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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

Wednesday February 1, 2017 -  Tuesday February 28, 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 February 20.

Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am. 

Thursdays, 10:15am.  

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:

Mondays, 10:15am.  No Storytime February 20.

Tuesdays, 11:40am.  

Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  

Mondays, 11:00am.  No Storytime February 20.

Thursdays, 11:00am. 

Family for Ages 2 and up:

Mondays, 1:30pm.  No Storytime February 11.

Wednesdays, 1:30pm. 

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday February 1, 2017 -  Tuesday February 28, 2017
     On Exhibit: A Different Angle Photographs by Ellen Rubinstein  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

Ms. Rubinstein's photography, which will be on display throughout February, reflects the natural peace surrounding us, focusing on light and form.

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday February 1, 2017 -  Tuesday February 28, 2017
     On Exhibit: Come to our News Museum from Leslie Kumer  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

Two very interesting displays from the private collection of Dr. Leslie Kumer will be on display during February:

Come to our News Museum will be in the Lobby Display Cases

A Mini Museum of Americana will be in the Display Cases inside the Library

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday February 1, 2017 -  Tuesday February 28, 2017
     On Exhibit: Mini Americana Museum from Leslie Kumer  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

Two very interesting displays from the private collection of Dr. Leslie Kumer will be on display during February:

Come to our News Museum will be in the Lobby Display Cases

A Mini Museum of Americana will be in the Display Cases inside the Library

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday February 1, 2017 -  Tuesday February 28, 2017
     Traveling Student Art Exhibit  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Arts & Education Center 2016/2017 Traveling Student Art Exhibit showcases the drawings, paintings and photographs created by the very talented student artists who attend classes at Arts High School and Arts Middle School in Middlesex and Monmouth Counties, and Arts High School in Ocean County.  The teaching artists choose the very best of the best to become part of the traveling exhibit.  

The artwork will be on display for the month of February in both the Library Meeting Room and in the lobby display cases. 

    Location: Eastern Branch

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

Friday February 24, 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 February 25, 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
   3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Tweens! Learn to Code with Mirobot - Grades 5-7  
    Contact: Children's Library   732 431 7220x7226   
   
Registration is full for this class.  For information about future classes, please email us:
mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
Work in teams to build a small robot and program it using the popular coding language, Scratch, guided by Adithya Paramasivam of Project Spark. No programming experience necessary! Bring your own laptop or use one of the Library's! 
 
The class is free but Registration is limited and required. Registration opens on December 17.
 
This program is scheduled for Saturdays in January and February, and we need contact info in case of inclement weather. 
The dates are January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25 
 
To register, just click the registration button below!
Please plan for your child to attend all sessions. Please contact the Library if your child can not attend. 
On the registration form, please let us know if your child will use our laptop, or bring a laptop.
 
Healthy snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Monmouth County Library (or bring your own). 
    Location: Headquarters

Sunday February 26, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Take the A Train: The Harlem Renaissance presented by Follow The Drinking Gourd  
    Contact: Reference Desk    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Come revel in the irresistible music of Eubie Blake, Fats Waller and Duke Ellington, among other composers who hit their stride during the Harlem Renaissance, an explosion of the arts during the 1920s and '30s. The musical group Follow the Drinking Gourd will perform hits from the period, from Ain't Misbehaving to It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing and Stompin' at the Savoy. They'll also offer commentary and a visual presentation of historic images.  

This unique tribute will be performed by Follow the Drinking Gourd, a group named for a song used to guide slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Follow the Drinking Gourd is composed of Diane Goldsmith on piano,  bass Ivan Woods and soprano Beverly Owens.

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

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

    Location: Headquarters

Monday February 27, 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, songs and a craft for ages 2 to 3 1/2. Siblings welcome.

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

Stories and songs for ages 10 - 23 months. Siblings welcome! Playtime included.

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM 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: The Light Between Oceans (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Derek Cianfrance

Starring Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz

Tom maintains a lighthouse off the shore of Australia with his wife Isabel, a woman desperate to have a baby. Her prayers are answered when an infant washes up on shore in a rowboat, but Tom and Isabel must make a decision that will forever affect the lives of four people.

133 minutes; (c) Touchstone Pictures

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM New Release Movie: The Light Between Oceans (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Derek Cianfrance

Starring Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz

Tom maintains a lighthouse off the shore of Australia with his wife Isabel, a woman desperate to have a baby. Her prayers are answered when an infant washes up on shore in a rowboat, but Tom and Isabel must make a decision that will forever affect the lives of four people.

133 minutes; (c) Touchstone Pictures

    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 February 28, 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.

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
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Classic Movie: The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) PG  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Alfred Hitchcock

Starring:  Doris Day, James Stewart, Bernard Miles, Brenda de Banzie

While visiting Morocco, American tourists witness the street killing of a frenchman they've recently befriended. Before breathing his last, the victim whispers to the Americans that a political assassination will occur.  To ensure that the Americans do not tell the police, the foreign agents kidnap the American's son, sending the them on a whirlwind search to not only find their son, but to try to stop the assassination as well.

120 minutes

    Location: Howell
   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  -  4:20 PM Movie: Hacksaw Ridge (2016) (R)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.  Directed by Mel Gibson.  Starring Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, and Luke Bracey.

War/Drama - 139 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Ooey Gluey Window Designs!  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Use unusual materials to paint a sun-catching masterpiece!

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
   

Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years. Siblings welcome. Stories and a craft.

    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. 23, 2017.  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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversation English / ESL Classes  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM College Financial Planning Workshop  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

This workshop will focus on current high school students and their families.  Did you know that the average family borrows 39% of the total cost of college? and that 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; and how the ACT/SAT scores translate into financial aid dollars.

It is important to look at these issues NOW, before your student heads off to college.

Presented by College Funding Associates

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Film: Frank and Lola (NR) (2016)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Matthew Ross

Starring Michael Shannon, Imogen Poots, Michael Nyqvust

Set in Las Vegas and Paris, Frank and Lola is a psychosexual noir thriller about love and sex, obsession and betrayal, revenge and redemption.  Matthew Ross's debut feature stars Michael Shannon as Frank, and up-and-coming chef, and Imogen Poots as Lola, an aspiring fashion designer.  Frank and Lola meet and soon fall hard and fast for one another.  Their affair is sudden, passionate, and seemingly everything Frank has always wanted.  But this happiness proves short-lived when a man from Lola's past, a past that is full of secrets, turns up on the scene, forcing Frank to question whether he can trust Lola -- or himself.

88 minutes; (c) Universal Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch

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
   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
   10:35 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Dr. Seuss Birthday Party  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Celebrate with Dr. Seuss stories and a themed craft!

For ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver. Registration will begin Wednesday, February 22.

    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  -  4:10 PM Movie: The Accountant (2016) (R)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Behind the cover of a small town CPA office, a math genius attracts some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. With services in high demand, he finds that he's counting bodies more than money.  Stars Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons. 128 minutes.

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   3:45 PM  -  3:45 PM Kids! School Age - L is For Lorax! Celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

L is For the Lorax - Celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday Storytime.  School Age  children in Kindergarten and up. Registration is

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Celebrate the luck o' the Irish!  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Hear a story and make a special St. Patrick's Day craft.

All Ages

Registration required

 

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Dr. Seuss Read Across America  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

The community is invited in to read to our storytime children. Snacks served. Please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

    Location: Howell
   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
   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 6:30 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, January 11 through April 5, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday March 2, 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
   10:35 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Dr. Seuss Birthday Party  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Celebrate with Dr. Seuss stories and a themed craft!

For ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver. Registration will begin Wednesday, February 22.

    Location: Marlboro
   1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: American Pastoral (2016) (Rated (R)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A former All-American college star and his ex-beauty queen wife watch their seemingly perfect life fall apart when their activist daughter commits an act of political terrorism.  Adapted from Philip Roth’s Pulizter Prize-winning novel of the same name  Crime/Drama  Starring: Ewan Mac Gregor, Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning, Rupert Evans, Uzo Aduba   1 hr. 48 min.

    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  -  3:05 PM Movie: Inferno (2016) PG-13  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Ron Howard

Starring:  Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Irrfan Khan

When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks as together they race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly plot.

121 minutes

    Location: Howell
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: today's program has been cancelled 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  -  4:15 PM Doctor Strange (2017)(PG-13)  
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mads Mikkelsen, and MIchael Stehlbarg.

Action/ Adventure/ Fantasy --115 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
   3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!  
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

An annual tradition! Come join the fun! "Seussational" library scavenger hunt, birthday cake, a craft, and more! This program is open to kids ages 3 and up. No registration required. *As food product will be involved, please let us know of any allergies your child may have*

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Dental Magic Show  
    Contact:    732-229-2626   
   

Ages 4 and up. Learn about good oral habits while having fun watching presenter Dr. Badalaty perform magic! Register beginning February 21. Call, stop in or sign up online http://bit.ly/1U702RS

    Location: Oceanport
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Cat in the Hat Bookmarks - Stories and Craft  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Listen to stories and make these special bookmarks to celebrate Read Across America Day!

K and up

Registration required, call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, February 16.

    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 Make Your Family History a Documentary! Presentation by Photographer Gary Gellman  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

How to tell your family’s history on film presented by Filmmaker and photographer Gary Gellman

This program was originally scheduled for Thursday, February 9.

Your family’s history is unique and may be recorded and be shared in many ways. One wonderful way to honor and preserve your family’s genealogy records might be to create a documentary film.

Professional Photographer and Filmmaker Gary Gellman has produced a documentary on his family entitled The Gellman American Dream, and will share his journey in this informational presentation. Mr. Gellman will show his documentary, and then describe how you can  collect materials necessary to put together your film from old family movies, photography albums and newspaper articles.

Mr. Gellman is the founder of Gellman Images, a multimedia firm whose work has been featured more than 500 times in newspapers, magazines, and on the radio over the last 27 years. National appearances include CBS’s The Early Show, ABC’s Good Morning Las Vegas, Fox’s Good Day Philadelphia, and News 12’s Daytime Edition. 

    Location: Headquarters

Friday March 3, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM First Fridays for Seniors: Legal Documents: Your Questions Answered  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join us for a presentation by Anne Pagnoni of Garland Law Offices, and Roxanne Smith of Arbor Terrace of Shrewsbury. 

Ms. Pagnoni will be discussing what legal documents everyone should have, and why they are important.  She will also share information pertaining to competency.  Ms. Smith will talk about options in senior living, particularly those available to people with memory impairment.  

Part of the First Fridays for Seniors series

Refreshments provided by Brandywine, and the Friends of the Monmouth County Library

 

 

    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  
    Contact: Veronica Stevens   732-431-7220   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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 servied.

Register throu our online calendar.

    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 March 4, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open. Please check online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Family Fun Saturday - Dr. Seuss Birthday Fun  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Families will hear some Dr. Seuss stories, and then make a craft. Ages 2 to 8. Registration is required, in person, by phone or on-line.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Family Fun Saturday: Dr. Seuss Birthday Fun  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family Fun Saturday- Dr. Seuss Birthday Fun!! Stories, and a craft.  Ages 2 and up. Registration is required, in person, by phone or on-line.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Creating a Green Home and a Greener Community: A Healthy Tree is a Happy Tree  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Join the Ocean Township Shade Tree and Environmental Commissions for a panel discussion on ways to keep your shade trees healthy. Learn about the current threats, challenges, and dangers to shade trees native to this area, as well as the importance of maintaining healthy shade trees. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration requested.

    Location: Ocean Township
   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Creating a Green Home and a Greener Community: Children's Craft  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Bring the kids for an environmentally friendly themed craft. All ages. Registration requested.

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM A W.A.S.P. Takes Wing: The Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Carol Simon Levin tells the story of the amazing WASPs  through the eyes of Ann Baumgartner Carl, the Jersey girl who trained as a WASP, became the only American woman to test-fly  experimental planes during the war, and the first American woman to fly a jet airplane!

 

This program has been generously funded by the Friends of the Monmouth County Library.  

    Location: Eastern Branch

Sunday March 5, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Art Reception: 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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Concert: Jovino Santos Neto Brazilian Trio  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Jovino Santos Neto is among the most brilliant Brazilian musicians.”   Gennady Zalkovitch, director, Festival de la Butte Montmartre, Paris, France

Jovino Santos Neto's personal style is a creative blend of energetic grooves, deep harmonies, telepathic improvisation, lyrical melodies and great ensemble playing, always inspired and informed by the colorfut richness of Brazilian music.  His compositions include samba, choro, xote, marcha and many more styles, rooted in centuries-old musical tradition while pointing to new and adventerous harmonic language.

Since moving from his native Rio De Janerio, Jovino and his various groups have been nominated three times for the Latin Grammy, have won numerous awards and have toured the world.

The Jovino Santos Neto Trio will feature Itaiguara Brandao on bass and Mauricio Zottarelli on drums and Jovino on piano.  For more information, please visit Jovino's website at www.jovisan.net

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

    Location: Headquarters

Monday March 6, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide Program LIMITED SPACE TODAY  
    Contact: Library Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Today's program will be available in Room 7 only today.

 

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 and rhymes for ages 2-3 1/2. Siblings Welcome. 

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

Stories and Songs for ages 10 to 23 months. Siblings Welcome. Includes playtime.

    Location: Howell
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Canceled Today  
    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 printed at the library.

 

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

Directed by Scott Derrickson

Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams

After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under his wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.

115 minutes; (c) Walt Disney Studios

    Location: Eastern Branch
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Tweens! Pipe Cleaner Ninjas  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Make your very own flexible ninja!

Grades 3 - 5

Registration required, call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, February 23.

    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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: Doctor Strange (PG-13) (2016)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Scott Derrickson

Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams

After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under his wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.

115 minutes; (c) Walt Disney Studios

    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 March 7, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Golden Son by Shilpi Somaya Gowda  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

The first of his family to go to college, Anil Patel, the golden son, carries the weight of tradition and his family’s expectations when he leaves his tiny Indian village to begin a medical residency in Dallas, Texas, at one of the busiest and most competitive hospitals in America. When his father dies, Anil becomes the de facto head of the Patel household and inherits the mantle of arbiter for all of the village’s disputes. But he is uneasy with the custom, uncertain that he has the wisdom and courage demonstrated by his father and grandfather. His doubts are compounded by the difficulties he discovers in adjusting to a new culture and a new job, challenges that will shake his confidence in himself and his abilities.

Back home in India, Anil’s closest childhood friend, Leena, struggles to adapt to her demanding new husband and relatives. Arranged by her parents, the marriage shatters Leena’s romantic hopes, and eventually forces her to make a desperate choice that will hold drastic repercussions for herself and her family. Though Anil and Leena struggle to come to terms with their identities thousands of miles apart, their lives eventually intersect once more—changing them both and the people they love forever.

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  -  1:00 PM New Release Movie: Doctor Strange (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A former neurosurgeon embarks on a journey of healing only to be drawn into the world of the mystic arts.  Directed by Scott Derrickson.  Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Rachel McAdams.

Action/Adventure/Fantasy - 115 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
   12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Top Notch Resumes I  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

Presented by the library Career Connections staff. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   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! Preschool Storytime and Crafts  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join us for stories and crafts!

March 7-  Dr. Seuss

March 14- Flower Garden

March 21- Beautiful Butterflies

March 28- Coffee Filter Flowers

Registration begins Tuesday, February 28 for children ages 3.5-5

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) (R)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks the film shows what really happened to his squad - contrasting the realities of war with America's perceptions.  Based on the novel by Ben Fountain. Directed by Ang Lee.  Starring Joe Alwyn, Garrett Hedlund, and Kristen Stewart.

Drama/War - 113 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: The Pearl that Broke Its Shell  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Discussion of The Pearl that Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi.

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Make It Rain(stick)!  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Listen to the sound of a rainstorm any time after constructing this distinctive musical instrument!

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
   

Stories and crafts for ages 3 1/2 to 5. Siblings Welcome.

    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. 23, 2017.  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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversation English / ESL Classes  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

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

    Location: Ocean Township
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: Doctor Strange (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A former neurosurgeon embarks on a journey of healing only to be drawn into the world of the mystic arts.  Directed by Scott Derrickson.  Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Rachel McAdams.

Action/Adventure/Fantasy - 115 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 March 8, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

    Location: Wall Township
   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   
   

Local Girls: A Novel

By Caroline Zancan
With an eye for the raw edges of what it means to be a girl and the intensity of early friendship, Local Girls is a look at both the role celebrity plays in our culture, and how the people we know when we are young can end up changing our  lives.


 

  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  -  4:05 PM Movie: Queen of Katwe (2016) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Life is hard for a child growing up in Katwe, a ghetto of Uganda. After losing her father and big brother, she relies on her mother selling vegetables to keep a roof over their heads. Her world rapidly changes after being introduced to the game of chess.  Stars David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine. 124 minutes.

 

    Location: Hazlet
   3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! School Age - Apples: A Fruit With ' A-PEEL'  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

School Age story time children in Kindergarten and up.  Apples: A Fruit With  A-PEEL  !  It's National Nutrition Month.

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Dr. Seuss's Birthday  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Celebrate Theodore Geisel's birthday with a craft and a visit from our Colts Neck Deputy Mayor, J.P. Bartolomeo!

All Ages

Registration required

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

Celebrate Barbie dolls with a storytime and playtime.

    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, 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 March 9, 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  -  3:05 PM Movie: Allied (2016) R  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Robert Zemeckis

Starring:  Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris

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

124 minutes

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  3:20 PM Movie: Hacksaw Ridge (2016) (Rated (R)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A film based on the life of Desmond Doss, an army corporal who served as a combat medic during World War II, and was a conscientious objector who became the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor for saving the lives of 75 soldiers during the Battle of Okinawa.  Drama/History/War Directed by Mel Gibson Starring: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey 2 hrs. 19 min.

    Location: Marlboro
   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Wooly Sheep - Preschool Stories and Craft  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Listen to stories and make a soft sheep!

Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.

Registration required, call, stop in or register online beginning on Thursday, February 23.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Classic Movie: Masie (1939)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Edwin L. Marin

Starring Ann Sothern, Robert Young, Ruth Hussy, Ian Hunter and Cliff Edwards

Wisecracking showgirl Maisie Ravier (Ann Sothern) finds herself trapped in a Wyoming town when her new employer closes the show prematurely. She meets ranch foreman Charles "Slim" Martin (Robert Young) when he accuses her of lifting his wallet, and ends up being hired as a maid for ranch owners Cliff (Ian Hunter) and Sybil (Ruth Hussey), who are attempting to mend their rocky marriage after Sybil's infidelity with a cowboy. When Slim is accused of murder, Maisie fights to clear his name.

75 minutes; (c) MGM

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Art for Adults: Pretty Pillows  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Designer and Artist Julie Farel builds on your design aesthetic using the technique learned in previous classes. You will create a perfect pillowcase for your home or to give as a gift.

You supply the creativity; Julie supplies the designs and materials.

Class begins at 2pm sharp. While this popular class is free, pre-registration is limited and required.

Registration will open on February 10; please register by clicking on the reservation box below, or calling HQ Reference Desk: 732 431 7220 x7222.  

  Check out Section  740  for Art: Drawing & Decorative Arts and Related topics in The Arts (Section 700).

 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)(R)  
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Starring: Joe Alwyn, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Vin Diesel, Steve Martin, and Makenzie Leigh

Drama/War--110 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
   3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! LEGO® Storytime Club  
    Contact:    7322911956   
   

Welcome to the club! Listen to a story and build a LEGO® creation. LEGO® bricks will be supplied. This program is open to children grades K and up. No registration required. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! DUPLO® Storytime Club  
    Contact:    7322911956   
   

Welcome to the club! Listen to a story and build a DUPLO® creation. DUPLO® bricks will be supplied. This program is open to children ages 3-5. No registration required. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Q-tip Flowers  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Celebrate Spring by designing a beautiful flower using Q-tips!

Registration begins Thursday, March 2 for children in Grades K-2.

    Location: Marlboro
   5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholder Meeting  
    Contact: Clerk of Board   732 431 7387   
   

Public meetings of the Board of Chosen Freeholders are held regularly on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, except holidays and as otherwise noted. Most public workshop meetings are held in the Freeholders Public Meeting Room on the 2nd floor, in the Hall of Records, One East Main Street, Freehold.  Today's meeting will be at Library Headquarters, Manalapan, beginning at 5pm.

 The Board of Chosen Freeholders includes time for public comment at its workshop and regular meetings. The Freeholders welcome anyone who is present at the meeting to bring forth comments or concerns they may have regarding county business. The speakers are limited to five minutes each.

For more information, please call Clerk of the Board: 732 431 7387, or visit the "Freeholder Meeting" Page at www.visitmonmouth.com

 

    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  -  8:15 PM Classic Movie: Masie (1939)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Edwin L. Marin

Starring Ann Sothern, Robert Young, Ruth Hussy, Ian Hunter and Cliff Edwards

Wisecracking showgirl Maisie Ravier (Ann Sothern) finds herself trapped in a Wyoming town when her new employer closes the show prematurely. She meets ranch foreman Charles "Slim" Martin (Robert Young) when he accuses her of lifting his wallet, and ends up being hired as a maid for ranch owners Cliff (Ian Hunter) and Sybil (Ruth Hussey), who are attempting to mend their rocky marriage after Sybil's infidelity with a cowboy. When Slim is accused of murder, Maisie fights to clear his name.

75 minutes; (c) MGM

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Golden Son by Shilpi Somaya Gowda  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

The first of his family to go to college, Anil Patel, the golden son, carries the weight of tradition and his family’s expectations when he leaves his tiny Indian village to begin a medical residency in Dallas, Texas, at one of the busiest and most competitive hospitals in America. When his father dies, Anil becomes the de facto head of the Patel household and inherits the mantle of arbiter for all of the village’s disputes. But he is uneasy with the custom, uncertain that he has the wisdom and courage demonstrated by his father and grandfather. His doubts are compounded by the difficulties he discovers in adjusting to a new culture and a new job, challenges that will shake his confidence in himself and his abilities.

Back home in India, Anil’s closest childhood friend, Leena, struggles to adapt to her demanding new husband and relatives. Arranged by her parents, the marriage shatters Leena’s romantic hopes, and eventually forces her to make a desperate choice that will hold drastic repercussions for herself and her family. Though Anil and Leena struggle to come to terms with their identities thousands of miles apart, their lives eventually intersect once more—changing them both and the people they love forever.

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 March 10, 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 The Bride Closed the Door by Ronit Matalon

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 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 March 11, 2017 -  Saturday March 25, 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, March 20-25, $1 Bag Sale)

    Location: Wall Township

Saturday March 11, 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 Cairde  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Join us for our annual concert celebrating all things Irish at the Wall Library. Marian Lawlor and the group will be performing traditional Irish music on the Irish uilleann pipes, button accordion, tin whistles, Irish bodhran drums, and guitar...as well as some traditional songs.

Due to its popularity and limited space, seats will be on a first come-first served basis.

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM A Portrait of Women Healers in the Civil War  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Physician and medical historian Dr. Sandra Moss talks about the thousands of women who provided medical care —  both North and South — throughout the Civil War. Most were nurses or ward matrons, a very few were physicians. They were women of all faiths and stations, both black and white, who volunteered and often suffered hardship, prejudice, and personal illness. Dr. Moss introduces us to women worked for agencies such as the U.S. Sanitary Commission, served in hospitals and on naval transports, and traveled to distant battlefields to tend wounded husbands. Some names, such as Louisa May Alcott, Clara Barton, and Dorothea Dix, are familiar, but others less well known are deserving of our attention. The experiences of New Jersey women are emphasized. Lavishly illustrated through a slide presentation, there will be plenty of time for audience questions and insight. 

 

Dr. Sandra Moss practiced and taught general internal medicine in central New Jersey for many years. In 2005, she completed a master's degree in the history of medicine. She has published numerous articles, chapters, and reviews, and is the author of three books about New Jersey's medical history. Dr. Moss speaks frequently to New Jersey audiences and has presented papers to national medical history organizations. In addition, she has given several adult education courses on medical history topics. She is past president of the Medical History Society of New Jersey and of the American Osler Society (an organization for clinician historians). 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Celebrate Pi Day with 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
   3:00 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 March 12, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Welcome Spring with Zydeco-A-Go-Go Concert  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Let the Good Times Roll--as Zydeco-A-Go_Go  plays great foot-stompin" Louisiana roots music. Creole Zydeco and Cajun 2-steps combine with funky 
New Orleans Rhythm & Blues and vintage Louisiana Rock & Roll into a spicy gumbo of irresistible dance music

Welcome Spring & Get ready for a Good Time!

    Location: Headquarters

Monday March 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 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 and rhymes for ages 2-3 1/2. Siblings Welcome. 

    Location: Howell
   10:35 AM  -  11:05 AM Kids! Pajama Storytime and Craft  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Enjoy some stories and make a fun craft! Come dressed in your pjs and bring your favorite stuffed animal, too!

Space is limited. Registration begins Monday, March 6 for children ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver.

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

Stories and Songs for ages 10 to 23 months. Siblings Welcome. Includes playtime.

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM 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
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Family Bridge Building  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Use your imagination and work in teams of 2 or 3 to create your own mini bridge using craft sticks, tape, and other supplies!

Space is limited. Registration is required beginning Monday, March 6 for  children Grades K-5.

    Location: Marlboro
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Tweens! Genius Hour Book Discussion  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Read "Gossamer" by Lois Lowry and discuss the book while you draw your own Sinisteed.

    Location: Howell
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Street Fighter - Third Strike at MCL  
    Contact: Veronica Stevens   732-431-7220   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Hadouken! Have you ever wanted to play Street Fighter with other players or want to brush up on your skills? Come to the

Monmouth County Library as you meet and play with other players in this fun fighting game enjoyed for decades.  Bring a friend or two?

Shoryuken!

Register thru our online calendar.

    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 Kids! Hunt for the Pot of Gold!  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Can your family find the library’s hidden treasure?

Follow the clues to reach the end of the rainbow and, with some luck, a pot of gold!

Fun for the whole family!

Registration is required.

    Location: Hazlet
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, confidential, counseling for owners an would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month.  An appointment is required.  Please call the library at 732-449-8877 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Wall Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation  
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday March 14, 2017
     Library Commission Meeting  
    Contact: Administration    732 431 7220   
   
Tuesday, March 14, 2017; 11:00 AM; Eastern Branch 

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
   10:30 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  -  11:30 AM Kids! Toddler Craft-Shamrock Man  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Craft for toddlers ages 2 and 3 with and adult.  Shamrock Man  Tuesday, March 14 from 11:00 am to 11:30 am.

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   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  -  1:35 PM Kids! Toddler Stories and Craft - Lucky Ducks  
    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  -  4:05 PM Movie: Allied (2016) (R)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

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

Action/Drama/Romance - 124 minutes

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

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

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
   

Stories and crafts for ages 3 1/2 to 5. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
   5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM Kids! Paws for Reading -Read to a Therapy Dog  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

School Age- Paws For Reading - read to a therapy dog.  Come practice your reading skills and make a new friend by

reading aloud to a therapy dog. Bring your favorite book or choose one of ours.

Gades K and up. Registration is required, in person, by phone or on-line.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   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. 23, 2017.  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
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Young Adult Employment/Internships. Planning and Preparing to Succeed  
   

Presented by Rosemary Tamasi. Career Connections Counselor/Monmouth County Library

Same of the topics to be covered: Interviewing Skills, Brief Mock Interview, Social Media, Dress for Success, Interships/Volunterring and much more!

Teens and their Parents/Guardians are welcome to attend.

Register thru our online calendar.

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Young Adult Employment/Internships: Planning and Preparing to Succeed  
   

Let us help you build skills necessary to set you apart from other Teen job seekers.

Sample of Topics to be covered: Interviewing Skills, Dress for Success, Mock Interview, Resumes and Cover Letters, Internships/Volunteering

and much more!

Teens and their parents/guardians are all welcome to attend.

Presented by Rosemary Tamasi / Career Connections Counselor / Monmouth County 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  -  8:45 PM Independent Film: Loving (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Jeff Nichols

Starring Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Will Dalton

Interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving fell in love and were married in 1958. They grew up in Central Point, a small town in Virginia that was more integrated than surrounding areas in the American South. Yet it was the state of Virginia, where they were making their home and starting a family, that first jailed and then banished them. Richard and Mildred relocated with their children to the inner city of Washington, D.C., but the family ultimately tries to find a way back to Virginia. 

123 minutes; Focus Features

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Growing Herbs  
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Join us as we welcome the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County as they explain the many aspects of herbal gardening.

They will explore how herbs can be used along with the proper growing conditions necessary to make them thrive. 

Learn how to cultivate your garden outside or indoors.  Whether you have a yard or sunny window, this program is for you.    

Space is limited.  

Registration is required.              

    Location: Allentown
   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 March 15, 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  -  3:30 PM World Cinema (France) Movie: Saint Laurent (2014) (Rated R)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Saint Laurent, is a biography of famous fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent during the peak of his career between 1967 and 1976. Drama/Romance Starring: Gaspard Ulliel, Jeremie Renier, Louis Garrel 2 hrs. 30 min.

Sony Pictures Classics  

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM An Afternoon Musical Interlude featuring Sandy Sasso  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

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

    Location: Ocean Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Afternoon at the Movies: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) (R)  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

After a video of him saving his sergeant's life during a battle in Iraq goes viral, a 19-year-old U.S. soldier named Billy Lynn (Joe Alwyn) is invited, along with his squad mates, to return to the States for a promotional tour involving a military celebration during a Thanksgiving football game. However, the experience only makes Lynn feel more alienated from a society that doesn't truly understand or appreciate the sacrifices of its soldiers. Starring Joe Alwyn, Kristen Stewart, Vin Diesel and Steve Martin. 110 mins.

    Location: Colts Neck
   2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: The Girl on the Train (2016) (R)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Psychological thriller based on the book by Paula Hawkins. A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to cause upheaval in her world.  Stars Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson. 112 minutes.

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! School Age: It's Pi Day! Let's Create a Pi City  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

School age Story time; It's Pi day, ;et's Create a Pi city!  Grades K and up. Registration is required. Parents, please register

each child using your email and phone info.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   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, March 2.

 

    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!

All Ages

Registration required

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

Meet author Beth Ferry as she reads "Land Shark". All ages welcome.

    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, March 2.

 

    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
   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  -  8:00 PM Effective Communication Strategies in Alzheimer's Disease  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Explain the communication changes that take place throughout the course of the disease
  • Decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia and respond in ways that are helpful to the person
  • Identify strategies to connect and communicate at each stage of the disease

Sponsored by The Alzheimer's Association

    Location: Hazlet
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mind and Meditation Workshop  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

 

Join this introduction to powerful breathing techniques and focus on mind and body.

Medical experts believe that meditation helps reduce stress, and increases will being.

This program is sponsored by The Art of Living  organization.

Open and free for all to attend, registration is requested; please register online, or call Reference Desk.  

Please find material on Meditation in Section 204. 

 

    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

Thursday March 16, 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 Book Discussion: A Land More Kind than Home by Wiley Cash  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Growing up in a small North Carolina town, Jess Hall is plunged into an adulthood for which he is not prepared when his autistic older brother, Stump, sneaks a look at something he is not supposed to see, which has catastrophic repercussions.

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 and crafts for all ages.

    Location: Howell
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Thursday Morning Book Discussion: The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 X7222   
   

An exuberant, one-of-a-kind novel about love and family, war and nature, new money and old values by a brilliant New Yorker contributor

The Portable Veblen is a dazzlingly original novel that’s as big-hearted as it is laugh-out-loud funny. Set in and around Palo Alto, amid the culture clash of new money and old (antiestablishment) values, and with the specter of our current wars looming across its pages, The Portable Veblen is an unforgettable look at the way we live now. A young couple on the brink of marriage—the charming Veblen and her fiancé Paul, a brilliant neurologist—find their engagement in danger of collapse. Along the way they weather everything from each other’s dysfunctional families, to the attentions of a seductive pharmaceutical heiress, to an intimate tête-à-tête with a very charismatic squirrel. 

    Location: Headquarters
   10:35 AM  -  11:05 AM Kids! Pajama Storytime and Craft  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Enjoy some stories and make a fun craft! Come dressed in your pjs and bring your favorite stuffed animal, too!

Space is limited. Registration begins Monday, March 6 for children ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver.

    Location: Marlboro
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Preschool Craft- Shamrock People  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Preschool craft for age 3 1/2 to 5.  Shamrock People.  Registration is required, in person, by phone or on-line.

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   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  -  3:00 PM Movie: Jack Reacher Never Go Back (2016) PG-13  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Edward Zwick

Starring:  Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Robert Knepper, Danika Yarosh, Aldis Hodge

Jack Reacher works to exonerate Maj. Susan Turner after she is accused of treason.  His quest leads him to a conspiracy involving the murder of soldiers.

118 minutes

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

A linguistics professor is tasked with interpreting the language of alien visitors, when several mysterious spacecraft begin to appear around the world. Sci-Fi/ Mystery/Drama Starring: Amy Adams, Forest Whitaker, Jeremey Renner 1 hr. 56 min.

    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  -  3:45 PM Classic Movie: Little Man, What Now? (1934)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Frank Borzage

Starring Margaret Sullavan, Alan Hale, Mae Marsh, DeWitt Jennings

Hans (Douglass Montgomery) and Emma Pinneberg (Margaret Sullavan) are a newly married couple living in rural Germany. In search of fortune, the pair set out for Berlin, moving in with Hans' stepmother, who works with the shady Holger Jachman (Alan Hale). After Jachman finds him a job, Hans discovers that his stepmother is running a brothel, and that Jachman has eyes for Emma. Leaving the house, the pair struggles to find solid ground as Hans looks for work to support his pregnant wife.

98 minutes; (c) Universal Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Meddler (2015)(PG-13)  
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Starring: Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne, J.K. Simmons

Comedy/ Drama/ Romance --103 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
   3:00 PM Wall Book Club: Nora Webster by Colm Toibin  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Nora has lost the love of her life, Maurice, the man who rescued her from the stifling world to which she was born. And now she fears she may be drawn back into it. Wounded, strong-willed, clinging to secrecy in a tiny community where everyone knows your business, Nora is drowning in her own sorrow and blind to the suffering of her young sons, who have lost their father. Yet she has moments of stunning empathy and kindness, and when she begins to sing again, after decades, she finds solace, engagement, a haven—herself.

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

Build an air-powered car that will jet across the floor!

Grades 3-7. Registration required. 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM History in Monmouth: Women Warriors  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

History in Monmouth: Mollly Pitcher and other Woman Warriors of the Revolution

Dr David Martin will discuss the story of the vital contributions of  Molly Pitcher and other Revolutionary women around the time of the Battle of Monmouth. 

Dr. David Martin is the president of the Friends of Monmouth Battlefield, and the author of more than 25 books on the American Civil War and American Revolution. Additionally, he has designed war games and written magazine articles on these topics. Please join Dr. Martin for the tenth in his series of lectures in important individuals who helped shape Monmouth County.

No registration is needed, but it is requested.  While visiting Library Headquarters, please take a moment to celebrate the bravery of Molly Pitcher and others in Gerard Foster's 1935 mural "The Battle of Monmouth."

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Classic Movie: Little Man, What Now? (1934)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Frank Borzage

Starring Margaret Sullavan, Alan Hale, Mae Marsh, DeWitt Jennings

Hans (Douglass Montgomery) and Emma Pinneberg (Margaret Sullavan) are a newly married couple living in rural Germany. In search of fortune, the pair set out for Berlin, moving in with Hans' stepmother, who works with the shady Holger Jachman (Alan Hale). After Jachman finds him a job, Hans discovers that his stepmother is running a brothel, and that Jachman has eyes for Emma. Leaving the house, the pair struggles to find solid ground as Hans looks for work to support his pregnant wife.

98 minutes; (c) Universal Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch

Friday March 17, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Colts Neck Library Friends' Book Sale  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Colts Neck Friends of the Library Annual Used Book Sale! Downstairs at the Colts Neck Library

Book Collection from JANUARY 1st through FEBRUARY 28th ONLY please

Friday, March 17th Hours: 9 am-5pm Pre-opening (9am-10am) Donation is requested. ($5 fee if using a scanner) Admission is free from 10 am to 5pm

We have hundreds of books and movies to choose from - Children's, Novels, How-to's, Gardening, Cooking and much more! 

Saturday, March 19th: Hours: 9 am - 5 pm. No Admission Charge. Bag O’ Books $5ALL DAY!  Bags will be provided--fill it up for just $5!

Please!  We need volunteers! Book sorters, cashiers, and helpers needed before and during the sale! Great opportunity for teen community service hours! Contact library staff or the Friends of Colts Neck Library for volunteer opportunities. 

 

    Location: Colts Neck
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Top Notch Resumes I  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

Presented by the library Career Connections staff. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   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 March 18, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Colts Neck Library Friends' Book Sale  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Colts Neck Friends of the Library Annual Used Book Sale! Downstairs at the Colts Neck Library

Book Collection from JANUARY 1st through FEBRUARY 28th ONLY please

We have hundreds of books and movies to choose from - Children's, Novels, How-to's, Gardening, Cooking and much more! 

Saturday, March 18th: Hours: 9 am - 5 pm. No Admission Charge. Bag O’ Books $5ALL DAY!  Bags will be provided--fill it up for just $5!

Please!  We need volunteers! Book sorters, cashiers, and helpers needed before and during the sale! Great opportunity for teen community service hours! Contact library staff or the Friends of Colts Neck Library for volunteer opportunities. 

 

    Location: Colts Neck
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go'  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open. Please check online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Fred Lehotay and The Ragtimers Salute Saint Patrick's Day  
   

Join Fred Lehotay and The Ragtimers for a “Salute to St. Patrick’s Day” concert. The Ragtimers will perform traditional Irish American music along with their traditional repertoire that we all know and love.

The Ragtimers include Gary Nokes on bass, Bob Eslter on guitar, Tom Rittenhouse on banjo and band director Fred Lehotay on saxophone. The Ragtimers have been performing all the old-time sentimental melodies and rousing ragtime favorites in the tri-state area since 1968. The quartet is keeping alive the foot-tapping, hand-clapping, great songs of a bygone era.  They perform regularly during the summer months in Seaside Park and Avon-by-the-Sea.

Come join us for this fun, old-fashioned, family entertainment for all ages! Following the performance, light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Howell Library, whose support makes this program possible.

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Literature of World Language Book Discussion in Chinese  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderators Jih-Liang Tseng & Julia Pang will lead discussion on East Meets West by Liu, Yang

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 March 20, 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 and rhymes for ages 2-3 1/2. Siblings Welcome. 

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

Stories and Songs for ages 10 to 23 months. Siblings Welcome. Includes playtime.

    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  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: Allied (R) (2016)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Robert Zemeckis

Starring Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris

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

124 minutes; (c) Paramount

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Making Math Magical - How to Raise a Math-Confident Daughter or Son - For Parents  
    Contact: Veronica Stevens   732-431-7220   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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.

This program is for Parents of students grades 6 - 12.

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: Allied (R) (2016)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Robert Zemeckis

Starring Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris

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

124 minutes; (c) 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
   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 March 21, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: Sweetgirl by Travis Mulhauser  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

A blistering debut about a fearless sixteen-year-old girl who braves a northern Michigan blizzard to search for her missing meth-addicted mother.  She stops by the cabin of two drug addicts and flees with their endangered baby, triggering a dangerous race from the elements and a band of desperate criminals.  

 

 

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

Short Stories Thru the Decades

A Silver Dish by Saul Bellow (1978)

Saul Bellow's story "A Silver Dish" illustrates the skill of one of the greatest American authors of the 20th century. The story spans a period from the middle of the Great Depression to the mid-1980s, showing the changes that time renders in both society and in one man's life.  The main character, Woody Selbst , is one of Bellow's finest creations.  A lonesome, successful businessman, Woody reminisces about the circumstances under which his father, a con man and thief, caused him to lose his scholarship to a seminary school, an act that redirected his entire life.

    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
   1:00 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  -  4:10 PM Movie: The Accountant (2016) (R)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise.  Directed by Gavin O’Connor. Starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, and J.K. Simmons.

Action/Crime - 128 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
   

Stories and crafts for ages 3 1/2 to 5. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Windmills- Stories and Craft  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Make these windmills to blow in the March winds.

K and up

Registration required, call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, March 9.

    Location: Headquarters
   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. 23, 2017.  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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversation English / ESL Classes  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM De-Stress Through Yoga, Breathing and Meditation  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

De-stress through gentle yoga, breathing and meditation.  

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 March 22, 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 Club  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

March 22

“The Hunger Artist” (1922) by Franz Kafka

An artist starves himself for extended periods of time for the amusement of audiences during a time when public fasting is out of fashion.

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Book Discussion: Sweetgirl by Travis Mulhauser  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

A blistering debut about a fearless sixteen-year-old girl who braves a northern Michigan blizzard to search for her missing meth-addicted mother.  She stops by the cabin of two drug addicts and flees with their endangered baby, triggering a dangerous race from the elements and a band of desperate criminals.  

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Movie: The Whole Truth (2016) (R)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A defense attorney works to get his teenage client acquitted of murdering his wealthy father.  He enlists the help of a young lawyer who makes it her goal to get to the truth. The fate of this teen rests in the hands of the two lawyers. Stars Keanu Reeves, Renee Zellweger, Gugu Mbatha-Raw. 93 minutes.

 

    Location: Hazlet
   3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! School Age : I Can Fly! Young Amelia Earhart and Women's History Month  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

School Age Story time : I Can Fly! Young amelia Earhart and Women's History Month.  Grades K and up.

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

and phone contact info.

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

Hear a LEGO story and make your own LEGO creation.  Save a memory of your design on Mom or Dad's smartphone.

All Ages

Registration Required

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

Craft and Storytime. Snacks served. Let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Join the Holmdel Teen Book Club! 

This month we are reading TTYL By Lauren Myracle! At the meeting we will discuss the book and create an Emoji 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
   7:00 PM Lifestyle changes Coping and Caring for Seniors  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

This free seminar offers educational resources regarding the dynamics involved with families and individuals who are trying to juggle their lives with taking care of an elderly loved one. Presented by Beverly Zaccherio of Senior Solutions of the Jersey Shore.

    Location: Wall Township
   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

Thursday March 23, 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  -  2:00 PM BookBites. A Book Club for Adults  
   

A Different Lie by Derek Haas

Haas builds characters who are complicated, memorable, and sharply drawn.  His spare, lean prose wastes no words. Haas develops a powerful and compellling voice and spends his scant 200 pages building suspense, creating atmosphere, and telling a compelling yarn. An unflinching little gem of a story: violent, dark, and unrelentingly entertaining.

    Location: Hazlet
   1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Tom Cruise returns as Jack Reacher in this sequel based on Lee Child's best-selling 2013 novel, Never Go Back. Reacher works to vindicate Susan Turner after she is accused of treason. Action/Adventure/Crime Also Starring: Cobie Smulders, Robert Knepper, Danika Yarosh   96 min.

    Location: Marlboro
   1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: Mr. Church (2016) PG-13  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Bruce Beresford

Starring:  Eddie Murphy, Britt Robertson, Natascha McElhone

A unique friendship develops when a little girl and her dying mother retain the services of a talented cook.  What begins as a six month arrangement spans into fifteen years and creates a family bond that lasts forever.

104 minutes

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM World War I and American Art  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 Ext7225   
   

World War I and American Art will transform the current understanding of art made during the war and in its wake. The war's impact on art and culture was enormous, as nearly all of the era's major American artists interpreted their experiences, opinions and perceptions of the conflict through their work.

World War I and American Art follows the narrative of the war itself and show how artists chronicled their experiences of the unfolding war as it crept closer to home and then involved them directly as soldiers, relief workers, political dissenters, and official war artists.World War I also unfolded when modernist art was being digested, adapted, and transformed by the American art world. Images made during the war reveal American artists in transition, using more experimental forms to capture the apocalyptic tenor of the conflict but also drawing on a straightforward realist manner to make the human experience accessible to their audience.

This lecture is presented by Laurel McLaughlin, art historian at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts which is currently exhibiting World War I and American Art.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classic Movie: The Moon's Our Home (1936)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by William A. Seiter

Starring Margaret Sullavan, Henry Fonda, Charles Butterworth, Beulah Bondi, Walter Brennan, Margaret Hamilton

An actress (Margaret Sullavan) and a writer (Henry Fonda) hide their careers from each other until their New Hampshire honeymoon.

80 minutes; (c) Paramount Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM The Magnificent Seven (2016)(PG-13)  
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Starring: Denzel Washington, Matt Bomer, Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Onofrio, Ethan Hawke, Cam Gigandet

Comedy/ Drama/ Romance --128 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Tweens! Get Creative! Button Bracelets  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Make colorful button bracelets for yourself or a friend!

Registration begins  Thursday, March 16 fro children Grades  3-5.

    Location: Marlboro
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mind & Meditation Workshop  
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Introduction to Powerful breathing techniques and knowledge of mind, body and breath to:

Reduce Stress, Increase health & well being, More ease and joy in personal relationships, Improve self-esteem, Greater creativity and clarity of mind.

Registration is Required.  Please contact the Library at 732-291-1956.

 

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie: The Moon's Our Home (1936)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by William A. Seiter

Starring Margaret Sullavan, Henry Fonda, Charles Butterworth, Beulah Bondi, Walter Brennan, Margaret Hamilton

An actress (Margaret Sullavan) and a writer (Henry Fonda) hide their careers from each other until their New Hampshire honeymoon.

80 minutes; (c) Paramount Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Passover and Easter: A Shared Heritage  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 Ext7222   
   

Easter and Passover coincide most years. Both faith traditions look to the Messiah at this time of year. Both deal with history and freedom. Both take different paths to the same God. We will discover where those paths diverge as well as where they are trod as one.

This lecture is presented by Rabbi Brooks Susman and church historian Christopher Bellitto.

    Location: Headquarters

Friday March 24, 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 March 25, 2017
   11:00 AM Do You Know How Much Sugar is in Your Diet?  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Do you know the recommended amount of added sugar you should be having in a day, the dangers of too much sugar consumption, and how easily you can over indulge in the sweet stuff? Join registered dietitian nutritionist Jeanette Kimszal as she discusses what you need to know about sugar awareness.

 

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Journey to the Divine Land: An Introduction to Chinese Traditional Culture  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Ancient Chinese culture is said to have been brought down from the heavens. It was then a world full of beauty and wonder, when divine beings walked the earth and emperors ruled under the will of heaven.

The workshop takes you on an inspiring journey through audio-slide presentation:

  • Capture the spirit of traditional Chinese culture and the beliefs that are the foundation of traditional Chinese cultural forms, including dance, music, martial arts and education.
  • Experience the gentle elegance and rich expressiveness of classical Chinese dance - pioneers of many other art forms, including acrobatics, Chinese opera and Olympic gymnastics flips.
  • Feel the joy of the distinct Chinese sound of ancient instruments with thousands of years of history.
  • Discover the true China you've never known.

*This program is sponsored by SYPI, a non-for-profit organization with a mission to revive the authentic Chinese culture. The speaker for the afternoon is Jan Ren who is the Associate Director of Community Relations of Shen Yun Promotions International, a non-profit organization dedicated to revive the traditional cultural values through performing arts.  Prior to joining SYPI, Jan was a producer and talk show host at New Tang Dynasty Television, where she worked on a variety of arts and cultural programs, as well as a series on modern history of China.

There is no registration for this program so seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

    Location: Colts Neck

Monday March 27, 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 and rhymes for ages 2-3 1/2. Siblings Welcome. 

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

Stories and Songs for ages 10 to 23 months. Siblings Welcome. Includes playtime.

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM 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
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Lego Storytime Club  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to a story and build your own design!

Regsitration begins Monday, March 20 for children ages 4 and up.

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, confidential, counseling for owners an would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month.  An appointment is required.  Please call the library at 732-449-8877 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Wall Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation  
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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 March 28, 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  -  2:55 PM Classic Movie: The Goodbye Girl (1977) PG  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Herbert Ross

Starring:  Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Quinn Cummings

After being dumped by her live-in boyfriend, an unemployed dancer and her 10 year-old daughter are reluctantly forced to live with a struggling off-Broadway actor.

111 minutes

    Location: Howell
   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  -  4:10 PM Movie: Nocturnal Animals (2016) (R)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A wealthy art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband's novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a symbolic revenge tale.  Directed by Tom Ford.  Starring Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Michael Shannon.

Drama/Thriller - 116 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Loop-de-Loopers!  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

These totally straw-some gliders are guaranteed to fly, every time!

Grades K and up. Space is limited - Registration required.

 

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

Stories and crafts for ages 3 1/2 to 5. Siblings Welcome.

    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. 23, 2017.  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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversation English / ESL Classes  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

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

    Location: Ocean Township
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Film: Nocturnal Animals (2016) (R)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Tom Ford

Starring Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon

A neo-noir psychological thriller film written, co-produced and directed by Tom Ford, based on the 1993 novel Tony and Susan by Austin Wright.  A wealthy art gallery owner (Amy Adams) is haunted by her ex-husband's novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a veiled threat and a symbolic revenge tale.

116 minutes; Focus Features

    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  -  8:30 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 March 29, 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 What to do When you can't do What you used to do  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Has your former job function or industry changed, requiring professional skills you don't have?  Can't keep up with the physical rigors of your old job?  You may not easily be able to do the job that you have previously done for so long. 

This program examines why you can't do what you used to do, and discusses ways to leverage your professional expertise in order to move forward in your career.

David Schuchman is an Information Technology professional with a true passion for technology implementation, as well as applications design, development and IT operations.  Presently he is an Information Technology services, training, and management consultant with his own company, Princeton Technology Advisors, LLC.

Sponsored by Neighbors helping Neighbors

    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
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Vintage Series: Movie: Marty (1955)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A socially awkward butcher from the Bronx is goaded by his overbearing mother to the Stardust Ballroom one evening. He unexpectedly meets a lonely teacher. Both adults facing middle age with no prospects of marriage begin to fall for one another. Winner of Best Picture 1955 Drama/Romance Starring: Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair  1 hr. 30 min. 

United Artist       

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: Away from Her (2006) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A couple, married over 40 years, are forced to face the fact that her "forgetfulness" is actually Alzheimer's Disease. She is forced to go into a nursing home where her husband faces an epiphany when she turns her affections to another man. Stars Julie Christie, Michael Murphy, Gordon Pinsent. 110 minutes.

 

    Location: Hazlet
   3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! School Age: Vincent's sunflowers- Happy Birthday, Vincent Van Gogh!  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

School age story time; Vincent's sunflowers - Happy Birthday, Vincent Van Gogh!  Registration is required, in person, by phone or

online.  Parent's please register each child using your email and phone contact info.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Welcome, Springtime!  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Show your love of this season by making a chick under the rainbow!

All Ages

Registration Required

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Beauty and the Beast  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Beauty and the Beast Stories and Lego playtime.

    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 Annuities: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

An Annuity is a fixed sum of money paid to someone each year, typically for the remainder of their life. People do not always understand what annuities they currently own.  The goal of this program would be to offer a working understanding of how your annuities/investments actual work, and to review the following points: 

What are types of  Annuities?    Why does my broker hate Annuities?    How does an Annuity work?    

Can an Annuity lower my taxes?       What is the danger of purchasing an Annuity?  

This program will be presented by International Planning Alliance's SVP Mark Lowe, a Certified Financial Planner with over 30 years of experience providing conservative financial advice to his clients.  No registration is necessary.

This program was originally scheduled for January 2017. 

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Documentary: 'The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Please join us to view the documentary, The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner, which is presented by Compassion & Choices, a non-profit group that focuses on education and advocacy regarding end-of-life options. The film focuses on the passage of Washington's aid in dying law, but from an educational perspective (it shows both arguments in the film). The goal of this screening is to have a conversation about the end of life from medical/legislative/educational perspectives.

The 45-minute documentary will be followed by a question and answer period with Ethan Andersen of Compassion & Choices.

 

    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

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
   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
     Art Exhibit: Linda Alston and Jason Sisino  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
    Location: Ocean Township

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

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
   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 4, 2017
   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
   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
   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. 23, 2017.  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
   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 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   
   

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
   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
   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
   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
   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 6:30 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 12, 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 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
   1:30 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® 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 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 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
   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

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

Monday April 10, 2017
   1:00 AM  -  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
   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
   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  -  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 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
   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. 23, 2017.  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
   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 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
   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! 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  -  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
   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  -  3:10 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
   1:30 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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER Series Discussion Group  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Friday 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
   10:30 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
   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 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
   10:00 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
   10:30 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
   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
   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
   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  -  4:15 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
   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
   4:15 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
   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  -  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  -  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
   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
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Let's Make Toys  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

 

Celebrate Earth Day with Rick Mikula.  Help make toys from things you’d usually throw away.  Recycling can be fun!

K & up

No registration required.

 

 

    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

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

Monday April 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
   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 every 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
   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
   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

Thursday April 27, 2017
   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

Friday April 28, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 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
   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 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

Monday May 1, 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
   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:  
    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
   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
   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
   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

Thursday May 4, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Literature of World Language Book Discussion in Russian  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Raisa Silver will lead discussion on the book 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
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session  
    Contact:    732-728-1331   
   

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: Wall Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club:  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

 

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

    Location: Colts Neck

Friday 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  -  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
   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
   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
   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
   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 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
   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
   7:30 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
   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 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

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
   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  -  12:30 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
   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
   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  -  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  -  4:00 PM Afternoon at the Movies:  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
    Location: Colts Neck
   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
   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 6:30 pm on the first and third Wednesdays of Jan., Feb., Mar., April & May.

    Location: Headquarters

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   3:00 PM Wall Book Club: 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

Monday May 22, 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
   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
   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
   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

Thursday May 25, 2017
   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

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
   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
   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

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
   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
   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 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
   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 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
   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 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
   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  -  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, 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

Thursday June 22, 2017
   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

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
   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
   7:30 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
   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  -  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

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
   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

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
   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

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
   7:30 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
   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