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Thursday October 19, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Howell Library Book Club: Charmed Particles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Set in a fictional prarie town, author  Chrissy Kolaya tells the intertwined stories of two families on opposite sides of a local battle when a laboratory for experiments in high energy particle physics decides to build a new superconducting supercollider. The conflict over the collider fractures the community and creates deep divides within the families of the novel.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Bites -A Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

A whip-smart, hysterical dramedy about a family in crisis after the disappearance of its brilliant, misanthropic matriarch.

Bernadette Fox is notorious.  To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15 year old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply Mom.  Then Bernadette disappears.

    Location: Hazlet
 
lib_book3 3:00 PM Wall Book Club: House at Riverton by Kate Morton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Summer 1924: On the eve of a glittering Society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life, the only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford.  Winter 1999: Grace Bradley, 98, one-time housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide. Ghosts awaken and memories, long-consigned to the dark reaches of Grace's mind, begin to sneak back through the cracks. A shocking secret threatens to emerge; something history has forgotten but Grace never could.

 

 

    Location: Wall Township
Saturday October 21, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Literature of World Language Book Discussion in Spanish Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Katherine Rittenbach will lead discussion on the book "Las lagrimas de San Lorenzo" by Julio Llamazares

Part of the award-winning series: Literature of World Languages: A Public Forum for Multilingual Book Discussions.

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.  

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday October 23, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Tuesday October 24, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: The Longest Night by Andrea Williams Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A young couple’s marriage is tested when they move to an army base rife with love triangles, life-or-death conflicts, and a dramatic cover-up. Based on a true story of the only fatal nuclear accident to occur in America, The Longest Night is a deeply moving novel that explores the intricate makeup of a marriage, the shifting nature of trust, and the ways we try to protect the ones we love.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Wednesday October 25, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: The Longest Night by Andrea Williams Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A young couple’s marriage is tested when they move to an army base rife with love triangles, life-or-death conflicts, and a dramatic cover-up. Based on a true story of the only fatal nuclear accident to occur in America, The Longest Night is a deeply moving novel that explores the intricate makeup of a marriage, the shifting nature of trust, and the ways we try to protect the ones we love.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Short & Sweet Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

“To Hell with Dying” (1973) by Alice Walker

A bond of faith between children and a warm-hearted old man bring love, life and healing.  

    Location: Marlboro
Monday October 30, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Wednesday November 1, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Shelter
By Jung Yun
Debts and bad decisions are catching up with Kyung Cho and his wife Gillian, while a few miles away, his parents, Jin and Mae, live in the town’s most exclusive neighborhood. When an act of violence leaves Jin and Mae unable to live on their own, the Chos find themselves living under the same roof forcing old feelings of guilt along with a terrible and persistent question.

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
Thursday November 2, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Literature of World Language Book Discussion in Russian Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Raisa Silver will lead discussion on the book The Women of Lazarus by Marina Stepnova

Part of the award-winning series: Literature of World Languages: A Public Forum for Multilingual Book Discussions.

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday November 4, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Literature of World Language Book Discussion in Arabic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Ms. Manal Stephan will lead discussion on The Bridges of Constatine  by Ahlem Mosteghanemi

Part of the award-winning series: Literature of World Languages: A Public Forum for Multilingual Book Discussions.

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Headquarters
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Sunday November 5, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Ghostly Tales with Patricia Martz Heyer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us as local author Patricia Martz Heyer shares stories from her new book, "Ghostly Tales of Two Rivers: Curious Encounters along the Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers".   This is the second in her series focusing on local history and the paranormal accounts associated with them.  This cozy read introduces the reader to both local history and folklore.  You will meet a variety of local ghosts, including rum runners, explorers, and residents of burial grounds.   

The author will have books available for purchase and signing.  Light refreshments will be served.  

Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Monmouth County Library

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_bunch1 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Literature of World Language Book Discussion in Italian (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Joanne Bisagna Villafane will lead discussion on the book Secrets of Italy by Corrado Augias

Part of the award-winning series: Literature of World Languages: A Public Forum for Multilingual Book Discussions.

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday November 6, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

NOTE: Change in date due to Election Day! 

In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947—are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption.

1947. In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive. So when Charlie's parents banish her to Europe to have her "little problem" taken care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London, determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister.

1915. A year into the Great War, Eve Gardiner burns to join the fight against the Germans and unexpectedly gets her chance when she's recruited to work as a spy. Sent into enemy-occupied France, she's trained by the mesmerizing Lili, the "Queen of Spies", who manages a vast network of secret agents right under the enemy's nose.

Thirty years later, haunted by the betrayal that ultimately tore apart the Alice Network, Eve spends her days drunk and secluded in her crumbling London house. Until a young American barges in uttering a name Eve hasn't heard in decades, and launches them both on a mission to find the truth...no matter where it leads.

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday November 9, 2017 Go To Top
rec_swords.GIF 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.

The group plans to  cover Diana Gabaldon's Brotherhood Of the Blade in August (through Chapter 19) and finish it in September. During October, November and December they will cover Gabaldon's The Scottish Prisoner.  

Please check with our Circulation staff as a limited number of books are available.

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947—are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption.

1947. In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive. So when Charlie's parents banish her to Europe to have her "little problem" taken care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London, determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister.

1915. A year into the Great War, Eve Gardiner burns to join the fight against the Germans and unexpectedly gets her chance when she's recruited to work as a spy. Sent into enemy-occupied France, she's trained by the mesmerizing Lili, the "Queen of Spies", who manages a vast network of secret agents right under the enemy's nose.

Thirty years later, haunted by the betrayal that ultimately tore apart the Alice Network, Eve spends her days drunk and secluded in her crumbling London house. Until a young American barges in uttering a name Eve hasn't heard in decades, and launches them both on a mission to find the truth...no matter where it leads.

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
Sunday November 12, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_pencil 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Deborah Yaffe Among the Janeites Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 X7222   
   

200th Anniversary of Jane Austen

Deborah Yaffe, an award-winning newspaper journalist and author, has been a passionate Jane Austen fan since first reading Pride and Prejudice at age ten.  Her book Among the Janeites: A Journey Through the World of Jane Austen Fandom is an entertaining, affectionate non-fiction look at this quirky subculture. Yaffe will talk about what the research for her book taught her about Austen, about Janeites, and about the nature of fandom. 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday November 13, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Tuesday November 14, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The story of Einstein's wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight.  Fellow student Albert Einstein takes an interest in her, and the world turns sideways. Theirs becomes a partnership of the mind and of the heart, but there might not be room for more than one genius in a marriage.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_bookflipping 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing by Mira Jacob Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

An epic, irreverent testimony to the bonds of love, the pull of hope, and the power of making peace with life's uncertainties.

    Location: Ocean Township
Wednesday November 15, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The story of Einstein's wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight.  Fellow student Albert Einstein takes an interest in her, and the world turns sideways. Theirs becomes a partnership of the mind and of the heart, but there might not be room for more than one genius in a marriage.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday November 16, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Howell Library Book Club: Midnight Watch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

A novel of the Titanic and the Californian

Written by David Dyer. As the Titanic sank into the Atlantic after striking an iceberg the evening of April 14, 1912, a nearby ship looked on. Second Officer Herbert Stone, in charge of the midnight watch on the SS Californian, saw the distress rockets that the Titanic fired. He alerted the sleeping captain, Stanley Lord, but Lord did not come to the bridge. When they learned the extent of the tragedy, Lord and Stone did everything they could to hide their role in the disaster, but their terrible secret was eventually revealed.

    Location: Howell
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lib_book_pencil 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Thursday Morning Book Discussion Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 X7222   
   

Sense and Sensibility is Jane Austen's first published work, meticulously constructed and sparkling with her unique wit.

Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willoughby she ignores her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Meanwhile Elinor, always sensitive to social convention, is struggling to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her. Through their parallel experience of love - and its threatened loss - the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Bites -A Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

America's First Daughter: A novel by Stephanie Dray

In a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, bestselling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie tell the fascinating, untold story of Thomas Jefferson's eldest daughter, Martha "Patsy" Jefferson Randolph --a woman who kept the secrets of our most enigmatic founding father and shaped an American legacy.

    Location: Hazlet
 
lib_book3 3:00 PM Wall Book Club: I Always Loved You by Robin Oliveira Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

The young Mary Cassatt never thought moving to Paris after the Civil War to be an artist was going to be easy, but when, after a decade of work, her submission to the Paris Salon is rejected. Her father wants her to return to Philadelphia to find a husband, her sister Lydia is falling mysteriously ill, and Mary is beginning to doubt herself. One evening a friend introduces her to Edgar Degas and her life changes forever, so begins the defining period of her life and the most tempestuous of relationships.

    Location: Wall Township
Saturday November 18, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

This is an opportunity for attendees to share favorite or original works, followed by discussion or silent reflection, if one chooses. Facilitated by Joe Bove. 

    Location: Ocean Township
Monday November 20, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Tuesday November 21, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales - An Adult Short Story Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

International Short Stories

"The Story of the Lizard Who Had the Habit of Dining on His Wives" by Eduardo H. Galeano (Uruguary)

Part fable, part allegory, this story shows the dangers of predatory behavior.  After consuming so many wives, the lizard meets his true love, but it is a case of "be careful what you wish for".

"Jaspal" by Kirpal Singh (Singapore)

"Jaspal" is a short story written by the famous scholarly author, Dr. Kirpal Singh.  The story plot begins with the person named Jaspal sitting in a restroom, thinking about his happy-go-lucky childhood memories of India.  The story is written in a very light and humorous way, yet touching the very sensitive topic of racism, classicism, and difference in thought between different generations, in Singapore. 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday November 27, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Monday December 4, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Tuesday December 5, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Green Island by Shawna Yang Ryan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Taipei, February 28, 1947: As an uprising rocks Taiwan, a young doctor is taken from his newborn daughter by Chinese Nationalists, on charges of speaking out against the government. Although he eventually returns to his family, his arrival is marked by alienation from his loved ones and paranoia among his community. Years later, this troubled past follows his youngest daughter to America, where, as a mother and a wife, she too is forced to decide between what is right and what might save her family—the same choice she witnessed her father make many years before. A stunningly lyrical story of a family and a nation grappling with the nuances of complicity and survival, Green Island raises the question: how far would you go for the ones you love?

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
 
lib_bookflipping 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

This is the story of an almost-love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962 and is rekindled fifty years later in Hollywood.

    Location: Ocean Township
Wednesday December 6, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Chillbury Ladies’ Choir: A Novel
By Jennifer Ryan
In the early days of World War II, with the men are away fighting, the women of Chilbury village defy the Vicar’s edict to close the choir and instead “carry on singing,” calling themselves the Chilbury Ladies’ Choir. An ensemble story that shuttles from intrigue to romance to the heartbreaking matters of life and death, Ryan’s debut novel illuminates the strength and spirit of the women on the home front.

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
Thursday December 7, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Green Island by Shawna Yang Ryan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Taipei, February 28, 1947: As an uprising rocks Taiwan, a young doctor is taken from his newborn daughter by Chinese Nationalists, on charges of speaking out against the government. Although he eventually returns to his family, his arrival is marked by alienation from his loved ones and paranoia among his community. Years later, this troubled past follows his youngest daughter to America, where, as a mother and a wife, she too is forced to decide between what is right and what might save her family—the same choice she witnessed her father make many years before. A stunningly lyrical story of a family and a nation grappling with the nuances of complicity and survival, Green Island raises the question: how far would you go for the ones you love?

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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Monday December 11, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday December 14, 2017 Go To Top
rec_swords.GIF 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.

The group plans to  cover Diana Gabaldon's Brotherhood Of the Blade in August (through Chapter 19) and finish it in September. During October, November and December they will cover Gabaldon's The Scottish Prisoner.  

Please check with our Circulation staff as a limited number of books are available.

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday December 18, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Tuesday December 19, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: News of the World by Paulette Jiles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales - An Adult Short Story Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

"International Short Stories"

The Keeper of the Virgins by Hanan Al-Shaykh (Lebanon)

Hanna Al-Shaykh's, "The Keeper of the Virgins" follows an unnamed dwarf in a world that pities or scoffs at him.  The dwarf meanders about his life, immersed in study, reflection and writing.  Each day, he leaves his family home afoot and makes the two-hour trip to the convent with the hope of catching a glimpse of Georgette, a woman from who he has developed a keen sense of companionship that lived within its walls.  This is a story of desire and longing, and its attainment is always at a remove.  The longing is what matters, and only the dwarf obtains the wistful sense of what happens when the thing desired is obtained.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday December 20, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Short & Sweet: A Short Story Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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"The Haunted Boy" (1955) by Carson McCullers

A young boy is deeply concerned when he returns from school to find that his mother, whose mental health has recently been unstable, is not at home.

    Location: Marlboro
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: News of the World by Paulette Jiles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday December 21, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Howell Library Book Club: Blazing World Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Author Siri Hustvedt presents the  provocative story of artist Harriet Burden, who, after years of having her work ignored, ignites an explosive scandal in New York's art world when she recruits three young men to present her creations as their own. When the shows succeed and Burden reveals her triumph, she is betrayed by one of the men, Rune.  Burden and Rune find themselves in a charged and dangerous game that ends in his bizarre death.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book3 3:00 PM Wall Book Club: Leaving Lucy Pear by Anna Solomon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

In 1917 Beatrice Haven sneaks out of her uncle’s house and leaves her newborn baby at the foot of a pear tree and watches as another woman claims the infant as her own.  Beatrice is the unwed daughter of a wealthy Jewish industrialist and a gifted pianist bound for Radcliffe, she plans to leave her shameful secret behind and make a fresh start. Ten years later, with Prohibition in full swing Bea returns to her uncle’s house only to be introduced to Emma Murphy, the headstrong Irish Catholic woman who has been raising her abandoned child Lucy Pear.

    Location: Wall Township
Wednesday January 3, 2018 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

I Always Loved You : A Novel  by Robin Oliveira
When  Mary Cassatt moves to Paris after the Civil War, she never thought it would be easy. But after her work is rejected a decade later,  and her family wants her to return to America, Mary’s fierce determination wavers. As she begins to doubt herself, a friend introduces her to Edgar Degas and her life changes forever. So begins the defining period of her life and the most tempestuous of relationships
 

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
Thursday January 11, 2018 Go To Top
rec_swords.GIF 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.

The group plans to  cover Diana Gabaldon's Brotherhood Of the Blade in August (through Chapter 19) and finish it in September. During October, November and December they will cover Gabaldon's The Scottish Prisoner.  

Please check with our Circulation staff as a limited number of books are available.

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday February 7, 2018 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

The Opposite of Everyone: A Novel  by Joshilyn Jackson
An independent divorce lawyer learns the power of family and connection when she receives a cryptic message from her estranged mother in this bittersweet, witty novel . It’s an emotionally resonant tale about the endurance of love and the power of stories to shape and transform our lives.

 

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
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Wednesday March 7, 2018 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

My Father’s Paradise: A  Son’s Search for His Family’s Past by Ariel Sabar
In a remote corner of the world, forgotten for nearly three thousand years, lived an enclave of Kurdish Jews so isolated that they still spoke Aramaic, the language of Jesus. To these descendants of the Lost Tribes of Israel, Yona Sabar was born.  Yona's son Ariel grew up in Los Angeles, where Yona had become an esteemed professor. Ariel wanted nothing to do with his father's strange immigrant heritage-until he had a son of his own. Ariel Sabar brings to life the ancient town of Zakho, discovering his family's place in the sweeping saga of Middle-Eastern history. This powerful book is an improbable story of tolerance and hope set in what today is the very center of the world's attention.


 

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
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