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Tuesday February 19, 2019 -  Friday May 3, 2019 Go To Top
people_boy_girl.png 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM TEENS! Prom Dress Drive & Giveaway Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Staff    732-531-5092   
   

Ocean Township Library is now collecting new and gently used dresses for our May 4th Prom Dress Giveaway. All dresses must be clean and in good condition. Leftover dresses will be donated to local charities after the May 4th event. Drop off during regular library hours. Dress Giveaway will be held from 11 am - 3 pm on May 4th.

    Location: Ocean Township
Monday April 1, 2019 -  Monday April 29, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png Kids! StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    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, in order to have ample materials for attendees! 

 
Baby & Toddler Storytimes for Ages newborn to 3 years (With Parent/Caregiver) 
Mondays, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29   from 10:00 - 10:30 am  
Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24 from 10:00 - 10:30 am
 
Family Storytimes – Ages 3 years and up  (With Parent/Caregiver)
Mondays April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  from 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24  from 11:00 – 11:30 am
 
    Location: Colts Neck
Monday April 1, 2019 -  Tuesday April 30, 2019 Go To Top
objects_easel.png Now and Then: Art and Photography by Visual Artist Vincent DiGerlando Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A retrospective exhibition of art and photography created by Visual Artist Vincent DiGerlando that spans more than half a century from the 1960s to late 2000s.  The artist believes his work expresses his feelings, plays with one's imagination, provokes thought and adds to the many other illusions of life.

Art Reception

Saturday, April 6, 2019

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Location: Wall Township
 
holiday_cornucopia.png County-Wide Food Donation Drive for Fulfill during April Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

All Monmouth County Library Branches will collect non-perishable foods during the month of April. 

This food will be donated to Fulfill (formerly Food Bank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties) for the benefit of our friends and neighbors in need.  More information on Food Drive from Monmouth County found here: www.VisitMonmouth.com

FULFILL 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. Kindly avoid "junk food" donations.

FULFILL welcomes nutritious and protein-rich items.

  • Canned fruit
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned and Dry Soup
  • Fruit Juices
  • Canned Tuna, Chicken & Salmon 
  • Shelf-stable Milk
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Hot and Cold Cereals
  • Cooking Oils
  • Tomato & Pasta Sauce
  • Pasta, Rice, Beans
  • Pancake Mix and Syrup
  • Baby Foods & Formulas
  • Ready-to-Eat Canned Meals:  Ravioli, Stew, Chili, Spaghetti & Meatballs, Chicken with Rice & Vegetables.
    Location: All Branches
 
symbols_charity.png Eyeglass Collection Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

The Holmdel Library, a branch of the Monmouth County Library, will be collecting eyeglasses for the organization New Eyes.  New Eyes for the Needy is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 1932 to improve the vision of those in need.

    Location: Holmdel
 
anim_unicorn.png Kids! Baby Bookworms Storytime, Shake Rattle and Read Toddler Storytime, and Preschool Storytime! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 531-5092   
   

Monmouth County Library - Ocean Township Branch 

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, special guests, and more!

Baby Storytimes – Ages 10 months to 2 years
Mondays from 11:30 am - 12:00pm
Wenesdays from 9:30 am- 10:00 am

Toddler Storytimes – Ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)
Mondays from 10:30 am - 10:50 am
Wednesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Preschool Storytime & Craft – Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old
Mondays from 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesdays from 11:30 am - 12:00 am

 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_reading.png Kids! StoryTime/PlayTime: Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library Staff   732 431 7220 x7226   
   

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

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

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

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

Please choose One Session Per Week.
Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:  
Mondays, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29   from 9:30 - 10:00 am
Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 10:15 - 10:45 am or 11:00 – 11:30 am
Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25 from 10:15 – 10:45 am 
 
Toddler Storytimes – Ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)
Mondays, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  from 10:15 - 10:35 am
Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 11:40 am – 12:00 noon
Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24 from 11:00 – 11:20 am
 
Preschool Storytime & Craft – Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old
Mondays, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  from 11:00 – 11:30 am
Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25 from 11:00 - 11:30 am or 1:30 – 2:00 pm 
 
Family Storytimes – Ages 2 and up (With Parent/Caregiver)
Mondays, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  from 1:30 – 1:50 pm
Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24 from 1:30 – 1:50 pm
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_reading.png Kids! StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    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, in order to have ample materials for attendees! 

 
Baby & Toddler Storytimes for Ages newborn to 3 years (With Parent/Caregiver) 
Thursdays , April  4, 11, 21, 18, 25  from 10:30 - 11:00 am 
 
Preschool  Storytimes-Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years 
Thursdays,  April 4, 11, 18, 25   from 11:15 - 11:45 am
 
Family Storytimes – All ages welcome  (With Parent/Caregiver)
Thursdays,  April 4, 11, 18, 25  from 2:15 - 2:45 pm
    Location: Allentown
 
lib_reading.png Kids! StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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. 

 Please choose One Session Per Week.
Family Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 5 years (With Parent/Caregiver) 
Mondays, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29   from 10:30 - 11:00 am
Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30  from 10:00 - 10:30 am
Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24 from 10:00 - 10:30 am
 
Baby & Toddler Storytimes – Ages 6 months to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)
Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30   from 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24 from 11:00 – 11:30 am
 
Check out our other programs, which are also free, although we may request registration, in order to have ample materials for attendees! 
    Location: Wall Township
 
anim_flamingo.png Kids! West Long Branch Wednesday Storytime Corner!! Remind Me about this Event Tell a Friend Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: reference staff   732 222 5993   
   

Kids! West Long Branch Wednesday Storytime Corner!!   Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend 
   
Kids! West Long Branch Wednesday Storytime Corner!!

Welcome!  West Long Branch Library offers a variety of on-going weekly programs and storytimes for babies, preschoolers and school-aged children that help inspire a life-long love of learning and discovery.  In addition to our fun and dynamic storytimes check out our special monthly program for kids of all ages. From hands-on crafts to live performances we have something for everyone!!

Wiggle and Giggle Storytime – Ages 10 - 24 months (with parent/caregiver) Siblings welcome
 Join us for songs, rhymes and stories too!!
 Wednesdays from 10:00 - 10:30 am
 
 Together Time Stories and Crafts - Ages 3 - 5 (with parent/caregiver)
 Families will have lots of fun as they participate in stories, songs and craft activities.
 Wednesdays from 10:45-11:05am

 
    Location: West Long Branch 

    Location: West Long Branch
 
rec_paint_palette.png Monmouth County Arts High School & Arts Middle School Student Work on Display Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

April 1st- April 30th 

Monmouth County Arts High School & Arts Middle School Student Work on Display

The exhibit features work completed by gifted and talented students who participated in either of these Monmouth County programs. The programs offer advanced art classes in creative writing, dance, instrumental music, vocal music, acting and visual arts to students from public and private, and home, schools in Monmouth County. Students, admitted to the program through audition, are released from their schools for one afternoon each week during the spring semester to participate in the various courses that are taught by professional artists.

Stop in during library hours to view the work; see the Reference desk for details. Located in the Large Meeting Room. 

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
people_smiley.png 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Eastern KIDS Branch KIDS Baby, Toddler, Preschool, Family and Schoolage Storytimes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Baby Storytime, Toddler, Preschool, and Family Storytime

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, special guests, and more! No registration needed!

Babies -  Ages 10-24 months with parent/caregiver

Mondays 9:30-10:00AM or 10:30-11:00 am

Toddler Storytime - Ages 2-3 with parent/caregiver

Thursdays from 9:30 - 9:50 am 

Preschool Storytime - Ages 31/2-5 

Thursdays, from 10:00 - 10:30 am 

Family Storytime - Ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver

 Wednesdays from 10:30-11:00 am

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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misc_none.png 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Marlboro Baby, Toddler, and Family Storytimes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Baby Storytime, Toddler, and Family Storytime

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, special guests, and more! No registration needed!

Babies, Books and Bubbles - Ages 6-24 months with parent/caregiver

Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00-10:30 am

 

Toddler Storytime - Ages 2-3 with parent/caregiver

Mondays from 11:15-11:35 am and Wednesdays from 10:35-10:55 am

 

Family Storytime - Ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver

Mondays from 10:35-11:05 am and Wednesdays from 10:00-10:30 am

 

Preschool  Story and Craft- Ages 3-5

Tuesdays from 1:15-1:45 pm

    Location: Marlboro
 
lib_book_bookshelf.png 9:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Kids! StoryTime/Playtime/Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-229-2626   
   
NO registration, NO card needed.
 
Baby Storytime
Ages 6 to 23 months (with parent/caregiver)
Thursdays from 9:30 to 9:50 am  
 
Toddler Storytime
Ages 2 to 3½ (with parent/caregiver)
Thursdays from 10:00 to 10:20 am
 
Family Storytime
Ages 2 and up (with parent/caregiver)
Thursdays from 2:00 to 2:30 pm
 
School Age Adventures
Ages 4 and up
Thursdays from 4:00 to 4:30 pm
 
    Location: Oceanport
Wednesday April 3, 2019 -  Wednesday April 24, 2019 Go To Top
lib_book_bookshelf.png 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Baby Bookworms Storytime, Shake Rattle and Read Toddler & Family Storytime! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 291-1956   
   

Monmouth County Library- Atlantic Highlands Branch 

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, special guests, and more! 

Baby Storytimes – Ages 10 months to 2 years (With Parent/Caregiver)
Wednesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am
For you and your baby to enjoy nursery rhymes, music, finger plays and playtime!

Toddler Storytimes – Ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)
Wednesdays from 10:30 am - 10:50 am
Join us for stories, rhymes, songs and fun!

Family Storytimes– Ages 10 months to 4 years
Wednesdays from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Join us for stories, songs, playtime and more!

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
objects_typewriter.png 3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Tweens! Camp NaNoWriMo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-291-1956   lgarcia@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Love to write? Always wanted to complete a writing project? Maybe surround yourself with other writers and inspire each other to finish your projects? Join us for Camp National Novel Writing Month! 30 days, as many words as you can! Weekly meets for inspiration, motivation and sharing your ideas.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
Thursday April 4, 2019 -  Thursday April 25, 2019 Go To Top
lib_dog_reading.png 3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! School Age & Preschool Storytime! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 291-1956   
   

Monmouth County Library- Atlantic Highlands Branch 

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, special guests and more! 

School Age Program – Grades K and up
Thursdays from 3:15 pm - 3:50 pm
Join us for a variety of activities, including storytime, crafts, special guests and more!

Preschool Program – Ages 3 to 5
Thursdays from 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Join us for a variety of activities, including storytime, crafts and more!

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
Wednesday April 24, 2019 Go To Top
people_meeting.png 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help on probate matters.

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 ext 7336

    Location: Wall Township
 
people_meeting.png 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
 
objects_magic_wand.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Free! Jersey Job Club Workshop:The Right Career For You (rm 4) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Choosing a new career can be an exciting and yet a stressful time.

 It is a time to evaluate your passions and your interests!  This workshop will discuss career choice, personality, skill set, work values, work interests, websites and the labor market. 

This program is made possible through a grant from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development.  To find a good job in challenging times, successful job seekers look for opportunities to get an edge. The Jersey Job Club gives you the tools and support you need to find a job. The Jersey Job Club gives you that edge through New Jersey Career Connections.

 

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

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

"My Old Man" by Ernest Hemingway (1923)

In this story, a boy reflects on the nature of morality as he considers his father’s career as a steeplechase jockey

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Movie: The Old Man and the Gun (2018)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker's escape from San Quentin, at the age of 70. The escape enchanted the public and confounded the authorities. Detective John Hunt became captivated with Forrest's commitment to his craft. Directed by David Lowry. Starring Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek and Casey Affleck.

Comedy/Crime/Drama – 1 hour and 33 minutes

(c)Fox Searchlight Pictures

 
    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_yoga.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Yoga for Beginners (Rm 2/3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Take steps toward vibrant health and freeing your mind from everyday stress. Learn about breath, vibration, concentration and movement in this relaxing and uplifting class.

Steven Russell, of Becoming Sound, is a certified teacher of Dharma Yoga, has studied with Sri Dharma Mittra in NYC, and has been practicing yoga for many years. He welcomes all levels from beginner to experienced yogis.

This program is for Adults, Ages 18 and older.

Classes are scheduled on  4.10, 4.24 and 5.22

Please bring a mat or towel to class. No registration necessary; we will accommodate as many attendees as possible. 

In case of inclement weather, please visit the Library's webpage for information: www.MonmouthCountyLib.org

    Location: Headquarters
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people_cool_sunglasses.png 2:30 PM  -  4:25 PM Kids! ~Spring Break Movie Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! ~Spring Break Movie Matinee Recommended for ages 4 and up
Ralph Breaks The Internet (2018) (PG)


Video game villain Wreck-It-Ralph must brave the Internet to help Vanellope fix her game of Sugar Rush

    Location: West Long Branch
       
 
ent_projector.png 2:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Spring Break Matinee: Mary Poppins Returns (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 531-5092   
   

The enigmatic Mary Poppins visits the now-grown Jane and Michael Banks and Michael’s three children. Using her unique brand of magic, she helps the Banks family to rediscover the joy and wonder missing from their lives.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

Children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
anim_dragon.png 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime -- Drag-on In! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage storytime -- Drag-on in!  Come listen to dragon stories then test your dragon-catching skills!  Grades K and Up.

Registration required. Parents, please register each child using your email and phone contact info.

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
rec_lego_logo.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! LEGO®Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Listen to a LEGO® story and then construct your own creation.

Save a memory of it by taking a photo on Mom or Dad's smartphone.

All ages

Registration required

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
people_babies.png 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Are You Interested In International Adoption? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

 Are you interested in International Adoption?
 
Holt International Children's Services invites you to attend an Adoption Information Session at the Atlantic Highlands Library, to learn more about your options for International Adoption.  An experienced Holt social worker, Cynthia Marrone, will sit down with you to outline eligibility requirements for various countries and give you an overview of the processing and requirements necessary in order to complete an international adoption.  
 
This event is free to attend. No registration is necessary 

Monmouth County does not endorse any particular organization, service and/or publications.

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
lib_book_open.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! In Celebration of El dia de los libros (Dia): A Bilingual Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

In Celebration of El día de los libros (Día): A Bilingual Storytime

Come in to celebrate and appreciate the importance of literacy for all cultural backgrounds by learning a few Spanish words, listening to a bilingual story, and then decorating your own mini candy-filled paper-bag piñatas. 

Recommended ages 5 to 8. Space is limited.

Registration required in-person, by phone, or online beginning Tuesday, April 9.

    Location: Wall Township
    The registration period has ended.
 
rec_dance.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM T'ai Chi Chih: Joy through Movement for Beginners (rms 1/2/3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7222   
   

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

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

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

Classes in Spring 2019 are: March 13 and March 20, April 17 and April 24, May 1 and May 22

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_reading.png 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. 

Open to adults 18 years and older, at all levels.

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, April 24 through June 26, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, when the library is open.

Presented in partnership with the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.  For more information, please contact Rebecca Lucas of Literacy Volunteers at 732-571-0209, or Dawn Burke of Eastern Branch at 732-683-8980. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Women of Words Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

The book club meets the fourth Wednesday of every month that the library is open. Copies of the books are supplied by the library. 

Please join us for this month's selection: Travels with Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck.  

In 1960 John Steinbeck took a road trip around the United States with his standard poodle, Charley.

    Location: Howell
Thursday April 25, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:30 am sessions for absolute beginners.  More experienced play begins at 10:30. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
objects_glue.png 9:30 AM  -  2:00 PM Preservation Day (Rms 2/3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220ext 7222   
   

Our cultural and information heritage continues to be at risk. A survey by the Heritage Preservation estimated roughly 1.3 billion items need treatment to reduce the risk and rate of damage. The condition of 30 percent of items across every type of collection is unknown, not including those held by individuals, families and community organizations!  

During Preservation Week, Monmouth County Archives and Monmouth County Library presents a day that highlights what we can do, individually and together, to preserve our heritage. 

Thanks to the Office of the County Clerk, Christine Hanlon and Monmouth County Archives Department for their sponsorship of this program. 

9:30 am: Kimberly Avagliano, Branch Manager and Supervising Librarian at the Monmouth County Library Eastern Branch, will present Dog-Eared and Dusty:  How to Organize and Care for Your Home Library

11:00 am: Monmouth County Archivist Gary D. Saretzky will give a presentation on preserving family photographs. Free scanning of up to three photos will be available at the Archives, located on the lower level of the library, from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

1:15 pm: A tour of the Monmouth County Archives

This program is All programs are free and open for all to attend, without registration. Join us for one, two, or all three segments of this event. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_books.png 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Bites / A Book club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone by Phaedra Patrick

Filled with colorful characters and irresistible charm, Rise and Shine, Benedict is a luminous reminder of the unbreakable bonds of family

and show that having someone to embrace life with is always better than standing on your own.

A delightful gem of a novel about family, forgiveness and finding your way from the bestselling author of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper. 

    Location: Hazlet
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ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Ben is Back (2018) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A woman's addict son arrives on Christmas Eve bringing a promise of sobriety. Assigning him one day to prove himself, the family experiences an upsetting event that yet again brings his addiction to the forefront. Directed by Peter Hedges. Starring Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges and Courtney B. Vance

Drama - 1 hour and 43 minutes

(c) Lion Gate Films, Inc.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM Movie: Green Book (2018) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

When Tony Lip, a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley, a world-class black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on a book to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African Americans. Confronted with racism and danger, as well as unexpected humanity and humor, they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.Directed by Peter Farrelly. Starring Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali and Linda Cardellini.

Biography/Comedy/Drama - 2 hours and 10 minutes

©Universal Pictures

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Classic Movie: Telefon (1977)(PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

A KGB agent must stop Soviet saboteurs from provoking WWIII. Directed by Don Siegel. Starring Charles Bronson, Lee Remick, Donald Pleasence and Tyne Daly.

Action/Crime/Drama - 1 hour and 42 minutes

(c)Warner Bros.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: The Favourite (2018)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

In the early 18th century, England is at war with the French. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne while her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, a new servant, Abigail, steps in to fill in as the Queen's companion. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. Starring Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz. 

Biography/Comedy/Drama - 1 hour and 59 minutes

(c)Fox Searchlight Pictures

 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
anim_dog.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Read to a Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Fine tune your reading skills by demonstrating how well you can read!

Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves.

    Location: Allentown
       
 
z_cust_mcteen.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM You Can DO It! Prep for SAT Math (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431-7220 x 7222   
   

Take this class and Crunch the Math Section.

Walk in, Bring questions, Take notes.

Class dates 2/20, 2/28, 3/6, 3/27, 4/4, 4/25 & 5/2

All Free, no card needed.

Presented by Mike Carlin, Math professor and SAT / Math tutor.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM Author Book Talk: Gods of Wood and Stone by Mark Di Ionno Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Join Mark Di Ionno, Pulitzer Prize Finalist, former Star-Ledger columnist, and author of Gods of Wood and Stone  as he discusses and signs his latest book.

    Location: Wall Township
 
objects_house.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Meet the Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey is a non-profit, interfaith organization which provides supportive services to seniors, veterans, the elderly disabled, individuals with dementia, and caregivers of loved ones with chronic illness, enabling them to live independently and with dignity in their own homes.

Learn about CVCJ services:  round-trip medical transportation, grocery shopping, friendly visits and phone calls, in-home therapy dog visits, an Alzheimer's respite care program and more.

Learn about CVCJ volunteer opportunities. Hours are flexible and based on your availability. Get involved with one of the largest non-profit volunteer organizations in our area.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Classic Movie: Telefon (1977)(PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

A KGB agent must stop Soviet saboteurs from provoking WWIII. Directed by Don Siegel. Starring Charles Bronson, Lee Remick, Donald Pleasence and Tyne Daly.

Action/Crime/Drama - 1 hour and 42 minutes

(c)Warner Bros.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday April 26, 2019 Go To Top
symbols_hand_heart.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversation of Your Life: An Advance Care Planning Series (4/26-6/7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-683-8980   
   

Advance care planning can be daunting -- not only because it is difficult for many of us to think about aging and death, but also because there are a lot of terms and forms that can complicate the process.  Conversation of Your Life is a program to help you let family, friends, and doctors understand your wishes through advance care planning.  This series aims to provide all the pertinent information you may need to communicate them ahead of time, saving your loved ones from having to make emotionally taxing decisions on your behalf when the time comes. 

You are encouraged to attend all of the sessions in the series, but are not required to do so.  Seating is limited.  To reserve your space, please register below or call  732-683-8980.

All sessions are 10:00 am - 12:00 noon.

April 26 - Starting the Conversation: Personal Values.  What you want and how to get it.  Our program begins with a discussion on personal values and understanding what is important to you at the end of life.  

May 3 - First Friday for Seniors: Managing Your Finances.  Elder law is a specialty focused on issues affecting the aging population.  This can include guidance on issues related to healthcare, long term care planning, preservation/transfer of assets, and Medicare/Medicaid. 

May 10 - Geriatric Care Managers: Personal Advocates in a Complex System.  Geriatric Care Managers specialize in aging and managing senior care.  Learn more about this important advocate. 

May 17 - Advance Care Planning: Why is it important? Which is right for me?  Learn the importance of advance care planning and the variety of documents available.  Discover which document best serves your needs.

May 24 - Hospice: The Greatest Benefit Medicare Offers  Gain a comprehensive understanding of hospice, one of the Medicare program's best, and least utilized, benefits.  Learn about hospice philosophy and levels of care.  There will be discussions with a variety of agencies. 

May 31 - Everything You Wanted to Know About Planning a Funeral (but were afraid to ask).  You have options! Come and learn about the interesting and ever-changing options in funeral planning.  Discussions with Funeral Consumers Alliance of Princeton.  

June 7 - The Next Steps: An Empowered Consumer's Action Plan.  A session for review and reflection.  What are your next steps? Having shared this journey for the past 6 weeks, let's hear from you!

The Conversation of Your Life (COYL) program is presented by volunteers in the health care field, and is run by the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute in 14 New Jersey Counties.  The goal of COYL is to encourage more individuals in New Jersey to engage in fruitful dialogue -- the Conversation of Your Life -- to let individuals' friends, family, or doctors understand and respect their end-of-life wishes through advance care planning.  COYL is generously supported by The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.  To learn more, visit: njhcqi.org/COYL.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 32 spaces available.
 
rec_mahjong.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday April 27, 2019 Go To Top
people_group.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM English Conversation Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

To join the program as a student or volunteer as a tutor, please fill out a registration form at the Atlantic Highlands Library front desk. For additional information, you can contact the AH Library at 732 291-1956.  Both students and tutors are required to attend an orientation session (date to be announced later) prior to being accepted into the program.

Time commitment:

English-in-Action Conversations will take place in the Atlantic Highlands Library (100 1st Avenue, Atlantic Highlands, NJ) from 10:00 am ET to 11:30 am ET on specific Saturdays. The Spring 2019 session will run from February to May. The Fall 2019 session will begin in September. You must register separately for each session and commit to taking part in all 8 classes. 

The dates for the Spring 2019 session are: Feb 2, Feb 23, March 9, March 23, April 13, April 27, May 4, May 18 (8 classes). 

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
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rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open.

Please check the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_flyingbird.png 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Kids! WILD Jersey Presents Seed Balls! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex 7226   
   

Grades K and up

Session 1: 10:30 - 11:15 

It's time to get WILD about wildflowers! Ever wanted to start your own flower garden? Join WILD Jersey in learning about and making your own flower seed balls. Then, just toss one into your backyard and watch the flowers grow! This activity makes a great Mother's Day gift, too. 

Space is limited; register for each program in-person, by phone, or online

 
    Location: Headquarters
       
 
objects_backpack.png 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Special Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Author Robin Socol-Stella will read from her book, "My Backpack Pal".

    Location: Howell
 
people_superhero_female.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Super Family Fun Saturday - Celebrate Superhero Day! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Super Family Fun Saturday! Celebrate Superhero Day! Ages 2 and up. Come listen to superhero stories, take part in a 

superhero scavenger hunt and make a craft. Registration required. Parents, please register each child using your email

and phone contact info.   

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
anim_flyingbird.png 11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Kids! WILD Jersey Presents Seed Balls! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex 7226   
   

Grades K and up

Session 2: 11:30 am - 12:15 pm 

It's time to get WILD about wildflowers! Ever wanted to start your own flower garden? Join WILD Jersey in learning about and making your own flower seed balls. Then, just toss one into your backyard and watch the flowers grow! This activity makes a great Mother's Day gift, too. 

Space is limited; register for each program in-person, by phone, or online
    Location: Headquarters
       
 
ent_microphone.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Poets Live! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Jersey Shore Poets present POETS LIVE!

Two guest poets, Mychal Mills and Diane Lockward, will read from their work.  There will also be an open mic session, where poets are encouraged to sign up for a three minute time slot to share their own work with the audience.  In addition, the winners of the Limerick Challenge will be invited to present their chosen limericks.

Mychal Mills is a poet and spoken word artist.  Last year, Mychal released his first book of poetry, Journey Inn.  He has featured at several poetry readings along the Jersey Shore.  Mychal is co-founder of KYDS (Konscious Youth Development & Service) that has been hosting open mics in Asbury Park for over 4 years.  His words are a reflection of his soul and journey in life.

Diane Lockward is the author of four poetry books, most recently The Uneaten Carrots of Atonement (Wind, 2016).  She is also the editor of The Crafty Poet II: A Portable Workshop, the original The Crafty Poet, and The Practicing Poet: Writing Beyond the Basics.  Her poems have appeared in Harvard Review, Southern Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere.  Her awards include the Quentin R. Howard Poetry Prize, a NJ State Council on the Arts poetry fellowship, and a Woman of Achievement Award. 

The Jersey Shore Poets is a poetry writing group that meets once a month.  They provide a supportive environment for local working poets in the Monmouth County area to write, revise and critique their writing, as well as to provide information, feedback and support to hone their craft and seek opportunities for public reading and publishing.  The Jersey Shore Poets always welcomes new members.  For more information, email Chris Bogart at jerseyshorepoets@gmail.com

 

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_reading_tablet.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM The Lost Cause: How The South Saw The Civil War (Lecture) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   
Join us as Martin M. Mosho presents this important educational lecture on the Civil War. The Lost Cause is an interpretation of the American Civil War that seeks to present the war, from the perspective of Confederates, in the best possible terms. Many historians have labeled the Lost Cause a myth or a legend. It is certainly an important example of public memory, one in which nostalgia for the Confederate past is accompanied by a collective forgetting of the horrors of slavery. 
 
Mr. Mosho is a Civil War expert who has studied the war for over 50 years and toured many of the famous battlefields. He is also a prominent member of the Civil War Society and a retired instructor of Mercy County Community College. 
 
Registration is not needed for this event but seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. 
    Location: Colts Neck
Sunday April 28, 2019 Go To Top
ent_piano.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Danny V's 52nd Street Band Presents A Tribute to Billy Joel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 432-7220 x7222   
   

Danny V's 52nd Street Band is a full-scale, 6-piece, live concert show, re-creating the performances of one of the greatest rock and roll keyboard players ever — the "Piano Man"... Billy Joel.  

Billy Joel is a 6-time Grammy Award winner, has sold over 100 million records and is in both the Songwriters and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame. 52nd Street offers the best of Billy Joel, covering his entire career from the 70's, 80's and 90's.

52nd Street is the longest running Billy Joel tribute band in the world, which is led by the talented pianist and showman Dan Vechesky (Danny V) and includes some of the area's best musicians. 52nd Street does a spot on re-creation of Billy's live show. 52nd Street has toured both nationally and regionally, becoming one of the top tribute bands in the NE region and the ultimate tribute to Mr. Joel's music and stage show.

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for co-sponsoring this concert and for underwriting the maintenance of the Library's Concert Grand Piano.

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

    Location: Headquarters
Monday April 29, 2019 Go To Top
rec_mahjong.png 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7220   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. 

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

Meets every Monday the library is open from 1:00-4:00 pm.  Bring your game and join us!

Contact:  732-938-2300

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

Want to play Bridge? Come and join other groups in the meeting room. 

Participants need to know how to play the game, and game sets will be provided.

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_paint_palette.png 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Paper Clay Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Ages 3 - 5 years

Paper Clay

Registration is necessary.

 

    Location: Holmdel
       
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rec_paint_palette.png 2:15 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids! Paper Clay Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Ages 3 - 5 years

Paper Clay

Registration is necessary.

 

    Location: Holmdel
       
 
nat_grass.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Beed Heeaad! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Grades Kindergarten - 3rd

Grow-your-own-crazy-grass-head!

Registration is necessary.

    Location: Holmdel
       
 
rec_playing_cards.png 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm ) 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
 
people_group.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM CHADD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Meets the fourth Monday evening of every month.

TR CHADD NJ is here to help!
We have convenient Parent Support and Adults with ADHD meetings right here in Howell. You are not ALONE!
Please join us and start helping your child by gaining a good working knowledge of what ADHD is and what it isn't, behavioral management, parent training, classroom management, your child's educational rights, social and emotional challenges, co-occurring issues, teen-agers, young adults, resiliency and life transitions. TRI CHADD NJ meetings are FREE!

This is a judgment free & confidential zone. Our members gain knowledge and support through networking with other parents, education from TRI CHADD NJ and the extensive resources we can put you in touch with.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Eva M. O'Malley | Founder and Coordinator Parent Program
Certified Parent to Parent: Family Training on ADHD Instructor
CHADD National Board of Directors

732-938-2300



 

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 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 meets Mondays at 7:00 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

We are also looking for Volunteers who would like to help facilitate the meetings.  If interested, please contact Kim Avagliano at the library, 732-683-8980.  

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_writing_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM English Conversation Beginners Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday April 30, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Learn to play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Come learn to play bridge!

9:30 for absolute beginners. More experienced play begins at 10:30

Taught by Pat Guadagno. Class meets every Tuesday.

No registration required.

    Location: Marlboro
 
elect_e_reader.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LEAP: Library Equal Access Program (Ref Meeting room) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Do you know someone with a change in vision?

If you are 55 or older with a vision change, free assistive technology clases are available.

-Explore computers equipped with magnification and speech.

-Learn to use the iPad's magnification & speech.  iPads are provided in chall, but OK to bring ;your own iPad or iPhone!

Sponsored by NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Division of NJ Department of Human Services; Advancing Opportunities; The New Jersey State Library and the Monmouth County Library.

Registration is requested, but not required.  Please call and register at Library HQ Reference Desk.

For more information, please call  Stephen Fells  800 792 8322, ext 812.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_reading.png 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM History Book Discussion The Wright Brothers by David McCullough Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220Ext 7222   
   

History Book Club    In Memory of John Wolt  

The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

Pulitzer Prize–winning author David McCullough turns his focus to the family responsible for the beginning of the aviation industry in the United States.  The book traces the brothers’ transition from building and selling bicycles in Dayton, Ohio to constructing, testing, and refining aircraft in the skies over the dunes of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.  It is an American story of ingenuity, vision, and tenacity. 

Moderator: James Nosuchinsky 

Limited number of copies available at Circulation Desk

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

Join us on Tuesdays for an afternoon of knitting and crocheting. All skill levels are welcome.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: On the Basis of Sex (2018)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Inspired by the true story of a young Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Once a struggling attorney and new mother, she faced adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights throughout her career. When Ruth takes on a groundbreaking tax case with her husband, attorney Martin Ginsburg, she knows it could change the direction of her career and the way the courts view gender discrimination. Directed by Mimi Leder. Starring Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer and Justin Theroux.

Biography/Drama – 2 hours

©Focus Features

    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_video_camera.png 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Movie: Operation Finale (2018)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A team of secret agents sets out to track down the Nazi officer who masterminded the Holocaust. Directed by Chris Weitz. Starring Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley and Melanie Laurent.

Biography/Drama/History/Thriller - 2 hours and 3 minutes

(c) Universal Pictures

    Location: Wall Township
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people_smiley.png 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Schoolage Awesome Activities - If You're Happy and You Know It... Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Awesome activities - If you're happy and you know it...  Happy stories and a Happy craft. Grades K and up.

Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
flags_usa.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Citizenship Preparation Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   
This course, for adults 18 years and prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test. It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution and forms of government. 

The class is held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:20 pm.

The Spring 2019 Schedule is April 30, May 7, May 14, May 21, May 28 and June 11.

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) 

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
lib_writing_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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 Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:20 pm.

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
people_talking.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Run by Literacy Volunteers of America--Monmouth County Tutors. For adults 18 years and older. No children, please.

    Location: Ocean Township
Wednesday May 1, 2019 -  Thursday May 30, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png Kids! Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Kids! StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities

Contact Children’s Librarian 732-938-2300

Enhanced Early Literacy, Learning Enrichment

And Social Engagement with certified professional Children’s Librarian.

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!

Please choose One Session Per Week.

Baby Storytimes For ages 10 months to 2 years

Mondays, May 6, 13, 20 from 11:00 to 11:30 am

TODDLER STORYTIME - Ages 2 - 3 ½ years. Siblings welcome!

Mondays, May 6, 13, 20  from 10:30 to 11:00 am

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME - Ages 3 ½ - 5 years

Tuesdays, May 7, 14, 21, 28 from 4:15 to 5:00 pm

FAMILY STORYTIME - All Ages

Thursdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 10:30 to 11:00 am

 

 

    Location: Howell
 
objects_hammer.png Marquetry and Inlay Creations by Garden State Marquetry Society (display cases) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none.png May Metedeconk Lakes Photography Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday May 1, 2019 -  Friday May 31, 2019 Go To Top
elect_camera.png Exhibit: Pinhole Camera Photography Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Pinhole Camera Photography by Walter Kasian.  On exhibit in the lobby display cases for the month of May.

A pinhole camera is a simple camera without a lens, but with a tiny aperture -- a pinhole.  Light from an object passes through the aperture (pinhole) and projects an inverted image on film or photographic paper (which becomes the 'negative') on the opposite side of the box.  This simple camera provides the photographer with an interesting, challenging, and rewarding picture making experience.  Exhibit includes pinhole cameras and photographs of many local scenes. 

Walter Kasian is a retired electronics engineer who graduated from the Cooper Union School of Engineering (NYC) and whose career encompassed various technical and management positions within the US Department of Defense.  Photography has been a hobby since his teenage years, but taken more seriously when he pursued a photography degree from Brookdale Community College.  There he chose pinhole photography as the focus of a special project and immediately became enchanted at the simple beauty and the surreal quality of the images that it can create. 

From that special project he began an avid pursuit of pinhole photography.  He applied his engineering skills to design and build ten different  pinhole cameras including steroscopic and panoramic cameras.  In addition to photography, Walter enjoys ethnic folk dancing, creating art, gardening, playing his concertina, and travel.  He and his wife Luba are residents of Little Silver, NJ, and have two grown children, Stefan and Larissa.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
symbols_charity.png Eyeglass Collection Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

The Holmdel Library, a branch of the Monmouth County Library, will be collecting eyeglasses for the organization New Eyes.  New Eyes for the Needy is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 1932 to improve the vision of those in need.

    Location: Holmdel
 
anim_unicorn.png Kids! Baby Bookworms Storytime, Shake Rattle and Read Toddler Storytime, and Preschool Storytime! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 531-5092   
   

Monmouth County Library - Ocean Township Branch 

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, special guests and more!

Baby Storytimes – Ages 10 months to 2 years
Mondays from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm (No Storytime on Monday, May 27)
Wenesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Toddler Storytimes – Ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)
Mondays from 10:30 am - 10:50 am (No Storytime on Monday, May 27)
Wednesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Preschool Storytime & Craft – Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old
Mondays from 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm (No Storytime on Monday, May 27)
Wednesdays from 11:30 am - 12:00 am

 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_reading.png Kids! StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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. 

Please choose One Session Per Week.
Family Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 5 years (With Parent/Caregiver) 
Mondays, May 6, 13, 20   from 10:30 - 11:00 am
Tuesdays, May 7, 21, 28 from 10:00 - 10:30 am
Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  from 10:00 - 10:30 am
 
Baby & Toddler Storytimes – Ages 6 months to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)
Tuesdays, May 7, 21, 28   from 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 11:00 – 11:30 am
 
Check out our other programs, which are also free, although we may request registration, in order to have ample materials for attendees! 
    Location: Wall Township
 
lib_reading.png Kids! StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    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, in order to have ample materials for attendees! 

 
Baby & Toddler Storytimes for Ages newborn to 3 years (With Parent/Caregiver) 
Thursdays , April  4, 11, 21, 18, 25  from 10:30 - 11:00 am 
 
Preschool  Storytimes-Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years 
Thursdays,  April 4, 11, 18, 25   from 11:15 - 11:45 am
 
Family Storytimes – All ages welcome  (With Parent/Caregiver)
Thursdays,  April 4, 11, 18, 25  from 2:15 - 2:45 pm
    Location: Allentown
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elect_camera.png Photography Exhibit: The Viewfinder N.2 by Debora S. Bruno Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

The Viewfinder N.2 is a selection of photographs that incorporates different styles, from black and white to infrared, traditional color film to digital images.  The artist believes that beauty is found not only in daily subjects such as flowers, sunrises, seascapes, etc., but that one can explore and discover amazing and gorgeous images through simple subjects such as the textured elements of old leaves, architecture, snapshots from friends, still life objects (cups, apples) and more. The artist wishes to share her conception with the viewers and hopes they can travel through these interesting subjects. 

On exhibit in the library meeting room for the month of May. 

Meet the artist at a reception on Saturday, May 11th, from 1:00 - 4:30 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 and scenery, black and white, infrared, color and computer enhanced photography.  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 including the Middletown Public Library, Brookdale Community College, Guild of Creative Art, Art Alliance, Freehold Art Society, Monmouth County Clerk's Office, Monmouth Museum, and more.  She had her work published in the 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, October 2007.   

    Location: Eastern Branch
Wednesday May 1, 2019 -  Saturday June 29, 2019 Go To Top
rec_paint_palette.png Art Exhibit: The Students of Rose Reilly Leonard Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Stop in and enjoy the exhibit of watercolors by the students of Rose Reilly Leonard.

Meet the Artists Reception   

Saturday, May 18, 2019

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                

    Location: Wall Township
Wednesday May 1, 2019 Go To Top
people_meeting.png 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help on probate matters.

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 ext 7336

    Location: Wall Township
Wednesday May 1, 2019 -  Thursday May 30, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Marlboro Baby, Toddler, and Family Storytimes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Baby Storytime, Toddler, and Family Storytime

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, special guests, and more! No registration needed!

Babies, Books and Bubbles - Ages 6-24 months with parent/caregiver

Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00-10:30 am

 

Toddler Storytime - Ages 2-3 with parent/caregiver

Mondays from 11:15-11:35 am and Wednesdays from 10:35-10:55 am

 

Family Storytime - Ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver

Mondays from 10:35-11:05 am and Wednesdays from 10:00-10:30 am

 

Preschool  Story and Craft- Ages 3-5

Tuesdays from 1:15-1:45 pm

    Location: Marlboro
Wednesday May 1, 2019 -  Friday May 31, 2019 Go To Top
people_smiley.png 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Eastern Branch Baby, Toddler, Preschool, Family and Schoolage Storytimes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Baby Storytime, Toddler, Preschool, and Family Storytime

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, special guests, and more! No registration needed!

Babies -  Ages 10-24 months with parent/caregiver

Mondays 9:30-10:00AM or 10:30-11:00 am

Toddler Storytime - Ages 2-3 with parent/caregiver

Thursdays from 9:30 - 9:50 am 

Preschool Storytime - Ages 31/2-5 

Thursdays, from 10:00 - 10:30 am 

Family Storytime - Ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver

 Wednesdays from 10:30-11:00 am

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Wednesday May 1, 2019 -  Wednesday May 29, 2019 Go To Top
lib_book_bookshelf.png 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Baby Bookworms Storytime, Shake Rattle and Read Toddler & Family Storytime! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 291-1956   
   

Monmouth County Library- Atlantic Highlands Branch 

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, special guests, and more! 

Baby Storytimes – Ages 10 months to 2 years (With Parent/Caregiver)
Wednesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am
For you and your baby to enjoy nursery rhymes, music, finger plays and playtime!

Toddler Storytimes – Ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)
Wednesdays from 10:30 am - 10:50 am
Join us for stories, rhymes, songs and fun!

Family Storytimes– Ages 10 months to 4 years
Wednesdays from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Join us for stories, songs, playtime and more!

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
Wednesday May 1, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    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, in order to have ample materials for attendees! 

 
Baby & Toddler Storytimes for Ages newborn to 3 years (With Parent/Caregiver) 
Mondays, March 4, 11, 18, 25   from 10:00 - 10:30 am  
Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27 from 10:00 - 10:30 am
 
Family Storytimes – Ages 3 years and up  (With Parent/Caregiver)
Mondays March 4, 11, 18, 25  from 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27  from 11:00 – 11:30 am
 
    Location: Colts Neck
 
people_meeting.png 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_book_open.png 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wednesday Morning Page Turners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Notes on a Foreign Country by Suzy Hansen

Blending memoir, journalism and history, and deeply attuned to the voices of those she met on her travels, Notes on a Foreign Country is a moving reflection on America's place in the world. It is a powerful journey of self-discovery and revelation-- a profound reckoning with what it means to be American in a moment of grave national and global turmoil.

 

Limited number of books available at the circulation desk.

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_playing_cards.png 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm ) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: On the Basis of Sex (2018) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Future Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg launches her career fighting for gender equality by proving discrimination “on the basis of sex” is unconstitutional. Directed by Mimi Leder. Starring Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Kathy Bates and Sam Waterston.

Biography/Drama - 2 hours

© Focus Features

 
    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_note.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Phil Bruschi: The Day the Music Died Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Don McLean’s iconic song, “American Pie,” released in 1971 repeatedly mentioned “the day the music died.” He refers to the 1959 plane crash which killed the early rock and roll performers, Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens. One theme of the song seems to be the loss of innocence of the early rock and roll generation as symbolized by the plane crash claiming the lives of these young singing heroes. This program takes it a step further by paying tribute to not only those killed in that crash of ’59, but a number of other rock stars who died long before their time. Phil will discuss the careers of such artists as Jim Croce, Harry Chapin, John Lennon, Ricky Nelson and more while singing their hit songs. Join Phil for this enlightening and entertaining program.

    Location: Ocean Township
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Wednesday May 1, 2019 -  Wednesday May 29, 2019 Go To Top
objects_typewriter.png 3:15 PM  -  4:00 PM Tweens! Writing Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Still writing that story you started last month? Maybe you want to start a new one? Come by on Wednesdays and write or start the editing process!

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
Wednesday May 1, 2019 Go To Top
anim_swan.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! National Mother Goose Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:    732-431-5656   

It’s National Mother Goose Day!

Celebrate by learning some classic rhymes and creating a Mother Goose all your own!

All ages welcome.

Registration Requested.

 

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
nat_chemistry_flask.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Giant Beastly Bubbles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 531-5092   
   

Best bubble mixture + biggest bubble wands = BEAST BUBBLES!

Ages 4 and up. Registration is required.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
       
 
objects_cogs.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM kids! littleBits Maker Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Rescheduled from February:

Use magnets and electrical circuits to build cool gadgets.

Recommended ages 6 to 10. Space is limited.

Registration required in-person, by phone, or online beginning Tuesday, April 16. 

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

May 1 - "Froggy's Day With Dad" by Jonathan London - STEAM Project. Make and play a Mini Golf Course observing friction and the force created.

May 8 - Mother's Day - Craft. Make a flower for Mom using craft sticks and paper.

May 15 - Sherlock Holmes Day - Craft. Make a detective magnifying glass and investigate Donald Sobol's "Encyclopedia Brown: America's Sherlock Holmes in Sneakers"

May 29 - LEGO Book Club. Read any Cam Jansen book by David Adler, talk about it, and make a LEGO creation. Books are available on display. Save a memory of your design on Mom or Dad's smartphone.

Snacks served. Please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

    Location: Howell
 
rec_dance.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM T'ai Chi Chih: Joy through Movement for Beginners (rms 1/2/3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7222   
   

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

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

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

Classes in Spring 2019 are: March 13 and March 20, April 17 and April 24, May 1 and May 22

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_note.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM You Are The Future: A Musical/Multimedia Program in Commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

A Musical/Multimedia Program in Commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Naomi Miller, singer/actress/recording artist/educator, is also the child of survivors. Born in a displaced person's camp in Landsberg, Germany, she came to the United States when she was two years old, along with her parents, the sole survivors of their families.

Naomi portrays lost family and friends, who encourage the audience not to forget the Yiddish songs that she and her siblings loved in their youth, and that were almost lost in the Holocaust, along with their adherents.

Admission is free. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. We request that participants do not hold or reserve seats for others. Library staff reserves a number of seats for a limited time for family/friends of performers. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_reading.png 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. 

Open to adults 18 years and older, at all levels.

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, April 24 through June 26, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, when the library is open.

Presented in partnership with the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.  For more information, please contact Rebecca Lucas of Literacy Volunteers at 732-571-0209, or Dawn Burke of Eastern Branch at 732-683-8980. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday May 2, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:30 am sessions for absolute beginners.  More experienced play begins at 10:30. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_yoga.png 11:00 AM Chair Yoga with Dawn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Dawn Dayton is a certified yoga teacher who specializes in gentle beginner yoga and believes yoga is for everyone. 

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM Movie: Mary Poppins Returns (2018) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Mary Poppins returns during Micahel's most desperate hour to lend him a helping hand. With his house in danger of being repossessed, she whips up a little magic to remind him of the importance of family. Directed by Rob Marshall. Starring Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Whishaw. 

Comedy/Family/Fantasy - 2 hours and 10 minutes

(c)Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Witnesses: Sharing the Stories of New Jersey Holocaust Survivors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

In this documentary viewing and panel discussion, Holocaust survivors will share their harrowing experiences of humanity's darkest hour. The film, Witnesses, shares the stories of three women who, as children, survived the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps.

The 90 minute documentary will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Marlboro resident Barbara Kenas.

The panelists will include: Helena Flaum and Eva Wiener who share their stories of survival, the film's Director and Producer Steve Rogers. as well as Rabbi Marc Kilne of Monmouth Reform Temple (Tinton Falls) and Linda Scalzo (Retired School Teacher, Tinton Falls School District) whose support ensured the preservation of these intimate personal accounts of heroism.

Join us as we hear about these extraordinary women and their experiences, so the lives of those who perished and suffered will never be forgotten.

Space is limited. Register in person, online or by phone

    Location: Marlboro
       
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people_meeting.png 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session (Rm 7) 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_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Movie: Mary Queen Of Scots (2018)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   
Scottish Queen Mary Stuart becomes a political and romantic rival to her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I, ultimately challenging her claim to the throne. Directed by Josie Rourke. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Gemma Chan, David Tennant and Jack Lowden.

Biography/History/Drama – 2 hours and 4 minutes

(c) Focus Features

 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
nat_telescope.png 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! YouTube's Mr. DeMaio Comes to Visit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Atlantic Highlands Public Library   732-291-1956   lgarcia@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Science fans rejoice! YouTube's Mr. DeMaio is dropping by for a visit after school to talk to you about outer space and answer any questions you might have!

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
lib_writing_book.png 4:00 PM My Journey from Writer Wannabe to Published Author: A Workshop for Writers and Readers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Have you always wanted to write a book?  Have aspirations to be a published author?  Looking for some writing tips and guidance? Join us as Francine Garson shares her own personal experience in becoming a published author.  She will discuss the inspiration and genesis of her novel, THINGS, as well as some basic writing tips on character development, point of view, showing vs. telling, dialogue and research.

    Location: Wall Township
 
anim_swan.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! National Mother Goose Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 259 7565   
   

It’s National Mother Goose Day!

Celebrate by learning some classic rhymes and creating a Mother Goose all your own!

All ages welcome.

Registration Requested.

 

    Location: Allentown
       
 
anim_dog.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Read to Spice Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-229-2626   
   

 Ages 3 and up. Welcome the warmer weather by reading to Spice, our therapy dog!  If you can read, bring a book from home or choose one from the library. If you are not yet reading, tell Spice a story or talk about the pictures in a book. Call, stop in or sign up online http://bit.ly/OceanportKids beginning April 22.

    Location: Oceanport
       
 
lib_book.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Book Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join us for a book scavenger hunt!  Have fun searching for books and win prizes!

No registration needed for grades K-5

    Location: Marlboro
 
anim_swan.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! National Mother Goose Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:    609-259-7565   

It’s National Mother Goose Day!

Celebrate by learning some classic rhymes and creating a Mother Goose all your own!

All ages welcome.

Registration Requested.

 

    Location: Allentown
 
med_stethoscope.png 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Cancer Education Early Detection Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Early detection is the best prevention. In this workshop, you will learn about some of the most common cancers found in women and men. We will cover topics concerning breast, cervical, colorectal, and prostate cancers. Learn how you can get screened to possibly fight cancer before it's too late.

Sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey, Cancer Education and Early Detection Program.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
rec_bingo.png 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Game Night @ The Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Bring your own board games.  If you have any questions, please contact the library.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
people_graduate_female.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Stand Out From The Crowd: Dispelling the Myths of College Admission (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Services   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Learn about college admission preparation, the application process and how to write a winning essay. Our speaker will dispel the myths of selective college acceptances and how to lead teens on the right path during admissions. 

Registration is required; please click the button below to register or Register online: https://bit.ly/MonCoLibraryTeenEvents 

Registration will open   on March 26, 2019

    Location: Headquarters
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
z_cust_mcteen.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM You Can DO It! Prep for SAT Math (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431-7220 x 7222   
   

Take this class and Crunch the Math Section.

Walk in, Bring questions, Take notes.

Class dates - 2/20, 2/28, 3/6, 3/27, 4/4, 4,25 & 5/2

All Free, no card needed.

Presented by Mike Carlin, Math professor and SAT / Math tutor.

 

    Location: Headquarters
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rec_knitting.png 6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting (Rm 7) 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 and Camille Scala. (Meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of every month when the library is open.) 

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_bingo.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Game Night @ The Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Bring your own board games.  If you have any questions, please contact the library.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
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symbols_hand_heart.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversation of Your Life: An Advance Care Planning Series (4/26-6/7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-683-8980   
   

Advance care planning can be daunting -- not only because it is difficult for many of us to think about aging and death, but also because there are a lot of terms and forms that can complicate the process.  Conversation of Your Life is a program to help you let family, friends, and doctors understand your wishes through advance care planning.  This series aims to provide all the pertinent information you may need to communicate them ahead of time, saving your loved ones from having to make emotionally taxing decisions on your behalf when the time comes. 

You are encouraged to attend all of the sessions in the series, but are not required to do so.  Seating is limited.  To reserve your space, please register below or call  732-683-8980.

All sessions are 10:00 am - 12:00 noon.

April 26 - Starting the Conversation: Personal Values.  What you want and how to get it.  Our program begins with a discussion on personal values and understanding what is important to you at the end of life.  

May 3 - First Friday for Seniors: Managing Your Finances.  Elder law is a specialty focused on issues affecting the aging population.  This can include guidance on issues related to healthcare, long term care planning, preservation/transfer of assets, and Medicare/Medicaid. 

May 10 - Geriatric Care Managers: Personal Advocates in a Complex System.  Geriatric Care Managers specialize in aging and managing senior care.  Learn more about this important advocate. 

May 17 - Advance Care Planning: Why is it important? Which is right for me?  Learn the importance of advance care planning and the variety of documents available.  Discover which document best serves your needs.

May 24 - Hospice: The Greatest Benefit Medicare Offers  Gain a comprehensive understanding of hospice, one of the Medicare program's best, and least utilized, benefits.  Learn about hospice philosophy and levels of care.  There will be discussions with a variety of agencies. 

May 31 - Everything You Wanted to Know About Planning a Funeral (but were afraid to ask).  You have options! Come and learn about the interesting and ever-changing options in funeral planning.  Discussions with Funeral Consumers Alliance of Princeton.  

June 7 - The Next Steps: An Empowered Consumer's Action Plan.  A session for review and reflection.  What are your next steps? Having shared this journey for the past 6 weeks, let's hear from you!

The Conversation of Your Life (COYL) program is presented by volunteers in the health care field, and is run by the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute in 14 New Jersey Counties.  The goal of COYL is to encourage more individuals in New Jersey to engage in fruitful dialogue -- the Conversation of Your Life -- to let individuals' friends, family, or doctors understand and respect their end-of-life wishes through advance care planning.  COYL is generously supported by The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.  To learn more, visit: njhcqi.org/COYL.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 32 spaces available.
 
objects_money_coins_paper.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM First Friday for Seniors: Managing Your Finances Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

*SPECIAL START TIME*

This month's First Friday program coincides with the second week of the Conversation of Your Life series.  The topic is Managing Your Finances.  Elder law is a specialty that is focused on issues affecting the aging population.  This can include guidance on issues related to healthcare, long term care planning, preservation/transfer of assets, and Medicare/Medicaid.  Join us as elder law specialists Lynn Staufenberg (Zager-Fuchs Law Firm) and Melissa Abu-Adas (Brogan Law Group) help us to understand how managing our finances and advance care planning intersect, and some ways to handle our assets for the long term.

This week's program starts at 10:00 (instead of 11:00) and will conclude by 12:00 noon.

 

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_guitar.png 1:30 PM The Brylcreem Boys: Singers of Early Rock & Roll Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Join Phil Bruschi and go back to the late 50's and early 60's when Rock and Roll was young and its singers were good looking guys with greasy pompadour hairstyles.  This was a time when teenage girls were hanging colorful posters of their idols on their bedroom walls and screaming on Bandstand watching them lip-sync their latest hit records.

Phil briefly discusses their careers while singing some of the biggest hits of Paul Anka, Bobby Darin, Neil Sedaka, Dion DiMucci, Bobby Vee, Bobby Rydell, Freddy Cannon, Jimmy Clanton, Gene Pitney and Frankie Avalon.

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_knitting.png 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM The Castoffs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets every Friday but the fourth Friday of the month.

    Location: Howell
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people_group.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM English Conversation Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

To join the program as a student or volunteer as a tutor, please fill out a registration form at the Atlantic Highlands Library front desk. For additional information, you can contact the AH Library at 732 291-1956.  Both students and tutors are required to attend an orientation session (date to be announced later) prior to being accepted into the program.

Time commitment:

English-in-Action Conversations will take place in the Atlantic Highlands Library (100 1st Avenue, Atlantic Highlands, NJ) from 10:00 am ET to 11:30 am ET on specific Saturdays. The Spring 2019 session will run from February to May. The Fall 2019 session will begin in September. You must register separately for each session and commit to taking part in all 8 classes. 

The dates for the Spring 2019 session are: Feb 2, Feb 23, March 9, March 23, April 13, April 27, May 4, May 18 (8 classes). 

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open.

Please check the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
people_boy_girl.png 11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Prom Dress Giveaway Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Need a dress for prom? Stop by the Ocean Township Library and pick one out for free! Must pick up on the date and at the times listed. Dress Giveaway will be held from 11 am - 3 pm on May 4th. Sponsored by the Ocean Township Library.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
nat_plant_trees.png 11:30 AM  -  2:00 PM HELPLINE: Garden and Horticulture Questions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions in the library lobby.  Trained Master Gardener volunteers are available to advise the public about horticulture topics, and diagnose and solve home gardening problems.  Get answers to garden, insect and pest questions.  Find out about other programs offered to the community such as the Speakers bureau, community projects, and special events. 

Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries.

Assistance provided on the first Saturday (from 11:30 am - 2:00 pm), and the second Wednesday (from 6:30 - 8:00 pm) of each month from March through October.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
Sunday May 5, 2019 Go To Top
people_teacher_board.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM T. Thomas Fortune and Bordentown's 'Tuskegee of the North' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

The month of May marks the opening of the T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center in Red Bank, and one way to understand Fortune's significance to the intellectually vibrant decade that he lived here (1901-1911) is to consider his relationship to a distinctive institution across the state, the Manual Training and Industrial School for Colored Youth in Bordentown.

How the school negotiated a balance between programs advocated by two powerful personalities of the era -- Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois -- suggests some of the conflicting loyalties Fortune himself had to address.  Join us as Connie Goddard discusses how the story connects not just two sets of ideas but two places of historical significance in the state. 

Connie Goddard, Ph.D., is a widely published writer and a historian of education with a particular interest in progressive-era schools. Currently, she is writing about three distinctive manual training schools -- the one in Bordentown and two others in Chicago and North Dakota. She lives in Tinton Falls.

 

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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ent_piano.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Music from the Brazilian Songbook: The Jovino Santos Neto Trio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Join us for an afternoon of music from the Brazilian Songbook, presented by the Jovino Santos Neto Trio featuring vocalist Maucha Adnet and Itaiguara Brandão on bass and guitar.

Three-time Latin Grammy nominee, Jovino Santos Neto, a master pianist, composer and arranger, is among today's top Brazilian musicians. Based in Seattle, he has been closely affiliated with the Brazilian master, Hermeto Pascoal. 

Jovino's personal style is a creative blend of energetic grooves, deep harmonies, telepathic improvisation, lyrical melodies and great ensemble playing, always inspired and informed by the colorful richness of Brazilian music.  His compositions are rooted in centuries-old musical tradition, such as Samba, Choro,  Xote, Forró, Marcha, while pointing to new and adventurous harmonic languages.  

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

We thank the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

    Location: Headquarters
Monday May 6, 2019 Go To Top
holiday_confetti.png 10:35 AM  -  11:05 AM Kids! Mother's Day Story and Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to stories and make a gift for someone special!

No registration needed for ages 2 and up

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_mahjong.png 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7220   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set.

 

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets every Monday the library is open from 1:00-4:00 pm.  Bring your game and join us!

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

Want to play Bridge? Come and join other groups in the meeting room. 

Participants need to know how to play the game, and game sets will be provided.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: On the Basis of Sex (2018) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Future Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg launches her career fighting for gender equality by proving discrimination “on the basis of sex” is unconstitutional. Directed by Mimi Leder. Starring Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Kathy Bates and Sam Waterston.

Biography/Drama - 2 hours

©Focus Features

 
    Location: Eastern Branch
 
people_wonderwoman.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Mother's Day Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:    732-431-5656 

Celebrate Mothers and other women who love and take care of children by listening to some stories that honor Moms and creating a special gift!

All ages welcome!

Registration requested.

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
rec_paint_palette.png 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Fun Frames Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Make a colorful creation for the springtime!

No registration needed for ages 4 and up

    Location: Marlboro
 
elect_laptop.png 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Virtual Reality Series (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Services   732 946 4118   
   

Virtual  Reality is an emerging industry that has many creative possibilities; come get acquainted with the different technical and media uses that have emerged.  The class will cover practical and industr level uses, as well as virtual reality's place in digital media.  Digital media includes many creative facets, such as photography, cideography, coding, software and many more, which can readily contribute, along with virtual reality, to your creative and progfessional futures. 

Please bring along your laptop for this program.

This Series will be held on the following Mondays in May: May 6, May 13, May 20.

Registration is required; please click the "registration" button below or Register online with this link:  https://bit.ly/MonCoLibraryTeenEvents

Registration opens 9am on  Monday, April 1, 2019.  

We thank the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program. 

    Location: Holmdel
       
 
rec_playing_cards.png 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm ) 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_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: On the Basis of Sex (2018) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Future Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg launches her career fighting for gender equality by proving discrimination “on the basis of sex” is unconstitutional. Directed by Mimi Leder. Starring Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Kathy Bates and Sam Waterston.

Biography/Drama - 2 hours

©Focus Features

 
    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Holmdel Library Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   
Join us for an evening of collaborative discussion with a Book of The Month! Books available at Circulation Desk, at no charge, with your library card. 
 
This month, the facilitator will lead us in a talk about The Promise by Ann Weisgarber.
 

Monmouth County does not endorse any particular organization, service and/or publications.

 

    Location: Holmdel
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lib_writing_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM English Conversation Beginners Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7229x7222   
   

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday May 7, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Learn to play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Come learn to play bridge!

9:30 for absolute beginners. More experienced play begins at 10:30

Taught by Pat Guadagno. Class meets every Tuesday. 

No registration required.

    Location: Marlboro
 
elect_e_reader.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LEAP: Library Equal Access Program (Ref Meeting room) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Do you know someone with a change in vision?

If you are 55 or older with a vision change, free assistive technology clases are available.

-Explore computers equipped with magnification and speech.

-Learn to use the iPad's magnification & speech.  iPads are provided in chall, but OK to bring ;your own iPad or iPhone!

Sponsored by NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Division of NJ Department of Human Services; Advancing Opportunities; The New Jersey State Library and the Monmouth County Library.

Registration is requested, but not required.  Please call and register at Library HQ Reference Desk.

For more information, please call  Stephen Fells  800 792 8322, ext 812.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Shakespeare professor and prison volunteer Laura Bates thought she had seen it all. That is, until she decided to teach Shakespeare in a place the bard had never been before: supermax solitary confinement.

In this unwelcoming place, surrounded by inmates known as the worst of the worst, is Larry Newton. A convicted murderer with several escape attempts under his belt and a brilliantly agile mind on his shoulders, Larry was trying to break out of prison at the same time Laura was fighting to get her program started behind bars.

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
 
people_family.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Estate Planning Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

When it comes to separating facts from fiction in estate planning, Paul R. Daniele, Esq, from Milvidskiy Willis LLP, can provide some direction. In this presentation, Paul will cover the frequently asked questions and common misconceptions regarding this topic.  He also will go over wills and trusts, asset protection, nursing home issues, Medicaid qualifications as well as estate taxes.

 

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

Join us on Tuesdays for an afternoon of knitting and crocheting. All skill levels are welcome.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM Movie: First Man (2018) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong rigorously trains to become the first man to walk on the moon. Directed by Damien Chazelle. Starring Ryan Gosling, Jason Clarke, Claire Foy, Kyle Chandler and Corey Stoll.

Biography/Drama/History - 2 hours and 21 minutes

(c)Universal Pictures

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: The Vanishing (2019)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Three lighthouse keepers stumble upon gold while they are on their six-week shift on an uninhabited island, 20 miles from the Scottish coast, and end up unearthing a deadly secret. Directed by Kristoffer Nyholm. Starring Gerard Butler, Peter Mulan and Gary Lewis.

Drama/Mystery/Thriller – 1 hour and 47 minutes

©Lions Gate Films, Inc.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_open.png 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: Dirty Wars and Polished Silver by Lynda Schuster Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Book discussion of Dirty Wars and Polished Silver: The Life and Times of a War Correspondent Turned Ambassatrix by Lynda Schuster.

From a former Wall Street Journal foreign correspondent, an exuberant memoir of life, love, and transformation on the frontlines of conflicts around the world. The story of her life abroad as a foreign correspondent in war-torn countries, and, later, as the wife of a U.S. Ambassador. One woman’s quest for self-discovery—only to find herself, unexpectedly, more or less back where she started: wiser, saner, more resolved. And with all her limbs intact.

Copies of book available at Circulation Desk.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
flags_usa.png 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Veterans: We Want You...To Know Your Rights Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

For a returning veteran, transitioning from a combat zone to daily life at home can be difficult. Local veteran service agencies serving veterans have tools and resources  for veterans and their families. 

The Manalapan Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee (MVAAC) has created the Center for Veterans at Manalapan to help veterans - from any era - and their families readjust to civilian life and deal with any lingering issues from their deployment. Working in conjunction with these agencies, the MVAAC is pleased to bring them together a penel of knowledgeable speakers.

Speakers include Monmouth County Office on Disabilities and Veterans Services Director Debbie Bottomley, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office Mike Ferraro, Lakewood Vet Center Readjustment Counselor Sherrie Respass, Department of Veterans Affairs representative Jennifer Myers, with moderator Charles Wuth, LCSW, readjustment counselor and Vietnam veteran.

Program is free for all to attend, no registration needed. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Films: Welcome to Marwen (2019)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

When a devastating attack shatters Mark Hogancamp (Steve Carell) and wipes away all memories, no one expected recovery. Putting together pieces from his old and new life, Mark meticulously creates a wondrous town where he can heal and be heroic. As he builds an astonishing art installation- a testament to the most powerful women he knows- through his fantasy world, he draws strength to triumph in the real one. Based on the acclaimed documentary Marwencol, Welcome to Marwen  tells the miraculous true story of one broken man's fight as he discovers how artistic imagination can restore the human spirit. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Starring Steve Carell and Falk Hentschel.

Fantasy/Drama – 2 hours 

(c)Universal Pictures

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
flags_usa.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Citizenship Preparation Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   
This course, for adults 18 years and prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test. It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution and forms of government. 

The class is held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:20 pm.

The Spring 2019 Schedule is April 30, May 7, May 14, May 21, May 28 and June 11.

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) 

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 14 spaces available.
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lib_writing_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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 Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:20 pm.

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
people_talking.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Run by Literacy Volunteers of America--Monmouth County Tutors. For adults 18 years and older. No children, please.

    Location: Ocean Township
Wednesday May 8, 2019 Go To Top
people_meeting.png 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help on probate matters.

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 ext 7336

    Location: Wall Township
 
people_meeting.png 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
 
holiday_confetti.png 10:35 AM  -  11:05 AM Kids! Mother's Day Story and Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to stories and make a gift for someone special!

No registration needed for ages 2 and up

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_playing_cards.png 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm ) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
people_group.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Friends of the Howell Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

The Friends of the Howell Library meet the second Wednesday of every month that the library is open to discuss ways to help raise money to support our township library and fulfill its needs.  Please join us!

Contact:  fohlinc@gmail.com or 732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: Mary Poppins Returns (2018) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Mary Poppins returns during Michael’s most desperate hour to lend him a helping hand. With his house in danger of being repossessed, she whips up a little magic to remind him of the importance of family. Directed by Rob Marshall. Starring Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer and Pixie Davies.

Comedy/Family/Fantasy - 2 hours and 10 minutes

© Walt Disney Pictures

 
 
    Location: Hazlet
 
nat_bouquet.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Showers of Flowers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 531-5092   
   

Fill a flower box with a bouquet that will never wilt!

Ages 4 and up. Registration is required.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
       
 
lib_writing_book.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

May 1 - "Froggy's Day With Dad" by Jonathan London - STEAM Project. Make and play a Mini Golf Course observing friction and the force created.

May 8 - Mother's Day - Craft. Make a flower for Mom using craft sticks and paper.

May 15 - Sherlock Holmes Day - Craft. Make a detective magnifying glass and investigate Donald Sobol's "Encyclopedia Brown: America's Sherlock Holmes in Sneakers"

May 29 - LEGO Book Club. Read any Cam Jansen book by David Adler, talk about it, and make a LEGO creation. Books are available on display. Save a memory of your design on Mom or Dad's smartphone.

Snacks served. Please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

    Location: Howell
 
nat_plant_trees.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM HELPLINE: Garden and Horticulture Questions Answered Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions in the library lobby.  Trained Master Gardener volunteers are available to advise the public about horticulture topics, and diagnose and solve home gardening problems.  Get answers to garden, insect and pest questions.  Find out about other programs offered to the community such as the Speakers bureau, community projects, and special events. 

Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries.

Assistance provided on the first Saturday (from 11:30 am - 2:00 pm), and the second Wednesday (from 6:30 - 8:00 pm) of each month from March through October.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
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people_graduate_female.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Preparing to Keep You Safe on Campus Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Learn how to be aware and protect yourself on the college campus and beyond. Join retired Chief of Police, current Chief of Security at Georgian Court University, and 39 year college campus veteran, Thomas Zambrano, for an insightful night.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
flags_usa.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM WWII Turning Point Battles Remembering WWII: America At War, 1944 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 683-8980   
   

The World War II Era Studies Institute and the Monmouth County Library present a series of programs to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of America at War, 1944. 

World War II Turning Points: Critical Battles That Enabled the Allies to Go on the Offensive
A turning point is a moment in a war or campaign where one combatant experiences a reversal in fortune. The combatant loses the initiative, suffers loss of freedom in a theater of war and the opponent assumes the offensive. In WWII, there were five key turning point battles each of which enabled the Allies to mount offensive operations to achieve strategic objectives and ultimately attain victory. This presentation will relate what the five critical battles were and their outcomes.

Paul Zigo is the director of the World War II Era Studies Institute, which is dedicated to furthering knowledge about the WWII era and the war's impact on history. He was an Associate Professor of History, Brookdale; a former Director, Center for World War II Studies and a founding member of the National Museum of the US Army.

This Series of Programs is co-sponsored by Gary Matoren in memory of his father, Froim Matoren, who served in the US Army during World War II.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_dance_music.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Belly Dance Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

If you've been wanting to try belly dance, now is your chance! Join instructor Evadne Sarai and learn the basic elements of this beautiful, ancient dance. You'll burn calories, improve balance and flexibility, boost your confidence, and tone your muscles while having a ton of fun with new friends. No dance experience required! Beginners welcome. All sizes and shapes celebrated. Come join the fun!

Evadne Sarai is a professional belly dance performer and instructor based in New Jersey. From a young age, Evadne studied several forms of dance, including tap and ballet, until she found her true passion in the art of belly dance. She has studied the intricacies of the dance with a myriad of esteemed international belly dance artists and instructors, and she loves to share her shimmies with audiences and students alike.

She has performed at legendary venues such as the Grisly Pear and Lafayette Grill in NYC, as well as many other restaurants, hafla and parties in the tri-state area. Currently, she is honored to perform as the house dancer at Lemon Mediterranean Restaurant in Freehold.

    Location: Holmdel
 
lib_reading.png 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. 

Open to adults 18 years and older, at all levels.

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, April 24 through June 26, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, when the library is open.

Presented in partnership with the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.  For more information, please contact Rebecca Lucas of Literacy Volunteers at 732-571-0209, or Dawn Burke of Eastern Branch at 732-683-8980. 

 

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

The Monmouth County Library Teen Advisory Board meets monthly at Headquarters in Manalapan.

All those between 13 and 18 may earn Community Service Hours by joining this great group.  

Come out and meet new friends, have a snack and share your ideas for teen programming, teen collections, and more. 

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday May 9, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:30 am sessions for absolute beginners.  More experienced play begins at 10:30. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
elect_smartphone.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM iPhone Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Whether you need a refresher or are just starting out, join us to explore how to navigate and get more from your iPhone.

Discover features and built-in apps you can use every day and explore ways to keep your iPhone up to date.  Once you have the basics down, there's no limit to what you can do with your iPhone. 

Register online or by phone (732-431-7220x7222) for space is limited.  Please bring your iPhone and all necessary passwords with you to class. 

Registration for each class - and an iPhone - is required.

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: Ben is Back (2018) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

A woman's addict son arrives on Christmas Eve bringing a promise of sobriety. Assigning him one day to prove himself, the family experiences an upsetting event that yet again brings his addiction to the forefront. Directed by Peter Hedges. Starring Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges, and Courtney B. Vance. 

Drama - 1 hour and 43 minutes

(c)Lions Gate Films, Inc.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Creed II (2018)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family’s past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what’s worth fighting for, and discover that nothing’s more important than family. Creed II is about going back to basics to rediscover what made you a champion in the first place, and remembering that, no matter where you go, you can’t escape your history. Directed by Steven Caple Jr. Starring Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone and Tessa Thompson.

Drama/Sport- 2 hours and 10 minutes

©New Line Cinema

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Classic Movie: A Fish Called Wanda (1988)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A sexy con artist seeks a wealth in stolen jewels by seducing her mobster lover's associates. After bedding his henchman, she sets her sights on the theif's starched-shirt attorney. Meanwhile, a stuttering mob flunky bungles a series of hits. Directed by Charles Crichton. Starring John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline and Michael Palin. 

Crime/Farce - 1 hour and 49 minutes

(c)MGM

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:25 PM Movie: On the Basis of Sex (2018)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   
Inspired by the true story of a young Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Once a struggling attorney and new mother, she faced adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights throughout her career. When Ruth takes on a groundbreaking tax case with her husband, attorney Martin Ginsburg, she knows it could change the direction of her career and the way the courts view gender discrimination. Directed by Mimi Leder. Starring Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer and Justin Theroux.

Biography/Drama – 2 hours

(c) Focus Features

 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
people_princess_02.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Happy Mother's Day! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Mother’s Day Craft!

Celebrate Mothers and other women who love and take care of children by listening to some stories and creating special gifts.  

All ages

Registration requested

    Location: Allentown
       
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nat_flower.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Tweens! Q-tip Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Make a unique piece of art using the pointillism technique

No registration needed for Grades 3 and up

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_lego_logo.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! LEGO® Storytime Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

All Ages

Come join the fun! Listen to a story or two and free build with LEGO® bricks.

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
objects_house.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM How to Break Up With Your Clutter Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-531-5092   
   

If you have trouble letting go, then this is the program for you! Come hear a humorous take on how to part with the things you no longer use. Overcome common obstacles to getting organized like keeping clothes you think you’ll wear, holding onto treasures, and saving items “just in case” you need them someday, just to name a few. Organizing humorist™ and bestselling author Jamie Novak travels between her offices in NJ and CA presenting programs on how to de -stress and de-clutter. When not on the road, Jamie is searching for a cure to her addiction of clipping recipes she never prepares. 

Thanks to the Friends of the Ocean Township Library for their support of this program.

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

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

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

We are  reading The Fiery Cross.  Please check with our Circulation staff as a limited number of books are available.

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
symbols_recycle.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Recycling Today Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Stop the contamination in the recycling stream. Learn the Dos and Don’ts of recycling and what you can do to help our planet. Join Fran Metzger, District Recycling Coordinator, Department of Public Works & Engineering Monmouth County Reclamation Center.

Please contact the library, if you have any questions.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
lib_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Shakespeare professor and prison volunteer Laura Bates thought she had seen it all. That is, until she decided to teach Shakespeare in a place the bard had never been before: supermax solitary confinement.

In this unwelcoming place, surrounded by inmates known as the worst of the worst, is Larry Newton. A convicted murderer with several escape attempts under his belt and a brilliantly agile mind on his shoulders, Larry was trying to break out of prison at the same time Laura was fighting to get her program started behind bars.

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_projector.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Classic Movie: A Fish Called Wanda (1988)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A sexy con artist seeks a wealth in stolen jewels by seducing her mobster lover's associates. After bedding his henchman, she sets her sights on the theif's starched-shirt attorney. Meanwhile, a stuttering mob flunky bungles a series of hits. Directed by Charles Crichton. Starring John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline and Michael Palin. 

Crime/Farce - 1 hour and 49 minutes

(c)MGM

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday May 10, 2019 Go To Top
symbols_hand_heart.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversation of Your Life: An Advance Care Planning Series (4/26-6/7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-683-8980   
   

Advance care planning can be daunting -- not only because it is difficult for many of us to think about aging and death, but also because there are a lot of terms and forms that can complicate the process.  Conversation of Your Life is a program to help you let family, friends, and doctors understand your wishes through advance care planning.  This series aims to provide all the pertinent information you may need to communicate them ahead of time, saving your loved ones from having to make emotionally taxing decisions on your behalf when the time comes. 

You are encouraged to attend all of the sessions in the series, but are not required to do so.  Seating is limited.  To reserve your space, please register below or call  732-683-8980.

All sessions are 10:00 am - 12:00 noon.

April 26 - Starting the Conversation: Personal Values.  What you want and how to get it.  Our program begins with a discussion on personal values and understanding what is important to you at the end of life.  

May 3 - First Friday for Seniors: Managing Your Finances.  Elder law is a specialty focused on issues affecting the aging population.  This can include guidance on issues related to healthcare, long term care planning, preservation/transfer of assets, and Medicare/Medicaid. 

May 10 - Geriatric Care Managers: Personal Advocates in a Complex System.  Geriatric Care Managers specialize in aging and managing senior care.  Learn more about this important advocate. 

May 17 - Advance Care Planning: Why is it important? Which is right for me?  Learn the importance of advance care planning and the variety of documents available.  Discover which document best serves your needs.

May 24 - Hospice: The Greatest Benefit Medicare Offers  Gain a comprehensive understanding of hospice, one of the Medicare program's best, and least utilized, benefits.  Learn about hospice philosophy and levels of care.  There will be discussions with a variety of agencies. 

May 31 - Everything You Wanted to Know About Planning a Funeral (but were afraid to ask).  You have options! Come and learn about the interesting and ever-changing options in funeral planning.  Discussions with Funeral Consumers Alliance of Princeton.  

June 7 - The Next Steps: An Empowered Consumer's Action Plan.  A session for review and reflection.  What are your next steps? Having shared this journey for the past 6 weeks, let's hear from you!

The Conversation of Your Life (COYL) program is presented by volunteers in the health care field, and is run by the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute in 14 New Jersey Counties.  The goal of COYL is to encourage more individuals in New Jersey to engage in fruitful dialogue -- the Conversation of Your Life -- to let individuals' friends, family, or doctors understand and respect their end-of-life wishes through advance care planning.  COYL is generously supported by The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.  To learn more, visit: njhcqi.org/COYL.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 32 spaces available.
 
rec_mahjong.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_knitting.png 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM The Castoffs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets every Friday but the fourth Friday of the month.

 

    Location: Howell
 
ent_note.png 2:00 PM Rhythm N' Sound Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Rhythm N' Sound is a trio consisting of musicians who play music from the 40's to the 80's, including classics from the great American songbook.  They have performed in many venues throughout New Jersey.  Join us for an entertaining afternoon of song.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_microphone.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Strictly 60's Band Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Rock and Roll was created in the late 1950’s and it exploded in the 1960’s with the likes of James Brown, The Supremes, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, and of course, The Beatles! After the British Invasion, bands formed everywhere in garages and basements, welcoming to the scene The Lovin' Spoonful, Creedance Clearwater Revival, The Doors and more! Strictly 60’s is comprised of those kids who were caught up in those great 60’s sounds and are committed to keeping the music of this magical decade alive… and explosive!

Strictly 60’s is made up of Joel Bridgewater on vocals, Dave Hurley on guitar, Mark E on keyboard, Roger Toothacker on bass, and Greg Tymes on drums. These five guys have been bringing the sounds of the 1960’s to New Jersey and more for 14 years.

Admission is free. Entrance doors open at 1pm. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We request that attendees do not hold or reserve seats for others. Library staff reserves a number of seats for a limited time before performance.

    Location: Headquarters
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Saturday May 11, 2019 Go To Top
lib_writing_book.png 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Monmouth Writer's Critique Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

The Monmouth Writer’s Critique Group meets the second Saturday of every month the library is open.  Useful feedback is shared during a series of critique sessions.  If you would like to share your own work for constructive feedback, see www.monmouthwriters.com for details of what to expect, as well as format/printing instructions.  Priority will be given to those who follow the straightforward submission guidelines.

 

    Location: Howell
 
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open.

Please check the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_camera.png 1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Reception: The Viewfinder N.2 by Debora S. Bruno Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

The Viewfinder N.2 is a selection of photographs that incorporates different styles, from black and white to infrared, traditional color film to digital images.  The artist believes that beauty is found not only in daily subjects such as flowers, sunrises, seascapes, etc., but that one can explore and discover amazing and gorgeous images through simple subjects such as the textured elements of old leaves, architecture, snapshots from friends, still life objects (cups, apples) and more. The artist wishes to share her conception with the viewers and hopes they can travel through these interesting subjects.

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 and scenery, black and white, infrared, color and computer enhanced photography. 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 including the Middletown Public Library, Brookdale Community College, Guild of Creative Art, Art Alliance, Freehold Art Society, Monmouth County Clerk's Office, Monmouth Museum, and more. She had her work published in the 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, October 2007.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_note.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Day the Music Died: Musical Performance by Phil Bruschi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

On February 3, 1959, American rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson were killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, together with pilot Roger Peterson. The event later became known as "The Day the Music Died," after singer-songwriter Don McLean referred to it as such in his 1971 song, "American Pie." One theme of the song seems to be the loss of innocence of the early rock and roll generation as symbolized by the plane crash claiming the lives of these young singing heroes.

This program will take it a step further by paying tribute to not only those killed in that '59 plane crash, but a number of other rock stars who died long before their time. Phil will discuss the careers of such artists as Jim Croche, Harry Chapin, John Lennon, Ricky Nelson and more, while singing their hit songs.

Registration is not needed for this event, but seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    Location: Colts Neck
Sunday May 12, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png Mother's Day-Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Monmouth County Library Headquarters and All Branch buildings are closed today. 

Access to your  Library is always available to you through our website, and our Free app. 

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

downloadable magazines, research, audio & eBooks (Overdrive), reserve some audio or visual entertainment, learn a new language,

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  or social media @MonCoLibrary on FB, IG, Twitter

    Location: All Branches
Monday May 13, 2019 Go To Top
people_group.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Jersey Job Club: Master the Art of Networking Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Everyone you know, and everyone that they know, is a potential member of your job search network. The key to job search success is learning how to use those relationships to help you land the job you want.  This workshop will help you identify, build and use your network and social media to get the job you want.

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

This program is made possible through a grant from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development.  Presented by Career Connections staff. 

For more information call Career Connections at 732-683-8980 Ext. 8901

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_mahjong.png 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7220   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set.

 

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets every Monday the library is open from 1:00-4:00 pm.  Bring your game and join us!

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

Want to play Bridge? Come and join other groups in the meeting room. 

Participants need to know how to play the game, and game sets will be provided.

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_volleyball.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween! Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Ping Pong Science. Use the air stream to make a ping pong ball fly upwards against the force of gravity.

    Location: Howell
 
elect_laptop.png 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Virtual Reality Series (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Services   732 946 4118   
   

Virtual  Reality is an emerging industry that has many creative possibilities; come get acquainted with the different technical and media uses that have emerged.  The class will cover practical and industr level uses, as well as virtual reality's place in digital media.  Digital media includes many creative facets, such as photography, cideography, coding, software and many more, which can readily contribute, along with virtual reality, to your creative and progfessional futures. 

Please bring along your laptop for this program.

This Series will be held on the following Mondays in May: May 6, May 13, May 20.

Registration is required; please click the "registration" button below or Register online with this link:  https://bit.ly/MonCoLibraryTeenEvents

Registration opens 9am on  Monday, April 1, 2019.  

We thank the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program. 

    Location: Holmdel
       
 
rec_playing_cards.png 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm ) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
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ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Tales: A Cautionary Story About Heroin Addiction Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Join us for this informative program, a very personal story of hope to families who have a loved one battling addiction.  Theresa DeSalvio is an artist, and a parent of a son who is addicted to heroin.  She uses art as a way to explore and educate herself and others about addiction, culminating in a film called Tales: A Cautionary Story about Heroin Addiction.  In this work, she uses Pinocchio and his companion The Cat to tell an allegorical tale about addiction and it's devastating effects on one’s life. 

The film interweaves statistical information about addiction and the many areas it touches upon including: effects on the family, criminal behavior, mental health, homelessness, and rehabilitation. After screening the film, Theresa DeSalvio will conduct a Q&A session about the many issues surrounding addiction.  

This program is co-sponsored by Family Based Services Association of NJ, a non-profit organization providing education, peer support and advocacy to families who have children with a mental health diagnosis, intellectual disability, or a problem with substance use.  For more information, visit www.fbsanj.org. 
  
 
 
 
    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_writing_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM English Conversation Beginners Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
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rec_playing_cards.png 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Learn to play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Come learn to play bridge!

9:30 for absolute beginners. More experienced play begins at 10:30

Taught by Pat Guadagno. Class meets every Tuesday.

No registration required.

    Location: Marlboro
 
lib_book_open.png 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A powerfully affecting story spanning the twentieth century of a widow and her daughter and the nuns who serve their Irish-American community in Brooklyn. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
people_group.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Grandparents' Support Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-291-1956   
   

Support for the Special Role You Play in Your Grandchild’s Life. 

Helping with the kids?  From providing occasional babysitting to raising them as your own, more and more grandparents are actively involved in the day-to-day life of their grandchildren.  Join us at our grandparents support group to learn and share valuable information.

The Atlantic Highlands Library has partnered with the Bayshore Family Success Center, which is part of the Community YMCA.

RSVP is required.  Please contact the Atlantic Highlands Library.  This group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
elect_e_reader.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LEAP: Library Equal Access Program (Ref Meeting room) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Do you know someone with a change in vision?

If you are 55 or older with a vision change, free assistive technology clases are available.

-Explore computers equipped with magnification and speech.

-Learn to use the iPad's magnification & speech.  iPads are provided in chall, but OK to bring ;your own iPad or iPhone!

Sponsored by NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Division of NJ Department of Human Services; Advancing Opportunities; The New Jersey State Library and the Monmouth County Library.

Registration is requested, but not required.  Please call and register at Library HQ Reference Desk.

For more information, please call  Stephen Fells  800 792 8322, ext 812.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none.png 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Library Commission Meeting Today at Wall Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-72220x7222   
   

Library Commission meetings are the second Tuesday of the month.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 11:00 am; Wall Township Branch

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 11:00 am; Headquarters

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 11:00 am; Eastern Branch

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 11:00 am; Headquarters

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 11:00 am; Easterm Branch

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 11:00 am; Headquarters

    Location: All Branches
 
ent_projector.png 11:00 AM  -  1:25 PM New Release Movie: Aquaman (2018)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

An action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas. This is the origin story of the half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry that goes on the journey of his lifetime - one that will force him to face who he really is and discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be... a king. Directed by James Wan. Starring Jason Mamoa, Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe and Patrick Wilson. 

Action/Adventure/Fantasy - 2 hours and 23 minutes

©Warner Bros.

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

Join us on Tuesdays for an afternoon of knitting and crocheting. All skill levels are welcome.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: The Mule (2018)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Earl Stone, a man in his 80’s, who is broke, alone and facing foreclosure on his business, is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he’s just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. He does well – so well, in fact, that his cargo increases exponentially, and Earl is assigned a handler. But he isn’t the only one keeping tabs on Earl; the mysterious new drug mule has also hit the radar of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates. And even as his money problems become a thing of the past, Earl’s past mistakes start to weigh heavily on him, and it’s uncertain if he’ll have the time to right those wrongs before law enforcement, or the cartel’s enforcers, catch up to him. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Starring Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper and Laurence Fishburne.

Crime/Drama/Thriller – 1 hour and 56 minutes

©Warner Bros.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 6:00 PM  -  8:25 PM New Release Movie: Aquaman (2018)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

An action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas. This is the origin story of the half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime - one that will force him to face who he really is and discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be... a king. Directed by James Wan. Starring Jason Mamoa, Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe and Patrick Wilson. 

Action/Adventure/Fantasy - 2 hours and 23 minutes

©Warner Bros.

    Location: Headquarters
 
symbols_id_verified.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Identity Theft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Identity Theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in Monmouth County. Monmouth County Sheriff’s Officers, during this program, will define identity theft, explain how criminals obtain personal information and discuss ways to avoid becoming a victim.

Space is limited. Registration is required. You may register in person, online or by calling 609-259-7565

    Location: Allentown
        There are 22 spaces available.
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nat_field.png 7:00 PM Stress Management Techniques Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Stress is one of the underlying root causes of disease. Learn how to effectively manage stress and get your thoughts under control using natural remedies. Empower yourself with the knowledge of how essential oils can naturally calm the mind and body to keep you healthy. Presented by Lauren Gitlin, founder of Legit Oils, essential oil guru and Jeanette Kimszal, registered dietitian nutritionist.

Monmouth County Library provides meeting space as a community service. The Library does not endorse this event, or the speaker(s), or the organization.

    Location: Wall Township
 
lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Citizenship Preparation Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   
This course, for adults 18 years and prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test. It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution and forms of government. 

The class is held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:20 pm.

The Spring 2019 Schedule is April 30, May 7, May 14, May 21, May 28 and June 11.

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) 

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
lib_writing_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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 Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:20 pm.

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
people_talking.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Run by Literacy Volunteers of America--Monmouth County Tutors. For adults 18 years and older. No children, please.

    Location: Ocean Township
Wednesday May 15, 2019 -  Saturday May 18, 2019 Go To Top
lib_books.png Friends of the Monmouth County Library Spring Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Mark your calendar and come to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library Spring Book Sale! Hundreds of items available in all genres: children's, young adult and adult fiction; travel, cooking, sports, biography, self-help, gardening, finance and much more!   DVDs, CDs and Audio Books too!

Sale runs from Wednesday, May 15 through Saturday, May 18, during library hours. 

Friday is half-price day. Saturday is $1-a-bag day.  

Proceeds from the Friends' book sales help to support programming and materials for the library.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
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people_meeting.png 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help on probate matters.

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 ext 7336

    Location: Wall Township
 
people_meeting.png 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_playing_cards.png 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm ) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_open.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A powerfully affecting story spanning the twentieth century of a widow and her daughter and the nuns who serve their Irish-American community in Brooklyn. 

 

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

Join us for an hour of live music by Charlie's Band, featuring a variety of musicians, instruments and song selections from the Great American Songbook, as well as some smooth jazz and Latin sounds. This month, vocalist Sandy Sasso joins the band. Take a mid-week break with us at the library.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
elect_video_camera.png 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Afternoon at the Movies: Green Book (2018)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

When Tony Lip, a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley, a world-class black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on a book to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African Americans. Confronted with racism and danger, as well as unexpected humanity and humor, they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime. Directed by Peter Farrelly. Starring Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali and Linda Cardellini.

Biography/Comedy/Drama – 2 hours and 10 minutes

(c)Universal Pictures

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Movie: First Man (2018)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. A visceral and intimate account told from Armstrong's perspective, based on the book by James R. Hansen. The film explores the triumphs and the cost, on Armstrong, his family, his colleagues and the nation itself; of one of the most dangerous missions in history. Directed by Damien Chazelle. Starring Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy and Jason Clarke.

Drama/History – 2 hours and 21 minutes

©Universal Pictures

    Location: Hazlet
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anim_dog.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Read to Peaches, Our Therapy Dog! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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

Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves.

All ages

Registration requested

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
anim_dog.png 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Read to the Dogs! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Please choose ONE session. No registration needed.

Session 1 from 4:00 - 4:25 pm

Session 2 from 4:35 - 5:00 pm

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_paint_palette.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Marble-ous Painting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 531-5092   
   

Paint incredible works of art, using marbles instead of paintbrushes!

Ages 4 and up. Registration is required.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
       
 
lib_writing_book.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

May 1 - "Froggy's Day With Dad" by Jonathan London - STEAM Project. Make and play a Mini Golf Course observing friction and the force created.

May 8 - Mother's Day - Craft. Make a flower for Mom using craft sticks and paper.

May 15 - Sherlock Holmes Day - Craft. Make a detective magnifying glass and investigate Donald Sobol's "Encyclopedia Brown: America's Sherlock Holmes in Sneakers"

May 29 - LEGO Book Club. Read any Cam Jansen book by David Adler, talk about it, and make a LEGO creation. Books are available on display. Save a memory of your design on Mom or Dad's smartphone.

Snacks served. Please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

    Location: Howell
 
anim_turtle.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! The Lizard Guys Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Come in to learn about and meet creatures galore: snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs! Recommended ages 6 and up! 

Tickets required. Free tickets available April 30 – May 14.

    Location: Wall Township
 
lib_writing_book.png 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM My Journey From Writer Wannabe to Published Author: A Workshop for Writers and Readers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Have you always wanted to write a book?  Have aspirations to be a published author?  Looking for some writing tips and guidance? Join us as Francine Garson shares her own personal experience in becoming a published author.  She will discuss the inspiration and genesis of her novel, THINGS, as well as some basic writing tips on character development, point of view, showing vs. telling, dialogue and research.

 
    Location: Hazlet
 
nat_rose.png 6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Lost and Found: Beyond Bereavement Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

Open and free for all to attend.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_gclef.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Rhythm N' Sound Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Live Music Show

Rhythm N’ Sound presents its Musical Revue: the ‘40s to the 80’s

Come join us for an evening of great music!   

Hear all your favorites from classic standards to doo-wop, rock ‘n roll, Motown, and classic rock.

Rhythm N’ Sound -- Joe Moscato (keyboard), Frank Resola (lead vocals) and John D’Amaro (guitar) -- has entertained audiences throughout the Metropolitan area.

This program is generously funded by the Friends of the Monmouth County Library

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_reading.png 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. 

Open to adults 18 years and older, at all levels.

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, April 24 through June 26, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, when the library is open.

Presented in partnership with the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.  For more information, please contact Rebecca Lucas of Literacy Volunteers at 732-571-0209, or Dawn Burke of Eastern Branch at 732-683-8980. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday May 16, 2019 Go To Top
lib_books.png Friends of the Monmouth County Library Spring Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Mark your calendar and come to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library Spring Book Sale! Hundreds of items available in all genres: children's, young adult and adult fiction; travel, cooking, sports, biography, self-help, gardening, finance and much more!   DVDs, CDs and Audio Books too!

Sale runs from Wednesday, May 15 through Saturday, May 18, during library hours. 

Friday is half-price day. Saturday is $1-a-bag day.  

Proceeds from the Friends' book sales help to support programming and materials for the library.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_playing_cards.png 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:30 am sessions for absolute beginners.  More experienced play begins at 10:30. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_hand.png 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: News of the World Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

News of the World by Paulette Jiles

In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa in Kansas back to her famly in San Antonio.  There she is greeted by an aunt and uncle who see her only as a burden. Does the news reader leave her or become a kidnapper himself?

Copies of this title for book discussion use are available at the Howell Circulation Desk.

    Location: Howell
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lib_book_open.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM World of Words Book Discussion (Rm 1) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431-7220 x7222   
   

Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo

Yejide and Akin have agreed: polygamy is not for them, until four years into their marriage her in-laws arrive with a young woman they introduce as Akin’s second wife. Yejide knows the only way to save her marriage is to get pregnant, but at what cost? Stay With Me asks how much we can sacrifice for the sake of family?



 

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_yoga.png 11:00 AM Chair Yoga with Dawn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Dawn Dayton is a certified yoga teacher who specializes in gentle beginner yoga and believes yoga is for everyone.

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: A Dog's Way Home (2019) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

A lost dog goes on an epic 400 mile journey to be reuinted with her owner. Along the way she meets a host of new friends, both human and otherwise. Directed by Charles Martin Smith. Starring Ashley Judd, Jonah Hauer-King and Edward James Olmos. 

Adventure/Family - 1 hour and 36 minutes

(c)Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: The Vanishing (2019)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   
Three lighthouse keepers stumble upon gold while they are on their six-week shift on an uninhabited island, 20 miles from the Scottish coast, and end up unearthing a deadly secret. Directed by Kristoffer Nyholm. Starring Gerard Butler, Peter Mulan and Gary Lewis.

Drama/Mystery/Thriller – 1 hour and 47 minutes

©Lions Gate Films, Inc.

    Location: Marlboro
 
people_meeting.png 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session (Rm 7) 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_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Classic Movie: Plunder Road (1957)(NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Ringleader Eddie Harris leads a gang of train robbers in a plot to seize a shipment of gold en route from the U.S. Mint. Directed by Hubert Cornfield.  Starring Gene Raymond, Jeanne Cooper, and Wayne Harris

Crime/Drama/Film-Noir - 1 hour and 12 minutes

(c)Paramount Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
nat_rocks.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Art for Adults: My Library Rocks! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Libraries Rock!  
Join us to see what beauty you can unearth!! One rock will be provided, however you are encouraged to bring a few more. A cleaned smooth rock (NOT polished) about the size of your palm (or a deck of cards size) about 4” x 2” is ideal. Markers and paints supplies will be available for you to use or  you can bring your own sharpies if you wish as well.
 
While this popular class is free, pre-registration is limited and required. 
If you do register but find you cannot attend, please let us know, as we usually have a waiting list of interested artists!
Registration Opens on Friday, May 1 at 9:00 am.
 
To register, please click on the reservation box below, or call HQ Reference Staff: 732 431 7220 x7222.  
    Location: Headquarters
    Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Cultural Cinema: Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport (2000)(PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Chronicle of a WWII rescue operation of 10,000 Jewish children in Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia. Judi Dench narrates.

Documentary – 1 hour and 58 minutes

©Warner Bros.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Finding Your Feet (2017)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

A woman finds herself while attending a dance class with her free-spirited sister, after discovering her husband is having an affair with her best friend. Directed by Richard Loncraine. Starring Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie, David Hayman and Joanna Lumley. 

Biography/Drama- 1 hour and 51 minutes

(c) Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_book.png 3:00 PM Wall Book Club: Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

She took 1930s New York by storm, working her way up writing copy for R.H. Macy's to become the highest paid advertising woman in the country. It's the last night of 1984 and Lillian, 85 years old, is on her way to a party. Her son keeps warning her about a subway vigilante on the prowl--but the quick-tongued Lillian has never scared easily. On her ten mile walk around the city she meets bartenders, bodega clerks, security guards, criminals, children, parents and parents-to-be, while reviewing a life of excitement and adversity, passion and heartbreak, illuninating all the ways New York has changed -- and has not. 

    Location: Wall Township
 
anim_dog.png 3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! Read to a Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   lgarcia@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
people_einstein.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Hair: Curly or Straight, It’s All Great! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:   609-259-7565   

Celebrate hair with some fun stories and a craft highlighting how wonderful different types of hair can be!

All ages welcome!

Registration requested.

    Location: Allentown
       
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nat_rainbow.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! STEM Rainbow Swirls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

See what happens when we mix milk, food coloring and soap!

No registration needed for Grades PreK and up.

    Location: Marlboro
 
elect_green_tech.png 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Wearables - Make Glowing Pins (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Services   732 4312 7220 x7222   
   

Create a wearable pin using conductive thread to connect a lily pad LED to a battery holder. 

Follow along by drawing your own design on a piece of fabric to create an original piece. 

Registration is required; please click the button below to register or Register online: https://bit.ly/MonCoLibraryTeenEvents 

Registration will open 9am on Monday, April 1, 2019. 

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
rec_knitting.png 6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting (Rm 7) 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 and Camille Scala. (Meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of every month when the library is open.) 

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Cultural Cinema: Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport (2000)(PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Chronicle of a WWII rescue operation of 10,000 Jewish children in Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia. Judi Dench narrates.

Documentary – 1 hour and 58 minutes

©Warner Bros.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Classic Movie: Plunder Road (1957)(NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Ringleader Eddie Harris leads a gang of train robbers in a plot to seize a shipment of gold en route from the U.S. Mint. Directed by Hubert Cornfield.  Starring Gene Raymond, Jeanne Cooper, and Wayne Harris

Crime/Drama/Film-Noir - 1 hour and 12 minutes

(c)Paramount Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday May 17, 2019 Go To Top
lib_books.png Friends of the Monmouth County Library Spring Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Mark your calendar and come to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library Spring Book Sale! Hundreds of items available in all genres: children's, young adult and adult fiction; travel, cooking, sports, biography, self-help, gardening, finance and much more!   DVDs, CDs and Audio Books too!

Sale runs from Wednesday, May 15 through Saturday, May 18, during library hours. 

Friday is half-price day. Saturday is $1-a-bag day.  

Proceeds from the Friends' book sales help to support programming and materials for the library.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
symbols_hand_heart.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversation of Your Life: An Advance Care Planning Series (4/26-6/7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-683-8980   
   

Advance care planning can be daunting -- not only because it is difficult for many of us to think about aging and death, but also because there are a lot of terms and forms that can complicate the process.  Conversation of Your Life is a program to help you let family, friends, and doctors understand your wishes through advance care planning.  This series aims to provide all the pertinent information you may need to communicate them ahead of time, saving your loved ones from having to make emotionally taxing decisions on your behalf when the time comes. 

You are encouraged to attend all of the sessions in the series, but are not required to do so.  Seating is limited.  To reserve your space, please register below or call  732-683-8980.

All sessions are 10:00 am - 12:00 noon.

April 26 - Starting the Conversation: Personal Values.  What you want and how to get it.  Our program begins with a discussion on personal values and understanding what is important to you at the end of life.  

May 3 - First Friday for Seniors: Managing Your Finances.  Elder law is a specialty focused on issues affecting the aging population.  This can include guidance on issues related to healthcare, long term care planning, preservation/transfer of assets, and Medicare/Medicaid. 

May 10 - Geriatric Care Managers: Personal Advocates in a Complex System.  Geriatric Care Managers specialize in aging and managing senior care.  Learn more about this important advocate. 

May 17 - Advance Care Planning: Why is it important? Which is right for me?  Learn the importance of advance care planning and the variety of documents available.  Discover which document best serves your needs.

May 24 - Hospice: The Greatest Benefit Medicare Offers  Gain a comprehensive understanding of hospice, one of the Medicare program's best, and least utilized, benefits.  Learn about hospice philosophy and levels of care.  There will be discussions with a variety of agencies. 

May 31 - Everything You Wanted to Know About Planning a Funeral (but were afraid to ask).  You have options! Come and learn about the interesting and ever-changing options in funeral planning.  Discussions with Funeral Consumers Alliance of Princeton.  

June 7 - The Next Steps: An Empowered Consumer's Action Plan.  A session for review and reflection.  What are your next steps? Having shared this journey for the past 6 weeks, let's hear from you!

The Conversation of Your Life (COYL) program is presented by volunteers in the health care field, and is run by the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute in 14 New Jersey Counties.  The goal of COYL is to encourage more individuals in New Jersey to engage in fruitful dialogue -- the Conversation of Your Life -- to let individuals' friends, family, or doctors understand and respect their end-of-life wishes through advance care planning.  COYL is generously supported by The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.  To learn more, visit: njhcqi.org/COYL.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 32 spaces available.
 
rec_mahjong.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_knitting.png 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM The Castoffs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets every Friday but the fourth Friday of the month.

 

    Location: Howell
Saturday May 18, 2019 Go To Top
lib_books.png Friends of the Monmouth County Library Spring Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Mark your calendar and come to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library Spring Book Sale! Hundreds of items available in all genres: children's, young adult and adult fiction; travel, cooking, sports, biography, self-help, gardening, finance and much more!   DVDs, CDs and Audio Books too!

Sale runs from Wednesday, May 15 through Saturday, May 18, during library hours. 

Friday is half-price day. Saturday is $1-a-bag day.  

Proceeds from the Friends' book sales help to support programming and materials for the library.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
people_group.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM English Conversation Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

To join the program as a student or volunteer as a tutor, please fill out a registration form at the Atlantic Highlands Library front desk. For additional information, you can contact the AH Library at 732 291-1956.  Both students and tutors are required to attend an orientation session (date to be announced later) prior to being accepted into the program.

Time commitment:

English-in-Action Conversations will take place in the Atlantic Highlands Library (100 1st Avenue, Atlantic Highlands, NJ) from 10:00 am ET to 11:30 am ET on specific Saturdays. The Spring 2019 session will run from February to May. The Fall 2019 session will begin in September. You must register separately for each session and commit to taking part in all 8 classes. 

The dates for the Spring 2019 session are: Feb 2, Feb 23, March 9, March 23, April 13, April 27, May 4, May 18 (8 classes). 

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open.

Please check the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
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lib_book_open.png 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Local Author Talk: Phyllis Barone Ameduri Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Join author Phyllis Barone Ameduri as she discusses her new book, Never Ruled by Man,  which tells the real life story of Mary Ann Bascombe, a unique and eccentric personality who lived in the 19th century community of Stapleton, New York. Born in 1840 in the working class section of town, orphaned at the age of 12 and forced into work as a housemaid, Mary Ann Bascombe went on to become a savvy businesswoman, lay lawyer, neighborhood activist and local politician. Never Ruled by Man resurrects her rich and fascinating life during the free-spirited independent days of Staten Island before it became part of the City of New York. Copies of the book will be available for sale.

    Location: Holmdel
 
objects_paintbrush.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Art Exhibit: The Students of Rose Reilly Leonard Reception Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   
Stop in and enjoy the exhibit of watercolors by the students of Rose Reilly Leonard.

Meet the Artists Reception   

Saturday, May 18, 2019

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm                                                                                                                                                                                                             

    Location: Wall Township
 
people_breastfeeding.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mothering: A Poetic Celebration of Motherhood Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

"A Mother is the holiest thing alive" -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Join us as we explore the challenges, heartaches and rewards of motherhood through poetry. Local poets Flora Higgins and Evelyn Hampton will conduct a reading, followed by an open mic for the audience to share their own favorite poem about mothers, either of their own creation or one written by another poet. 

Presented by Flora Higgins and Evelyn Hampton.  

Flora T. Higgins, a member of Jersey Shore Poets, is a retired librarian. Currently she teaches English and works in the library at Brookdale, and teaches classic literature at SCAN. Evelyn Hampton lives in Wanamassa, NJ, and is a member of the Jersey Shore Poets.  She has published poems and essays in the Monmouth Review, Stories of Music Volume I, and the Asbury Park Press. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Sunday May 19, 2019 Go To Top
ent_note.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Best of Taylor/Simon/King Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

The Best of James Taylor, Carly Simon and Carole King

Please join Lisa Sherman in her latest production, as she, Byron Smith, Bethanne Clayton, Todd Sherman, Billy Pisciotta, and two young up-and-coming musical protégées, Paul Reinhold and Ben Figuly, take you down memory lane with the best of 3 incredible troubadours: James Taylor, Carole King and Carly Simon. 

You’ll hear songs like: Sweet Seasons, Up On The Roof, Beautiful, Mockingbird, How Sweet It Is, I Haven't Got Time For The Pain, Natural Woman, Anticipation and many more. Allow us to help you  revisit a musical time that simply made you smile a lot.

We thank the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for co-sponsoring this Concert and for underwriting the maintenance of our Concert Grand piano. 

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday May 20, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Free! Jersey Job Club Workshop: Top Notch Resumes I - The Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Your resume will be your primary marketing tool in your job search, and it provides an opportunity to capture an employer’s attention by making a positive first impression. It’s your: brochure, advertisement and brand - It’s you on paper! Learn more about resume formats, content, key skills, experience, education, layout and attaching an effective cover letter. Discover tools and techniques to make your Resume a Top-Notch success!  

This program is made possible through a grant from theNJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development.  To find a good job in challenging times, successful job seekers look for opportunities to get an edge.  The Jersey Job Club gives you the tools and support you need to find a job.  The Jersey Job Club gives you that edge through New Jersey Career Connections.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_mahjong.png 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7220   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set.

 

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets every Monday the library is open from 1:00-4:00 pm.  Bring your game and join us!

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

Want to play Bridge? Come and join other groups in the meeting room. 

Participants need to know how to play the game, and game sets will be provided.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: The Favourite (2018)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Early 18th century England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving.  A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfil her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. Starring Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone.

Comedy/Drama - 1 hour and 58 minutes

(c)Fox Searchlight Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World War I Film, Lecture and Discussion Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-72220x7222   
   

World War I Film, Lecture and Discussion Series

Today's film: Wilson (1944)(NR) - This film tells the story of Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States.

(c) 20th Century Fox

This series is hosted by Neil O'Connor and Martin Spindel.  Each program  will have a brief introduction and be followed by a Q & A.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_paint_palette.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Sand Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to an art inspired story followed by sand art pictures!

No registration needed for ages 4 and up.

    Location: Marlboro
 
lib_dog_reading.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Dog Reading Therapy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Read with Pippin, a Cairn Terrier and Penny, a mixed Shih Tzu in our PAW-ERRIFIC Book Club. Join with your furr-ever friends! Books available on display or bring your own favorite book.

    Location: Howell
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elect_laptop.png 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Virtual Reality Series (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Services   732 946 4118   
   

Virtual  Reality is an emerging industry that has many creative possibilities; come get acquainted with the different technical and media uses that have emerged.  The class will cover practical and industr level uses, as well as virtual reality's place in digital media.  Digital media includes many creative facets, such as photography, cideography, coding, software and many more, which can readily contribute, along with virtual reality, to your creative and progfessional futures. 

Please bring along your laptop for this program.

This Series will be held on the following Mondays in May: May 6, May 13, May 20.

Registration is required; please click the "registration" button below or Register online with this link:  https://bit.ly/MonCoLibraryTeenEvents

Registration opens 9am on  Monday, April 1, 2019.  

We thank the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program. 

    Location: Holmdel
       
 
rec_playing_cards.png 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm ) 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_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: The Favourite (2018)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Early 18th century England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving.  A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfil her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos.  Starring Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone.

Comedy/Drama - 1 hours, 58 minutes

(c)Fox Searchlight Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_writing_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM English Conversation Beginners Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday May 21, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Learn to play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Come learn to play bridge!

9:30 for absolute beginners. More experienced play begins at 10:30

Taught by Pat Guadagno. Class meets every Tuesday.

No registration required.

    Location: Marlboro
 
elect_e_reader.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LEAP: Library Equal Access Program (Ref Meeting room) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Do you know someone with a change in vision?

If you are 55 or older with a vision change, free assistive technology clases are available.

-Explore computers equipped with magnification and speech.

-Learn to use the iPad's magnification & speech.  iPads are provided in chall, but OK to bring ;your own iPad or iPhone!

Sponsored by NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Division of NJ Department of Human Services; Advancing Opportunities; The New Jersey State Library and the Monmouth County Library.

Registration is requested, but not required.  Please call and register at Library HQ Reference Desk.

For more information, please call  Stephen Fells  800 792 8322, ext 812.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
food_meal.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales -An Adult Short Story Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us to discuss selections taken from Stories from the Kitchen (edited by Diana Secker Tesdell) which is a one-of-a-kind anthology of classic tales showcasing the culinary arts from across the centuries and around the world.

These richly varied selections offer tastes as decadent as caviar and as humble as cherry pie.

"The Cheese Symphony" from The Belly of Paris by Emile Zola (1873)

Call ahead for a copy of the story which can be obtained at the Programming office in the library Headquarters Manalapan.

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_sun_trees_water.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM 10 Landscaping Mistakes and How to Avoid Them Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Join the Rutgers Master Gardeners and learn how to tackle landscaping issues.

Discover what works to beautify your yard.

Space is limited.  Registration is required.

You may register in person, online or by calling 609-259-7565.

    Location: Allentown
        There are 19 spaces available.
 
rec_knitting.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join us on Tuesdays for an afternoon of knitting and crocheting. All skill levels are welcome.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM Movie: Welcome to Marwen (2019) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Mark works through his trauma by building a miniature world and expressing himself through art. Soon after, he finds the confidence he needs to do the right thing and to trust himself and the people around him. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Starring Steve Carell, Leslie Mann, Diane Kruger, Eiza González, and Gwendoline Christie.

Biography/Comedy/Drama - 1 hour and 56 minutes

(c)Universal Pictures

    Location: Wall Township
 
symbols_hand_heart.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM How to Protect Your Stuff Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In order to maintain the path toward financial security you need to have a plan for those things that could go wrong. There’s no need to dwell on the details of personal finance nightmares—or even the small events that could push you off course—but you do need to be aware that things won’t always go exactly as planned. Join us as Paul R. Daniele, Esq. discusses this topic of protecting your stuff. He will address the need for you to prepare a plan so that your assets are protected for you and your loved ones while making sure that your wishes are honored.

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

Registration is not needed for this program but seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Monmouth County Library provides meeting space as a community service. The Library does not endorse this event, or the speaker(s), or the organization.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: Ben is Back (2018)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

A woman’s addict son arrives on Christmas Eve bringing a promise of sobriety. Assigning him one day to prove himself, the family experiences an upsetting event that yet again brings his addiction to the forefront. Directed by Peter Hedges. Starring Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges and Courtney B. Vance.

Drama – 1 hour and 43 minutes

©Lions Gate Films, Inc.

    Location: Headquarters
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ent_projector.png 2:15 PM  -  4:25 PM Wet As the Atlantic Ocean- Prohibition Film Series: The Great Gatsby (1974) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5089   
   

A Year Long Film Series Depicting America's Era of Prohibition

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

Film adaptation of the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, in which a young mid-westerner becomes fascinated with his nouveau-riche neighbor and his lifestyle, as he watches him obsess over his lost love.

Starring:  Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, and Sam Waterson.

Drama/Romance–144 minutes  (C) Paramount Pictures.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
anim_dog.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Tail Waggin' Tutors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Practice reading aloud to a certified therapy dog who really listens! Bring your favorite book or borrow one of ours.

Grades K and up. Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_projector.png 6:15 PM  -  8:40 PM Wet As the Atlantic Ocean- Prohibition Film Series: The Great Gatsby (1974) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5089   
   

A Year Long Film Series Depicting America's Era of Prohibition

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

Film adaptation of the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, in which a young mid-westerner becomes fascinated with his nouveau-riche neighbor and his lifestyle, as he watches him obsess over his lost love.

Starring:  Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, and Sam Waterson.

Drama/Romance–144 minutes  (C) Paramount Pictures.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Citizenship Preparation Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   
This course, for adults 18 years and prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test. It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution and forms of government. 

The class is held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:20 pm.

The Spring 2019 Schedule is April 30, May 7, May 14, May 21, May 28 and June 11.

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) 

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
lib_writing_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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 Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:20 pm.

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
people_talking.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Run by Literacy Volunteers of America--Monmouth County Tutors. For adults 18 years and older. No children, please.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
rec_yoga.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM De-Stress Through Yoga, Breathing and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   
Learn to De-Stress through gentle yoga, breathing & meditation:

•Experience gentle yoga
•Learn about the tendencies of our mind
•Learn some simple yet powerful breathing-techniques
•Experience a guided meditation
•Learn about the 'Art of Living Happiness Program'

 No mats or equipment needed.

Space is limited; please call the library or register below. 

Led by Dhan Goboori, of the Art of Living Foundation

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 10 spaces available.
Wednesday May 22, 2019 Go To Top
people_meeting.png 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help on probate matters.

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 ext 7336

    Location: Wall Township
 
people_meeting.png 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_playing_cards.png 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_playing_cards.png 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm ) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Movie: Holmes and Watson (2018) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Sherlock Holmes and John Watson are tasked with preventing the murder of the Queen of England. With the deadline almost upon them, they must use their masterful skills of deduction to prevent the unknown assailant’s plans. Directed by Etan Cohen. Starring Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Rebecca Hall,  Rob Brydon and Kelly Macdonald.

Adventure/Comedy/Crime - 1 hour and 35 minutes.

© Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.

 
    Location: Hazlet
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rec_yoga.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Yoga for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Take steps toward vibrant health and freeing your mind from everyday stress. Learn about breath, vibration, concentration and movement in this relaxing and uplifting class.

Steven Russell, of Becoming Sound, is a certified teacher of Dharma Yoga, has studied with Sri Dharma Mittra in NYC, and has been practicing yoga for many years. He welcomes all levels from beginner to experienced yogis.

This program is for Adults, ages 18 and older.

Classes are scheduled on  4.10, 4.24 and 5.22

Please bring a mat or towel to class. No registration necessary; we will accommodate as many attendees as possible. 

In case of inclement weather, please visit the Library's webpage for information: www.MonmouthCountyLib.org

    Location: Headquarters
 
people_einstein.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Hair: Curly or Straight, It’s All Great! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:    732-431-5656 

Celebrate hair with some fun stories and a craft highlighting how wonderful different types of hair can be!

All ages welcome!

Registration requested.

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
anim_rabbit.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Hippity-Hopping Hares Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 531-5092   
   

These rabbits will have you reaching the roof!

Ages 4 and up. Registration is required.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
       
 
rec_lego_head.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Elementary Engineers! Making and Moving Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Snapology instructors will guide kids to build working miniature catapults, then everyone will work together to build a castle and use their catapults to launch an attack!

Recommended ages 5 to 8. Space is limited.

Registration required in-person, by phone, or online beginning Tuesday, May 7.

    Location: Wall Township
    Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
rec_dance.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM T'ai Chi Chih: Joy through Movement for Beginners (rms 1/2/3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7222   
   

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

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

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

Classes in Spring 2019 are: March 13 and March 20, April 17 and April 24, May 1 and May 22

    Location: Headquarters
 
objects_pencil.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM My Journey from Writer Wannabe to Published Author: A Workshop for Writers and Readers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Join author Francine Garson, as she discusses her own publication experience, the inspiration for her book Things, and gives advice for writers.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_reading.png 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. 

Open to adults 18 years and older, at all levels.

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, April 24 through June 26, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, when the library is open.

Presented in partnership with the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.  For more information, please contact Rebecca Lucas of Literacy Volunteers at 732-571-0209, or Dawn Burke of Eastern Branch at 732-683-8980. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_reading.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Women of Words Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

The book club meets the fourth Wednesday of every month that the library is open.  Copies of the books are supplied by the library. 

Please join us for this month's selection: Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett.  

Over the span of decades, a young man and his younger siblings struggle with their mother to care for their dad's increasingly troubled and precarious existence.

    Location: Howell
Thursday May 23, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:30 am sessions for absolute beginners.  More experienced play begins at 10:30. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_books.png 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Bites / A Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

A spare yet eloquent, bittersweet yet inspiring story of a man and a woman who, in advanced age, come together to wrestle witht the events

of their lives and their hopes for the imminent future.

    Location: Hazlet
 
trans_batleship.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM D-Day June 6, 1944 – Why Did It Succeed? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-536-9406   
   

Operation Overlord, the amphibious invasion of North West France on June 6, 1944, the largest seaborne assault ever conducted, was carefully planned over a six month period as a combined, joint service operation. The operation nearly failed.  Join Paul Zigo as he reviews the details of this crucial invasion and the critical role played by the 29th US Infantry Division across Omaha Beach, Normandy France. Paul Zigo is an author, military historian, and founder of the World War II Era Studies Institute. 

Space is limited, registration is required

    Location: Marlboro
        There are 60 spaces available.
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: The Mule (2018) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Earl Stone, a man in his 80’s, who is broke, alone and facing foreclosure on his business, is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he’s just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. He does well – so well, in fact, that his cargo increases exponentially, and Earl is assigned a handler. But he isn’t the only one keeping tabs on Earl; the mysterious new drug mule has also hit the radar of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates. And even as his money problems become a thing of the past, Earl’s past mistakes start to weigh heavily on him, and it’s uncertain if he’ll have the time to right those wrongs before law enforcement, or the cartel’s enforcers, catch up to him. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Starring Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper and Laurence Fishburne.

Crime/Drama/Thriller – 1 hour and 56 minutes

(c)Warner Bros.

    Location: Howell
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ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Classic Movie: The Brink's Job (1978)(PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A fictionalized tale about an infamous $2.7 million heist that took place in Boston in 1950. Based on the book Big Stick-up at Brink's by Noel Behn.  Directed by William Friedkin.  Starring Peter Falk, Peter Boyle, Gena Rowlands and Allen Garfield.  

Crime/Caper - 1 hour and 44 minutes

(c)Universal Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: Stay Human (2018)(NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

A Documentary film for these turbulent times, in which the feeling of hopelessness at times feels like an epidemic. In a quest to find a path to hold onto humanity in the craziness of the world we live in today, Michael Franti takes us on an experiential and inspirational journey through his songs and stories of people who have chosen to overcome cynicism with hope and optimism.

Biography/Drama- 1 hour and 34 minutes

(c) Cinedigm

 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
rec_pokemon.png 3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Pokemon Afternoon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   lgarcia@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Pokemon fan? Drop by for a scavenger hunt in the library at 3:15 pm and a specialized craft at 4:00 pm! Catch ‘em all!

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
anim_dog.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Read to Our Therapy Dog! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

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.

All ages

Registration requested

    Location: Allentown
       
 
ent_projector.png 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Classic Movie: The Brink's Job (1978)(PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A fictionalized tale about an infamous $2.7 million heist that took place in Boston in 1950. Based on the book Big Stick-up at Brink's by Noel Behn.  Directed by William Friedkin.  Starring Peter Falk, Peter Boyle, Gena Rowlands and Allen Garfield.  

Crime/Caper - 1 hour and 44 minutes

(c)Universal Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday May 24, 2019 Go To Top
symbols_hand_heart.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversation of Your Life: An Advance Care Planning Series (4/26-6/7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-683-8980   
   

Advance care planning can be daunting -- not only because it is difficult for many of us to think about aging and death, but also because there are a lot of terms and forms that can complicate the process.  Conversation of Your Life is a program to help you let family, friends, and doctors understand your wishes through advance care planning.  This series aims to provide all the pertinent information you may need to communicate them ahead of time, saving your loved ones from having to make emotionally taxing decisions on your behalf when the time comes. 

You are encouraged to attend all of the sessions in the series, but are not required to do so.  Seating is limited.  To reserve your space, please register below or call  732-683-8980.

All sessions are 10:00 am - 12:00 noon.

April 26 - Starting the Conversation: Personal Values.  What you want and how to get it.  Our program begins with a discussion on personal values and understanding what is important to you at the end of life.  

May 3 - First Friday for Seniors: Managing Your Finances.  Elder law is a specialty focused on issues affecting the aging population.  This can include guidance on issues related to healthcare, long term care planning, preservation/transfer of assets, and Medicare/Medicaid. 

May 10 - Geriatric Care Managers: Personal Advocates in a Complex System.  Geriatric Care Managers specialize in aging and managing senior care.  Learn more about this important advocate. 

May 17 - Advance Care Planning: Why is it important? Which is right for me?  Learn the importance of advance care planning and the variety of documents available.  Discover which document best serves your needs.

May 24 - Hospice: The Greatest Benefit Medicare Offers  Gain a comprehensive understanding of hospice, one of the Medicare program's best, and least utilized, benefits.  Learn about hospice philosophy and levels of care.  There will be discussions with a variety of agencies. 

May 31 - Everything You Wanted to Know About Planning a Funeral (but were afraid to ask).  You have options! Come and learn about the interesting and ever-changing options in funeral planning.  Discussions with Funeral Consumers Alliance of Princeton.  

June 7 - The Next Steps: An Empowered Consumer's Action Plan.  A session for review and reflection.  What are your next steps? Having shared this journey for the past 6 weeks, let's hear from you!

The Conversation of Your Life (COYL) program is presented by volunteers in the health care field, and is run by the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute in 14 New Jersey Counties.  The goal of COYL is to encourage more individuals in New Jersey to engage in fruitful dialogue -- the Conversation of Your Life -- to let individuals' friends, family, or doctors understand and respect their end-of-life wishes through advance care planning.  COYL is generously supported by The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.  To learn more, visit: njhcqi.org/COYL.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 32 spaces available.
 
rec_mahjong.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday May 25, 2019 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open.

Please check the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday May 26, 2019 Go To Top
flags_usa.png Memorial Day Observance - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Monmouth County Library Headquarters and All Branch buildings are closed today. 

Access to your  Library is always available to you through our website, and our Free app. 

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

downloadable magazines, research, audio & eBooks (Overdrive), reserve some audio or visual entertainment, learn a new language,

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  or social media @MonCoLibrary on FB, IG, Twitter

    Location: All Branches
Monday May 27, 2019 Go To Top
flags_usa.png Memorial Day Observance - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches
 
rec_mahjong.png 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7220   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_playing_cards.png 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm ) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
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Tuesday May 28, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Learn to play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Come learn to play bridge!

9:30 for absolute beginners. More experienced play begins at 10:30

Taught by Pat Guadagno. Class meets every Tuesday.

No registration required.

    Location: Marlboro
 
elect_e_reader.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LEAP: Library Equal Access Program (Ref Meeting room) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Do you know someone with a change in vision?

If you are 55 or older with a vision change, free assistive technology clases are available.

-Explore computers equipped with magnification and speech.

-Learn to use the iPad's magnification & speech.  iPads are provided in chall, but OK to bring ;your own iPad or iPhone!

Sponsored by NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Division of NJ Department of Human Services; Advancing Opportunities; The New Jersey State Library and the Monmouth County Library.

Registration is requested, but not required.  Please call and register at Library HQ Reference Desk.

For more information, please call  Stephen Fells  800 792 8322, ext 812.

 

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

Join us on Tuesdays for an afternoon of knitting and crocheting. All skill levels are welcome.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM Movie: On the Basis of Sex (2018) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Future Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg launches her career fighting for gender equality by proving discrimination "on the basis of sex" is unconstitutional. Directed by Mimi Leder. Starring Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Kathy Bates and Sam Waterston.

Biography/Drama - 2 hours

(c)Focus Features

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Cold Pursuit (2019)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

A dedicated family man hunts down the dangerous drug cartel that murdered his son, in this film about retribution, familial love and duty. Directed by Hans Petter Moland and Catherine Hardwicke. Starring Liam Neeson, Emmy Rossum, Laura Dern, Tom Bateman and Domenick Lombardozzi. 

Action/Crime/Drama – 1 hour and 59 minutes

©Summit Entertainment

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_bee.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Honeybees: A Powerful Pollinator Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-938-2300   
   

This presentation will take you on a honey bee journey from its appearance in North America to the honey bee's status today... Discover the social structure of this orgnanism and how it continues to impact the prosperity of our Earth.  Learn some of the basics of beekeepng and harvesting honey. Make your own milkweed seed balls to scatter in unmowed fields or your home garden to provide a source of food for honey bees and the monarch butterfly. View a honey bee observation hive while sampling honeysticks of various flavors.

Our presenter will be Angela Nina Juffey, a local retired teacher, who began beekeeping in 2014. She presently serves as secretary of the Central Jersey Beekeepers Association. In 2017, she received her certification as a Rutgers Monmouth County Master Gardener.

This program is sponsored by the Howell Township Organic Community Gardeners, dedicated to promoting the growth of healthy organic produce for their personal consumption and to donate to the township's three food banks. Last year the group donated 1,378 pounds of food.

Registration is required for this program

    Location: Howell
    Registration will begin on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Films: Maria By Callas (2017)(PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Narrated by renowned mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, Maria By Callas brings to life the remarkable story of the legendary Greek/American opera singer Maria Callas. Told completely in her own words, the film includes performances, TV interviews, home movies, family photographs, private letters and unpublished memoirs, most of which have never been seen by the public. This compelling documentary reveals the essence of an extraordinary woman who rose from humble beginnings in New York City to become a glamorous international superstar and one of the greatest artists of all time.  Directed by Tom Volf. Starring Maria Callas, Aristotle Onassis, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Omar Sharif.

Biography/Documentary/Music – 1 hour and 59 minutes

(c)Sony Pictures Classics

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Citizenship Preparation Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   
This course, for adults 18 years and prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test. It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution and forms of government. 

The class is held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:20 pm.

The Spring 2019 Schedule is April 30, May 7, May 14, May 21, May 28 and June 11.

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) 

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
lib_writing_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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 Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:20 pm.

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
people_talking.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Run by Literacy Volunteers of America--Monmouth County Tutors. For adults 18 years and older. No children, please.

    Location: Ocean Township
Wednesday May 29, 2019 Go To Top
people_meeting.png 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help on probate matters.

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 ext 7336

    Location: Wall Township
 
people_meeting.png 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
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rec_playing_cards.png 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_playing_cards.png 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm ) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: Creed II (2018)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family’s past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what’s worth fighting for, and discover that nothing’s more important than family.  Creed II is about going back to basics to rediscover what made you a champion in the first place, and remembering that, no matter where you go, you can’t escape your history. Directed by Steven Caple Jr. Starring Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad and Wood Harris.

Drama/Sport - 1 hour and 57 minutes

©New Line Cinema 

    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_lego_logo.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! LEGO® Club! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:    732-431-5656   

Listen to a LEGO® story and then construct your own creation to match the ones in the books. Can you build it better?

All ages welcome!

Registration requested.

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
rec_lego_head.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! LEGO® Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 531-5092   
   

Free-build LEGO® creations after sharing a story!

Ages 4 and up. Registration is required.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
       
 
lib_writing_book.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

May 1 - "Froggy's Day With Dad" by Jonathan London - STEAM Project. Make and play a Mini Golf Course observing friction and the force created.

May 8 - Mother's Day - Craft. Make a flower for Mom using craft sticks and paper.

May 15 - Sherlock Holmes Day - Craft. Make a detective magnifying glass and investigate Donald Sobol's "Encyclopedia Brown: America's Sherlock Holmes in Sneakers"

May 29 - LEGO Book Club. Read any Cam Jansen book by David Adler, talk about it, and make a LEGO creation. Books are available on display. Save a memory of your design on Mom or Dad's smartphone.

Snacks served. Please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

    Location: Howell
 
rec_sailboat.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Shipwrecked Dance Party (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Services   732 4312 7220 x7222   
   

Music, Food, Fun and Friends!

Mark you calendar andjoin us for an adrenaline pumping, high energy dance party! Shake off the end of the school year and come kickoff the summer. Bring your friends and enjoy the fun!

Snacks will be provided. 

Registration is required; please click the button below to register or Register online: https://bit.ly/MonCoLibraryTeenEvents 

Registration will open on March 26, 2019

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
lib_reading.png 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. 

Open to adults 18 years and older, at all levels.

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, April 24 through June 26, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, when the library is open.

Presented in partnership with the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.  For more information, please contact Rebecca Lucas of Literacy Volunteers at 732-571-0209, or Dawn Burke of Eastern Branch at 732-683-8980. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday May 30, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:30 am sessions for absolute beginners.  More experienced play begins at 10:30. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: Little Italy (2019) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

A young Chef falls in love with the son of her father's long-time business rival in Little Italy. When their secret is discovered, their families agree to use a pizza cook-off to decide which family will have to relocate. Directed by Donald Petrie. Starring Hayden Christensen, Emma Roberts and Danny Aiello. 

Comedy/Romance - 1 hour and 42 minutes

(c)Lions Gate Films, Inc.

 

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Stay Human (2018)(Not Rated) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Award-winning musician Michael Franti examines the idea of staying human in a time of cynicism through his journey meeting and sharing the stories of extraordinary people in this powerful documentary. Directed by Michael Franti. Starring Hope Dezember, Steve Dezember and Carol Franti

Documentary- 1 hour and 34 minutes

© Cinedigm

    Location: Marlboro
 
symbols_dollar_sign.png 2:00 PM How to Protect Your Stuff Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

Monmouth County Library provides meeting space as a community service.  The Library does not endorse this event, or the speaker(s), or the organization.

 

    Location: Wall Township
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ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Screening of Honor and Duty Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Honor and Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese is a documentary that took over 20 years to produce, and focuses on the almost unknown Chinese community in the heart of the Deep South. The Chinese men from the Delta made vital contributions to the US war effort in WWII. The transformational nature of their participation helped in the development of the community in the decades immediately after the war, and these Chinese Delta families made major contributions to the state of Mississippi and beyond.

This program will start with an introduction by Advocate and Community Volunteer, Ms. Shirley Ng, of Manalapan Township TV Network and American Legion Lt. B.R. Kimlau Chinese Memorial Post 1291. A short Q&A session will follow with Past National Commander Mr. Fang Wong, the first Asian American to have served in this position; Commander of Sons of American Legion, Mr. Corky Lee and Past Commander, Mr. Kenneth Wong, all of American Legion Lt. B.R. Kimlau Chinese Memorial Post 1291.

This program has been generously co-sponsored with Manalapan Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee (MVAAC).

Free Admission.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Classic Movie: Straight Time (1978)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A newly paroled con is destined to repeat his criminal ways, even as he tries to go straight. Inspired by the book No Beast So Fierce by Edward Bunker. Directed by Dustin Hoffman and Ulu Grosbard.  Starring Dustin Hoffman, Theresa Russell and Gary Busey.  

Crime/Drama - 1 hour and 54 minutes

(c)Warner Bros.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: Hotel Rwanda (2004)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

A hotel manager in mid-90's Rwanda tries to save refugees by secretly sheltering them in his hotel. A true-life drama that was nominated for three Oscars. Directed by Terry George. Starring Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo and Joaquin Phoenix. 

Biography/Drama/History - 2 hours and 1 minute

(c) MGM

 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
anim_dragon.png 3:15 PM  -  3:45 PM Kids! Strange Facts Storytime feat. Weird Animals Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

What’s your favorite animal? Would you like to read a book or two on an animal from another part of the world? Stop by as we learn about unique animals that just might be new to you!

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_lego_logo.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! LEGO®Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Listen to a LEGO® story and then construct your own creation.

Save a memory of it by taking a photo on Mom or Dad's smartphone.

All ages

Registration requested.

    Location: Allentown
       
 
anim_dragon.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Strange Facts Storytime feat. Weird Animals Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

What’s your favorite animal? Would you like to read a book or two on an animal from another part of the world? Stop by as we learn about unique animals that just might be new to you!

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
ent_projector.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Classic Movie: Straight Time (1978)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A newly paroled con is destined to repeat his criminal ways, even as he tries to go straight. Inspired by the book No Beast So Fierce by Edward Bunker. Directed by Dustin Hoffman and Ulu Grosbard.  Starring Dustin Hoffman, Theresa Russell and Gary Busey.  

Crime/Drama - 1 hour and 54 minutes

(c)Warner Bros.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday May 31, 2019 Go To Top
holiday_confetti.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM On the Open Road With Walt Whitman, Guided by Flora Higgins Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

On the Open Road With Walt Whitman, Guided by poet Flora Higgins

"Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road." Walt Whitman, "Song of the Open Road".

Journey with us as we "take to the open road" with Walt Whitman through his poetry. Whitman was born on May 31, 1819. We will celebrate his 200th birthday by enjoying some of his wonderful poems.

Reading poetry by Walt Whitman is often regarded as inspirational because he has many suggestions for self-improvement. His poetry is also educational: he is considered America's most influential and revolutionary poet. His work marks the transition from the transcendental movement to the realism movement.  We also appreciate his poetry because it is uplifting. And, he is great fun to read!

"Allons! The road is before us!" Walt Whitman, "Song of the Open Road".

    Location: Headquarters
 
symbols_hand_heart.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversation of Your Life: An Advance Care Planning Series (4/26-6/7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-683-8980   
   

Advance care planning can be daunting -- not only because it is difficult for many of us to think about aging and death, but also because there are a lot of terms and forms that can complicate the process.  Conversation of Your Life is a program to help you let family, friends, and doctors understand your wishes through advance care planning.  This series aims to provide all the pertinent information you may need to communicate them ahead of time, saving your loved ones from having to make emotionally taxing decisions on your behalf when the time comes. 

You are encouraged to attend all of the sessions in the series, but are not required to do so.  Seating is limited.  To reserve your space, please register below or call  732-683-8980.

All sessions are 10:00 am - 12:00 noon.

April 26 - Starting the Conversation: Personal Values.  What you want and how to get it.  Our program begins with a discussion on personal values and understanding what is important to you at the end of life.  

May 3 - First Friday for Seniors: Managing Your Finances.  Elder law is a specialty focused on issues affecting the aging population.  This can include guidance on issues related to healthcare, long term care planning, preservation/transfer of assets, and Medicare/Medicaid. 

May 10 - Geriatric Care Managers: Personal Advocates in a Complex System.  Geriatric Care Managers specialize in aging and managing senior care.  Learn more about this important advocate. 

May 17 - Advance Care Planning: Why is it important? Which is right for me?  Learn the importance of advance care planning and the variety of documents available.  Discover which document best serves your needs.

May 24 - Hospice: The Greatest Benefit Medicare Offers  Gain a comprehensive understanding of hospice, one of the Medicare program's best, and least utilized, benefits.  Learn about hospice philosophy and levels of care.  There will be discussions with a variety of agencies. 

May 31 - Everything You Wanted to Know About Planning a Funeral (but were afraid to ask).  You have options! Come and learn about the interesting and ever-changing options in funeral planning.  Discussions with Funeral Consumers Alliance of Princeton.  

June 7 - The Next Steps: An Empowered Consumer's Action Plan.  A session for review and reflection.  What are your next steps? Having shared this journey for the past 6 weeks, let's hear from you!

The Conversation of Your Life (COYL) program is presented by volunteers in the health care field, and is run by the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute in 14 New Jersey Counties.  The goal of COYL is to encourage more individuals in New Jersey to engage in fruitful dialogue -- the Conversation of Your Life -- to let individuals' friends, family, or doctors understand and respect their end-of-life wishes through advance care planning.  COYL is generously supported by The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.  To learn more, visit: njhcqi.org/COYL.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 32 spaces available.
 
rec_mahjong.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_knitting.png 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM The Castoffs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets every Friday but the fourth Friday of the month.

 

    Location: Howell
 
flags_usa.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Quest for Pvt. Fallon's Medal of Honor Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Private Thomas T. Fallon's Medal of Honor has returned to Freehold from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania.  The award has been on display there since approximately 1957. Private Fallon served at the Battles of Williamsburg and White Oaks. He died in 1916 and was buried at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery. 
 
Glenn Cashion, a Monmouth County resident and Fallon's great-grand nephew, will share Private Fallon's story of his emigration from Ireland to Freehold, his heroism in the Civil War and the quest to return Private Fallon's Medal of Honor to Freehold. 
 
 
 
 
    Location: Headquarters
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Saturday June 1, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png Summer Reading Clubs for Kids,Teens & Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Summer Reading Clubs Begin with a Universe of Stories! 

Welcome back for another summer of listening and reading fun! All Reading Counts towards individual  goals and rewards!  If you read to a child, the child earns rewards and you do, too.

Be sure to check out some great books from your local library to share with someone special.

Sign up here:  https://monmouthcountylib.beanstack.org   or  Sign up on our App.  

Then pick up your super prizes.   And Parents: You have a Summer Reading Club Too!  Sign up with your child. 

Look on website or on our FB/IG/Twitter (@MonCoLibrary) to find summertime concerts, plays, storytimes, crafts and other awesome programs to enjoy. 

Follow this link to Register  for Teen Events: https://bit.ly/MonCoLibraryTeenEvents

 Follow this link to Register  for Children's Events: https://bit.ly/ChildrenProgramsMonCoLibrary

 

    Location: All Branches
Saturday June 1, 2019 -  Friday June 28, 2019 Go To Top
trans_airplane.png The Flying Tigers: The WW2 Era American Volunteer Group That Saved China Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

The Flying Tigers:  The WW2 Era  American Volunteer Group That Saved China 

Memorabilia on Display from the collection of Historian Dan Petach

In late 1941, the famed Flying Tigers aided a beleaguered Chinese nation to defeat Imperial Japanese forces which had a major impact on the war in China, Burma, India Theater of War.  Dan Petach, nephew of one of the Flying Tigers, has allowed the Library to display his family's items of interest in honor of the Commemoration of the  75th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion.

Mr. Petach's uncle and aunt met and married while in the service of the United State during World War 2.  

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday June 1, 2019 -  Sunday June 30, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png Kids! StoryTime/PlayTime: Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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. 

There will be NO STORYTIMES from June 3 - June 12; Storytimes will resume June 17.

 Please choose One Session Per Week.
Family Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 5 years (With Parent/Caregiver) 
Mondays, June 17, 24   from 10:30 - 11:00 am
Tuesdays, June 18, 25 from 10:00 - 10:30 am
Wednesdays, June 19, 26  from 10:00 - 10:30 am
 
Baby & Toddler Storytimes – Ages 6 months to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)
Tuesdays, June 18, 25   from 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Wednesdays, June 19, 26 from 11:00 – 11:30 am
 
Check out our other programs, which are also free, although we may request registration, in order to have ample materials for attendees! 
    Location: Wall Township
Saturday June 1, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Hazlet Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Book Sale hours: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Hardcover books 50 cents

Paperback books 25 cents 

$5.00 fee for Early Bird Entry 8:00 am to 9:00 am! 

 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
Saturday June 1, 2019 -  Sunday June 30, 2019 Go To Top
people_smiley.png 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Eastern Branch Kids Baby, Toddler, Preschool, Family and Schoolage Storytimes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Baby Storytime, Toddler, Preschool, and Family Storytime

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, special guests, and more! No registration needed!

Babies -  Ages 10-24 months with parent/caregiver

Mondays 9:30-10:00AM or 10:30-11:00 am

Toddler Storytime - Ages 2-3 with parent/caregiver

Thursdays from 9:30 - 9:50 am 

Preschool Storytime - Ages 31/2-5 

Thursdays, from 10:00 - 10:30 am 

Family Storytime - Ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver

 Wednesdays from 10:30-11:00 am

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday June 1, 2019 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open.

Please check the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_plant_trees.png 11:30 AM  -  2:00 PM HELPLINE: Garden and Horticulture Questions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions in the library lobby.  Trained Master Gardener volunteers are available to advise the public about horticulture topics, and diagnose and solve home gardening problems.  Get answers to garden, insect and pest questions.  Find out about other programs offered to the community such as the Speakers bureau, community projects, and special events. 

Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries.

Assistance provided on the first Saturday (from 11:30 am - 2:00 pm), and the second Wednesday (from 6:30 - 8:00 pm) of each month from March through October.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
Monday June 3, 2019 -  Thursday June 27, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png Kids!Storytime/Playtime Free Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Kids! StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities

Contact Children’s Librarian 732-938-2300

Enhanced Early Literacy, Learning Enrichment

And Social Engagement with certified professional Children’s Librarian.

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!

Please choose One Session Per Week.

Baby Storytimes For ages 10 months to 2 years

Mondays, June 3,10,17,24 from 11:00 to 11:30 am

TODDLER STORYTIME - Ages 2 - 3 ½ years. Siblings welcome!

Mondays, June 3,10, 17, 24 from 10:30 to 11:00 am

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME - Ages 3 ½ - 5 years

Tuesdays, June 4,11,18,25 from 4:15 to 5:00 pm

FAMILY STORYTIME - All Ages

Thursdays, June 6, 13, 27 from 10:30 to 11:00 am

 

    Location: Howell
Monday June 3, 2019 -  Wednesday June 26, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Kids! StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    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, in order to have ample materials for attendees! 

 
Baby & Toddler Storytimes for Ages newborn to 3 years (With Parent/Caregiver) 
Mondays, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29   from 10:00 - 10:30 am  
Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24 from 10:00 - 10:30 am
 
Family Storytimes – Ages 3 years and up  (With Parent/Caregiver)
Mondays April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  from 11:00 – 11:30 am
Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24  from 11:00 – 11:30 am
 
NOTE: NO STORYTIME JUNE 3rd
    Location: Colts Neck
Monday June 3, 2019 Go To Top
rec_mahjong.png 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7220   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. 

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets every Monday the library is open from 1:00-4:00 pm.  Bring your game and join us!

Contact:  732-938-2300

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

Want to play Bridge? Come and join other groups in the meeting room.

Participants need to know how to play the game, and game sets will be provided.

    Location: Wall Township
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ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: Fighting With My Family (2019) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

This biographical dramedy tells the story of English WWE champion Raya Knight.  Having grown up in a professional wrestling family, she uproots herself from small-town England as a teenager to pursue WWE glory in Los Angeles.  Directed by Stephen Merchant. Starring Florence Pugh, Dwayne Johnson, Lena Heady, Nick Frost and Jack Lowden. 

Biography/Comedy/Drama - 1 hour and 50 minutes

©Universal Pictures

 
    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_playing_cards.png 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm ) 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_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: Fighting With My Family (2019) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

This biographical dramedy tells the story of English WWE champion Raya Knight.  Having grown up in a professional wrestling family, she uproots herself from small-town England as a teenager to pursue WWE glory in Los Angeles.  Directed by Stephen Merchant. Starring Florence Pugh, Dwayne Johnson, Lena Heady, Nick Frost and Jack Lowden. 

Biography/Comedy/Drama - 1 hour and 50 minutes

©Universal Pictures

 
    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Holmdel Library Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   
Join us for an evening of collaborative discussion with a Book of The Month! Books available at Circulation Desk, at no charge, with your library card. 
 
This month, the facilitator  will lead us in a talk about Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Diaz
 
    Location: Holmdel
Tuesday June 4, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 6:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Primary Election Voting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Primary Election will be held in following meeting rooms: 

Districts 17 votes in  Room 4

District 26 votes in Room 5

District 06 vote in Room 1

District 14 Votes in Room 1

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_playing_cards.png 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Learn to play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Come learn to play bridge!

9:30 for absolute beginners. More experienced play begins at 10:30

Taught by Pat Guadagno. Class meets every Tuesday.

No registration required.

    Location: Marlboro
 
elect_e_reader.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LEAP: Library Equal Access Program (Ref Meeting room) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Do you know someone with a change in vision?

If you are 55 or older with a vision change, free assistive technology clases are available.

-Explore computers equipped with magnification and speech.

-Learn to use the iPad's magnification & speech.  iPads are provided in chall, but OK to bring ;your own iPad or iPhone!

Sponsored by NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Division of NJ Department of Human Services; Advancing Opportunities; The New Jersey State Library and the Monmouth County Library.

Registration is requested, but not required.  Please call and register at Library HQ Reference Desk.

For more information, please call  Stephen Fells  800 792 8322, ext 812.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.

Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. One of her relatives was shot. Another was poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more Osage were dying under mysterious circumstances, and many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. 

As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case, and the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including a Native American agent who infiltrated the region, and together with the Osage began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

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

Join us on Tuesdays for an afternoon of knitting and crocheting. All skill levels are welcome.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Movie: Saving Private Ryan (1998)(NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-421-72220x7222   
   

Part of Series Commemoration of 75th Anniversary of D-Day

A U.S. Army captain leads a mission to rescue a GI trapped behind enemy lines in France on D-Day, after all three of the soldier's brothers are killed in action. As the search commences, the close-knit squad sets out through areas still thick with Nazis. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Matt Damon, Edward Burns and Barry Pepper. 

Drama/History – 2 hours and 50 minutes

(c)Paramount Pictures

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_open.png 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills by Jennifer Haupt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Book discussion of In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills by Jennifer Haupt.

 A sweeping family saga that spans from the turmoil of Atlanta during the Civil Rights Movement, through the struggle for reconciliation and forgiveness in post-genocide Rwanda. At the heart of this literary novel that crosses racial and cultural boundaries is the search for family on a personal and global level.

Copies of book available at Circulation Desk.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Summer International Film Festival: Shoplifters (2018)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

A Japanese family of small time theives and cons take in a young child off the street but after the girl is shown on the news as missing, the family must go to even further elaborate lengths to avoid her being discovered. Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda. Starring Lily Franky, Sakura Ando, Kirin Kiki.

Crime/Drama – 2 hours and 1 minute

(c)Magnolia

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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people_talking.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

**Last class until end of September. Check back then for start-up date.**

Run by Literacy Volunteers of America--Monmouth County Tutors. For adults 18 years and older. No children, please.

    Location: Ocean Township
Wednesday June 5, 2019 Go To Top
people_meeting.png 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help on probate matters.

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 ext 7336

    Location: Wall Township
Wednesday June 5, 2019 -  Wednesday June 26, 2019 Go To Top
lib_book_bookshelf.png 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Baby Bookworms Storytime, Shake Rattle and Read Toddler & Family Storytime! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 291-1956   
   

Monmouth County Library- Atlantic Highlands Branch 

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, special guests, and more! 

Baby Storytimes – Ages 10 months to 2 years (With Parent/Caregiver)
Wednesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am
For you and your baby to enjoy nursery rhymes, music, finger plays and playtime!

Toddler Storytimes – Ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)
Wednesdays from 10:30 am - 10:50 am
Join us for stories, rhymes, songs and fun!

Family Storytimes– Ages 10 months to 4 years
Wednesdays from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Join us for stories, songs, playtime and more!

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
lib_book_bookshelf.png 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Baby Bookworms Storytime, Shake Rattle and Read Toddler & Family Storytime! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 291-1956   
   

Monmouth County Library- Atlantic Highlands Branch 

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, special guests, and more! 

Baby Storytimes – Ages 10 months to 2 years (With Parent/Caregiver)
Wednesdays from 9:30 am - 10:00 am
For you and your baby to enjoy nursery rhymes, music, finger plays and playtime!

Toddler Storytimes – Ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)
Wednesdays from 10:30 am - 10:50 am
Join us for stories, rhymes, songs and fun!

Family Storytimes– Ages 10 months to 4 years
Wednesdays from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Join us for stories, songs, playtime and more!

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
Wednesday June 5, 2019 Go To Top
people_meeting.png 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_book_open.png 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wednesday Morning Book Chat Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-7406   
   

Miss Burma by Charmaine Craig

A beautiful and poignant story of one family during the most violent and turbulent years of world history. Miss Burma is a powerful novel of love and war, colonialism and ethnicity, and the ties of blood. Based on the story of the author's mother and grandparents, Miss Burma is a captivating portrait of how modern Burma came to be, and of the ordinary people swept up in the struggle for self-determination and freedom.

 

Limited number of books available at the circulation desk.

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_playing_cards.png 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm ) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movies: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

Bohemian Rhapsody is an enthralling celebration of Queen, their music, and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and convention to become one of history’s most beloved entertainers. Following Queen’s meteoric rise, their revolutionary sound and Freddie’s solo career, the film also chronicles the band’s reunion, and one of the greatest performances in rock history. Directed  by Bryan Singer. Starring Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton and Gwilym Lee.

Biography/Drama/Music – 2 hours and 14 minutes

(c)20th Century Fox

    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_lego_logo.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! LEGO® Party! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:    732-431-5656   

Listen to a LEGO® story and then construct your own creation to match the ones in the books. Can you build it better?

All ages welcome!

Registration requested.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
objects_astronaut_helmet.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

June 5 - Fishy Astronauts - Craft. Make your own paper fish bowl and pretend the fish are on the Internationa Space Station. You can make them smile or float upside down.

June 12 - Get Your Gummy Greenhouse Gases! - Craft. Build a model of gas molecules using tasty gumdrops.

June 19 - Constellation Jar - Craft. Use black construction paper and a pencil to punch out constellations and glue to a jar.

June 26 - Galaxy Slime and LEGO Playtime. Add glitter to slime for a starry slime playtime.

    Location: Howell
 
objects_crown.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Once Upon an Enchanted Time: Fairy Tales in Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Fairy tales pervade our personal lives and popular culture and are deeply embedded in our collective unconscious.  Artistic rescriptings abound in art, music, literature and theater, but film is a particularly engaging medium for the wonder of fairy tales.  As early as the 1890s, fairy tales were adapted for films, but a revolution occurred in 1937 when Walt Disney produced the first animated feature fairy-tale film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. In the decades that followed, writers, artists and directors continued to experiment with the genre.  This talk will take guests on a cinematic journey from Disney to Hitchcock to contemporary reinventions, from the familiar to the fantastically strange, and through space and time, as we investigate the immense power of the great fairy tale tradition. 

Dr. Gina M. Miele, a professor of Italian at Montclair State University, received her Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from Harvard University.  A scholar of Italian literature and folk and fairy tales, she has published in Italica, Marvels and Tales, Fabula, Marvelous Transformations: An Anthology of Tales and Contemporary Critical Perspectives, The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales, Teaching Fairy Tales and The Paterson Literary Review. She co-authored the activities manual of the textbook Parliamo Italiano! and is currently at work on an annotated translation of Luigi Capuana’s fairy tale collections.

This event is intended for adult audiences. 

    Location: Holmdel
 
lib_reading.png 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. 

Open to adults 18 years and older, at all levels.

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, April 24 through June 26, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, when the library is open.

Presented in partnership with the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.  For more information, please contact Rebecca Lucas of Literacy Volunteers at 732-571-0209, or Dawn Burke of Eastern Branch at 732-683-8980. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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Thursday June 6, 2019 -  Thursday June 27, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png Kids! StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    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, in order to have ample materials for attendees! 

 
Baby & Toddler Storytimes for Ages newborn to 3 years (With Parent/Caregiver) 
Thursdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27 from 10:30 - 11:00 am 
 
Family Storytimes – All ages welcome  (With Parent/Caregiver)
Thursdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27  from 2:15 - 2:45 pm
    Location: Allentown
Thursday June 6, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:00 AM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:00 am sessions for absolute beginners, experienced beginners at 9:30, and more advanced players start at 10:30. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_yoga.png 11:00 AM Chair Yoga with Dawn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Dawn Dayton is a certified yoga teacher who specializes in gentle beginner yoga and believes yoga is for everyone. 

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: King of Thieves (2018) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Based on the true story of a band of misfit, retired criminals who plan a major bank heist in the London jewelry district.  Unfortunately greed rears its ugly head and the result is not quite what the men had planned upon.  Directed byJames Marsh. Starring Michael Caine, Michael Gambon and Charlie Cox.

Crime/Drama  -  1 hour and 48 minutes

(c) Lions Gate Films, Inc.

    Location: Howell
 
people_meeting.png 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session (Rm 7) 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_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Movie: The Mule (2018)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Earl Stone, a man in his 80’s, who is broke, alone and facing foreclosure on his business, is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he’s just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. He does well – so well, in fact, that his cargo increases exponentially, and Earl is assigned a handler. But he isn’t the only one keeping tabs on Earl; the mysterious new drug mule has also hit the radar of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates. And even as his money problems become a thing of the past, Earl’s past mistakes start to weigh heavily on him, and it’s uncertain if he’ll have the time to right those wrongs before law enforcement, or the cartel’s enforcers, catch up to him. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Starring Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper and Laurence Fishburne.

Crime/Drama/Thriller – 1 hour and 56 minutes

(c) Warner Bros.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_dog_reading.png 3:15 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Reading Kick Off Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Kick off Summer Vacation Reading with the Sciencetellers and their program— Escape From Earth!

Preschool program is canceled— join us for the party!

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_bingo.png 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Game Night @ The Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Bring your own board games.  If you have any questions, please contact the library.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_knitting.png 6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting (Rm 7) 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 and Camille Scala. (Meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of every month when the library is open.) 

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.

Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. One of her relatives was shot. Another was poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more Osage were dying under mysterious circumstances, and many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. 

As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case, and the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including a Native American agent who infiltrated the region, and together with the Osage began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
Friday June 7, 2019 Go To Top
symbols_hand_heart.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversation of Your Life: An Advance Care Planning Series (4/26-6/7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-683-8980   
   

Advance care planning can be daunting -- not only because it is difficult for many of us to think about aging and death, but also because there are a lot of terms and forms that can complicate the process.  Conversation of Your Life is a program to help you let family, friends, and doctors understand your wishes through advance care planning.  This series aims to provide all the pertinent information you may need to communicate them ahead of time, saving your loved ones from having to make emotionally taxing decisions on your behalf when the time comes. 

You are encouraged to attend all of the sessions in the series, but are not required to do so.  Seating is limited.  To reserve your space, please register below or call  732-683-8980.

All sessions are 10:00 am - 12:00 noon.

April 26 - Starting the Conversation: Personal Values.  What you want and how to get it.  Our program begins with a discussion on personal values and understanding what is important to you at the end of life.  

May 3 - First Friday for Seniors: Managing Your Finances.  Elder law is a specialty focused on issues affecting the aging population.  This can include guidance on issues related to healthcare, long term care planning, preservation/transfer of assets, and Medicare/Medicaid. 

May 10 - Geriatric Care Managers: Personal Advocates in a Complex System.  Geriatric Care Managers specialize in aging and managing senior care.  Learn more about this important advocate. 

May 17 - Advance Care Planning: Why is it important? Which is right for me?  Learn the importance of advance care planning and the variety of documents available.  Discover which document best serves your needs.

May 24 - Hospice: The Greatest Benefit Medicare Offers  Gain a comprehensive understanding of hospice, one of the Medicare program's best, and least utilized, benefits.  Learn about hospice philosophy and levels of care.  There will be discussions with a variety of agencies. 

May 31 - Everything You Wanted to Know About Planning a Funeral (but were afraid to ask).  You have options! Come and learn about the interesting and ever-changing options in funeral planning.  Discussions with Funeral Consumers Alliance of Princeton.  

June 7 - The Next Steps: An Empowered Consumer's Action Plan.  A session for review and reflection.  What are your next steps? Having shared this journey for the past 6 weeks, let's hear from you!

The Conversation of Your Life (COYL) program is presented by volunteers in the health care field, and is run by the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute in 14 New Jersey Counties.  The goal of COYL is to encourage more individuals in New Jersey to engage in fruitful dialogue -- the Conversation of Your Life -- to let individuals' friends, family, or doctors understand and respect their end-of-life wishes through advance care planning.  COYL is generously supported by The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.  To learn more, visit: njhcqi.org/COYL.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 32 spaces available.
 
nat_sun_trees_water.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM First Friday for Seniors: Meet the Monmouth County Parks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

The Monmouth County Park System, created in 1960, now includes 43 parks, golf courses, historic sites, and conservation properties on more than 17,000 acres of preserved open space.  There are 141 miles of trails and more than 100 different recreational facilitites, from pools and playgrounds to campsites and activity centers. The Park System offers more than 6,000 programs, classes and special events each year, and many beautiful sites are available for rentals, picnics and weddings.  Open every day of the year, the parks in Monmouth County hosted more than 6.4 million visits in 2018. 

Join us as Andrew Spears, Assistant Director of the Monmouth County Park System, presents some of the treasures you have yet to discover, right in your own backyard.   

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for providing refreshments.  

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_knitting.png 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM The Castoffs Knitting Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets all but the fourth Friday of the month.

    Location: Howell
Saturday June 8, 2019 -  Saturday June 22, 2019 Go To Top
lib_book_sale.png 9:00 AM Wall Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Your opportunity to get great deals on used books, audios, DVD's, music, and more.

($1.00 bag begins Monday, June 17 through Saturday, June 22, 2019)

    Location: Wall Township
Saturday June 8, 2019 Go To Top
lib_writing_book.png 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Monmouth Writer's Critique Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

The Monmouth Writer’s Critique Group meets the second Saturday of every month the library is open.  Useful feedback is shared during a series of critique sessions.  If you would like to share your own work for constructive feedback, see www.monmouthwriters.com for details of what to expect, as well as format/printing instructions.  Priority will be given to those who follow the straightforward submission guidelines.

    Location: Howell
 
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7)