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Thursday January 1, 2015 -  Thursday December 31, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping Book & Short Story Discussions; Author Talks! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

Children's Programs & Events    
 
ent_film-reel Movie Listing for All Libraries Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Teen Programs & Events    
 
office_document_tack 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Job Hunting Assistance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

One-on-one job hunting assistance is available by appointment in the Career Information Center at the Eastern Branch of the Monmouth County Library on Rt 35 in Shrewsbury.  Call 1-866-941-8188 for an appointment.  Career Information Center resources are also available online at

http://www.monmouthcountylib.org/cic.htm    
    Location: Eastern Branch
Tuesday January 13, 2015 -  Tuesday June 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Collection Site for Marine Corps League Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: K Springer     usmcken@verizon.net
   

The Marine Corps League in conjunction with A.R.M.S (American Recreational Military Services www.supportarms.org) currently collects and sends comfort packages to our Armed Forces.

Collection bins are located in Library Headquarters and the Howell Branch.

The group requests individual-sized packages of amenities such as baby powder, bug spray, ChapStick, foot powder, Q-Tips, tissues, mouthwash, gum, hard candy, socks (white or green), batteries.

    Location: Howell
Monday February 9, 2015 -  Thursday December 31, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_sale 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Friends of the Howell Library Used Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

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

    Location: Howell
Wednesday April 1, 2015 -  Thursday April 30, 2015 Go To Top
elect_camera Barkalow Middle School's Student Digital Artwork Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_cornucopia Donate to Food Bank During Monmouth County's Food Drive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Monmouth County Departments, including the 13 Library Branches, will collect donated food items throughout April. Food items can be dropped off at designated areas in each Library Branch.These food donations will go to The Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

Please note: Library's Food for Fines (overdue fine forgiveness program for donated food) is in effect between Sunday, April 12 and Saturday, April 25 only.

More information on Food Drive from Monmouth County found here: http://co.monmouth.nj.us/PressDetail.aspx?ID=1997

Rules for food donations: The library does not accept home-canned items, cans that are past their expiration date or are dented or damaged, or cans with bar codes that have been lined or scratched through,  items in glass containers, items separated from multipacks, sample-sized items, nor perishable items. Please avoid "junk food" donations.

The Food Bank welcomes nutritious and protein-rich items:

  • Canned and dry soups
  • Vegetables
  • Pastas
  • Rice
  • Beans
  • Tomato and pasta sauce
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Canned tuna fish
  • Canned meat
  • Powered milk
  • Hot and cold cereals
  • Baby foods and formulas
  • Coffee/tea
  • Canned fruit and fruit juices
  • Crackers

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_paintpalette On Exhibit: Monmouth County Arts High School & Arts Middle School Student Works Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

The paintings, drawings and photography created by the Monmouth County Arts High School & Arts Middle School students will be on display through April, 2015.  The touring exhibit, now in it's 10th year, features work completed by these gifted and talented Monmouth County students. Patrons may view the works during library hours in the large meeting room.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
elect_camera Photography Exhibit: Celebrating Keansburg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

An exhibition of photography by local artist Bill Jones, celebrating the community of Keansburg as well as some of the local beauty of our homes and in nature.  

Bill is a local Keansburg photo artist who has exhibited at the Hazlet Library, Deep Cut Gardens, the Keansburg Waterfront Library and the SoHo Photo Gallery in New York City.  Bill has completed classes at the International Center for Photography (NYC), New York University and Brookdale Community College in Lincroft.  Bill continues to donate his photographic skills to various community groups along the Jersey Shore. 

Meet the artist at a reception on Sunday, April 12th, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.

    Location: Eastern Branch
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eth_pottery Pottery: Hand Made & Wheel Thrown! by Lana Kessler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

In the Library's Display Cases

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none We Remember: the Armenian Genocide, 1915 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

An exhibit of maps, books, photos, artifacts and information about the Armenian Genocide which began in 100 years ago, in April, 1915. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Wednesday April 1, 2015 -  Sunday May 31, 2015 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 On Exhibit: The Students of Rose Reilly Leonard Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

On Exhibit are the works of the Students of artist Rose Reilly Leonard now through May, 2015.  Stop in and enjoy the exhibit of watercolor, oil, acrylic and pastel paintings by local artists. 
A "Meet the Artists Reception"  will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.
 

    Location: Wall Township
Wednesday April 1, 2015 -  Monday June 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_quilt Blankie Depot Collects Blankets for Children in need Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Greg   732-335-9033   
   

Donate Blankets for Children with Blankie Depot

As an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Blankie Depot's mission is to provide handmade blankets to New Jersey children suffering serious illness and trauma.

They gladly welcome handmade blankets of all sizes and styles (knit, crochet, quilt, fleece, flannel). We also 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.

Outreach includes area facilities that serve fragile children. They include: state hospitals, cancer treatment facilities, health clinics, homeless shelters, youth hospice, behavioral clinics, grief counselors, special-needs camps and state non profits.

Rest assured, a fragile child will be comforted by the immediate impact you caring heart and willing hands provide. Become a partner in healing, on a mission of hope.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_quilt Blankie Depot Collects Blankets for Children in need Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Greg   732-335-9033   
   

Donate Blankets for Children with Blankie Depot

As an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Blankie Depot's mission is to provide handmade blankets to New Jersey children suffering serious illness and trauma.They gladly welcome handmade blankets of all sizes and styles (knit, crochet, quilt, fleece, flannel). We also 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 toysOutreach includes area facilities that serve fragile children. They include: state hospitals, cancer treatment facilities, health clinics, homeless shelters, youth hospice, behavioral clinics, grief counselors, special-needs camps and state non profits.

Rest assured, a fragile child will be comforted by the immediate impact you caring heart and willing hands provide. Become a partner in healing, on a mission of hope.

    Location: Hazlet
Friday April 3, 2015 -  Thursday April 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs & Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: P.Judman, Children's Librarian   732 431 7220 x7226   
   

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

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

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

 *Please note that Storytimes will not be held Monday, April 6 through Thursday, April 9 *

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

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years: Mondays, 10:15am, or Tuesdays, 11:40am, or Wednesdays, 10:15am or 11am

Pre-K for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  Mondays, 11:30am or Thursdays, 11am

Family for Ages 2 and up: Mondays, 1:30pm or Wednesdays, 1:30pm

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs & Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: R.Fertig, Children's Librarian   609 259 7565   
   

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

NO fees, NO registration, NO card needed! Call 609 259-7565  for information. Caregivers need to be in attendance, please.

Check us out!    Allentown: 609 259-7565

Good Morning Storytime for Under Age 3. Siblings Welcome! Thursdays, 10:30am

Pre-School Storytime  for Ages 3.5 to 5: Thursdays, 11:15am

Family Storytime  for All Ages: Thursdays, 2:15pm

 

    Location: Allentown
 
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs & Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: V.Rago, Children's Librarian   732 291 1956   
   

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

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

Check us out!  Atlantic Highlands:  732 291-1956

Baby for Ages 10-24 months: Wednesdays, 9:30am                                Enjoy nursery rhymes, music, fingerplays & playtime!

Toddlers for Ages 2 and 3: Wednesdays, 10:30am                                   Enjoy stories & songs!

Pre-K for Ages 3.5 to 5: Thursdays, 4pm                                                Join in! Stories, activities & crafts!

School Age Storytime & Craft: Grades K and up: Thursdays, 3:15pm       Join in! Stories, activities & crafts!  

                                                                                                            4/9: Pinwheels,    4/16: 3D Paper Sculptures   4/30: Lego Club

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs & Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: T.Curtis, Children's Librarian   732 431 5656   
   

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

NO fees, NO registration, NO card needed! Call  732 431-5656 for information. Caregivers need to be in attendance, please

Library Babies for Ages 2 & Under,  Siblings Welcome! Mondays and Wednesdays, 10am

Terrific 2’s and 3’s for Ages 2 to 3.5 years; Siblings Welcome! Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:45am

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs & Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: D.McClendon, Children's Librarian   1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

Check us out!   Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury:  1-866-941-8188  Please choose only one session per week

Baby & Mom for Ages 10 to 23 months; Mondays, 9:30am OR 10:30am  

Toddlers for Ages 2 and 3: Thursdays, 9:30am

Preschool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years (without caregiver!): Thursdays, 10am

Family Storytime for Ages 2 and up: Wednesdays, 10:30am

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs & Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: J.Moss, Children's Librarian   732 264 7164   
   

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

NO fees, NO registration, NO card needed!  Call  732 264-7164  for information. Caregivers need to be in attendance, please. 

Check us out!    Hazlet: 732 264-7164

Baby Storytime for Ages 10 to 23 months:  Tuesdays, 9:45am                                                    Enoy stories, music, finger games & playtime!

Toddlers for Ages 2 to 3.5:  Thursdays, 10:30am                                                                       Join us for interactive stories & songs!

Pre-K for Ages 3.5 to 5 years; Mondays, 3:45pm or Tuesdays, 2pm or Thursdays, 11am             Hear exciting stories, make fun crafts, meet new friends!

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs & Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: V.Chris, Children's Librarian   732 938 2300   
   

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

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

Check us out!   Howell:  732 938 -2300

Baby Storytime for Ages 10 to 23 months,  Siblings Welcome! Mondays, 11am

Toddler for Ages 2 to 3.5 years; Siblings Welcome! Mondays, 10:30am

Preschool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years,Siblings Welcome!  Tuesdays, 4:15pm

Schoolage Storytime on Wednesdays, 4:15pm

Family Storytime for All Ages; Thursdays, 10:30am

 

    Location: Howell
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misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs & Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: D.Romaner-Schussler, Children's Librarian   732 536-9406   
   

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

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

Check us out!  Marlboro: 732 536-9406        Please note: Regular Storytimes will not be held April 6 through April 9.

Baby Stories & Rhymes for Ages 6 to 24 months: Wednesdays, 10 am          

Toddler Storytime & Craft for Ages 2 to 3 years; Mondays, 10:05am OR Wednesdays, 10:35am OR Thursdays, 11:15am

PreSchool Art & Storytime for Ages 3.5 to 5 years; Tuesdays, 1:15pm OR Thursdays, 10am

Family Storytime and Themed Craft for All Ages; Mondays and Thursdays, 10:35am

 

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs & Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: K.Benedict, Children's Library   732 531-5092   
   

Early Literacy, Learning Enrichment, Social Engagement is Free at  Monmouth County Library Children's Programs

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

Check us out:  Ocean Township: 732 531-5092

Baby Storytime for Ages 10 to 24 months: Wednesdays, 10am           Enjoy Nursery rhymes, music, fingerplays and playtime!

Toddler for Ages 2 to 3 years: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30am  (not Monday, April 20)

PreSchool for Ages 3 to 5 years;  Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:15am   (not Monday, April 20)

Afternoon Family Storytime for Ages 3 to 5 years:  Mondays, 2pm  (not Monday, April 20)

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs & Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: F.Diller, Children's Librarian   732 229-2626   
   

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

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

Check us out!  Oceanport: 732 229-2626

Baby for Ages 6 to 23 months: Thursdays, 9:30am                         Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays.

Toddler for Ages 2 to 3.5: Thursdays, 10am                                    April 9: Daffodils! April 16: Film! April 23: Baby Animal Stories! April 30: Pigs!

Family Morning Stories & Crafts for  All Ages:  Thursdays, 11am     April 9: Daffodils! April 16: A Film! April 23: Baby Animal Stories! April 30: Pigs!

Family Afternoon Stories & Crafts for All Ages: Thursdays, 4pm       April 9: Daffodils!  April 30:  Pigs!

 

    Location: Oceanport
 
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs & Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: H.Hansen, Children's Librarian   732 449-8877   
   

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

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

Check Us Out! Wall: 732 449-8877

Baby and Toddler Storytime for Ages 6 months to 3.5 years: Tuesdays AND Wednesdays 11am

Family Storytime for Ages 10 months to 5 years:  Mondays, 10:30am, AND Tuesdays, 10am, AND Wednesdays, 10am 

Preschool Storytime for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  Thursdays 1:30pm

Crafts & Stories for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  Wednesdays 1:30pm     April 8: Baby Chicks, April 15: Simply Silly Sandwiches, April 22: Recycled Craft for Earth Day

Crafts & Stories for Ages K and up:  Wednesdays 4:15pm            April 8: Baby Chicks, April 15: Simply Silly Sandwiches, April 22: Recycled Craft for Earth Day

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs & Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: R. Fertig, Children's Librarian   732 222-5993   
   

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

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

Check Us Out! West Long Branch:  732 222-5993

Baby Storytime for Ages 10 to 24 months and Siblings Welcome!  Wednesdays 10am            Enjoy songs, rhymes & fingerplays!

Family Storytime for Ages 3 to 5 years: Wednesdays, 10:45am                                             Enjoy Stories, songs & fun activities for the whole family.

 

    Location: West Long Branch
Sunday April 12, 2015 -  Saturday April 25, 2015 Go To Top
food_soup Food for Fines - 4/12 through 4/25 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   dmansfield@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Food for Fines Drive between Sunday, April 12, 2015 through Saturday, April 25, 2015

Bring in a non-perishable food item to be donated to The FoodBank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties and for each item donated, $1.00 will be deducted from any current outstanding late fees.
Donations will NOT cover lost or damaged library materials.

Items will be accepted at the discretion of the staff.

We cannot accept a food item past its expiration date, items in glass containers, items separated from multipacks, sample-size items, nor perishable items. Please avoid “junk food.”


Food items will be accepted in lieu of  fines beginning Sunday, April 12, 2015 through Saturday, April 25, 2015.


NUTRITIOUS ITEMS  MOST WELCOME
•Canned Fruit
•Vegetables
•Fruit Juices
•Coffee/Tea
•Canned Tuna Fish
•Powdered Milk
•Peanut Butter and Jelly
•Tomato and Pasta Sauce
•Baby Foods and Formulas
•Canned Meat
•Canned and Dry Soup
•Cereals
•Pastas
•Rice
•Beans

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Friday April 24, 2015 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

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

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

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

2015 DATES are all on Fridays:

May 1, May 29, June 5

 

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday April 25, 2015 Go To Top
rec_aerobics 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Kids! Family fun Saturday: Mommy and Me Yoga! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Come dressed to move in a Mommy and Me preschool yoga session.  Ages 3-5 with a caregiver.  Registration is required.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Classes at Atlantic Highlands Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Ages 5 and Up.  Come learn and master the art of chess.  Conducted by experienced instructors.

Registration is required.
 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Chess Club meets every Saturday that the Howell Library is open. All ages and levels of play are welcome.

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
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ent_gclef 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM The Festive Flutes: Opera-Tune-Ity Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

  The Festive Flutes will present a program of light classical music entitled "Opera-Tune-Ity" which features music from operas including Carmen, Mozart operas, Gilbert and Sullivan, and more.  The flute ensemble, with piccolo, C flutes and alto flute has performed recitals all over New Jersey. 

  Enjoy the group known as “the flute ensemble of the Jersey Shore,” this year celebrating their 29th year with founder and director Marjorie Koharski of Neptune.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_microphone2 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Poets Live! A Celebration of National Poetry Month Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Jersey Shore Poets presents Poets Live!  A Celebration of National Poetry Month

Featured Poets Renée Ashley and Emari DiGiorgio will read from their works. 

Presentations from Jersey Shore Poets Christopher Bogart, Gregg G. Brown (Gregg Glory), Victoria Kaloss, Jerry Leary, Susan Martin, Anna Moran, Patrick Moran, Linda Johnston Muhlhausen, Steve Schiro, John Schoonejongen, and Jenny Stahl.

This will be followed by an open mic session.  Sign up to read 1 or 2 poems (maximum 3 minutes total please).


Renée Ashley is the author of five volumes of poetry as well as two chapbooks, The Verbs of Desiring (New American Press Award) and The Museum of Lost Wings (Sunken Garden Poetry Prize, Hill-Stead Museum). She has also published a novel, Someplace Like This. A portion of her poem "First Book of the Moon” is included in a permanent installation by the artist Larry Kirkland in Penn Station Terminal in Manhattan.  She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, as well as a Pushcart Prize. She is on the core faculty of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s low-residency graduate programs, the MFA in Creative Writing and the MA in Creative Writing and Literature for Educators.


Emari DiGiorgio is Associate Professor of Writing at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and a NJ State Poet-in-the-Schools. In 2012, she received a Governor’s Award in Arts Education and was named a Distinguished Teaching Artist. Recent poems have appeared inCalyx, DIAGRAM, and Poetry International. Her poetry manuscript Bullets in Honey has been a finalist for the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award and Open Series Competition, the Tupelo Press First Book Award, and the Perugia Press Prize for a first/second book of poetry by a woman. She makes a mean arugula quesadilla and has split-boarded the Tasman Glacier.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book3 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Harley Carnes to Discuss his Novel A Hole in the Apple Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

WCBS 880 radio anchor Harley Carnes will discuss and read passages from his first book, A Hole in the Apple, which he describes as an "action adventure novel, a military/crime thriller about terrorism returning to New York City in a vicious and diabolical way." Carnes originally wrote the novel 20 years ago, but only recently returned to the manuscript which reflects much of today's current events.

Carnes has been with WCBS 880 since 1992.  In addition, he is a pilot who has logged more than 25 years of flight time. The New Jersey resident is a certified flight instructor in both airplanes and helicopters and is an aerobatic competitor in the International Aerobatic Club.

Copies of his book will be available for purchase and can be signed by the author.

Copies of Hole in the Apple are available for check-out at the Ocean Library for those interested in reading the book before Carnes' talk.

    Location: Ocean Township
Sunday April 26, 2015 Go To Top
ent_microphone2 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Jazz Concert: Carol Fredette & Trio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Join us for an outstanding afternoon as the award-winning Carol Fredette and her Trio performs for you in her very special and unique style. Ms. Fredette is the 2015 Recipient of The Bistro Award for Ongoing Jazz Artistry. Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, The Bistro is cabaret's oldest and coveted award. 
Carol, who started working in the New York Jazz scene while still a teenager, has headlined every major jazz club in New York City in addition to performing at prestigious venues around the country and internationally. She will perform from her latest CD, No Sad Songs for Me.  

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_bunch1 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Italian Language Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Librarian   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Today, Moderator Joanne Bisagna Villafane leads the discussion on  Corrado Augias' Secrets of New York             .

This book discussion is part of the award-winning series: Literature of World Languages: A Public Forum for Multilingual Book Discussions.

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

Books are available at Library Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
Monday April 27, 2015 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Mah Jongg Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Mah Jongg Club meets every Monday afternoon that the Library is open. Ages 13 through adult, all levels of play welcome.

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:45 PM New Release Movie: Unbroken (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Angelina Jolie

Starring Jack O'Connell, Takamasa Ishihara, Domhnall Gleeson

After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.  

137 minutes; (c) Universal

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Rainbows - Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

In person registration begins on Thursday, April 16 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.  Please call if you have to cancel.

 

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
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office_meeting1 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM CHADD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eva O'Malley   732-552-8012   
   

Monmouth County CHADD Parent Support Group welcomes everyone to their meeting. CHADD is the nation's premiere organization serving children and adults with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). CHADD has over 20,000 members in 200 local affiliates throughout the US. Monmouth County CHADD offers support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals and others.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM New Release Movie: Unbroken (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Angelina Jolie

Starring Jack O'Connell, Takamasa Ishihara, Domhnall Gleeson

After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.  

137 minutes; (c) Universal

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

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

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

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

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

2015 Dates:  Jan 5, 12, Feb 2, 9, 23, March 2, 9,16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, June 1, 8, 15

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday April 28, 2015 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: A Walk in the Spring Rain (1970) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Spring is Here!                                                                                                                                                                          

Libby Meredith (Ingrid Bergman) and her husband Roger (Fritz Weaver), a college professor, have a quiet, comfortable marriage. They journey to the Great Smoky Mountain region of Tennessee, where Roger will spend his sabbatical year writing a book. Their neighbor (Anthony Quinn), an unhappily married mountain man falls in love with Libby at first sight. Although plagued by guilt, Libby cannot deny the sudden, overwhelming exuberance she feels as a result of the mountain man's confession of love. The story is set in the Appalachian environment which is itself one of the characters in this haunting film.

98 minutes.

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Movie: The Theory of Everything (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of: time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science. Directed by James Marsh.  Starring Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, and Tom Prior.

Drama/Biography – 123 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
relig_easter3 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Exploding Egg Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Use a fizz-tacular method to decorate actual eggs!

Grades K and up. Registration is required. Please choose only one session: Tuesday, April 28, or Thursday, April 30.

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_genealogy1 5:00 PM  -  8:30 PM El-Wire Wearables (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marlboro   732-536-9406   
   

Stand out at the party with an El-wire t-shirt. El-wire is the newest upcoming trend in fashion: wearable glowing LED wire that is sewn onto your shirt. The glowing wire is bendable so you can shape it into your favorite design. Join us to create your very own El-wire attire and you’ll leave just a little more fashionable.

 

All teens must bring a t-shirt.  Please bring a t-shirt that you do not mind cutting and altering to accommodate your finished electronic accessory.

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

Non-native English speakers are invited to practice their English language speaking skills during these weekly classes.  Please bring a pencil and notebook to class.  Co-sponsored by Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

in 2015:  Jan 6, 13, 27  Feb 3, 10, 24  Mar. 3, 10, 17  Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28  May 5, 12, 19, 26  June 2, 9, 16

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

    Location: Headquarters
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ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Independent Movie: Maps to the Stars (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by David Cronenberg

Starring Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, John Cusack

The Weiss family is the archetypical Hollywood dynasty: father Stafford is an analyst and coach, who has made a fortune with his self-help manuals; mother Cristina mostly looks after the career of their son Benjie, 13, a child star. One of Stafford's clients, Havana, is an actress who dreams of shooting a remake of the movie that made her mother, Clarice, a star in the 60s. A tour into the heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.

111 minutes. (c)Focus Features

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday April 29, 2015 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7336   
   

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

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Movie: Gone Girl (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent. Stars Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, and Neil Patrick Harris. 149 minutes.

    Location: Hazlet
 
nat_flower01 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Dandelions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Celebrate the yellow flower with stories and a craft.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
nat_bush.GIF 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Happy Tree Planting Day! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Happy Tree Planting Day!
Ages 5 and up
Let’s learn about Earth/Arbor Day

West Long Branch
Shade Tree Commission

hands-on activities, crafts and
seedling give-aways.

    Location: West Long Branch
 
misc_rocks3 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Build Minecraft Pins Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kate Benedict   732-531-5092   
   

Grades K and UP

Minecraft is a crazy cool virtual building game.  Visit the library to build a pin or keychain based of the characters and tools of the game.  This is a very tricky craft but sure to be a good time.  *Space is limited, Registration is Required, and begins Monday, April 13!*

    Location: Ocean Township
 
z_cust_wild_reads_.GIF 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids - Lego Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Read any title from the "Wild Rescue" series by J. Burchett and S. Vogler. Discuss it and make a Lego Creation.

    Location: Howell
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Rainbows - Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

In person registration begins on Thursday, April 16 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.  Please call if you have to cancel.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
school_graduate 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Thomas Edison State College Information Session Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Thomas Edison State College will be hosting an information session on their degree programs, tuition, financial aid, and how credits can be earned.  Includes a PowerPoint presentation and question and answer segment.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
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office_money_bills_coins 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Savvy Social Security Planning Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

What Baby Boomers Need to Know to Maximize Retirement Income

  • Will Social Security be there for me?
  • How much can I expect to receive?
  • When should I apply for Social Security?
  • How can I maximize my benefits?
  • Will Social Security be enough to live on in retirement?

Philip Arnheiter, from Oppenheimer & Co., will present this informative seminar to answer your questions and more.

Please call the library to register 732-938-2300

Oppenheimer & Co. website    
    Location: Howell
 
trans_car 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM New Driver in the House? Watch for These Safety & Legal Pitfalls! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Headquarters   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Congratulations!  You have… or will soon have … your shiny, new driving permit.  To help keep it clean, Attorney Christopher Campbell developed this insightful seminar for you as a new driver, highlighting some common moving violations that many drivers learn about the hard way: after they are stopped by police!  Mr. Campbell's practice focuses on criminal and traffic defense, and he will offer information on common misunderstandings between police and drivers, how to keep your new driver licensed, the roads safe and insurance premiums down.

This program is Free and designed for both parents and new drivers.

Register, if you would like, for this program so that we will have enough materials prepared. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
trans_car 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM New Driver in the House? Watch For These Safety & Legal Pitfalls! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Congratulations! Your teen has … or will soon have … their shiny, new driving permit.  To help keep it clean, Attorney Christopher Campbell developed this insightful seminar for you and your new driver, highlighting some common moving violations that many drivers learn about the hard way: after they are stopped by police!  Mr. Campbell's practice focuses on criminal and traffic defense, and he will offer information on common misunderstandings between police and drivers, how to keep your new driver licensed, the roads safe and insurance premiums down.

This program is Free and designed for both parents and new drivers. Register, if you would like, for this program (click the box below), so that we will have enough materials prepared.  Bring your questions! 

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, April 8 through June 24, 2015, from 7 - 8:30 pm

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

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

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

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

Classes in Spring 2015: March 4 & 25, April 1 & 29, May 6 & 27.

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday April 30, 2015 Go To Top
elect_camera 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Preservation Week Event: Preserving Your Family Photos! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Presenter Gary Saretzky is the Archivist for Monmouth County. As such, this knowledgeable professional is the ultimate source on the subject: Preserving Your Family Photos. Budding genealogists and family historians will learn about the kind of photo album you should use, if you should remove photographs from old albums, how to caption and where to store photo prints. A free, interactive scanning session follows: please bring up to three photos or documents to be digitally copied that day by professional archivists.

This program is part of ALA's Preservation Week, an opportunity to celebrate collecting and preservation.  As the County Archivist, Mr. Saretzky is an information professional who assesses, collects, organizes, preserves, maintains, and provides access to records determined to have long-term value. Find out more at www.visitmonmouth.com/archives

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_dia 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids - Dia De Los Ninos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Celebrate the Day of the Child with Storytime reading Pat Mora's Books..

    Location: Howell
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Wild (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

This movie follows Cheryl Strayed's personal journey on a perilous hike through California and Oregon, as she comes to terms with devastating loss and her unpredictable reactions to it..  Starring: Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern .  Biography/ Drama. 115 minutes.

 

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:20 PM Movie: Unbroken (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Directed by: Angelina Jolie

Starring: Jack O’Connell

After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

137 mins.

 

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Forty Guns (1957) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan, Dean Jagger, Gene Barry

Directed by Samuel Fuller (Pickup on South Street, Big Red One, I Shot Jesse James)

Stanwyck stars as a powerful matriarch who rules her part of the West with the aid of forty rough riding gunslingers.  She meets her match when, after her kid brother (John Ericson) kills the town marshall, the Bonnell brothers (Sullivan and Barry) are hired to restore law and order.  Things get even more complicated when Stanwyck and Sullivan kindle a romance.

79 minutes, (c) Twentieth Century Fox

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Movie: Unbroken (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Angelina Jolie directs this true-life tale of Louis Zamperini, the Olympic track star who survived a plane crash in World War II, only to fight for his life against nature and eventually as a prisoner of war. Louis (Jack O'Connell) grows up a rough-hewn kid on the verge of becoming a full-on delinquent, until his brother starts training him to be a track star. Louis excels at the sport, and eventually represents America at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. During World War II, his plane is shot down during a bombing raid. He is stranded at sea for more than a month, only to be found by the Japanese and forced to endure constant physical abuse at the hands of sadistic prison-camp guard Mutsuhiro Watanabe (Japanese pop star Miyavi), who wants to break Louis' indomitable spirit. 137 minutes

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

LEGO Storytime

Grades K and up

Listen to a story and build a Lego creation at the library’s fun and exciting Lego Storytime! Welcome to the club! Lego’s will be supplied. 

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

Preschool Duplo Storytime

 Ages 3-5

Listen to a story and build a Duplo creation at the library’s fun and exciting Duplo Storytime! Welcome to the club! Duplos will be supplied. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
z_cust_mckids 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Happy Tree Planting Day! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Happy Tree Planting Day!
Ages 5 and up
Let’s learn about Earth/Arbor Day
from the Garden Club of Allentown
with hands-on activities, crafts
and seedling give-aways.

    Location: Allentown
 
relig_easter3 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Exploding Egg Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Use a fizz-tacular method to decorate actual eggs!

Grades K and up. Registration is required. Please choose only one session: Tuesday, April 28, or Thursday, April 30.

    Location: Hazlet
 
lib_dia 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Diversity in Action: Trickster Tales Puppet Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Dept   732-431-7220 x7226   
   

Ages 4 & up

Tuckers' Tales Puppet Theater performs folktales about tricky animals that will tickle your funnybone: Br'er Bear with a southern drawl . . . a wily Native American Coyote . . . Anansi the Spider . . . and a Moroccan Goat!  FREE tickets are required and may be picked up at the children's desk, starting Thursday, April 16th.

A Dia: Diversity In Action event celebrating Many Children, Many Cultures, Many Books! 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The 2015 evening meeting request for a recurring Thursday basis work best on the last Thursday of each month.
(These evening dates are 1/29, 2/26, 3/26, 4/30, 5/28, 6/2).

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Forty Guns (1957) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan, Dean Jagger, Gene Barry

Directed by Samuel Fuller (Pickup on South Street, Big Red One, I Shot Jesse James)

Stanwyck stars as a powerful matriarch who rules her part of the West with the aid of forty rough riding gunslingers.  She meets her match when, after her kid brother (John Ericson) kills the town marshall, the Bonnell brothers (Sullivan and Barry) are hired to restore law and order.  Things get even more complicated when Stanwyck and Sullivan kindle a romance.

79 minutes, (c) Twentieth Century Fox

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Club: Pavilion of Women by Pearl S. Buck Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
Friday May 1, 2015 -  Thursday May 28, 2015 Go To Top
ent_circ_elephant Gallery of Dolls: Display Cases Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Elina Camuzo has a gallery of Dolls to show us Miniature rooms of dolls and minis.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Friday May 1, 2015 -  Friday May 29, 2015 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 Selected Works by Students of Around the Corner Art Center Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

In the Library's Gallery, please visit “Selected Works” by students of Ann Marie Fitzsimmons and Mark Kolessar  from Around the Corner Art Center.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF Elina Camuzo - Dolls in Display Cases Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

In the Library's Gallery

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs & Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: R.Fertig, Children's Librarian   609 259 7565   
   

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

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

Check out our other programs, which are free, although we may request registration, so there is ample material for attendees! 

Good Morning Storytime for Ages 3 and Under. Siblings Welcome! Thursdays, 10:30am

Pre-School Storytime  for Ages 3.5 to 5: Thursdays, 11:15am

Family Storytime  for All Ages: Thursdays, 2:15pm

 

    Location: Allentown
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misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs & Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: V.Rago, Children's Librarian   732 291 1956   
   

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

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

 Check out our other programs, which are free, although we may request registration, so there is ample material for attendees!   

Baby for Ages 10-24 months: Wednesdays, 9:30am    Enjoy nursery rhymes, music, fingerplays & playtime!

Toddlers for Ages 2 and 3: Wednesdays, 10:30am                                   Enjoy stories & songs!

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5: 4pm, on Thursdays, 5/7 & 5/28                  Join in! Stories, activities & crafts!

School Age Storytime & Craft: Grades K and up: Thursdays, 3:15pm       Join in! Stories, activities & crafts!  

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
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    Contact: T.Curtis, Children's Librarian   732 431 5656   
   

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

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

Check out our other programs, which are free, although we may request registration, so there are ample materials for attendees! 

Library Babies for Ages 2 & Under,  Siblings Welcome! Mondays and Wednesdays, 10am

Terrific 2’s and 3’s for Ages 2 to 3.5 years; Siblings Welcome! Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:45am

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs & Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: D.McClendon, Children's Librarian   1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

Check out our other programs, which are free, although we may request registration, so there is ample material for attendees! 

Baby & Mom for Ages 10 to 23 months (one session per week, please); Mondays, 9:30am OR 10:30am  (No session on 5/25)

Toddlers for Ages 2 and 3: Thursdays, 9:30am

Preschool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years (without caregiver!): Thursdays, 10am

Family Storytime for Ages 2 and up: Wednesdays, 10:30am

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs & Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: J.Moss, Children's Librarian   732 264 7164   
   

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

No fees, NO registration, NO card needed!  Call  732 264-7164  for information. Caregivers need to be in attendance, please. 

Check out our special, monthly programs, which are free, but require registration so we have ample materials for attendees!   

Baby Storytime for Ages 10 to 23 months:  Tuesdays, 9:45am                                                     Enoy stories, music, finger games & playtime!

Toddlers for Ages 2 to 3.5:  Thursdays, 10:30am                                                                         Join us for interactive stories & songs!

Pre-K for Ages 3.5 to 5 years; **Mondays, 3:45pm or Tuesdays, 2pm or Thursdays, 11am             Hear exciting stories, make fun crafts, meet new friends!

**Library is closed on Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day.

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs & Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: A.Mellin, Children's Library   732 946 4118   
   

Early Literacy, Learning Enrichment, Social Engagement is  Free at  Monmouth County Library!

 NO fees, NO registration, NO card needed!   Caregivers need to be in attendance, please.  

Check out our other programs, which are free, although we may request registration, so there is ample material for attendees!  Call for information

  Please note: Storytimes will not be held on Monday, May 25, Memorial Day, as Library is closed.

Bouncing Bunnies for Ages 13 to 23 months: Thursdays, 9:45am 

Curious Cubs for Ages 24 to 36 months:  Thursdays, 10:30am 

Step Up for Ages 3 to 5:  Mondays, 2pm  OR   Thursdays 11:15am  OR  Thursdays, 2pm

    Location: Holmdel
 
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs & Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: V.Chris, Children's Librarian   732 938 2300   
   

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

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

Check out our other programs, while free, we may request registration, so there is ample material for attendees!    Howell:  732 938 -2300 

**Please note, Library closed on Monday, May 25, Memorial Day.

Baby Storytime for Ages 10 to 23 months,  Siblings Welcome! 11 am on Mondays 5/4, 5/11, and 5/18.

Toddler for Ages 2 to 3.5 years; Siblings Welcome! 11 am on Mondays 5/4, 5/11 and 5/18.

Preschool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years,Siblings Welcome!  4:15pm on Tuesdays 5/5, 5/12, and 5/19

Schoolage Storytime on 4:15pm on Wednesdays, 5/6 and 5/13. Snacks served; Please be allergy aware.

Family Storytime for All Ages; 10:30am on Thursdays 5/7, 14, and 21 

 

    Location: Howell
 
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs & Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: D.Romaner-Schussler, Children's Librarian   732 536-9406   
   

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

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

Check out our other programs, which are free, although we may request registration, so there is ample material for attendees! 

Library is closed on Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day.

Baby Storytime for Ages 6 to 24 months: Wednesdays, 10 am   Join us for stories, fingerplays, and rhymes for you and your baby!

Toddler Storytime for Ages 2 to 3 years; Mondays, 10:05am OR Wednesdays, 10:35am OR Thursdays, 11:15am

PreSchool Storytime for Ages 3.5 to 5 years; Tuesdays, 1:15pm OR Thursdays, 10am

Family Storytime All Ages; Mondays and Thursdays, 10:35am

 

    Location: Marlboro
 
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    Contact: K.Benedict, Children's Library   732 531-5092   
   

Early Literacy, Learning Enrichment, Social Engagement is Free at  Monmouth County Library Children's Programs

NO fees, NO registration, NO card needed! Call for information. Caregivers need to be in attendance, please. Check out our other programs, which are free, although we may request registration, so there is ample material for attendees! 

 

Baby Storytime for Ages 10 to 24 months: 9:30am am on Wednesdays 5/6, 13, 27.      Enjoy Nursery rhymes, music, fingerplays and playtime!

Toddler for Ages 2 to 3 years: 10:30am on Mondays 5/4 & 5/11  and  10:30am on Wednesdays 5/6, 13, 27

PreSchool for Ages 3 to 5 years; 11:15am on Mondays 5/4 & 5/11  and  Wednesdays 5/6, 13, 27

Afternoon Family Storytime for Ages 3 to 5 years:  2pm on Mondays 5/4 & 5/11.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs & Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: F.Diller, Children's Librarian   732 229-2626   
   

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

 NO fees, NO registration, NO card needed! Call for information. Caregivers need to be in attendance, please. Check out our other programs, which are free, although we may request registration, so there is ample material for attendees! 

Baby for Ages 6 to 23 months: 9:30am on Thursdays 5/7, 14, 21                Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays.

Toddler for Ages 2 to 3.5: 10am on Thursdays.  May 7: Stories & Mother's Day Craft, May 14: Kite Stories & Craft, May 21: Stories, Songs & Fingerplays

Family Morning Stories & Crafts for  All Ages:  Thursdays, 11am     May 7: Stories & Mother's Day Craft, May 14: Let's Go Fly a Kite  May 21: Stories

Family Afternoon Stories & Crafts for All Ages: Thursdays, 4pm       May 7: Stories & Mother's Day Craft  May 14: Let's Go Fly a Kite

    Location: Oceanport
 
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs & Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: H.Hansen, Children's Librarian   732 449-8877   
   

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

NO fees, NO registration, NO card needed! Call for information. Caregivers need to be in attendance, please.  Check out our other programs, which are free, although we may request registration, so there is ample material for attendees! 

Please note: Library Closed on Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day.

Baby and Toddler Storytime for Ages 6 months to 3.5 years: Tuesdays AND Wednesdays 11am

Family Storytime for Ages 10 months to 5 years:  Mondays, 10:30am, AND Tuesdays, 10am, AND Wednesdays, 10am 

Preschool Storytime for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  Thursdays 1:30pm

Crafts & Stories for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  Wednesdays 1:30pm      May 13: Springtime Flowers, May 27: Search & Find Activity Storytime

Crafts & Stories for Ages K and up:  Wednesdays 4:15pm    May 13: Springtime Flowers, May 27: Search & Find Activity Storytime

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs & Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: R. Fertig, Children's Librarian   732 222-5993   
   

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

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

Check out our other programs, which are free, although we may request registration, so there is ample material for attendees! 

Baby Storytime Ages 10 to 24 months; Siblings Welcome!  Wednesdays, 10am            Enjoy songs, rhymes & fingerplays!

Family Storytime for Ages 3 to 5 years: Wednesdays, 10:45am                                             Enjoy Stories, songs & fun activities for the whole family.

 

    Location: West Long Branch
Friday May 1, 2015 -  Saturday May 30, 2015 Go To Top
elect_camera Photography Exhibit: Celebrating Our Neighbors, Artistic Expressions in Our Homes, Animal Encounters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

An exhibition of photography by local artist Bill Jones, celebrating our neighbors in Keansburg as well as the artistic expressions found in our homes, and animal encounters.

Bill is a local Keansburg photo artist who has exhibited at the Eastern Branch of the Monmouth County Library, Deep Cut Gardens, the Keansburg Waterfront Library, and the SoHo Photo Gallery in New York City.  Bill has completed classes at the International Center for Photography (NYC), New York University, and Brookdale Community College in Lincroft.  Bill continues to donate his photographic skills to various community groups along the Jersey Shore. 

It is Bill's hope that "this three part exhibit will help you celebrate and visit our borough, look around your home and other intimate places for artistic expressions and pay very close attention to what the animals have to say to us!"

Meet the artist at a reception on Saturday, May 2 from 1-3 PM.

    Location: Hazlet
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Friday May 1, 2015 -  Sunday May 31, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs & Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: P.Judman, Children's Librarian   732 431 7220 x7226   
   

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

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

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

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

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

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years: Mondays, 10:15am, or Tuesdays, 11:40am, or Wednesdays, 10:15am or 11am

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  Mondays, 11:30am or Thursdays, 11am 

Family for Ages 2 and up: Mondays, 1:30pm or Wednesdays, 1:30pm

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
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    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Conceptions of May, an exhibit by Debora Santiago Bruno, will be on display in the library meeting room for the month of May.

Meet the artist at a reception on Saturday, May 9th, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.

Debora Santiago Bruno appreciates art in general styles.  Her love for photography is one of the most important aspects of her life.  Her work includes portrait, still life, nature, scenery, black and white, infrared, color and computer enhanced photography, though landscapes and architecture subjects are her favorites.  When she is shooting these elements, she tries to capture the best quality of light as possible to produce a result that is remarkable.

Debora has exhibited in many places such as the Middletown Public Library, Brookdale Community College, Guild of Creative Art, Art Alliance, Freehold Art Society, County Clerk's Office of Freehold, Monmouth Museum, Sea Bright Library, Manalapan Senior Center, Freehold Library, and the Law Offices of Lomuro, Davidson, Eastman & Munoz.  She has also had her work published in Collage Magazine and received honorable mentions in the MCAC Juried Art Show in 2003, and the Student Art Show at Brookdale Community College in 2005 and 2006.  She was awarded First Place for best alternative category for her piece entitled "Empire State Building" at the Photography Juried Show Open Eyesights, March 2007 and First Place in the 15th Juried Art Show at the Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, NJ, in October 2007.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday May 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Habits of Happy People Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Learn about the new science of happiness; how happiness improves our health, relationships and resilience to life's ups and downs.  Discover how you can develop the new habits that help happy people maintain positive thoughts, emotions and actions.  

Part of the First Fridays for Seniors series

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

2015 DATES are all on Fridays:

May 1, May 29, June 5

 

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday May 2, 2015 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Chess Club meets every Saturday that the Howell Library is open. All ages and levels of play are welcome.

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_trowel 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Ocean Township Celebrates Its 5th Annual Greenfest! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

As a certified Sustainable Jersey Municipality, the Ocean Township Environmental Commission invites you to attend this free event focused on creating excitement, knowledge and enthusiasm for a healthier world and a healthier lifestyle for its residents.

The event includes a full schedule of programs: yoga for kids, the ABCs of Vegetable Gardening with the Master Gardeners, a visit from the Energy Hog, a presentation on metal recycling, the art of beekeeping, a tour of the library gardens and a visit to Ocean Township's Community Garden at Middlebrook Apartment Complex. A highlight of the day will be the Safe Routes to School Bicycle Rodeo sponsored by Safe Routes to School/Meadowlink.  Pre-registration will be required for this program.  Various enviromental organizations also will be sponsoring information tables.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
elect_camera 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Artist Reception: The Photography of Bill Jones Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Meet the artist, Bill Jones, and view his photographs celebrating our neighbors in Keansburg as well as the artistic expressions found in our homes, and animal encounters.

Bill is a local Keansburg photo artist who has exhibited at the Eastern Branch of the Monmouth County Library, Deep Cut Gardens, the Keansburg Waterfront Library, and the SoHo Photo Gallery in New York City.  Bill has completed classes at the International Center for Photography (NYC), New York University, and Brookdale Community College in Lincroft.  Bill continues to donate his photographic skills to various community groups along the Jersey Shore. 

It is Bill's hope that "this three part exhibit will help you celebrate and visit our borough, look around your home and other intimate places for artistic expressions and pay very close attention to what the animals have to say to us!"

    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_origami_crane 1:15 PM  -  4:30 PM ORIGAMI for Experienced Paperfolders! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Calling experienced paperfolders! Join Paper Magician Dorothy Kaplan and the Circle of Origami Paperfolders (COOP) for an afternoon of folding fun.
 
    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_paintpalette02 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Meet the Artists Reception: The Students of Rose Reilly Leonard Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

   A meet the artist reception will be held today to exhibit the works of the Students of artist Rose Reilly Leonard now on display through May, 2015.  Stop in and enjoy the exhibit of watercolor, oil, acrylic and pastel paintings by our local artists.  Light refreshments will be served.

    Location: Wall Township
 
anim_monkey2 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Yoga for Orangutan Awareness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

This program is designed to bring global awareness to our community in a fun and original way.  Join us for a blissful hour of Vinyasa flow yoga practice as we move with our positive intentions in support of orangutan research and conservation efforts carried out at Danau Girang field station in Borneo. 

Open to all ages (following all yoga courtesy expectations).  Please bring a yoga mat or towel.

All are welcome to the educational presentation

Registration is recommended for the yoga practice portion of this event, as floor space is limited.

Presented by Tanya Dinova of the Global Field Program, Project Dragonfly and Miami University.

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 10 spaces available.
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holiday_centennial.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The First Transcontinental Call Presented by Dr. Sheldon Hochheiser Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

The First Transcontinental Telephone Call (1915) and other Tales of Long Distance Telephony

Marking the 100th Anniversary of the First Transcontinental Call

AT&T began building the nation's original long distance network in 1885. Starting from New York, the network reached Chicago in 1892. But, because an electrical signal weakens as it travels down a wire, that distance was close to the limit for a line built of thick copper. With the 1899 introduction of loading coils, which slow the rate at which a signal weakens, construction proceeded west. By 1911, the network stretched as far as Denver, but had reached the distance limit for loading coils.

In 1908, AT&T President Theodore Vail had made a transcontinental telephone line a major goal, even though he knew the technology to build one did not exist. The next year, Chief Engineer John J. Carty raised the stakes when he announced in San Francisco that AT&T would open a transcontinental line in time for the city's 1915 exposition to mark the completion of the Panama Canal.  Learn about the twists and turns in the story as we commemorate the first transcontinental phone call made on January 29, 1915.

Dr. Sheldon Hochheiser is the Archivist and Institutional Historian at the IEEE History Center at Stevens Institute of Technology. Before joining the Center in 2008, Sheldon spent 16 years as corporate historian for AT&T, acting as both subject matter expert on AT&T history and manager of the corporate archives. While at AT&T, he curated historical exhibits, completed oral histories with company executives, and served as a historical expert on television and radio.

 

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

Today, Moderator Ulyana Solomko lead the discussion on  A. Rybakov's The Dirk

This book discussion is part of the award-winning series: Literature of World Languages: A Public Forum for Multilingual Book Discussions.

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

Books are available at Library Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_gclef 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The New Standard Featuring Layonne Holmes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Please join us for an afternoon of music from from the American Contemporary Pop Songbook.  The New Standard, a band featuring the Soulful Voice of Layonne Holmes, electrifies audiences with artful inrerpretations of new & original, recorded & unrecorded, vocal & instrumental compositions.  They will perform songs by Sting, The Moody Blues and more.  Sharing our stage with Layonee will be Gerald Carboy, bass/arrangements; Bob Himmelberger, keyboards; David Anthony, drums/percussion; and Tom Timko, saxophones/reeds.

Layonne's amazing vocal range reaches from funk and soul, to jazz and blues and rock and roll. Her other projects include the Motor City Review and she is one of the founding members of The Shirleys.  She has performed with Bruce Springsteen and toured with Jon Bon Jovi and the Kings of Suburbia.

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_bunch1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chinese Language Book Discussion (Changed from May 9) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Today, Moderator Mr. Sin-Kie Tjho will lead the discussion on Why are Jewish People Outstanding byTeshima, Yuro. 

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

Books are available at Library Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
Monday May 4, 2015 Go To Top
z_come_together.GIF 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Kids - Children's Book Week Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Enter our raffle and win a prize.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_none 10:35 AM  -  11:05 AM Mother's Day Story and Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to a story and make a gift for someone special!

Registration is required for ages 2 and up beginning Monday, April  27.

    Location: Marlboro
 
z_cust_isl-readtome 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids - Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and nursery rhymes for ages 10-23 months. Siblings Welcome.

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Mah Jongg Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Mah Jongg Club meets every Monday afternoon that the Library is open. Ages 13 through adult, all levels of play welcome.

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Celebrate Children's Book Week Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join the fun with library themed stories, dress as your favorite book character, and stay for the parade!

Registration is required beginning Monday, April 27 for ages Pre K and up.

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_bingo 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Origami Fractal Art: Menger Sponge Challenge (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Hazlet   732-264-7164   
   

Learn to build a Menger Sponge. A WHAT? A Menger sponge! Not like the sponge in your sink, this sponge is designed from fractal science, and it will blow your mind! Each teen will make a Menger Sponge out of folded business cards and when added together they will make a huge Menger Sponge. What’s the Challenge? We are going to see how BIG we can build our Menger Sponge, but we need lots of help.  So join us in our challenge! 

For teens 6th grade and up. Registration is required.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_aerobics 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Family Fitness and Fun! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Come by the library for an evening of Family Fitness fun! This is a great opportunity for families to get into shape while having fun. Join Certified Fitness Professional, Brittany Barnes, for an interactive fitness demonstration for parents and kids of all ages.  Learn new exercises and obtain information on how you can achieve your fitness goals.

Sponsored by Meridian Fitness and Wellness.

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

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

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

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

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

2015 Dates:  Jan 5, 12, Feb 2, 9, 23, March 2, 9,16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, June 1, 8, 15

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Kids! Family Movie Nite - May the 4th Be With You! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

May the 4th Be With you! Come enjoy two LEGO Star Wars movies: The Empire Strikes Out and The Yoda Chronicles.

All ages welcome.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Tuesday May 5, 2015 Go To Top
z_come_together.GIF 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Kids - Children's Book Week Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Enter our raffle and win a prize.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League by Jonathan Odell Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Set in pre-Civil Rights Mississippi, and inspired by his Mississippi childhood, Jonathan Odell tells the story of two young mothers, Hazel and Vida – one wealthy and white and the other poor and black – who have only two things in common: the devastating loss of their children, and a deep and abiding loathing for one another. Embittered and distrusting, Vida is harassed by Delphi’s racist sheriff and haunted by the son she lost to the world. Hazel, too, has lost a son and can’t keep a grip on her fractured life. After drunkenly crashing her car into a manger scene while gunning for the baby Jesus, Hazel is sedated and bed-ridden. Hazel’s husband hires Vida to keep tabs on his unpredictable wife and to care for his sole surviving son. Forced to spend time together with no one else to rely on, the two women find they have more in common than they thought, and together they turn the town on its head. It is the story of a town, a people, and a culture on the verge of a great change that begins with small things, like unexpected friendship.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_film-reel 11:00 AM  -  12:45 PM New Release Movie: Top Five (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A comedian tries to make it as a serious actor when his reality-TV star fiancée talks him into broadcasting their wedding on her TV show. Starring Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, and Gabrielle Union.

Comedy- 102 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: Greenfingers (2000) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Gardening with Soul

Clive Owen stars as a prison inmate who goes into an experimental "open" prison where the inmates walk around freely and get job training for their impending releases. While there, he discovers he has a talent for growing flowers. His talent is recognized by a gardening guru (Dame Helen Mirren) who encourages him and four other inmates to enter a national gardening competition.  Based on a series of true events, which makes the movie all the more delightful.

91 minutes.

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Movie: Gone Girl (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent. Directed by David Fincher. Starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, and Neil Patrick Harris. 

Drama/Mystery –149 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
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lib_bookflipping 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

As a child, Rosemary Cooke never stopped talking: as a young woman, she lives in the silence of intentional forgetting.  Her adored older brother is a fugitive, her mother is a shell of her former self, her father is now a distant, brooding man. And Fern, Rosemary's beloved sister, suffers a fate the family, in all their innocence, could never have imagined.

Copies of the book are available in the library.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_book3 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Motivational and Disability Awareness Seminar & Author Talk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join us as author of "Hear" I Am!!, Jennifer Beilis (MA, Education and Deafness Rehabilitation, New York University) presents a seminar on self-help, goal setting, motivation, mental health, disability advocacy, education and employment.  

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Kickin' Key Chains Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Creativity may "sneak" up on you while customizing a fun sneaker key chain!

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

 

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

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

School age grades K and up.  Registration is required.  In-person registration begins on Thursday, April 23 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.  Please call if you have to cancel.
 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Movie: Inherent Vice (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Special Show Time: 6:00 pm

Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson

Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Katherine Waterson, Eric Roberts, Owen Wilson, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin

Paul Thomas Anderson adapts Thomas Pynchon's celebrated detective novel that's part surf noir and part psychedelic romp.  Joaquin Poenix stars as Larry "Doc" Sportello, a pot-smoking private eye at the tail end of the psychedilic '60s who investigates a kidnapping case involving his old flame Shasta Fay Hepworth and her missing sugar daddy, a powerful real-estate mogul.  In order to find out the answers, Doc must go through a group of nemesis detectives, bodyguards, vigilantes, musicians, widows and anyone else who stands in his way.  It is a journey that will change Doc and the way that he does things.   

148 minutes. (c)Warner Bros.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM New Release Movie: Top Five (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A comedian tries to make it as a serious actor when his reality-TV star fiancée talks him into broadcasting their wedding on her TV show. Starring Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, and Gabrielle Union.

Comedy- 102 minutes.

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

This class is open to adults for whom English is not their first language.  The emphasis is on vocabulary and pronunciation.  Please bring a pencil and notebook.

Presented by the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

in 2015:  Jan 6, 13, 27  Feb 3, 10, 24  Mar. 3, 10, 17  Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28  May 5, 12, 19, 26  June 2, 9, 16

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

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday May 6, 2015 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7336   
   

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
z_come_together.GIF 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Children's Book Week Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Enter our raffle and win a prize.

    Location: Howell
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elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Word 2010 Basics (***REGISTRATION REQUIRED***) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

This hands-on class will introduce the basics for Microsoft Word 2010.

Attendees must have basic computer, typing, and mouse skills.

We will cover:

  • Cutting, Copying, and Pasting
  • Deleting
  • Font formatting and alignment
  • Line spacing
  • Bullet and numbered points
  • Tabs and indents
  • Print preview
  • Spell check
  • Saving

Please bring a flash drive if you plan to save your documents.

The class will be approximately 40 minutes followed by 50 minutes of practice time.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS. Registration begins April 27th.

Register in-person at the Reference Desk or by calling the library at 732-431-7220 x7222.

Computers provided by the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant. Funding is from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.   

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

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

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

The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez

Cristina Henríquez’s powerful novel takes place in a run-down apartment building in Delaware, home to nine families who arrived in the United States from various South and Central American countries. In alternating chapters, these men and women share stories of how their adopted country has left its mark on them, for better and worse.

 

 

 


Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Part of the "A Month of Drama" movie series. 

Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife. Stars Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, and David Harbour. 114 minutes. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_smiley 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Schoolage Mother's Day Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Stories and make a present for Mom.  Grades K and up. Registration is required.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
anim_butterfly_01 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Mother's Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Listen to a story and make a gift for Mom.   Ages 3 and up.

Registration requested

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
anim_paw 4:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Read to a Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Meet and greet our furry friends; a program made especially for children to become comfortable with reading as well as comfortable with approaching animals. This will be the last time until September 2015 to see these loveable dogs!

    Location: Wall Township
 
z_cust_wild_reads_.GIF 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids - Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories for Grades K and Up.  Snacks served. Please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_signing 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Meet Local Children's Author Audrey Vernick Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   732-431-7220 x7226   
   

Do you wonder where an author gets their ideas from?  Learn how Mrs. Vernick creates characters such as Vinnie, Buffalo, and Edgar when she shares her stories and inspiration with you.  Make a buffalo mask as a  souvenir of your visit.

Books will be available to purchase and personalize.

No registration needed.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
med_caduceus 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Stroke Awareness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

May is National Stroke Awareness Month.  The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from stroke is to understand personal risk and how to manage it.  Stroke is an emergency.  The more people who can recognize and respond to stroke warning signs FAST – the better.  Learn more about prevention and how to act FAST for stroke.

Presented by the Monmouth Medical Center Stroke Center.

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

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM The Seven Deadly Sins of Small Business Marketing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

We are all guilty of throwing our money and time at projects and fads we call marketing. Each participant will learn: marketing tactics to stop doing right now; effective small business marketing strategies, how to 'repent' from marketing sins and correct the course.

This seminar will present examples of what's working in different types of small businesses.  Just bring your favorite device to take notes with.  Be prepared to learn!

 

Presented by Monmouth SCORE

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, April 8 through June 24, 2015, from 7 - 8:30 pm

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

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

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

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

Classes in Spring 2015: March 4 & 25, April 1 & 29, May 6 & 27.

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday May 7, 2015 Go To Top
z_come_together.GIF 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Kids - Children's Book Week Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Enter our raffle and win a prize.

    Location: Howell
 
med_caduceus 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Careers in Healthcare Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

From Home Health Aide to Surgeon, the Healthcare Industry has a large variety of occupations.  It is the fastest growing industry in New Jersey.  You will learn about all the occupations, training requirements, certifications and employment outlook.

This program is based on the research of Jason Timian of the New Jersey Department of Labor. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_none 10:35 AM  -  11:05 AM Mother's Day Story and Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to a story and make a gift for someone special!

Registration is required for ages 2 and up beginning Monday, April 27.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: The Good Lie (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Directed by: Philippe Falardeau

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Corey Stoll

They were known simply as 'The Lost Boys.' Orphaned by the brutal civil war in Sudan that began in 1983, these young victims traveled as many as a thousand miles on foot in search of safety. Fifteen years later, a humanitarian effort would bring 3,600 lost boys and girls to America.

110 mins.

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

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

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie: Gone Girl (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

When a woman's disappearance becomes the focus of an intense media circus, her husband's strange and awkward behavior arouses suspicion. Starring: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris. Drama/Mystery/Thriller 149 minutes.

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Thursday Classic Movie: The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Starring Myrna Loy, Walter Huston, Max Baer, Jack Dempsey and Primo Canera

102 minutes, (c) MGM

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Get ready for the wildest and most adventure-filled night yet as Larry spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever. Starring Ben Stiller, Robin Williams and Owen Wilson.  (98 minutes)

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_smiley 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Special Preschool Program! Meet local children’s author, Marisa Cook. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Atlantic Highlands Public Library   721 291 1956   
   

Join local children’s author, Marisa Cook as she reads her wonderful rhyming story, The Adventures of Ollie and Ronnie: Litter, which is all about children trying to figure out ways to help the planet. No registration required. This program is recommended for children ages 3 and up. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
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food_teapot.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Tea and the Mad Hatter: Celebrate Alice's 150th Birthday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    372 431 7220 x7222   
   

Remember Alice and the Mad Hatter’s Tea party? In the 1860s when Lewis Caroll wrote his Alice books, tea gatherings were very popular with people of all classes. Today, Food Historian Judith Krall-Russo will not only teach us the history of this much loved beverage but also some of Lewis Caroll’s social comments on the Victorian Age. Proper tea etiquette will be discussed. You can wear your most fabulous hat if you want to get in the mood.

Light refreshments will be available as we celebrate the 150th Birthday of Alice.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Mother's Day Story and Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to a story and make a gift for someone special!

Registration is required beginning Monday, April 27 for children ages PreK and up.

    Location: Marlboro
 
lib_bookflipping 4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Kids! Meet Children's Author/Illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Join us for an interactive art activity and learn how to draw and illustrate a picture book with author/illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi as she reads her new book entitled, “WHERE ARE MY BOOKS?” 

Ms. Ohi has also illustrated two popular books by Michael Ian Black, I’m Bored! and Naked!, as well as the covers of classic Judy Blume novels. 

Visit her online at: www.debbieohi.com

Books will be available to purchase and personalize! 

    Location: Allentown
 
lib_bookflipping 4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Kids! Meet Children's Author/Illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Join us for an interactive art activity and learn how to draw and illustrate a picture book with author/illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi as she reads her new book entitled, “WHERE ARE MY BOOKS?” 

Ms. Ohi has also illustrated two popular books by Michael Ian Black, I’m Bored! and Naked!, as well as the covers of classic Judy Blume novels. 

Visit her online at: www.debbieohi.com

Books will be available to purchase and personalize! 

    Location: Allentown
 
misc_bingo 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Origami Fractal Art: Menger Sponge Challenge (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431- 7220 x7222   
   

Learn to build a Menger Sponge. A WHAT? A Menger sponge! Not like the sponge in your sink, this sponge is designed from fractal science, and it will blow your mind! Each teen will make a Menger Sponge out of folded business cards and when added together they will make a huge Menger Sponge. What’s the Challenge? We are going to see how BIG we can build our Menger Sponge, but we need lots of help.  So join us in our challenge! 

For teens 6th grade and up. Registration is required.

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
rec_baseballglove 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM The Bog Iron Boys “Pitching the Past” 19th Century Baseball Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Presented by “Team Captain” & Historian Russ McIver

Russ McIver will tell us the history of baseball in Howell. The Bog Iron Boys of Allaire Village is a vintage base ball team, recreating base ball as it was played in the mid 19th Century. Did you know that 19th century base ball at Allarie was not limited to amateur play. The community was also the 1898 spring training site for the Brooklyn Base Ball Club (eventually the Dodgers), during the first of Charles Ebbets' 27 seasons as club president. Join us and learn more about the history of America’s most loved sport.

This program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Howell Library & the Heritage Group of Howell.

Call the library to register 

    Location: Howell
 
rec_baseballglove 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM The Bog Iron Boys “Pitching the Past” 19th Century Baseball Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Presented by “Team Captain” & Historian Russ McIver

Russ McIver will tell us the history of baseball in Howell. The Bog Iron Boys of Allaire Village is a vintage base ball team, recreating base ball as it was played in the mid 19th Century. Did you know that 19th century base ball at Allarie was not limited to amateur play. The community was also the 1898 spring training site for the Brooklyn Base Ball Club (eventually the Dodgers), during the first of Charles Ebbets' 27 seasons as club president. Join us and learn more about the history of America’s most loved sport.

This program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Howell Library & the Heritage Group of Howell.

Call the library to register 

    Location: Howell
 
elect_clock_alarm 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Seminar: Prepare to Care for Aging Parents While Raising Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

May is Older Americans Month

Have you become increasingly concerned about your aging loved ones? Have you noticed changes in mental or physical status, ability to handle finances, medication management?  These are very good reasons for concerns. A panel of experts will address issues specific to their area of expertise including beginning that difficult conversation, essential legal documents, financing long term care costs, differences in levels of care, caring for the caregiver.

Presenters from Garland Law Offices are Gary Garland, Esq, Tina Ruane, Social Worker and Anne Pagnoni, director, and Stephanie Petrosini, CFP, CLTC, financial planner with Morgan Stanley.

Light refreshments will be served.  Registration is requested, but not required. Please call 732 239 6284 to register.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_bunch1 7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Kids! Meet The Author Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Meet Debbie Ridpath Ohi!  Discover the art of creating a picture book with this acclaimed author/illustrator as she kicks off her newest publication WHERE ARE MY BOOKS?  Join in an interactive art activity and take home a "bored" potato.

Books will be available to purchase and personalize.

 

    Location: Headquarters
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lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League by Jonathan Odell Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Set in pre-Civil Rights Mississippi, and inspired by his Mississippi childhood, Jonathan Odell tells the story of two young mothers, Hazel and Vida – one wealthy and white and the other poor and black – who have only two things in common: the devastating loss of their children, and a deep and abiding loathing for one another. Embittered and distrusting, Vida is harassed by Delphi’s racist sheriff and haunted by the son she lost to the world. Hazel, too, has lost a son and can’t keep a grip on her fractured life. After drunkenly crashing her car into a manger scene while gunning for the baby Jesus, Hazel is sedated and bed-ridden. Hazel’s husband hires Vida to keep tabs on his unpredictable wife and to care for his sole surviving son. Forced to spend time together with no one else to rely on, the two women find they have more in common than they thought, and together they turn the town on its head. It is the story of a town, a people, and a culture on the verge of a great change that begins with small things, like unexpected friendship.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Thursday Classic Movie: The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Starring Myrna Loy, Walter Huston, Max Baer, Jack Dempsey and Primo Canera

102 minutes, (c) MGM

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday May 8, 2015 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_mag 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM The Great Books Book Club: Weekend by Fay Weldon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

  The books that bite and sting us are the great books, by the greatest thinkers and writers of all time.  These are the works that can make you think and question. The Great Books Book Club offers you a way to discover these books.

    Location: Wall Township
Saturday May 9, 2015 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Classes at Atlantic Highlands Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Ages 5 and Up.  Come learn and master the art of chess.  Conducted by experienced instructors.

Registration is required.
 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Chess Club meets every Saturday that the Howell Library is open. All ages and levels of play are welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_signing 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Monmouth Writers Critique Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Moderator: Rick Kelsten

Useful feedback can go a long way to help you become a better writer, but how do you separate the helpful from the unhelpful? Join us for a series of monthly critique sessions. If you’d like to share your own work for constructive feedback, see www.monmouthwriters.com for details of what to expect, as well as format/printing instructions. Priority will be given to folks who follow the straightforward submission guidelines.  

Critique Sessions:  meet the 2nd Saturday of the month

Call the library to register: 732-938-2300

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_usflag 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Matinee Idles Patriotic Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Please join us for a concert of patriotic songs by the Matinee Idles, a senior chorus of members of the Red Bank Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.   Members of The Barbershop Harmony Society have been entertaining people with song for over fifty years.  Their name, Matinee Idles, was chosen because most of the members are retired, or semi-retired, and the group rehearsals and most of their performances are in the afternoon.  Don’t miss this musical program of lively tunes, ballads and inspirational and patriotic songs, all done in four part barbershop harmony.
 

    Location: Wall Township
 
elect_camera 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Artist Reception: Conceptions of May Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Meet the artist Debora Santiago Bruno and view her exhibit Conceptions of May.

Debora Santiago Bruno appreciates art in general styles.  Her love for photography is one of the most important aspects of her life.  Her work includes portrait, still life, nature, scenery, black and white, infrared, color and computer enhanced photography, though landscapes and architecture subjects are her favorites.  When she is shooting these elements, she tries to capture the best quality of light as possible to produce a result that is remarkable.

Debora has exhibited in many places such as the Middletown Public Library, Brookdale Community College, Guild of Creative Art, Art Alliance, Freehold Art Society, County Clerk's Office of Freehold, Monmouth Museum, Sea Bright Library, Manalapan Senior Center, Freehold Library, and the Law Offices of Lomuro, Davidson, Eastman & Munoz.  She has also had her work published in Collage Magazine and received honorable mentions in the MCAC Juried Art Show in 2003, and the Student Art Show at Brookdale Community College in 2005 and 2006.  She was awarded First Place for best alternative category for her piece entitled "Empire State Building" at the Photography Juried Show Open Eyesights, March 2007 and First Place in the 15th Juried Art Show at the Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, NJ, in October 2007.

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

Today, Moderator Ragini Chaturvedi will lead the discussion on Is Hindi Dying Out?

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

Books are available at Library Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday May 10, 2015 Go To Top
nat_flower02 Headquarters & All Branches are Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 722-0 x7222   
   

Happy Mothers' Day to all celebrating!

Your Library is never closed, with your card, our website, and our app!   All free with your card; just visit  www.monmouthcountylib.org for:

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,\

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary       or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary for near-immediate answers to all your questions!

    Location: Headquarters
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Monday May 11, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_isl-readtome 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids - Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and nursery rhymes for ages 10-23 months. Siblings Welcome.

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Mah Jongg Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Mah Jongg Club meets every Monday afternoon that the Library is open. Ages 13 through adult, all levels of play welcome.

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:50 PM New Release Movie: Interstellar (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Christopher Nolan

Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain

In the near future, Earth has been devastated by drought and famine, causing a scarcity in food and extreme changes in climate. When humanity is facing extinction, a mysterious rip in the space-time continuum is discovered, giving mankind the opportunity to widen its lifespan. A group of explorers must travel beyond our solar system in search of a planet that can sustain life. The crew of the Endurance are required to think bigger and go further than any human in history as they embark on an interstellar voyage into the unknown. Coop, the pilot of the Endurance, must decide between seeing his children again and the future of the human race.

169 minutes, (c) Paramount

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Paint with Ice Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Enjoy art themed stories and amke cool pictures using frozen paint!

Registration is required beginning Monday, May 4 for ages PreK and up.

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

K and up

In person registration begins on Thursday, April 30 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.  Please call if you have to cancel.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_bingo 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Origami Fractal Art: Menger Sponge Challenge (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marlboro   732-563-9406   
   

Learn to build a Menger Sponge. A WHAT? A Menger sponge! Not like the sponge in your sink, this sponge is designed from fractal science, and it will blow your mind! Each teen will make a Menger Sponge out of folded business cards and when added together they will make a huge Menger Sponge. What’s the Challenge? We are going to see how BIG we can build our Menger Sponge, but we need lots of help.  So join us in our challenge! 

For teens 6th grade and up. Registration is required.

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 6:00 PM  -  8:50 PM New Release Movie: Interstellar (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

SPECIAL SHOW TIME: 6:00 pm

Directed by Christopher Nolan

Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain

In the near future, Earth has been devastated by drought and famine, causing a scarcity in food and extreme changes in climate. When humanity is facing extinction, a mysterious rip in the space-time continuum is discovered, giving mankind the opportunity to widen its lifespan. A group of explorers must travel beyond our solar system in search of a planet that can sustain life. The crew of the Endurance are required to think bigger and go further than any human in history as they embark on an interstellar voyage into the unknown. Coop, the pilot of the Endurance, must decide between seeing his children again and the future of the human race.

169 minutes, (c) Paramount

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2015 Dates:  Jan 5, 12, Feb 2, 9, 23, March 2, 9,16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, June 1, 8, 15

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday May 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Library Commission Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

(Tuesday) May 12, 2015 - 12:00 noon; Ocean

(Tuesday) June 9, 2015 - 12:00 noon; Allentown

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: Love Happens (2009) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Gardening with Soul                                                                                                                                                            

Burke (Aaron Eckhart) is a motivational speaker whose book about dealing with grief is a best seller. His wife died in a car accident three years ago and he's in Seattle to lead a week-long workshop on healing. But he is very much alone. In a hotel hallway, he bumps into a woman arranging flowers (Jennifer Aniston). She's Eloise, a local florist who's just broken up with a boyfriend. He's persistent and they eventually go to dinner - it goes badly. What's blocking Burke? Can the physician heal himself?  Martin Sheen and Frances Conroy also star.

109 minutes.

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Movie: Mr. Turner (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

An exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner's life.  Directed by Mike Leigh.  Starring Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, and Dorothy Atkinson. 

Drama/Biography – 150 minutes.

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

Work in groups or individually to create your own LEGO® designs based on this month's theme: Hopping Frogs!

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

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
anim_dog_scottie 5:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Paws for Reading - Read to a Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Come curl up with a canine companion! Practice your reading skills with these lovable dog friends. Bring your favorite book or pick one from our shelves.

Registration is required.  Grades K and up.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_bingo 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Origami Fractal Art: Menger Sponge Challenge (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eastern   1-866-941-7565   
   

Learn to build a Menger Sponge. A WHAT? A Menger sponge! Not like the sponge in your sink, this sponge is designed from fractal science, and it will blow your mind! Each teen will make a Menger Sponge out of folded business cards and when added together they will make a huge Menger Sponge. What’s the Challenge? We are going to see how BIG we can build our Menger Sponge, but we need lots of help.  So join us in our challenge! 

For teens 6th grade and up. Registration is required.

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

This class is open to adults for whom English is not their first language.  The emphasis is on vocabulary and pronunciation.  Please bring a pencil and notebook.

Presented by the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

in 2015:  Jan 6, 13, 27  Feb 3, 10, 24  Mar. 3, 10, 17  Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28  May 5, 12, 19, 26  June 2, 9, 16

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

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
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office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7336   
   

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Lost & Found Bereavement Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Stamp   732 462 5240   
   

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

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

 

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Movie: The Judge (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Part of the "A Month of Drama" movie series. 

Big city lawyer, Hank Palmer, returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family. Stars Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, and Vera Farmiga. 141 minutes. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_frog 3:40 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Hop Frog Hop! Celebrate Frog Jumping Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage  stories and a craft about frogs.  Grades K and up. Registration is required.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
nat_lightning 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Be A Weather Forecaster Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Create a craft that will tell the weather that day.  Ages 3 and up.

Registration Requested.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Matisse vs. Picasso: the Great I-Can-do-Anything-Better-Than-You Rivalry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Matisse vs Picasso: The Great I-Can-Do-Anything-Better-Than-You Rivalry

Hear how the fascination with each other’s work became almost an obsession with the two giant figures of 20th century art. From the day they first met, each knew the other was doing something he could not do himself. One of the most intense rivalries in the history of art shows us how competition stimulates growth and flashes of genius. See how they bounced off each other, out did each other and honored each other.

It was almost like a love affair because nobody else could inspire them as much as they inspired each other. Each wanted to dominate the other. Yet, you get the sense that neither wanted to win. They needed the challenge of an adversary to better themselves and they knew it. They kept saying to each other, “Here is how to be the most modern painter of the era.” 

Fred Dixon and his wife Martha began collecting art some 35 years ago. Their home is a mini-museum with 130 paintings and sculpture pieces. They have traveled to major museums in the U.S. and Europe and to the great cathedrals in Italy to view Renaissance and Baroque art. They studied for two year at the Barnes Foundation followed by a docent training course. They were docents at The Barnes for ten years. This experience culminated in the publication of Fred’s book 700 Years of Art History: Pre-Renaissance to Modernism.  It will be available at the discounted price of $35 during this lecture.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Community HU Song Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

No matter what your spiritual background or faith, you are invited to learn a simple technique that can help transform your life.  Join us and others in your community for a Community HU Song.  Singing HU can help you expand your awareness, release mental and emotional stresses, heal a broken heart, and experience divine love.  Light refreshments and fellowship to follow.

 

 

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, April 8 through June 24, 2015, from 7 - 8:30 pm

    Location: Eastern Branch
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elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Email Basics—Featuring Gmail Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

In this lecture, you will learn about the different email providers, how to set up an email account (with a focus on Gmail), adding contacts to your address book, sending, replying, and forwarding emails. This class will also show you how to send attachments.

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
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ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:25 PM Movie: The Judge (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Directed by: David Dobkin

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall

Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.

141 minutes.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie: Into the Woods (2014) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods is adapted in this musical inspired by a choice selection of Brothers Grimm fairy tales. The  plot centers on a baker and his wife who incur the wrath of a witch while attempting to start a family.Starring: Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Johnny Depp and Chris Pine.  Adventure/Fantasy/Musical 124 minutes

    Location: Marlboro
 
nat_flower01 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Flowers in the Grass - Preschool craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.
Registration is necessary.  In person registration begins on Thursday, April 30, at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Thursday Classic Movie: The Harder They Fall (1956) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Starring Humphrey Bogart, Jan Sterling, Max Baer, Jersey Joe Walcott

109 minutes, (c) Columbia Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM World War I Film &Discussion Series Civilization (1916) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

World War I Film Series Curated by Neil O'Connor and Martin Spindel

Marking the 100th Anniversary of the Sinking of the Luisitania

Civilization is a 1916 American pacifist allegorical drama film produced byThomas H. Ince, written by C. Gardner Sullivan, and directed by Ince, Reginald Barker and Raymond B. West. The story involves a submarine commander who refuses to fire at a civilian ocean liner supposedly carrying ammunition for his country's enemies. The film was a big-budget spectacle that was compared to both Birth of a Nation and the paintings of Jean-François Millet. The film was a popular success and was credited by the Democratic National Committee with helping to re-elect Woodrow Wilson as the U.S. President in 1916. Wilson ran on the slogan "He kept us out of war."   This is the only film we know that recreated the May 7. 1915 sinking of the "Lusitania" which almost brought America into the Allied camp.  Civilization runs for 70 minutes.

The film will be preceded by a lecture by Neil O'Connor and he will be available for a Q & A after the screening.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Selma (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s historical struggle to secure voting rights for all people.  A dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1964. Starring David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tom Roth and Oprah Winfrey.  (128 minutes)

    Location: Ocean Township
 
anim_dog1 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Read to a Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Atlantic Highlands Library   721 291 1956   
   

Come practice your reading skills with real trained therapy dogs at the library! Read to all of our furry friends and collect a special prize. Not reading yet? No worries! These dogs love to look at pictures from your favorite book, too! This program is recommended for children ages 4 and up. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_paintpalette 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Make It and Take It! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Make-It and Take-It
Ages 5 and up
Thursday, May 14 at 4:00 pm
Stop by the library to make a seasonal craft: May Flowers
 

    Location: Allentown
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Maximizing Social Security Benefits Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Getting the most out of Social Security requires being properly informed. Join us as we explore some of the best strategies to maximize your benefits. The program will be followed by a question and answer session. Presented by Richard Donado & Richard Gunderud of The Professional Economic Growth Group of Edison. Registration is requested for this program by stopping into the library or calling 732-431-5656. 

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_microphone2 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Hindenburg Disaster Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

The Hindenburg disaster took place on Thursday, May 6, 1937, as the German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire and was destroyed during its attempt to dock with its mooring mast at Naval Air Station Lakehurst, which is located near the borough of Lakehurst, New Jersey. Of the 97 people on board (36 passengers and 61 crewmen), there were 35 fatalities (13 passengers and 22 crewmen). One worker on the ground was also killed, making a total of 36 dead.  This disaster was a media event with coverage in radio, newsreels and newspapers and an eyewitness radio report.

Carl Jablonski, president of the Navy Lakehurst Historical Society, will speak about the Hindenburg Disaster.  He will show images from the ship and disaster, display artifacts that survived and share the stories of the Hindenburg survivors.  

    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_clock_alarm 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Hospice Care: What We All Need to Know Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

May is Older Americans Month

Hospice is special care designed to provide support to you and your loved ones during advanced illness. Hospice care focuses on comfort and quality of life, rather than cure. The goal is to enable you to have an pain free live and to live each day as fully as possible. Most care is provided at home, but is also available at hospitals, nursing homes, and dedicated facilities.  

Many questions about hospice care will be answered in this session presented by Sean Curry, Hospice Specialist of Gentiva Hospice. Mr. Curry will offer answers on Medicare Benefits, Eligibility, Team Members & Roles (Home Health Aides, Social Workers, Volunteers; Nurse Case Managers) and, the most sensitive: Why don't doctors refer us to hospice til The Very End?  We hope you will bring your questions.

    Location: Headquarters
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ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Thursday Classic Movie: The Harder They Fall (1956) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Starring Humphrey Bogart, Jan Sterling, Max Baer, Jersey Joe Walcott

109 minutes, (c) Columbia Pictures

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
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rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Chess Club meets every Saturday that the Howell Library is open. All ages and levels of play are welcome.

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_rocks2 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Family Fun Saurday--PET What???? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Come listen to some pet stories  and make a pet everyone will love.... a pet rock!

Ages 3 and up. Registration is required.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
holiday_civil_war 11:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Manalapan Music Muster: The Civil War in Song Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Join us for this very special concert with performances from the Libby Prison Minstrels, Joe Becton, The Susquehanna Travellers, Jed Marum, Helen Beedle, The Irish Volunteers Civil War Band and Steve Ball and Lisa Williams. Hear the stories behind the songs as these talented musician/historians perform the music soldiers heard around the campfires and their families heard at home.   Dr. David Martin, historian and author of over 20 books on the Civil War will offer the keynote address on the importance of music in the Civil War.  Weather permitting, there will also be an encampment of Civil War re-enactors outside of the library to answer questions about the lives of soldiers during the War.

This event is co-sponsored by the New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association and made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council on the Humanities.

    Location: Headquarters
 
office_dollarsign 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Maximizing Social Security Benefits Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

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

Sponsored by Professional Economic Growth Group.

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

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_gclef 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Spanish and Argentine Flute and Classical Guitar - Live Concert Performance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us for an afternoon of classical and Spanish/Argentine music as well as selections of American folk songs!

Marjorie Koharski, FluteMaster, 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 Association, in which she attends their annual conventions and performs in cities throughout the Unites 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 Juilliard School. As winner of the Artists International competition, Keith gave his Carnegie Recital Hall debut in 1992.

No registration is needed for this program, but seating is on a first-come-first serve basis. 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_masks_color 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Reflecting on the 50's An LT Production Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Reflecting on the 50s   An original play by Linda Turash

Skits and monologues will evoke memories of this popular decade. Sketches will include a look at television shows of the time including: “I Love Lucy" & “American Bandstand." Characters will reminisce about Drive In Movies, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, and more. A TV reporter on New Year’s Eve 1959 will reflect on this popular decade, discussing everything from Hoola Hoops, and Rock n’Roll, to the Cold War and President Eisenhower. The show will also include music from this era.

Linda Turash frequently appears with NINE Theatricals.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Howell Library.
Call the library to register 732-938-2300
 

    Location: Howell
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z_cust_isl-readtome 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids - Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and nursery rhymes for ages 10-23 months. Siblings Welcome.

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Mah Jongg Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Mah Jongg Club meets every Monday afternoon that the Library is open. Ages 13 through adult, all levels of play welcome.

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Read to the Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Sharpen your reading skills and read to a furry friend!

Registration begins Monday, May 11 for children Grade K and up.

    Location: Marlboro
 
school_microscope 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids - Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Fast Fish - Test out the idea of surface tension and make a big splash. Weather permitting outside in the children's garden.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_bingo 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Origami Fractal Art: Menger Sponge Challenge (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Oceanport   732-229-2626   
   

Learn to build a Menger Sponge. A WHAT? A Menger sponge! Not like the sponge in your sink, this sponge is designed from fractal science, and it will blow your mind! Each teen will make a Menger Sponge out of folded business cards and when added together they will make a huge Menger Sponge. What’s the Challenge? We are going to see how BIG we can build our Menger Sponge, but we need lots of help.  So join us in our challenge! 

For teens 6th grade and up. Registration is required.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
office_meeting1 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM CHADD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eva O'Malley   732-552-8012   
   

Monmouth County CHADD Parent Support Group welcomes everyone to their meeting. CHADD is the nation's premiere organization serving children and adults with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). CHADD has over 20,000 members in 200 local affiliates throughout the US. Monmouth County CHADD offers support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals and others.

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_aerobics 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM De-Stress with Zumba Zen and Moving Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Zumba Zen is a mindfullness movement program very much like yoga, incorporating similar precepts.  It is breathwork through movement.
 
Through gentle flowing wavelike rhythm, the student achieves a moving meditative state, calming both the body and mind.  This in turn relieves stress and anxiety out of the body.
 
Many positive effects become manifest including increased energy levels, greater self confidence, and deeper breathing.  Plus it's fun!

Registration is not required. 

Reiki Master Teacher Kristin Lindemann's background and experiental viewpoint draws from various fields and her soul's desire is to serve others through holistic construct and empower others to achieve their individual potential.

 

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

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

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

2015 Dates:  Jan 5, 12, Feb 2, 9, 23, March 2, 9,16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, June 1, 8, 15

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday May 19, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

Chronicles the unconventional love affair of Scottish literary giant Robert Louis Stevenson and American divorcee Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales - An Adult Short Story Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A Collection of Short Stories in a Variety of Genres.

Blooming Season for Cacti by Citra Banerjee Divakaruni.

This story is taken from the second short story collection of DivaKaruni "The Unknown Errors of Our Lives" which is is focused on women striving to create new identities while gracefulling incorporating the old.

The story"Blooming Season for Cacti" is about two women, uprooted from their native land by violence and deception,and how they find unexpected comfort and hope in each other. 

    Location: Headquarters
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holiday_heart1 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Heart Health Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Join Dr. Jason Nehmad as he explains how to keep your heart healthy and what the warning signs are when it's not. His lecture will cover the signs and symptoms of heart attack and stroke, how to decrease your risk for heart disease and stroke, and how to live a heart healthy life through meal planning, exercise and medications.

Dr. Nehmad is board certified in Internal Medicine, providing a high level of experienced care in this area. He completed his internship and residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center and has earned certifications in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS). Dr. Nehmad is active in the local community where he is a member of the Jersey Shore Hatzalah Volunter EMS Squad, Jersey Shore division, as well as American Friends of Magen David Adom New York/New Jersey.

Registration is requested for this event by calling the library at 732-531-5092.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
nat_tree 1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Toddler Craft - Colorful Branch Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old

Enjoy stories and make a fun craft.

No registration.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: Still Alice (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A linguistics professor and her family find their bonds tested when she is diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. Directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland. Starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, and Kristen Stewart.

Drama – 101 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: Saving Grace (2000) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Gardening with Soul                                                                                                                                                                 

A widow discovers after her husband's suicide that he has mortgaged everything.   Faced with foreclosure of her home and little work experience except her ability to grow plants, she struggles to save her home by joining her gardener, who is struggling to make a few marijuana plants grow in a hidden location and offers her green house to help grow the plants and sell them to make the money both need. While supposedly working, the whole village is well aware of the endeavor and is hoping for their success.

93 minutes.

 

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_dog_scottie 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Tail Waggin' Tutors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Practice reading aloud to certified therapy dogs who really listen! Bring your favorite book, or borrow one of ours.

Grades K and up. Registration is required.

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_kids 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids - Hulahonney Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Hulahonney with Karen Emslie. Audience participation. Join us for a Huki Lau

    Location: Howell
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Baby Steps to Financial Planning Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Attention parents, new parents, and parents to be!  Attend this seminar on financial planning for new families.  

Everyone knows how drastically finances can change when a child enters the picture.  This workshop will show how you and your family can lead a financially healthy life. Highlights include: budgeting for a new family; planning for college; affording a new home; understanding life insurance; protecting your child's future. 

Presented by Bryan Kuderna, Certified Financial Planner

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

This class is open to adults for whom English is not their first language.  The emphasis is on vocabulary and pronunciation.  Please bring a pencil and notebook.

Presented by the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

in 2015:  Jan 6, 13, 27  Feb 3, 10, 24  Mar. 3, 10, 17  Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28  May 5, 12, 19, 26  June 2, 9, 16

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

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
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Wednesday May 20, 2015 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7336   
   

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Excel 2010 Basics (***REGISTRATION REQUIRED***) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

This hands-on class will introduce the basics for Microsoft Excel 2010.

Attendees must have computer and mouse skills.

We will cover:

  • Cutting, Copying, and Pasting
  • Cell formatting
  • Columns and rows
  • Inserting and deleting cells
  • Simple formulas
  • Print preview
  • Saving

Please bring a flash drive if you plan to save your work.

The class will be approximately 50 minutes followed by 40 minutes of practice time.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS. Registration begins May 11th.

Register in-person or by calling the library at 732-431-7220 x7222.

Computers provided by the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant. Funding is from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.   

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Book Discussion: Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

Chronicles the unconventional love affair of Scottish literary giant Robert Louis Stevenson and American divorcee Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Movie: Dying of the Light (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Part of the "A Month of Drama" movie series. 

When a devastating illness threatens to end Evan Lake's career in the CIA, he goes rogue to hunt down a terrorist who tortured him during a mission gone awry years ago. Stars Nicolas Cage, Anton Yelchin, and Alexander Karim. 94 minutes. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Afternoon at the Movies: Still Alice (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Alice Howard, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring. Starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin and Kristen Stewart. 101 minutes. 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM International Film: Leviathan (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family. Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev. Starring Aleksey Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova, and Roman Madyanov.

In Russian with English subtitles (Russia)

Drama - 140 minutes. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_questionmark_yellow 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Guess Who I am? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage stories and a guessing game. Grades K and up. registration is required.

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

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

Sign-ups are required. Please choose one session.  
In-person registration begins on Thursday, May 7 at 9:00 am.  
Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.
Please call if you have to cancel.

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

Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to our therapy dog.  Bring your favorite book, or choose one from our shelves.

Registration Requested.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Read to a Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Grades 1 and Up

Visit the library and read a story to a canine friend. The dogs will love to listen to a good book read by you.  Beginner readers, reluctant readers, and families are welcome.  *Space is limited, Registration is required, and begins Monday, March 2!*

    Location: Ocean Township
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rec_legoguy 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids - Lego Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Read any book in the "Roscoe Riley Rules Series" , discuss it, and make a Lego Creation. Snacks Served. Please Let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

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

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

Sign-ups are required. Please choose one session.  
In-person registration begins on Thursday, May 7 at 9:00 am.  
Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.
Please call if you have to cancel.

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_dog1 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Kids - Dog Reading Therapy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Read to Styx, PJ, and Koda in a calm and loving environment nuturing your child's reaqding skills. This month we will be reading "Marley" by various authors. You can also bring your own books to read.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  8:50 PM International Film: Leviathan (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family. Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev. Starring Aleksey Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova, and Roman Madyanov.

In Russian with English subtitles (Russia)

Drama - 140 minutes. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Book Discussion: Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

Chronicles the unconventional love affair of Scottish literary giant Robert Louis Stevenson and American divorcee Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, April 8 through June 24, 2015, from 7 - 8:30 pm

    Location: Eastern Branch
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rec_painters_palette.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Art Demonstration & Exhibit Tour: Pastels Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Join local artist Sharon Steinhorn as she discusses and demonstrates techniques in pastel painting, then accompany her on a tour of her exhibit in the Terner Gallery to learn how these techniques can be applied.

Returning to a childhood interest in art, Sharon began formal art classes almost 10 years ago, developign a passion for pastel painting.  "For me, it is a very forgiving medium, the colors are spectacular, layering color upon color is very exciting and the possibilities are endless," she said.  Sharon is the recipient of Judge's Awards from the Freehold Art Society, numerous Honorable Mentions, Second and First Place ribbons in other local exhibits in Monmouth County, and Best in Show -- pastels -- in the Monmouth County Senior Art Show.  Her artwork was selected to hang in the juried Monmouth Festival of the Arts for the past several years.

Her exhibit closes June 4.

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

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

And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini


This family saga spans six generations as they journey across continents from Afghanistan to the USA. Hosseini explores the ways families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us.

Call the library for information 732-938-2300

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

 

    Location: Howell
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Thursday Morning Book Discussion Arcadia by Lauren Groff Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Set in the fields and forests or western New York State in the late 1960s, several dozen idealists set out to live off the land, founding what becomes a famous commune centered on the grounds of a decaying mansion called Arcadia House.  Arcadia follows with lyrical, rollicking, tragic, and exquisite utopian dream from its hopeful start through its heyday and beyond.

Arcadia is the second novel by Lauren Groff who is also the author of The Monsters of Templeton.  Arcadia was named at one of the best books by the New York Times, Washington Post and Kirkus Review.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: Still Alice (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Alice Howland, a happily married prominent linguistics professor starts to forget words. When she is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease, she and her family find their bonds tested as they face fear, denial, anger and rejection. Starring: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kate Bosworth, Kristen Stewart, Hunter Parrish and Shane McRae. Drama/ 101 minutes.   

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

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

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Movie: Fury (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Starring: Brad Pitt, Shia Lebeouf

Directed by: David Ayer

The year is 1945. Army sergeant Wardaddy is the grizzled commander of a Sherman tank. Determined to strike a decisive victory for the Allies in the European Theater, Wardaddy leads his five-man crew on a treacherous mission behind enemy lines. His mission complicated by the sudden appearance of a rookie soldier in his platoon.

135 mins.

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: Still Alice (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested.  Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking and inspiring.Julianne Moore in the title role won an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA, SAG and Independent Spirit Award for Best Actress.  Also starring Alec Balwin and Kristen Stewart. (101 minutes)

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Ride the Pink Horse (1947) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Starring Robert Montgomery, Thomas Gomez, Rita Conde, Wanda Hendrix, Iris Flores

101 minutes, (c) Universal Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Wall Book Club: How It All Began by Penelope Lively Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

When Charlotte Rainsford, a retired schoolteacher, is accosted by a petty thief on a London street, the consequences ripple across the lives of acquaintances and strangers alike. Through a richly conceived and colorful cast of characters, Lively explores the powerful role of chance in people's lives and illustrates how  paths can be altered irrevocably by someone we will never meet.

    Location: Wall Township
 
trans_firetruck 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Meet a Firefighter! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Atlantic Highlands Library   (732) 291-1956   
   

Children and their families/caregivers are invited to join a special guest from the Atlantic Highlands Fire Department as he visits storytime to talk about fire safety, and answer questions about his awesome job as a real-live community hero! No registration required. This fun program is recommended for children ages 4 and up. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_puzzle_piece 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids!LEGO® Connection Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

LEGO® Connection - Ages 5 and up
Thursday, May 21 at 4:00 pm
LEGO® fans, get creative by
building with the library’s LEGO®s!

    Location: Allentown
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Paper Plate Wind Spinner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Decorate your own spinner with crayons, markers, and stickers to create your own of a kind design!

Registration begins on Thursday, May 14 for Grades K and up.

    Location: Marlboro
 
nat_tulip.GIF 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Standing Flowers - Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

In person registration begins on Thursday, May 7 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.  Please call if you have to cancel.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_bingo 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Origami Fractal Art: Menger Sponge Challenge (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Howell   732-938-2300   
   

Learn to build a Menger Sponge. A WHAT? A Menger sponge! Not like the sponge in your sink, this sponge is designed from fractal science, and it will blow your mind! Each teen will make a Menger Sponge out of folded business cards and when added together they will make a huge Menger Sponge. What’s the Challenge? We are going to see how BIG we can build our Menger Sponge, but we need lots of help.  So join us in our challenge! 

For teens 6th grade and up. Registration is required.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_swords.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM OUTLANDER Book Club & Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Outlander Book Series is multi-categorical:  Historical Fiction. Men in Kilts. Romance. Adventure. Mystery. SciFi. You may know and love the television series in which a determined heroine falls back in time to 18th Century Scotland. Now, dive into the books themselves and join our Outlander Book Club & Discussion Series.  Beginning with Author Diana Gabaldon's first book, Outlander, New York Times bestseller, share your thoughts, questions, and feelings about this multi-genre, epic work. You may love it, ya ken.

This book discussion group will meet on Thursdays: May 21, June 4, June 18, July 2 and July 16. Registration is recommended. Please register below. Limited number of books are available.

 

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
med_stethoscope 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Medicare 101: Learn the Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Too many people find themselves reaching retirement age with little or no information about what Medicare is and what options are available to them.  This program will provide the information to help you make informed decisions about the future of your health care. Presented by Carlos Colon, certified Medicare consultant, Family Focus Financial Group, Wall.

Topics include the four parts of Medicare (A,B,C, and D); how and when to enroll; Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C); Medicare Supplements (Medigap); and how prescription drug plans work (Part D).

Registration is requested by calling the library.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Ride the Pink Horse (1947) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Starring Robert Montgomery, Thomas Gomez, Rita Conde, Wanda Hendrix, Iris Flores

101 minutes, (c) Universal Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday May 22, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Hebrew Language Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Today, we will discuss  Israel loved Joseph best of all his sons...Genesis 37:3-5  with Moderator Dr. Nelly Segal.

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

Books will be available at Library Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Timeless Interiors for Aging-in-Place Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

It's easier than you think to create a home that both suits your active adult lifestyle and also increases your home's value.  Discover the secrets of designing a home with both multigenerational appeal and timeless beauty.

 

Part of the First Fridays for Seniors series

 

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday May 23, 2015 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Chess Club meets every Saturday that the Howell Library is open. All ages and levels of play are welcome.

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday May 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag Memorial Day Holiday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
    Location: All Branches
Monday May 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag Memorial Day Holiday - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: All Branches
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2015 Dates:  Jan 5, 12, Feb 2, 9, 23, March 2, 9,16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, June 1, 8, 15

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday May 26, 2015 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: The Secret Garden (1993) (G) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Gardening with Soul                                                                                                                                                                 

A young British girl born and raised in India loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake. She is returned to England to live at her uncle's estate. Her uncle is very distant due to the loss of his wife ten years before. Neglected once again, she begins exploring the estate and discovers a garden that has been locked and neglected. Aided by one of the servants' brothers, she begins restoring the garden, and eventually discovers some other secrets of the manor.  Kate Maberly and Dame Maggie Smith star. 

101 minutes. 

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Movie: Unbroken (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. Directed by Angelina Jolie.  Starring Jack O’Connell, Takamasa Ishihara, Domhnall Gleeson.

Drama/Biography – 123 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Movie: Mr. Turner (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Special Show Time: 6:00 pm

Directed by Mike Leigh

Starring Timothy Spall, Dorothy Atkinson, Marion Bailey and Paul Jesson

Acclaimed director Mike Leigh examines the twilight years of celebrated British painter J.M.W. Turner (portrayed by Timothy Spall) in this lavish period drama detailing the landscape artist's close relationship with his beloved father, his impact as a member of the Royal Academy of the Arts, and his tender romance with a lonely widow and owner of a seaside inn in Chelsea.  "Mr. Turner" is widely regarded as one of the best British films of 2014.      

150 minutes. (c)Sony Pictures Classic

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

This class is open to adults for whom English is not their first language.  The emphasis is on vocabulary and pronunciation.  Please bring a pencil and notebook.

Presented by the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
school_graduate 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM College Financial Planning Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Presented by: Ecliptic Financial Advisors

In this workshop you will learn:

  • How to increase your tax deductions & tax credits
  • How to pick colleges that will give you the best financial packages
  • How to send your child to an expensive private university for less than a state school
  • Which assets are taken into consideration when the US Dept. of Ed. calculates your family contribution
  • How to pay for college without relying on 529 plans & expensive loans or tapping into your savings.
  • How to develop a customized plan to meet all college costs you will incur as a family
  • How to lower 'Out of Pocket' costs & get the maximum amount of money from each school
     
Ecliptic Financial website for more info.    
    Location: Howell
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM United States Citizenship Course Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

in 2015:  Jan 6, 13, 27  Feb 3, 10, 24  Mar. 3, 10, 17  Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28  May 5, 12, 19, 26  June 2, 9, 16

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

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday May 27, 2015 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7336   
   

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

    Location: Wall Township
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Lost & Found Bereavement Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Stamp   732 462 5240   
   

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

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

 

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Fury (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Part of the "A Month of Drama" movie series. 

April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened Army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and his five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered, out-gunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany. Stars Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, and Logan Lerman. 134 minutes. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
anim_parrot1.GIF 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! A Bird's Eye View Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage stories and a bird feeder project. Grades K and up. Registration is required.

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

A LEGO story and then construct your own creation.  Save a memory of it by taking a photo on Mom's smart phone.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Goal Setting for Your Small Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

This seminar is based on the foundational goal setting program developed by the Zig Ziglar Corporation and taught in businesses and groups for over 25 years. 

Do you have a target or goal in your business?  In life?  Unless you have definite, precise, clearly set goals, you are not going to realize the maximum potential that lies within you. You will learn the power of goal setting and the easy steps it takes to guarantee you can achieve any goal you set using the goal setting formula.

You will learn:

  • the 4 basic reasons people don't set goals
  • the power of dreaming
  • how to work on the most important dreams first
  • how to identify specific goals
  • the 7 step formula for setting and achieving goals
  • the power of commitment

Led by John DiMare, a Zig Ziglar Legacy Certified Trainer and Development Professional, in association with Monmouth SCORE

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

Join us as we discuss Palisades Park by Alan Brennert  

A story about a family of dreamers and their lives within the legendary Palisades Amusement Park; growing up in the 1930s, there is no more magical place than Palisades Amusement Park in New Jersey.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, April 8 through June 24, 2015, from 7 - 8:30 pm

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

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

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

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

Classes in Spring 2015: March 4 & 25, April 1 & 29, May 6 & 27.

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday May 28, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bookbites - A Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Caleb's Crossing: A Novel by Geraldine Brooks

Once again, Geraldine Brooks takes a remarkable shard of history and brings it to vivid life. In 1665, a young man from Martha's Vineyard became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College.  Uppon this slender factual scaffold, Brooks has created a luminous tale of love and faith, magic and adventure.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:05 PM Movie: A Most Wanted Man (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Directed by: Anton Corbijn

Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams

The late Philip Seymour Hoffman gives his final screen performance in this taut yet labyrinthine adaptation of John le Carré's 2008 spy novel. Gunter Bachmann is a counterterrorist expert specializing in bringing down jihadists. He begins to fixate on a Chechen Muslim who illegally immigrates to Hamburg. 

122 mins.

    Location: Howell
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ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie: Fury (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened Army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and his five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Starring Brad Pitt and  Shia LaBeouf. Action/Drama/War 134 minutes

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: Born Yesterday (1950) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Judy Holliday won an Oscar for her portrayal of  Billie Dawn, a strident, dim-bulbed ex-chorus girl who is the mistress of millionaire junk tycoon Harry Brock (Broderick Crawford). In Washington to put a few senators and congressmen in his pocket (the better to lay the groundwork for an illegal cartel), the rude-and-crude Brock realizes that the unrefined Billie will prove an embarrassment.  Thus, he hires idealistic but impoverished Paul Verrell (William Holden) to pump some intelligence and "class" into Billie.  Paul does his job too well; by awakening Billie's social and political consciousness, he turns the girl into Brock's most formidable foe in his efforts to buy influence in Washinton D.C, Along the way, Paul and Billie fall in love. Listed among the American Film Institute's 100 funniest films of all time.  (103 mintues)

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Roman Holiday (1953) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Starring Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, Gregory Peck

118 minutes, (c) Paramount Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_legoguy 3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! LEGO Storytime! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Atlantic Highlands Library   (732) 291-1956   
   

Listen to a story and build a Lego creation at the library’s fun and exciting Lego Storytime! Welcome to the club! Lego’s will be supplied. No registration required. All children ages 4 and up are welcome. 

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

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

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
lib_bookflipping 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Read to a Certified Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Read to a Certified Therapy Dog!
Ages 5 and up
Thursday, May 28 at 4:00 pm
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog.

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Thursday Classic Movie: Roman Holiday (1953) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Starring Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, Gregory Peck

118 minutes, (c) Paramount Pictures

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

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

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

The 2015 evening meeting request for a recurring Thursday basis work best on the last Thursday of each month.
(These evening dates are 1/29, 2/26, 3/26, 4/30, 5/28, 6/2).

    Location: Headquarters
 
med_bag2 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Medicare 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Too many people find themselves reaching retirement age with little or no information about what Medicare is and what options are available to them. This presentation makes Medicare much easier to understand and helps you prepare to make informed decisions about the future of your health care.

Topics include:

  • The Four Parts of Medicare: A, B, C and D
  • How and When To Enroll
  • Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C)
  • Medicare Supplements (Medigap)
  • How Prescription Drug Plans Work (Part D)

A question and answer period will follow.

Presented by Carlos Colon, certified Medicare consultant, Family Focus Financial Group. Registration is requested for this presentation by calling the library at 732-431-5656. 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Club: The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
Friday May 29, 2015 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

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

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

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

2015 DATES are all on Fridays:

January 16, January 23, March 6, March 13, April 24, May 1, May 29, June 5

 

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday May 30, 2015 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Chess Club meets every Saturday that the Howell Library is open. All ages and levels of play are welcome.

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
med_caduceus 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Living with Aphasia Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Aphasia:  a speech/language disorder that impairs a person's ability to communicate.  Most commonly the result of a stroke, but can occur from any severe head injury.

Donald F. Weinstein, Ph.D., knows firsthand what life is like when living with aphasia, having suffered an Embolic Cerebrovascular Accident with Severe Aphasia in 2002. As his recovery progressed, he served as president of the National Aphasia Association. Now, he shares his message of hope with fellow sufferers and their caretakers.

His presentation will cover: anger and fear, re-regimentation of days; issues of dignity and humiliation, new family roles and more.

Dr. Weinstein documented his experiences recently in his book "My Stroke: 450 Days from Severe  Aphasia to Speaking, Reading and  Writing."

Registration is requested for this program by calling the library.

    Location: Ocean Township
Sunday May 31, 2015 Go To Top
ent_note 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Jazz Concert: Giacomo Gates & Trio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Giacomo Gates does more than sing "a bunch of songs." He is truly an entertainer, for all ages and styles, as audiences enjoy the music, the interaction on the bandstand between him and his musicians, the spontaneity, the humor, the stories about the music and composers, along with their relation to everyday life. People are smiling, having a good time, while thoroughly enjoying the music. What usually lacks in most of today's performances is obviously present... fun!

"Mr. Gates is a solid example of a performer who is doing something that no one else does. He evokes an age (that I would hope is not so terribly bygone) when musicians were entertainers and entertainers were musicians, and a sense of humor was as important as a sense of rhythm." Will Friedwald in The New York Sun.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday June 1, 2015 -  Tuesday June 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs & Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: P.Judman, Children's Librarian   732 431 7220 x7226   
   

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

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

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

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

Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:   

Mondays, 9:30am, no sessions June 15 & 22.  Tuesdays,10:15am, or 11:00am , no sessions June 16 & 23  Thursdays, 10:15am, no sessions June 18 & 25

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years: 

Mondays, 10:15am, no sessions June 15 & 22 Tuesdays, 11:40am, no sessions 16 & 23 Wednesdays, 10:15am or 11:00am, no session 17 & 24

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  

Mondays, 11:00am, no sessions 15 & 22  Thursdays, 11:00am, no sessions 18 & 25

Family for Ages 2 and up: 

Mondays, 1:30pm, no session June 15 & 22    Wednesdays, 1:30pm, no sessions June 17 &24

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday June 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids - Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Mah Jongg Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Mah Jongg Club meets every Monday afternoon that the Library is open. Ages 13 through adult, all levels of play welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Medicare 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Too many people find themselves reaching retirement age with little or no information about what Medicare is and what options are available to them. This presentation makes Medicare much easier to understand and helps you prepare to make informed decisions about the future of your health care.

Topics include:

  • The Four Parts of Medicare: A, B, C and D
  • How and When To Enroll
  • Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C)
  • Medicare Supplements (Medigap)
  • How Prescription Drug Plans Work (Part D)

A question and answer period will follow.

Presented by Carlos Colon, certified Medicare consultant, Family Focus Financial Group

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

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

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

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

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

2015 Dates:  Jan 5, 12, Feb 2, 9, 23, March 2, 9,16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, June 1, 8, 15

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday June 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Primary Election Site for Manalapan Districts 6, 14, 17 & 26 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Regina Preteroti, Muni Clerk   732 446 8315   
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

This is Ng’s debut novel, about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee; their middle daughter, a girl who inherited her mother’s bright blue eyes and her father’s jet-black hair. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue—in Marilyn’s case that her daughter become a doctor rather than a homemaker, in James’s case that Lydia be popular at school, a girl with a busy social life and the center of every party. What will happen to Lydia? What path will she choose or be chosen for her? A profoundly moving story of family, history, and the meaning of home, Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, exploring the divisions between cultures and the rifts within a family, and uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another.

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

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: Rooftops of Tehran by Mahbod Seraji Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

In a middle-class neighborhood of Iran's sprawling capital city during the summer of 1973, 17-year-old Pasha Shahed learns the reality of living under a powerful despot when, through his secret love for his beautiful next-door neighbor, he becomes a beacon for the secret police.

Copies of the book are available in the library.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

in 2015:  Jan 6, 13, 27  Feb 3, 10, 24  Mar. 3, 10, 17  Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28  May 5, 12, 19, 26  June 2, 9, 16

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

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday June 3, 2015 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7336   
   

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM PowerPoint 2010 Basics ***REGISTRATION REQUIRED*** Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

This hands-on class will introduce the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint 2010.

Attendees must have computer and mouse skills.

The class will cover:

  • Using slide designs

  • Font formatting

  • Changing slide formats

  • Inserting text and images

  • Adding and deleting slides

  • Viewing your slide show

  • Printing

  • Saving the presentation

Please bring a flash drive if you plan to save your work.


The class will be approximately 50 minutes followed by 40 minutes of practice time.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS. Registration begins May 26th.

Register in-person at the Reference Desk or by calling the library at 732-431-7220 x7222.

Computers provided by the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant. Funding is from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.   

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_horse 4:45 PM  -  5:30 PM Kids - June is Horse Month Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Meet Fez and Indy. Learn all about Mustangs and Standardbred Horses. Outside the Library. Rain Date is Wednesday, June 10.

    Location: Howell
 
office_meeting1 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE: Social Media/Digital Marketing for Small & Local Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Social media and digital marketing are challenges for small business owners to understand and leverage. We will discuss the major initiatives you should be thinking about so that you don't get lost or forgotten online and, most importantly, how to use online channels to increase customer engagement/satisfaction and revenue.

SCORE Chapter 36 is located in Monmouth County, New Jersey and offers small business entrepreneurs confidential business counseling services at no charge. SCORE volunteers have the knowledge and experience to help any small business owner get the help they need. We also provide local workshops to connect small business owners with the people and information they need to start, grow, and maintain their businesses.

Go to https://monmouth.score.org/localworkshops to register.

    Location: Wall Township
 
office_dollarsign 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Riskonomics Seminar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Introducing a new way of thinking about retirement planning—not in terms of how much to accumulate—but by considering your unique retirement income needs, and reviewing strategies for generating income to meet those needs. Learn the risks you should know about your retirement nest egg.

Sponsored by First Investors Corporation.

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

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, April 8 through June 24, 2015, from 7 - 8:30 pm

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday June 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_balloons 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids - Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Reading stories and making crafts. A fun family time. Join the Summer Reading Program online at www.monmouthcountylib.org beginning June 1.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
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rec_swords.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM OUTLANDER Book Club & Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Outlander Book Series is multi-categorical:  Historical Fiction. Men in Kilts. Romance. Adventure. Mystery. SciFi. You may know and love the television series in which a determined heroine falls back in time to 18th Century Scotland. Now, dive into the books themselves and join our Outlander Book Club & Discussion Series.  Beginning with Author Diana Gabaldon's first book, Outlander, New York Times bestseller, share your thoughts, questions, and feelings about this multi-genre, epic work. You may love it, ya ken.

This book discussion group will meet on Thursdays: May 21, June 4, June 18, July 2 and July 16. Registration is recommended. Please register below. Limited number of books are available.

 

    Location: Headquarters
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lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

This is Ng’s debut novel, about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee; their middle daughter, a girl who inherited her mother’s bright blue eyes and her father’s jet-black hair. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue—in Marilyn’s case that her daughter become a doctor rather than a homemaker, in James’s case that Lydia be popular at school, a girl with a busy social life and the center of every party. What will happen to Lydia? What path will she choose or be chosen for her? A profoundly moving story of family, history, and the meaning of home, Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, exploring the divisions between cultures and the rifts within a family, and uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
elect_clock_alarm 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Special needs Planning Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Special needs planning is a type of planning that provides for a disabled individual, personally & financiallly.  The plans can be made by the individual and/or the loved ones of the individual. Some goals of the special needs planning is to balance one's present and future needs with one's loved one's present and future needs, to create and implement personal care, financial and legal plans.

some statistics: one in 68 American children has an autism spectrum disorder; 1 in 9 older American has Alzheimer's Disease

 

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    Location: Headquarters
Friday June 5, 2015 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_mag 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM The Great Books Book Club: Torch Song by John Cheever Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

The books that bite and sting us are the great books, by the greatest thinkers and writers of all time.  These are the works that can make you think and question. The Great Books Book Club offers you a way to discover these books.

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday June 6, 2015 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Chess Club meets every Saturday that the Howell Library is open. All ages and levels of play are welcome.

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_smiley 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Keeping U Safe on Campus Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Learn how to be aware and protect yourself on the college campus and beyond. Join retired Chief of Police and 35 year college campus veteran, Thomas Zambrano, for an insightful night.

Please register by stopping by or calling the library at 732-264-7164.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_guitar01 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classical Guitar & Flute Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Keith Calmes, a classical guitarist, & Marjorie Koharski, a flutist, will delight us with the beautiful sounds of their instruments in a classical duet.

Marjorie is a performer and teacher of flute and piccolo. She plays with the Monmouth Symphony & the Elysion Winds Quintet. She is founder & director of The Festive Flutes. 

Keith earned degrees in Classical Guitar at USC, California State & Julliard. He was recently presented with the outstanding educator award from TCNJ and teaches guitar at Wall High School.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Howell Library

 

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    Location: Howell
 
ent_guitar01 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM The Blue Plate Special Band Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

  The Blue Plate Special Band plays a blend of American roots music featuring strong three part vocal harmonies, mixed with the acoustic sounds of accordion, banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, and upright bass.   Their latest original songs showcase their wide range of influences including bluegrass, swing, country, Cajun, polka, and gospel.  Blue Plate Special features Jay Friedman (fiddle/guitar/vocals), Dave Gross (mandolin/vocals), James Hemp (guitar/vocals), Tom Wise (bass/vocals) and Dan Whitener (banjo/guitar/vocals).  Blue Plate Special has performed throughout New Jersey and the tri-state area, including multiple sets at the legendary bluegrass venue Albert Music Hall as well as a performance at Mexicali in Teaneck, NJ with Tony Trischka and his band Territory.

    Location: Wall Township
Monday June 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids - Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Mah Jongg Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Mah Jongg Club meets every Monday afternoon that the Library is open. Ages 13 through adult, all levels of play welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2015 Dates:  Jan 5, 12, Feb 2, 9, 23, March 2, 9,16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, June 1, 8, 15

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday June 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Library Commission Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

(Tuesday) June 9, 2015 - 12:00 noon; Allentown

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
med_red_cross 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Are You Suffering From Arthritis? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Are you suffering from symptoms such as joint pain, joint stiffness and swelling? Arthritis, a degenerative joint disease, may be the cause.  Arthritis is characterized by breakdown of joint cartilage.  Cartilage is the part of the joint that cushions the ends of bones.  Without cartilage the joint bones will rub together creating pain and joint dysfunction.

Factors causing arthritis include:

  • Heredity- In some families, arthritis appears to be passed from one generation to another through genes that form abnormal cartilage, joint bones or joint shape.
  • Obesity- Excess body weight increases risk for developing arthritis although it may take 8-12 years before symptoms appear.
  • Injury or Overuse- Arthritis may develop in certain joints due to injury or overuse, for example, jobs requiring repeated knee bending appear to increase the risk of knee arthritis.
  • Age- Although age is considered a risk factor, recent research has shown that arthritis is not an inevitable part of aging.

Join us as Dr. Tom Gustafson from The Active Healing Center of Colts Neck discusses the topic of arthritis and how we can go about correcting this disease. Please call the library at 732-431-5656 or stop in at the Circulation Desk to register for this event.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: Door to Door (2002) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Disability has No Boundaries  

This film is based upon the real-life character of Bill Porter, who overcomes his challenges with cerebral palsy in order to become his company's most successful door-to-door salesman. Having overcome physical challenges, we see the human side of Porter, his self-independence and friendships which possibly make him the most inspirational salesman on the planet.  William H. Macy, Kyra Sedwick and Helen Mirren star in this movie is funny and heart-warming film. 

90 mins.

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
       
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misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

in 2015:  Jan 6, 13, 27  Feb 3, 10, 24  Mar. 3, 10, 17  Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28  May 5, 12, 19, 26  June 2, 9, 16

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

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday June 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 4:15 AM  -  5:00 AM Kids - Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and crafts for ages 6-up. Snacks served. Please let the Librarian know if there are food allergies. 

    Location: Howell
 
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrog