Stop in and enjoy the exhibit of watercolor, oil, acrylic and pastel paintings by local artists.
Art Exhibit in Terner Gallery during regular library hours.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Fridays throughout the month.
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.
An unofficial gathering of chess lovers every Saturday morning that the library is open. Chess sets supplied. Please join us!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stories and a simple craft for ages 2-3 1/2. Siblings Welcome.
Stories and Nursery Rhymes for ages 10-23 months. Siblings Welcome.
Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Mondays throughout the month, when the Library is open.
Meets every Monday that the library is open. Bring your game and come join us!
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!
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
Science DiscoveryStorytime - Ages 3 to 5 years
Registration is necessary and begins May 21 in-person, by phone, or online.
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.
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.
Come and play bridge! Monday evenings when the library is open.
Join us for an information-packed seminar on the SAT and ACT exams. Topics include:
SAT Subject tests and PSAT/National merit Scholarships are included!
Presented by: Ivy Masters Learning Center
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.
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
Do you want to speak English? Come and join the Beginning English conversation classes:
If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.
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.
Join us on Tuesdays for an afternoon of knitting and crocheting . All skill levels are welcome
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.
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.
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!
Make your own caterpillar puppet that eats its way through its favorite fruit and vegetables!
Stories and crafts for ages 3 1/2 - 5 years.
Do you want to speak English? Come and join the English conversation classes:
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.
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:
Attendees will also receive handouts, resources and recipes!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Get together with others interested in this challenging game.
Game in session when the Library is open.
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.
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.
Kids! LEGO Challenge - Ages 5 and up
Wednesday, June 6 at 4:00 pm
Join us for an afternoon of construction and creativity!
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!
Grades K and Up
We are making Shrinky Dinks! Make these cool charms to wear all summer long.
June 6 - Aesop Fables - Storytime
June 13 - Father's Day - Craft
Presented by Mark Lowe, CFP, ChFC, CLU
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?
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!
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.
Dental Health for all ages featuring Denise Franzese from Tender Smiles 4 Kids.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kids! LEGO® Challenge - Ages 5 and up
Thursday, June 7 at 4:00 pm
Join us for an afternoon of construction and creativity!
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.
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.
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.)
To inquire about a session, please feel free to contact the studio: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Your opportunity to get great deals on used books, audios, DVD's, music and more.
(Monday, June 18-23, $1 Bag Sale)
Begin the 2018 Summer Reading Program rocking to storytime with Actor/Educator Ms. Emily Vorp. Music for all ages.
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.
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."
Meet the artists Maribel Caragiulo and Noreen Franco as they demonstrate how their creations are made, and answer any questions you may have.
Listen to stories and make a craft for someone special!
No registration required. For ages 3 and up with families
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
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!
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.
Grades 3 and Up
Work together to build a bridge sculpture with popsicle sticks.
*Space is limited; register in-person, by phone, or online
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.
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
Session 2 from 11:00 - 11:30 am
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.
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.
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.
Ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)
Craft a sweet Father’s Day project with your toddler.
No Registration Required.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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,
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!
HORSE AND CART RIDE RESCHEDULED TO JUNE 20 AT 4PM
*************NEW PROGRAM *******
FATHERS DAY CRAFT
STOP BY THE LIBRARY TO MAKE A SPECIAL CRAFT FOR FATHERS DAY
Design a fabulous frame for the perfect gift to give Dad.
Detangle those pesky headphone cords once and for all with a cool cable organizer!
Grades 3 - 5. Registration required.
Join us for an exciting live reptile show courtesy of Rizzo’s Reptiles. Online registration required. Click here to register.
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:
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)
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…
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!
Stories and a craft for all ages.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Listen to a story and build a LEGO® creation! Fun for all!
No registration needed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Beginner’s Yoga with Stephanie
Please wear comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.
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.
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
Cool off from the heat and choose a summer craft to decorate!
Ages 3 and up with parent/caregiver
Make your own art out of recycled papers
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
With a little bit of science, you’ll be suspending balls in thin air!
Grades K and up. Registration required.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DO IT YOURSELF CUPCAKE BANKS WILL BE RESCHEDULED TO MAKE ROOM FOR
HORSE, CARTS AND WAGONS
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!
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.
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.
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.
Help us read any Chris Van Allsbury book or bring your favorite book to read.
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.
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
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.
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.
Dawn Dayton is a certified yoga teacher who specializes in gentle beginner yoga and believes yoga is for everyone.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Listen to a summer story and have fun building your own creation!
No registration required. Ages 4 and up
Help us read with Pippin, a Cairn Terrier, any Eric Carle book or bring your favorite book
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Make beautiful music out of a stack of straws, sticks, and rubber bands!
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.
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
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.
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
"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.
Join us at the library to watch Brazil vs Serbia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The event will be held outside in the library parking lot.
All Ages, Registration required
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.
Pour beautiful works of art as you layer rainbows of sand in bottles.
Design a wearable masterpiece, and bring it to life using no-dye tie-dye!
*Please bring a light-colored item of clothing from home.*
Meet Fez and Indy
Learn all about Mustangs and Standardbreds. To be held outside the Library, weather permitting.
The Forgotten Beauty of Vinyl Art
Registration is required. Teen programs are designed for those in grades 6 thru 12.
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
Join us at the library to watch Colombia vs Senegal at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Join us at the library to watch England vs Belgium at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
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.
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.
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!
Registration is required, Call Branch to Register. Teen programs are designed for those in grades 6 thru 12.
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.
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.