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Monday May 1, 2017 -  Sunday December 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_new_blue Free Career Counseling Services Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
 New Jersey Career Connections (NJCareerConnections)  is a career navigation service of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. NJ Job Club is part of this organization, and those interested may sign up for free information from NJ Job Club. 
 
The following services (listed below) are available at Library Headquarters.  Please call for an appointment (732 431 7220 x7222) or drop by when the counselor is in! You may alos find information on the NJCareer Connections website: http://careerconnections.nj.gov/
 
Here is the Career Counselors schedule at Library Headquarters in Manalapan:
Mondays: 10am to 3pm            Tuesdays: 3pm to 8pm               Wednesdays: 10am to 3pm                   Thursdays:  3pm to 8pm
                      Alternating Fridays and Saturdays from 10 to 3pm.
 
 For specific information, please call Reference Staff members:  732/431/7220 Ext 7222
 
These are all free services available to anyone in our community:  No Card needed. 
 
Job Search Assistance
Resume Assistance
Career Counseling
Literacy and ESL Classes
Computer Labs
Jersey Job Club Workshops
One-Stop Career Center Referrals
    Location: Headquarters
Thursday June 1, 2017 -  Saturday August 12, 2017 Go To Top
z_cust_teen_buildworld.GIF Summer Reading Clubs for Kids, Teens & Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Build A Better World Summer Reading Clubs Begin!

Welcome back for another summer of listening and reading fun! Anyone can read or anyone can read TO you: Moms, Dads, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins, babysitters, or just friends. Be sure to check out some great books from your local library to share with someone special! And...Remember to pick up your super prizes! 

Look on website or on our Facebook (MonmouthCountyLibraryHomepage) to find summertime concerts, plays, storytimes, crafts and other awesome programs to enjoy! 

Copy & Paste this link to sign up on your computer:   http://www.monmouthcountylib.org/sr.htm

Copy & Paste this link to sign up on your Smart Device:  https://nj.evanced.info/monmouth/sr/homepage.asp

Follow this link to Register  for Teen Events: www.bit.ly/MonCtyLibraryTeenEvents

 

 

    Location: All Branches
 
misc_smiley 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Soles 4 Guatemala – Shoe Drive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Soles 4 Guatemala – Shoe Drive

June 1 – August 12

Build a Better Community by donating NEW and/or GENTLY worn children’s shoes!  Place them in the labeled donation box at the library between June 1 - August 12. All shoes will be donated to the Promised Land Ministries, an organization based in San Lucas Toliman, that brings shoes to the boys and girls of Guatemala.

 

 

 

    Location: Allentown
Saturday July 1, 2017 -  Monday July 31, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 Art Exhibit: Linda Ganz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
    Location: Ocean Township
Monday July 3, 2017 -  Monday July 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 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, 9:30am.  

Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  No Storytime July 4.

Thursdays, 10:15am.  

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:

Mondays, 10:15am. 

Tuesdays, 11:40am.  No Storytime July 4.  

Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am. 

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  

Mondays, 11:00am.  

Thursdays, 11:00am.

Family for Ages 2 and up:

Mondays, 1:30pm.  

Wednesdays, 1:30pm.  

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday July 12, 2017 -  Friday August 4, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 Stuff the Bus donation drive sponsored by Teen Advisory Board (TAB): Join In! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-4317-7220 x 7222   
   

Help us help United Way of Monmouth Ocean collect back to school supplies for kids who need them. 

Donation box is near Circulation desk at Library HQ thru Friday, Aug. 4. Thanks for your generosity! 

The Monmouth County Library Teen Advisory Board meets monthly at Headquarters in Manalapan. You can earn Community Service Hours by joining this great group.  Come out and meet new friends, have a snack and share your ideas for teen programming, teen collections, and more

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday July 22, 2017 Go To Top
rec_yoga 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: Restorative Flow Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

For all levels, beginners welcome!

Join us for this eight-week series of Yoga: Restorative Flow.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from July 1st through August 19th.   

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).


This eight-week series is led by Daniele Parisi who teaches yoga at a local studio and is registered with Yoga Alliance.   

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Howell
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' 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 online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday July 24, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 9:00 AM Last Chance for Bag Sale! (Ends 7/28) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

It's your last chance to snap up some bargains at Howell Library's third annual bag sale!

The sale ends Friday, July 28, so stop by the library, select a few titles from the inventory of used books and fill a bag for $1.00!

The sale is open during library hours, which are Monday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Friday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Funds raised by the sale will enable the Friends of Howell Library to support library programs.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids!Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and songs for ages 2 to 3 1/2 years. Siblings welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_kids 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Songs for ages 10 to 23 months. Playtime included.

    Location: Howell
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ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg 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
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mahjongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Howell
 
rec_games 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 & game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Family Film: Beauty and the Beast 2017 PG Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family Film: Beauty and the Beast  PG   2017.  A yooung prince cursed by an enchantress and turned into a beasst can only 

bt freed by true love. What may be his only chance arrives with Belle, the only human to enter the castle since it was enchanted.

Ages 5 and up.  Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Free admission, No ticket required.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM New Release Movie: The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Niki Caro

Starring Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Bruhl

The time is 1939 and the place is Poland, homeland of Antonina Zabinski and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski. The Warsaw Zoo flourishes under Jan's stewardship and Antonina's care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck. The Zabinskis covertly begin working with the Resistance and put into action plans to save the lives of hundreds from what has become the Warsaw Ghetto.

127 minutes; (c) Focus Features

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_kids 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Build it! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Work in groups or with a friend to build a masterpiece with craft sticks!

Registration begins Monday, July 10 for children grades K-5.

    Location: Marlboro
    The registration period has ended.
 
food_cupcake.GIF 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Tween! - Beach Cupcakes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Grades 4 and Up 

Beach Cakes, make yummy cupcakes that look like a beach scene.

*If you have any food allergy concerns please contact the library prior to the program.*

    Location: Ocean Township
    The registration period has ended.
 
z_cust_mckids 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Make and Build with Triangles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Make the triangles and turn them into a special structure.

Grade in September - 1 and up

Registration required; call, stop in or sign up online begining Thursday, June 29

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_new_blue 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Circuits on Paper Hands-On Workshop (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x5487   
   

Make simple or complex electrical circuits on a flat piece of paper.  In this class possibilities are open ended!! The following are some activities the teens will be covering in this program: making fully functional circuits on a piece of paper, creating light-up greeting cards, make origami animals come to life and even create three dimensional pop-up paper sculptures that have working lights in them.

This program is for Teens in grades 6 - 12

Registration is required and space is limited.

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has ended.
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge 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
 
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM New Release Movie: The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Niki Caro

Starring Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Bruhl

The time is 1939 and the place is Poland, homeland of Antonina Zabinski and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski. The Warsaw Zoo flourishes under Jan's stewardship and Antonina's care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck. The Zabinskis covertly begin working with the Resistance and put into action plans to save the lives of hundreds from what has become the Warsaw Ghetto.

127 minutes; (c) Focus Features

    Location: Eastern Branch
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office_dollarsign 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM College Planning Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

This workshop, presented by William and Dr. Nancy Klein, helps 9th graders on prepare for college including choosing the correct major, FAFSA assistance, and decreasing out of pocket expenses.  Nancy is a NJ licensed life and health producer who works with World System Builder, a part of World Financial Group. The company’s National Campaign for Financial Literacy mission is to provide “financial education to 1 million families by 2020.”

Presented as part of the non-profit organization, “HIFE.” 

    Location: Hazlet
 
office_meeting1 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, confidential, counseling for owners an would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month.  An appointment is required.  Please call the library at 732-449-8877 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_aerobics 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Yoga for Beginners with Steven Russell Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Take steps toward vibrant health and freeing your mind from everyday stress.  Learn about breath, vibration, concentration, and movement in this relaxing and uplifting class.
 
Steven Russell, Becoming Sound Yoga, is a certified teacher of Dharma Yoga, has studied with Sri Dharma Mittra in NYC, and has been practicing yoga for over fifteen years.  He welcomes from beginner to experienced yogis.If you are questioning whether you are ready for Yoga, Steven offers a video to help you make your decision. http://youtu.be/COnkHsCvLHA

If you decide to join us, this program is for adults, ages 18 and older

Please bring a mat, or large towel to class. 
Sessions will be held on Mondays:  July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday July 25, 2017 Go To Top
anim_fish_02 1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Sparkly Fish -Toddler Stories and Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old

Enjoy stories and make a fun craft.

No registration.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Films for the Family (all ages)

June 27 "Moana" (PG) 2016 - A Teen Girl and a demigod search for a legendary island. 1 hour 47 minutes.

July 11 "Storks" (PG) 2016 - A stork and his human pal transport a baby girl to her expectant family.1 hour 27 minutes

July 18 "Finding Dory" (PG)  2016 - Amnesiac Dory searches for her long lost parents with the help of Nemo and Marlin.1 hour 37 minutes.

July 25 "Sing" (PG) 2016 - A koala impresario stages a singing competition, and musically inclined animals compete.  1 hour 47 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Beyond the Sea (2004) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A biography of 1960s crooner Bobby Darin, which tells the tale of his childhood and adult life.


Starring Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, and John Goodman

121m.
 

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Norman (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Norman Oppenheimer is a small time operator who befriends a young politician at a low point in his life. Three years later, when the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman's life dramatically changes for better and worse.   Directed by Joseph Cedar. Starring Richard Gere, Lior Ashkenazi, and Michael Sheen. Drama - 118 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
food_ice cream cone 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! I Scream, You Scream... Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

…We all scream to make ice cream!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

**Please alert the library to your child’s food allergies when registering.**

 

    Location: Hazlet
    The registration period has ended.
 
school_chemistry1 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering for Preschoolers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Using picture books to learn about science for ages 3 /12 to 5.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_smiley 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Tweens! Summer Stem Project: Pool Noodle Structures Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Tweens Summer Stem Project: Pool Noodle Structures. Grades 3 - 7. Registration is required in person, by phone or on-line.  

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
    The registration period has ended.
 
z_cust_NJ_makers.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM How to Talk to a Robot (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

This coding program is based on the summer reading theme Build a Better World.  In this 2 hour class teens will be challenged to Build a Shelter. The objective will be to program mobile robots to locate, grip and relocate blocks to build a shelter.  The teens will also be making the robots move, sense, grip and place objects as a goal which will lead to the final challenge.

This program is for Teens in grades 6-12

Registration is required and space is limited.

    Location: Marlboro
    The registration period has ended.
 
school_esl 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversation English / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Emphasis on vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook.

    Location: Ocean Township
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ent_circ_tentsm 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Join us as we welcome author/historian Rick Geffken to discuss his current book, Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore.  The Jersey shore was once a famous vacation destination featuring grand hotels and amusement parks.  Many of these treasures are gone today but the memories linger on.  Mr. Geffken will share stories and rarely seen photos from these days gone by

Space is limited.

Please register in person, online or by phone (609-259-7565)

    Location: Allentown
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Transitions - A meeting place for the divorced and separated. Support group for people of all stages of separation and divorce. All ages welcome.

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Independent Film: The Sense of an Ending (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Ritesh Batra

Starring Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter

A man becomes haunted by his past and is presented with a mysterious legacy that causes him to re-think his current situation in life.

108 minutes; (c) CBS Films

    Location: Eastern Branch
Wednesday July 26, 2017 Go To Top
office_meeting1 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
 
office_meeting1 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
 
trans_car 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Schoolage Storytime & Craft; Design a vehicle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage stortime ---Transportation stories and design a vehicle craft.   Grades K - 3. Registration is required in person, by phone or

on-line. Parents, please register each child using your e-mail and phone contact info.

    Location: Eastern Branch
    The registration period has ended.
 
office_telephone 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Jersey Job Club Workshop: Master The Art of Networking Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jersey Job Club   732 431 7220x7222   
   

Master the Art of Networking 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 70% of jobs are obtained through networking.  This workshop will assist you in learning how to utilize your network to help you secure the job of your choice by identifying your network, expanding and building your network through sources, recommenders, decision makers and linkers. Start clearly defining what your career goals are through network planning and using social media to ultimately master the art of networking to land your next job!

This program is presented by Monmouth County Library's Career Connections Counselor and has been made possible through a grant from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_games 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Vintage: Movie: Young At Heart (1954) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A renowned Broadway composer surprises everyone when he proposes to a small-town girl, but no one could be more surprised when she chooses to elope with her fiancé’s best friend. Drama/Musical/Romance. Starring: Frank Sinatra, Doris Day,Gig Young, Ethel Barrymore. 2 hrs.

 

Warner Bros.

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_smiley 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

July 12 - Let Nature Inspire Your Thinking - Storytime

July 19 - Transformation: Marble Roll - Craft

July 26 - Terrific Transportation - Storytime and Lego Playtime

Snacks Served; please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: Priceless (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A widower who loses custody of his daughter finds himself unable to hold down a job. He agrees to drive a truck across the country, but is forced to make a life-changing decision when he discovers what he is delivering.  Stars Joel Smallbone, Bianca A. Santos, David Koechner. 97 minutes. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Secret Life of Pets (2016) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-449-8877   
   

Wall Library Summer Movies Wednesdays at 2:00 pm

Fun for the whole family! Free Admission.  No tickets required. Limited seating; first come first serve.  Children 9 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

June 28 - Moana (2016) (PG) - A Teen Girl and a demigod search for a legendary island. 107 minutes.

July 5 - Sing (2016) (PG) - A koala impresario stages a singing competition, and musically inclined animals compete.  107 minutes.

July 12 - Storks (2016) (PG) - A stork and his human pal transport a baby girl to her expectant family. 87 minutes.

July 19 Finding Dory (2016) (PG) - Amnesiac Dory searches for her long lost parents with the help of Nemo and Marlin. 97 minutes.

July 26 - Secret Life of Pets (2016) (PG) - The quiet life of a terrier is upended when is owner takes in a stray whom he dislikes. 87 minutes.

August 2 - BFG (2016) (PG) - An orphaned girl befriends a benevolent giant who takes her on an adventure in Giant Country. 117 minutes

August 9 The Angry Birds Movie 2016 (PG) - An island of happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious piggies... What are they up to? 87 minutes.

August 16 - Zootopia (2016) (PG) - A rookie bunny cop and cycnical conartist fox work together to uncover a conspiracy. 108 minutes.

August 23 -Kubo and the Two Strings 2016 (PG) - A young boy must locate his late father's magical suit of armor to defeat a vengeful spirit. 101 minutes.

    Location: Wall Township
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rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! LEGO Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Listen to a LEGO story and then construct your own creation.  Save a memory of it

by taking a photo on Mom or Dad's smartphone.

All Ages

Registration Required

 

    Location: Colts Neck
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_pirate_flag.GIF 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! - Afternoon Family Craft Hour - Pirate Charms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-531-5092   
   

All Ages

Make sea worthy charms out of Shrinky Dinks®.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
    The registration period has ended.
 
rec_legoguy 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Lego Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Read any Star Wars book, discuss it, and make a Lego creation. Snacks served; please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_new_blue 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Circuits on Paper Hands-On Workshop (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Make simple or complex electrical circuits on a flat piece of paper.  In this class possibilities are open ended!! The following are some activities the teens will be covering in this program: making fully functional circuits on a piece of paper, creating light-up greeting cards, make origami animals come to life and even create three dimensional pop-up paper sculptures that have working lights in them.

This program is for Teens in grades 6-12

Registration is required and space is limited.

    Location: Eastern Branch
    The registration period has ended.
 
lib_dia 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, July 12 through August 30, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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nat_sun 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories, fingerplays, songs, and concepts for all ages.

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

If learning to play Bridge is on your list of things to do -- now is the time!  Join us for this six-week series, July 27 through August 31.

10:30 - 11:30 is for beginners: We will start from the very beginning, you will learn the basics, and when we finish you will be able to play at a basic level.  

11:30 - 12:30 is for more advanced play.  Build on what you have already learned. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Everybody Loves Somebody (Todos Queremos a Alguien) (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A Mexican-American woman attends a family wedding, and takes along a Caucasian co-worker as her date. When her old boyfriend shows up at the event, things become complicated. Comedy/Romance Starring: Karla Souza, Jose Maria Yazpik, Ben O’Toole 1 hr. 42 min.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: Bitter Harvest (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Max Irons, Samantha Barks, Terence Stamp

Directed by:  George Mendeluk

Set in 1930's Ukraine, as Stalin advances the ambitions of communists in the Kremlin, young artist, Yuri, battles to save his lover, Natalka, from the Holodomor, the death-by-starvation program that ultimately killed millions of Ukrainians.

103 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
misc_smiley 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids! LEGO© Robotic Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-449-8877   
   

LEGO© Robotic Workshop

This program is for young Lego builders to create models featuring working motors, sensors, and WeDo technology.  

Recommended 6 to 10 years old.

Registration required and begins on Monday, June 26, 2017. (Space is Limited.)

    Location: Wall Township
    The registration period has ended.
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

The LEGO Batman Movie (2017) PG ©Warner Bros.

To save Gotham City from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others, and maybe – just maybe – learn to lighten up.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

Children under 5 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:25 PM Beauty and the Beast (PG)(2017) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

A live-action retelling of Walt Disney's animated classic characters from the "tale as old as time" for a contemporary audience, which stays true to the original films music while updating the score with several new songs.  A bright, beautiful and independent young woman is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle.  Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast's hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of a true Prince within. 

Starring: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad

Fantasy/Musical/Romance- 129 minutes

 

    Location: Ocean Township
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anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Read to Major Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-229-2626   
   

Ages 3 and up. Read to Major our new therapy dog. Bring a book from home or choose one from the library. Registration required: call, stop in or sign up online http://bit.ly/1U702RS  beginning July 19.

    Location: Oceanport
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Clay Day! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to a story and make a cool clay creation!

Regsitration begins Thursday, July 6 for Grades PreK and up.

    Location: Marlboro
    The registration period has ended.
 
anim_paw 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Pet Portraits (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Love your Pet? Don't miss our one of a kind Pet Portrait Art class! Laura Mendile has created a unique class to help you create a portrait of your favorite pet.  This is a class for all levels of painters - so come join us as we help you get on your way to creating a fantastic pastel portrait.  Bring a great photo of your favorite pet - a dog, cat, hamster, reptile, even a fish.  The photo you bring will be your sample for the portrait.

Photo sizes can be varied: 8-1/2" print on good quality photo paper. The Photo should be no smaller than a 4x6 photograph.

We will be using pastels and charcoal so please wear old clothes as this project is messy.

Please do not consider using photos on your cell phone for this activity.

This program is for Teens grades 6 - 12

Registration is required, and space is limited. 

    Location: Howell
    The registration period has ended.
 
ent_filmproj 6:45 PM  -  8:45 PM Pirates of the Caribbean: Movie Treasure Map Series: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) PG-13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-531-5092   
   

Pirates of the Caribbean: Movie Treasure Map Series

Ahoy, mateys! Set your course for a Pirates movie night at the library and pick up a treasure map. Earn a stamp for each movie you see and you may find a treasure worthy of a pirate!

July 27 - The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) PG-13:  A buccaneer tries to retrieve a haunted ship from the mutinous scalawags who seized it.

August 3 - Dead Man's Chest (2006) PG-13:  Jack Sparrow schemes to get out of paying a debt to the ghostly Davy Jones.

August 10 - At World's End (2007) PG-13:  The adventures of Capt. Jack Sparrow and his pals continue as they sail off the edge of the map.

August 17 - On Stranger Tides (2011) PG-13:  Capt. Jack Sparrow is lured onto Blackbeard's ship and forced to seek out the Fountain of Youth.

Free admission! No tickets required!  Children 9 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Ocean Township
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ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 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
 
anim_flyingbird 2:00 PM Beach Nesting: Birds of the Summer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Build  Better World

Join Todd Pover, biologist with the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey as he presents the beach nesting birds of the summer, Piping Plovers, Terns, Black Skimmers and more...

 

    Location: Wall Township
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misc_smiley 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Spanish Conversation Cafe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Would you like to practice Spanish with others in the community? Improve your Spanish skills while having fun at the Spanish Conversation Café! The Café will have interactive activities that incorporate speaking and listening practice.  All levels are welcome from Beginners to Advanced. Native speakers are welcome to join and assist with activities. Ages 15+

¿Le gustaría practicar el español con otros de la comunidad? ¡Mejore sus habilidades en español y se divierte en el Café de Conversación en Español! Habrá actividades interactivas que incluyen práctica de habla y escucha. Bienvenidos a todos niveles de principiantes a avanzados. Hablantes nativos son bienvenidos a unirse y ayudar con las actividades. Edades 15+    

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

For all levels, beginners welcome!

Join us for this eight-week series of Yoga: Restorative Flow.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from July 1st through August 19th.   

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).


This eight-week series is led by Daniele Parisi who teaches yoga at a local studio and is registered with Yoga Alliance.   

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Howell
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' 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 online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_moon_full 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Family Fun Saturday- Here Comes the Sun : Solar Eclipse Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Family Fun Saturday -  Here Comes the Sun: Solar Eclipse Fun!   

There will be stories and a craft.  Ages 2 and up.

Registration is required, in person, by phone or on-line.

Parents, please register each child using your phone and e-mail contact info. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
    The registration period has ended.
 
elect_computer1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Tweens! Learn to Code With Microdot - a four week program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7226   
   

Grades 5-7 in September

TWEENS!  Learn to Code with Microbot - Work in teams to build a small robot and program it using the popular coding language, Scratch, guided by Adithya Paramasivam of Project Spark.  No programming experience necessary!.

Saturdays, July 15, 22, 29, and August 5.

Please plan to attend all sessions.  Please bring your own laptop

*Registration is is limited  call, stop in or sign up online beginning Thursday, July 6.

    Location: Headquarters
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Monday July 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids!Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and songs for ages 2 to 3 1/2 years. Siblings welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_kids 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Librarian   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Songs for ages 10 to 23 months. Playtime included.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg 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
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mahjongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Howell
 
rec_games 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 & game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: Ghost in the Shell (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Rupert Sanders

Starring Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbaek, Takeshi Kitano

In the near future, Major Motoko Kusanagi (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible terrorist attack, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major Kusanagi discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. Based on the internationally acclaimed Japanese Manga, "The Ghost in the Shell." 

107 minutes; (c) Paramount Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_kids 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Yoga Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join us for some yoga fun with instructor Miriam Pilgrim! Learn some new yoga poses!

*please wear comfortable clothes for moving in*  Space is limited.

Registration is required beginning Monday, July 10 for children Grades K-3.

    Location: Marlboro
    The registration period has ended.
 
z_cust_mckids 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Marble Mazes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

See if your marble can follow the paths!

Grade in September - 1 and up

Registration required; call, stop in or sign up online begining Thursday, June 29.

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has ended.
 
anim_bee.GIF 5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM Kids! Seed Ball Making Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

WILD Jersey - Nature and Science Programs
Seed Ball Making - Grades 1 and up
Monday, July 31 at 5:00 pm
Plant a wildflower garden for birds and
butterflies from clay and compost.

    Location: West Long Branch
       
 
misc_new_blue 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Arduino Wearble Displays (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x5487   
   

Discover how to combine hands-on design and crafting techniques with circuits, electronics and Arduino programming to use your new skills to design and engineer multi-colored LED light displays that can be used to create unique personalized accessories.  Learn how to setup and program the Adafruit Arduino Trinket, mini microcontroller. Class will include descriptions of e=textile technqies and a presentation of examples made by the presenter.

This program is for Teens in grades 6 - 12

Registration is required and space is limited

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has ended.
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge 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 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM CHADD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Howell
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nat_tree 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Kids! Family Fun Special: Eyes of the Wild - A Better World Naturally Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Meet amazing rescued animals for a interactive, entertaining show presented by Eyes of the Wild.  Ages 4 and up with an adult. 

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
    The registration period has ended.
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: Ghost in the Shell (2017) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Rupert Sanders

Starring Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbaek, Takeshi Kitano

In the near future, Major Motoko Kusanagi (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible terrorist attack, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major Kusanagi discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. Based on the internationally acclaimed Japanese Manga, "The Ghost in the Shell." 

107 minutes; (c) Paramount Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
office_meeting1 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, confidential, counseling for owners an would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month.  An appointment is required.  Please call the library at 732-449-8877 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_aerobics 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Yoga for Beginners with Steven Russell Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Take steps toward vibrant health and freeing your mind from everyday stress.  Learn about breath, vibration, concentration, and movement in this relaxing and uplifting class.
 
Steven Russell, Becoming Sound Yoga, is a certified teacher of Dharma Yoga, has studied with Sri Dharma Mittra in NYC, and has been practicing yoga for over fifteen years.  He welcomes from beginner to experienced yogis.If you are questioning whether you are ready for Yoga, Steven offers a video to help you make your decision. http://youtu.be/COnkHsCvLHA

If you decide to join us, this program is for adults, ages 18 and older

Please bring a mat, or large towel to class. 
Sessions will be held on Mondays:  July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31

    Location: Headquarters
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