simon Kaijser
A philosophy professor is considered the prime suspect in the case of a missing girl. Convinced of his innocence, despite his hazy memories, he faces off against a police detective who challenges his philosophies about truth and human nature.
On the eve of retirement, a middle- class woman discovers her husband’s infidelity. Forced to live with her bohemian sister, she begins to find herself when she enrolls in a dance class. Comedy/Drama/Romance Starring:Timothy Spall, Joanna Lumley, Imelda Staunton 1 hr. 51 mins.
Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.
A royal lion cub is driven into exile when his uncle seizes the king’s throne.
Starring: Dick Van Dyke, Janet Leigh, Ann Margaret, and Maureen Stapleton.
In the fall of 2007, Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. Their situation only improves when Jende's wife Neni is hired as household help. But in the course of their work, Jende and Neni begin to witness infidelities, skirmishes, and family secrets. Then, with the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers, a tragedy changes all four lives forever, and the Jongas must decide whether to continue fighting to stay in a recession-ravaged America or give up and return home to Cameroon.
Join us to celebrate the end of Vacation Reading Club and get a close-up look at a menagerie of radical reptiles.
No registration required.
With toothbrushes and water, we will wear away sandstone to find hidden gems.
Then we will try to identify our find.
Ages 5 years and up.
The beats of Indian music and cool dance styles of India are fast becoming part of mainstream culture though its cinema. Join us to explore the unique relationship we as Americans share with India through our popular culture. So put on your favorite dancing shoes and get ready to move and groove Bolly- wood style!
Directed by Jason Reitman
Starring Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass
Marlo is a New York suburbanite who is about to give birth to her third child. Her loving husband Ron works hard, but remains clueless about the demands that motherhood puts on his wife. When the baby is born, Marlo's wealthy brother hires a nighttime nanny named Tully to help his sister handle the workload. Hesitant at first, Marlo soon learns to appreciate all that Tully does -- forming a special bond with her new, lifesaving friend.
96 minutes; (c) Universal
In this presentation you will learn about the significance of inflammation as it relates to chronic diseases, understand the different types of inflammation and their causes, learn about nutrition-related anti-inflammatory compounds and the food that provide them, gain confindence in the preparation of anti-inflammatory foods.
Presented by Jeanette Kimszal, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Health eating topics include: proper nutrition and servings; how to shop and keep costs down while purchasing appropriate healthy foods; how to prepare to shop; where to look for healthy foods in the store; and how and why stores are laid out to get you to spend the most money. Printed material on this subject and nutritional education on carbohydrates and fats will be available.
Presented by Vincent Smith, a health educator for Horizon BCBSNJ, who is a retired school administrator and health /physical education instructor and coach.
A businessman is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home which leads him to search for a dangerous train passenger.
Starring Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, and Patrick Wilson
In August 2015, three American tourists subdue a terrorist aboard a train headed to Paris. This drama chronicles their lifelong friendship and the numerous choices that prepared them to act quickly in the face of sudden danger. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Starring Alek Skarlatos, Anthony Sadler, and Spencer Stone.
Biography/Drama - 1 hour 34 mins.
Why have one version of pan flutes when you can make two?
It’s Baby Yoga Time! – Infant - 3 years old (with parent/caregiver)
Breathe, play and relax in the morning with your little one when Joanna Warchol shares gentle yoga techniques.
Please bring a towel or mat.
Jersey Job Club Workshop: Path to Employment - Starting Your Job Search
Presented by the Library's NJ Career Connectinos staff, 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, what you’ll find at a local Jersey Job Club and ultimately Planning, Preparing and Succeeding in today’s demanding job market!
To find a good job in challenging times, successful job seekers look for opportunities to get an edge. The Jersey Job Club gives you the tools and support you need to find a job. The Jersey Job Club gives you that edge through New Jersey Career Connections.
This program is made possible through a grant from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
Summer Movie Matinee: Smurf's The Lost Village (2017) (PG) 90 minutes
In this fully animated take on the Smurf's, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and friends on an exciting race through the Forbidden Forest to discover the secret of Smurf history.
A lifelong feud between two neighbors since childhood only gets worse when a new female neighbor moves across the street. Stars Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret. 1 hour 43 minutes.
Hear a LEGO story and build your own LEGO creation.
Save a memory of your design on Mom or Dad's smartphone.
Kids! Read to Therapy Dogs! - Grades K and up
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog. Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves!
Cool off with themed stories and a fun summer-themed craft!
Recommended for kids ages 4 and up.
SPACE IS LIMITED, ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Learn amazing shark facts with magician Steve Woyce, help build a shark by magic, play magical games, and discover what is more dangerous than a shark!
Located in Children’s Meeting Rooms 1 and 2.
*Space is limited; pick up your free ticket to this amazing event at the Children’s Desk starting August 1!
Upcycle old CDs into crazy cool art and useful gear!
Local author Howie Marlin has written and published a book based on his 15 year career as host of the cable TV show Sportalk. The show ran from 1981 to 1996 and featured in-depth one-on-one interviews with some of the legendary sports figures of our time.
Come learn how the book came about and listen as Howie shares the nostalgic, heartwarming, and sometimes tragic stories as the great and not-so-great athletes recall their careers.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.
This month's selection is The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman
The true story of the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo during WWII who saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands.
Have a fun-filled music experience with rhythm instruments, dancing and singing.
Vintner's Daughter by Kristen Harnisch
This riveting tale of betrayal, retribution, love, and redemption, Kristen Harnisch’s debut novel immerses readers in the rich vineyard culture of both the Old and New Worlds, the burgeoning cities of late nineteenth-century America and a spirited heroine’s fight to determine her destiny.
"A young French woman, determined to pursue her dreams, shows resourcefulness and endurance as she journeys from her home to America in a novel set in the late 1800s…the plot is engaging and well-paced. Wine aficionados and fans of romance and historical fiction will drink this in.”—Kirkus Reviews
Three Americans discover a terrorist plot aboard a train while in France. Biography /Drama Starring: Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone 1hr. 34 mins.
Starring: Joanna Lumley, Timothy Spall, Delia Imrie
Directed by: Richard Loncraine
When "Lady" Sandra Abbott discovers that her husband of 40 years is having an affair with her best friend, she seeks refuge in London with her estranged, older sister Bif. The two could not be more different - Sandra is a fish out of water next to her outspoken, serial dating, free-spirited sibling. But different is just what Sandra needs at the moment, and she reluctantly lets Bif drag her along to a community dance class, where she starts finding her feet.
With the help of a mountaineer and a reindeer, a young woman searches for her estranged sister – the only person who can break a curse that has plunged their kingdom into eternal winter.
Starring: Jack Black, Joan Cusack, Mike White, Sarah Silverman.
Be Ready: Saturday, August 25 is the first SAT.
Take this class and Crunch the Math Section.
Walk in, Bring questions, Take notes.
All Free, no card needed.
Presented by Mike Carlin, Math professor and SAT/Math tutor.
Join us as Golden Years Design Benefits presenter Devin Rubin discusses the ins-and-outs of Medicare enrollment. Topics that will be discussed are: how and when to apply for Medicare and the roll of social security, costs and penalties associated with Medicare Parts A, B, & D, secondary coverage options, Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage Plans, how prescription drug plans work when you are enrolled in Medicare and finally financial assistance available to help with Part B & D premiums.
Mr. Rubin is a licensed health insurance agent with the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance. His agency has been serving the senior community for over 30 years and he exclusively specializes in Medicare, and the rules and regulations associated with Medicare enrollment and insurance. Devin will provide expert advice to the community on how to navigate the Medicare website to evaluate Part Prescription Drug Coverage, and how to avoid missing deadlines and penalties associated with Medicare Parts A, B, and D.
Registration is requested by calling the library at 732-431-5656, stopping in, or registering below.
Meets the 4th Monday of every month that the library is open.
Is your child college bound? Please join us for this free educational college financial planning workshop that will focus on high school freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors. We'll discuss the FAFSA form and all the other information you need to understand in order to maximize the amount of financial aid you are eligible to receive. Even if your family is not eligible for need-based aid, you'll learn the best strategies on how to pay for college on the most tax efficient basis -- without putting a strain on the rest of your finances.
In this workshop you will learn:
Presented by John Tillman, Ecliptic Financial Advisors
For more information, call 732-683-8980.
Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower's Final Mission by Bret Baier with Catherine Whitney
"Brilliantly captures the drama of January 1961. ... Three Days in January is the BEST book on Eisenhower to appear in a very long time.” — DAVID EISENHOWER, Director, the University of Pennsylvania's Institute for Public Service, and author of Eisenhower: At War, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History
Celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of the visionary Phineas Taylor Barnum who rose from nothing to create a spectable circus stage that became a worldwide sensation.
Starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, and Zendaya
Set in Japan, this animated film follows a boy's odyssey in search of his lost dog. Directed by Wes Anderson. Starring Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, and Bill Murray.
Animation/Adventure/Comedy – 1 hour 41 mins.
You’ll be ready to rock with these self-built guitars!
Summer Movie Matinee: Paddington 2 (2018) (PG) 104 minutes
Paddington Bear tries to buy an antique book for his aunt's 100th birthday. But his quest brings him into conflict with an unscrupulous actor who also wants the tome. Based on the book series by Michael Bond.
"The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky" (1898) by Stephen Crane (A western short story) Jack Potter, a Texas Marshall, returns to the town of Yellow Sky with his new bride.
A Pittsburgh woman with two jobs as a welder and an exotic dancer wants to get into ballet school. Stars Jennifer Beals, Michael Nouri, Lilia Skala. 1 hour 35 minutes.
Calling all engineers in training! We will listen to some great books and then design our own 3D geometric structures made from marshmallows and toothpicks, and other materials. *As food product will be involved, please let us know if your child has any allergies, and please plan to provide an alternate food product *Recommended for kids ages 4 and up. SPACE IS LIMITED, ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa
Starring: Jason Clarke, Ed Helms, Jim Gaffigan
Directed by: John Curran
On July 18, 1969, Sen. Ted Kennedy drives his car off of a bridge on Massachusetts' Chappaquiddick Island. The accident results in the death of passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, a 28-year-old campaign strategist who worked for Kennedy. The ongoing investigation into the mysterious and scandalous events forever alters his political legacy -- and ultimately changes the course of presidential history.
Chappaquiddick is the story of Ted Kennedy and his involvement in the fatal 1969 car crash that claimed the life of Mary Jo Kopechne. Drama/History/Thriller Starring: Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms 1hr. 46 mins.
Starring: Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs, Martin Luther McCoy
Please join us for an evening of music in the Library's lower level large meeting room for a Classical Concert presented by flutist Marjorie Koharski and guitarist Keith Calmes. Keith Calmes is an American guitarist, educator, composer, and author. His performance credits include a Carnegie Hall recital debut, concerto with the Monmouth Symphony, & a performance with Carlos Barbosa-Lima. Ms. Koharski, is a retired flutist with the Monmouth Symphony Orchestra, a flutist with The Elysion Winds Quintet, a former faculty member of The Monmouth Conservatory of Music.
Registration is not required for this event.
In the early 1900s, teenaged Sunja, the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman, falls for a wealthy stranger at the seashore near her home in Korea. He promises her the world, but when she discovers she is pregnant--and that her lover is married--she refuses to be bought. Instead, she accepts an offer of marriage from a gentle, sickly minister passing through on his way to Japan. But her decision to abandon her home, and to reject her son's powerful father, sets off a dramatic saga that will echo down through the generations.
Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club. Directed by Bill Holderman. Starring Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, and Candice Bergen.
Comedy/Romance – 1 hour 44 mins.
Sing Unburied, Sing by Jesym Ward
Thirteen- year- old Jojo is trying to understand what it means to be a man. He doesn’t lack in fathers to study, chief among them his grandfather, Pop. But there are other men who complicate his understanding: his absent father, Michael, who is being released from prison; his absent grandfather, Big Joseph, who won’t acknowledge his existence; and the memories of his dead uncle, Given, who died as a teenager.
The inspiring and unknown true story behind MercyMe's beloved, chart topping song that brings ultimate hope to so many is a gripping reminder of the power of true forgiveness. Stars J. Michael Finley, Madeline Carroll, Dennis Quaid. 1 hour 50 minutes
Associated with both spiritual 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 of Awakening Journeys is 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 2018 are: September 5, September 26, October 3, October 10, November 7 and December 5
Ongoing health conditions affect how you live your life, how you experience your relationships, and how you deal with your emotions. This 6-week complimentary, evidence-based workshop created by Stanford University, will provide you with the tools to help you design your own strategy for managing chronic conditions such as arthritis, heart and lung conditions, anxiety, diabetes or high blood pressure. You will learn:
Feel better. Be in control. Do the things you want to do.
This program is made possible by funding from Monmouth County Office on Aging & NJ Department of Health & Senior Services.
Registration Required. Please register online or by phone by September 14 to hold your spot in all classes.
Class Dates Include:
Your opportunity to get great deals on used books, audios, DVD's, music and more.
(Monday, September 17-22, $1 Bag Sale)
Moderator Bebe Renard will lead discussion on the book The Spy by Paul Coelho
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.
Library Commission Meetings are scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month, September through June, except where noted.
September 12, 11am, Headquarters
October 9, 11am, Eastern Branch
November 13, 11am, Eastern Branch
December 11, 11am, Headquarters
A social satire in which a man realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself to five inches tall, allowing him to live in wealth and splendor. Stars Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau. 2 hours 15 minutes
TALK SAVES LIVES. When a person dies by suicide, people usually ask: Why? There are answers. There is help. Come learn what suicide is, who it affects, what we know about it and what can be done to prevent it. This program was developed by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. It is for all people who are interested in joining the fight against suicide.
The Monmouth County Library Teen Advisory Board meets monthly at Headquarters in Manalapan.
All those between 13 and 18 with a valid library card 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.
Do you want to speak English? Come and join the Beginning English conversation classes:
If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.
Four lifelong friends' lives are turned upside down when their book club attempts to shake things up by tackling the infamous 'Fifty Shades of Grey'. From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter the best chapter. Starring Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen. 103 minutes.
An insurance salesman/ex-cop is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home. Stars Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson. 1 hours 45 minutes
Please join us for this educational and informative seminar. The main components that will be covered are:
Presented by Michael Standley of Retirement Income Solutions
Come learn about a homeopathic perspective to health and wellness. Awareness is a first step to improving your own health and the health of those you care about.
Presented by H10 Homeopathy
What do Drive-Ins, Band-Aids and Bubble Wrap have in common?
These and many other iconic objects of American life were invented in New Jersey
Join author Linda Barth as she explores useful, groundbreaking, fun and even silly inventions originating in our great Garden State. Linda is a lifelong NJ resident and a contributor to the Encyclopedia of New Jersey. She has authored children’s picture books and books on the D&R Canal. She has also co-published works on Somerville and the Millstone Valley.
Seating is limited. Registration is required.
Do you want to speak English? Come and join the English conversation classes:
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.
"Representing T. A. Buck" (1915) by Edna Ferber Emma Mc Chesney, a divorced traveling saleswoman, uses ingenuity and business wiles in her encounters with sly predatory salesmen.
Thieves attempt a massive heist against the US Treasury as a Category 5 hurricane approaches one of its Mint facilities. Stars Toby Kebbell, Maggie Grace, Ryan Kwanten. 1 hours 43 minutes
Open and free for all to attend; no registration needed
Associated with both spiritual 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.
The Temporary Wife by Jennifer Klinec
The Temporary Bride is a beautifully written window into a world few of us have entered: contemporary Iran in all its complexity. Its sprawling cities and street-side eateries come to life, but most vivid is the portrait of ordinary Iranians: cooking, sharing , living in a world where Westerners are unwelcome. A book for travelers - of the world and the senses.
The World War II Era Studies Institute and The Monmouth County Library System is presenting a series of programs to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of America at War, 1943. Here are the dates and subjects for the Fall 2018 Session, Programs will be presented at Library Headquarters, Manalapan and Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury.
September 27, 7pm: The Flying Tigers: The American Volunteer Group that Saved China Speaker Dan Petach (HQ, Manalapan)
October 16, 7pm: Woodrow Wilson and America's First Attempt at t New World Order Speaker Paul Zigo (Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury)
November 18, 2pm: Rosie the Riverter and the U.S. Homefront - A Musical Salute The Belle Tones (HQ, Manalapan)
The World War II Era Institute is dedicated to furthering knowledge about the WW II era and the war’s impact on history. Paul Zigo is the director of the New Jersey-based World War II Era Studies Institute. He authored and edited in 2009 Witnessing History: The Eisenhower Photographs, a publication featuring all the photographs of General Dwight D. Eisenhower taken by his personal wartime photographer, Al Meserlin, 1944-1945. Recently, Zigo authored and published the book The Longest Walk, the amazing story of the 29th Infantry Division in Normandy France, June 6 – July 18, 1944. Professor Zigo was an Associate Professor of History, Brookdale; a former Director, Center for World War II Studies, and a founding member, National Museum of the US Army.
Presenters from the World War II Era Studies Institute will present programs at BOTH Library Headquarters and Eastern Branch
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This Workshop from College Planning Associates will focus on current high school students and their families.
DID YOU KNOW?
Attend this workshop and you will learn…..
Students are also welcome and encouraged to attend! Please call the library to register for this event: 732-431-5656.
Moderator Shanshan Ming will lead discussion on The Return by Sun, Zhonglun
Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.
Join us as we read Mary Shelly's Frankenstein. This year marks its 200th anniversary. Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking classic—begun as a ghost story for friends—is a potent blend of science fiction and horror that has inspired countless movie and other adaptations. Nothing, however, equals the depth and beauty of Shelley’s original, which remains as relevant as ever. In his arrogance, Dr. Victor Frankenstein dreams of discovering the very secret of life…and he succeeds, bringing a new creature into existence. But should man ever play God—and if he does, what does he owe his creation?
Special Election for Freehold Regional School District between 4pm and 8pm
Election Site for Manalapan Districts 6, 14, 17 & 26
Election booths will be in Rooms 4 and 5 and 1.
Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett
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.