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Saturday August 29, 2015 -  Monday September 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_hammer Colts Neck Library CLOSED Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

The Colts Neck branch will be closed for new carpet installation starting Saturday, August 29th through Monday, September 7th. The library will resume regular hours of 1-9pm on Tuesday, September 8th.

 

    Location: Colts Neck
Tuesday September 1, 2015 -  Wednesday September 30, 2015 Go To Top
elect_camera A Different Angle: Photographs by Ellen Rubinstein Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come view this month's exhibit of photographs by artist Ellen Rubinstein.  

Meet the artist at a reception on Saturday, September 19th, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.

Throughout her life, Ellen has been inspired to capture fragments of the beauty of nature by means of photography.  Her images reflect the natural peace surrounding us, focusing on light and form.  She feels that nature is continually presenting us with visually striking moments which will never be repeated.  It is our challenge to notice, appreciate, and preserve them.  

After attending universities and working in upstate New York, California, and Massachusetts, Ellen has lived in scenic Holmdel, NJ for over twenty years. Photography remains a fascination.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
anim_flyingbird Art Exhibit in Lobby Display Area of Library Headquarters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Shore Birds and other Crafted Wood Art by Fred Weintraub will be in Library Display Cases from September 1 through September 30.
 
 
 
    Location: Headquarters
 
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
 
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs & Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: P.Judman, Children's Librarian   732 431 7220 x7226   
   

Enhanced Early Literacy, Learning Enrichment and Social Engagement with certified, professional, caring Children's Librarian is  Free at Monmouth County Library!  

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

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

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

Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:  Mondays, 9:30am, no sessions

September 7 & 14.  Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am, no sessions September 1 & 15. Thursdays, 10:15am, no session September 3.

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years: Mondays, 10:15am, no sessions September 7 & 14.

Tuesdays, 11:40am, no sessions September 1 & 15.  Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am, no sessions, September 2 & 23.

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  Mondays, 11:00am, no sessions September 7 & 14. Thursdays, 11:00am, no session September 3. 

Family for Ages 2 and up: Mondays, 1:30pm, no sessions September 7 & 14. Wednesdays, 1:30pm, no sessions September 2 & 23.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
z_cust_libgraphic September is Library Card Sign Up Month! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 X7222   
   

Library Card Sign-up Month Ambassador Snoopy says "Get the SmartestCard - Your Library Card."  

For a quick How-To Use My Card, watch this via MonmouthCtyLibrary's You Tube Channel:  https://youtu.be/GMQMn-0OVCs

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

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

Now you can take the Monmouth County Library wherever you roam with the Library’s free app! Log on to www.monmouth.boopsie.com and download the MonCo Library app to the device of your choice. The app is free and available for mobile devices running Apple iOS, Android, Windows operating systems.

Need to renew that book? With the new app, you can do it from your smart phone or tablet. Search for titles, use research databases, check on upcoming programs – all that and more is just a screen touch away! 

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

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

Your Monmouth County Library card - the most important back to school item of all; your #smartestcard!

 

 

    Location: All Branches
Tuesday September 1, 2015 -  Saturday October 31, 2015 Go To Top
elect_clock_alarm Celebrate 150th Anniversary of Alice In Wonderland Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

For a Complete Listing of events Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, please click on the link below  (#Alice150)

 

Alice 150    
    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday September 1, 2015 -  Thursday December 31, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping Book & Short Story Discussions; Author Talks! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Book Discussions    
 
lib_teddybear_reading Kids! Children's Programs & Events Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Children's Programs & Events    
 
rec_legoguy Looking to LEGO Your Legos? Donate to our Maker Space! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming   732 431 7220 x5487   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

We Need Your Help!

Are you done using your Legos?   Please Consider Donating to Our MakerSpace!   We are looking for gently used Legos - no Duplo please

Donation boxes will be located by the Circulation Desk in the following branches:  Hazlet, Ocean Township & Library Headquarters/Manalapan

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_legoguy Looking to LEGO Your Legos? Donate to our Maker Space! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming   732 431 7220 x5487   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

We Need Your Help!

Are you done using your Legos?   Please Consider Donating to Our MakerSpace!   We are looking for gently used Legos - no Duplo please

Donation boxes will be located by the Circulation Desk in the following branches:  Hazlet, Ocean Township & Library Headquarters/Manalapan

    Location: Ocean Township
 
rec_legoguy Looking to LEGO Your Legos? Donate to our Maker Space! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming   732 431 7220 x5487   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

We Need Your Help!

Are you done using your Legos?   Please Consider Donating to Our MakerSpace!   We are looking for gently used Legos - no Duplo please

Donation boxes will be located by the Circulation Desk in the following branches:  Hazlet, Ocean Township & Library Headquarters/Manalapan

    Location: Hazlet
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ent_film-reel Movie Listing for All Libraries Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Movie Listing - All Libraries    
 
misc_none One on One Computer Help Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Individual One-on-One may be Scheduled  through mclibrary.youcanbook.me

Click on instructor's available times.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_usflag Retired Flag Drop-Off Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    731-431-5656   
   

Do you have a worn-out or damaged American flag that you would like to retire? The Colts Neck Library in conjunction with Boy Scout Troop 290 is collecting retired American flags. Drop-offs of flags can be brought to the lower level lobby flag drop off box during library operating hours. 

If you have any questions please call the library at 732-431-5656. 

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
office_lightbulb Teen Programs & Events Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Teen Programs & Events    
 
lib_book_sale 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Friends of the Howell Library Used Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Gently used books and media available for purchase. All proceeds support library programs and enhancements.The book sale is open during regular library hours.

The Friends of the Howell Library are a 501 c (3) charitable organization. New members welcome. Information available at the library.

    Location: Howell
Thursday September 3, 2015 -  Wednesday September 30, 2015 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 Art Exhibit in Library Headquarters Circulation Area Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Paintings by Lucia Van Hemert will be on display in Exhibit area of Library Headquarters, Manalapan from September 3 through September 30.
 
 
 
    Location: Headquarters
Saturday September 5, 2015 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess & 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Play a game with others, from beginners to champion-level players. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_origami_crane 1:15 PM  -  4:30 PM ORIGAMI for Experienced Paperfolders! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Calling experienced paperfolders! Join Paper Magician Dorothy Kaplan and the Circle of Origami Paperfolders (COOP) for an afternoon of folding fun.
 
    Location: Headquarters
Sunday September 6, 2015 Go To Top
nat_flower02 Headquarters & Eastern Branch are closed on Sundays Through Labor Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Headquarters, Manalapan & Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury are closed on Summer Sundays, beginning Sunday, June 21. Sunday service returns on Sunday, September 13, 2015.

Your Library is always available to you through our website, and our Free app (find at www.monmouth.boopsie.com)

All free with your card; just visit  www.monmouthcountylib.org for:

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,\

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  

or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  

or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryParentsPage

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryTeensPage   for answers!

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_flower02 Headquarters & Eastern Branch are closed on Sundays Through Labor Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Headquarters, Manalapan & Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury are closed on Summer Sundays, beginning Sunday, June 21. Sunday service returns on Sunday, September 13, 2015.

Your Library is always available to you through our website, and our Free app (find at www.monmouth.boopsie.com)

All free with your card; just visit  www.monmouthcountylib.org for:

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,\

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  for answers!

    Location: Eastern Branch
Monday September 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_handshake Labor Day Holiday - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Your Library is always available to you through our website, and our Free app (find at www.monmouth.boopsie.com)

All free with your card; just visit  www.monmouthcountylib.org for:

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,\

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  for answer

    Location: All Branches
Tuesday September 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Library Commission Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

(Tuesday) September 8, 2015 - 12:00 noon; Headquarters

(Tuesday) October 13, 2015 - 12:00 noon; Eastern Branch

(Tuesday) November 10, 2015 - 12:00 noon; Headquarters

(Tuesday) December 8, 2015 - 12 noon; Eastern Branch

 
    Location: Headquarters
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lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over--and see everything anew.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_film-reel 11:00 AM  -  12:55 PM New Release Movie: The Age of Adaline (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

After miraculously remaining 29 years old for almost eight decades, Adaline Bowman has lived a solitary existence, never allowing herself to get close to anyone who might reveal her secret. But a chance encounter with charismatic philanthropist Ellis Jones reignites her passion for life and romance. When a weekend with his parents threatens to uncover the truth, Adaline makes a decision that will change her life forever. Directed by Lee Toland Krieger. Starring Blake Lively, Michael Huisman, and Harrison Ford 

Drama/Romance- 112 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 536-9406   
   

Join us for a friendly afternoon of knitting and crocheting. Some instruction available.

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

Ex-government operative Bryan Mills is accused of a murder he never committed or witnessed. As he is tracked and pursued, Mills brings out his particular set of skills to find the true killer and clear his name.  Directed by Oliver Megaton.  Starring Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker, and Maggie Grace
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Action/Thriller – 109 minutes.

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movies@Wall: Freedom Writers (2007) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Persistence

Based on the true story of Erin Gruwell a 23 year-old high school teacher who uses unconventional means of inspiring her English class in a gang-infested California high school to learn tolerance and pursue education beyond high school, starring Hilary Swank and Patrick Dempsey.

123 mins.

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_legoguy 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! LEGO Storytime: On the Farm! 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: On the Farm!

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

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:25 PM New Release Movie: The Age of Adaline (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

After miraculously remaining 29 years old for almost eight decades, Adaline Bowman has lived a solitary existence, never allowing herself to get close to anyone who might reveal her secret. But a chance encounter with charismatic philanthropist Ellis Jones reignites her passion for life and romance. When a weekend with his parents threatens to uncover the truth, Adaline makes a decision that will change her life forever. Directed by Lee Toland Krieger. Starring Blake Lively, Michael Huisman, and Harrison Ford 

Drama/Romance- 112 minutes.

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

New attendees are always welcome at these ongoing classes which emphasize vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook.

This program is presented by the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday September 9, 2015 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:    732-431-7220 x7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate’s office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.
Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x 7336.
 

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Lost & Found Bereavement Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Lost & Found Bereavement Group  meeting (on second and fourth Wednesday mornings) is devoted to  parents who have lost children.

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

 

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners: Speak with the Author! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Rooftops of  Tehran: A Novel by  Mahbod Seraji

Mr Seraji will be part of this discussion - telephonically! Bring your questions and opinions to discuss with the group and the author!

Life looks pretty good to 17-year-old Pasha Shahed and his friend Ahmed from the rooftops of Tehran in 1973 in this debut novel by Mahbod Serajii. Pasha, the novel’s narrator focuses on two key periods in his life: the summer and fall of 1973, when his life is going rather well, and the winter of 1974, when he’s incarcerated in a grim psychiatric hospital. This coming- of- age novel examines the human cost of political repression.

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

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

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  -  3:55 PM Movie: Run All Night (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Mobster and hit man Jimmy Conlon has one night to figure out where his loyalties lie: with his estranged son, Mike, whose life is in danger, or his longtime best friend, mob boss Shawn Maguire, who wants Mike to pay for the death of his own son. Stars Liam Neeson, Ed Harris, Joel Kinnaman. 114 minutes.

    Location: Hazlet
 
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 smart phone.

Ages K and up.

Registration required.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
elect_computer3 6:45 PM  -  8:45 PM BCUG Linux User Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Interested in anything and everything Linux and open-source software?  The BCUG Linux User Group meets regularly at the Tinton Falls Library (which is temporarily closed).  Members of the Linux User Group discuss and hear presentations on the Linux operating system, programs that run under it, and hardware on which it operates.  Linux distributions run on a variety of computers, including both the PC and Macintosh hardware.  Co-leader Bill Chriss usually discusses in depth and demonstrates a Linux distro, while co-leader Lee Maxwell talks about the basics of Linux, which can include using the Linux graphical user interface, using a particular Linux-based program or using the Linux command-line interface.  Other members may also give presentations.  

We welcome all: experienced Linux users, those just getting started, and those who are interested but have never used it.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_globe 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the End of World War II in Asia Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the End of World War II in Asia.
 On 9/2/1945, Japan formally surrendered to the Allies bringing an end to the war in the Pacific and on 9/9/1945 Japan officially surrendered  to China.  Join us for this very special event including 
 
  • Presentation by Nanking Massacre survivor Mr. Chu-Yeh Chang, who will speak about his experience during the Nanking Massacre when he was 14-years old.  
  • Lecture by Dr. Don Tow, President of NJ-ALPHA, onThe Doolittle Raid: Mission Impossible and Its Impact on the U.S. and China.
  • Performance by award-winning artist Mr. Chai-lun Yueh perform songs in Chinese, English  that are related to WWII, or war and peace in general  He is a dramatic baritone with a rich and powerful voice, a music director and voice educator, and Grammy nominee.

This program is co-sponsored by NJ-ALPHA (New Jersey Alliance for Learning & Preserving the History of WWII in Asia).

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 15 - September 30, 2015, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
nat_flower02 10:35 PM  -  11:05 PM Kids! Fantastic Fall Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to seasonal stories and make your own fall wreath!

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

    Location: Marlboro
Thursday September 10, 2015 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Introduction to Internet Searching Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

In this lecture, learn to quickly and easily use the Internet to find relevant web pages, news articles, pictures, and other resources. Easy-to-follow examples show you how to effectively use most of the Internet's popular search engines and directories. From navigation buttons to URLs and from bookmarks to browsers, basic search strategies and advanced search features will be discussed. 

The lecture will run for approximately one hour and is followed by 30 minutes of Q&A.
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM SHIP Answer Session (By Appointment Only) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SHIP Coordinator   732 728 1331   
   

Please make an appointment with a SHIP Counselor by calling 732 728 1331.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
nat_flower02 10:35 AM  -  11:05 AM Kids! Fantastic Fall Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to seasonal stories and make your own fall wreath!

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

    Location: Marlboro
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ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: '71 (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast in 1971, a young and disoriented British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit. Starring: Jack O’Connell, Sam Reid, Sean Harris. Action/Drama/Thriller  99 minutes. 

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: Where Hope Grows (PG-13) (2014) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Chris Dowling

Starring:  Kristoffer Polaha, David DeSanctis, Danica McKellar

A young man with Down syndrome working at a local grocery store inspires and invigorates a former professional baseball player whose career was cut short because of his personal problems.

95 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
rec_games 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Canasta Card Game Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Come out for an afternoon of fun while meeting new people and playing Canasta. Please bring a deck of cards.

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

Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.
Registration is necessary.  In person registration begins on Thursday, August 27, at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm.

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

Directed by David Butler (Road to Morocco, If I had My Way, Little Princess, Bright Eyes)

Starring Loretta Young, Walter Brennan, Richard Greene and Charles Waldron

In honor of American Pharoah winning the Triple Crown, the Classic Movie series presents Kentucky in gorgeous “Technicolor”. A long-standing feud between two rival horse breeding families (The Dillons and the Goodwins) lingers on for three generations dating back to the Civil War. Walter Brennan stars as Peter Goodwin and Loretta Young plays his niece. Come see this sensational Romeo and Juliet love story filmed on location at Calumet Farms and Churchill Downs.

96 minutes; (c)Twentieth Century Fox

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM The Age of Adaline (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Lions Gate Films, Inc.  109 minutes. 

A young woman, born at the turn of the 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident, miraculously remaining 29 for almost 8 decades.  She has lived a solitary existence, but a chance encounter witha charismatic philanthropist reignites her passion for life and at the same time complicated the eternal life she has settled into.  Starring Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Harrison Ford, and Ellen Burstyn.  Drama/Romance.   Rated PG-13.

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

Enjoy seasonal stories and make your own cool craft!

No registration. For children Grades K and up.

    Location: Marlboro
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

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

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_swords.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM OUTLANDER Book Club & Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    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 Club & Discussion Series.  Beginning with Author Diana Gabaldon's first book, Outlander, New York Times bestseller, share your thoughts, questions, and feelings about this multi-genre, epic work. You may love it, ya ken.

This book discussion group will meet on Thursdays: Sept 10, October 8, November 12.

Registration is recommended. Please register below. Limited number of books are available.

 

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over--and see everything anew.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Kentucky (1938) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by David Butler (Road to Morocco, If I had My Way, Little Princess, Bright Eyes)

Starring Loretta Young, Walter Brennan, Richard Greene and Charles Waldron

In honor of American Pharoah winning the Triple Crown, the Classic Movie series presents Kentucky in gorgeous “Technicolor”. A long-standing feud between two rival horse breeding families (The Dillons and the Goodwins) lingers on for three generations dating back to the Civil War. Walter Brennan stars as Peter Goodwin and Loretta Young plays his niece. Come see this sensational Romeo and Juliet love story filmed on location at Calumet Farms and Churchill Downs.

96 minutes; (c)Twentieth Century Fox

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday September 11, 2015 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Fridays throughout the month, unless the Library is closed.

    Location: Eastern Branch
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ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Documentary: The Cats of Mirikitani (2006) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 X7222   
   

Documentary Screening for the National Day of Service and Remembrance

Eighty-year-old Jimmy Mirikitani survived the trauma of WWII internment camps, Hiroshima, and homelessness by creating art. But when 9/11 threatens his life on the New York City streets and a local filmmaker brings him to her home, the two embark on a journey to confront Jimmy's painful past. An intimate exploration of the lingering wounds of war and the healing powers of friendship and art, this documentary won the Audience Award at its premiere in the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival.

Running time for this documentary is 74 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday September 12, 2015 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess & 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Play a game with others, from beginners to champion-level players. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
office_money_bills_coins 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Maximizing Social Security Benefits Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Getting the most out of Social Security requires being properly informed. Join Richard Donado and Richard Gunderud as they explore some of the best strategies to maximize your benefits.

Sponsored by Professional Economic Growth Group.

Stop by the library or call 732-264-7164 to register.

    Location: Hazlet
 
lib_book_signing 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM From Heart to Head to Poem and Back: A Poetry Writing Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

“Poetry is an emotion that has found its thought and that thought has found words.” Robert Frost

Perhaps you have written many poems. Perhaps just a few. Perhaps somewhere in between. In any case, we invite you to a poetry writing workshop where you will receive inspiration, encouragement, and the joy of interacting with other poets. You will also have fun as you hone your craft and treat your inner muse to an enjoyable afternoon.

The facilitators are Evelyn Hampton and Flora Higgins. Evelyn grew up on a farm in Colts Neck and in rural Tinton Falls, where she acquired a great appreciation and reverence for the peaceful beauty of nature and the comfort of small-town living in an era of bygone simplicity.  She is inspired to take pen to paper by everyday living and the restorative power of music, poetry, and human connections. She's been published in the Monmouth Review, served several terms as an advisor and Open Mic judge, and also participated in the Long Branch Poetry Festival.  Everything is a story, unless, of course, it’s a poem. - EMH

Flora Higgins has organized poetry readings at the Newark Public Library and the Monmouth County Library. Retired from full time librarianship, she now teaches English at Brookdale Community College and works part time at Bankier Library at Brookdale, and the Monmouth County Library in Manalapan. She teaches Classical Literature at SCAN and tutors several students privately. Her poetry has been published in Still Crazy, Shepard, The Asbury Park Press, The Newark Review, Spouts, and a few collegiate literary journals.

Registration is not needed for this program.

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

Today our moderator, Mrs. Pinkie Wu, will lead A Discussion on Yan Geling's Novels.

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

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

Today our moderator, Ragini Chaturvedi, will lead A Discussion on Dating & Marriage Tension in Indo-American Homes.

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday September 13, 2015 Go To Top
ent_piano 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Brazillian Jazz Concert: Abelita Mateus & Trio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Pianist and singer Abelita Mateus is passionate about Brazilian music.  Ms. Mateus  studied classical piano in her teens, and gradually became more involved with jazz.  She began her career in São Paulo, Brazil, performing with such prominent musicians as Vinicius Dorin, Raul de Souza and Hermeto Pascoal. Now living in New York, Abelita is researching jazz and applying its unique sounds into her own music, as a performer and composer. Ms. Mateus is joined today by Livo Almeida on sax, Daseul Kim on bass and Phillip Gillette on drums.

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday September 14, 2015 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
 
rec_games 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day: Bridge & Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by George Miller

Starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz

An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There's Max (Tom Hardy), a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa (Charlize Theron), a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland.

120 minutes; (c) Warner Brothers

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:30 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: Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by George Miller

Starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz

An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There's Max (Tom Hardy), a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa (Charlize Theron), a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland.

120 minutes; (c) Warner Brothers

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
Tuesday September 15, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 536-9406   
   

Join us for a friendly afternoon of knitting and crocheting. Some instruction available.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Movie: Kill The Messenger (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A reporter becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign after he exposes the CIA's role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California. Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb. Directed by Michael Cuesta. Starring Jeremy Renner, Robert Patrick, and Jena Sims.

Drama – 93 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies@Wall: Greatest Game Ever Played (2005) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Persistence

Francis Ouimet grew up with a fascination for golf and at the age or 20 played in the 1913 US Open against his idol, 1900 US Open champion, Englishman Harry Vardon at a time when golf was considered a pastime of the wealth and privileged, starring Shia LaBeouf and Stephen Dillane.

120 mins.

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

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

New attendees are always welcome at these ongoing classes which emphasize vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook.

This program is presented by the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday September 16, 2015 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:    732-431-7220 x7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate’s office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.
Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x 7336.
 

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

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

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

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  -  3:30 PM Movie: Iris (2001) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

True story of the lifelong romance between novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband, John Bayley, from their student days through her battle with Alzheimer's disease. Stars Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent, Kate Winslet. 91 minutes.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM International Film: Human Capital (2014) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

The destinies of two families are irrevocably tied together after a cyclist is hit off the road by a jeep on the night before Christmas Eve. Directed by Paolo Virzì. Starring Valeria Bruno-Tedeschi, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, and Matilde Gioli.  In Italian with English subtitles.

Drama -111 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Afternoon at the Movies:The Age of Adaline (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

After miraculously remaining 29 years old for almost eight decades, Adaline Bowman has lived a solitary existence, never allowing herself to get close to anyone who might reveal her secret. But a chance encounter with charismatic philanthropist Ellis Jones reignites her passion for life and romance. When a weekend with his parents threatens to uncover the truth, Adaline makes a decision that will change her life forever. Starring Blake Lively, Harrison Ford and Ellen Burstyn. 112 minutes. 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
food_cupcake.GIF 3:15 PM  -  3:15 PM Kids! #TweenTime! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 291-1956   
   

*NEW* #TweenTime at the Atlantic Highlands Branch – Recommended for all children grades 3-5

Drop by the activity room for after-school snacks the chance to make your own sailor knot bracelet! No registration required.  

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_dog_scottie 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Therapy Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Read to Misty and Peaches.  Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves.

Grades K and up.

Registration required.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids: Cheery Chalk Boards Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kate Benedict   732-531-5092   
   

Grades K and Up

School is back in session and what is school without a chalk board?  Join in the fun of making a chalk board to hang in your room.  This craft will be messy so be sure to wear old clothing.  Please, Contact the library to register beginning September 2.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
elect_computer2 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Fun With Census Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Learn about the Census web page with Brunie Sanchez, Data Dissemination Specialist from the Census Bureau.

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_kidsreading1 5:15 PM  -  5:45 PM Kids! Dog Reading Therapy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Come read with Dazzle, Koda, and Styx. Bring your favorite book.

    Location: Howell
 
rec_paintpalette02 6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Art for Adults: Furry Fall Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Artist Julie Farel presents a new program, Furry Fall Fun, created by Julie,  and made by our favorite artist ... YOU!   Julie will provide materials, along with designs; you supply the creativity!

While there is no charge for this program, pre-registration is required, so we will have enough material.

Please register by clicking on the reservation box below, or calling HQ Reference Desk: 732 431 7220 x7222

    Location: Headquarters
   
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM International Film: Human Capital (2014) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

The destinies of two families are irrevocably tied together after a cyclist is hit off the road by a jeep on the night before Christmas Eve. Directed by Paolo Virzì. Starring Valeria Bruno-Tedeschi, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, and Matilde Gioli.  In Italian with English subtitles.

Drama -111 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_smiley 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Chiropractic- It's Not What You Think! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   
Did you know that the first Chiropractic adjustment gave a man his hearing back? It's not just about back pain and stiff necks.
 
Chiropractic is the largest natural, drug-free, surgery-free, expressive healthcare system in the world. More and more families are turning away from symptoms-treatment and are discovering that regular Chiropractic care is a natural way to achieve health and healing.

Dr. Rod Lowder is a Cornell University graduate. He has been a Chiropractor for 30 years and practiced in Europe for 5 years. He has lectured in Europe and the U.S. Bring your questions.
 
Call the Hazlet Library to register. 
    Location: Hazlet
 
lib_dia 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 15 - September 30, 2015, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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misc_new_red 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Advisory Board (TAB): Join In! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-4317-7220 x 7222   
   

The Monmouth County Library Teen Advisory Board meets monthly at Headquarters in Manalapan. You can earn Community Service Hours by joining this great group.  Come out and meet new friends, have a snack and share your ideas for teen programming, teen collections, and more.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday September 17, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner


The Compson family tragedy features some of the most memorable characters in literature. Their lives fragmented and harrowed by history and legacy, the character's voices and actions mesh to create what is arguably Faulkner's masterpiece and one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century.

Call the library for information 732-938-2300

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

 

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_pencil 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Book Discussion: Redeployment by Phil Klay Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

From former marine captain and Iraq veteran Phil Klay, a brilliant and hard-hitting collection focusing on the complexities of  life for soldiers on the front lines and after. Phil Klay’s Redeployment takes readers to the front lines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there and what happened to the soldiers who returned. Interwoven with themes of brutality and faith, guilt and fear, helplessness and survival, the characters in these stories struggle to make meaning out of chaos.

Redeployment is poised to become a classic in the tradition of war writing. Across nations and continents, Klay sets in devastating relief the two worlds a soldier inhabits: one of extremes and one of loss. Written with a hard-eyed realism and stunning emotional depth, this work marks Phil Klay as one of the most talented new voices of his generation.

Books will be available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Movie: Alex of Venice (R) (2014) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Chris Messina

Starring:  Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Chris Messina, Don Johnson

After her husband suddenly leaves her, a workaholic attorney is forced to reinvent her life.

86 minutes

 

    Location: Howell
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Movie:The Age Of Adaline (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A young woman, born at the turn of the century, wrestles with keeping secret her ageless life when she meets a handsome philanthropist. But when a weekend encounter threatens to uncover the truth, she may be forced to take greater control of her life. Starring: Blake Lively, Harrison Ford, Michael Huisman Drama/Romance 112 minutes.

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

Join the fun while helping others! All items will go to Blankie Depot to be donated to babies in area hospitals. Bring a crochet hook; 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  -  3:15 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Special Agent (1935) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by William Keighley (G Men, Torrid Zone, George Washington Slept Here).

Starring Bette Davis, George Brent and Ricardo Cortez.

This great gangster movie features Ricardo Cortez as a crime boss whom the Feds are determined to put behind bars using tax evasion as the pretext. To get this familiar Capone-like character, George Brent plays a reporter who goes undercover as a government special agent to gather evidence. Bette Davis is Cortez’s loyal secretary, but things get complicated when she falls in love with Brent. Will she dare to take the next step and testify against her boss?

76 minutes; (c)Warner Brothers

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Movie: Cinderella (2015) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Walt Disney Pictures.  112 minutes. 

A girl named Ella (Cinderella) has the purest heart in a cruel world filled with evil stepsisters and and evil stepmother out to ruin her life.  Watch Ella become one with her pure hear when she meets the prince, and dances her way to a better life with glass shoes, and a little help from her fairy godmother.  Remarkably faithful to well-known fairytale. Drama/Family/Fantasy.   Rated PG.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Wall Book Club: No Ordinary Time: Home Front in World War II, Part I by Doris Kearns Goodwin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History, No Ordinary Time is a monumental work, a brilliantly conceived chronicle of one of the most vibrant and revolutionary periods in the history of the United States.
With an extraordinary collection of details, Goodwin masterfully weaves together a striking number of story lines—Eleanor and Franklin’s marriage and remarkable partnership, Eleanor’s life as First Lady, and FDR’s White House and its impact on America as well as on a world at war. Goodwin effectively melds these details and stories into an unforgettable and intimate portrait of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt and of the time during which a new, modern America was born. 

Due to the number of pages, the Wall Book Club will be reading the first half of this book in September and the second half in October.*
 

    Location: Wall Township
 
lib_teddybear_reading 3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! Meet Local Children’s Author, Kathy Blohm! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 291-1956   
   

Kathy Blohm is a writer, documentary filmmaker, and award-winning photographer. She will read her wonderful children’s book, Cellphone Call of the Wild, a suspenseful tale with a technology twist! No registration required. This program is recommended for children ages 4 and up. 

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

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

Registration begins Thursday, Sept. 10.

Ages 4 and up

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

K and up

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_flamingo 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Flamingo Parade - Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

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

 

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

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

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Special Agent (1935) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by William Keighley (G Men, Torrid Zone, George Washington Slept Here).

Starring Bette Davis, George Brent and Ricardo Cortez.

This great gangster movie features Ricardo Cortez as a crime boss whom the Feds are determined to put behind bars using tax evasion as the pretext. To get this familiar Capone-like character, George Brent plays a reporter who goes undercover as a government special agent to gather evidence. Bette Davis is Cortez’s loyal secretary, but things get complicated when she falls in love with Brent. Will she dare to take the next step and testify against her boss?

76 minutes; (c)Warner Brothers

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_signing 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM The Monmouth Creative Writers' Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

 If you have an interest in writing and you care to share your work, the Monmouth Creative Writers' Group meets every third Thursday of the month at 7 o'clock at the Monmouth County Library-Headquarters. Our goal is simply to offer constructive criticism and support to fellow writers. These sessions are free and open to the public. If you are interested in reading something to the group, choose a piece that is under 1500 words and bring ten copies to distribute so the group can read along.

    Location: Headquarters
Friday September 18, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Hebrew Language Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Today, we will discuss Favours and Pleasures by Noa Yedlin with Moderator Dr. Nelly Segal

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

Books are available at Library Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

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

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Fridays throughout the month, unless the Library is closed.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday September 19, 2015 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess & 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Play a game with others, from beginners to champion-level players. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_masks_bw 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Hello, Dolley Madison! Live Performance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Dolley Madison was the first wife of James Madison, the fourth president of the United States. She is known as the woman who turned the new nation's capital at Washington, D.C. from a dull swamp into a high-society social scene. Dolley served as the official White House hostess while her husband served as Secretary of State. Madison won the presidency in 1808 and Dolley created the role of First Lady as social hostess and trend-setter, furnishing the president's quarters for the first time and hosting weekly parties of politicians and citizens.

Hello, Dolley Madison is a one woman show performed by Linda Turash of LT Productions, where the popular first lady reflects on her life and shares her memories with the audience. Registration is not needed for this program but seating is on a first-come first serve basis.

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
elect_camera 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Art Reception: Photographs by Ellen Rubinstein Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Meet artist Ellen Rubinstein and view her exhibit of photographs titled "A Different Angle"

Throughout her life, Ellen has been inspired to capture fragments of the beauty of nature by means of photography.  Her images reflect the natural peace surrounding us, focusing on light and form.  She feels that nature is continually presenting us with visually striking moments which will never be repeated.  It is our challenge to notice, appreciate, and preserve them.  

After attending universities and working in upstate New York, California, and Massachusetts, Ellen has lived in scenic Holmdel, NJ for over twenty years. Photography remains a fascination.

 

 
lib_book_signing 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Meet Charles Nurnberg, Author of Alice in Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Alice in Wonderland

Meet Charles Nurnberg, the author of Alice in Wonderland:  Down the Rabbit Hole

Charles will introduce this unique picture-book retelling of the beginning of Alice’s journey, with elegantly simplified text that keeps all of the astonishing adventures and wide-eyed amazement of the original. He will talk about how he came to write this book, how his granddaughter helped change the look of Alice and display copies of translations of his book.  Then, actors Anna Paone and Rory W. Griffin  will read the story as the beautiful, award-winning images by Eric Puybaret are displayed. 

What a wonderful Introduction for young children to many of the classic Carroll characters, including Alice and The White Rabbit, the Blue Caterpillar, Bill the Lizard. 

The reading will be followed by a Q & A with the author,  book signing, and more!

    Location: Headquarters
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lib_book_signing 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Meet Charles Nurnberg, Author of Alice in Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Alice in Wonderland

Meet Charles Nurnberg, the author of Alice in Wonderland:  Down the Rabbit Hole

Charles will introduce this unique picture-book retelling of the beginning of Alice’s journey, with elegantly simplified text that keeps all of the astonishing adventures and wide-eyed amazement of the original. He will talk about how he came to write this book, how his granddaughter helped change the look of Alice and display copies of translations of his book.  Then, actors Anna Paone and Rory W. Griffin  will read the story as the beautiful, award-winning images by Eric Puybaret are displayed. 

What a wonderful Introduction for young children to many of the classic Carroll characters, including Alice and The White Rabbit, the Blue Caterpillar, Bill the Lizard. 

The reading will be followed by a Q & A with the author,  book signing, and more!

    Location: Headquarters
Monday September 21, 2015 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
 
rec_games 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day: Bridge & Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
food_apple 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Apple and Potato Printing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Enjoy Fall stories and make your own painted masterpiece!

For children ages 4 and up with parent/caregiver  registration begins Tuesday, September 8.

    Location: Marlboro
    The registration period has not begun.
 
rec_runner.GIF 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Designer Sneakers, a paper craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

In person registration begins on Thursday, September 10 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.  Please call if you have to cancel.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_drum3 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Tweens! Create a Percussion Instrument Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   
   

Make a percussion instrument using every day materials. For grades 4-6.

    Location: Howell
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
Tuesday September 22, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 536-9406   
   

Join us for a friendly afternoon of knitting and crocheting. Some instruction available.

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movies@Wall: Saving Mr. Banks (2013) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Persistence

Based on the true story of how Walt Disney pulled out all the stops to persuade the reluctant P.L. Travers, author of Mary Poppins to develop her books into a screen adaption, starring Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks.

125 mins.

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

After an automobile crash, the lives of a young couple intertwine with a much older man, as he reflects back on a past love. Directed by George Tillman Jr. Starring Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson and Alan Alda.

Drama/Romance – 139 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
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misc_pirate_flag.GIF 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Party Like a Pirate Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Feel at ease sailing the Seven Seas after perfecting your pirating prowess!

Grades K and up. Registration is required.

 

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

New attendees are always welcome at these ongoing classes which emphasize vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook.

This program is presented by the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday September 23, 2015 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:    732-431-7220 x7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate’s office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.
Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x 7336.
 

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Lost & Found Bereavement Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Lost & Found Bereavement Group  meeting (on second and fourth Wednesday mornings) is devoted to  parents who have lost children.

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

 

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Movie: Where Hope Grows (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A baseball player whose professional career was cut short due to his personal problems is suddenly awakened and invigorated by a young-man with Down syndrome who works at the local grocery store. Stars Kristoffer Polaha, David DeSanctis, Danica McKellar. 95 minutes. 

    Location: Hazlet
 
nat_leaf_fall 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Happy Autumn! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

To celebrate the first day of fall, make a paper bonfire craft.

Ages 3 1/2 and up.

Registration required.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
z_cust_mphplchildsrp 4:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids: I heard it Through the Grapevine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kate Benedict   732-531-5092   
   

Join the fun at Ocean Township Library, for a storytime all about grapes.  

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_smiley 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Physical Therapy Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join us for an overview of the benefits of physical therapy especially for those with back pain, arthritis, and issues with balance. 

Sponsored by Crest Physical Therapy.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 15 - September 30, 2015, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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Thursday September 24, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bookbites: A Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

The Ship of Brides by Jojo Moyes

The year is 1946 and all over the world, young women are crossing the seas in the thousands en route to the men they married in wartime - an unknown future.  In Sydney, Australia, four women join 650 other brides on an extraordinary voyage to England, aboard the HMS Victoria, which also carries not just arms and aircraft but 1,000 naval officers and men.  Rules of honor, duty, and separation are stricly enforced, from the aircraft carrier's captain down to the lowliest young stoker.  But the men and the brides will find their lives intertwined in ways the Navy could never have imagined.   

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: Cinderella (2015) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

In this new version of Cinderella directed by Kenneth Branagh, Cinderella (Lily James) is forced to endure a life of labor at the hands of her cruel Stepmother (Cate Blanchett) after her father dies, but a chance encounter with a dashing stranger changes her life forever.  Romance/Fantasy 105 minutes. 

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Love & Mercy (PG-13) (2014) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Bill Pohland

Starring:  John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks

In the 1960's, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson struggles with emerging psychosis as he attempts to craft his avant-garde pop masterpiece.  In the 1980's he is a broken, confused man under 24-hour watch of shady therapist Dr. Eugene Landy.

121 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: The Water Diviner (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Warner Bros.  111 minutes. 

After the Battle of Gallipoli, in 1915, an Australian farmer  travels to Turkey to find his 3 missing sons. While staying in Istanbul, he meets Ayshe, his hotel manager and enlists her assistance.  Through this never lagging story of one man’s search, viewers experience a much larger story dealing with the universal themes, meanings, and consequences of war.  Acting and directing by Russell Crowe.  

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Thursday Classic Movie: A Tale of Two Cities (1935) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Jack Conway (Libeled Lady,Tarzan and His Mate, Too Hot to Handle)

Starring Ronald Colman, Elizabeth Allan, Edna Mae Oliver, Basil Rathbone, Charles Catlett and Donald Woods.

This Charles Dickens classic novel set during the French Revolution is faithfully adapted to the screen by the incomparable producer David O.Selznick. Selznick had just finished producing another Dickens novel, David Copperfield in 1934 and A Tale of Two Cities features many of the same cast members. Ronald Colman's performance as the dedicated lawyer Sydney Carton is outstanding.

121 minutes; (c)MGM

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
nat_leaf_fall 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM YA Q&A for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

YA Q & A is a relaxed two hour Young Adult presence in the library on a monthly basis.  The location will change each month so check on-line for the branch location.  Stop by the library and look for the YA desk and we will be able to assist you with any Young Adult book selections/questions.  Bring along any book title suggestions, or series that you would like the library to consider ordering.

We also will be able to tell you about all up-coming Teen Library Programs.

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

We look forward to seeing and meeting all of you! 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_legoguy 3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! LEGO Storytime Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 291-1956   
   

Listen to a story and build a Lego creation at the library’s fun and exciting Lego Storytime! Welcome to the club! Lego’s will be supplied. No registration required. This program is open to children grades K and up. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! DUPLO Storytime Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 291-1956   
   

Listen to a story and build a Duplo creation at the library’s fun and exciting Duplo Storytime! Welcome to the club! Duplos will be supplied. No registration required. This program is open to children ages 3-5. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_yoga.GIF 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Yoga with Miss Alice Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-229-2626   
   

Ages 4 and up. Learn yoga poses amd movements. Please bring towel. Registration required beginning September 10.

    Location: Oceanport
 
food_apple 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Apple and Potato Printing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Enjoy Fall stories and make your own painted masterpiece!

for ages 4 and up with parent/caregiver   registration begins Tuesday, September 8

    Location: Marlboro
    The registration period has not begun.
 
rec_runner.GIF 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Designer Sneakers, a paper craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

In person registration begins on Thursday, September 10 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.  Please call if you have to cancel.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

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

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
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ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Thursday Classic Movie: A Tale of Two Cities (1935) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Jack Conway (Libeled Lady,Tarzan and His Mate, Too Hot to Handle)

Starring Ronald Colman, Elizabeth Allan, Edna Mae Oliver, Basil Rathbone, Charles Catlett and Donald Woods.

This Charles Dickens classic novel set during the French Revolution is faithfully adapted to the screen by the incomparable producer David O.Selznick. Selznick had just finished producing another Dickens novel, David Copperfield in 1934 and A Tale of Two Cities features many of the same cast members. Ronald Colman's performance as the dedicated lawyer Sydney Carton is outstanding.

121 minutes; (c)MGM

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM Lost & Found Bereavement Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Stamp   732 462 5240   
   

Lost & Found Bereavement Group  meeting (on second and fourth Wednesday mornings) is devoted to  parents who have lost children.

Lost & Found Bereavement Group meetings (on last Thursday evening of each month) is devoted to all  who have lost a loved one.


 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Club: Middletown, America by Gail Sheehy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Please view the link to the Atlantic Highlands Evening Book Club Blog    http://ahlebc.blogspot.com/

The book schedule for 2015 (dates and books) appears in the right hand column as you scroll down (underneath "Get Blog Updates Via Email!")

If you have any further questions, please contact the Atlantic Highlands Branch.

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
Friday September 25, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books 2 Blockbusters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Join us as we discuss popular books that have been made into a film and will be coming to a theater near you!

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen.  At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein.  Obsessed with discovering the cause of generation and life and bestowing animation upon lifeless matter, Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts, but; upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature's hideousness.  Tormented by isolation and loneliness, the once-innocent creature turns to evil and unleashes a campaign of murderous revenge against his creator, Frankenstein.

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

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Fridays throughout the month, unless the Library is closed.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_masks_color 2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM The Fabulous Fifites Live Performance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join us as Linda Turash and LT Productions take us on a stroll down memory lane to the "fabulous fifties." Skits, monologues, and songs will evoke memories of this decade including "I Love Lucy," Elvis, American Bandstand, drive in movies, and a lot more! Audience participation may include taking part in a TV game show, jitterbugging with the cast, or showing your hula hoop skills. Cast will be in 50's costumes, and the audience is welcome to do the same! 

Registration is preferred but not required. 

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

If just thinking of the Math sections of the SAT or PSAT test induces shivers and brings beads of sweat to your brow… join us for a session on general techniques to help prepare. Bring some paper, a pencil, an open mind and specific questions.

Presenter Michael Carlin is a Mathematics Professor who regularly tutors students in preparation for the SAT and PSAT Tests, a key component in the college admissions process.  Attend one or as many study sessions as you can. 

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday September 26, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_sale 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Hazlet Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

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

    Location: Hazlet
 
nat_tree 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Appalachian Trail Stories & History Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Not your typical program about hiking the Appalachian Trail! Learn about the history of the area before the trail existed and hear the stories of the people and events leading up to the formation and construction of the trail. Hear the reasons why the early hikers took to the trail and why we still hike it today.

Presented by Ocean Township native Stephen Martelli, a resident of Maine for the past 25 years. An avid, life-long hiker, Steve has sought to educate hikers and non-hikers of all ages on the features of the trail.

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

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

Play a game with others, from beginners to champion-level players. 

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday September 27, 2015 Go To Top
food_teapot.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tea and the Mad Hatter Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join us as we travel down the rabbit hole with Alice to attend the Mad Hatter's Tea Party.  In the 1860's when Lewis Carrol wrote his "Alice" books, tea gatherings were very popular.  At this time in England there was a wide gap between the poor working class and the well-to-do upper class and Carrol makes many references to this as well as the absurd etiquette of the times.  

Today we will talk about the history and importance of tea, and etiquette, to Victorian England.  And of course, please wear your most fabulous hat!

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
food_teapot.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tea and the Mad Hatter Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join us as we travel down the rabbit hole with Alice to attend the Mad Hatter's Tea Party.  In the 1860's when Lewis Carrol wrote his "Alice" books, tea gatherings were very popular.  At this time in England there was a wide gap between the poor working class and the well-to-do upper class and Carrol makes many references to this as well as the absurd etiquette of the times.  

Today we will talk about the history and importance of tea, and etiquette, to Victorian England.  And of course, please wear your most fabulous hat!

    Location: Eastern Branch
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ent_gclef 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Tim McLoone & The Shirleys Present Women Who Rock Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x3   
   

Tim McLoone & The Shirleys with the Atlantic Coast Band are back to open our Fall concert series with Women Who Rock.  They will perform music of Darlene Love and other women who rock, including Carole King and Linda Ronstadt.

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

    Location: Headquarters
Monday September 28, 2015 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
 
rec_games 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day: Bridge & Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_kidsreading 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Rwff! Read-to-the Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Public Library   732-946-4118   
   

Rwff! Read-to-the Dogs- Grades K-2.

Holmdel's favorite group of therapy dogs is back and eager to hear a tale-wagging adventure! Bring a favorite book or choose one from our collection!  No registration necessary.

    Location: Holmdel
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:30 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_leaf_fall 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Tools for School for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

A new school year has begun, so let's get started.  This program informs students about the existence of the library's extensive Data Base and how it can work for YOU.  Come join us for a fun evening that will include fun group activities along with a database scavenger hunt, and creative PowerPoint presentation.  We will give you the Tools for School to make all your reports and research this school year just a little bit easier.

Step One:  Download our mobile app:   monmouth.boopsie.com Don't miss a single program or free class!  

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the Beginning English conversation classes:

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • All Classes are free and meet on Monday evenings between 7pm and 8:15pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

2015 Dates: September 28, October 5, October 19, October 26, November 9, November 16, November 23, November 30, December 7, December 14.

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday September 29, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales:An Adult Short Story Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

An Honest Exit by Dinaw Mengestu

The story is told in the first person by a professor of English whose father fled Ethiopia for America.  The teacher in the story sees the irony in his teaching English Literature and composition to young Americans.  He seems a decent enough teacher but his connection to his students has always been just professional.  Then one day he begins to tell his students the story of how his father left Ethiopia for Sudan and ended up years later in America. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
food_apple 1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Toddler Craft - Peek-a-Boo Apples 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  -  3:55 PM Movie: The Water Diviner (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

An Australian man travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons. Directed by Russell Crowe. Starring Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko, and Jai Courtney.

Drama/War – 111 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies@Wall: Woman in Gold (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Persistence

Based on the true story of Maria Altmann, a Jewish refugee from World War II, with the help of her inexperienced young lawyer take on the Austrian government to recover family possessions seized by the Nazis including Klimt's famous painting "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I", starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds.

109 mins.

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_balloons 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Totally Titanic Bubbles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Mix up a batch of colorful goo that we'll transform into enormously exciting bubbles!

Grades K and up. Registration is required.

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 6:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Documentary Film: Rebels With A Cause (2012) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Join us for a film screening of the award-winning documentary Rebels With A Cause: The Story of How Ordinary Citizens Changed the American Landscape Forever. Narrated by Frances McDormand, this film documents the activities of a community-based movement banded together to save America's national seashores and recreation areas from developers and urban development.

Please join a post screen discussion on land preservation and open space acquisition with The Monmouth County Planning Board in conjunction with Sustainable New Jersey. Learn from experts about the funds and resources available to do the same in your community.

Light refreshments will be available. Co-sponsored with Monmouth County's Community Center/YOUR Library

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

New attendees are always welcome at these ongoing classes which emphasize vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook.

This program is presented by the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Movie: Love & Mercy (PG-13) (2014) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Starring Paul Dano, John Cusack, Paul Giamatti, Elizabeth Banks

Directed by Bill Pohlad

Behind the fun fun fun of the Beach Boys was the fascinating and genius singer/songwriter Brian Wilson.  Love & Mercy presents an unconventional portrait of the iconic Wilson -- portrayed by two actors, Paul Dano in the '60s and John Cusack in the '80s -- and examines his musical brilliance, personal voyage and ultimate salvation.   

120 minutes, © Lionsgate

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM United States Citizenship Course Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

This course, for adults, 18 years and older, with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

The class is held on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8:20pm and the dates are: Sept. 29, Oct. 6,13,20,27, Nov.10,17,24, Dec.1,8,15.

We ask that you register for this class, so that we will have materials for everyone attending. To register, you can call our Reference Desk (732 431-7220 x7222) or you can use the registration button below.

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

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 24 spaces available.
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 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.

In 2015:  September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 10, 17, 24, December 1, 8, 15.  

 

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday September 30, 2015 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:    732-431-7220 x7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate’s office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.
Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x 7336.
 

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Interviewing Skills Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you know the three interview questions every employer will ask?  Do you know the most important thing you need to say in an interview?  Do you know what drives interviewers crazy?

Get prepared to answer tough interview questions with confidence!  All participants will have a chance to practice their interviewing skills.

 

Presented by Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Monmouth County Workforce Development and Monmouth County Library Career Services

 

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
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rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 536-9406   
   

Join us for a friendly afternoon of knitting and crocheting. Some instruction available.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: The Age of Adaline (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A young woman, born at the turn of the 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After many solitary years, she meets a man who complicates the eternal life she has settled into. Stars Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Harrison Ford. 112 minutes. 

    Location: Hazlet
 
anim_horse 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tweens! Create a 3D Picture with Frame Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Smooth foil over a mold to create a beautiful 3D metal framed picture.

Grades 3 - 7. Class is free, but registration required, please!

    Location: Colts Neck
 
misc_bookman 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Lego Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Read any Patricia Palacco book. Discuss it, and make a lego creation.

    Location: Howell
 
office_filecabinet 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM SCORE Workshop: How To Protect Info on IT/Mobile Devices Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Monmouth Score   732 224 2574   barbara.grant@scorevolunteer.org
   
SCORE Monmouth will be presenting a seminar titled How to Protect your Business and Personal Information by securing your IT and Mobile Devices.  Join us to strengthen your skills in protecting your personal information on different technology platforms!

Are you concerned about protecting your business and personally identifiable information? Are you overwhelmed with all the technology required to run your business securely? Do you have questions about anti-virus products to use for both Macs and PCs and smart phones/tablets?

If you answered "YES" to any of these questions, then this seminar is for you. Please join us for an evening filled with tricks and tips to efficiently manage the security of your Desktop PCs, laptops, mobile devices, tablets, etc. We will also cover ways to enhance the protection of your business and personal information.

Martin Diaz, Technology Consultant with Schneider Electric and Former General Electric Manager, will bring you up to speed on the latest security topics that you need to know to enhance your IT security.
 

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

Monmouth/SCORE 36 offers free, confidential, one-on-one business mentoring, always available and forever free. Appointments may be made at numerous locations throughout Monmouth County. Here is the address for more information:  http://monmouth.score.org/node/819180  Main Office of Monmouth/SCORE 36 is located at 765 Newman Springs Rd, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ 07738 Telephone: (732) 224-2573  Email:   monmouthscore@gmail.com

 

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

Join us as we discuss  Fault In Our Stars  by John Green   

At 16, Hazel Grace Lancaster, a three-year stage IV-cancer survivor, is clinically depressed. Her doctor sends her to a weekly support group where she meets Augustus Waters, a fellow cancer survivor, and the two fall in love.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 15 - September 30, 2015, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday October 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none ART EXHIBITS: Lobby and Cases New Jersey in Focus: The World War I Era: 1910-1920 for Archives Mont Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Part of Archives and History Month.
 
    Location: Headquarters
Thursday October 1, 2015 -  Friday October 30, 2015 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 Color Chips Art Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come see this group exhibit of artwork in various media by students from SCAN, the Red Bank Art Club, and the Middletown Senior Center, including watercolor, drawing, collage and photography.  

Participating artists:  Cheri DeHart, Jacqueline Errichiello, Kathleen Geren, Carol Giroud, Anne Hatami, Marla Krasinsky, Kristen Loupassakis, Nick Marinello, Carolyn Most, Jill Porada, Mona Schneiderman, Michele Rath, Carole Rustako, Andrea Tarr, Viola Trollan, Pat Tognola, Maria Verni, and Donna Walters. 

Meet the artists at a reception on Monday, October 19th from 4:00 - 5:30 pm in the library meeting room.  

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday October 1, 2015 -  Saturday October 31, 2015 Go To Top
elect_e_reader.GIF E-Reader Tutorials for Library on the Go! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Attention: e-Reader Owners!

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

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

In less than 20 minutes, you will know how to download free e-Books from the Monmouth County Library onto your e-Reader! (Available when library is open.)

 
    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs & 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, please. 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.

**Please note:  Library is Closed on Monday, October 12! 

Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:  **Mondays, 9:30am, Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am. Thursdays, 10:15am.

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years: **Mondays, 10:15am Tuesdays, 11:40am. 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
Thursday October 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_smiley 4:15 AM  -  4:45 AM Tweens! Test Your Knowledge of The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

In celebration of Rick Riordan's new book, see how much you remember from his Percy Jackson series!

Join the fun and win prizes! 

Registration begins Monday, September 21 for children grades 3-6.

    Location: Marlboro
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ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:35 PM Movie: The Forger (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A paroled petty thief  gets sucked into an audacious heist to steal a Monet painting by replacing it with a perfect duplicate. Drama/ Thriller/ Starring: John Travolta, Christopher Plummer, Tye Sheridan. 92 minutes.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: Cinderella (2015) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Kenneth Branagh

Starrring:  Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden

When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and step sisters.  Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger.

105 minutes

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

Join the fun while helping others! All items will go to Blankie Depot to be donated to babies in area hospitals. Bring a crochet hook; 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  -  3:30 PM Thursday Classic Movie: The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Ernst Lubitsch

Starring Maurice Chevalier, Claudette Colbert, Miriam Hopkins, Charles Ruggles.

89 minutes, (c) Universal

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Love And Mercy (A Beach Boys biopic) (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Lions Gate Film.  120 minutes. 

Unorthodox in its approach, admirable in its complexity, and heralded as the most intense, in-depth, and soulful look at the fragility of the creative mind since "All That Jazz,"  this film focuses on two distinct periods in the songwriter and Beach Boy's mastermind Brian Wilson's life.  A wonderful love story as well as a tale of the rocky ride to the pinnicle of success, director Bill Pohlad's film delivers on so many levels.  Join us tosee this film chronicle Wilson's his rise to fame, his decline into mental illness, and his escape from the control of his therapist.

Starring: Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, John Cusack, Paul Giamatti.  Biographic Drama/Romance.   Rated PG-13.

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

Ages 5 and up. Jiva, the therapy dog, has missed you this past summer and is looking forward to seeing you again. Bring a favorite book or pick one from our shelves. If not reading, discuss pictures in book or tell Jiva a story. Please register beginning September 24.

    Location: Oceanport
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Crocheters of the Jersey Shore Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Welcome to the wonderful world of crochet and knitting.  We welcome knitters and crocheters of all levels to join the group.  Don't know how...the group can help.   Are you a lefty frustrated by right-handed directions...the group can help.  Bring your knitting or crocheting projects for an enjoyable evening.  Meet other local knitters and crocheters to share ideas, show off your projects and learn what's new in the world of patterns and yarns.  (Meets the 1st Thursday of each month.)

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

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

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_red 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Meet the Author Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Come meet local author Katherine Blohm as she discusses her new children's book, Cellphone Call of the Wild. 

Reservations are required.  Please contact the Library.

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
holiday_civil_war2 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Let Us Have Peace: Meet Civil War Gen. Ulysses S. Grant & Wife Julia Grant Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

General & Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant will visit and talk about their life and his effect on American History.  Re-Enactors Richard L. Hill and Ms. Gifford from the New Jersey Civil War History Association celebrate Grant as general and president. They will  talk about Grant's decisive military accomplishments as the commander of the Union Army, and  his  mis-understood legacy.  US Grant was a reluctant general, a reluctant candidate, a reluctant president.  Grant recognized that while the only way to rid the county of slavery was to destroy the South, and that the only way to rebuild our Country was through fairness to the South, as evident in his slogan during the 18th Presidential Election Campaign: Let Us Have Peace.

During his two term tenure as president, Grant ensured that the Civil Rights Act was passed, the Federal Department of Justice created, the trans-continental railroad established and the three-fold Enforcement Act Bills were made law.  These bills were controversial as they were designed to give the federal government additional power to protect voters, specifically newly freed slaves. All this, while Grant held office during one of the most scandalous financial eras in history.

Dressed in Civil War attire, Mr. Hill & Ms. Gifford will speak and respond to questions in the manner of the General's time.  

    Location: Headquarters
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ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Thursday Classic Movie: The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Ernst Lubitsch

Starring Maurice Chevalier, Claudette Colbert, Miriam Hopkins, Charles Ruggles.

89 minutes, (c) Universal

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday October 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_questionmark_yellow 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Small Claims Court 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Superior Court Office of the Ombudsman will be presenting information on Small Claims procedures.  Come and learn about the process, filing a claim, what happens while in court and much more.

A First Fridays for Seniors series presentation

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

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Fridays throughout the month, unless the Library is closed.

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

If just thinking of the Math sections of the SAT or PSAT test induces shivers and brings beads of sweat to your brow… join us for a session on general techniques to help prepare. Bring some paper, a pencil, an open mind and specific questions.

Presenter Michael Carlin is a Mathematics Professor who regularly tutors students in preparation for the SAT and PSAT Tests, a key component in the college admissions process.  Attend one or as many study sessions as you can. 

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday October 3, 2015 Go To Top
elect_clock_alarm 9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Archives & History Day: Learning Forum Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Monmouth County Archives   732-308-3771   
   

Under the direction of Christine Giordano Hanlon, County Clerk, the Monmouth County Archives presents  Archives & History Day. The Archives and History Day theme is the 1910-1920 era including, but not limited, to WWI, but exhibits may include any topic related to New Jersey history and your organization. Attendees are encouraged to dress in period costume from any era and asked to donate a history-related prize for the annual History Game. 

Keynote speaker Melissa Ziobro talks on The Impact of World War I on Monmouth County. Ms. Ziobro has been an instructor of History at Monmouth University in West Long Branch since 2007. She also serves on the executive council of Brookdale Community College's Center for World War II Studies and Conflict Resolution, and as the Book Reviews editor for New Jersey Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. From 2004 until its closing in 2011, she served as a historian at Fort Monmouth.

An exhibit on WWI will be in Monmouth County Library's Hall and Gallery for viewing throughout the month of October.

Since 1996, Archives and History Day has been celebrated annually in recognition of Archives Week. Its purpose is to bring together archivists, historians and others people and organizations who preserve New Jersey history and make it available to the public, particularly as it relates to Monmouth County.All programs are free and open to the public to enjoy!  For more information, please go to Monmouth County's webpage:  www.visitmonmouth.com

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_new_jersey_350_green.GIF 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Archives & History Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Monmouth County Archives   732 431 7000 x3771   
   

9am-5pm               New Jersey in Focus: The World War I Era: 1910-1920 (in Library Gallery & Lobby): 

9am-5pm               Local and State History Reference Books  (in the New Jersey History Room)

9am-9:50am          Archives and History Organizations at Exhibit Tables

9:50am                 Color Guard, pledge of Allegiance, National Anthem

10am                    Archives & History Organization at Exhibition Tables

Plenary Session

Christine Giordano Hanlon, Esq., County Clerk, Monmouth County

Jane G. Clayton Award Presentation

Greetings from:

                           Monmouth County Freeholders

                           Renee B. Swartz, Chair, Monmouth County Library Commission

                           Gary D. Saretzky Monmouth County Archivist & Chair

McDonough Award Presentation:

                            Linda Wilson, President, Monmouth County Genealogy Society

Barbara Carver Smith Award Presentation

                            Laura Poll, Monmouth County Historical Association & Chair, NJ-MARAC Caucus

Innovative Archives Award Presentation: Township of Ocean Historical Museum

12 Noon                 Archives and History Organizations at Exhibit Tables

12:10-12:55pm       History Forum: Discussion of Fort Monmouth, WWI and Monmouth County History.  

                             Conducted by Monmouth County Historian Randall Gabrielan with Featured Speaker Melissa Ziobro, Monmouth University. (Held in Room 7)

1:00-2:00pm           Featured Speaker:  Melissa Ziobro, Monmouth University  on  Fort Monmouth and Monmouth County in World War I.

The name Monmouth has been synonymous with the defense of freedom since our country‘s inception. Named for the brave soldiers who gave their lives just a few miles away at the Battle of Monmouth Court House in 1778, Fort Monmouth was the site of some of the most significant communications and electronics breakthroughs in military history.

2:00pm                  New Jersey History Game Award Drawings

2:15-3:00pm           Archives and History Organizations at Exhibit Tables

2:15-2:45pm           Tour of the Monmouth County Archives (Pre-reserved participants, pleas

    Location: Headquarters
 
office_pencil 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM New PSAT Practice Test Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Attention HS Sophomores and Juniors! Come take a PSAT practice test for the New PSAT which will be administered on October 14. Within three business days following the test, students will be given their results. a breakdown of their strengths and weaknesses, and solutions on how to improve their scores. 

Stop by the library or call 732-264-7164 to register. 

Sponsored by C2Education.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_microphone2 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM That's Entertainment!: Songs introduced by Fred Astaire Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Although Fred Astaire claimed he couldn’t sing, he was picked by some of the greatest songwriters of early films to introduce songs that became standards, still being sung today.  Cole Porter’s “Night and Day.” Irving Berlin’s “Change Partners.” Jerome Kearn and Dorothy Fields’ “The Way You Look Tonight.”  All have been sung in one of Fred Astaire’s movies.

Performer and educator Phil Bruschi returns to the Ocean Township Library to discuss -- in his “edu-tain-ment” style -- what part these songs played in each film and will show some film clips of Astaire’s smooth, elegant dancing routines.  Phil also will perform many of the songs Astaire made famous.

Tickets are required for this event.  A limit of two tickets per patron. Tickets will become available the week of September 14 and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Location: Ocean Township
Sunday October 4, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Russian Language Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Today, Moderator Ulyana Solomko lead the discussion on Y.Tomin's Carousels over the City

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

Books are available at Library Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
Monday October 5, 2015 Go To Top
food_carrot.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Vegetable Printing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Enjoy some stories and have fun making your own vegetable print designs!

For ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver   registration begins Monday, September 28.

please alert us of any allergy your child may have.

    Location: Marlboro
    The registration period has not begun.
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
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elect_clock_alarm 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Alice in Wonderland Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Grades 3-5. Celebrate 150 years of Lewis Carroll's classic, Alice in Wonderland with games, science and art. Registration begins September 21st.

    Location: Holmdel
 
elect_clock_alarm 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Alice in Wonderland Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Grades 3-5. Celebrate 150 years of Lewis Carroll's classic, Alice in Wonderland with games, science and art. Registration begins September 21st.

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

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

School age grades K and up.  Registration is required.  In-person registration begins on Thursday, September 24 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.  Please call if you have to cancel.
 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_smiley 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Tweens! Viking Heroes and Norse Sagas Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Go beyond the movie images of Thor and Loki with American Swedish Historical Museum's hands on viking experience!

Touch musuem artifacts from everyday Viking life!

Registration begins Thursday, September 24 for grades 3-6.

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:30 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_leaf_fall 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Minecraft Circuits in Real Life-Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Make Science relatable with this fun and informative class tied to the popular video game, Minecraft.  Students will enjoy making LED Redstone Torches and controlling them using a push button or two.

This class is limited to 12 students. Register thru our online calendar.

This class will be presented by SolderingSunday.  

REGISTRATION WILL BE OPEN 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE EVENT.

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    Location: Marlboro
    The registration period has not begun.
 
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 will meet on Mondays at 6:30 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

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

 

 

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the Beginning English conversation classes:

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • All Classes are free and meet on Monday evenings between 7pm and 8:15pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

2015 Dates: September 28, October 5, October 19, October 26, November 9, November 16, November 23, November 30, December 7, December 14.

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday October 6, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In Kabul, 2007, with a drug-addicted father and no brothers, Rahima and her sisters can only sporadically attend school, and can rarely leave the house. Their only hope lies in the ancient custom of bacha posh, which allows young Rahima to dress and be treated as a boy until she is of marriageable age. As a son, she can attend school, go to the market, and chaperone her older sisters.

But Rahima is not the first in her family to adopt this unusual custom. A century earlier, her great-great grandmother, Shekiba, left orphaned by an epidemic, saved herself and built a new life the same way.

Crisscrossing in time, The Pearl the Broke Its Shell interweaves the tales of these two women separated by a century who share similar destinies. But what will happen once Rahima is of marriageable age? Will Shekiba always live as a man? And if Rahima cannot adapt to life as a bride, how will she survive?

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  -  1:00 PM New Release Movie: Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in post-apocalyptic Australia in search for her homeland with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max, who is anything but happy.  Directed by George Miller. Starring Charlize Theron, Tom Hardy, and Nicholas Hoult.

Action/Adventure- 120 minutes..

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 536-9406   
   

Join us for a friendly afternoon of knitting and crocheting. Some instruction available.

    Location: Marlboro
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misc_teaching 1:15 PM  -  1:45 PM Kids! Storytime with Children's Book Author Beth Ferry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Meet  author Beth Ferry, the author of the children's book " Stick and Stone." She will read her book, talk about being a friend, and make a craft!  For children ages 4-6 registration begins Monday, September 21.

    Location: Marlboro
    The registration period has not begun.
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: Aloha (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and reconnects with a former love while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watch-dog assigned to him.  Directed by Cameron Crowe. Starring Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams and Emma Stone.
Drama/Romance –105 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: The Lake House (2006) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Beyond the Limits of Time

A lonely doctor who is forced to move from her unusual lakeside home begins exchanging love letters with its current resident, a frustrated architect.  The postmark on the letter shows that he lived in the house two years prior to when she did and that somehow they've come in contact with one another through a space in time.  They must unravel the mystery behind their romance before it's too late. Starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock.

99 m.

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book3 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Ocean Township Library Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care 

Author:  Cris Beam

Who are the children of foster care? What, as a country, do we owe them? Cris Beam, a foster mother herself, spent five years imersed in the world of foster care looking into these questions an dtracing firsthand stories.

Copies of the book are available in the library.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_balloons 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Balloon Bonk! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Don't let your balloons hit the floor after assembling an indoor tennis set!

Grades K and up. Registration is required.

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in post-apocalyptic Australia in search for her homeland with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max, who is anything but happy.  Directed by George Miller. Starring Charlize Theron, Tom Hardy, and Nicholas Hoult.

Action/Adventure- 120 minutes..

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM United States Citizenship Course Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

This course, for adults, 18 years and older, with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

The class is held on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8:20pm and the dates are: Sept. 29, Oct. 6,13,20,27, Nov.10,17,24, Dec.1,8,15.

We ask that you register for this class, so that we will have materials for everyone attending. To register, you can call our Reference Desk (732 431-7220 x7222) or you can use the registration button below.

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

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 24 spaces available.
 
school_graduate 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM College Financial Planning Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

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

DID YOU KNOW?

  • The average family borrows 39% of the total cost of college?
  • Only 37% of college students graduate in 4 years?
  • Two thirds of college graduates leave school with financial debt?

Attend this workshop and you will learn…..

  • How to maximize your potential for financial aid
  • How to lower your ‘Out-of-Pocket’ costs
  • Why the FAFSA and your EFC are so critical to the college financial aid process
  • How the SAT/ACT scores translate into financial aid dollars

 

Presented by College Funding Associates

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 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.

In 2015:  September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 10, 17, 24, December 1, 8, 15.  

 

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday October 7, 2015 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:    732-431-7220 x7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate’s office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.
Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x 7336.
 

    Location: Wall Township
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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_games 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Duplicate Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_microphone2 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Prime Time: Programs for Mind, Body and Spirit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 536-9406   
   

Sinatra: A Voice In Time
TICKETS ARE MANDATORY and will be distributed beginning Wednesday, Sept. 30, 4 per family.
Phil Bruschi pays tribute to Frank Sinatra's musical career:  how he continually reinvented himself as a singer, as well as some of his biggest recordings from 1939 to his final retirement in 1995.  Phil sings selected Sinatra songs from the Big Band era to his solo career.  Join Phil for an informative and entertaining program.
 

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: McFarland, USA (2015) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Jim White moves his family after losing his job as a football coach. He sees that with some of the students' potential, he should start a cross country team and turns 7 students with no hope into one of the best cross country teams. Stars Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Ramiro Rodriguez. 129 minutes. 

    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_dance2 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Alice in Wonderland Ballet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

A delightful performance celebrating the 150th anniversary of the famous book.

All ages.

Registration required.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
rec_dance2 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Alice in Wonderland Ballet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

A delightful performance celebrating the 150th anniversary of the famous book.

All ages.

Registration required.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
rec_dance2 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Alice in Wonderland Ballet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

A delightful performance celebrating the 150th anniversary of the famous book.

All ages.

Registration required.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
holiday_pumpkin 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Pumpkin Painting Extravaganza Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Pumpkin Painting Extravaganza – Paint a pumpkin to take home, with inspiration from Marigold Mike who will teach us gourd lore and more!

K and up

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_leaf_fall 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Minecraft Circuits in Real Life-Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Make Science relatable with this fun and informative class tied to the popular video game, Minecraft.  Students will enjoy making LED Redstone Torches and controlling them using a push button or two.

This class is limited to 12 students. Register thru our online calendar, beginning September 23.

This class will be presented by SolderingSunday.

    Location: Eastern Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Wellness & Self Care Empowerment Inspired by The Secret canceled weather Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

This new self-care group is about empowering the Mind, Body and Spirit! It is inspired by Rhonda Byrne's book The Secret, and her philosophy of The Law of Attraction, which is all about creating the life you want for yourself. During this informational and discussion-based wellness group, Mental Health Professional Dana Grinblat will focus on changing our thoughts and our perspective on the world around us.

Everyone is welcome  to discover and break through what is standing in the way of achieving all we want in life. Whether you are new to this idea or have practiced it in the past, you're welcome to come learn and share your experiences. The goal is to create a place where you can distress, meet like-minded people, and begin working toward your dreams. 
 
There is no registration requested. 
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_scissors 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Couponing Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Do you want to save $$$? Come learn how to save with coupons! You will learn many things such as the Websites you will need, the Coupon Lingo, and much, much more! You will need to bring scissors and your Sunday Coupon Inserts and Store Sale Papers including Red Plum, P & G, and Smart Source. Get your scissors ready; it's time for Couponing!

Register by Sept. 30 by calling the library at 732-264-7164.

    Location: Hazlet
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM SHIP Answer Session (By Appointment Only) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SHIP Coordinator   732 728 1331   
   

Please make an appointment with a SHIP Counselor by calling 732 728 1331.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
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ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: A La Mala (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

An aspiring actress makes a lucrative career of testing men’s fidelity, but ends up falling head over heals for her latest target. Comedy/Romance Starring: Aislann Derbez, 99 minutes.                                     

 

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM Movie: A Separation (2011) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Asghar Farhadi

Starring:  Peyman Moaadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat

A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.

123 minutes

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

Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.
Registration is necessary.  In person registration begins on Thursday, September 24, at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Thursday Classic Movie: The Prince and the Pauper (1937) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by  William Keighley and William Dieterle

Starring Errol Flynn, Bobby and Billy Mauch, Claude Rains, Barton MacLane

 

120 minutes, (c) Warner Brothers

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Million Dollar Arm (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Walt Disney Pictures.  124 minutes. 

After a long search one time successful sports agent JB Bernstein finds 2 talented, but non-baseball playing, youths from India who he guides in a new sport and in an alien culture.  As the boys struggle, Bertstein finds a deeper humanity in his work with growing friendships he did not expect.

Starring: Jon Hamm, Bill Paxton, Aasif Mandvi, Madhur Mittal, and Alan Arkin.  Sports Drama/Family.   Rated PG.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

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

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
office_dollarsign 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Saving for College Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

The Atlantic Highhlands Library presents the following seminar:  Saving for College - which will be presented by the Professional Economic Growth Group.  The following topics will be discussed:  How much college costs today; Projected costs for the future; The building blocks that go into funding a college education; Different tax-advantaged ways to save.

Registration is required.

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_swords.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM OUTLANDER Book Club & Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    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 Club & Discussion Series.  Beginning with Author Diana Gabaldon's first book, Outlander, New York Times bestseller, share your thoughts, questions, and feelings about this multi-genre, epic work. You may love it, ya ken.

This book discussion group will meet on Thursdays: Sept 10, October 8, November 12.

Registration is recommended. Please register below. Limited number of books are available.

 

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
school_graduate 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM College Planning Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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

DID YOU KNOW?

  • The average family borrows 39% of the total cost of college?
  • Only 37% of college students graduate in 4 years?
  • Two thirds of college graduates leave school with financial debt?

Attend this workshop and you will learn…..

  • How to maximize your potential for financial aid
  • How to lower your ‘Out-of-Pocket’ costs
  • Why the FAFSA and your EFC are so critical to the college financial aid process
  • How the SAT/ACT scores translate into financial aid dollars

Students are also welcome and encouraged to attend! 

For Reservations: Call 732-224-1496 or email www.CollegeFundingAssociates.com

    Location: Colts Neck
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In Kabul, 2007, with a drug-addicted father and no brothers, Rahima and her sisters can only sporadically attend school, and can rarely leave the house. Their only hope lies in the ancient custom of bacha posh, which allows young Rahima to dress and be treated as a boy until she is of marriageable age. As a son, she can attend school, go to the market, and chaperone her older sisters.

But Rahima is not the first in her family to adopt this unusual custom. A century earlier, her great-great grandmother, Shekiba, left orphaned by an epidemic, saved herself and built a new life the same way.

Crisscrossing in time, The Pearl the Broke Its Shell interweaves the tales of these two women separated by a century who share similar destinies. But what will happen once Rahima is of marriageable age? Will Shekiba always live as a man? And if Rahima cannot adapt to life as a bride, how will she survive?

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Thursday Classic Movie: The Prince and the Pauper (1937) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by  William Keighley and William Dieterle

Starring Errol Flynn, Bobby and Billy Mauch, Claude Rains, Barton MacLane

 

120 minutes, (c) Warner Brothers

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

Enjoy some stories and have fun printing with vegetables!

For ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver   registration begins Monday, September 28.

Please alert us of any allergy your child may have.

    Location: Marlboro
    The registration period has not begun.
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Friday October 9, 2015 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Fridays throughout the month, unless the Library is closed.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday October 10, 2015 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess & 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Play a game with others, from beginners to champion-level players. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_pumpkin 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Hack-O-Lanterns for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Make your Halloween Fun and Interactive!

This program introduces a beginner to Arduino programming which is a framework for making interactive things.  Arduino is a language for Micro-controllers to make things smarter and have them perform.

Join us to make Jack O'lanterns that will react to motion with light and sound and you will be able to proudly display your creations at the library on Halloween Night as a fun way to showcase what you have learned in the workshop.

The class is limited to 12 students. Register thru our online calendar.

REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE PROGRAM

REQUIREMENT: PARTICIPANTS NEED TO BRING THEIR OWN LAPTOPS.

Our class presenter is Michael Lowry who is an Engineer, Maker, Freelance and Researcher from Parsippanny, NJ. He is a lso a board member of the Hoboken MakerBar.  

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_note 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM A Century Of Sinatra: 1915-2015 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Come fly away with Dave DeLuca as he pays tribute to Frank Sinatra on the 100th anniversary of his birth! Ol' Blue Eyes would have turned 100 years old on December 15th, 2015.  During his lifetime he defined the Great American Songbook for decades with verve and panache.  Long acclaimed as the world's greatest performer of popular music, Sinatra is the artist who set the standard for all others to follow.  Sinatra was, of course, more than a singer - he was an actor, recording artist, cabaret and concert star, radio and television personality, and, on occasion, producer, director, and conductor. "A Century of Sinatra" celebrates the man, the music, and the great composers, lyricists, and musical arrangers who put their indelible stamp on an incredible period in American musical history.

Registration preferred but not required. 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_note 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Tribute to Neil Diamond: Singer, Songwriter Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Neil Diamond continues to endure in the world of pop music as a solo artist. This program focuses on his legendary career as a singer and songwriter highlighting more than 45 years of struggles and successes. Diamond has sold over 125 million records worldwide and has performed in front of millions of concertgoers. This Brooklyn Baritone has had 10 number one hit singles over the years and is considered the third most successful adult contemporary artist on the Billboard chart.

As an entertainer, educator and speaker Phil Bruschi has had a long career in the entertainment business and it started at age nine when he first studied percussion as a drummer. Over the years, he has played all types of music from jazz to rock.

Join us for an afternoon of music and memories as Phil discusses Diamond's early career to present day while performing such songs as "Sweet Caroline," "Hello Again," "Cracklin Rose," "September Morn," and many more. Registration is not needed for this program, but seating is on a first-come first-serve basis. 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
misc_globe 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Ukraine: A Country at War with Russia Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

"Ukraine: A Country at War with Russia" is presented by Professor Alexander Motyl, a historian, political scientst, poet, writer, translator and artist.  Dr. Motyl is a professor of political science at Rutgers University, and will speak about Ukraine and its current political, military and economic struggles. He has written extensively on the Soviet Union, Ukraine, revolutions, nations and nationalism, and empire. He has authored many works, including The Turn to the Right: the Ideological Origins & Development of Ukrainian Nationalism, 1919-1929 and Will the Non-Russians Rebel? State, Ethnicity and Stability in the USSR, and blogs at World Affairs Journal (www.worldaffairsjournal.org).  Dr. Motyl will also have copies of his novels available for purchase.

 

This program is sponsored by the Ukrainian National Women's League of America (UNWLA), Branch 98. The UNWLA is the largest and oldest Ukrainian women's organization in the United States.  It works independently as a charitable and cultural 501(c)(3) organization.

 


 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Sunday October 11, 2015 Go To Top
ent_note 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM A Tribute to Great Jazz Guitarists Farlow & Montgomery by Warren Chiasson Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Tribute to the Great Jazz Guitarists: Tal Farlow and Wes Montgomery 

Tal Farlow - after years on the road know as The Gibson Signature Guitar Great gibson guitar named after him, Tal retired to Sea Bright.

Legend has it that Tal learned all of Charlie’s solos by ear (something Wes Montgomery was also known to have done). By 1950, Farlow was considered a fleet and inventive guitarist, worthy of joining forces with powerhouse vibraphonist Red Norvo, in a long-running, if intermittent, relationship. Young bassist Charles Mingus completed that early trio. This venture was successful and over the next 40 years Farlow enjoyed a quietly celebrated and sporadic career as both leader and sideman

 

Double Grammy award winning guitarist Wes Montgomery's short life left an important legacy as one of the great modern jazz influential innovators and improvisors.

Throughout today’s performance, The Warren Chiasson Quartet will pay tribute to the high musicality of the George Shearing Quintet, of which Mr. Chiasson was vibraphonist in the 60's Also included will be compositions by Shearing’s noted instrumentalists: Chuck Payne, Marjorie Hyams and Denzil Best.

His Quartet reunites with former band mate Ron Anthony, who  was Frank Sinatra's guitarist for 10 years and is very much in demand, offering that special sensitivity and finesse. The brilliant Andy Laverne will be on piano and the terrific Paul Gill on bass.  

Recently, Mr. Chiasson was one of the four  Mallet Masters to be invited to teach and perform at First International Vibraphone and Marimba Festival at the Lima Conservatory of Music in Peru.

    Location: Headquarters
Monday October 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_globe Columbus Day Holiday - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: All Branches
Tuesday October 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Library Commission Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

(Tuesday) October 13, 2015 - 12:00 noon; Eastern Branch

(Tuesday) November 10, 2015 - 12:00 noon; Headquarters

(Tuesday) December 8, 2015 - 12 noon; Eastern Branch

 
    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 536-9406   
   

Join us for a friendly afternoon of knitting and crocheting. Some instruction available.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Love & Mercy (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

An unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter, and leader of the Beach Boys. Set against the era defining catalog of Wilson's music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost.  Directed by Bill Pohlad.  Starring Paul Dano, John Cusack, and Elizabeth Banks.
Biography/Drama/Music – 121 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Beyond the Limits of Time

Middle aged Peggy Sue faints at her 25th high school reunion only to wake up as a teenager in high school with the knowledge of what her life will be allowing her a second chance to change things. Starring Kathleen Turner and Nicolas Cage.

103 m.

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_legoguy 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Special LEGO Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Create your own LEGO® designs after local author Connie Cabrina reads from her new book, A Mommy's Promise!

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

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
office_pencil 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Tweens! Flip-O-Rama, Make Your Drawings Move- Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Grades 3 - 5

In person registration begins on Thursday, October 1 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.  Please call if you have to cancel.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Movie: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (PG-13) (2015) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Starring  Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke 

Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

High schooler Greg, who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl, finds his outlook forever altered after befriending a classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer.

105 minutes, © Fox Searchlight Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM United States Citizenship Course Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

This course, for adults, 18 years and older, with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

The class is held on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8:20pm and the dates are: Sept. 29, Oct. 6,13,20,27, Nov.10,17,24, Dec.1,8,15.

We ask that you register for this class, so that we will have materials for everyone attending. To register, you can call our Reference Desk (732 431-7220 x7222) or you can use the registration button below.

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

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 24 spaces available.
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 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.

In 2015:  September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 10, 17, 24, December 1, 8, 15.  

 

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday October 14, 2015 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:    732-431-7220 x7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate’s office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.
Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x 7336.
 

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Lost & Found Bereavement Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Lost & Found Bereavement Group  meeting (on second and fourth Wednesday mornings) is devoted to  parents who have lost children.

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_smiley 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Volunteering: How it can enhance your job search and aid your career Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Learn how volunteering can be a pathway to employment and ways that it can continue to be beneficial to your career once you've landed your job.  We will explore types of volunteering, how to identify and locate strategic volunteer experiences to enhance your career objectives as well as some special related issues.  

 

Margean Gladysz is an independent consultant who works with nonprofit clients in areas of Board Development, Volunteer Management and Strategic Planning.  For ten years she was the Vice President and Regional Director for the National Executive Service Corps overseeing volunteer consultants in New Jersey who aided government, nonprofit, religious and educational entities.  Margean earned her BS in Industrial Engineering from Western Michigan University and her MBA from Indiana University.

This program is sponsored by NHN and the MCL Career Information Center

 

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

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

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

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936  Berlin Olympics  by Daniel James Brown

This is the true story of  nine young Americans (including coxswain Bob Moch) who made up the team in the Husky Clipper that would eventually edge to victory by six-tenths of a second ahead of the Italians in the Olympics at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie: World Cinema: Israel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Fill The Void (Israel) (2012) (PG)
A young Hasidic Jewish woman is under pressure from her family to enter into an arranged marriage with an older widower. 90 minutes.
 

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: Charlie Wilson's War (2007) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A drama based on a Texas congressman, Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects. Stars Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman. 102 minutes. 

    Location: Hazlet
 
trans_firetruck2 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Fire Truck Visit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us as we celebrate National Fire Prevention Month.

A Colts Neck firefighter will teach us about fire safety and show us a real fire truck.

All ages.

Registration required.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
nat_flower01 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Flower Power (for Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Our flower power class is a crafty way to teach basic electronics and show students how creative science can be ! Students will make a light-up bookmark to start, and then create three light-up flowers. 

This class is limited to 15 students.  Register thru our online calendar. 

This class will be presented by SolderingSunday.

REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE PROGRAM.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, October 14 - December 16th, 2015, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_aerobics 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih with Daniel Pienciak Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Come and participate in this meditative form of exercise, associated with both spiritual and health benefits. T'ai Chi Chih consists of 19 stand-alone movements and one pose.  T'ai Chi Chih doesn't require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination.

Dan Pienciak, an accredited International T'ai Chi Chih Teacher and Trainer, has been practicing T'ai Chi Chih since 1995, became an accredited instructor in 1997, and is certified in Seijaku, an advanced T'ai Chi Chih form.

Attend one or as many of these sessions as you can.  No registration; no specific equipment needed, just wear comfortable clothing.

Classes in Fall 2015: October 14 & 21, November 4, and December 16.

    Location: Headquarters
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med_red_cross 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM What YOU Need to Know for 2015 Medicare Open Enrollment Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

It's Medicare Open Enrollment time!  There are changes to Medicare every year and 2015 is no different.

Open Enrollment, which runs from October 5 through December 7, gives Medicare beneficiaries the chance to find the best deals for next year by comparing coverage and out of pocket costs in their current plans - whether Part D drug plans, or Medicare Advantage HMSs and PPos - with what other plans offer.

Presented by Samantha White, Director of  Volunteer Services with Monmouth County's Family & Children's Service. 

Family & Children’s Service provides compassionate care, intervention and education to support people during challenging times in their lives.

Please join us, no registration needed. This program will be repeated on Thursday, October 29 beginning at  7pm.

 

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

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

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles


In 1938, twenty-five-year- old Katey Kontent, armed with a formidable intellect, bracing wit, and cool nerve, embarks on a journey from a secretarial pool through the upper echelons of New York City society in search of a brighter future.

Call the library for information 732-938-2300

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

 

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie:The Water Diviner (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

When an Australian farmer learns that his three missing sons have been killed in a melee during the Battle of Gallipoli, he travels to Turkey with hopes of retrieving their bodies for burial. War/Drama Starring Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko. 111 minutes. 

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

Join the fun while helping others! All items will go to Blankie Depot to be donated to babies in area hospitals. Bring a crochet hook; yarn will be provided for you. All skill levels welcome.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM Movie: A Most Wanted Man (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Anton Corgijn

Starring:  Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Daniel Bruhl

A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror.

122 minutes

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Winchester '73 (1950) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Anthony Mann

Starring James Stewart, Shelly Winters, Dan Duryea, Stephen Mc Nally

93 minutes, (c) Universal 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Broken Horses (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.  101 minutes. 

In this slick thriller, a newly engaged man returns home to discover that his brother is deeply involved in the undergound dealings of the violent USA-Mexico border wars.  Their bonds of loyalty and brotherhood are soon put to the test.

Starring:  Anton Yelchin, Chirs Marquette, Maria Valverde, and Vincent D'Onofrio .  Crime/Drama/Mystery.   Rated R.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Wall Book Club: No Ordinary Time: Home Front in World War II, Part II by Doris Kearns Goodwin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History, No Ordinary Time is a monumental work, a brilliantly conceived chronicle of one of the most vibrant and revolutionary periods in the history of the United States.
With an extraordinary collection of details, Goodwin masterfully weaves together a striking number of story lines—Eleanor and Franklin’s marriage and remarkable partnership, Eleanor’s life as First Lady, and FDR’s White House and its impact on America as well as on a world at war. Goodwin effectively melds these details and stories into an unforgettable and intimate portrait of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt and of the time during which a new, modern America was born.

*  Due to the number of pages, the Wall Book Club will be reading the first half of this book in September and the second half in October.*
 

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Humpty Dumpty, What Happened After He Fell?- Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

In person registration begins on Thursday, October 1 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.  Please call if you have to cancel.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Humpty Dumpty, What Happened After He Fell?- Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

In person registration begins on Thursday, October 1 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.  Please call if you have to cancel.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Humpty Dumpty, What Happened After He Fell?- Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

In person registration begins on Thursday, October 1 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.  Please call if you have to cancel.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_clock_alarm 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Kids Movie: Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Ocean Township will be showing Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland, in celebration of the 150 Anniversary of the classic book by Lewis Carroll.  

*Allergy Alert:  Snacks will be provided.  

    Location: Ocean Township
 
elect_clock_alarm 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Kids Movie: Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Ocean Township will be showing Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland, in celebration of the 150 Anniversary of the classic book by Lewis Carroll.  

*Allergy Alert:  Snacks will be provided.  

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

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

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
food_teapot.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Dzhomba: Kalmyk Tea with author Nickolai Burlakoff Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 938-2300   
   

Writer, Nikolai Burlakoff discusses his long-standing interest in cultural studies and cooking while focusing on the delicious beloved drink of the Kalmyk community, Kalmyk tea.

Mr. Burlakoff’s book Dzhomba: Kalmyk Tea: Poetry, Legends, History, and Recipes explores the history and heritage of this 400 year old community while reaffirming that the love of food is universal.

    Location: Howell
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lib_book_signing 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM The Monmouth Creative Writers' Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

 If you have an interest in writing and you care to share your work, the Monmouth Creative Writers' Group meets every third Thursday of the month at 7 o'clock at the Monmouth County Library-Headquarters. Our goal is simply to offer constructive criticism and support to fellow writers. These sessions are free and open to the public. If you are interested in reading something to the group, choose a piece that is under 1500 words and bring ten copies to distribute so the group can read along.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Winchester '73 (1950) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Anthony Mann

Starring James Stewart, Shelly Winters, Dan Duryea, Stephen Mc Nally

93 minutes, (c) Universal 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
holiday_pumpkin 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Advisory Board (TAB): Join In! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-4317-7220 x 7222   
   

The Monmouth County Library Teen Advisory Board meets monthly at Headquarters in Manalapan. You can earn Community Service Hours by joining this great group.  Come out and meet new friends, have a snack and share your ideas for teen programming, teen collections, and more.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Friday October 16, 2015 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Fridays throughout the month, unless the Library is closed.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday October 17, 2015 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess & 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Play a game with others, from beginners to champion-level players. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_paintpalette02 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Friends of the Colts Neck Library Fine Art Show & Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

It’s time for the 16th Annual Colts Neck Friends of the Library Fine Art Show and Sale

October 17th & 18th (10am-4pm),  and October 24th & 25th (10am-4pm). 

This is a terrific opportunity to see the talent that abounds our local area. What better gift than a piece of original artwork for newlyweds or a housewarming gift?  Give the gift that keeps giving year round and makes them think of you fondly every time they walk into the room!  Or snap up that unique piece that speaks to you to warm up your décor.  With a great selection of artists and styles to choose from, there is surely something for everyone.  Varied prices on watercolors, oil paintings, hand thrown pottery and wood carvings will be available.

For more information on this event please contact Library Staff.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_note 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Tales of Alice Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Music, Dance, and Narration featuring the beloved characters of Alice in Wonderland including the white rabbit, caterpillar, flowers, Tweedledee, Tweedledum, and of course, Alice!  Presented by the Performing Arts Ensemble of Red Bank

Ages 1 to 101.  Families are welcome.

Meeting Rooms, Lower Level

No tickets required.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_note 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Tales of Alice Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Music, Dance, and Narration featuring the beloved characters of Alice in Wonderland including the white rabbit, caterpillar, flowers, Tweedledee, Tweedledum, and of course, Alice!  Presented by the Performing Arts Ensemble of Red Bank

Ages 1 to 101.  Families are welcome.

Meeting Rooms, Lower Level

No tickets required.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_note 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Tales of Alice Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Music, Dance, and Narration featuring the beloved characters of Alice in Wonderland including the white rabbit, caterpillar, flowers, Tweedledee, Tweedledum, and of course, Alice!  Presented by the Performing Arts Ensemble of Red Bank

Ages 1 to 101.  Families are welcome.

Meeting Rooms, Lower Level

No tickets required.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_guitar01 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Flute and Classical Guitar Duo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Marjorie Koharski, flutist, and Keith Calmes, classical guitarist, will perform an hour-long program of classical and Spanish/Argentine music.  

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_house.GIF 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Staged to Sell or Design to Dwell Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 938-2300   
   

Helpful hints on how to stage your home to increase its appeal to the most homebuyers and have a higher perceived sales value! Or, use these same hints to make your home more appealing and comfortable for yourself and your family! 

Presented by Sandy Levin, owner of Beautiful Interiors Design Group. Recently Sandy was a featured designer on the NBC national hit TV show, "House Smarts TV". She also has been featured twice on the front page of the Luxury Real Estate Design section of the Asbury Park Press, several times in Design NJ Magazine and in other New Jersey publications. She is an in-demand speaker on home staging and interior design throughout NJ.

 

    Location: Howell
Sunday October 18, 2015 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Friends of the Colts Neck Library Fine Art Show & Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

It’s time for the 16th Annual Colts Neck Friends of the Library Fine Art Show and Sale,

October 17th & 18th (10am-4pm), and October 24th & 25th (10am-4pm)

This is a terrific opportunity to see the talent that abounds our local area. What better gift than a piece of original artwork for newlyweds or a housewarming gift?  Give the gift that keeps giving year round and makes them think of you fondly every time they walk into the room!  Or snap up that unique piece that speaks to you to warm up your décor.  With a great selection of artists and styles to choose from, there is surely something for everyone.  Varied prices on watercolors, oil paintings, hand thrown pottery and wood carvings will be available.

For more information on this event please contact Library Staff.

    Location: Colts Neck
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Monday October 19, 2015 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
 
rec_games 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day: Bridge & Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Art Reception: Color Chips Art Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come view this group exhibit of artwork in various media by students from SCAN, the Red Bank Art Club, and the Middletown Senior Center, and meet the participating artists:  Cheri DeHart, Jacqueline Errichiello, Kathleen Geren, Carol Giroud, Anne Hatami, Marla Krasinsky, Kristen Loupassakis, Nick Marinello, Carolyn Most, Jill Porada, Mona Schneiderman, Michele Rath, Carole Rustako, Andrea Tarr, Viola Trollan, Pat Tognola, Maria Verni, and Donna Walters. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
elect_clock_alarm 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Alice in Wonderland Bingo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   732-536-9406   
   

Join us for some wacky games of bingo! Win some prizes!

No registration required. For children grades K-3 with families

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the Beginning English conversation classes:

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • All Classes are free and meet on Monday evenings between 7pm and 8:15pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

2015 Dates: September 28, October 5, October 19, October 26, November 9, November 16, November 23, November 30, December 7, December 14.

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday October 20, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League by Jonathan Odell Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

The story of two young mothers, Hazel and Vida, one wealthy and white and the other poor and black, who have only two things in common: the devastating loss of their children, and a deep and abiding loathing for one another.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales - An Adult Short Story Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

20 Under 40: Short Story Authors from The New Yorker Magazine

Gryphon by Charles Baxter

The story is set at School in rural Five Oaks, Michigan, where each day is much like another.  Soon, the routine is disrupted by a substitue teacher, Miss Ferenzi. Her manner of teaching is unusual as she tells marvelous stories instead of giving formal lessons.

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 536-9406   
   

Join us for a friendly afternoon of knitting and crocheting. Some instruction available.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Spy (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency's most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global crisis.  Directed by Paul Feig. Starring Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, and Jude Law.

Comedy/Action – 120 minutes.

 

    Location: Headquarters
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: Age of Adaline (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Beyond the Limits of Time

After miraculously remaining 29 years old for almost eight decades, Adaline Bowman has lived a solitary existence, never allowing herself to get close to anyone who might reveal her secret.  But a chance encounter with charismatic philanthropist Ellis Jones reignites her passion for life and romance.  When a weekend with his parents threatens to uncover the truth Adaline makes a decision that will change her life forever.  Starring Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman and Harrison Ford.

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

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

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

Grades K & up. Registration is required.

    Location: Hazlet
 
nat_tree 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Fall Tree Twisted Paper Sculpture- Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

In person registration begins on Thursday, October 8 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.  Please call if you have to cancel.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_paintpalette 6:30 PM American Realism: Artists Portraying the World Around Them As They Saw It Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn about eight artists in the late 19th and 20th centuries that captured the American scene in a wide range of ways. Homer, Eakins, Henri, Glackens, Bellows, Hopper, Rockwell and Wyeth show how diverse Realism can be. Each had their own unique style and selected different subject matters but their accomplishments did not always receive widespread critical acclaim. Here how such diverse descriptions as “apostle of ugliness,” “heartwarming,” “hopelessly sentimental,” “dramatic heroism,” “loneliness and solitude,” and “vivid detail” were attached to various artists and their works. See images of iconic paintings such as “Christina’s World,” “Nighthawks,” “The Gross Clinic” and “The Problem We All Live With.”

Fred Dixon and his wife Martha have collected art for 35 years and have traveled to many of the most important museums in the U.S. and Europe and cathedrals in Italy to view Renaissance and Baroque art. They were docents at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia for ten years which has the largest collection of Impressionistic and Post-Impressionistic art in the U.S. Fred’s recently published book “700 Years Of Art History: Pre-Renaissance To Modernism” from which parts of this lecture are taken will be available for this event at just $35, a large discount from the price on Amazon.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM United States Citizenship Course Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

This course, for adults, 18 years and older, with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

The class is held on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8:20pm and the dates are: Sept. 29, Oct. 6,13,20,27, Nov.10,17,24, Dec.1,8,15.

We ask that you register for this class, so that we will have materials for everyone attending. To register, you can call our Reference Desk (732 431-7220 x7222) or you can use the registration button below.

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

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 24 spaces available.
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 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.

In 2015:  September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 10, 17, 24, December 1, 8, 15.  

 

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday October 21, 2015 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:    732-431-7220 x7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate’s office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.
Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x 7336.
 

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Vintage Reels: Rear Window (1954) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A photo-journalist, laid up with a broken leg and confined to his hot sweltering apartment, stares through the rear window of his apartment at the goings-on in the other apartments around his courtyard. A crackling suspense film by Alfred Hitchcock.  Mystery/Thriller  Starring Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter 112 minutes.

    Location: Marlboro
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lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Book Discussion: Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League by Jonathan Odell Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

The story of two young mothers, Hazel and Vida, one wealthy and white and the other poor and black, who have only two things in common: the devastating loss of their children, and a deep and abiding loathing for one another.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM International Film: If You Don't, I Will (2014) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Pomme and Pierre have been together a long time, and when Pomme refuses to leave the forest after a hike, both are left to contemplate the strength and meaning of each other's commitment.

Directed by Sophie Fillières. Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Devos, and Anne Brochet.  In French with English subtitles.


Comedy/Drama - 102 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Afternoon at the Movies: Love & Mercy (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

An unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter, and leader of the Beach Boys. Set against the era defining catalog of Wilson's music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost.  Starring John Cusack, Elizabeth Banks and Paul Dano. 103 minutes.  

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Movie: Furious 7 (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for his comatose brother. Stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson. 137 minutes. 

 

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

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

Sign-ups are required. Please choose one session.  
In-person registration begins on Thursday, October 8 at 9:00 am.  
Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.
Please call if you have to cancel.

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

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

Bring your favorite book, or choose one from our shelves.

Grades K & up.

Registration required.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
misc_smiley 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Alice in Wonderland Kid’s Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Alice in Wonderland Kid’s Yoga Ages 5 and up

Come on a yoga adventure in wonderland to celebrate the classic book’s 150th anniversary.  Get active, follow the White Rabbit and meet all your favorite Alice characters on your travels.

 

    Location: West Long Branch
 
misc_smiley 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Alice in Wonderland Kid’s Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Alice in Wonderland Kid’s Yoga Ages 5 and up

Come on a yoga adventure in wonderland to celebrate the classic book’s 150th anniversary.  Get active, follow the White Rabbit and meet all your favorite Alice characters on your travels.

 

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

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

Sign-ups are required. Please choose one session.  
In-person registration begins on Thursday, October 8 at 9:00 am.  
Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.
Please call if you have to cancel.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  8:10 PM International Film: If You Don't, I Will (2014) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Pomme and Pierre have been together a long time, and when Pomme refuses to leave the forest after a hike, both are left to contemplate the strength and meaning of each other's commitment.

Directed by Sophie Fillières. Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Devos, and Anne Brochet.  In French with English subtitles.


Comedy/Drama - 102 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Book Discussion: Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League by Jonathan Odell Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

The story of two young mothers, Hazel and Vida, one wealthy and white and the other poor and black, who have only two things in common: the devastating loss of their children, and a deep and abiding loathing for one another.  

    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, October 14 - December 16th, 2015, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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rec_aerobics 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih with Daniel Pienciak Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Come and participate in this meditative form of exercise, associated with both spiritual and health benefits. T'ai Chi Chih consists of 19 stand-alone movements and one pose.  T'ai Chi Chih doesn't require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination.

Dan Pienciak, an accredited International T'ai Chi Chih Teacher and Trainer, has been practicing T'ai Chi Chih since 1995, became an accredited instructor in 1997, and is certified in Seijaku, an advanced T'ai Chi Chih form.

Attend one or as many of these sessions as you can.  No registration; no specific equipment needed, just wear comfortable clothing.

Classes in Fall 2015: October 14 & 21, November 4, and December 16.

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday October 22, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Book Discussion: Nora Webster by Colm Tóibín Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Donna Mansfield   732-431-7220 Ext3747   
   

Set in Wexford, Ireland, Colm Tóibín’s superb seventh novel introduces the formidable, memorable and deeply moving Nora Webster. Widowed at forty, with four children and not enough money, Nora has lost the love of her life, Maurice, the man who rescued her from the stifling world to which she was born. And now she fears she may be drawn back into it. Wounded, strong-willed, clinging to secrecy in a tiny community where everyone knows your business, Nora is drowning in her own sorrow and blind to the suffering of her young sons, who have lost their father. Yet she has moments of stunning empathy and kindness, and when she begins to sing again, after decades, she finds solace, engagement, a haven—herself. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookpurple 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bookbites: A Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

The Wives of Los Alamos by TaraShea Nexbit

The Wives of Los Alamos is a novel that sheds light onto one of the strangest amd most monumental research projects in modern history, and a testament to a remarkable group of women who carved out a life for themselves, in spite of the chaos of the war and the shroud of intense secrecy.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: Perks of Being a Wall Flower (2012) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Stephen Chbosky

Starring: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller

An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.

102 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Movie: A Little Chaos (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Sabine de Barra, a talented landscaper and free-spirited woman, is hired to design the elaborate landscaping to be constructed at the palace of Versailles for King Louis XIV, she must contend with gender and class barriers, and a controlling royal gardener. Starring: Kate Winslet, Matthias Schoenaerts, Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci. 117 Minutes                       

 

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Thursday Classic Movie: The Dark Horse (1932) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Alfred E. Green

Starring Bette Davis, Warren William, Guy Kibbee, Frank McHugh

75 minutes, (c) Warner Brothers

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Inside Out (2015) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Walt Disney Pictures, Inc.  102 minutes. 

Emotions run wild in the mind of a little girl, Reilly, who is uprooted from her peaceful life in the Midwest and forced to move to San Fransisco for her Dad's new job.  Like all of us, Reilly is guided by her emotions (Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness) who are indeed the stars of this film as they control Reilly from Headquarters (inside Reilly).  For a smart, funny, touching, and EMOTIONAL experience, come and enjoy Inside Out with us here at the library.

Starring: Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader, Lewis Black.  Comedy.   Rated PG.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
rec_legoguy 3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! LEGO Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Listen to a story and build a Lego creation at the library’s fun and exciting Lego Storytime! Welcome to the club! Lego’s will be supplied. No registration required. This program is recommended for children grades K and up. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! DUPLO Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 291-1956   
   

Listen to a story and build a DUPLO creation at the library’s fun and exciting DUPLO Storytime! Welcome to the club! Bricks will be supplied. No registration required. This program is recommended for children aged 3-5. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
misc_smiley 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Alice In Wonderland Kid's Yoga with Honor Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Alice in Wonderland Kid’s Yoga with Honor Yoga  Ages 5 and up

Come on a yoga adventure in wonderland to celebrate the classic book’s 150th anniversary.  Get active, follow the White Rabbit and meet all your favorite Alice characters on your travels.

 

    Location: Allentown
 
misc_smiley 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Alice In Wonderland Kid's Yoga with Honor Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Alice in Wonderland Kid’s Yoga with Honor Yoga  Ages 5 and up

Come on a yoga adventure in wonderland to celebrate the classic book’s 150th anniversary.  Get active, follow the White Rabbit and meet all your favorite Alice characters on your travels.

 

    Location: Allentown
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

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

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
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ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Thursday Classic Movie: The Dark Horse (1932) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Alfred E. Green

Starring Bette Davis, Warren William, Guy Kibbee, Frank McHugh

75 minutes, (c) Warner Brothers

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday October 23, 2015 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Fridays throughout the month, unless the Library is closed.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday October 24, 2015 Go To Top
nat_leaf_green 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Create a Landscape for Winter Interest Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Learn which plants will add beauty and sparkle to your landscape during the cold season.  Presented by Irene Wanat.  

 

Part of the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County's "One Step Ahead" day of garden programs. 

Rutgers NJAEL Cooperative Extension faculty and staff provide expert and in-depth training in all aspects of gardening and horticulture to prospective Master Gardener volunteers.  Topics include plant biology, propagation, soil science, and plant and pest diagnostics, to name a few.  Master Gardeners provide NJ residents assistance in answering their home horticulture questions and provide community service through educational projects. 

You too can become a Master Gardener.  Visit http://visitmonmouth.com/page.aspx?ID=3067  or send an inquiry to larson@rce.rutgers.edu  or ask your favorite Master Gardener; they will be delighted to share the information.

 

 

 

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

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

Play a game with others, from beginners to champion-level players. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_paintpalette02 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Friends of the Colts Neck Library Fine Art Show & Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

It’s time for the 16th Annual Colts Neck Friends of the Library Fine Art Show and Sale

October 17th & 18th (10am-4pm), and October 24th & 25th (10am-4pm)

This is a terrific opportunity to see the talent that abounds our local area. What better gift than a piece of original artwork for newlyweds or a housewarming gift?  Give the gift that keeps giving year round and makes them think of you fondly every time they walk into the room!  Or snap up that unique piece that speaks to you to warm up your décor.  With a great selection of artists and styles to choose from, there is surely something for everyone.  Varied prices on watercolors, oil paintings, hand thrown pottery and wood carvings will be available.

For more information on this event please contact Library Staff.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
nat_leaf_green 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM One Step Ahead: Garden Programs hosted by Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County are hosting "One Step Ahead", a day of garden programs.  Join us for one, or for all!

Programs include: Create a Landscape for Winter Interest; Bulbs: Fall Planting for Spring Bloom; Year Round Composting; Simple Fall and Winter Container Gardening; Do It Yourself (how to create a terrarium and picture frame - demonstration only); Growing and Using Herbs.

Rutgers NJAEL Cooperative Extension faculty and staff provide expert and in-depth training in all aspects of gardening and horticulture to prospective Master Gardener volunteers.  Topics include plant biology, propagation, soil science, and plant and pest diagnostics, to name a few.  Master Gardeners provide NJ residents assistance in answering their home horticulture questions and provide community service through educational projects. 

You too can become a Master Gardener.  Visit http://visitmonmouth.com/page.aspx?ID=3067  or send an inquiry to larson@rce.rutgers.edu  or ask your favorite Master Gardener; they will be delighted to share the information.

 

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
nat_leaf_green 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bulbs: Fall Planting for Spring Bloom Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Get a jump on color and learn how to plant now for spring blooms.  Presented by Patrice McCoy

 

Part of the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County's "One Step Ahead" day of garden programs. 

Rutgers NJAEL Cooperative Extension faculty and staff provide expert and in-depth training in all aspects of gardening and horticulture to prospective Master Gardener volunteers.  Topics include plant biology, propagation, soil science, and plant and pest diagnostics, to name a few.  Master Gardeners provide NJ residents assistance in answering their home horticulture questions and provide community service through educational projects. 

You too can become a Master Gardener.  Visit http://visitmonmouth.com/page.aspx?ID=3067  or send an inquiry to larson@rce.rutgers.edu  or ask your favorite Master Gardener; they will be delighted to share the information.

 

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
nat_leaf_green 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Year Round Composting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Learn all about year-round composting.  Presented by Tom Matulewicz.

 

Part of the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County's "One Step Ahead" day of garden programs. 

Rutgers NJAEL Cooperative Extension faculty and staff provide expert and in-depth training in all aspects of gardening and horticulture to prospective Master Gardener volunteers.  Topics include plant biology, propagation, soil science, and plant and pest diagnostics, to name a few.  Master Gardeners provide NJ residents assistance in answering their home horticulture questions and provide community service through educational projects. 

You too can become a Master Gardener.  Visit http://visitmonmouth.com/page.aspx?ID=3067  or send an inquiry to larson@rce.rutgers.edu  or ask your favorite Master Gardener; they will be delighted to share the information.

 

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
nat_leaf_green 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Simple Fall and Winter Container Gardening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Learn how simple it is to create an elegant container garden that makes an environment relaxed and welcoming.  Presented by Sandy Wolfe.

 

Part of the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County's "One Step Ahead" day of garden programs. 

Rutgers NJAEL Cooperative Extension faculty and staff provide expert and in-depth training in all aspects of gardening and horticulture to prospective Master Gardener volunteers.  Topics include plant biology, propagation, soil science, and plant and pest diagnostics, to name a few.  Master Gardeners provide NJ residents assistance in answering their home horticulture questions and provide community service through educational projects. 

You too can become a Master Gardener.  Visit http://visitmonmouth.com/page.aspx?ID=3067  or send an inquiry to larson@rce.rutgers.edu  or ask your favorite Master Gardener; they will be delighted to share the information.

 

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
nat_leaf_green 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Do It Yourself: Gifts of Nature Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Explore living and dried plants as you learn how to create a basic terrarium and a picture frame; ideal for gifts or for yourself (demonstration only).  Presented by Jerrilyn Bean.

 

Part of the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County's "One Step Ahead" day of garden programs. 

Rutgers NJAEL Cooperative Extension faculty and staff provide expert and in-depth training in all aspects of gardening and horticulture to prospective Master Gardener volunteers.  Topics include plant biology, propagation, soil science, and plant and pest diagnostics, to name a few.  Master Gardeners provide NJ residents assistance in answering their home horticulture questions and provide community service through educational projects. 

You too can become a Master Gardener.  Visit http://visitmonmouth.com/page.aspx?ID=3067  or send an inquiry to larson@rce.rutgers.edu  or ask your favorite Master Gardener; they will be delighted to share the information.

 

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_microphone2 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sinatra: A Voice in Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 938-2300   
   

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

    Location: Howell
 
food_teapot.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Through the Looking-Glass Darkly Or, Lewis Carroll and the Pursuit of Innocence Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Biographical Solo Play  Written and performed by Andrew Sellon

150 years ago, Lewis Carroll published Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and later its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There—two brilliant books that remain as unique, inspired, funny, and potent today as the day they were written. But who was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, the man behind the Lewis Carroll pen name? And who was Alice? What was their relationship? How did these two tales come about? And what happened to Mr. Dodgson and Alice after the works found global fame? 

Performer-writer and Lewis Carroll expert Andrew Sellon gives you a rare and truly revealing private audience with the fascinating Mr. Dodgson in an intimate solo play that dispels the myths and lets you hear from the author and Alice in their own frank, funny, and frabjous words.  Mr. Sellon served recently as President of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America.

This program is suitable for ages 16 and above.  A talk-back with Andrew Sellon about Lewis Carroll and  the performance will follow.

    Location: Headquarters
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food_teapot.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Through the Looking-Glass Darkly Or, Lewis Carroll and the Pursuit of Innocence Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Biographical Solo Play  Written and performed by Andrew Sellon

150 years ago, Lewis Carroll published Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and later its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There—two brilliant books that remain as unique, inspired, funny, and potent today as the day they were written. But who was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, the man behind the Lewis Carroll pen name? And who was Alice? What was their relationship? How did these two tales come about? And what happened to Mr. Dodgson and Alice after the works found global fame? 

Performer-writer and Lewis Carroll expert Andrew Sellon gives you a rare and truly revealing private audience with the fascinating Mr. Dodgson in an intimate solo play that dispels the myths and lets you hear from the author and Alice in their own frank, funny, and frabjous words.  Mr. Sellon served recently as President of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America.

This program is suitable for ages 16 and above.  A talk-back with Andrew Sellon about Lewis Carroll and  the performance will follow.

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_leaf_green 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Growing and Using Herbs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you grow different kinds of herbs? In the fall, the herb garden can be busier than you might expect.  Presented by Bob Mellert and Ellen Simonetti.

 

Part of the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County's "One Step Ahead" day of garden programs. 

Rutgers NJAEL Cooperative Extension faculty and staff provide expert and in-depth training in all aspects of gardening and horticulture to prospective Master Gardener volunteers.  Topics include plant biology, propagation, soil science, and plant and pest diagnostics, to name a few.  Master Gardeners provide NJ residents assistance in answering their home horticulture questions and provide community service through educational projects. 

You too can become a Master Gardener.  Visit http://visitmonmouth.com/page.aspx?ID=3067  or send an inquiry to larson@rce.rutgers.edu  or ask your favorite Master Gardener; they will be delighted to share the information.

 

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Sunday October 25, 2015 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Friends of the Colts Neck Library Fine Art Show & Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

It’s time for the 16th Annual Colts Neck Friends of the Library Fine Art Show and Sale

October 17th & 18th (10am-4pm), and October 24th & 25th (10am-4pm)

This is a terrific opportunity to see the talent that abounds our local area. What better gift than a piece of original artwork for newlyweds or a housewarming gift?  Give the gift that keeps giving year round and makes them think of you fondly every time they walk into the room!  Or snap up that unique piece that speaks to you to warm up your décor.  With a great selection of artists and styles to choose from, there is surely something for everyone.  Varied prices on watercolors, oil paintings, hand thrown pottery and wood carvings will be available.

For more information on this event please contact Library Staff.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
anim_rabbit 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM An Adventure in Wonderland: A Play, a Tea and a Costume Parade Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 

This will be truly an afternoon in Wonderland.  First, a play by award-winning author Charles May, performed by actors from the Eagle Theatre.  This play is  a whimsically madcap, fun-filled fantasy for the whole family! Follow Alice as she wanders through a terrific adventure into the zany world of Wonderland, complete with truly unforgettable characters – White Rabbits, Mad Hatters, homicidal Queens and a misguided Jabberwocky! Can Alice save them all? Or is this just a dream? The play runs 60 minutes and includes many of the great characters from Alice.

You can meet the actors after and take a photo with them. We will follow the play with a tea, have a Mad Hatter craft and end the day with an Alice-themed costume parade.  

Food for the Tea has been graciously donated by Wegmans.

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_rabbit 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM An Adventure in Wonderland: A Play, a Tea and a Costume Parade Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

This will be truly an afternoon in Wonderland.  First, a play by award-winning author Charles May, performed by actors from the Eagle Theatre.  This play is  a whimsically madcap, fun-filled fantasy for the whole family! Follow Alice as she wanders through a terrific adventure into the zany world of Wonderland, complete with truly unforgettable characters – White Rabbits, Mad Hatters, homicidal Queens and a misguided Jabberwocky! Can Alice save them all? Or is this just a dream? The play runs 60 minutes and includes many of the great characters from Alice.

You can meet the actors after and take a photo with them. We will follow the play with a tea, have a Mad Hatter craft and end the day with an Alice-themed costume parade.

Food for the Tea has been graciously donated by Wegmans.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_bunch1 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Italian Language Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarian   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Today, Moderator Raffaella Weiner leads the discussion on  Italo Calvino's Marcovaldo or Seasons in the City.             .

This book discussion is part of the award-winning series: Literature of World Languages: A Public Forum for Multilingual Book Discussions.

Books are read and discussed in Chinese, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Russian and Spanish languages.

Books are available at Library Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
Monday October 26, 2015 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
 
rec_games 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day: Bridge & Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
holiday_pumpkin 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Monsters Are Growing!- Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

In person registration begins on Thursday, October 15 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.  Please call if you have to cancel.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

2015 Dates: September 28, October 5, October 19, October 26, November 9, November 16, November 23, November 30, December 7, December 14.

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday October 27, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 536-9406   
   

Join us for a friendly afternoon of knitting and crocheting. Some instruction available.

    Location: Marlboro
 
anim_spiderweb 1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Toddler Craft - Itsy, Bitsy, Spider 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
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: Frequency (2000) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Beyond the Limits of Time

A New York Police Detective has never recovered from the death of his father a firefighter who died heroically when the detective was a boy.  When he experiments with his father's ham radio an extreme sunspot activity allows him to contact his father from 30 years in the past.  He is able to warn his father of the danger avoiding his father's death which changes the courses of events. Starring James Caviezel and Dennis Quaid.

118m.

 

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Movie: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

High schooler Greg, who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl, finds his outlook forever altered after befriending a classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer. Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. Starring Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, and Nick Offerman.

Drama/Romance – 139 minutes.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Movie: Aloft (R) (2014) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Starring Jennifer Connelly, Cillian Murphy, Melanie Laurent

Directed by Claudia Llosa

As we follow a mother (Jennifer Connelly) and her son (Cillian Murphy), we delve into a past marred by an accident that tears them apart. She will become a renowned artist and healer, and he will grow into his own as a peculiar falconer who bears the marks of a double absence. In the present, a young journalist (Mélanie Laurent) will bring about an encounter between the two that puts the very meaning of life and art into question, so that we may contemplate the possibility of living life to its fullest, despite the uncertainties littering our paths.

112 minutes, © Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM United States Citizenship Course Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

This course, for adults, 18 years and older, with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

The class is held on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8:20pm and the dates are: Sept. 29, Oct. 6,13,20,27, Nov.10,17,24, Dec.1,8,15.

We ask that you register for this class, so that we will have materials for everyone attending. To register, you can call our Reference Desk (732 431-7220 x7222) or you can use the registration button below.

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

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 24 spaces available.
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 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.

In 2015:  September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 10, 17, 24, December 1, 8, 15.  

 

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday October 28, 2015 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:    732-431-7220 x7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate’s office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.
Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x 7336.
 

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Lost & Found Bereavement Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Lost & Found Bereavement Group  meeting (on second and fourth Wednesday mornings) is devoted to  parents who have lost children.

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

 

    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_games 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Duplicate Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Short 'N Sweet: A Short Story Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Miriam: A short story by Truman Capote

Miriam a 61-year- old widow desires to spend the remaining years of her life alone in her two room brownstone near the East River. She has no friends and rarely travels farther than the corner grocery. Originally published in Mademoiselle in 1946 this is one of Capote’s first published short stories.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: Disturbia (2007) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A teen living under house arrest becomes convinced his neighbor is a serial killer. Stars Shia LaBeouf, David Morse, Carrie-Anne Moss. 105 minutes. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
holiday_witch_hat.GIF 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Fun on a String Puppets and Marionettes. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

A slightly scary performance by Miss Penny and her bunch of wacky character puppets.

Be sure and wear your costume to this fun Halloween party.

All Ages.

Registration required.

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
holiday_pumpkin 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids: Halloween Monster Mash Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kate Benedict   732-531-5092   
   

We are making Frankenstein Monsters for Halloween.  Don't miss this fun storytime.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_vote.gif 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Monmouth County Candidates' Forum sponsored by League of Women Voters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: LWV of Monmouth   908 542 2399   
   

The League of Women Voters present a Monmouth County Candidates' Forum.

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

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

Candidates scheduled to attend this evening are:  

For position of  Monmouth County Clerk (5 Year Term): 

Christine Giordano Hanlon (R)                              Kevin Kane (D)

For position on the Board of Chosen Freeholder (3 Year Term):

John Curley (R)                                       Carol Rizzo (D)

The League of Women Voters is a not-for-profit citizens’ organization that has fought since 1920 to improve our government and engage all citizens in the decisions that impact their lives.The League is a national organization, with strong and respected ties in states and localities around the country.  Members are volunteers who work in their communities to help the realities of the America system of government live up to its ideals.

Light refreshments will be served.

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

Join us as we discuss  First Phone Call From Heaven by Mitch Albom

Widower Sully Harding arrives back in his hometown of Coldwater, MI, just months before the mysterious phone calls start occurring. The calls, from deceased family members or acquaintances, are made to a few select members of this small community.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, October 14 - December 16th, 2015, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday October 29, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 3:15 AM  -  3:50 AM Kids! Storytime in Wonderland Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 291-1956   
   

This month marks the 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Join us for a storytime, craft, and tea party celebrating all things wonderland.

As refreshments will be served, please alert the library of any food allergies. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
lib_teddybear_reading 3:15 AM  -  3:50 AM Kids! Storytime in Wonderland Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 291-1956   
   

This month marks the 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Join us for a storytime, craft, and tea party celebrating all things wonderland.

As refreshments will be served, please alert the library of any food allergies. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Movie: Hot Pursuit (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Cooper (Reese Witherspoon) is a by- the –book police officer assigned to protect Daniella Riva (Sofía Vergara), the widow of a drug dealer from corrupt cops and criminals who want to see her six feet under. After realizing that they have been set up, they avoid detection by passing themselves off as a couple. Comedy/Action/Crime.  87 minutes.

    Location: Marlboro
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ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: Skeleton Twins (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Craig Johnson

Starring:  Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Luke Wilson

Having both coincidentally cheated death on the same day, estranged twins reunite with the possibility of mending their relationship.

93 minutes

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

Join the fun while helping others! All items will go to Blankie Depot to be donated to babies in area hospitals. Bring a crochet hook; yarn will be provided for you. All skill levels welcome.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Thursday Classic Movie: The Wolf Man (1941) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by George Waggner

Starring Claude Rains, Lon Chaney, Jr., Ralph Bellamy

70 minutes, (c) Universal Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM The Queen (2006) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Miramax.  100 minutes. 

After the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, in an auto accident in Paris, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II struggles with the Royal Family's and her own reaction to a sequence of events that no one could have predicted.  Come to see Helen Mirren's Oscar winning performance, and get a look into the privacy of some of the most public people in the world.

Starring: Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell.  Biography/Drama.   Rated PG-13.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
holiday_pumpkin 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Monsters Are Growing!- Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

In person registration begins on Thursday, October 15 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.  Please call if you have to cancel.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_ghost 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teens: Dia de los Muertos Paper Mache Skulls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 938-2300   
   

We will be painting and embellishing paper mache skulls in the traditional folk art style in honor of the Day of the Dead.  Come and create your very own colorful calavera.

For teens 6th grade and up.  Space is limited. Registration is required.  Please register online below or call Reference.

    Location: Howell
    The registration period has not begun.
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

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

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Thursday Classic Movie: The Wolf Man (1941) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by George Waggner

Starring Claude Rains, Lon Chaney, Jr., Ralph Bellamy

70 minutes, (c) Universal Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
med_red_cross 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM What YOU Need to Know for 2015 Medicare Open Enrollment Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

It's Medicare Open Enrollment time!  There are changes to Medicare every year and 2015 is no different.

Open Enrollment, which runs from October 5 through December 7, gives Medicare beneficiaries the chance to find the best deals for next year by comparing coverage and out of pocket costs in their current plans - whether Part D drug plans, or Medicare Advantage HMSs and PPos - with what other plans offer.

Presented by Samantha White, Director of  Volunteer Services with Monmouth County's Family & Children's Service. 

Family & Children’s Service provides compassionate care, intervention and education to support people during challenging times in their lives.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM Lost & Found Bereavement Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Stamp   732 462 5240   
   

Lost & Found Bereavement Group  meeting (on second and fourth Wednesday mornings) is devoted to  parents who have lost children.

Lost & Found Bereavement Group meetings (on last Thursday evening of each month) is devoted to all  who have lost a loved one.


 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Club: Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Please view the link to the Atlantic Highlands Evening Book Club Blog    http://ahlebc.blogspot.com/

The book schedule for 2015 (dates and books) appears in the right hand column as you scroll down (underneath "Get Blog Updates Via Email!")

If you have any further questions, please contact the Atlantic Highlands Branch.

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
Friday October 30, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Books 2 Blockbusters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Join us as we discuss popular books that have been made into a film and will be coming to a theater near you!

Brooklyn: A Novel by Colm Toibin

This latest from Tolbin (The Master) begins in the southwestern Ireland town of Enniscorthy during the early 1950's, where dutiful daughter, doting sister, and aspiring bookkeeper Eills Lacey lives with her mother and older sister, Rose.  Her brothers have long since left Ireland to seek work in England, and Eills herself soon departs for Brooklyn, NY.  Once there she attempts to master living and working in a strange land and to quell an acute and threatening loneliness.  Initially friendless and of few means, Eillis gradually embraces new freedoms.  She excels in work and school, falls in love, and begins to imagine a life in America.  When tragedy strikes in Enniscorthy, however, Eills returns to discover the hopes and aspirations once beyond her grasp are now hers for the taking.  Toibin conveys Eill's transformative struggles with an aching lyricism reminiscent of the mature Henry James and ultimately confers upon his readers a sort of grace that illuminates the opportunities for tenderness in our lives.

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

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Fridays throughout the month, unless the Library is closed.

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

If just thinking of the Math sections of the SAT or PSAT test induces shivers and brings beads of sweat to your brow… join us for a session on general techniques to help prepare. Bring some paper, a pencil, an open mind and specific questions.

Presenter Michael Carlin is a Mathematics Professor who regularly tutors students in preparation for the SAT and PSAT Tests, a key component in the college admissions process.  Attend one or as many study sessions as you can. 

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday October 31, 2015 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess & 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Play a game with others, from beginners to champion-level players. 

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday November 1, 2015 -  Monday November 30, 2015 Go To Top
elect_e_reader.GIF E-Reader Tutorials for Library on the Go! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Attention: e-Reader Owners!

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

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

In less than 20 minutes, you will know how to download free e-Books from the Monmouth County Library onto your e-Reader! (Available when library is open.)

 
    Location: Hazlet
Monday November 2, 2015 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
 
rec_games 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day: Bridge & Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
lib_book3 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Ocean Township Library Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

The Intuitionist 

Author:  Colson Whitehead

This marvelously inventive, genre-bending, noir inflected novel, set in the curious world of elevator inspection, portrays a universe parallel to our own, where matters of morality, politics, and race reveal unexpected ironies.

Copies of the book are available in the library.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
Tuesday November 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_vote.gif Election Day - Libraries Closed (online services available) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

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

    Location: All Branches
 
misc_none 6:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Primary Election Site for Manalapan Districts 6, 14, 17 & 26 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Regina Preteroti, Muni Clerk   732 446 8315   
   

Your Library is never closed, with our website, and app!  

Go to www.monmouthcountylib.org for online magazines, research, downloadable audio & eBooks, reserve some audio or visual entertainment!

Connect with us via Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary or

Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary for near-immediate answers to all your questions!

PS: remember to vote!

 

    Location: Headquarters
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Wednesday November 4, 2015 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:    732-431-7220 x7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate’s office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.
Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x 7336.
 

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Prime Time: Programs for Mind, Body and Spirit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 536-9406   
   

Monotype - The Painterly Print
with Greta Anderson
Registration required, Limited enrollment, Call the Library on Oct. 28 to register.


Monotype is the perfect process for painters and non-artists to try their hands at this simple but very innovative printmaking technique to create beautiful prints for the first time. There is no chance for failure only for pleasure in the creative process.
The artist will introduce several of the popular Monotype techniques on a portable printing press with traditional tools and water- based inks. Participants are encouraged to give their imagination free range in preparing their image with painting, drawing and adding found materials as stencils for added color and texture to create visual excitement and surprises in their art work.
 

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

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

School age grades K and up.  Registration is required.  In-person registration begins on Thursday, October 22 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.  Please call if you have to cancel.
 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_lighthouse_01 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Tweens: Build a Super Structure Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

For ages 10-12 only. Registration Required. Build a Super Structure with Mad Science.

    Location: Howell
 
office_pencil 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM New SAT vs. Current SAT Information Seminar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

HS Juniors and Seniors and Parents: Join us as C2 Education presents an informative and interactive presentation on the changes to the SAT test beginning this spring. The seminar will cover the changes, how they will affect the student, and how common core is now aligned with the SAT. 

Register by stopping by the library or calling us at 732-264-7164.

 

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, October 14 - December 16th, 2015, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_aerobics 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih with Daniel Pienciak Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Come and participate in this meditative form of exercise, associated with both spiritual and health benefits. T'ai Chi Chih consists of 19 stand-alone movements and one pose.  T'ai Chi Chih doesn't require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination.

Dan Pienciak, an accredited International T'ai Chi Chih Teacher and&nbs