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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

Thursday February 2, 2017 -  Thursday April 13, 2017
     AARP Tax-Aide Program at Eastern Branch Library  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   866 941 8188   
   

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program, helps low- to moderate-income taxpayers by assisting with tax services and ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions. This service is available free to taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older.

Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Tax-Aide has offers face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

This year, certain documentation is required to be with taxpayer before a return will be started.  Please see documentation list (below) or on the Library flyers.

AARP/Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Eastern Branch Library, Shrewsbury  on select days and times (when the Library is open), beginning Friday, February 3 through Thursday, April 13, 2017. 

Mondays: 9:30am to 7:30pm   Tuesdays: 9:30am to 12Noon  Wednesdays: 1 pm to 7:30pm

Thursdays: 9:30am to 4pm       Fridays: 9:30am to 12Noon   Saturdays: 9:30am to 3:30pm

If you need Tax Forms:  Tax forms can be downloaded via the State of New Jersey and IRS websites. For assistance, please stop by the Reference Desk at any branch. Printing fees apply for tax forms printed at the library.

Website for State of NJ forms :   http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/forms.shtml

Website for IRS forms : http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/

Here is a listing of Required Forms AARP Tax-Aide volunteer preparers need taxpayers to bring in order to prepare their return. There may be others if the taxpayer has a unique situation, but these are the most common.

Please bring Identification:
  • Social Security Card or other official document from SSA with Social Security number and full name. This is required for the taxpayer, spouse (if joint return) and all dependents.
  • Drivers license or other government photo ID for the taxpayer and spouse (if joint return)
  • A check (may be blank or canceled) is required if you are requesting direct deposit of your refund.
Please bring Tax Forms and Supporting Records:
  • Copy of last years tax return (particularly if taxpayer itemized deductions in the prior year or if there is a capital loss carryover)
  • W-2 for each employer
  • Unemployment Compensation Statement (NJ no longer mails this so the taxpayer needs to print it out online)
  • SSA-1099 if paid Social Security Benefits
  • All 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-DIV, 1099-B, etc) and documentation showing original purchase price of any assets sold
  • 1099-MISC showing miscellaneous income
  • 1099-R for any payments from a pension, annuity or retirement account
  • All forms relating to federal income tax paid
  • Dependent Care Provider information
  • Supporting records if itemizing deductions (property tax, mortgage interest, medical expenses, charitable deductions, Homestead rebates, PTR rebates etc.)
Please bring Affordable Care Act Documentation Requirements: 

If the taxpayer, spouse (if joint) and/or any person who could be claimed as a dependent did not have health insurance for the entire year, or if insurance was provided through the Healthcare Marketplace/Exchange, you will need the following:
  • A month by month listing showing for each person on the return, which months they had insurance and which months they were uninsured
  • Information to determine if the reason the person was not insured qualifies for an exemption
  • Exemption Certificate Number (ECN) if an exemption was granted by the Healthcare Marketplace/Exchange
  • Form 1095-A (sent automatically if insurance was purchased through the Healthcare Marketplace/Exchange)
  • Income information for each dependent listed on the return (only if dependent has a filing requirement) 
  • Income information (includes AGI, exempt interest, and untaxed social security) for each dependent listed on the return  who meets the following condition
  •        depedent is under the age of 65 and has earned income greater than $6300, or unearned income greater than $1050  
  •          OR
  •        dependent is age 65 and over and has earned income greater than $7850 or unearned income greater than $260
  • If insurance was offered by an employer, but was refused we will need the cost of the insurance for both individual coverage and family coverage. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday February 16, 2017 -  Thursday April 13, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 16; their last date is Thursday, April 13 (when the Library is open).

 Mondays: 9am to 3pm  On Tuesdays: 6pm to 7pm   On Thursdays: 9am to 3pm            Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

  If you need Tax Forms:  Tax forms can be downloaded via the State of New Jersey and IRS websites. For assistance, please stop by the Reference Desk at any branch. Printing fees apply for tax forms printed at the library.  

Website for State of NJ forms :   http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/forms.shtml

Website for IRS forms : http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/

Here is a listing of Required Forms AARP Tax-Aide volunteer preparers need taxpayers to bring in order to prepare their return. There may be others if the taxpayer has a unique situation, but these are the most common.

Please bring Identification:
  • Social Security Card or other official document from SSA with Social Security number and full name. This is required for the taxpayer, spouse (if joint return) and all dependents.
  • Drivers license or other government photo ID for the taxpayer and spouse (if joint return)
  • A check (may be blank or canceled) is required if you are requesting direct deposit of your refund.
Please bring Tax Forms and Supporting Records:
  • Copy of last years tax return (particularly if taxpayer itemized deductions in the prior year or if there is a capital loss carryover)
  • W-2 for each employer
  • Unemployment Compensation Statement (NJ no longer mails this so the taxpayer needs to print it out online)
  • SSA-1099 if paid Social Security Benefits
  • All 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-DIV, 1099-B, etc) and documentation showing original purchase price of any assets sold
  • 1099-MISC showing miscellaneous income
  • 1099-R for any payments from a pension, annuity or retirement account
  • All forms relating to federal income tax paid
  • Dependent Care Provider information
  • Supporting records if itemizing deductions (property tax, mortgage interest, medical expenses, charitable deductions, Homestead rebates, PTR rebates etc.)
Please bring Affordable Care Act Documentation Requirements: 

If the taxpayer, spouse (if joint) and/or any person who could be claimed as a dependent did not have health insurance for the entire year, or if insurance was provided through the Healthcare Marketplace/Exchange, you will need the following:
  • A month by month listing showing for each person on the return, which months they had insurance and which months they were uninsured
  • Information to determine if the reason the person was not insured qualifies for an exemption
  • Exemption Certificate Number (ECN) if an exemption was granted by the Healthcare Marketplace/Exchange
  • Form 1095-A (sent automatically if insurance was purchased through the Healthcare Marketplace/Exchange)
  • Income information for each dependent listed on the return (only if dependent has a filing requirement) 
  • Income information (includes AGI, exempt interest, and untaxed social security) for each dependent listed on the return  who meets the following condition
  •        depedent is under the age of 65 and has earned income greater than $6300, or unearned income greater than $1050  
  •          OR
  •        dependent is age 65 and over and has earned income greater than $7850 or unearned income greater than $260
  • If insurance was offered by an employer, but was refused we will need the cost of the insurance for both individual coverage and family coverage. 
    Location: Headquarters

Thursday February 16, 2017 -  Thursday April 13, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. Tax Aide Volunteers visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Feb. 16, 2017.  The last date is April 13, 2017.

Mondays: 9am to 3pm  On Tuesdays: 6pm to 7pm   On Thursdays: 9am to 3pm            Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

  If you need Tax Forms:  Tax forms can be downloaded via the State of New Jersey and IRS websites. For assistance, please stop by the Reference Desk at any branch. Printing fees apply for tax forms printed at the library.  

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday March 1, 2017 -  Friday March 31, 2017
     Art Exhibit: Jazz in a Suitcase: Paintings by Massimo Chioccia and Olga Tsarkova  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Fresh from a recent exhibition at the Jazz Gallery in NYC, the artwork of Massimo Chioccia and Olga Tsarkova will be on display at the Eastern Branch for the month of March.  Their exciting compositions depict iconic figures among jazz musicians, such as Sonny Rollins, Chet Baker and Duke Ellington.  The artists make use of paint and enamel on canvas or on sheet metal to create portraits of brilliant color, kinetic energy and movement.

Their work has been exhibited at numerous international jazz festivals, including the Casa di Jazz in Rome (2012), the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam (2013), and recently the 40th Anniversary of Umbria Jazz in Perugia (2013). Many historic clubs, such as the Alexanderplatz Jazz Club of Rome, the Blue Note of Milan and Birdland of NYC, have also displayed their paintings.  In 2014, a Chioccia/Tsarkova work was chosen for the cover of a book celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival.

Olga Tsarkova was born in Moscow and attended the National School of Art - Surikov. She completed her studies in Rome at the Accademia di Belle Arti, graduating at the top of her class.  Massimo Chioccia was born in a small village in Umbria and graduated with honors from the Accademia di Belle Arte Lorenzo da Viterbo.

For the opening reception, a visit with the artists from Italy via Skype is planned for Sunday, March 5th between 2 and 4 pm. 

See more of their work at: http://www.chioccia-tsarkova.it/galleria.html  

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday March 1, 2017 -  Friday March 31, 2017
     Art Exhibit: Township of Ocean Children's Art  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Youth Art Month 2017 exhibit at Ocean Branch.

    Location: Ocean Township

Wednesday March 1, 2017 -  Friday March 31, 2017
     Creations from Garden State Marquetry Plus Members on Display  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Garden State Marquetry Plus Members are so creative, inventive and talented. Marvel at their creative spirit!

Meet & help the Marquetry members during Family @MakerDayNJ in Manalapan on 3/25/17 Noon to 4.  #AllWelcome  #AllFree 

Garden State Marquetry Plus members make items by glass blowing, marquetry, parquetry as well as other performance art styles.

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday March 1, 2017 -  Friday March 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. 

Thursdays, 10:15am.

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:

Mondays, 10:15am.  

Tuesdays, 11:40am.  

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. No

Wednesdays, 1:30pm.

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday March 1, 2017 -  Friday March 31, 2017
     On Display: Acrylic Painting Instructor Linda Gilbert and Students  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
    Location: Headquarters

Thursday March 30, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 16; their last date is Thursday, April 13.

 Mondays: 9am to 3pm  On Tuesdays: 6pm to 7pm   On Thursdays: 9am to 3pm            Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

 

  If you need Tax Forms:  Tax forms can be downloaded via the State of New Jersey and IRS websites. For assistance, please stop by the Reference Desk at any branch. Printing fees apply for tax forms printed at the library.  

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

Stories and crafts for all ages.

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Nocturnal Animals (2016) R  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Tom Ford

Starring:  Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon

A wealthy art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband's novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a symbolic revenge tale.  

116 minutes

 

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  3:05 PM Movie: Loving (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Loving is the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving who challenged the anti-miscegenation law in Virginia which prohibited interracial marriage. Their story became a landmark Supreme Court Civil Rights case that set a precedent by ending all race-based legal restrictions on marriage.  Biography/Drama/Romance Starring: Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga   2 hrs. 3 min.

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Classic Movie: The Good Fairy (1935)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by William Wyler

Starring Margaret Sullavan, Herbert Marshall, Frank Morgan and Reginald Oven

In 1930s Budapest, naïve orphan Luisa Ginglebuscher (Margaret Sullavan) becomes an usherette at the local movie house, determined to succeed in her first job by doing good deeds for others and maintaining her purity. Luisa's well-meaning lies get her caught between a lecherous businessman, Konrad (Frank Morgan), and a decent but confused doctor, Max Sporum (Herbert Marshall). When Luisa convinces Konrad that she's married to Max, Konrad tries everything he can to get rid of the baffled doctor.
 
98 minutes; (c) Universal Pictures
    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM The Hundred Foot Journey (2014)(PG)  
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Starring:  Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Om Puri, Charlotte Le Bon, Amit Shah, Farzana Dua Elahe.

Comedy/ Drama/ Romance --122 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
   3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! Meet a Postal Worker!  
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Special Delivery!  Meet local Postal Worker Steve Higgins, and learn about how he helps us in the community! Stay to ask questions and make a themed craft. This program is open to children ages 4 and up. No registration required. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM *Kids Read to Therapy Dogs!  
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids Read to Therapy Dogs!
Grades K and up
Thursday, March 30 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  -  8:45 PM Classic Movie: The Good Fairy (1935)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by William Wyler

Starring Margaret Sullavan, Herbert Marshall, Frank Morgan and Reginald Oven

In 1930s Budapest, naïve orphan Luisa Ginglebuscher (Margaret Sullavan) becomes an usherette at the local movie house, determined to succeed in her first job by doing good deeds for others and maintaining her purity. Luisa's well-meaning lies get her caught between a lecherous businessman, Konrad (Frank Morgan), and a decent but confused doctor, Max Sporum (Herbert Marshall). When Luisa convinces Konrad that she's married to Max, Konrad tries everything he can to get rid of the baffled doctor.
 
98 minutes; (c) Universal Pictures
    Location: Eastern Branch

Friday March 31, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Wall Township Library  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only.  There is no pre-registration.  A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open.

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 6; their last date is Tuesday April 11.

Mondays: 1pm to 4pm Tuesdays: 1pm to 4pm Fridays: 1pm to 4pm

Please bring Identification, tax forms and supporting records, see website or library flyers for a list of required items.

If you need Tax Forms: Tax forms can be downloaded via the State of New Jersey and IRS websites. For assistance, please stop by the Reference Desk at any branch.  Printing fees apply for tax forms printed at the library.

 

 

    Location: Wall Township
   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 April 1, 2017 -  Saturday April 29, 2017
     Art Exhibit: Monmouth County Arts High School and Arts Middle School  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Traveling Student Art Exhibit

During library hours view this exhibit in the large meeting room, which showcases the drawings, paintings and photographs created by the very talented student artists who attend the classes at the Arts High School and Arts Middle School in Monmouth County.  On the last day of class, the teaching artists choose the 'best of the best' from the 2016/2017 school year to become part of the Traveling Student Art Exhibit.

    Location: Colts Neck

Saturday April 1, 2017 -  Sunday April 30, 2017
     All The Events for Your Child - All Free/All Welcome!  
    Contact: P. Findra   732-431-7220x7227   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Click on the link below for a list of free events available to children in Monmouth County. From 10-month old babies to the phenomenonal Fifth Graders, 

Your Monmouth County Library has a STEM event, craft, book, movie, reading, writing, making, animal meeting program for your child!

You and your child and their friends are welcome to attend any  program. Sometimes, we request registration, as we may need to pre-gather materials for all to enjoy!

Thank you from Children's Coordinator Pat Findra and the @MonCtyLibrary's Children's Staff.

If you have requests suggestions, comments, please let us know!

Event List is Here: 

    Location: All Branches

Saturday April 1, 2017 -  Sunday April 30, 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

Saturday April 1, 2017 -  Sunday April 30, 2017
     Art Exhibit: Linda Alston and Jason Sisino  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
    Location: Ocean Township

Saturday April 1, 2017 -  Sunday April 30, 2017
     Food Donations Accepted for Food Bank of Monmouth  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Various divisions of Monmouth County will collect donated food items throughout April. Food items can be dropped off at designated areas in each Library Branch.These food donations will go to The Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. * The Library's "Food for Fines" Program begins on Sunday, April 9 and ends on Saturday, April 15.

More information on Food Drive from Monmouth County found here: (link from County Website  not yet available)

Rules for food donations: The library does not accept home-canned items, cans that are past their expiration date or are dented or damaged, or cans with bar codes that have been lined or scratched through,  items in glass containers, items separated from multipacks, sample-sized items, nor perishable items. Please avoid "junk food" donations.

The Food Bank welcomes nutritious and protein-rich items and paper products.

  • Canned and dry soups
  • Vegetables
  • Pastas
  • Rice
  • Beans
  • Tomato and pasta sauce
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Canned tuna fish
  • Canned meat
  • Powered milk
  • Hot and cold cereals
  • Baby foods and formulas
  • Coffee/tea
  • Canned fruit and fruit juices
  • Crackers

 "Food for Fines" is a program which may entitle a patron's overdue fines to be forgiven with comparable "payments" of donated items for the Food Bank of Monmouth. The Food for Fines program is in effect during National Library Week ONLY (beginning Sunday, April 9 and ending Saturday, April 15).

    Location: All Branches

Saturday April 1, 2017 -  Sunday April 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.  

Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am. 

Thursdays, 10:15am.

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:

Mondays, 10:15am.  

Tuesdays, 11:40am.  

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

Saturday April 1, 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
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Documentary Film: Swim Team  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

What would you do if your community gave up on your child? In New Jersey, the parents of one autistic boy take matters into their own hands.

Join us for a screening of the award-winning documentary Swim Team.

Members of the cast and filmmaker Lara Stolman will be in attendance for a Q&A after the film.

Swim Team chronicles the extraordinary rise of the Jersey Hammerheads, a competitive swim team of  diverse autistic teens trained with high expectations and zero pity. It captures a moving quest for inclusion, independence and a life that feels winning.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   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 Marina by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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 April 2, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Rhythm N' Sound: Live musical performance  
   

Rhythm N' Sound is a trio of musicians who play music from the 40s through the 80s, including classic standards from the great American songbook.  They have performed in many venues throughout New Jersey.  Very entertaining, this group and their music will get you dancing and singing along. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   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 The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi

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 April 3, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. Tax Aide Volunteers visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 23. The last date is 

 Mondays: 9am to 3pm  On Tuesdays: 6pm to 7pm   On Thursdays: 9am to 3pm            Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

 

  If you need Tax Forms:  Tax forms can be downloaded via the State of New Jersey and IRS websites. For assistance, please stop by the Reference Desk at any branch. Printing fees apply for tax forms printed at the library.  

    Location: Headquarters
   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 Craft included.

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

Stories and Songs for Babies 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 AARP Tax-Aide Program at Wall Township Library  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only.  There is no pre-registration.  A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open.

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 6; their last date is Tuesday April 11.

Mondays: 1pm to 4pm Tuesdays: 1pm to 4pm Fridays: 1pm to 4pm

Please bring Identification, tax forms and supporting records, see website or library flyers for a list of required items.

If you need Tax Forms: Tax forms can be downloaded via the State of New Jersey and IRS websites.  For assistance, please stop by the Reference Desk at any branch.  Printing fees apply for tax forms prinited at the library.

 

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM New Release Movie: Hacksaw Ridge (R) (2016)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Mel Gibson

Starring Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Vince Vaughn, Rachel Griffiths

The extraordinary true story of WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refused to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.

139 minutes; Lionsgate

    Location: Eastern Branch
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Watercolor and Salt Painting  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Design your own masterpiece with salt. glue, and watercolors!

Registration begins March 20.

    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  -  8:45 PM New Release Movie: Hacksaw Ridge (R) (2016)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Mel Gibson

Starring Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Vince Vaughn, Rachel Griffiths

The extraordinary true story of WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refused to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.

139 minutes; 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 April 4, 2017
     Great Beads for Good Causes  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

On display for the month of April, Great Beads for Good Causes is a collection of handmade new and recycled pieces of jewelry by Gloria Gross. Some of the jewelry on display will showcase necklaces handmade for Cinderellas Closet from new, recycled, and repurposed materials.  All purchases are tax deductible and the proceeds will be used to cover the cost of the jewelry supplies. 

On April 5th, starting at 10:00 am, the artist will be demonstrating jewelry making.  Come and make your own earrings.  The public is requested to donate unwanted jewelry during the month of April that will be repurposed for next years proms. Broken strands of beads, single earrings, fancy buttons, old pins, and broaches, etc.,  are welcomed. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Aging and Vitality  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

(This program is re-scheduled from March 14 due to a weather-related cancellation.)

Part of our Mindfulness in March series

Aging and Vitality: Mental, Emotional & Physical Skills We Can Adopt to Improve Health

Encourage positive mental, physical and social outlooks on the aging progression. Learn about healthy lifestyles to promote those three main areas of focus combined with some nutritional information. Presented by Christie Visokay, registered environmental health specialist & assistant health educator, with nurse Terry Ruane, both from the Monmouth County Department of Health.


 

    Location: Howell
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

When author Jeff Hobbs arrived at Yale University, he became fast friends with the man who would be his college roommate for four years, Robert Peace. Robert’s life was rough from the beginning in the crime-ridden streets of Newark in the 1980s, with his father in jail and his mother earning less than $15,000 a year. But Robert was a brilliant student, and it was supposed to get easier when he was accepted to Yale, where he studied molecular biochemistry and biophysics. But it didn’t get easier. Robert carried with him the difficult dual nature of his existence, trying to fit in at Yale, and at home on breaks.

A compelling and honest portrait of Robert’s relationships—with his struggling mother, with his incarcerated father, with his teachers and friends—The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace encompasses the most enduring conflicts in America: race, class, drugs, community, imprisonment, education, family, friendship, and love.

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  -  12:30 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
   11:00 AM  -  1:15 PM New Release Movie: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

An author studying fantastic beasts arrives in 1926 NYC, and gets caught up in a larger conflict when some of the creatures in his care are accidentally released.  Directed by David Yates and written by J.K. Rowling. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Morton and Ezra Miller.

Adventure/Fantasy - 133 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Wall Township Library  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only.  There is no pre-registration.  A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open.

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 6; their last date is Tuesday April 11.

Mondays: 1pm to 4pm Tuesdays: 1pm to 4pm Fridays: 1pm to 4pm

Please bring Identification, tax forms and supporting records, see website or library flyers for a list of required items.

If you need Tax Forms: Tax forms can be downloaded via the State of New Jersey and IRS websites.  For assistance, please stop by the Reference Desk at any branch. Printing fees apply for tax forms printed at the library.

 

    Location: Wall Township
   1:15 PM  -  1:45 PM Kids! Meet Children's author Beth Ferry  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Meet Children's author, Beth Ferry! Listen to her entertaining pirate story, Pirate's Perfect Pet, followed by a craft.

 Space is limited.Registration is required beginning Tuesday, March 21 for children ages 3.5-5.

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: Moonlight (2016) (R)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young black man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.  Directed by Barry Jenkins.  Starring Shariff Earp, Mahershala Ali, and Duan Sanderson.  Winner of 3 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Drama - 111 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: Shakespeare Saved My Life  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Discussion of Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard by Laura Bates.

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Fool Your Eyes  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

You won’t believe your eyes when a simple toy transforms two images into one!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

 

    Location: Hazlet
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! K-9 Detective  
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7226   
   

See a live demonstration with Sheriff's Officer Kurt Kroeper and Skye, the K-9 Detective.

Grades K and up with parents/caregivers.

No registration necessary

 

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

Storytime and a craft for ages 3 1/2 to 5.

    Location: Howell
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. Tax Aide Volunteers visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Feb. 16, 2017.  The last date is April 13, 2017.

Mondays: 9am to 3pm  On Tuesdays: 6pm to 7pm   On Thursdays: 9am to 3pm            Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

  If you need Tax Forms:  Tax forms can be downloaded via the State of New Jersey and IRS websites. For assistance, please stop by the Reference Desk at any branch. Printing fees apply for tax forms printed at the library.  

    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  -  8:40 PM New Release Movie: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

An author studying fantastic beasts arrives in 1926 NYC, and gets caught up in a larger conflict when some of the creatures in his care are accidentally released.  Directed by David Yates and written by J.K. Rowling. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Morton and Ezra Miller.

Adventure/Fantasy - 133 minutes.

    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 April 5, 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 Art Demonstration: Great Beads for Good Causes  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Starting at 10:00 am, Gloria Gross will be demonstrating jewelry making in the library lobby.  Come and make your own earrings! The public is requested to donate unwanted jewelry during the month of April that will be repurposed for next years proms. Broken strands of beads, single earrings, fancy buttons, old pins, and broaches, etc.,  are welcomed. 

On display in the exhibit cases, Great Beads for Good Causes is a collection of handmade new and recycled pieces of jewelry by Gloria Gross. Some of the jewelry on display will showcase necklaces handmade for Cinderella's Closet from new, recycled, and repurposed materials.  All purchases are tax deductible and the proceeds will be used to cover the cost of the jewelry supplies. 

Cinderella's Closet of Monmouth County is an all volunteer, non-profit organization that collects new and gently used formalwear and accessories suitable for prom.  The organization was founded in an effort to ensure that no student has to forfeit the lifelong memories of attending prom due to financial hardship, and has been able to help over 3,000 young adults since 2007.

    Location: Eastern 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: Author Calls In Today!!  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join us and Speak *Live* with Author Homer Hickam when he telephones in to answer your questions!

Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of a Man, His Wife, and Her Alligator
By Homer Hickam
Carrying Albert Home is the funny, sweet, and sometimes tragic tale of a young couple and a special alligator on a crazy 1,000-mile adventure. With down-home charm, Homer Hickam’s tale is ultimately a testament to that strange and marvelous emotion called love.



 

  Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Workshop: Acing the Interview Part II - Presented by Jersey Job Club  
    Contact: NJ Career Connections Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

Jersey Job Club Interviewing Skills Workshop

Acing the Job Interview I  will be held on March 29, 2017 – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Acing the Job Interview II - Mock Interviews  will be held on April 5, 2017 – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Jersey Job Club gives you the tools and support you need to find a job. To find a good job in challenging times, successful job seekers look for opportunities to get an edge. The Jersey Job Club gives you that edge through the New Jersey Career Connection’s  -  Acing the Job Interview I  program.  This program focuses on topics such as types of interviews, preparing for the interview, how to dress and present yourself for a successful job search.   The presentation will also cover phases of the job interview including your introduction and communication after the interview.  

Acing the Job Interview II – Mock Interviews focuses on effective interviews and teaches mock interview techniques to practice and refine your interviewing skills before your actual interview with prospective employers.

Learn tools and techniques to make your interview a success!

This program is made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    Location: Headquarters
   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  -  3:45 PM Movie: Mr. Church (2016) PG-13  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

This is the story of a unique friendship between a little girl, her dying mother, and the services of a talented cook, Henry Joseph Church. What starts as a brief arrangement turns into a bond that will last forever. Stars Eddie Murphy, Britt Robertson, Natascha McElhone. 104 minutes

 

 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   3:15 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Stranger Danger  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Parents Welcome! Presented by Monmouth County Sheriff's Officer Michelle Melendez. Help children to be more aware of their personal safety with stranger danger safety tips. No registration.

    Location: Howell
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Hear a wacky version of this story and make a craft!

Registration required.

All Ages

 

 

    Location: Colts Neck
   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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Getting the Most from Social Security  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

This free seminar will reveal simple secrets on how to maximize your social security benefits including

  • How a recent law change could impact your benefits
  • How you may be able to avoid paying taxes on Social Security benefits
  • Key factors to consider before applying for Social Security
  • Simple ways to increase your Social Security
  • Six ways Social Security has changed in 2017

Register below or by calling the Hazlet Library at 732-264-7164

    Location: Hazlet
   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.

    Location: Headquarters
   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, January 11 through April 5, 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 April 6, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 16; their last date is Thursday, April 13.

 Mondays: 9am to 3pm  On Tuesdays: 6pm to 7pm   On Thursdays: 9am to 3pm            Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

 

  If you need Tax Forms:  Tax forms can be downloaded via the State of New Jersey and IRS websites. For assistance, please stop by the Reference Desk at any branch. Printing fees apply for tax forms printed at the library.  

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

Stories and Crafts for all ages.

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: Jackie (2016) R  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Pablo Larrain

Starring:  Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, John Hurt

A searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. The film places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband's assassination.  

100 minutes

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Doolittle Raid Lecture  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

America At War - 1942

The World War II Era Studies Institute is presenting a series of lectures, during this 75th Anniversary Year of the entrance of the United States into World War II.  

Air Raid Tokyo - The Doolittle Raiders  were a group eighty men from all walks of life who flew into history on April 18, 1942.They were all volunteers and this was a very dangerous mission. Sixteen B-25 bombers took off from the deck of the USS Hornet, led by (then Col.) Jimmy Doolittle. Their mission galvanized the American public's support of the War.  This lecture will be presented by distinguished Navy veteran Paul Frisco who served on the USS Cushing.

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

Presenters from the World War II Era Studies Institute  will present programs at Library Headquarters and Eastern Branch during September and October .

Please sign up for our online newsletter for dates and times.

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Crochet 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  -  3:05 PM Movie: The Queen of Katwe (2016) (Rated PG)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

The Queen of Katwe is a biographical film about Phiona Mutesi, a young Ugandan girl living in a Katwe slum who learns the skill of chess playing, and becomes a Woman Candidate Master after her stellar performances at World chess Olympiads. Adapted from the nonfiction book by sportswriter Tim Crothers, who became acquainted with Mutesi’s story while on assignment form ESPN.

Starring: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Penelope Ann Miller 2 hr. 4 min.

Walt Disney 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  -  3:30 PM Classic Movie: City Streets (1931)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Rouben Mamoulian

Starring Gary Cooper, Sylvia Sidney, Paul Lukas

Nan, a racketeer's daughter, is in love with The Kid, a shooting gallery showman. Despite Nan's prodding, The Kid has no ambitions about joining the rackets and making enough money to support Nan in the lifestyle she's accustomed to. Her attitude changes after her father implicates her in a murder and she's sent to prison. During her incarceration, her father convinces The Kid to join the gang in order to help free Nan. When Nan is released, she wants nothing more to do with the mob and tries to get The Kid to quit, but she may be too late. (Daniel Bubbeo)

83 minutes; (c) Universal

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Hell or High Water (2016)(R)  
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Starring: Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges

Crime/Drama/Western --102 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Kids! Snake Show  
    Contact:    732-229-2626   
   

Ages 4 and up.

A presenter from the Monmouth County Parks Department will bring live snakes and discuss their habitats and life style. Registration required: call, stop in or sign up online http://bit.ly/1U702RS beginning March 23.

    Location: Oceanport
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Make Your Own Pet Rock  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to The Perfect Pet by Margie Palatini  and craft your own perfect pet!

Registration begins Thursday, March 30.

    Location: Marlboro
   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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM New Jersey's Role in World War I: Frontline to the Home Front  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Author and historian Joseph G. Bilby will recount New Jersey’s role in World War I.  Topics will include the state’s industrial role in the conflict, Hoboken as the primary port of exit and re-entry for the American Army, the contributions of the National Guard, draftees and volunteers, enemy submarine activities along the coast, and the aftermath of the struggle, including the fact that the war actually ended for the United States in New Jersey. All accompanied by photos not seen in more than 100 years…

Mr. Bilby is assistant curator of the New Jersey National Guard and Militia Museum. He has authored or edited more than 20 books and 400 articles on New Jersey and military and firearms history, two of which are on the state historical commission’s list of “101 Great New Jersey Books.”  His book New Jersey: A Military History will be published in May.

This program is presented by the Howell Township Library, through arrangements by the Heritage Group of Howell with funding by the Friends of the Howell Library. Light refreshments will be served afterwards.

    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM New Jersey's Role in World War I: Frontline to the Home Front  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Author and historian Joseph G. Bilby will recount New Jersey’s role in World War I.  Topics will include the state’s industrial role in the conflict, Hoboken as the primary port of exit and re-entry for the American Army, the contributions of the National Guard, draftees and volunteers, enemy submarine activities along the coast, and the aftermath of the struggle, including the fact that the war actually ended for the United States in New Jersey. All accompanied by photos not seen in more than 100 years…

Mr. Bilby currently is assistant curator of the New Jersey National Guard and Militia Museum. He has authored or edited more than 20 books and 400 articles on New Jersey and military and firearms history, two of which are on the state historical commission’s list of “101 Great New Jersey Books.”  His book New Jersey: A Military History will be published in May.

This program is presented by the Howell Township Library, through arrangements by the Heritage Group of Howell with funding by the Friends of the Howell Library. Light refreshments will be served afterwards.

    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
   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 Classic Movie: City Streets (1931)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Rouben Mamoulian

Starring Gary Cooper, Sylvia Sidney, Paul Lukas

Nan, a racketeer's daughter, is in love with The Kid, a shooting gallery showman. Despite Nan's prodding, The Kid has no ambitions about joining the rackets and making enough money to support Nan in the lifestyle she's accustomed to. Her attitude changes after her father implicates her in a murder and she's sent to prison. During her incarceration, her father convinces The Kid to join the gang in order to help free Nan. When Nan is released, she wants nothing more to do with the mob and tries to get The Kid to quit, but she may be too late. (Daniel Bubbeo)

83 minutes; (c) Universal

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

When author Jeff Hobbs arrived at Yale University, he became fast friends with the man who would be his college roommate for four years, Robert Peace. Robert’s life was rough from the beginning in the crime-ridden streets of Newark in the 1980s, with his father in jail and his mother earning less than $15,000 a year. But Robert was a brilliant student, and it was supposed to get easier when he was accepted to Yale, where he studied molecular biochemistry and biophysics. But it didn’t get easier. Robert carried with him the difficult dual nature of his existence, trying to fit in at Yale, and at home on breaks.

A compelling and honest portrait of Robert’s relationships—with his struggling mother, with his incarcerated father, with his teachers and friends—The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace encompasses the most enduring conflicts in America: race, class, drugs, community, imprisonment, education, family, friendship, and love.

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 April 7, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Baseball of the 40's and 50's  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Let's Play Ball!

In honor of the opening of baseball season, speaker John Ench will present a musical tribute to the players of the 1940's and 1950's.  He will look at the teams that moved away from their original towns and the ballparks they left behind.  A special segment is devoted to the Brooklyn (and Los Angeles) Dodgers. Join us for this multimedia presentation. 

Part of the First Fridays for Seniors series

John Ench is on the Rutgers Osher Lifelong Learning staff.  He has taught several courses with an emphasis on entertainment and nostalgia, and has given many presentations at libraries and senior centers in Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex counties. He retired after 32 years as an IT specialist, and holds a BA in History from Rutgers University. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Wall Township Library  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only.  There is no pre-registration.  A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open.

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 6; their last date is Tuesday April 11.

Mondays: 1pm to 4pm Tuesdays: 1pm to 4pm Fridays: 1pm to 4pm

Please bring Identification, tax forms and supporting records, see website or library flyers for a list of required items.

If you need Tax Forms: Tax forms can be downloaded via the State of New Jersey and IRS websites. For assistance, please stop by the Reference Desk at any branch.  Printing fees apply for tax forms printed at the library.

 

 

    Location: Wall Township
   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
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Animaniacs - The Monthly Young Adult Anime Club (Teens)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

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!

Register thru our online calendar. 

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday April 8, 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
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Mind and Meditation Workshop  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

No Breath No Life, Know Breath Know Life!

Join us for an introduction to powerful breathing techniques and knowledge of mind, body, & breath to:

  • Reduce stress
  • Increase health and well being
  • Increase joy in personal relationships
  • Improve self esteem
  • Improve creativity and clarity of mind

Sponsored by "The Art of Living". You're more than welcome to attend one session or both. 

Registration is required. You can register below or by calling the library at 732-431-5656.

    Location: Colts Neck
   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
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Jump Start your Spring Decluttering  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Not sure where to begin, what to do first, or where to find the time to declutter? No problem! Join bestselling author and Organizing Humorist, Jamie Novak, for this NEW one hour program to jump start your spring cleaning and organizing. In this laugh-out-loud funny program, Jamie will discuss closets, clothes, piles of paperwork, and cleaning. She will also share time saving professional cleaning hints and reveal the three most overlooked areas you must clean today! 

    Location: Hazlet
   2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Bob Kulik presents his Voices of Legends show  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Howell resident Bob Kulik has had a long and rewarding career in the entertainment world, performing for the internationally recognized hit group The Happenings ("See You in September" and "I Got Rhythm"). His illustrious career has spanned more than four decades while sharing the stage with some of the most celebrated artists of our time, including Lou Rawls, Jerry Vale, Robert Goulet, Little Anthony, B.J. Thomas and Jay Black, to name a few.

Bob wowed his Howell Library audience last year. Join us for his return engagement for a performance that will lift your spirits and bring back memories!

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Raconteur Radio Presents: The Wizard of Oz  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Long before the advent of television…way before the internet, streaming, and binge TV…. radio productions were a great source of entertainment for a generation.  Join us as we go back to a simpler time with a radio performance of The Wizard of Oz, the perennial favorite by author L. Frank Baum.  Raconteur Radio brings to life the fantastic journey of a young girl, her faithful dog, and an unforgettable cast of characters that lead you somewhere over the rainbow.

This program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Monmouth County Library.  We thank them for their generous support

    Location: Eastern Branch

Sunday April 9, 2017 -  Saturday April 15, 2017
     Food Donations Accepted for Food Bank of Monmouth  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Library's "Food for Fines" Program begins on Sunday, April 9 and ends on Saturday, April 15.

 "Food for Fines" is a program which may entitle a patron's overdue fines to be forgiven with comparable "payments" of donated items for the Food Bank of Monmouth. This program is in effect during National Library Week ONLY (beginning Sunday, April 9 and ending Saturday, April 15).

Various divisions of Monmouth County will collect donated food items throughout April. Food items can be dropped off at designated areas in each Library Branch.These food donations will go to The Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

More information on Food Drive from Monmouth County found here: (link from County Website  not yet available)

Rules for food donations: The library does not accept home-canned items, cans that are past their expiration date or are dented or damaged, or cans with bar codes that have been lined or scratched through,  items in glass containers, items separated from multipacks, sample-sized items, nor perishable items. Please avoid "junk food" donations.

The Food Bank welcomes nutritious and protein-rich items and paper products.

  • Canned and dry soups
  • Vegetables
  • Pastas
  • Rice
  • Beans
  • Tomato and pasta sauce
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Canned tuna fish
  • Canned meat
  • Powered milk
  • Hot and cold cereals
  • Baby foods and formulas
  • Coffee/tea
  • Canned fruit and fruit juices
  • Crackers

 

    Location: All Branches

Sunday April 9, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM JAZZ CONCERT: Giacomo Gates & Trio  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

 Giacomo Gates does more than sing "a bunch of songs." He is truly an entertainer, for all ages and styles, as audiences enjoy the music, the interaction on the bandstand between him and his musicians, the spontaneity, the humor, the stories about the music and composers, along with their relation to everyday life. What usually lacks in most of today's performances is obviously present... fun! Performing with Giacomo today will be John diMartino on piano, Ed Howard on bass and Vince Cherigo on drums.

We thank the Friends of the Library for underwriting the maintenance of our Concert Grand Piano.

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Monday April 10, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. Tax Aide Volunteers visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 23. The last date is 

 Mondays: 9am to 3pm  On Tuesdays: 6pm to 7pm   On Thursdays: 9am to 3pm            Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

 

  If you need Tax Forms:  Tax forms can be downloaded via the State of New Jersey and IRS websites. For assistance, please stop by the Reference Desk at any branch. Printing fees apply for tax forms printed at the library.  

    Location: Headquarters
   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 Craft included.

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

Stories and Songs for Babies ages 10-23 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  -  1:00 PM Registration Opens today for Documentary : Swim Team  
    Contact:    732 536-9406   
   

What would you do if your community gave up on your child? In New Jersey, the parents of one autistic boy take matters into their own hands.

Join us for a screening of the award-winning documentary Swim Team.

Members of the cast and filmmaker Lara Stolman will be in attendance for a Q&A after the film.

Swim Team chronicles the extraordinary rise of the Jersey Hammerheads, a competitive swim team of  diverse autistic teens trained with high expectations and zero pity. It captures a moving quest for inclusion, independence and a life that feels winning.

Registration is mandatory for this event. Please call the Library beginning April 10 at 732 536-9406 to reserve your seat.

    Location: Marlboro
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Wall Township Library  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only.  There is no pre-registration.  A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open.

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 6; their last date is Tuesday April 11.

Mondays: 1pm to 4pm Tuesdays: 1pm to 4pm Fridays: 1pm to 4pm

Please bring Identification, tax forms and supporting records, see website or library flyers for a list of required items.

If you need Tax Forms: Tax forms can be downloaded via the State of New Jersey and IRS websites.  For assistance, please stop by the Reference Desk at any branch.  Printing fees apply for tax forms prinited at the library.

 

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM New Release Movie: Fences (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Denzel Washington

Starring Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson

A Pulitzer Prize winning play by August Wilson, Fences is the story of Troy Maxson, a mid-century Pittsburgh sanitation worker who once dreamed of a baseball career, but was too old when the major leagues began admitting black players. He tries to be a good husband and father, but his lost dream of glory eats at him, and causes him to make a decision that threatens to tear his family apart.

130 minutes; Paramount

    Location: Eastern Branch
   4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Tweens! Little Bits  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmounthcountylib.org
   

Anyone can be an inventor with the right tools! Little Bits are fun and easy to use. Join the Tween Genius Hour and make your own fun.

    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  -  8:45 PM New Release Movie: Fences (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Denzel Washington

Starring Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson

A Pulitzer Prize winning play by August Wilson, Fences is the story of Troy Maxson, a mid-century Pittsburgh sanitation worker who once dreamed of a baseball career, but was too old when the major leagues began admitting black players. He tries to be a good husband and father, but his lost dream of glory eats at him, and causes him to make a decision that threatens to tear his family apart.

130 minutes; Paramount

    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

Tuesday April 11, 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  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Wall Township Library  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only.  There is no pre-registration.  A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open.

Tax Aide Volunteers will be in Wall Library beginning Monday, February 6; their last date is Tuesday April 11.

Mondays: 1pm to 4pm Tuesdays: 1pm to 4pm Fridays: 1pm to 4pm

Please bring Identification, tax forms and supporting records, see website or library flyers for a list of required items.

If you need Tax Forms: Tax forms can be downloaded via the State of New Jersey and IRS websites.  For assistance, please stop by the Reference Desk at any branch. Printing fees apply for tax forms printed at the library.

 

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: Arrival (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

When twelve mysterious spacecraft 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, and Forest Whitaker. Oscar Nominee for Best Picture.

Drama/Sci-Fi - 116 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! LEGO Storytime: Submarine Figurine!  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

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

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

 

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

Storytime and a craft for ages 3 1/2 to 5.

    Location: Howell
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. Tax Aide Volunteers visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Feb. 16, 2017.  The last date is April 13, 2017.

Mondays: 9am to 3pm  On Tuesdays: 6pm to 7pm   On Thursdays: 9am to 3pm            Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

  If you need Tax Forms:  Tax forms can be downloaded via the State of New Jersey and IRS websites. For assistance, please stop by the Reference Desk at any branch. Printing fees apply for tax forms printed at the library.  

    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 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  -  8:45 PM Independent Film: Jackie (2016) (R)  
    Contact:    1-800-941-8188   
   

Directed by Pablo Larrain

Starring Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig

A searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. Jackie places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband's assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband's legacy and the world of "Camelot" that they created and loved so well.

100 minutes; Fox Searchlight

    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday April 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
   11:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Anime Film Festival (Teens)  
   

Monmouth County Library is providing a special treat for Anime fans! We will be holding an Anime Film Festival which will feature films such as Fruits Basket, Fairy Tail, Summer Wars and Alice Adademy. In addition to watching movies we will be enjoying snacks, pizza and making a small craft.  

Register thru our online calendar. 

    Location: Headquarters
   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 (China) Movie: Coming Home (Gui lai) (2014) (Rated PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

 

Lu Yashsi and Feng Wanyu, are forced into separation when Lu is arrested during the Cultural Revolution and sent to a labor camp. When he returns home, he finds that his beloved wife no longer remembers him.  Drama Starring: Li Gong, Daoming Chen, Huiwen Zhang 1 hr. 49 min.

Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Movie: Allied (2016) R  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

In 1942, a Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadlly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war. Stars Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris. 124 minutes

 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Bingo!  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Play some Bingo and enjoy stories in the upstairs children's section.

Registration required.

All ages.

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Rainy Day Clouds - Craft  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

Registration required, call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, March 30.

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

Easter, Earth Day and other stories for Grades K and Up.

    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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Getting the Most from Social Security  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

This free seminar will reveal simple secrets on how to maximize your social security benefits including

  • How a recent law change could impact your benefits
  • How you may be able to avoid paying taxes on Social Security benefits
  • Key factors to consider before applying for Social Security
  • Simple ways to increase your Social Security
  • Six ways Social Security has changed in 2017

Register below or by calling the Hazlet Library at 732-264-7164

    Location: Hazlet
   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

Thursday April 13, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program at Library HQ, Manalapan  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers offer face-to-face tax information only. There is no pre-registration. A limited number of returns will be filed, depending on the number of volunteers available to complete returns within listed times, on days that the Library Branch is open. 

Tax Aide Volunteers will visit  Library-Headquarters beginning Thursday, February 16; their last date is Thursday, April 13.

 Mondays: 9am to 3pm  On Tuesdays: 6pm to 7pm   On Thursdays: 9am to 3pm            Please bring Identification, tax forms & supporting records.

 

  If you need Tax Forms:  Tax forms can be downloaded via the State of New Jersey and IRS websites. For assistance, please stop by the Reference Desk at any branch. Printing fees apply for tax forms printed at the library.  

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

Stories and Crafts for all ages.

    Location: Howell
   12:00 PM  -  1:30 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
   1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM Movie: Rules Don't Apply (2016) PG-13  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Warren Beatty

Starring:  Steve Tom, Paul Sorvino, Peter Macenizie, Ivar Brogger, Dan Desmond

Hollywood, 1958 - a small town beauty and devout Baptist, under contract to Howard Hughes, arrives at the airport and is picked up by Mr. Hughes' driver, an engaged, deeply religious Methodist. Their instant attraction puts religious convictions to the test, while at the same time, violating Hughes' number one rule: No employee is allowed to have any relationship with a contract actress.

127 minutes   

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  3:20 PM Movie: Fences (2016) (Rated PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Denzel Washington directed and stars in this adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway play, which explores the relationships of the Maxsons, an African-American family living in Pittsburgh in 1957. The story focuses on Troy (Denzel Washington), a garbage collector and former athlete, his wife Rose (Viola Davis), and their son Cory (Jovan Adepo). Bitter that baseball's color barrier was only broken after his own heyday in the Negro Leagues, Troy is prone to taking out his frustrations on his loved ones. Drama /  Also starring, Stephen Henderson, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, Saniyya Sidney 2hrs. 19 min.

Paramount Pictures 

    Location: Marlboro
   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Birds of a Feather - Preschool Stories and Craft  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.
Registration required, call, stop in or register online beginning on Thursday, March 30.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classic Movie: Marked Woman (1937)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Lloyd Bacon

Starring Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Lola Lane, Isabel Jewell, Alan Jenkins

A crusading DA persuades a clip joint "party girl" to testify against her mobster boss after her innocent sister is accidentally murdered during one of his unsavory "parties".  

96 minutes; (c)Warner Bros

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Fences (2016)(PG-13)  
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Starring: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis

Drama --139 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Spring Break Matinee: Moana (2016) PG  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Young navigator Moana, the daughter of a Polynesian tribal chief, is chosen to find a precious artifact that could save her people from a terrible curse incurred by the demigod Maui.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

Children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Hazlet
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Bingo Night  
    Contact:    732 497 3811   
   

Spring break fun for everyone! Join us for family bingo, pizza, and prizes. This special event is sponsored by the Bayshore Family Success Center. Registration is required. Please call (732) 497-3811 to register. 

    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 Classic Movie: Marked Woman (1937)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Lloyd Bacon

Starring Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Lola Lane, Isabel Jewell, Alan Jenkins

A crusading DA persuades a clip joint "party girl" to testify against her mobster boss after her innocent sister is accidentally murdered during one of his unsavory "parties".  

96 minutes; (c)Warner Bros

    Location: Eastern Branch

Friday April 14, 2017
     Good Friday-Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Monmouth County Library Headquarters and All Branches are closed

Your Library is always available to you through 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 + Zinio)

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

Saturday April 15, 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
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Mind and Meditation  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Mind and Meditation with Dhan Goboori from Art of Living. 

    Location: Ocean Township

Sunday April 16, 2017
     Easter - Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Monmouth County Library Headquarters and All Branches are closed

Your Library is always available to you through 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

Monday April 17, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coffee with a Cop  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Ocean Township police officers and members of the community can meet to discuss issues and learn more about each other. Light refreshments will be served.

    Location: Ocean Township
   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 Craft included.

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

Stories and Songs for Babies 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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM The Path to Employment: Starting Your Job Search  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

An in-depth introduction to the Path to Employment includes a discussion of the emotional impact of job loss and how to move forward. Learn key factors to creating effective career goals and different methods to finding employment.  Includes an introduction to navigating the new Career Connections website to 'Plan, Prepare and Succeed' in your job search. 

Presented by Monica Johnson, Career Connections navigator

 

    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
   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 April 18, 2017
     Library Commission Meeting  
    Contact: Administration    732 431 7220   
   
Tuesday, April 18, 2017; 11:00 AM; Colts Neck

Tuesday, May 9, 2017; 11:00 AM; Howell

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  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: The Bridal Chair by Gloria Goldreich  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Beautiful Ida Chagall, the only daughter of Marc Chagall, is blossoming in the Paris art world beyond her father's controlling gaze.  But her newfound independence is short-lived.  In Nazi-occupied Paris, Chagall's status as a Jewish artist has made them all targets, yet his devotion to his art blinds him to their danger. 

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales. An Adult Short Story Program  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

"Short Stories Thru the Decades"

"Cathedral" (1983) by Raymond Carver

In Raymond Carver's story, "Cathedral", the story tells of how a close outside relationship can threaten a marriage by provoking insecurities, aggravating communication barriers, and creating feelings of invasion of privacy.  The husband in the story is given the gift of seeing the cathedral through a blind man's eyes.  Although the title suggests that the story is about a cathedral, it is really about two men who come together and share a vision and realize it is he who is blind. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   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
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Do More with Your Library Card: Accessing the Library's FREE Electronic Resources!  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   
Learn how to utilize the electronic resources available to YOU for FREE with your library 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 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.
 
This program will be repeated Wednesday, May 17, 10 a.m.

 

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Sully (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

On Thursday, January 15th, 2009, the world witnessed the 'Miracle on the Hudson' when Captain, Chesley Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.

96 minutes

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Movie: Fences (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.   Directed by Denzel Washington.  Starring Denzel Washington, Viola Davis and Stephen Henderson. Oscar winner for Best Supporting Actress.

Drama - 139 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Tail Waggin' Tutors  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

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

Grades K and up. Registration required.

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

Storytime and a craft for ages 3 1/2 to 5.

    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Young Adult Employment/Internships. Planning and Preparing to Succeed  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Presented by Rosemary Tamasi (Career Connectins Counselor - MCL)

Sample of the Topics to be covered: Interviewing Skills, Brief Mock Interview, Social Media, Dress for Success, Internships/Volunteering.

Teens and their Parents/Guardians are Welcome to Attend.

Register thru our online calendar.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
   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
   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.  

In this session you will:  experience gentle yoga, learn about different sources of energy and the tendencies of our mind; learn some simple yet powerful breathing techniques; experience a guided meditation; and learn about the Art of Living "Happiness Program."  No yoga mat or equipment is needed.  

Space is limited. Please register online or call 1-866-941-8188 to reserve a space.    

    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday April 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

Wednesday April 19, 2017 -  Thursday April 20, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Book Sale  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Book Sale sponsored by Ocean Township Friends of the Library: 10 am - 8 pm both days.

    Location: Ocean Township

Wednesday April 19, 2017
   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  -  2:25 PM Vintage Series: Movie: High Noon (1952) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A marshal preparing to retire and marry finds out that a man he sent to prison is returning on the noon train to exact his revenge.  Now instead of leaving town with his new wife, he must face his opponent without the support of the townspeople. Drama/Western  Starring: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly  1 hr. 25 min.                                                               

United Artists

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Book Discussion: The Bridal Chair by Gloria Goldreich  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Beautiful Ida Chagall, the only daughter of Marc Chagall, is blossoming in the Paris art world beyond her father's controlling gaze.  But her newfound independence is short-lived.  In Nazi-occupied Paris, Chagall's status as a Jewish artist has made them all targets, yet his devotion to his art blinds him to their danger. 

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Bleed for This (2016) R  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

The inspirational story of World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza who had a near fatal car crash which left him not knowing if he'd ever walk again.He then made one of sport's most incredible comebacks. Stars Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart, Katey Sagal. 117 minutes

 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Afternoon at the Movies: The Light Between Oceans (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

An Australian World War I veteran takes a job as a lighthouse keeper on an isolated island. He meets his future wife at the nearest coastal town, and the two begin their new life alone at the lighthouse. Once settled, a lifeboat washes ashore with a newborn inside, and the couple raise the infant as their own. Starring Michael Fassbender and Rachel Weisz.132 mins.

    Location: Colts Neck
   3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Tweens! Project FUNway!  
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Calling all makers, designers, and fashion gurus in training. Join us for a garbage bag fashion challenge and runway show incorporating unexpected materials and an “anything goes” attitude! We will staple, glue, and bedazzle our way to perfectly wild ensembles made by you! No registration required. Materials will be provided; but feel free to bring any special items that you may want to use. Open to kids grades 3 and up! 

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   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, April 6.

 

    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 or choose one from our shelves!

Registration Required.

All Ages.

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

Easter, Earth Day and other stories for Grades K and Up.

    Location: Howell
   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, April 6.

 

    Location: Headquarters
   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
   5:15 PM  -  5:45 PM Kids! Dog Reading Therapy  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

In a dog-friendly setting, kids can practice their reading skills while interacting with Styx, a smooth collie. The program is designed for children to become comfortable with reading as well as with approaching animals.

    Location: Howell
   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 The Pledge by Kimberly Derting! 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  -  7:30 PM Social Media/Digital Marketing for Small and Local Businesses  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Remember the old days of Marketing?  All you needed was a telephone, address and some money for advertising in the Yellow Pages and local newspapers.  All that has changed.  Social media and digital marketing are challenges for small business owners to understand and leverage.  We will discuss the major initiatives you should be thinking about so that you don't get lost or forgotten online and, most importantly, how to use online channels to increase customer engagement, satisfaction and revenue.  

This workshop will explain the different types of tools in the digital marketing: how they work and why they are important.  Learn how to make digital marketing a regular part of your outreach program.

Presenter Scott Barnett is a serial entrepreneur with 25+ years experience in software development, product management, sales and marketing.  Sponsored by SCORE of Monmouth County.  

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   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.

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday April 20, 2017
   10:30 AM Book Discussion: Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Over the course of one life-altering afternoon, the fates of seven people will change forever when a throng of protestors are determined to shut down Seattle.

Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

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

Join Carol Z. Yoga Teacher in yoga poses with an adventure story.

    Location: Howell
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discusion: Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

by Sunil Yapa

Over the course of one life-altering afternoon, the fates of seven people will change forever when a throng of protestors is determined to shut down Seattle.

Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

    Location: Howell
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Thursday Morning Book Discussion: The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 X7222   
   

Set in contemporary Northern California, The Harder They Come explores the volatile connections between three damaged people—an aging ex-Marine and Vietnam veteran, his psychologically unstable son, and the son's paranoid, much older lover—as they careen towards an explosive confrontation. 

 

On a vacation cruise to Central America with his wife, seventy-year-old Sten Stensen unflinchingly kills a gun-wielding robber menacing a busload of senior tourists. The reluctant hero is relieved to return home to Fort Bragg, California, after the ordeal—only to find that his delusional son, Adam, has spiraled out of control.

Adam has become involved with Sara Hovarty Jennings, a hardened member of the Sovereign Citizens’ Movement, right-wing anarchists who refuse to acknowledge the laws and regulations of the state, considering them to be false and non-applicable. Adam’s senior by some fifteen years, Sara becomes his protector and inamorata. As Adam's mental state fractures, he becomes increasingly schizophrenic—a breakdown that leads him to shoot two people in separate instances. On the run, he takes to the woods, spurring the biggest manhunt in California history.

As he explores a father’s legacy of violence and his powerlessness in relating to his equally violent son, T. C. Boyle offers unparalleled psychological insights into the American psyche. Inspired by a true story, The Harder They Come is a devastating and indelible novel from a modern master.

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: Hell or High Water (2016) (Rated R)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Two brothers commit a string of bank robberies in a desperate scheme to save the family’s Texas ranch from foreclosure. Meanwhile an aging sheriff attempts to hunt down those responsible. Drama/Crime/Drama Starring: Chris Pine, Dale Dickey, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges, Katy Mixon  1 hr. 42 min.

Lions Gate Films Inc.

    Location: Marlboro
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Crochet 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  -  3:20 PM Movie: Hacksaw Ridge (2016) R  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Mel Gibson

Starring:  Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Vince Vaughn

The true story of an army medic who singlehandedly saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun during WWII. He was the only WWII American soldier to fight on the front line without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was wrong.  

139 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  -  3:00 PM I Love You. Who Are You? Caring for a Family Member with Alzheimer's/Dementia  
   

Join us for this informative lecture presented by Galina Markovich (ANP, RN) from Millennium Memory Care of New Jersey. Ms. Markovich will discuss topics including the basics of understanding Dementia and Alzheimer's, the early warning signs of both diseases, disease progression and practical solutions for caregivers. Other topics will include support, safety, everyday care, adapting activities, planning ahead and more. Registration is required. You can register below or by calling the library at 732-431-5656.

    Location: Colts Neck
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Nocturnal Animals (2016)(R)  
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Starring: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon.

Thriller/Drama --116 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Classic Movies: Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Robert Aldrich

Starring Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Roscoe Lee Browne, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Durning

A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana.  He threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President reveals details of a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam War between Dell and the then President's most trusted advisors.  (Dave Jenkins)

143 minutes; Allied Artists

    Location: Eastern Branch
   3:00 PM Wall Book Club: When the Night Comes by Favell Parrett  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Isla is a lonely young Tasmanian girl, who lives with her mother and brother.  Bo is a Danish sailor and a crewman on an Antarctic supply ship who shares his adventures with them.  Though Isla and Bo’s  time together is short, it is enough to change the course of both their lives.

 

    Location: Wall Township
   3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Read to a Therapy Dog  
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Come hang out and practice your reading skills with real, trained therapy dogs at the library! Not reading yet? No worries! These dogs love to look at pictures from your favorite book, too! This program is recommended for children ages 4 and up. No registration required. 

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Tweens! #TBT: TotallyBrilliantTweens  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Build an extendable grabber to grasp anything out of arm’s reach!

Grades 3-7. Registration required. 

    Location: Hazlet
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Let's Make Toys  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

 

Celebrate Earth Day with Rick Mikula.  Learn how to make amazing toys and useful things from stuff you'd usually throw away. Recycling is fun!

K & up

No registration required.

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit Visit  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join us for this exciting event presented by the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office. Meet the officer and dog teams that help keep our communities safe!

Registration begins Thursday, April 6 for children ages 4 and up with families.

    Location: Marlboro
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Young Adult Employment/Internships. Planning and Preparing to Succeed (Teens)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Presented by Rosemary Tamasi (Career Connections Counselor - MCL)

Sample of the Topics to be covered: Interviewing skills, Brief Mock Interview, Social Media, Dress for Success, Internships/Volunteering.

Teens and their parent/guardians are welcome to attend

Register thru our online calendar. 

    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  -  8:50 PM Classic Movies: Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Robert Aldrich

Starring Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Roscoe Lee Browne, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Durning

A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana.  He threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President reveals details of a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam War between Dell and the then President's most trusted advisors.  (Dave Jenkins)

143 minutes; Allied Artists

    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 April 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 April 22, 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
   11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Volunteer Recruitment Fair  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   


Want to Volunteer?  Amazing causes need passionate people!  People just like you!

So many organizations are searching for volunteers: people like you.  This Volunteer Recruitment Fair will showcase local volunteering opportunities linking "those who need help" with "those who want to help". 

Learn how YOU can make a difference in your community. 

Some of the organizations that will be represented include:  Pinwheel Place, Alicaps, Gentiva, Habitat for Humanity, Second Life Bikes, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Anticruelty Crew, Lunch Break, AAUW-NMCB, 180 Turning Lives Around, and CLASP.



 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Documentary : Swim Team  
    Contact:    732 536-9406   
   

What would you do if your community gave up on your child? In New Jersey, the parents of one autistic boy take matters into their own hands.

Join us for a screening of the award-winning documentary Swim Team.

Members of the cast and filmmaker Lara Stolman will be in attendance for a Q&A after the film.

Swim Team chronicles the extraordinary rise of the Jersey Hammerheads, a competitive swim team of  diverse autistic teens trained with high expectations and zero pity. It captures a moving quest for inclusion, independence and a life that feels winning.

Registration is mandatory for this event. Please call the Library beginning April 10 at 732 536-9406 to reserve your seat.

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Author Talk: Revelations by Liz Roberts  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Come out and join Liz Roberts, a freelance writer who has just published her first book, Revelations, a mystery/romance that takes place at the Jersey Shore, particularly in Keansburg. Liz has been writing for over forty years having first published at age sixteen. She has since written op ed pieces for The Asbury Park Press, Bergen Record, Newark Star Ledger, New York Times and Britain's The Guardian. She is the creator of the internationally read food blog, Foodie Pantry, and is working on a series of novels based on Port Monmouth's Spy House. 

Liz is a professor at her alma mater, Fairleigh Dickinson University's Teaneck/Hackensack campus, where she graduated with a BA in English Literature and an MPA in Public Administration. A concerned environmentalist, she also belongs to both Clean Ocean Action and The Raritan Baykeeper. She has participated in many beach sweeps along the Raritan Bay and has written extensively about keeping the bay waters and ocean clean. Though she was born, raised and continues to live in Saddle Brook, her true love lies here, at the Jersey Shore. 

Register below or by calling the Hazlet Library at 732-264-7164

    Location: Hazlet

Sunday April 23, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Living History: Hamilton v Jefferson The Great Debate  
    Contact: Reference Desk   743 431 7220 x7222   
   

The Great Debate pairs Thomas Jefferson with Alexander Hamilton and dramatizes the conflicting ideas espoused by the two men, followed by question and answer session.

Looking to discover the original intent of the founders? Were they all of one mind? Witness founding fathers Thomas Jefferson (Steve Edenbo) and Alexander Hamilton (Eben Kuhns) as they debate their opposing interpretations of the U.S. Constitution. 

Focusing on topics most relevant to their day and to ours: State versus Federal authority in government, the framing of the Constitution and its interpretation, and the people's voice in government; Jefferson's and Hamilton's differing viewpoints foreshadow the establishment of our two-party system and demonstrate how the need for compromise between two opposing factions resulted in the development of the imperfect, but ever evolving government we have today. 

From the American Historical Theatre, Jefferson & Hamlton are portrayed by historians/actors Steve Edenbo and  Eben Kuhns. Find at www.ahtheatre.org

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Monday April 24, 2017
   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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Blessed is the Match Film for Holocaust Remembrance Day  
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Narrated by Joan Allen, Blessed Is the Match is the first documentary feature about Hannah Senesh, the World War II-era poet and diarist who became a paratrooper, resistance fighter and modern-day Joan of Arc. Safe in Palestine in 1944, Hannah joined a mission to rescue Hungary’s Jews. Shockingly, it was the only outside rescue mission for Jews during the Holocaust. Hannah parachuted behind enemy lines, was captured, tortured and ultimately executed by the Nazis. Incredibly, her mother Catherine witnessed the entire ordeal – first as a prisoner with Hannah and later as her advocate, braving the bombed-out streets of Budapest in a desperate attempt to save her daughter.

With unprecedented access to the Senesh family archive, this powerful story unfolds through the writings and photographs of Hannah and Catherine Senesh.

    Location: Headquarters
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 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
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Penny Spinners - Craft  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

 

See how fast and how long you can make your spinner go!

K and up

Registration required, call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, April 13.

    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  -  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 April 25, 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  -  2:45 PM Classic Movie: Singin' in the Rain A Tribute to Debbie Reynolds (1952) G  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly

Starring:  Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor, Jean Hagan, Cyd Charisse

Hollywood, 1927:  A silent film star couple (Don Lockwood & Lina Lamont) is the toast of tinseltown, though off camera their relationship is contentious, as Don, (Gene Kelly) prefers the company of an aspiring actress (Debbie Reynolds) both on and off screen.  This poses a major problem for Lina, who does everything in her power to keep Reynolds from taking her place. Comedy, drama, beautiful music, and wonderful dance routines make this one of the best musicals ever made.   

103 minutes

 

    Location: Howell
   1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Toddler Stories and Craft - April Showers  
    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 Movie: Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Florence is a New York socialite who dreams of becoming a great opera singer, however the voice she hears in her head is beautiful; to everyone else it is hilariously awful. Her husband and biggest fan, St. Clair Bayfield is determined to protect his beloved Florence from the truth. But when Florence stages a huge concert at Carnegie Hall, he faces his greatest challenge to make sure her performance is a rousing success.

110 minutes

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: Hidden Figures (2016) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

The story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program.  Directed by Theodore Melfi. Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae.  Oscar Nominee for Best Picture.

Drama/History - 127 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Sticky, Salty Splashes  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Color will race across the page, crystallizing your designs!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

 

    Location: Hazlet
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM National Distracted Driving Month - 5 to Drive Program (Teens)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Presented by: Officier Michelle Melendez of the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office

Safer Teens, Safer Roads with the "5 to Drive Program"

The "5 to Drive" campaign addresses the five most dangerous and deadly behaviors for teen drivers.  The idea behind the campaign is to give parents the words to use when they talk with their teens about the rules of the road.

Teens and their Parents/Guardians are Welcome to attend..

Register thru our online calendar.  

    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  -  8:45 PM Independent Film: Elle (2016) (R)  
    Contact:    1-800-941-8188   
   

Directed by Paul Verhoeven

Starring Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny

Michèle seems indestructible. Head of a leading video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michèle's life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game?a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control.

130 minutes; 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
   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 Do More With Your Library Card: Accessing the Library's FREE Electronic Resources  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   
Learn how to utilize the electronic resources available to YOU for FREE with your library 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 TimesAsbury Park Press
Language learning - 70 choices - with Transparent 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 library with Westlaw  (HQ has NJ items only).
 
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

Wednesday April 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
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Short & Sweet: A Short Story Book Club  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

“The Doll's House” (1922) Katherine Mansfield

The Burnell family receives an elaborate doll house from a generous house guest, but when the girls decide to invite their friends over, they find themselves swept up by social trends.

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: Mamma Mia! (2008) PG-13  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 70s group, ABBA. Stars Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried. 108 minutes

 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   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.

Registration Required

All Ages

 

    Location: Colts Neck
   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  -  7:00 PM Transition Planning Seminar for Your Special Needs Child  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Legal and Healthcare Topics for Your Special Needs Child Approaching Adulthood

Margaret Spaziani, Esq. (Giordano, Halleran & Ceisla, Red Bank), and Dr. Neelam K. Sell (The Milestones Center, Tinton Falls) will be on hand to provide information to parents of special needs children approaching the age of 18 on medical, legal, and day-to-day living issues. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   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 self-help workshops provide an
opportunity to share experiences, feelings and new ideas for moving forward.

The workshops, facilitated by Beth Stamp, Lost & Found Bereavement Support facilitator, will explore seasonal aspects of loss and grieving, getting through a year of holidays and family celebrations and events.

Pre-registration is suggested.

    Location: Headquarters
   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

Thursday April 27, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM BookBites. A Bookclub for Adults  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper

Eighty-three year old Etta has never seen the ocean.  So early one morning she takes a rifle, some chocolate, and her best boots and begins walking the 3,232 kilometers from rural Saskatchewan, Canada eastward to the sea.  As Etta walks further toward the crashing waves, the lines among memory, illusion, and reality blur.

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

Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper

This 'poetic, poignant" debut features last great adventures, unlikely heroes, and a "sweet, disarming story of lasting love".

Eighty-three-year old Etta has never seen the ocean.  So early one morning she takes a rifle, some chocolate, and her best boots and begins walking the 3,232 kilometers from rural Saskatchewan, Canada eastward to the sea.  As Etta walks further toward the crashing waves, the lines among memory, illusion, and reality blur.  

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

A New York man (Will Smith) deals with the heartache of losing a child by writing letters to Time, Death, and Love. Soon he is visited by all three conceptual representations which help him return to a semblance of a normal life. Drama Also Starring, Helen Mirren, Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, Michael Pena, Naomie Harris 1 hr. 47 min.

Warner Bros.

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

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Denzel Washington

Starring:  Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson

 Fences, nominated for four Academey Awards, including best picture and best actor, is about a working-class African-American father who tries to raise his family in the 1950's, while coming to terms with the events of his life.

139 minutes

 

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classic Movie: You Only Live Once (1937)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Fritz Lang

Starring Henry Fonda, Sylvia Sidney, Barton MacLane, Margaret Hamilton

The public defender's secretary and an ex-convict get married and try to make a life together, but a series of disasters sends their lives spiraling out of control.

85 minutes; (c) United Artists

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Loving (2016)(PG-13)  
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Starring: Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Will Dalton

Drama --123 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie: You Only Live Once (1937)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Fritz Lang

Starring Henry Fonda, Sylvia Sidney, Barton MacLane, Margaret Hamilton

The public defender's secretary and an ex-convict get married and try to make a life together, but a series of disasters sends their lives spiraling out of control.

85 minutes; (c) United Artists

    Location: Eastern Branch

Friday April 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Preservation Week Event: Preserving Your Family Photos!  
    Contact: Archives    732 308 3771 x3771   
   

This special Preservation Week event is for budding genealogists and family historians alike. You will learn about the kind of photo album you should use, whether photographs should be removed from old albums, how to caption and where to store photo prints. A free, interactive scanning session follows. Please bring up to three photos or documents to be digitally copied that day by Archives staff, and receive a complimentary CD with the images.

The American Library Association's Preservation Week is an opportunity to celebrate collecting and preservation. Presenter Gary Saretzky is the Archivist for Monmouth County and, as such, is the ultimate source on many subjects, including collection assessment, preservation, organization, maintenance, and access to historical information. 

Presenter Gary D. Saretzky is the Archivist for Monmouth County and a photographer, photo historian, and photo conservator.  He will be available to respond to questions on many archival subjects, including collection assessment, preservation, organization, maintenance, and enhancing access to historical photographs and documents. 

In addition to this presentation, Monmouth County Archives will offer a tour of their facilities, beginning at 2pm.  Please contact Archives directly to reserve your spot:  732-308-3771 x3771.  Monmouth County Archives is a Division of the Office of the County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon. Find out more at www.visitmonmouth.com/archives 

 
    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 Poetry Reading  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

April is poetry month come celebrate it with the poetry readings of Joan Camp.  She will be delighting us with her original poems accompanied with live music. Join us for an afternoon of poems.

 

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Masters of the Celtic Harp  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Two great players, one fantastic show! 

Quite simply, Gráinne Hambly and William Jackson are two of the foremost harpers of Ireland and Scotland. They teamed up and began touring as "The Masters of the Celtic Harp" in 2005 and have been traveling together ever since.  Combining their extraordinary talents on harp as well as concertina, tinwhistle and bouzouki, The Masters of the Celtic Harp have been performing all over the country and dazzling audiences with their artistry. Their Two Sides of Celtic show is a special treat.

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Preservation Week Event: Take a Tour of Monmouth County Archives  
    Contact: Archives    732 308 3771 x3771   
   

Celebrate Preservation Week  by taking a tour and learning more about the Monmouth County Archives!  County Clerk Christine Hanlon and Archivist Gary Saretzky invite you to reserve a spot and tour the exciting Archives & Records Center facilities, learn what Archives does and how they may help your historical search.Gary Saretzky, Archivist for Monmouth County, and his team are the ultimate source on many subjects, including collection assessment, perservation, organization, maintenance, and access to Monmouth County historical information. 

The American Library Association's Preservation Week is an opportunity to celebrate collecting and preservation.

Monmouth County Archives is a Division of the Office of the County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon. Find out more at www.visitmonmouth.com/archives.

Please contact Archives staff directly to schedule a tour (beginning at 2pm):  732-308-3771 x3771.  

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday April 29, 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
   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  -  4:00 PM Poets Live! A Celebration of National Poetry Month  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Jersey Shore Poets presents Poets Live!  A celebration of National Poetry Month

Featured poets Laura McCullough and BJ Ward will read from their work.  After a short break, members of Jersey Shore Poets will also share their poetry.  The day will wrap up with an open mic session where attendees may sign up to read 1 or 2 poems of their own (maximum 3 minutes, please).

Laura McCullough's recently published work The Wild Night Dress was selected by Billy Collins in the Miller Williams Poetry Prize Series.  Her other books of poems include Jersey Mercy, Rigger Death & Hoist Another, Panic, Speech Acts, What Men Want, and The Dancing Bear.  She conceived of and curated two anthologies of essays on poetry. She has had fellowships or scholarships from Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Sewanee Writers Conference, The Vermont Studio Center, the NJ State Arts Council, among others. Her prose and poetry have appeared widely in places such as Michigan Quarterly Review, The Southern Review, The American Poetry Review, and Best American Poetry, among others.  She teaches full time at Brookdale Community College and teaches for the Stockton University Winter Poetry and Prose Getaway.  She is the founding editor of Mead: the Magazine of Literature and Libations.  Visit her at www.lauramccullough.org.

BJ Ward is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Jackleg Opera: Collected Poems 1990-2013.  His poems have appeared in Poetry, American Poetry Review, TriQuarterly, The New York Times, The Normal School and The Sun.  He is the recepient of a Pushcart Prize and two Distinguished Artist Fellowships from the NJ State Council on the Arts.  His website is www.bj-ward.com.  He is a Professor of English and Creative Writing at Warren County Community College. 

Jersey Shore Poets is a poetry writing group that meets once a month at the Eatontown Library.  They always welcome new members.  For more information on the group, email Chris Bogart at jerseyshorepoets@gmail.com.

 

 

 

    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
   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
   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
   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 2, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Longest Night by Andria Williams  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In 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. Then, on his rounds, Paul discovers that the reactor is compromised, placing his family and the entire community in danger. Worse, his superiors set out to cover up the problem rather than fix it. Paul can’t bring himself to tell Nat the truth, but his lies only widen a growing gulf between them.Lonely and restless, Nat is having trouble adjusting to their new life. She struggles to fit into her role as a housewife and longs for a real friend. When she meets a rancher, Esrom, she finds herself drawn to him, comforted by his kindness and company. But as rumors spread, the secrets between Nat and Paul build and threaten to reach a breaking point. 

Based on a true story of the only fatal nuclear accident to occur in America, The Longest Night is a deeply moving novel that explores the intricate makeup of a marriage, the shifting nature of trust, and the ways we try to protect the ones we love.

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  -  12:30 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
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM The Long Term Care Problem and How to Solve It  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Government publications such as Medicare & You describe Long Term Care as a major healthcare problem facing seniors in the U.S.  This workshop will provide information on long term care, such as who will need it? what it will cost? and who will pay for it?  Find out about the role of Medicare and Medicaid, and about Long Term Care Insurance as well.  Get all of your questions answered.  

Presented by Les Taylor of Bankers Life

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie:Victor/Victoria (1982) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

May Musicals

In 1930s Paris, a struggling female singer works the cabaret circuit pretending to be a man, pretending to be a woman with the help of her cabaret friend, she becomes very successful, but also draws the amorous attention of a macho gangster.

Starring Julie Andrews, James Garner, and Robert Preston.

133m.

    Location: Wall 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.

School age grades K and up. 

No registration necessary.

    Location: Headquarters
   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
   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 3, 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   
   

Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir
By Roz Chast
A 2014 National Book Award finalist, Roz Chast brings her humor to the topic of aging parents, through four-color cartoons, family photos, and documents. Chast's memoir is both comfort and comic relief for anyone experiencing the life-altering loss of elderly parents.




 

  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  -  4:20 PM Movie: Hacksaw Ridge (2016) (R)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Based on the true story of World World II Army Medic, Desmond T. Doss, who won the Congressional Medal of Honor despite refusing to bear arms. Doss was ostracized by his fellow soldiers but went on to earn their respect for his bravery after risking his life to save seventy-five men in the Battle of Okinawa without firing a shot. Stars Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey. 2 hours, 19 minutes. 

    Location: Hazlet
   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
   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 6:30pm on the first and third Wednesdays of Jan., Feb., Mar., April & May.

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM College Funding Associates  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

The College Funding Associates will present a workshop for parents and students that are interested in learning about the college application and financial aid process.  The informational only workshop will include a question and answer session.  

 

    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 May 4, 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
   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 Gods of the Steppe by Andrei Gelasimov

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  -  3:00 PM Crochet 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  -  3:15 PM Movie: Patriot's Day (2016) R  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

The story of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis's actions in the events leading up the the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, and the aftermath.

Directed by:  Peter Berg

Starring:  Melissa Benoist, Michelle Monaghan, John Goodman, Kevin Bacon

133 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  -  4:10 PM La La Land (PG-13)(2016)  
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Join us for this 2016 multiple Oscar winner and melodic musical that's far from as simplistic as it may seem.  A jazz pianist falls fir an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. Come and enjoy a film with the kind of charm that you might have thought had dissappeared from American movies. 

Starring: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, and Rosemarie DeWitt.

Comedy/Drama/Musical --128 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! May the Fourth Be With You. - School Age craft  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Listen to stories and make Star Wars shadow puppets!

K and up

Call, stop in or register online beginning Thursday, April 20.

    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: The Longest Night by Andria Williams  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In 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. Then, on his rounds, Paul discovers that the reactor is compromised, placing his family and the entire community in danger. Worse, his superiors set out to cover up the problem rather than fix it. Paul can’t bring himself to tell Nat the truth, but his lies only widen a growing gulf between them.Lonely and restless, Nat is having trouble adjusting to their new life. She struggles to fit into her role as a housewife and longs for a real friend. When she meets a rancher, Esrom, she finds herself drawn to him, comforted by his kindness and company. But as rumors spread, the secrets between Nat and Paul build and threaten to reach a breaking point. 


Based on a true story of the only fatal nuclear accident to occur in America, The Longest Night is a deeply moving novel that explores the intricate makeup of a marriage, the shifting nature of trust, and the ways we try to protect the ones we love.

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 May 5, 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
   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 May 6, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM Kids! Sing a Song, All Day Long!  
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Join Emily Vorp of Youth Stages in a sing-along/play-along concert of fun and interactive songs, just for little ones!

Ages 10 months – 3 ½ years old with parent/caregiver

Free admission by ticket only; tickets are available at the Children’s Desk beginning Thursday, April 20.  Everyone needs a ticket.

Program will be held in the Library's Lower Gallery!

 

    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
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Mind and Meditation Workshop  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

No Breath No Life, Know Breath Know Life!

Join us for an introduction to powerful breathing techniques and knowledge of mind, body, & breath to:

  • Reduce stress
  • Increase health and well being
  • Increase joy in personal relationships
  • Improve self esteem
  • Improve creativity and clarity of mind

Sponsored by "The Art of Living". You're more than welcome to attend one session or both. 

Registration is required. You can register below or by calling the library at 732-431-5656.

    Location: Colts Neck
   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
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Meet Albert Einstein!  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7242   
   

You have always wanted to meet Albert Einstein and here is your chance!  We are celebrating Pi Day with a visit from Dr. Einstein who will talk about his pets, his travels, his schoolwork, and yes, his scientific discoveries.  Pi Day was established by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2009 to celebrate mathematics and science.  

 Mr. Einstein will be portrayed by Professional Reenactor William Agress.

 

 

    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 Dr. Hashem Sherif will lead discussion on Thartharah Fawqa  by Naguib Mahfouz

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 May 8, 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
   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
   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 9, 2017
     Library Commission Meeting  
    Contact: Administration    732 431 7220   
   
Tuesday, May 9, 2017; 11:00 AM; Howell

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: Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964) (NR)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

May Musicals

A brassy belle wrangles her way into Denver High Society when she marries "overnight millionaire" Johnny Brown. While, setting sail for home aboard the Titanic, she becomes a heroine when the ship sinks and she helps rescue many of her fellow passengers.  

Starring Debbie Reynolds, Harve Presnell, and Ed Begley

128m.

 

    Location: Wall Township
   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
   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 De-Stress Through Yoga, Breathing and Meditation  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

De-stress through gentle yoga, breathing and meditation.  

In this session you will:  experience gentle yoga, learn about different sources of energy and the tendencies of our mind; learn some simple yet powerful breathing techniques; experience a guided meditation; and learn about the Art of Living "Happiness Program."  No yoga mat or equipment is needed.  

Space is limited. Please register online or call 1-866-941-8188 to reserve a space.    

    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday May 10, 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
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Workshop: Top Notch Resumes I Presented by Jersey Job Club  
    Contact: NJ Career Connections Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

Jersey Job Club Interviewing Skills Workshop: 

Top Notch Resumes I - The Basics

The Jersey Job Club gives you the tools and support you need to find a job. To find a good job in challenging times, successful job seekers look for opportunities to get an edge. The Jersey Job Club gives you that edge through the New Jersey Career Connection’s  -  Top Notch Resumes - The Basics

  

This program is presented through a grant from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Management and in conjunction with Monmouth County Workforce Development. 
 
 
    Location: Headquarters
   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  -  3:55 PM Movie: Arrival (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Linguistics professor Louise Banks leads an elite team of investigators when twelve mysterious spaceships land around the globe. Banks and her crew must interpret the language of the alien visitors threatening her own life and those of all of mankind.  Stars Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker. 1 hours, 56 minutes. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Estate Planning Workshop  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

When it comes to sorting facts from fiction in estate planning, Paul R. Daniele, Esq. from Daniele Law, LLC will cover the frequently asked questions and common misconceptions regarding this topic. Paul will also go over wills & trusts, asset protection, nursing home issues, Medicaid qualification as well as estate taxes. 

Mr. Daniele has been practicing law in New Jersey for 49 years. He earned his J.D. at New York Law School in 1967. Since that time, he has become an integral part of the legal community and the community at large. Mr. Daniele served as an assistant prosecutor (1968-1974) and sat as a Newark Municipal Judge for 27 years (1979-2006). Mr. Daniele was awarded the Newark Peace Prize in 1991. As a Judge, Mr. Daniele was a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Municipal Court Practice Committee. He has instructed college-level legal courses at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Registration is required for this event by stopping into the library, calling at 732-431-5656 or registering below.

    Location: Colts Neck
   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
   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 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
   7:30 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 May 11, 2017
     Art Display: More Than Just On Canvas by Julie Farel  
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Art for All Seasons:  Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer 

Julie Farel, artist, decorative art teacher, certified One Stroke instructor, has been painting and teaching for almost 20 years. On display in Library Headquarters' lobby, are some of the artwork Julie Farel has painted and/or taught.  While florals are a favorite, Julie likes lots of different styles and techniques. The surfaces, displayed by the Four Seasons, include metal/tin, glass, tile, wood, fabric, canvas, paper mache, gourds, plastic, terra cotta, acetate.  

Julie has taught classes locally as well as at National/International Painting conventions.  Some of her pieces have been receivey by Gov Whitman, a holiday ornament at the White House, and a piece in the AOL/Kodak Electronic American Quilt to honor 9/11 victims which is on permanent display at the Eastman Kodak Museum in NY. Julie has taught hundrreds of classes and currently teaches a FREE class at Library Headquarters. 

    Location: Headquarters
   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
   1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM Movie: Hidden Figures (2017) PG  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

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

Directed by:  Theodore Melfi

Starring:  Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst

127 minutes

    Location: Howell
   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Elmer the Elephant - Stories and Preschool Craft  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Listen to stories and make your very own, colorful Elmer!
Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.

Call, stop in or register online beginning Thursday, April 27 at 9:00 am

 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM The Light Between Oceans (PG-13)(2016)  
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

So, our ORIGINALLY scheduled date for this film was postponed due to a snowstorm and a broken heater...  Let's try again to watch this book to screen adaptation of the M.L. Steadman Novel about a lighthouse keeper and his wife, living off the coast of Western Australia, who raise a baby they rescue from a drifting rowboat.  (Baring any cataclysmic events).

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachael Weisz

Drama/Romance --133 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
   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  -  8:15 PM Getting (Back) Into Biking: What You Need To Know!  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

During National Biking Month, the Jersey Shore Touring Society wants to help you get Back on Your Bike! JSTS members will be here to offer tips to those who's last bike had a banana seat  and teach some of the benefits of bicycling. Find out about what you need to start as well as new equipment to make things easier for you.

David Lee, President of JSTS will be on hand to answer questions, and offer help.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Get Back on Your Bike! for National Biking Month  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Road Cycling for Beginners: Roll Past the Bumps in the Road with JSTS

If you are interested in cycling, but not sure how to begin, this class is for you. Members of the Jersey Shore Touring Society will be here to introduce you to a touring bike, a helmet, rules of the road, gear and maps you may need to begin your personal journey.

 
The Jersey Shore Touring Society (JSTS) is a  local non-profit bicycling club, welcoming new members to join their social bicycling club. JSTS focus is on group rides, rather than competitive bicycling.  Club members can answer any question you may have so that you can get rolling! 
Life is like a Pedal....they can push you down, but you always come back up!
 
    Location: Headquarters

Friday May 12, 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 May 13, 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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Ladies of Country  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Elaine and The Cimarron Sky Band perform the songs of classic female artists such as Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt and many more!

This concert is the day before Mother's Day! Why not bring your mother or another special person in your life to this special show?

This program is made possible through the support of the Friends of Howell Library.

    Location: Howell

Sunday May 14, 2017
     Headquarters, All Branches are Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Happy Mothers' Day to all celebrating!

Your Library is never closed, with your card, our website, and our app!   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 Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary       or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary for near-immediate answers to all your questions!

    Location: All Branches

Monday May 15, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Tot Rockin Nursery Rhymes  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Featuring Presley and Melody Interactive songs and dance for all ages. No registration.

    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  -  8:15 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   
   

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
   11:00 PM  -  11:45 PM Kids! Tot Rock with Nursery Rhymes  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Rock to Nursery Rhymes with Presley and Melody. All ages welcome.

    Location: Howell

Tuesday May 16, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales. An Adult Short Story Program  
   

"Short Stories Thru the Decades"

Friends of My Youth (1991) by Alice Munro

A woman recalls a story her mother told her before she dies - a story about two sisters and the man they both planned to marry - and in doing so, she is forced to re-evaluate her own relationship with her mother.

    Location: Headquarters
   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
   1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! May Flowers - 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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies: Words and Music (1948) (NR)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

May Musicals

In the early 1920s, the Hart teams up with Rodgers to launch a successful 24-year music career, penning nearly 500 songs with him until Hart's death in 1943 at the age of 47.  This extravagant biographical tribute to the prolific songwriting duo of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart features an all-star singing cast.

Starring Tom Drake, Mickey Rooney, June Allyson, and Cyd Charisse.

119m.

 

    Location: Wall Township
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Tail Waggin' Tutors  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

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

Grades K and up. Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM College Planning Workshop  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

This Workshop will focus on current high school students and their families.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • The average family borrows 39% of the total cost of college?
  • Only 37% of college students graduate in 4 years?
  • Two thirds of college graduates leave school with financial debt?

Attend this workshop and you will learn…..

  • How to maximize your potential for financial aid
  • How to lower your ‘Out-of-Pocket’ costs
  • Why the FAFSA and your EFC are so critical to the college financial aid process
  • How the SAT/ACT scores translate into financial aid dollars

Students are also welcome and encouraged to attend! 

For Reservations: Call 732-224-1496 or email www.CollegeFundingAssociates.com

    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
   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 17, 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  -  11:30 AM Do More with Your Library Card: Accessing the Library's FREE Electronic Resources!  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   
Learn how to utilize the electronic resources available to YOU for FREE with your library 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 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: Howell
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Do More with Your Library Card: Accessing the Library's Free Electronic Resources  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

If you’re using your library card only to check out books and movies, you’re missing out on some great library resources!

Here’s a sample of the information you’ll learn to find and access:

- Downloadable magazines and newspapers using Flipster, Zinio, & America's News Bank;

- Archived issues of The New York Times & Asbury Park Press;

- 70 languages to learn 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, administrative codes, legal encyclopedia and forms in the Shrewsbury library with Westlaw (HQ has NJ items only).

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: Howell
   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   
   

GirlJamaica Kincaid (The New Yorker 1978)

Antiguan-American novelist, Jamaica Kincaid tells a story about a mother who prepares her daughter to take her rightful place by instructing her on the chores expected of a woman and wife.  

 

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: Hell or High Water (2016) (R)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A divorced father, trying to make a better life for his son, and his ex-con brother plan a series of bank heists to save their family's ranch. Trying to thwart their plans is a Texas Ranger who is only weeks away from retirement.  Stars Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges. 1 hours, 42 minutes. 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Afternoon at the Movies: Hidden Figures (2016) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.Starring Taraji B. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Kevin Costner and Kirsten Dunst. 127 minutes.

    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, May 4.

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Cook for the Birds  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Cook for the Birds Presented by Wild Jersey For Grades K and Up.
Mix your own blend of seeds and fruit to add to a tasty treat for wild birds. Not for children with peanut allergies

    Location: Howell
   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, May 4

 

    Location: Headquarters
   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
   5:15 PM  -  5:45 PM Kids! Dog Reading Therapy  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Read to our therapy dog. Bring your own book or read a library book. All ages welcome.

    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.

    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 May 18, 2017
   10:30 AM Book Discussion: The Widower's Tale by Julia Glass  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Retiree Percy Darling has his routines disrupted when he permits a locally-beloved preschool to take over his barn. The author spins a captivating tale about a man who can no longer remain aloof from his community, his grown daughters or the precarious joy of falling in love.

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. Craft and playtime included.

    Location: Howell
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: The Widower's Tale  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

by Julia Glass

Retiree Percy Darling has his routines disrupted when he permits a locally-beloved preschool to take over his barn. The author spins a captivating tale about a man who can no longer remain aloof from his community, his grown daughters or the precarious joy of falling in love.

Copies of the book are available at the circualtion desk.

    Location: Howell
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM The Path to Employment: Starting Your Job Search  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

An in-depth introduction to the Path to Employment includes a discussion of the emotional impact of job loss and how to move forward. Learn key factors to creating effective career goals and different methods to finding employment.  Includes an introduction to navigating the new Career Connections website to 'Plan, Prepare and Succeed' in your job search. 

Presented by Monica Johnson, Career Connections navigator

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Crochet 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  -  3:10 PM Movie: La La Land (2016) (PG-13)  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles.  

Directed by:  Damien Chazelle

Starring:  Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie Dewitt

128 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  -  4:05 PM Inferno (PG-13)(2016)  
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

The adapted Dan Brown stories of the DiVinci Code and Angles & Deamons continue, as Rober Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia.  He teams up with Dr. Sienna Brokkls, and together they must race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly global plot. 

Starring: Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones

Action/Adventure/Crime --121 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
   3:00 PM Wall Book Club: H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Recounts how the author, an experienced falconer grieving the sudden death of her father, endeavored to train for the first time a dangerous goshawk predator as part of her personal recovery.

    Location: Wall Township
   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 May 19, 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 May 20, 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

Sunday May 21, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Essential Oils 101  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

This workshop will focus on how to use essential oils as a safe, natural option to support your familiy's health.  Learn how to incorporate essential oils into your daily life to reduce your toxic load. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

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
   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! 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
   6:30 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
   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
   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
   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
   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 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

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 Bookclub 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
   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
   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

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  -  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
   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  -  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
   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 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
   4:15 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 -  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
     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
   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 June 2, 2017
   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
   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  -  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 June 5, 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 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:  
    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.

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 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
   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
   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.

    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 8, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM 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, May 25.

    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 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 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
   1:30 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 June 12, 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 June 13, 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 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
   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  -  4:05 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
   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, April 26 through June 21st, 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 June 15, 2017
   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  -  11:30 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
   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! 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  -  8:25 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 June 17, 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 June 19, 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 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
   10:30 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
   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
   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
   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   
   

“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  -  4:00 PM Afternoon at the Movies:  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
    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 identify 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
   4:35 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
   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.

    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
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM BookBites. A Bookclub for Adults  
   

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
   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

Saturday June 24, 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 June 26, 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 June 27, 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 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
   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  -  3:40 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

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

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  -  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
   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 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
   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
   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
   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

Saturday July 8, 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 July 10, 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
   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
   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 11, 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 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 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
   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
   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 July 13, 2017
   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
   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:  
    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 July 15, 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 July 17, 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
   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
   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 18, 2017
   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 and available from Thursday, July 6 at 9:00 am 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Presentation with Archives  
    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 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
   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   
   

“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  -  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
   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
   10:30 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 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 July 22, 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 July 24, 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
   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  -  8:15 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 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
   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
   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
   7:00 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

Saturday July 29, 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 July 31, 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
   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  -  8:15 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 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:  
    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 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
   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
   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 make a potato battery to power your own LED light in the library.  Then, take home a kit with you to build another light! 

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
   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:  
    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 August 5, 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 August 7, 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
   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
   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 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
   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
   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
   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

Saturday August 12, 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 August 14, 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
   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.  You just have had to enjoyed books by reading, being read to, or having listened to them this summer.

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
   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
   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
   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
   4:35 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  -  8:30 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
   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 August 19, 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 21, 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 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
   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

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
   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
   7:00 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

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
   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
   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
   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

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

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
   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

Saturday October 7, 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
   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