Calling all Blanketeers! Create a blanket for a NJ Child who needs one and Blankie Depot will deliver for you! Donation boxes may be found in Library Headquarters, Manalapan (near DVD room), with a second donation area in the Hazlet Branch Library.
Blankie Depot gladly welcome handmade blankets of all sizes and styles (knit, crochet, quilt, fleece, flannel). Their volunteers distribute handcrafted infant hats, cancer caps, newborn booties and layettes, children’s sweaters, pillow cases, gloves, scarves, outwear sets, pajamas, tote bags and handcrafted soft plush toys. Blankie Depot volunteer outreach includes area facilities that serve fragile children, including: state hospitals, cancer treatment facilities, health clinics, homeless shelters, youth hospice, behavioral clinics, grief counselors, special-needs camps and state non-profits.
Blankie Depot is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, this group's mission is to provide handmade blankets to New Jersey children suffering serious illness and trauma. If you are interested in joining the their team, please email Greg Isnetto, Director at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Do you have a worn-out or damaged American flag that you would like to retire? The Colts Neck Library in conjunction with Boy Scout Troop 290 is collecting retired American flags. Drop-offs of flags can be brought to the lower level lobby flag drop off box during library operating hours.
If you have any questions please call the library at 732-431-5656.
We have some exciting news! The Colts Neck Library Garden will be turning into a Community Garden this spring and be active throughout early fall!!! It is in its infancy stage right now, which includes a lot of planning, brainstorming and organizing. Some of our hopes are to involve local families (in and around Monmouth County), and businesses, run weekly programs such as reading in the garden, poetry in the garden and planting/decorating in the garden and so much more!
Our hope is to embrace all ages and all levels of gardening ability/interest to discover a sense of wonder while being surrounded in nature’s beauty! Night hikes will also be on the list!
The Garden will be open to those who desire to be a part of our community garden, where together we can enjoy a sense of wonder and the love of gardening. Please stay tuned for further announcements as to our first meeting and schedule of events.
Would you like to help out? Email our coordinator to volunteer: Janeen Yodakis: email@example.com
Sponsored in conjunction with The Friends of the Colts Neck Library
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Click on the link below for a list of free events available to children in Monmouth County. From 10-month old babies to the phenomenonal Fifth Graders,
Your Monmouth County Library has a STEM event, craft, book, movie, reading, writing, glueing, making, animal meeting program for your child!
You and your child and their friends are welcome to attend any program. Sometimes, we request registration, as we may need to pre-gather materials for all to enjoy!
Thank you from Children's Coordinator Pat Findra and the MonCtyLibrary's Children's Staff Department.
If you have requests suggestions, comments, please let us know!
Event List is Here:
Stop by during the month of May to enjoy the works of local Presidential portrait and comic book artist David Ryan as he displays his series of Famous Modern Artist's Portraits.
Enhanced Early Literacy, Learning Enrichment and Social Engagement with certified, professional, caring Children's Librarian -all 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 session
May 31. Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am. Thursdays, 10:15am.
Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years: Mondays, 10:15am, no session May 31.
Tuesdays, 11:40am. Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.
PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years: Mondays, 11:00am, no session May 31. Thursdays, 11:00am.
Family for Ages 2 and up: Mondays, 1:30pm, no session May 31. Wednesdays, 1:30pm.
Stop in and enjoy the 12th Annual Student Show from the Rose Reilly Leonard Watercolor Studio. They will be displaying their exhibit of watercolor paintings.
The students will be hosting an art reception Saturday May 21st from 1-4, stop by and meet the artists.
Get In The Game and be a part of the 2016 Summer Reading Club online at @MonCtyLibrary!
Sign up will be found at www.monmouthcountylib.org.
Click on the Summer Reading Club link to create your own reading account,and then record your time spent reading.
Every branch offers exciting programs and great summer reading prizes!
Sign up begins June First! Check back to Start Your Summer Reading Journey!
Calling all book lovers! Join us for the Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale. This huge event returns May 24th through 28th, during library hours. You'll find mountains of hardcovers, paperbacks, children's books, movies, music and more, all at great prices.
Proceeds benefit library programs and resources, so shop, shop, shop!
The Mad Scientists meet and try to design and make a marble maze. Grades K and up. Registration is Required.
in person, by phone or you can sign up online, Parents, you can register each child with your email and phone
A representative from the Surrogate's Office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters. Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x 7336.
This peer led volunteer support group is for those who are actively looking for work and would like to begin or re-invigorate their job search. Anyone in career transition, recent college grads, laid-off workers, unemployed or underemployed professionals, persons re-entering the job market, struggling small business owners, and retirees looking for part time or volunteer work are invited to attend. Group members assist each other in techniques and suggestions to improve job search, offer support, and help with personal and professional networking to find a position. Additional resources are available in the library's Career Information Center.
Get together with others interested in this challenging game.
Game in session when the Library is open.
Her Letters by Kate Chopin - An upper-class married woman tries to rid herself of a bundle of love letters before her death.
Published April 11, 1895
Thirty-three miners are trapped underground for 69 days when a gold and copper mine collapses. Based on the real-life event. Stars Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche. 127 minutes.
Listen to a LEGO story and then construct your own creation. Save a memory of it by taking a photo on Mom or Dad's smartphone.
Grades K and up.
Reading to a Certified Therapy Dog
Grades K and up
Wednesday, May 25 at 4:00 pm
Improve your reading skills and make a
new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog.
Grades K and up
Help us celebrate National Burger Day crafting “fake” burgers out of clay that look good enough to eat!
Space is limited; register in-person, by phone, or online at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa beginning Monday, May 2!
Read any version of "Cinderella", discuss it, and make a lego creation.
This is a support group for women who have lost a spouse, by death or divorce. Their mission statement: Open discussion group that will provide tools, techniques and resources to help people not only survive, but thrive - or simply put to learn how to dance in the rain after the fact.
Participate in this meditative form of exercise, associated with both spiritual and health benefits. T'ai Chi Chih consists of 19 stand-alone movements and one pose. T'ai Chi Chih doesn't require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination.
Dan Pienciak, an accredited International T'ai Chi Chih Teacher and Trainer, has been practicing T'ai Chi Chih since 1995, became an accredited instructor in 1997, and is certified in Seijaku, an advanced T'ai Chi Chih form.
Attend one or as many of these sessions as you can. No registration; no specific equipment needed, just wear comfortable clothing.
The book club meets every 4th Wednesday of the month when the library is open, except November and December.
Join us as we discuss 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window by Jonas Jonasson
Confined to a nursing home and about to turn 100, Allan Karlsson, who has a larger-than-life back story as an explosives expert, climbs out of the window in his slippers, and embarks on an unforgettable adventure involving thugs, a murderous elephant, and a very friendly hot dog stand operator.
Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk
Once We Were Brothers by Ronald H. Balson
Once We Were Brothers is the compelling tale of two boys and a family that struggles to survive in war-torn Poland. It is also the story of a young lawyer weho must face not only a powerful adversary, but her own self-doubts.
Two lives, two worlds, and sixty years all on course to collide in a fast-paced legal thriller.
Directed by: Catherine Hardwicke
Starring: Drew Barrymore, Toni Collette, Dominic Cooper, Jacqueline Bisset
This comedy-drama chronicles the relationship of lifelong best friends who deal with careers, family, pregnancy and cancer. Life-changing events cause the friendship to be tested as they attempt to deal with the joy and sorrow in their lives.
A story of a family across four generations that centers on self-made millionaire Joy Mangano who rose to become the matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty. Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert DeNiro, Bradley Cooper 2hr. 4min. Biography, Crime, Drama
Twentieth Century Fox
Directed by Mark Robson
Starring Kirk Douglas, Marilyn Maxwell, Arthur Kennedy, Paul Stewart
99 minutes, (c)Paramount Pictures
HOT New Films at the Library: The Danish Girl (R) (2016)
After standing in as a female model for a painting by his wife Gerda (Alicia Vikander), Danish artist Einar Wegener (Eddie Radmayne) becomes enamored with his feminine identity in 1926, Copenhagen. Although the marriage becomes strained, Gerda stands by as her husband (or Lili, as she knows him now) explores her true self and eventually undergoes one of the world's first gender-reassignment surgeries in the 1930's. This touching biopic and Oscar Nominee was adapted from the book of the same name. Biography/ Drama/ Romance—120 minutes.
Kids! Read to a Certified Therapy Dog - Grades K and up
Thursday, May 26 at 4:00 pm
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend
by reading aloud to a therapy dog.
Make your very own Blue Whale.
K and up
Call, stop in or register online beginning Thursday, May 12.
SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.
Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.
To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.
In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
Set during the waning days of the Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic in 1960, this extraordinary novel tells the story the Mirabal sisters, three young wives and mothers who are assassinated after visiting their jailed husbands. - Goodreads
Moderator Dr. Nelly Segal will lead a discussion on Bridegroom of Blood by Hazaz, Haim.
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.
Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Fridays throughout the month, unless the Library is closed.
If just thinking of the Math sections of the NEW SAT test induces shivers and brings beads of sweat to your brow… join us for a session on general techniques to help prepare. Bring some paper, a pencil, an open mind and specific questions.
Presenter Michael Carlin is a Mathematics Professor who regularly tutors students in preparation for the SAT and PSAT Tests, a key component in the college admissions process. Attend one or as many study sessions as you can.
TWO NEW DATES ADDED TO PREPARE FOR THE NEW JUNE 4 SAT!
Mr. Carlin will teach two additional classes on Fri., May 27 and Fri., June 3.
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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.
SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.
Appointments are available throughout the month:
on Tuesdays at either 2:00 pm or 3:00 pm
on Thursdays at either 6:30 pm or 7:30 pm
Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule.
This film tells the story of a family across four generations, which centers on a girl who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, pave the road in this human comedy. Directed by David O. Russell. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, and Bradley Cooper. Nominated for 1 Oscar.
Comedy/Drama – 135 minutes.
Who MAY have done it?
This dynamic new portrayal of Sherlock Holmes sends Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson on their latest challenge. Revealing fighting skills as lethal as his legendary intellect, Holmes will battle as never before to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy the country.
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and Rachel McAdams
Pack the sidewalks with outrageous outdoor art with chalk made by you!
Grades K and up. Registration required.
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) or you can use the registration button below.
If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Staff at 732 431 7220 x 7222.
Directed by Nicholas Hytner
Starring Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Jim Broadbent
The great Maggie Smith stars in this British comedy drama adapted from the play by Alan Bennett which is based on true events from his life. When suburban homeowner Alan Bennett (Alex Jennings) discovers a disheveled woman living in her van parked on his street, he strikes up an unlikely friendship with her and invites her to park in his driveway for a few weeks. As Bennett and the other residents of the Camden street shower Miss Shepherd (Smith) with food and gifts to make her feel welcome, the generosity, although seemingly unappreciated, does not go unnoticed and the previously lonely woman becomes intent on staying put.
104 minutes, © Sony Pictures Classic
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.
Renowned artist Michael Scherfen will be exhibiting his artwork during the month of June at the Atlantic Highlands Library.
Please contact the Library for more information!
Enhanced Early Literacy, Learning Enrichment and Social Engagement with certified, professional, caring Children's Librarian is
Free at Monmouth County Library!
Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:
Mondays, 9:30am, no sessions June 20 and 27
Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am, no sessions June 21 and 28
Thursdays, 10:15am, no sessions June 23 and 30
Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:
Mondays, 10:15am , no sessions June 20 and 27
Tuesdays, 11:40am, no sessions June 21 and 28
Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am, no sessions June 22 and 29
PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:
Mondays, 11:00am, no sessions June 20 and 27
Thursdays, 11:00am, no sessions June 23 and 30
Family for Ages 2 and up:
Mondays, 1:30pm, no sessions June 20 and 27
Wednesdays, 1:30pm, no sessions June 22 and 29
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Toddler Wild Rumpus for Ages 2 to 4
To celebrate the opening of Where the Wild Things Are at the Two River Theater in Red Bank, we’ll read the classic picture book and enjoy fun, themed crafting and music. Everyone who attends can enter a drawing for a family four-pack of tickets to see the show on Sunday, June 12 at 10:00 am. No registration required.
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner’s masterpiece, The Sound and the Fury, tells the story of the Compson family, featuring some of the most memorable characters in literature in a unique narrative style. This book is considered one of the greatest novels of the 20th century.
Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.
In Pittsburgh, accomplished pathologist, Dr. Bennet Omalu, uncovers the truth about brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions in the course of normal play. Stars Will Smith, Alex Baldwin, Albert Brooks. 123 minutes.
Schoolage Marathon Wednesday storrytime--books about running. Grade K and up.
Join Us to kick-off this year's summer reading club.
Muscleman Mike and his puppet partner, Hopper Hoops, will show us healthy and fun games and sports.
Kinetic Sand Club - Ages 7 - 11
Mold, shape and make your own kinetic sand creations.
There will be equipment provided that will help you make anything you can think of!
The Wilds Things are roaming Monmouth County! We will read the classic story and make a craft from the tale.
Space is limited; register in-person, by phone, or online at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa beginning Wednesday, May 18.
Listen to a story and build a Lego creation. Legos will be supplied.
School age grades K and up.
No registration necessary.
Stories and crafts for grades K-Up
Galina Markovich, ANP, RN, and Certified Dementia Care Specialist, will talk about ways to care for a loved one who suffers from memory loss. She will cover the basics of understanding demetia, the early warning signs, disease progression, and practical solutions for caregivers. Other topics include support, safety, everyday care, adapting activities, planning ahead and more.
What Baby Boomers Need to Know to Maximize Their Benefits:
Register here or by calling the library at 732-264-7164.
The true story of New Jersey police lieutenant Laurel Hester, who fought for the right to pass on her pension benefits to her domestic partner after she was diagnosed with a terminal disease. Biography, Drama, Romance Starring: Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, and Steve Carell 1 hr. 43 min.
Lions Gate Films
Join the fun while helping others. Items will go to Blankie Depot to be donated to babies in area hospitals. Bring a crochet hook or knitting needles; yarn will be provided for you. All skill levels welcome.
Calling all Blanketeers! Create a blanket for a NJ Child who needs one and Blankie Depot will deliver for you! Donation accepted in the Hazlet Branch Library.
Blankie Depot is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, this group's mission is to provide handmade blankets to New Jersey children suffering serious illness and trauma. If you are interested in joining the their team, please email Greg Isnetto, Director at: email@example.com
Directed by: Ryan Coogler
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Anthony Bellew, Graham McTavish
Adonis Johnson Creed, the son of former heavyweight champion, Apollo Creed, attempts to follow in his father's footsteps and become a boxing legend in his own right. Apollo died in the ring in the 1980's at the hand of Russian pugilist, Ivan Drago, forcing Adonis to grow up without his dad. The young man travels to Philadelphia to find his late father's nemesis-turned-best friend, Rocky Balboa, in order to recruit him as a trainer. Balboa agrees to help him get in shape for a shot at the title.
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.
Directed by J. Lee Thompson
Starring Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen, Lori Martin, Martin Balsam, Telly Savalas
105 minutes, (c) Universal
During the Battle of the Somme, 100 years ago, almost 60,000 British soldiers were killed or wounde in just one day.. Why was this first day on the Somme such a disaster for the British? World War I, trenches and barbed wire ran across the entire continent of Europe from the Mediterranean to the North Sea. At 7:30am on July 1st, 1916, after a devastating artillery bombardment lasting more than a week, 100,000 British soldiers waited in their trenches ready to advance on the German lines. They'd been told to expect minimal resistance, but as they picked their way slowly across no-man's-land, guns opened fire. Shells burst overhead, and waves of men were machine-gunned down. It was a military catastrophe of unprecedented proportions. Filmed on the battlefield itself, in laboratories and on firing ranges - archaeologists, military historians, and other experts from disciplines as diverse as metallurgy and geology investigate the factors and conduct tests to replicate and understand the factors that turned one terrible day into the bloodiest in the history of the British Army.
This film series is curated and presented by Neil O'Connor and Martin Spindel. The film will be introduced by Mr. O'Connor and a Q&A will follow.
HOT New Release at the Library: Concussion (PG-13) (2015)
A dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith), a forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a professional football player and fought for the truth about the brain trauma to be known by the public. Omalu's emotional quest to unravel science for the future of youth at risk, puts him at dangerous odds with one of the most powerful institutions in the world. Biography/ Drama/ Sport—123 minutes.
Come release your creativity on the mat with local yoga expert, Alice Balzarini, in a free, fun program that includes asana (yoga poses), yoga games, singing, and dancing. If you have a mat, bring it, otherwise bring a water bottle and come dressed to move! No registration required.
Ages 2 and up. Listen to stories and make your own Lego creation. The library will provide Duplo and Lego bricks.
Design a fabulous fish magnet!
Registration begins Thursday, May 26 for Grades 1 and up.
Join local history re-enactors Stuart and Judi Buncher as Judi presents the life of one of the first naval nurses on the first naval hospital ship of the Civil War and Stuart tells the story of a New Jersey resident who was one of two U.S. marines to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor during the war.
Judi will appear in full costume as Sister Veronica, a sister of the Holy Cross, a religious order created to serve as naval nurses. These nuns served on board the USS Red Rover, a Confederate side-wheeler, commandeered and retrofitted by the Union as the first naval hospital ship.
Stuart will don the persona of U.S. Marine Corporal Andrew Tomlin, born in 1844 in Goshen, NJ. Tomlin was recognized for his heroism at the second battle of Fort Fisher, outside Wilmington, NC, in January 1865. By winning this battle, the Union was able to close the last harbor entrance through which the Confederates could bring in weapons.
This program is jointly sponsored by the Heritage Group of Howell and the Friends of the Howell Library.
Light refreshments will be served.
Welcome to the wonderful world of crochet and knitting. We welcome knitters and crocheters of all levels to join the group. Don't know how...the group can help. Are you a lefty frustrated by right-handed directions...the group can help. Bring your knitting or crocheting projects for an enjoyable evening. Meet other local knitters and crocheters to share ideas, show off your projects and learn what's new in the world of patterns and yarns. (Meets the 1st Thursday of each month.)
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.)
Teresa Irizarry, the author of the book Rekindled will be at the Atlantic Highlands Library to discuss her book, as well as her journey in becoming an author. Rekindled is a historical novel highly recommended by Blue Ink for the readers of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall and Geraldine Brooks' Caleb's Crossing. Incidentally, two of Rekindled’s characters are the grandparents of a figure in Stacy Schiff's The Witches: Salem 1692, Cotton Mather. Additional questions, please contact the Library.
Finding it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep? Are racing thoughts or worries keeping you awake? Insomnia can sap your energy, affecting memory, mood, health and quality of life. Learn proven ways to neutralize anxiety, relieve tension, and quiet your mind and body to enjoy more restful sleep.
Part of the First Friday for Seniors series
Presented by Carol Palmer, Monmouth Medical Center Program Instructor
Calling all anime fans! If you love anime and manga, you're invited to our Anime Club. Come hang out, watch an anime movie, do some drawing, and talk with other fans about your favorite anime stories and characters. Explore our collection of manga books. You can also help us plan future anime activities!
The Colts Neck Friends of the Library event spells F-U-N-! Calling all fourth graders!!
Spelling bees are held in May and June all over America. Now is your opportunity to learn first hand about the fun and challenge of participation. On Friday, June 3rd at 6:30 PM, the CN Friends of the Library will host the 13th annual town-wide spelling bee in the CN Library conference room. All fourth grade students residing in Colts Neck are invited to register.
The first, second and third place finishers will each receive a monetary prize and trophy. There is an Honorable Mention trophy for fourth place and all participants receive a ribbon. Registration is free and space is limited. Flyers for registration are available at the Colts Neck Library. Please return the flyer to the CN library as soon as possible, but no later than May 27th.
The CN Friends of the Library also invites friends and family to enjoy the spellers as they showcase their talents. Come and be a part of this exciting event ! If you need further information, contact LiliAnn Paras at 732-547-2511 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Family Fun Saturday - Where the Wild Things Are!!! Story and craft. Saturday, June 4 11:00 am.
Ages 2 and up. Regisration is Required.
Attendees may enter to win a family 4-pack of tickets to the Two River Theatre's dramatic presentation of
Where The Wild Things Are on Sunday, June 12 at 10:00 am..
Parents please register EACH CHILD using your email and phone contact info.
The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to the residents of Monmouth County to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions. Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries.
In the library lobby on the first Saturday of each month from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, March through November.
Trained Master Gardener volunteers advise the public about horticultural matters and diagnose and solve home gardening problems. County residents can get free answers to home garden, insect, and pest questions. They can also find out about other educational and informational services and activities, including Community Projects, Gardening Speakers and Horticultural Enrichment.
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.
Flutist Marjorie Koharski, Neptune, and Keith Calmes, a classical guitarist from Spring Lake Heights, will perform works by Vivaldi, Blum and Mozart and familiar Italian serenades as well as music by contemporary Argentine composer Marcelo Coronel and French composer Jean-Maurice Mourat. They will premiere a new piece by local composer Thomas Jones entitled "Serenade for Alto Flute and Guitar."
Mrs. Koharski is a former member of The Monmouth Symphony Orchestra and a member of several flute associations. She is the founder and director of The Festive Flutes. Mrs. Koharski teaches flute in her Neptune studio.
Dr. Calmes has performed as a soloist at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Recital Hall, and with The Monmouth Symphony Orchestra. He is a member of several guitar and string associations. He teaches guitar and related subjects at Howell High School.
The program is made possible by The Friends of the Howell Library.
Local author Mary Lou Irace will do a reading, presentation and signing of her new book. Out of My Dreams is a story of love, loss, and the things we leave behind. A chance encounter on a city street forces Tara Fitzpatrick to examine her life where she will stumble upon a family secret, find love, and discover the power of human connections.
The 28 year-old computer research analyst prefers logical solutions to problems. So when her mundane life is turned upside down after her hometown is devastated by the act of a deranged man, Tara embarks on a quest to discover why a series of unexplained events are happening to her.
Are unresolved issues from her childhood to blame or is a man from her past attempting to send messages through her to his grieving wife? While questioning what is real or imagined, Tara’s journey will open her mind as well as her heart and a surprising discovery will come to light in a place Tara could have never predicted herself. All she has to do is pay attention to the signs.
Author Mary Lou Irace is a former college administrator who earned a Bachelor of Science in Sociology at Rosemont College and a Master of Science in Education at Monmouth University. After raising a family, she decided to start a new career as an author. This is her first novel. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and two daughters.
The award-winning Imperial Brass returns to celebrate American Music Legends. Enjoy this marvelous 26 piece emsemble as they play the music of Leroy Anderson, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein and of course, John Phillip Souza.
Imperial Brass was founded in January, 1991 by Rutgers University alumni Steve Dillon and Jon Korsun with arranger Mark Freeh. This all-brass band's repertoire includes a wide range of styles: brass band classics, contemporary works, classical arrangements, music from Broadway, popular selections, and the opportunity to perform with world class soloists. Throughout the years featured guest artists have included Philip Smith -principal trumpet of the NY Philharmonic, Robert and Nicholas Childs, Andrew Berryman-principal trombone of the Halle Orchestra, Derek Garside, Derek Smith, Warren Vaché, Roger Webster, Chris Jaudes, David Nesbitt, Sharon Moe, Brett Baker and Joseph Alessi-principal trombone of the NY Philharmonic.
Imperial Brass will be conducted by Maestro Anthony LaGruth, who is also Artistic Director and Conductor of the Garden State Philharmonic and Shrewsbury Chorale. Noted for his innovative rapport with audiences, Mr. LaGruth recently made his European debut in Romania leading concerts with several orchestras including the state philharmonics of Satu Mare, Botosani, and Raumnica Valcea. He also made his Lincoln Center debut leading a young artists concerto concert at Alice Tully Hall.
For a taste of Imperial Brass, visit our YouTube channel ( https://youtu.be/qDFjDpmy35w).
Entrance doors open at 12:30pm. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We request that attendees do not hold or reserve seats for others. Library staff reserves a number seats for a limited time before performance.
If you have an 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 (iPad2 and up, and iPad mini).
Space is limited, so please register online, or call the library to reserve your spot
Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Mondays throughout the month, when the Library is open.
Come play Bridge or the age-old game of Mah-Jongg! Join us in the Meeting Room. Participants need to know how to play the game and game sets will be provided. All are welcome!
Directed by Tim Miller
Starring Ryan Reynolds, Ed Skrein, Brianna Hildebrand
108 minutes; (c) 20th Century Fox
Join us as we kick off our Summer Read to Me Club! Learn all about healthy eating and exercising with Muscle Man Mike at his puppet, Soccer Sue!
Registration begins Monday, May 23 for children ages 3 and up with familes.
Comprehensive workshop/Seminar entitled Simple Steps for Staring a Business will be presented by Monmouth SCORE Chapter members:
Gene Wolf, Bill Mirkin and Maureen Dalton
Registration is recommended (so that we have enough materials for everyone), but not required. To register, please call SCORE at 732 224-2573, or go directly to their website at http://monmouth.score.org/localworkshops or send email to: email@example.com
Monmouth/SCORE 36 offers free, confidential, one-on-one business mentoring, always available and forever free. Appointments may be made at numerous locations throughout Monmouth County. Write to them at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Come and play bridge! Monday evenings when the library is open.
Make friends, talk about books, and read and learn in a relaxed community setting. The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) offers an opportunity for adults and teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to participate in a weekly book club. The group meets Mondays at 6:30 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.
Space is limited; please register by calling Beth Miller at 1-866-941-8188.
SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses. Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month. An appointment is required. Please call the library at 732-449-8877 to schedule an appointment.
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.
Primary Election Site for Manalapan Districts 6, 14, 17 & 26
Election booths will be in Rooms 4 and 5 and 1.
In 1919, Rachel Rabinowitz is a vivacious four-year-old living with her family in a crowded tenement on New York City’s Lower Eastside. When tragedy strikes, Rachel is separated from her brother Sam and sent to a Jewish orphanage where Dr. Mildred Solomon is conducting medical research. Subjected to X-ray treatments that leave her disfigured, Rachel suffers years of cruel harassment from the other orphans. But when she turns fifteen, she runs away to Colorado hoping to find the brother she lost and discovers a family she never knew she had.
Though Rachel believes she’s shut out her painful childhood memories, years later she is confronted with her dark past when she becomes a nurse at Manhattan’s Old Hebrews Home and her patient is none other than the elderly, cancer-stricken Dr. Solomon. Rachel becomes obsessed with making Dr. Solomon acknowledge, and pay for, her wrongdoing. But each passing hour Rachel spends with the old doctor reveal to Rachel the complexities of her own nature. She realizes that a person’s fate—to be one who inflicts harm or one who heals—is not always set in stone.
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.
A man forms an unexpected bond with a transient woman living in her van that's parked in his driveway. Directed by Nicholas Hytner. Starring Maggie Smith, Jim Broadbent, and Alex Jennings.
Drama/Comedy – 104 minutes.
The Beekeeper's Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honeybees Feed America
Recounts the experience of John Miller, one of the country’s foremost migratory beekeepers, who, despite mysterious epidemics that threaten the American honeybee population – and the nation’s agribusiness – forges on and moves ahead in a new natural world.
Copies are available at the Circulation Desk
The Colts Neck Community Garden is beginning a new series entitled, "Poetry in the Garden." The only limiting factor is your imagination! Write a poem, bring a favorite poem** , write a short story, bring a favorite short story, bring a photo and tell a story, act out your favorite poem....the possibilities are endless. Bottom line, share what your feel comfortable sharing and/or simply come to listen and enjoy the company. All ages are welcome and encouraged. We will meet at the garden every first Tuesday of the month at 7:00PM. Our first meeting will be June 7th.
If time permits and the heart is willing, we could all enjoy a short nature walk afterwards, maybe even a night hike with a fire at the end. We can't have a real fire, but there are ways of creating a fire without a flame. You'll have to come to discover the secret.
**Poetry books can be found in Section 811 or J811 (childrens).
De-stress through gentle yoga, breathing and meditation.
In this session you will: experience gentle yoga, learn about different sources of energy and the tendencies of our mind; learn some simple yet powerful breathing techniques; experience a guided meditation; and learn about the Art of Living "Happiness Program." No yoga mat or equipment is needed.
Space is limited. Please register online or call 1-866-941-8188 to reserve a space.
Do you want to speak English? Come and join the English conversation classes:
All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:20 pm.
If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x7222.
– Ages 10 - 24 months, only, please!
Experience the magic and fun of music and play with your little one when Gymboree visits the library.
Space is limited; register in-person, by phone, or online at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa beginning Wednesday, May 25.
A dramatization of the Kennedy administration's struggle to contain the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962. Stars Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Shawn Driscoll. 145 minutes.
Schoolage Storytime about Friends. stories and a craft. Grades K and up Registration is required. Parents please
register EACH CHILD using your email and phone contact info.
Hear a horse story and create your own paper horse.
Ages 3 and up.
Trained Master Gardener volunteers advise the public about horticultural matters and diagnose and solve home gardening problems. County residents may get free answers to home garden, insect, and pest questions. They may also find out about other educational and informational services and activities, including Community Projects, Gardening Speakers and Horticultural Enrichment.
During the Battle of Monmouth, the controversial Revolutionary War General Charles Lee had a critical effect - on both sides. The song Stay Alive, from the Pulitzer Prize winning play Hamilton, musically depicts a key military tactical decision between George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and Charles Lee.
As President of Friends of Monmouth Battlefield, Dr. David Martin, an award-winning author, teacher and historian, offers an unique perspective on the military leaders' decisions in this critical time of America's history. Drawing heavily from Lee’s two most recent biographical studies, Dr. Martin will talk about Lee's leadership before the Revolutionary War and the command challenges he presented to both George Washington and the British during the Revolution. He will focus on Lee’s defense of his actions and decisions at Monmouth, a role for which he was court-martialed after the Battle. Please join Dr. Martin for the latest in his series on important historic individuals who have shaped Monmouth County.
No pre-registration needed.
Do you want to speak English? Come and join our English Conversation Classes. Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community. Meet and speak with others who are learning English. All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, June 8 - August 24, 2016 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.
Learn everything you need to know about purchasing a new home including:
Sponsored by Realty Connect Group, LLC
Sign up below or by calling the library at 732-264-7164.
Medicare Made Clear is a free educational event that will help you understand your Medicare options and answer your questions presented by John A. Sullivan of United Healthcare.
Directed by: David Gordon Green
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Billy Bob Thornton, Anthony Mackie, Zoe Kazan, Scoot McNairy, Ann Dowd
This satirical comedy gives viewers an inside look at the high-stakes, win-at-all-costs world of politics. Bullock is hired to work on the campaign of a Bolivian presidential candidate who has fallen behind in the polls. She faces off against her rival who is working on the opponent's campaign and is also looking for every opportunity to antagonize her. The film is loosely based on the 2005 documentary of the same name by Rachel Boynton.
Set in the 1930’s, A Danish artist becomes enamored with his feminine identity after he poses as a female model for one of his wife’s paintings. Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard Biography, Drama, Romance 1 hr. 59 min.
Lions Gate Films, Inc.
HOT New Release at the Library: Don Verdean (PG-13) (2015)
Jared Hess, director of enjoyable off-beat quirky comedies 'Napoleon Dynamite" and 'Nacho Libre', goes in a bit of a different direction here with his first foray into legitimate, cinematic storytelling, yet quirky comedy nonetheless. Follow Don Verdean (Rockwell) and an ensamble cast, as he sides with a local church to try and hunt down religious artifacts believed, if found, to drive people to their church. As treasure after treasure is "found", the church he is employed by grows restless for an even BIGGER discovery. Come enjoy this compelling comedy that raises points about belief vs. following a popular movement. Adventure/Comedy/Drama—90 minutes.
Directed by Michael Cimino
Starring Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, George Kennedy, Catherine Bach, Gary Busey
115 minutes, (c) United Artists
Join us to kick off our annual summer reading festivities with the DoOdle Dude!
Kids will follow Dude’s “Draw with Me” presentation as he jumpstarts their imaginations into creating characters and scenes in a way only the Dude knows how! Don’t miss this hands-on, interactive afternoon, and don’t forget to sign up for summer reading, too! No registration required. All ages welcome!
Colts Neck Trail Riders Club will help kick off our summer reading club with
miniature horse-drawn cart rides at the Library. Take a fun ride, then get a goodie bag
after signing up for the On Your Mark, Get Set…READ! Club.
*The event will be held in the back lot of the library and will be closed during the time of the program. Please allow time for parking which will be available in the municipal lot and on street.
Design your own edible, Butterfly Cupcake!
Call, stop in or register online beginning Thursday, May 26
Please alert us to any allergies you child may have.
Join us as we kickoff our Vacation Reading Club! See live animals from around the world and learn about their habitats,
what they eat and how they survive!
Registration begins Thursday, May 26 for ages 5 and up (with parent/caregiver)
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 & Discussion Series.
Continuing with Author Diana Gabaldon's second Outlander book, Dragonfly in Amber Outlander, the group will share your thoughts, questions, and feelings about this multi-genre, epic work - and maybe even a few words about the show. You may love it, ya ken.
Please check with our Circulation staff as a limited number of books are available.
Join Tyesha S. Rice as she shares some of her poems on empowered women journeying in faith. The Power of Witnessing His Word is Tyesha's first book. She will read some of her poems and speak about her writing process. Enjoy intriguing dialogue, challenging inquiry, and delightful engagement with this local poet. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Tyesha S. Rice is a Christian poet from Aberdeen, New Jersey with centering in diligence and service. She has earned a B. A. in Religion from Douglass College of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey and a M. Div. degree from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia.
This is your opportunity to get great deals on gently used books, audios, videos, DVD's, music CD's, games, puzzles and more. Check it out!
(Monday, June 20-$1 a bag begins)
Share some stories and make a gift for someone special!
Registration begins Monday, June 6 for children ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver.
Kids will learn the importance of health and fitness on their level! Children will be engaged, entertained and taught about how to keep their bodies healthy. Don't miss out on this amazing show! Please register beginning May 31 in person, by phone or online.
Kick off the Vacation Reading Club with Touch the Music, a great musical time. Look at, touch, and play the instruments!
Ages 6 and up
Read Sink or Swim by Valerie Coulman and help decide what sinks or floats!
Registration begins Monday, June 6 for Grades K and up.
Do you want to speak English? Come and join the Beginning English conversation classes:
If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.
Toddler and parents will hear a story and make a clothes pin horse. Ages 2 & 3 with an adult. Registration is required. Parents please register
EACH CHILD with your email and phone contact info.
Two sisters decide to throw one last house party before their parents sell their family home. Directed by Jason Moore. Starring Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, and Maya Rudolph.
Comedy- 118 minutes.
In Pittsburgh, accomplished pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu uncovers the truth about brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions in the course of normal play. Directed by Peter Landesman. Starring Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, and Albert Brooks.
Drama/Sports – 123 minutes.
New Movie June
James Donovan is a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. Starring Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance
Work in groups or individually to create your own LEGO® designs based on this month's theme: Shape Up!
Grades K and up. Registration is required. LEGO® bricks will be provided by the library.
Kids! Paws For Reading- Read To a Therapy Dog! Come practice your reading skills with these lovable dog friends. Bring your favorite book
or pick one from our shelves. Grades K and up. Registration is Required. Parents Please register EACH CHILD using your email and phone
contact info. This is the last one for this year, we will begin again in October.
Directed by Duke Johnson, Charlie Kaufman
Starring David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan
Directors Duke Johnson and Charlie Kaufman use stop-motion animation and felt puppets to tell the tale of motivational speaker Michael Stone (voiced by David Thewlis), whose anxieties have robbed him of all joy. But on a speaking tour, he meets a woman who may just revive his soul (Jennifer Jason Leigh).
90 minutes, © Paramount
An enterprising little girl enters her school’s Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest. Starring: Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah, Abdullrahman Al Gohani (Drama) 1hr. 38 min.
Sony Picture Classics
A young couple struggles to repair a hopelessly dilapidated house. Stars Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Alexander Godunov. 91 minutes
In February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod and literally ripping it in half. On a small lifeboat faced with frigid temperatures and 70-foot high waves, four members of the Coast Guard set out to rescue the more than 30 stranded sailors trapped aboard the rapidly-sinking vessel. Starring Casey Affleck, Chris Pine and Ben Foster. 117 minutes
Schoolage stories to celebrate Fly a Kite Day. Stories and a craft. Grades K and up. Registration is Required. Parents
please register EACH CHILD using your email and phone contact info.
Grades 1 and up. Come in and read a favorite story to a dog friend.
The dogs will love listening to you.
Please choose one session.
Call, stop in or register online begining on Thursday,June 2
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog.
Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves.
Ages 3 1/2 and up.
*The event will be held in the grassy area opposite the library. Please allow time for street parking on day of program.
- Grades K and Up
Mr. Scott delivers a uniquely creative and energetic, interactive concert experience where sports create No Couch Potatoes. His multi-faceted show is guided by his improvisational spirit and features his own brand of zany physical theatrics, coupled with dynamic original music and comical lyrics.
Presented by: Ocean Township Friends of the Library
Space is limited; register in-person, by phone, or online at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa beginning Wednesday, June 1.
Call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, June 2.
All Ages. Meet Dazzle, our Husky Friend. Dazzle loves children and books. Bring a favorite book to read or chose from our selection.
Thomas Edison State University will speak with prospective students about the educational opportunities with the University. Open discussions will take place with regard to admissions, enrollment, financial aid, degree programs and more.
In this lecture, learn to quickly and easily use the Internet to find relevant web pages, news articles, pictures, and other resources. Easy-to-follow examples show you how to effectively use most of the Internet's popular search engines and directories. From navigation buttons to URLs and from bookmarks to browsers, basic search strategies and advanced search features will be discussed.
Have fun with Ronald Live! Make the world a happier place.
Seniors are invited to join this book discussion club which meets every third Thursday of the month.
The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs
A heartfelt, and riveting biography of the short life of a talented young African-American man who escapes the slums of Newark for Yale University.
Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.
This acclaimed book by first-time author Atticus Lish tells the story of Zou Lei, orphan of the desert, who migrates to work in America and finds herself slaving in New York's kitchens. She falls in love with a young man whose heart has been broken in another desert. A new life may be possible if together they can survive homelessness, lockup, and the young man's nightmares, which may be more prophecy than madness.
Preschool children will hear a story and make a horse craft. Ages 3 1/2 to 5 (no adult) Registration is required. Parents, Please register
EACH CHILD using your email and phone info.
Directed by: John Crowley
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson
An Irish immigrant lands in 1950's Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.
Set in the winter of 1820, the crew of Essex, the New England whaling ship, struggle to survive after an attack by a whale leaves them stranded at sea for three months. Inspired by Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, and Brendan Gleeson. Action, Adventure, Biography 2 hrs. 5 min.
HOT Films at the Library: Aloha (PG-13) (2016)
In this Cameron Crowe film, a miliary contractor (Bradley Cooper) is rehired by an old boss to oversee the launch of a weapons satellite in Hawaii, returning to the site of his greatest career triumphs. He reconnects with an old love (Rachel McAdams) but becomes increasingly attracted to an Air Force pilot (Emma Stone) assinged to watch over him. Also staring Danny McBride, Alec Baldwin, and Bill Murray. Comedy/Drama/Romance—105 minutes.
Directed by Lewis Milstone
Starring Adolphe Menjou, Pat O'Brien, Mary Brian, Edward Everett Horton, Walter Catlett
100 minutes, (c) United Artists
This true story describes the work of an English professor who taught Shakespeare in a prison for ten years and became an important influence on one prisoner, Larry Newton, who is serving a life sentence without parole.
Listen to a story and build a LEGO® creation at the library’s fun and exciting LEGO® Storytime Club! LEGO® bricks will be supplied. No registration required.This program is recommended for children grades K and up.
Listen to a story and build a DUPLO® creation at the library’s fun and exciting DUPLO® Storytime Club! DUPLO® bricks will be supplied. No registration required.This program is recommended for children grades ages 2 1/2- 4.
Listen to a summer story and decorate a picture frame!
Registration begins Thursday,June 9 for children ages 5 and up.
Shoot baskets through your miniature hoop!
Call, stop in or register online beginning Thursday, June 2
Celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare, the Dead Beat Poets Society will be performing a stage reading of the following play: A Midsummer Night's Dream. All are welcome to participate. Please Bring Your Own Book. Reservations are required. Please contact the Library.
The singers in this group are all members of the "Red Bank Area Chapter" of the "Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America, Inc.". Their Name-Matinee Idles- was chosen because most of it's members are retired, or semi retired, and the groups rehearsals and most of their performances are in the afternoon. In addition to traditional Barbershop style, the groups repertoire includes more recent songs sung in a Barbershop Style as well as inspirational and patriotic selections.
Join us for an afternoon of Barbershop!
Family yoga fun with Miss Alice. Ages 2 and up. Come dressed prepared to move. Bring a towel or your yoga mat.
Ages 2 and up. Registration is Required. Parents please register EACH CHILD using your email and phone contact info.
Join us for an afternoon of classical and Spanish/Argentine music! Marjorie Koharski, Flute Master, is a member of The Monmouth Symphony Orchestra, The Elysion Winds Quintet, and former faculty member of The Monmouth Conservatory of Music, member of the New York Flute Club, The New Jersey Flute Society and The National Flute Assocaition, in which she attends their annual conventions and performs in cities throughtout the United States. She performs in a flute and classical guitar duo with Keith Calmes, a flute and violin duo, and a flute and harp duo.
Dr. Keith Calmes has been coined a "master musician" by Guitar for the Practicing Musician Magazine. Keith has earned degrees in Classical Guitar Performance from the University of Southern California, California State University Northridge and The Julliard School. As winner of the Artists International competition, Keith gave his Carnegie Recital Hall debut in 1992.
Registration is not needed for this program, but seating is on a first- come, first-serve basis.
Directed by Michael Dougherty
Starring Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner
When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max (Emjay Anthony) is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Little does he know, this lack of festive spirit has unleashed the wrath of Krampus: a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers. All hell breaks loose as beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own, laying siege to the fractured family's home and forcing them to fight for each other if they hope to survive.
98 minutes; (c) Universal
Throw on your lab coat and buckle up - you are about to experience a fast-paced journey into the science of power and energy!
We'll make things fly, bounce, transform, and soar with exciting, hands-on experiments that will have you laughing, learning, and ready for an
On Your Mark, Get Set... READ! summer!
Fun for the whole family! Children under 4 must be accompanied by an adult.
Free admission by ticket only, available at Hazlet Library's Circulation Desk.
Elfrieda, a world-renowned pianist, glamorous, wealthy, and happily married: she wants to die. Yolandi, divorced, broke, sleeping with the wrong men as she tries to find true love: she desperately wants to keep her older sister alive. But Elf's latest suicide attempt is a shock: she is three weeks away from the opening of her highly anticipated international tour. Can she be nursed back to "health" in time? Does it matter? As the situation becomes ever more complicated, Yoli faces the most terrifying decision of her life.
"A Good Man is Hard to Find" by Flannery O'Connor
The Sounds of the South
Flannery O'Connor is seen by 21st century critics as one of the most significant American fiction writers of the last century and a master of short fiction. Her writing is distinguished by a striking mix of humor, violence, and religious themes.
"A Good Man is Hard to Find" is O'Connor's most famous story. In it, a grandmother, her son Bailey, and his family plan a short vacation to Florida. However, the unnamed grandmother would rather go to Tennessee. She uses news of the Florida escape of a notorious killer, the Misfit, to try to get her way, but fails. The grandmother's attempt to manipulate her son, her insistence on dressing well so that people will know she is a lady, and her superficial interactions with her grandchildren are quite funny, but also reveal the woman's pride, pettiness, and self-centeredness.
The story of Eddie Edwards, the notoriously tenacious British underdog ski jumper who charmed the world at the 1988 Winter Olympics. Directed by Dexter Fletcher. Starring Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, and Tom Costello.
Biography/Comedy/Sports – 106 minutes.
In 2010, the eyes of the world turned to Chile, where 33 miners had been buried alive by the catastrophic explosion and collapse of a 100-year-old gold and copper mine. Over the next 69 days, an international team worked night and day in a desperate attempt to rescue the trapped men as their families and friends, as well as millions of people globally, waited and watched anxiously for any sign of hope. Starring Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, and Juliette Bincohe
Challenge: Race against your friends to construct the most powerful and accurate mini-catapult!
Time to tap your toes and play"Twister."
Katalin Szabo, founder of the Academy of Metaphysics and Spiritual Studies, will speak about:
Learn to raise your vibration frequency to rise above problems, manage stress, and take control of your life before it takes control of you!
Katalin Szabo founded The Academy of Metaphysics and Spiritual Studies twenty-two years ago. It now has locations in seven countries with classes in five languages.
Magazine editor Linda Gilman (Bette Davis) and former flame Carey Jackson (Robert Montgomery) find love again in this 1948 classic. As a foreign correspondent recently returned from Europe, Montgomery is hired to be Gilman’s assistant and must accompany her to cover a story- a wedding in Indiana. But complications arise when Montgomery discovers the bride's sister is in love with the groom, while the bride herself seems to prefer the groom's brother. Comedy 1 hr. 36min.
Stepdad Brad Whitaker is a radio host trying to get his stepchildren to love him and call him "Dad," but his plans turn upside down when the biological father, Dusty Mayron, returns. Stars Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini. 96 minutes.
Schoolage Summer Madness Storytime - Come celebrate the beginning of summer with stories and a mystery craft.
Grades K and up. Registration is Required. Parents please register EACH CHILD using your email and phone info.
Learn about these special animals with Julie Richards, President of the Colts Neck Trail Riders Club.
At the end of the program you will be able to pet and interact with a live miniature horse.
The event will be held outside in the library parking lot.
All Ages. Registration requested.
- All Ages
It’s Summertime! Let’s catch some sun with sports suncatchers. This project is sure to add sparkle to your summer.
Meet Fez and Indy. Learn all about Mustangs and Standardbred Horses. To be held outside the Library, so check in if you are concerned about the weather!
So, what's the big deal? Geocaching isn't about finding a big treasure: it's about Looking. And, with over 2 million geocaches hidden in over 222 countries, geocaching is also a way to feel like a part of something that is both hugely popular and personally fulfilling.
In this Part Two, we will be making Geocaching containers out of bottle caps, and then we will discuss library caches.
Join us as we discuss Faith Club by Ranya Idliby
Traces how three American women of different faiths worked together to understand one another while identifying the connections between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and openly discussing the issues that divided them.
Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill
Kidnapped from Africa as a child, Aminata Diallo is enslaved in South Carolina but escapes during the chaos of the Revolutionary War. In Manhattan she becomes a scribe for the British, recording the names of blacks who have served the King and earned their freedom in Nova Scotia. But the hardship and prejudice of the new colony prompt her to follow her heart back to Africa, then on to London, where she bears witness to the injustices of slavery and its toll on her life and a whole people.
When Doris, a sixty- something year old woman begins to romantically pursue John, the company’s new hip art director, who is half her age, she is surprised when she is welcomed into his social circle. Her new life creates a rift between family and friends who try to convince her that she is making a fool of herself. Comedy-drama. Starring: Sally Field, Max Greenfield, Tyne Daly, 1 hr.35 min.
Columbia Pictures Industries
Directed by: J J Abrams
Starring: Andy Serkis, Harrison Ford, Dumhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill
An ex-stormtrooper, a scrappy desert dweller and a droid companion get caught up in a galactic war when they come across a map containg the whereabouts of the vanished Luke Skywalker. They soon embark on an epic adventure that brings them face-to-face with heroes from the past.
Make your own food models from clay.
Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.
Call, stop in or register online beginning Thursday,June 9 Mar at 9:00 am
Directed by Charles Brabin
Starring Clark Gable, Jim Rellence, Madge Evans, Marie Prevost, and Lew Cody
82 minutes, (c) MGM
HOT New Release at the Library: The Choice (PG-13) (2016)
In this romantic drama adapted from the Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name, medical student Gabby (Teresa Palmer) moves next door to charming North Carolina womanizer Travis (Benjamin Walker). Over the course of a decade, the two face ups and downs, as well as facing their own demons about what may be important to them. Drama/Romance—110 minutes.
Come meet and greet Buster, Star and their owner Erica Todd from the Knight Riders 4-H club of Monmouth County.
To be held in the library parking lot weather permitting. No registration required.
June is Horse Month!
Miniature horses are small animals used for domestic purposes. They are docile, calm in nature, very friendly and do not exceed 34 inches in height.
Come meet and greet Buster, Star and their owner, Erica Todd from the Knight Riders 4-H Club of Monmouth County. This program is sure to delight the entire family!
This program is weather dependent
Minecraft workshop with Dan Weissman. Registration Required.
Summer Reading Club Kickoff Event- Ages Prek and up, with parent/guardian
Eyes of the Wild presents Survival of the Fittest!
Please note. This program will be held at the Holmdel Senior Center. 6 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel.
This live wildlife show features some of nature's most physically fit creatures! Learn about the speed, agility, strength, flexibility and stamina of these amazing, rescued animals.
Would you believe that more than 50 chronic health conditions are caused by poor digestive health?
Join us and learn how your gut health is linked to your overall health. Learn the hidden secrets to health and your microbiome. Learn how to heal your digestion naturally and how to eat for optimal health and disease prevention.
Sponsored by Simpurity Health LLC
Family Fun Monday! Come celebrate Great Backyard Campout Day!!! Camping stories, make a craft and enjoy a camping treat!
Registration is Required. Ages 2 and up. Parents Please register EACH CHILD using your email and phone contact info.
NOTE; Please alert the librarian in advance if your child has food allergies. Thank you.
Explore light and color and let the sunshine in!
Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.
Call, stop in or register online beginning Thursday, June 16 at 9:00 am
Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old
Enjoy stories and make a fun craft.
Ben Whittaker is a 70-year-old widower who has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin. Starring Rober DeNiro and Anne Hathaway.
Jesse Owens' quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy. Directed by Stephen Hopkins. Starring Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, and Eli Goree
Biography/Drama/Sport – 134 minutes.
Upcycle plastic bags into a heavy-duty, versatile rope you can use to lug things, limbo under, or leap over!
Directed by Paul Dahlio
Starring Katie Holmes, Luke Kirby, Christine Lahti
Katie Holmes and Luke Kirby star as two poets with bipolar disorders whose art is fueled by their emotional extremes. When they meet in a treatment facility, their chemistry is instant and intense, driving each other to new heights. They pursue their passion, which breaks outside the bounds of sanity and swings them from fantastical highs to tormented lows, until they ultimately must choose between sanity and love. Touched with Fire was an official selection at the SXSW Film Festival.
106 minutes, © Roadside Attractions
Eveline by James Joyce - Will a young woman’s only chance for love be foreshadowed by a family promise?
Published in 1904
A kidnapped boy strikes up a friendship with his captor: an escaped convict on the run from the law, headed by an honorable U.S. Marshal. Stars Kevin Costner, Clint Eastwood, Laura Dern. 138 minutes.
Schoolage storytime with cowboy stories and a craft. Grades K and up. Registration is Required. Parents please register EACH CHILD
using your email and phone info.
With Monmouth Park nearby, celebrate NJ Horse Month with an equine racing craft. We will make
horse puppets and design racing silks for them. Gallop in for a great time!
Space is limited; register in-person, by phone, or online at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa beginning Wednesday, June 1.
Read any book from the Fred Bowen Sports Story, discuss it, and make a Lego creation.
Join us to learn about the A, B, C, & D's of Medicare.
Presented by Golden Years Design Benefits, Inc.
Sign up for the Summer Reading Program with the Magic of Bob Lloyd.
Directed by: Jon Erwin and Andy Erwin
Starring: Sean Astin, Brando Eaton, C. Thomas Howell, Jon Voight, Nicholas Bishop, Virginia Williams
After racial tensions begin to boil over at a high school in the 1970's, the school's football coach allows a local man preaching a message of positivity, faith, and love to speak to his players. Their play begins to improve and the town begins to heal socially and spiritually in response.
The Star Wars saga continues with this seventh installment. Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, The First Order emerges and attempts to rule the galaxy, and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them along with a little help from the resistance. Starring: Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher Action, Adventure, Fantasy 2 hr. 16 min.
Walt Disney Pictures
HOT New Release at the Library: Race (PG-13) (2016)
This drama, based on true events of of legendary athlete Jesse Owens (Stephen James), in the mid 1930's, and his inspiring journey to overcome racism at home in American and abroad, tying up with his triumphant track-and-field performance at the 1934 Olmpics Games in Berlin under the training of gruff Ohio State coach Larry Snyder (Jason Sudeikis). While Owens contends with a German racing rivalry, Olympic committtee members (William Hurt and Jeremy Irons) deal with the Nazi porpaganda minister and his desire to make the Games a celebration of Aryan supremacy. Drama/Biography—134 minutes.
"Ain't no mountain high enough" for Sudha Pamidimukkala!
Sudha is a Monmouth County resident, a mother and the first Indian to solo Denali in Alaska (the highest mountain in North America at 20,308') and the only Indian woman to solo Aconcagua in Argentina (the highest mountain in western hemisphere at 22,841'). She will present slides of her mountaineering adventures and share her passion for the outdoors and especially the mountains.
Join us as she tells her inspiring story and shares her experiences in these beautiful places as well as the hardships that she had to face.
Monmouth County Library Headquarters and All Branches are closed Monday, July 4, 2016.
All free with your card; just visit www.monmouthcountylib.org for:
audio & eBooks (Overdrive);
reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,
Connect with us via email: email@example.com
Mondays, 9:30am, no sessions July 4 and August 29
Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am. No sessions August 30
Mondays, 10:15am , no sessions July 4 and August 29
Tuesdays, 11:40am. No session August 30
Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am. No sessions August 31
Mondays, 11:00am, no sessions July 4, and August 29
Mondays, 1:30pm, no sessions July 4 and August 29
Wednesdays, 1:30pm. No session August 31
On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two brothers—bicycle mechanics from Dayton, Ohio—changed history. But it would take the world some time to believe that the age of flight had begun, with the first powered machine carrying a pilot.
Orville and Wilbur Wright were men of exceptional courage and determination, and of far-ranging intellectual interests and ceaseless curiosity. When they worked together, no problem seemed to be insurmountable. Wilbur was unquestionably a genius. Orville had such mechanical ingenuity as few had ever seen. That they had no more than a public high school education and little money never stopped them in their mission to take to the air. Nothing did, not even the self-evident reality that every time they took off, they risked being killed.
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.
"It Happened in Brooklyn"
History was made in 1947 when Jackie Robinson broke the professional baseball race barrier and signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers to become the first African American MLB player.
Starring Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford
**Poetry books can be found in Section 811 or J811 (childrens).
The Promise: A Novel
By Ann Weisgarber
In this work of historical fiction, Catherine Wainwright flees Dayton, Ohio, in the wake of a terrible scandal and agrees to marry a recently widowed, childhood admirer on Galveston Island, Texas. Catherine’s sudden arrival comes as a great shock to the household. As relationships begin to be revealed, the most powerful hurricane in Texas history descends upon the island.
Two bipolar patients meet in a psychiatric hospital and begin a romance that brings out all of the beauty and horror of their condition. Stars Katie Holmes, Luke Kirby, Christine Lahti. 106 minutes.
Directed by: Ross Katz
Starring: Alexandra Daddario, Maggie Grace, Teresa Palmer, Tom Welling, Tom Wilkinson, Benjamin Walker
Medical student, Gabby, moves next door to a charming womanizer named Travis, and they quickly develop feelings for each other that blossom into love. Over the course of a decade their relationship faces ups and downs as they try to decide what they want out of life and what is truly important to them.
Learn how to make beautiful sheets of paper and take them home with you.
Grades - 3-5
Call, stop in or register online begining on Thursday, June 23.
As 11-year-old Riley prepares to navigate a new city and attend a new school, her emotional headquarters becomes a hotbed of activity between Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness. 95 minutes
Children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.
No registration or tickets
Lower Gallery Meeting Rooms 1, 2, and 3
For babies ages 10-23 months and toddlers 2-3 1/2. Play and Sing your favorite nursery rhymes with Youth Stages' performer Emily Vorp.
Make your own downhill skiers and see them ski down a slope!
Grade in September - 1 and up
Call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, June 30
Take steps toward vibrant health and freeing your mind from everyday stress. Learn about breath, vibration, concentration, and movement in this relaxing and uplifting class.
Steven Russell, Becoming Sound Yoga, is a certified teacher of Dharma Yoga, has studied with Sri Dharma Mittra in NYC, and has been practicing yoga for over fifteen years. He welcomes from beginner to experienced yogis.If you are questioning whether you are ready for Yoga, Steven offers a video to help you make your decision. http://youtu.be/COnkHsCvLHA
If you decide to join us, this program is for adults, ages 18 and older. Please bring a mat, or large towel to class.
Sessions will be held on Mondays: July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1
As 11 - year old Riley prepares to navigate a new city and attend a new school, her emotional headquarters becomes a hotbed of activity between Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness. 95 minutes. Free Admission! No tickets are required! Children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.
An Irish immigrant lands in 1950's Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.
Starring Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, and Domhnall Gleeson.
Artist Julie Farel will introduce you to the newest way to channel your inner artist - with coloring pencils! Easy to carry and set up, Pencil Art is perfect for where YOU are this summer!
Julie will teach how to bring drama to your creations with shading and blending. Ms. Farel will help you complete an art piece of your own! You supply the creativity; Julie supplies the designs and materials. Class begins at 6pm sharp.
While this popular class is free, pre-registration is limited and required. Registration will open on Monday, June 13, 2016; please register by clicking on the reservation box below, or calling HQ Reference Desk: 732 431 7220 x7222.
While you are visiting, please be sure to enjoy Julie's art display in Library Headquarters.
Please drop into Library/Section for Art Expressions books
The story of two Danish families: A doctor who commutes between his idyllic home in Demark and his job at an African refugee camp, and a young boy who defends the doctor’s son from bullying. When tragedy strikes, they must choose between revenge and forgiveness. Starring: Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, Markus Rygaard Drama 1 hr. 59 min.
A man crippled by the mundanity of his life experiences something out of the ordinary. Stars David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan. 90 minutes.
Live Animals for Grades 2 and Up. Hunters of the Sky presented by Woodford Cedar Run.
The Monmouth County Library Teen Advisory Board meets monthly at Headquarters in Manalapan. You can earn Community Service Hours by joining this great group. Come out and meet new friends, have a snack and share your ideas for teen programming, teen collections, and more
Meet the evil villian who steals Energy!
Presented by New Jersey Natural Gas.
Directed by: Shintaro Shimosawa
Starring: Josh Duhamel, Al Pacino, Anthony Hopkins, Malin Akerman, Julia Stiles, Alice Eve
A lawyer attempts to bring an unethical pharmaceutical executive to justice for manipulating drug trials, but his case is soon undermined when he is targeted by a blackmail scheme involving an extramarital affair.
Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.
Call, stop in or register online beginning on Thursday, June 30.
William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night will be performed live by The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's Next Stage Ensemble, featuring young actors from across the US.
Written in 1601 or 1602, Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies. Shipwrecked on an island far from home, Viola disguises herself as a man and seeks employ in the home of a powerful and love-struck Duke. Mistaken identities, misplaced love and music make this play perfect for a fun summer evening.
Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is New Jersey's only professional theatre company dedicated to Shakespeare's canon and other classic masterworks. Next Stage Ensemble, was created to foster the work of early career actors and to train them in ensemble-based performance techniques. Participants work with The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey resident directors and guest directors on a fully developed production of an abridged classic play.
Join artist Barbara Freiberg and create your very own vase and flower drawing based on Henri Matisse's style. As a participant you will learn about Matisse the artist, his pieces of work, how to use lines, shapes and angles to help complete you very own drawing. Regular pencils & watercolor pencils will be used and all supplies will be provided.
Ms. Freiberg has been creating and teaching art classes for several years. She enjoys drawing, painting and collage making. She is very interested in helping others learn to become more creative and improve their drawing skills. Barbara has a BA in Studio Art from SUNY Binghamton, New Jersey and Florida Art Teaching Certificate for grades K-12, several years experience teaching art classes at libraries for children, teens and adults, as well as experience teaching art in public and private schools.
This class is for those aged 18 and above.
Registration is required and limited to 15 guests! ~~Register in-person, by phone, or online (just click "register" below) beginning June 14th~~~
There will be a waiting list and we will work from that in the event someone can not attend. Calls will be made the day before & day of to confirm your attendance: if we do not hear from you, we will move on to the next registered patron. Please arrive promptly so class may start on time. Time will be allotted for further assistance and/or questions you may have for the artist.
If you should have any questions, please feel free to call the Branch Manager at 732-431-5656.
When hotel owner Dracula worries that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson Dennis isn't showing signs of being a vampire, he puts him through a "monster-in-training" boot camp. 89 minutes
See if you can spot the performing fleas and make your own trapeze artist.
Call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, July 7
Children entering grades 3-5.
Registration is necessary.
Debbie Hadley from WILD Jersey will present a hands-on program on how to make handmade paper from pulp.
Please note. This program will be held at the Holmdel Seniors Center. 6 crawfords corner Road, Holmdel.
Crime and Mystery Short Stories
"The Whimper of Whipped Dogs" by Harlan Ellison
"The Whimper of Whipped Dogs" is the story of a woman brutally murdered in a courtyard while residents watched, not one responding to her cries for help, not even calling the police. The story concerns the aftermath and the decision the young woman protagonist, one of the watchers, makes at the end of the story.
When hotel owner Dracula worries that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson Dennis isn't showing signs of being a vampire, he puts him through a "monster-in-training" boot camp. 89 minutes. Free admission! No tickets required! Children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.
A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family.
Starring Cary Grand and Raymond Massey.
In this musical comedy spoof of the roaring twenties, young Millie (Julie Andrews) plans to find a job as a stenographer and marry a wealthy employer. Although she is fond of penniless paper-clip salesman Jimmy (James Fox), she's determined to marry company man Trevor Graydon (John Gavin), who loves Millie's roommate Dorothy Brown (Mary Tyler Moore). As all four try to find love, the girls’ evil landlady Mrs. Meers (Beatrice Lillie) schemes to sell the orphaned Dorothy into white slavery. 2hrs. 18min.
Inspired by true events, this is a feel good story about Michael Eddie Edwards an unlikely but courageous British ski jumper who never stopped believing in himself even as an entire nation was counting him out. Starring Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken and Taron Egerton. 106 minutes.
As an American ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya, a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos. Stars John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, James Badge Dale. 144 minutes.
Call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, July 7.
Call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, July 7.
Read any wellness or fitness book to Styx, our smooth collie, who loves children and books.
Safety tips for you and your bicycle from the Mid-Atlantic Foundation for Safety and Education.
The story of a lifetime told in the eye of a hurricane.
Maria Sirena tells stories. She does it for money—she was a favorite in the cigar factory where she worked as a lettora—and for love, spinning gossamer tales out of her own past for the benefit of friends and family. But now, like a modern-day Scheherazade, she will be asked to tell a story so that eight women can keep both hope and themselves alive.
Cuba, 1963. Hurricane Flora, one of the deadliest hurricanes in recorded history, is bearing down on the island. Seven women have been evacuated from their homes and herded into the former governor’s mansion, where they are watched over by another woman, a young soldier of Castro’s new Cuba named Ofelia.
The Distant Marvels is a family saga, a love story, a stunning historical account of the struggle against oppressors, and a long tender plea for forgiveness smf finally, a life-affirming novel about love that lasts a lifetime and the very art of storytelling itself.
Directed by: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Starring: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlet Johansson, Jonah Hill, Frances McDormand, Channing Tatum
A slick Hollywood fixer is pressed into action when a superstar actor is kidnapped and held for ransom by a mysterious group. The fixer races to quietly collect the ransom money without the columnists catching wind of the scandal.
The story of legendary African American athlete Jesse Owens, and his inspiring journey to overcome racism at home and abroad, leading up to his triumphant track-and-field performance at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Biography, Drama, Sport Starring: Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons 2 hrs. 14 min.
Inspired by events in the life of revoluntionary anthropologist Margaret Mead, this is the story of three young, gifted anthropologists of the 1930's caught in a passionate love triangle that threatens their bonds, their careers, and, ultimately, their lives.
How to sort through your home without getting overwhelmed!
Join professional organizer Jamie Novak for a humorous look at the common challenges to paring down. If you have an attic full of treasures, a garage filled with heirlooms instead of a car, a basement with your children’s toys and closets of clutter, this program is for you!
Aside from a laugh or two, you will walk away with steps to downsize or clear out with ease.
Perfect for savers and sentimentalists!
Jamie is the author of five best sellers, including Keep This, Toss That. She has been seen on HGTV and QVC and most recently served as a home blogger for Martha Stewart’s Whole Living.
If you are wondering what to keep, what to toss, where to share or sell it, and how to let go, this workshop is for you!
This program is made possible by the Friends of the Howell Library.
Charlie Brown, the world's most beloved underdog, embarks upon a heroic quest, while his best pal, the lovable beagle Snoopy, takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, the Red Baron. 88 minutes
You are the winner! Make your own trophy.
Grade in September - 1 and up.
Call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, July 14
Charlie Brown, the world's most beloved underdog, embarks upon a heroic quest, while his best pat, the lovable beagle Snoopy, takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, the Red Baron. 88 Minutes.
"The Looking Glass" by Anton Chekov – Does a mirror reveal a young woman’s future or her worst fears?
Jesse Owens' quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy. Stars Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Eli Goree. 134 minutes.
Learn how to be aware and protect yourself on the college campus and beyond. Join retired Chief of Police, current Chief of Security at Georgian Court University and 36 year college campus veteran, Thomas Zambrano, for an insightful night.
Please register below or call the library at 732-264-7164.
Join us as we discuss End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
The inspiring story of a son and his dying mother, who form a "book club" that brings them together as her life comes to a close.
State of Wonder : A Novel by Ann Patchett
Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Ann Patchett returns with a provocative assured novel of morality and miracles, science and sacrifice set in the Amazon rainforest. Infusing the narrative with the same ingenuity and emotional urgency that pervaded her acclaimed previous novels Bel Canto, Taft, Run, The Magician's Assistant, and The Patron Saint of Liars, Patchett delivers an enthrallingly innovative tale of aspiration, exploration, and attachment in State of Wonder-a gripping adventure story and a profound look at the difficult choices we make in the name of discovery and love.
Directed by: Babak Najafi
Starring: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Charlotte Riley, Melissa Leo, Angela Bassett
In this sequel to the 2013 action thriller, Olympus Has Fallen, a terrorist plot unfolds in London as a number of politicians gather for the funeral of the British prime minister. A secret service agent, the U. S. president and an MI-6 operative, must work together to stop the terrorists from assassinating the world's leaders and destroying the city's landmarks.
On Your Mark Get Set...Read.
Martial Arts with board breaking. Registration required. Ages 4-6 10:00-10:30 and ages 7-9 10:30-11:00.
In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an Apatosaurus named Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of achieving. 94 minutes
Mondays, 9:30am, no session August 29
Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am, no session August 30
Mondays, 10:15am, no session August 29
Tuesdays, 11:40am., no session August 30
Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am, no session August 31
PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:
Mondays, 11:00am, no session August 29
Monday, 1:30pm, no session August 29
Wednesdays, 1:30pm, no session August 31
Yaaay Team! Make a pennant for your team.
Call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, July 21.
Inara Erickson is exploring her deceased aunt's island estate when she finds an elaborately stitched piece of fabric hidden in the house. As she peels back layer upon layer of the secrets it holds, Inara's life becomes interwoven with that of Mei Lein, a young Chinese girl mysteriously driven from her home a century before. Through the stories Mei Lein tells in silk, Inara uncovers a tragic truth that will shake her family to its core ? and force her to make an impossible choice.
In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an Apatosaurus named Ario learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of achieving. 94 minutes. Free Admission! No tickets required! Children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.
The "Doodle Dude" will help you create great and fun things.
Call, stop in or register online begining on Thursday, July 21.
Keeping Fit with Hopscotch, Join the dressed up character Hopscotch and the Pawsitive Action Team for a fun health and fitness activity.
Presented by the Monmouth County 4-H Youth Development Program. This will be a noisy and fun program!
Call, stop in or register on-line, beginning Thursday, July 21.
Monmouth County Division on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans Services presents a Senior Art Show Exhibition & Competition. This year, the County’s Office on Aging is working with SCAN (Social Community Activities Network) to coordinate the Senior Art Show.
Artistic masterpieces will be on display at Library Headquarters from Friday, August 5 through Tuesday, August 30. Be amazed by displayed works of art in acrylic, craft, computer imagery, drawing, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography, print, sculpture and watercolor.
Lead the Olympic parade holding your own torch.
Call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, July 28.
Summer Reading Club members grades Prek-4
Presley and Melody present a lively, interactive concert with songs, dancing and musical instruments!
A Reunion of Ghosts: A Novel
By Judith Claire Mitchel
A National Jewish Book Award finalist, three damaged but witty sisters who share an apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side—decide it’s time to close the circle of the family curse which stretches back a century to their great-grandfather, a brilliant scientist whose professional triumph became a terrible legacy. A Reunion of Ghosts is the final chapter in the lives of these three women, one that is intertwined with the story of the 20th century itself.
A young Honduran girl longs to be reunited with her long- estranged father in hopes of emigrating into Mexico and then the United States for a brighter future. Starring: Paulina Gaitan, Marco Antonio Aguirre, Leonardo Alonso Drama/Adventure/Crime 1 hr. 36 min.
Rutgers cooperative Extension 4H presents super foods. The food choices we make can save the day like a superhero or bring us down like a villian. Learn about making healthy food choices through fun games and hands-on activities.
The Monmouth County Library Teen Advisory Board meets monthly at Headquarters in Manalapan. You can earn Community Service Hours by joining this great group. Come out and meet new friends, have a snack and share your ideas for teen programming, teen collections, and more.
Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.
Call, stop in or register online beginning on Thursday, July 28.