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Monday September 16, 2019 -  Tuesday October 15, 2019 Go To Top
flags_usa.png Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II Memorial Fund Collection Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   
Items are being collected for the LT. DENNIS W. ZILINSKI, II MEMORIAL FUND from September 16th-October 15th. The mission is to honor the life and memory of U.S. Army Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II. The organization provides support to improve the morale and welfare of members of the United States Armed Forces and their families. Collection box is located in the library lobby, across from the Circulation desk.
 
Some requested items are: tuna meals in foil pouches, granola and protein bars, trail mix, cashews, peanuts, mixed nuts, dried cranberries, raisins, dried apricots and other dried fruits, Slim Jims, Beef Jerky, Q-Tips Scope or Listerine mouthwash, AXE deodorant, shampoo and body wash, Dove Men deodorant, shampoo & body wash items, Purell hand sanitizer (other brands ok), Gold Bond foot powder, lip balm.
 
Thank you for donating! Any questions please call the library at: 732-683-8980
    Location: Eastern Branch
 
flags_usa.png LT. DENNIS W. ZILINSKI, II MEMORIAL TROOP COLLECTION (9/16/19-10/15/19) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

On the upper & lower floors of the library we will be collecting items for the LT. DENNIS W. ZILINSKI, II MEMORIAL FUND from September 16th-October 15th. The mission is to honor the life and memory of U.S. Army Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II. The organization provides support to improve the morale and welfare of members of the United States Armed Forces and their families. Collection boxes will be available during library hours.

Some requested items are: Tuna meals in foil pouches, granola and protein bars, trail mix, cashews, peanuts, mixed nuts, dried cranberries, raisins, dried apricots and other dried fruits, Slim Jims, Beef Jerky, Q-Tips Scope or Listerine mouthwash, AXE deodorant, shampoo and body wash, Dove Men deodorant, shampoo & body wash items, Purell hand sanitizer (other brands are okay), Gold Bond foot powder, and lip balm.

Thank you for donating! Any questions please call the library at: 732-431-5656

    Location: Colts Neck
Monday September 16, 2019 -  Wednesday October 16, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png Donation Drive for Lt. Zilinski II Memorial Fund Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Monmouth County Runs Donation Drive for the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II Memorial Fund

The Donation Drive lasts September 16 through October 16

Monmouth County is running a donation drive, spearheaded by Freeholder Deputy Director Lillian Burry, to support the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II Memorial Fund, a local organization that provides support to improve the morale and welfare of members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces as well as their families. The drive begins on Monday, September 16 and ends on Tuesday, October 16.

“I am always proud to partner with the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II Memorial Fund – an extraordinary organization that supports our troops,” said Freeholder Lillian G. Burry. “The supplies that our Monmouth County residents collect will help brighten the holidays and express our deepest gratitude to the men and women in our armed forces who sacrifice so much to protect us.”

Collection boxes, where donations can be dropped, have been set up at several Monmouth County buildings.

The Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II Memorial Fund was founded in 2006 to honor the life and memory of Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, who was one of four American soldiers killed by a roadside bomb during combat operations in Bayji, Iraq on Nov. 12, 2005. The officer grew up in Middletown.

The drive is collecting food, drinks, snacks, personal care items and more. Supplies will be assembled into bags with handwritten notes of gratitude and distributed to military members on foreign soil in time for the holidays. Here is a full list of the donation items that are being collected:

 

  • Food, Drinks and Snacks:
  • Tuna meals in foil pouches
  • Granola and protein bars
  • Trail mix, cashews, peanuts, mixed nuts, dried cranberries, raisins, dried apricots and other dried fruits
  • Slim Jims
  • Beef jerky
  • Gatorade powder mix (odd colors preferred)
  • V8 Energy drinks
  • 5-hour Energy
  • Sneaky Pete’s Outstanding Beverages (healthy oat-based drink)
  • Cereal in individual packs or boxes
  • Lipton Tea, honey sticks, Crystal Light powder, etc. for water bottles
  • Ritz crackers, peanut butter crackers
  • Sheila G’s Brownie Brittle
  • Cup soups
  • Skippy natural peanut butter
  • Condiments and hot sauces of all kinds
  • Gum (both sugarless and regular; bubble gum)
  • Candy (Twizzlers, Sour Patch Kids, Mike and Ikes, Swedish Fish, etc.)
  • Cookies (Oreos, Nilla Wafers, Girl Scout cookies, etc.)
  • Goldfish (all flavors)
  • Pretzels
  • Lifesavers in individual wrappers in bags
  • Premium coffee (Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, Folgers, K-Cups)
  • Coffeemate, Splenda, sugar packets, non-refrigerated half and half Pastries (Entenmann’s crumb cake, Tastykake butterscotch krimpets, Devil dogs, Little Debbies, etc.)
  • Personal Care:
  • Baby wipes
  • Q-tips
  • Scope or Listerine mouthwash
  • AXE deodorant, shampoo and body wash
  • Dove men deodorant, shampoo and body wash
  • Dove deodorant, shampoo and body wash for women (premium brands only)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Gold Bond foot powder
  • Lip balm
  • Ibuprofen
  • Anti-diarrheal pills
  • Dental floss
  • Premium razors and cartridges (name brand preferred)
  • Edge or Gillette Shaving Gel (no shaving cream – aerosols prohibited to ship)
  • Vaseline intensive care lotion for dry skin
  • White socks
  • Sports bra in assorted sizes
  • White undershirts in assorted sizes
  • Underwear in assorted sizes
  • Other:
  • Post-it notes
  • Thank you cards and envelopes
  • Magazines (Sports, hunting, car, fitness, people, etc. – no news magazines)
  • Puzzle books (Sudoku, crossword, etc.)
  • Comic books
    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday October 1, 2019 -  Wednesday October 23, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png Howell Kids! Storytime Playtime Free Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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!

Baby Storytimes For ages 10 months to 2 years

Mondays, October 7, 21 from 11:00 to 11:30 am

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

Mondays, October 7, 21  from 10:30 to 11:00 am

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME - Ages 3 ½ - 5 years

Tuesdays, October 1, 8, 22  from 4:15 to 5:00 pm

FAMILY STORYTIME - All Ages

Thursdays, October 3, 9, 16, 23 from 10:30 to 11:00 am

 

 

 

    Location: Howell
Tuesday October 1, 2019 -  Thursday October 31, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png Allentown Kids! StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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) siblings welcome
Thursdays , October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31  from 10:30 - 11:00 am 
 
Family Storytimes – All ages welcome  (With Parent/Caregiver)
Thursdays,  October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31  from 2:15 - 2:45 pm
 
    Location: Allentown
 
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    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Folk Costumes from Around the World

Folk costumes identify a specific ethnic group associated with a country or geographic area.  The library lobby display will feature original men's and women's folk costumes from their country of origin.  Folk costumes are often seen during ethnic festivals and usually worn by folk dancers.  The costumes are brought to you by the Monmouth Folk Dancers of New Jersey, www.monmouthfolkdancers.org.

 

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
symbols_charity.png Eyeglass Collection Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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
 
lib_reading.png HQ Kids! StoryTime/PlayTime: Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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.
**There will be No programs October 14 due to Holiday Closing.
Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:  
Mondays, October 7, 21, 28 from 9:30 - 10:00 am
Tuesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  from 10:15 - 10:45 am or 11:00 – 11:30 am
Thursdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24  from 10:15 – 10:45 am 
 
Toddler Storytimes – Ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)
Mondays, October 7, 21, 28 from 10:15 - 10:35 am
Tuesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  from 11:40 am – 12:00 noon
Wednesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 11:00 – 11:20 am
 
Preschool Storytime & Craft – Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old
Mondays, October 7, 21, 28 from 11:00 – 11:30 am 
Thursdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24  from 11:00 - 11:30 am or 1:30 – 2:00 pm 
 
Family Storytime & Craft – Ages 2 and up (With Parent/Caregiver)
Mondays, October 21, 28 from 1:30 – 1:50 pm
Wednesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 1:30 – 1:50 pm
    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_unicorn.png Ocean Kids! Baby Bookworms Storytime, Shake Rattle & Read Toddler Storytime & Preschool Storytime! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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 (with parent/caregiver)

Mondays, October 7, 21, 28 from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesdays, October 2, 16, 23, 30 from 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Toddler Storytimes – Ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old (with parent/caregiver)
Mondays, October 7, 21, 28 from 10:30 am - 10:50 am
Wednesdays, October 2, 16, 23, 30 from 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Preschool Storytime & Craft – Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old
Mondays, October 7, 21, 28 from 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesdays, October 2, 16, 23, 30 from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_none.png Oceanport Kids! Storytime/Playtime/Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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 (Note New Time)
Ages 2 to 3½ (with parent/caregiver)
Thursdays from 10:15 to 10:35 am
 
Family Storytime
Ages 2 and up (with parent/caregiver)
Thursdays from 2:00 to 2:30 pm
 
Afterschool Activities
Ages 4 and up
Thursdays from 4:00 to 4:30 pm
    Location: Oceanport
 
lib_reading.png Wall Kids! StoryTime/PlayTime: Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Enhanced Early Literacy, Learning Enrichment, and Social Engagement with a 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. 

NO PROGRAMS OCTOBER 14 , 29, & 30

Please choose One Session Per Week.
 
Family Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 5 years (With Parent/Caregiver) 
Mondays, October 7, 21, 28   from 10:30 - 11:00 am
Tuesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22 from 10:00 - 10:30 am
Wednesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23  from 10:00 - 10:30 am
 
Baby & Toddler Storytimes – Ages 6 months to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)
Tuesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22   from 11:00 – 11:30 am
Wednesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23  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_parrot.png West Long Branch Kids! Wednesday Storytime Corner!! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

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 - 11:05 am

    Location: West Long Branch
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Wednesday October 2, 2019 -  Wednesday October 30, 2019 Go To Top
lib_book_bookshelf.png Atlantic Highlands Kids! Baby Bookworms Storytime, Shake Rattle & Read Toddler & Family Storytime! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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_reading.png Colts Neck Kids! StoryTime/PlayTime: Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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 2 years (With Parent/Caregiver) siblings welcome
Mondays, October 7, 21, 28 from 10:00 - 10:30 am  
Wednesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 10:00 - 10:30 am
 
Family Storytimes – Ages 2 years and up  (With Parent/Caregiver) siblings welcome
Mondays, October 7, 14, 21, 28 from 10:00 - 10:30 am  
Wednesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 10:00 - 10:30 am
 
NOTE: Library closed for Columbus Day, Monday, October 14th 
    Location: Colts Neck
 
objects_baby_footprints.png Marlboro Kids! Baby, Family, and Preschool Storytimes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Baby Storytime, Family Storytime, and Preschool Programs

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, special guests, and more! No registration needed!  * No  regular scheduled programs October 1, 9, and 23*

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

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

Family Storytime - Ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver

Mondays and Wednesdays  from 10:35-11:05 am  and * NEW TIME * 11:15-11:45 am

* New* Family Craft Time-  Ages 2 and up (with parent/caregiver) Thursdays- 1:30-2:00 pm

October 3- Pumpkin Fun

October 10- Fall Trees

October 17- Corn craft

October 31- Candy corn craft

Preschool  Story and Craft- Ages 3-5  Tuesdays 1:30-2:00 * new time*

October 8- Paint a tree

October 15- Glitter webs

October 22- Corn craft

October 29- Pumpkin Fun

 

    Location: Marlboro
Thursday October 3, 2019 -  Thursday October 24, 2019 Go To Top
lib_dog_reading.png Holmdel Kids! Children's Storytimes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Public Library   732-946-4118   
   

Kids! Holmdel Public Library Children's Storytimes

Thursdays, October 3, 10, 17 and 24 

Bouncing Bunnies and Curious Cubs Storytime - Ages 18 - 36 months (with parent/caregiver) from 10:00 - 10:30 am

Creativity Corner - Storytime and Art - Ages 3 - 5 years from 11:00 - 11:30 am or 2:00 - 2:30 pm

    Location: Holmdel
Wednesday October 9, 2019 -  Wednesday October 30, 2019 Go To Top
holiday_witch.png 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Atlantic Highlands Tweens! Mysteries of the Tarot Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Eliminate any misconceptions you might have of these mysterious cards and join us for an afternoon of history and discussion with local reader, Sam Jackson! 

 
    Location: Atlantic Highlands
Thursday October 10, 2019 -  Thursday October 24, 2019 Go To Top
lib_dog_reading.png 3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! School Age and Preschool Storytime! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 291-1956   
   

Monmouth County Library- Atlantic Highlands Branch 

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

Storytimes canceled Thursday, October 3 and Thursday, October 31

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
Monday October 14, 2019 Go To Top
trans_historic_ship.png Columbus Day Holiday - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches
Tuesday October 15, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Come Learn to Play Bridge! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Taught by Pat Guadagno

Class Meets Every Tuesday

9:15am-9:45am - Lesson for absolute beginners

9:45am-12pm - Open play with mentoring

*No registration required*

    Location: Marlboro
 
lib_book_open.png 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: Stay with Me: A Novel by Ayobami Adebayo Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Taking place in Nigeria, it's the story of Yejide and Akin--a young married couple who are experiencing fertility issues. When the in-laws’ solution is a second wife, they conspire separately to save their relationship, with devastating consequences. The couple’s efforts to disentangle their true desires from the ones tradition and society have foisted upon them is what imbues Stay with Me with unexpected power and heart.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
elect_tablet_phone.png 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM LEAP: Library Equal Access Program (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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 classes are available.

-Explore computers equipped with magnification and speech.

-Learn to use the iPad's magnification & speech.  iPads are provided in class, but it is 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  required.  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 Headquarters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-72220x7222   
   

Library Commission meetings are the second Tuesday of the month.

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
 
rec_knitting.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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
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ent_projector.png 2:00 PM Movie: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) (PG) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Con men working the Riviera make a bet that will force one of them to leave. Directed by Frank Oz. Starring Michael Caine, Steve Martin, Glenne Headly, Anton Rodgers and Barbara Harris.

 Comedy/Crime - 1 hour and 50 minutes 

© Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Afternoon at the Movies: Frankenstein (1931) (NR) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Please take note of date change due to another meeting's conflict.

A scientist assembles corpses to create a monster, who incurs the wrath of the local villagers when he impulsively kills a little girl. Based off the novel by Mary Shelley. Directed by James Whale. Starring Colin Clive, Boris Karloff, Mae Clarke, John Boles and Edward Van Sloan.

75th Anniversary Edition

Black & white - 1 hour and 11 minutes

(c)Universal Pictures

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Movie: Iron Jawed Angels (2004)(NR) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

A Film to Celebrate Archives Day and History Day

Defiant young activists take on the women's suffrage movement, risking their lives to help American women win the right to vote. Directed by Katja von Garnier. Starring Hilary Swank, Anjelica Huston and Margo Martindale.

Biography/Drama/History – 2 hours and 3 minutes

(c)HBO Enterprises

    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_computer_desktop.png 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tech Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431-7220 x.7222   
   

Need some help keeping up with today's technology? The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will be offering one-on-one tech help the first and third Tuesday of every month. Bring your phone, lap tops and tablets. No appointments needed! 

    Location: Headquarters
 
people_frankenstein.png 4:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Awesome Activities: Frankenstein Game Project Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Awesome Activities: Frankentein Game Project -- Make a Frankenstein game with spinner and puzzle pieces. Registration required.  Grades K and up.

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
objects_treasure_map.png 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Family Stories & Craft: Pirate Sun Catchers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Ages 2 and up

Paint like a pirate to make a Halloween sun catcher!  

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

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
food_apple.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Pawsitive Action Team Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Staying Healthy and eating right with an appearance by Dr. Bernard.

    Location: Howell
 
elect_laptop.png 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Introduction to Using Google for Small Business Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

In this workshop, participants will learn:

  • How to set up a Google small business website and why it's smart business to do so
  • Who owns and operates your small business Google website and why it's important to know
  • How to be an effective administrator of your Google small business website and make it secure

This workshop is designed to be interactive and hands on.  Bring your laptops so the presenter can work with you on your actual small business website to assist you in maximizing its potential.

Presented by Jim Mahlmann.  James Mahlmann owns and operates NetCetra LLC, which specializes in Web Design, Programming, Internet Marketing, Social Media, Email Servers, Web Hosting, Collocation Center for Businesses, Virtual Private Servers and Cloud Applications (Windows and Linux), Spam Filters and Online Backup.  James also served as Founding member of the organization in association with NJBIA (New Jersey Business and Industry), a business lobbying group.  The mission is to have businesses of all sizes and types bring interns into their environment to help students upon graduation.  

Co-sponsored by SCORE of Monmouth County. 

Space is limited; please register below to reserve a seat.

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 26 spaces available.
 
z_cust_mcteen.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM You Can DO It! Prep for SAT Math (Rm5/4) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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: 9/26, 10/3, 10/15*, 10/31, 11/21, 12/5

*10/15 is a special class to prepare for PSAT class. 

All Free, no card needed.

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_writing_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level (RM 7) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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 - 8:15 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
 
flags_usa.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Citizenship Preparation Class (rm1) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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.

Dates for Fall 2019 are: October 15, October 22, November 12, November 19, November 26, December 3 and December 10.

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 17 spaces available.
 
people_talking.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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
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Wednesday October 16, 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 Download Event Info 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 October 16, 2019 -  Wednesday November 27, 2019 Go To Top
objects_crayon.png 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM 2020 Census Information Table (lobby) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: John C.Wright     john.c.wright@2020Census.gov
   

Information on 2020 Census will be available from Government Census Recruiter on Wednesdays  from 9am til 1pm until Thanksgiving.

Drop by and find out more for yourself.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday October 16, 2019 Go To Top
lib_building.png 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Archives Week History Programs Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: G. Saretzky, Archivist    732 308 3771   
   

Archives Week History Program (1 of 3) Introduction by Monmouth County Archivist Gary Saretzky.  

From the Pines to the Waves: Wealth, Leadership, and Historic Preservation. Dr. Walter D. Greason, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Educational Counseling and Leadership, Monmouth University. 

New Jersey’s history hinges on the events in Monmouth County. Long before the Battle of Monmouth, however, the economic patterns of land-use and local governance established traditions that continue to shape the state in the twenty-first century. Few teachers and scholars have examined these patterns, but the emergence of the new history of capitalism since 2015 has excited the interest of historians, anthropologists, sociologists, journalists, and geographers. This presentation will explore the recent advances in the study of New Jersey across these disciplinary boundaries, featuring emerging insights from student researchers. Valuable to elected officials, policymakers, and educators, the successful opening of the T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center, a National Historic Landmark, will provide an important case study about wealth, leadership, and historic preservation in this region. 

Program is free and open for the public to attend without  registration. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
people_meeting.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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_building.png 10:45 AM  -  11:45 AM Archives Week History Programs Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: G. Saretzky, Archivist    732 308 3771   
   

Archives Week History Program (2 of 3) Introduction by Archivist Gary Saretzky

American Women and Royal Marriages: New Jersey’s Real-Life ‘Lady Coras.’ Melissa Ziobro, Specialist Professor of Public History, Monmouth University. 

Royal wedding fever has been in the air since Great Britain's Prince Harry wed American actress Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018 but marriages between American heiresses and impoverished European nobles once happened by the hundreds during the Gilded Age. The marriages secured social status for "new money" American families often slighted by the established elites in their own country, while the infusion of American dollars allowed the impoverished nobility across the Atlantic to continue to maintain the lifestyles to which their families had been accustomed for generations. Professor Ziobro will discuss the so-called “dollar princesses” of the Gilded Age, to include Lady Monson (née Romaine Stone, daughter of General Roy Stone of Morristown NJ), Lady Roberts (née Elizabeth Marie LaRoche, daughter of William Tell LaRoche of Harrington Park, NJ), and Princess Miguel of Braganza (née Anita Stewart, born in Elberon, NJ), and more.

Program is free and open for the public to attend without registration. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_playing_cards.png 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm 5 ) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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_building.png 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Archives Week History Programs Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: G. Saretzky, Archivist    732 308 3771   
   

Archives Week History Program (3 of 3) Introduction by Monmouth County Archivist Gary Saretzky.  

Reclaiming Our Voice: New Jersey's Role in the Fight for Woman Suffrage. Carol Simon Levin, Actor and Storyteller. 

Carol Simon Levin will portray Lillian Feickert, president of the New Jersey Woman Suffrage Association from 1912-1920, to tell the story of the role of New Jersey women in the long struggle for woman suffrage. Two hundred and twenty five years ago, women had the right to vote in only one state--New Jersey--a right they would lose in 1807 and not win back for more than five generations. New Jersey's role in the struggle to regain that right is largely overlooked. Hear the stories of women with Jersey ties: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Alice Paul, Lucy Stone, Portia Gage, Victoria Woodhull, the Grimké sisters, and more. Together, these and other women (and their male allies) propelled woman suffrage past reluctant male voters and through state and national legislatures to the final success of the 19th Amendment.

This program is free and open for the public to attend, without registration. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_open.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: Stay with Me: A Novel by Ayobami Adebayo Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Taking place in Nigeria, it's the story of Yejide and Akin--a young married couple who are experiencing fertility issues. When the in-laws’ solution is a second wife, they conspire separately to save their relationship, with devastating consequences. The couple’s efforts to disentangle their true desires from the ones tradition and society have foisted upon them is what imbues Stay with Me with unexpected power and heart.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_gclef.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Charlie's Band Concert Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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. Take a mid-week break with us at the library.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: The Sun is Also a Star (2019)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

College-bound romantic Daniel Bae and Jamaica-born pragmatist Natasha Kingsley meet- and fall for each other- over one magical day amidst the fervor and flurry of New York City. But will fate be enough to take these teens from star-crossed to lucky in love? Directed by Ry Russo Young. Starring Yara Shadidi, Charles Melton, John Leguizamo, Anais Lee and Gbenga Akinnagbe.  

Drama/Romance - 2 hours

© Warner Bros. 

 
 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_bicycle.png 3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM TEENS! Stranger Things Have Happened... Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Dress in your best worst eighties prom style and embrace the spooky season with a Stranger Things celebration! Play trivia games and share season four theories. Eggos, candy, chicken nuggets and Coca-Cola will be served

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
nat_flower.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Create Lenape Coil Pots with Wild Jersey! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Bring the sculptor out in you! Children will learn how the Lenape, NJ’s indigenous people, lived long ago. We’ll talk about what the Lenape ate, how they made their clothes and homes, and the chores they performed. Kids will get to make their own Lenape-style clay pot, a coil pot! Registration required; space is limited.

    Location: Colts Neck
       
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rec_yoga.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Family Yoga - Ages 4 and up Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Family Yoga - Ages 4 and up. Bring the whole family and join local kids’ yoga teacher, Ambar Gingerelli, in a class that includes a yoga-themed story, partner poses, and yoga games to keep parents, caregivers, and children engaged and having fun while learning the basics of yoga!

    Location: West Long Branch
       
 
rec_lego_head.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Schoolage: Snapology - Planes, Trains & Automobiles Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage program: Snapology - Planes, Trains, & Automobiles - an engineering workshop!

Grades K and up. Regisration required.  4:00 - 4:45 pm

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

Please choose ONE session. No registration needed.

Grades K & Up

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
 
z_cust_mcteen.png 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Reading=Hope+Change: (Teens) (rm 2/3) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Celebrating the Work of Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson is the award-winning, internationally-acclaimed author of over 30 titles, including Harbor Me and Brown  Girl Dreaming.  Her work advocates diversity, hope, change and promotes the overcoming of social, racial, and psychological barriers. Presented by the Literary Alliance of New Jersey, join us for a streaming of Woodson's live Q&A event, as well as activities celebrating her work and art.

Grades 5 and up.

No registration required.  This program will be held in the lower gallery.

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_rainbow.png 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Tweens! Reading = Hope + Change: Celebrating the work Jacqueline Woodson Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220ext7226   
   

Jacqueline Woodson is the award-winning, internationally-acclaimed author of over 30 titles, including Harbor Me and Brown Girl Dreaming. Her work advocates diversity, hope, change and promotes the overcoming of social, racial, and psychological barriers.  Presented by the Literary Alliance of New Jersey, join us for a streaming of Woodson’s live Q&A event, as well as activities celebrating her work and art.  Program recommended for Grades 5 and up. No registration required. To be held in the lower gallery. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
food_cupcake.png 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Creepy Crawly Cupcakes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Creepy Crawly Cupcakes with Le Petit Chef

For ages 5 - 8

Come in to decorate cupcakes into some sweet and silly spiders!

Space is limited. Registration required in-person, by phone, or online beginning Tuesday, October 1.  

    Location: Wall Township
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
elect_robot.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! littleBits Design Lab Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 531-5092   
   

Unleash your creativity with littleBits electronic kits & assemble moving, blinking, beeping inventions!

Ages 5 and up. Registration is required.

 

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

Bears and Berries Craft - Make a felt berry for World Food Day.

    Location: Howell
 
nat_telescope.png 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Astronomy for Everyone: Size & Scale of the Universe Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Come celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing with astronomer Kevin Manning and the Holmdel Library! 

Astronomy for Everyone: Size & Scale of the Universe is an exciting family program for ages 8 to 100+ about the universe from the very small to the very large. The program will include an exciting talk from astronomer, Kevin Manning, as well as video footage to fully engage the audience. Following this indoor formal presentation, we all go outdoors to view celestial objects in the night sky through a powerful hand-crafted telescope, such as the ice crystal rings of Saturn, craters on the Moon, etc. - weather permitting. 

Kevin Manning is a gifted astronomer, who has worked as a consultant with NASA, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory launch on the space shuttle with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and other ground-based observatories. Kevin won national and international awards in his field, was both a Wright Fellow and an Einstein Fellow, and did some work with Brookhaven National Laboratory.

    Location: Holmdel
 
nat_rose.png 6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Lost and Found: Beyond Bereavement Workshop (rm 5) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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
 
lib_reading.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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, September 11 through December 11, 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 October 17, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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
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ent_note.png 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Kids! Family Special: Peas and Carrots Band Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Family Special: Peas and Carrots Band - ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver.  Join us for an interactive musical event with singing, dancing, and storytelling!  No registration required.   

    Location: Hazlet
 
lib_book_hand.png 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: Waiting for Snow in Havana Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy by Carlos Eire

In 1962, Carlos Eire was one of 14,000 children airlifted out of Havana—exiled from his family, his country, and his own childhood by Fidel Castro’s revolution. Winner of the National Book Award, this stunning memoir is a vibrant and evocative look at Latin America from a child’s unforgettable experience.

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

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

Dirty Wars and Polished Silver: The Life and Times of a War Correspondent Turned Ambassatrix  by Linda Schuster

10:30 am – 12 noon

Dirty Wars and Polished Silver is Schuster’s story of her life abroad as a foreign correspondent in war-torn countries, and, later, as the wife of a U.S. Ambassador. It chronicles her time working on a kibbutz in Israel, reporting on uprisings in Central America and a financial crisis in Mexico, dodging rocket fire in Lebanon, and grieving the loss of her first husband, a fellow reporter, who was killed only ten months after their wedding.

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 Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference staff   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
 
med_chart.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Assisted Living 101: Navigating Long-term Care Options Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

This presentation will help you to understand the difference between long-term care service providers for seniors. Learn how to determine what type of community is best for you and your loved one.  

Presented by Nicholas Gastiaburo, Director of Sales and Marketing, and Jessica Johannsen, Executive Director of Sunrise Senior Living of Shrewsbury

Light refreshments provided.  

Seating is limited; Please register below

The Monmouth County Library provides meeting space as a community service.  The Library does not endorse the program, speaker, or organization.

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 23 spaces available.
 
med_stethoscope.png 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM The Life and Legend of Doc Holliday: Dentist at the OK Corral Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Famous lawman Wyatt Earp remembered his friend Doc Holliday, who stood with the Earp brothers at the iconic 1881 gunfight at the Tombestone’s OK Corral: “Doc was a dentist, not a lawman or an assassin, whom necessity had made a gambler; a gentleman whom disease had made a frontier vagabond; a philosopher whom life had made a caustic wit; a long lean ash-blond fellow nearly dead with consumption, and at the same time the most skillful gambler and the nerviest, speediest, deadliest man with a six-gun that I ever knew.”

The facts and fictions of Doc’s life, his experiences in the world of medicine, and the legends that have trailed both him and on-again-off-again lover Big Nose Kate for over a century are the subject of a visual presentation and talk by Dr. Sandra Moss.

Dr. Sandra Moss is a retired internist, historian of medicine, and author.

Space is limited. Register in person, on-line or by phone

    Location: Marlboro
       
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: The Sun is Also a Star (2019) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

College-bound romantic Daniel Bae and Jamaica-born pragmatist Natasha Kingsley meet - and fall for each other - over one magical day amidst the fervor and flurry of New York City.  Sparks immediately fly between these two stranger, who might never have met had fate not given them a little push.  But will fate be enough to take these teens from star-crossed to lucky in love?  Directed by Ry Russo-Young. Starring Yara Shahidi, Charles Melton and John Leguizamo.

Drama/Romance - 2 hours

(c)Warner Bros.

    Location: Howell
 
people_meeting.png 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: Medicare One-On-One Session (Rm 1) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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  -  3:40 PM Cultural Cinema: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (R) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Fasten your garter belt and come up to the lab to see what's on the slab! The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a screamingly funny salute to sci-fi, horror B-movies and rock music, all rolled into one deliciously decadent morsel. The madcap, musical mayhem begins when rain-soaked Brad and Janet take refuge in the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite mad-scientist from outer space who is about to unveil his greatest creation - and have a bit of fun with his reluctant guests! Directed by Jim Sharman. Starring Barry Bostwick, Meatloaf, Susan Sarandon and Tim Curry.

Comedy/Musical/Dance/Science-Fiction – 1 hour and 40 minutes

A Cinematic Experience to Celebrate Halloween

(c)20th Century Fox

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: The Public (2018)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Contact: Reference Staff 732-531-5092

A Cincinnati librarian helps a group of homeless people take refuge at the free public library in order to survive a brutal winter night.  Directed by Emilio Estevez.  Starring Alec Baldwin, Emilio Estevez, Jena Malone, Taylor Schilling, and Christian Slater.

Drama - 1 hour and 59 minutes

(c) Universal Pictures

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_book.png 3:00 PM Wall Book Club: The Last Castle by Denise Kiernan Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation's Largest Home  by Denise Kiernan  

The story of the Biltmore that spans World Wars, the Jazz Age, the Depression, and generations of the famous Vanderbilt family, and features a captivating cast of real-life characters including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe, Teddy Roosevelt, John Singer Sargent, James Whistler, Henry James, and Edith Wharton.                                      

    Location: Wall Township
 
people_superhero_female.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Super Hero Headbands! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Celebrate super heroes with super hero stories! We’ll discuss favorite super heroes, what powers we might choose, and create our own alter ego by decorating super hero headbands!

    Location: Allentown
       
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rec_lego_logo.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! LEGO® Storytime Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

All Ages

Come in and join the fun as you free build with LEGO® bricks.

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Spider Web Craft Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Decorate a spooky spider web wilth glitter, glue, and cotton!

No registration needed for children Grades K-5.

    Location: Marlboro
 
holiday_pumpkin_cute.png 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Kids! Happy Halloween Spooktacular! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 531-5092   
   

Start your Halloween celebration early at our spine-chillingly cheerful carnival!

Play ghoulish games, make freakishly fun crafts, and go home with some wicked prizes!

Fun for the whole family - All ages welcome!

Registration is required.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
       
 
holiday_pumpkin_cute.png 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM OceanTwspKids! Happy Halloween Spooktacular! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 531-5092   
   

Start your Halloween celebration early at our spine-chillingly cheerful carnival!

Play ghoulish games, make freakishly fun crafts, and go home with some wicked prizes!

Fun for the whole family - All ages welcome!

Registration is required.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
z_cust_mcteen.png 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Calculus Basics for College Success (Teens) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-431-7220 x7222   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Calculus is a branch of mathematics that looks at numbers and lines, usually from the real world, and maps out how they are changing.  Calculus is also one of the most widely used branches of mathematics in the world.  It is an important tool in engineering, economics, statistics, chemistry and physics.

Top colleges are looking for students who take math all the way through their senior year.  Come join this 2 part calculus series to learn the basics and help strengthen your High School transcript.

Registration is required.

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:10 PM Cultural Cinema: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (R) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Fasten your garter belt and come up to the lab to see what's on the slab! The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a screamingly funny salute to sci-fi, horror B-movies and rock music, all rolled into one deliciously decadent morsel. The madcap, musical mayhem begins when rain-soaked Brad and Janet take refuge in the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite mad-scientist from outer space who is about to unveil his greatest creation - and have a bit of fun with his reluctant guests! Directed by Jim Sharman. Starring Barry Bostwick, Meatloaf, Susan Sarandon and Tim Curry.

Comedy/Musical/Dance/Science-Fiction – 1 hour and 40 minutes

A Cinematic Experience to Celebrate Halloween

(c)20th Century Fox

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_knitting.png 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting (rm 7) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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
 
symbols_question.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM What is CBD and Is It For Me? Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

CBD is in the news and on the scene!  Cannabidiol, or CBD hemp oil, is a whole-plant nutritional supplement being used to treat and prevent numerous imbalances in the brain and body. Contending with its cannabis cousin, marijuana, CBD begs the discussion of legality, psychoactivity, and regulated quality. Join us for a scientific and anecdotal conversation. 

Tracy M. Smith, BS, Certified Personal Trainer, and Supplementation Coach, and Karen Apy, RN-BN,CNLCP LNCC, Legal Nurse Consultant & Life Care Planner, have successfully presented this in demand topic to many groups, including the RWJSBH Geriatrics Institute, CentraState Leukemia support group, Brookdale Community College, and others.

As a presenter, trainer and health coach, Tracy M. Smith is a passion-driven, whole-person centered coach specializing in Whole Food Nutritional Supplementation. Her professional background includes Public Relations, Leadership and Sales & Customer Service Training in both academia and the health & wellness industry. She is currently the Executive Manager at CTFO, Inc. a global health and wellness distributor, and PT Manager of GNC.  

Karen Apy, RN-BC CNLCP LNCC has been providing nurse consulting services for the past 35 years in various clinical areas including emergency medicine, rehabilitation, medical surgical, outpatient surgery, brain injury, alcohol and drug rehabilitation, case management, home health and long-term care. Her consulting services have included legal nurse consulting, life care planning, case management, adjunct professor, author, speaker, mentor, business development and marketing. Ms. Apy speaks nationally to various organizations regarding the health benefits of CBD products. 

This program will be presented again on Wednesday, October 30th at 11:00 am.  

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
holiday_ghost.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM A Night With Psychic Treasures Unlimited/Exploring the Paranormal World Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Learn about paranormal investigation and gain insight into the spiritual world.

Join Psychic Treasures Unlimited, a group comprised of a psychic medium and channeler, a meditation/manifestation instructor, and a Reiki practitioner as they discuss their practices and share some of their experiences.

Space is limited. Registration is required.

You may register in person, online or by calling 609-259-7565.

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

    Location: Allentown
   
Friday October 18, 2019 Go To Top
symbols_hand_heart.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Poetry of the Romantic Era: The Who, When, Why, How, and the What... the Poems Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Guided by Poet Flora Higgins.

Who were the poets of The Romantic Era? When did they live?  Why did they feel the passion to create the magnificent works they did? How did they create a new genre and a new style of poetry?

Poet Flora Higgins will present a brief overview of The Romantic Era.  The main focus of the program will be reading and discussing several poems of the major poets.

Registration is requested. 

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 19 spaces available.
 
rec_mahjong.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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 Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets every Friday but the fourth Friday of the month.

    Location: Howell
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ent_stage.png 2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM The Golden Age of Operetta Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Golden Age of Operetta celebrates the rich melodies, romance and  gaiety that preceded the onset of a distinctly American musical theatre.

Before Gershwin, Porter, Berlin, Kern, Rodgers, Hammerstein and company, European operetta was filling the great European capitals with tales of exotic locales, derring-do drama, gorgeously lush melodies, romance, sentiment and color -- all at a fever pitch. Composed by classically-trained Europeans, these operettas would gradually evolve in the American Musical on this side of the Atlantic.

Join Fred Miller as he presents the history, biography and psychology of this evolution while sitting at a piano singing the superlative songs of his heroes. His "Lectures-in-Song"  combine his intellectual and musical passions into a joyful tribute to the boundlessly rich field of American Popular Song.

    Location: Howell
 
food_meal.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Colts Neck Friends of the Library Empty Bowl Event: Every Bowl Feeds a Soul (Opening) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Did you know that 1 in 8 families in the U.S. struggle with hunger every day? For most of us, a well-stocked fridge and a full belly are the norm. Unfortunately, that is not the case for many households in our area. 

The Friends of the Colts Neck Library & The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen are partnering to offer our first-ever Empty Bowls Pottery Sale to create awareness and raise money to aid in the fight against hunger. Proceeds from the sale will benefit both the Colts Neck Library Friends and Empty Bowls, a nationwide grassroots effort to aid those suffering from food insecurity.

Join us October 18, 19 and 20 in the lower gallery to view hundreds of bowls created and donated by artists, students and members of the community. These bowls will be offered for sale during this three-day event. An Empty Bowl purchase will raise funds as well as provide a tangible reminder that someone goes without food each and every day. 

Friday, October 18th from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Enjoy refreshments while you peruse the display on opening night

Saturday, October 19th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm – Gallery hours & a musical event at 2:00 pm

Sunday, October 20th from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm – Gallery Hours

 

For more information, please contact the library at 732-431-5656

    Location: Colts Neck
Saturday October 19, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Hazlet Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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
 
people_group.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM English Conversation Classes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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 September to December. You must register separately for each session and commit to taking part in all 8 classes. 
 
The dates for the Fall 2019 session are: September 7, September 21, October 5, October 19, November 2, November 16, December 7 and December 14 (8 classes). 
    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Chess, Play 'Go' in Children’s Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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_meeting.png 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Book Club Festival Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Celebrating National Reading Group Month!

NY Times Bestselling Authors Live on Skype followed by a short Q & A: 

Diane Chamberlain - 10:30 am

Lisa See - 11:15 am

In Person Presentations by:

Author and Television Journalist Mary Calvi – 2:00 pm

Speaker, Author, and Editor Rosalind Reisner – 3:15 pm

  • Free drawings throughout the event!
  • Book-themed merchandise available, as well as books for purchase and signing!
  • Information on library book club kits and suggestions on what to read next with your book club!
  • Meet Monmouth County Library Book Clubs and find out more:
    • International Book Clubs
    • Outlander Book Club
    • History Book Club
    • Mystery Book Club

With special thanks to Akashic Books, Penguin Random House, River Road Books, OverDrive, Libby, and the Friends of the Monmouth County Library. 

Free Program. No registration.

    Location: Headquarters
 
food_meal.png 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Colts Neck Friends of the Library Empty Bowl Event: Every Bowl Feeds a Soul Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Did you know that 1 in 8 families in the U.S. struggle with hunger every day? For most of us, a well-stocked fridge and a full belly are the norm. Unfortunately, that is not the case for many households in our area. 

The Friends of the Colts Neck Library & The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen are partnering to offer our first-ever Empty Bowls Pottery Sale to create awareness and raise money to aid in the fight against hunger. Proceeds from the sale will benefit both the Colts Neck Library Friends and Empty Bowls, a nationwide grassroots effort to aid those suffering from food insecurity.

Join us October 18, 19 and 20 in the lower gallery to view hundreds of bowls created and donated by artists, students and members of the community. These bowls will be offered for sale during this three-day event. An Empty Bowl purchase will raise funds as well as provide a tangible reminder that someone goes without food each and every day. 

Friday, October 18th from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Enjoy refreshments while you peruse the display on opening night

Saturday, October 19th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm – Gallery hours & a musical event at 2:00 pm

Sunday, October 20th from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm – Gallery Hours

 

For more information, please contact the library at 732-431-5656

    Location: Colts Neck
 
holiday_pumpkin.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kids! Hotel Transylvania 2 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Hotel Transylvania 2: Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania. Dracula's rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn't showing signs of being a vampire. (c)Sony Pictures Home 

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_sale.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Colts Neck Friends of the Library Mini Book Sale Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Colts Neck Friends of the Library Mini Book Sale

Saturday, October 19th  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

(Lower level foyer area)  ~ Free admission ~

Bag O’Books  $5 (in a bag we provide)

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Cash or checks only accepted $25 & over

Scanner fee/app $5

*If purchase before 1:00 pm, pricing per library upstairs. No holding books before 1:00 pm

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_microphone.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Great American Songbook Concert featuring Carol Erickson & Bob McHugh Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us in conjunction with our Every Bowl Feeds a Soul event as Carol Erickson will perform songs from the Great American Songbook on Saturday, October 19 at 2:00 pm in the lower gallery meeting room. She is a gifted storyteller who breathes life into the classics of composers such as Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin and many others. 

She regularly performs in libraries, assisted living and nursing home facilities, senior centers, clubs and restaurants throughout New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

Carol will be accompanied on the piano by Bob McHugh, who is extremely versatile and has performed in Count Basie Theatre, Lincoln Center, New York Public Library and the Newark Museum. This performance is funded by the Colts Neck Friends of the Library and is free and open to everyone. Registration is not required but seating is on a first-come first-serve basis.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
nat_moon_full.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Full Moon Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Join us for a quiet, autumnal evening reading spooky stories and enjoying the October moon. All ages welcome.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
Sunday October 20, 2019 Go To Top
food_meal.png 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Colts Neck Friends of the Library Empty Bowl Event: Every Bowl Feeds a Soul Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Did you know that 1 in 8 families in the U.S. struggle with hunger every day? For most of us, a well-stocked fridge and a full belly are the norm. Unfortunately, that is not the case for many households in our area. 

The Friends of the Colts Neck Library & The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen are partnering to offer our first-ever Empty Bowls Pottery Sale to create awareness and raise money to aid in the fight against hunger. Proceeds from the sale will benefit both the Colts Neck Library Friends and Empty Bowls, a nationwide grassroots effort to aid those suffering from food insecurity.

Join us October 18, 19 and 20 in the lower gallery to view hundreds of bowls created and donated by artists, students and members of the community. These bowls will be offered for sale during this three-day event. An Empty Bowl purchase will raise funds as well as provide a tangible reminder that someone goes without food each and every day. 

Friday, October 18th from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Enjoy refreshments while you peruse the display on opening night

Saturday, October 19th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm – Gallery hours & a musical event at 2:00 pm

Sunday, October 20th from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm – Gallery Hours

 

For more information, please contact the library at 732-431-5656

    Location: Colts Neck
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Monday October 21, 2019 Go To Top
rec_mahjong.png 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah-Jongg (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7220   
   

Come and play Mah-Jongg! Bring your set. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM The Right Career for You: Library Career Center Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

However, it is also an opportunity to evaluate your passions and interests!  This workshop will discuss career choice, personality, skill set, work values, work interests, websites, and the labor market.

To find a good job in challenging times, successful job seekers look for opportunities to get an edge.  Let the Library’s Career Counselor help you in planning, preparing and succeeding in today’s demanding job market!

Free program.  No Registration necessary.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_mahjong.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mahjongg Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets every Monday afternoon that the library is open.  Bring your game and come join us!

    Location: Howell
 
rec_playing_cards.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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
 
nat_rainbow.png 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Candy Chromatography Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Science Discovery - Ages 3 - 5 years

Registration required.

    Location: Holmdel
       
 
nat_rainbow.png 2:15 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids! Candy Chromatography Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Science Discovery - Ages 3 - 5 years

Registration required.

    Location: Holmdel
       
 
anim_dog.png 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! RwFF! Reading with Furry Friends Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Grades K and up.

Our tail-wagging friends are eager to hear a story!

 

    Location: Holmdel
       
 
holiday_ghost.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Read to a Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Read to a Therapy Dog: Pippin, a Cairn Terrier, Penny, a mixed Shih Tzu, and Allie, a Labrador Retriever. Featuring Halloween Books!

    Location: Howell
 
misc_none.png 4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Kids! Creepy Crawly Lizards Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join the Lizard Guys for a fun filled live animal show!

Registration begins Monday, October 7 for children ages 4 and up/with parent/caregiver.

    Location: Marlboro
       
 
anim_fish.png 5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM West Long Branch Tweens! Gyotaku Fish Printing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Tweens! Gyotaku Fish Printing - Grades 3 to 6. Learn the art of Japanese fish printing with Debbie Hadley from WILD Jersey. We’ll start with a lesson in fish anatomy and learn how a fish’s body can tell us about its behavior. Then, make your own colorful fish prints to keep!

    Location: West Long Branch
       
 
objects_pencil.png 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Memoir & Fiction Writing Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Do you have a story to tell? Meet with others who enjoy sharing personal experiences, family histories, and fictional writing. The group will feature gentle suggestions to enhance your writing. Facilitator will be Lois Kiely, published memoir writer and retired professor from Monmouth University. This program is geared toward adults.

Meets on the third Monday of every month.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
elect_keyboard.png 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Girls Who Code (Teens) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Basics of Python beginner Level.

Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.  In this three part series we will focus on learning Python - Beginner Level.

Registration is required / Please bring along a laptop for the program.

    Location: Holmdel
       
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flags_usa.png 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Veterans: Everything You Need To Know About PTSD and TBI Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Presented by Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee of Manalapan (VAAC)

Family support and a collaborative approach to identifying and treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury are crucial for both physical and mental health. The Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee of Manalapan (VAAC) and speaker, Vietnam Veteran Charles Wuth, MSW, LCSW, will offer general information about PTSD and TBI for veterans and families, including causes and symptoms, the best scientific research, overcoming stigma and shame, and getting the treatment needed. After the presentation, there will be an opportunity to meet and speak informally with veterans' support organizations. 

This program is co-sponsored with Manalapan Township and The Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee of Manalapan (VAAC), who have 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. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_playing_cards.png 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7 ) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_writing_book.png 6:45 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Beginners Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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 from 6:45 - 8:15 pm
  • 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
 
holiday_ghost.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Ghosthunting in New Jersey and New York City Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Based on the investigative stories in "Ghosthunting New Jersey" (2008) and "Ghosthunting New York City" (2010), part of America's Haunted Road Trip series, L'Aura Hladik Hoffman has updates on some of her favorite sites.

Hear what experiences have occurred at these famously haunted locales since the books were published.  Prepare for a spooky evening of detailed ghost stories as L'Aura provides the audience with news and stories not contained in the books.  Come out for a frightfully interesting evening!


L'Aura Hladik Hoffman, of the New Jersey Ghost Hunters Society, NJ's largest paranormal investigating and training organization, successfully crams into each presentation her 20+ years' experience as a ghost hunter, researcher and author.  Along with her humor and animated delivery, the time flies by and people leave the presentation commenting about the fun they had and how they plan on sleeping with the lights on!

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Next Chapter Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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.  

Please register by calling 1-866-941-8188.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Tuesday October 22, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Come Learn to Play Bridge! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Taught by Pat Guadagno

Class Meets Every Tuesday

9:15am-9:45am - Lesson for absolute beginners

9:45am-12pm - Open play with mentoring

*No registration required*

    Location: Marlboro
 
elect_tablet_phone.png 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM LEAP: Library Equal Access Program (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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 classes are available.

-Explore computers equipped with magnification and speech.

-Learn to use the iPad's magnification & speech.  iPads are provided in class, but it is 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  required.  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 Club The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-431-7220x7222   
   

History Book Club  In Memory of John Wolt

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

By Daniel James Brown

From the depths of the Depression comes a story the improbable account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant.

No Registration required.  Limited amount of books  available at the Headquarters Circulation Desk

Moderator:  James  Nosuchinsky  This program is coordinated by Librarian Elaine Siegel

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_knitting.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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: The Hustle (2019) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

An unlikely female duo of con artists cooperate to beguile and deceive rich men for money. Hilarity ensues as a worldly and sophisticated schemer tries to induct her lowbrow and inexperienced counterpart into the upper leagues of feminine deception. Directed by Chris Addison. Starring Rebel Wilson, Anne Hathaway, Timothy Simones, Douggie McMeekin, Ashley McGuire and Casper Christensen.

Comedy/Crime - 1 hour and 33 minutes

©Universal Pictures

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: All is True (2019)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

In the year 1613, Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground, and devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Starring Judi Dench, Kenneth Branagh and Ian McKellen.

Biography/Drama/History – 1 hour and 41 minutes

(c)Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_witch.png 4:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Awesome Activities: Witches & Vampires Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Awesome Activities: Witches & Vampires -- bewitching stories and a surprise craft. Schoolage K and up. Registration required.  

    Location: Hazlet
       
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lib_books.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Author Talk: Muriel J. Smith and the Hidden History of Monmouth County Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Join author, Muriel J. Smith, as she discusses some of the stories featured in her new book, co-authored by Rick Geffken, Hidden History of Monmouth County.

These stories include tales that are serious, funny, poignant and personal.

Muriel J.Smith is a former newspaper editor, an award winning investigative feature and news reporter and former Editorial Chairman for the NJ Press Association. She is a member of several historical societies and the Monmouth County Historical Commission. She is also a former member of the Freehold Historic Preservation Commission.

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

    Location: Allentown
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
lib_writing_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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
 
flags_usa.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Citizenship Preparation Class (rm5) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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.

Dates for Fall 2019 are: October 15, October 22, November 12, November 19, November 26, December 3 and December 10.

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 17 spaces available.
 
flags_usa.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Citizenship Preparation Class (rm5) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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.

Dates for Fall 2019 are: October 15, October 22, November 12, November 19, November 26, December 3 and December 10.

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 17 spaces available.
 
flags_usa.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Citizenship Preparation Class (rm5) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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.

Dates for Fall 2019 are: October 15, October 22, November 12, November 19, November 26, December 3 and December 10.

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 17 spaces available.
 
people_talking.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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 Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   
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
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Wednesday October 23, 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 Download Event Info 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
 
rec_paint_palette.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Make and Take Crafts Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Drop in and make a themed craft with you child! Please see circulation desk for materials.

Ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver

    Location: Marlboro
 
people_meeting.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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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    Location: Howell
 
rec_playing_cards.png 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

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

"Gimpel the Fool" by Isaac Bashevis Singer (1953)

A self-professed fool maintains his faith in others despite exploitation by his mean-spirited neighbors

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: Glass (2019)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

David Dunn hunts down the Beast, as Mr. Glass begins to put his own plans into action. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Starring Bruce Willis, James McAvoy, Samuel Jackson, Sarah Paulson and Anya Taylor-Joy.

Drama/Sci-Fi/ Thriller - 2 hours and 9 minutes

© Universal Pictures  

    Location: Hazlet
 
holiday_witch.png 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Schoolage Program: Witches & Vampires Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage program: Witches & Vampires - Bewitching stories and a surprise craft.  

Schoolage Grade K and up.  Registration required.

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
people_superhero_female.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Super Hero Headbands! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Celebrate super heroes with super hero stories! We’ll discuss favorite super heroes, what powers we might choose, and create our own alter ego by decorating super hero headbands!

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
rec_lego_head.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! LEGO® Play - Ages 4 and up Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! LEGO® Play - Ages 4 and up. Enjoy building with LEGO® bricks? Come to the library to design, create, and have fun!

    Location: West Long Branch
       
 
objects_toolbox.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Tiny Toothpick Sculptures Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 531-5092   
   

Construct a miniature version of anything you can imagine, from a cat to a castle!

Ages 5 and up. Registration is required.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
       
 
holiday_pumpkin.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Halloween Magic Show Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Magic, Myth, and Monsters! (Halloween Magic Show)

Join magician Steve Woyce for a spooky good time; great for the whole family!

Tickets required. Free tickets will be available from October 8 – October 22.

(Please note that any tickets placed aside via phone-call will only be held for 48 hours.)

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

LEGO® Spooky Storytime. Read scary stories. Enjoy an afternoon of LEGO® creativity!

    Location: Howell
 
elect_laptop.png 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Introduction to Using QuickBooks® for Small Business Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

One of the most important, yet frequently overlooked components for most business owners is recordkeeping.  This is an interactive workshop created with the needs of businesses who manage their own financial records in mind.  This informative workshop, designed for registrants to follow along on their laptop or with pen and paper, walks participants through the ground level stages of bookkeeping.  During the workshop, we'll focus on the following areas:

  • The effective use of an accounting system
  • How to set up your company in QuickBooks®
  • Adding customers, vendors and employees to your records
  • How to produce accurate and timely reports to analyze your company's performance

Presented by Joe Lamberti, Training and Technical Assistance Officer for UCEDC, a private, non-profit economic development corporation dedicated to boosting local economies and strengthening communities through business development and job creation. Co-sponsored by SCORE of Monmouth County. 

Space is limited; please register below to reserve a seat.

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 24 spaces available.
 
flags_usa.png 6:45 PM  -  8:30 PM League of Women Voters present Monmouth County Candidate Forum Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: League of Women Voters    609 394 3303   
   

Be part of an Informed Electorate!

Join your fellow decision makers, bring your questions and hear what the candidates have to say.

Program is coordinated by the League of Women Voters of Monmouth County. Light refreshments will be served.

Candidates for the Board of Chosen Freeholders

Thomas Arnone

Dominick DiRocco

Moira Nelson

Michael Penna

Candidates for Monmouth County Sheriff

Raymond Dothard

Shaun Golden

Be sure to vote on November 5, 2019

The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan, non-profit organization established to promote responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government. For further information, contact the LWV of New Jersey at 609-394-3303 or Contact@LWVNJ.ORG

Free program.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_reading.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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, September 11 through December 11, 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
 
symbols_yin_yang.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM T’ai Chi Chih: Joy through Movement for Beginners Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference   732-431-7220 ext7222   
   

Associated with both spiritual and health benefits, you are invited 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 since 1995 and became an accredited instructor in 1997. He is certified in Seijaku, an advanced T'ai Chi Chih form.

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

Fall dates are: Wednesdays, October 23, December 4 and December 18 at 7:00 pm

Free admission

    Location: Headquarters
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lib_reading.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Women of Words Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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 contact the library for this month's selection.

    Location: Howell
Thursday October 24, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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
 
holiday_pumpkin_cute.png 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Family Craft 'n Special: Candy Corn Monsters Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family Craft 'n Story special: Candy Corn Monsters.  Ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver. Registration required.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
lib_book_open.png 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Bites - A Book Club For Adults Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

A Study in Scarlet (The Lady Sherlock Series book #1) by Sherry Thomas

Gender bending is just the first sign that unusual happenings are afoot in this origin story for a revamped Sherlock Holmes series by bestselling author Sherry Thomas.  There is also a tantalizing, slow-burn love story between Holmes and a longtime friend befitting Thomas' sklls as a romance novelist. The ground has been laid well for future incidents in the professional and intimate life of Charlotte Holmes.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie:Yesterday (2019)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

After a freak accident during a worldwide blackout, struggling musician Jack Malik wakes to discover that he is the only person in the world to remember The Beatles. Using this newfound benefit to his advantage, Jack begins plagiarising the work of the legendary band to launch his career to superstardom. Driected by Danny Boyle. Starring Himesh Patel, Lily James, and Sophia Di Martino.

Comedy/Fantasy/Music - 1 hour and 56 minutes

(c) Universal Pictures

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM Movie: The White Crow (2018) (R) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

The incredible true story of legendary ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev is brought vividly to life by Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes and BAFTA award-winning screen writer David Hare.  From Nureyev's poverty-stricken childhood in the Soviet city of Ufa, to his blossoming career as a dancer in Leningrad, to his nail-biting defection, to the West at the height of the Cold War, The White Crow is a gripping and revelatory look at a unique artist who transformed the world of ballet forever.  Directed by Ralph Fiennes. Starring Oleg Ivenko, Ralph Fiennes and Louis Hofmann.

Drama/Biography/Dance - 2 hours and 7 minutes

(c)Sony Picture Classics

    Location: Howell
 
flags_usa.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Battle of Brooklyn Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

The Battle of Brooklyn was the largest battle of the American Revolutionary War and took place just six weeks after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Taking place on August 27, 1776, it resulted in a crushing defeat for George Washington and the Continental Army, and could have ended the American Revolution, if not for some providential circumstances.  It was the Continental Army's perseverance through unimaginable difficulties that allowed our forces to turn the tables on the British only four months later in Trenton, NJ.

This one-hour talk with many illustrative images, describes the background, details, and effects of the battle on a pivotal point in U.S. history.

This lecture will be presented by Barry Singer, who has followed his passion for history by teaching at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Rutgers University, Historical Society of Princeton, and other venues.

Free program.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Classic Movie: Thelma & Louise (1991) (R) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Two female friends try to drive to Mexico in order to escape the police after one of them kills a man attempting to rape the other. A sympathetic cop tries to talk them out of their plan, but the women don't feel they can trust any man.  Directed by Ridley Scott.  Starring Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, and Brad Pitt.   

Action/Drama - 2 hours and 10 minutes

© MGM

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Five Feet Apart (2019)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-531-5092   
   

Teenagers with cystic fibrosis fall in love despite not being able to get too close to each other. Directed by Justin Baldoni. Starring Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson.

Drama/Romance – 1 hour and 56 minutes

©Lions Gate Films, Inc.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
holiday_pumpkin_cute.png 3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Pumpkin Painting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Are you ready for some Jack o'Lanterns? Come and paint some pumpkins just in time for Halloween!

Preschool Storytime Canceled.

 
    Location: Atlantic Highlands
    The registration period has ended.
 
nat_autumn_leaf.png 4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Kids! Fall Tree Painting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Ages 4 and up. Listen to a story about fall and paint a lovely fall picture using cotton swabs. Please wear smocks or old clothing. Call, stop in, or sign up online  http://bit.ly/OceanportKids beginning Tuesday, October 15. 

    Location: Oceanport
    Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
holiday_pumpkin.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: One Man Show! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609--259-7565   
   

Get into the spirit of the season by attending Neill Hartely's interactive retelling of the classic horror tale The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Hartley is a professional actor and on the theater faculty of the University of Arts in Philadelphia, PA. After the captivating and spooky performance, there will be a short history discussion regarding the origin of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, questions will be welcome. This program is best suited for ages 6 and up. Registration requested.

    Location: Allentown
       
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anim_paw.png 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Kids! HOWL-oween at the Library! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Ages 5 and Up!

Celebrate "Dogtober" with us! Learn all about and meet LIVE wolf dogs from Howling Woods Farm in Jackson, NJ! 

Located in the Children’s Meeting Rooms
*Space is limited; register for each program in-person, by phone, or online

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
objects_candle.png 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM TEENS! Edgar Allan Poe Murder Mystery Dinner Party Viewing Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Come celebrate the season and a love of literature with a viewing of Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery (Invite Only, Casual) Dinner Party! While watching, redesign the cover of a classic novel and learn how to make a modern book look vintage.

(c)Shipwrecked Comedy

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie: Thelma & Louise (1991) (R) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Two female friends try to drive to Mexico in order to escape the police after one of them kills a man attempting to rape the other. A sympathetic cop tries to talk them out of their plan, but the women don't feel they can trust any man.  Directed by Ridley Scott.  Starring Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, and Brad Pitt.   

Action/Drama - 2 hours and 10 minutes

© MGM

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
holiday_hearts.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Optimal Heart Health or How to Live to Be 100 with a Healthy Heart and Brain! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

Heart Specialist Dr. Vivian Kominos visits to discuss the lifestyle of the world’s Blue Zones, areas where people live into old age with less heart disease and virtually no neurodegenerative disease! Since we are not in a Blue Zone, what can we do to have healthspan, not just lifespan? The topics of integrative medicine and genomics will be highlighted. A healthy heart leads to a healthy brain, body and spirit! 

Dr. Vivian Kominos, MD, FACC is a nationally recognized clinician and educator in integrative cardiology. She is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine and is board certified in integrative medicine and cardiology. She has practiced cardiology for 30 years, concentrating on integrative medicine and cardiology for the past 12. Dr. Kominos is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine (AWCIM), University of Arizona School of Medicine, where she completed her fellowship in 2007. She is a founding member of the American Board of Integrative Medicine.

She authors textbook chapters and curricula for AWCIM on topics ranging from cardiovascular health and disease, nutrition, mind-body medicine, obesity, and women and heart disease.

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

Free Program.

    Location: Headquarters
Friday October 25, 2019 Go To Top
rec_mahjong.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_record.png 1:30 PM To Spend One Night with You: A Salute to Doo Wop's Love Songs Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Join Phil Bruschi as he performs some of the best Doo Wop love songs recorded such as "You Belong To Me" by The Duprees, "Twilight Time" by The Platters, "Till Then" by The Classics, and many more throughout the program.  So put on your bobby sox, grease that hair and get ready to go back in time for a nostalgic afternoon with Phil reminiscing about those oldies but goodies.  

       

    Location: Wall Township
 
lib_book_open.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Russian Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Moderator Raisa Silver will lead discussion in the Russian Language on Tobol by author Alexey Ivanov.

Books are available at Library Headquarters' Circulation Desk. 

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday October 26, 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 Download Event Info 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
 
holiday_pumpkin_cute.png 11:00 AM Kids! Family Fun Saturday: A Halloween Treat! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family fun Saturday: A Halloween Treat! Come dressed in your favorite Halloween costume to hear stories, make a craft, and go trick-or-treating in the library. Registrtion required. Ages 2 and up.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
misc_none.png 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Adult Knitting Club: Have Fun Knitting & Crocheting! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Do what you love!  

All skill levels are welcome! Participants are asked to bring their own supplies. 

 
    Location: Hazlet
 
holiday_pumpkin.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kids! Hotel Transylvania 3 Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Hotel Transylvania 3The monster family embarks on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a break from providing everyone else's vacations at the hotel. It's smooth sailing for Drac's Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer. But the dream vacation turns into a nightmare when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy all of monster kind. (c)Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Hotel Transylvaina 3 PG (2018) October 26

    Location: Howell
 
people_dancers.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Folk Dancing at the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Come join us for folk dancing at the library!  Selected folk dances will be taught and audience participation is encouraged.  

Folk dancing is a wonderful, joyful and uplifting way to exercise, socialize and communicate.  The melodies to which we move are breathtakingly beautiful.  The dances we do are from cultures around the world including Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine, and more.

We dance in circles, lines, couples and sets.  No partners or previous dance experience is necessary.  We recommend dressing casually and wearing comfortable shoes.  

Presented by Charles Gross and Walter Kasian of the Monmouth Folk Dancers. 

The Monmouth Folk Dancers dance every Tuesday evening from 7:30 - 10:00 pm at the Embury United Methodist Church, 49 Church Street, Little Silver.   A small fee includes dance instruction and light refreshments. The group is varied and includes singles and couples, young and old, a cross section of people united by a common love of dancing. 

See the display: Folk costumes, many collected by group members, will be on display in the library lobby for the month of October, and represent the original clothing from their country of origin.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
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Sunday October 27, 2019 Go To Top
rec_ballet_shoes.png 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids! Family Fun Sunday: Little Mermaid Ballet Excerpts Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family Fun Sunday-  Little Mermaid Ballet Excerpts. Presented by the Performng Arts Ensemble of Red Bank.  

All ages welcome - space is limited.  No registration required. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_saxophone.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Jazz Concert with Warren Vaché and Friends! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference   732-431-7220 ext7222   
   

Revel in the musical artistry of the prodigious cornetist Warren Vaché and his friends!

Warren first began playing piano in the third grade and then started trumpet in order to play in the fourth grade band in school. Moving ahead, he earned a degree in Musical Education from Montclair State, and it was there he began studying with famed swing era trumpeter Pee Wee Erwin. He had a long association with Concord Records, composed and played on the film soundtrack for The Luckiest Man in the World, and presently maintains a full schedule of recording, worldwide festival appearances, and performing in Broadway shows and clubs.  

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for underwriting the maintenance of the Library’s Concert Grand Piano.

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.

Free program.

    Location: Headquarters
Monday October 28, 2019 Go To Top
rec_mahjong.png 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah-Jongg (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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 Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets every Monday afternoon that the library is open.  Bring your game and come join us!

    Location: Howell
 
rec_playing_cards.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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
 
nat_chemistry_flask.png 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Fizzing Candy Worms Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Science Discovery - Ages 3 - 5 years

Registration required.

    Location: Holmdel
       
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: Ma (2019)(R) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

A lonely middle-aged woman strikes up an unlikely friendship with a circle of teenagers. She offers to let them use her house as their party spot until unnerving episodes begin unfolding, causing the teens to question their host and her motives.  Directed by Tate Taylor.  Starring Octavia Spencer, Luke Evans, Juliette Lewis, Missi Pyle, and Allison Janney.

Thriller/Psychological Horror -  1 hour and 50 minutes

© Universal Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
nat_chemistry_flask.png 2:15 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids! Fizzing Candy Worms Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Science Discovery - Ages 3 - 5 years

Registration required.

    Location: Holmdel
       
 
misc_none.png 4:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Dancing Corn Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

See what happens when we mix corn kernels and everyday household items! Have fun experimenting with this cool STEM event!

No registration needed for Grades K and up

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_paint_palette.png 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Pirate Pop-Down Project! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Illustrator David Udovic will lead children in a crafty pirate project. For children ages 5 and up. Registration required.

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
nat_chemistry_flask.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Wizard's Brew Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Grades K - 2

Registration required.

    Location: Holmdel
       
 
symbols_steam.png 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM TWEENS! Steam Club: Dem Bones Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Grades 3 and Up

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math!

Each month explore one of these topics in our fun filled and messy club! 

Dem Bones

It’s that spooky time of year, perfect to learn all about our rattling bones. 

*Space is limited; register in-person, by phone, or online 

    Location: Headquarters
   
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elect_keyboard.png 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Girls Who Code (Teens) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

The Basics of Python beginner Level.

Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.  In this three part series we will focus on learning Python - Beginner Level.

Registration is required / Please bring along a laptop for the program.

    Location: Holmdel
       
 
rec_playing_cards.png 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7 ) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_pumpkin.png 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Movie: Pet Sematary (2019)(R) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A family moves to rural Maine where they discover the dark powers of a burial site known as the "Pet Sematary." Directed by Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer. Starring Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, and John Lithgow.

Horror/Mystery/Thriller - 1 hour and 41 minutes

(c) Paramount Pictures

    Location: Marlboro
 
people_meeting.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM CHADD Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

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
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: Ma (2019)(R) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

A lonely middle-aged woman strikes up an unlikely friendship with a circle of teenagers. She offers to let them use her house as their party spot until unnerving episodes begin unfolding, causing the teens to question their host and her motives.  Directed by Tate Taylor.  Starring Octavia Spencer, Luke Evans, Juliette Lewis, Missi Pyle, and Allison Janney.

Thriller/Psychological Horror -  1 hour and 50 minutes

© Universal Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Next Chapter Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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.  

Please register by calling 1-866-941-8188.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_writing_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Beginners Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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 from 6:45 - 8:15 pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday October 29, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Come Learn to Play Bridge! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Taught by Pat Guadagno

Class Meets Every Tuesday

9:15am-9:45am - Lesson for absolute beginners

9:45am-12pm - Open play with mentoring

*No registration required*

    Location: Marlboro
 
elect_tablet_phone.png 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM LEAP: Library Equal Access Program (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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 classes are available.

-Explore computers equipped with magnification and speech.

-Learn to use the iPad's magnification & speech.  iPads are provided in class, but it is 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  required.  For more information, please call  Stephen Fells  800 792 8322, ext 812

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_knitting.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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
 
holiday_pumpkin_cute.png 1:15 PM  -  1:45 PM Kids! Toddler Stories & Craft: Skeleton Pumpkins Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)

Make spooky pumpkins to hang in a window to celebrate the Halloween season.

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

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM Movie: The Public (2018) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A Cincinnati librarian helps a group of homeless people take refuge at the free public library in order to survive a brutal winter night. Directed by Emilio Estevez. Starring Alec Baldwin, Emilio Estevez, Jena Malone, Taylor Schilling and Christian Slater.

Drama - 1 hour and 59 minutes

©Universal Pictures

 

    Location: Wall Township
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holiday_pumpkin.png 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: Halloween (2018) (R) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

A survivor suffering from PTSD braces herself for a final confrontation with a serial killer who terrorized her suburban neighborhood four decades earlier after he escapes from confinement while being transferred to a maximum-security prison. Directed by David Gordon Green. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton and Virginia Gardner.

Horror/Thriller – 1 hour and 46 minutes

©Universal Pictures

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_pumpkin.png 4:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Awesome Activities: Monsters & Mummies Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Awesome Activities: Monsters & Mummies: Oh My!! Scary tales and a monster mobile craft. Schoolage K and up. Registration required.

 

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
holiday_pumpkin_cute.png 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Hack-o-Lanterns/Make your Halloween Fun and Interactive (Teens) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

This program introduces a beginner to Arduino programming which is a framework for making interactive things. 

Arduino is a language for Micro-controllers to make things smarter and have them perform. Join us to make Jack O'Lanterns

that will react to motion with light and sound.

This class is limited. Register thru our online calendar.

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
holiday_pumpkin.png 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Movie: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)(PG) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Tale about Jack Skellington's plan to kidnap Santa Claus and celebrate a very different Christmas. Directed by Henry Selick. Starring Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, and Catherine O'Hara.

Animation/Family/Fantasy - 1 hour and 16 minutes

(c) Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Independent Film: The Dead Don't Die (2019) (R) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Unusual events begin to unfold in the small and uneventful town of Centerville, from animals behaving oddly to irregular periods of daylight. Yet the most serious of all occurs when corpses leave their graves to attack the townspeople.  Directed by Jim Jarmusch.  Starring Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, and Steve Buscemi.

Zombie/Fantasy - 1 hour and 43 minutes

© Focus Features

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_bell.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Exultation Ringers Handbell Concert Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Get ready to be amazed by The Exultation Ringers as they perform “Music Through the Decades” with a variety of popular songs such as Ole Dan TuckerRock Around the Clock and I’m a Believer. Enjoy the sounds of a 5-octave set of Malmark handbells and handchimes, as well as a variety of ringing techniques. Join us for a tuneful evening! 

The Exultation Ringers of the Colts Neck Reformed Church, directed by Maggie Tripold, have been together as a handbell ensemble since September 2000.  They have given concerts at many local venues for years and have been featured at Monmouth University’s holiday concerts.

Entrance doors open at 6:00 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.

Free program.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_writing_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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 - 8:15 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 Download Event Info 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 October 30, 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 Download Event Info 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 Download Event Info 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
 
symbols_question.png 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM What is CBD and Is It For Me? Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

The Monmouth County Library does not endorse any particular organization, service, or publication

CBD is in the news and on the scene!  Cannabidiol, or CBD hemp oil, is a whole-plant nutritional supplement being used to treat and prevent numerous imbalances in the brain and body. Contending with its cannabis cousin, marijuana, CBD begs the discussion of legality, psychoactivity, and regulated quality. Join us for a scientific and anecdotal conversation. 

Tracy M. Smith, BS, Certified Personal Trainer, and Supplementation Coach, and Karen Apy, RN-BN,CNLCP LNCC, Legal Nurse Consultant & Life Care Planner, have successfully presented this in demand topic to many groups, including the RWJSBH Geriatrics Institute, CentraState Leukemia support group, Brookdale Community College, and others.

As a presenter, trainer and health coach, Tracy M. Smith is a passion-driven, whole-person centered coach specializing in Whole Food Nutritional Supplementation. Her professional background includes Public Relations, Leadership and Sales & Customer Service Training in both academia and the health & wellness industry. She is currently the Executive Manager at CTFO, Inc. a global health and wellness distributor, and PT Manager of GNC.  

Karen Apy, RN-BC CNLCP LNCC has been providing nurse consulting services for the past 35 years in various clinical areas including emergency medicine, rehabilitation, medical surgical, outpatient surgery, brain injury, alcohol and drug rehabilitation, case management, home health and long-term care. Her consulting services have included legal nurse consulting, life care planning, case management, adjunct professor, author, speaker, mentor, business development and marketing. Ms. Apy speaks nationally to various organizations regarding the health benefits of CBD products. 

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
food_grocery.png 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Nutrition 101: The Basics Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Nutrition 101: The Basics

Learn all about carbohydrates, protein, fats, vitamins and minerals and the role they all play in your body’s overall function. Get practical tips on how to eat a balanced diet with a focus on fueling your body properly.

Presented by Monmouth County Wellness Program Coordinator Beth Helsby, who shares over 25 years of experience in educating and inspiring people to live a healthy life. 

Registration is required: 732-431-7220x7222

Free program.

    Location: Headquarters
       
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rec_playing_cards.png 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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  -  3:50 PM Movie: Barefoot in the Park (1967)(G) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

Neil Simon's tale of newlyweds. Directed by Gene Saks. Starring Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Mildren Natwick, Charles Boyer and Herb Edelman. 

Romance/Comedy - 1 hour and 46 minutes

© Paramount Pictures 

    Location: Hazlet
 
holiday_pumpkin.png 3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Schoolage program: Monsters & Mummies Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage program: Monsters & Mummies -- spine-tingling tales and monster mobile craft. Schoolage grades K & up. Registration required.

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
anim_bat.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Halloween Makes Me Batty! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Listen to some silly spooky stories and create an adorable bat out of pipe cleaners and clothing pins! Learn some fun facts about these misunderstood creatures!

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
lib_dog_reading.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Spooky Boo-ooks and Barks! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! Spooky Boo-ooks and Barks! Grades K and up. Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog. Bring your favorite Halloween book or choose one from our shelves. Read 5 books to one of our therapy dogs and earn a free book to keep!

    Location: West Long Branch
       
 
holiday_ghost.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Afternoon Activities: Toy Story of Terror© Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Grades K and Up!

Enjoy watching this Disney Toy Story© special while making a spooky craft!

©Disney Pixar

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

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
rec_lego_head.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! LEGO® Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 531-5092   
   

Free-build LEGO® creations after sharing a story!

Ages 5 and up. Registration is required.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
       
 
lib_reading.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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, September 11 through December 11, 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 October 31, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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
 
objects_scissors.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Cut the Cord: Options to Cable TV Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Tired of paying a lot of money to your cable company and having very little to watch? If thinking about the options to replace your cable package in your home is giving you a headache, or if you just want to see the choices available, we are here to help! This workshop will help you understand available options to make a decision that’s best for you.  

Presented by Arthur Ehrlich and Joel Iserson.

Program is free to attend, however registration is requested. 
    Location: Headquarters
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
people_smiley.png 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Family Craft Time: Candy Corn Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Family Craft Time: Candy Corn.  Ages 2 and up. Come enjoy seasonal stories and a make a craft.

    Location: Hazlet
 
holiday_pumpkin_cute.png 11:00 AM  -  11:40 PM Kids! 2nd Annual Halloween Hijinks: Library Trick-or-Treat! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Families with children ages 2 and up

Join the spooky fun on Halloween: there will be music, stories, and crafts followed by a Trick-or-Treat for Halloween around the library!

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

    Location: Headquarters
       
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ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  2:35 PM Movie: The Witches (1990) (PG) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

A witches' convention disrupts a boy's vacation. Directed by Nicolas Roeg. Starring Angelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, and Jasen Fisher.

Adventure/Comedy/Family - 1 hour and 31 minutes

(c)Warner Bros.

    Location: Howell
 
holiday_pumpkin.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Ghostbusters (2016)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Four women fight ghosts that have invaded New York City, and face an entity who can control humans. Directed by Paul Feig. Starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones.

Action/Comedy/Fantasy - 1 hour and 56 minutes

(c)Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.

    Location: Marlboro
 
holiday_pumpkin.png 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Drop-In Halloween Craft Extravaganza Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Stop by before or after trick-or-treating and make a spooky craft at our Make-and-Take Table. All ages welcome.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
holiday_pumpkin_cute.png 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Drop-In Halloween Craft Table - All Ages Welcome Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Drop-in Halloween Craft Table; stop by in your costume and make a spooky craft at our Make-and-Take table! All ages welcome!  

    Location: Hazlet
 
holiday_pumpkin_cute.png 1:30 PM  -  2:10 PM Kids! 2nd Annual Halloween Hijinks: Library Trick-or-Treat! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Families with children ages 2 and up

Join the spooky fun on Halloween: there will be music, stories, and crafts followed by a Trick-or-Treat for Halloween around the library!

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

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: Killers Anonymous (2019)(R) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Contact: Reference Staff 732-531-5092

Tension and suspense mount as members of Killer Annonymous attempt to unravel a mystery that involves a recent assasination attempt on a U.S. Senator. Directed by Martin Owen. Starring Gary Oldman, Jessicca Alba, and Tommy Flannagan.

Action/Crime/Mystery - 1 hour and 36 minutes

(c) Lion's Gate Films, Inc.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Classic Movie: The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996) (R) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

An amnesiac's past as a CIA assassin comes back to haunt her after her memory is restored following a car accident.  Directed by Renny Marlin.  Starring Geena Davis, Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Malahide, Craig Bierko and Brian Cox. 

Drama/Suspense - 2 hours

© New Line Cinema

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
anim_bat.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Halloween Makes Me Batty! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Listen to some silly spooky stories and create an adorable bat out of pipe cleaners and clothing pins! Learn some fun facts about these misunderstood creatures!

    Location: Allentown
       
 
z_cust_mcteen.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM You Can DO It! Prep for SAT Math (Rm5/4) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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: 9/26, 10/3, 10/15*, 10/31, 11/21, 12/5

*10/15 is a special class to prepare for PSAT class. 

All Free, no card needed.

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie: The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996) (R) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

An amnesiac's past as a CIA assassin comes back to haunt her after her memory is restored following a car accident.  Directed by Renny Marlin.  Starring Geena Davis, Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Malahide, Craig Bierko and Brian Cox. 

Drama/Suspense - 2 hours

© New Line Cinema

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
holiday_pumpkin.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Movie: The Conjuring (2013)(R) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville. "The Conjuring" tells the true story of Ed and Lorraine Warren, world renowned paranormal investigators, who were called to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Forced to confront a pwoerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most horrifying case of their lives. Directed by James Wan. Starring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, and Ron Livingston.

Horror/Mystery/Thriller - 1 hour and 52 minutes

(c) New Line Cinema 

    Location: Marlboro
Friday November 1, 2019 -  Saturday November 30, 2019 Go To Top
objects_easel.png Art Exhibit: Monmouth County Arts High & Arts Middle School Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

MONMOUTH COUNTY ARTS HIGH & ARTS MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT WORK ON EXHIBIT: November 1- 30 

The exhibit features work completed by gifted and talented students who participated in the Monmouth County Arts High or Arts Middle School.  The artwork, including paintings, drawings, and photographs, will be on display at the Hazlet Township Public Library, 251 Middle Road Hazlet, NJ., for the month of November 2019. For more information on the exhibit or the Monmouth County Arts High or Arts Middle School programs, contact the Arts & EducationCenter at 732-566-ARTS (2787), email: info@artsandedcenter.org.

    Location: Hazlet
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symbols_charity.png Eyeglass Collection Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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
 
lib_reading.png Kids! StoryTime/PlayTime: Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Enhanced Early Literacy, Learning Enrichment, and Social Engagement with a 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. 

NO PROGRAMS NOVEMBER 4 , 5, & 11

Please choose One Session Per Week.
 
Family Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 5 years (With Parent/Caregiver) 
Mondays, November 18, 25   from 10:30 - 11:00 am
Tuesdays, November 12, 19, 26 from 10:00 - 10:30 am
Wednesdays, November 6, 13, 20, 27  from 10:00 - 10:30 am
 
Baby & Toddler Storytimes – Ages 6 months to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)
Tuesdays, November 12, 19, 26   from 11:00 – 11:30 am
Wednesdays, November 6, 13, 20, 27  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
Friday November 1, 2019 -  Saturday December 28, 2019 Go To Top
objects_easel.png Manasquan River Group of Artists Exhibit Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

On Exhibit through December

Manasquan River Group of Artists has original paintings, oil, watercolors, and pastels on display at the Wall Library. 

Art Reception November 9th from  2:00 - 4:00 pm.

    Location: Wall Township
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nat_earth.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM First Friday for Seniors: A New Spin on Energy Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Join us as we learn about all of the rebate programs, energy assistance and no- and low-cost tips to help reduce energy bills as the winter season approaches. 

Presented by Carolyn Cannon, Senior Customer Relations Coordinator, NJNG

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_mahjong.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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 Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets every Friday but the fourth Friday of the month.

    Location: Howell
Friday November 1, 2019 -  Saturday November 30, 2019 Go To Top
objects_typewriter.png 3:15 PM Tweens! NaNoWriMo Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

It’s officially NaNoWriMo season! You have 30 days to write 50,000 words! Come by for inspiration, comradery, and hot cocoa.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
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people_group.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM English Conversation Classes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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 September to December. You must register separately for each session and commit to taking part in all 8 classes. 
 
The dates for the Fall 2019 session are: September 7, September 21, October 5, October 19, November 2, November 16, December 7 and December 14 (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 Download Event Info 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
 
ent_country_music.png 2:00 PM Swampgrass Jug-Band Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

The Swampgrass Jug Band: Puts You in the Show!

The Swampgrass Jug-Band has been entertaining East Coast audiences since 1971, always creating new acoustic music rooted in New Jersey, and American folk and blues traditions.

Their music lends itself to participation, and FUN, so they created Join a Jug-Band to engage YOU in the making of music, while learning a bit about instruments, songs, and styles. After a short performance, they demonstrate how to play kazoos, jugs, and washboards to any willing volunteers who then get to perform alongside the band!

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_note.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lecture-in-Song: Irving Berlin Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Pianist/singer/narrator Fred Miller presents his musical and anecdotal overview of the great American songwriter, Irving Berlin's life and career.

    Location: Ocean Township
        There are 35 spaces available.
 
ent_note.png 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Enjoy Explore India: Move to the Music, Bollywood Style Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

Celebrate the culture of India past and present!

The beats of Indian music and cool dance styles of India are fast becoming a part of mainstream culture through its cinema. Join us to explore the unique relationship we as Americans share with India through our popular culture. Wear Indian costumes (provided by the presenter). So put on your favorite dancing shoes and get ready to move and groove to this Bollywood themed program!

Program presenter: Seema Moondra 

    Location: Hazlet
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Monday November 4, 2019 -  Wednesday November 27, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png Kids! Storytime Playtime Free Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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!

Baby Storytimes For ages 10 months to 2 years

Mondays, November 4, 18, 25 from 11:00 to 11:30 am

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

Mondays, November 4, 18, 25  from 10:30 to 11:00 am

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME - Ages 3 ½ - 5 years

Tuesdays, November 12, 19, 26  from 4:15 to 5:00 pm

FAMILY STORYTIME - All Ages

Thursdays, November 7, 14, 21 from 10:30 to 11:00 am

 

    Location: Howell
 
objects_baby_footprints.png Marlboro Kids! Baby, Family, and Preschool Storytimes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Baby Storytime, Family Storytime, and Preschool Programs

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, special guests, and more! No registration needed!  * No programs November 7,11, and 28*

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

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

Family Storytime - Ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver

Mondays and Wednesdays  from 10:35-11:05 am  and * NEW TIME * 11:15-11:45 am

* New* Family Craft Time-  Ages 2 and up (with parent/caregiver) Thursdays- 1:30-2:00 pm

November 14- Silly Scarecrows

November 21- Colorful Turkeys

Preschool  Story and Craft- Ages 3-5  Tuesdays 1:30-2:00 * new time* * No programs November 5*

November 12- Apple Baskets

November 19- Leaf Craft

November 26- Owl Craft

 

 

    Location: Marlboro
Monday November 4, 2019 Go To Top
lib_book.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

NOTE: Change in date because of Election Day! 

She possessed a stunning beauty. She also possessed a stunning mind. Could the world handle both? 

Her beauty almost certainly saved her from the rising Nazi party and led to marriage with an Austrian arms dealer. Underestimated in everything else, she overheard the Third Reich's plans while at her husband's side, understanding more than anyone would guess. She devised a plan to flee in disguise from their castle, and the whirlwind escape landed her in Hollywood. She became Hedy Lamarr, screen star.

But she kept a secret more shocking than her heritage or her marriage: she was a scientist. And she knew a few secrets about the enemy. She had an idea that might help the country fight the Nazis...if anyone would listen to her.

A powerful novel based on the incredible true story of the glamour icon and scientist whose groundbreaking invention revolutionized modern communication, The Only Woman in the Room is a masterpiece.

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

Come and play Mah-Jongg! Bring your set. 

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets every Monday the library is open.  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 Download Event Info 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
 
objects_clipboard.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Votes for Women: The Story of Suffrage Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Join us for this collaborative program with the Township of Ocean Historical Museum as Peggy Dellinger presents “Votes for Women: The Story of Suffrage.” Peggy is co-founder of the Township of Ocean Historical Museum and its Exhibit Director and Newsletter Editor.  She has produced more than 40 exhibits for the Museum on topics ranging from “Prohibition in New Jersey” to “Lost Attractions of the Jersey Shore.”  She is the recipient of the 2016 Monmouth County Jane Clayton Award “for outstanding efforts to preserve Monmouth County history.” Peggy is also president of the League of Women Voters of Southern Monmouth County and recipient of the state League’s 2019 Distinguished Service Award.  Join us following the presentation at the Township of Ocean Historical Museum to view the current exhibit, “Votes for Women: The Story of Suffrage.”

    Location: Ocean Township
 
med_stethoscope.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Medicare Open Enrollment Information Session Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

It's annual Medicare Open Enrollment time! Join us for up-to-date information on changes you can make to various aspects of your Medicare coverage.

Presented by Monmouth County Family and Children Services Director of Volunteer Services Samantha White.

This is a large group presentation. Ms. White's organization provides our Library Headquarters' community with a dedicated volunteer for one-on-one meetings two days per month.  

Please call for monthly dates and times, as well as for assistance on an individual basis.

Free program.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: Yesterday (2019)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

After a freak accident during a worldwide blackout, struggling musician Jack Malik wakes to discover that he is the only person in the world to remember The Beatles. Using this newfound benefit to his advantage, Jack begins plagiarizing the work of the legendary band to launch his career to superstardom.  Directed by Danny Boyle.  Starring Himesh Patel, Lily James, Ed Sheeran, and Kate McKinnon.

Drama/Fantasy/Romance - 1 hour and 57 minutes

© Universal Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_playing_cards.png 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7 ) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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: Yesterday (2019)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

After a freak accident during a worldwide blackout, struggling musician Jack Malik wakes to discover that he is the only person in the world to remember The Beatles. Using this newfound benefit to his advantage, Jack begins plagiarizing the work of the legendary band to launch his career to superstardom.  Directed by Danny Boyle.  Starring Himesh Patel, Lily James, Ed Sheeran, and Kate McKinnon.

Drama/Fantasy/Romance - 1 hour and 57 minutes

© Universal Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Holmdel Library Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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 Longest Night by Andria Williams
 
    Location: Holmdel
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lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Next Chapter Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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.  

Please register by calling 1-866-941-8188.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Tuesday November 5, 2019 Go To Top
holiday_election.png Election Day - Libraries Closed (online services available) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

All branches of the Monmouth County Library are closed for Election Day.  Please Vote!

    Location: All Branches
 
elect_tablet_phone.png 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM LEAP: Library Equal Access Program (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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 classes are available.

-Explore computers equipped with magnification and speech.

-Learn to use the iPad's magnification & speech.  iPads are provided in class, but it is 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  required.  For more information, please call  Stephen Fells  800 792 8322, ext 812

 

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday November 6, 2019 -  Wednesday November 27, 2019 Go To Top
lib_book_bookshelf.png Atlantic Highlands Kids! Baby Bookworms Storytime, Shake Rattle & Read Toddler & Family Storytime! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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 November 6, 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 Download Event Info 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 November 6, 2019 -  Wednesday November 27, 2019 Go To Top
lib_book_bookshelf.png 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Baby Bookworms Storytime and Shake, Rattle, and Read Toddler & Family Storytime! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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 November 6, 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 Download Event Info 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 Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

Short-listed for the 2018 Man Booker Prize, Washington Black follows the story of a slave born on a Barbados plantation. As he navigates friendship, betrayal, and his growing erudition, Washington Black transforms from boy to man in a world that sees him as sub-human.

 

Limited number of books available at the circulation desk

    Location: Marlboro
 
objects_notepad.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Career Center Workshop: Top Notch Resumes I - The Basics Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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

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!  

To find a good job in challenging times, successful job seekers look for opportunities to get an edge.  Let the Library's Career Center help you in planning, preparing, and succeeding in today’s demanding job market!

Free Program.

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_playing_cards.png 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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
 
elect_video_camera.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: The Command (2019) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

Based on a real story, the film recounts the 2000 K-141 Kursk submarine disaster. The film tells the story of the Russian nuclear submarine as it’s sinking to the bottom of the Barents Sea and the sailors fighting to survive it. Directed by Thomas Vinterberg  Starring Matthias Schoenaerts, Lea Seydoux, Peter Simonischek, and Colin Firth.

Action/Drama/ History - 1 hour and 57 minutes

(c)Lions Gate Films, Inc. 

 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
nat_autumn_leaf.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Jump into Fall with a Leaf Pile Craft! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Listen to books about fall! Rake in the fall memories by creating a leaf pile craft! Bring a photo of your face from home or use a photo out of a magazine to make a craft unique to your family!

Please register below. 

    Location: Colts Neck
       
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rec_lego_head.png 4:15 PM  -  4:55 PM Kids! Fall Fun with Snapology Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Fall Fun with LEGO® bricks and Snapology!

Come celebrate all things autumn with Snapology. Young students will build fun and simple models using LEGO ® and DUPLO® bricks in this imagination filled program!

Recommended ages 4 to 6. Space is limited.

Registration required beginning Tuesday, October 22. 

    Location: Wall Township
    Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
flags_usa.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Veterans Day Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Create a poster of a soldier and list the characteristics of one.

 

 

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

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM After the Epiloge: A Thriller Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

The Woman in Cabin 10 (2016) By Ruth Ware 

Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has an assignment on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins, but as the week wears on, ice-cold winds whip the deck, gray skies fall, and Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a dark and terrifying nightmare.

 
 
    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Billy Terrell: From the Brill to the Brink and Back Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Billy Terrell, Vietnam War veteran and author of "The Other Side of Rock and War", brings us an evening of stories, music and memories.  With 56 years in the music industry, Billy has over 2,000 commercially released recordings to his credit.  As a member of the Brill Building alumni back in the early days of rock and roll, he worked alongside some of the biggest and best writers and artists of the era. While serving in the army in Vietnam, Billy helped rescue orphans and Catholic nuns after a Viet Cong attack, and helped establish an orphanage which still thrives today.  He was recently profiled in an article in the March 2019 issue of VFW Magazine (https://www.vfw.org/media-and-events/vfw-magazine).  Throughout his presentation he shares his interesting anecdotes accompanied by slides, video and music to tell his story.  Join us for an entertaining and compelling evening. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
food_chef_hat.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Healthy Holiday Eating Guide Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

As the days get shorter and the weather turns colder, our bodies crave warm, comforting meals. Join us as Lauren Kranich of Holistic Wellness helps us to explore seasonal foods that best nourish our minds and bodies, aromas that add warmth to our homes, and simple recipes that will keep us happy and healthy as we head into the holiday season. We will also take time to explore herbs and oils that aid in digestion, ease headaches, and brighten our moods.

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_reading.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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, September 11 through December 11, 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 November 7, 2019 -  Thursday November 21, 2019 Go To Top
lib_dog_reading.png Atlantic Highlands Kids! School Age & Preschool Storytime! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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
Thursday November 7, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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 Download Event Info 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: Shaft (2019) (R) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Contact: 732-938-2300

The next chapter in the film franchise featuring the coolest private eye on any New York City block. JJ, aka John Shaft Jr. may be a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, but to uncover the truth behind his best friend's untimely death, he needs an education only his dad can provide. Absent throughout JJ's youth, the legendary locked-and-loaded John Shaft agrees to help his progeny navigate Harlem's heroin-infested underbelly. Directed by Tim Story. Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher, and Regina Hall.

Action/Comedy/Drama - 1 hour and 51 minutes

(c)Warner Bros. 

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019)(R) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Words of Love is renowned filmmaker Nick Broomfield's most personal and romantic film of his storied career. The documentary starts on the Greek island of Hydra in 1960, where Leondard Cohen, then a struggling and unknown fiction writer, and Marianne Ihlen, a single mother with a young son, became part of a community of expat artists, writers, and musicians. Never-before-seen footage shot by Broomfield and legendary documentarian D.A. Pennebaker make for a unique portrait of an idyllic 1960's bohemia. It was a time that left a lasting imprint on both Marianne and Leonard, whose friendship would last another fifty years before their deaths in 2016. 

Documentary/Music- 1 hour and 42 minutes

(c) Lions Gate Films, Inc.

    Location: Marlboro
 
people_meeting.png 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: Medicare One-On-One Session (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-728-1331   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
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ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Classic Movie: Buck and the Preacher (1972)(PG) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

A con-man preacher joins up with a wagon master during the post Civil War era to help freed slaves in the chaotic American southwest. Directed by Sidney Poitier. Starring Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee, Cameron Mitchell, and Denny Miller. 

Drama/Action/Adventure - 1 hour and 42 minutes

(c) Columbia Pictures Industries 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
flags_usa.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Battle of the Bulge, December 1944 - Remembering WWII: America at War Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    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. 

The Battle of the Bulge, Adolf Hitler's final counter offensive in northwest Europe, was launched on December 16, 1944.  Aimed at splitting the Allied armies in half and capturing the key port of Antwerp, the offensive surprised the Allies and caused an immediate command crisis.  The presentation will cover how the crisis was overcome, how the offensive was thwarted and why the battle was called by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill the "greatest American battle of the war." 

Paul Zigo is the director of the World War II Era Studies Institute, which is dedicated to furthering WWII era knowledge and the war’s impact on history. He was an Associate Professor of History, Brookdale Community College; 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.

Free program.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Rocketman (2019)(R) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Contact: Reference Staff 732-531-5092

This biopic focuses on Elton John's early years and his meteoric rise to fame in the 1970s. It dwells on his relationships with his parents, his enduring partnership with lyricist Bernie Taupin, and his romantic relationships.  Directed by Dexter Fletcher.  Starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Gemma Jones.

Biography/Drama/Music - 2 hours and 1 minute  

(c) Paramount Pictures

    Location: Ocean Township
Thursday November 7, 2019 -  Thursday November 21, 2019 Go To Top
lib_storybook.png 3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! School Age & Preschool Storytime! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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
Thursday November 7, 2019 Go To Top
nat_autumn_leaf.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Jump into Fall with a Leaf Pile Craft! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Listen to books about fall! Rake in the fall memories by creating a leaf pile craft! Bring a photo of your face from home or use a photo out of a magazine to make a craft unique to your family!

Please register below.

    Location: Allentown
       
 
rec_knitting.png 6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting (rm7_) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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
 
flags_usa.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hallowed Ground - Putting the Civil War Dead to Rest Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

The American Civil War had a death toll of 750,000.  Many of those killed were thrown, unidentified into trenches or not buried at all.

This program, presented by Martin Mosho, explores how the Federal and State governments, along with groups of individuals sought to rectify this matter.

Mr. Mosho, a retired business executive, is the author of two books and a teacher of Civil War programs.

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

    Location: Allentown
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
nat_shooting_stars.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM KIDS! Diwali: A Festival of Lights Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Learn about the Indian Festival of Lights with Seema Moondra of Enjoy Explore India and make a craft to take home!

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
lib_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

She possessed a stunning beauty. She also possessed a stunning mind. Could the world handle both? 

Her beauty almost certainly saved her from the rising Nazi party and led to marriage with an Austrian arms dealer. Underestimated in everything else, she overheard the Third Reich's plans while at her husband's side, understanding more than anyone would guess. She devised a plan to flee in disguise from their castle, and the whirlwind escape landed her in Hollywood. She became Hedy Lamarr, screen star.

But she kept a secret more shocking than her heritage or her marriage: she was a scientist. And she knew a few secrets about the enemy. She had an idea that might help the country fight the Nazis...if anyone would listen to her.

A powerful novel based on the incredible true story of the glamour icon and scientist whose groundbreaking invention revolutionized modern communication, The Only Woman in the Room is a masterpiece.

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  -  8:45 PM Classic Movie: Buck and the Preacher (1972)(PG) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

A con-man preacher joins up with a wagon master during the post Civil War era to help freed slaves in the chaotic American southwest.  Directed by Sidney Poitier.  Starring Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee, Cameron Mitchell, and Denny Miller. 

Drama/Action/Adventure - 1 hour and 42 minutes

(c) Columbia Pictures Industries 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday November 8, 2019 Go To Top
elect_smartphone.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM iPhone® Basics Class (Session 1 of 2) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Explore how to navigate and get more from your iPhone in this two-part class!

(Second session will be November 21 at 10:00 am)

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

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

Registration for each class - and an iPhone - are required

Free program.

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

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

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets every Friday but the fourth Friday of the month.

    Location: Howell
 
objects_house.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Safety for Seniors Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Join Thomas Zambrano, retired Monmouth University and Georgian Court University Chief of Police/Campus Safety and current Security Specialist at New Jersey Resources, for an insightful afternoon. The 39 year law enforcement veteran will advise on how to protect yourself from scams, as well as teach general safety for around your home and while shopping.

    Location: Ocean Township
Saturday November 9, 2019 Go To Top
lib_writing_book.png 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Monmouth Writers Critique Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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 Download Event Info 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
 
objects_scissors.png 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Card Making Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Learn the basics of greeting card making using rubber stamped images and interesting folding and layering techniques to create one-of-a-kind cards. This is a hands-on class where you'll use various tools to create cards that can be used for whatever occasion you'd like. All materials will be supplied.

Alicia Vincelette has been making cards for more than 24 years and teaching others the craft for 18 years. She has taught all levels of this art froom beginner to advanced at locations such as libraries in Mercer and Middlesex Counties, Mercer County Community College, Princeton Adult School, and the South Brunswick adult education program.

Space is limited for this program and reqistration is required.

 

    Location: Howell
    Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
misc_none.png 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Adult Knitting Club: Have Fun Knitting & Crocheting! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Do what you love!  

All skill levels are welcome! Participants are asked to bring their own supplies.

 
    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_guitar.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM A Classical Guitar Performance Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Come discover the unique beauty of the classical guitar, performed by Marco Crincoli.  Hear the music of Bach, Schubert, Tchaikovsky and Mozart.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
ent_microphone.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Jazz Weekend! Jack Livingstone Talk: Bringing Jazz to the Library Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 ext7222   
   

Beginning in 1973, then Library Director Jack Livingstone brought jazz musicians to the library to play for the Monmouth County community, so that this great American musical art form would be available – at no cost – to all people.

Join us as Mr. Livingstone brings us on a ‘sentimental journey’ through some of the stories of music and the photos of his Jazz at the Library’s walk down memory lane. His belief that music and the arts (along with books and people) belong in libraries has never wavered. Hear about his love affair with the jazz music and musicians that he has shared – for over 45 years – with the residents of Monmouth County.

Entrance doors open at 12:30 pm. Seats are available on a first come, first-serve 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
 
objects_paper_plane.png 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Origami for Experienced Paperfolders (rm 7) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Origami is the art of paper folding, which may be simple or quite complex.

We invite experienced paperfolders to drop by this monthly meeting of like minded artists and learn from each other!

Meetings are generally on the second Saturday of each month from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday November 10, 2019 Go To Top
flags_usa.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Honoring Our Veterans Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Join us as we honor our Veterans at the Eastern Branch Library.  Program includes Presentation of the Colors, remarks by Keynote Speaker Retired Lieutenant Colonel John Edward Occhipinti, Moment of Silence, Taps, and Retiring of the Colors. 

The Navesink Brass Quintet will provide a concert of popular patriotic music following the ceremony.

We'll have maker tables of cards and coloring sheets that kids can create, which will be sent to our men and women in uniform in time for the holidays.  Families can honor their Veteran or Service Member by adding their name to our "Give a Hand to the Troops" flag.  Information tables with various Veterans services and resources will also be available.  

Bring the whole family to show your support.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
flags_brazil.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Jazz Weekend! Abelita Mateus Concert Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 ext7222   
   

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

Abelita has performed at international venues including the Blue Note New York, The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, and has been playing with world-class musicians such as John Lee, Claudio Roditi, Hermento Pascoal, and more!

Entrance doors open at 12:30 pm. Seats are available on a first come, first-serve 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.

Free program.

    Location: Headquarters
Monday November 11, 2019 Go To Top
flags_usa.png Veterans Day Observance - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

All branches of the Monmouth County Library are closed in observance of Veterans' Day.

Monmouth County Library Staff and Commission thank Veterans for their service. 

    Location: All Branches
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Tuesday November 12, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Come Learn to Play Bridge! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Taught by Pat Guadagno

Class Meets Every Tuesday

9:15am-9:45am - Lesson for absolute beginners

9:45am-12pm - Open play with mentoring

*No registration required*

    Location: Marlboro
 
people_group.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Grandparents Support Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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_tablet_phone.png 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM LEAP: Library Equal Access Program (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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 classes are available.

-Explore computers equipped with magnification and speech.

-Learn to use the iPad's magnification & speech.  iPads are provided in class, but it is 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  required.  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 Eastern Branch Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-72220x7222   
   

Library Commission meetings are the second Tuesday of the month.

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

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

    Location: All Branches
 
rec_knitting.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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
 
lib_dog_reading.png 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Card Making Workshop Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Learn the basics of how to make greeting cards using folding and layering techniques, along with crafting tools. 

Create unique designs in this hands-on class that will feature the use of fall colors.

Presented by Alicia Vincelette of Inked Edge Paper Art.

Class size is limited to 12.

Registration is required. Please register online, in-person or call 609-259-7565.

 

 

    Location: Allentown
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM Movie: Swing Vote (2008) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A deadbeat yahoo must recast his ballot to decide the Presidential election. Directed by Joshua Michael Stern. Starring Dennis Hopper, Kevin Costner, Kelsey Grammer, Madeline Carroll, and Mare Winningham.

Comedy/ Drama - 2 hours

©Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Julie and Julia (2009) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

An amateur chef decides to try out every recipe in a cookbook by chef Julia Child and writes about it in a blog. Meanwhile, flashbacks show Child learning about French cuisine while living in Paris. Directed by Nora Ephron. Starring Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Chris Messina, Stanley Tucci, and Linda Emond. 

Biography/Drama/Romance – 2 hours and 3 minutes

*In Conjunction with the Julia Says, "Bon Appétit!" program on Wednesday, November 13 at 7:00 pm.

©Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_open.png 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: That Kind of Mother by Rumaan Alam Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Book Discussion of That Kind of Mother by Rumaan Alam.

Set amid the social throes of the Reagan era, That Kind of Mother considers complex questions of loyalty and affection: What obligations do people--strangers, friends, colleagues--have to one another? Can love ever transcend the strata of race, class, and entitlement?

Copies of book available at Circulation Desk.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_writing_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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 - 8:15 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
 
flags_usa.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Citizenship Preparation Class (rm5) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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.

Dates for Fall 2019 are: October 15, October 22, November 12, November 19, November 26, December 3 and December 10.

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 17 spaces available.
 
people_talking.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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
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ent_projector.png 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Independent Films: All is True (2018)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

In the year 1613, Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground, and devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family.. Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Starring Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, and Ian McKellen.

Biography/Drama – 1 hour and 41 minutes 

© Sony Pictures Classics

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Wednesday November 13, 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 Download Event Info 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 Download Event Info 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 Download Event Info 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 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM World War I Film and Lecture Series Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Behind the Lines a.k.a Regeneration (1997) (R)

Siegfried Sassoon, real-life war hero and poet, writes an anti-war statement that is read in Parliament. Faced with the choice of either a court-martial or time in a mental hospital as a result, Sassoon chooses the hospital, and is sent to Craiglockhart, a Scottish castle where shell-shocked vets are being treated by Freudian therapist Dr. William Rivers. Sassoon soon befriends a pair of fellow inmates. One is suffering from battlefield trauma and the other is a shy young fan and fellow poet, who has also written anti-war statements. During their stay, the once-zealous Dr. Rivers begins to question his role of mending patients' minds so that they may simply go back to the front lines. (Rotten Tomatoes, 2019). Based on Pat Barker’s novel Regeneration. Directed by Gillies MacKinnon. Starring Jonathan Pryce, James Wilby, Johnny Lee Miller, and Tanya Allen.

Biography/Drama/History - 1 hour and 36 minutes

©Lionsgate Films, Inc.

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

Free program.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Author Talk: Murder, They Wrote! Mystery Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

NEW Mystery/Crime Book Discussion Club!

Have you been known to stay up all night to figure out whodunit? Are you a fan of thrillers, chillers, and all things criminal?

Our first book disucssion will feature an author talk with Wallace Stroby, award-winning NJ journalist and author of The Barbed-Wire Kiss, the first book in the Harry Rane series, featuring Monmouth County locations including Asbury Park, Long Branch, and Colts Neck. 

The Murder, They Wrote! Mystery Book Discussion will meet every two months on the 2nd Wednesday of the month that the library is open. 

Next session will be Wednesday, January 8, 2020. We'll be discussing The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey. 

Books available at HQ Circulation Desk. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_video_camera.png 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Movie: The Hustle (2019) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

An unlikely female duo of con artists cooperate to beguile and deceive rich men for money. Hilarity ensues as a worldly and sophisticated schemer tries to induct her lowbrow and inexperienced counterpart into the upper leagues of feminine deception. Directed by Chris Addison. Starring Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson, Douggie McMeekin, Ashley McGurire, Casper Christensen, and Timothy Simons.

Comedy/Crime - 1 hour and 33 minutes

(c)Universal Pictures

    Location: Hazlet
 
people_meeting.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Friends of the Howell Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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.  ?We are looking for new members to join us and to help us raise money to support and improve our township library.  Please join us!

Contact:  fohlinc@gmail.com 

    Location: Howell
 
ent_stage.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Storybook Theater from Page to Stage! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Come join in on the magic of children’s theater! Miss Diana visits from New York City for a special evening of creative interactive story time including music, costumes, and props. Bring your favorite character to life! While the whole family is welcome this program is best suited for ages 4 to 7. Registration required, space is limited!

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
anim_rabbit.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Eyes of the Wild Animal Program! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Come see live animals from around the world and learn fun facts about their behaviors, habitats, survival strategies, and more!

Great for the whole family; recommended ages 6 and up.

Free tickets required. Space is limited. Tickets will be available from October 29 - November 12.

(Please note that any tickets place aside via phone-call will only be held for 48 hours.)

 
    Location: Wall Township
 
objects_cowboy_hat.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! I Want to Be a Cowboy Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories for cowboys and cowgirls. Grades K and Up. 

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

    Location: Howell
 
lib_books.png 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Special Friends of the Library Book Sale Preview Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Are you a current member of the Friends of the Monmouth County Library?  Would you like to join the Friends?    If so, please come on down to our special Preview Night!   

Friends of the Monmouth County Library (Eastern Branch, Headquarters, Holmdel and West Long Branch) get early admission to the Book Sale on Tuesday, November 13 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm.  Come meet fellow Friends and library supporters and do some early shopping. 

If you'd like to join the Friends, come on out to the library!  Single annual membership is $20.  Family membership is $30.  

The Book Sale runs from Thursday, November 14 through Sunday, November 17, during library hours. 

Saturday is half-price day!   Sunday 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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food_chef_hat.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Julia Says, “Bon Appétit!” Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Iconic chef, author, and television personality Julia Child brought the joy of French cuisine and culinary techniques into the American living room.

Join us as actress Linda Kenyon brings Julia back to life on our stage with this one-person play, written by Clay Teunis. 

No "reservations" necessary.  Doors open at 6:00 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 performer.

Free program.

    Location: Headquarters
 
z_cust_mcteen.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM TAB Teen Advisory Board Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431-7220   
   

The Monmouth County TAB meets monthly to share ideas and help promote library teen services. Meet friends, have a snack, and get involved in your community!

*Applications for TAB are closed. Applications for the 2020-2021 school year will be avaliable in April 2020.

    Location: Headquarters
 
flags_usa.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM WWII Turning Points: Critical Battles That Enabled the Allies to Go on the Offense Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

A turning point is a point in a war or campaign where one combatant experiences a reversal in fortune. The combatant losses 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 which enabled the Allies to mount offensive operations to achieve strategic objectives and ultimately attain victory. This presentation by Paul Zigo 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 WWII Era knowledge and the war's impact on history. He was an Associate Professor of History, BrookdaleCommunity College; a former Director, Center for World War II Studies, and a founding member of the National Museum of the US Army.

 
    Location: Holmdel
 
lib_reading.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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, September 11 through December 11, 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 November 14, 2019 -  Sunday November 17, 2019 Go To Top
lib_books.png Friends of the Monmouth County Library Fall Book Sale Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Mark your calendar and come to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library Fall 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 Thursday, November 14 through Sunday, November 17, during library hours. 

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday November 14, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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
Thursday November 14, 2019 -  Thursday November 21, 2019 Go To Top
lib_dog_reading.png 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Holmdel Public Library Children's Storytimes Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Public Library   732-946-4118   
   

Kids! Holmdel Public Library Children's Storytimes

Thursdays, November 14 and 21

Bouncing Bunnies and Curious Cubs Storytime - Ages 18 - 36 months (with parent/caregiver) from 10:00 - 10:30 am

Creativity Corner - Storytime and Art - Ages 3 - 5 years from 11:00 - 11:30 am or 2:00 - 2:30 pm

    Location: Holmdel
Thursday November 14, 2019 Go To Top
ent_note.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Music of Roy Orbison from the Rave On! Duo Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Rock on with Rave On! performing the music and telling the stories of the legendary Roy Orbison! Rave On gives a high-energy performance highlighting a great from rock and roll’s golden era

Space is limited, registration is required

    Location: Marlboro
       
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: Yesterday (2019) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

After a freak accident during a worldwide blackout, struggling musician Jack Malik wakes to discover that he is the only person in the world to remember The Beatles.  Using this newfound benefit to his advantage, Jack begins plagiarising the work of the legendary band to launch his career to superstardom. Directed by Danny Boyle. Starring Himesh Patel, Lily James, and Sophia Di Martino.

Comedy/Fantasy/Music - 1 hour and 56 minutes

(c)Universal Pictures

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classic Movie: Rendezvous (1935)(NR) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A Lieutenant must crack a WWI spy ring. Directed by William K. Howard. Starring William Powell, Rosalind Russell, Binnie Barnes, Lionel Atwill, Cesar Romero, and Samuel S. Hinds.

Comedy - 1 hour and 34 minutes

(c) Warner Bros.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Yesterday (2019)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Contact: Reference Staff 732-531-5092

After a freak accident during a worldwide blackout, struggling musician Jack Malik wakes to discover that he is the only person in the world to remember The Beatles. Using this newfound benefit to his advantage, Jack begins plagiarising the work of the legendary band to launch his career to superstardom. Directed by Danny Boyle. Starring Himesh Patel, Lilly James, and Sophia Di Martino.

Comedy/Fantasy/Music - 1 hour and 56 minutes

(c) Universal Pictures

    Location: Ocean Township
 
nat_snowman.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Do You Want to Build a Snowman Out of Fake Snow?! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Listen to stories with snow princesses! Create your own snowman using fake snow made out of baking soda, white conditioner, and glitter. Don’t get frozen out of this activity! Registration required; space is limited.

    Location: Allentown
       
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misc_none.png 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Leaf Collage Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Make your own unique pattern with leaves!

No registration needed. Grades PreK-3

    Location: Marlboro
 
nat_moon_full.png 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Kids! Full Moon Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Join us for a quiet, autumnal evening reading spooky stories and enjoying the November moon. All ages welcome.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
objects_sword.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER TV & Book Series Discussion (rm 4/5) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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
 
flags_usa.png 7:00 PM D-Day June 6, 1944 - The Longest Walk - Amazing Story of the 29th Infantry Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Relive the amazing story of the 116th Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Army’s 29th Infantry Division from D-Day June 6, 1944 to the capture of St. Lo, France, 40 agonizing days later – “The Longest Walk.” The regiment lost one-third of its 3,200 men on Omaha Beach, including more than 350 dead. View photos of the actual invasion, what happened during the course of battle, and color photos of the battlefield today. We will salute the contribution of the Regiment to the Allied victory ultimately achieved on May 8, 1945.

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.

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie: Rendezvous (1935)(NR) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A Lieutenant must crack a WWI spy ring. Directed by William K. Howard. Starring William Powell, Rosalind Russell, Binnie Barnes, Lionel Atwill, Cesar Romero, and Samuel S. Hinds.

Comedy - 1 hour and 34 minutes

(c) Warner Bros.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday November 15, 2019 Go To Top
lib_books.png Friends of the Monmouth County Library Fall Book Sale Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Come to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library Fall 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 Thursday, November 14 through Sunday, November 17, during library hours. 

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_mahjong.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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 Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets every Friday but the fourth Friday of the month.

 

    Location: Howell
 
ent_anime.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Anime Film Festival (Teens) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Back by popular demand! We are pleased to provide a special treat for Anime Fans! Our film festival will feature

Steam boy - PG 13 (2004/  2 Hrs 6 mins.  In 1860's Britain, a boy inventor finds himself caught in the middle of a deadly

conflict over a revolutionary advance in steam power. Director: Katsuhior Otomo. Starring: Anna Paquin, Patrick Stewart, & Alfred Molina. 

Snacks will be provided, Registration is required.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday November 16, 2019 Go To Top
lib_books.png Friends of the Monmouth County Library Fall Book Sale Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Come to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library Fall 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 Thursday, November 14 through Sunday, November 17, during library hours. 

Saturday is half-price day. Sunday 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 Download Event Info 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 September to December. You must register separately for each session and commit to taking part in all 8 classes. 
 
The dates for the Fall 2019 session are: September 7, September 21, October 5, October 19, November 2, November 16, December 7 and December 14 (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 Download Event Info 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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ent_guitar_electric.png 2:00 PM Extra Innings Band Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Come hear popular songs from the 60’s to today. Extra Innings brings a fresh, eclectic sound to Jersey Shore venues, with a unique collection of material spanning the familiar, the obscure, and the original. Enjoy covers of great artists past and present, as well as original composition. Featuring music by America, The Beatles, Passenger, Head and the Heart, Adele, Coldplay, Lumineers, Bon Jovi, and many more!

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_stage.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: Preservation and Grace - An American Legacy Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

She was a Kennedy. She was an Onassis. She did not define herself by her husbands. Realizing that future generations would need the insights of the past for guidance, her preservation efforts galvanized the rest of the country to protect its historic monuments. Aided by her public profile, her work helped bring about the Historic Preservation Act of 1966: the most far-reaching preservation legislation enacted in the United States. 

Presented by actress and first person interpreter Jill Lawrence. 

This program is funded by the Friends of Howell Library and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

    Location: Howell
Sunday November 17, 2019 Go To Top
lib_books.png Friends of the Monmouth County Library Fall Book Sale Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Come to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library Fall 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 Thursday, November 14 through Sunday, November 17, during library hours. 

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_violin.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Violinist Deni Bonet in Concert Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Bright Shiny Objects!  

Quirky, melodic, violin-based pop/rocker, Deni Bonet has a stellar resume, having performed and recorded with Cyndi Lauper, R.E.M., and many others. Deni is a pop/rock singer/songwriter and classically trained violinist who was an original member of the nationally syndicated NPR radio show “Mountain Stage.”

She has performed at Carnegie Hall, the United Nations, and the White House. Her music has been featured on HBO, NBC, American Airlines, several film and modern dance projects, and has been described by the Wall Street Journal as “Sheryl Crow meets the B-52's."

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. 

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for co-sponsoring this concert. 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday November 18, 2019 Go To Top
rec_mahjong.png 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah-Jongg (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7220   
   

Come and play Mah-Jongg! Bring your set. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_computer_desktop.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Using Google SEO and Analytics for Small Business Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

In this workshop, participants will learn all about SEO (Search Engine Optimization), the key to customers finding your website.  Find out how it works and how you can move your small business site from page 25 up to page 1 when a customer does a Google search.  

You'll also learn about Google Analytics, which measures what customers are doing when the click on your site.  How long do they stay? Do they tell their friends? How often do they come back? What products are they looking at?  Learn how to increase customer interest. 

This workshop is designed to be interactive and hands on.  Bring your laptop so the presenter can work with you on your actual small business website to assist you in maximizing its potential.  

Seating is limited; Registration is recommended. 

Presenter James A. Mahlmann is a NetCetra LLC Managing Partner.   His expertise includes web design, programming, internet marketing, social media, email servers, web hosting, virtual private servers and cloud applications, spam filters and online backup.  James also served as founding member of the organization in association with NJBIA (New Jersey Business and Industry), whose mission is to have businesses of all sizes and types bring interns into their environment upon graduation.  

This program is co-sponsored by SCORE of Monmouth.  

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
rec_knitting.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mahjongg Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets every Monday the library is open.  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 Download Event Info 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
 
misc_none.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Scarecrow Magnets Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Craft a work of art to hang on the fridge!

No registration needed. Grades K-5

    Location: Marlboro
 
anim_dog.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Read to the Dogs! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Movie Dogs with Pippin, a Cairn Terrier, Penny, a mixed Shih Tzu, and Allie, a Labrador Retriever. Join us to read film stars stories from Benji to Snoopy.
 

    Location: Howell
 
objects_pencil.png 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Memoir & Fiction Writing Group Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Do you have a story to tell? Meet with others who enjoy sharing personal experiences, family histories, and fictional writing. The group will feature gentle suggestions to enhance your writing. Facilitator will be Lois Kiely, published memoir writer and retired professor from Monmouth University. This program is geared toward adults.

Meets on the third Monday of every month.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
rec_playing_cards.png 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7 ) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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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lib_writing_book.png 6:45 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Beginners Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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 from 6:45 - 8:15 pm
  • 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
 
lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Next Chapter Book Club Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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.  

Please register by calling 1-866-941-8188.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Tuesday November 19, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Come Learn to Play Bridge! Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Taught by Pat Guadagno

Class Meets Every Tuesday

9:15am-9:45am - Lesson for absolute beginners

9:45am-12pm - Open play with mentoring

*No registration required*

    Location: Marlboro
 
lib_book_open.png 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Newlyweds Celestial and Roy, the living embodiment of the New South, are settling into the routine of their life together when Roy is sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit. An insightful look into the lives of people who are bound and separated by forces beyond their control.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
elect_tablet_phone.png 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM LEAP: Library Equal Access Program (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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 classes are available.

-Explore computers equipped with magnification and speech.

-Learn to use the iPad's magnification & speech.  iPads are provided in class, but it is 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  required.  For more information, please call  Stephen Fells  800 792 8322, ext 812

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 11:00 AM  -  12:45 PM New Release Movie: The Intruder (2019) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

A couple’s lives are threatened by the obsessed former owner of their newly purchased house. Directed by Deon Taylor. Starring Michael Ealy, Meagan Good, and Dennis Quaid.

Drama/Mystery – 1 hour and 42 minutes

©Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_knitting.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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: Father Goose (1964) (NR) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

During WWII, a beachcomber becomes a host to a Frenchwoman and schoolgirls. Directed by Ralph Nelson. Starring Cary Grant, Leslie Caron, Trevor Howard, and Jack Good.

Adventure/Comedy/Romance – 1 hour and 58 minutes

©Paramount Pictures

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Afternoon at the Movies: Yesterday (2019) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Please take note of date change due to meeting room conflict.

After a freak accident during a worldwide blackout, struggling musician Jack Malik wakes to discover that he is the only person in the world to remember The Beatles. Using this newfound benefit to his advantage, Jack begins plagiarising the work of the legendary band to launch his career to superstardom. Directed by Danny Boyle. Starring Himesh Patel, Lilly James, and Sophia Di Martino.

Comedy/Fantasy/Music - 1 hour and 56 minutes

(c) Universal Pictures

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: The Lion King (2019) (PG) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

A young lion returns to reclaim the throne that was stolen from him and his father by his treacherous and fratricidal uncle, after spending his childhood in exile under the care of a friendly warthog and meerkat. Directed by Jon Favreau. Starring Donald Glover, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Chiwetel Ejiofor, James Earl Jones, Seth Rogen, and Billy Eichner.

Animation/Adventure/Drama – 1 hour and 58 minutes

©Walt Disney Studios

    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_computer_desktop.png 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tech Tuesdays Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431-7220 x.7222   
   

Need some help keeping up with today's technology? The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will be offering one-on-one tech help the first and third Tuesday of every month. Bring your phone, lap tops and tablets. No appointments needed! 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM New Release Movie: The Intruder (2019) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

A couple’s lives are threatened by the obsessed former owner of their newly purchased house. Directed by Deon Taylor. Starring Michael Ealy, Meagan Good, and Dennis Quaid.

Drama/Mystery – 1 hour and 42 minutes

©Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

    Location: Headquarters
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lib_writing_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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 - 8:15 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
 
flags_usa.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Citizenship Preparation Class (rm5) Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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.

Dates for Fall 2019 are: October 15, October 22, November 12, November 19, November 26, December 3 and December 10.

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 17 spaces available.
 
people_talking.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English Class Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info 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 Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   
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 12 spaces available.
Wednesday November 20, 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 Download Event Info 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 Download Event Info 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 Download Event Info 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: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Newlyweds Celestia