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Friday June 1, 2018 Go To Top
symbols_stem.png Summer Reading Clubs for Kids,Teens & Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Clubs Begin!

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: All Branches
Friday June 1, 2018 -  Saturday June 30, 2018 Go To Top
flags_usa.png American Flag Disposal Box Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Colts Neck branch of the Monmouth County Library system has a Flag Disposal Box located in the lower level lobby. Proper disposal of the American flag is a sign of respect. It honors our history, the people who fight to protect our freedom and is an homage to the reverence for our great nation. When a flag is worn, tattered, ripped or soiled beyond repair, it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country and should be retired and disposed of properly.

Please drop off flags during library hours. 

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
rec_paint_palette.png Art Exhibit: Multimedia Decoupaged Bottles & Altered Canvas Art by J&N Soto Designs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   
Maribel Caragiulo and Noreen Franco are a mother and daughter partnership of artisans. Maribel Caragiulo graduated from the High School of Music & Art, and was a fine arts major. Noreen Franco is a pastry chef graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School. They draw upon their individual artistic training to create "magic" n our products. Their knowledge and technique of painting continues to evolve all the time.  To them, "a finish piece is never really finished." 

They strongly believe in recycling materials to lessen our carbon footprint on the Earth. By altering the original state of a bottle, candle, jar, chalkboard or canvas, the pieces are given new life.  Various media products are applied to create different types of textures. The artists may use texture paste, stencils, tissue paper, cheese cloth, metal filigree findings, sea shells, rhinestones, beads, lace or feathers to name a few. These bits and pieces of elements enhance the beauty of the art work.
 
Various family members from New York and Florida lend a hand, collecting and cleaning the bottles, and sending packages containing magazine prints, calendar images, napkins, rhinestones, wine corks, shelves, storage containers, brushes, lace, etc. Since so many relatives help out, the artists decided to honor their parents by naming the company after them.

Meet the artists Maribel Caragiulo and Noreen Franco on Sunday, June 10 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm, as they demonstrate how their creations are made, and answer any questions you may have.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
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! 

Headquarters/Manalapan/Preschool:  732 431-7220 x7226 Please choose One Session Per Week.

Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:  

Mondays, June 4, 11, 18, 25 from 9:30 - 10:00 am

Tuesdays, June 5, 19, 26 from 10:15 - 10:45 am or 11:00 – 11:30 am

Thursdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28 from 10:15 – 10:45 am

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

The Toddler Storytime schedule has changed!  Please check the program schedule carefully.

Mondays, June 4, 11, 18, 25 from 10:15 - 10:35 am

Tuesdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26 from 11:40 am – 12:00 noon

Wednesdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27 from 11:00 – 11:20 am

Preschool Storytime & Craft – Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old

Mondays, June 4, 11, 18, 25 from 11:00 – 11:30 am

Thursdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28 from 11:00 - 11:30 am or 1:30 – 2:00 pm

Family Storytimes – Ages 2 and up (With Parent/Caregiver)

Mondays, June 11, 18, 25 from 1:30 – 1:50 pm

Wednesdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27 from 1:30 – 1:50 pm

    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_camera.png Sweet Beginnings: Photography by Danielle Riley Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Danielle Riley is an award winning photographer offering custom newborn, maternity, child and family portrait sessions with a rich, timeless feel. Her gentle and patient style combined with her love and passion is always present. Danielle provides a personal boutique style experience at her studio in Colts Neck, NJ. 

Please join us at an Artist's Reception on Thursday, June 7, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
symbols_bang.png Tweens! #TBT: TotallyBrilliantTweens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Check out the #TBT Pop-Up Spot for different TotallyBrilliantThings (from contests to coloring to challenges) all month long!

Don't miss out - Activities only available while supplies last!

Intended for Grades 3-7

    Location: Hazlet
Friday June 1, 2018 Go To Top
rec_pilates.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM First Friday for Seniors: Fall Prevention Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Did you know that 1 in 4 Americans aged 65+ falls every year?  Falls are the most common cause of emergency room visits and the leading cause of fatal and non fatal injuries among older alults.  As we age, balance reactions can become sluggish and less responsive, resulting in an increased risk of falls.  Join us to discuss tips on staying safe and preventing falls inside and outside the home.  

Presented by Phyllis Bermensolo RN, MSN, of Nova Home Care

    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
 
ent_manga_girl.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Animaniacs - The Monthly Young Adult Anime Club (teens) rm 7 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220x7253   
   

You can meet with other Anime/Manga enthusiasts - Japanese Anime art and culture discussed. 

Join us monthly to watch, discuss and draw anime, and to generally just have fun.  Snacks served.

    Location: Headquarters
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Saturday June 2, 2018 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An unofficial gathering of chess lovers every Saturday morning that the library is open.  Chess sets supplied.  Please join us!

Contact:  732-938-2300

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
objects_trowel.png 11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County Helpline Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Garden and Horticulture Questions answered by the Helpline

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to the residents of Monmouth County to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions.  Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries. In the library lobby on the first Saturday of each month from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, from 6:30 - 8:00 pm, April through October.

Trained Master Gardener volunteers advise the public about horticultural topics, and diagnose and solve home gardening problems.  Monmouth County residents may get free answers to garden, insect, and pest questions. Also find out about other programs offered to the communities, such as the Speakers Bureau, community projects, and special events.

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County are sponsored by the joint cooperation of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Brookdale Community College, and Monmouth County Parks System.

    Location: Eastern Branch
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Sunday June 3, 2018 Go To Top
objects_trash_can.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Keep This, Toss That! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

In this not-to-be-missed laugh-out-loud funny program, Organizing Humorist™ and Best-Selling author Jamie Novak shares common challenges of de-cluttering your home – without getting overwhelmed. It’s as if she has been spying on us!

Jamie takes us on a journey inside our homes and minds, and you’ll see yourself in every example she shares, including her pile of very important paperwork. Perfect for savers and sentimentalists, you’ll leave the program inspired to get organized for a clutter-free life!

Wondering what to keep? What to toss? What to share or sell? And how to let it all go? Then run don’t walk to this workshop!

Seating is Limited; Registration is required.

Registration opens Tuesday, May 1st. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
    The registration period has ended.
 
ent_piano.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Lecture-in-Song by Fred Miller Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

It Wasn´t All Noise!    The Singable Rock/Pop Songs Of The 50s & 60s

Was the the music of the 50s and 60s all noise?  Certainly not and Fred Miller will  bring us some of the music of the greats songs of that time.  He will include music by such groups as The Platters,  Elvis, Sam Cooke, Johnny Mathis,  Buddy Holly, Frankie Valli, Neil Sedaka,  Motown! (Martha & The Vandellas, The Temptations, The Supremes, Smokey Robinson), and even The Beatles, The Beach Boys and James Taylor.

Pianist/Singer/Lecturer Fred Miller has spent the last several decades in many musical fields including grand opera, musical comedy, classical piano and chamber music. However, his current professional life revolves around American Popular Song. A musician first and foremost, Fred Miller considers music to be the greatest, most profound human expression, a unique pathway to the deepest reaches and best parts of the human soul.

Entrance doors open at 12:30pm.  Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We request that attendees do not hold or reserve seats for others.  Library staff reserves a number seats for a limited time before performance.

    Location: Headquarters
Monday June 4, 2018 Go To Top
z_come_together.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and a simple craft for ages 2-3 1/2. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
people_babyface_light.png 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and Nursery Rhymes for ages 10-23 months. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
rec_mahjong.png 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Mondays throughout the month, when the Library is open.

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

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

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

Come play  Bridge or the age old game of Mah Jong!  Join us in the Meeting Room.  Participants need to know how to play the game and game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
anim_butterfly.png 1:30 PM  -  1:50 PM Kids! Family Stories & Craft: Beautiful Butterflies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Ages 2 and up

Craft big, beautiful butterflies to brighten your day!

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

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has ended.
 
anim_butterfly.png 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Butterflies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-946-4118   
   

Science DiscoveryStorytime - Ages 3 to 5 years 

Registration is necessary and begins May 21 in-person, by phone, or online.

 

    Location: Holmdel
    The registration period has ended.
 
people_children.png 4:15 PM  -  4:55 PM Kids! Family Event- It's Cool 2 Be Kind Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Monmouth County SPCA will teach children compassion for animals, pet care, and animal safety.

* We will be collecting donations of dog/cat food, toys,treats, blankets,paper towels from Monday, May 21- Monday, June 4.

Registration is required beginning Monday, May 14 for Grades PreK and up with parent/caregiver.

    Location: Marlboro
    The registration period has ended.
 
rec_paint_palette.png 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Tweens! Go Rock with Van Gogh Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Tweens! Go Rock with Van Gogh - Ages 8 - 12


Monday, June 4 at 5:00 pm


Come get creative with H'art and Soul Studios of West Long Branch. 

Lisa will show us how to paint with the masters on a stretch canvas.
 

    Location: West Long Branch
   
 
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
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misc_none 6:25 PM  -  8:30 PM Howell United Soccer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Howell
 
lib_writing_book.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SAT/ACT Seminar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join us for an information-packed seminar on the SAT and ACT exams. Topics include:

  • The importance of these tests
  • How they have changed recently
  • Strategies for better scores
  • How universities use reported scores

SAT Subject tests and PSAT/National merit Scholarships are included!

Registration Required

Presented by: Ivy Masters Learning Center

    Location: Hazlet
    The registration period has ended.
 
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 6:30 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
people_meeting.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, and confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month. 

An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241

    Location: Wall Township
 
people_meeting.png 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday June 5, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Primary Election Polling Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Howell
 
lib_book.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Behold The Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

    

Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself, his wife, Neni, and their six-year-old son. In the fall of 2007, Jende can hardly believe his luck when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. Clark demands punctuality, discretion, and loyalty—and Jende is eager to please. Clark’s wife, Cindy, even offers Neni temporary work at the Edwardses’ summer home in the Hamptons. With these opportunities, Jende and Neni can at last gain a foothold in America and imagine a brighter future.

However, the world of great power and privilege conceals troubling secrets, and soon Jende and Neni notice cracks in their employers’ façades.

When the financial world is rocked by the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the Jongas are desperate to keep Jende’s job—even as their marriage threatens to fall apart. As all four lives are dramatically upended, Jende and Neni are forced to make an impossible choice

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

 

 

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

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

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Hostiles (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

In 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory. Directed by Scott Cooper.  Starring Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, and Wes Studi.

Western/Drama – 2 hours 14 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_open.png 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Lucky Boy presents two very different American stories, tied together by the fate of a child. When Soli Castro-Valdez leaves her small Mexican village for the United States, she endures the difficult journey but arrives pregnant and undocumented. Meanwhile, Kavya Reddy, whose parents immigrated to the US from India, is living a more peaceful life with her dot.com-employed husband in Berkeley. Unable to have a child, Kavya becomes a foster parent—and when Soli winds up in immigrant detention, her son Ignacio winds up with Kavya. But the story has just begun.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
people_smiley.png 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Friends of Monmouth County Library Reception and Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Are you a Friend of the Library?  Join the Friends of Monmouth County Library or Renew your Friends Membership ($20 per year), and get early entry and a free tote bag!

Join us for a reception and special "Friends Only" book sale hours!  New Friends Welcome!  Meet fellow Friends and Board Members.  Light refreshments will be served.

Friends Only Book Sale Preview is Tuesday, June 5 from 3:00 - 8:00 pm. Sign up today!  

 
    Location: Eastern Branch
 
food_strawberry.png 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Family Stories & Craft: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Ages 2 and up

Make your own caterpillar puppet that eats its way through its favorite fruit and vegetables! 

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

    Location: Headquarters
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people_smiley.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and crafts for ages 3 1/2 - 5 years.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  6:30 PM CHADD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Howell
 
symbols_handshake.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level (RM 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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 the following 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
 
food_cupcake.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Suffering From the Sugar Blues? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Do you suffer from too much sugar in your diet?  Come to this informative workshop led by Carol Dimitriades, Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, and discover the truth about sugar, with tips and tricks to end cravings.  

You will learn about:

  • Awareness
  • The Effects of Sugar on the Body
  • Hidden Sugars
  • The Addiction Cycle
  • Craving-Busting Strategies
  • Prevention
  • Dealing with Social Situations
  • How to do an Elimination Diet

Attendees will also receive handouts, resources and recipes!

    Location: Eastern Branch
Wednesday June 6, 2018 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
   

A representative from the Surrogate's Office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.  Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x7336.

    Location: Wall Township
 
lib_book_bookshelf.png 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Spring Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Friends of Monmouth County Library Spring Book Sale is June 6 – June 9, 2018, during library hours 

Hundreds of books for adults, children and teens, including Art, History, Biography, Fiction, Food and Cooking, Mystery, Travel, Gardening, Self-Help, Business, Sports, and more!  Plus Audio Books, Music CDs and Educational and Entertainment DVDs 

Wednesday, June 6:  9 am – 9 pm;  Thursday, June 7:  9 am – 9 pm;  Friday, June 8:  9 am – 5 pm;  Saturday, June 9:  9 am – 5 pm

Friday is Half-price day!     Saturday is $1-a-bag day!

Are you a Friend of the Library? Join the Friends of Monmouth County Library or Renew your Friends membership ($20 per year), and get early entry and a free tote bag! Friends Only Preview is Tuesday, June 5th, 3:00 – 8:00 pm.  Sign up today!

No early entry for Scanners/Dealers.  Carts and Hand Trucks not permitted in Book Sale area. Cash or Check only.        

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
med_stethoscope.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Medicare Savings Program (Rm 2/3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

If you are a Medicare beneficiary and your annual income in 2018 does not exceed $27,189 for a single person or $33,334 for a couple, programs are available to help pay some or all of your Medicare Parts B and D premiums, deductibles, coinsurances and/or co-pay costs. This presentation will review all of the savings programs and the income limits for each. In addition, program applications and assistance will be available.

Presented by Samantha White, Director of Family & Children's Service/Monmouth, which has been awarded a grant to help seniors, individuals with disabilities and their caregivers apply for special assistance through Medicare. 

Registration is not needed.

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
nat_tropical_beach.png 10:30 AM  -  12:05 PM Morning Movie: Gidget (1959) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kick off summer at the Allentown library with our morning viewing of Gidget (1959),

starring Sandra Dee, James Darren and Cliff Robertson. Surfing and romance on the beach.

Running time 95 minutes.

 
lib_book_open.png 10:30 AM  -  2:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde


CLASSIC BOOK AND A MOVIE
Oscar Wilde’s only full-length novel The Picture of Dorian Gray was first published in 1890 and is the classic tale of the moral decline of its title character, Dorian Gray. The 1945 movie starring George Sanders, Donna Reed and an Academy Award performance by Angela Landsbury will be shown immediately after the discussion. Bring a light snack or lunch.

 

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Movie: The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) (Not Rated ) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

CLASSIC BOOK AND A MOVIE
Oscar Wilde’s only full-length novel The Picture of Dorian Gray was first published in 1890 and is the classic tale of the moral decline of its title character, Dorian Gray. The 1945 movie starring George Sanders, Donna Reed and an Academy Award performance by Angela Landsbury will be shown immediately after the discussion. Bring a light snack or lunch.
 

    Location: Marlboro
 
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
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM NJ DEP Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: The Post (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A cover-up that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government. They risk their careers and freedom to bring the long-buried truths to light. Stars Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson. 1 hour 56 minutes. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
people_smiley.png 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Schoolage Program: 'Do Not Eat the Donut! Sweet Stories and craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage program: Do Not Eat the Donut!  Come share some sweet stories and a craft.  Grades K to 3.. Registration is required,

in person, by phone or online. Parents, please register each child using your phone and email contact info.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
    The registration period has ended.
 
z_cust_mckids.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! LEGO Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! LEGO Challenge - Ages 5 and up
Wednesday, June 6 at 4:00 pm
Join us for an afternoon of construction and creativity!

    Location: West Long Branch
       
 
misc.none.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Libraries Rock! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Come to the library and see Muscleman Mike's ALL MAGIC SHOW

and join this year's Summer Reading Club.  Celebrate with Mike and his buddy Rocky Rabbit,

the puppet, and the library will rock with fun!

All Ages

Registration Required

    Location: Colts Neck
    The registration period has ended.
 
nat_sun.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Afterschool Activities!: Shrinking Charms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Grades K and Up

We are making Shrinky Dinks! Make these cool charms to wear all summer long.

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

    Location: Headquarters
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misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

June 6 - Aesop Fables - Storytime

June 13 - Father's Day - Craft

    Location: Howell
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Annuities- The Good, the Bad, the Ugly Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 946 4118   
   

Presented by Mark Lowe, CFP, ChFC, CLU 

Topics Include:

  • What are the different types of Annuities?

  • How does an Annuity work?

  • Is an Annuity right for you?

  • What can I do if I currently own an Annuity?

  • How can an Annuity guarantee income?

  • Is an Annuity expensive or cheap?

  • Can an Annuity lower my taxes?

    Location: Holmdel
 
lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Book Talk: Banana George! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Join us for this fascinating book talk on Banana George! Don't Wait for Life to Happen, Make it Happen!, presented by authors Robin and Georgia Blair.  This is their heartfelt effort to present an overview of their dad's extraordinary life.  Banana George (George Blair) was a world renowned barefoot water skier and snowboarder.  His book takes you from his start as a young man figuring out the direction of his life through the Depression, his devotion as a father, his fascination with innovation, his cleverness and success in business and his eagerness to share his passion with others.  

Come learn about this famous and fearless local resident and senior superstar!

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
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.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, April 4 - June 20, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_projector.png 7:00 PM  -  8:55 PM Movie: The Post (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A cover-up that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government. They risk their careers and freedom to bring the long-buried truths to light. Stars Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson. 1 hour 56 minutes. 

    Location: Hazlet
Thursday June 7, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_bookshelf.png 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Spring Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Friends of Monmouth County Library Spring Book Sale is June 6 – June 9, 2018, during library hours 

Hundreds of books for adults, children and teens, including Art, History, Biography, Fiction, Food and Cooking, Mystery, Travel, Gardening, Self-Help, Business, Sports, and more!  Plus Audio Books, Music CDs and Educational and Entertainment DVDs 

Wednesday, June 6:  9 am – 9 pm;  Thursday, June 7:  9 am – 9 pm;  Friday, June 8:  9 am – 5 pm;  Saturday, June 9:  9 am – 5 pm

Friday is Half-price day!     Saturday is $1-a-bag day!

Are you a Friend of the Library? Join the Friends of Monmouth County Library or Renew your Friends membership ($20 per year), and get early entry and a free tote bag! Friends Only Preview is Tuesday, June 5th, 3:00 – 8:00 pm.  Sign up today!

No early entry for Scanners/Dealers.  Carts and Hand Trucks not permitted in Book Sale area. Cash or Check only.        

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Dental Health Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Dental Health for all ages featuring Denise Franzese from Tender Smiles 4 Kids. 

    Location: Howell
 
rec_playing_cards.png 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn and play bridge!  Pat Guadagno teaches. 

Instruction for Beginners starts at 11:30 am.  Experienced players can begin play at 10:30 am.   

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_yoga.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chair Yoga with Dawn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

Please join us every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month for a morning of relaxation.

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_knitting.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Bayshore Hooks & Needles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join the fun while helping others. Items will go to local charities and hospitals. Bring a crochet hook or knitting needles; yarn will be provided for you. All skill levels welcome.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  3:05 PM Movie: The Shape of Water (Rated R) (2017) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature at a research facility. Drama/Fantasy Starring: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer 2hrs. 3mins.

Fox Searchlight Pictures

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Movie: Hostiles (2017) R Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Scott Shepherd, Rosamund Pike, Christian Bale

Directed by:  Scott Cooper

In 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory.

134 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
people_meeting.png 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
med_stethoscope.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Truth & Myths About Assisted Living Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Packing up and moving to a senior living community can be a big lifestyle change. After years in the same house, it can be a tough decision for older adults and their families to reach. While research shows how life and health often improve with such a move, the many myths surrounding senior living often keep an older adult from doing it. This is why we thought it was important to help seniors and their families separate fact from fiction when it comes to independent and assisted living.

Join us as Linda Keating, Director of Community Relations from Brandywine Living at Reflections at Colts Neck, presents the topic of truths and myths about assisted living.

Registration is requested by calling the library at 732-431-5656, stopping in at the desk or registering below.

 

    Location: Colts Neck
    The registration period has ended.
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Classic Movie: Honky Tonk (1941) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Jack Conway

Starring Clark Gable, Lana Turner, Frank Morgan, Claire Trevor, Marjorie Main

In the 1880s, con man Candy Johnson (Clark Gable) settles in Yellow Creek after meeting the town's beautiful and smart resident Elizabeth Cotton (Lana Turner) on a train. Candy recognizes Elizabeth's father, Judge Cotton (Frank Morgan) as a one-time con man, but the judge has turned his life around and hopes to keep Candy away from his daughter. With tips from old flame "Gold Dust" (Claire Trevor), Candy gradually takes control of the town but is brought up short by Elizabeth's plans.

105 minutes; (c) Warner Bros.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Afternoon at the Movies:All the Money in the World (2017)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This dramatization of the kidnapping of billionaire J. Paul Getty's grandson John Paul Getty III.   John's mother begs the wealthy grandfather to pay the ransom;  when he refuses, she decides to rescue her son with the help of Getty's business associate. 

Starring:  Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, and Mark Wahlberg.

Biography/Crime/Drama--132 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_magic.png 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM KIDS! Afternoon of Magic with Magician Matt Cadabra Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Kick off the Summer Reading Club with magician/ventriloquist Matt Cadabra, whose fabulous feats of magic will surely amaze you!

All Ages! No registration required.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
people_children.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! LEGO Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-2359-7565   
   

Kids! LEGO® Challenge - Ages 5 and up
Thursday, June 7 at 4:00 pm
Join us for an afternoon of construction and creativity!
 

    Location: Allentown
       
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people_children.png 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Library Rocks: YoBoo 4 Kids Fitness Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Kick off the summer reading program with some high energy movement! Get excited to read!

 

Space is limited. Registration is required for children Ages 3 and up.

    Location: Marlboro
    The registration period has ended.
 
people_dancers.png 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Are You Interested In International Adoption? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Are You Interested in International Adoption?  Holt International Children’s Services invites you to attend an Adoption Information Meeting to learn more about your options for International Adoption.

Registration is Required.
 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_knitting.png 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_camera.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Art Reception: Sweet Beginnings Photography by Danielle Riley Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Danielle Riley is an award winning photographer offering custom newborn, maternity, child and family portrait sessions with a rich, timeless feel. Her gentle and patient style combined with her love and passion is always present. Danielle provides a personal boutique style experience at her studio in Colts Neck, NJ. 

To inquire about a session, please feel free to contact the studio: danielle@daniellerileyphotography.com

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie: Honky Tonk (1941) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Jack Conway

Starring Clark Gable, Lana Turner, Frank Morgan, Claire Trevor, Marjorie Main

In the 1880s, con man Candy Johnson (Clark Gable) settles in Yellow Creek after meeting the town's beautiful and smart resident Elizabeth Cotton (Lana Turner) on a train. Candy recognizes Elizabeth's father, Judge Cotton (Frank Morgan) as a one-time con man, but the judge has turned his life around and hopes to keep Candy away from his daughter. With tips from old flame "Gold Dust" (Claire Trevor), Candy gradually takes control of the town but is brought up short by Elizabeth's plans.

105 minutes; (c) Warner Bros.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
flags_greatbritain.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM History in Monmouth:Washington's Staff: Alexander Hamilton and His Friends (rm 2/3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

History in Monmouth:  Washington's Staff: The Role of Alexander Hamilton & His Friends at Monmouth

Alexander Hamilton and his fellow staff officers played a key role at Monmouth by writing and carrying orders to important generals. The course and events of the battle can be much better understood by studying the actions and recollections of these officers. Come and hear lecturer David Martin provide new insights into our understanding of the battle!

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

Friends of Monmouth Battlefield invite you to celebrate  Monmouth County History during the 240th Anniversary Reenactment of the Battle of Monmouth at Monmouth Battlefield State Park  on June 16 and 17,  2018. Find more information on this program here:    http://www.friendsofmonmouth.org/reenactment.html

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Behold The Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

    

Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself, his wife, Neni, and their six-year-old son. In the fall of 2007, Jende can hardly believe his luck when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. Clark demands punctuality, discretion, and loyalty—and Jende is eager to please. Clark’s wife, Cindy, even offers Neni temporary work at the Edwardses’ summer home in the Hamptons. With these opportunities, Jende and Neni can at last gain a foothold in America and imagine a brighter future.

However, the world of great power and privilege conceals troubling secrets, and soon Jende and Neni notice cracks in their employers’ façades.

When the financial world is rocked by the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the Jongas are desperate to keep Jende’s job—even as their marriage threatens to fall apart. As all four lives are dramatically upended, Jende and Neni are forced to make an impossible choice

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

 

 

    Location: Colts Neck
Friday June 8, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_bookshelf.png 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Spring Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Friends of Monmouth County Library Spring Book Sale is June 6 – June 9, 2018, during library hours 

Hundreds of books for adults, children and teens, including Art, History, Biography, Fiction, Food and Cooking, Mystery, Travel, Gardening, Self-Help, Business, Sports, and more!  Plus Audio Books, Music CDs and Educational and Entertainment DVDs 

Wednesday, June 6:  9 am – 9 pm;  Thursday, June 7:  9 am – 9 pm;  Friday, June 8:  9 am – 5 pm;  Saturday, June 9:  9 am – 5 pm

Friday is Half-price day!     Saturday is $1-a-bag day!

Are you a Friend of the Library? Join the Friends of Monmouth County Library or Renew your Friends membership ($20 per year), and get early entry and a free tote bag! Friends Only Preview is Tuesday, June 5th, 3:00 – 8:00 pm.  Sign up today!

No early entry for Scanners/Dealers.  Carts and Hand Trucks not permitted in Book Sale area. Cash or Check only.        

 

    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
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM The Castoffs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Howell
Saturday June 9, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_bookshelf.png 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Spring Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Friends of Monmouth County Library Spring Book Sale is June 6 – June 9, 2018, during library hours 

Hundreds of books for adults, children and teens, including Art, History, Biography, Fiction, Food and Cooking, Mystery, Travel, Gardening, Self-Help, Business, Sports, and more!  Plus Audio Books, Music CDs and Educational and Entertainment DVDs 

Wednesday, June 6:  9 am – 9 pm;  Thursday, June 7:  9 am – 9 pm;  Friday, June 8:  9 am – 5 pm;  Saturday, June 9:  9 am – 5 pm

Friday is Half-price day!     Saturday is $1-a-bag day!

Are you a Friend of the Library? Join the Friends of Monmouth County Library or Renew your Friends membership ($20 per year), and get early entry and a free tote bag! Friends Only Preview is Tuesday, June 5th, 3:00 – 8:00 pm.  Sign up today!

No early entry for Scanners/Dealers.  Carts and Hand Trucks not permitted in Book Sale area. Cash or Check only.        

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday June 9, 2018 -  Saturday June 23, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_sale.png 9:00 AM Wall Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

(Monday, June 18-23, $1 Bag Sale)

    Location: Wall Township
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Saturday June 9, 2018 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
 
ent_microphone.png 10:30 AM  -  11:10 AM Kids! Libraries Rock! Musical Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Begin the 2018 Summer Reading Program rocking to storytime with Actor/Educator Ms. Emily Vorp. Music for all ages. 

    Location: Howell
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Musical Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Howell
 
ent_guitar.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Concert: Cindy G & Due East Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Bluegrass Music with a Twist!

Forsaken Appalachian angst, exuberant rip-roaring traditional bluegrass, story songs, progressive Grassicana, sentimental ballads…  You’ll be treated to original songs that interpret the bluegrass genres when Farmingdale’s Cindy Ggiejda brings her band Due East to the Howell Library!  Known for her powerful and soulful vocals, Cindy and her band are sure to deliver a captivating performance you’ll remember.

    Location: Howell
Sunday June 10, 2018 Go To Top
rec_paint_palette.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Art Reception: Multimedia Decoupaged Bottles and Altered Canvas Art by J&N Soto Designs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Maribel Caragiulo and Noreen Franco are a mother and daughter partnership of artisans. Maribel Caragiulo graduated from the High School of Music & Art, and was a fine arts major. Noreen Franco is a pastry chef graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School. They draw upon their individual artistic training to create "magic" n our products. Their knowledge and technique of painting continues to evolve all the time.  To them, "a finish piece is never really finished." 

They strongly believe in recycling materials to lessen our carbon footprint on the Earth. By altering the original state of a bottle, candle, jar, chalkboard or canvas, the pieces are given new life.  Various media products are applied to create different types of textures. The artists may use texture paste, stencils, tissue paper, cheese cloth, metal filigree findings, sea shells, rhinestones, beads, lace or feathers to name a few. These bits and pieces of elements enhance the beauty of the art work.
 
Various family members from New York and Florida lend a hand, collecting and cleaning the bottles, and sending packages containing magazine prints, calendar images, napkins, rhinestones, wine corks, shelves, storage containers, brushes, lace, etc. Since so many relatives help out, the artists decided to honor their parents by naming the company after them.

Meet the artists Maribel Caragiulo and Noreen Franco as they demonstrate how their creations are made, and answer any questions you may have.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Monday June 11, 2018 Go To Top
people_group.png 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM 1st grade class trip Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Colts Neck
 
z_come_together.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and a simple craft for ages 2-3 1/2. Siblings Welcome.

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

Listen to stories and make a craft for someone special!

No registration required. For ages 3 and up with families

    Location: Marlboro
 
people_babyface_light.png 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and Nursery Rhymes for ages 10-23 months. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
rec_mahjong.png 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Mondays throughout the month, when the Library is open.

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

Come play  Bridge or the age old game of Mah Jong!  Join us in the Meeting Room.  Participants need to know how to play the game and game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
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ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM New Release Movie: Black Panther (2018) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Ryan Coogler

Starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Writght, Sterling K. Brown, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis

After the death of his father, T'Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king.  When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king -- and as Black Panther -- gets tested when he's drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk.  Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.  

134 minutes; (c) Marvel Studios

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
anim_whale.png 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM How To Fish: The Basics (room 1) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

How to Fish: The Basics 

Presenters Jay, Peter and Arne have had decades of enjoyment fishing with light tackle from local beaches and jetties. In this seminar, they will share some of their expertise to allow you to get the most out of the experience. They may have a follow up session, off site - on the beach -  date to be announced. 

Covered in this workshop will be the different types of rods and reels and what to use where. Presenters will explain which lures and tackle produce the best results and how to tie a line properly so you won't have to lie about the one that got away. Depending on weather, the group may exit outdoors and demonstrate proper casting. Bring a light rod and spinning reel if available. If not, presenters will try to provide a few extra.

Presented by three former NYC Science teachers Jay Kaplan, Peter Lytell and Arne Pederson. 

Fishing stories cheerfully exchanged. Liars welcome!  

 
 
    Location: Headquarters
 
people_children.png 4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Kids! Library Rocks: Bach 2 Rock Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Music on the violin from acoustic Bach to electric jammin' rock!  You get to add the sound effects and loop the new sounds for an on the spot recording session!

Space is limited. Registration begins Monday, May 21 for children Grades K-5.

    Location: Marlboro
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objects_scissors.png 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM TWEENS! Building Bridges Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Grades 3 and Up

Work together to build a bridge sculpture with popsicle sticks.

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

    Location: Headquarters
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objects_pencil.png 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Black Box Writers Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Cultivate the courage to share, develop new work, or fine-tune your existing work in a friendly workshop environment. Black Box meetings are a great way to network with other aspiring writers.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
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  -  8:45 PM New Release Movie: Black Panther (2018) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Ryan Coogler

Starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Writght, Sterling K. Brown, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis

After the death of his father, T'Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king.  When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king -- and as Black Panther -- gets tested when he's drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk.  Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.  

134 minutes; (c) Marvel Studios

    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 6:30 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
people_meeting.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, and confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month. 

An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241

    Location: Wall Township
 
people_meeting.png 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation (Rm 5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
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lib_reading.png 10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Kids! - Gymboree Visits the Library! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex7226   
   

Session 1 from 10:15 - 10:45 am

Dance, play and sing with your baby/toddler in this fun-filled, popular movement and exercise program! 

*Space is limited; register for one session

    Location: Headquarters
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lib_reading.png 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! - Gymboree Visits the Library! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex7226   
   

Session 2 from 11:00 - 11:30 am

Dance, play and sing with your baby/toddler in this fun-filled, popular movement and exercise program! 

*Space is limited; register for one session

    Location: Headquarters
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anim_butterfly.png 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! toddler Craft: Fluttering Butterflies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Toddler Craft: Fluttering Butterflies. Ages 2 & 3 with an adult. Registration required in person, by phone or online.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
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med_caduceus.png 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM RESCHEDULED TO JULY 10th Ask a Memory Care Specialist! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Please join us for a special event, Ask a Memory Care Specialist, presented by Milliennium Memory Care Director Galina Markovich. This program helps seniors and caregivers better understand memory issues and learn about community resources. Ms. Markovich uses a specialized "Memory Screening" system to determine the levels of memory loss and other potential problems. The system uses unique tools and a range of scores to pinpoint specific issues and recommend action or resources to help. Attendees are free to participate in the screening process or simply ask questions to learn more about this important topic.

Galina Markovich, ANP, RN, is a passionate expert in the field of memory care and an innovator in Alzheimer's and Dementia support and education. She is the Director of Millennium Memory Care, NJ's fatest growing group of memory care homes. Her unique combination of strong nursing skills and understanding neurological, orthopedic, medical, nutritional and social issues affecting those with memory issues has earned her a reputation as a respected professional in her field. Galina has spoken at NJ AARP Chapters and the AARP Regional Conference, The North Brunswick Senior Center, The New Brunswick Senior Center, The Highland Park Senior Center, local women's clubs and at many other locations.

Registration is REQUIRED for this event by signing up below, calling the library at 732-431-5656 or stopping in to the Circulation Desk.

 

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_projector.png 11:00 AM  -  1:15 PM New Release Movie: Black Panther (2018) (PG-13) (rm 2/3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

T'Challa, the King of Wakanda, rises to the throne in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation, but his claim is challenged by a vengeful outsider who was a childhood victim of T'Challa's father's mistake. Directed by Ryan Coogler. Starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, and Lupita Nyong’o.

Action/Adventure – 2 hours 14 mins.

    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
 
objects_hammer.png 1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Toddler Stories & Craft: Father’s Day: Building Love Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

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

Craft a sweet Father’s Day project with your toddler.

No Registration Required.

    Location: Headquarters
 
symbols_handshake.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Volunteering: A Doorway to Employment Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Learn why volunteering can be a portal to employment while expanding your network. Internships will be discussed as another option to gain valuable experience. 

Presented by the Eastern Branch Career Connections staff, and funded by a grant from the NJ Dept of Labor and Workforce Development. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: The Greatest Showman (2017) (PG) (rm2/3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

This film celebrates the birth of show business, and tells the story of P.T. Barnum, a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Directed by Michael Gracey.  Starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, and Zac Efron.

Musical/Drama – 1 hour 45 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: The Cemetery Club (1993) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Once a week, a circle of lifelong friends meet to pay tribute to the past, but when life throws them a few unexpected curves, they happily discover the best times are still ahead!

Starring Ellen Burstyn, Olympia Dukakis, and Diane Ladd

107m.

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_lego_logo.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! LEGO Storytime: Marching Band! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Work in groups or individually to create your own LEGO® designs based on this month's theme: Marching Band!

LEGO® bricks will be provided by the library.

Grades K and up. Registration is required. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
people_smiley.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and crafts for ages 3 1/2 - 5 years.

    Location: Howell
 
anim_dog.png 5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM Kids! Paws For Reading - Read to a Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Paws For Reading - Read to a Therapy Dog!  Grades K and up!  Last session for the year, see you in the Fall!  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.

    Location: Eastern Branch
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  6:15 PM Essential Oils Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Howell
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ent_projector.png 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM New Release Movie: Black Panther (2018) (PG-13) (rm 2/3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

T'Challa, the King of Wakanda, rises to the throne in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation, but his claim is challenged by a vengeful outsider who was a childhood victim of T'Challa's father's mistake. Directed by Ryan Coogler. Starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, and Lupita Nyong’o.

Action/Adventure – 2 hours 14 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
 
objects_money_coins_paper.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Estate Planning Sorting Fact From Fiction Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Find out how to sort fact from fiction among the multiple issues involved in estate planning.  This program, presented by Paul R. Daniele, Esq., addresses wills, living wills, powers of attorney, estate taxes, trusts and asset protection.  Paul will cover frequently asked questions and common misconceptions regarding these topics.

Paul is a member of the Elder Law Section of the New Jersey Bar Association and a member of Lawyers with Purpose, a national organization that deals with estate planning.  He has been practicing in New Jersey since 1967, served as an assistant Essex County prosecutor (1968-1976) and sat as a Judge for 27 years (1979-2006).  He was the first judge to be awarded the Newark Peace Prize in 1991.

Space is limited.  Registration is required.

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

    Location: Allentown
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ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Movie: Thoroughbreds (R) (2017) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Cory Finley

Starring Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Anton Yelchin

Childhood friends Lily and Amanda reconnect in suburban Connecticut after years of growing apart. Lily has turned into a polished upper-class teenager who has a fancy boarding school on her transcript and a coveted internship on her resume. Amanda has developed a sharp wit and her own particular attitude but all in the process of becoming a social outcast. Though they initially seem completely at odds, the pair eventually bond and hatch a plan to solve both of their problems.

92 minutes; (c) Focus Features

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_stage.png 7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Kids! Family Fun Puppet Show Night! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Robert Rogers Puppet Company will present The Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saens. Ages 3 and up.

Join the fun as this musical menagerie gets the library rockin'!  Children 5 and under must be acompanied by an adult.

Registration required, in person, by phone or online. Parents, please register each child using your phone and email contact info. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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symbols_handshake.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level (RM 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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 the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:20 pm.

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

    Location: Headquarters
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people_meeting.png 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x7336.   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's Office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.  Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x7336.

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_yoga.png 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM KIDS! Baby & Toddler Storytime Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Enjoy gentle stretching with your little one as we combine yoga poses with stories for a special library yoga retreat!

Ages 10 months to 4 years. No registration required.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
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_yoga.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM KIDS! Baby & Toddler Storytime Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Enjoy gentle stretching with your little one as we combine yoga poses with stories for a special library yoga retreat!

Ages 10 months to 4 years. No registration required.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
z_cust_mckids.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Gymboree Visits the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! Gymboree Visits the Library! - Ages birth to 5 years
Wednesday, June 13 at 10:30 and 11:15 am
Learn through play with this interactive music and movement program!
 

    Location: West Long Branch
       
 
symbols_dollar_sign.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Workshop: Acing the Job Interview I - Presented by Jersey Job Club (rm 2/3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: NJ Career Connections Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

Workshop: Acing The Job interview I  -  Presented by Jersey Job Club

Receiving an invitation to interview for a job is the payoff to the time and effort you put into networking, applications, resumes, and cover letters.  Your success in a job interview will depend largely on how well you prepare and perform.  This workshop will help you prepare for an interview by discussing types of interviews, preparations, interview appearance and phases of the job interview.

Free; no registration, no library card needed

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

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

This program is made possible through a grant from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development. 

 
 
    Location: Headquarters
 
z_cust_mckids.png 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Gymboree Visits the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! Gymboree Visits the Library! - Ages birth to 5 years
Wednesday, June 13 at 10:30 and 11:15 am
Learn through play with this interactive music and movement program!
 

    Location: West Long Branch
       
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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
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  3:05 PM World Cinema (Spain) Movie: The Sea Inside (2004) (Rated PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

The Sea Inside is based on the true story of Ramon Sampedro, a fisherman and writer who became a quadriplegic after a terrible diving accident. Oscar Win – 2005 Best Foreign Film! Starring: Javier Bardem, Belen Rueda, Lola Duenas 2 hrs. 5 min.

New Line Cinema

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: Get Out (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A young African-American man visits his white girlfriend's parents for the weekend. His simmering uneasiness about their reception of him along with a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth he never could have imagined. Stars Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford. 1 hour 44 minutes. 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
lib_book_bookshelf.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Friends of Howell Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Friends of Howell Library (FOHL) meets the second Wednesday of each month at 2 p.m. at the library, 318 Old Tavern Road, Howell.

Visitors to the meeting and new members are welcome!

    Location: Howell
 
objects_hammer.png 3:15 PM  -  4:00 PM TWEENS! Marshmallow Blasters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Watch the marshmallows fly when we build Marshmallow Blasters! Test out your creations with target practice and a distance challenge! Hungry after school? No worries – we’ll have snacks! No registration required.

*Please alert us to any allergies or sensitivities to products or foods that your child may have.

Grades 3 and up. No registration required.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
people_smiley.png 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Schoolage Program: Ninja stories and craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage Program: Ninja stories and a craft.  Grades K to 3. Registration  required, in person, by phone or online. 

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
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lib_book.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Tender Smiles 4 Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Learn about your teeth and how to take care of them from Ms. Denise.

See how teeth brushing, flossing, and a visit to the dentist will be good for you!

All Ages

Registration Required

    Location: Colts Neck
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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM NEW KIDS PROGRAM FATHERS DAY CRAFT HORSES RESCHEDULED TO JUNE 20 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

HORSE AND CART RIDE RESCHEDULED TO JUNE 20 AT 4PM

 

*************NEW PROGRAM *******

FATHERS DAY CRAFT

ALL AGES

STOP BY THE LIBRARY TO MAKE A SPECIAL CRAFT FOR FATHERS DAY

*REGISTRATION

    Location: West Long Branch
       
 
rec_paint_palette.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Afterschool Activities!: Father's Day Frames Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Grades K and Up

Design a fabulous frame for the perfect gift to give Dad.

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

    Location: Headquarters
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elect_e_reader.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Control Your Cords! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 946-4118   
   

Detangle those pesky headphone cords once and for all with a cool cable organizer!

Grades 3 - 5. Registration required.

    Location: Holmdel
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM KIds! Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Kickoff --Live Reptile Show! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Join us for an exciting live reptile show courtesy of Rizzo’s Reptiles. Online registration required. Click here to register. 

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

June 6 - Aesop Fables - Storytime

June 13 - Father's Day - Craft

    Location: Howell
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people_meeting.png 6:00 PM IRA Strategies in Retirement Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

In 2017, the beginning of the baby boomer generation started turning 70 1/2 and had to start taking their Required Minimum Distributions (RMD) from their IRAs whether they needed the distribution or not.  This free workshop will cover the important things you should know about RMDs and retirement withdrawals such as:

  • Required Minimum Distributions and what type of plans require them
  • Calculating RMDs
  • Planning for monthly retirement withdrawals from your nest egg
  • How to potentially save taxes and avoid taking RMDs

Even if you still have time before you turn 70 1/2, proper planning today can help you prepare for when the time comes. 

Presented by Steven McGovern, AAMS, CRPC,  of LPL Financial. (This information is not intended to be a substitute for individualized tax advice.  We suggest you discuss your specific tax issues with a qualified tax advisor)

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 6:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Canceled - Film 360 Presents: Jurassic Park (1993) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

On a remote island, a wealthy entrepreneur develops technology to bring dinosaurs back to life using prehistoric DNA. He uses the dinosaurs to create a theme park. Before opening the attraction to the public, he invites a top paleontologist, a paleobotanist, a mathematician, and his two eager grandchildren. However, things go awry when critical security systems are shut down and the dinosaurs escape their enclosures…

Presented by Monmouth Film Festival in partnership with the Holmdel Branch of the Monmouth County Library, Monmouth Film 360 is a free monthly film series focused on showcasing films adapted from popular works of literature. Following the screenings are educational discussion panels with special guests speaking about the techniques and exciting elements of the movies. The film series will take place in the Holmdel Public Library, recently relocated to the state-of-the-art Bell Works complex in Holmdel, NJ.
    Location: Holmdel
 
objects_trowel.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County Helpline Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Garden and Horticulture Questions answered by the Helpline

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to the residents of Monmouth County to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions.  Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries. In the library lobby on the first Saturday of each month from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, from 6:30 - 8:00 pm, April through October.

Trained Master Gardener volunteers advise the public about horticultural topics, and diagnose and solve home gardening problems.  Monmouth County residents may get free answers to garden, insect, and pest questions. Also find out about other programs offered to the communities, such as the Speakers Bureau, community projects, and special events.

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County are sponsored by the joint cooperation of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Brookdale Community College, and Monmouth County Parks System.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
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.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, April 4 - June 20, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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z_cust_mckids.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Gymboree Visits the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids!  Gymboree Visits the Library! - Ages birth to 5 years
Thursday, June 14 at 10:30 and 11:15 am
Learn-through-play with this interactive, children's movement program!
 
 

    Location: Allentown
       
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and a craft for all ages.

    Location: Howell
 
rec_playing_cards.png 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn and play bridge!  Pat Guadagno teaches. 

Instruction for Beginners starts at 11:30 am.  Experienced players can begin play at 10:30 am.   

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

Listen to stories and make a craft for someone special!

No registration required. For ages 3 and up with families

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_paint_palette.png 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Preschool Craft: Swimming Mermaids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Preswchool craft: Swimming mermaids.  Ages 31/2 to 5. Registration is required, in person, by phone or online. Parents,

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
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lib_book_bookshelf.png 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Literature of World Language Book Discussion in Russian (Rm7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Raisa Silver will lead discussion on the book The Austrian Fruits by Anna Berseneva

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

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

Books are available at Library Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
z_cust_mckids.png 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Gymboree Visits the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids!  Gymboree Visits the Library! - Ages birth to 5 years
Thursday, June 14 at 10:30 and 11:15 am
Learn-through-play with this interactive, children's movement program!
 
 

    Location: Allentown
       
 
rec_paint_palette.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Go Van Gogh! An Armchair Art Tour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 536-9406   
   

Go, van Gogh!

Pastor and painter Vincent van Gogh produced more than 2,000 works of art in his last decade. Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo that, as he had no children, he viewed his paintings as his progeny. Let’s explore some of these “brilliant children,” especially those at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Leading us on this exploration is Dr. Michael Norris of Armchair Art Tours  who spent 20 years at the Cloisters Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and has lectured on trips all over the world.

Registration is mandatory and space is limited.
To register for this event call the library 732 536-9406 beginning May 31 or register online at www.monmouthcountylib.org

 

    Location: Marlboro
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ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  3:05 PM Movie: Battle of the Sexes (2017) PG-13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough

Directed by:  Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris

The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.

121 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Afternoon at the Movies:The Commuter (2018)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A man searches for a dangerous train passenger duringhis daily commute to Upstate New York. 

Starring:  Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Elizabeth McGovern, and Sam Neill.

Action/Crime/Drama--105 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Classic Movie: Arizona (1940) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Wesley Ruggles

Starring Jean Arthur, William Holden, Warren William, Porter Hall, Edgar Buchanan

During the 1860s Tucson, a pioneer woman struggles to succeed in the freight and cattle business while at risk at the hands of corrupt and violent local businessmen and rampaging Indians. Directed by Jack Conway

125 minutes; (c) Columbia Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc.none.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! YOOBOO for fun and fitness! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-229-2626   
   

Ages 2 and up. Kick off summer reading with YOBOO, a new approach to keeping fit set to music with stories. Registration required. Call, stop in or sign up online http://bit.ly/1U702RS beginning May 31.

    Location: Oceanport
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z_cust_mckids.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Family Chess Afternoon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids! Family Chess Afternoon - All ages/playing levels welcome!
Thursday, June 14 at 4:00 pm
Looking to learn how to play or simply strengthen your chess skills?  Participants of Kindergarten age or younger must be accompanied by adults.
 

    Location: Allentown
       
 
people_children.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Family Event: Library Rocks! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join the fun and decorate part of our large community "Library Rocks" poster! Make a cool craft and learn all about our summer reading programs!

No registration required for children and their families  Grades  PreK-6.

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

All Ages

Listen to a story and build a LEGO® creation!  Fun for all!

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_horse.png 5:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Celebrate Horse Month with Indy & Fez! (outdoors) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220   
   

During this special celebration of horses, you can meet and learn about different horses throughout our branches. 

Fez, a Mustang, and Indy, a retired standardbred will visit Headquarters this afternoon (weather permitting) around 5:30pm.  

With a parent's help, children can get an up-close look at New Jersey's State Animal.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
objects_sword.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER TV & Book Series Discussion (rm 4/5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

Over the next few months, the group will be reading Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon.  The group is discussing Part 6 in June and Part 7 in July.

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

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

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie: Arizona (1940) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Wesley Ruggles

Starring Jean Arthur, William Holden, Warren William, Porter Hall, Edgar Buchanan

During the 1860s Tucson, a pioneer woman struggles to succeed in the freight and cattle business while at risk at the hands of corrupt and violent local businessmen and rampaging Indians. Directed by Jack Conway

125 minutes; (c) Columbia Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
flags_usa.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM The Tehran Conference, Nov. 1943 Remembering WWII: America At War, 1943 (rm 2/3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Remembering WWII - America at War, 1943 

The Tehran Conference, Nov. 1943 - First Meeting of  the Big Three presented by  Paul Zigo

The World War II Era Studies Institute and The Monmouth County Library System presents a a series of programs to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of America at War, 1943.  

The World War II Era Institute is dedicated to furthering knowledge about the WW II era and the war’s impact on history.  Paul Zigo is the director of the New Jersey-based World War II Era Studies Institute. He authored and edited in 2009 Witnessing History: The Eisenhower Photographs, a publication featuring all the photographs of General Dwight D. Eisenhower taken by his personal wartime photographer, Al Meserlin, 1944-1945.  Recently, Zigo authored and published the book The Longest Walk, the amazing story of the 29th Infantry Division in Normandy France, June 6 – July 18, 1944.  Professor Zigo was an Associate Professor of History, Brookdale; a former Director, Center for World War II Studies, and a founding member, National Museum of the US Army.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
objects_pencil.png 7:30 PM  -  8:45 PM SAT/ACT Seminar Presented by Ivy Masters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-431-5656   
   

Join us as Ivy Masters Center presents an information-packed seminar on the SAT and ACT exams. Topics include the importance of these tests and how they have changed recently, strategies for better scores, and how universities use reported scores. SAT 2 subject tests and PSAT/National Merit Scholarships are included. Registration is requested by calling us at 732-431-5656, stopping into the library or registering below. 

 

    Location: Colts Neck
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Friday June 15, 2018 Go To Top
rec_mahjong.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM The Castoffs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Howell
Saturday June 16, 2018 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
 
anim_horse.png 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Family Fun NJ Horse Month Saturday: Horsin' Around! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-6--83--8980   
   

June is New Jersey Horse Month, come listen to horse and pony tales and make a special horse craft! Ages  3 and up.

Registration required, in person, by phone or online.  Parents, please register each child using your phone and email

contact info.

    Location: Eastern Branch
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rec_yoga.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Yoga by Stephanie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-41118   
   

Beginner’s Yoga with Stephanie

Please wear comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

 

    Location: Holmdel
 
eth_origami.png 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM ORIGAMI for Experienced Paperfolders! (rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Calling experienced paperfolders! Join The Circle of Origami Paperfolders for an afternoon of folding fun.
Group meets monthly  at Library Headquarters when the Library is open and space if available.
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_masks.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Three Short Plays: performed by LT Productions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Linda Turash Productions returns this spring to the Colts Neck Branch for a staged reading of three short plays by three different playwrights. The themes will be a drama that unfolds on a beach, a series of hopeful lottery contestants and finally the reveal of a waitresses dreams.

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

 

    Location: Colts Neck
Sunday June 17, 2018 Go To Top
nat_tree.png Summer Hours begin at HQ and Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

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

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

    Location: All Branches
Monday June 18, 2018 Go To Top
z_come_together.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and a simple craft for ages 2-3 1/2. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
people_babyface_light.png 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and Nursery Rhymes for ages 10-23 months. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
rec_mahjong.png 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Mondays throughout the month, when the Library is open.

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

Come play  Bridge or the age old game of Mah Jong!  Join us in the Meeting Room.  Participants need to know how to play the game and game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
people_children.png 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Make and Take Summer Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Cool off from the heat and choose a summer craft to decorate!

Ages 3 and up with parent/caregiver

    Location: Marlboro
 
nat_rocks.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Tweens! Mosaic Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Make your own art out of recycled papers

    Location: Howell
 
rec_yoga.png 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Family Yoga Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Join us for Family Yoga Night, taught by Mayya Fleyshmakher, MA, NCC, LPC from Light Heart Yoga and Therapy. Mayya’s gentle approach helps develop trust, foster confidence, and encourages relaxation. De-stress and unwind with whole family, let’s get everyone on the mat!

Please wear comfortable clothing. Some spare mats will be available for those who may not have them.  However, it is recommended to bring your own mat.

This event is open for all ages and all levels. 

    Location: Holmdel
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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
 
symbols_dollar_sign.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Minimize Taxes, Minimize Risk and Maximize Income Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

This seminar will focus on the various ways you can lower your taxes while minimizing risk and increasing your income. 

Presented by International Planning Alliance's SVP Mark D. Lowe, a Certified Finanacial Planner with over 30 years of experience.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
nat_oak_leaf.png 7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Essential Oils/Green Cleaning Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Next Chapter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
people_meeting.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, and confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month. 

An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241

    Location: Wall Township
 
people_meeting.png 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation (Rm 5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday June 19, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_open.png 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A fiercely independent divorce lawyer learns the power of family and connection when she receives a cryptic message from her estranged mother in this bittersweet, witty novel -- an emotionally resonant tale about the endurance of love and the power of stories to shape and transform our lives. 

 

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

Intoxicating Stories

In the Rue de l'Arrivee by Jean Rhys

In the Rue de l'Arivee, a poor Frenchman is kind to a broke and despairing Englishwoman who concludes, "only the hopeless are starkly sincere and ...only the unhappy can either give or take sympathy--even some of the bitter and dangerous voluptuousness of misery.

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Library Commission Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220   
   

Library Commission Meetings are scheduled for the seCond Tuesday of the month, September through June, except where noted. 

June 19, 11am, Eastern Branch 

August 7, 11am, Wall Township

September 12, 11am, Headquarters

October 9, 11am, Eastern Branch

November 13, 11am, Eastern Branch

December 11, 11am, Headquarters

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_reading.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Infant Safe Sleep Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Free workshop for pregnant or new Moms that will cover safe infant sleep practices, and information and risk factors of S.I.D.S. and Shaken Baby Syndrome.  The workshop will include giveaways for participants and a free drawing. 

 

Presented by the Children's Home Society of New Jersey, a nonprofit organization that provides free workshops to the community related to maternal and child health.  Founded in 1894, they help at-risk infants, children, youth and families achieve their potential, and give parents the knowledge they need to help their children and themselves. 

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

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

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

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

  

    Location: Colts Neck
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ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: The First Wives Club (1996) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

At the funeral of a former college friend, three friends reunite for the first time in 30 years.  When they discover the reason for their friend's suicide, they realize that all of the ex-husbands have take them for granted--and deciding it's time for revenge, they make a pact to get back at their exes.

Starring Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, and Diane Keaton.

105m. 

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Call Me By Your Name (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

In Northern Italy in 1983, seventeen-year-old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father's research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape.  Directed by Luca Guadagnino .  Starring Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, and Michael Stuhlbarg . 

Drama/Romance - 2 hour 12 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:35 PM War Horse (PG-13)(2011) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Great War in Film Series:  A Year of Films Dedicated to the 100th Aniversary of World War I

Starring: Jeremy Irvine, Peter Mullen, and Emily Watson.

Drama, War–146 minutes   

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_magic.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Lung-Powered Levitation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

With a little bit of science, you’ll be suspending balls in thin air!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
 
people_smiley.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and crafts for ages 3 1/2 - 5 years.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 6:15 PM  -  8:35 PM War Horse (PG-13)(2011) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Great War in Film Series:  A Year of Films Dedicated to the 100th Aniversary of World War I

Starring: Jeremy Irvine, Peter Mullen, and Emily Watson.

Drama, War–146 minutes   

    Location: Ocean Township
 
symbols_handshake.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level (RM 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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 the following 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
 
nat_clouds.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM De-Stress Through Yoga, Breathing and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

De-stress through gentle yoga, breathing and meditation.  Experience gentle yoga, learn about the tendencies of the mind, learn some simple yet powerful breathing techniques, experience guided meditation, and learn about the Art of Living Happiness Program.   No mats or equipment needed. 

Space is limited; please call the library, or go online, to register.  

Led by Dhan Goboori, of the Art of Living Foundation

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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Wednesday June 20, 2018 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 x7336.   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's Office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.  Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x7336.

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_playing_cards.png 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm 1) 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 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Vintage Film Series: Movie: Boy, Did I Get A Wrong Number! (1966) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

An actress, known more for her bath scenes than her thespian abilities, hides out in a rural cabin owned by a realtor. Starring: Bob Hope Phyllis Diller, Elke Sommer, Marjorie Lord, Cesare Danova  1 hr. 39 mins.

MGM

    Location: Marlboro
 
lib_book_open.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A fiercely independent divorce lawyer learns the power of family and connection when she receives a cryptic message from her estranged mother in this bittersweet, witty novel -- an emotionally resonant tale about the endurance of love and the power of stories to shape and transform our lives. 

 

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

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

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM International Film: In Between (2016) (NR) (Rm 4/5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Three Palestinian women living in an apartment in Tel Aviv try to find a balance between traditional and modern culture. Starring  Mouna Hawa, Sana Jammelieh, and Shaden Kanboura .  Directed by Maysaloun Hamoud.

Drama – 1 hour 43 mins.

In Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Afternoon at the Movies:The Post (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Determined to uphold the nation's civil liberties, Katharine Graham, publisher of the Washington Post, and hard-nosed editor Ben Bradlee join forces to expose a decades-long cover-up. However, the two must risk their careers and their freedom to bring truth to light. Starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. 116 minutes. 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: 12 Strong (2018) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

In the wake of September 11, Captain Mitch Nelson and his Special Forces team are sent to Afghanistan for a very dangerous mission. The team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban and its al-Qaida allies. Stars Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Pena. 2 hours 10 minutes. 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_note.png 2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Kids! Mr. Scott: The Music Man!!! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Ages 2 - 8 (with parent/caregiver)

Join Mr. Scott for an interactive music and movement performance to kick off the LIBRARIES  ROCK! Summer Reading Club!

Space is limited. TICKETS REQUIRED; free tickets will be available from June 11 - 19.

    Location: Wall Township
 
people_smiley.png 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Schoolage Program: Gone Fishing! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage Program: Gone Fishing!  Grades K to 3. Registration required, in person, by phone, or online. Parents,

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
    The registration period has ended.
 
anim_dog.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Read to Peaches, Our Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud

to a therapy dog.  Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves.

All Ages

Registration Required

 

    Location: Colts Neck
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z_cust_mckids.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! HORSE CARTS AND WAGONS -- Do-It-Yourself Cupcake BANKS -CANCELLED Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

******NEW PROGRAM*******

DO IT YOURSELF CUPCAKE BANKS WILL BE RESCHEDULED TO MAKE ROOM FOR

HORSE, CARTS AND WAGONS


All ages


Wednesday, June 20 at 4:00 pm
Take a fun cart ride on the library
grounds with Julie Richards from
the Colts Neck Trailblazers and
learn all about her miniature ponies!

 

 

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

Session 1 from 4:00 - 4:25 pm

Session 2 from 4:35 - 5:00 pm

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

Please choose one session. No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_tropical_beach.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Lego Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Read any "Humphrey" book by Betty Birney and tell us about it while making a Lego creation. Snacks served. Please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! SuperHero Capes! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Reading is a superpower, and no superhero is complete without their cape! Design your very own to wear and then listen to super stories. Online registration required. Click here to register. 

    Location: Ocean Township
       
 
anim_dog.png 5:15 PM  -  5:45 PM Kids! Read to a Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Help us read any Chris Van Allsbury book or bring your favorite book to read.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM International Film: In Between (2016) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Three Palestinian women living in an apartment in Tel Aviv try to find a balance between traditional and modern culture. Starring  Mouna Hawa, Sana Jammelieh, and Shaden Kanboura .  Directed by Maysaloun Hamoud.

Drama – 1 hour 43 mins.

In Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles.

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_rose.png 6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Lost and Found: Beyond Bereavement Workshop (rm7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

Open and free for all to attend; registration is suggested. Please register below, or call HQ  Reference Desk. 

 

    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.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, April 4 - June 20, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday June 21, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none Kids! Bricks4Kidz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Have you ever dreamt of designing your own amusement park? Then join us as we use building bricks to create wild rides and loopy rollercoasters in this program with special guest Bricks 4 Kidz. No Registration Required.

Ages 4 and up

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and a craft for all ages.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_open.png 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Howell Libary Book Club: Ginny Moon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig

Ginny Moon is exceptional. Everyone knows it, especially her new adoptive parents. They all love her, even if they don't quite understand her. What they don't know is that Ginny has found her birth-mother on Facebook, and is determined to get back to her— even if it means going back to a place that was extremely dangerous. Because Ginny left something behind and she's desperate to get it back.

Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_writing_book.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Thursday Morning Book Club Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

From David Grann, best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history. In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. One of her relatives was shot. Another was poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more Osage were dying under mysterious circumstances, and many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. 

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

 
 
 
    Location: Headquarters
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rec_playing_cards.png 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn and play bridge!  Pat Guadagno teaches. 

Instruction for Beginners starts at 11:30 am.  Experienced players can begin play at 10:30 am.   

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_yoga.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chair Yoga with Dawn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

Please join us every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month for a morning of relaxation.

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_knitting.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Bayshore Hooks & Needles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join the fun while helping others. Items will go to local charities and hospitals. Bring a crochet hook or knitting needles; yarn will be provided for you. All skill levels welcome.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Har

Directed by:  Jake Kasdan

Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game's jungle setting...literally becoming the adult avatars they chose.  But you just don't play Jumanji - you must survive it.

119 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Movie: All the Money in the World (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

This film is a dramatization of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and his mother’s desperate attempt to convince his billionaire grandfather to pay the ransom. Biography/Crime/Drama Starring: Michele Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg 2hrs. 12mins.

Columbia Pictures Industries

    Location: Marlboro
 
people_meeting.png 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Classic Movie: Shadow of the Thin Man (1941) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by W.S. Van Dyke

Starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, Barry Nelson, Donna Reed, Sam Levene

In San Francisco, retired Detective Nick Charles (William Powell) and his attractive wife, Nora (Myrna Loy), learn from police Lt. Abrams of the murder of a race jockey, but Nick refuses to get involved. Approached later by athletics commission head Maj. Jason Scully and reporter Paul Clarke (Barry Nelson), Nick still declines to investigate. When another reporter is murdered and Paul is arrested, Nick gives way to Nora's plea and, with their fox terrier Asta, sets out to solve the murders.

99 minutes; (c) MGM

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Afternoon at the Movies:Hostiles (2017)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An Army captain helps traport a Native American Chief and his family from Arizona to Montana.  Watch the group work learn to work together in order to make their way through dangerous territory.   Both sides will learn.

Starring:  Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, and Wes Studi.

Adventure/Western/Drama--134 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_book.png 3:00 PM Wall Book Club: Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A young couple on the brink of marriage-the charming Veblen and her fiancé Paul, a brilliant neurologist-find their engagement in danger of collapse.  Along the way they weather everything from each other's dysfunctional families, to the attentions of a seductive pharmaceutical heiress, to an intimate têtê-à-têtê with a very charismatic squirel.

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc.none.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Foolish Frogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-229-2626   
   

Ages 4 and up. Listen to froggy tales and make a fuzzy felt, frog magnet. Call, stop in and sign up online http://bit.ly/1U702RS begining June 13.

    Location: Oceanport
    The registration period has ended.
 
z_cust_mckids.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Do-It-Yourself Cupcake Banks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids! Do-It-Yourself Cupcake Banks – Grades K and up
Thursday, June 21 at 4:00 pm
Paint-your-own ceramic cupcake bank.  It is a blank canvas, ready to decorate with a unique flavor and frosting!
 

    Location: Allentown
 
rec_knitting.png 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
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ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie: Shadow of the Thin Man (1941) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by W.S. Van Dyke

Starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, Barry Nelson, Donna Reed, Sam Levene

In San Francisco, retired Detective Nick Charles (William Powell) and his attractive wife, Nora (Myrna Loy), learn from police Lt. Abrams of the murder of a race jockey, but Nick refuses to get involved. Approached later by athletics commission head Maj. Jason Scully and reporter Paul Clarke (Barry Nelson), Nick still declines to investigate. When another reporter is murdered and Paul is arrested, Nick gives way to Nora's plea and, with their fox terrier Asta, sets out to solve the murders.

99 minutes; (c) MGM

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
symbols_new.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Battle of the Philippine Sea Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Though not as well known as the pivotal Battle of Midway, the Battle of the Philippine Sea was the largest carrier battle in history. Learn about this triumph of the United States Navy over the Imperial Japanese Navy at a time when the enemy still posed a major threat. 

Reservations are required.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
objects_lighthouse.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore by Rick Geffken Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7242   
   

Join author Rick Geffken as he presents his new book Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore which brings together rarely seen images from the Library of Congress, local historical societies, and private collections to document how the Jersey Shore became the most famous vacation and recreational destination in the coastal United States. The remarkable details in these pictures capture a simpler way of life in our country, when families took their children to boardwalks to savor candy apples, salt water taffy, hot dogs and hamburgers, popcorn, and, of course, the rides.

    Location: Headquarters
Friday June 22, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM CHELF Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Howell
 
rec_mahjong.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book.png 2:00 PM Book Talk:On Heaven's Doorstep: God's Help in Times of Crisis by Andrea Rodgers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Andrea will discuss her new book On Heaven's Doorstep: God's Help in Times of Crisis-True Stories from a First Responder based on her experiences as a 30+ year volunteer with the Spring Lake First Aid and Emergency Squad.  She will also describe cerebrovascular accidents (strokes), including types and their effects, risk factors, warning signs, and how to decrease the risk of having a stroke.

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Kids! Family Film Series: Ferdinand 2017 (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Family Film Series: Ferdinand (2017) PG 

After Ferdinand the bull is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he captured and taken from his home. Determined to return, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Based on the book by Munro Leaf and illustrated b y Robert Lawson.

Animated, 1 hour, 48 minutes.   FREE ADMISSION,, No Tickets or registration required!

Children 9 years and  under must be accompanied by an adult.  

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday June 23, 2018 Go To Top
rec_yoga.png 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Restorative Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this eight-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from June 23 - August 11, 2018.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced this spring and summer!  

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion.  Some spare mats will be available for those who may not have them.  However, it is recommended to BYOM (bring your own mat).

Space is limited; Registration is required for each session you plan to attend.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Monmouth County Library. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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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
 
rec_yoga.png 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Yoga by Stephanie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library Staff   732-946-4118   
   

Beginner’s Yoga with Stephanie

Please wear comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

 

    Location: Holmdel
Sunday June 24, 2018 Go To Top
nat_tree.png Summer Hours at HQ and Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

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

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

 

 

 

    Location: All Branches
Monday June 25, 2018 Go To Top
z_come_together.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and a simple craft for ages 2-3 1/2. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
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people_babyface_light.png 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and Nursery Rhymes for ages 10-23 months. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
rec_mahjong.png 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Mondays throughout the month, when the Library is open.

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

Come play  Bridge or the age old game of Mah Jong!  Join us in the Meeting Room.  Participants need to know how to play the game and game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Kids! Family Film Series: Ferdinand 2017 (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family Film Series: Ferdinand (2017) PG  After Ferdinand the bull is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he captured and taken 

from his home. Determined to return, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Based on the book by Munro Leaf and 

illustrated b y Robert Lawson. Animated, 1 hour, 48 minutes.   FREE ADMISSION,, No Tickets or registration required! Children 9 years and 

under must be accompanied by an adult.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM New Release Movie: Game Night (2018) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by John Francis Daley, Jonathan M. Goldstein

Starring Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Michael C. Hall

Max and Annie's weekly game night gets kicked up a notch when Max's brother Brooks arranges a murder mystery party -- complete with fake thugs and federal agents.  So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it's all supposed to be part of the game.  As the competitors set out to solve the case, they start to learn that neither the game nor Brooks are what they seem to be.  The friends soon find themselves in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn over the course of one chaotic night. 

100 minutes; (c) Warner Brothers

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! 2018 Summer Family Film Festival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Ferdinand (2017) PG

After Ferdinand is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and taken from his home.

Determined to return, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.

All Ages

Registration required

    Location: Colts Neck
    The registration period has ended.
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! 2018 Summer Family Film Festival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Ferdinand (2017) PG

After Ferdinand is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and taken from his home.

Determined to return, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.

All Ages

Registration required

    Location: Colts Neck
    The registration period has ended.
 
lib_reading.png 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! LEGO Storytime Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to a summer story and have fun building your own creation!

 No registration required. Ages 4 and up

    Location: Marlboro
 
anim_dog.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Dog Reading Therapy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Help us read with Pippin, a Cairn Terrier, any Eric Carle book or bring your favorite book 

    Location: Howell
 
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
 
misc.none.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Kids! Bach 2 Rock! The Science of Sound Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Using technology & an electric violin, Caryn Lin will transform sound into a visible 3-D experience, bringing music to life before your very eyes!

This summer, Libraries Rock!

Fun for the whole family!

Free admission by ticket only, available at Hazlet Library's Circulation Desk.

Children 5 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Hazlet
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ent_note.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Kahoot Music Trivia (Teens/HQ) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Stevens   732-431-7220x7222   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Come out and test your music knowledge by playing Music Trivia game show with your friends.  Please have one smartphone fully charged since you will be using it to answer questions. There will be 4 people per team.  Top 3 teams will receive gift cards. Hope to see you all there!

Registration is required.  Teens need to bring along a smart phone to participate in the game.

Teen programs are designed for those in grades 6 thru 12. 

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has ended.
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM New Release Movie: Game Night (2018) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by John Francis Daley, Jonathan M. Goldstein

Starring Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Michael C. Hall

Max and Annie's weekly game night gets kicked up a notch when Max's brother Brooks arranges a murder mystery party -- complete with fake thugs and federal agents.  So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it's all supposed to be part of the game.  As the competitors set out to solve the case, they start to learn that neither the game nor Brooks are what they seem to be.  The friends soon find themselves in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn over the course of one chaotic night. 

100 minutes; (c) Warner Brothers

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
people_meeting.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, and confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month. 

An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241

    Location: Wall Township
Tuesday June 26, 2018 Go To Top
anim_spiderweb.png 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Welcome to the Dark Web... Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Tuesday Talks at Howell

It seems a new scam or fraud is surfacing regularly, and those behind it are out to get your personal information. Welcome to the Dark Web….

The Dark Web is said to be a breeding ground for organized crime, sex traffickers and hackers. (But it's also used by good actors such as whistle blowers and activists.) An individual's identity can be stolen and used on the Dark Web by bad actors.  It is essential to be informed.

Join Monmouth County Consumer Affairs Director Annmarie DeVito as she explores and explains the Dark Web and how those who use it can complicate the lives of average consumers. Her presentation will cover how to protect oneself from such scams and what to look out for.

Ms. DeVito has been director of the county's Consumer Affairs Department since 2011 and is a certified investigator under the State Attorney General's Office.  Under her leadership, the Department and her efforts have been recognized for developing consumer outreach to community groups and schools on how to protect oneself from fraud and scams.

She currently is the president of the County and Municipal Consumer Agencies of New Jersey.  In that role, Ms. DeVito organizes regular sessions for consumer advocates around the state to further their knowledge on the latest scams impacting individuals.

The dark web is the World Wide Web content that exists on darknets, overlay networks that use the Internet, but require specific software, configurations or authorizations to access. The dark web forms a small part of the deep web, the part of the Web not indexed by web search engines, although sometimes the term "deep web" is mistakenly used to refer specifically to the dark web.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM History Book Discussion: The Mantle of Command (rm 4/5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

The Mantle of Command:  FDR at War, 1941-1942 by Nigel Hamilton 

FDR has frequently been underestimated as a military leader, yielding, in the historical imagination, to George Marshall and winston Chruchill.  Nigel Hamilton attacks this, portraying a president with the reins of war fully in his hands. - H.W. Brands

Books will be available at the Library Headquarters Circulation Desk.

Moderated by Paul Zigo, WW2 Era Institute 

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

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

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM Movie: The Emperor's Club (2002) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A classics professor at a boy's prep school in the mid-1970's imparts life lessons to his students, stressing the importance of an ordered and examined life.  He finds one student in particular who is in desperate need of guidance.

Starring Kevin Kline and Emile Hirsch

110m.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Kids! Summer Film Festival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Ferdinand (PG) 2017

After Ferdinand the bull is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and taken from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Animated. Snacks served. Please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies. 

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) (R) (Rm2/3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A romance sparks between a young actor and a Hollywood leading lady. Directed by Paul McGuigan. Starring Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, and Kenneth Cranham.

Drama/Romance – 1 hours 45 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc.none.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Sound Stacks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Make beautiful music out of a stack of straws, sticks, and rubber bands!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
 
people_smiley.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and crafts for ages 3 1/2 - 5 years.

    Location: Howell
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symbols_new.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Canceled Record Album Redesign Program (Teens/OT) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-531-5092   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

This program has been canceled.   All those interested may attend this program on July 6 at the Colts Neck Library (Friday, July 6, 3pm) 

The Forgotten Beauty of Vinyl Art.

The importance of record cover design was a way for artists to popularize themselves and their work. Many renowned artists, such as Andy Warhol & Robert Mapplethorpe and street artist Banksy gained fame or kick-started their careers by designing album covers.

We will be going back and viewing various significant album covers. Then teens will be challenged to redesign an old or favorite record Album.

Bring in a favorite album, or find one off the internet. With your creative ideas you will redesign the cover and bring your personal perspective to life.

Bring along a record Album that you may have around your house to share or redesign.
No supplies required unless you wish to bring your own art supplies.

Registration is required.   Teen programs are designed for those in grades 6 thru 12. 

    Location: Ocean Township
    The registration period has ended.
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Movie: Gringo (R) (2018) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Nash Edgerton

Starring Joel Edgerton, Charlize Theron, David Oyelowo

Mild-mannered U.S. businessman Harold Soyinka finds himself at the mercy of backstabbing colleagues, local drug lords and a black ops mercenary after traveling to Mexico. Crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal, Harold fights to survive an increasingly dangerous situation that raises the question -- is he out of his depth or two steps ahead?

111 minutes; (c) STX Entertainment

    Location: Eastern Branch
Wednesday June 27, 2018 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 x7336.   
   

A representative from the Surrogate's Office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.  Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x7336.

    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_soccer.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Watch the World Cup: Mexico vs Sweden Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us at the library to watch Mexico take on Sweden at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. 

Bring your friends, family and your jersey to support your favorite team!  Matches will be shown on our giant 12 foot screen! 
Match screenings are subject to change based on library schedule. 
All children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_playing_cards.png 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm 1) 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
 
holiday_hearts.png 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM TALK SAVES LIVES: Suicide Prevention Basics for All to Know Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

TALK SAVES LIVES: Suicide Prevention Basics for All to Know

When a person dies by suicide, people usually ask: "Why?" There are answers.  With community awareness and education every one of us can help in the effort to prevent suicide.  Talk Saves Lives: Come learn what suicide is, who it affects, what we know about it and what can be done to prevent it. 

Presented by Upstream Suicide Prevention Program, RWJBH Institute for Prevention and Recovery

Two sessions available:  1:00 - 2:00 pm  AND  6:30 - 7:30 pm

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_open.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   
   

 

"There Will Come Soft Rains" (1950) (Sci-Fi) by Ray Bradbury   "There Will Come Soft Rains" is the story of a computer-controlled smart house, the only house on earth to survive the nuclear blast in Allendale, California in 2026.

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_soccer.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Watch the World Cup: Serbia vs Brazil Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us at the library to watch Brazil vs Serbia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. 

Bring your friends, family and your jersey to support your favorite team!  Matches will be shown on our giant 12 foot screen! 
Match screenings are subject to change based on library schedule. 
All children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: All the Money in the World (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempted by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather, Jean Paul Getty, to pay the ransom. When Getty Sr. refuses, it's a race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money. Stars Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg. 2 hours 12 minutes. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
people_smiley.png 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Schoolage Program: Who Invented That Day? - Who names the special days? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage program:  Who Invented That Day? - Who names the special days?  Grades K to 3.  Registration is Required, 

in person, by phone or online.  Parent's, please register each child using your phone and email contact info.

    Location: Eastern Branch
    The registration period has ended.
 
z_cust_mckids.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Read to a Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids!  Read to our new Therapy Dog, Jack! – Grades K and up
Wednesday, June 27 at 4:00 pm
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.

    Location: West Long Branch
       
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anim_horse.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Meet Chocolate and Sooty, Colts Neck's Miniature Horses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Learn about these special animals with Julie Richards, President of the Colts Neck Trail Riders Club..  At the end of the program you

will be able to pet and brush a live, miniature horse.

  • Children of all ages must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals or flip flops, please!

The event will be held outside in the library parking lot.

All Ages, Registration required

    Location: Colts Neck
    The registration period has ended.
 
anim_paw.png 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Read to a Therapy Dog! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Come hang out and practice your reading skills with real, trained therapy dogs at the library! Not reading yet? No worries! These dogs love to look at pictures from your favorite book, too! Online registration required. Clicker here to register. 

    Location: Ocean Township
       
 
nat_tropical_beach.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Afterschool Activities!: Summer Sand Art (Children's Library) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Grades K and Up

Pour beautiful works of art as you layer rainbows of sand in bottles.

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

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has ended.
 
rec_paint_palette.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! No-Dye Tie-Dye Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 946-4118   
   

Design a wearable masterpiece, and bring it to life using no-dye tie-dye!

*Please bring a light-colored item of clothing from home.*

Grades 3 - 5. Registration required.

    Location: Holmdel
 
anim_horse.png 4:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! June is NJ Horse Month Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Meet Fez and Indy

Learn all about Mustangs and Standardbreds. To be held outside the Library, weather permitting.

 

    Location: Howell
 
holiday_hearts.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM TALK SAVES LIVES: Suicide Prevention Basics for All to Know Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

TALK SAVES LIVES: Suicide Prevention Basics for All to Know

When a person dies by suicide, people usually ask: "Why?" There are answers.  With community awareness and education every one of us can help in the effort to prevent suicide.  Talk Saves Lives: Come learn what suicide is, who it affects, what we know about it and what can be done to prevent it. 

Presented by Upstream Suicide Prevention Program, RWJBH Institute for Prevention and Recovery

Two sessions available:  1:00 - 2:00 pm  AND  6:30 - 7:30 pm

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
symbols_new.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Record Album Redesign Program (Teens/HQ) (Rm 4/5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Stevens   732-431-7220 x7253   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

The Forgotten Beauty of Vinyl Art

The importance of record cover design was a way for artists to popularize themselves and their work. Many renowned artists, such as Andy Warhol & Robert Mapplethorpe and street artist Banksy gained fame or kick-started their careers by designing album covers.

We will be going back and viewing various significant album covers. Then teens will be challenged to redesign an old or favorite record Album.

Bring in a favorite album, or find one off the internet. With your creative ideas you will redesign the cover and bring your personal perspective to life.

Bring along a record Album that you may have around your house to share or redesign.
No supplies required unless you wish to bring your own art supplies.

Registration is required.  Teen programs are designed for those in grades 6 thru 12. 

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has ended.
 
lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Women of Words Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Meets the fourth Wednesday of the month.

This month's selection is Be Frank with Me by Julia Clairborne Johnson

After falling prey to a Bernie Madoff-style Ponzi scheme, a reclusive literary legend is flat broke.  Now she must write a new book for the first time in decades.  To ensure the timely delivery of her manuscript, her New York publisher sends an assistant to monitor her progress.

Copies of the books are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: Howell
Thursday June 28, 2018 Go To Top
rec_soccer.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Watch the World Cup: Colombia vs Senegal Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us at the library to watch Colombia vs Senegal at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. 

Bring your friends, family and your jersey to support your favorite team!  Matches will be shown on our giant 12 foot screen! 
Match screenings are subject to change based on library schedule. 
All children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and a craft for all ages.

    Location: Howell
 
z_cust_mckids.png 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids Music Round with Miss Dianne Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids Music Round with Miss Dianne
Thursday, June 28 at 10:30 am
Enjoy a fun-filled, musical experience with rhythm instruments, dancing and singing!
 
 

    Location: Allentown
       
 
rec_playing_cards.png 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn and play bridge!  Pat Guadagno teaches. 

Instruction for Beginners starts at 11:30 am.  Experienced players can begin play at 10:30 am.   

    Location: Eastern Branch
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lib_book.png 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bookbites. A Book Club For Adultsl Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier

Jamaica Inn is a riveting, classic novel of romantic suspense only the brilliant mind of Daphne du Maurier could conceive.  Set in Cornwall where a young orphan, Mary, is sent to live with Aunt Patience and Uncle Joss who are the landlords of the Jamaica Inn.  Mary soon realizes that her Uncle's Inn is the base of a gang of ship wreckers who lure ships to their doom on the rocky coast.

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: Forever My Girl (2018) PG Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Alex Roe, Jessica Rothe John Benjamin Hickey

Directed by:  Bethany Ashton Wolf

After being gone for a decade a country star returns home to the love he left behind.

108 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Same Kind of Different as Me (Rated PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A wealthy international art dealer must befriend a homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage. Drama Starring: Greg Kinnear, Renee Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou 1 hr. 59mins.

Paramount Pictures

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Classic Movie: Stranger on the Third Floor (1940) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Boris Ingster

Starring Peter Lorre, John McGuire, Margaret Tallichet, Elisha Cook, Jr.

When upstart journalist Michael Ward (John McGuire) testifies that he saw Joe Briggs (Elisha Cook Jr.) at the scene of a murder, Briggs is jailed and sentenced to death. Later, Michael's conscience and troubling dreams get the better of him. He tells his girlfriend, Jane (Margaret Tallichet), that he isn't certain Briggs is guilty. They begin to investigate, but unfortunately, the couple soon makes the acquaintance of an ominous, enigmatic man (Peter Lorre) who wants the case to stay closed.

64 minutes; (c) RKO

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Ferdinand (PG) (2017) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

After Ferdinand the bull is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and taken from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

Children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Afternoon at the Movies: The Greatest Showman (2017)(PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Celebrates the birth of show business, by telling the tale of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle and a worldwide sensation.  Very loosely based on the stories of P.T. Barnum and J.A. Bailey.

Starring:  Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, and Zendaya.

Bio-pic/Drama/Musical—105 minutes.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
rec_soccer.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Watch the World Cup: England vs Belgium Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us at the library to watch England vs Belgium at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. 

Bring your friends, family and your jersey to support your favorite team!  Matches will be shown on our giant 12 foot screen! 
Match screenings are subject to change based on library schedule. 
All children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
z_cust_mckids.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids Read to a Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids! Read to Our Therapy Dog - Ages 4 and up
Thursday, June 28 at 4:00 pm
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.
 

    Location: Allentown
       
 
anim_horse.png 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM KIDS! Unicorn Slime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Enjoy a sunny day at the beach, then head over to the library for some Unicorn Slime! What is Unicorn Slime you ask? Come on in and find out!

Grades pre-K and up. No registration required.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
anim_rabbit.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! - Eyes of the Wild presents…Animals Rock! (Children's Library) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex7226   
   

Did you ever hear a groundhog whistle?  Delight in seeing real animals at the library and discover the many ways animals use sound to communicate! 

Located in Children’s Meeting Rooms 1 and 2.

*Space is limited; pick up your free ticket to this amazing event at the Children’s Desk starting June 14!

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Classic Movie: Stranger on the Third Floor (1940) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Boris Ingster

Starring Peter Lorre, John McGuire, Margaret Tallichet, Elisha Cook, Jr.

When upstart journalist Michael Ward (John McGuire) testifies that he saw Joe Briggs (Elisha Cook Jr.) at the scene of a murder, Briggs is jailed and sentenced to death. Later, Michael's conscience and troubling dreams get the better of him. He tells his girlfriend, Jane (Margaret Tallichet), that he isn't certain Briggs is guilty. They begin to investigate, but unfortunately, the couple soon makes the acquaintance of an ominous, enigmatic man (Peter Lorre) who wants the case to stay closed.

64 minutes; (c) RKO

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
symbols_new.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Record Album Redesign Program (Teens/AH) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-291-1956   
   

The Forgotten Beauty of Vinyl Art

The importance of record cover design was a way for artists to popularize themselves and their work. Many renowned artists, such as Andy Warhol & Robert Mapplethorpe and street artist Banksy gained fame or kick-started their careers by designing album covers.

We will be going back and viewing various significant album covers. Then teens will be challenged to redesign an old or favorite record Album.

Bring in a favorite album, or find one off the internet. With your creative ideas you will redesign the cover and bring your personal perspective to life.

Bring along a record Album that you may have around your house to share or redesign.
No supplies required unless you wish to bring your own art supplies.

Registration is required, Call Branch to Register.  Teen programs are designed for those in grades 6 thru 12. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
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ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Ferdinand (PG) (2017) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

After Ferdinand the bull is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and taken from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

Children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
nat_oak_leaf.png 7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Essential Oils/Sleep and Stress Relief Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Howell
Friday June 29, 2018 Go To Top
rec_mahjong.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_knitting.png 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM The Castoffs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Kids! Family Film Series: Paddington 2 (2017) (PG) (Rm 2/3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Family Film Series: Paddington 2     2017 PG.

Paddington Bear tries to buy an antique book for his aunt's 100th birthday.

But his quest brings him into conflict with an unscrupulous actor who also wants the tome.  Based on the book series by Michael Bond.

FREE ADMISSION, No tickets  or registration required.  Children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  

    Location: Headquarters
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rec_yoga.png 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Restorative Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this eight-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from June 23 - August 11, 2018.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced this spring and summer!  

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion.  Some spare mats will be available for those who may not have them.  However, it is recommended to BYOM (bring your own mat).

Space is limited; Registration is required for each session you plan to attend.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Monmouth County Library. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
    The registration period has ended.
 
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
 
people_smiley.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Concert: Happy Days String Band Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Celebrate summer (or the half-way point to New Years Day 2019) with the Happy Days String Band, "mummer's music" in the Philadelphia tradition! Complete with costumed dancers, their happy music is sure to make you smile.

    Location: Howell
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