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Friday December 30, 2016 -  Thursday August 31, 2017 Go To Top
elect_e_reader.GIF E-Reader Tutorials for Library on the Go! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Attention: e-Reader Owners!

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

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

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

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

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

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

 ZIKA Trifold Display Board   

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: All Branches
Monday May 1, 2017 -  Sunday December 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_new_blue Free Career Counseling Services Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
 New Jersey Career Connections (NJCareerConnections)  is a career navigation service of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. NJ Job Club is part of this organization, and those interested may sign up for free information from NJ Job Club. 
 
The following services (listed below) are available at Library Headquarters.  Please call for an appointment (732 431 7220 x7222) or drop by when the counselor is in! You may alos find information on the NJCareer Connections website: http://careerconnections.nj.gov/
 
Here is the Career Counselors schedule at Library Headquarters in Manalapan:
 
          Mondays: 10 to 3           Tuesdays 12 to 8             Wednesdays 9 to 5               Fridays 9 to 4
 
 For specific information, please call Reference Staff members:  732/431/7220 Ext 7222
 
These are all free services available to anyone in our community:  No Card needed. 
 
Job Search Assistance
Resume Assistance
Career Counseling
Literacy and ESL Classes
Computer Labs
Jersey Job Club Workshops
One-Stop Career Center Referrals
    Location: Headquarters
Thursday June 1, 2017 -  Sunday December 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library Staff   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 Storytimes Decemeber 18 and 25.

Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  No Storytimes December 19 and 26.

Thursdays, 10:15am.  No storytimes December 21 and 28.

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:

Mondays, 10:15am. No Storytimes Decemeber 18 and 25.

Tuesdays, 11:40am.   No Storytimes December 19 and 26.

Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  No Storytimes December 20 and 27.

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  

Mondays, 11:00am.  No Storytimes Decemeber 18 and 25.

Thursdays, 11:00am.No storytimes December 21 and 28.

Family for Ages 2 and up:

Mondays, 1:30pm. No Storytimes Decemeber 18 and 25.

Wednesdays, 1:30pm.  No Storytimes December 20 and 27.

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

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

 

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

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

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

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

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

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

Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:  

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

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

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

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:

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

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

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

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  

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

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

Family for Ages 2 and up:

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday August 1, 2017 -  Sunday December 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_usflag 12:00 AM New Jersey and the Great War; 1914-1918 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

In Display Case. Items on loan from Township of Ocean Historical Museum, highlighting their exhibit "New Jersey and the Great War: Local Stories of World War One".

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

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday August 23, 2017 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

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

“Rope” (1928) by Katherine Anne Porter

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

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

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

 

 

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

Wall Library Summer Movies Wednesdays at 2:00 pm

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

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

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

Hear a LEGO story and make your own LEGO creation.

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

All Ages

Registration Required

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

Make Fuse bead Fish

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

 

 

    Location: Ocean Township
       
 
lib_bookflipping 5:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Holmdel Teen Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kat Carty   732-946-4118   
   

Join the Holmdel Teen Book Club! 

This month we are reading:

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

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

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

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

    Location: Holmdel
 
office_meeting1 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE: Check & Improve your Online Presence with this Hands-On Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

This SCORE workshop will be "hands on" for all attendees.  They will "look you up" and give advice on how to improve your Online presence!  Bring your laptops or tablets to make changes and improve your profiles while in the class, presented by Suzanne Stingo of SMS Social Media Strategies.

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

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

Please bring your own yoga mat. No experience necessary. 

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

    Location: Hazlet
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
lib_dia 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

 

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

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

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

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

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

 

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

 

When the Night Comes by Favel Parrett

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

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

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

Directed by:  Catalina Aguilar Mastretta

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

102 minutes

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

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

Focus Features

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

Thursday Afternoon Movie

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

Starring:  Russell Crowe

Biography/Drama/History –135 minutes

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

Family Film: 'The LEGO Batman Movie'. PG 2017.  LEGO Batman must save the city from the Joker's hostile takeover

attempts in this big screen adventure.  All ages welcome. Free Admission.  No tickets required.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday August 25, 2017 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday August 26, 2017 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday August 28, 2017 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mahjongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

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

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

All are welcome!

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

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
Tuesday August 29, 2017 Go To Top
food_ice cream cone 1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Paper Popsicles -Toddler Stories and Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old

Enjoy stories and make a fun craft.

No registration.

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

Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother. Directed by Marc Webb. Starring Chris Evans, Octavia Spencer, and Jenny Slate. 

Drama - 1 hour 41 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Theory of Everything (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Based on the true story of renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking who while at Cambridge falls in love with fellow student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of; time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science.

Starring Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, David Thewlis, and Emily Watson    

123m.

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_smiley 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Plant People! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Create a bald-headed plant person, then bring it home & watch its grass-hair grow!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

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

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

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Film: Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Joseph Cedar

Starring Richard Gere, Michael Sheen, Charlotte Gainsbourg

Norman (Richard Gere), a New York fixer, knows the right people and can get things done. When an Israeli dignitary named Eshel (Lior Ashkenazi) comes to the city, Norman decides to impress the man by buying him some very expensive shoes. It works and he establishes a strong connection to the man, but a few years later, when Eshel becomes the Israel prime minister, Norman can't communicate with him anymore, and this threatens to destroy his reputation.
 
118 minutes; (c) Sony Pictures Classic
 
 
    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

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

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Vintage: Movie: All About Eve (1950) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

 Aspiring actress, Eve Harrington is determined to get close to her Broadway idol Margo Channing.  When she shows up backstage telling Margo and her friends her melancholy life story, Margo takes pity on her and hires her as her personal assistant.  Drama Starring: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders 2 hrs. 18 min.

Twentieth Century Fox Films

    Location: Marlboro
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: The Shack (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

After suffering a family tragedy, a depressed man faces a crisis of faith. He receives a mysterious personal invitation from God to meet at a place called “The Shack.”  He will find his life is changed forever.  Stars Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Tim McGraw. 2 hours 12 minutes

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! - Summer Movie Matinee: Lego Batman Movie (PG) ©Warner Brothers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-531-5092   
   

Summer Movie Matinee – All ages; children under 5 MUST be accompanied by an adult.

2:00 pm:   Lego Batman Movie (PG) ©Warner Brothers 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: Gifted (2017) PG-13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Chris Evans, McKenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Octavia Spencer

Directed by:  Marc Webb

A single man's plans to raise his spirited, young niece, a child prodigy, in a normal school environment, are foiled once the seven-year-old's mathematical abilities come to the attention of his formidable mother, whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate him from his niece.

101 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM Movie: The Hollars (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

John Hollar, a struggling New York City artist, returns to his small middle-American town after he learns that his mother must undergo surgery. When he arrives, he is immediately swept up by the same dysfunctional family issues that he left behind. Comedy/Drama/Romance Starring: Sharlto Copley, Charlie Day, Richard Day 2 hr. 8 min.

Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Patriot's Day(R)(2016) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, and Michelle Monaghan.

Crime/Drama/History–133 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
Friday September 1, 2017 -  Saturday September 30, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 A Variety of Collages to Tickle Your Fancy and Color Your Mind Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Self-taught artist Michael Fazio shares some of his favorite collage pieces.  Carefully and lovingly constructed, see if you can find the hidden connections and meanings in his colorful and delightful creations.

Artist's Statement: "I am proud to have my exhibit at the library.  I have done greeting cards for friends and family while also drawing, over the years, fine line sketching.  This show has so far given me full reign and happiness all the way.  With this exhibit, I've tried to make my art as bold and verbal as able.  The joy of seeing my designs akin to this makes me feel very happy indeed.  Finally, I feel that I have come closer to the ideas that I have been searching for.  Enjoy!"

On display in the library lobby exhibit cases throughout the month.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_paintpalette02 Art Exhibit: Lois Kiely and Diane Novobilsky Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library Staff   732 431 7220 x7226   
   

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

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

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

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

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

Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:  

Mondays, 9:30am.  No Storytime September 4.

Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am. 

Thursdays, 10:15am.  No Storytime September 21.

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:

Mondays, 10:15am.  No Storytime September 4.

Tuesdays, 11:40am.  

Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  

Mondays, 11:00am.  No Storytime September 4.

Thursdays, 11:00am.  No Storytime September 21

Family for Ages 2 and up:

Mondays, 1:30pm.  No Storytime September 4.

Wednesdays, 1:30pm. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none Silhouettes: The Silent Witness Display for Domestic Violence Awareness Month Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   1-866-941-8188   
   

Silhouettes: The Silent Witness on Display for  Domestic Violence Awareness Month 

The National Council of Jewish Women are dedicated to the Silent Witness National Silhouettes initiative to bring awareness to acts of Domestic Abuse. Two of their Silhouettes will be on display at EB during September, along with literature from 180/Turning Lives Around and The National Silent Witness Program. 

Please join us on Wed., September 13 for How Can I Help?  DV Awareness Presentation by Janet Lee of 180/Turning Lives Around. 

 Hotline cards and pamphlets will be available at the library to spread the word about what help is available to individuals and families experiencing domestic violence.

180/Turning Lives Around Domestic Voilence Hotline 732 264 4360 ext. 4281

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_kapow.GIF Tweens! #TBT: TotallyBrilliantTweens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Check out the #TBT Pop-Up Spot for different TotallyBrilliantThings (from contests to coloring to challenges) all month long!

Don't miss out - Activities only available while supplies last!

Intended for Grades 3-7

    Location: Hazlet
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Friday September 1, 2017 Go To Top
elect_camera 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM First Fridays for Seniors: Faces of the Elderly Photograph Project by Hal Kahn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Photographer Hal Kahn talks about his project called "Faces of the Elderly", on the perils and pleasures of aging.  Kahn believes that older people are too often ignored in today's culture.  Every face has a story to tell, he says, and he wants to document and honor those accounts of the trials and tribulations of aging in America. 

During his years in Santa Fe, Kahn's Faces of the Elderly series was widely exhibited and profiled in New Mexico's newspapers, magazines and broadcast media.  Since moving to New Jersey in 2014, he has exhibited photographs at teh Guild of Creative Arts in Shrewsbury, the Belmar Arts Council and the Art Alliance of Monmouth County in Red Bank.

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday September 2, 2017 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

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

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

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

 

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

Garden and Horticulture Questions answered by the Helpline

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Monday September 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_handshake Labor Day Holiday - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches
Tuesday September 5, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

September 1911. On Ellis Island in New York Harbor, nurse Clara Wood cannot face returning to Manhattan, where the man she loved fell to his death in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Then, while caring for a fevered immigrant whose own loss mirrors hers, she becomes intrigued by a name embroidered onto the scarf he carries…and finds herself caught in a dilemma that compels her to confront the truth about the assumptions she’s made. Will what she learns devastate her or free her? 

September 2011. On Manhattan’s Upper West Side, widow Taryn Michaels has convinced herself that she is living fully, working in a charming specialty fabric store and raising her daughter alone. Then a long-lost photograph appears in a national magazine, and she is forced to relive the terrible day her husband died in the collapse of the World Trade Towers…the same day a stranger reached out and saved her. Will a chance reconnection and a century-old scarf open Taryn’s eyes to the larger forces at work in her life?

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: My Cousin Rachel (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A young Englishman plots revenge against his late cousin's mysterious, beautiful wife, believing her responsible for his death. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.  Based on the novel by Daphne Du Maurier.  Directed by Roger Michell.  Starring Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, and Iain Glen.

Drama/Mystery - 1 hour 46 mins.

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    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Zookeeper (2011) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Lonely zookeeper Griffin Keyes discovers his animal friends can speak when they start offering him romantic advice in the hope that he will find a mate and stick around.

Starring Kevin James, Rosario Dawson, and Ken Jeong

102m.

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
lib_bookflipping 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Etta Vogel, 83, embarks on a 3200-kilometer journey walking from Saskatchewan to Halifax to see the ocean for the first time. Along the way, she befriends a talking coyote James, while her husband's oldest friend Russell insists on finding her. A quietly powerful story. 

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

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

Fun for all.

No registration necessary.

    Location: Headquarters
 
school_chemistry2 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering for Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Use picture books to learn about science. For ages 3 1/2 to 5.

    Location: Howell
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misc_twodancers 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM ADHD Community Workshop: Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta - Are they safe?  Are they effective? Are they necessary?   Join us for this special interactive workshop on ADD/ADHD and learn the facts about these medications and alternative options. 

Sponsored by the Wellness Champions and presented by Dr. Tyler Richards 

 

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

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

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday September 6, 2017 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
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 Accidental Empress
  by  Allison Pataki
 In 1853, the Habsburgs are Europe’s most powerful ruling family and young, rich Emperor Franz is ready to marry. Fifteen-year-old Elisabeth, “Sisi,” Duchess of Bavaria, arrives at court with  her older sister, the emperor’s  fiancee.   Pataki , with rich period detail and complex characters gives us a look into one of history’s most intriguing royal families
 

  Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: Bitter Harvest (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Set in 1930s Ukraine, Joseph Stalin advances the ambitions of communists in the Kremlin. A young artist battles to save his lover from the death-by-starvation program that ultimately killed millions of Ukrainians.  This star filled and convincing cast will take you along on one of the most dramatic and dangerous periods in 20th Century Europe's past. Stars Max Irons, Samantha Barks, Terence Stamp. 1 hour 43 minutes. 

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_smiley 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kid's! Schoolage Story 'N Craft Program: 1st Day of School Jitters. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage Storytime 'N Craft: 1st Day of School Jitters.  Grades K to 3.  Registration is required, in person, by phone or on-line.

Note to parents, please register each child separately using your email and phone contact nfo.

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
nat_flower01 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Sunflowers are so pretty! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Hear stories and make a paper plant to hang from your door.

All ages.

Registration required.

 

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
lib_book_mag 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

September 6 - Magical Dreams - Craft

September 13 - Mystery in the Library - Storytime

September 20- Fall Fun - Craft

    Location: Howell
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Getting the Most from Social Security Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

This free seminar will reveal simple secrets on how to maximize your social security benefits including:

  • How a recent law change could impact your benefits
  • How you may be able to avoid paying taxes on Social Security benefits
  • Key factors to consider before applying for Social Security
  • Simple ways to increase your Social Security
  • Six ways Social Security has changed in 2017

Register here or by calling the Hazlet Library at 732-264-7164

    Location: Hazlet
        There are many spaces available.
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misc_arrow_r_red 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM SAT MATH Classes (Free for Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431-7220x7222   
   

If just thinking of the Math sections of the  SAT and PSAT tests brings beads of sweat to your brow… join us for free classes 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 of these FREE study sessions as you can. 

Mr. Carlin's Classes are free, begin at 6:30 pm on the following Wednesdays in September, October, November and December:

September 6, September 20, October 4, October 11, November 1, November 15, December 6, December 13.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday September 7, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mckids 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Storytime for all ages.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_kidsreading1 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 create a special wreath!

No registration required. This program is intended for children ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver.

    Location: Marlboro
 
nat_leaf_fall 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Fall back into an Organized home with Jamie Novak Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 536-9406   
   

Fall Back into an Organized Home! How to De-clutter, De-stress and Get Things Done! 
With Best-selling author and humorist Jamie Novak
Thursday, Sept 7 at 1pm
Marlboro Public Library
 Learn a few simple organizing tricks for key areas of your home and life. Come for a laugh (or two) and to learn how to easily clear the clutter and store the stuff. No more saying, “Where did I put that?” or “I’ve been looking for this!” Bring your questions for the Q&A and stay for the book signing of Jamie’s bestselling book Keep This Toss That.
If you procrastinate, lose papers in a stack of mail, and have a 2-page to-do list then this program is for you!


Call the library (732) 536-9406  beginning Aug. 23 to reserve a seat.
 

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:35 PM Movie: The Hunter's Prayer (2017) R Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Sam Worthington, Odeya Rush, Allen Leech

Directed by:  Jonathan Mostow

An assassin helps a young woman avenge the death of her family.

91 minutes

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

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

    Location: Hazlet
 
anim_fish_02 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Fish in a Bag - Stories and Preschool Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Listen to stories and carry home a paper fish!!
Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.

No registration needed.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
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  -  3:25 PM Remember The Titans (PG)(2000) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Starring:  Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Wood Harris, and Ryan Hurst.

Biography/Drama/Sports – 114 minutes   

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Classic Movie:Annie Get Your Gun (1950) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by George Sidney

Starring Betty Hutton, Howard Keel, Edward Arnold, Keenan Wynn, Louis Calhern

The musical tale of Annie Oakley (Betty Hutton) moves from stage to screen in this rollicking film adaptation. Renowned in the Wild West as a sharpshooter, Annie meets her match, both romantically and professionally, in the form of fellow ace gunslinger Frank Butler (Howard Keel). While Annie and Frank are performing as part of the famous traveling show headlined by the legendary Buffalo Bill (Louis Calhern), the two compete and flirt, with plenty of ups and downs along the way.

107 minutes; (c) Warner Bros.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_farm 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Back to the Land: The Story of the Jewish Farmers of Greater Monmouth Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County and the Heritage Group of Howell present a slide show/talk on the Jewish agricultural industry that flourished in Central Jersey from 1920 to 1970. The largest concentration of Jewish poultry farms in Monmouth County developed in the Howell/Farmingdale area, producing a rich community and fertile agricultural life.

Refreshments will be served after the presentation.

Location:  Howell

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Howell Heritage Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
 
anim_penguin 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Antarctica...A Land of Penguins, Perils and Ice Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Joan Bruno will share insights and stories from her multiple adventures to the 7th Continent.  From preparation to pack ice - Appreciate how weather and weight dictate what to pack … Relive her visits to research stations of various nations including the US’s McMurdo station … Trace the footsteps of Shacklelton and other early explorers … Be mesmerized by her encounters with the Emperor penguins of Snow Hill Island and Develop an understanding of the perils associated with travel through the Antarctic seas. Finally, enjoy some of her captivating photos of icebergs, seals, whales, and of course, penguins!

Reservations are required.

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

September 1911. On Ellis Island in New York Harbor, nurse Clara Wood cannot face returning to Manhattan, where the man she loved fell to his death in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Then, while caring for a fevered immigrant whose own loss mirrors hers, she becomes intrigued by a name embroidered onto the scarf he carries…and finds herself caught in a dilemma that compels her to confront the truth about the assumptions she’s made. Will what she learns devastate her or free her? 

September 2011. On Manhattan’s Upper West Side, widow Taryn Michaels has convinced herself that she is living fully, working in a charming specialty fabric store and raising her daughter alone. Then a long-lost photograph appears in a national magazine, and she is forced to relive the terrible day her husband died in the collapse of the World Trade Towers…the same day a stranger reached out and saved her. Will a chance reconnection and a century-old scarf open Taryn’s eyes to the larger forces at work in her life?

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Classic Movie:Annie Get Your Gun (1950) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by George Sidney

Starring Betty Hutton, Howard Keel, Edward Arnold, Keenan Wynn, Louis Calhern

The musical tale of Annie Oakley (Betty Hutton) moves from stage to screen in this rollicking film adaptation. Renowned in the Wild West as a sharpshooter, Annie meets her match, both romantically and professionally, in the form of fellow ace gunslinger Frank Butler (Howard Keel). While Annie and Frank are performing as part of the famous traveling show headlined by the legendary Buffalo Bill (Louis Calhern), the two compete and flirt, with plenty of ups and downs along the way.

107 minutes; (c) Warner Bros.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday September 8, 2017 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Animaniacs - The Monthly Young Adult Anime Club (teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220x7253   
   

You can meet with other Anime/Manga enthusiasts - Japanese Anime art and culture discussed.  Join us monthly to watch, discuss and draw anime, and to generally just have fun.  Snacks served.

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday September 9, 2017 -  Saturday September 23, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_sale 9:00 AM Wall Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

This is your opportunity to get great deals on gently used books, audios, DVD's, music CD's, games, puzzles and more.  Check it out!

(Monday, September 18-23, $1 Bag Sale)

    Location: Wall Township
Saturday September 9, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Monmouth Writers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

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

 

    Location: Howell
 
office_dollarsign 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Getting the Most from Social Security Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

This free seminar will reveal simple secrets on how to maximize your social security benefits including:

  • How a recent law change could impact your benefits
  • How you may be able to avoid paying taxes on Social Security benefits
  • Key factors to consider before applying for Social Security
  • Simple ways to increase your Social Security
  • Six ways Social Security has changed in 2017

Register here or by calling the Hazlet Library at 732-264-7164

    Location: Hazlet
        There are many spaces available.
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
 
nat_tulip.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sense of Wonder: Story & Hike (Grades K-2 & Siblings) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Come join us in the garden for a timeless story by Eric Carle, “The Tiny Seed.”  Your little one will enjoy Eric Carle's eloquent text and brilliant collages and how they turn the simple life cycle of a plant into an exciting story, a nature lesson, and an inspiring message of the importance of perseverance. 

Following the story, the children will enjoy a short nature hike where they will enjoy discovering the world around them, from tiny little seeds to big, tall trees!

All children in grades K-2 and their siblings are welcome.  A parent or guardian must remain with their child(ren) throughout the program.

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_smiley 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Kid's! Family Fun Saturday: Back to School Bash! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family Fun Saturday: Back to School Bash!  Learn to make a fun, afterschool snack ***, bring a notebook from home to decorate and listen to 

a cool school story.  Registration is required, in person, by phone or on-line. Note to Parents: please register each child separately using your

email and phone contact info. ***** Food Alergy  Alert - please let librarian know of any food alergies.

Ages 5 and up with an adult

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
rec_origami_crane 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM ORIGAMI for Experienced Paperfolders! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Calling experienced paperfolders! Join The Circle of Origami Paperfolders (COOP) for an afternoon of folding fun.
Group meets monthly  at Library Headquarters.
    Location: Headquarters
Sunday September 10, 2017 Go To Top
ent_piano 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Vivenda Brazilian Jazz by Abelita Mateus and Friends Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

FALL INTO JAZZ Series with Jack Livingstone

Vivenda means “home” in Portuguese; it is the word pianist, singer and composer Abelita Mateus has chosen as the title for her first released album, her label, and the title for one of her compositions. Abelita's new album is a celebration of Brazilian music,which represent the richness of her home and musical heritage.

From Sao Paulo, Brazil, Abelita Mateus is passionate about Brazilian Music. She studied classical piano in her teens, and gradually developed a passion for jazz. Living in New York since 2012, Abelita has become immersed in the jazz scene and is applying the “new sounds” into her own music, as a performer and composer.

Abelita is currently the pianist for the Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Cuban Experience and has performed recently at international venues including the Blue Note New York, The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Yoshi’s Jazz Club in San Francisco, Ronnie Scott’s in London, the Musig Am Zurisee Jazz Festivals in Switzerland. Abelita has been playing with world-class musicians such as John Lee, Claudio Roditi, Hermento Pascoal, Romero Lumbambo, Tommy Campbell, Sharel Cassity, the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band, Peter Slavov, Alex Kautz, Matt Marantz, Itaiguara Brandão, Portinho, Oleg Osenkov, Roger Squitero, Phillip Gillette, Kim Daseul, among others.

Joining Abelita on Headquarter's  stage will be Claudio Roditi on trumpet, Phillip Gillette on drums/percussion, and Daseul Kim on bass. 

We thank the Friends of the Library for underwriting the maintenance of our Concert Grand Piano.

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

    Location: Headquarters
Monday September 11, 2017 Go To Top
elect_e_reader.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to iPhone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

If you have an iPhone and want to take full advantage of all of its features, this is the class for you! 

Daniel Berg, an Apple Certified Technician, will go through the necessary functions and applications to get you started.  Please bring your iPhone with you.

(iPhone 4 through iPhone 7)

Space is Limited; please register online, or by calling the Library at 732-683-8980.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Optimum.Net
   

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

    Location: Howell
 
misc_kidsreading1 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Nursery Rhymes, finger plays, stories, and playtime for ages 10-23 months. Siblings Welcome.

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mahjongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

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

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_kids 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 masterpieces!

No registration required. This program is intended for children ages 4 and up.

*Please alert us of any allergies your child may have*

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
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misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Heart of New Jersey Chorus performs for National Day of Service and Remembrance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
The Heart of New Jersey Chorus will present a medley of patriotic songs and ballads for The National Day of Service and Remembrance. This day is the culmination of efforts encouraging forward-looking tributes to  the resiliance of the 9/11 community.
 
Heart of New Jersey performs in the Barbershop Style, also known as four-part harmony without musical accompaniment.  From Gershwin to Gospel, Show Tunes to Swing, and Ballads to Boogie, the chorus provides residents of New Jersey with entertainment by performing  at civic events, for charities, private parties, and an annual show. 
    Location: Headquarters
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

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

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

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • All Classes are free and meet on Monday evenings between 7pm and 8:20pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

 

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

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

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

Led by Dhan Goboori, of the Art of Living Foundation

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
office_document_tack 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM How to Protect your Stuff Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

This workshop will assist you in sorting fact from fiction in estate planning. It will cover the frequently asked questions and common misconceptions regarding wills and trusts, asset protection, nursing home issues, Medicaid qualification, and estate taxes. The workshop will be presented by Paul R. Daniele, Esq. from Daniele Law, LLC, who has been practicing NJ Law for 49 years, has served as an Assistant Prosecutor, a Newark Municipal Judge, and was awarded the Newark Peace Prize in 1991.

Register below or by calling the library at 732-264-7164.

    Location: Hazlet
        There are many spaces available.
Tuesday September 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Library Commission Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Administration    732 431 7220   
   
Tuesday, September 12, 2017; 11:00 AM; Headquarters

Tuesday, October 10, 2017; 11:00 AM; Howell

Tuesday, November 14, 2017; 11:00 AM; Eastern Branch 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017; 11:00 AM; Headquarters 

Library Commission meetings are scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month, September through June, except where noted. Executive sessions may be held during each regular meeting.  Meetings are held at Eastern Branch Library, 1001 Route 35, Shrewsbury, NJ and the Headquarters Library, 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan, NJ unless noted.  Revisions to this schedule will be posted on the Monmouth County Library website.

 
    Location: All Branches
 
rec_paintpalette02 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kid's! Toddler Craft: Happy Hedgehogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Toddler Craft: Happy Hedgehogs.  Children and an adult will hear a story then make a hedgehog craft.

Ages 2 and 3 with adult. Registration is required, in person, by phone or on-line.  Parents, Please note...!!

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
rec_paintpalette 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Go, van Gogh! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

A Tuesday Talk @ the Howell Library!

Take an armchair art tour with Michael Norris, Ph.D., a former museum educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, who has presented art history lectures for more than 20 years. Dr. Norris wil examine with us some of the more than 2,000 works created by pastor and painter Vincent van Gogh during the last decade of his life.

    Location: Howell
 
elect_computer3 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Do More With Your Library Card: Accessing the Library's FREE Electronic Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   
The most common thing we hear after this program is "I had no idea the library had all of this!" This program will show you some of the resources available to you for free with your card.
 
Here is a sample of the information you have free access to and will learn how to find and access:
Magazines from Flipster and RBdigital Magazines
Archived issues of The New York Times and Asbury Park Press
Language learning - 70 choices - with Transparent Language and Rosetta Stone
Consumer empowerment via Consumer Reports 
Hundreds of Online Courses - from Accounting to Web Development - via Universal Class and Lynda.com 
E- and audio books with Overdrive
For family history seekers, Ancestry.com Library Edition (available in the library only)
Primary law, state statutes, admin codes, legal encyclopedia and forms while in the Eastern Branch library in Shrewsubry with Westlaw  (HQ has NJ items only).
- We will also talk about the library app and online catalog
 
This program is open to all ages and there is something of interest for everyone! The lecture will run for approximately one hour with 30 minutes for Q&A.  You may bring your own laptop, if you choose; handouts will be available.
 
med_red_cross 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM MediGap vs. Medicare Advantage: What You Need to Know Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Please join us to learn “The Important Differences Between Medicare Supplements and Medicare Advantage Plans”.

Medicare Insurance specialists Robert Handfuss and Rosemary Daniels of Bankers Life and Colonial Penn will review the basics, along with answering questions such as:
• What should I consider when choosing one or the other?
• Can I switch coverages if I don’t like my plan?
• How do I know I’m picking the most cost-effective plan for me?
• Will these plans cover any costs if I need care in my own home?
• What don’t these plans cover that I should be aware of?

Whether you are new to Medicare or have been enrolled for a few years, you are sure to learn something you didn’t know before.

Registration is requested by either calling the library at 732-431-5656, signing up in the library or doing so right below.

    Location: Colts Neck
        There are many spaces available.
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie: Paris Can Wait (2017) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

The wife of a successful movie producer takes a car trip from the south of France to Paris with one of her husband's associates. Directed by Eleanor Coppola. Starring Diane Lane, Alex Baldwin, and Arnaud Viard.

Drama/Comedy - 1 hour 32 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Zookeeper's Wife (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

The Zookeeper's Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.

Starring Jessica Chastain, Daniel Brühl, and Johan Heldenbergh

124m.

 

    Location: Wall Township
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rec_legoguy 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! LEGO Storytime: Dive Deep! 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: Dive Deep!

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

 

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
school_chemistry2 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering for Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Use picture books to learn about science. For ages 3 1/2 to 5.

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

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

    Location: Ocean Township
 
office_document_tack 7:00 PM De-clutter De-stress and Get Things Done Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Join organizing humorist Jamie Novak as tell us how to stop procrastinating, see which papers to keep, trim your to-do list, what to toss and how to let go and where to begin, clear clutter and more... with a laugh out loud approach to De-clutter De-stress and Get Things Done.

You may have seen Jamie Novak on HGTV or QVC or read one of her bestsellers like her newest book Keep This Toss That!

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

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

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.

All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:20 pm.

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at  732 431 7220 x7222.

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Independent Movie: My Cousin Rachel (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Roger Michell

Starring Sam Claflin, Rachel Weisz

Philip is a young Englishman who finds his cousin Ambrose dead after traveling to Florence, Italy. He vows revenge against Ambrose's missing wife Rachel, blaming her for his untimely demise. When Philip meets Rachel for the first time, his mood suddenly changes as he finds himself falling for her seductive charm and beauty. As his obsession for her grows, Rachel now hatches a scheme to win back her late husband's estate from the unsuspecting Philip.

106 minutes; (c) Lionsgate

    Location: Eastern Branch
Wednesday September 13, 2017 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_handshake 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Why Can't I Get That Job? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Neighbors helping Neighbors Guest Speaker: Alex Freund, The Landing Expert

How often do you feel that you were a perfect fit for the position but did not get the offer?  You may have felt that you provided impressive answers, connected with the interviewer, had the exact experience wanted, met all their requirements, and even sent but timely follow up notes. Despite your extensive efforts, the company awarded the position to another candidate. If only you could understand why you did not get that job.

In this session, you will:

Identify those things that rule out most candidates right away

Explore the "secret culture and decision making process" that exists in most every organization

Learn what to say when the hiring manager asks if you have any questions

Understand why and how someone will be an advocate for you

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
office_dollarsign 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Top Notch Resumes: Presented by Jersey Job Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: NJ Career Connections Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

Jersey Job Club Workshop: Top Notch Resumes I

Your resume will be your primary marketing tool in your job search, and it provides an opportunity to capture an employer's attention by making a positive first impression.  It's your: Brochure, advertisement and brand. It's YOU on paper.

Lern more about resume formate, content, key skills, experience, education, layout and attaching an effective cover letter.  Discover tools and techniques to make your Resume a Top-Notch success!

This program is made possible through a grant from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development. 

The Jersey Job Club gives you the tools and support you need to find a job. To find a good job in challenging times, successful job seekers look for opportunities to get an edge. The Jersey Job Club gives you that edge through the New Jersey Career Connection. 

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Vintage: Movie: Singin’ in the Rain (1952) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

 

Don Lockwood has risen to stardom during the silent-movie era in Hollywood, but when talking pictures hit the scene, Lockwood finds his career in jeopardy when the audience laughs after they hear his co-star speak for the first time. Drama/Musical/Romance Starring:

Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O’Connor 1 hr. 43 min.

MGM 

    Location: Marlboro
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: The Sense of an Ending (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

An elderly divorcee is haunted by his past when he receives a letter from the estate of his first love’s mother.  He is forced to reconnect with his former love, traveling with his ex-wife with whom he shares memories of his younger days. His situation causes him to rethink his current situation in life. Stars Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter. 1 hour 48 minutes 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM FOHL Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Please come and join the Friends of the Howell Library as we work together to raise money to help support library programs.  

    Location: Howell
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM How Can I Help? A Domestic Violence Awareness Presentation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   866 941 8188   
   

 Do You Know Someone In An Abusive Relationship?  You may need help to get them help!

Join us as Janet Lee, DV Group Supervisor for 180/Turning Lives Around visits to help us learn about:

The signs of abuse                       What services are available         How to stay safe

180 has served individuals and families who have been affected by domestic violence since 1976. Their caring staff provides immediate and long term support in assisting clients with the trauma they have experienced, while supporting them in obtaining services and making decisions that will turn their lives around. Contact them at: 732 264 4360 Ext. 4281

Ms. Lee's presentation is co-sponsored by The NCJW-Central Jersey Section. President Hilda Mesnick will introduce Ms. Lee. 

National Council of Jewish Women is a grass roots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.  In 1896, National Council of Jewish Women founder Hannah G. Solomon said “Who is a NCJ Woman?   She is the woman who has the courage of her convictions; who expresses them when the occasion arises. She is the woman who dares go into the world and do what her convictions demand.”

Please pick up some information on these two groups throughout September near our Display of  Silhouettes: Silent Witness to Bring Awareness to Domestic Violence. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_smiley 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kid's! Schoolage Storytime 'N Craft: It's Back to School Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage storytime 'N craft:  It's Back to School Time  ...stories and a back to school backpack pal craft.

Grades K to 3.  Registration is required, in person,by phone, or on-line.  Note to parents, please register each child 

separately using your email and phone contact info.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
anim_squirrel 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Learn about Animals and Plants that live in ponds, rivers, lakes, and streams Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Clean Communities of NJ sponsers this fun program that includes singing,

costumes and crafting from Dove Enterprises.

All Ages.

Registration required.

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
z_cust_mckids 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Dangers of Strangers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7226   
   

An officer from the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office will present vital safety tips and increase children's awareness of how to deal with strangers.

Ages 5 and up with families

No registration

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_mag 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

September 6 - Magical Dreams - Craft

September 13 - Mystery in the Library - Storytime

September 20- Fall Fun - Craft

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

Garden and Horticulture Questions answered by the Helpline

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_microphone2 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Crazy about Patsy Cline Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Jazz singer Maggie Worsdale pays tribute to the earthy innovative legend, Patsy Cline, who put the Nashville sound on the map and paved the way for future country singers. Maggie's performance is loaded with fourteen of Cline's songs and little known stories about her life and career. An international artist, Maggie Worsdale has performed at many major concert halls, cabarets, and jazz venues around the country and in Europe. She has released four studio albums and has appeared as a guest artist on three others. 

    Location: Hazlet
 
office_money_bills_coins 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM How to Address College Planning Without Sacrificing Your Financial Future Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

College costs are rising at a rate of 3% per year.  Many families are willing to do whatever it takes to help pay for their child’s college tuition, even if that means sacrificing their retirement and financial future.  Some of the topics that this workshop will cover:
 
• Where will you find the money to pay for college?
• Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and how it’s determined
• Short and long-term planning strategies
• Albert Einstein: “The 8th wonder of the world – compound interest.” 
• Estimating future college expenses
• The cost of public versus private institutions
• Creating the conversation between parent and child about student loan debt
 
Knowledge is the first step to taking action no matter how far along you are in the planning process. 

Presented by Debra Serafin and Shannon O'Connor of Innovative Wealth Partners
 

 

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

Associated with both spirital and health benefits, we invite you to try this meditative form of exercise. T'ai Chi Chih consists of 19 stand-alone movements and one pose.  T'ai Chi Chih doesn't require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination. This class is for individuals over age 18.

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

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

Classes in Fall 2017:  September 13, September 27, October 4, October 18, November 8 and November 29. 

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

The Monmouth County Library Teen Advisory Board meets monthly at Headquarters in Manalapan. All those between 13 and 18 may earn Community Service Hours by joining this great group.  Come out and meet new friends, have a snack and share your ideas for teen programming, teen collections, and more. 

    Location: Headquarters
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Thursday September 14, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mckids 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Storytime for all ages.

    Location: Howell
 
anim_butterfly_01 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kid's! Preschool Craft: 'In the Air With Butterflies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Preschool Craft: In the Air With Butterflies with a story. Ages 3 1/2 to 5. Registration is required, in person,by phone or on-line.  

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: Going In Style (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

When long time buddies, Willie, Joe, and Al lose their pension funds to a corporate casualty, they seek restitution by robbing the bank responsible for their loss. Starring Oscar winners: Morgan Freeman(Million Dollar Baby, 2005) Michael Caine (The Cider House Rules, 2000) Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine, 2007). Also starring, Ann Margaret and Joey King. 1 hr. 36 min. Comedy

Warner Bros.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM Movie: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) PG-13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Charlie Hunnam, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Jude Law

Directed by:  Guy Ritchie

Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up in the back alleys of the city, but once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy whether he likes it or not

126 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:25 PM Beatriz at Dinner (R)(2017) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Starring:  Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Choe Sevigny, and Connie Britton.

Comedy/Drama– 83 minutes   

    Location: Ocean Township
 
holiday_pumpkin 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Art for Adults: Pumpkin Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Designer and Artist Julie Farel is offering a lively, seasonal painting class at a new time.  This class project will celebrate Fall with the Accent on Pumpkins! .

 As with all our Art for Adult classes, you supply the creativity; Julie supplies the designs and materials.

Class begins at 2pm sharp. While this popular class is free, pre-registration is limited and required.

Please click on the reservation box below, or call HQ Reference Desk: 732 431 7220 x7222.

Check out Art Books and Videos in the Library under Dewey Decimal Section 740  for Art: Drawing & Decorative Arts. 

 
    Location: Headquarters
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misc_house.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Estate Planning: Sorting Fact from Fiction Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

When it comes to sorting facts from fiction in estate planning, Paul R. Daniele,Esq. will cover the frequently asked questions and common misconceptions regarding this topic. Paul will speak about wills,living wills,power of attorney,trust, asset protection along with Medicaid qualification as well as estate taxes.

He will address the need for you to prepare a plan so that your assets are protected for you and your loved ones while making sure that your wishes are honored.

Paul has been practicing law in New Jersey since 1967. He is a graduate of Seton Hall University and earned a J.D. at New York Law School. He served as an assistant  Essex County Prosecutor(1968-1974 )and sat as a Judge in Newark for 27 years (1979-2006). Paul was the first judge to be awarded the Newark Peace Prize in 1991. As a Judge he was a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court's Municipal Court Practice Committee.

 Paul is a member of the Elder Law Section of the New Jersey Bar Association and a member of Lawyers with Purpose, a national organization that deals with estate planning.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Classic Movie:Stage Door Canteen (1943) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Frank Borzage

Starring William Terry, Cheryl Walker, Judith Anderson, Katherine Hepburn, Ralph Bellamy, Gracie Fields, Lynne Fontaine

Amid cameos by celebrated musicians and film stars, soldier Dakota Smith (William Terry) travels to New York City in advance of his service during World War II. At a bustling social club established for the comfort of servicemen, he meets professional eye candy Eileen Burke (Cheryl Walker), an employee prohibited from having relationships with active troops. Caught up in the merriment, Dakota and Eileen find themselves drawn to one another in a meaningful way.

132 minutes; (c) United Artists

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-229-2626   
   

Ages 4 and up. Listen to stories and make your own LEGO® creation. The library will provide DUPLOS® and LEGO® bricks. Registration required; call, stop in or sign up online http://bit.ly/1U702RS beginning September 5.

    Location: Oceanport
    Registration will begin on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
misc_kids 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 masterpieces!

No registration required. This program is intended for children ages 4 and up.

*Please alert us of any allergies your child may have*

    Location: Marlboro
 
trans_van 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Accordion School Buses - School Age craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

You can make your school bus longer or shorter!

K and up

No registration necessary.

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

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

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

The group plans to  cover Diana Gabaldon's Brotherhood Of the Blade in August (through Chapter 19) and finish it in September. During October, November and December they will cover Gabaldon's The Scottish Prisoner.  

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

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
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ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Classic Movie:Stage Door Canteen (1943) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Frank Borzage

Starring William Terry, Cheryl Walker, Judith Anderson, Katherine Hepburn, Ralph Bellamy, Gracie Fields, Lynne Fontaine

Amid cameos by celebrated musicians and film stars, soldier Dakota Smith (William Terry) travels to New York City in advance of his service during World War II. At a bustling social club established for the comfort of servicemen, he meets professional eye candy Eileen Burke (Cheryl Walker), an employee prohibited from having relationships with active troops. Caught up in the merriment, Dakota and Eileen find themselves drawn to one another in a meaningful way.

132 minutes; (c) United Artists

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday September 15, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literature of World Language Book Discussion in Hebrew Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Dr. Nelly Segal will lead discussion on Judas by Omos Oz

Part of the award-winning series: Literature of World Languages: A Public Forum for Multilingual Book Discussions.

Books are read and discussed in Chinese, Hebrew, Arabic, Italian, Russian and Spanish languages.

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

 

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday September 16, 2017 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_mag 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Author Visit and Lecture: The New Jersey Pine Barrens: Fertile Soil for Crime Fiction Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Less than 100 miles from Manhattan, less than 50 miles from Philadelphia, less than 20 miles from the Howell Library, you'll find more than one million acres of pine forests and cranberry bogs.  Towns have grown up in and amongst the forest, and some are now thriving cities, but, even today, there is vast acreage in the Pine Barrens that remains virgin forest. Deep in the forest, amongst the pitch pines and the cranberry bogs, the fragrant berries and the abandoned cemeteries, strange things abound.

Jeff Markowitz is the author of the Cassie O'Malley mysteries, an amateur sleuth series set deep in the New Jersery Pine Barrens.  He will discuss Pine Barrens history, geography and folklore and why the Pine Barrens offer fertile soil for crime fiction.

Jeff was 50 when he discovered he had a flair for murder.  Who is Killing Doah's Deer introduced readers to tabloid reporter and amateur sleuth Cassie O'Malley.  Cassie returned in A Minor Case of Murder and again in It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Murder. After penning three amateur sleuth mysteries, Jeff decided to embrace his dark side. His most recent book, a black comedy, Death and White Diamonds won the Lovey Award for Best Thriller and the Davey Award for Best Mystery.

He currently serves on the Regional Board of Directors of the New York Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America and coordinates the Leon B. Burstein/MAZNYScholarship for Mystery Writing.

 

    Location: Howell
 
ent_note 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Flute/Classical Guitar Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Join Marjorie Koharski, Flutist, and Keith Calmes, Classical Guitarist, for an afternoon of classical music at the Wall Library

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_yoga 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Mind and Meditation for Inner Peace Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Mind and Meditation with Dhan Goboori from Art of Living. Please RSVP to Library at 732-531-5092.

    Location: Ocean Township
Sunday September 17, 2017 Go To Top
ent_note 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Shots with the Bergen County Firefighters Pipe Band Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Classic rock and bagpipes?  

The Shots Band featuring members of the Bergen County Firefighters Pipe Band delivers an unforgettable, fun-filled show!  Come and experience the unique blending of instrumentation; Australian didgeridoo, bagpipes and rock band.  Joined by members of the Bergen County Firefighters Pipe Band, be prepared to witness a twist to traditional bagpipe music by generating a new and exciting level of entertainment.

And, meet our special guest Dave Ryden, Monmouth County Athletic Director of the Year at 1:30.
Please join us as we celebrate one of our community's inspirational leaders, Dave Ryden. As supervisor of extra curricular activities at  Marlboro High School, Mr. Ryden instills in the students the importance of body and mind.  

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday September 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Optimum.Net
   

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

    Location: Howell
 
misc_kidsreading1 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Nursery Rhymes, finger plays, stories, and playtime for ages 10-23 months. Siblings Welcome.

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
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misc_usflag 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Battle for Bataan Lecture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

America At War - 1942

The World War II Era Studies Institute is presenting a series of lectures, during this 75th Anniversary Year of the entrance of the United States into World War II.  

 Bataan, When Men Have to Die - The Fall of the Philippines 1942.  Presented by Paul Zigo

The Bataan Peninsula, a strip of land 25 miles long and 20 miles wide, on the Philippine Island of Luzon became the last refuge for the troops defending the island against a japanese invasion, December 1941.  Over 67,500 Filipino soldiers and 12,500 US Service Personnel starved of adequate food and supplies rendered a desperate yet hopeless defense ultimately surrendering on April 9, 1942.  Some 78,000 men were then herded out of the peninsula in what became known as the brutal Bataan Death March.  The presentation will cover all aspects of the four month long battle and its impact on the history of WWII.

The World War II Era Institute is dedicated to furthering knowledge about the WW II era and the war’s impact on history.  Paul Zigo is the director of the New Jersey-based World War II Era Studies Institute. He authored and edited in 2009 Witnessing History: The Eisenhower Photographs, a publication featuring all the photographs of General Dwight D. Eisenhower taken by his personal wartime photographer, Al Meserlin, 1944-1945.  Recently, Zigo authored and published the book The Longest Walk, the amazing story of the 29th Infantry Division in Normandy France, June 6 – July 18, 1944.  Professor Zigo was an Associate Professor of History, Brookdale; a former Director, Center for World War II Studies, and a founding member, National Museum of the US Army.

Presenters from the World War II Era Studies Institute  will present programs at Library Headquarters and Eastern Branch during September and October .

Please sign up for our online newsletter for dates and times.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mahjongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

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

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: How To Be a Latin Lover (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Ken Marino

Starring Eugenio Derbez, Salma Hayek, Rob Lowe, Kristen Bell, Raquel Welch

Maximo gets the surprise of his life when his wealthy, 80-year-old wife dumps him for a younger car salesman.  Forced out of his mansion, he must now move in with his estranged sister Sara and her nerdy but adorable son Hugo.  Anxious to return to the lap of luxury, Maximo hatches a scheme to seduce a widowed billionaire and live the high life once again. 

115 minutes; (c) Lionsgate

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

Celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month: listen to a library themed story and design a bookmark!

No registration required. This program is intended for children ages prek and up.

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_haircut 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Tweens! Foxy Fables Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

 Read Aesop's fables about the fox capturing all the energy of the character. Be craftier than your friends with foxy ears added to your headband.

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: How To Be a Latin Lover (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Ken Marino

Starring Eugenio Derbez, Salma Hayek, Rob Lowe, Kristen Bell, Raquel Welch

Maximo gets the surprise of his life when his wealthy, 80-year-old wife dumps him for a younger car salesman.  Forced out of his mansion, he must now move in with his estranged sister Sara and her nerdy but adorable son Hugo.  Anxious to return to the lap of luxury, Maximo hatches a scheme to seduce a widowed billionaire and live the high life once again. 

115 minutes; (c) Lionsgate

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

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

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

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

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • All Classes are free and meet on Monday evenings between 7pm and 8:20pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday September 19, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Two half-sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into two different tribal villages in 18th century Ghana. Effia will be married off to an English colonial, and will live in comfort in the sprawling, palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle, raising half-caste children who will be sent abroad to be educated in England before returning to the Gold Coast to serve as administrators of the Empire. Her sister, Esi, will be imprisoned beneath Effia in the Castle's women's dungeon, and then shipped off on a boat bound for America, where she will be sold into slavery.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
office_pencil 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Top Notch Resumes I: The Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A basic resume writing workshop which covers the different types of resumes and when to use each, plus branding and marketing your unique skills to potential employers.

Presented by the library Career Connections staff. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:20 PM Movie: Beatriz at Dinner (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Beatriz, an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a spiritual health practitioner in Los Angeles. Doug is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire real estate developer. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same. Directed by Miguel Arteta. Starring Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, and Connie Britton. 

Drama - 1 hour 22 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Best in Show (2000) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Follow the many eccentrics from around the country who enter their pets in a prestigious dog show in order to win the coveted top prize.

Starring Christopher Guest, Parker Posey, Eugene Levy, and Catherine O'Hara

88m.

 

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:35 PM The Great War in Film Series: Wings (PG-13)(1927) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A year of films dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of World War I - 1914-1918. 

A joint endevour co-sponsored by The Township of Ocean Historical Museum & The Monmmouth County Library - Ocean Township Branch

Starring: Clara Bow, Charles "Buddy" Rogers, and Richard Arlen.

Drama, Romance, War – 144 minutes   

    Location: Ocean Township
 
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 and up. Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
anim_pig 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Elephant and Piggie Puppets - School Age craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

No registration necessary.

    Location: Headquarters
 
school_chemistry2 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering for Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Use picture books to learn about science. For ages 3 1/2 to 5.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 6:15 PM  -  8:45 PM The Great War in Film Series: Wings (PG-13)(1927) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A year of films dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of World War I - 1914-1918. 

A joint endevour co-sponsored by The Township of Ocean Historical Museum & The Monmmouth County Library - Ocean Township Branch

Starring: Clara Bow, Charles "Buddy" Rogers, and Richard Arlen.

Drama, Romance, War – 144 minutes   

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

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

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.

All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:20 pm.

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at  732 431 7220 x7222.

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_smiley 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM How to Have More Joy in Your Life Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Learn how to live a happier life!

Join us as Sherry Goldman (LCSW, ADC-C) shares her experiences after the premature death of her father led her on a passionate quest to live the most meaningful life possible.  Sherry has been studying with masters, gurus and teachers from all over the world on how to be more joyful for almost 20 years.  Come listen as she shares what she has learned with you. 

This is an evening for anyone who craves more out of life, and wants to learn real, yet easy, tools and techniques on how to live a happier life. 

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Wednesday September 20, 2017 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

    Location: Wall Township
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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 Play Duplicate Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Two half-sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into two different tribal villages in 18th century Ghana. Effia will be married off to an English colonial, and will live in comfort in the sprawling, palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle, raising half-caste children who will be sent abroad to be educated in England before returning to the Gold Coast to serve as administrators of the Empire. Her sister, Esi, will be imprisoned beneath Effia in the Castle's women's dungeon, and then shipped off on a boat bound for America, where she will be sold into slavery.

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

Join us for an hour of live music by Charlie's Band featuring a variety of musicians, instruments, and song selections from the Great American Songbook as well as some smooth jazz and Latin sounds. Vocalist Sandy Sasso returns for this performance. Sandy teaches voice and piano locally and tours worldwide. Take a mid-week break with us at the library.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Movie: The Promise (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, the story follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris, a renowned American journalist based in Paris. Stars Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, Christian Bale. 2 hours 13 minutes

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

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in the current day. Her malevolence, grown over millennia, unleashes terrors that defy human comprehension. Starring Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe and Annabelle Wallis. 110 minutes. 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
misc_pirate_flag.GIF 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kid's! Schoolage Storytime 'N Craft: It's Talk Like a Pirate Day! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage Story "N Craft; I's Talk Like a Pirate Day!!!  Come hear some pirate stories  and make a craft. 

Grades K to 3.  Registration is required, in person, by phone or on-line.  Note to parents, please register each

child separately using your email and phone contact info.

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

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

All ages.

Please choose one session.  

No registration necessary.

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

Improve your reading skills and make new friends by reading aloud to our therapy dog.

Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves.

       
 
lib_book_mag 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

September 6 - Magical Dreams - Craft

September 13 - Mystery in the Library - Storytime

September 20- Fall Fun - Craft

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

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

All ages.

Please choose one session.

No registration necessary.

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_dog_scottie 5:15 PM  -  5:45 PM Kids! Dog Reading Therapy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   Vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Read any "Hot Dog" book to Styx, our Smooth Collie.

    Location: Howell
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lib_bookflipping 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Holmdel Teen Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Circulation Staff   732-946-4118   
   

Join the Holmdel Teen Book Club! 

This month we are reading "Love and F1rst Sight" by Josh Sundquist At the meeting we will discuss the book, and work on a craft.

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

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

 

 

    Location: Holmdel
 
misc_arrow_r_red 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM SAT/PSAT MATH Classes (Free for Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431-7220x7222   
   

If just thinking of the Math sections of the  SAT and PSAT tests brings beads of sweat to your brow… join us for free classes 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 of these FREE study sessions as you can. 

Mr. Carlin's Classes are free, begin at 6:30 pm on the following dates: 9/6 and  9/20,  10/4 and 10/11, 11/1 and 11/15, 12/6 and 12/13. 

    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, September 20 through December 13, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday September 21, 2017 Go To Top
ent_drum3 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Ukulele and Bucket Drum Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Ukulele and Drum Bucket Workshop featuring Lakehouse Music Academy.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Club: The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The quest to crack an ancient code Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The quest to crack an ancient code by Margalit Fox

This true intellectual detective story follows the quest to unlock one of the great secrets of human history -- the decipherment of Linear B, an unknown script from the Aegean Bronze  Age.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_bunch1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Howell
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:35 PM Movie: Wilson (2017) R Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Woody Harrelson, Sandy Oian-thomas, Shaun Brown

Directed by:  Craig Johnson

A lonely, neurotic, and hilariously honest, middle-aged man reunites with his estranged wife and meets his teenage daughter for the first time.

94 minutes

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

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

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Movie: The Promise (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

The Promise is the story of a love triangle during the last days of the Ottman Empire. Mikael, an Armenian medical student, Anna, an Armenian born woman raised in France, and Chris, a Paris born photojournalist, must put aside their conflicting passions and join forces to help their people survive. Directed by Award winning filmmaker Terry George. Starring: Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, and Christian Bale. 2hr. 13 min. Drama/Romance/ War/History

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Classic Movie:Tomorrow is Forever (1946) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Irving Pichel

Starring Claudette Colbert

In 1918, Elizabeth MacDonald (Claudette Colbert) learns with shock that her husband, John Andrew (Orson Welles), has been killed in the war. Elizabeth bears John's son and eventually marries her kindly boss. Unknown to her, John has survived but is horribly disfigured and remains in Europe. Years later, on the eve of World War II, Elizabeth refuses to agree to her son's request to enlist and is stunned when an eerily familiar stranger named Kessler arrives from abroad and becomes involved.

104 minutes; (c) RKO

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:25 PM Tommy's Honour (PG)(2016) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Starring:  Peter Mullan, Jack Lowden, Ophelia Lovibond, and Sam Neill.

Biography/Drama/Romance– 112 minutes   

    Location: Ocean Township
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lib_book3 3:00 PM Wall Book Club: Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Born in Alabama, Paula Vauss spent the first decade of her life on the road with her free-spirited young mother, Kai, an itinerant storyteller who blended Hindu mythology with southern oral tradition to re-invent their history as they roved. Now, a fiercely independent divorce lawyer Paula learns the power of family and connection when she receives a cryptic message from her estranged mother.

    Location: Wall Township
 
z_cust_halifax 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Read to Therapy Dogs! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    7322911956   
   

Come hang out and practice your reading skills with real, trained therapy dogs at the library! Not reading yet? No worries! These dogs love to look at pictures from your favorite book, too! 

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Classic Movie:Tomorrow is Forever (1946) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Irving Pichel

Starring Claudette Colbert

In 1918, Elizabeth MacDonald (Claudette Colbert) learns with shock that her husband, John Andrew (Orson Welles), has been killed in the war. Elizabeth bears John's son and eventually marries her kindly boss. Unknown to her, John has survived but is horribly disfigured and remains in Europe. Years later, on the eve of World War II, Elizabeth refuses to agree to her son's request to enlist and is stunned when an eerily familiar stranger named Kessler arrives from abroad and becomes involved.

104 minutes; (c) RKO

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday September 22, 2017 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday September 23, 2017 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book3 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Author Talk and Book Signing: Matthew John Benecke Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Come to the Hazlet Library for a book signing and reading by local author, Matthew John Benecke! Matthew is the author of the Kosmogonia series of speculative fiction novels including the apocalyptic thriller, The Lion in the Desert, and its sequels, The Walking Ghosts and The Metamorphoses. He is also the writer of Beer & Fitness: The Practical Guide to Exploring Craft Beer and Improving Physical and Mental Fitness and the popular craft beer blog, The Beer Whisperers.

Register online or by calling the library at 732-264-7164.

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_house.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Organize Your Home without Getting Overwhelmed presented by Jamie Novak Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us as Jamie Novak, organizing hurmorist, presents the program Organize Your Home without Getting Overwhelmed. She will teach you where to begin, what items to keep and what to toss, how to prevent regret, and overall how to clear clutter and store items. 

You may have seen Ms. Novak on HGTV or QVC or read one of her bestsellers like her newest book Keep This Toss That! Jamie travels nationally presenting her programs and her tips have appeared in multiple national magazines. With offices in NJ and CA Jamie helps clients on both coasts clear clutter.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
        There are many spaces available.
Monday September 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Optimum.Net
   

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

    Location: Howell
 
misc_kidsreading1 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Nursery Rhymes, finger plays, stories, and playtime for ages 10-23 months. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
office_dollarsign 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Top Notch Resumes II: Presented by Jersey Job Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: NJ Career Connections Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

Jersey Job Club Workshop: Top Notch Resumes II

Your resume is your primary marketing tool in your job search: It's your brochure, advertisement and brand: Your resume is you on paper. It provides an opportunity to capture an employer's attention by making a positive first impression.

This workshop will build on the topics covered in the top Notch Resume I -Basic workshop. In addition to the different resume formats and basic layouts, participants will see the advantages of targeting custom resumes for a specific employer, job openings and/or industry. Topics will also include how to detail accomplishments, achievements, and develop an effective summary/profile. A discussion of a using a professional cover letter and references is included as well. 

This program is made possible through a grant from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development. 

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mahjongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

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

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM New Release Movie: Beatriz at Dinner (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Miguel Arteta

Starring Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Chloe Sevigny, Connie Britton, Jay Duplass

Beatriz is a Los Angeles massage therapist and holistic healer who drives to the seaside mansion of her client Cathy.  When her old Volkswagen breaks down, she receives a friendly invitation from Cathy to stay for a seemingly innocent business dinner.  As the guests arrive and the wine starts to flow, Beatriz finds herself in an escalating war of words with Doug Strutt, a ruthless real estate mogul who cares more about money than people.   

83 minutes; (c) Lionsgate

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_kids 4:15 PM  -  4:45 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 build a unique LEGO design!

No registration required. This program is intended for children ages 4 and up.

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM New Release Movie: Beatriz at Dinner (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Miguel Arteta

Starring Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Chloe Sevigny, Connie Britton, Jay Duplass

Beatriz is a Los Angeles massage therapist and holistic healer who drives to the seaside mansion of her client Cathy.  When her old Volkswagen breaks down, she receives a friendly invitation from Cathy to stay for a seemingly innocent business dinner.  As the guests arrive and the wine starts to flow, Beatriz finds herself in an escalating war of words with Doug Strutt, a ruthless real estate mogul who cares more about money than people.   

83 minutes; (c) Lionsgate

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

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

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

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

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • All Classes are free and meet on Monday evenings between 7pm and 8:20pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM Battle of Midway Lecture by World War II Era Studies Institute Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

America At War - 1942  

Battle for Midway - Crucial Turning Point in the Pacific War Presented by Paul Frisco, Kevin Kincherf

A turning point in a war or campaign is where one combatant experiences a reversal in fortune.  The combatant looses the initiative, suffers loss of freedom in a theater of war and the opponent assumes the offensive.  In WWII, there were five key turning point battles, each of which enabled the Allies to mount offensive operations to achieve strategic objectives and ultimately attain victory.  The Battle of Midway in June 1942 was one such battle where after the American military assumed the offensive in the Central Pacific. 

The World War II Era Studies Institute is presenting a series of lectures, during this 75th Anniversary Year of the entrance of the United States into World War II.  

The World War II Era Institute is dedicated to furthering knowledge about the WW II era and the war’s impact on history.  Paul Zigo is the director of the New Jersey-based World War II Era Studies Institute. He authored and edited in 2009 Witnessing History: The Eisenhower Photographs, a publication featuring all the photographs of General Dwight D. Eisenhower taken by his personal wartime photographer, Al Meserlin, 1944-1945.  Recently, Zigo authored and published the book The Longest Walk, the amazing story of the 29th Infantry Division in Normandy France, June 6 – July 18, 1944.  Professor Zigo was an Associate Professor of History, Brookdale; a former Director, Center for World War II Studies, and a founding member, National Museum of the US Army.

Presenters from the World War II Era Studies Institute  will present programs at Library Headquarters and Eastern Branch during September and October .

Please sign up for our online newsletter for dates and times.

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday September 26, 2017 Go To Top
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   
   

"International Short Stories"

The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami (Japan)

"The Elephant Vanishes" is a short story by Japanese author Haruki Murakami, included ina short story collection of the same name.  Murakami is known for his calm delivery of prose writing and his inside depiction of the Japanese world view.

This particular short story focuses on the protagonist's personal reaction to the presence - and then disappearance - of an old elephant in his hometown.  The elephant was a refuge from a defunt zoo, and the town council agreed to take on the elephant and provide for it, including food and a keeper.  

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Classic Movie Tuesday: To Catch a Thief (1955) PG Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis, Brigitte Auber

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

A retired jewel thief will be arrested unless he can trap the copycat burglar who has taken up serial-stealing on the French Riviera.

103 minutes

    Location: Howell
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anim_turtle 1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Toddler Turtles - Stories and Toddler Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Enjoy stories and make a fun craft.

Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old 

No registration necessary

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Secondhand Lions (2003) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

14-year old Walter is sent by his irresponsible mother to spend the summer in Texas with his two quirky uncles rumored to have been bank robbers, mafia hit men and/or war criminals in their younger days.

Starring Michael Caine, Robert Duvall, Haley Joel Osment, and Kyra Sedgwick

110m.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: The Big Sick (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A comedian Kumail connects with grad student Emily after a standup set. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing.  The couple deals with their cultural differences as their relationship grows. Directed by Michael Showalter. Starring Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, and Ray Romano. 

Comedy/Romance – 2 hours

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_mag 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Feel Your Words! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Decipher the dots & devise 3-D Braille messages!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
school_chemistry2 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering for Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Use picture books to learn about science. For ages 3 1/2 to 5.

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

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

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.

All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:20 pm.

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at  732 431 7220 x7222.

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Movie: Paris Can Wait (2016) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Eleanor Coppola

Starring Diane Lane, Arnaud Viard, Alec Baldwin

Anne is at a crossroads in her life. Long married to a successful, driven but inattentive movie producer, she unexpectedly finds herself taking a car trip from Cannes to Paris with a business associate of her husband. What should be a seven-hour drive turns into a carefree two-day adventure replete with diversions involving picturesque sights, fine food and wine, humor, wisdom and romance, reawakening Anne's senses and giving her a new lust for life. Directed by Eleanor Coppola

92 minutes; (c) Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Eastern Branch
Wednesday September 27, 2017 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

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

“Rules of the Game” (1989) by Amy Tan

A Chinese- American girl learns from her mother the art of invisible strength, a strategy for winning arguments and respect from others.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Movie: Going in Style (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their families, three now retired lifelong friends set off to go after the bank that took their money. Stars Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin. 1 hour 36 minutes

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
anim_butterfly_01 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kid's! Schoolage Storytime 'N Craft Program : Up, Up in the Air With Butterflies' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage storytime and craft program: Up Up in the Air with Butterflies.  Grades K to 3. Registration is required, in person, by phone, or

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
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 creation! 

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

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

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

    Location: Howell
 
elect_e_reader.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Social Media/Digital Marketing for Small Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

This presentation will explain the different types of tools in the Digital Marketing world.  You'll learn how they work and why they are important.  Presenters will give an overview of what you should know and think about, and help you figure out how to make Digital Marketing a regular part of your customer outreach program.

Presented by Scott Barnett, serial entrepreneur and founder of Bizyhood, and Monmouth SCORE 

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
rec_aerobics 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih: Joy through Movement for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Associated with both spirital and health benefits, we invite you to try this meditative form of exercise. T'ai Chi Chih consists of 19 stand-alone movements and one pose.  T'ai Chi Chih doesn't require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination. This class is for individuals over age 18.

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

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

Classes in Fall 2017:  September 13, September 27, October 4, October 18, November 8 and November 29. 

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, September 20 through December 13, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday September 28, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_mckids 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Storytime for all ages.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_pencil 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Thursday Morning Book Discussion News of the World by Paulette Jiles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

News of the World is an adventure story, filled with danger and incident; a western, meticulously researched and rendered; and a two hundred-page prose poem with poetry’s usual virtues of compression, resonance, beauty, and power. Set in post-Civil War Texas, the chaos of that place and time are vividly depicted, even as the story remains primarily one of character. Paulette Jiles has shown how rich and deeply imagined the historical novel can be.

It is 1870, North Texas, rainy and cold. Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels from town to town giving readings from the latest newspapers, bringing the news of the world to isolated towns on the Texas frontier. In Wichita Falls, he is asked to return a captive girl to her relatives near San Antonio, 400 miles to the south. The old man and the ten-year-old start out on a hazardous journey, no less risky because the girl considers herself now a Kiowa and does not have the slightest desire to return. Bandits and Comanche raids and violent weather make as many difficulties as the ten-year old girl who can’t speak English, eats with her hands and knows how to use a revolver. In the end, he finds he must return her to relatives who don’t want her, even though he and the girl have become trusting friends. A story of courage and honor and the truth that these two things are often the possession of even the unlikeliest people.    

    Location: Headquarters
 
office_pencil 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Top Notch Resumes II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Build on the topics covered in the Basic Resume workshop (Top Notch Resumes I). In addition to the different resume formats and basic layouts, participants will see the advantages of targeting custom resumes for a specific employer, job openings and/or industry. Topics will also include how to detail accomplishments, achievements, and develop an effective summary/profile. A discussion of a using a professional cover letter and references is included as well.
 

Presented by the Library Career Information Center

    Location: Eastern Branch
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lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Bites -A Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Lydia is dead. But they don't know this yet. So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio.  Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue.  But when Lydia's body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together is destroyed, tumbiling them into chaos.  A profoundly moving story of family, secrets, and longing. Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husband and wives struggle, all their lives to understand one another.  

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: Grey Lady (2017) R Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Eric Dane, Natalie Zea, Amy Madigan

Directed by:  John Shea

A Boston police officer goes to Nantucket to investigate the murder of his partner, and finds more than he bargained for.

107 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Movie: Tommy’s Honour (2016) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Set against the stunning landscape of Scotland, Tommy’s Honour is based on the powerfully moving true story of the relationship between "Old" Tom Morris and "Young" Tommy Morris, the dynamic father-son team who ushered in the modern game of golf.  Starring: Peter Mullan, Jack Lowden, Ophelia Lovigond, Sam Neill, Peter Ferdinando 1 hr. 52 min. Biography/Drama

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:25 PM King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (PG-13)(2017) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Starring:  Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, and Astrid Berges-Frisbey.  Directed by Guy Ritchie

Action/Adventure/Drama – 126 minutes   

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Classic Movie:Desk Set (1957) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Walter Lang

Starring Katherine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Gig Young, George Brent, Joan Blondell, Natalie Wood

Bunny Watson (Katharine Hepburn) is a library reference clerk stuck in a dead-end relationship with a boring television executive (Gig Young). Her life is thrown into turmoil when computer expert Richard Summers (Spencer Tracy) enters it. He has been assigned with automating her department, and she is fearful that Summers' new computers will automate her out of a job. She despises him at first, but eventually each of the two start to fall for the other's charms and strong personalities.

103 minutes; (c) 20th Century Fox

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
anim_panda1 3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Meet Adventurer and Author Joan Bruno! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-291-1956   
   

Meet Joan Bruno, local photographer, author, and adventurer! Hear about her explorations across the Arctic, and listen to her read aloud from her delightful picture book. Joan is a speech pathologist, and combines her amazing photography talents with her verbal skills to create a dynamic and engaging program for children. This program is recommended for kids ages 4 and up.  Don’t miss this fun afternoon.

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Classic Movie:Desk Set (1957) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Walter Lang

Starring Katherine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Gig Young, George Brent, Joan Blondell, Natalie Wood

Bunny Watson (Katharine Hepburn) is a library reference clerk stuck in a dead-end relationship with a boring television executive (Gig Young). Her life is thrown into turmoil when computer expert Richard Summers (Spencer Tracy) enters it. He has been assigned with automating her department, and she is fearful that Summers' new computers will automate her out of a job. She despises him at first, but eventually each of the two start to fall for the other's charms and strong personalities.

103 minutes; (c) 20th Century Fox

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday September 29, 2017 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_note 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Stand By Me: The Music of Leiber & Stoller (Music & Education Program) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Lyricist Jerry Leiber and Composer Mike Stoller were songwriting partners who wrote such crossover hits as "Stand By Me," "Hound Dog," "Kansas City" and "Yakety Yak" in the 50's and 60's. They created some of the best groundbreaking Rock and Roll hits for such artists as Elvis, The Coasters, The Drifters, The Shangri-Las, The Dixie Cups and Jay and the Americans, as well as for many more artists. This great songwriting duo has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and The Songwriters Hall of Fame, writing over 70 chart hits. "Smokey Joes Cafe," a Broadway Musical Revue is based on their work and has won seven Tony Awards. It became the longest-running Musical Revue in Broadway history.

Come listen to Phil Bruschi as he talks about their fabulous songwriting career. Phil will sing many of their songs such as "Stand By Me," "Loving You," "On Broadway," "Spanish Harlem" and more. There is no registration for this event but seating is on a first-come, first serve basis. 

    Location: Colts Neck
Saturday September 30, 2017 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
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lib_book_bunch1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Literature of World Language Book Discussion in Chinese Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Shang-Yi Lu will lead discussion on Have Book, Will Travel  by Zhan Hongzhi

Part of the award-winning series: Literature of World Languages: A Public Forum for Multilingual Book Discussions.

Books are read and discussed in Chinese, Hebrew, Arabic, Italian, Russian and Spanish languages.

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday October 1, 2017 -  Tuesday October 31, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 Art Exhibit: Guido Guazzoni and Cheryl Kleiner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
    Location: Ocean Township
Sunday October 1, 2017 -  Friday October 27, 2017 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM ARCHIVES and HISTORY MONTH ON DISPLAY: Inventors and Inventions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Monmouth County Archives   732 308 3771   
   

Monmouth County Archives & History  Month  Exhibit , in the Library's Gallery & Lobby,

focuses on 

Inventors and Innovators in Monmouth and Ocean Counties

The full schedule  is available online at www.visitmonmouth.com/archives, or follow this link www.bit.ly/ArchivesnHistoryDayMonCoLibrary

 

All programs are open and free for all to attend! 

Monmouth County Clerk's Office has hosted Archives and History Day since 1996 in an effort to connect the public with archivists, historians and other preservationists.

    Location: Headquarters
Monday October 2, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_witch_hat.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Songs for ages 2 to 3 1/2.

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mahjongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

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

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

All are welcome!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • All Classes are free and meet on Monday evenings between 7pm and 8:20pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_twodancers 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM In Our Own Voice Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will present "In Our Own Voice", a nationally acclaimed multimedia presentation on life while pursuing a mental health recovery.  

Attendees will learn of the range of education, support and advocacy programs which NAMI offers to people in Monmouth County dealing with an ongoing mental health issue in themselves and/or a family member.  Further information may be obtained by calling 732-4NAMI-4U (732-462-6448).

The association's local affiliate, NAMI-Greater Monmouth, conducts public education programs and support group meetings in Colts Neck and Neptune, and outreach programs at various sites throughout Monmouth County.  Details are online at www.namigm.org.  The group also offers its publication, Keys to Wellness, which includes a booklet intended to assist Monmouth County residents in navigating the complexities of the mental health system.  All services and publications are provided free of charge. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 PM  -  11:30 PM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

    Location: Howell
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Tuesday October 3, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In the tradition of The Paris Wife and Mrs. PoeThe Other Einstein offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein's enormous shadow. It is the story of Einstein's wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight.

Mitza Maric has always been a little different from other girls. Most twenty-year-olds are wives by now, not studying physics at an elite Zurich university with only male students trying to outdo her clever calculations. But Mitza is smart enough to know that, for her, math is an easier path than marriage. And then fellow student Albert Einstein takes an interest in her, and the world turns sideways. Theirs becomes a partnership of the mind and of the heart, but there might not be room for more than one genius in a marriage.

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
 
school_microscope 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Using Picture Books to learn about Science for ages 3 1/2 to 5.

    Location: Howell
 
school_graduate 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM College Financial Planning Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

Did You Know?  The average family borrows 39 percent of the total cost of college, only 37 percent of college students graduate in 4 years, and two-thirds of college graduates leave school with financial debt.

At this workshop 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; and how the SAT/ACT scores translate into financial aid dollars.

Presented by College Funding Associates

Seating is limited; to register, call 732-224-1496, ext. 2302. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.

All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:20 pm.

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at  732 431 7220 x7222.

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

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

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

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

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

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

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country’s most eligible bachelor.

 

  Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Movie: Everybody Loves Somebody (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A beautiful and successful career woman seems to have it all. The only thing she has yet to figure out is her love life. Pressured to attend a family wedding back home in Mexico, she asks a co-worker to pose as her boyfriend. Her situation gets complicated when her ex shows up at the ceremony. Stars Karla Souza, Jose Maria Yazpik, Ben O'Toole. 2 hours 42 minutes. 

 

 

 

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

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

Fun for all.

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
trans_firetruck3 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Crafts and Stories for Grades K and Up.

October 4 - Fire Safety

October 11 - Pumpkin Puppet

    Location: Howell
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rec_aerobics 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih: Joy through Movement for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Associated with both spirital and health benefits, we invite you to try this meditative form of exercise. T'ai Chi Chih consists of 19 stand-alone movements and one pose.  T'ai Chi Chih doesn't require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination. This class is for individuals over age 18.

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

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

Classes in Fall 2017:  September 13, September 27, October 4, October 18, November 8 and November 29. 

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, September 20 through December 13, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday October 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_smiley 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Crafts for all ages

    Location: Howell
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:35 PM Movie: Paris Can Wait (2016) PG Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Diane Lane, Alec Baldwin, Arnaud Viard

Directed by:  Eleanor Coppola

The wife of a successful movie producer takes a car trip from the south of France to Paris with one of her husband's associates.

92 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: The Wedding Plan (2016) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Michal, a 32 year old Orthodox Jewish woman is looking forward to her wedding day. But when her fiancé has a change of heart, Michal refuses to cancel the wedding, believing that God will provide her with a husband by her chosen date. Comedy/Romance Starring: Dafi Alferon, Noa Koler, Oded Leopold  1hr. 50 min.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Howell Heritage Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In the tradition of The Paris Wife and Mrs. PoeThe Other Einstein offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein's enormous shadow. It is the story of Einstein's wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight.

Mitza Maric has always been a little different from other girls. Most twenty-year-olds are wives by now, not studying physics at an elite Zurich university with only male students trying to outdo her clever calculations. But Mitza is smart enough to know that, for her, math is an easier path than marriage. And then fellow student Albert Einstein takes an interest in her, and the world turns sideways. Theirs becomes a partnership of the mind and of the heart, but there might not be room for more than one genius in a marriage.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
Friday October 6, 2017 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
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ent_manga_girl.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Animaniacs - The Monthly Young Adult Anime Club (teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220x7253   
   

You can meet with other Anime/Manga enthusiasts - Japanese Anime art and culture discussed.  Join us monthly to watch, discuss and draw anime, and to generally just have fun.  Snacks served.

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday October 7, 2017 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

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

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

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

 

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

Garden and Horticulture Questions answered by the Helpline

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_microphone2 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Too Marvelous for Words: The Lyrics of Johnny Mercer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Johnny Mercer was one of America's best known lyricists and songwriters from the mid-1930s through the mid-1960s. Many of the songs he wrote were among the most popular hits of that time and are still being recorded by today's artists.  He wrote lyrics to more than fifteen hundred songs, including compositions for movies and Broadway musicals. Mercer was nominated for 19 Academy Awards and won four.

Join Phil Bruschi as he discusses the life and times of Mercer as a songwriter and sings songs such as Summer Wind, Autumn Leaves, Too Marvelous for Words, One for My Baby, Moon River and many others.

Phil has sung with Doo Wop groups, bands, duos and now as a soloist.  Combined with his teaching at the University of North Carolina in Wilmington and his involvement in the Continuing Studies area, Phil has created a style of program referred to as "edu-tain-ment." Mixing education and entertainment, he shares information about the careers of the artists and performs their songs.

    Location: Howell
Monday October 9, 2017 Go To Top
trans_mayflower Columbus Day Holiday - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches
Tuesday October 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Library Commission Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Administration    732 431 7220   
   
Tuesday, October 10, 2017; 11:00 AM; Howell

Tuesday, November 14, 2017; 11:00 AM; Eastern Branch 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017; 11:00 AM; Headquarters 

Library Commission meetings are scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month, September through June, except where noted. Executive sessions may be held during each regular meeting.  Meetings are held at Eastern Branch Library, 1001 Route 35, Shrewsbury, NJ and the Headquarters Library, 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan, NJ unless noted.  Revisions to this schedule will be posted on the Monmouth County Library website.

 
    Location: All Branches
 
school_microscope 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Using Picture Books to learn about Science for ages 3 1/2 to 5.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.

All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:20 pm.

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at  732 431 7220 x7222.

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM Citizenship Class 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. 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) 

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

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

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

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

Led by Dhan Goboori, of the Art of Living Foundation

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 20 spaces available.
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Wednesday October 11, 2017 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
office_lightbulb 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM ARCHIVES and HISTORY WEEK: Inventors and Innovators Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Monmouth County Archives   732 308 3771   
   

Monmouth County Archives & History Week focuses on I

nventors and Innovators of Monmouth and Ocean Counties

The full program is available online at www.visitmonmouth.com/archives, or follow this link www.bit.ly/ArchivesnHistoryDayMonCoLibrary

Programs on Wednesday, October 11:

10 am to 11:30am  “From Convicts to Colonels: Monmouth County Inventors.”

Lecture by George Joynson, Reference Specialist, Monmouth County Archives,

Introduction by Gary D. Saretzky, Monmouth County Archivist.

1:00-2:30pm: “Nokia Bell Labs: Nine Decades of Inventing the Future.” 

Lecture by Edward Eckert, Nokia Bell Labs Corporate Archivist and Sr. Manager of IIS Intellectual Property Services. 

Introduction by Randall Gabrielan, Monmouth County Historian.

3:00-5:00pm. “Battle for Guadalcanal, August 1942.” 

Lecture by Paul Zigo, WWII Studies Institute.Program under the auspices of the Monmouth County Library

Exhibit, Library Gallery and Lobby: Inventors and Innovators in Monmouth and Ocean counties

All programs are open and free for all to attend! 

Monmouth County Clerk's Office has hosted Archives and History Day since 1996 in an effort to connect the public with archivists, historians and other preservationists.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Vintage: Movie: Rebel Without A Cause (1955) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A rebellious young man with a disturbing past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies. Drama Starring James Dean, Natalie Wood  1 hr. 51 min.

Warner Brothers

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM FOHL Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Please come and join the Friends of the Howell Library as we work together to raise money to help support library programs.  

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Lion (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

While visiting Calcutta, a five-year old boy becomes separated from his family. After quite a bit of wandering and many challenges, he ends up with an Australian couple who give him a loving home. As an adult he decides to undertake an epic quest to find the family he left behind long ago. Stars Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara. 1 hour 58 minutes 

    Location: Hazlet
 
office_lightbulb 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM ARCHIVES and HISTORY WEEK: WW2 Battle for Guadalcanal Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

“Battle for Guadalcanal, August 1942.” 

Lecture by Paul Zigo, WWII Studies Institute.Program  

All programs are open and free for all to attend! 

 

Monmouth County Archives & History Week focuses on Inventions of Monmouth and Ocean Counties

The full program is available online at www.visitmonmouth.com/archives, or follow this link www.bit.ly/ArchivesnHistoryDayMonCoLibrary

Monmouth County Clerk's Office has hosted Archives and History Day since 1996 in an effort to connect the public with archivists, historians and other preservationists.

    Location: Headquarters
 
trans_firetruck3 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Crafts and Stories for Grades K and Up.

October 4 - Fire Safety

October 11 - Pumpkin Puppet

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

Garden and Horticulture Questions answered by the Helpline

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_arrow_r_red 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM SAT/PSAT MATH Classes (Free for Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431-7220x7222   
   

If just thinking of the Math sections of the  SAT and PSAT tests brings beads of sweat to your brow… join us for free classes 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 of these FREE study sessions as you can. 

Mr. Carlin's Classes are free, begin at 6:30 pm on the following dates: 9/6 and  9/20,  10/4 and 10/11, 11/1 and 11/15, 12/6 and 12/13. 

    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, September 20 through December 13, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

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

The Monmouth County Library Teen Advisory Board meets monthly at Headquarters in Manalapan. All those between 13 and 18 may earn Community Service Hours by joining this great group.  Come out and meet new friends, have a snack and share your ideas for teen programming, teen collections, and more. 

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday October 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_smiley 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Crafts for all ages

    Location: Howell
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: The Big Sick (2017) R Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter

Directed by:  Michael Showalter

A couple deals with their cultural differences as their relationship grows.

120 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Kids! Cerealism the Modern Pop Art Experience Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Artist, Michael Albert will conduct a Cereal Box Collage Workshop.  Come and learn how to make amazing works of art.

K and up

Call, stop in or register online beginning Thursday, September 28 at 9:00am

    Location: Headquarters
    Registration will begin on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
rec_swords.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER TV & Book Series Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

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

The group plans to  cover Diana Gabaldon's Brotherhood Of the Blade in August (through Chapter 19) and finish it in September. During October, November and December they will cover Gabaldon's The Scottish Prisoner.  

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

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Friday October 13, 2017 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday October 14, 2017 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
 
office_lightbulb 9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM ARCHIVES & HISTORY DAY: Inventors in Monmouth & Ocean Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: ARCHIVES    732 308 3771   
   

Monmouth County Archives & History Day focuses on Inventions of Monmouth and Ocean Counties

The full program is available online at www.visitmonmouth.com/archives, or follow this link

 

Exhibit, Library Gallery and Lobby: Inventors and Innovators in Monmouth and Ocean counties

Wednesday, October 11, 10:00-11:30am: Lecture: George Joynson, Reference Specialist, Monmouth County Archives, “From Convicts to Colonels: Monmouth County Inventors.” Introduction by Gary D. Saretzky, Monmouth County Archivist. 

Awards Presentations presented by Monmouth County Clerk

M. Claire French Award, Jane G. Clayton Award,  Roger McDonough Librarianship Award, Barbara Carver Smith Award  Innovative Archives Award

 

History Forum: Discussion of Inventors and Innovators in New Jersey

 

Featured Speaker: Paul Israel, Research Professor. Director and General Editor, Thomas Edison Papers, Rutgers University-New Brunswick. New Jersey: A State of Innovation

All programs are open and free for all to attend! 

Monmouth County Clerk's Office has hosted Archives and History Day since 1996 in an effort to connect the public with archivists, historians and other preservationists.

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

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

 

    Location: Howell
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
 
rec_paintpalette02 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Art Show & Sale: Sponsored by the Colts Neck Friends of the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

It’s time for the 18th Annual Colts Neck Friends of the Library Fine Art Show and Sale, October 14th & 15th (10am-4pm), and October 21st & 22nd (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 the library at 732-431-5656.

Sunday October 15, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Art Show & Sale: Sponsored by the Colts Neck Friends of the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

It’s time for the 18th Annual Colts Neck Friends of the Library Fine Art Show and Sale, October 14th & 15th (10am-4pm), and October 21st & 22nd (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 the library at 732-431-5656.

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Monday October 16, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer_apple 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to iPad Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

If you have a new iPad and don't know how to use it, this is the class for you! Daniel Berg, an Apple Certified Technician, will go through the necessary functions and applications to get you started. Please bring your iPad with you (iPad 2 and up/iPad Mini).

Space is limited; please register online, or by calling the Library at 732-683-8980

        There are 12 spaces available.
 
holiday_witch_hat.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Songs for ages 2 to 3 1/2.

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

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

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

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

All are welcome!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • All Classes are free and meet on Monday evenings between 7pm and 8:20pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 PM  -  11:30 PM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

    Location: Howell
Tuesday October 17, 2017 Go To Top
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   
   

"International Short Stories"

Moving House by Pawel Huell (Poland)

In Pawel Huell's story "Moving House" the reader is treated to the story of a young Polish boy who pays a visit to his German neighbor.  Such a visit is forbidden to the boy, but the beautiful music played by the German Lady next door bewitches him.  In Polish History, Germany became an aggressive and betraying neighbor while Russia offered salvation.  Nevertheless, for Poles one's friends one day could easily be one's enemies the next.

Cockroaches by Bruno Schulz (Poland)

Bruno Schulz was one of the most remarkably gifted writers from Eastern Europe in the 20th century.  Little known outside his native Poland, his work as been compared to Franz Kafka.  This short story is typical of Schulz's genius and is included in the short story book The Street of Crocodiles.

    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_computer3 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Do More With Your Library Card: Accessing the Library's FREE Electronic Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   
The most common thing we hear after this program is "I had no idea the library had all of this!" This program will show you some of the resources available to you for free with your card.
 
Here is a sample of the information you have free access to and will learn how to find and access:
Magazines from Flipster and RBdigital Magazines
Archived issues of The New York Times and Asbury Park Press
Language learning - 70 choices - with Transparent Language and Rosetta Stone
Consumer empowerment via Consumer Reports 
Hundreds of Online Courses - from Accounting to Web Development - via Universal Class and Lynda.com 
E- and audio books with Overdrive
For family history seekers, Ancestry.com Library Edition (available in the library only)
Primary law, state statutes, admin codes, legal encyclopedia and forms while in the Eastern Branch library in Shrewsubry with Westlaw  (HQ has NJ items only).
- We will also talk about the library app and online catalog
 
This program is open to all ages and there is something of interest for everyone! The lecture will run for approximately one hour with 30 minutes for Q&A.  You may bring your own laptop, if you choose; handouts will be available.
 
school_microscope 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Using Picture Books to learn about Science for ages 3 1/2 to 5.

    Location: Howell
 
holiday_pumpkin 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Zombie Hands - School Age craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Perfect for Halloween!

K and up

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
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misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.

All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:20 pm.

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at  732 431 7220 x7222.

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM Citizenship Class 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. 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) 

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

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday October 18, 2017 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:05 PM World Cinema (Japan) Movie: Kikujiro (Kikujiro no natsu) (1999) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A nine year old boy being raised by his grandmother decides to search for his mother who lives far away. When he leaves home with only her photograph and address, he meets Kikujiro, a tough guy with an acid tongue and a warm heart.  Comedy/Drama Directed by Takeshi Kitano, Starring: Yusuke Sekiguchi, Kayoko Kishimoto, Takeshi Kitano/ 1999 Selection for  Cannes Film Festival 2 hrs 1 min.

Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Afternoon at the Movies:The Big Sick (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail connects with grad student Emily after a standup set. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing. Starring Kumail Nanjiani, Holly Hunter and Ray Romano. 119 minutes. 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
nat_leaf_fall 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Autumn At The Shore Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

What happens to the Beach in the Fall? Learn from the experts Traveling Beach Science, A Marine Science educational group bringing the laboratory to you.

    Location: Howell
    Registration will begin on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
rec_aerobics 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih: Joy through Movement for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Associated with both spirital and health benefits, we invite you to try this meditative form of exercise. T'ai Chi Chih consists of 19 stand-alone movements and one pose.  T'ai Chi Chih doesn't require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination. This class is for individuals over age 18.

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

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

Classes in Fall 2017:  September 13, September 27, October 4, October 18, November 8 and November 29. 

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, September 20 through December 13, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday October 19, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Howell
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lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Bites -A Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

A whip-smart, hysterical dramedy about a family in crisis after the disappearance of its brilliant, misanthropic matriarch.

Bernadette Fox is notorious.  To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15 year old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply Mom.  Then Bernadette disappears.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_microphone2 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM CAROLE KING: Now and Forever Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 536-9406   
   

Join Phil Bruschi as he discusses Carole's musical career and sings some of her earlier songs such as, "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow," "Take Good Care of My Baby," "Up on A Roof" and many more.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
At 1pm at the Marlboro Public Library
Tickets for this event will be distributed beginning Tuesday Oct. 3 at 10 am. Four tickets per family.
For more information call the library at (732) 536-9406
 

    Location: Marlboro
 
holiday_pumpkin 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Candy Corn Paper Friends - Stories and Preschool Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Listen to stories and make a great craft!
Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.

No registration needed.

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
Friday October 20, 2017 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday October 21, 2017 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_paintpalette02 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Art Show & Sale: Sponsored by the Colts Neck Friends of the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

It’s time for the 18th Annual Colts Neck Friends of the Library Fine Art Show and Sale, October 14th & 15th (10am-4pm), and October 21st & 22nd (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 the library at 732-431-5656.

 
lib_book_bunch1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Literature of World Language Book Discussion in Spanish Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Katherine Rittenbach will lead discussion on the book "Las lagrimas de San Lorenzo" by Julio Llamazares

Part of the award-winning series: Literature of World Languages: A Public Forum for Multilingual Book Discussions.

Books are read and discussed in Chinese, Hebrew, Arabic, Italian, Russian and Spanish languages.

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.  

 

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday October 22, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Art Show & Sale: Sponsored by the Colts Neck Friends of the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

It’s time for the 18th Annual Colts Neck Friends of the Library Fine Art Show and Sale, October 14th & 15th (10am-4pm), and October 21st & 22nd (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 the library at 732-431-5656.

Monday October 23, 2017 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

All are welcome!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • All Classes are free and meet on Monday evenings between 7pm and 8:20pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday October 24, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: The Longest Night by Andrea Williams Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A young couple’s marriage is tested when they move to an army base rife with love triangles, life-or-death conflicts, and a dramatic cover-up. Based on a true story of the only fatal nuclear accident to occur in America, The Longest Night is a deeply moving novel that explores the intricate makeup of a marriage, the shifting nature of trust, and the ways we try to protect the ones we love.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.

All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:20 pm.

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at  732 431 7220 x7222.

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM Citizenship Class 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. 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) 

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

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday October 25, 2017 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: The Longest Night by Andrea Williams Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A young couple’s marriage is tested when they move to an army base rife with love triangles, life-or-death conflicts, and a dramatic cover-up. Based on a true story of the only fatal nuclear accident to occur in America, The Longest Night is a deeply moving novel that explores the intricate makeup of a marriage, the shifting nature of trust, and the ways we try to protect the ones we love.

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

“To Hell with Dying” (1973) by Alice Walker

A bond of faith between children and a warm-hearted old man bring love, life and healing.  

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
lib_dia 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, September 20 through December 13, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday October 26, 2017 Go To Top
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Crochet for a Cause Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

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

    Location: Hazlet
Friday October 27, 2017 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday October 28, 2017 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_stars2 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Star Wars Invasion! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

An Out of This World Experience!  

Family Program for all ages

Star Wars turns 40 this year and the library is celebrating with a visit by the 501st Legion!  Join the excitement that began four decades ago in a galaxy far, far away.  Feel free to come in costume!  There will be a cosplayers presentation followed by a photo op.

No registration needed.

Lower Gallery Meeting Rooms 1, 2, and 3

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_stars2 12:30 PM  -  1:10 PM Kids! What's Out There? A Planetarium Experience Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

 

An Out of This World Experience!  

Grades K-5 and their families

Observe the night sky inside a STARLAB® Portable Planetarium!

Saturday, October 28 at 12:30 OR 2:00 pm

Limited tickets are required.  Choose from two sessions:

12:30 OR 2:00 pm

All attendees must have a ticket to attend.  Program runs approximately 30 – 40 minutes.

Tickets available beginning Thursday, October 12.

Children ages 9 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Lower Gallery Meeting Rooms 1, 2, and 3

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_stars2 2:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Kids! What's Out There? A Planetarium Experience Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

 

An Out of This World Experience!  

Grades K-5 and their families

Observe the night sky inside a STARLAB® Portable Planetarium!

Saturday, October 28 at 12:30 OR 2:00 pm

Limited tickets are required.  Choose from two sessions:

12:30 OR 2:00 pm

All attendees must have a ticket to attend.  Program runs approximately 30 – 40 minutes.

Tickets available beginning Thursday, October 12.

Children ages 9 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Lower Gallery Meeting Rooms 1, 2, and 3

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday October 30, 2017 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
holiday_witch.GIF 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids!Halloween Stick Puppets- School Age craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

No registration needed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • All Classes are free and meet on Monday evenings between 7pm and 8:20pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday October 31, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_ghost 1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Black Cats - Stories and Toddler Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Enjoy stories and make a fun craft.

Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old 

No registration necessary

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday November 1, 2017 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

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

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

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

Shelter
By Jung Yun
Debts and bad decisions are catching up with Kyung Cho and his wife Gillian, while a few miles away, his parents, Jin and Mae, live in the town’s most exclusive neighborhood. When an act of violence leaves Jin and Mae unable to live on their own, the Chos find themselves living under the same roof forcing old feelings of guilt along with a terrible and persistent question.

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_arrow_r_red 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM SAT/PSAT MATH Classes (Free for Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431-7220x7222   
   

If just thinking of the Math sections of the  SAT and PSAT tests brings beads of sweat to your brow… join us for free classes 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 of these FREE study sessions as you can. 

Mr. Carlin's Classes are free, begin at 6:30 pm on the following dates: 9/6 and  9/20,  10/4 and 10/11, 11/1 and 11/15, 12/6 and 12/13. 

    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, September 20 through December 13, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday November 2, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Literature of World Language Book Discussion in Russian Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Raisa Silver will lead discussion on the book The Women of Lazarus by Marina Stepnova

Part of the award-winning series: Literature of World Languages: A Public Forum for Multilingual Book Discussions.

Books are read and discussed in Chinese, Hebrew, Arabic, Italian, Russian and Spanish languages.

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: Wall Township
Friday November 3, 2017 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Animaniacs - The Monthly Young Adult Anime Club (teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220x7253   
   

You can meet with other Anime/Manga enthusiasts - Japanese Anime art and culture discussed.  Join us monthly to watch, discuss and draw anime, and to generally just have fun.  Snacks served.

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday November 4, 2017 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_bunch1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Literature of World Language Book Discussion in Arabic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Ms. Manal Stephan will lead discussion on The Bridges of Constatine  by Ahlem Mosteghanemi

Part of the award-winning series: Literature of World Languages: A Public Forum for Multilingual Book Discussions.

Books are read and discussed in Chinese, Hebrew, Arabic, Italian, Russian and Spanish languages.

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday November 5, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Literature of World Language Book Discussion in Italian Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Joanne Bisagna Villafane will lead discussion on the book Secrets of Italy by Corrado Augias

Part of the award-winning series: Literature of World Languages: A Public Forum for Multilingual Book Discussions.

Books are read and discussed in Chinese, Hebrew, Arabic, Italian, Russian and Spanish languages.

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday November 6, 2017 Go To Top
elect_e_reader.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to iPhone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

If you have an iPhone and want to take full advantage of all of its features, this is the class for you! 

Daniel Berg, an Apple Certified Technician, will go through the necessary functions and applications to get you started.  Please bring your iPhone with you.

(iPhone 4 through iPhone 7)

    Location: Eastern Branch
    Registration will begin on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 9:00 AM     
 
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

NOTE: Change in date due to Election Day! 

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_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 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

All are welcome!

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
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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, c