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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets every Friday but the fourth Friday of the month.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Time commitment:

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

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

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
misc_none.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM CHARGE Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Holmdel
 
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 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Local Author Talk: Phyllis Barone Ameduri Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

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

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

Meet the Artists Reception   

Saturday, May 18, 2019

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm                                                                                                                                                                                                             

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

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

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

Presented by Flora Higgins and Evelyn Hampton.  

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
trans_ufo.png 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM The UFO Phenomena: One Man's Take Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Bruce Pearson, a native of Hunterdon County, NJ is no stranger to the paranormal, broadcasting, PR, or the media. He has spent over 45 years as an Investigative Newscaster, Documentary Producer, Broadcast Engineer and Live Event Producer. He has had many current on-camera appearances on a number of reality shows including, Ghost Hunters, Ghost Soldiers, Ghost Detectives and My Ghost Story on A&E. Additionally, he has been a guest on over 50 National and International Radio Programs, such as Coast To Coast AM, Strange Days Indeed (CBC), The Jeff Rense Show, Paranormal Highways, The Vike Report, and over 20 traditional AM and FM talk radio shows.

Please contact the library if you have any questions or to RSVP.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
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
    The registration period has ended.
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ent_note.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Best of Taylor/Simon/King Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

The Best of James Taylor, Carly Simon and Carole King

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
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misc_none.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Free! Jersey Job Club Workshop: Top Notch Resumes I - The Basics (rm 2/3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

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

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set.

 

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

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

    Location: Howell
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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
 
nat_rainbow.png 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Rainbow Slime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Preschool Ages 3 -5 

Registration is necessary.

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

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

Comedy/Drama - 1 hour and 58 minutes

(c)Fox Searchlight Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World War I Film, Lecture and Discussion Series (rm 2/3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-72220x7222   
   

World War I Film, Lecture and Discussion Series

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

(c) 20th Century Fox

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_rainbow.png 2:15 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids! Rainbow Slime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Preschool Ages 3 -5 

Registration is necessary.

    Location: Holmdel
    The registration period has ended.
 
rec_paint_palette.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Sand Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

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

No registration needed for ages 4 and up.

    Location: Marlboro
 
anim_butterfly.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Butterfly Secrets Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Grades K - 3

Learn about the amazing traits, from camouflage to mimicry, that allow butterflies to survive in a world of predators.  Create a colorful butterfly using watercolors and wax resist techniques.

Registration is necessary.

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

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

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

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

Please bring along your laptop for this program.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: The Favourite (2018)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

Comedy/Drama - 1 hours, 58 minutes

(c)Fox Searchlight Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_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
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lib_writing_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM English Conversation Beginners Class (rm5) 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
 
misc_none.png 7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM Holmdel Green Team Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library    732-946-4118   
    Location: Holmdel
Tuesday May 21, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Learn to play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Come learn to play bridge!

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

Taught by Pat Guadagno. Class meets every Tuesday.

No registration required.

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

Do you know someone with a change in vision?

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

-Explore computers equipped with magnification and speech.

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
food_meal.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales -An Adult Short Story Program (rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

"The Cheese Symphony" from The Belly of Paris by Emile Zola (1873)

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_sun_trees_water.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM 10 Landscaping Mistakes and How to Avoid Them Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Join the Rutgers Master Gardeners and learn how to tackle landscaping issues.

Discover what works to beautify your yard.

Space is limited.  Registration is required.

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

    Location: Allentown
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
rec_knitting.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

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

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM Movie: Welcome to Marwen (2019) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Mark works through his trauma by building a miniature world and expressing himself through art. Soon after, he finds the confidence he needs to do the right thing and to trust himself and the people around him. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Starring Steve Carell, Leslie Mann, Diane Kruger, Eiza González, and Gwendoline Christie.

Biography/Comedy/Drama - 1 hour and 56 minutes

(c)Universal Pictures

    Location: Wall Township
 
symbols_hand_heart.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM How to Protect Your Stuff Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In order to maintain the path toward financial security you need to have a plan for those things that could go wrong. There’s no need to dwell on the details of personal finance nightmares—or even the small events that could push you off course—but you do need to be aware that things won’t always go exactly as planned. Join us as Paul R. Daniele, Esq. discusses this topic of protecting your stuff. He will address the need for you to prepare a plan so that your assets are protected for you and your loved ones while making sure that your wishes are honored.

Paul has been practicing law in New Jersey since 1967. He is a graduate of Seton Hall University and earned a J.D. at New York Law School. He served as an assistant Essex County Prosecutor (1968-1974) and sat as a Judge in Newark for 27 years (1979-2006). Paul was the first judge to be awarded the Newark Peace Prize in 1991. As a Judge, he was a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court's Municipal Court Practice Committee. Paul is a member of the Elder Law Section of the New Jersey Bar Association and a member of Elder Counsel, a national organization that deals with estate planning.

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

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: Ben is Back (2018)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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

Drama – 1 hour and 43 minutes

©Lions Gate Films, Inc.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:15 PM  -  4:25 PM Wet As the Atlantic Ocean- Prohibition Film Series: The Great Gatsby (1974) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5089   
   

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

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

Film adaptation of the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, in which a young mid-westerner becomes fascinated with his nouveau-riche neighbor and his lifestyle, as he watches him obsess over his lost love.

Starring:  Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, and Sam Waterson.

Drama/Romance–144 minutes  (C) Paramount Pictures.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_note.png 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Family Stories & Craft: Fancy Flute Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Ages 2 and up

Make your own musical instrument and play pretty tunes on it!

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

    Location: Headquarters
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anim_dog.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Tail Waggin' Tutors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Practice reading aloud to a certified therapy dog who really listens! Bring your favorite book or borrow one of ours.

Grades K and up. Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none.png 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Human Trafficking Awareness Community Education and Information Session (rm 2/3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Human Trafficking Awareness Community Education and Information Session presented by Leagues of Women Voters (LWV) from both Monroe Township and Monmouth County.

This presentation will inform parents, teachers and those who work with young people about how children from all walks of life can fall victim to the fastest growing crime in New Jersey.

Opening remarks will be presented by Ruth Mullen, Chair, Human Trafficking Committee, LWV, Monroe. A panel of speakers will include Keyla Munoz, Victim Specialist, FBI Newark Division, members of Monmouth  Prosecutor's office, as well as community members. This program is supported by Perrineville Jewish Center, The St. Joseph R.C. Church and The Presbyterian Church, Millstone. 

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 6:15 PM  -  8:40 PM Wet As the Atlantic Ocean- Prohibition Film Series: The Great Gatsby (1974) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5089   
   

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

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

Film adaptation of the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, in which a young mid-westerner becomes fascinated with his nouveau-riche neighbor and his lifestyle, as he watches him obsess over his lost love.

Starring:  Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, and Sam Waterson.

Drama/Romance–144 minutes  (C) Paramount Pictures.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Citizenship Preparation Class (rm 5) 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 (rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 No mats or equipment needed.

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

Led by Dhan Goboori, of the Art of Living Foundation

    Location: Eastern Branch
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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
 
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 5 ) 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   
   

"The Cracked Looking-Glass" by Katherine Anne Porter (1932)

This story examines an evolving marriage between an aging British husband and his much younger Irish wife.

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

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

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

This program is for Adults, ages 18 and older.

Classes are scheduled on  4.10, 4.24 and 5.22

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Movie: Holmes and Watson (2018) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Sherlock Holmes and John Watson are tasked with preventing the murder of the Queen of England. With the deadline almost upon them, they must use their masterful skills of deduction to prevent the unknown assailant’s plans. Directed by Etan Cohen. Starring Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Rebecca Hall,  Rob Brydon and Kelly Macdonald.

Adventure/Comedy/Crime - 1 hour and 35 minutes.

© Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.

 
    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_paint_palette.png 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! School Age Activity: Harold and the Purple Crayon Steam Project Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

School age activity: Harold and the Purple Crayon Steam Project. Grades K and up. Registration  required.  

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

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

Contact:    732-431-5656 

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

All ages welcome!

Registration requested.

    Location: Colts Neck
    The registration period has ended.
 
lib_dog_reading.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Books and Barks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5995   
   

Kids!  Books and Barks! - Recommended for Grades K and up
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
       
 
rec_paint_palette.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Afternoon Activities: Clay Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Grades K and Up

Create a sculpture of your own from colorful modeling clay!

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

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has ended.
 
anim_rabbit.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Hippity-Hopping Hares Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 531-5092   
   

These rabbits will have you reaching the roof!

Ages 4 and up. Registration is required.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
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rec_lego_head.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Elementary Engineers! Making and Moving Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Snapology instructors will guide kids to build working miniature catapults, then everyone will work together to build a castle and use their catapults to launch an attack!

Recommended ages 5 to 8. Space is limited.

Registration required in-person, by phone, or online beginning Tuesday, May 7.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
objects_pencil.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM My Journey from Writer Wannabe to Published Author: A Workshop for Writers and Readers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Join author Francine Garson, as she discusses her own publication experience, the inspiration for her book Things, and gives advice for writers.

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

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

Please join us for this month's selection: Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett.  

Over the span of decades, a young man and his younger siblings struggle with their mother to care for their dad's increasingly troubled and precarious existence.

    Location: Howell
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Thursday May 23, 2019 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

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

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

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

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

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

A spare yet eloquent, bittersweet yet inspiring story of a man and a woman who, in advanced age, come together to wrestle witht the events

of their lives and their hopes for the imminent future.

    Location: Hazlet
 
trans_batleship.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM D-Day June 6, 1944 – Why Did It Succeed? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-536-9406   
   

In Honor of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Operation Overlord, the amphibious invasion of North West France on June 6, 1944, the largest seaborne assault ever conducted, was carefully planned over a six month period as a combined, joint service operation. The operation nearly failed.  Join Paul Zigo as he reviews the details of this crucial invasion and the critical role played by the 29th US Infantry Division across Omaha Beach, Normandy France. Paul Zigo is an author, military historian, and founder of the World War II Era Studies Institute. 

Space is limited, registration is required

    Location: Marlboro
    The registration period has ended.
 
trans_batleship.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM D-Day June 6, 1944 – Why Did It Succeed? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-536-9406   
   

In Honor of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Operation Overlord, the amphibious invasion of North West France on June 6, 1944, the largest seaborne assault ever conducted, was carefully planned over a six month period as a combined, joint service operation. The operation nearly failed.  Join Paul Zigo as he reviews the details of this crucial invasion and the critical role played by the 29th US Infantry Division across Omaha Beach, Normandy France. Paul Zigo is an author, military historian, and founder of the World War II Era Studies Institute. 

Space is limited, registration is required

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

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

Crime/Drama/Thriller – 1 hour and 56 minutes

(c)Warner Bros.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Classic Movie: The Brink's Job (1978)(PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A fictionalized tale about an infamous $2.7 million heist that took place in Boston in 1950. Based on the book Big Stick-up at Brink's by Noel Behn.  Directed by William Friedkin.  Starring Peter Falk, Peter Boyle, Gena Rowlands and Allen Garfield.  

Crime/Caper - 1 hour and 44 minutes

(c)Universal Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_pokemon.png 3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Pokemon Afternoon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   lgarcia@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Pokemon fan? Drop by for a scavenger hunt in the library at 3:15 pm and a specialized craft at 4:00 pm! Catch ‘em all!

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

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

Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves.

All ages

Registration requested

    Location: Allentown
    The registration period has ended.
 
nat_lotus.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Essential Oils 101 Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-291-1956   
   

Do you know what's in the products you and your family use?  Many of the products we use on a daily basis have ingredients that are harmful to our bodies.

Come on out to this free class as we go over essential oils  around the home! 

You will find many ways to incorporate Essential Oils into your daily routine for you and your family! 

The facilitator of this program is Hannah Rosato who is a Young Living member.

Please contact the library if you have any questions and to make reservations.

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

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
ent_projector.png 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Classic Movie: The Brink's Job (1978)(PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A fictionalized tale about an infamous $2.7 million heist that took place in Boston in 1950. Based on the book Big Stick-up at Brink's by Noel Behn.  Directed by William Friedkin.  Starring Peter Falk, Peter Boyle, Gena Rowlands and Allen Garfield.  

Crime/Caper - 1 hour and 44 minutes

(c)Universal Pictures

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Music, Food, Fun and Friends!

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

Snacks will be provided. 

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

Registration will open on March 26, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Come learn to play bridge! 

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

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

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

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

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

Comedy/Romance - 1 hour and 42 minutes

(c)Lions Gate Films, Inc.

 

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

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

Documentary- 1 hour and 34 minutes

© Cinedigm

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

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

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

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
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
       
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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
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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
   
 
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
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