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Friday December 30, 2016 -  Thursday August 31, 2017
     E-Reader Tutorials for Library on the Go!  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Attention: e-Reader Owners!

Does your Nook, Kindle or other electronic device leave you feeling frustrated and hopeless? 

Call our Reference Desk at *732-264-7164* to schedule a free, one-on-one tutorial.

In less than 20 minutes, you will know how to download free e-Books from the Monmouth County Library onto your e-Reader! (Available when library is open.)

 
    Location: Hazlet

Sunday January 1, 2017 -  Sunday December 31, 2017
     Book and Short Story Discussions; Author Talks!  
    Contact: Reference Staff   Your Branch   
   

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

    Location: All Branches

Monday May 1, 2017 -  Wednesday May 31, 2017
     Amending America: The Bill of Rights Kiosk  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

"Amending America: The Bill of Rights" @MonCtyLibrary Headquarters has been selected to receive a commemorative kiosk marking the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights.

 Developed by the National Archives, the pop-up three-dimensional kiosk highlights informative content about the history and impact of the Bill of Rights. The kiosks were made available to a limited number of libraries, museums, schools, and community centers throughout New Jersey. "Amending America: The Bill of Rights" illustrates how America came to have the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution. 

The exhibition gives an in-depth look at each amendment and how its protects our citizens, and features facsimile documents, reproduction artifacts, interactives, and videos to encourage the visitor to directly connect with the people, places, and events that mark the long history of the Bill of Rights. This exhibition is touring the country as a part of the National Archives' Amending America Initiative, and is presented in part by AT&T, HISTORY®, and the National Archives Foundation.

 

    Location: Headquarters

Monday May 1, 2017 -  Wednesday May 31, 2017
     An Artistic Dentist: Sculptures Created by Dr. Samuel A. Bernstein  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Dr. Samuel A. Bernstein practiced general dentistry beginning in the '40s.  He was president of the Mercer County Dental Association in Trenton during the '50s and was an active member in the community.

 Over the years he developed a hobby with the use of a solder gun, scraps of metal and dental instruments.  From these materials, he created sculptures, many with moving parts.  His sense of humor and love of music are evident in so many of these figures.

    Location: Headquarters

Monday May 1, 2017 -  Wednesday May 31, 2017
     Art Exhibit: Digital Artwork from Students of Barkalow Middle School  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

On Display in the Lobby Cases are samples of digital artwork created by students of the Clifton T. Barkalow Middle School, Freehold Township.

    Location: Headquarters

Monday May 1, 2017 -  Wednesday May 31, 2017
     Art Exhibit: Metedeconk Lakes Photography Club  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

The Metedeconk Lakes Photography Club, founded in 2004 and located in Jackson, New Jersey, is made up of Individuals with the common interest of photography.  The club's membership consists of a wide variety of skill levels from beginner to advanced amateur.  

A common goal is to share knowledge, experiences, and camaraderie gained by learning from each other, learning sessions, outside speakers, field trips and more.

The club participates in intra and inter-mural club critiquing sessions and/or competitions as well as having club members display their images at our annual clubhouse exhibit as well as exhibits in other venues in the area.

On display for the month of May are over 50 photographs taken by more than 10 club members.

 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Monday May 1, 2017 -  Wednesday May 31, 2017
     Art Exhibit: The Viewfinder  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Debora Santiago Bruno appreciates art in general styles. Her love for photography is one of the most important aspects of her life. Her work includes portrait, still life, nature, scenery, black and white, infrared, color and computer enhanced photography, though landscapes and architecture subjects are her favorites. When she is shooting these elements, she tries to capture the best quality of light as possible to produce a result that is remarkable.

Debora has exhibited in many places such as the Middletown Public Library, Brookdale Community College, Guild of Creative Art, Art Alliance, Freehold Art Society, Count Clerk’s Office of Freehold, Monmouth Museum, Sea Bright Library, Manalapan Senior Center, Freehold Library, and the Law Offices of Lomuro, Davidson, Eastman & Munoz. She also had her work published in the Collage Magazine and received honorable mentions in the MCAC Juried Art Show in 2003 and the Student Art Show at Brookdale Community College in 2005 and 2006. She was awarded First Place for best alternative category for her piece entitled “Empire State Building” at the Photography Juried Show Open Eyesights, March 2007 and First Place in the 15th Juried Art Show at the Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, NJ, in October 2007.

Meet the artist at a reception on Saturday, May 13th from 1:00 - 4:00 pm

    Location: Eastern Branch

Monday May 1, 2017 -  Wednesday May 31, 2017
     From Peddlar to Philanthropist: The Story of the German-Jews of Monmouth County  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County presents the exhibit, "From Peddlar to Philanthropist" which features the story of the German Jews who settled in Monmouth in the 1800s and built businesses, communities and synagogues.  The exhibit focuses on a number of personalities, including Sigmund Eisner, who built a uniform manufacturing company that clothed the U.S. Armed Forces for many years, and John Steinbach, who built several department stores in Monmouth. 

The exhibit also presents the story of wealthy German-Jewish financiers and industrialists who spent their summers in elegant mansions on the Jersey Shore during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  It continues with information about the important philanthropic work of such people as Nathan Straus, the Wimpfheimer and Eisner families, and others. 

In lobby display cases, throughout the month of May

    Location: Eastern Branch

Monday May 1, 2017 -  Wednesday May 31, 2017
     Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities  
    Contact: P.Judman, Children's Librarian   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.  No Storytime May 29.

Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am. 

Thursdays, 10:15am.  

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:

Mondays, 10:15am.  No Storytime May 29.

Tuesdays, 11:40am.  

Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  

Mondays, 11:00am.  No Storytime May 29..

Thursdays, 11:00am. 

Family for Ages 2 and up:

Mondays, 1:30pm.  No Storytime May 29.

Wednesdays, 1:30pm. 

    Location: Headquarters

Monday May 1, 2017 -  Friday September 29, 2017
     ZIKA Information Station  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7242   
   

 ZIKA Trifold Display Board   

Monmouth County Mosquite Commission has a colorful educational  information station which is travelling throughout the Monmouth County Library system.
Please pick up brochures and fact sheets for children and adults to keep us all safe this summer!


The Information Stations will be on display on the following dates and locations: 

Atlantic Highlands Branch beginning May 1, Hazlet Branch beginning May 15, Holmdel Branch beginning May 29, 

Headquarters, Manalapan beginning June 5, Eastern Branch in Shrewsbury beginning June 19,  Oceanport Branch Beginning June 26.

 West Long Branch beginning July 3, Ocean Township Branch beginning July 17, Wall Township Branch beginning July 31,

Howell Branch beginning August 7, Marlboro Branch beginning August 21, 

Colts Neck Branch beginning September 4 and Allentown Branch beginning September 18.            

    Location: All Branches

Monday May 1, 2017 -  Sunday December 31, 2017
     Free Career Counseling Services  
    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/
Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 am until 3pm  On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3pm until 8pm.  Alternating Saturdays.  Please call for specific information.
 
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

 

These are all free services available to anyone in the community:  No Card needed. 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Friday May 5, 2017 -  Wednesday May 31, 2017
     Art Exhibit: Traveling Student Art Exhibit  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Stop by the Hazlet Library during the month of May to enjoy the Arts and Education Center's Traveling Student Art Exhibit. 

    Location: Hazlet

Monday May 22, 2017 -  Wednesday May 24, 2017
     Jigsaw/Coloring Days  
   

During library hours, bring a friend or come alone to work on a community jigsaw puzzle or try your hand at an adult coloring page.  In addition to reducing stress, these activities have been shown to enhance focus and visual perception while improving co-ordination and memory.

 While the program is informal, materials and refreshments will be provided.

 

    Location: Allentown

Monday May 22, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories, songs and a craft for ages 2 to 3 1/2 years. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and nursery rhymes with playtime for ages 10 to 23 months. Siblings Welcome

    Location: Howell
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bereavement Support Group  
    Contact:    845-642-0935   
   

Grieving is a process of learning how to live in a changed world. When someone we love has died, or a relationship has ended, we are challenged to relearn how to be with ourselves, our families and our friends. We are faced with coping and managing painful feelings, and creating new systems of meaning that allow us to live with joy and purpose in spite of our losses.  Meeting with other bereaved individuals who are coping with similar life circumstances helps to reduce isolation and increase hopefulness.

VNAHG Bereavement Support Group meets the SECOND and FOURTH Monday of each month, February through April, 2017 from 11:00 to 12:00 PM.  If you have any questions, please call Janet Freed at 845-642-0935, Chaplain and Bereavement Counselor, VNA Hospice. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    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
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mahjongg  
    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day  
    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
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! - Family Storytime: The Pigeon at the Library  
    Contact: Kate Benedict   732-531-5092   
   

All Ages!

The Duckling gets a Cookie?!  Pigeon wants one, too! Have fun making Pigeon and a play cookie just for him!

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

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Paper Plate Wind Spinner  
    Contact:    72-536-9406   
   

Decorate a spinner with crayons, markers, and stickers to create your own one of a kind design!

Registration begins Monday, May 8 for children Grades K-3.

    Location: Marlboro
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Flower Baskets!- School Age craft  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Make a paper flower basket!

K and up

Call, stop in or register online beginning Thursday, May 11.

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Tweens! Color Theorums  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Try this math puzzle coloring with only four colors within a shape. No two shapes should share the edge of the same color.

    Location: Howell
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM CHADD  
    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club  
    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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business  
    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
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation  
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday May 23, 2017
     Library Commission Meeting (Colts Neck Library)  
    Contact: Administration    732 431 7220   
   
RE-SCHEDULED TO Tuesday, May 23, 2017; 11:00 AM; COLTS NECK

Tuesday, June 20, 2017; 11:00 AM; Hazlet

Tuesday, September 12, 2017; 11:00 AM; Eastern Branch

Tuesday, October 10, 2017; 11:00 AM; Headquarters 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017; 11:00 AM; Eastern Branch 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017; 11:00 AM; Headquarters 

Library Commission meetings are scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month, September through June, except where noted. Executive sessions may be held during each regular meeting.  Meetings are held at Eastern Branch Library, 1001 Route 35, Shrewsbury, NJ and the Headquarters Library, 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan, NJ unless noted.  Revisions to this schedule will be posted on the Monmouth County Library website.

 
    Location: All Branches
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Career Information Center: Open Computer Lab  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Career Information Center offers a walk-in Computer Lab on Tuesday mornings from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm and Wednesday evenings 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

Starts with a brief presentation on NJ Career Connections, and an opportunity for questions and answers.    

Stop by for one-on-one help with email, job applications, job searches and other computer use topics. (MS Word environment)

No reservation necessary.  Contact Monica Johnson at 732-683-8980, ext. 8901 or mjohnson@monmouthcountylib.org for more information.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: La La Land (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

May Musicals

A struggling actress and an aspiring pianist fall in love as they both pursue their dreams in L.A. However, their blossoming relationship is challenged when their careers pull them in different directions.

Starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone

128m.

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Movie: Rules Don't Apply (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

The unconventional love story of an aspiring actress, her determined driver, and their boss, an eccentric billionaire named Howard Hughes..  Directed by Warren Beatty.  Starring Lily Collins, Warren Beatty, and Alden Ehrenreich.  

Drama/Romance - 127 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Don't Worry Dolls!  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Watch your troubles melt away after creating a personalized worry doll!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

 

    Location: Hazlet
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering for Preschoolers  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Using Science to relate to picture books, children will look at picture books in a new way engineering creative stories to help understand nature and applied sciences.

    Location: Howell
   6:00 PM Drive New Business with Social Media: a SCORE Workshop  
    Contact: SCORE Counselor Mark Pankow   732 693 3992   sandyhook@optonline.net
   

Drive New Business with Social Media  Your Guide to Successful Social Media Marketing

You know you should be on social media for your business or non-profit. You know it can help you drive more new and repeat business for your organization. But, do you know why? Do you know which social media platform will have the biggest bang for your buck? And when you start your profile, do you know what to say and how to grow your following? This session will answer all of those questions and more!

Let us help you:

• Determine the platform that’s right for you and your organization

• Announce your presence and build your network

• Create and share content that encourages action

• Understand social media advertising and learn your options

• Convert social media leads into potential customers by growing your email list

This program is presented by SCORE, a  free, national not for profit organization that offers small business entrepreneurs confidential business counseling services at no charge. SCORE volunteers have the knowledge and experience to help any small business owner get the help they need. They also provide local workshops to connect small business owners with the people and information  needed to start, grow, and maintain their businesses.   

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversation English / ESL Classes  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

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

    Location: Ocean Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated  
    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
   7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM US Citizenship Class  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
This course, for adults 18 years and older with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

The class is held on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8:20pm. We ask that you register for this class, so that we will have materials for everyone attending. To register, you can call our Reference Desk (732 431-7220 x7222) 

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Staff at 732 431 7220 x 7222

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday May 24, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

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
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group  
    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
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge  
    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
   1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM World Cinema (France) Movie: Amour (2012) (Rated PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Amour is a romantic French film about octogenarians George and Anne. When Anne suddenly becomes ill, their love is severely tested as George attempts to care for her at home. Romance/Drama Starring: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabell Huppert.  2 hr. 7 min.

Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Movie: Fences (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A sanitation worker in the 1950s once dreamed of being a professional baseball player. Bitter over the events of his own life, he creates family tension by squashing his son's opportunity to meet a college football recruiter. Stars Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, and Stephen Henderson. 2 hours and 19 minutes. 

    Location: Hazlet
   3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Tweens! Say What? Tween Poetry Workshop brought to you by Project Write Now- Grades 3-6  
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Get creative, express yourself, and explore your talents as a writer with Project Write Now!

*as after-school snacks will be served, please make the library aware of any food allergies.*

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Schoolage Program: World Turtle Day  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage program :orld Turtle Day - Let's read the story of the 'Tortoise and the Hare'

    Location: Eastern Branch
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! LEGO Club!  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Hear a LEGO story and make your own LEGO creation.

Save a memory of your design on Mom or Dad's smartphone.

All Ages.

Registration required.

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Read to Therapy Dogs!  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids Read to Therapy Dogs!
Grades K and up
Wednesday, May 24 at 4:00 pm


Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog.
Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves

    Location: West Long Branch
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

May 3 - Cinco de Mayo-Storytime

May 10- Mother's Day-Craft

May 24- Mother Goose- Storytime

May 31- Ramadan-Craft
 

    Location: Howell
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Career Information Center: Open Computer Lab  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Career Information Center offers a walk-in Computer Lab on Tuesday mornings from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm and Wednesday evenings 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

A brief presentation on NJ Career Connections is followed by a question and answer period.  

Stop by for one-on-one help with email, job applications, job searches and other computer use topics. (MS Word environment)

No reservation necessary.  Contact Monica Johnson at 732-683-8980, ext. 8901 or mjohnson@monmouthcountylib.org for more information.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Holmdel Teen Book Club  
    Contact: Kat Carty   732-946-4118   
   

Join the Holmdel Teen Book Club! 

This month we are reading Cirque Du Freak: A Living Nightmare! At the meeting we will discuss the book, and create a Craft.

For Teens in need of a good book! A place to talk, read, write, create and have fun.

We Meet on a Wednesday Night Every Month at 5:30pm! Call for more information or to sign up!

 

 


 

    Location: Holmdel
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Road to Self-Employment: Exploring Options in Franchising  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn how you can find and fund a business through franchising. 

This workshop will help you decide if a franchise business is compatible with your personal capabilities and financial aspirations.  You'll gain the skills, knowledge and confidentce to explore the opportunities that are right for you. 

At this workshop, you will: Answer 20 key questions to determine if franchising can work for you; Get clear on common misperceptions and the truth about franchising as a career alternative and/or investment strategy; Learn how to investigate a franchise network; and Know the sectors and trends that are hot, and what to avoid.

Presented by Mariel Miller.of The Franchise Advisor.  Mariel has 27 years of experience in the franchise sector. Her in-depth coaching is free of charge for the curious to the serious candidate.  She is a trusted SCORE resource as a specialist in franchising. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih Joy through Movement with Daniel Pienciak  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

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

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

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

Classes in Spring 2017: March 8 and 22, April 5 and 26, May 10 and 24.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, April 26 through June 21st, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Women of Words Book Club  
   

This month's selection is an oldie but goodie, Heartburn, by Nora Ephron.  Based on Nora's marriage to Carl Berstein, this humorous tale relates how seven months pregnanat, Rachel Samstat discovers that her husband is in love with another woman, and as a cookbook writer, finds consolation in food.

    Location: Howell

Thursday May 25, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories for all ages. Craft and playtime included.

    Location: Howell
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bookbites: A Book Club For Adults  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

The Accidental Empress: A Novel by Allison Pataki

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

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

    Location: Hazlet
   1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: Collateral Beauty (2016) (PG-13)  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time, and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock, and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.

Directed by:  David Frankel

Starring:  Will Smith, Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren

96 minutes

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: Jackie (2016) (R)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, and define her husband’s legacy. Biography/Drama/History Starring: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig 1hr 40 mins.

Fox Searchlight Pictures

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classic Movie: High Noon (1952)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Fred Zimmerman

Starring Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges, Otto Kreuger and Lon Chaney, Jr.

Former marshal Will Kane (Gary Cooper) is preparing to leave the small town of Hadleyville, New Mexico, with his new bride, Amy (Grace Kelly), when he learns that local criminal Frank Miller has been set free and is coming to seek revenge on the marshal who turned him in. When he starts recruiting deputies to fight Miller, Kane is discouraged to find that the people of Hadleyville turn cowardly when the time comes for a showdown, and he must face Miller and his cronies aloneDirected by William Seiter

85 minutes; (c) United Artists

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Collateral Beauty (PG-13)(2016)  
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time, and Death.  After receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty. 

Starring:  Will Smith, Ed Norton, Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley.

Drama/Romance --97 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! K-9 Sheriff Visit - All Ages  
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

K-9 Sheriff Visit - All Ages
Thursday, May 25 at 4:00 pm


Officer Kurt Kroeper of the Monmouth County Sheriff’s K-9 unit
visits the library to introduce his “partner” and talk about
what the K-9 unit does to keep us safe.

    Location: Allentown
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie: High Noon (1952)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Fred Zimmerman

Starring Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges, Otto Kreuger and Lon Chaney, Jr.

Former marshal Will Kane (Gary Cooper) is preparing to leave the small town of Hadleyville, New Mexico, with his new bride, Amy (Grace Kelly), when he learns that local criminal Frank Miller has been set free and is coming to seek revenge on the marshal who turned him in. When he starts recruiting deputies to fight Miller, Kane is discouraged to find that the people of Hadleyville turn cowardly when the time comes for a showdown, and he must face Miller and his cronies aloneDirected by William Seiter

85 minutes; (c) United Artists

    Location: Eastern Branch

Friday May 26, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literature of World Language Book Discussion in Hebrew  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Dr. Nelly Segal will lead discussion on Amnon and Tamar from 2 Samuel, Chapter 13.

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

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday May 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club  
   

MEETS EVERY SATURDAY MORNING AT 10:00.

    Location: Howell
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    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

Sunday May 28, 2017
     Memorial Day Holiday - Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches

Monday May 29, 2017
     Memorial Day Holiday - Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches

Tuesday May 30, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Career Information Center: Open Computer Lab  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Career Information Center offers a walk-in Computer Lab on Tuesday mornings from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm and Wednesday evenings 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

Starts with a brief presentation on NJ Career Connections, and an opportunity for questions and answers.    

Stop by for one-on-one help with email, job applications, job searches and other computer use topics. (MS Word environment)

No reservation necessary.  Contact Monica Johnson at 732-683-8980, ext. 8901 or mjohnson@monmouthcountylib.org for more information.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Classic Movie: Dark Passage (1947) Not Rated  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

A man convicted of murdering his wife escapes from prison and works with a woman to try to prove his innocence.

Starring:  Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Bruce Bennett

Directed by:  Delmer Daves

106 minutes

 

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: The Comedian (2016) (R)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A look at the life of an aging insult comic named Jack Burke.  Directed by Taylor Hackford.  Starring Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann, and Danny DeVito. 

Comedy – 120 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Movie: Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) (G)  
   

May Musicals

A small town girl turned flapper heads to the big city in search of fun, excitement, and a husband during the roaring 1920's.

Starring Julie Andrews, Mary Tyler Moore, and Carol Channing

138m.

    Location: Wall Township
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Let's Fly a Kite!  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Using recycled materials, can you put together a kite that will soar with the birds?

Grades K and up. Registration required.

 

    Location: Hazlet
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering for Preschoolers  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Using Science to relate to picture books children will look at picture books in a new way engineering creative stories to help understand nature and applied sciences.

    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversation English / ESL Classes  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

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

    Location: Ocean Township
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Howell Community Gardens  
    Location: Howell
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated  
    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
   7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM US Citizenship Class  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
This course, for adults 18 years and older with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

The class is held on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8:20pm. We ask that you register for this class, so that we will have materials for everyone attending. To register, you can call our Reference Desk (732 431-7220 x7222) 

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Staff at 732 431 7220 x 7222

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Film: The Red Turtle (La Tortue Rouge) (2016) (PG)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by:  Michael Dudok de Wit

Marking the much-anticipated return of Japan’s Studio Ghibli, this masterfully animated yet wordless fable tells the story of a man shipwrecked at sea who becomes stranded on a beautiful but desolate island. He learns to live in isolation, seemingly tormented in his efforts to escape the island by a giant red turtle. Little does he know, this turtle will change his life forever.

80 minutes; © Sony Pictures Classic

    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday May 31, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

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
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group  
    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
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge  
    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
   1:00 PM  -  3:20 PM Vintage Series: Movie: Pocketful of Miracles (1961)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Apple Annie finds out that her daughter Louise is planning a trip to America with the Count that wants to marry her. Louise has lived most of her life in a Spanish convent and thinks her mother is a part of New York society.  Annie, a bedraggled street vendor solicits help from her friend Dave the Dude, a gangster and bootlegger, to help her convince the Count that she is among the elite. Comedy/Drama Starring Betty Davis, Glenn Ford, Hope Lange  2 hrs. 16 min.

United Artist

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: La La Land (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Sebastian, a jazz pianist, falls in love with Mia,an aspiring actress, but as success mounts, their relationship is threatened by decisions they are forced to make. Stars Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt. 2 hours, 8 minutes. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Memorial Day Celebration  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Learn about this holiday and make a patriotic beverage coaster.

All Ages.

Registration Required.

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Otto the Auto Visits the Library  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

"OTTO THE AUTO" Visits the Library
All ages
Wednesday, May 31 at 4:00 pm

Otto the Auto, a three-foot tall remote-controlled talking car
from the AAA Mid-Atlantic Foundation, will give a fun, interactive safety program for kids.

    Location: West Long Branch
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! - Family Storytime: Glowing Constellations Necklaces  
    Contact: Kate Benedict   732-531-5092   
   

All Ages!

Reach for the stars when you make this glowing outer space project to shine in the night!

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

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

May 3 - Cinco de Mayo-Storytime

May 10- Mother's Day-Craft

May 24- Mother Goose- Storytime

May 31- Ramadan-Craft
 

    Location: Howell
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Career Information Center: Open Computer Lab  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Career Information Center offers a walk-in Computer Lab on Tuesday mornings from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm and Wednesday evenings 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

A brief presentation on NJ Career Connections is followed by a question and answer period.  

Stop by for one-on-one help with email, job applications, job searches and other computer use topics. (MS Word environment)

No reservation necessary.  Contact Monica Johnson at 732-683-8980, ext. 8901 or mjohnson@monmouthcountylib.org for more information.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, April 26 through June 21st, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday June 1, 2017
     Exhibit: Eight Generations, One Farm  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Parker House:  Eight Generations, One Farm

About 350 years ago, three Parker siblings came from the Rhode Island Colony to claim land and settle in this area called Shrewsbury, which then stretched from the Navesink River down into modern day Ocean County.  Today, in Little Silver, one of their homesteads remains after being lived in and farmed for eight generations by the Parker family before being given to the town in 1995 for historic preservation.  Small farm implements, household accessories, historic documents, and pictures of the house and outbuildings showing the changes they have undergone during the centuries will be on display.  

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday June 1, 2017 -  Friday June 30, 2017
     A Different Angle: Photography Display by Ellen Rubinstein  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us as Ellen Rubinstein (Nature Photographer) from Holmdel, New Jersey displays her most recent artistic nature photographs from around the world.

Throughout her life, she has been inspired to capture fragments of the beauty of nature by means of photography. Her images reflect the natural peace surrounding us, focusing on light and form. Nature is continually presenting us with visually striking moments which will never be repeated. It is our challenge to notice, appreciate, and preserve them.

After attending universities and working in upstate New York, California, and Massachusetts, she has resided in scenic Holmdel, for over twenty years. Photography remains a fascination of hers. Ellen's work has been showcased at various libraries and venues throughtout the state of New Jersey.

This display can be seen during library hours in the Reading Room.

    Location: Colts Neck

Thursday June 1, 2017 -  Friday June 30, 2017
     Art Exhibit: Artist Theresa Trocchia and Students  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
    Location: Ocean Township

Thursday June 1, 2017 -  Friday June 30, 2017
     Exhibit: The Students of Rose Reilly Leonard  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Stop in and enjoy the exhibit of watercolor, oil, acrylic and pastel paintings by local artists.

Meet the artist reception June 3, 2017 from 1:00pm-4:00pm.

    Location: Wall Township

Thursday June 1, 2017 -  Friday June 30, 2017
     Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities  
    Contact: P.Judman, Children's Librarian   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.  No Storytimes June 19 and 26.

Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  No Storytimes June 20 and 27.

Thursdays, 10:15am.  No storytimes June 22 and 29.

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:

Mondays, 10:15am.  No Storytimes June 19 and 26.

Tuesdays, 11:40am.  No Storytimes June 20 and 27.

Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  No Storytimes June 21 and 28.

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  

Mondays, 11:00am.  No Storytimes June 19 and 26.

Thursdays, 11:00am. No storytimes June 22 and 29.

Family for Ages 2 and up:

Mondays, 1:30pm. No Storytimes June 19 and 26.

Wednesdays, 1:30pm.  No Storytimes June 21 and 28.

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday June 1, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Do More With Your Library Card: Accessing the Library's FREE Electronic Resources  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   
The most common thing we hear after this program is "I had no idea the library had all of this!" This program will show you some of the resources available to you for free with your card.
 
Here is a sample of the information you have free access to and will learn how to find and access:
Magazines and newspapers downloadable using Flipster, Zinio, and America's News Bank
Archived issues of The New York Times and Asbury Park Press
Language learning - 70 choices - with Transparent Language and Rosetta Stone
Consumer empowerment via Consumer Reports 
Streaming video using IndieFlix
Hundreds of Online Courses - from Accounting to Web Development - via Universal Class and Lynda.com 
E- and audio books with Library on the Go
For family history seekers, Ancestry.com Expanded Library Edition (in the library)
Primary law, state statutes, admin codes, legal encyclopedia and forms while in the Eastern Branch library in Shrewsubry with Westlaw  (HQ has NJ items only).
 
This program is open to all ages and there is something of interest for everyone!
- Teens and students: Learn what research tools we have that will help you when you go back to school and how to read your favorite magazines (including Teen Vogue, Seventeen, Entertainment Weekly, and more) on your phone or tablet
- Parents: Learn how to access magazines including Ranger Rick, American Girl, Cricket, Highlights, and more. Learn about the family-friendly streaming video options available through IndieFlix.
 
This program will run for approximately one hour with 30 minutes for Q&A.  You may bring your own laptop, if you choose; handouts will be available.
    Location: Headquarters
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories for all ages.

    Location: Howell
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Beginner Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

If learning to play Bridge is on your list of things to do -- this is the time!  

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.  

Join us for this six-week series

    Location: Eastern Branch
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Build a Better World - Crochet & Knit for a Cause  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

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

    Location: Hazlet
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: The Comedian (2016) R  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

A look at the life of an aging insult comic.

Directed by:  Taylor Hackford

Starring:  Robert DeNiro, Leslie Mann, Danny DeVito

120 minutes

 

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Passengers (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Two space-craft passengers traveling to a distant colony are brought out of suspended animation by a technical glitch years before the vessel is due to reach its final destination. Adventure/Drama/Romance Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen. 1 hr. 56 min.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Columbia Pictures.                                                                    

 

    Location: Marlboro
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session  
    Contact:    732-728-1331   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Classic Movie: Seven Days in May (1964)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by John Frankenheimer

Starring Fredric March, Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Martin Balsam, Edmond O'Brien

U.S. President Jordan Lyman (Fredric March) hopes to bring an end to the Cold War by signing a nuclear disarmament treaty with the Soviets, much to the displeasure of the hawkish General James Scott (Burt Lancaster), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. When Scott's aide, Martin "Jiggs" Casey (Kirk Douglas) stumbles on shattering evidence that the General is plotting a coup to overthrow Lyman in seven days, "Jiggs" alerts the President, setting off a dangerous race to thwart the takeover.

118 min; (c) Warner Bros.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Jackie (2016) (R)  
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

After President John F. Kennedy's assasination, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through her grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her childrnen, and define her husband's historic legacy.

Starring: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, and Greta Gerwig.

Biography/Drama/History --100 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
   3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! Slime, S.T.E.M., and Stories  
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Channel your inner mad scientist as we read slimy stories and create our own slime! This program is open to children ages 4 and up. No registration required. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Otto the Auto Visits the Library  
   

Otto the Auto Visits the Library - All ages

Thursday, June 1 at 4:00 pm

Otto the Auto, a three-foot tall remote-controlled talking car from the AAA Mid-Atlantic Foundation, will give a fun, interactive safety program for kids

    Location: Allentown
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie: Seven Days in May (1964)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by John Frankenheimer

Starring Fredric March, Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Martin Balsam, Edmond O'Brien

U.S. President Jordan Lyman (Fredric March) hopes to bring an end to the Cold War by signing a nuclear disarmament treaty with the Soviets, much to the displeasure of the hawkish General James Scott (Burt Lancaster), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. When Scott's aide, Martin "Jiggs" Casey (Kirk Douglas) stumbles on shattering evidence that the General is plotting a coup to overthrow Lyman in seven days, "Jiggs" alerts the President, setting off a dangerous race to thwart the takeover.

118 min; (c) Warner Bros.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Crocheter's of the Jersey Shore  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Welcome to the wonderful world of crochet and knitting.  We welcome knitters and crocheters of all levels to join the group.  Don't know how...the group can help.  Bring your knitting or crocheting projects for an enjoyable evening.  Meet other local knitters and crocheters to share ideas, show off your projects and learn what's new in the world of patterns and yarns. (Meets the 1st Thursday of each month.)

 

 

    Location: Wall Township

Friday June 2, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate? The Challenges of Downsizing  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Passing on personal possessions is an issue for everyone!

Whether moving, downsizing or just planning for the future, this workshop will help families understand the sensitivity of the issues of inheritance.  You will learn how to determine what you want to accomplish, decide what's 'fair' for your family, understand belongings have different meanings to different individuals, consider distribution options and consequences, and manage conflicts if they arise. 

Presented by Mariela Osorio, Managing Director of Senior Moves of New Jersey, LLC

Part of the First Fridays for Seniors series

    Location: Eastern Branch
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Animaniacs - The Monthly Young Adult Anime Club (teens)  
   

You can meet with other Anime/Manga enthusiasts - Japanese Anime art and culture discussed.  Join us monthly to watch, discuss and draw anime, and to generally just have fun.  Snacks served.

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday June 3, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club  
   

MEETS EVERY SATURDAY MORNING AT 10:00.

    Location: Howell
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    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
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County Helpline  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Garden and Horticulture Questions answered by the Helpline

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to the residents of Monmouth County to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions.  Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries. In the library lobby on the first Saturday of each month from 12 noon - 2:00 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, March 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. You can also find out about other programs offered to the communities, such as the Speakers Bureau, community projects, and special events.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Sunday June 4, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Concert: Over There . . . Over Here The Band of the Two Rivers  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

 “Over There . . . Over Here"  performed by The Band of the Two Rivers

A Centennial Commemoration of WW1 and its Influence on American Music

Music of the Great War was tremendously influential in America's intervention and involvement. As the major entertainment of the day was the local Music Hall, sing along songs and repetitive tunes were literally on everyone's lips.  These songs were both a motivating factor to obtain recruits Over There, and as a comforting reminder to Keep the Home Fires Burning while the boys were away.  

Founded in 1997, The Band of Two Rivers performs standard and contemporary concert band arrangements from overtures and Broadway medleys to marches and novelty tunes.  It is conducted by Donald Swinchoski. They are a community-based 22 member band.

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Monday June 5, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories for ages 2 to 3 1/2. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Songs for ages 10-23 months. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    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
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mahjongg  
    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day  
    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
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Build a Better World with Magic!  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Kick off the Vacation Reading Club with Bob Conrad's show about books, building, and the world we live in!

Registration begins Monday, May 22 for children Grades PreK and up with families.

    Location: Marlboro
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club  
    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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business  
    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
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation  
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

This class will be held in the Children's Meeting Room Number 2. 

 

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday June 6, 2017
   6:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Primary Election Site for Manalapan Districts 6, 14, 17 & 26  
    Contact: Regina Preteroti, Muni Clerk   732 446 8315   
   

Primary Election Site for Manalapan Districts 6, 14, 17 & 26

Election booths will be in Rooms 4 and 5 and 1.

    Location: Headquarters
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

RUTH WARINER was the thirty-ninth of her father’s forty-two children. Growing up on a farm in rural Mexico, where authorities turn a blind eye to the practices of her community, Ruth lives in a ramshackle house without indoor plumbing or electricity. After Ruth’s father?the man who had been the founding prophet of the colony?is brutally murdered by his brother in a bid for church power, her mother remarries, becoming the second wife of another faithful congregant.

In need of government assistance and supplemental income, Ruth and her siblings are carted back and forth between Mexico and the United States, where Ruth’s mother collects welfare and her stepfather works a variety of odd jobs. Ruth comes to love the time she spends in the States, realizing that perhaps the community into which she was born is not the right one for her. As she begins to doubt her family’s beliefs and question her mother’s choices, she struggles to balance her fierce love for her siblings with her determination to forge a better life for herself.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Top Notch Resumes I: The Basics  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A basic resume writing workshop which covers the different types of resumes and when to use each, plus branding and marketing your unique skills to potential employers.

Presented by the library Career Connections staff. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: Live By Night (2016) (R)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A group of Boston-bred gangsters set up shop in balmy Florida during the Prohibition era, facing off against the competition and the Ku Klux Klan. Directed by Ben Affleck.  Starring Ben Affleck and Elle

Crime/Drama - 128 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Summer International Film Fest: Toni Erdmann (R) (2016)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

162 minutes; (c) Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: Be Frank with Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Book discussion of Be Frank with Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson. A captivating and heartwarming story of an unusual mother and son, and the intrepid young woman who finds herself irresistibly pulled into their unforgettable world.

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! LEGO® Club  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Listen to a story and build a LEGO® creation.  Legos will be supplied.

No registration necessary

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

For Preschoolers combining Science and Picture Books investigating the world.

    Location: Howell
   6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Summer International Film Fest: Toni Erdmann (R) (2016)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

162 minutes; (c) Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversation English / ESL Classes  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

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

    Location: Ocean Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated  
    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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM De-Stress Through Yoga, Breathing and Meditation  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

Led by Dhan Goboori, of the Art of Living Foundation

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday June 7, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

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
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Kids! Gymboree at the Library  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Gymboree at the Library - Ages 2 - 6

Wednesday, June 7 at 10:00 and 11:45 am

Games, music and fun activities!

    Location: West Long Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group  
    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
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Woman in Cabin 10

By Ruth Ware

 

In this tightly wound story, Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. With surprising twists and a setting that proves as uncomfortably claustrophobic as it is eerily beautiful, Ruth Ware offers up another intense read.






 

  Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
   10:45 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Gymboree at the Library  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Gymboree at the Library - Ages 2 - 6

Wednesday, June 7 at 10:00 and 11:45 am

Games, music and fun activities!

    Location: West Long Branch
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge  
    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
   2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: Hidden Figures (2016) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Three intelligent African American women mathematicians serve as the brains behind NASA's launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. Stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae. 2 hours, 7 minutes. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Family Chess Afternoon  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Family Chess Afternoon – All ages and playing levels welcome!

Wednesday, June 7 at 4:00 pm

Children of Kindergarten age or younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Chess boards are provided by the library.

    Location: West Long Branch
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Build a Better World!  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us to kick-off this year's summer reading club.  

Eyes of the Wild will present a show featuring ideas about how animals and humans

can live together and build a world that includes their habitats.

Meet and interact with some real, live animals!

No registration required-Just Come!

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Storytime for grades K and Up. 

June 7 - Ocean Day - Storytime

June 14 - Picnic Day - Craft

June 28 - Lego Book Club - Read any book in the series "Alien in my Pocket" by Nate Ball. Discuss it and make a Lego creation

Snacks will be served; please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM SAT/PSAT MATH Classes (Free for Teens)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431-7220x7222   
   

If just thinking of the Math sections of the  SAT and PSAT tests brings beads of sweat to your brow… join us for free classes on general techniques to help prepare. Bring some paper, a pencil, an open mind and specific questions.

Presenter Michael Carlin is a Mathematics Professor who regularly tutors students in preparation for the SAT and PSAT Tests, a key component in the college admissions process.  Attend one or as many of these FREE study sessions as you can. 

Mr. Carlin's Classes are free, begin at 6:30 pm on the first and third Wednesdays of Jan., Feb., Mar., April, May & June.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Essential Oils Beginner Class  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

It seems essential oils can be found in every store you walk into these days.  What is all this hype about? What are essential oils and how can you use them safely and effectively?

Join Howell resident Lauren Gitlin to find some answers to these and other questions about essential oils. The mother of two children, Lauren is passionate about natural solutions and is on a mission to empower others to take control of their own health through the use of oils. Introducing essenital oils into her everyday routine has started her on the path to raising a happy and healthy family. By sharing her knowledge of wellness and oils, Lauren hopes to encourage others of all ages to start their own essential oil journey.

    Location: Howell
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, April 26 through June 21st, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday June 8, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories for all ages.

    Location: Howell
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Beginner Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

If learning to play Bridge is on your list of things to do -- this is the time!  

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.  

Join us for this six-week series

    Location: Eastern Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: A Dog's Purpose (2017) PG  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

The soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.

Directed by:  Lasse Hallstrom

Starring:  Britt Robertson, Dennis Quaid, Josh Gad, Peggy Lipton

100 minutes

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM Movie: The Accountant (2016) (R)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A a math intellectual being investigated by the Treasury Department, agrees to help an accounting clerk look into fraud within the company. Action/Thriller  Starring: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, 2 hrs. 8min.  

Warner Bros.

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classic Movie: Carefree (1949)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Mark Sandrich

Starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Ralph Bellamy, Jack Carson, Franklin Pangborn, Hattie McDaniel

When lovely singer Amanda Cooper (Ginger Rogers) has trouble accepting the marriage proposals of her beau, Stephen Arden (Ralph Bellamy), he calls upon his psychiatrist friend Dr. Tony Flagg (Fred Astaire) to analyze her. Though Tony initially tries to maintain a typical doctor/patient relationship, it's not long before he's falling for Amanda. After a session of hypnosis, Amanda remains stuck in a happy-go-lucky state, leaving her disarmingly footloose and fancy-free.

83 min; (c) RKO

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Elle (R)(2016)  
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

As she tracks down the unknown man who raped her, a successful business woman gets caught up in a game of cat and mouse.

Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny.

Crime/Drama/Thriller --130 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
   3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Summer Reading Kickoff with the Doodle Dude!  
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Join us as we kick off summer reading  with the Doodle Dude! Ages 4 and up. No registration required. Kids will follow the Dude with his “Draw with Me” presentation as he kickstarts their imaginations into creating characters and scenes in a way only the Doodle Dude knows how! Don’t miss this hands-on, excellent afternoon; and don’t forget to sign up for this summer’s vacation reading program, Build a Better World, too!  

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Make-and-Take Father’s Day Craft  
   

Make-and-Take Father’s Day Craft – Ages 5 and up

Thursday, June 8 at 4:00 pm

    Location: Allentown
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Fit 4 Kids: Build A Better World Show!  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join Muscle Man Mike  and Kid Spidey in an exciting superhero adventure to kick off the Read to Me Club!

Registration begins Monday, May 22 for children ages 3 and up with families.

    Location: Marlboro
   5:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Healthy Divorce Choices  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us as the Jersey Shore Collaborative Law Group hosts a free seminar about Collaborative Divorce. 

A women-only seminar will be held at 5:30 p.m. and a men-only seminar will be held at 7 p.m.  Professionals will be available after each presentation to provide information and answer questions.  

The Jersey Shore Collaborative Law Group has an experienced and trained membership consisting of attorneys, financial professionals, divorce coaches, and advisors that focus on educating the public in Monmouth and Ocean counties about the benefits of Collaborative Divorce.  Collaborative Divorce aims to foster a respectful, amiable and reasonable resolution between spouses using a “divorce team”.  The team works together to create a fair settlement in the best interest of the couple and family without litigation.

This seminar will discuss the divorce options available in New Jersey – “Do it yourself”, Litigation, Mediation, and Collaborative Divorce.  Professionals will introduce and explain the benefits of each, especially Collaborative Divorce – a Healthy Divorce choice.

Registration is available online at their website jerseyshorecollaborativelawgroup.org or jsclg.org under the “Events” tab, or at 732-704-4639.

    Location: Colts Neck
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Workshop: Top Notch Resumes II Presented by Jersey Job Club  
    Contact: NJ Career Connections Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

Jersey Job Club Workshop

Interviewing Skills Workshop: Top Notch Resumes II - Advanced 

Your resume is your primary marketing tool in your job search: It's your brochure, advertisement and brand: Your resume is you on paper. It provides an opportunity to capture an employer's attention by making a positive first impression.

This workshop will build on the topics covered in the Top Notch Resume I - Basic workshop. In addition to the different resume formats and basic layouts, participants will see the advantages of targeting custom resumes for a specific employer, job openings and/or industry. Topics will also include how to detail accomplishments, achievements, and develop an effective summary/profile. A discussion on using a professional cover letter and references are reviewed as well. 

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

 
 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER Series Discussion Group  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM History in Monmouth: General Sir Henry Clinton and British Leadership at Monmouth  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

History in Monmouth:  General Sir Henry Clinton and British Leadership at Monmouth

Sir Henry Clinton is one of the most complex figures of the Revolutionary War. Monmouth was his first campaign as commander of the main British army and he has not generally been credited with the skill he showed in conducting it. Dr. David Martin, President of the Friends of Monmouth Battlefield, will analyze Clinton’s strategic decisions that shaped the campaign and then will discuss his tactical management of the battle itself. Much can be learned from looking at the battle of Monmouth from the British point of view.

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.

You are invited to spend a day celebrating Monmouth County History during the Reenactment of the Battle of Monmouth on June 17 through 19, 2017. Find more information on this program here: http://www.friendsofmonmouth.org/reenactment.html

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie: Carefree (1949)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Mark Sandrich

Starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Ralph Bellamy, Jack Carson, Franklin Pangborn, Hattie McDaniel

When lovely singer Amanda Cooper (Ginger Rogers) has trouble accepting the marriage proposals of her beau, Stephen Arden (Ralph Bellamy), he calls upon his psychiatrist friend Dr. Tony Flagg (Fred Astaire) to analyze her. Though Tony initially tries to maintain a typical doctor/patient relationship, it's not long before he's falling for Amanda. After a session of hypnosis, Amanda remains stuck in a happy-go-lucky state, leaving her disarmingly footloose and fancy-free.

83 min; (c) RKO

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

RUTH WARINER was the thirty-ninth of her father’s forty-two children. Growing up on a farm in rural Mexico, where authorities turn a blind eye to the practices of her community, Ruth lives in a ramshackle house without indoor plumbing or electricity. After Ruth’s father?the man who had been the founding prophet of the colony?is brutally murdered by his brother in a bid for church power, her mother remarries, becoming the second wife of another faithful congregant.

In need of government assistance and supplemental income, Ruth and her siblings are carted back and forth between Mexico and the United States, where Ruth’s mother collects welfare and her stepfather works a variety of odd jobs. Ruth comes to love the time she spends in the States, realizing that perhaps the community into which she was born is not the right one for her. As she begins to doubt her family’s beliefs and question her mother’s choices, she struggles to balance her fierce love for her siblings with her determination to forge a better life for herself.

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

    Location: Colts Neck

Friday June 9, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday June 10, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Hazlet Library Book Sale  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Here’s your chance to stock up on gently used paperback and hardcover books for adults and children at bargain prices! Once again, you can take advantage of our “early bird special” by paying a $5 admission fee to enter at 8:00 AM and beat the crowd.

    Location: Hazlet

Saturday June 10, 2017 -  Saturday June 24, 2017
   9:00 AM Wall Book Sale  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

This is your opportunity to get great deals on gently used books, audios, DVD's, music CD's, games, puzzles and more.  Check it out!

(Monday, June 19-24, $1 Bag Sale)

    Location: Wall Township

Saturday June 10, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    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
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM From Amistad to the White House: Teachable Moments from 1839 to Within My Lifetime  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Meet author Kay Harris and participate in a lively discussion as she shares her journey through the landmark sites of the Civil Rights Movement where she relived the major events of the African-American struggle for equality.  Beginning with the involuntary passengers of the Amistad in 1839, to retracing the great strides of progress achieved during the Civil Rights period, to the election of our first African-American President, including "Teachable Moments" through President Obama's last months in office.

Kay Harris's journey is punctuated with personal reflections of how our nation has evolved, as well as the challenges yet to be met. She captures the emotion, spirit and mood of the times, and challenges us to embrace the "teachable moments" that confront us in our communities and our nation. For those who grew up during the Civil Rights Era, From Amistad to the White House brings to the forefront many of the back stories that may have been forgotten, and shares how the stories intertwine from one event to the next.

Part of the Women and Words series at Eastern Branch

    Location: Eastern Branch
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Betsy Ross: The Flag Unfurled  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 X7225   
   

Betsy Ross, nee Elizabeth Griscom, was born into a middle class Quaker family. Betsy was educated at a Quaker school then apprenticed to an upholsterer where she met her first husband John Ross, a fellow apprentice. The Revolutionary War took its toll on the couple and John was killed while serving in the Pennsylvania militia. John was not the only husband she would lose to the cause. Eventually she married her third husband John Claypoole. The couple were members of the Free Quaker congregation.  Betsy was said to have sewn the first US “stars and stripes” flag.

Kim Hanley as Betsy Ross portrays an ultimately successful, if not hugely wealthy, woman able to maintain a business under the most difficult of conditions. Betsy Ross gained fame she would never have sought as a Quaker woman for creating the first American flag. But Hanley shows us why Ross should be celebrated for being a woman participating in the workforce, for raising 5 daughters, and for supporting the Revolutionary Cause. Ms. Hanley helps her audience understand and relate to the Quaker faith, and to appreciate women’s work in the 18th century. Kim Hanley is a gifted costumer and seamstress in her own right and demonstrates how Betsy Ross deftly reproduced a 5-pointed star with a single cut. By tracing the American flag’s historical components, Ms. Hanley gives our flag, and our country, its place on the continuum of history.

Kim Hanley, an actor, singer, costumer and dancer, trained and danced from an early age with the School of American Ballet and the Eglevsky Ballet in New York, as well as with the visiting Bolshoi Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, Bill Hastings and Chet Walker. Ms. Hanley is also an accomplished costumer whose specialty is historical fashion. She includes among her “bigger” clients The Philly Phanatic. Kim’s academic training includes a BFA in Restoration and History of Applied Arts from the Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York.

Kim began interpreting Abigail with AHT from 1997 and is currently their Executive Director.

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Talk: Gas Money by Troy Lewis  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Come meet author Troy Lewis as he discusses his book Gas Money a heartwarming, honest narrative that shows how the everyday people we come in contact with can shape our lives forever.  Packed with much humor, lots of inspiration and occasional sadness, the collection of true stories captures the perspective and imagination of a six-year-old black boy growing up in 1960s Virginia and his soul-searching journey over the next five decades.

    Location: Wall Township
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM ORIGAMI for Experienced Paperfolders!  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Calling experienced paperfolders! Join The Circle of Origami Paperfolders (COOP) for an afternoon of folding fun.
Group meets monthly  at Library Headquarters.
    Location: Headquarters

Sunday June 11, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Out of the Ashes Came Hope  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join us as Gilda Rogers, author, educator, communty activist and historian, discusses her book "Out of the Ashes Came Hope", the memoir of Monsignor William J. Linder, founder of New Community Corporation in Newark. The book is an inspiring and timely volume that illuminates the work of Monsignor Linder and the remarkable mission of New Community to help residents of inner cities improve the quality of their lives to reflect individual God-given dignity and personal achievement.  

It has been 50 years since the rebellion of 1967 tore through Newark's Central Ward in response to years of racially targeted discrimination, economic disinvestment, political disenfranchisement, and police brutality -- issues that resonate in today's political climate.   

Gilda Rogers is an award-winning journalist and the co-chair of Citizens for a Diverse and Open Society, a community group that meets monthly to work on improving race relations and to promote tolerance and respect for all cultures.  Ms. Rogers was recently named the 2017 Humanitarian of the Year by the Monmouth County Human Relations Commission.  She is also the co-chair of the T. Thomas Fortune Project Committee.  

Part of the Women and Words series at the Eastern Branch

    Location: Eastern Branch

Monday June 12, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories for ages 2 to 3 1/2. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
   10:35 AM  -  11:05 AM Kids! Father's Day  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Share some stories and make a gift for someone special!

Registration begins Monday, June 5 for children ages 2 and up with families.

    Location: Marlboro
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Songs for ages 10-23 months. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    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
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day  
    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
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM World War I Centennial Commemoration Film, Lecture, Discussion Series  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 X7222   
   

World War I Centennial Film, Lecture and Discussion Series

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

Passchendaele (2008) (R)  Running Time: 114 mins.

The lives of a troubled veteran, his nurse girlfriend and a naive boy intersect first in Alberta and then in Belgium during the bloody World War I battle of Passchendaele. 

This film was directed by Paul Gross and stars Paul Gross and Caroline Dhavernas.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: The Shack (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Stuart Hazeldine

Starring Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Tim McGraw

After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips spirals into a deep depression that causes him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa. Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever.

133 minutes; (c) Lionsgate

    Location: Eastern Branch
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Marble Masterpieces  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Roll on in and make a beautiful one of a kind piece of art with marbles and paint!

Registration begins Monday, May 22 for children Grades K-3.

    Location: Marlboro
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club  
    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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: The Shack (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Stuart Hazeldine

Starring Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Tim McGraw

After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips spirals into a deep depression that causes him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa. Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever.

133 minutes; (c) Lionsgate

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business  
    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
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation  
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday June 13, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  1:20 PM New Release Movie: Logan (2016) (R)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces. Directed by James Mangold. Starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, and Dafne Keen.

Action/Drama/Sci-Fi - 137 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Summer International Film Fest: Julieta (R) (2016)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

100 minutes; (c) Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Movie: Allied (2016) (R)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

In 1942, a Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.  Directed by Robert Zemeckis.  Starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard.

Action/Drama/Romance - 124 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Hidden Figures (2016) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history.

 
Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae, and Octavia Spencer

127 minutes

 

    Location: Wall Township
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! LEGO Storytime: Construction Zone!  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

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

Grades K and up. Registration is required. LEGO® bricks will be provided by the library.

 

    Location: Hazlet
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

For Preschoolers combining Science and Picture Books investigating the world.

    Location: Howell
   6:00 PM  -  8:20 PM New Release Movie: Logan (2016) (R)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces. Directed by James Mangold. Starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, and Dafne Keen.

Action/Drama/Sci-Fi - 137 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Summer International Film Fest: Julieta (R) (2016)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

100 minutes; (c) Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversation English / ESL Classes  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

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

    Location: Ocean Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated  
    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

Wednesday June 14, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

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
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Kids! Baby and Toddler Music Concerts featuring Miss Melissa’s Music for Aardvarks and other Mammals  
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Join us and “rock out” with drums, bells, shakers, balls, and Miss Melissa’s guitar at this one-of-a-kind music event!

2 sessions:

9:30 – 10:00 am – Ages 10 months - 2 years

10:30 - 11:00 am – Ages 2 - 4 years

No registration required. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group  
    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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Baby and Toddler Music Concerts featuring Miss Melissa’s Music for Aardvarks and other Mammals  
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Join us and “rock out” with drums, bells, shakers, balls, and Miss Melissa’s guitar at this one-of-a-kind music event!

2 sessions:

9:30 – 10:00 am – Ages 10 months - 2 years

10:30 - 11:00 am – Ages 2 - 4 years

No registration required. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge  
    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
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM World Cinema (Israel) Movie: Fill The Void (Lemale et ha’halal) (2012) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A young Hasidic Jewish woman is under pressure from her family to enter into an arranged marriage with an older widower. Drama Starring: Hadas Yaron, Yiftach Klein, Irit Sheleg  1 hr. 30 min.

Sony Pictures Classics
 

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Movie: Loving (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

The story of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving, who were jailed and banished from their home in Virginia for marrying in 1958. Their legal battle eventually leads them to the US Supreme Court.  Stars Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Will Dalton. 2 hours, 3 minutes. 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Friends of the Howell Library Meeting  
   

FOHL meets the second Wednesday of every month.  Please join us in helping to suuport our library.

    Location: Howell
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Happy Father's Day!  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Make a colorful card for someone you love.

All Ages

Registration required.

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM TWEENS! Build a Wilderness Shelter  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

TWEENS!  Build a Wilderness Shelter – Ages 7 - 11

Wednesday, June 14 at 4:00 pm

Children of the Earth Foundation will present a hands-on project with sticks and leaves to teach kids how to build a primitive outdoor shelter. Limit 15. Registration required in-person, by phone, or online http://bit.ly/1Nds5NS

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    Location: West Long Branch
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Storytime for grades K and Up. 

June 7 - Ocean Day - Storytime

June 14 - Picnic Day - Craft

June 28 - Lego Book Club - Read any book in the series "Alien in my Pocket" by Nate Ball. Discuss it and make a Lego creation

Snacks will be served; please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Annuities-The Good, The Bad and The Ugly  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

What is an Annuity, is it right for you, how does it work, it is expensive or cheap…, join Mark O. Lowe of International Alliance as he answers these questions and more.

 

    Location: Wall Township
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County Helpline  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Garden and Horticulture Questions answered by the Helpline

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to the residents of Monmouth County to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions.  Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries. In the library lobby on the first Saturday of each month from 12 noon - 2:00 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, March 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. You can also find out about other programs offered to the communities, such as the Speakers Bureau, community projects, and special events.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Long Term Care Planning Seminar  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

This informative seminar will assist the public on how to protect their assets and guard their families from the high cost of extended care.

Presented by Bob Darakjy of Bankers Life

    Location: Hazlet
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, April 26 through June 21st, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday June 15, 2017
   2:00 AM  -  4:25 AM Allied (R) (2016)  
   

In 1942, a Canadian intellegence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines.  When they reunite in London their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.

Starring:  Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris, Lizzy Caplan, and Simon McBurney.

Action/Drama/Romance - 124 minutes

 

   10:30 AM Book Discussion: Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

    Location: Howell
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories for all ages.

    Location: Howell
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Kids! Gymboree at the Library  
   

Gymboree at the Library - Ages 2 - 6

Thursday, June 15 at 10:30 am and 11:15 am

Games, music and fun activities!

 

    Location: Allentown
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Beginner Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

If learning to play Bridge is on your list of things to do -- this is the time!  

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.  

Join us for this six-week series

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: Imagine Me Gone  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

by Adam Haslett

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

Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

    Location: Howell
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Thursday Morning Book Discussion: Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant by Roz Chast  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 X7222   
   

In her first memoir, New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast brings her signature wit to the topic of aging parents. Spanning the last several years of their lives and told through four-color cartoons, family photos, and documents, and a narrative as rife with laughs as it is with tears, Chast's memoir is both comfort and comic relief for anyone experiencing the life-altering loss of elderly parents.

When it came to her elderly mother and father, Roz held to the practices of denial, avoidance, and distraction. But when Elizabeth Chast climbed a ladder to locate an old souvenir from the “crazy closet”-with predictable results-the tools that had served Roz well through her parents' seventies, eighties, and into their early nineties could no longer be deployed. 


While the particulars are Chast-ian in their idiosyncrasies-an anxious father who had relied heavily on his wife for stability as he slipped into dementia and a former assistant principal mother whose overbearing personality had sidelined Roz for decades-the themes are universal: adult children accepting a parental role; aging and unstable parents leaving a family home for an institution; dealing with uncomfortable physical intimacies; managing logistics; and hiring strangers to provide the most personal care. 

An amazing portrait of two lives at their end and an only child coping as best she can, Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant will show the full range of Roz Chast's talent as cartoonist and storyteller. -

    Location: Headquarters
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Top Notch Resumes II  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Build on the topics covered in the Basic Resume workshop (Top Notch Resumes I). In addition to the different resume formats and basic layouts, participants will see the advantages of targeting custom resumes for a specific employer, job openings and/or industry. Topics will also include how to detail accomplishments, achievements, and develop an effective summary/profile. A discussion of a using a professional cover letter and references is included as well.
 

Presented by the Library Career Information Center

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:35 AM  -  11:05 AM Kids! Father's Day  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Share some stories and make a gift for someone special!

Registration begins Monday, June 5 for children ages 2 and up with families.

    Location: Marlboro
   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Gymboree at the Library  
   

Gymboree at the Library - Ages 2 - 6

Thursday, June 15 at 10:30 am and 11:15 am

Games, music and fun activities!

 

    Location: Allentown
   1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: Life on the Line (2016) R  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Electrical workers deal with a deadly storm while trying to keep the power on for their community.

Directed by:  David Hackl

Starring:  John Travolta, Kate Bosworth, Devon Sawa, Julie Benz

98 minutes

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Build a Better World - Crochet & Knit for a Cause  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

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

    Location: Hazlet
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: The Comedian (2016) (R)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

An aging comic celebrity, tries to reinvent himself, but despite his efforts, his audience only wants to know him as the former television character he once played.  Comedy Starring: Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann, Danny DeVito, Harvey Keitel, Edie Falco, Patti Lupone 2 hrs.

Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Marlboro
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session  
    Contact:    732-728-1331   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Classic Movie: Havana Widows (1933)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Ray Enright

Starring Glenda Farell, Joan Blondell, Guy Kibbee, Lyle Talbot, Allen Jenkins, Frank Mchugh

Chorus girls Mae and Sadie chisel some money from an admirer and head for Havana to "dig gold" among the millionaires.  Posing as rich widows, they prepare to fleece wealthy Deacon Jones, but his penniless son Bob catches Mae's eye.  The whole enterprise is endangered when Herman, their original cash source shows up.

63 min; (c) Warner Bros.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   3:00 PM Wall Book Club: Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

by Katherine Boo

The dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the twenty-first century's great, unequal cities Annawadi a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport and as India starts to prosper, Annawadians are electric with hope. Abdul, a reflective and enterprising Muslim teenager, sees fortune in the recyclable garbage of richer people. Asha, a woman of formidable wit and deep scars from a rural childhood, has identified an alternate route to the middle class: political corruption. And even the poorest Annawadians, like Kalu, a fifteen-year-old scrap-metal thief, believe themselves inching closer to good times.

 

    Location: Wall Township
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM TWEENS! Build a Wilderness Shelter  
   

TWEENS!  Build a Wilderness Shelter – Ages 7 - 11

Thursday, June 15 at 4:00 pm

Children of the Earth Foundation will present a hands-on project with sticks and leaves to teach kids how to build a primitive outdoor shelter. Limit 15.  Registration required in-person, by phone, or online http://bit.ly/1Ihz5Uk

    Location: Allentown
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! 3- D Collage  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Use your imagination and create using assorted 3- D shapes!

Registration begins Thursday, June 1 for children Grades K-3.

    Location: Marlboro
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Galaxy Slime - Craft  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

 

Make this great Slime which looks like the Night Sky!

K and up

Registration required, call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, June 1.

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Classic Movie:Havana Widows (1933)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Ray Enright

Starring Glenda Farell, Joan Blondell, Guy Kibbee, Lyle Talbot, Allen Jenkins, Frank Mchugh

Chorus girls Mae and Sadie chisel some money from an admirer and head for Havana to "dig gold" among the millionaires.  Posing as rich widows, they prepare to fleece wealthy Deacon Jones, but his penniless son Bob catches Mae's eye.  The whole enterprise is endangered when Herman, their original cash source shows up.

63 min; (c) Warner Bros.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM Creative Writers' Group  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

 If you have an interest in writing and you care to share your work, the  Creative Writers' Group meets every third Thursday of the month at 7 o'clock at the Monmouth County Library-Headquarters. Our goal is simply to offer constructive criticism and support to fellow writers. These sessions are free and open to the public. If you are interested in reading something to the group, choose a piece that is under 1500 words.

    Location: Headquarters

Friday June 16, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday June 17, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club  
   

MEETS EVERY SATURDAY MORNING AT 10:00.

    Location: Howell
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    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

Sunday June 18, 2017
     Summer Hours begin at HQ and Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

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

The library is always available to you wherever you spend your summer  - at the lake, at the beach, traveling or stay-cationing!

Visit our Website www.MonmouthCountyLib.org

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    Location: All Branches

Monday June 19, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to iPad  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

If you have an iPad and don't know how to use it, this is the class for you!

Daniel Berg, an Apple Certified Technician, will go through the necessary functions and applications to get you started. Please bring your iPad with you (iPad2 and up, and iPad mini).

Space is limited, so please register online, or call the library to reserve your spot

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories for ages 2 to 3 1/2. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Songs for ages 10-23 months. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    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
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mahjongg  
    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day  
    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
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Build a Car Craft  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Use your creativity and design your own cool car that really goes!

Space is limited. Registration begins Monday, June 5 for Grades 1 and up.

    Location: Marlboro
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Tweens! Mosaic Art  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

For Grades 3 to 7. Make your own mosaic artwork from photographed rocks and mineral designs.

    Location: Howell
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Kids! Build A Better World with the Kids' Comedy Magician!  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Using magic, ventriloquism, juggling, storytelling, and comedy, Hazlet's own Magic Tom Durnin will touch your heart, tickle your funnybone, and get the whole family in on the excitement!

Tom's favorite saying - "It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice!" - will motivate you to Build A Better World this summer!

All ages, from 1 to 101, will enjoy themselves! Children under 4 must be accompanied by an adult.

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

    Location: Hazlet
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club  
    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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business  
    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
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation  
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM It Takes Guts to be a Teen  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Dr. Barbara Holstein, author, positive psychologist and filmmaker, will introduce and screen her two short award winning films "Falling in Love, A Coming of Age Selfie Film" and "The Truth, A Short Film" based on her two books for girls, tweens and teens: "The Truth, Diary of a Gutsy Tween" and "Secrets, Diary of a Gutsy Teen".  

Following the screenings, she will discuss with the audience many of the core topics brought up in the films, and lead a lively talk and Q&A around related subjects such as becoming a filmmaker and issues girls in the audience may be facing. 

Dr. Barbara Holstein is an author, filmmaker and motivational speaker committed to empowering young women to strive for more and have the confidence to succeed and be happy. "Falling in Love, A Selfie Film," stars Brick Township teen Megan Brown, and won the Runner-Up Award for Best Short New Jersey Film in early March at the Brightside Tavern Shorts Film Festival in Jersey City. The same film is an official selection for the Hang On to Your Shorts Film Festival in Asbury Park on May 21. Also chosen for the Asbury Park festival is her short film, "The Truth, A Short, Short Film," which tells in two minutes the real life feelings and issues of a teenager who hears her parents talking about something that she should have been told. Both films are up for awards.
Holstein's books will be available for signing and purchase.  More information can be found at http://www.TheTruthForGirls.com.

Part of the Women and Words series at the Eastern Branch

    Location: Eastern Branch

Tuesday June 20, 2017
     Library Commission Meeting  
    Contact: Administration    732 431 7220   
   
Tuesday, June 20, 2017; 11:00 AM; Hazlet

Tuesday, September 12, 2017; 11:00 AM; Eastern Branch

Tuesday, October 10, 2017; 11:00 AM; Headquarters 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017; 11:00 AM; Eastern Branch 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017; 11:00 AM; Headquarters 

Library Commission meetings are scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month, September through June, except where noted. Executive sessions may be held during each regular meeting.  Meetings are held at Eastern Branch Library, 1001 Route 35, Shrewsbury, NJ and the Headquarters Library, 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan, NJ unless noted.  Revisions to this schedule will be posted on the Monmouth County Library website.

 
    Location: All Branches
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: When the Night Comes by Favel Parrett  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Isla is a lonely girl who moves to Hobart with her mother and brother to try to better their lives. It’s not really working until they meet Bo, a crewman on an Antarctic supply ship, the Nella Dan, who shares stories about his adventures with them—his travels, bird watching, his home in Denmark, and life on board the ship. Isla is struggling to learn what truly matters and who to trust, while this modern Viking is searching to understand his past and to find a place in this world for himself. Though their time together is short, it is enough to change the course of both their lives.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales. An Adult Short Story Program  
   

Short Stories Thru the Decades

"Williamsburg Bridge" (2015)  by John Edgar Wideman

Wideman is one of the nation's literary treasures, and his contribution is a dazzling, delirious achievement: as his narrator, perched on the edge of the Williamsburg Bridge, prepares for suicide, he delivers a cri de Coeur that ranges from Sonny Rollins to the Yalu River and becomes nothing less than a meditation on the extraordinary resilience of ordinary black lives in the American Century.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Long-Term Care Costs:A Financial Reality for Baby Boomers  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

According to the Government Department of Health and Human Services, 74% of People 65 and Over Will Need Long-Term Care in Their Lifetime. Join us as Long-Term Care Insurance Specialists Robert Handfuss and Rosemary Daniels host this seminar and find out How Long-Term Care Issues May Affect You.

They will present information and answer questions about Long-term Care, such as: 
What is Long-term Care and Do I Need to Worry About It? Doesn’t my Health Insurance Cover It? Won’t Medicare Cover It Once I’m 65 or Older? Where Does Medicaid Fit In? Is Long-Term Care Coverage Only for Nursing Home Costs? What if I want to Stay in my Home? How Much Does In-Home and In-Facility Care Cost in NJ?

Registration is required by calling the library at 732-431-5656,  stopping in, or completing the registration below.

    Location: Colts Neck
   2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: A United Kingdom (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil.   Directed by Amma Asante.  Starring David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, and Tom Felton.

Biography/Drama/Romance - 111 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Summer International Film Fest: Our Little Sister (PG) (2015)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

128 minutes; (c) Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Space Cowboys (2000) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

NASA recruits four retired Air Force pilots to stop a runaway Russian satellite from hitting Earth. Though the four men were previously passed over for the space program, they now get one last chance to be heroes and live out their dreams.


Starring Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones and James Garner

130 minutes

 

    Location: Wall Township
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Giant Beastly Bubbles  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Best bubble mixture + biggest bubble wands = BEAST BUBBLES!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

 

    Location: Hazlet
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

For Preschoolers combining Science and Picture Books investigating the world.

    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversation English / ESL Classes  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

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

    Location: Ocean Township
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Summer International Film Fest: Our Little Sister (PG) (2015)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

128 minutes; (c) Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated  
    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

Wednesday June 21, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

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
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group  
    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
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge  
    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
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: When the Night Comes by Favel Parrett  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Isla is a lonely girl who moves to Hobart with her mother and brother to try to better their lives. It’s not really working until they meet Bo, a crewman on an Antarctic supply ship, the Nella Dan, who shares stories about his adventures with them—his travels, bird watching, his home in Denmark, and life on board the ship. Isla is struggling to learn what truly matters and who to trust, while this modern Viking is searching to understand his past and to find a place in this world for himself. Though their time together is short, it is enough to change the course of both their lives.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Charlie's Band featuring Sandy Sasso  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Join us for an hour of live music by Charlie's Band featuring a variety of musicians, instruments, and song selections from the Great American Songbook as well as some smooth jazz and Latin sounds. Vocalist Sandy Sasso returns for this performance. Sandy teaches voice and piano locally and tours worldwide. Take a mid-week break with us at the library.

    Location: Ocean Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Short & Sweet Book Club  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

“Life of Ma Parker” (1921) by Katherine Mansfield

A young literary gentleman opens his door to Ma Parker, his charwoman, who has experienced grief and suffering most of her life.

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Afternoon at the Movies:A Dog's Purpose (2017) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

It shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love. Starring Dennis Quaid, Britt Robertson and Josh Gad. 100 minutes. 

    Location: Colts Neck
   2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: Elle (2016) (R)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

The successful CEO of a video game company gets caught up in a game of cat and mouse as she tries to learn the identity of the man who raped her.  Stars Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny. 2 hours, 10 minutes. 

    Location: Hazlet
   4:00 PM  -  4:25 PM Kids! Read to the Dogs  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Grades 1 and up. Come in and read a favorite story to a dog friend.
The dogs will love listening to you.

Please choose one session.  

Registration required, call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, June 8

 

    Location: Headquarters
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Read to Peaches, Our Therapy Dog  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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

Bring your favorite book of choose one from our shelves.

All Ages

Registration required.

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids Read to Therapy Dogs!  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids Read to Therapy Dogs! – Grades K and up

Wednesday, June 21 at 4:00 pm

Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog.  Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves.

    Location: West Long Branch
   4:35 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Read to the Dogs  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Grades 1 and up. Come in and read a favorite story to a dog friend.
The dogs will love listening to you.

Please choose one session.  

Register required; call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, June 8.

 

    Location: Headquarters
   5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM Kids! June is NJ Horse Month  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Learn all about Mustangs and Thoroughbreds. Meet Fez and Indy.

 

To be held outside the Library. Weather Permitting.

    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM SAT/PSAT MATH Classes (Free for Teens)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431-7220x7222   
   

If just thinking of the Math sections of the  SAT and PSAT tests brings beads of sweat to your brow… join us for free classes on general techniques to help prepare. Bring some paper, a pencil, an open mind and specific questions.

Presenter Michael Carlin is a Mathematics Professor who regularly tutors students in preparation for the SAT and PSAT Tests, a key component in the college admissions process.  Attend one or as many of these FREE study sessions as you can. 

Mr. Carlin's Classes are free, begin at 6:30 pm on the first and third Wednesdays of Jan., Feb., Mar., April, May & June..

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lost & Found Bereavement Workshops  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, April 26 through June 21st, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday June 22, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories for all ages.

    Location: Howell
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Tender Smiles for Kids  
   

Tender Smiles for Kids - Birth through 5 years

Thursday, June 22 at 10:30 am

Healthy teeth presentation for kids from Tender Smiles for Kids dental group

 

 

    Location: Allentown
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Beginner Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

If learning to play Bridge is on your list of things to do -- this is the time!  

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.  

Join us for this six-week series

    Location: Eastern Branch
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bookbites: A Book Club For Adults  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

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

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

    Location: Hazlet
   1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: Deepwater Horizon (2016) (Rated PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

This is an American biopic film of the 2010 disaster that occurred when the offshore drilling rig known as Deepwater Horizon exploded and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Drama/Action Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Douglas M. Griffin 1 hr.47 min.

Lionsgate

    Location: Marlboro
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Bleed For This (2016) R  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

The inspirational story of World Champion Boxer, Vinny Pazienza, who, after a near fatal car crash which left him not knowing if he'd ever walk again, made one of sport's most incredible comebacks. 

Directed by:  Ben Younger

Starring:  Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart, Katey Sagal, Ted Levine

116 minutes

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kids!Touch a Truck!  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Read-to-Me and Vacation Reading Clubs Kick-Off Event

 All ages with parent or guardian

Come and see big rigs and vehicles from the Manalapan Township Department of Public Works! 

Rain-date is Monday, June 26 from 2-3pm

No registration

Located in the Alexandria Drive parking lot

 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classic Movie:Let It Ride (1989) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by  Joe Pytka

Starring Richard Dreyfuss, Terri Garr, David Johansen, Jennifer Tilly, Cynthia Nixon

A nosy cab driver gets a hot tip on a race horse and wins big, but he can't seem to stop gambling. Will he go broke or walk home with a pretty penny? Directed by Havana Widows

90 min; (c) Paramount Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Great Songs of the 1950s  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 X7222   
   

To Celebrate Build a Better World Summer Reading 

 

We will review and explore the most popular songs of the 1950s. The background and history of each song will be reviewed and will be set against the period in which the song was written. A brief review of the events of the decade will kick off the presentation. Video, audio, and pictures will be used to enhance this trip back to a time past. Attendees will be encouraged to sing along.  

This program will be presented by John Ench who has taught at Rutgers and has presented programs on Doo-Wop and Academy Awarding-winning movies.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Eat Pray Love (2010) (PG-13)  
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Starring: Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, James Franco, Billy Crudup

Drama/Romance --133 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
   3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! Build a Better World Marshmallow Challenge  
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Join us for great books and the chance to design our own 3D geometric structures made from some unexpected (and yummy) materials. *as food product will be involved please call the library with any food allergy concerns* This program is open to kids ahes 4 and up. No registration required. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids Read to Therapy Dogs! - Grades K and up  
   

Kids Read to Therapy Dogs! - Grades K and up

Thursday, June 22 at 4:00 pm

Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog.  Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves!

    Location: Allentown
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM History Presentation: The Battle of Midway  
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

The Battle of Midway was a decisive naval battle in the Pacific during World War II, between June 4 and 7, 1942, only six months after the Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor and one month after the Battle of the Coral Sea.  The United States Navy under Admirals: Chester Nimitz, Frank Jack Fletcher, and Raymond A. Spruance decisively defeated an attacking fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy under Admirals: Isoroku Yamamoto, Chuichi Nagumo, and Nobutake Kondo near Midway, which caused devastating damage on the Japanese fleet.

Presentation by History Enthusiast, Cole Snedeker.

RSVPs Strongly Encouraged. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie:Let It Ride (1989) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by  Joe Pytka

Starring Richard Dreyfuss, Terri Garr, David Johansen, Jennifer Tilly, Cynthia Nixon

A nosy cab driver gets a hot tip on a race horse and wins big, but he can't seem to stop gambling. Will he go broke or walk home with a pretty penny? Directed by Havana Widows

90 min; (c) Paramount Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch

Friday June 23, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Last King of Scotland with Introduction by Natasha Himmelman  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 X7222   
   

Natasha Himmelman introduces this special screening of The Last King of Scotland (2006) and facilitates a discussion about the film, with a particular focus on representations of Africa. A media literacy advocate, she poses questions about images, stereotypes, history and fiction, encouraging critical readings, understandings and interpretations of the film. 

As Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, Forest Whitaker gives one of the greatest performances of modern movie history. This is Amin's incredible story as seen through the eyes of Nicholas Garrigan (James McAvoy), a young Scotsman who becomes the volatile leader's personal physician. Due in part to Amin's unexpected passion for Scottish culture, Amin even proclaims himself "The Last King of Scotland". Seduced by Amin's charisma and blinded by decadence, Garrigan's dream life becomes a waking nightmare of betrayal and madness from which there is no escape. Inspired by real people and events, this gripping, suspenseful stunner is filled with performances you will never forget.

Natasha Himmelman is a Puerto Rican/Latinx researcher and educator raised in Spotswood and Manalapan, New Jersey. A Dartmouth College and University of Cape Town alum, she is currently a Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg’s Visual Identities in Art and Design Research Centre (VIAD) in South Africa. Natasha participates in Africa- and African Diaspora-centered projects that privilege a sociopolitical consciousness and engagement with artistic and cultural spaces. She is committed to media literacies that empower informed decision-making and equip individuals and communities to fully participate in society.

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Chair Yoga with Dawn  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Dawn Dayton is a certified yoga teacher who specializes in gentle beginner yoga and believes yoga is for everyone. Please join us for this relaxing chair yoga practice to breath deep, gently stretch and release stress.

 

    Location: Wall Township

Saturday June 24, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:50 AM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Moana (2016) PG ©Walt Disney Pictures

A teen girl and a demigod search for a legendary island.

Free Admission.  No tickets required.  Children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Meeting Rooms, lower level

    Location: Headquarters
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club  
   

MEETS EVERY SATURDAY MORNING AT 10:00.

    Location: Howell
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    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
   2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM I Am Woman: A Play  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us as Linda Turash Productions presents "I Am Woman". This play consists of one main theme: women. It's about women as well as performed by women. With a simple prop or change in appearance, four of the LT Production actresses will bring these dramatic,comedic and sometimes whimsical pieces to life. Patrons will enjoy the works of many of our most famous playwrights which will include Tennessee Williams, Neil Simon and Lillian Hellman. Registration is not required for this event but seating is on a first-come first serve basis. 

    Location: Colts Neck

Monday June 26, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories for ages 2 to 3 1/2. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Songs for ages 10-23 months. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    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
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day  
    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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: Get Out (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Jordan Peele

Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Marcus Henderson, Betty Gabriel

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.

104 minutes; (c) Universal

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club  
    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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: Get Out (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Jordan Peele

Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Marcus Henderson, Betty Gabriel

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.

104 minutes; (c) Universal

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Rock Wall - Live, Laugh, and Climb (Teens)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 5487   
   

Looking for an adventure? Rocking climbing is fun, exciting and challenging.  This is an excellent way to develop safety training, movement skills and competency in a new sport.

Appropriate footwear/sneakers are required for this activity (no sandals please ) Water bottles are recommended.

This program is for teens grades 6-12

Registration is required and space is limited.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business  
    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

Tuesday June 27, 2017
   1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Toddler Stories and Craft - Big Green Monsters  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old

Enjoy stories and make a fun craft.

No registration.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: The Sense of an Ending (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

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.  Directed by Ritesh Batra.  Starring Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, and Michelle Dockery.  

Drama - 108 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: The Astronaut Farmer (2006) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

As a farmer, family man and former astronaut-in-training, Charles Farmer chases his lifelong dream to reach the stars by building his very own spacecraft in his barn! With the support of his family and friends Farmer bravely faces the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Aviation Administration and financial ruin to overcome every obstacle that stands in the way of his launch and his dreams.


Starring Billy Bob Thornton, Virginia Madsen,and Max Thieriot

103 minutes

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Summer International Film Fest: The Salesman (PG-13) (2016)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

125 minutes; (c) Cohen Media Group

    Location: Eastern Branch
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Slimy Secretions  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Concoct oozy, gooey slime!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

 

    Location: Hazlet
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

For Preschoolers combining Science and Picture Books investigating the world.

    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Architectural Challenge - Doodle, Draw and Build (Teens)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x5487   
   

This relaxed program poses simple architectural activties/challenges in a fun, and interesting way. If you love drawing buildings, cities, or planning a park this is for you. Teens will be given samples of various architecture scenarios like: bridges, airport buildings, city squares, city street lights and challenged to complete the picture with their own innovative designs and creative solutions. 

We supply the challenges, pencils and you come up with the solutions! No experience required, just a desire to learn about architecture.

This program is for teens grades 6 - 12

Registration is required.

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversation English / ESL Classes  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

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

    Location: Ocean Township
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Summer International Film Fest: The Salesman (PG-13) (2016)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

125 minutes; (c) Cohen Media Group

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated  
    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
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM When Celestial Bodies Collide: Eclipses & Other Phenomena  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Did you know.....a Solar Eclipse is coming in 2017! What causes a solar or lunar eclipse? Astronomer Kevin Manning will explore the natural causes of these and other celestial events and offer many fascinating photos will serve to illustrate these occurrences. 

In addition to currently lecturing across our nation, Kevin has worked as a consultant with NASA, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory launched on the space shuttle with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and other ground-based observatories and with Brookhaven National Laboratory. He has presented workshops and lectures over the years at libraries, public schools, observatories, and science centers.

"Kevin Manning's enthusiasm is contagious.  His vast knowledge and genuine love of Astronomy was well-received by our large multi-generational audience." - Deborah Dellis-Quinn, Manhasset Public Library

 

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday June 28, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

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
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group  
    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
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge  
    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
   1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Vintage: Movie: Mildred Pierce (1945) (Not Rated)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A divorced housewife struggles to care for her two daughters,  but when the oldest child begins to resent her mother for their degrading social status, the relationship between the two become complicated.  Adapted from the James M. Cain novel. Drama/Crime/Film- Noir Starring: Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden, Ann Blyth  1 hr. 51 min.

Warner Brothers 

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: Jackie (2016) (R)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Jackie Kennedy's world is shattered after the assassination of her husband, President John F. Kennedy. While fighting her grief, Jackie must console their two young children, vacate her home, plan her husband's funeral, and define her husband's legacy. Stars Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig. 1 hour, 40 minutes. 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Family Film Fest  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Family Film Fest – Moana (PG) 2016

Wednesday, June 28 from 3:00 pm - 4:47 pm

A teen girl and a demigod search for a legendary island.

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    Location: West Long Branch
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Meet Indy! A Retired Throughbred to celebrate June is Horse Month in NJ  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

June is Horse Month in New Jersey!

To help us celebrate, one of our favorite retirees will visit Library Headquarters: Indy The Thoroughbred horse!  Indy will bring his friend and fellow retiree, De Fazio (who is a Mustang) for this meet and greet and carrot chomp!  We hope you will join the fun!  

We have scheduled a  rain date on Thursday,  June 29. 

    Location: Headquarters
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Meet Chocolate and Sooty, Colts Neck's Miniature Horses!  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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

At the end of the program you will be able to pet and interact with a live miniature horse.

  • Children of all ages must be accompanied by an adult at all times during the program.
  • The event will be held outside in the library parking lot.
  • All Ages.

Registration required.

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Storytime for grades K and Up. 

June 7 - Ocean Day - Storytime

June 14 - Picnic Day - Craft

June 28 - Lego Book Club - Read any book in the series "Alien in my Pocket" by Nate Ball. Discuss it and make a Lego creation

Snacks will be served; please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Solutions to Pollution at the Jersey Shore  
   

Presented by Clean Ocean Action 

Since 1984, Clean Ocean Action and its coalition partners have been advocating for the ocean through action, research and education.  Much progress has been made, and today the Jersey Shore and its clean ocean economy are a result of the grass roots efforts of citizens and leaders who are vigilant about protecting our waterways.  Sadly, threats to these waterways continue.  Come find out about these threats and about how you can become part of the “Solution to Ocean Pollution”.  The film “Smog of the Sea” will be shown as part of the presentation.  In this film, the singer/songwriter/environmental activist, Jack Johnson, joins researchers as they sail through the Sargasso Sea to investigate plastic pollution in the North Atlantic Gyre.  Come learn about ways that you can join the wave of ocean protectors!”

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Solutions to Pollution at the Jersey Shore (Teens)  
   

Presented by Clean Ocean Action

Since 1984, Clean Ocean Action and its coalition partners have been advocating for the ocean through action, research and education.  Much progress has been made, and today the Jersey Shore and its clean ocean economy are a result of the grass roots efforts of citizens and leaders who are vigilant about protecting our waterways.  Sadly, threats to these waterways continue.  Come find out about these threats and about how you can become part of the “Solution to Ocean Pollution”.  The film “Smog of the Sea” will be shown as part of the presentation.  In this film, the singer/songwriter/environmental activist, Jack Johnson, joins researchers as they sail through the Sargasso Sea to investigate plastic pollution in the North Atlantic Gyre.  Come learn about ways that you can join the wave of ocean protectors!”

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday June 29, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Kids! Build a Better World With Magic  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Magic, puppets, and jokes to start your Summer Reading with Bob Conrad.

    Location: Howell
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Kids Music Round with Miss Dianne  
   

Kids Music Round with Miss Dianne - Birth through 5 years

Thursday, June 29 at 10:30 am

Kids Music and Movement program using musical instruments, scarves, egg shakers and more!

 

    Location: Allentown
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Beginner Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

If learning to play Bridge is on your list of things to do -- this is the time!  

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.  

Join us for this six-week series

    Location: Eastern Branch
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Preschool Special - Stories and S'mores  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

 

Join us around the campfire as we tell stories, sing songs, and make no-melt s'mores.

Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.
Registration required, call, stop in or register online beginning on Thursday, June 15.

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Movie: Love & Friendship (2016) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Lady Susan Vernon, a beautiful young widow, takes up temporary residence at her in-laws’ estate to wait out the colorful rumors about her dalliances that have been circulating among polite society. While there, she is determined to be a matchmaker for her daughter Frederica – and herself too, naturally. Drama/Romance Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Chloe Sevigny, Xavier Samuel   1 hr. 30 min. 

Roadside Attractions

    Location: Marlboro
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Arrival (2016) PG-13  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

When twelve mysterious spacecrafts appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors. 

Directed by:  Denis Villeneuve

Starring:  Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg

116 minutes

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Summer Family Film Fest – Moana (PG)  
   

Summer Family Film Fest – Moana (PG) 2016

Thursday, June 29 from 2:00 pm - 3:47 pm

A teen girl and a demigod search for a legendary island.  1 hour, 47 minutes

    Location: Allentown
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Moana (2016) PG ©Walt Disney Pictures

A teen girl and a demigod search for a legendary island.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

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

    Location: Hazlet
   2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Hidden Figures (PG)(2016)  
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae.

Biography/Drama/History --127 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Hearts and Horseshoes 4H Club  
   

Hearts and Horseshoes 4H Club - All ages

Thursday, June 29 at 4:00 pm

Celebrate National Horse month with 4H when they bring a life-size toy pony to brush and different saddles for the kids to learn about horses and their care.

    Location: Allentown
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Arduino Wearble Displays (Teens)  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

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 grades 6 - 12

Registration is required and space is limited.

    Location: Ocean Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Reading and Book Signing: Mary Lou Irace  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join us as author Mary Lou Irace returns to the Eastern Branch to discuss the sequel to her novel Out of My Dreams, which she presented to us one year ago.  Copies of her new novel will be available for sale and signing. The story of Tara and Evan continues in The Magic of Us.  

As they begin their married life in the Boston suburbs, things return to normal.  But as the newlyweds await the birth of their first child, another tragic event causes fate to intervene at the hands of a surprise visitor. 

Mary Lou Irace lives in New Jersey with her husband and two daughters.  Visit her at www.facebook.com/MaryLouIraceAuthor and Twitter @MaryLouIrace

Part of the Women and Words series at the Eastern Branch

    Location: Eastern Branch

Friday June 30, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday July 1, 2017 -  Monday July 31, 2017
     Art Exhibit: Linda Ganz  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
    Location: Ocean Township

Saturday July 1, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Summer Saturday Hours At Branch Libraries  
   

Branch locations (listed below) are open between 9am and 1pm on Saturdays in July & August.  Here is a list, with phone numbers, if you need to contact a branch.  Headquarters & Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury are open 9-5 on Saturdays.

Atlantic Highlands Branch.............732 291 1956

Colts Neck Branch ........................732 431 5656

Hazlet Township Branch................732 264 7164
Holmdel Branch ............................732 946 4118
Howell Branch ..............................732 938 2300
Marlboro Branch ..........................732 536 9406
Ocean Township Branch ...............732 531 5092
Wall Township Branch ..................732 449 8877
West Long Branch Library.............732 222 5993  

Allentown Branch hours remain the same in the  Summer......... 609 259 7565

    Location: All Branches
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: Restorative Flow  
    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
   10:00 AM  -  11:50 AM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Sing (2016) PG © Illumination Entertainment

A koala impresario stages a singing competition, and musically inclined animals compete.

Free Admission.  No tickets required.  Children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Meeting Rooms, lower level

 

    Location: Headquarters
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    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
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County Helpline  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Garden and Horticulture Questions answered by the Helpline

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to the residents of Monmouth County to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions.  Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries. In the library lobby on the first Saturday of each month from 12 noon - 2:00 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, March 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. You can also find out about other programs offered to the communities, such as the Speakers Bureau, community projects, and special events.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Monday July 3, 2017 -  Monday July 31, 2017
     Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities  
    Contact: P.Judman, Children's Librarian   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

Monday July 3, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids!Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

    Location: Howell
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

    Location: Howell
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    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
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day  
    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
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Standard CPR & AED (Teens)  
    Contact:    732-946-4118   
   

This CPR & AED course will teach anyone with little to no medical training, how to recognize cardiac arrest, get access to emergency care quickly and perform Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation until paramedics arrive and take over. This class will also demonstrate how to recognize anaphylaxis and effectively use an EpiPen on adult, child and infant patients.

The teens will receive an offical HAMES CPR card upon completion of the course. The class is provided by HAMES - The High School Association of Medical Engineers & Scientists, Inc. Central Jersey Region.  

This class is an initial certification class, not a revewal. This class is not inteded for EMS or Lifeguards.

This program is for teens 6-12th grade.

Registration is required. and the class will be limited.

 

    Location: Holmdel
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business  
    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

Tuesday July 4, 2017
     Independence Day - Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Monmouth County Library Headquarters and All Branches are closed on July 4, 2017. 

Your Library is in the Palm of Your Hand with  our website, and our Free app (find at www.monmouth.boopsie.com)

All free with your card; just visit  www.monmouthcountylib.org for:

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  

or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  

or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryParentsPage

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryTeensPage   for answers!

    Location: All Branches

Wednesday July 5, 2017
   6:30 AM  -  8:00 AM Architectural Challenge - Doodle, Draw and Build (Teens)  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

This relaxed program poses simple architectural activities/challenges in a fun, and interesting way.  If you love drawing buildings, cities, or planning a park this is for you.  Teens will be given samples of various architectural scenarios like; bridges, airport buildings, city squares, city street lights and challenged to complete the picture with their own innovative designs and creative solutions.  

We supply the challenges, pencils and you come up with the solutions! No experience required, just a desire to learn about architecture.

This program is for teens grades 6 - 12

Registration is required.

    Location: Howell
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

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
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group  
    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
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge  
    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
   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids! Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Building a Garden for grades K and Up.

   2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Patriots Day (2016) (R)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

In 2013, the city of Boston was shocked by the tragic events that occurred during the Boston Marathon. Terrorists set off bombs that killed and wounded many. A city-wide manhunt to find the killers was led by Ed Davis, Boston's Police Commissioner, and assisted by some of the brave survivors, the emergency workers who rushed to help immediately after the attack, and the many citizens of Boston. Stars Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, and J.K. Simmons. 133 minutes. 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! LEGO® and Stories  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Listen to a story and build a Lego creation.  Legos will be supplied.

No registration necessary

 

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday July 6, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

    Location: Howell
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Beginner Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

If learning to play Bridge is on your list of things to do -- this is the time!  

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.  

Join us for this six-week series

    Location: Eastern Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: American Pastoral (2016) (R)  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fannin

Directed by:  Ewan McGregor

An All-American college star and his beauty queen wife watch their seemingly perfect life fall apart as their daughter joins the turmoil of 1960's America.

108 minutes

 

    Location: Howell
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session  
    Contact:    732-728-1331   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Sing (2016) PG ©Universal Pictures

A koala impresario stages a singing competition, and musically inclined animals compete.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

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

    Location: Hazlet
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Crocheter's of the Jersey Shore  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Welcome to the wonderful world of crochet and knitting.  We welcome knitters and crocheters of all levels to join the group.  Don't know how...the group can help.  Bring your knitting or crocheting projects for an enjoyable evening.  Meet other local knitters and crocheters to share ideas, show off your projects and learn what's new in the world of patterns and yarns. (Meets the 1st Thursday of each month.)

 

 

    Location: Wall Township
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Solutions to Pollution at the Jersey Shore  
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Presented by Clean Ocean Action

Since 1984, Clean Ocean Action and its coalition partners have been advocating for the ocean through action, research and education.  Much progress has been made, and today the Jersey Shore and its clean ocean economy are a result of the grass roots efforts of citizens and leaders who are vigilant about protecting our waterways.  Sadly, threats to these waterways continue.  Come find out about these threats and about how you can become part of the “Solution to Ocean Pollution”.  The film “Smog of the Sea” will be shown as part of the presentation.  In this film, the singer/songwriter/environmental activist, Jack Johnson, joins researchers as they sail through the Sargasso Sea to investigate plastic pollution in the North Atlantic Gyre.  Come learn about ways that you can join the wave of ocean protectors!”

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Solutions to Pollution at the Jersey Shore (Teens)  
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Presented by Clean Ocean Action

“Since 1984, Clean Ocean Action and its coalition partners have been advocating for the ocean through action, research and education.  Much progress has been made, and today the Jersey Shore and its clean ocean economy are a result of the grass roots efforts of citizens and leaders who are vigilant about protecting our waterways.  Sadly, threats to these waterways continue.  Come find out about these threats and about how you can become part of the “Solution to Ocean Pollution”.  The film “Smog of the Sea” will be shown as part of the presentation.  In this film, the singer/songwriter/environmental activist, Jack Johnson, joins researchers as they sail through the Sargasso Sea to investigate plastic pollution in the North Atlantic Gyre.  Come learn about ways that you can join the wave of ocean protectors!”

    Location: Atlantic Highlands

Friday July 7, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday July 8, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: Restorative Flow  
    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
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

To Celebrate Build a Better World Summer Reading 

Storks (2016) PG ©Warner Brothers Animation

A stork and his human pal transport a baby girl to her expectant family.

Free Admission.  No tickets required.  Children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Meeting Rooms, lower level

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    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
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM West Long Branch Patron Appreciation Day  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   


This event celebrates our library patrons, kicks off the Summer Reading Program and introduces the Friends of the Monmouth County Library. The reading program theme this year is : Build A Better Community and we will be featuring Irene Wanat from the Master Gardeners of Monmouth County with her program "Gardening by the Seashore" Please join us!
 

    Location: West Long Branch
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM ORIGAMI for Experienced Paperfolders!  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Calling experienced paperfolders! Join The Circle of Origami Paperfolders (COOP) for an afternoon of folding fun.
Group meets monthly  at Library Headquarters.
    Location: Headquarters

Monday July 10, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids!Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

    Location: Howell
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

    Location: Howell
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    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
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day  
    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
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Marshmallow Towers  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Make a tower using marshmallows and spaghetti!

Grade in September - 1 and up

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

    Location: Headquarters
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Coding with the Finch Robot (Teens)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Birdbrain Technologies created the Finch robot and they are pretty amazing! They are deceptively simple looking, but they are capable to do many things.  This small robot helps students gain hands-on experience with coding and computational thinking skills.  You will learn how to run programs that enable the Finch to move, or change the color of their peaks.  Teens will also learn how to program the Finch to make sounds, read the temperature in the room or respond to obstacles.

MCL is fortunate to have received a loan of 5 Finches from Birdbrain Technologies to help facilitate this Teen program.

This program is for teens grades 6 - 12

Registration is required, and space is limited.

    Location: Marlboro
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business  
    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
   7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Yoga for Beginners with Steven Russell  
    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 11, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Sixteen-year-old Noa has been cast out in disgrace after becoming pregnant by a Nazi soldier and being forced to give up her baby. She lives above a small rail station, which she cleans in order to earn her keep… When Noa discovers a boxcar containing dozens of Jewish infants bound for a concentration camp, she is reminded of the child that was taken from her. And in a moment that will change the course of her life, she snatches one of the babies and flees into the snowy night.

Noa finds refuge with a German circus, but she must learn the flying trapeze act so she can blend in undetected, spurning the resentment of the lead aerialist, Astrid. At first rivals, Noa and Astrid soon forge a powerful bond. But as the facade that protects them proves increasingly tenuous, Noa and Astrid must decide whether their friendship is enough to save one another—or if the secrets that burn between them will destroy everything.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   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
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering for Preschoolers  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Using picture books to learn about science for ages 3 1/2 to 5.

    Location: Howell
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Pet Portraits (Teens)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x5487   
   

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 will be limited.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated  
    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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM De-Stress Through Yoga, Breathing and Meditation  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

Led by Dhan Goboori, of the Art of Living Foundation

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday July 12, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

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
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group  
    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
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

 A Man Called Ove: A Novel

By Fredrik Backman

Fredrik Backman’s novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful exploration of the impact one life has on countless others. “If there was an award for ‘Most Charming Book of the Year,’ this first novel by a Swedish blogger-turned-overnight-sensation would win hands down” (Booklist, starred review).

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge  
    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
   1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM World Cinema (France) Movie: Where Do We Go Now? (Et maintenant on va ou?) (2011) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Where Do We Go Now? is the story of Muslims and Christians living in a remote Lebanese village. When civil strife ensues, the women use subterfuge to keep their men from fighting. A powerful story of woman and the influence they wield!  Drama (Arabic with English subtitles)  Starring: Claude Baz Moussawbaa, Nadine Labaki, Yvonne Maalouf.  

Winner: Best Picture Audience Award San Sebastian Film Festival, Winner: Toronto International Film Festival 36th People’s Choice Awards, Featured: 2012 Sundance Film festival, Nominated: Critics Choice Award  Best Foreign Language Film 1 hr 50 mins.

Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   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
   2:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Movie: Silence (2016) (R)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Two Jesuit priests in the 17th century travel to Japan during a dangerous time for Christians. They continue to preach despite the danger they are in while in search of their mentor. The film was adapted from a historical fiction novel that won the Tanizaki Prize. Stars Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, and Liam Neeson. 161 minutes. 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Community Empowerment Through Gardening  
   

What world will you inherit? What world will you pass on to the next generation? Who controls your food, water, shelter, energy supply and the other necessities? Who is responsible for leading the way to a sustainable society?

To Build a Better World we need to take direct action in our communities. Community Gardening demonstrates how a sustainable system can be built for a diverse group of people with a common goal.

Join us for a TED style talk as we explore the opportunities in seed saving,permaculture, stewardship and composting with our guide, Sean Walsh: Principal Lead Designer at Apple Seed Permaculture. 

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Community Empowerment Through Gardening  
   

What world will you inherit? What world will you pass on to the next generation? Who controls your food, water, shelter, energy supply and the other necessities? Who is responsible for leading the way to a sustainable society?

To Build a Better World we need to take direct action in our communities. Community Gardening demonstrates how a sustainable system can be built for a diverse group of people with a common goal.

Join us for a TED style talk as we explore the opportunities in seed saving,permaculture, stewardship and composting with our guide, Sean Walsh: Principal Lead Designer at Apple Seed Permaculture. 

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County Helpline  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Garden and Horticulture Questions answered by the Helpline

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to the residents of Monmouth County to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions.  Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries. In the library lobby on the first Saturday of each month from 12 noon - 2:00 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, March 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. You can also find out about other programs offered to the communities, such as the Speakers Bureau, community projects, and special events.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hey! What was that bird?  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Photographer Susan Puder, author of New Jersey Birds and Beyond and president of the  Southern Ocean Birding Group, presents a bird identification workshop. Learn techniques on how to identify birds using size, shape, colors and patterns and behavior. Information is included about field guides, habitat, body language and other helpful tools you can use to identify more than 440 birds that can be found in New Jersey.

Susan has been a serious nature and wildlife photographer for more than 30 years. Her work has been exhibited in New York City and throughout New Jersey, winning many photo competitions, including the New Jersey Federation of Camera Club's TOPS in New Jersey.  She also is a dedicated environmentalist who supports the preservation of open space and wildlife. In addition to starting te Southern Ocean Birding Group, she also is a member of New Jersey Audubon Society.

Ms. Puder will have copies of her book available for sale after the program. Her work can be viewed at her website www.eaglecreekphotos.com.

    Location: Howell
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Stress Reduction Workshop with Essential Oils  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Are you feeling *stressed out?* If so, this class is for YOU!

During this class we will:

  • Learn what essential oils are, how they are made and the three way they are used
  • Learn why purity is so important when choosing essential oils
  • Experience the top four essential oils used to relax the mind, body and spirit
  • Enjoy a peaceful and relaxing guided imagery visualization
  • Leave feeling calm and relaxed

Space is limited. Please register early. 

    Location: Hazlet
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes  
    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
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Advisory Board (TAB): Join In!  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

The Monmouth County Library Teen Advisory Board meets monthly at Headquarters in Manalapan. All those between 13 and 18 may 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

Thursday July 13, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Movie: Chef (2014) R  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Jon Favreau, Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson

Directed by:  Jon Favreau

A head chef quits his restaurant job and buys a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing his estranged family back together.

114 minutes

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM RAVE ON! Rock 'n' Roll Classics Band  
   

 RAVE ON!  a band that features the sounds  of  Elvis, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry and Roy Orbison, to name a few,  playing hits like “That’ll Be The Day, “Peggy Sue,” “Pretty Woman,”“Crying,”  along with other classic, early Rock ’n ' Roll songs.

Tickets for this event are free, but required and will be distributed beginning 10 am on June 27. There is a limit of 4 tickets per family.

For more information call the library at (732) 536-9406.

    Location: Marlboro
   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Toothy Sharks- Preschool stories and craft  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.
Call, stop in or register online beginning on Thursday, June 29.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Storks (2016) PG ©Warner Bros.

A stork and his human pal transport a baby girl to her expectant family.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

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

    Location: Hazlet
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Circuits on Paper Hands-On Workshop (Teens)  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

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 will be limited.

    Location: West Long Branch
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Pet Portraits (Teens)  
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

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: Atlantic Highlands
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER Series Discussion Group  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Sixteen-year-old Noa has been cast out in disgrace after becoming pregnant by a Nazi soldier and being forced to give up her baby. She lives above a small rail station, which she cleans in order to earn her keep… When Noa discovers a boxcar containing dozens of Jewish infants bound for a concentration camp, she is reminded of the child that was taken from her. And in a moment that will change the course of her life, she snatches one of the babies and flees into the snowy night.

Noa finds refuge with a German circus, but she must learn the flying trapeze act so she can blend in undetected, spurning the resentment of the lead aerialist, Astrid. At first rivals, Noa and Astrid soon forge a powerful bond. But as the facade that protects them proves increasingly tenuous, Noa and Astrid must decide whether their friendship is enough to save one another—or if the secrets that burn between them will destroy everything.

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

    Location: Colts Neck

Friday July 14, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday July 15, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: Restorative Flow  
    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
   10:00 AM  -  11:40 AM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Finding Dory (2016) PG © Pixar, Walt Disney Pictures

Amnesiac Dory searches for her long-lost parents with the help of Nemo and Marlin.

Free Admission.  No tickets required.  Children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Meeting Rooms, lower level

 

    Location: Headquarters
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    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 17, 2017
   4:15 AM  -  5:00 AM Tweens! Be Creative with quilling pens  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Curl and Swirl paper to make a creative design.

    Location: Howell
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids!Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

    Location: Howell
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

    Location: Howell
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    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
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day  
    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
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Parachute Jumper  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

How far can your jumper glide before landing?

Grade in September - 1 and up

Registration required; call, stop in or sign up online begining Thursday, July 6

    Location: Headquarters
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Polymer Clay Workshop (Teens)  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Teens will have a great time working with polymer clay to create miniature animals which can sit on a shelf or hand on a necklace or keychain.  Unleash your inner sculptor and create fun pieces of your very own.

This program is for Teens in grades 6 - 12

Registration is required, and space is limited.

    Location: West Long Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business  
    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
   7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Yoga for Beginners with Steven Russell  
    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 18, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: Alaskan Laundry by Brendan Jones  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A fierce young woman who finds her way to Alaska and finds herself through the hard work of fishing, as far as the icy Bering Sea   A beautiful evocation of a place that can't help but change us and a testament to the unshakable lure of home, an unforgettable story of one woman's journey from isolation back to the possibility of love. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Nourish Cookbook Informational Lecture  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Being healthy is vital to everything we do. Our day-to-day living deeply depends on how we fuel our bodies. One of the best ways to get healthy is to know what’s in your food and the best way to do that is to cook it yourself. Eating right for your body is the single most important thing you can do to ensure a vibrant, healthy life. We are what we eat, how we move, and what we think. In nourish, you’ll find recipes from some of the brightest local minds in healthy eating. They all have a passion for creating masterpieces using local, sustainable - and most important – real whole food. We encourage you to roll up your sleeves, take one recipe at a time, and play with your food. Your body will thank you!

Integrative health counselors Debbie Peterson and Wendy Bright-Fallon first met in 2007 at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) where they received their health and nutrition certifications. Debbie is a wife, mother of two and a retired college instructor. Wendy is a wife and former corporate executive. Both Debbie and Wendy counsel individuals, families and athletes in their quest for looking, feeling and performing their best. In addition to their private practice (www.NourishCoaches.com), they run workshops, do regular speaking engagements, produce a bi-weekly podcast: Nourish Noshes, and provide an online nutrition program. Wendy and Debbie are passionate about helping people shift to eating closer to nature. They believe that one of the tools to leading a healing lifestyle includes playing with food. This inspired them to collaborate on writing nourish – a community created cookbook with 135 simple and healthful recipes with pictures included to whet your appetite.

Join us for this informative talk with authors Debbie Peterson and Wendy Bright-Fallon as they discuss their second-edition cookbook, Nourish. Registration is required by calling the library at 732-431-5656, stopping in, or signing up below.

    Location: Colts Neck
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   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
   3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Kids! Dinosaur Dig  
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7226   
   

Grades K and up.  

Paleontologists Roberta and Mike Straka will tell you about fossil hunting and take you on a “dig”.  With the unearthed bones, you will assemble a Triceratops. Then finish with a visit to the “Fossil Museum.”

*Tickets required beginning Thursday, July 6 at 9:00 am 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering for Preschoolers  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Using picture books to learn about science for ages 3 1/2 to 5.

    Location: Howell
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Presentation with Archives  
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Community Empowerment Through Gardening  
   

What world will you inherit? What world will you pass on to the next generation? Who controls your food, water, shelter, energy supply and the other necessities? Who is responsible for leading the way to a sustainable society?

To Build a Better World we need to take direct action in our communities. Community Gardening demonstrates how a sustainable system can be built for a diverse group of people with a common goal.

Join us for a TED style talk as we explore the opportunities in seed saving,permaculture, stewardship and composting with our guide, Sean Walsh: Principal Lead Designer at Apple Seed Permaculture. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Community Empowerment Through Gardening  
   

What world will you inherit? What world will you pass on to the next generation? Who controls your food, water, shelter, energy supply and the other necessities? Who is responsible for leading the way to a sustainable society?

To Build a Better World we need to take direct action in our communities. Community Gardening demonstrates how a sustainable system can be built for a diverse group of people with a common goal.

Join us for a TED style talk as we explore the opportunities in seed saving,permaculture, stewardship and composting with our guide, Sean Walsh: Principal Lead Designer at Apple Seed Permaculture. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated  
    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

Wednesday July 19, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

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
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group  
    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
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge  
    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
   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   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
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: Alaskan Laundry by Brendan Jones  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A fierce young woman who finds her way to Alaska and finds herself through the hard work of fishing, as far as the icy Bering Sea   A beautiful evocation of a place that can't help but change us and a testament to the unshakable lure of home, an unforgettable story of one woman's journey from isolation back to the possibility of love. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Short & Sweet Book Club  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

“You Were Perfectly Fine” by Dorothy Parker (The New Yorker 1929)

In this satire on the effects and consequences of drinking, a young man learns, from the girl he was with, what happened at a party the night before. 

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: Collateral Beauty (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A brilliant advertising executive retreats from life after experiencing a tragedy. His friends and colleagues create a plan to help him overcome his grief.  Stars Will Smith, Edward Norton, and Kate Winslet. 97 minutes. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Afternoon at the Movies:  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
    Location: Colts Neck
   4:00 PM  -  4:25 PM Kids! Read to the Dogs  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Grades 1 and up. Come in and read a favorite story to a dog friend.
The dogs will love listening to you.

Please choose one session.  

Registration required, call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, July 6.

 

    Location: Headquarters
   5:15 PM  -  5:45 PM Kids! Dog Reading Therapy  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Reading with Styx our smooth collie.

    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Coding with the Finch Robot (Teens)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x5487   
   

Birdbrain Technologies created the Finch robot and they are pretty amazing! They are deceptively simple looking, but they are capable to do many things.  This small robot helps students gain hands-on experience with coding and computational thinking skills.  You will learn how to run programs that enable the Finch to move, or change the color of their peaks.  Teens will also learn how to program the Finch to make sounds, read the temperature in the room or respond to obstacles.

MCL is fortunate to have received a loan of  5 Finches from BirdBrain Technologies to help facilitate this Teen program. 

The program is for Teens in grades 6 - 12

Registration is required and space will be limited.

 

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lost & Found Bereavement Workshops  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes  
    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

Thursday July 20, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Do More With Your Library Card: Accessing the Library's FREE Electronic Resources  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   
The most common thing we hear after this program is "I had no idea the library had all of this!" This program will show you some of the resources available to you for free with your card.
 
Here is a sample of the information you have free access to and will learn how to find and access:
Magazines and newspapers downloadable using Flipster, Zinio, and America's News Bank
Archived issues of The New York Times and Asbury Park Press
Language learning - 70 choices - with Transparent Language and Rosetta Stone
Consumer empowerment via Consumer Reports 
Streaming video using IndieFlix
Hundreds of Online Courses - from Accounting to Web Development - via Universal Class and Lynda.com 
E- and audio books with Library on the Go
For family history seekers, Ancestry.com Expanded Library Edition (in the library)
Primary law, state statutes, admin codes, legal encyclopedia and forms while in the Eastern Branch library in Shrewsubry with Westlaw  (HQ has NJ items only).
 
This program is open to all ages and there is something of interest for everyone!
- Teens and students: Learn what research tools we have that will help you when you go back to school and how to read your favorite magazines (including Teen Vogue, Seventeen, Entertainment Weekly, and more) on your phone or tablet
- Parents: Learn how to access magazines including Ranger Rick, American Girl, Cricket, Highlights, and more. Learn about the family-friendly streaming video options available through IndieFlix.
 
This program will run for approximately one hour with 30 minutes for Q&A.  You may bring your own laptop, if you choose; handouts will be available.
    Location: Headquarters
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Meet The Author  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Meet local Howell author Ericka Deb reading from her book "No Dreams Left".

    Location: Howell
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: Station Eleven  
   

One snowy night, a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time -- from the actor's early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theater troupe known as the Traveling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains --  this suspenseful, elegiac, spellbinding novel charts the strange twists of fate that connect five people: the actor, the man who tried to save him, the actor's first wife, his oldest friend, and a young actress with the Traveling Symphony, caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous self-proclaimed prophet. Sometimes terrifying, sometimes tender, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel tells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral nature of fame, and the beauty of the world as we know it.

Copies of this book are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Movie: War Dogs (2016) (R)  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, Steve Lantz

Directed by:  Todd Phillips

Based on the true story of two young men who won a 300 million dollar contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.

114 minutes

    Location: Howell
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session  
    Contact:    732-728-1331   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Finding Dory (2016) PG ©Walt Disney Pictures

Amnesiac Dory searches for her long-lost parents with the help of Nemo and Marlin.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

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

    Location: Hazlet
   3:00 PM Wall Book Club: Traitors Wife: the Woman Behind Benedict Arnold and the Plan to Betray America  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

by Allison Pataki

A riveting historical novel about Peggy Shippen Arnold, the cunning wife of Benedict Arnold and mastermind behind America’s most infamous act of treason...Everyone knows of Benedict Arnold and his co-conspirator, Major John Andre but few know of the integral third character in the plot: a charming young woman who not only contributed to the betrayal but orchestrated it.  The story is told from the perspective of Peggy’s maid, whose faith in the new nation inspires her to intervene in her mistress’s affairs even when it could cost her everything.

    Location: Wall Township
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Pet Portraits (Teens)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

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 will be limited.

    Location: Marlboro
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM I am Woman  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Linda Turash Productions presents four actresses performing a series of monologues, both comedic and dramatic, as well as several two- and three-person scenes. The show features excerpts from The Rose Tattoo, Sweet Bird of YouthThe Little Foxes, Plaza Suite and Last of the Red Hot Lovers, among others. With a slight change in costumes and props, the actresses will bring each portrait to life. From a mother trying to explain the facts of life to her son, a hysterical scene at a DMV office, to the portrait of a queen refusing to have her marriage annulled, there is something for all theater-lovers.

I am Woman is based on a one-woman show called I am Woman - Help! written by Turash and performed throughout New Jersey and at several off-Broadway locations.

    Location: Howell
   7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM Creative Writers' Group  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

 If you have an interest in writing and you care to share your work, the  Creative Writers' Group meets every third Thursday of the month at 7 o'clock at the Monmouth County Library-Headquarters. Our goal is simply to offer constructive criticism and support to fellow writers. These sessions are free and open to the public. If you are interested in reading something to the group, choose a piece that is under 1500 words.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Flute & Guitar Concert-Featuring Keith Calmes & Marjorie Koharski  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
    Location: Colts Neck

Friday July 21, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday July 22, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: Restorative Flow  
    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
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids!Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

    Location: Howell
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

    Location: Howell
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    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
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day  
    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
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Make and Build with Triangles  
    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, July 13

    Location: Headquarters
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Circuits on Paper Hands-On Workshop (Teens)  
    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
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business  
    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
   7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Yoga for Beginners with Steven Russell  
    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
   1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Sparkly Fish -Toddler Stories and Craft  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old

Enjoy stories and make a fun craft.

No registration.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   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
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering for Preschoolers  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

    Location: Howell
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated  
    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

Wednesday July 26, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

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
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group  
    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
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge  
    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
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Vintage: Movie: Young At Heart (1954)  
    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. 2 hrs.

 

Warner Bros.

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   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
   2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: Priceless (2016) (PG-13)  
    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
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Circuits on Paper Hands-On Workshop (Teens)  
    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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes  
    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

Thursday July 27, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: Bitter Harvest (2017) (R)  
   

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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival  
    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
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Pet Portraits (Teens)  
    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

Friday July 28, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday July 29, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: Restorative Flow  
    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
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    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
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Family Fun Saturday- Here Comes the Sun : Solar Eclipse Fun  
   

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 on0line. Parents, please register each child using your phone and e-mail contact info. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Monday July 31, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids!Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

    Location: Howell
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

    Location: Howell
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    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
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day  
    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
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Marble Mazes  
    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, July 20

    Location: Headquarters
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Arduino Wearble Displays (Teens)  
    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
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business  
    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
   7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Yoga for Beginners with Steven Russell  
    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 August 1, 2017 -  Thursday August 31, 2017
     Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities  
    Contact: P.Judman, Children's Librarian   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. No Storytime August 28. 

Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  No Storytime August 29.

Thursdays, 10:15am.  No Storytime August 31.

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:

Mondays, 10:15am. No Storytime August 28. 

Tuesdays, 11:40am.   No Storytime August 29.

Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  No Storytime August 30.

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  

Mondays, 11:00am.  No Storytime August 28. 

Thursdays, 11:00am.  No Storytime August 31.

Family for Ages 2 and up:

Mondays, 1:30pm. No Storytime August 28.  

Wednesdays, 1:30pm.  No Storytime August 30.

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday August 1, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Behind The Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport.

As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi are electric with hope. Abdul, an enterprising teenager, sees “a fortune beyond counting” in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Meanwhile Asha, a woman of formidable ambition, has identified a shadier route to the middle class. With a little luck, her beautiful daughter, Annawadi’s “most-everything girl,” might become its first female college graduate. And even the poorest children, like the young thief Kalu, feel themselves inching closer to their dreams. But then Abdul is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power, and economic envy turn brutal. With intelligence, humor, and deep insight into what connects people to one another in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, based on years of uncompromising reporting, carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century’s hidden worlds—and into the hearts of families impossible to forget.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering for Preschoolers  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Using picture books to learn about science for ages 3 1/2 to 5.

    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Solutions to Pollution at the Jersey Shore  
   

Presented by Clean Ocean Action

“Since 1984, Clean Ocean Action and its coalition partners have been advocating for the ocean through action, research and education.  Much progress has been made, and today the Jersey Shore and its clean ocean economy are a result of the grass roots efforts of citizens and leaders who are vigilant about protecting our waterways.  Sadly, threats to these waterways continue.  Come find out about these threats and about how you can become part of the “Solution to Ocean Pollution”.  The film “Smog of the Sea” will be shown as part of the presentation.  In this film, the singer/songwriter/environmental activist, Jack Johnson, joins researchers as they sail through the Sargasso Sea to investigate plastic pollution in the North Atlantic Gyre.  Come learn about ways that you can join the wave of ocean protectors!”

    Location: Ocean Township
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Solutions to Pollution at the Jersey Shore (Teens)  
   

Presented by Clean Ocean Action

“Since 1984, Clean Ocean Action and its coalition partners have been advocating for the ocean through action, research and education.  Much progress has been made, and today the Jersey Shore and its clean ocean economy are a result of the grass roots efforts of citizens and leaders who are vigilant about protecting our waterways.  Sadly, threats to these waterways continue.  Come find out about these threats and about how you can become part of the “Solution to Ocean Pollution”.  The film “Smog of the Sea” will be shown as part of the presentation.  In this film, the singer/songwriter/environmental activist, Jack Johnson, joins researchers as they sail through the Sargasso Sea to investigate plastic pollution in the North Atlantic Gyre.  Come learn about ways that you can join the wave of ocean protectors!”

    Location: Ocean Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated  
    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

Wednesday August 2, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

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
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group  
    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
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge  
    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
   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

August 2 - "The Hello Goodbye Window" - Craft

August 9 - American Legends - Storytime

August 16 - Big Machines - Storytime and Lego Playtime

    Location: Howell
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tweens! Build a Potato-Powered Light  
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7226   
   

Grades 3 - 5

Debbie Hadley from WILD Jersey will show you how to build a potato battery to power your own LED light.  Then, take home a kit to build another one. 

A STEM program

*Registration is required for all programs; call, stop in or sign up online beginning Thursday, July 20.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes  
    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

Thursday August 3, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Songs for all ages.

    Location: Howell
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session  
    Contact:    732-728-1331   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! LEGO® and Stories  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Listen to a story and build a Lego creation.  Legos will be supplied.

No registration necessary

 

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Crocheter's of the Jersey Shore  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Welcome to the wonderful world of crochet and knitting.  We welcome knitters and crocheters of all levels to join the group.  Don't know how...the group can help.  Bring your knitting or crocheting projects for an enjoyable evening.  Meet other local knitters and crocheters to share ideas, show off your projects and learn what's new in the world of patterns and yarns. (Meets the 1st Thursday of each month.)

 

 

    Location: Wall Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Behind The Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport.

As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi are electric with hope. Abdul, an enterprising teenager, sees “a fortune beyond counting” in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Meanwhile Asha, a woman of formidable ambition, has identified a shadier route to the middle class. With a little luck, her beautiful daughter, Annawadi’s “most-everything girl,” might become its first female college graduate. And even the poorest children, like the young thief Kalu, feel themselves inching closer to their dreams. But then Abdul is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power, and economic envy turn brutal. With intelligence, humor, and deep insight into what connects people to one another in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, based on years of uncompromising reporting, carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century’s hidden worlds—and into the hearts of families impossible to forget.

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

    Location: Colts Neck

Friday August 4, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday August 5, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: Restorative Flow  
    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
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    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
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County Helpline  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Garden and Horticulture Questions answered by the Helpline

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to the residents of Monmouth County to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions.  Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries. In the library lobby on the first Saturday of each month from 12 noon - 2:00 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, March 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. You can also find out about other programs offered to the communities, such as the Speakers Bureau, community projects, and special events.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Monday August 7, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids!Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Songs for ages 2-3 1/2. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

    Location: Howell
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    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
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day  
    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
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Build a Castle  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Make a castle fit for royalty!

Grade in September - 1 and up

Registration required; call, stop in or sign up online begining Thursday, July 27

    Location: Headquarters
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business  
    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

Tuesday August 8, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Do More With Your Library Card: Accessing the Library's FREE Electronic Resources  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   
The most common thing we hear after this program is "I had no idea the library had all of this!" This program will show you some of the resources available to you for free with your card.
 
Here is a sample of the information you have free access to and will learn how to find and access:
Magazines and newspapers downloadable using Flipster, Zinio, and America's News Bank
Archived issues of The New York Times and Asbury Park Press
Language learning - 70 choices - with Transparent Language and Rosetta Stone
Consumer empowerment via Consumer Reports 
Streaming video using IndieFlix
Hundreds of Online Courses - from Accounting to Web Development - via Universal Class and Lynda.com 
E- and audio books with Library on the Go
For family history seekers, Ancestry.com Expanded Library Edition (in the library)
Primary law, state statutes, admin codes, legal encyclopedia and forms while in the Eastern Branch library in Shrewsubry with Westlaw  (HQ has NJ items only).
 
This program is open to all ages and there is something of interest for everyone!
- Teens and students: Learn what research tools we have that will help you when you go back to school and how to read your favorite magazines (including Teen Vogue, Seventeen, Entertainment Weekly, and more) on your phone or tablet
- Parents: Learn how to access magazines including Ranger Rick, American Girl, Cricket, Highlights, and more. Learn about the family-friendly streaming video options available through IndieFlix.
 
This program will run for approximately one hour with 30 minutes for Q&A.  You may bring your own laptop, if you choose; handouts will be available.
    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering for Preschoolers  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Using picture books to learn about science for ages 3 1/2 to 5.

    Location: Howell
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated  
    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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM De-Stress Through Yoga, Breathing and Meditation  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

Led by Dhan Goboori, of the Art of Living Foundation

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday August 9, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

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
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group  
    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
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Here I am: A Novel

by JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER

Unfolding over four weeks in present-day Washington, D.C., Here I Am is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. As Jacob and Julia Bloch and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living, a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict in the Middle East. At stake is the very meaning of home?and the fundamental question of how much aliveness one can bear.

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge  
    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
   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

August 2 - "The Hello Goodbye Window" - Craft

August 9 - American Legends - Storytime

August 16 - Big Machines - Storytime and Lego Playtime

    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County Helpline  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Garden and Horticulture Questions answered by the Helpline

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to the residents of Monmouth County to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions.  Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries. In the library lobby on the first Saturday of each month from 12 noon - 2:00 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, March 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. You can also find out about other programs offered to the communities, such as the Speakers Bureau, community projects, and special events.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes  
    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
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Advisory Board (TAB): Join In!  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

The Monmouth County Library Teen Advisory Board meets monthly at Headquarters in Manalapan. All those between 13 and 18 may 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

Thursday August 10, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Songs for all ages.

    Location: Howell
   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Superheroes- Preschool stories and craft  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.
Call, stop in or register online beginning on Thursday, July 27.

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER Series Discussion Group  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Friday August 11, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday August 12, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: Restorative Flow  
    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
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    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
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Family Fun Saturday- Shadows in the Sun- shadow stories and a craft  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

 Family Fun Saturday -Shadows in the Sun.  Shadow stories and a craft. Ages 2 and up

Registration ia required, in person, by phone or on0line. Parents, please register each child using your

phone and e-mail contact info. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM ORIGAMI for Experienced Paperfolders!  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Calling experienced paperfolders! Join The Circle of Origami Paperfolders (COOP) for an afternoon of folding fun.
Group meets monthly  at Library Headquarters.
    Location: Headquarters

Monday August 14, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids!Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Songs for ages 2-3 1/2. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

    Location: Howell
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    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
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day  
    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
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Rizzo's Reptiles  
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7226   
   

Celebrate the end of the summer Reading Clubs with Rizzo’s Reptiles.

You don’t have to be a member of the Reading Clubs to attend.  

All ages

Children five years old and under must be accompanied by an adult.

No registration necessary.

Meeting rooms, lower level

Please park in the Alexander Drive lot.

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Tweens! Dominoes Fun  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Test your dominoes building skills.

    Location: Howell
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business  
    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

Tuesday August 15, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: Shelter by Jung Yun  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Kyung and his wife, Gillian, have always lived beyond their means. Now their decisions have caught up with them, and Kyung is anxious for his family's future: all he wants is to provide the home that was denied him to their son. When his parents become victims of a violent home invasion, the dynamic suddenly changes, and Kyung is compelled to take them in. As the carefully established distance between Kyung and his parents collapses, he must reckon with his childhood, even as the life that he has built begins to crumble. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Picture Book Engineering for Preschoolers  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Using picture books to learn about science for ages 3 1/2 to 5.

    Location: Howell
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated  
    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

Wednesday August 16, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

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
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group  
    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
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge  
    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
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM World Cinema (UK) Movie: The Eagle Huntress (2016) (G)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Thirteen-year old Aisholpan trains to become the first female eagle hunter in twelve generations of her Kazakh family, a tradition handed down from father to son for centuries. Documentary/Sport Adventure/Family Starring: Aisholpan Nurgaiv, Daisy Ridley, Rys Nurgaiv. 1 hr 27 mins.

Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

August 2 - "The Hello Goodbye Window" - Craft

August 9 - American Legends - Storytime

August 16 - Big Machines - Storytime and Lego Playtime

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: Shelter by Jung Yun  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Kyung and his wife, Gillian, have always lived beyond their means. Now their decisions have caught up with them, and Kyung is anxious for his family's future: all he wants is to provide the home that was denied him to their son. When his parents become victims of a violent home invasion, the dynamic suddenly changes, and Kyung is compelled to take them in. As the carefully established distance between Kyung and his parents collapses, he must reckon with his childhood, even as the life that he has built begins to crumble. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Afternoon at the Movies:  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
    Location: Colts Neck
   4:35 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Read to the Dogs  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Grades 1 and up. Come in and read a favorite story to a dog friend.
The dogs will love listening to you.

Please choose one session.  

Register required; call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, August 3.

 

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lost & Found Bereavement Workshops  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes  
    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

Thursday August 17, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club  
    Location: Howell
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session  
    Contact:    732-728-1331   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   3:00 PM Wall Book Club: Longest Night by Andria Williams  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

1959, Nat Collier moves with her husband, Paul, and their two young daughters to Idaho Falls, a remote military town. An Army Specialist, Paul is stationed there to help oversee one of the country’s first nuclear reactors—an assignment that seems full of opportunity. Based on a true story of the only fatal nuclear accident to occur in America, this is the story about a young couple whose marriage is tested when they move to an army base rife with love triangles, life-or-death conflicts, and a dramatic cover-up.

    Location: Wall Township
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Kids! Build a Better World Magic Show  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-23   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Build a Better World with the magic of Andrew Schariff

    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM Creative Writers' Group  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

 If you have an interest in writing and you care to share your work, the  Creative Writers' Group meets every third Thursday of the month at 7 o'clock at the Monmouth County Library-Headquarters. Our goal is simply to offer constructive criticism and support to fellow writers. These sessions are free and open to the public. If you are interested in reading something to the group, choose a piece that is under 1500 words.

    Location: Headquarters

Friday August 18, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday August 19, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga: Restorative Flow  
    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
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    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 August 21, 2017
     Kids! Family Fun Monday - Solar Eclipse Day Madness!  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family Fun Monday! Solar Eclipse Day Madness!!!  A partial solar eclipse will be visible throughout all of North Amrerica today! 

Come learn about this event of the century, make a sun print and get your own free eclipse vviewing glasses. We will have a

special viewing area outside the library so bring your lawn chairs, umbrellas, etc all you nee for you viewing comfort.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    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
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day  
    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
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business  
    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

Tuesday August 22, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated  
    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

Wednesday August 23, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

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
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group  
    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
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge  
    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
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Short & Sweet Book Club  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

“Rope” (1928) by Katherine Anne Porter

Acrimony between a husband and wife escalates when a coil of rope and forgotten coffee become the object of their frustration. 

    Location: Marlboro
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes  
    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

Thursday August 24, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM BookBites- A Book Club for Adults  
   

 

When the Night Comes by Favel Parrett

Between the coasts of Tasmania and Antarctica the lives of a lonely girl, a gentle man, and a red ship intersect. Their stories unfold in short, evocative vignettes that capture emotional time and space as well as bring the physical spaces to life. The girl, Isla, lives with her Mum and little brother, just getting by without many resources or even love to spare. The arrival of the Nella Dan and the ship's steward, Bo, briefly opens a window into another world, one of contrasts between the cold stillness of ice and busy heat of mess halls. The skill and insight that earned Parrett's debut novel, Past the Shallows, critical acclaim have created another moving account of the depth of ordinary lives. (Library Journal, starred review)

    Location: Hazlet

Friday August 25, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday August 26, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    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 August 28, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    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
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day  
    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
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business  
    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

Tuesday August 29, 2017
   1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Paper Popsicles -Toddler Stories and Craft  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old

Enjoy stories and make a fun craft.

No registration.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated  
    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

Wednesday August 30, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

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
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group  
    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
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge  
    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
   1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Vintage: Movie: All About Eve (1950)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

 Aspiring actress, Eve Harrington is determined to get close to her Broadway idol Margo Channing.  When she shows up backstage telling Margo and her friends her melancholy life story, Margo takes pity on her and hires her as her personal assistant.  Drama Starring: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders 2 hrs. 18 min.

Twentieth Century Fox Films

    Location: Marlboro
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes  
    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

Friday September 1, 2017
     September is Library Card Sign Up Month!  
    Contact: Any Staff Member     MCL@monmouthcountylib.org
   

A Monmouth County Library Card saves you money in many ways: Educational, Entertaining, Esteem Building programs for Children, for Teens, for Adults, including  Read To a Dog for young reluctant readers, Yoga for Adults, Practice & Hone Your Interviewing Skills, as well as offering popular movies, musical and live theater programs, book and short story discussions, computer learning classes.

Your Monmouth County Library Card is your Library in the Palm of Your Hand, you can access on-line subscriptions, such as Consumer Reports' web site to find the best buy on almost anything!  Find these on our website, under the tab "Research."

Now you can take the Monmouth County Library wherever you roam.  TheMonCo Library app is now available for download.

  Log on to www.monmouth.boopsie.com and download the MonCo Library app to the device of your choice. The app is free and available for mobile devices running Apple iOS, Android, Windows operating systems.

Monmouth County Library has e-books, magazines, best-selleing books and movies! Need to renew that book? Thru our app, you can just click on your smart phone or tablet. Search for titles, use research databases, check on upcoming programs – all that and more is just a screen touch away!

Come into any of the (lucky) thirteen Monmouth County Library locations and find out about the other fabulous things your library card can provide you and your family! Pick up a calendar of the great, free programs offered for All Ages/All Welcome by the Monmouth County Library.

Your Monmouth County Library-The Library in the Palm of Your Hand, the most important back to school item of all.

 

 

    Location: All Branches

Friday September 1, 2017 -  Saturday September 30, 2017
     Art Exhibit: Lois Kiely and Diane Novobilsky  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
    Location: Ocean Township

Friday September 1, 2017 -  Saturday September 30, 2017
     Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities  
    Contact: P.Judman, Children's Librarian   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.  No Storytime September 4.

Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am. 

Thursdays, 10:15am.  No Storytime September 21.

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:

Mondays, 10:15am.  No Storytime September 4.

Tuesdays, 11:40am.  

Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  

Mondays, 11:00am.  No Storytime September 4.

Thursdays, 11:00am.  No Storytime September 21

Family for Ages 2 and up:

Mondays, 1:30pm.  No Storytime September 4.

Wednesdays, 1:30pm. 

    Location: Headquarters

Friday September 1, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Animaniacs - The Monthly Young Adult Anime Club (teens)  
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220x7253   
   

You can meet with other Anime/Manga enthusiasts - Japanese Anime art and culture discussed.  Join us monthly to watch, discuss and draw anime, and to generally just have fun.  Snacks served.

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday September 2, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    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
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County Helpline  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Garden and Horticulture Questions answered by the Helpline

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to the residents of Monmouth County to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions.  Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries. In the library lobby on the first Saturday of each month from 12 noon - 2:00 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, March 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. You can also find out about other programs offered to the communities, such as the Speakers Bureau, community projects, and special events.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Monday September 4, 2017
     Labor Day Holiday - Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches

Tuesday September 5, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club:  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

 

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

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Lego Club  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Listen to a story and build a LEGO® creation.  Legos will be supplied.

School age grades K and up. 

No registration necessary.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated  
    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

Wednesday September 6, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

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
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

The Accidental Empress
  by  Allison Pataki
 In 1853, the Habsburgs are Europe’s most powerful ruling family and young, rich Emperor Franz is ready to marry. Fifteen-year-old Elisabeth, “Sisi,” Duchess of Bavaria, arrives at court with  her older sister, the emperor’s  fiancee.   Pataki , with rich period detail and complex characters gives us a look into one of history’s most intriguing royal families
 

  Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge  
    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

Thursday September 7, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Fish in a Bag - Stories and Preschool Craft  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Listen to stories and carry home a paper fish!
Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.

Call, stop in or register online beginning Thursday, August 24 at 9:00 am 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session  
    Contact:    732-728-1331   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Crocheter's of the Jersey Shore  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Welcome to the wonderful world of crochet and knitting.  We welcome knitters and crocheters of all levels to join the group.  Don't know how...the group can help.  Bring your knitting or crocheting projects for an enjoyable evening.  Meet other local knitters and crocheters to share ideas, show off your projects and learn what's new in the world of patterns and yarns. (Meets the 1st Thursday of each month.)

 

 

    Location: Wall Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club:  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

 

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

    Location: Colts Neck

Saturday September 9, 2017 -  Saturday September 23, 2017
   9:00 AM Wall Book Sale  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

This is your opportunity to get great deals on gently used books, audios, DVD's, music CD's, games, puzzles and more.  Check it out!

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

    Location: Wall Township

Saturday September 9, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    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
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM ORIGAMI for Experienced Paperfolders!  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Calling experienced paperfolders! Join The Circle of Origami Paperfolders (COOP) for an afternoon of folding fun.
Group meets monthly  at Library Headquarters.
    Location: Headquarters

Monday September 11, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    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
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day  
    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
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business  
    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
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation  
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday September 12, 2017
     Library Commission Meeting  
    Contact: Administration    732 431 7220   
   
Tuesday, September 12, 2017; 11:00 AM; Eastern Branch

Tuesday, October 10, 2017; 11:00 AM; Headquarters 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017; 11:00 AM; Eastern Branch 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017; 11:00 AM; Headquarters 

Library Commission meetings are scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month, September through June, except where noted. Executive sessions may be held during each regular meeting.  Meetings are held at Eastern Branch Library, 1001 Route 35, Shrewsbury, NJ and the Headquarters Library, 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan, NJ unless noted.  Revisions to this schedule will be posted on the Monmouth County Library website.

 
    Location: All Branches
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated  
    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

Wednesday September 13, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

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
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge  
    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
   1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Vintage: Movie: Singin’ in the Rain (1952)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

 

Don Lockwood has risen to stardom during the silent-movie era in Hollywood, but when talking pictures hit the scene, Lockwood finds his career in jeopardy when the audience laughs when they hear his co-star speak for the first time. Drama/Musical/Romance Starring:

Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O’Connor 1 hr. 43 min.

MGM 

    Location: Marlboro
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Stranger Danger  
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7226   
   

This program is presented by the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office and aims to increase children's awareness of how to deal with strangers and also reinforces vital safety tips.

Ages 5 and up with families

No registration

 

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County Helpline  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Garden and Horticulture Questions answered by the Helpline

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to the residents of Monmouth County to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions.  Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries. In the library lobby on the first Saturday of each month from 12 noon - 2:00 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, March 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. You can also find out about other programs offered to the communities, such as the Speakers Bureau, community projects, and special events.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Advisory Board (TAB): Join In!  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

The Monmouth County Library Teen Advisory Board meets monthly at Headquarters in Manalapan. All those between 13 and 18 may 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

Thursday September 14, 2017
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Accordion School Buses - School Age craft  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

You can make your school bus longer or shorter!

K and up

Call, stop in or register online beginning Thursday, August 31.

    Location: Headquarters

Friday September 15, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literature of World Language Book Discussion in Hebrew  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Dr. Nelly Segal will lead discussion on Judas by Omos Oz

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

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday September 16, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    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 September 18, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    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
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day  
    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
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business  
    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
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation  
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday September 19, 2017
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Elephant and Piggie Puppets - School Age craft  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

Call, stop in or register online beginning Thursday, September 7.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated  
    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

Wednesday September 20, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

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
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge  
    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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Afternoon at the Movies:  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
    Location: Colts Neck
   4:00 PM  -  4:25 PM Kids! Read to the Dogs  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Grades 1 and up. Come in and read a favorite story to a dog friend.
The dogs will love listening to you.

Please choose one session.  

Call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, September 7.

    Location: Headquarters
   4:35 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Read to the Dogs  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Grades 1 and up. Come in and read a favorite story to a dog friend.
The dogs will love listening to you.

Please choose one session.  

Call, stop in or register online begining on Thursday, September 7

 

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday September 21, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club  
    Location: Howell
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session  
    Contact:    732-728-1331   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   3:00 PM Wall Book Club: Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Born in Alabama, Paula Vauss spent the first decade of her life on the road with her free-spirited young mother, Kai, an itinerant storyteller who blended Hindu mythology with southern oral tradition to re-invent their history as they roved. Now, a fiercely independent divorce lawyer Paula learns the power of family and connection when she receives a cryptic message from her estranged mother.

    Location: Wall Township
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Making Math Magical - How to Raise a Math-Confident Daughter or Son - For Parents  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

This talk/workshop will provide you with groundbreaking tools to build and nurture your child's math confidence.  You will discover how to support your child to achieve true mastery, rise to the top of their class and even come to experience math as a source of joy and a type of self-expression.

You'll walk away with clear steps, case studies, and tools that you can use immediately at home to ensure math confidence and success.

Presented by Rebecca Zook. Ms Zook has over 13 years of experience as a thought leader on the cutting edge of math education.  She has a math mentoring/tutoring practice, Purple Tutu Math Tutoring, since 2003, and her education writing has been featured on Mashable and covered by Wired magazine and the New York Times

Register thru our online calendar or by calling the library at 732-431-5656. 

This program is for Parents of students grades 6 - 12.

    Location: Colts Neck
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM Creative Writers' Group  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

 If you have an interest in writing and you care to share your work, the  Creative Writers' Group meets every third Thursday of the month at 7 o'clock at the Monmouth County Library-Headquarters. Our goal is simply to offer constructive criticism and support to fellow writers. These sessions are free and open to the public. If you are interested in reading something to the group, choose a piece that is under 1500 words.

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday September 23, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    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
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Author Talk and Book Signing: Matthew John Benecke  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Come to the Hazlet Library for a book signing and reading by local author, Matthew John Benecke! Matthew is the author of the Kosmogonia series of speculative fiction novels including the apocalyptic thriller, The Lion in the Desert, and its sequels, The Walking Ghosts and The Metamorphoses. He is also the writer of Beer & Fitness: The Practical Guide to Exploring Craft Beer and Improving Physical and Mental Fitness and the popular craft beer blog, The Beer Whisperers.

Register online or by calling the library at 732-264-7164.

    Location: Hazlet

Monday September 25, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    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
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day  
    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
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business  
    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
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation  
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday September 26, 2017
   1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Toddler Turtles - Stories and Toddler Craft  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Enjoy stories and make a fun craft.

Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old 

No registration necessary

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated  
    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

Wednesday September 27, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

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
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge  
    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
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Short & Sweet Book Club  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

“Rules of the Game” (1989) by Amy Tan

A Chinese- American girl learns from her mother the art of invisible strength, a strategy for winning arguments and respect from others.

    Location: Marlboro
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lost & Found Bereavement Workshops  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday September 30, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Literature of World Language Book Discussion in Chinese  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Shang-Yi Lu will lead discussion on Have Book, Will Travel  by Zhan Hongzhi

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

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Headquarters

Sunday October 1, 2017 -  Tuesday October 31, 2017
     Art Exhibit: Guido Guazzoni and Cheryl Kleiner  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
    Location: Ocean Township

Monday October 2, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    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
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day  
    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
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business  
    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
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation  
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday October 3, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club:  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

 

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

    Location: Colts Neck
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated  
    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

Wednesday October 4, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

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
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
By J.D. Vance
Former marine and Yale Law School graduate,  J. D. Vance tells the real story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you grow up in a poor Rust Belt town. A moving memoir with humor and colorful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels.

 

  Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge  
    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

Thursday October 5, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session  
    Contact:    732-728-1331   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Crocheter's of the Jersey Shore  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Welcome to the wonderful world of crochet and knitting.  We welcome knitters and crocheters of all levels to join the group.  Don't know how...the group can help.  Bring your knitting or crocheting projects for an enjoyable evening.  Meet other local knitters and crocheters to share ideas, show off your projects and learn what's new in the world of patterns and yarns. (Meets the 1st Thursday of each month.)

 

 

    Location: Wall Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club:  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

 

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

    Location: Colts Neck

Friday October 6, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Animaniacs - The Monthly Young Adult Anime Club (teens)  
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220x7253   
   

You can meet with other Anime/Manga enthusiasts - Japanese Anime art and culture discussed.  Join us monthly to watch, discuss and draw anime, and to generally just have fun.  Snacks served.

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday October 7, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    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
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County Helpline  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Garden and Horticulture Questions answered by the Helpline

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to the residents of Monmouth County to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions.  Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries. In the library lobby on the first Saturday of each month from 12 noon - 2:00 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, March 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. You can also find out about other programs offered to the communities, such as the Speakers Bureau, community projects, and special events.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Monday October 9, 2017
     Columbus Day Holiday - Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches

Tuesday October 10, 2017
     Library Commission Meeting  
    Contact: Administration    732 431 7220   
   
Tuesday, October 10, 2017; 11:00 AM; Headquarters 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017; 11:00 AM; Eastern Branch 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017; 11:00 AM; Headquarters 

Library Commission meetings are scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month, September through June, except where noted. Executive sessions may be held during each regular meeting.  Meetings are held at Eastern Branch Library, 1001 Route 35, Shrewsbury, NJ and the Headquarters Library, 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan, NJ unless noted.  Revisions to this schedule will be posted on the Monmouth County Library website.

 
    Location: All Branches
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated  
    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

Wednesday October 11, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

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
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge  
    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
   1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Vintage: Movie: Rebel Without A Cause (1955) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A rebellious young man with a disturbing past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies. Drama Starring James Dean, Natalie Wood  1 hr. 51 min.

Warner Brothers

    Location: Marlboro
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County Helpline  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Garden and Horticulture Questions answered by the Helpline

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to the residents of Monmouth County to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions.  Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries. In the library lobby on the first Saturday of each month from 12 noon - 2:00 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, March 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. You can also find out about other programs offered to the communities, such as the Speakers Bureau, community projects, and special events.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Advisory Board (TAB): Join In!  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

The Monmouth County Library Teen Advisory Board meets monthly at Headquarters in Manalapan. All those between 13 and 18 may 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 October 14, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM ARCHIVES & HISTORY DAY: Inventors in Monmouth & Ocean  
    Contact: ARCHIVES    732 308 3771   
   

Monmouth County Archives & History Day focuses on Inventions of Monmouth and Ocean Counties

The full program is available online at www.visitmonmouth.com/archives, or follow this link

 

All programs are open and free for all to attend! 

Monmouth County Clerk's Office has hosted Archives and History Day since 1996 in an effort to connect the public with archivists, historians and other preservationists.

    Location: Headquarters

Monday October 16, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    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
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day  
    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
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business  
    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
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation  
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday October 17, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated  
    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

Wednesday October 18, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

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
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge  
    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
   1:00 PM  -  3:05 PM World Cinema (Japan) Movie: Kikujiro (Kikujiro no natsu) (1999) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A nine year old boy being raised by his grandmother decides to search for his mother who lives far away. When he leaves home with only her photograph and address, he meets Kikujiro, a tough guy with an acid tongue and a warm heart.  Comedy/Drama Directed by Takeshi Kitano, Starring: Yusuke Sekiguchi, Kayoko Kishimoto, Takeshi Kitano/ 1999 Selection for  Cannes Film Festival 2 hrs 1 min.

Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Afternoon at the Movies:  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
    Location: Colts Neck

Thursday October 19, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club  
    Location: Howell
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session  
    Contact:    732-728-1331   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM Creative Writers' Group  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

 If you have an interest in writing and you care to share your work, the  Creative Writers' Group meets every third Thursday of the month at 7 o'clock at the Monmouth County Library-Headquarters. Our goal is simply to offer constructive criticism and support to fellow writers. These sessions are free and open to the public. If you are interested in reading something to the group, choose a piece that is under 1500 words.

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday October 21, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    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
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Literature of World Language Book Discussion in Spanish  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Katherine Rittenbach will lead discussion on the book "Las lagrimas de San Lorenzo" by Julio Llamazares

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

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.  

 

    Location: Headquarters

Monday October 23, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    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
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day  
    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
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business  
    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
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation  
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday October 24, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated  
    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

Wednesday October 25, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

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
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge  
    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
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Short & Sweet Book Club  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

“To Hell with Dying” (1973) by Alice Walker

A bond of faith between children and a warm-hearted old man bring love, life and healing.  

    Location: Marlboro
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lost & Found Bereavement Workshops  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday October 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    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 October 30, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    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
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day  
    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
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business  
    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
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation  
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday October 31, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated  
    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

Wednesday November 1, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

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
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Shelter
By Jung Yun
Debts and bad decisions are catching up with Kyung Cho and his wife Gillian, while a few miles away, his parents, Jin and Mae, live in the town’s most exclusive neighborhood. When an act of violence leaves Jin and Mae unable to live on their own, the Chos find themselves living under the same roof forcing old feelings of guilt along with a terrible and persistent question.

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge  
    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

Thursday November 2, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Literature of World Language Book Discussion in Russian  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Raisa Silver will lead discussion on the book The Women of Lazarus by Marina Stepnova

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

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Headquarters
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session  
    Contact:    732-728-1331   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Crocheter's of the Jersey Shore  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Welcome to the wonderful world of crochet and knitting.  We welcome knitters and crocheters of all levels to join the group.  Don't know how...the group can help.  Bring your knitting or crocheting projects for an enjoyable evening.  Meet other local knitters and crocheters to share ideas, show off your projects and learn what's new in the world of patterns and yarns. (Meets the 1st Thursday of each month.)

 

 

    Location: Wall Township

Friday November 3, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Animaniacs - The Monthly Young Adult Anime Club (teens)  
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220x7253   
   

You can meet with other Anime/Manga enthusiasts - Japanese Anime art and culture discussed.  Join us monthly to watch, discuss and draw anime, and to generally just have fun.  Snacks served.

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday November 4, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    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
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Literature of World Language Book Discussion in Arabic  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Ms. Manal Stephan will lead discussion on The Bridges of Constatine  by Ahlem Mosteghanemi

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

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Headquarters

Sunday November 5, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Literature of World Language Book Discussion in Italian  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Joanne Bisagna Villafane will lead discussion on the book Secrets of Italy by Corrado Augias

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

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Headquarters

Monday November 6, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club:  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

NOTE: Change in date due to Election Day! 

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

    Location: Colts Neck
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    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
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day  
    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
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business  
    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
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation  
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday November 7, 2017
     Election Day - Libraries Closed (online services available)  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

All branches of the Monmouth County Library are closed for Election Day.  Please Vote!

    Location: All Branches
   6:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Manalapan Districts 6, 14, 17 & 26 will be voting in Library Headquarters  
    Contact: R Preteroti   732 446 8315   clerk@mtnj.org
   

Registered voters in the Manalapan Districts of 6 and 14 and 17 and 26 may vote at Library Headquarters Building:

Polls open at 6am and close at 8pm.  The Library itself is not open today, but the Library ONLINE is open: www.monmouthcountylib.org 

Voting or Polling Questions may be addressed to: 

Office of the Municipal Clerk
Monday-Friday 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Phone: (732) 446-8315 or (732) 446-8316
E-mailclerk@mtnj.org

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday November 8, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

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
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge  
    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
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Advisory Board (TAB): Join In!  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

The Monmouth County Library Teen Advisory Board meets monthly at Headquarters in Manalapan. All those between 13 and 18 may 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

Thursday November 9, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club:  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

 

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

    Location: Colts Neck

Friday November 10, 2017
     Veteran's Day Observance - Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

All branches of the Monmouth County Library are closed in observance of Veterans Day.

    Location: All Branches

Saturday November 11, 2017
     Veteran's Day Observance - Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

All branches of the Monmouth County Library are closed in observance of Veterans Day.

    Location: All Branches

Monday November 13, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    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
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day  
    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
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business  
    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
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation  
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday November 14, 2017
     Library Commission Meeting