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Sunday January 1, 2017 -  Sunday December 31, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping Book and Short Story Discussions; Author Talks! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   Your Branch   
   

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

Book Discussions    
    Location: All Branches
Thursday January 19, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM Book Discussion: The Echo Maker by Richard Powers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

On a winter night on a remote Nebraska road, Mark Schluter suffers a traumatic head injury in a near-fatal car accident.  His sister returns home to nurse him, but Mark believes this woman is an imposter. A diagnosis of Capras syndrome sets them on a course that could change their lives beyond recognition.

Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM When the Night Comes by Favel Parrett Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 X7222   
   

Australian author Favel Parrett delivers an evocative and exquisitely told story about the moments that change us and the moments that save us.

Running away from the mainland was supposed to make their lives better. But, for Isla and her brother, their mother's sadness and the cold, damp grey of Hobart's stone streets seeps into everything.

Then, one morning, Isla sees a red ship. That colour lights her day. And when a sailor from the ship befriends her mother, he shares his stories with them all – of Antarctica, his home in Denmark and life onboard. Like the snow white petrels that survive in the harshest, coldest place, this lonely girl at the bottom of the world will learn that it is possible to go anywhere, be anything.

But she will also find out that it is just as easy to lose it all. For Isla, those two long summers will change everything.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book3 3:00 PM Wall Book Club: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A curmudgeon hides a terrible personal loss beneath a cranky and short-tempered exterior while clashing with new neighbors, a boisterous family whose chattiness and habits lead to unexpected friendship.

    Location: Wall Township
Monday January 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
Wednesday January 25, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 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   
   

“A Pair of Silk Stockings” (1897) by Kate Chopin

A woman receives a small windfall and begins to struggle with how to spend it. 

    Location: Marlboro
Thursday January 26, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bookbites: A Book Club For Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Two Selections for This Date***

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope.  R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel "a meditation on kindness" - indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship.  Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can't blend in when you were born to stand out.

The Chosen by Chaim Potok

Few stories offer more warmth, wisdom, or generosity than this tale of two boys, their fathers, their friendship, and the chaotic times in which they live.  Though on the surface it explores religious faith-the intellectually committed as well as the passionately observant-the struggles addressed in The Chosen are familiar to families of all faiths and in all nations.

    Location: Hazlet
Monday January 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
Tuesday January 31, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales. An Adult Short Story Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Short Stories Thru the Decades

For Esme - With Love and Squalor by J.D. Salinger (1950)

Some critics consider this story Salinger's finest piece of short fiction.  The story opens in 1950, immediately after the narrator has received an invitation to Esme's wedding.  He and his "breathtakingly levelheaded" wife have decided that he cannot go, so instead, he writes these "few revealing notes on the bride as I knew her almost six years ago."

While this popular class is free, Pre-registration is limited and require.

Please register online, or by calling the Reference desk: 732-431-7220 x 7222

    Location: Headquarters
Monday February 6, 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 February 7, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

When Anne Morrow, a shy college senior with hidden literary aspirations, travels to Mexico City to spend Christmas with her family, she meets Colonel Charles Lindbergh, fresh off his celebrated 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic. Enthralled by Charles’s assurance and fame, Anne is certain the aviator has scarcely noticed her. But she is wrong. Charles sees in Anne a kindred spirit, a fellow adventurer, and her world will be changed forever. The two marry in a headline-making wedding. In the years that follow, Anne becomes the first licensed female glider pilot in the United States. But despite this and other major achievements, she is viewed merely as the aviator’s wife. The fairy-tale life she once longed for will bring heartbreak and hardships, ultimately pushing her to reconcile her need for love and her desire for independence, and to embrace, at last, life’s infinite possibilities for change and happiness.

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
Wednesday February 8, 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   
   

My Name is Asher Lev
By Chaim Potok
Asher Lev is an observant Jew who keeps kosher and prays three times a day. But   Asher Lev is also an artist who is compulsively driven to paint the world even when it leads him to blasphemy. In this classic novel, Chaim Potok traces Asher’s passage between these two identities.

 

  Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
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Thursday February 9, 2017 Go To Top
rec_swords.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER Series Discussion Group 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.

Outlander, the group will 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.

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: Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

When Anne Morrow, a shy college senior with hidden literary aspirations, travels to Mexico City to spend Christmas with her family, she meets Colonel Charles Lindbergh, fresh off his celebrated 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic. Enthralled by Charles’s assurance and fame, Anne is certain the aviator has scarcely noticed her. But she is wrong. Charles sees in Anne a kindred spirit, a fellow adventurer, and her world will be changed forever. The two marry in a headline-making wedding. In the years that follow, Anne becomes the first licensed female glider pilot in the United States. But despite this and other major achievements, she is viewed merely as the aviator’s wife. The fairy-tale life she once longed for will bring heartbreak and hardships, ultimately pushing her to reconcile her need for love and her desire for independence, and to embrace, at last, life’s infinite possibilities for change and happiness.

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
Monday February 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
Wednesday February 15, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 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   
   

“The New Dress” (1924) by Virginia Woolf

A middle-aged, lower-class woman is consumed by feelings of inferiority and inadequacy brought on by the new dress she wears to a high society evening party.

 

    Location: Marlboro
Thursday February 16, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM Book Discussion: Duel with the Devil by Paul Collins Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Duel with the Devil: The True Story of how Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America's First Sensational Murder Mystery

At the close of 1799, New York’s two finest lawyers, Burr and Hamilton, were bitter foes in and out of the courtroom.  Yet they became America’s first legal dream team, representing a young carpenter accused of murdering his sweetheart.

Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 X7225   
   

In the middle of tending to the everyday business at her vintage clothing shop and sidestepping her married boyfriend's attempts at commitment, Iris Lockhart receives a stunning phone call: Her great-aunt Esme, whom she never knew existed, is being released from Cauldstone Hospital—where she has been locked away for over sixty years.

Iris’s grandmother Kitty always claimed to be an only child. But Esme’s papers prove she is Kitty’s sister, and Iris can see the shadow of her dead father in Esme’s face. Esme has been labeled harmless—sane enough to coexist with the rest of the world. But Esme’s still basically a stranger, a family member never mentioned by the family, and one who is sure to bring life-altering secrets with her when she leaves the ward. If Iris takes her in, what dangerous truths might she inherit?

Maggie O’Farrell’s intricate tale of family secrets, lost lives, and the freedom brought by truth will haunt readers long past its final page. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book3 3:00 PM Wall Book Club: Station Eleven by Emily St.John Mandel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. That was the night when a devastating flu pandemic arrived in the city, and within weeks, civilization as we know it came to an end. Moving back and forth in time-from the actor's early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theater troupe known as the Traveling Symphony roams the wasteland, vividly depicting life before and after the pandemic.

    Location: Wall Township
Tuesday February 21, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: Carrying Albert Home by Homer H. Hickam Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of a Woman, a Husband, and Her Alligator by Homer H. Hickam

An emotionally evocative story about a man, a woman, and an alligator that is a moving tribute to love.

 

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_red 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales. An Adult Short Story Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Short Stories Thru the Decades

"By the River" by Joyce Carol Oates (1969)

"By the River" is the story about a homecoming of another kind. It narrates about the return of Helen, a 22-year-old woman, to her hometown Oriskany, a rural country town in the Northeast. It lies by a river.

While this popular class is free, Pre-registration is limited and required.

Please register online, or by calling the Reference desk: 732-431-7220 x 7222

 

    Location: Headquarters
       
Wednesday February 22, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Book Discussion: Carrying Albert Home by Homer H. Hickam Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of a Woman, a Husband, and Her Alligator by Homer H. Hickam

An emotionally evocative story about a man, a woman, and an alligator that is a moving tribute to love.

 

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday February 23, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM BookBites. A Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Paris Architect: a novel by Charles Belfourne

In 1942 Paris, gifted architect Lucien Bernard accepts a commission that will bring him a great deal of money - and maybe get him killed.  But if he's clever enough, he'll avoid any trouble.  All he has to do is design a secret hiding place for a wealthy Jewish man, a space so invisible that even the most determined German officier won't find it.  He sorely needs the money, and outwitting the Nazis who have occupied his beloved city is a challenge he can't resist.

    Location: Hazlet
Monday February 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
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Monday March 6, 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 March 7, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Golden Son by Shilpi Somaya Gowda Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

The first of his family to go to college, Anil Patel, the golden son, carries the weight of tradition and his family’s expectations when he leaves his tiny Indian village to begin a medical residency in Dallas, Texas, at one of the busiest and most competitive hospitals in America. When his father dies, Anil becomes the de facto head of the Patel household and inherits the mantle of arbiter for all of the village’s disputes. But he is uneasy with the custom, uncertain that he has the wisdom and courage demonstrated by his father and grandfather. His doubts are compounded by the difficulties he discovers in adjusting to a new culture and a new job, challenges that will shake his confidence in himself and his abilities.

Back home in India, Anil’s closest childhood friend, Leena, struggles to adapt to her demanding new husband and relatives. Arranged by her parents, the marriage shatters Leena’s romantic hopes, and eventually forces her to make a desperate choice that will hold drastic repercussions for herself and her family. Though Anil and Leena struggle to come to terms with their identities thousands of miles apart, their lives eventually intersect once more—changing them both and the people they love forever.

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
Wednesday March 8, 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   
   

Local Girls: A Novel

By Caroline Zancan
With an eye for the raw edges of what it means to be a girl and the intensity of early friendship, Local Girls is a look at both the role celebrity plays in our culture, and how the people we know when we are young can end up changing our  lives.


 

  Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
Thursday March 9, 2017 Go To Top
rec_swords.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER Series Discussion Group 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.

Outlander, the group will 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.

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: Golden Son by Shilpi Somaya Gowda Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

The first of his family to go to college, Anil Patel, the golden son, carries the weight of tradition and his family’s expectations when he leaves his tiny Indian village to begin a medical residency in Dallas, Texas, at one of the busiest and most competitive hospitals in America. When his father dies, Anil becomes the de facto head of the Patel household and inherits the mantle of arbiter for all of the village’s disputes. But he is uneasy with the custom, uncertain that he has the wisdom and courage demonstrated by his father and grandfather. His doubts are compounded by the difficulties he discovers in adjusting to a new culture and a new job, challenges that will shake his confidence in himself and his abilities.

Back home in India, Anil’s closest childhood friend, Leena, struggles to adapt to her demanding new husband and relatives. Arranged by her parents, the marriage shatters Leena’s romantic hopes, and eventually forces her to make a desperate choice that will hold drastic repercussions for herself and her family. Though Anil and Leena struggle to come to terms with their identities thousands of miles apart, their lives eventually intersect once more—changing them both and the people they love forever.

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
Monday March 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
Thursday March 16, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM Book Discussion: A Land More Kind than Home by Wiley Cash Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Growing up in a small North Carolina town, Jess Hall is plunged into an adulthood for which he is not prepared when his autistic older brother, Stump, sneaks a look at something he is not supposed to see, which has catastrophic repercussions.

Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

    Location: Howell
Monday March 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 March 21, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: Sweetgirl by Travis Mulhauser Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

A blistering debut about a fearless sixteen-year-old girl who braves a northern Michigan blizzard to search for her missing meth-addicted mother.  She stops by the cabin of two drug addicts and flees with their endangered baby, triggering a dangerous race from the elements and a band of desperate criminals.  

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_red 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales. An Adult Short Story Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Short Stories Thru the Decades

A Silver Dish by Saul Bellow (1978)

Saul Bellow's story "A Silver Dish" illustrates the skill of one of the greatest American authors of the 20th century. The story spans a period from the middle of the Great Depression to the mid-1980s, showing the changes that time renders in both society and in one man's life.  The main character, Woody Selbst , is one of Bellow's finest creations.  A lonesome, successful businessman, Woody reminisces about the circumstances under which his father, a con man and thief, caused him to lose his scholarship to a seminary school, an act that redirected his entire life.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday March 22, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Short & Sweet: A Short Story Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

March 22

“The Hunger Artist” (1922) by Franz Kafka

An artist starves himself for extended periods of time for the amusement of audiences during a time when public fasting is out of fashion.

    Location: Marlboro
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Book Discussion: Sweetgirl by Travis Mulhauser Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

A blistering debut about a fearless sixteen-year-old girl who braves a northern Michigan blizzard to search for her missing meth-addicted mother.  She stops by the cabin of two drug addicts and flees with their endangered baby, triggering a dangerous race from the elements and a band of desperate criminals.  

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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Thursday March 23, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM BookBites. A Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A Different Lie by Derek Haas

Haas builds characters who are complicated, memorable, and sharply drawn.  His spare, lean prose wastes no words. Haas develops a powerful and compellling voice and spends his scant 200 pages building suspense, creating atmosphere, and telling a compelling yarn. An unflinching little gem of a story: violent, dark, and unrelentingly entertaining.

    Location: Hazlet
Monday March 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 April 3, 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 April 5, 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   
   

Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of a Man, His Wife, and Her Alligator
By Homer Hickam
Carrying Albert Home is the funny, sweet, and sometimes tragic tale of a young couple and a special alligator on a crazy 1,000-mile adventure. With down-home charm, Homer Hickam’s tale is ultimately a testament to that strange and marvelous emotion called love.



 

  Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
Monday April 10, 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 April 13, 2017 Go To Top
rec_swords.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER Series Discussion Group 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.

Outlander, the group will 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.

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday April 17, 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 April 18, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: The Bridal Chair by Gloria Goldreich Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Beautiful Ida Chagall, the only daughter of Marc Chagall, is blossoming in the Paris art world beyond her father's controlling gaze.  But her newfound 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: Eastern Branch
Wednesday April 19, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Book Discussion: The Bridal Chair by Gloria Goldreich Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Beautiful Ida Chagall, the only daughter of Marc Chagall, is blossoming in the Paris art world beyond her father's controlling gaze.  But her newfound 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: Eastern Branch
Thursday April 20, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM Book Discussion: Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Over the course of one life-altering afternoon, the fates of seven people will change forever when a throng of protestors are determined to shut down Seattle.

Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book3 3:00 PM Wall Book Club: When the Night Comes by Favell Parrett Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Isla is a lonely young Tasmanian girl, who lives with her mother and brother.  Bo is a Danish sailor and a crewman on an Antarctic supply ship who shares his adventures with them.  Though Isla and Bo’s  time together is short, it is enough to change the course of both their lives.

 

    Location: Wall Township
Monday April 24, 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
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Wednesday April 26, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 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   
   

“The Doll's House” (1922) Katherine Mansfield

The Burnell family receives an elaborate doll house from a generous house guest, but when the girls decide to invite their friends over, they find themselves swept up by social trends.

    Location: Marlboro
Thursday April 27, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bookbites: A Book Club For Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper

This 'poetic, poignant" debut features last great adventures, unlikely heroes, and a "sweet, disarming story of lasting love".

Eighty-three-year old Etta has never seen the ocean.  So early one morning she takes a rifle, some chocolate, and her best boots and begins walking the 3,232 kilometers from rural Saskatchewan, Canada eastward to the sea.  As Etta walks further toward the crashing waves, the lines among memory, illusion, and reality blur.  

    Location: Hazlet
Monday May 1, 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 May 3, 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   
   

Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir
By Roz Chast
A 2014 National Book Award finalist, Roz Chast brings her humor to the topic of aging parents, through four-color cartoons, family photos, and documents. Chast's memoir is both comfort and comic relief for anyone experiencing the life-altering loss of elderly parents.




 

  Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
Monday May 8, 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 May 11, 2017 Go To Top
rec_swords.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER Series Discussion Group 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.

Outlander, the group will 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.

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday May 15, 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 May 18, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM Book Discussion: The Widower's Tale by Julia Glass Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Retiree Percy Darling has his routines disrupted when he permits a locally-beloved preschool to take over his barn. The author spins a captivating tale about a man who can no longer remain aloof from his community, his grown daughters or the precarious joy of falling in love.

Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book3 3:00 PM Wall Book Club: H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Recounts how the author, an experienced falconer grieving the sudden death of her father, endeavored to train for the first time a dangerous goshawk predator as part of her personal recovery.

    Location: Wall Township
Monday May 22, 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 May 25, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bookbites: A Book Club For Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

The Accidental Empress: A Novel by Allison Pataki

A New york Times bestseller, The Accidental Empress is the love story of "Sisi" the Austro-Hungarian Empress and wife of Emperor Franz Joseph is "captivating, absorbing, and beautifully told".

"Allison Pataki brings to life one of the most enigmatic, intelligent, and stunningly beautiful woman ever to have graced a court in Europe.  A remarkable novel about a truly remarkable empress!"

    Location: Hazlet
Thursday June 8, 2017 Go To Top
rec_swords.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER Series Discussion Group 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.

Outlander, the group will 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.

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
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Thursday June 15, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM Book Discussion: Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Margaret and John marry in 1960s London despite John’s severe depression.  The story follows the legacy of a father’s pain on the life of his family, told in alternating points of view of all five members of the family.

Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

    Location: Howell
Thursday June 22, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bookbites: A Book Club For Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

Phaedra Patrick understands the soul. Eccentric, charming, and wise. The Curious Charms is not just for those who are mourning over love or the past.  This book will illuminate your heart.

Don't miss this curiously charming debut! In this hauntingly beautiful story of love, loneliness and self-discovery, an endearing widower embarks on a life changing adventure.

    Location: Hazlet
Thursday July 13, 2017 Go To Top
rec_swords.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER Series Discussion Group 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.

Outlander, the group will 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.

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday August 10, 2017 Go To Top
rec_swords.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER Series Discussion Group 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.

Outlander, the group will 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.

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
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