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

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

Contact Children’s Librarian 732-938-2300

Enhanced Early Literacy, Learning Enrichment

And Social Engagement with certified professional Children’s Librarian.

Free at Monmouth County Library!

NO fees, NO registration, NO card needed! Call for information. Caregivers need to be in attendance. Check out our other programs, which are free, although we may request registration, in order to have ample materials for attendees!

Please choose One Session Per Week.

Baby Storytimes For ages 10 months to 2 years

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

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

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

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME - Ages 3 ½ - 5 years

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

FAMILY STORYTIME - All Ages

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

 

 

    Location: Howell
 
objects_hammer.png Marquetry and Inlay Creations by Garden State Marquetry Society (display cases) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

 MARQUETRY Is art made from thin pieces of wood veneer glued together to form a picture or pattern. It is a vanishing but most ancient art practiced by the Egyptians. In one form or another, Marquetry was found in the tombs of Egypt 3500 years ago. Rare woods and precious stones were in a solid background to form a design or picture of that period.

Today, with modern machinery, thin veneers averaging 1/28th inch in thickness have been cut for the craftsman. With natural beauty of the wood and the cleverness of the Marquetry, beautiful pictures and designs can be created. The wood is cut with a sharp knife of jigsaw. The entire picture is then assembled and mounted with glue on the board. This is then sanded and finished into a fine piece of furniture. Marquetry as been called part art and part craft. The selection and arrangements of veneers, which come from all over the world, are to the Marquetarian as oil and watercolors are to the artist who paints.

In addition to Marquetry, the Garden State Marquetry Society will assist individuals to learn Parquetry, Intarsia, wood burning, scroll work and other related craft skills.

(Does not meet in August, nor July Nor October)

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none.png May Metedeconk Lakes Photography Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday May 1, 2019 -  Friday May 31, 2019 Go To Top
elect_camera.png Exhibit: Pinhole Camera Photography Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monmouth County Library - Ocean Township Branch 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

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

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

Please choose One Session Per Week.
Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:  
Mondays, May 6, 13, 20 from 9:30 - 10:00 am
Tuesdays, May 7, 14, 21, 28 from 10:15 - 10:45 am or 11:00 – 11:30 am
Thursdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 10:15 – 10:45 am 
 
Toddler Storytimes – Ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)
Mondays, May 6, 13, 20 from 10:15 - 10:35 am
Tuesdays, May 7, 14, 21, 28 from 11:40 am – 12:00 noon
Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 11:00 – 11:20 am
 
Preschool Storytime & Craft – Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old
Mondays, May 6, 13, 20 from 11:00 – 11:30 am
Thursdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 11:00 - 11:30 am or 1:30 – 2:00 pm 
 
Family Storytimes – Ages 2 and up (With Parent/Caregiver)
Mondays, May 13, 20 from 1:30 – 1:50 pm
Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 1:30 – 1:50 pm
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_reading.png Kids! StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

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

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

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

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

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

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

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

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

Please choose One Session Per Week.
Family Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 5 years (With Parent/Caregiver) 
Mondays, May 6, 13, 20   from 10:30 - 11:00 am
Tuesdays, May 7, 21, 28 from 10:00 - 10:30 am
Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  from 10:00 - 10:30 am
 
Baby & Toddler Storytimes – Ages 6 months to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)
Tuesdays, May 7, 21, 28   from 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 11:00 – 11:30 am
 
Check out our other programs, which are also free, although we may request registration, in order to have ample materials for attendees! 
    Location: Wall Township
 
elect_camera.png Photography Exhibit: The Viewfinder N.2 by Debora S. Bruno Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

Meet the artist at a reception on Saturday, May 11th, from 1:00 - 4:30 pm. 

Debora Santiago Bruno appreciates art in general styles.  Her love for photography is one of the most important aspects of her life.  Her work includes portrait, still life, nature and scenery, black and white, infrared, color and computer enhanced photography.  Landscapes and architecture subjects are her favorites.  When she is shooting these elements, she tries to capture the best quality of light as possible to produce a result that is remarkable.  Debora has exhibited in many places including the Middletown Public Library, Brookdale Community College, Guild of Creative Art, Art Alliance, Freehold Art Society, Monmouth County Clerk's Office, Monmouth Museum, and more.  She had her work published in the Collage Magazine and received honorable mentions in the MCAC Juried Art Show in 2003 and the Student Art Show at Brookdale Community College in 2005 and 2006.  She was awarded First Place for best alternative category for her piece entitled "Empire State Building" at the Photography Juried Show Open Eyesights, March 2007, and First Place in the 15th Juried Art Show at the Guild of Creative Art, October 2007.   

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

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

Meet the Artists Reception   

Saturday, June 15, 2019

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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

Baby Storytime, Toddler, and Family Storytime

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

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

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

 

Toddler Storytime - Ages 2-3 with parent/caregiver

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

 

Family Storytime - Ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver

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

 

Preschool  Story and Craft- Ages 3-5

Tuesdays from 1:15-1:45 pm

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

Baby Storytime, Toddler, Preschool, and Family Storytime

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

Babies -  Ages 10-24 months with parent/caregiver

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

Toddler Storytime - Ages 2-3 with parent/caregiver

Thursdays from 9:30 - 9:50 am 

Preschool Storytime - Ages 31/2-5 

Thursdays, from 10:00 - 10:30 am 

Family Storytime - Ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver

 Wednesdays from 10:30-11:00 am

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_dog_reading.png 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Holmdel Public Library Children's Storytimes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Public Library   732-946-4118   
   

Kids! Holmdel Public Library Children's Storytimes

Thursdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.  No programs Monday, May 27.

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
 
lib_book_bookshelf.png 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Kids! StoryTime/Playtime/Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-229-2626   
   
NO registration, NO card needed.
 
Baby Storytime
Ages 6 to 23 months (with parent/caregiver)
Thursdays from 9:30 to 9:50 am  
 
Toddler Storytime
Ages 2 to 3½ (with parent/caregiver)
Thursdays from 10:00 to 10:20 am
 
Family Storytime
Ages 2 and up (with parent/caregiver)
Thursdays from 2:00 to 2:30 pm
 
School Age Adventures
Ages 4 and up
Thursdays from 4:00 to 4:30 pm
    Location: Oceanport
 
misc_none.png 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Kids! West Long Branch Wednesday Storytime Corner!! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! West Long Branch Wednesday Storytime Corner!!

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

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

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

Monmouth County Library- Atlantic Highlands Branch 

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
objects_typewriter.png 3:15 PM  -  4:00 PM Tweens! Writing Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

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

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
Friday May 24, 2019 Go To Top
symbols_hand_heart.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversation of Your Life: An Advance Care Planning Series (4/26-6/7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday May 25, 2019 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
symbols_steam.png 3:15 PM  -  4:00 PM TWEENS! STEM Saturdays! Inventors from the Wild! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Grades 3 and Up

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math!

Animal lover? Budding scientist? Engineer in the making? Learn how nature inspires the wildest and greatest ideas through hands-on projects and interactive, multimedia learning. Be inspired by the world around you and invent the next big thing!  Presented by Eesha Vijayakumar.

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

    Location: Headquarters
       
Sunday May 26, 2019 Go To Top
flags_usa.png Memorial Day Observance - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: All Branches
Monday May 27, 2019 Go To Top
flags_usa.png Memorial Day Observance - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: All Branches
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Tuesday May 28, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Learn to play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Come learn to play bridge!

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

Taught by Pat Guadagno. Class meets every Tuesday.

No registration required.

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

Do you know someone with a change in vision?

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

-Explore computers equipped with magnification and speech.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Biography/Drama - 2 hours

(c)Focus Features

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Cold Pursuit (2019)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

A dedicated family man hunts down the dangerous drug cartel that murdered his son, in this film about retribution, familial love and duty. Directed by Hans Petter Moland and Catherine Hardwicke. Starring Liam Neeson, Emmy Rossum, Laura Dern, Tom Bateman and Domenick Lombardozzi. 

Action/Crime/Drama – 1 hour and 59 minutes

©Summit Entertainment

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_paint_palette.png 4:15 PM Kids! Schoolage Awesome Activity: Harold and the Purple Crayon Project Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Harold and the Purple Crayon Crayon Project!! Purple story and art.

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
anim_bee.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Honeybees: A Powerful Pollinator Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-938-2300   
   

This presentation will take you on a honey bee journey from its appearance in North America to the honey bee's status today... Discover the social structure of this orgnanism and how it continues to impact the prosperity of our Earth.  Learn some of the basics of beekeepng and harvesting honey. Make your own milkweed seed balls to scatter in unmowed fields or your home garden to provide a source of food for honey bees and the monarch butterfly. View a honey bee observation hive while sampling honeysticks of various flavors.

Our presenter will be Angela Nina Juffey, a local retired teacher, who began beekeeping in 2014. She presently serves as secretary of the Central Jersey Beekeepers Association. In 2017, she received her certification as a Rutgers Monmouth County Master Gardener.

This program is sponsored by the Howell Township Organic Community Gardeners, dedicated to promoting the growth of healthy organic produce for their personal consumption and to donate to the township's three food banks. Last year the group donated 1,378 pounds of food.

Registration is required for this program

    Location: Howell
       
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Films: Maria By Callas (2017)(PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Narrated by renowned mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, Maria By Callas brings to life the remarkable story of the legendary Greek/American opera singer Maria Callas. Told completely in her own words, the film includes performances, TV interviews, home movies, family photographs, private letters and unpublished memoirs, most of which have never been seen by the public. This compelling documentary reveals the essence of an extraordinary woman who rose from humble beginnings in New York City to become a glamorous international superstar and one of the greatest artists of all time.  Directed by Tom Volf. Starring Maria Callas, Aristotle Onassis, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Omar Sharif.

Biography/Documentary/Music – 1 hour and 59 minutes

(c)Sony Pictures Classics

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
lib_writing_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Ocean Township
Wednesday May 29, 2019 Go To Top
people_meeting.png 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

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

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

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: Creed II (2018)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

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

Drama/Sport - 1 hour and 57 minutes

©New Line Cinema 

    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_lego_logo.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! LEGO® Club! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:    732-431-5656   

Listen to a LEGO® story and then construct your own creation to match the ones in the books. Can you build it better?

All ages welcome!

Registration requested.

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
rec_paint_palette.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Afternoon Activities: Puzzling Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Grades K and Up

Design a unique puzzle.

*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   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 531-5092   
   

Free-build LEGO® creations after sharing a story!

Ages 4 and up. Registration is required.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Howell
 
rec_sailboat.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Shipwrecked Dance Party (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Services   732 4312 7220 x7222   
   

Music, Food, Fun and Friends!

Mark you calendar andjoin us for an adrenaline pumping, high energy dance party! Shake off the end of the school year and come kickoff the summer. Bring your friends and enjoy the fun!

Snacks will be provided. 

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

Registration will open on March 26, 2019

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English. 

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

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

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

 

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

Come learn to play bridge! 

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

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: Little Italy (2019) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

A young Chef falls in love with the son of her father's long-time business rival in Little Italy. When their secret is discovered, their families agree to use a pizza cook-off to decide which family will have to relocate. Directed by Donald Petrie. Starring Hayden Christensen, Emma Roberts and Danny Aiello. 

Comedy/Romance - 1 hour and 42 minutes

(c)Lions Gate Films, Inc.

 

    Location: Howell
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ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Stay Human (2018)(Not Rated) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Award-winning musician Michael Franti examines the idea of staying human in a time of cynicism through his journey meeting and sharing the stories of extraordinary people in this powerful documentary. Directed by Michael Franti. Starring Hope Dezember, Steve Dezember and Carol Franti

Documentary- 1 hour and 34 minutes

© Cinedigm

    Location: Marlboro
 
symbols_dollar_sign.png 2:00 PM How to Protect Your Stuff Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Screening of Honor and Duty Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Honor and Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese is a documentary that took over 20 years to produce, and focuses on the almost unknown Chinese community in the heart of the Deep South. The Chinese men from the Delta made vital contributions to the US war effort in WWII. The transformational nature of their participation helped in the development of the community in the decades immediately after the war, and these Chinese Delta families made major contributions to the state of Mississippi and beyond.

This program will start with an introduction by Advocate and Community Volunteer, Ms. Shirley Ng, of Manalapan Township TV Network and American Legion Lt. B.R. Kimlau Chinese Memorial Post 1291. A short Q&A session will follow with Past National Commander Mr. Fang Wong, the first Asian American to have served in this position; Commander of Sons of American Legion, Mr. Corky Lee and Past Commander, Mr. Kenneth Wong, all of American Legion Lt. B.R. Kimlau Chinese Memorial Post 1291.

This program has been generously co-sponsored with Manalapan Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee (MVAAC).

Free Admission.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Classic Movie: Straight Time (1978)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A newly paroled con is destined to repeat his criminal ways, even as he tries to go straight. Inspired by the book No Beast So Fierce by Edward Bunker. Directed by Dustin Hoffman and Ulu Grosbard.  Starring Dustin Hoffman, Theresa Russell and Gary Busey.  

Crime/Drama - 1 hour and 54 minutes

(c)Warner Bros.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: Hotel Rwanda (2004)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

A hotel manager in mid-90's Rwanda tries to save refugees by secretly sheltering them in his hotel. A true-life drama that was nominated for three Oscars. Directed by Terry George. Starring Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo and Joaquin Phoenix. 

Biography/Drama/History - 2 hours and 1 minute

(c) MGM

 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
anim_dragon.png 3:15 PM  -  3:45 PM Kids! Strange Facts Storytime feat. Weird Animals Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

What’s your favorite animal? Would you like to read a book or two on an animal from another part of the world? Stop by as we learn about unique animals that just might be new to you!

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_lego_logo.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Lego Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-229-2626   
   

Ages 2 and up. Listen to LEGO® stories and make your own make our own LEGO® creation. LEGO® and DUPLO® bricks will be provided. Registration required: call, stop in or sign up online at: http://bit.ly/OceanportKIds.

 
    Location: Oceanport
       
 
rec_lego_logo.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! LEGO®Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

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

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

All ages

Registration requested.

    Location: Allentown
       
 
anim_dragon.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Strange Facts Storytime feat. Weird Animals Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

What’s your favorite animal? Would you like to read a book or two on an animal from another part of the world? Stop by as we learn about unique animals that just might be new to you!

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
ent_projector.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Classic Movie: Straight Time (1978)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A newly paroled con is destined to repeat his criminal ways, even as he tries to go straight. Inspired by the book No Beast So Fierce by Edward Bunker. Directed by Dustin Hoffman and Ulu Grosbard.  Starring Dustin Hoffman, Theresa Russell and Gary Busey.  

Crime/Drama - 1 hour and 54 minutes

(c)Warner Bros.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday May 31, 2019 Go To Top
holiday_confetti.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM On the Open Road With Walt Whitman, Guided by Flora Higgins Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

On the Open Road With Walt Whitman, Guided by poet Flora Higgins

"Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road." Walt Whitman, "Song of the Open Road".

Journey with us as we "take to the open road" with Walt Whitman through his poetry. Whitman was born on May 31, 1819. We will celebrate his 200th birthday by enjoying some of his wonderful poems.

Reading poetry by Walt Whitman is often regarded as inspirational because he has many suggestions for self-improvement. His poetry is also educational: he is considered America's most influential and revolutionary poet. His work marks the transition from the transcendental movement to the realism movement.  We also appreciate his poetry because it is uplifting. And, he is great fun to read!

"Allons! The road is before us!" Walt Whitman, "Song of the Open Road".

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 44 spaces available.
 
symbols_hand_heart.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Conversation of Your Life: An Advance Care Planning Series (4/26-6/7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-683-8980   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets every Friday but the fourth Friday of the month.

 

    Location: Howell
 
flags_usa.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Quest for Pvt. Fallon's Medal of Honor Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Private Thomas T. Fallon's Medal of Honor has been returned to Freehold from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania.  The award has was on display there since approximately 1957. Private Fallon served at the Battles of Williamsburg and Fair Oaks. He died in 1916 and is interred at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery. 
 
Glenn Cashion, a Monmouth County resident and Fallon's great-grand nephew, will share Private Fallon's story of his emigration from Ireland to Freehold, his heroism in the Civil War and the quest to return Private Fallon's Medal of Honor to Freehold. 
 
 
 
 
    Location: Headquarters
Saturday June 1, 2019 Go To Top
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    Contact: Reference Staff     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Summer Reading Clubs Begin with a Universe of Stories! 

Welcome back for another summer of listening and reading fun! All Reading Counts towards individual  goals and rewards!  If you read to a child, the child earns rewards and you do, too.

Be sure to check out some great books from your local library to share with someone special.

Sign up here:  https://monmouthcountylib.beanstack.org   or  Sign up on our App.  

Then pick up your super prizes.   And Parents: You have a Summer Reading Club Too!  Sign up with your child. 

Look on website or on our FB/IG/Twitter (@MonCoLibrary) to find summertime concerts, plays, storytimes, crafts and other awesome programs to enjoy. 

Follow this link to Register  for Teen Events: https://bit.ly/MonCoLibraryTeenEvents

 Follow this link to Register  for Children's Events: https://bit.ly/ChildrenProgramsMonCoLibrary

 

    Location: All Branches
Saturday June 1, 2019 -  Friday June 28, 2019 Go To Top
objects_easel.png Photography by Olesya Goldembers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
    Location: Headquarters
 
trans_airplane.png The Flying Tigers: The WW2 Era American Volunteer Group That Saved China Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

The Flying Tigers:  The WW2 Era  American Volunteer Group That Saved China 

Memorabilia on Display from the collection of Historian Dan Petach

In late 1941, the famed Flying Tigers aided a beleaguered Chinese nation to defeat Imperial Japanese forces which had a major impact on the war in China, Burma, India Theater of War.  Dan Petach, nephew of one of the Flying Tigers, has allowed the Library to display his family's items of interest in honor of the Commemoration of the  75th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion.

Mr. Petach's uncle and aunt met and married while in the service of the United State during World War 2.  

    Location: Headquarters
 
trans_airplane.png The Flying Tigers: The WW2 Era American Volunteer Group That Saved China Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

The Flying Tigers:  The WW2 Era  American Volunteer Group That Saved China 

Memorabilia on Display from the collection of Historian Dan Petach

In late 1941, the famed Flying Tigers aided a beleaguered Chinese nation to defeat Imperial Japanese forces which had a major impact on the war in China, Burma, India Theater of War.  Dan Petach, nephew of one of the Flying Tigers, has allowed the Library to display his family's items of interest in honor of the Commemoration of the  75th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion.

Mr. Petach's uncle and aunt met and married while in the service of the United State during World War 2.  

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday June 1, 2019 -  Sunday June 30, 2019 Go To Top
rec_paint_palette.png Art Exhibit: Marie Maber: Selected Paintings, Pottery and Sculpture 2005-2019 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Marie Maber: Selected Paintings, Pottery and Sculpture 2005-2019; Art throughout the Years from a Child of the Sixties

Several pieces in this show have been made using mixed media.  Although some of the artworks are painted traditionally in either oil or acrylic paints, some of the more recent pieces have been made using Mixed Media.  These techniques include spray painting, block printing, stencil printing, relief printing, dimensional paint, polymer clay, and collage.

Three-dimensional works in the show were made using traditional ceramic technology.  The 3D work will be on display in the library lobby exhibit cases, across from the Circulation Desk.

An Art Reception and Technical Talk will take place on Sunday, June 9th.  The reception begins at 2:00 pm.  The Technical Talk will begin at 3:30 pm, and will include explanations of the various media used in the creation of this exhibition. 

Marie Maber has been involved with the visual arts her entire life.  She's a painter, sculptor, and writer, with over 100 of her art-related articles in print in newspapers and magazines. Ms. Maber is a Professor of the Fine Arts at Brookdale Community College, in Lincroft, NJ, where she has been since 1993. 

Marie's 6-year BFA degree was awarded by the University of Pennsylvania in conjunction with the 4-year Certificate Program completion at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. She earned her Masters' degree from Temple University in Art History. Her work has been shown at the Monmouth Museum, The Art Alliance of Monmouth County, and Brookdale Community College. In 2017, she won the Jane Townsend award and has a Cresson Award Honorable Mention from PAFA. 

 

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

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

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

Monmouth County Library - Ocean Township Branch 

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

Please note: Special Storytime dates in June! Regular schedule resumes in July.

Baby Storytimes – Ages 10 months to 2 years (with parent/caregiver)
Mondays, June 17, 24, from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wenesdays, June 12, 19, 26, from 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Toddler Storytimes – Ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old (with parent/caregiver)
Mondays, June 17, 24, from 10:30 am - 10:50 am
Wednesdays, June 12, 19, 26, from 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Preschool Storytime & Craft – Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old
Mondays, June 17, 24, from 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesdays, June 12, 19, 26, from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

 

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

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

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

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

There will be NO STORYTIMES from June 3 - June 12; Storytimes will resume June 17.

 Please choose One Session Per Week.
Family Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 5 years (With Parent/Caregiver) 
Mondays, June 17, 24   from 10:30 - 11:00 am
Tuesdays, June 18, 25 from 10:00 - 10:30 am
Wednesdays, June 19, 26  from 10:00 - 10:30 am
 
Baby & Toddler Storytimes – Ages 6 months to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)
Tuesdays, June 18, 25   from 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Wednesdays, June 19, 26 from 11:00 – 11:30 am
 
Check out our other programs, which are also free, although we may request registration, in order to have ample materials for attendees! 
    Location: Wall Township
Saturday June 1, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Hazlet Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Book Sale hours: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Hardcover books 50 cents

Paperback books 25 cents 

$5.00 fee for Early Bird Entry 8:00 am to 9:00 am! 

 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
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Saturday June 1, 2019 -  Sunday June 30, 2019 Go To Top
people_smiley.png 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Eastern Branch Kids Baby, Toddler, Preschool, Family and Schoolage Storytimes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Baby Storytime, Toddler, Preschool, and Family Storytime

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

Babies -  Ages 10-24 months with parent/caregiver

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

Toddler Storytime - Ages 2-3 with parent/caregiver

Thursdays from 9:30 - 9:50 am 

Preschool Storytime - Ages 31/2-5 

Thursdays, from 10:00 - 10:30 am 

Family Storytime - Ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver

 Wednesdays from 10:30-11:00 am

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday June 1, 2019 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

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

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

Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Sunday June 2, 2019 Go To Top
trans_batleship.png 2:00 PM  -  2:25 PM D-Day 75th Anniversary: A Service Couple in World War II Presented by Rick Geffken Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

In Honor of the 75th Anniversary of D-DayA Service Couple in World War II Presented by Rick Geffken

Noted local historian, author, U.S. Army Officer and Vietnam Veteran Rick Geffken presents a multi-media talk on one family's experiences during the war years. 

In addition to writing three books, Rick has presented historical research topics at dozens of historical societies and libraries. He has written numerous articles on Monmouth County history for The Two River Times; The Howell TimesThe Crown newsletter of Christ Episcopal Church, Shrewsbury; and The Monmouth Connection newsletter of the Monmouth County Genealogy Society (he was also the Publisher of The Monmouth Connection).

Mr. Geffken  will be followed  by The Moondance Big Band, a dynamic ensemble with vocalists offering energetic, exciting live music from the 40's ... through today!

On June 6, 1944, thousands of soldiers from all over the world arrived in Normandy to defeat Nazism and re-establish freedom. The Monmouth County Library will be commemorating this historic day with a series of events, culminating on June 6, 2019, D-Day's 75th Anniversary. 

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
trans_batleship.png 2:00 PM  -  2:25 PM D-Day 75th Anniversary: A Service Couple in World War II Presented by Rick Geffken Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

In Honor of the 75th Anniversary of D-DayA Service Couple in World War II Presented by Rick Geffken

Noted local historian, author, U.S. Army Officer and Vietnam Veteran Rick Geffken presents a multi-media talk on one family's experiences during the war years. 

In addition to writing three books, Rick has presented historical research topics at dozens of historical societies and libraries. He has written numerous articles on Monmouth County history for The Two River Times; The Howell TimesThe Crown newsletter of Christ Episcopal Church, Shrewsbury; and The Monmouth Connection newsletter of the Monmouth County Genealogy Society (he was also the Publisher of The Monmouth Connection).

Mr. Geffken  will be followed  by The Moondance Big Band, a dynamic ensemble with vocalists offering energetic, exciting live music from the 40's ... through today!

On June 6, 1944, thousands of soldiers from all over the world arrived in Normandy to defeat Nazism and re-establish freedom. The Monmouth County Library will be commemorating this historic day with a series of events, culminating on June 6, 2019, D-Day's 75th Anniversary. 

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_conductor.png 2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM D-Day 75th Anniversary: The Moondance Big Band Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
In Honor of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day: The Moondance Big Band Concert
 
Immediately following Mr. Geffken is The Moondance Big Band, a dynamic nineteen-member ensemble. The band’s repertoire spans the Great American Songbook, with beloved classics made famous by legendary names like Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw and Frank Sinatra, to songs from the Rock and Roll era and beyond. Whether it’s a powerful instrumental, a fiery Latin number, a laid-back blues song, or a slow, sultry ballad, this band brings energy and excitement to every performance!
 
On June 6, 1944, thousands of soldiers from all over the world arrived in Normandy to defeat Nazism and re-establish freedom. The Monmouth County Library will be commemorating this historic day with a series of events, culminating on June 6, 2019, D-Day's 75th Anniversary.

We thank the Friends of Monmouth County Library for co-sponsoring this concert.

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday June 3, 2019 -  Thursday June 27, 2019 Go To Top
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    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

Contact Children’s Librarian 732-938-2300

Enhanced Early Literacy, Learning Enrichment

And Social Engagement with certified professional Children’s Librarian.

Free at Monmouth County Library!

NO fees, NO registration, NO card needed! Call for information. Caregivers need to be in attendance. Check out our other programs, which are free, although we may request registration, in order to have ample materials for attendees!

Please choose One Session Per Week.

Baby Storytimes For ages 10 months to 2 years

Mondays, June 3,10,17,24 from 11:00 to 11:30 am

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

Mondays, June 3,10, 17, 24 from 10:30 to 11:00 am

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME - Ages 3 ½ - 5 years

Tuesdays, June 4,11,18,25 from 4:15 to 5:00 pm

FAMILY STORYTIME - All Ages

Thursdays, June 6, 13, 27 from 10:30 to 11:00 am

 

    Location: Howell
Monday June 3, 2019 -  Friday June 28, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Marlboro Baby, Family, and Preschool Storytimes Remind Me about this Event   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!

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

Preschool  Story and Craft- Ages 3-5

Tuesdays 1:15-1:45 pm

June 4- Rocket ships

June 11- Father's Day

June 18- Space Poster

June 25- Sun

 

    Location: Marlboro
Monday June 3, 2019 -  Wednesday June 26, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png 10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Kids! StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

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

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

 
Baby & Toddler Storytimes for Ages newborn to 3 years (With Parent/Caregiver) 
Mondays, June 10, 17, 24   from 10:00 - 10:30 am  
Wednesdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26  from 10:00 - 10:30 am
 
Family Storytimes – Ages 3 years and up  (With Parent/Caregiver)
Mondays June 10, 17, 24 from 11:00 – 11:30 am
Wednesdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26  from 11:00 – 11:30 am
 
NOTE: NO STORYTIME JUNE 3rd
    Location: Colts Neck
Monday June 3, 2019 Go To Top
rec_mahjong.png 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7220   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. 

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

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

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

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

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

Ages 3 - 5 years

Registration begins May 25.

    Location: Holmdel
    Registration will begin on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: Fighting With My Family (2019) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

This biographical dramedy tells the story of English WWE champion Raya Knight.  Having grown up in a professional wrestling family, she uproots herself from small-town England as a teenager to pursue WWE glory in Los Angeles.  Directed by Stephen Merchant. Starring Florence Pugh, Dwayne Johnson, Lena Heady, Nick Frost and Jack Lowden. 

Biography/Comedy/Drama - 1 hour and 50 minutes

©Universal Pictures

 
    Location: Eastern Branch
 
anim_butterfly.png 2:15 PM  -  2:30 PM Kids! Butterflies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Public Library   732-946-4118   
   

Ages 3 - 5 years

Registration begins May 25.

    Location: Holmdel
    Registration will begin on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
anim_paw.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Family Kick Off Event: Zoo Jersey Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join Zoo Jersey as we kick off the summer reading clubs with a fun filled live animal show!

Registration is needed beginning Monday, May 20 for ages 4 and up  with parent/caregivers

    Location: Marlboro
       
 
nat_moon_phase.png 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Kids! Lunar Rovers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Grades 2 -5

Lunar Rovers presented by Debbie Hadley from WILD Jersey. 

Build a lunar roving powered vehicle powered by a balloon and race it against rovers.

Registration begins May 25.

    Location: Holmdel
    Registration will begin on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
rec_playing_cards.png 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm ) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: Fighting With My Family (2019) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

This biographical dramedy tells the story of English WWE champion Raya Knight.  Having grown up in a professional wrestling family, she uproots herself from small-town England as a teenager to pursue WWE glory in Los Angeles.  Directed by Stephen Merchant. Starring Florence Pugh, Dwayne Johnson, Lena Heady, Nick Frost and Jack Lowden. 

Biography/Comedy/Drama - 1 hour and 50 minutes

©Universal Pictures

 
    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Holmdel Library Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   
Join us for an evening of collaborative discussion with a Book of The Month! Books available at Circulation Desk, at no charge, with your library card. 
 
This month, the facilitator  will lead us in a talk about Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Diaz
 
    Location: Holmdel
 
lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Next Chapter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Make friends, talk about books, and read and learn in a relaxed community setting.  The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) offers an opportunity for adults and teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to participate in a weekly book club.  The group meets Mondays at 7:00 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
objects_liberty.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM A Life of My Own: Meeting Eleanor Roosevelt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

In Honor of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Join us for a live theater event, A Life of My Own: Meeting Eleanor Roosevelt. This one-woman play, by author Stephen LaRocque, stars television, stage and film actress Linda Kenyon.  

Mrs. Roosevelt became an inspiration to people of good will all around the world. Her life and work has made our country and our world a better place to live. This play illuminates some steps along her journey.

In period costume, Ms. Kenyon embodies Mrs. Roosevelt's voice, warmth and engaging personal touches. 

On June 6, 1944, thousands of soldiers from all over the world arrived in Normandy to defeat Nazism and re-establish freedom. The Monmouth County Library will be commemorating this histroic day with a series of events, culminating on June 6, 2019, D-Day's 75th Anniversary.

Admission is free. 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.

    Location: Headquarters
 
objects_liberty.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM A Life of My Own: Meeting Eleanor Roosevelt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

In Honor of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Join us for a live theater event, A Life of My Own: Meeting Eleanor Roosevelt. This one-woman play, by author Stephen LaRocque, stars television, stage and film actress Linda Kenyon.  

Mrs. Roosevelt became an inspiration to people of good will all around the world. Her life and work has made our country and our world a better place to live. This play illuminates some steps along her journey.

In period costume, Ms. Kenyon embodies Mrs. Roosevelt's voice, warmth and engaging personal touches. 

On June 6, 1944, thousands of soldiers from all over the world arrived in Normandy to defeat Nazism and re-establish freedom. The Monmouth County Library will be commemorating this histroic day with a series of events, culminating on June 6, 2019, D-Day's 75th Anniversary.

Admission is free. 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.

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday June 4, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 6:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Primary Election Voting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Primary Election will be held in following meeting rooms: 

Districts 17 votes in  Room 4

District 26 votes in Room 5

District 06 vote in Room 1

District 14 Votes in Room 1

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

Come learn to play bridge!

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

Taught by Pat Guadagno. Class meets every Tuesday.

No registration required.

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

Do you know someone with a change in vision?

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

-Explore computers equipped with magnification and speech.

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.

Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. One of her relatives was shot. Another was poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more Osage were dying under mysterious circumstances, and many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. 

As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case, and the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including a Native American agent who infiltrated the region, and together with the Osage began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

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

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

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

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Summer International Film Festival: Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Prolific Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda's latest film is a nuanced, heartbreaking look at a family of misfits living on the margins of contemporary Tokyo.  Making a life for themselves by shoplifting from local grocery stores and foraging food where they can, the family find their impoverished but tranquil life threatened when they take a young girl under their wing, and her abusive parents fight back for custody.  An impassioned plea for those struggling to stay afloat, this is a must-see from one of international cinema's greatest filmmakers.  Shoplifters was nominated for the 2018 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.  In Japanese with English subtitles.  Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda. Starring Lily Franky, Sakura Ando, and Kirin Kiki.

Crime/Drama – 2 hours and 1 minute

(c)Magnolia

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Movie: Saving Private Ryan (1998)(NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

In Honor of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

A U.S. Army captain leads a mission to rescue a GI trapped behind enemy lines in France on D-Day, after all three of the soldier's brothers are killed in action. As the search commences, the close-knit squad sets out through areas still thick with Nazis. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Matt Damon, Edward Burns and Barry Pepper. 

Drama/History – 2 hours and 50 minutes

(c)Paramount Pictures

On June 6, 1944, thousands of soldiers from all over the world arrived in Normandy to defeat Nazism and re-establish freedom. The Monmouth County Library will be commemorating this histroic day with a series of events, culminating on June 6, 2019, D-Day's 75th Anniversary.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Movie: Saving Private Ryan (1998)(NR) (rm 2/3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

In Honor of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

A U.S. Army captain leads a mission to rescue a GI trapped behind enemy lines in France on D-Day, after all three of the soldier's brothers are killed in action. As the search commences, the close-knit squad sets out through areas still thick with Nazis. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Matt Damon, Edward Burns and Barry Pepper. 

Drama/History – 2 hours and 50 minutes

(c)Paramount Pictures

On June 6, 1944, thousands of soldiers from all over the world arrived in Normandy to defeat Nazism and re-establish freedom. The Monmouth County Library will be commemorating this histroic day with a series of events, culminating on June 6, 2019, D-Day's 75th Anniversary.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_open.png 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills by Jennifer Haupt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Book discussion of In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills by Jennifer Haupt.

 A sweeping family saga that spans from the turmoil of Atlanta during the Civil Rights Movement, through the struggle for reconciliation and forgiveness in post-genocide Rwanda. At the heart of this literary novel that crosses racial and cultural boundaries is the search for family on a personal and global level.

Copies of book available at Circulation Desk.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Summer International Film Festival: Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Prolific Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda's latest film is a nuanced, heartbreaking look at a family of misfits living on the margins of contemporary Tokyo.  Making a life for themselves by shoplifting from local grocery stores and foraging food where they can, the family find their impoverished but tranquil life threatened when they take a young girl under their wing, and her abusive parents fight back for custody.  An impassioned plea for those struggling to stay afloat, this is a must-see from one of international cinema's greatest filmmakers.  Shoplifters was nominated for the 2018 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.  In Japanese with English subtitles.  Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda. Starring Lily Franky, Sakura Ando, and Kirin Kiki.

Crime/Drama – 2 hours and 1 minute

(c)Magnolia

 

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

**Last class until end of September. Check back then for start-up date.**

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

    Location: Ocean Township
Wednesday June 5, 2019 Go To Top
people_meeting.png 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
Wednesday June 5, 2019 -  Wednesday June 26, 2019 Go To Top
lib_book_bookshelf.png 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Baby Bookworms Storytime, Shake Rattle and Read Toddler & Family Storytime! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 291-1956   
   

Monmouth County Library- Atlantic Highlands Branch 

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
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Wednesday June 5, 2019 Go To Top
med_toothbrush.png 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Special Morning Program: Wiggly, Jiggly Teeth! – Recommended for ages 5 and under Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! Special Morning Program:  Wiggly, Jiggly Teeth!

Recommended for ages 5 and under

Wednesday, June 5 at 10:00 and 10:45 am


Begin good dental hygiene habits early! Learning about bright smiles and healthy teeth

is fun with a story and puppet presentation by Denise, a Registered Dental Hygienist from Tender Smiles 4 Kids.
 

    Location: West Long Branch
       
 
people_meeting.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
nat_waves.png 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Kids! Under the Sea Mermaid Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Read stories, make crafts, sing songs and join us for a parade with our mermaid friend! Fish and chips will be served! (please alert us of any allergies)

Space is limited. Registration is required beginning Wednesday, May 22.

    Location: Marlboro
       
 
lib_book_open.png 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wednesday Morning Book Chat Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-7406   
   

Miss Burma by Charmaine Craig

A beautiful and poignant story of one family during the most violent and turbulent years of world history. Miss Burma is a powerful novel of love and war, colonialism and ethnicity, and the ties of blood. Based on the story of the author's mother and grandparents, Miss Burma is a captivating portrait of how modern Burma came to be, and of the ordinary people swept up in the struggle for self-determination and freedom.

 

Limited number of books available at the circulation desk.

    Location: Marlboro
 
med_toothbrush.png 10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM Special Morning Program: Wiggly, Jiggly Teeth! – Recommended for ages 5 and under Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! Special Morning Program:  Wiggly, Jiggly Teeth!

Recommended for ages 5 and under

Wednesday, June 5 at 10:00 and 10:45 am


Begin good dental hygiene habits early! Learning about bright smiles and healthy teeth

is fun with a story and puppet presentation by Denise, a Registered Dental Hygienist from Tender Smiles 4 Kids.
 

    Location: West Long Branch
       
 
symbols_open.png 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM District 11 Mobile Office Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

New Jersey General Assembly Representatives from District 11 will have Constituent Services Professionals available for Mobile Office hours in the Library lobby.  Constituents requiring assistance with a variety of issues can talk to a Constituent Services Professional, who can assist you, coordinate with state agencies on your behalf, or direct you toward the proper resources. 

Residents of the 11th District requiring help may also call the office at (732) 695-3371.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movies: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

Bohemian Rhapsody is an enthralling celebration of Queen, their music, and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and convention to become one of history’s most beloved entertainers. Following Queen’s meteoric rise, their revolutionary sound and Freddie’s solo career, the film also chronicles the band’s reunion, and one of the greatest performances in rock history. Directed  by Bryan Singer. Starring Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton and Gwilym Lee.

Biography/Drama/Music – 2 hours and 14 minutes

(c)20th Century Fox

    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_lego_logo.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! LEGO® Party! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:    732-431-5656   

Listen to a LEGO® story and then construct your own creation to match the ones in the books. Can you build it better?

All ages welcome!

Registration requested.

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
objects_baby_footprints.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Krazy Kool Kinetic Sand Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! Krazy Kool Kinetic Sand

  Recommended for ages 5 and up
Wednesday, June 5 at 4:00 pm


Mold, shape, and make your own kinetic sand creations. 

Equipment will be provided to help you make anything you can think of!

    Location: West Long Branch
       
 
nat_sun.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Color the Sun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 531-5092   
   

Design a stained “glass” suncatcher and change the sun’s rays to any colors you’d like!

Ages 4 and up. Registration is required.

 

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

June 5 - Fishy Astronauts - Craft. Make your own paper fish bowl and pretend the fish are on the Internationa Space Station. You can make them smile or float upside down.

June 12 - Get Your Gummy Greenhouse Gases! - Craft. Build a model of gas molecules using tasty gumdrops.

June 19 - Constellation Jar - Craft. Use black construction paper and a pencil to punch out constellations and glue to a jar.

June 26 - Galaxy Slime and LEGO Playtime. Add glitter to slime for a starry slime playtime.

    Location: Howell
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objects_crown.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Once Upon an Enchanted Time: Fairy Tales in Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Fairy tales pervade our personal lives and popular culture and are deeply embedded in our collective unconscious.  Artistic rescriptings abound in art, music, literature and theater, but film is a particularly engaging medium for the wonder of fairy tales.  As early as the 1890s, fairy tales were adapted for films, but a revolution occurred in 1937 when Walt Disney produced the first animated feature fairy-tale film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. In the decades that followed, writers, artists and directors continued to experiment with the genre.  This talk will take guests on a cinematic journey from Disney to Hitchcock to contemporary reinventions, from the familiar to the fantastically strange, and through space and time, as we investigate the immense power of the great fairy tale tradition. 

Dr. Gina M. Miele, a professor of Italian at Montclair State University, received her Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from Harvard University.  A scholar of Italian literature and folk and fairy tales, she has published in Italica, Marvels and Tales, Fabula, Marvelous Transformations: An Anthology of Tales and Contemporary Critical Perspectives, The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales, Teaching Fairy Tales and The Paterson Literary Review. She co-authored the activities manual of the textbook Parliamo Italiano! and is currently at work on an annotated translation of Luigi Capuana’s fairy tale collections.

This event is intended for adult audiences. 

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English. 

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday June 6, 2019 -  Thursday June 27, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png Kids! StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

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

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

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

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

 
Baby & Toddler Storytimes for Ages newborn to 3 years (With Parent/Caregiver) 
Thursdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27 from 10:30 - 11:00 am 
 
Family Storytimes – All ages welcome  (With Parent/Caregiver)
Thursdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27  from 2:15 - 2:45 pm
    Location: Allentown
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rec_playing_cards.png 9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:00 am sessions for absolute beginners, experienced beginners at 9:30, and more advanced players start at 10:30. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: King of Thieves (2018) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Based on the true story of a band of misfit, retired criminals who plan a major bank heist in the London jewelry district.  Unfortunately greed rears its ugly head and the result is not quite what the men had planned upon.  Directed byJames Marsh. Starring Michael Caine, Michael Gambon and Charlie Cox.

Crime/Drama  -  1 hour and 48 minutes

(c) Lions Gate Films, Inc.

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

A paralyzed billionaire forms an unlikely friendship with his ex-convict caretaker. Directed by Neil Burger. Starring Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, and Nicole Kidman. 

Comedy/Drama- 2 hours and 6 minutes

(c)STX Entertainment

    Location: Marlboro
 
people_meeting.png 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-728-1331   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Classic Movie: Notorious (1946)(NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A playgirl joins forces with an FBI agent to uncover Nazis in Rio.  Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.  Starring Cary Grant, Ingrid Berman and Claude Rains.  

Drama/Thriller - 1 hour and 46 minutes

(c)Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Movie: The Mule (2018)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

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

Crime/Drama/Thriller – 1 hour and 56 minutes

(c) Warner Bros.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_dog_reading.png 3:15 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Reading Kick Off Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Kick off Summer Vacation Reading with the Sciencetellers and their program— Escape From Earth!

Preschool program is canceled— join us for the party!

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
med_toothbrush.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! The Dentist Visits: Tender Smiles 4 Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn all about how to keep your teeth healthy through an engaging presentation by a Dental Hygienist!

    Location: Allentown
       
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nat_earth.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Kick off Family Craft: Marbled Planets Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Make a space themed craft with shaving cream and paint!

No registration needed for Grades PreK-5.

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

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

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_knitting.png 6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
flags_usa.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM D-Day 6 June 1944 - The Longest Walk Remembering WWII: America at War, 1944 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

In Honor of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

D-Day, June 6, 1944 - The Longest Walk Remembering WWII: America at War, 1944  Presented by Paul Zigo

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.

On June 6, 1944, thousands of soldiers from all over the world arrived in Normandy to defeat Nazism and re-establish freedom. The Monmouth County Library will be commemorating this historic day with a series of events, culminating on June 6, 2019, D-Day's 75th Anniversary.

Admission is free.

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
flags_usa.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM D-Day 6 June 1944 - The Longest Walk Remembering WWII: America at War, 1944 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

In Honor of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

D-Day, June 6, 1944 - The Longest Walk Remembering WWII: America at War, 1944  Presented by Paul Zigo

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.

On June 6, 1944, thousands of soldiers from all over the world arrived in Normandy to defeat Nazism and re-establish freedom. The Monmouth County Library will be commemorating this historic day with a series of events, culminating on June 6, 2019, D-Day's 75th Anniversary.

Admission is free.

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.

Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. One of her relatives was shot. Another was poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more Osage were dying under mysterious circumstances, and many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. 

As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case, and the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including a Native American agent who infiltrated the region, and together with the Osage began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_projector.png 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Classic Movie: Notorious (1946)(NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A playgirl joins forces with an FBI agent to uncover Nazis in Rio. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Starring Cary Grant, Ingrid Berman and Claude Rains.  

Drama/Thriller - 1 hour and 46 minutes

(c)Walt Disney Pictures

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   
 
nat_sun_trees_water.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM First Friday for Seniors: Meet the Monmouth County Parks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

The Monmouth County Park System, created in 1960, now includes 43 parks, golf courses, historic sites, and conservation properties on more than 17,000 acres of preserved open space.  There are 141 miles of trails and more than 100 different recreational facilitites, from pools and playgrounds to campsites and activity centers. The Park System offers more than 6,000 programs, classes and special events each year, and many beautiful sites are available for rentals, picnics and weddings.  Open every day of the year, the parks in Monmouth County hosted more than 6.4 million visits in 2018. 

Join us as Andrew Spears, Assistant Director of the Monmouth County Park System, presents some of the treasures you have yet to discover, right in your own backyard.   

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for providing refreshments.  

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

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

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets all but the fourth Friday of the month.

    Location: Howell
Saturday June 8, 2019 -  Saturday June 22, 2019 Go To Top
lib_book_sale.png 9:00 AM Wall Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Your opportunity to get great deals on used books, audios, DVD's, music, and more.

($1.00 bag begins Monday, June 17 through Saturday, June 22, 2019)

    Location: Wall Township
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Saturday June 8, 2019 Go To Top
lib_writing_book.png 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Monmouth Writer's Critique Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_open.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Goat in the Attic: Author Talk with Sophie Stach Virgilio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

In Honor of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Join author Sophie Stach Virgilio, as she takes you through her highly personal, first-hand account of her experience as a young girl in Poland during Hitler's occupation. Goat in the Attic and Other Stories: A Young Girl's Memories of Hitler's Occupation of Poland recalls, through the eyes of a young girl, living with spontaneous Gestapo farm inspections, creating joy during Christmas pageant performances while Nazis stood watch, and setting out to find the American Dream. Books will be available for purchase at the event. 

Sponsored by the Ocean Township Library.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_book_open.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Goat in the Attic: Author Talk with Sophie Stach Virgilio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

In Honor of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Join author Sophie Stach Virgilio, as she takes you through her highly personal, first-hand account of her experience as a young girl in Poland during Hitler's occupation. "Goat in the Attic and Other Stories: A Young Girl's Memories of Hitler's Occupation of Poland" recalls, through the eyes of a young girl, living with spontaneous Gestapo farm inspections, creating joy during Christmas pageant performances while Nazis stood watch, and setting out to find the American Dream. Books will be available for purchase at the event. 

Sponsored by the Ocean Township Library.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
nat_waves.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Declutter in the Summer? Yes, You Can! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

It seems hard to believe that decluttering can fit into a summer of fun.  Organizational humorist Jamie Novak says it can be done!  She'll offer tips and secrets on how to reduce clutter a little at a time so the job doesn't become overwhelming during the warm and wonderful summer months ahead. Come laugh and learn how to clear piles of paperwork, sort photographs, and reclaim your space this summer.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_country_music.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM The Swampgrass Jug Band: Puts You in the Show! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

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.

Our music lends itself to participation, and FUN, so we 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, we demonstrate how to play kazoos, jugs and washboards to any willing volunteers who then get to perform along side the band.

 
    Location: Hazlet
 
objects_paper_plane.png 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Origami for Experienced Paperfolders Remind Me about this Event   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 - 4:00 pm.

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday June 9, 2019 Go To Top
ent_piano.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Classical Music: Three at the Keys Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431-7220 x7222   
   

Three at the Keys

Steven Russell, Evan Courtney, and Anna Gugliotta perform music for solo at piano, duo at piano and trio at piano. Songs performed will be by Mozart, Beethoven, Sousa, Amy Beach, Schubert, and others. 

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_paint_palette.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Art Reception and Technical Talk: Marie Maber Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Meet the artist Marie Maber at this reception, and enjoy a talk by the artist on the techniques used in creating her work.  This show is titled Selected Paintings, Pottery and Sculpture 2005-2019; Art throughout the Years from a Child of the Sixties.

Several pieces in this show have been made using mixed media. Although some of the artworks are painted traditionally in either oil or acrylic paints, some of the more recent pieces have been made using Mixed Media. These techniques include spray painting, block printing, stencil printing, relief printing, dimensional paint, polymer clay, and collage.  Three-dimensional works in the show were made using traditional ceramic technology. The 3D work will be on display in the library lobby exhibit cases.

Following the reception, the artist will provide a Technical Talk at 3:30 pm, which will include explanations of the various media used in the creation of this exhibition. 

Marie Maber has been involved with the visual arts her entire life. She's a painter, sculptor, and writer, with over 100 of her art-related articles in print in newspapers and magazines. Ms. Maber is a Professor of the Fine Arts at Brookdale Community College, in Lincroft, NJ, where she has been since 1993. 

Marie's 6-year BFA degree was awarded by the University of Pennsylvania in conjunction with the 4-year Certificate Program completion at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. She earned her Master's degree from Temple University in Art History. Her work has been shown at the Monmouth Museum, The Art Alliance of Monmouth County, and Brookdale Community College. In 2017, she won the Jane Townsend award and has a Cresson Award Honorable Mention from PAFA. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Monday June 10, 2019 Go To Top
holiday_balloons.png 10:35 AM  -  11:05 AM Kids! Father's Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to a themed story and make a craft for someone special!

No registration needed, for ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver.

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

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. 

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

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

 

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

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

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

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

Ages 3 - 5 years

Registration begins May 25.

    Location: Holmdel
    Registration will begin on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
rec_paint_palette.png 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Kids! Homemade Puffy Paint Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Public Library   732-946-4118   
   

Ages 3 - 5 years

Registration begins May 25.

    Location: Holmdel
    Registration will begin on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM World War I Film, Lecture and Discussion Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

World War I Film, Lecture and Discussion Series

Today's film: They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)(R) - On the centenary of the First World War, Academy Award® winner Peter Jackson presents an extraordinary new work showing the Great War as you've never seen it. Using state of the art technology to restore original archival footage that's more than 100 years old, Jackson brings to life the people who can best tell this story: the men who were there.

(c)Warner Bros., 1 hour, 39 mins.       

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_stage.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Summer Reading Kick Off Event! Magic Show: Blast Off Into Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Professional Magician Brian Richards performs the Blast Off Into Reading Magic Show to Kick Off Summer Reading 2019 Space theme! This family friendly show will have everyone amazed and laughing along as Richards gives a performance that is out of this world!

Registration Required!

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
nat_earth.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Space in a Jar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Use your imagination and think what you would see in space...

No registration needed for Grades K-5

    Location: Marlboro
 
nat_double_helix.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Tweens! Incredible Edible DNA Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Design DNA using marshmallows, gummy bears, and toothpicks to address challenges in space exploration.

    Location: Howell
 
anim_turtle.png 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Kids! ZOO Jersey- LIVE Animals Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Public Library   732-946-4118   
   

Summer Reading Club Kick-off Celebration!

Zoo Jersey will present an exciting LIVE animal show, fun for the entire family!

Registration is not necessary.

 

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_chess_knight.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Chess Club for Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact: 732-938-2300

Boys and Girls from K-5th grade come learn chess and practice your game!  All levels welcome.  Boards provided or bring your own. Chutes and Ladders will be available for younger kids. 

Parents are responsible for their children, and must remain in the Library during Chess Club.  

Hosted by Cub Scout Pack 258.  

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Next Chapter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Make friends, talk about books, and read and learn in a relaxed community setting.  The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) offers an opportunity for adults and teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to participate in a weekly book club.  The group meets Mondays at 7:00 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

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

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

 

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
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Tuesday June 11, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Learn to play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Come learn to play bridge!

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

Taught by Pat Guadagno. Class meets every Tuesday.

No registration required.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Do you know someone with a change in vision?

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

-Explore computers equipped with magnification and speech.

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM New Release Movie: Isn't It Romantic (2019)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

After a woman is knocked unconscious in a mugging, she wakes to find herself stuck in a romantic comedy, despite hating the genre and being distrusting of romance. Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson. Starring Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Adam Devine and Priyanka Chopra.

Comedy/Fantasy/Romance – 1 hour and 28 minutes

©Warner Bros.

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

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

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

A paralyzed billionaire forms an unlikely friendship with his ex-convict caretaker. Directed by Neil Burger. Starring Kevin Hart, Nicole Kidman, Bryan Cranston, Julianna Margulies and Golshifteh Farahani.

Comedy/Drama - 2 hours and 6 minutes

© STX Entertainment

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: Greta (2018)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

A cheerful teenager finds herself in the clutches of a deranged and dangerous French widow. She befriends the latter after returning her handbag, but eventually discovers that her maternal charms are a front for sinister machinations. Directed by Neil Jordan. Starring Isabelle Huppert, Chloe Grace Moretz and Maika Monroe.

Drama/Mystery/Thriller – 1 hour and 38 minutes

(c)Focus Features

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Summer International Film Festival: Capernaum (2018)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Scraping by on the chaotic streets of Beirut, 12-year-old Zain (Zain al Rafeea) is one of many children born into an unceratin future in the city's slum.  Living a deeply troubled home life and branded the sole caretaker of an abandoned toddler, Zain makes the desperate move of suing his negligent parents for giving him life and trapping him in a hostile world.  Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Capernaum is a stirring slice of social-realist protest cinema, driven equally by righteous anger and enduring empathy.  In Arabic with English subtitles.  Directed by Nadine Labaki. Starring Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw and Boluwatife Treasure Bankole. 

Drama – 2 hours and 6 minutes

(c)Sony Pictures Classic

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM New Release Movie: Isn't It Romantic (2019)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

After a woman is knocked unconscious in a mugging, she wakes to find herself stuck in a romantic comedy, despite hating the genre and being distrusting of romance. Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson. Starring Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Adam Devine and Priyanka Chopra.

Comedy/Fantasy/Romance – 1 hour and 28 minutes

©Warner Bros.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Summer International Film Festival: Capernaum (2018)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Scraping by on the chaotic streets of Beirut, 12-year-old Zain (Zain al Rafeea) is one of many children born into an unceratin future in the city's slum.  Living a deeply troubled home life and branded the sole caretaker of an abandoned toddler, Zain makes the desperate move of suing his negligent parents for giving him life and trapping him in a hostile world.  Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Capernaum is a stirring slice of social-realist protest cinema, driven equally by righteous anger and enduring empathy.  In Arabic with English subtitles.  Directed by Nadine Labaki. Starring Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw and Boluwatife Treasure Bankole. 

Drama – 2 hours and 6 minutes

(c)Sony Pictures Classic

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 9 spaces available.
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lib_writing_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
flags_pirate.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Pirate Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Argh! Walk the plank to the library and listen to some seafaring adventures while learning to count and recalling your letters! Parrot and eyepatch optional.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
holiday_balloons.png 10:35 AM  -  11:05 AM Kids! Father's Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to a themed story and make a craft for someone special!

No registration needed, for ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver.

    Location: Marlboro
 
lib_writing_book.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Free! Jersey Job Club Workshop: Top Notch Resumes II Advanced Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: Stan & Ollie (2018) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

One of the world's great comedy teams set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future. As the charm and beauty of their performances shine through, they re-connect with their adoring fans. The tour becomes a hit, but Stan and Ollie can't quite shake the specter of Laurel and Hardy's past. Directed by Jon S. Baird. Starring Syeve Coogan, John C. Reilly and Shirley Henderson.

Biography/Comedy/Drama – 1 hour and 38 minutes

©Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Hazlet
 
people_group.png 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Friends of Howell Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

The Friends of the Howell Library meet the second Wednesday of every month that the library is open. 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
 
med_toothbrush.png 4:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! The Dentist Visits: Tender Smiles 4 Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn all about how to keep your teeth healthy through an engaging presentation by a Dental Hygienist!

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
nat_plant_pot.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! DIY Gift: Decorate a Terracotta Pot for Father’s Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! DIY Gift:  Decorate a Terracotta Pot for Father’s Day

Recommended for grades 3 - 5
Wednesday, June 12 at 4:00 pm


Plant and decorate your own flower pot for Dad’s special day.  Hosted by the Oceanport Garden Club. 

All supplies included.  Space is limited to 10 participants.

    Location: West Long Branch
       
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objects_astronaut_helmet.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

June 5 - Fishy Astronauts - Craft. Make your own paper fish bowl and pretend the fish are on the Internationa Space Station. You can make them smile or float upside down.

June 12 - Get Your Gummy Greenhouse Gases! - Craft. Build a model of gas molecules using tasty gumdrops.

June 19 - Constellation Jar - Craft. Use black construction paper and a pencil to punch out constellations and glue to a jar.

June 26 - Galaxy Slime and LEGO Playtime. Add glitter to slime for a starry slime playtime.

    Location: Howell
 
holiday_confetti.png 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Space: First Mime on the Moon! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 531-5092   
   

Using comedy, mime artistry, and interactive space stories, Robert Rivest will have you training like an astronaut, walking on the moon, and ready to explore A Universe of Stories this summer!

Fun for the whole family - All ages welcome!

Children 5 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult

Free admission by ticket only, available at Ocean Township Library.

 

 

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

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

Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
flags_usa.png 7:00 PM D-Day, 6 June 1944: Why Did it Succeed? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

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

Operation Overlord, the amphibious invasion of north west France on June 6, 1944, the largest seaborne assault ever conducted, was carefully planned over a six month period as a combined, joint service operation.  The operation nearly failed. This presentation by Paul Zigo will review the details of this crucial invasion and how it was carried out. It will also relate the reasons for the near failure and how the allied invasion forced turned failure into success.

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: Holmdel
 
rec_paint_palette.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Make It -- Take It! Create Your Own Fabric Wall Hanging Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

In this workshop, several techniques will be shared by this month's featured exhibit artist, Marie Maber, including the use of stencils, relief prints, and painted collage. After a 15-minute introduction to various techniques, participants will be given the chance to explore several of these techniques in an hour-long session. 

Seating is limited; registration required. Ages 8 -108 are welcome to register. 

All supplies will be provided and participants will take home their wall hanging. 

Marie Maber has been involved with the visual arts her entire life. She's a painter, sculptor, and writer, with over 100 of her art-related articles in print in newspapers and magazines. Ms. Maber is a Professor of the Fine Arts at Brookdale Community College, in Lincroft, NJ, where she has been since 1993.

Marie's 6-year BFA degree was awarded by the University of Pennsylvania in conjunction with the 4-year Certificate Program completion at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. She earned her Master's degree from Temple University in Art History. Her work has been shown at the Monmouth Museum, The Art Alliance of Monmouth County, and Brookdale Community College. In 2017, she won the Jane Townsend award and has a Cresson Award Honorable Mention from PAFA.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
lib_reading.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English. 

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday June 13, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:00 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
 
elect_smartphone.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM iPhone Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Cold Pursuit (2019) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

A dedicated family man hunts down the dangerous drug cartel that murdered his son, in this film about retribution, familial love and duty. Directed by Hans Petter Moland and Catherine Hardwicke. Starring Liam Neeson, Emmy Rossum, Laura Dern, Tom Bateman and Domenick Lombardozzi. 

Crime/Drama - 1 hour and 59 minutes

(c) Summit Entertainment

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Fighting With My Family (2019)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

This biographical dramedy tells the story of English WWE champion Raya Knight. Having grown up in a professional wrestling family, she uproots herself from small-town England as a teenager to pursue WWE glory in Los Angeles. Directed by Stephen Merchant. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Lena Headey, and Vince Vaughn.

Biography/Comedy/Drama - 1 hour and 48 minutes

(c)Universal Pictures

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_yoga.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Calm & Go Yoga with Sharon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Yoga creates a sense of peace as we move our bodies into a beautiful slow flow sequence leading to a meditation. Join us as Sharon Calder, a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance, teaches you the ability to gain the union between movement and breath. You will feel inspired and energized, along with a sense of calmness and peace. 

Please bring a yoga mat, water bottle and small towel. 

Registration is required as each session can only hold 10 participants. Please call the library at 732-431-5656, stop in to reserve your slot or register below. If you cannot make the session we ask that you call the library to cancel so we may fill your spot with someone on the waitlist. 

 

  

    Location: Colts Neck
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Classic Movie: Angel on My Shoulder (1946)(NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A gangster released from prison makes a deal with the Devil.  Directed by Archie Mayo.  Starring Paul Muni, Anne Baxter, Claude Rains, and Hardie Albright. 

Adventure/Comedy/Fantasy- 1 hour and 41 minutes

(c)United Artists

    Location: Eastern Branch
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ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:25 PM Movie: The Upside (2018)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   
A paralyzed billionaire forms an unlikely friendship with his ex-convict caretaker. Directed by Neil Burger. Starring Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston and Nicole Kidman.

Comedy/Drama -- 2 hour and 6 minutes

(c) STX Entertainment

    Location: Ocean Township
 
objects_treasure_map.png 3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! Pirate Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Argh! Walk the plank to the library and listen to some seafaring adventures while learning to count and recalling your letters! Parrot and eyepatch optional.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
objects_treasure_chest.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Preschool Pirate Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Argh! Walk the plank to the library and listen to some seafaring adventures while learning to count and recalling your letters! Parrot and eyepatch optional.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
ent_stage.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Summer Reading Kick Off Event! Magic Show: Blast Off Into Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Professional Magician Brian Richards performs the Blast Off Into Reading Magic Show! 

    Location: Allentown
       
 
nat_planet.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Make a Constellation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Use mini marshmallows and toothpicks to construct a unique constellation!

No registration needed for Grades K-5

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

All Ages

Come in and join the fun as you listen to a story or two and free build with LEGO® bricks.

No registration needed.

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

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_paw.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Know the Bear Facts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Did you know that black bears are found throughout New Jersey?

This program, presented by the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife, offers information about co-existing with black bears in NJ and will cover the natural history and biology of bears in our state. It will also include practical information, such as the steps to follow to ensure that bears do not become nuisance animals in the neighborhood.

Space is limited. Registration is required.

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

    Location: Allentown
        There are 22 spaces available.
 
flags_usa.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM History in Monmouth: Major General Charles Lee - Hero or Traitor? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

History in Monmouth: Major General Charles Lee - Hero or Traitor?

The most controversial leader on either side at the Battle of Monmouth was American Major General Charles Lee. As commander of the American advanced forces during the first half of the fight, he is accused, by some historians, of almost losing the battle. Other authors claim that he saved the day not once, but twice. Dr. David Martin will discuss and assess General Lee’s critical influence on the battle, with particular attention to Lee’s own statements at his court-martial proceedings.

Dr. David Martin, the President of the Friends of Monmouth Battlefield and an award-winning author, teacher and lecturer, will offer new analyses of important individuals who helped shape Monmouth County.

Join the Friends of Monmouth Battlefield during their Annual Reenactment of the Battle of Monmouth.  The dates of the 241st Anniversary of this Battle are June 22 and 23, 2019.

Free admission

Find event listings on their website: https://www.friendsofmonmouth.org/reenactment.html

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Classic Movie: Angel on My Shoulder (1946)(NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A gangster released from prison makes a deal with the Devil.  Directed by Archie Mayo.  Starring Paul Muni, Anne Baxter, Claude Rains, and Hardie Albright. 

Adventure/Comedy/Fantasy- 1 hour and 41 minutes

(c)United Artists

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday June 14, 2019 Go To Top
lib_writing_book.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Jersey Job Club: Top Notch Resumes I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The use of branding, marketing yourself, and the importance of having a competent resume is discussed. Participants will see the advantages and disadvantages of different resume formats, and review the basic elements of an effective resume and cover letter. 

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

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

 

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

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

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets all but the fourth Friday of the month.

    Location: Howell
Saturday June 15, 2019 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_rainbow.png 2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM An Afternoon of Song with New Jersey Gay Men's Chorus Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
An Afternoon of Song Performed by New Jersey Gay Men's Chorus
 
In celebration of Pride Month, NJ Gay Men's Chorus will perform a selection of well-known tunes, classic favorites, and a number of pieces that celebrate LGBT equality.
 
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 Admission
 
    Location: Headquarters
Sunday June 16, 2019 Go To Top
nat_flower.png Summer Hours at HQ and Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

On  Sundays during the Summer, Headquarters in Manalapan and Eastern Branch in Shrewsbury will be closed!  

Access to your  library is always available to you wherever you spend your summer  - at the lake, at the beach, traveling or stay-cationing! Just Tap our App, or Visit our Website www.MonmouthCountyLib.org

    Location: All Branches
Monday June 17, 2019 Go To Top
rec_mahjong.png 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7220   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. 

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

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

 

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

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

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

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

A paralyzed billionaire forms an unlikely friendship with his ex-convict caretaker.  Directed by Neil Burger.  Starring Kevin Hart, Nicole Kidman, Bryan Cranston, Julianna Margulies and Golshifteh Farahani.  

Comedy/Drama - 2 hours and 6 minutes

©STX Entertainment

 
    Location: Eastern Branch
 
nat_moon_stars.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Galaxy Slime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Public Library   732-946-4118   
   

Grades K - 3

Learn fascinating facts about the Milky Way and create a mini-galaxy with sparkling slime!

Registration begins June 3.

 

    Location: Holmdel
    Registration will begin on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
objects_pencil.png 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Memoir & Fiction Writing Group Remind Me about this Event   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 at 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 ) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_star_wars.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Kids! Kick off Summer Reading with Star Wars and the 501st Legion! – All ages welcome! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! Kick off Summer Reading with Star Wars and the 501st Legion! – All ages welcome!
Monday, June 17 at 6:30 pm

Do you love Star Wars?

The 501st Legion will visit to help kick off A Universe of Stories summer reading program for readers of all ages! 

Sign up for a reading club and enjoy the fun

with costumed characters, photo ops, activities, and Star War books to check out.  

 

    Location: West Long Branch
       
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ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: The Upside (2018) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

A paralyzed billionaire forms an unlikely friendship with his ex-convict caretaker.  Directed by Neil Burger.  Starring Kevin Hart, Nicole Kidman, Bryan Cranston, Julianna Margulies and Golshifteh Farahani.  

Comedy/Drama - 2 hours and 6 minutes

©STX Entertainment

 
    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Next Chapter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Make friends, talk about books, and read and learn in a relaxed community setting.  The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) offers an opportunity for adults and teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to participate in a weekly book club.  The group meets Mondays at 7:00 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

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

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

 

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday June 18, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Learn to play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Come learn to play bridge!

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

Taught by Pat Guadagno. Class meets every Tuesday.

No registration required.

    Location: Marlboro
 
lib_book_open.png 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: Ecstasy by Mary Sharratt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Gustav Klimt gave Alma her first kiss. Gustav Mahler fell in love with her at first sight; Bauhaus Founder Walter Gropius abandoned all reason to pursue her. Poet and novelist Franz Werfel described her as "one of the very few magical women that exist." But who was this woman who brought these most eminent of men to their knees?

 

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

Do you know someone with a change in vision?

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

-Explore computers equipped with magnification and speech.

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
food_meal.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales -An Adult Short Story Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Join us to discuss selections taken from Stories from the Kitchen (edited by Diana Secker Tesdell) which is a one-of-a-kind anthonlogy of classic tales showcasing the culinary arts from across the centuries and around the world.

These richly varied selections offer tastes as decadent as caviar and as humble as cherry pie.

"From The Flounder" by Günter Grass (1977)

Call ahead for a copy of the story which can be obtained at the Programming office in the library Headquarters Manalapan.

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

Library Commission meetings are the second Tuesday of the month.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Idealistic couple Ellie and Pete find themselves overwhelmed when they open up their home to foster teenager Lizzy and her two younger siblings, Juan and Lita.  With the help of fellow foster parents and agency workers, they learn to navigate the joys and pitfalls of parenting to become a modern family. Directed by Sean Anders. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Isabela Moner, Rose Byrne, Eve Harlow and Tig Notaro.

Comedy/Drama- 1 hour and 58 minutes

© Paramount Pictures

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Summer International Film Festival: The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Following a suspension, police officer Asger Holm is re-assigned as an emergency dispatcher.  During one seemingly typical night, he receives an unusually distressing call and slowly realizes that the woman on the other end of the line has been kidnapped.  Confined to his desk with the phone as his only tool, Asger enters a race against time to save the endangered woman.  But he soon realizes that he is dealing with a crime that is far bigger than he first thought.  The Guilty was Denmark's submission for the 2018 Academy Award for the Best Foreign Language Film.  In Danish with English subtitles.  Directed by Gustav Moller. Starring Jakob Cedergren, Jessica Dinnage and Omar Shargawi.

Crime/Thriller/Drama – 1 hour and 28 minutes

(c)Magnolia Pictures

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: The Upside (2018)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   
A paralyzed billionaire forms an unlikely friendship with his ex-convict caretaker. Directed by Neil Burger. Starring Kevin Hart, Nicole Kidman, Bryan Cranston, Julianna Margulies and Golshifteh Farahani.

Comedy/Drama - 2 hours and 6 minutes

© STX Entertainment

    Location: Headquarters
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ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Wet As the Atlantic Ocean- Prohibition Film Series: The Untouchables (1987) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5089   
   

A Year Long Film Series Depicting America's Era of Prohibition

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

Watch Federal Agent Eliot Ness set out to stop Al Capone, Chicago Outfit co-founder and boss, by assembling and leading a small hand-picked team to take him down.

Starring:  Sean Connery, Robert De Niro, and Kevin Costner

Crime/Drama/Thriller–119 minutes  (C) Paramount Pictures.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_projector.png 6:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Wet As the Atlantic Ocean- Prohibition Film Series: The Untouchables (1987) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5089   
   

A Year Long Film Series Depicting America's Era of Prohibition

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

Watch Federal Agent Eliot Ness set out to stop Al Capone, Chicago Outfit co-founder and boss, by assembling and leading a small hand-picked team to take him down.

Starring:  Sean Connery, Robert De Niro, and Kevin Costner

Crime/Drama/Thriller–119 minutes  (C) Paramount Pictures.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Summer International Film Festival: The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Following a suspension, police officer Asger Holm is re-assigned as an emergency dispatcher.  During one seemingly typical night, he receives an unusually distressing call and slowly realizes that the woman on the other end of the line has been kidnapped.  Confined to his desk with the phone as his only tool, Asger enters a race against time to save the endangered woman.  But he soon realizes that he is dealing with a crime that is far bigger than he first thought.  The Guilty was Denmark's submission for the 2018 Academy Award for the Best Foreign Language Film.  In Danish with English subtitles.  Directed by Gustav Moller. Starring Jakob Cedergren, Jessica Dinnage and Omar Shargawi.

Crime/Thriller/Drama – 1 hour and 28 minutes

(c)Magnolia Pictures

 

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_yoga.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM De-Stress Through Yoga, Breathing and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   
Learn to De-Stress through gentle yoga, breathing & meditation:

•Experience gentle yoga
•Learn about the tendencies of our mind
•Learn some simple yet powerful breathing-techniques
•Experience a guided meditation
•Learn about the 'Art of Living Happiness Program'

 No mats or equipment needed.

Space is limited; please call the library or register below. 

Led by Dhan Goboori, of the Art of Living Foundation

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 11 spaces available.
Wednesday June 19, 2019 Go To Top
people_meeting.png 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

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

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

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

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

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

The Overstory by Richard Powers

An Air Force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light. These and other strangers, each summoned in different ways by trees, are brought together in a last stand to save the continent’s few remaining acres of forest.

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_open.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: Ecstasy by Mary Sharratt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Gustav Klimt gave Alma her first kiss. Gustav Mahler fell in love with her at first sight; Bauhaus Founder Walter Gropius abandoned all reason to pursue her. Poet and novelist Franz Werfel described her as "one of the very few magical women that exist." But who was this woman who brought these most eminent of men to their knees?

 

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

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

    Location: Ocean Township
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ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Movie: Mary Queen Of Scots (2018)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   
Scottish Queen Mary Stuart becomes a political and romantic rival to her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I, ultimately challenging her claim to the throne. Directed by Josie Rourke. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Gemma Chan, David Tennant and Jack Lowden.

Biography/History/Drama – 2 hours and 4 minutes

(c) Focus Features

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Afternoon at the Movies: A Star Is Born (2018)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In this new take on the tragic love story, seasoned musician Jackson Maine, discovers—and falls in love with—struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer…until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons. Directed by Bradley Cooper. Starring Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper and Sam Elliott.

Drama/Music/Romance – 2 hours and 16 minutes

(c)Warner Bros. 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
lib_writing_book.png 3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Tweens! Learn to Draw Mandalas Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Join us as fellow local tweens, Talia Snedeker and Alison Dodge teach us how to draw mandalas!

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
anim_horse.png 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Live Mini Horses! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come learn how to properly pet and groom mini horses! Supervised cart rides will be offered! All children must be supervised for the duration of this program. Closed toe shoes are required.

Note: This program will take place outside of the library building

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
anim_alien.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Aliens Escape From Earth with the Sciencetellers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

ALIENS ESCAPE FROM EARTH! 

Ages 6 – 12 years old with parent/caregiver

Kick off Summer Reading with an OUT-of-this-WORLD Sciencetellers show!

Space is limited.  Free tickets required, available from June 11 – 19.

    Location: Wall Township
 
anim_paw.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Books and Barks! - Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! Books and Barks! -

Recommended for grades K and up
Wednesday, June 19 at 4:00 pm


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

Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves.

Read 5 books to one of our therapy dogs and earn a free book to keep!

 

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

Please choose ONE session. No registration needed.

Session 1 from 4:00 - 4:25 pm

Session 2 from 4:35 - 5:00 pm

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_moon_full.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Sparkling Moon Sand Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 531-5092   
   

Mix up a batch of dazzling, moldable moon sand!

Ages 4 and up. Registration is required.

 

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

June 5 - Fishy Astronauts - Craft. Make your own paper fish bowl and pretend the fish are on the Internationa Space Station. You can make them smile or float upside down.

June 12 - Get Your Gummy Greenhouse Gases! - Craft. Build a model of gas molecules using tasty gumdrops.

June 19 - Constellation Jar - Craft. Use black construction paper and a pencil to punch out constellations and glue to a jar.

June 26 - Galaxy Slime and LEGO Playtime. Add glitter to slime for a starry slime playtime.

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

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

Open and free for all to attend.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_document_camera.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Finding Your Voice: Photography Workshop by Bill Jones Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-264-7164   
   

Join professional Keansburg, New Jersey photographer Bill Jones for an in depth discussion on Finding Your Voice!

Explore various genres of the profession to develop the kind of photography that inspires you! Bill will also discuss using the camera and other materials to help you get the shot you desire!  Participants are invited to bring in samples of their work, and encouraged to ask questions. This workshop will help to open the doors of this exciting art form without apprehension or hesitation to capture the photographs you seek!  

 
    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_yoga.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Introduction to Reiki (Rm 2/3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Reiki is a Japanese technique believed to reduce stress and encourage relaxation, based on the premise that life force energy flows through us. When one's energy is high, one would be more capable of being happy and healthy.

Presenter Lourdes Lebron is a member of Reiki Healing Association and holds certifications in many of the healing arts, including meditation and attunements. 

Lourdes' goal is to help people heal their past, find peace in the present and gain hope for the future. Lourdes will speak on and then send Reiki. A short Q & A session will follow.

 

Admission is free. Registration is required.

Please register below or call (732) 431-7220 x7222

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 41 spaces available.
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lib_reading.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English. 

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday June 20, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:00 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
 
med_toothbrush.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Wiggly, Jiggle Teeth! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Begin good dental hygiene habits early! Learning about bright smiles and healthy teeth in a fun way with Registered Dental Hygienist Denise Franzese of Tender Smiles 4 Kids. All ages.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_hand.png 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: Sing, Unburied, Sing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction in 2017.  Set in the poor, rural South, Jojo and his sister Kayla live with their grandparents.  Their mother, Leonie, resorts to getting high while waiting for the children's white father to finish a prison sentence so they can be reunited. The plot spans only a few days, focusing on the road trip to the prison to pick him up. The past and present meld as ghosts reveal themselves  -- and the truths of the past.

Copies of this title for book discussion use are available at the Howell 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   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431-7220 x7222   
   

The Overstory by Richard Powers

An Air Force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light. These and other strangers, each summoned in different ways by trees, are brought together in a last stand to save the continent’s few remaining acres of forest.

 

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

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

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

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
symbols_handshake.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Woodrow Wilson and the Treaty of Versailles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

2019 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Treaty of Versailles, an important treaty that helped end World War I.

Historian and Author Dr. J.Perry Leavell’s timely talk will discuss World War I, the peace conferences, the leadership of President Wilson, and the consequences of the Treaty.

Space is limited, registration required

    Location: Marlboro
       
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Movie: Isn't It Romantic (2019) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

After a woman is knocked unconscious in a mugging, she wakes to find herself stuck in a romantic comedy, despite hating the genre and being distrusting of romance. Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson. Starring Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Adam Devine and Priyanka Chopra.

Comedy/Fantasy/Romance - 1 hour and 29 minutes

(c)Warner Bros.

    Location: Howell
 
people_meeting.png 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-728-1331   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Classic Movie: Theodora Goes Wild (1936)(NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A  small-town school teacher seeks surreptitious adventure by writing a steamy romance novel in her spare time, which later becomes a scandalous bestseller.  Directed by Richard Boleslawski.  Starring Irene Dunne, Melvyn Douglas, Thomas Mitchell, Thurston Hall and Rosalind Keith.      

Comedy/Romance - 1 hour and 34 minutes

(c)Columbia Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Cultural Cinema: An International Film in Celebration of Pride Month - Nina (2018)(NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Struggling in her marriage and yearning for change, Nina longs to have a child but is unable to conceive. An accidental encounter with Magda, however, renews her hope. Young and independent, Magda possesses all the qualities Nina would want for a surrogate. She also awakens a repressed desire in Nina, causing her life to suddenly and unexpectedly spiral out of control. Directed by Olga Chajdas. Starring Julia Kijowska, Eliza Rycembel and Andrzej Konopka.

An International Film in Celebration of Pride Month – 2 hours and 10 minutes

In Polish with English subtitles

(c)Film Movement

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: Welcome to Marwen (2019)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Mark works through a terrible trauma by building a miniature world and expressing himself through art. Soon after, he finds the confidence he needs to do the right thing and to trust himself and the people around him. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Starring Steve Carell, Leslie Mann, Diane Druger and Eliza Gonzalez.

Biography/Comedy/Drama -- 2 hours

(c) Universal Pictures

    Location: Ocean Township
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lib_book.png 3:00 PM Wall Book Club: Elegance of a Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Fifty-four-year-old Renee, working as concierge at an apartment complex owned by a well-to-do family, is a connoisseur of art, philosophy and music. Twelve-year-old Paloma is an unappreciated genius who has resolved to commit suicide in the near future. Disillusioned by life, both Renee and Paloma come together and their lives are transformed forever by the arrival of enigmatic and wealthy new tenant Kakuro Ozu. 

    Location: Wall Township
 
nat_sun.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Mr. Sun Craft! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    610-820-2400   
   

Celebrate warm weather by creating a sun mask to wear when you want to tell the sun to come out!

All ages welcome!

Registration Requested

    Location: Allentown
       
 
misc_none.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Make and Take Summer Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Take a break from the heat and make your own cool craft!

Supplies will be available at the circulation desk. Ages 2 and up

    Location: Marlboro
 
nat_sun_trees_water.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM W E A T H E R Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Practical topics that can be applied in everyday situations: atmospheric properties, moisture, winds, fronts, highs, lows, ridges, troughs, temperature, wave and more.  The presenter is Catherine Early who is from the United States Power Squadron and in addition, she is from the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Please contact the Atlantic Highlands Library to make reservations and for further information.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_knitting.png 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:40 PM Cultural Cinema: An International Film in Celebration of Pride Month - Nina (2018)(NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Struggling in her marriage and yearning for change, Nina longs to have a child but is unable to conceive. An accidental encounter with Magda, however, renews her hope. Young and independent, Magda possesses all the qualities Nina would want for a surrogate. She also awakens a repressed desire in Nina, causing her life to suddenly and unexpectedly spiral out of control. Directed by Olga Chajdas. Starring Julia Kijowska, Eliza Rycembel and Andrzej Konopka.

An International Film in Celebration of Pride Month – 2 hours and 10 minutes

In Polish with English subtitles

(c)Film Movement

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Classic Movie: Theodora Goes Wild (1936)(NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A  small-town school teacher seeks surreptitious adventure by writing a steamy romance novel in her spare time, which later becomes a scandalous bestseller.  Directed by Richard Boleslawski.  Starring Irene Dunne, Melvyn Douglas, Thomas Mitchell, Thurston Hall and Rosalind Keith.      

Comedy/Romance - 1 hour and 34 minutes

(c)Columbia Pictures

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday June 21, 2019 Go To Top
rec_mahjong.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets all but the fourth Friday of the month.

    Location: Howell
Saturday June 22, 2019 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday June 24, 2019 Go To Top
rec_mahjong.png 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7220   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. 

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

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

 

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_none.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Make and Take Summer Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Take a break from the heat and make your own cool craft!

Supplies will be available at the circulation desk. Ages 2 and up

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

Blast Off Reading with Pippin, a Cairn Terrier and Penny, a mixed Shih Tzu. We will be reading Space Dog Character books or bring your favorite book.

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_country_music.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM The Swampgrass Jug Band: Puts You in the Show! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

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.

Our music lends itself to participation, and FUN, so we 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, we demonstrate how to play kazoos, jugs and washboards to any willing volunteers who then get to perform along side the band.

 
    Location: Hazlet
 
people_meeting.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM CHADD Remind Me about this Event   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, teenagers, 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

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Next Chapter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Make friends, talk about books, and read and learn in a relaxed community setting.  The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) offers an opportunity for adults and teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to participate in a weekly book club.  The group meets Mondays at 7:00 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Tuesday June 25, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Learn to play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Come learn to play bridge!

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

Taught by Pat Guadagno. Class meets every Tuesday.

No registration required.

    Location: Marlboro
 
lib_reading.png 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM History Book Club Leadership: In Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220Ext 7222   
   

History Book Club

In Memory of John Wolt

Leadership: In Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Presidential biographer and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin focuses on the four U.S. presidents she has researched the most extensively: Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson.  She explores the roles of ambition, character and political challenges in shaping the leaders they became.

Moderator: James Nosuchinsky

No registration is needed to attend. 

A limited number of copies available for borrowing from Headquarters' Circulation Desk. 

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

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

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

A chronicle of Vincent van Gogh's time in France when he resided in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise. Directed Julian Schnabel. Starring Willem Dafore, Mads Mikkelsen, Emmanuelle Seigner, Amira Casar and Niels Arestrup.

Biography/Drama - 1 hour and 51 minutes

© Lions Gate Films, Inc.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Summer International Film Festival: Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2018)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Transplanting his trademark psychological drama from his native Iran to the foothills of Spain, two-time Academy Award-winning director Asghar Farhadi returns with a story of secrets and intrigue in Spanish wine country.  Returning to her childhood home to celebrate a family wedding, Laura (Penelope Cruz) finds long-simmering tensions coming to the surface when her daughter suddenly disappears amidst a power outage, with her distanced family and ex (Javier Bardem) the most likely suspects.  In Spanish with English subtitles.  Directed by Asghar Farhadi. Starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem.

Mystery/Crime/Drama – 2 hours and 13 minutes

(c)Focus Features

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Movie: A Vigilante (2018)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

A woman who is a survivor of domestic abuse channels her rage into becoming a vigilante, using violence to stop violent men. Directed by Sarah Daggar Nickson. Starring Olivia Wilde, Morgan Spector, Kyle Catlett, C.J. Wilson and Tonye Patano. 

Crime/Drama/Mystery - 1 hour and 31 minutes

(c)Lions Gate Films, Inc.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Summer International Film Festival: Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2018)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Transplanting his trademark psychological drama from his native Iran to the foothills of Spain, two-time Academy Award-winning director Asghar Farhadi returns with a story of secrets and intrigue in Spanish wine country.  Returning to her childhood home to celebrate a family wedding, Laura (Penelope Cruz) finds long-simmering tensions coming to the surface when her daughter suddenly disappears amidst a power outage, with her distanced family and ex (Javier Bardem) the most likely suspects.  In Spanish with English subtitles.  Directed by Asghar Farhadi. Starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem.

Mystery/Crime/Drama – 2 hours and 13 minutes

(c)Focus Features

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Wednesday June 26, 2019 Go To Top
people_meeting.png 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

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

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

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

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

"Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?" by Raymond Carver (1976)

Convinced that his wife has been unfaithful, Ralph develops a new understanding of marriage, his wife, and himself

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

Lee Israel is a best-selling celebrity biographer (and cat lover) who made her living in the 1970’s and 80’s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee found herself unable to get published because she had fallen out of step with the marketplace, she turned her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack. Directed by Marielle Heller. Starring Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant.

Biography/Comedy/Crime – 1 hour and 46 minutes

©Fox Searchlight Pictures

 
    Location: Hazlet
 
elect_robot.png 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Create a Robot with Creativity Lab Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Ages 8 – 10 years old

In this hour and half long workshop, kids can make a take-home robot using craft materials and electrical circuits courtesy of Creativity Lab of Belmar!

Space is limited. Registration required beginning Tuesday, June 11.

    Location: Wall Township
    Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
anim_dog.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Read to Peaches, Our Therapy Dog! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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

Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves.

All ages

Registration requested

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
flags_usa.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Patriotic Quilts – Happy 4th of July! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! Patriotic Quilts – Happy 4th of July! – All ages
Wednesday, June 26 at 4:00 pm

Design a red, white and blue quilt block that will be given to a veteran for Independence Day

to show our love for their patriotic service to our country.  Presented by Quilts of Valor Foundation. 

 

 

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

Free-build LEGO® creations after sharing a story!

Ages 4 and up. Registration is required.

 

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

June 5 - Fishy Astronauts - Craft. Make your own paper fish bowl and pretend the fish are on the Internationa Space Station. You can make them smile or float upside down.

June 12 - Get Your Gummy Greenhouse Gases! - Craft. Build a model of gas molecules using tasty gumdrops.

June 19 - Constellation Jar - Craft. Use black construction paper and a pencil to punch out constellations and glue to a jar.

June 26 - Galaxy Slime and LEGO Playtime. Add glitter to slime for a starry slime playtime.

    Location: Howell
 
objects_easel.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Down By The Sea -Crafts with Shells -Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-449-8877   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Whether found on the beach or bought in a craft store, shells can add a touch of seaside flair to any item that you possess.  Seashells are a fun way to change something plain into a great project. We will supply the shells, and YOU bring along your imagination and items like: a plain picture frame, a terracotta pot, or even flip flops.

  Registration is required.

Registration opens June First, 9am 

    Location: Wall Township
    Registration will begin on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
ent_guitar_electric.png 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Summer Reading Concert: Alter Ego Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Celebrate summer reading with Alter Ego: a band that takes you on a musical journey, playing your favorite Classic Rock Songs from the 60's to the 90's!

This is an outdoor concert, please bring your folding chairs and rock the night away!

In case of inclement weather, we will move indoors! 

This concert is co-sponsored by Gary Matoren, in memory of his daughter, Debbie Lynn Matoren.

Entrance doors open at 5:30 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 admission

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English. 

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

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, April 24 through June 26, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, when the library is open.  The next session begins on July 10.

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

 

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

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

Please join us for this month's selection: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman - a heartwarming tale of cats, an old man and friendships.

 

    Location: Howell
Thursday June 27, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:00 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_dance_music.png 10:30 AM  -  11:10 AM Kids! Kids Music Round Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Fun-filled free music and dance class for children with their special adult

Ages birth-5 years old

 

    Location: Allentown
 
lib_books.png 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Bites / A Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-264-7164   
   

The Bridal Chair by Gloria Goldreich

Beautiful Ida Chagall, the only daughter of Marc Chagall, is blossoming in the Paris art world beyond her father's controlling gaze.

But her new found independence is short lived.  In Nazi occupied Paris, Chagall's status as a Jewish artist has made them all targets, yet his devotion to his art blinds him to their danger.

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: The Mustang (2019)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A violent inmate takes part in a Wild Horse Inmate Program and bonds increasingly with the horses whom he respects for their fierce nature. Directed by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre. Starring Matthias Schoenaerts, Jason Mitchell, and Bruce Dern.

Drama - 1 hour and 36 minutes

(c)Focus Features

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

An African American parolee helps a grumpy, disabled, white billionaire realize that life really is worth living. Directed by Neil Burger. Starring Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston and Nicole Kidman.

Comedy/Drama - 2 hours and 6 minutes

(c)STX Entertainment

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classic Movie: The Working Man (1933)(NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A businessman tries to understand young people.  Directed by John G. Adolfi.  Starring George Arliss, Bette Davis, Theodore Newton, and Hardie Albright.    

Comedy/Drama - 1 hour and 34 minutes

(c)Warner Bros. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Movie: A Dog's Way Home (2019)(PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

A lost dog goes on an epic 400 mile journey to be reunited with its owner. Along the way there are many new acquaintances, some more friendly and happy than others. Watch an animal travel with purpose and bring joy along with it. Directed by Charles Martin Smith. Starring  Ashley Judd and Jonah Hauer-King.

Adventure/Family/Drama -- 1 hour and 37 minutes

(c) Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.

    Location: Ocean Township
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anim_fish.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Under the Sea! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Come in and create an ocean scene and play an ocean themed carnival game!

All ages welcome!

Registration Requested.

    Location: Allentown
       
 
z_cust_mcteen.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Bath Bombs (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-531-5092   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Bath Bombs

Everybody loves Bath Bombs! They are scented, fizzy, invigorating and relaxing after a long day! Join us as we make DIY bath bombs, then go home and settle in for a soothing soak.

Program is 6:30pm at all locations /

Registration is required

Registration opens June First, 9am 

    Location: Ocean Township
    Registration will begin on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
ent_projector.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie: The Working Man (1933)(NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A businessman tries to understand young people.  Directed by John G. Adolfi.  Starring George Arliss, Bette Davis, Theodore Newton, and Hardie Albright.    

Comedy/Drama - 1 hour and 34 minutes

(c)Warner Bros. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday June 28, 2019 Go To Top
rec_mahjong.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

Moderator Raisa Silver will lead discussion on a book by author Dina Rubina.

Books are available at Library Headquarters' Circulation Desk. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Mary Poppins Returns (2018)(PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7226   
   

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

Comedy/Family/Fantasy - 2 hours and 10 minutes 

(c) Walt Disney Pictures 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Mary Poppins Returns (2018)(PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

Comedy/Family/Fantasy - 2 hours and 10 minutes 

(c) Walt Disney Pictures 

    Location: Howell
Saturday June 29, 2019 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday June 30, 2019 Go To Top
symbols_charity.png Eyeglass Collection Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

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

    Location: Holmdel
Monday July 1, 2019 -  Wednesday July 31, 2019 Go To Top
symbols_charity.png Eyeglass Collection Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

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

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

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

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

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

 Please choose One Session Per Week.
Family Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 5 years (With Parent/Caregiver) 
Mondays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29   from 10:30 - 11:00 am
Tuesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 10:00 - 10:30 am
Wednesdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31  from 10:00 - 10:30 am
 
Baby & Toddler Storytimes – Ages 6 months to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)
Tuesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30   from 11:00 – 11:30 am
Wednesdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 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
Monday July 1, 2019 -  Thursday August 22, 2019 Go To Top
lib_reading.png Kids! Storytime Playtime Free Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

Contact Children’s Librarian 732-938-2300

Enhanced Early Literacy, Learning Enrichment

And Social Engagement with certified professional Children’s Librarian.

Free at Monmouth County Library!

NO fees, NO registration, NO card needed! Call for information. Caregivers need to be in attendance. Check out our other programs, which are free, although we may request registration, in order to have ample materials for attendees!

Baby Storytimes For ages 10 months to 2 years

Mondays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19 from 11:00 to 11:30 am

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

Mondays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19 from 10:30 to 11:00 am

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME - Ages 3 ½ - 5 years

Tuesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20 from 4:15 to 5:00 pm

FAMILY STORYTIME - All Ages

Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22 from 10:30 to 11:00 am

 

 

 

 

 

    Location: Howell
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Monday July 1, 2019 Go To Top
nat_sun.png 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Summer Saturday Hours At Branch Libraries Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Branch locations (listed below) are open between 9am and 1pm on Saturdays in July & August.  Here is a list, with phone numbers, if you need to contact a branch.  

Headquarters & Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury are open 9-5 on Saturdays.

Atlantic Highlands Branch.............732 291 1956

Colts Neck Branch ........................732 431 5656

Hazlet Township Branch................732 264 7164

Holmdel Branch ............................732 946 4118

Howell Branch ..............................732 938 2300

Marlboro Branch ..........................732 536 9406

Ocean Township Branch ...............732 531 5092

Wall Township Branch ..................732 449 8877

West Long Branch Library.............732 222 5993  

Allentown Branch (hours remain the same all year)......... 609 259 7565

    Location: All Branches
Monday July 1, 2019 -  Wednesday July 31, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Marlboro Baby, Family, and Preschool Storytimes Remind Me about this Event   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!

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

 

Preschool  Story and Craft- Ages 3-5

Tuesdays 1:15-1:45 pm

July 2- Space Stencils

July 9-  Yoga with Ms. Miriam

July 16- Moon

July 23- Yoga with Ms. Miriam

July 30- Constellations

 

 

 

    Location: Marlboro
Monday July 1, 2019 Go To Top
objects_astronaut_helmet.png 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Polka Dot Interactive Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Ron Albanese's "Universe of Fun" High Energy Music and Comedy Show!  All ages welcome! No registration.

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

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. 

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

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

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Mary Poppins Returns (2018)(PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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

Comedy/Family/Fantasy - 2 hours and 10 minutes 

(c) Walt Disney Pictures 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Mary Poppins Returns (2018)(PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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

Comedy/Family/Fantasy - 2 hours and 10 minutes 

(c) Walt Disney Pictures 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
nat_sun.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Clay Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Ref    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to a cool space story and create a clay creation!

Grades PreK and up- no registration needed.

    Location: Marlboro
 
elect_robot.png 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Finch Fun! (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-946-4118   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Bring computer Science to life with the Finch Robot ! Teens will learn to understand how computer programming works, how to make their robots, move, talk and interact with other robots and their environment. This will be a 4 week class in using Scratch programming language. Teens will have various challenges to meet using the finch robot.  

In addition we will experiment with the HummingBird Robotics kit to build our own robots from any materials including the provided lights  sensors and motors.

Registration is required.

Registration opens June First, 9am 

    Location: Holmdel
    Registration will begin on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
rec_playing_cards.png 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm ) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Holmdel Library Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   
Join us for an evening of collaborative discussion with a Book of The Month! Books available at Circulation Desk, at no charge, with your library card. 
 
This month, the facilitator will lead us in a talk about Midnight Watch by Dyer
 
    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   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 July 2, 2019 Go To Top
ent_projector.png 11:00 AM  -  12:40 PM The Wizard of Oz (1939)(G) - A Special Screening for the 80th Anniversary Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

A young farm girl and her little dog are magically transported into the enchanted Land of Oz via a Kansas tornado. As they travel down Oz’s Yellow Brick Road to find the Wizard and ask him to send they home, they encounter a wonderful, funny, terrifying and, ultimately enlightening group of characters, human and otherwise. Directed by Victor Fleming. Starring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr and Margaret Hamilton.

Adventure/Family/Fantasy – 1 hour and 42 minutes

©Warner Bros.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM Movie: Stan and Ollie (2018) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

One of the world's great comedy teams set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future. As the charm and beauty of their performances shine through, they re-connect with their adoring fans. The tour becomes a hit, but Stan and Ollie can't quite shake the specter of Laurel and Hardy's past. Directed by Jon S. Baird. Starring Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly and Shirley Henderson.

Biography/Comdey/Drama - 1 hour and 38 minutes

(c) Sony Pictures 

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Movie: Captain Marvel (2019)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

A female pilot gains superpowers after a freak accident and uses them to help save the world alongside another superpower yielder. Directed by Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden. Starring Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Gemma Chan, Lee Pace and Ben Mendelsohn.

Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi – 2 hours and 3 minutes

(c)Marvel

    Location: Headquarters
 
z_cust_mcteen.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Bath Bombs (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Bath Bombs

Everybody loves Bath Bombs! They are scented, fizzy, invigorating and relaxing after a long day! Join us as we make DIY bath bombs, then go home and settle in for a soothing soak.

Program is 6:30pm at all locations /

Registration is required

Registration opens June First, 9am 

    Location: Hazlet
    Registration will begin on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM The Wizard of Oz (1939)(G) - A Special Screening for the 80th Anniversary Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

A young farm girl and her little dog are magically transported into the enchanted Land of Oz via a Kansas tornado. As they travel down Oz’s Yellow Brick Road to find the Wizard and ask him to send they home, they encounter a wonderful, funny, terrifying and, ultimately enlightening group of characters, human and otherwise. Directed by Victor Fleming. Starring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr and Margaret Hamilton.

Adventure/Family/Fantasy – 1 hour and 42 minutes

©Warner Bros.

    Location: Headquarters
 
objects_astronaut_helmet.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Past, Present and Future of Space Flight Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing, we will explore the history of manned space flight, including the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Shuttle Programs. 

As July 20th marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, join us as Jessica Cimini-Samuels, Solar System Ambassador, helps us to celebrate this tremendous accomplishment and learn what it has meant for manned space travel.  Learn about the contributions of the men and women who have made space travel possible.  Where are we now in space travel as NASA prepares to send astronauts to Mars and beyond?  What has NASA been doing since the retirement of the Shuttle program in July 2011?  Where is the future of the space program -- The Orion program, SLS and beyond?   

Jessica Cimini-Samuels is a science educator through and through.  She has degrees in Ecology, Environmental Science and Environmental Conservation Education, and has worked at the Bronx Zoo and Nature's Classroom, and the environmental center at Douglaston, Queens.  She is currently a middle school science teacher, helping kids to find their passion in science and striving to make science accessible to all. 

As a self-described space nerd, she has long cultivated her love for space science and exploration, taking herself to space camp as an adult, attending talks at the American Museum of Natural History, stargazing with her students, traveling to space educator conferences, and seeking out like-minded communities of dedicated space educators, explorers and scientists wherever she can. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Wednesday July 3, 2019 Go To Top
people_meeting.png 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_open.png 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Wednesday Morning Book Chat Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Less by Andrew Sean Greer 

Failed novelist Arthur Less is about to turn fifty and decides to avoid an awkward invitation by skipping town and accepting every literary invitation he has received throughout the year. This globe-trotting and comic tour de force won the Pulitzer Prize in 2018.

 

Limited number of books available at the circulation desk.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM Kids! Family Film Festival: Mary Poppins Returns (2018)(PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Wall Library Summer Movies:  Mary Poppins Returns (2018) 

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

Comedy/Family/Fantasy - 2 hours and 10 minutes

© Walt Disney Pictures

Limited seating, first come first serve. Fun for the whole family!!

    Location: Wall Township
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ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie Classic: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

Best Picture nominee about a wide-eyed patriotic bumpkin who’s appointed to the Senate by corrupt politicos, chief among them and unbeknownst to him is a senior senator whom he idolized. Directed by Frank Capra. Starring James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold and Guy Kibbee.  

Comedy/Drama - 2 hours and 9 minutes.

©Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

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

July 3 - Straw Rockets - Craft. Color a rocket template and use straws to make it soar.

July 10 - Moon Rock - Craft. Use your imagination and paint a garden of moon rocks.

July 17 - Take Me to Your Readers Book Buddies. Practice reading skills by reading out loud.

July 24 - Faces of the Moon - Craft. Create a clay surface of the moon and make a moon face!

July 31 - Alien Kite and LEGO® Playtime. Create an alien face on a paper bag kite. Use streamers and string to fly them.

August 7 - Space Beings Headbands - Craft. Make a paper headband with two or even three eyes.

August 14 - Soaring to the Sun Book Buddies. Rocket into space with great books. Read aloud practicing your reading skills.

August 21 - Pool Noodle Lightsabers and LEGO® Playtime. Wrap the bottom of a pool noodle with tape and create Star Wars details.

    Location: Howell
Thursday July 4, 2019 Go To Top
flags_usa.png Independence Day - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches
Friday July 5, 2019 Go To Top
nat_sun.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM First Friday for Seniors: Staying Comfortable in Extreme Temperatures Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Learn how weather can affect your body and ways to protect yourself from extreme temperatures. This program will help you recognize the signs of heat stress and hypothermia and how to prevent them. Presented by Carolyn Cannon, Lead Customer Relations Coordinator, New Jersey Natural Gas. We will also have a special ice cream break, provided by Roxanne Smith of Arbor Terrace. 

Part of the First Friday for Seniors series

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for providing refreshments for this series. 

 

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

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

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets every Friday but the fourth of the month.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: LEGO® Movie 2-The Second Part (2019)(PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7226   
   

The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, “The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. Directed by Mike Mitchell. Starring Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Tiffany Haddish, Will Arnett and Nick Offerman.

Animation/Action/Adventure - 1 hour and 47 minutes 

(c) Warner Bros. 

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday July 6, 2019 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

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

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

Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Monday July 8, 2019 Go To Top
rec_mahjong.png 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7220   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. 

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

Contact: 732-938-2300

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

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
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ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM New Release Movie: Isn't It Romantic (2019)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

After a woman is knocked unconscious in a mugging, she wakes to find herself in a romantic comedy despite hating the genre and being distrusting of romance.  Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson.  Starring Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth and Adam Devine.  

Fantasy/Romance- 1 hour and 29 minutes

(c)Warner Brothers

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: LEGO® Movie 2 - The Second Part (2019)(PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, “The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. Directed by Mike Mitchell. Starring Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Tiffany Haddish, Will Arnett and Nick Offerman.

Animation/Action/Adventure - 1 hour and 47 minutes 

(c) Warner Bros. 

 

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
nat_sun.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM KIds! STEM- Milky Way Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Dept    732-536-9406   
   

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

Registration is required beginning June 24 for children K-3

    Location: Marlboro
 
med_aed.png 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Heartsaver-CPR/AED (Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-946-4118   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Learn how to save a life.  Take this class and learn the lifesaving skills of CPR, first aid, how to use an AED and more. CPR/AED classes take

just a few hours, but can help you save a life when every moment counts.

This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED.  Registration required.

Registration opens June First, 9am 

    Location: Holmdel
    Registration will begin on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
rec_playing_cards.png 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm ) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM New Release Movie: Isn't It Romantic (2019)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

After a woman is knocked unconscious in a mugging, she wakes to find herself in a romantic comedy despite hating the genre and being distrusting of romance.  Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson.  Starring Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth and Adam Devine.  

Fantasy/Romance- 1 hour and 29 minutes

(c)Warner Brothers

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Next Chapter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Make friends, talk about books, and read and learn in a relaxed community setting.  The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) offers an opportunity for adults and teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to participate in a weekly book club.  The group meets Mondays at 7:00 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Tuesday July 9, 2019 Go To Top
people_group.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Grandparents Support Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-291-1956   
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
Tuesday July 9, 2019 -  Wednesday July 10, 2019 Go To Top
lib_book_sale.png 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Book Sale Sponsored by the Ocean Township Library Friends of the Library. Hours are 10-8 on Tuesday and Wednesday.

    Location: Ocean Township
Tuesday July 9, 2019 Go To Top
lib_book.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

On a dim winter afternoon, a young Irish immigrant opens the gas taps in his Brooklyn tenement. He is determined to prove to the subway bosses who have recently fired him, to his pregnant wife “that the hours of his life belong to himself alone.” In the aftermath of the fire that follows, Sister St. Savior, an aging nun appears, unbidden, to direct the way forward for his widow and his unborn child.

We begin deep inside Catholic Brooklyn, in the early part of the twentieth century. Decorum, superstition, and shame collude to erase the man’s brief existence. Yet his suicide, although never spoken of, reverberates through many lives and over the decades testing the limits and the demands of love and sacrifice, of forgiveness and forgetfulness, even through multiple generations.

The characters we meet, from Sally, the unborn baby at the beginning of the novel, who becomes the center of the story, to the nuns whose personalities we come to know and love, to the neighborhood families with whose lives they are entwined, are all rendered with extraordinary sympathy and McDermott’s trademark lucidity and intelligence.

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

 

 

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM Movie: A Star is Born (2018) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

In this new take on the tragic love story, he plays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers—and falls in love with—struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer… until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons. Directed by Bradley Cooper. Starring Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Andrew Dice Clay, Sam Elliott, and Michael J. Harney.

Drama/Music/Romance - 1 hour and 16 minutes

(c) Warner Bros.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Movie: Apollo 11 (2019)(G) In Celebration of the 50th Anniversary Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Apollo 11 features never-before-seen footage of NASA’s first mission to the moon. Directed by Todd Douglas Miller.

A Documentary to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Flight – 1 hour and 34 minutes

(c)Neon Rated

    Location: Headquarters
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ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: LEGO® Movie 2 - The Second Part (2019)(PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, “The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. Directed by Mike Mitchell. Starring Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Tiffany Haddish, Will Arnett and Nick Offerman.

Animation/Action/Adventure - 1 hour and 47 minutes 

(c) Warner Bros. 

 

 

    Location: Howell
 
misc_none.png 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Dare to be Different Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   866-941-8188   
   

Through storytelling, Bill Atkins will provide an engaging, humorous, interactive presentation that will give the small business owner ideas they may have never thought of on how to increase business, grow customer base, and make customers help do your work for you.  His talk will leave you laghing and is a 'can't miss'.

Bill Atkins retired early (in 2016) after selling his business.  In 1987 he founded Red Bank Limo, a small limousine service in NJ which he grew to be recognized as the leading limousine business in the nation.  He was recognized as National Operator of the Year. 

Sponsored by Monmouth SCORE

Seating is limited; register below to reserve a space.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_yoga.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Yoga & Aromatherapy (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

We will talk about essential oils that help focus the mind, ease anxiety , and improve sleep.  Then, we will go through a short, gentle sequence of yoga poses that support focus, stress reduction and more restful sleep.  Each teen will get the opportunity to mix their own aromatic blend to use in their home practice.

Registration Required.

Registration opens JUJE FIRST, 9AM

    Location: Headquarters
    Registration will begin on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday July 10, 2019 Go To Top
nat_planetarium.png 6:00 AM  -  7:00 PM What's Out There - A Planetarium Experience Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

The Starlab Portable Planetarium System will bring the universe to you. Come observe the stars, planets,  moon and other celestial objects as they appear in the evening sky.  Registration required.

For Adults and Teens.

Registration opens 6/1 

    Location: Headquarters
    Registration will begin on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
people_meeting.png 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x 7336   
   

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

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

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM Kids! Family Film Festival: The Lego Movie 2 (2019)(PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Wall Library Summer Movies: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) 

In this much-anticipated sequel, the heroes of Bricksburg are facing a new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. Directed by Mike Mitchell. Starring Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Tiffany Hadish and Will Arnett.

Animation/Action/Adventure - 1 hour and 47 minutes

© Warner Bros. 

Limited seating, first come first serve. Fun for the whole family!!

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:25 PM Movie Classic: High Noon (1952) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

A retiring town marshal prepares for a solo showdown with a gang of vengeful outlaws whose leader he arrested. As the town clock ticks down, even the marshal’s new Quaker bride is nowhere to be found. Directed by Fred Zinnemann. Starring Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges and Ian MacDonald.

Drama - 1 hour and 25 minutes.

© Paramount Pictures

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

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

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!

 

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

July 3 - Straw Rockets - Craft. Color a rocket template and use straws to make it soar.

July 10 - Moon Rock - Craft. Use your imagination and paint a garden of moon rocks.

July 17 - Take Me to Your Readers Book Buddies. Practice reading skills by reading out loud.

July 24 - Faces of the Moon - Craft. Create a clay surface of the moon and make a moon face!

July 31 - Alien Kite and LEGO® Playtime. Create an alien face on a paper bag kite. Use streamers and string to fly them.

August 7 - Space Beings Headbands - Craft. Make a paper headband with two or even three eyes.

August 14 - Soaring to the Sun Book Buddies. Rocket into space with great books. Read aloud practicing your reading skills.

August 21 - Pool Noodle Lightsabers and LEGO® Playtime. Wrap the bottom of a pool noodle with tape and create Star Wars details.

    Location: Howell
 
objects_astronaut_helmet.png 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM NASA Mechanic: Jumpsuit Photo Opp & Demonstration Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Come and see a Jump suit that was worn for Space Shuttle Discovery missions, which flew 39 missions over 27 years, including launching the Hubble Space Telescope.  Learn about the significance of the patches, and about the different kinds of jumpsuits that mechanics wear for mission launches and special occasions. Registration Required.

Presented by: The Museum of Interesting Things . A traveling interactive demonstration/exhibition of antiques and inventions inspiring innovation and creativity - learning from the past to invent a better future.

For Adults and Teens

Registration opens 6/1 

 

    Location: Headquarters
    Registration will begin on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
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nat_planetarium.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM We're Bringing the Universe to You! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Explore the universe under the roof of Howell Library!  Join us as Pearl Observatory brings its inflatable planetarium to the Howell Library atrium.

Learn about the planets, stars and constellations. Explore the moon, zoom toward the sun.  Travel the solar system.  See the night sky like never before!

Two performances:  6:30 p.m., a program for families, ages 3 and up*  OR 7:30 p.m., a program geared toward older students, ages 10 and up, and adults.

Space is limited.  Registration is required. Register here for the 6:30 p.m. program.

*Strollers are not permitted in the planetarium.

    Location: Howell
    Registration will begin on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
nat_plant_trees.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM HELPLINE: Garden and Horticulture Questions Answered Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

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

Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries.

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

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

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

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English. 

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

All classes are free and meet on Wednesday evenings, July 10 through August 21, 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
 
nat_planetarium.png 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM We're Bringing the Universe to You! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-732-938-2300   
   

Explore the universe under the roof of Howell Library!  Join us as Pearl Observatory brings its inflatable planetarium to the Howell Library atrium.

Learn about the planets, stars and constellations. Explore the moon, zoom toward the sun.  Travel the solar system.  See the night sky like never before!

This presentation is geared toward older students, ages 10 and up, and adults.

Space is limited.  Registration is required. Register here for the 7:30 p.m. program.

    Location: Howell
    Registration will begin on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
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objects_watering_can.png 6:30 AM  -  7:30 AM Mushroom Cultivation Workshop (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 938-2300   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Learn how to make your very own oyster mushroom kits to grow on your kitchen counter. This interactive workshop is very engaging and fun.  Workshop includes two mushroom grow kits, a grow tent, that will fruit 3-4 times, fruiting instructions, and recipe cards.

Registration Required.

Registration opens June First, 9am 

 

    Location: Howell
 
rec_playing_cards.png 9:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:00 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
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: The Mustang (2019) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

A violent inmate takes part in a Wild Horse Inmate Program and bonds increasingly with the horses whom he respects for their fierce nature. Directed by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre. Starring Matthias Schoenaerts, Jason Mitchell, and Bruce Dern.

Drama - 1 hour and 36 minutes

(c)Focus Features

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

Bumblebee finds a new friend and must protect her from the dreaded Decepticons threatening Earth. Directed by Travis Knight. Starring Hailee Steinfeld, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., and John Cena. 

Action/Adventure/Sci-fi- 1 hour and 54 minutes

(c) Paramount Pictures

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_yoga.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Calm & Go Yoga with Sharon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Yoga creates a sense of peace as we move our bodies into a beautiful slow flow sequence leading to a meditation. Join us as Sharon Calder, a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance, teaches you the ability to gain the union between movement and breath. You will feel inspired and energized, along with a sense of calmness and peace. 

Please bring a yoga mat, water bottle and small towel. 

Registration is required as each session can only hold 10 participants. Please call the library at 732-431-5656, stop in to reserve your slot or register below. If you cannot make the session we ask that you call the library to cancel so we may fill your spot with someone on the waitlist. 

 

  

    Location: Colts Neck
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Movie: October Sky (1999)(PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

The 1950s space race inspires four West Virginia teens to begin creating their own rockets in the hopes of getting out of their coal-mining town. Directed by Joe Johnston. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper and Laura Dern.

Biography/Drama/Family- 1 hour and 48 minutes

(c) Universal Pictures

 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
anim_lion.png 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Tweens! Creature Creator Robotics Workshop with Snapology Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Ages 8 - 12

Snapology presents a workshop using building and coding animal and insect creatures!

Space is limited. Registration required beginning Tuesday, June 25.

    Location: Wall Township
    Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
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nat_planet.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! What's Out There Planetarium Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Dept   732-536-9406   
   

Learn all about the stars and constellations in a portable planetarium!

Space is limited. Registration is required starting  Thursday, June 27. Ages 4 and up

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

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

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

We are  reading Drums of Autumn..  Please check with our Circulation staff as a limited number of books are available.

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_sun_trees_water.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Your Local National Parks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Join us as a National Park Ranger presents information on the National Parks you can visit right here in your own backyard in New Jersey and New York City.

Learn about parks such as Ellis Island, Gateway National Recreation Area, Paterson Great Falls and others.  You’ll also learn about the National Park Passes and the Passport Program, as well as how to become a steward of the National Park Service. 

Presented by Jennifer Cox, Supervisory Park Ranger, National Park Service

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_yoga.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Yoga for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

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

This program is for Adults, Ages 18 and older.

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

On a dim winter afternoon, a young Irish immigrant opens the gas taps in his Brooklyn tenement. He is determined to prove to the subway bosses who have recently fired him, to his pregnant wife “that the hours of his life belong to himself alone.” In the aftermath of the fire that follows, Sister St. Savior, an aging nun appears, unbidden, to direct the way forward for his widow and his unborn child.

We begin deep inside Catholic Brooklyn, in the early part of the twentieth century. Decorum, superstition, and shame collude to erase the man’s brief existence. Yet his suicide, although never spoken of, reverberates through many lives and over the decades testing the limits and the demands of love and sacrifice, of forgiveness and forgetfulness, even through multiple generations.

The characters we meet, from Sally, the unborn baby at the beginning of the novel, who becomes the center of the story, to the nuns whose personalities we come to know and love, to the neighborhood families with whose lives they are entwined, are all rendered with extraordinary sympathy and McDermott’s trademark lucidity and intelligence.

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets every Friday but the fourth of the month.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Wreck-it-Ralph 2-Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)(PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7226   
   

Video game villain Wreck-It-Ralph must brave the Internet to help Vanellope fix her game Sugar Rush. Directed by Phil Johnston and Rich Moore. Starring John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Alan Tudyk, Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch.

Animation/Adventure/Comedy - 1 hour and 52 minutes 

(c) Walt Disney Pictures

 

    Location: Headquarters
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lib_writing_book.png 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Monmouth Writer's Critique Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    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
 
med_stethoscope.png 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM GEMS - What is the Medical Field Anyway? (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

If you are a curious teen with questions about the medical field, we invite you to join us for our GEMS program (Girls Empowered in the Medical Sciences). You will be given an introduction to the medical field in a friendly way. Learn about the medical support team, types of doctors, and hear from an engaging medical professional.  

Registration is required. Registration opens June First, 9am 

    Location: Headquarters
    Registration will begin on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 9:00 AM     
 
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event