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Tuesday May 1, 2018 -  Saturday June 30, 2018
     Students of Rose Reilly Leonard Art Exhibit  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

 

    Location: Wall Township

Sunday May 13, 2018 -  Saturday June 30, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Art Exhibit: Patricia Supplee  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Art Exhibit in Terner Gallery during regular library hours.

    Location: Ocean Township

Friday June 1, 2018 -  Saturday June 30, 2018
     American Flag Disposal Box  
   

The Colts Neck branch of the Monmouth County Library system has a Flag Disposal Box located in the lower level lobby. Proper disposal of the American flag is a sign of respect. It honors our history, the people who fight to protect our freedom and is an homage to the reverence for our great nation. When a flag is worn, tattered, ripped or soiled beyond repair, it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country and should be retired and disposed of properly.

Please drop off flags during library hours. 

 

    Location: Colts Neck

Friday June 1, 2018 -  Saturday June 30, 2018
     Art Exhibit: Multimedia Decoupaged Bottles & Altered Canvas Art by J&N Soto Designs  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   
Maribel Caragiulo and Noreen Franco are a mother and daughter partnership of artisans. Maribel Caragiulo graduated from the High School of Music & Art, and was a fine arts major. Noreen Franco is a pastry chef graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School. They draw upon their individual artistic training to create "magic" n our products. Their knowledge and technique of painting continues to evolve all the time.  To them, "a finish piece is never really finished." 

They strongly believe in recycling materials to lessen our carbon footprint on the Earth. By altering the original state of a bottle, candle, jar, chalkboard or canvas, the pieces are given new life.  Various media products are applied to create different types of textures. The artists may use texture paste, stencils, tissue paper, cheese cloth, metal filigree findings, sea shells, rhinestones, beads, lace or feathers to name a few. These bits and pieces of elements enhance the beauty of the art work.
 
Various family members from New York and Florida lend a hand, collecting and cleaning the bottles, and sending packages containing magazine prints, calendar images, napkins, rhinestones, wine corks, shelves, storage containers, brushes, lace, etc. Since so many relatives help out, the artists decided to honor their parents by naming the company after them.

Meet the artists Maribel Caragiulo and Noreen Franco on Sunday, June 10 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm, as they demonstrate how their creations are made, and answer any questions you may have.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Friday June 1, 2018 -  Saturday June 30, 2018
     Kids! StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities  
    Contact: Children's Library Staff   732 431 7220 x7226   
   

Enhanced Early Literacy, Learning Enrichment and Social Engagement with certified, professional, caring Children's Librarian is  

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

NO fees, NO registration, NO card needed! Call  for information. Caregivers need to be in attendance. 

Check out our other programs, which are free, although we may request registration, in order to have ample materials for attendees! 

Headquarters/Manalapan/Preschool:  732 431-7220 x7226 Please choose One Session Per Week.

Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:  

Mondays, June 4, 11, 18, 25 from 9:30 - 10:00 am

Tuesdays, June 5, 19, 26 from 10:15 - 10:45 am or 11:00 – 11:30 am

Thursdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28 from 10:15 – 10:45 am

Toddler Storytimes – Ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)

The Toddler Storytime schedule has changed!  Please check the program schedule carefully.

Mondays, June 4, 11, 18, 25 from 10:15 - 10:35 am

Tuesdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26 from 11:40 am – 12:00 noon

Wednesdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27 from 11:00 – 11:20 am

Preschool Storytime & Craft – Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old

Mondays, June 4, 11, 18, 25 from 11:00 – 11:30 am

Thursdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28 from 11:00 - 11:30 am or 1:30 – 2:00 pm

Family Storytimes – Ages 2 and up (With Parent/Caregiver)

Mondays, June 11, 18, 25 from 1:30 – 1:50 pm

Wednesdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27 from 1:30 – 1:50 pm

    Location: Headquarters

Friday June 1, 2018 -  Saturday June 30, 2018
     Sweet Beginnings: Photography by Danielle Riley  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Danielle Riley is an award winning photographer offering custom newborn, maternity, child and family portrait sessions with a rich, timeless feel. Her gentle and patient style combined with her love and passion is always present. Danielle provides a personal boutique style experience at her studio in Colts Neck, NJ. 

Please join us at an Artist's Reception on Thursday, June 7, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Friday June 1, 2018 -  Saturday June 30, 2018
     Tweens! #TBT: TotallyBrilliantTweens  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Check out the #TBT Pop-Up Spot for different TotallyBrilliantThings (from contests to coloring to challenges) all month long!

Don't miss out - Activities only available while supplies last!

Intended for Grades 3-7

    Location: Hazlet

Saturday June 9, 2018 -  Saturday June 23, 2018
   9:00 AM Wall Book Sale  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Your opportunity to get great deals on used books, audios, DVD's, music and more.

(Monday, June 18-23, $1 Bag Sale)

    Location: Wall Township

Friday June 22, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM Book Talk:On Heaven's Doorstep: God's Help in Times of Crisis by Andrea Rodgers  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Andrea will discuss her new book On Heaven's Doorstep: God's Help in Times of Crisis-True Stories from a First Responder based on her experiences as a 30+ year volunteer with the Spring Lake First Aid and Emergency Squad.  She will also describe cerebrovascular accidents (strokes), including types and their effects, risk factors, warning signs, and how to decrease the risk of having a stroke.

 

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Kids! Family Film Series: Ferdinand 2017 (PG)  
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Family Film Series: Ferdinand (2017) PG 

After Ferdinand the bull is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he captured and taken from his home. Determined to return, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Based on the book by Munro Leaf and illustrated b y Robert Lawson.

Animated, 1 hour, 48 minutes.   FREE ADMISSION,, No Tickets or registration required!

Children 9 years and  under must be accompanied by an adult.  

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday June 23, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Restorative Yoga  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this eight-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from June 23 - August 11, 2018.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced this spring and summer!  

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion.  Some spare mats will be available for those who may not have them.  However, it is recommended to BYOM (bring your own mat).

Space is limited; Registration is required for each session you plan to attend.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Monmouth County Library. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7)  
    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 the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Sunday June 24, 2018
     Summer Hours at HQ and Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

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

Access to your  library is always available to you wherever you spend your summer  - at the lake, at the beach, traveling or stay-cationing! Just Tap our App, or Visit our Website www.MonmouthCountyLib.org

 

 

 

    Location: All Branches

Monday June 25, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and a simple craft for ages 2-3 1/2. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and Nursery Rhymes for ages 10-23 months. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7)  
    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 and game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Kids! Family Film Series: Ferdinand 2017 (PG)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family Film Series: Ferdinand (2017) PG  After Ferdinand the bull is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he captured and taken 

from his home. Determined to return, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Based on the book by Munro Leaf and 

illustrated b y Robert Lawson. Animated, 1 hour, 48 minutes.   FREE ADMISSION,, No Tickets or registration required! Children 9 years and 

under must be accompanied by an adult.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM New Release Movie: Game Night (2018) (R)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by John Francis Daley, Jonathan M. Goldstein

Starring Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Michael C. Hall

Max and Annie's weekly game night gets kicked up a notch when Max's brother Brooks arranges a murder mystery party -- complete with fake thugs and federal agents.  So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it's all supposed to be part of the game.  As the competitors set out to solve the case, they start to learn that neither the game nor Brooks are what they seem to be.  The friends soon find themselves in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn over the course of one chaotic night. 

100 minutes; (c) Warner Brothers

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! 2018 Summer Family Film Festival  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Ferdinand (2017) PG

After Ferdinand is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and taken from his home.

Determined to return, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.

All Ages

Registration required

    Location: Colts Neck
   2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! 2018 Summer Family Film Festival  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Ferdinand (2017) PG

After Ferdinand is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and taken from his home.

Determined to return, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.

All Ages

Registration required

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! LEGO Storytime Club  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to a summer story and have fun building your own creation!

 No registration required. Ages 4 and up

    Location: Marlboro
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Dog Reading Therapy  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Help us read with Pippin, a Cairn Terrier, any Eric Carle book or bring your favorite book 

    Location: Howell
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7)  
    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! Bach 2 Rock! The Science of Sound  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Using technology & an electric violin, Caryn Lin will transform sound into a visible 3-D experience, bringing music to life before your very eyes!

This summer, Libraries Rock!

Fun for the whole family!

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

Children 5 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Hazlet
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Kahoot Music Trivia (Teens/HQ)  
    Contact: Veronica Stevens   732-431-7220 ext. 72   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Come out and test your music knowledge by playing Music Trivia game show with your friends.  Please have one smartphone fully charged since you will be using it to answer questions. There will be 4 people per team.  Top 3 teams will receive gift cards. Hope to see you all there!

Registration is required.  Teens need to bring along a smart phone to participate in the game.

Teen programs are designed for those in grades 6 thru 12. 

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM New Release Movie: Game Night (2018) (R)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by John Francis Daley, Jonathan M. Goldstein

Starring Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Michael C. Hall

Max and Annie's weekly game night gets kicked up a notch when Max's brother Brooks arranges a murder mystery party -- complete with fake thugs and federal agents.  So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it's all supposed to be part of the game.  As the competitors set out to solve the case, they start to learn that neither the game nor Brooks are what they seem to be.  The friends soon find themselves in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn over the course of one chaotic night. 

100 minutes; (c) Warner Brothers

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 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 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, and confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month. 

An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241

    Location: Wall Township

Tuesday June 26, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM The Dark Web  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Tuesday Talks at Howell

The Dark Web is said to be a breeding ground for organized crime, sex traffickers and hackers. But it's also used by good actors such as whistle blowers and activiists. An individual's identity can be stolen and used on the Dark Web by bad actors.  It is essential to be informed.

Join Monmouth County Consumer Affairs Director Annmarie DeVito as she explores and explains the Dark Web and how those who use it can complicate the lives of average consumers. Her presentation will cover how to protect oneself from such scams and what to look out for.

Ms. DeVito has been director of the county's Consumer Affairs Department since 2011 and is a certified investigator under the State Attorney General's Office.  Under her leadership, the Department and her efforts have been recognized for developing consumer outreach to community groups and schools on how to protect oneself from fraud and scams.

She currently is the president of the County and Municipal Consumer Agencies of New Jersey.  In that role, Ms. DeVito organizes regular sessions for consumer advocates around the state to further their knowledge on the latest scams impacting individuals.

The dark web is the World Wide Web content that exists on darknets, overlay networks that use the Internet, but require specific software, configurations or authorizations to access. The dark web forms a small part of the deep web, the part of the Web not indexed by web search engines, although sometimes the term "deep web" is mistakenly used to refer specifically to the dark web.

    Location: Howell
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Welcome to the Dark Web...  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Tuesday Talks at Howell

It seems a new scam or fraud is surfacing regularly, and those behind it are out to get your personal information. Welcome to the Dark Web….

The Dark Web is said to be a breeding ground for organized crime, sex traffickers and hackers. (But it's also used by good actors such as whistle blowers and activists.) An individual's identity can be stolen and used on the Dark Web by bad actors.  It is essential to be informed.

Join Monmouth County Consumer Affairs Director Annmarie DeVito as she explores and explains the Dark Web and how those who use it can complicate the lives of average consumers. Her presentation will cover how to protect oneself from such scams and what to look out for.

Ms. DeVito has been director of the county's Consumer Affairs Department since 2011 and is a certified investigator under the State Attorney General's Office.  Under her leadership, the Department and her efforts have been recognized for developing consumer outreach to community groups and schools on how to protect oneself from fraud and scams.

She currently is the president of the County and Municipal Consumer Agencies of New Jersey.  In that role, Ms. DeVito organizes regular sessions for consumer advocates around the state to further their knowledge on the latest scams impacting individuals.

The dark web is the World Wide Web content that exists on darknets, overlay networks that use the Internet, but require specific software, configurations or authorizations to access. The dark web forms a small part of the deep web, the part of the Web not indexed by web search engines, although sometimes the term "deep web" is mistakenly used to refer specifically to the dark web.

    Location: Howell
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM History Book Discussion: The Mantle of Command  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

The Mantle of Command:  FDR at War, 1941-1942 by Nigel Hamilton 

FDR has frequently been underestimated as a military leader, yielding, in the historical imagination, to George Marshall and winston Chruchill.  Nigel Hamilton attacks this, portraying a president with the reins of war fully in his hands. - H.W. Brands

Books will be available at the Library Headquarters Circulation Desk.

Moderated by Paul Zigo, WW2 Era Institute 

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Knitters and Purlers  
    Contact:    732 536-9406   
   

Join us on Tuesdays for an afternoon of   knitting and crocheting . All skill levels are welcome

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM Movie: The Emperor's Club (2002) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A classics professor at a boy's prep school in the mid-1970's imparts life lessons to his students, stressing the importance of an ordered and examined life.  He finds one student in particular who is in desperate need of guidance.

Starring Kevin Kline and Emile Hirsch

110m.

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Kids! Summer Film Festival  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Ferdinand (PG) 2017

After Ferdinand the bull is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and taken from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Animated. Snacks served. Please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies. 

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A romance sparks between a young actor and a Hollywood leading lady. Directed by Paul McGuigan. Starring Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, and Kenneth Cranham.

Drama/Romance – 1 hours 45 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Sound Stacks  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Make beautiful music out of a stack of straws, sticks, and rubber bands!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and crafts for ages 3 1/2 - 5 years.

    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Record Album Redesign Program (Teens/OT)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-531-5092   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

The Forgotten Beauty of Vinyl Art.

The importance of record cover design was a way for artists to popularize themselves and their work. Many renowned artists, such as Andy Warhol & Robert Mapplethorpe and street artist Banksy gained fame or kick-started their careers by designing album covers.

We will be going back and viewing various significant album covers. Then teens will be challenged to redesign an old or favorite record Album.

Bring in a favorite album, or find one off the internet. With your creative ideas you will redesign the cover and bring your personal perspective to life.

Bring along a record Album that you may have around your house to share or redesign.
No supplies required unless you wish to bring your own art supplies.

Registration is required.   Teen programs are designed for those in grades 6 thru 12. 

    Location: Ocean Township
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Movie: Gringo (R) (2018)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Nash Edgerton

Starring Joel Edgerton, Charlize Theron, David Oyelowo

Mild-mannered U.S. businessman Harold Soyinka finds himself at the mercy of backstabbing colleagues, local drug lords and a black ops mercenary after traveling to Mexico. Crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal, Harold fights to survive an increasingly dangerous situation that raises the question -- is he out of his depth or two steps ahead?

111 minutes; (c) STX Entertainment

    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday June 27, 2018
   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 (Rm 5)  
    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  -  2:00 PM TALK SAVES LIVES: Suicide Prevention Basics for All to Know  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

TALK SAVES LIVES: Suicide Prevention Basics for All to Know

When a person dies by suicide, people usually ask: "Why?" There are answers.  With community awareness and education every one of us can help in the effort to prevent suicide.  Talk Saves Lives: Come learn what suicide is, who it affects, what we know about it and what can be done to prevent it. 

Presented by Upstream Suicide Prevention Program, RWJBH Institute for Prevention and Recovery

Two sessions available:  1:00 - 2:00 pm  AND  6:30 - 7:30 pm

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Short & Sweet: A Short Story Book Club  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

 

"There Will Come Soft Rains" (1950) (Sci-Fi) by Ray Bradbury   "There Will Come Soft Rains" is the story of a computer-controlled smart house, the only house on earth to survive the nuclear blast in Allendale, California in 2026.

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: All the Money in the World (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempted by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather, Jean Paul Getty, to pay the ransom. When Getty Sr. refuses, it's a race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money. Stars Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg. 2 hours 12 minutes. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Schoolage Program: Who Invented That Day? - Who names the special days?  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage program:  Who Invented That Day? - Who names the special days?  Grades K to 3.  Registration is Required, 

in person, by phone or online.  Parent's, please register each child using your phone and email contact info.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Read to a Therapy Dog  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids!  Read to our new Therapy Dog, Jack! – Grades K and up
Wednesday, June 27 at 4:00 pm
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to our therapy dog. Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves.

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

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

will be able to pet and brush a live, miniature horse.

  • Children of all ages must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals or flip flops, please!

The event will be held outside in the library parking lot.

All Ages, Registration required

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Read to a Therapy Dog!  
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Come hang out and practice your reading skills with real, trained therapy dogs at the library! Not reading yet? No worries! These dogs love to look at pictures from your favorite book, too! Online registration required. Clicker here to register. 

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Afterschool Activities!: Summer Sand Art  
    Contact: Children's Staff   732431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Grades K and Up

Pour beautiful works of art as you layer rainbows of sand in bottles.

*Space is limited; register for each program in-person, by phone, or online

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! No-Dye Tie-Dye  
    Contact:    (732) 946-4118   
   

Design a wearable masterpiece, and bring it to life using no-dye tie-dye!

*Please bring a light-colored item of clothing from home.*

Grades 3 - 5. Registration required.

    Location: Holmdel
   4:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! June is NJ Horse Month  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Meet Fez and Indy

Learn all about Mustangs and Standardbreds. To be held outside the Library, weather permitting.

 

    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM TALK SAVES LIVES: Suicide Prevention Basics for All to Know  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

TALK SAVES LIVES: Suicide Prevention Basics for All to Know

When a person dies by suicide, people usually ask: "Why?" There are answers.  With community awareness and education every one of us can help in the effort to prevent suicide.  Talk Saves Lives: Come learn what suicide is, who it affects, what we know about it and what can be done to prevent it. 

Presented by Upstream Suicide Prevention Program, RWJBH Institute for Prevention and Recovery

Two sessions available:  1:00 - 2:00 pm  AND  6:30 - 7:30 pm

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Record Album Redesign Program (Teens/HQ)  
    Contact: Veronica Stevens   732-431-7220 x7253   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

The Forgotten Beauty of Vinyl Art

The importance of record cover design was a way for artists to popularize themselves and their work. Many renowned artists, such as Andy Warhol & Robert Mapplethorpe and street artist Banksy gained fame or kick-started their careers by designing album covers.

We will be going back and viewing various significant album covers. Then teens will be challenged to redesign an old or favorite record Album.

Bring in a favorite album, or find one off the internet. With your creative ideas you will redesign the cover and bring your personal perspective to life.

Bring along a record Album that you may have around your house to share or redesign.
No supplies required unless you wish to bring your own art supplies.

Registration is required.  Teen programs are designed for those in grades 6 thru 12. 

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Women of Words Book Club  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Meets the fourth Wednesday of the month.

This month's selection is Be Frank with Me by Julia Clairborne Johnson

After falling prey to a Bernie Madoff-style Ponzi scheme, a reclusive literary legend is flat broke.  Now she must write a new book for the first time in decades.  To ensure the timely delivery of her manuscript, her New York publisher sends an assistant to monitor her progress.

Copies of the books are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: Howell

Thursday June 28, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and a craft for all ages.

    Location: Howell
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids Music Round with Miss Dianne  
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids Music Round with Miss Dianne
Thursday, June 28 at 10:30 am
Enjoy a fun-filled, musical experience with rhythm instruments, dancing and singing!
 
 

    Location: Allentown
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn and play bridge!  Pat Guadagno teaches. 

Instruction for Beginners starts at 11:30 am.  Experienced players can begin play at 10:30 am.   

    Location: Eastern Branch
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bookbites. A Book Club For Adultsl  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier

Jamaica Inn is a riveting, classic novel of romantic suspense only the brilliant mind of Daphne du Maurier could conceive.  Set in Cornwall where a young orphan, Mary, is sent to live with Aunt Patience and Uncle Joss who are the landlords of the Jamaica Inn.  Mary soon realizes that her Uncle's Inn is the base of a gang of ship wreckers who lure ships to their doom on the rocky coast.

 

    Location: Hazlet
   1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: Forever My Girl (2018) PG  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Alex Roe, Jessica Rothe John Benjamin Hickey

Directed by:  Bethany Ashton Wolf

After being gone for a decade a country star returns home to the love he left behind.

108 minutes

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Same Kind of Different as Me (Rated PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A wealthy international art dealer must befriend a homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage. Drama Starring: Greg Kinnear, Renee Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou 1 hr. 59mins.

Paramount Pictures

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Classic Movie: Stranger on the Third Floor (1940)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Boris Ingster

Starring Peter Lorre, John McGuire, Margaret Tallichet, Elisha Cook, Jr.

When upstart journalist Michael Ward (John McGuire) testifies that he saw Joe Briggs (Elisha Cook Jr.) at the scene of a murder, Briggs is jailed and sentenced to death. Later, Michael's conscience and troubling dreams get the better of him. He tells his girlfriend, Jane (Margaret Tallichet), that he isn't certain Briggs is guilty. They begin to investigate, but unfortunately, the couple soon makes the acquaintance of an ominous, enigmatic man (Peter Lorre) who wants the case to stay closed.

64 minutes; (c) RKO

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Ferdinand (PG) (2017)  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

After Ferdinand the bull is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and taken from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

Children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Hazlet
   2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Afternoon at the Movies: The Greatest Showman (2017)(PG)  
   

Celebrates the birth of show business, by telling the tale of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle and a worldwide sensation.  Very loosely based on the stories of P.T. Barnum and J.A. Bailey.

Starring:  Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, and Zendaya.

Bio-pic/Drama/Musical—105 minutes.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids Read to a Therapy Dog  
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids! Read to Our Therapy Dog - Ages 4 and up
Thursday, June 28 at 4:00 pm
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to our therapy dog!  Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves.
 

    Location: Allentown
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM KIDS! Unicorn Slime  
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Enjoy a sunny day at the beach, then head over to the library for some Unicorn Slime! What is Unicorn Slime you ask? Come on in and find out!

Grades pre-K and up. No registration required.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! - Eyes of the Wild presents…Animals Rock!  
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex7226   
   

Did you ever hear a groundhog whistle?  Delight in seeing real animals at the library and discover the many ways animals use sound to communicate! 

Located in Children’s Meeting Rooms 1 and 2.

*Space is limited; pick up your free ticket to this amazing event at the Children’s Desk starting June 14!

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Classic Movie: Stranger on the Third Floor (1940)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Boris Ingster

Starring Peter Lorre, John McGuire, Margaret Tallichet, Elisha Cook, Jr.

When upstart journalist Michael Ward (John McGuire) testifies that he saw Joe Briggs (Elisha Cook Jr.) at the scene of a murder, Briggs is jailed and sentenced to death. Later, Michael's conscience and troubling dreams get the better of him. He tells his girlfriend, Jane (Margaret Tallichet), that he isn't certain Briggs is guilty. They begin to investigate, but unfortunately, the couple soon makes the acquaintance of an ominous, enigmatic man (Peter Lorre) who wants the case to stay closed.

64 minutes; (c) RKO

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Record Album Redesign Program (Teens/AH)  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-291-1956   
   

The Forgotten Beauty of Vinyl Art

The importance of record cover design was a way for artists to popularize themselves and their work. Many renowned artists, such as Andy Warhol & Robert Mapplethorpe and street artist Banksy gained fame or kick-started their careers by designing album covers.

We will be going back and viewing various significant album covers. Then teens will be challenged to redesign an old or favorite record Album.

Bring in a favorite album, or find one off the internet. With your creative ideas you will redesign the cover and bring your personal perspective to life.

Bring along a record Album that you may have around your house to share or redesign.
No supplies required unless you wish to bring your own art supplies.

Registration is required, Call Branch to Register.  Teen programs are designed for those in grades 6 thru 12. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Ferdinand (PG) (2017)  
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

After Ferdinand the bull is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and taken from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

Children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Ocean Township

Friday June 29, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Kids! Family Film Series: Paddington 2 (2017) (PG)  
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Family Film Series: Paddington 2     2017 PG.

Paddington Bear tries to buy an antique book for his aunt's 100th birthday.

But his quest brings him into conflict with an unscrupulous actor who also wants the tome.  Based on the book series by Michael Bond.

FREE ADMISSION, No tickets  or registration required.  Children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday June 30, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Restorative Yoga  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this eight-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from June 23 - August 11, 2018.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced this spring and summer!  

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion.  Some spare mats will be available for those who may not have them.  However, it is recommended to BYOM (bring your own mat).

Space is limited; Registration is required for each session you plan to attend.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Monmouth County Library. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7)  
    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 the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Concert: Happy Days String Band  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Celebrate summer (or the half-way point to New Years Day 2019) with the Happy Days String Band, "mummer's music" in the Philadelphia tradition! Complete with costumed dancers, their happy music is sure to make you smile.

    Location: Howell

Sunday July 1, 2018
     Summer Hours at HQ and Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

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

Access to your  library is always available to you wherever you spend your summer  - at the lake, at the beach, traveling or stay-cationing! Just Tap our App, or Visit our Website www.MonmouthCountyLib.org

 

 

 

    Location: All Branches

Sunday July 1, 2018 -  Tuesday July 31, 2018
     American Flag Disposal Box  
   

The Colts Neck branch of the Monmouth County Library system has a Flag Disposal Box located in the lower level lobby. Proper disposal of the American flag is a sign of respect. It honors our history, the people who fight to protect our freedom and is an homage to the reverence for our great nation. When a flag is worn, tattered, ripped or soiled beyond repair, it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country and should be retired and disposed of properly.

Please drop off flags during library hours. 

 

    Location: Colts Neck

Sunday July 1, 2018 -  Tuesday July 31, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Art Exhibit: Artist James Teale & Photographer Corinne Cavallo  
   

On display in the Terner Gallery.

    Location: Ocean Township

Monday July 2, 2018 -  Tuesday July 31, 2018
     Backyard Birds Photography by Jerry  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Every backyard has birds; now you can see them up close!

Photographer Jerry Deutsch introduces us to Grackles, Sparrows, Starlings, Cowbirds and so many more! 

Exhibit will be on display during the Month of July at Library HQ in Manalapan 

    Location: Headquarters

Monday July 2, 2018 -  Tuesday July 31, 2018
     On Display: Multimedia Decoupaged Bottles, Altered Canvas Art  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431-7220x7222   
   
During the month of July, view decoupaged creations by Maribel Caragiulo and Noreen Franco,  a mother and daughter partnership of artisans.  They strongly believe in recycling materials to lessen our carbon footprint on the Earth. By altering the original state of a bottle, candle, jar, chalkboard or canvas, the pieces are given new life.  Various media products are applied to create different types of textures. The artists may use texture paste, stencils, tissue paper, cheese cloth, metal filigree findings, sea shells, rhinestones, beads, lace or feathers to name a few. These bits and pieces of elements enhance the beauty of the art work. 
    Location: Headquarters

Monday July 2, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

    Location: Howell
   11:00 AM  -  11:25 AM Kids! Baby Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

    Location: Howell
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mahjongg  
   

Meets every Monday the library is open from 1:00-4:00 pm.  Bring your game and join us!

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Come play  Bridge or the age old game of Mah Jong!  Join us in the Meeting Room.  Participants need to know how to play the game and game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Kids! 2018 Summer Family Film Festival  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Paddington 2 (2017) PG

Paddington bear tries to buy an antique book for his aunt's 100th birthday,

but his quest brings him into conflict with an unscrupulous actor who also wants the tome.

All ages

Registration required

 

    Location: Colts Neck
   2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Kids! 2018 Summer Family Film Festival  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Paddington 2 (2017) PG

Paddington bear tries to buy an antique book for his aunt's 100th birthday,

but his quest brings him into conflict with an unscrupulous actor who also wants the tome.

All ages

Registration required

 

    Location: Colts Neck
   2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Kids! Family Film Series: Paddington 2 (2017) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family Film Series: Paddington 2     2017 PG.    Paddington Bear tries to buy an antique book for his aunt's 100th birthday.

But his quest brings him into conflict with an unscrupulous actor who also wants the tome.  Based on the book series by Michael Bond.

FREE ADMISSION, No tickets  or registration required.  Children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Clay Day  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Drop by and play with clay! Use your imagination and create a work of art!

 No registration  for  ages 4 and up.

    Location: Marlboro
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Foldscopes - Science in Your Hands (Teens/OT)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-531-5092   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Foldscoping is highly addictive, and you could get "smitten with science"
Have you ever wondered what is in a drop of pond or ocean water? What the inside of a worm looks like? What dust is made of?

What pollen looks like? What other questions do you have about the microscopic world?  Foldscope is a paper microscope that you assemble yourself. Designed to be inexpensive, durable, and to give optical quality similar to conventional research microscopes, Foldscope brings hands-on microscopy to new places!


Registration is required.  Program Requirement: Teens need to bring along a smart phone.
Teens are encouraged to bring along interesting items that they  wish to look at thru the microscope.

Registration is required.  This Program is Limited to 20 Teens per library.

Teen programs are designed for those in grades 6 thru 12. 

    Location: Ocean Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 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 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, and confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month. 

An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241

    Location: Wall Township

Tuesday July 3, 2018
   2:00 PM Movie: The Front Page (1974) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

The story finds hard-nosed editor Walter Burns trying every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter Hildy Johnson from leaving the newspaper business to get married.

Starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, and Susan Sarandon

105m.

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

July 3 - Paddington 2 (PG) 2017

July 10 - Coco (PG) 2017

July 17 - Wonder (PG) 2017

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Grand Slam Baseball Film Series: Rhubarb (NR)(1951)  
   

Grand Slam Baseball Film Series - Co-sponsored by the Ocean Township Historical Museum

    Location: Ocean Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: The Forgiven (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

When Archbishop Desmond Tutu is appointed to head a nationwide investigation, he's summoned to a maximum-security prison by a notorious murderer seeking clemency. Inside the brutal prison's walls, Tutu is drawn into a dangerous, life-changing battle with the cunning criminal. Directed by Roland Joffé.  Starring Forest Whitaker and Eric Bana.

History/Drama – 1 hour 55 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

In 1944, British bomber pilot Hugo Langley parachuted from his stricken plane into the verdant fields of German-occupied Tuscany. Badly wounded, he found refuge in a ruined monastery and in the arms of Sofia Bartoli. But the love that kindled between them was shaken by an irreversible betrayal.

Nearly thirty years later, Hugo’s estranged daughter, Joanna, has returned home to the English countryside to arrange her father’s funeral. Among his personal effects is an unopened letter addressed to Sofia. In it is a startling revelation.

Still dealing with the emotional wounds of her own personal trauma, Joanna embarks on a healing journey to Tuscany to understand her father’s history—and maybe come to understand herself as well. Joanna soon discovers that some would prefer the past be left undisturbed, but she has come too far to let go of her father’s secrets now…

Copies of book available at Circulation Desk.

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Click, Rattle, & Roll!  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

These noisemakers will have you tapping to the beat all summer long!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

    Location: Howell

Wednesday July 4, 2018
     Independence Day - Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches

Thursday July 5, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

New 9:30 am sessions for absolute beginners.  More experienced play begins at 10:30. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and a craft for all ages.

    Location: Howell
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chair Yoga with Dawn  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Dawn Dayton is a certified yoga teacher who specializes in gentle beginner yoga and believes yoga is for everyone.

Please join us every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month for a morning of relaxation.

    Location: Wall Township
   1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: Game Night (2018) R  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler

Directed by:  John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein

A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves entangled in a real-life mystery.

100 minutes

 

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: Goodbye Christopher Robin (Rated PG)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A behind the scenes look at the life of A. A. Milne and the creation of Winnie the Pooh stories that were inspired by his son C.R. Milne. Biography/Drama /1 hr.47mins Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald 

 

 

    Location: Marlboro
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session (Rm 7)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

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  -  3:50 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Paddington 2 (PG) (2017)  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Paddington Bear tries to buy an antique book for his aunt’s 100th birthday, but his quest brings him into conflict with an unscrupulous actor who also wants the tome.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

Children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Hazlet
   2:00 PM  -  4:25 PM Summer Afternoons at the Movies ROCK! Grease (1978)(PG)  
   

When a goody-two shoes from Australia falls in love with a Greaser in 1950's American suburbia, summer heats up and everyone feels the need to Rock and Roll!

Starring:  John Travolta, Olivia Newton John, and Stockard Channing.

Musical Comedy/Romance--110 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Kids! Movie Mania - Paddington 2 (2017) (PG)  
   

Cool off at the library and enjoy an afternoon movie. All Ages. No registration required.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Foldscopes - Science in Your Hands (Teens/WLB)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-222-5993   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Foldscoping is highly addictive, and you could get "smitten with science"
Have you ever wondered what is in a drop of pond or ocean water? What the inside of a worm looks like? What dust is made of?

What pollen looks like? What other questions do you have about the microscopic world?  Foldscope is a paper microscope that you

assemble yourself. Designed to be inexpensive, durable, and to give optical quality similar to conventional research microscopes,

Foldscope brings hands-on microscopy to new places!


Registration is required. Program Requirement: Teens need to bring along a smart phone.
Teens are encouraged to bring along interesting items that they  wish to look at thru the microscope.
Registration is required. This program is limited to 20 Teens per library.  

Teen programs are designed for those in grades 6 thru 12. 

    Location: West Long Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Paddington 2 (PG) (2017)  
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Paddington Bear tries to buy an antique book for his aunt’s 100th birthday, but his quest brings him into conflict with an unscrupulous actor who also wants the tome.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

Children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Ocean 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

Friday July 6, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM First Friday: History of the Monmouth County Archives  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

The Monmouth County Archives operates under the direction of Monmouth County Clerk and preserves, organizes and provides access to Monmouth County government records of enduring historic value. Their records are used for legal, genealogical, historical, and other research purposes. Discover the treasures that hide in the holdings of the Monmouth County Archives as Archivist Gary Saretzky takes us on a journey through the history of the Archives, how they evolved, what they include, and the services that are offered.

Part of the First Friday for Seniors series

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Bayshore Hooks & Needles  
    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  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Kids! Family film Series: Coco (2017) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Family Film Series: Coco     2017 (PG),  A boy journeys into the land of the Dead to seek forgiveness from hsi

ancestors and lift a curse.   FREE ADMISSION, No tickets or registration required.   

    Location: Headquarters
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Record Album Redesign Program (Teens/CN)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-5656   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

The Forgotten Beauty of Vinyl Art

The importance of record cover design was a way for artists to popularize themselves and their work. Many renowned artists, such as Andy Warhol & Robert Mapplethorpe and street artist Banksy gained fame or kick-started their careers by designing album covers.

We will be going back and viewing various significant album covers. Then teens will be challenged to redesign an old or favorite record Album.

Bring in a favorite album, or find one off the internet. With your creative ideas you will redesign the cover and bring your personal perspective to life.

Bring along a record Album that you may have around your house to share or redesign.
No supplies required unless you wish to bring your own art supplies.

Registration is required.  Teen programs are designed for those in grades 6 thru 12. 

    Location: Colts Neck

Saturday July 7, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Summer Saturday Hours At Branch Libraries  
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: All Branches
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Restorative Yoga  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this eight-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from June 23 - August 11, 2018.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced this spring and summer!  

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion.  Some spare mats will be available for those who may not have them.  However, it is recommended to BYOM (bring your own mat).

Space is limited; Registration is required for each session you plan to attend.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Monmouth County Library. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess  
   

An unofficial gathering of chess lovers every Saturday morning that the library is open.  Chess sets supplied.  Please join us!

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7)  
    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 the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 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 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, from 6:30 - 8:00 pm, April through October.

Trained Master Gardener volunteers advise the public about horticultural topics, and diagnose and solve home gardening problems.  Monmouth County residents may get free answers to garden, insect, and pest questions. Also find out about other programs offered to the communities, such as the Speakers Bureau, community projects, and special events.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Sunday July 8, 2018
     Summer Hours at HQ and Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

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

Access to your  library is always available to you wherever you spend your summer  - at the lake, at the beach, traveling or stay-cationing! Just Tap our App, or Visit our Website www.MonmouthCountyLib.org

 

 

 

    Location: All Branches

Monday July 9, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

    Location: Howell
   11:00 AM  -  11:25 AM Kids! Baby Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

    Location: Howell
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mahjongg  
   

Meets every Monday the library is open from 1:00-4:00 pm.  Bring your game and join us!

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Come play  Bridge or the age old game of Mah Jong!  Join us in the Meeting Room.  Participants need to know how to play the game and game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Kids! 2018 Summer Family Film Festival  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Coco 2017 PG

A boy journeys into the land of the dead to seek forgiveness

from his ancestors and lift a curse.

All ages

Registration required

    Location: Colts Neck
   2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Kids! 2018 Summer Family Film Festival  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Coco 2017 PG

A boy journeys into the land of the dead to seek forgiveness

from his ancestors and lift a curse.

All ages

Registration required

    Location: Colts Neck
   2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Kids! Family film Series: Coco (2017) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family Film Series: Coco     2017 (PG),  A boy journeys into the land of the Dead to seek forgiveness from hsi

ancestors and lift a curse.   FREE ADMISSION, No tickets or registration required.   

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM New Release Movie: A Wrinkle in Time (2018) (PG)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Ava DuVernay

Starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Zach Galifianakis

Meg Murry and her little brother, Charles Wallace, have been without their scientist father for five years, ever since he discovered a new planet and used the concept known as a tesseract to travel there. Joined by Meg's classmate Calvin O'Keefe and guided by the three mysterious astral travelers known as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, the children brave a dangerous journey to a planet that possesses all of the evil in the universe.

109 minutes; (c) Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Paper Plate Shakers  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Make a cool music maker with beans and noodles!

Regsitration begins Monday, June 11 for children ages 4 and up.

    Location: Marlboro
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Black Box Writers Workshop  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Cultivate the courage to share, develop new work, or fine-tune your existing work in a friendly workshop environment. Black Box meetings are a great way to network with other aspiring writers.

    Location: Ocean Township
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7)  
    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! Join A Jug Band!  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Meet The Almost Original Synthetic Swampgrass Jug Band - a group of totally original musicians who will teach you to play some awesomely unusual instruments!

Fun for the whole family!

Registration required.

This summer, Libraries Rock!

Children 5 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Hazlet
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Chipocrite / Music Played thru a Nintendo Gameboy (Teens/HQ)  
    Contact: Veronica Stevens   732-431-7220 x7253   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

~~Chiptune music, or chip music, is produced using video game consoles and old-fashioned home computer technology, primarily from the 1980s.
Musician Chipocrite uses original Nintendo Game Boys, often accompanied by bass, guitar, drums and/or other lo-fi sequencers, to create complex audio masterpieces.
Chipocrite has taken the stage at numerous performance spaces, events and conventions, including the Vans Warped Tour, Blip Festival, MAGFest and AnimeNEXT.  He has provided soundtracks for commercials – including a nationally televised GameStop ad – as well as video games and online videos.


Registration is required.  Teen programs are designed for those in grades 6 thru 12. 

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM New Release Movie: A Wrinkle in Time (2018) (PG)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Ava DuVernay

Starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Zach Galifianakis

Meg Murry and her little brother, Charles Wallace, have been without their scientist father for five years, ever since he discovered a new planet and used the concept known as a tesseract to travel there. Joined by Meg's classmate Calvin O'Keefe and guided by the three mysterious astral travelers known as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, the children brave a dangerous journey to a planet that possesses all of the evil in the universe.

109 minutes; (c) Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 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 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, and confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month. 

An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241

    Location: Wall Township

Tuesday July 10, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Midnight Watch by David Dyer  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

DATE CHANGE DUE TO HOLIDAY!

As the Titanic and her passengers sank slowly into the Atlantic Ocean after striking an iceberg late in the evening of April 14, 1912, a nearby ship looked on. Second Officer Herbert Stone, in charge of the midnight watch on the SS Californian sitting idly a few miles north, saw the distress rockets that the Titanic fired. He alerted the captain, Stanley Lord, who was sleeping in the chartroom below, but Lord did not come to the bridge. Eight rockets were fired during the dark hours of the midnight watch, and eight rockets were ignored. The next morning, the Titanic was at the bottom of the sea and more than 1,500 people were dead. When they learned of the extent of the tragedy, Lord and Stone did everything they could to hide their role in the disaster, but pursued by newspapermen, lawyers, and political leaders in America and England, their terrible secret was eventually revealed. The Midnight Watch is a fictional telling of what may have occurred that night on the SS Californian, and the resulting desperation of Officer Stone and Captain Lord in the aftermath of their inaction.

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
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Ask a Memory Care Specialist!  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Please join us for a special event, Ask a Memory Care Specialist, presented by Millennium Memory Care Director Galina Markovich. This program helps seniors and caregivers better understand memory issues and learn about community resources. Ms. Markovich uses a specialized "Memory Screening" system to determine the levels of memory loss and other potential problems. The system uses unique tools and a range of scores to pinpoint specific issues and recommend action or resources to help. Attendees are free to participate in the screening process or simply ask questions to learn more about this important topic.

Galina Markovich, ANP, RN, is a passionate expert in the field of memory care and an innovator in Alzheimer's and Dementia support and education. She is the Director of Millennium Memory Care, NJ's fatest growing group of memory care homes. Her unique combination of strong nursing skills and understanding neurological, orthopedic, medical, nutritional and social issues affecting those with memory issues has earned her a reputation as a respected professional in her field. Galina has spoken at NJ AARP Chapters and the AARP Regional Conference, The North Brunswick Senior Center, The New Brunswick Senior Center, The Highland Park Senior Center, local women's clubs and at many other locations.

Registration is REQUIRED for this event by signing up below, calling the library at 732-431-5656 or stopping in to the Circulation Desk.

 

 

    Location: Colts Neck
   11:00 AM  -  12:50 PM New Release Movie: Love, Simon (2018) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends, and all of his classmates: he's gay. When that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity. Directed by Greg Berlanti. Starring Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, and Josh Duhamel. Based on the young adult novel Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli.

Drama/Comedy – 1 hour 50 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM Movie: The Social Network (2010) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Mark Zuckerberg's creation of Facebook begins a global social network and the revolution in communication.  Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history, but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.

Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Adrew Garfield

120m.

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Grand Slam Baseball Film Series: Alibi Ike (NR)(1935)  
   

Grand Slam Baseball Film Series - Co-sponsored by the Ocean Township Historical Museum

    Location: Ocean Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

July 3 - Paddington 2 (PG) 2017

July 10 - Coco (PG) 2017

July 17 - Wonder (PG) 2017

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: Finding Your Feet (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

On the eve of retirement a middle class, judgmental snob discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister.  Directed by Richard Loncraine.  Starring Timothy Spall, Joanna Lumley, and Imelda Staunton.

Comedy/Drama – 1 hour 51 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tweens! Maker Craft: Tie-Dyed T-Shirts  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-683-8980   
   

Tweens! Maker Craft: Tie-Dyed T-Shirts --bring a nearly new or new, pre-washed white T -Shirt. Come dressed for mess! 

Grades 3-7 .  Registration is Required, in person, by phone or on-line.  Parents, please reguster each child using your email 

and phone contact info.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! LEGO Storytime: Hear, Hear!  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

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

LEGO® bricks will be provided by the library.

Grades K and up. Registration is required. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

    Location: Howell
   6:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Grand Slam Baseball Film Series: Alibi Ike (NR)(1935)  
   

Grand Slam Baseball Film Series - Co-sponsored by the Ocean Township Historical Museum

    Location: Ocean Township
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Foldscopes - Science in Your Hands (Teens/HQ)  
   

Foldscoping is highly addictive, and you could get "smitten with science"

Have you ever wondered what is in a drop of pond or ocean water? What the inside of a worm looks like? What dust is made of?

What pollen looks like? What other questions do you have about the microscopic world?  Foldscope is a paper microscope that you assemble yourself. Designed to be inexpensive, durable, and to give optical quality similar to conventional research microscopes,

Foldscope brings hands-on microscopy to new places!   Teens are encouraged to bring along interesting items that they  wish to look at thru the microscope.

Registration is required.   Program Requirement: Teens need to bring along a smart phone.

This program is limited to 20 Teens per library.   Teen programs are designed for those in grades 6 thru 12. 

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM New Release Movie: Love, Simon (2018) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends, and all of his classmates: he's gay. When that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity. Directed by Greg Berlanti. Starring Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, and Josh Duhamel. Based on the young adult novel Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli.

Drama/Comedy – 1 hour 50 mins.

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

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

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

Led by Dhan Goboori, of the Art of Living Foundation

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday July 11, 2018
   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   
   

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
A National Book Award finalist, Pachinko is a story of love, sacrifice, ambition, and loyalty. From bustling street markets to the halls of Japan's finest universities to the pachinko parlors of the criminal underworld, Lee's complex and passionate characters—strong  women, devoted sisters and sons, fathers shaken by moral crisis--survive and thrive against the indifferent arc of history.


 

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Workshop: Acing the Job Interview II, Mock Interviews Presented by Jersey Job Club (Rm 3)  
    Contact: NJ Career Connections Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

Acing the Job Interview II   -   Mock Interviews

One of the best ways to prepare for a job interview is to participate in a mock interview.  Mock interviews provide an oppportunity to practice your interview skills.  Your success in a job interview will depend largely on how well you prepare and perform.  This workshop will help you prepare for an interview by discussing key components to an effective mock interview, interview questions and answers, and participant responses to common interview questions.

To find a good job in challenging times, successful job seekers look for opportunities to get an edge.  The Jersey Job Club gives you the tools and support you need to find a job.  The Jersey Job Club gives you that edge through New Jersey Career Connections.

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

 
 
    Location: Headquarters
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm 5)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Friends of Howell Library Meeting  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Friends of Howell Library (FOHL) meets the second Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. at the library, 318 Old Tavern Road, Howell.

Visitors to the meeting and new members are welcome!

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM Kids! Summer Movie Matinees: Coco (2017) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Summer Movie Matinee: Coco (2017) (PG) 105 minutes

Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

Fun for the whole family!

Limited seating; first come, first serve. Children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: The Sense of an Ending (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A letter and a diary reunite a business owner with his first love. He becomes haunted by his past and is forced to re-think his current situation in life. Stars Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter. 1 hour 48 minutes.

    Location: Hazlet
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM This is Jerome Kern presented by John Ench  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

One of America's foremost composers of music for the theatre and screen, Jerome Kern was a legend in the field of musical theatre, with his  "Show Boat" as a the high-water mark. Tunes which have become part of Great American songbook--like "Ol' Man River," "Why Do I Love You?", "They Didn't Believe Me" and "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"--poured from his keyboard with a regularity. During a period of forty years he was credited with a total of 104 stage and screen vehicles containing his melodies. 

Musical historian John Ench will bring Kern's music to life with his unique style of lecture-and-song.  

Registration not needed.   

    Location: Headquarters
   4:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime: The Wide-Mouth Frog - a noisy storytime and craft  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Kids! Schoolage Storytime: The Wide-Mouth Frog --- a noisy storytime and craft.  Grades K and up. Registration required in person, by phone,

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Fun at the Beach!  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Construct a craft and hear a story about sandy adventures.

All Ages

Registration Required

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:05 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! LEGO Storytime!  
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Join us for a story or two followed by LEGO free-building. Recommended for kids ages 4 and up. SPACE IS LIMITED, ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Musical Menagerie!  
    Contact:    (732) 946-4118   
   

Transform everyday materials into a variety of musical instruments that really play!

Grades 3 - 5. Registration required.

    Location: Holmdel
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Grades K and Up

Snacks served. Please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

July 11 - Make Your Own Sound - Storytime

July 18 - Gotta Dance - Storytime

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

Garden and Horticulture Questions answered by the Helpline

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to the residents of Monmouth County to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions.  Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries. In the library lobby on the first Saturday of each month from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, from 6:30 - 8:00 pm, April through October.

Trained Master Gardener volunteers advise the public about horticultural topics, and diagnose and solve home gardening problems.  Monmouth County residents may get free answers to garden, insect, and pest questions. Also find out about other programs offered to the communities, such as the Speakers Bureau, community projects, and special events.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Yoga for Teen Athletes (Teens/HQ)  
    Contact: Veronica Stevens   732-431-7220 x7253   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Many professional Athletes turn to Yoga to improve strength, balance, and mental focus.  During this session, we will focus on yoga poses that can enhance athletic performance while strengthening joints to help prevent injury.  Come prepared to share what sports you play or injury concerns so targeted poses can be shared with the class. 

Registration is required. Teens need to bring along a yoga mat or towel for this program.

Teen programs are designed for those in grades 6 thru 12. 

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 11 -  August 22, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday July 12, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

New 9:30 am sessions for absolute beginners.  More experienced play begins at 10:30. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and a craft for all ages.

    Location: Howell
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Family Musical Storytime and craft  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family musical storytime and craft:  come listen to a few stories and make maracas! Ages 2 to 5.  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  -  2:45 PM Movie: Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) R  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Kenneth Cranham

Directed by:  Paul McGuigan

A romance sparks between a young actor and Gloria Grahame, a Hollywood leading lady.

105 minutes

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: I Can Only Imagine (Rated PG) (2018)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A musician writes a popular song about how his faith helped repair his relationship with his father. Based on a true story. Drama/Family/Music Starring: J. Michael Fineley, Madeline Carroll, Dennis Quaid 1 hr. 50 mins.

Lion’s Gate

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Summer Afternoons at the Movies ROCK! Let The Good Times Roll (1973)(PG)  
   

This dreamy drive-thru documentary deals with the birth of rock and roll in the 1950s.  Preformance clips of so many fabulous fifties rockers make you want to grab a partner and get your jitterbug on!

Starring:  Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Bo Diddley, 5 Satins, The Coasters. and Bill Haley and the Comets.

Musical Documentary--98 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Coco (PG) (2017)  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

A boy journeys into the Land of the Dead to seek forgiveness from his ancestors and lift a curse.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

Children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Hazlet
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Pet Rocks  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

LIBRARIES ROCK! Adult Vacation Reading Club

Calling all adults!  Remember Pet Rocks?  Have some fun this summer by spending an afternoon being creative.  We'll provide the materials and you create the personality of your Pet Rock.  Stop by the craft table to pick up your supplies to make a pet rock.  Share your creations with us when you're finished and we'll post a picture!

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Tweens! Minecraft Makers Workshop  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Grades 3 -6

Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO bricks in this interactive Snapology event!

Space is limited. Registration is required in-person, by phone, or online beginning June 25.

    Location: Wall Township
   4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Kids! Wild Jersey-Make a Rainstick  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join Debbie Hadley of Wild Jersey and create your own musical instrument!

Space is limited. registration is required beginning Thursday, June 14  for Grades 1 and up

    Location: Marlboro
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Kids! Family Bingo Night  
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Join us for pizza, Bingo and prizes! Hosted by the Bayshore Family Success Center. All Ages. No registration required.

*Please alert us to any allergies or sensitivities to products or foods that your child may have.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Aromatherapy for Teens (Teens/HQ) Rm 7  
    Contact: Veronica Stevens   732-431-7220 x7253   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

During this program, we will talk about essential oils that help focus the mind, ease anxiety, and improve sleep.  Then, we will go through a short, gentle sequence of yoga poses that support focus, stress reduction, and more restful sleep.  Each teen will get the opportunity to mix their own aromatic blend to use in their home practice.

Registration is required. Teens need to bring along a yoga mat or towel for this program.

Teen programs are designed for those in grades 6 through 12. 

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Coco (PG) (2017)  
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

A boy journeys into the Land of the Dead to seek forgiveness from his ancestors and lift a curse.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

Children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Ocean Township
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER TV & Book Series Discussion (CMR 1/2)  
    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.

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

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

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Libraries Rock! Vacation Reading Club Films: Jailhouse Rock (1957)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Richard Thorpe

Starring Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, Mickey Shaughnessey

A young man, Vince Everett (Elvis Presley), is convicted of manslaughter after being drawn into a bar fight while trying to defend a woman. In prison, Everett finds salvation when his cellmate, a country singer named Hunk Houghton (Mickey Shaughnessy), hears him sing and pegs him as a future star. Once released, Everett gets a job in a night club and meets Peggy Van Alden (Judy Tyler), a young woman who works for a record company and who, like Houghton, also sees talent in Everett.

96 min; (c) Warner Bros.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Shakespeare Theatre of NJ presents The Shrew Mechanicals (Livingstone Aud)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

New! The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents  The Shrew Mechanicals

The Shrew Mechanicals  performance will be “Powerful Trouble,” a stirring collection of moments and music from Shakespeare’s great canon of plays, as well as selections from some of the profound, witty, and light-hearted works his plays have inspired over the centuries.  This 60-minute presentation has something for every audience member. Come and see this taut four-member ensemble bring the joy, wit, poetry, and music of the world’s greatest playwright to life.

Registration not needed. No charge/no card needed to attend. 

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is New Jersey's only professional theatre company dedicated to Shakespeare's canon and other classic masterworks.  

Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Video Recording is not allowed. We request that attendees do not hold or reserve seats for others.  Library staff reserves a number of seats for a limited time before performance.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Midnight Watch by David Dyer  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

DATE CHANGE DUE TO HOLIDAY!

As the Titanic and her passengers sank slowly into the Atlantic Ocean after striking an iceberg late in the evening of April 14, 1912, a nearby ship looked on. Second Officer Herbert Stone, in charge of the midnight watch on the SS Californian sitting idly a few miles north, saw the distress rockets that the Titanic fired. He alerted the captain, Stanley Lord, who was sleeping in the chartroom below, but Lord did not come to the bridge. Eight rockets were fired during the dark hours of the midnight watch, and eight rockets were ignored. The next morning, the Titanic was at the bottom of the sea and more than 1,500 people were dead. When they learned of the extent of the tragedy, Lord and Stone did everything they could to hide their role in the disaster, but pursued by newspapermen, lawyers, and political leaders in America and England, their terrible secret was eventually revealed. The Midnight Watch is a fictional telling of what may have occurred that night on the SS Californian, and the resulting desperation of Officer Stone and Captain Lord in the aftermath of their inaction.

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  -  8:30 PM Minimize Taxes, Minimize Risk & Maximize Income  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

This educational seminar focuses on the various ways you can lower your taxes, while minimizing risk and increasing your income.  Presented by International Planning Alliance's SVP Mark D. Lowe, a Certified Financial Planner with over 30 years of experience providing conservative financial advice.

Mr. Lowe provides individuals and families with financial strategies for wealth accumulation and protection while minimizing risk and lowering taxes. His mission is to educate and guide people towards their maximize wealth, by helping them make intelligent money decisions. 

Registration is required by calling the library at 732-431-5656 or signing up below. 

    Location: Colts Neck

Friday July 13, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Kids! Seeing Eye Puppies!  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Ages 8 and up

Meet the 4-H Puppy Power Club puppies and learn how they train to help visually challenged people.

Space is limited. TICKETS ARE REQUIRED; free tickets will be available from July 2 -12

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Kids! Family film Series: Wonder 2017 (PG)  
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Family film Series:  Wonder  2017 (PG) .  a 10 year old boy with a facial deformity attends school for the first time when he

begins fifth grade.  He learns how to make friends and adjust to his new environment...Based on the New York Times bestseller.

FREE ADMISSION, No Tickets or registration required.  Children 9 and under must be acompanied by an adult.

 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Sandy Sasso & Friends  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Vocalist Sandy Sasso returns to the Howell Library with the music of the Great American Songbook! And, in tribute to the summer reading theme “Libraries Rock!,” Sandy will include her renditions  of more recent popular music.

If you’ve heard Sandy before, you know what a treat her performances are. If you’re new to her vocal talents, you won’t be disappointed!

This performance is made possible by a grant from Musician’s Local 399, Asbury Park, American Federation of Musicians.

    Location: Howell
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Aromatherapy for Teens (Teens/HZ)  
    Contact: Teen Programming    732-264-7164   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

During the program, we will talk about essential oils that help focus the mind, ease anxiety, and improve sleep.  Then, we will go through a short, gentle sequence of yoga poses that support focus, stress reduction, and more restful sleep.  Each teen will get the  opportunity to mix their own aromatic blend to use in their home practice.

Registration is required. Teens need to bring along a yoga mat or towel for this program.

 Teen programs are designed for those in grades 6 thru 12. 

    Location: Hazlet

Saturday July 14, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Monmouth Writer's Critique Group  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Monmouth Writer’s Critique Group meets the second Saturday of every month the library is open.  Useful feedback is shared during a series of critique sessions.  

This group is facilitated by Rick Kelsten.

 

    Location: Howell
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Restorative Yoga  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this eight-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from June 23 - August 11, 2018.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced this spring and summer!  

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion.  Some spare mats will be available for those who may not have them.  However, it is recommended to BYOM (bring your own mat).

Space is limited; Registration is required for each session you plan to attend.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Monmouth County Library. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess  
   

An unofficial gathering of chess lovers every Saturday morning that the library is open.  Chess sets supplied.  Please join us!

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7)  
    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 the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Meditation  
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

In this free meditation class, Dr. Basavaraj  Hiremath will explore some of the techniques which he has successfully conducted in corporate, religious and private worlds.  Meditation has been a core practice in which mind is quietened and becomes peaceful. If we train in meditation, our mind will gradually become more and more peaceful, and we will experience a purer and purer form of happiness.   Our goal is to be happier in our lives. Creative Visualization will be included in the meditation sessions.

Come, explore, and experience the mystique meditation power with Dr. Hiremath!

Registration Recommended. 

    Location: Holmdel
   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids! Family Fun Saturday: Alice in Wonderland ballet exceprts  
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-683-8980   
   

Family Fun Saturday: Alice in Wonderland Ballet exceprts presened by the Performing  Arts Ensemble of Red Bank  

Ages 3 and up.

Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult.

No registration required - Space is limited!

    Location: Eastern Branch

Sunday July 15, 2018
     Summer Hours begin at HQ and Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

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

Access to your  library is always available to you wherever you spend your summer  - at the lake, at the beach, traveling or stay-cationing! Just Tap our App, or Visit our Website www.MonmouthCountyLib.org

 

 

 

    Location: All Branches

Monday July 16, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Libraries Rock With Lakehouse Lollies  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Featuring Lakehouse Music Academy for ages 6 months to 3 years old. Using sticks, drums, shakers, and other musical toys and instruments, you and your child will share in the joy and excitement of music.

    Location: Howell
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mahjongg  
   

Meets every Monday the library is open from 1:00-4:00 pm.  Bring your game and join us!

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Come play  Bridge or the age old game of Mah Jong!  Join us in the Meeting Room.  Participants need to know how to play the game and game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Kids! 2018 Summer Family Film Festival  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Wonder 2017 PG

A 10-year-old boy with a facial deformity attends school for the first time when he begins fifth grade.

He learns how to make friends and adjust to his new environment.

All ages

Registration required

    Location: Colts Neck
   2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Kids! 2018 Summer Family Film Festival  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Wonder 2017 PG

A 10-year-old boy with a facial deformity attends school for the first time when he begins fifth grade.

He learns how to make friends and adjust to his new environment.

All ages

Registration required

    Location: Colts Neck
   2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Kids! Family film Series: Wonder 2017 (PG)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family film Series:  Wonder  2017 (PG) .  a 10 year old boy with a facial deformity attends school for the first time when he

begins fifth grade.  He learns how to make friends and adjust to his new environment...Based on the New York Times bestseller.

FREE ADMISSION, No Tickets or registration required.  Children 9 and under must be acompanied by an adult.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Tweens! Flavian- Mind Reading Game Show  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Flavian will read your mind and make you laugh as he reveals the answers to some funny questions! Don't miss this fun show!

Registration begins Monday, June 11 for Grades 3 and up with families.

    Location: Marlboro
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Chipocrite / Music Played thru a Nintendo Gameboy (Teens)  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-531-5092   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

~~Chiptune music, or chip music, is produced using video game consoles and old-fashioned home computer technology, primarily from the 1980s.
Musician Chipocrite uses original Nintendo Game Boys, often accompanied by bass, guitar, drums and/or other lo-fi sequencers, to create complex audio masterpieces.
Chipocrite has taken the stage at numerous performance spaces, events and conventions, including the Vans Warped Tour, Blip Festival, MAGFest and AnimeNEXT.  He has provided soundtracks for commercials – including a nationally televised GameStop ad – as well as video games and online videos.
Registration is required.
Teen Programs are designed for those in grades 6 thru 12.

    Location: Ocean Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 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 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, and confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month. 

An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241

    Location: Wall Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The End: Authorship, Nostalgia and the Beatles  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

In this advanced, multimedia study of the Beatles’ artistic achievements, Kenneth Womack, PhD, explores the group’s musical and lyrical development from their early years through close analyses of such classic albums as Rubber Soul (1965), Revolver (1966), Sgt.Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), The Beatles (The White Album; 1968), and Abbey Road (1969). Dr. Womack supplements this presentation with a wide range of musical and filmic illustrations.

Dr. Womack, chair of the Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Monmouth University, is an internationally renowned Beatles authority, having published five books devoted to the band’s life and times, including Reading the Beatles: Cultural Studies, Literary Criticism, and the Fab Four (2006), Long and Winding Roads: The Evolving Artistry of the Beatles (2007), The Cambridge Companion to the Beatles (2009), The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four (2014), and New Critical Perspectives on the Beatles: Things We Said Today (2016). He also is the author of the first full-length biography of Sir George Martin, the group’s legendary producer, the first volume of which was released last year under the title Maximum Volume: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin, The Early Years, 1926–1966.

    Location: Howell

Tuesday July 17, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Hortensia James and Marion Agostino are neighbors.  One is black, the other white.  Both are successful women with impressive careers.  Both have recently been widowed, and are living with questions, disappointments, and secrets that have brought them shame.  And each has something that the woman next door deeply desires.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM Movie: The Post (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Determined to uphold the nation's civil liberities, Katharine Graham, publisher of the Washington Post, and hard-nosed editor Ben Bradlee join forces to expose a decades-long cover-up.

Starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks

116m. 

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Calm & Go Yoga with Sharon  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Yoga creates a sense of peace as we move our bodies into a beautiful slow flow sequence leading to a meditation. Join us as Sharon Calder, a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance, teaches you the ability to gain the union between movement and breath. You will feel inspired and energized, along with a sense of calmness and peace. 

Please bring a yoga mat, water bottle and small towel. 

Registration is required as each session can only hold 10 participants. Please call the library at 732-431-5656, stop in to reserve your slot or register below. If you cannot make the session we ask that you call the library to cancel so we may fill your spot with someone on the waitlist. 

 

  

    Location: Colts Neck
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

July 3 - Paddington 2 (PG) 2017

July 10 - Coco (PG) 2017

July 17 - Wonder (PG) 2017

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: The Leisure Seeker (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A runaway couple go on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker. Directed by Paolo Virzi.  Starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland.

Comedy/Drama - 1 hour 52 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Grand Slam Baseball Film Series: A League Of Their Own (PG)(1992)  
   

Grand Slam Baseball Film Series - Co-sponsored by the Ocean Township Historical Museum

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Fit 4 Kids presents YoBoo 4 Kids!  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

What is YoBoo? Just combine boot camp’s non-stop action with yoga’s relaxation for one energetic and exciting class!

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

    Location: Hazlet
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

    Location: Howell
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ManalaPANs (Steel Drum) Ensemble Performance  
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220 x7253   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Enjoy the smooth, mello sounds of the Caribbean as The ManalaPANs Ensemble perform Calypso, Soca and other island style music at an Outdoor Concert to celebrate Summer Reading! This is a family friendly event, so bring  lawn chairs, some snacks and prepare to sway the night away!

The ManalaPANs, under the direction of Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District music teacher Dave Geltch, is a steel-drum band consisting of students divided into two groups in Grades 5 through 8.  This program is a presentation of  the Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District and is co-sponsored by the Manalapan Arts Council.

Please note: his program will be held indoors in case of inclement weather!

    Location: Headquarters
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ManalaPANs (Steel Drum) Ensemble Performance  
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220 x7253   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Enjoy the smooth, mello sounds of the Caribbean as The ManalaPANs Ensemble perform Calypso, Soca and other island style music at an Outdoor Concert to celebrate Summer Reading! This is a family friendly event, so bring  lawn chairs, some snacks and prepare to sway the night away!

The ManalaPANs, under the direction of Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District music teacher Dave Geltch, is a steel-drum band consisting of students divided into two groups in Grades 5 through 8.  This program is a presentation of  the Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District and is co-sponsored by the Manalapan Arts Council.

Please note: his program will be held indoors in case of inclement weather!

    Location: Headquarters
   6:15 PM  -  8:10 PM Grand Slam Baseball Film Series: A League of Their Own (PG)(1992)  
   

Grand Slam Baseball Film Series - Co-sponsored by the Ocean Township Historical Museum

    Location: Ocean Township
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Movie: Finding Your Feet (PG-13) (2017)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Richard Loncraine

Starring Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall

When "Lady" Sandra Abbott discovers that her husband of 40 years is having an affair with her best friend, she seeks refuge in London with her estranged, older sister Bif. The two could not be more different - Sandra is a fish out of water next to her outspoken, serial dating, free-spirited sibling. But different is just what Sandra needs at the moment, and she reluctantly lets Bif drag her along to a community dance class, where she starts finding her feet.

111 minutes; (c) Roadside Attractions

    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday July 18, 2018
   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  -  11:00 AM Protecting Assets: What NOT to Do  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Protecting Assets: What NOT to Do

This program, presented by Carol Abaya, is geared to seniors and those in the Sandwich Generation  involved with the finances of aging parents.  All too often families unwittingly put seniors’ assets/money at risk.  Avoiding risk is critical. 
Please call the library at 732 536-9406 beginning June 6 to register for this program.
 

    Location: Marlboro
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

This peer led volunteer support group is for those who are actively looking for work and would like to begin or re-invigorate their job search.  Anyone in career transition, recent college grads, laid-off workers, unemployed or underemployed professionals, persons re-entering the job market, struggling small business owners, and retirees looking for part time or volunteer work are invited to attend.  Group members assist each other in techniques and suggestions to improve job search, offer support, and help with personal and  professional networking to find a position.  Additional resources are available in the library's Career Information Center.

    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday July 18, 2018 -  Thursday July 19, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Updated selection of gently used books for adults and children! Sponsored by the Friends of the Ocean Township Library.

Hours are: Wednesday, July 18 from 10 am to 8 pm and Thursday, July 19 from 10 am to 8 pm.

    Location: Ocean Township

Wednesday July 18, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Family Craft: Row, Row, Row Your Boat!  
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-683-8980   
   

Family Craft:  Row, Row, Row Your Boat!  musical story and craft. 

Age 2 to 5 with an adult. 

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm 5)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Hortensia James and Marion Agostino are neighbors.  One is black, the other white.  Both are successful women with impressive careers.  Both have recently been widowed, and are living with questions, disappointments, and secrets that have brought them shame.  And each has something that the woman next door deeply desires.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Afternoon at the Movies: A Wrinkle In Time (PG) (2018)  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him. Starring Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine. 115 minutes. 

    Location: Colts Neck
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Marshall (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

The story of Thurgood Marshall, the crusading lawyer who would become the first African-American Supreme Court Justice. The film takes you through a young Marshall’s battle through one of his most challenging career defining cases. Stars Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson. 1 hour 58 minutes.

    Location: Hazlet
   3:15 PM  -  4:00 PM TWEENS! Cool Comic Creations  
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Use your computer to design and write a comic book story.  Grades 3 and up. No registration required. 

A laptop with internet capability and a USB Flash Drive are required. A limited number of laptops will be available to loan out for the program. If needed, please call the library at 732-291-1956 to reserve one. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   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 our therapy dog.

Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves.

All Ages

Registration required

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Slimefest  
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Channel your inner mad scientist as we read slimy stories and create our own scented slime! *As food coloring, and other ingredients will be involved, please let us know if your child has any allergies, and please plan to provide an alternate product * Recommended for kids ages 4 and up. SPACE IS LIMITED, ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Grades K and Up

Snacks served. Please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

July 11 - Make Your Own Sound - Storytime

July 18 - Gotta Dance - Storytime

    Location: Howell
   5:15 PM  -  5:45 PM Kids! Dog Reading Therapy  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Help us read "I Got Two Dogs" and other stories by John Lithgow. Or Bring your favorite book to read to Styx, a smooth collie.

    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Yoga for Teen Athletes (Teens/HW)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-938-2300   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Many professional Athletes turn to Yoga to improve strength, balance, and mental focus.  During this session, we will focus on yoga poses that can enhance athletic performance while strengthening joints to help prevent injury.  Come prepared to share what sports you play or injury concerns so targeted poses can be shared with the class. 


Registration is required. Teens need to bring along a yoga mat or towel for this program.

Teen programs are designed for those in grades 6 thru 12. 
 

    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Lost and Found: Beyond Bereavement Workshop  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer's Disease: Early Detection Matters  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Attendees will learn:

  • The 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's disease
  • How to become prepared if warning signs occur
  • Why early detection is important
  • About Alzheimer's disease and dementia and some of the risk factors 
  • How a healthy lifestyle and brain health are related

Presented by Alzheimer's Association 

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 11 -  August 22, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM IRA Strategies in Retirement  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

In 2017, the beginning of the baby boomer generation started turning 70 1/2 and had to start taking their Required Minimum Distributions (RMD) from their IRAs whether they needed the distribution or not.  This free workshop will cover the important things you should know about RMDs and retirement withdrawals such as:

  • Required Minimum Distributions and what type of plans require them
  • Calculating RMDs
  • Planning for monthly retirement withdrawals from your nest egg
  • How to potentially save taxes and avoid taking RMDs

Even if you still have time before you turn 70 1/2, proper planning today can help you prepare for when the time comes. 

Presented by Steven McGovern, AAMS, CRPC,  of LPL Financial. (This information is not intended to be a substitute for individualized tax advice.  We suggest you discuss your specific tax issues with a qualified tax advisor)

Registration is not required, but if you wish to reserve a seat, please register here or call the library.

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday July 19, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

New 9:30 am sessions for absolute beginners.  More experienced play begins at 10:30. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and a craft for all ages.

    Location: Howell
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Howell Libary Book Club: Lincoln in the Bardo  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

February 1862. President Lincoln’s beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returns to the crypt to hold his boy’s body. Willie Lincoln finds himself in a strange purgatory where ghosts mingle, gripe, commiserate, quarrel, and enact bizarre acts of penance while struggling for the boy’s soul. Winner of the Mann Booker Prize

Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

    Location: Howell
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Dinner with Edward by Isabel Vincent  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 X7222   
   

When Isabel meets Edward, both are at a crossroads: he wants to follow his late wife to the grave, and she is ready to give up on love. Thinking she is merely helping Edward’s daughter--who lives far away and has asked her to check in on her nonagenarian dad in New York--Isabel has no idea that the man in the kitchen baking the sublime roast chicken and light-as-air apricot soufflé will end up changing her life.

Dinner with Edward is a book about love and nourishment, and about how dinner with a friend can, in the words of M. F. K. Fisher, “sustain us against the hungers of the world.”

    Location: Headquarters
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chair Yoga with Dawn  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Dawn Dayton is a certified yoga teacher who specializes in gentle beginner yoga and believes yoga is for everyone.

Please join us every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month for a morning of relaxation.

    Location: Wall Township
   1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (Rated R) (2017)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A romance sparks between a young actor and a Hollywood leading lady. Biography/Drama/Romance Starring: Starring: Annette Bening, Jamie Bell  

1 hr.45 mins.

Sony Pictures Classics

 

 

    Location: Marlboro
   1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: I Can Only Imagine (2018) PG  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Dennis Quaid, J. Michael Finley, Brody Rose

Directed by:  Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin (as The Erwin Brothers)

The inspiring and unknown, true story behind MercyMe's beloved, chart-topping song that brings ultimate hope to so many.  A gripping reminder of the power of true forgiveness.

110 minutes

 

    Location: Howell
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session (Rm 7)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Wonder (PG) (2017)  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

A 10-year old boy with a facial deformity attends school for the first time when he begins the fifth grade. With the support of his parents, he learns how to make friends and adjust to his new environment.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

Children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Hazlet
   2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Summer Afternoons at the Movies ROCK! Mamma Mia! (2008)(PG-13)  
   

The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father is told through the musical script of hit songs by the popular 1970's Sweedish rock group, ABBA.

Starring:  Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, and Amanda Seyfried.

Musical Comedy/Romance--108 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
   3:00 PM Wall Book Club: Alaskan Laundry by Brendan Jones  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Tara Marconi has made her way to the "The Rock", a remote island in Alaska governed by the seasons and the demands of the world of commercial fishing.  She hasn't felt at home in a long time- her mother's death has created an insurmountable rift between her and her father, in the majestic, mysterious, and tough boundary-lands of Alaska she begins to work her way up the fishing ladder, from hatchery assistant all the way to King crabber. 

    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
   6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Wonder (PG) (2017)  
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

A 10-year old boy with a facial deformity attends school for the first time when he begins the fifth grade. With the support of his parents, he learns how to make friends and adjust to his new environment.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

Children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Ocean Township
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Libraries Rock! Vacation Reading Club Films: Hair (1979) (PG)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Milos Forman

Starring John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo

In New York City for the first time while on his way to enlist in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, Oklahoma farm hand Claude Hooper Bukowski (John Savage) meets up with a freewheeling group of Central Park hippies led by the irrepressible George Berger (Treat Williams). When the unlikely friends meet upper-middle-class debutante Sheila Franklin (Beverly D'Angelo), sparks fly between the country boy and the city girl, and Berger's troupe attempts to keep the young lovers together.

121 min; (c) United Artists

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Rogue Robotics-Underwater Robot Demonstration (Teens/HQ)  
   

The Rogue Robotics team will demo their award-winning underwater ROV which has competed in the MATE robotics competition. We will discuss

how our team created this entire robot from scratch and have activities to learn about mechanics and electronics.

Weather permitting this program will be held outside.  A small kiddie pool will be set up and teens can observe the robot, in action, in the water.

Registration is required.  Teen programs are designed for those in grades 6 thru 12. 

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Real Perspectives: Managing Debt (Lecture)  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Debt is money owed by one party, the borrower or debtor, to a second party, the lender or creditor. The lender may be a bank, credit card company, payday loan provider, business, or an individual. Debt is generally subject to contractual terms regarding the amount and timing of repayments of principal and interest.

Join us as Georgia Christodoulou from Mass Mutual presents a lecture on managing debt. During the seminar attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the issues of debt, solutions on how to manage it and possibly get out from under it.  

Registration is required for this program. Please sign up below, call the library at 732-431-5656 or stop in to the Circulation Desk to register.

    Location: Colts Neck

Friday July 20, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Bayshore Hooks & Needles  
    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  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday July 21, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Restorative Yoga  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this eight-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from June 23 - August 11, 2018.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced this spring and summer!  

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion.  Some spare mats will be available for those who may not have them.  However, it is recommended to BYOM (bring your own mat).

Space is limited; Registration is required for each session you plan to attend.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Monmouth County Library. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess  
   

An unofficial gathering of chess lovers every Saturday morning that the library is open.  Chess sets supplied.  Please join us!

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7)  
    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 the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    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 for an afternoon of folding fun.
Group meets monthly  at Library Headquarters when the Library is open and space if available.
    Location: Headquarters

Sunday July 22, 2018
     Summer Hours at HQ and Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

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

Access to your  library is always available to you wherever you spend your summer  - at the lake, at the beach, traveling or stay-cationing! Just Tap our App, or Visit our Website www.MonmouthCountyLib.org

 

 

 

    Location: All Branches

Monday July 23, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

    Location: Howell
   11:00 AM  -  11:25 AM Kids! Baby Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

    Location: Howell
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mahjongg  
   

Meets every Monday the library is open from 1:00-4:00 pm.  Bring your game and join us!

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Come play  Bridge or the age old game of Mah Jong!  Join us in the Meeting Room.  Participants need to know how to play the game and game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids! Family Afternoon Movie: Despicable Me 3 (2017) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family Afternoon Movie: Despicable Me 3   2017  (PG).  The continuing adventures with Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters,

Margo, Edith and Agnes and the minions. Free Admission, No ticket or registration required.  Children 5 and under must be

accompanied by an adult. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM New Release Movie: The Greatest Showman (2018) (PG)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed Michael Gracey

Starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron

Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

105 minutes; (c) 20th Century Fox

    Location: Eastern Branch
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Bell Bracelets  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Make some music with this fun to make jewelry craft!

Registration begins Monday, July 9 for children ages 4 and up.

    Location: Marlboro
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween! Libraries Rock  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Musical Mosaics. Create a musical note using mosaic art. Grades 3 to 5.

    Location: Howell
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Foldscopes - Science in Your Hands (Teens/MB)  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-536-9406   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Foldscoping is highly addictive, and you could get "smitten with science"
Have you ever wondered what is in a drop of pond or ocean water? What the inside of a worm looks like? What dust is made of?

What pollen looks like? What other questions do you have about the microscopic world?  Foldscope is a paper microscope that you assemble yourself. Designed to be inexpensive, durable, and to give optical quality similar to conventional research microscopes, Foldscope brings hands-on microscopy to new places!   Teens are encouraged to bring along interesting items that they  wish to look at thru the microscope.


Registration is required. Program Requirement: Teens need to bring along a smart phone.

This program is limited to 20 Teens per library.   Teen programs are designed for those in grades 6 thru 12. 

    Location: Marlboro
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM New Release Movie: The Greatest Showman (2018) (PG)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed Michael Gracey

Starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron

Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

105 minutes; (c) 20th Century Fox

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM CHADD  
   

Meets the 4th Monday of every month.

    Location: Howell
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 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 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, and confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month. 

An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241

    Location: Wall Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Yoga for Beginners with Steven Russell (rms 2/3)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Take steps toward vibrant health and freeing your mind from everyday stress.  Learn about breath, vibration, concentration, and movement in this relaxing and uplifting class.

 Steven Russell, Becoming Sound Yoga, is a certified teacher of Dharma Yoga, has studied with Sri Dharma Mittra in NYC, and has been practicing yoga for over fifteen years.  He welcomes all levels from beginner to experienced yogis.If you are questioning whether you are ready for Yoga, Steven offers a video to help you make your decision. http://youtu.be/COnkHsCvLHA

Please bring a mat, or large towel to class. 
Sessions will be held on Mondays: July 23, 30, August 6 and 13.

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday July 24, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rock and Roll Coloring  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Libraries Rock! Adult Vacation Reading Club

Get your ya yas out!  Color while listening to rock and roll during these coloring sessions at the library.  Bring your favorite music (CDs) to share.  We'll provide the pictures and the coloring materials.  Share your creations if you please, and we'll post them on our lobby screen.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM Movie: Absence of Malice (1981) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A news reporter is led by a crooked federal agent into writing a story implicating someone in a murder they didn't commit.

Starring Paul Newman and Sally Field

116m.

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: 7 Days in Entebbe (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, and the most daring rescue mission ever attempted. Directed by José Padilha. Starring Rosamund Pike, Daniel Brühl, and Lior Ashkenazi.

History/Drama – 1 hour 47 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Grand Slam Baseball Film Series: '42' (PG-13)(2013)  
   

Grand Slam Baseball Film Series - Co-sponsored by the Ocean Township Historical Museum

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tweens! Rock-It Man Project: We're Making Punk Rocker Rocks!  
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-683-8980   
   

Tweens!  Rock-it Man Project:  We're making Punk Rocker Rocks!  Come design and decorate rocks in the punk rock style. 

Grades 3 -7.  Registration is required.  Parents, please register each child using your email and phone contact info.

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

Ever played a banana piano? Or used Play-Doh to play video games?

Come experiment with MaKey MaKey – turn random objects into game controllers, computer keys, & musical instruments!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

    Location: Howell
   6:15 PM  -  8:25 PM Grand Slam Baseball Film Series: '42' (PG-13)(2013)  
   

Grand Slam Baseball Film Series - Co-sponsored by the Ocean Township Historical Museum

    Location: Ocean Township
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Pet Portraits (Teens/HW)  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-938-2300   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Create a timeless memory of your beloved pet.  This is a perfect class for pet lovers of all kinds. Using a selected photo you provide, students will be guided by our instructor, in the use of charcoal and pastels, to capture the distinct physical details and unique personality of their beloved pet.

Requirement: You must have an actual printed photograph of your pet to work with for this class.

Registration is required.  Teen programs are designed for those in grades 6 thru 12.  

 

    Location: Howell

Wednesday July 25, 2018
   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 (Rm 5)  
    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 Kids! Summer Movie Matinees: My Little Pony the movie (2017) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Summer Movie Matinee: My Little Pony the Movie (2017) (PG) 99 minutes

After a dark force conquers Canterlot, the Mane 6 embark on an unforgettable journey where they meet new friends and defeat exciting challenges by using friendship as magic.

Fun for the whole family!

Limited seating; first come, first serve. Children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Charlie's Band Concert  
    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. Take a mid-week break with us at the library.

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

 

"The Necklace" ("La Parure") (1884) by Guy De Maupassant   Madame Mathilde Loisel 's life is upended when she loses a borrowed piece of jewelry.

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Joyful Noise (2012) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

G.G. Sparrow faces off with her choir’s newly appointed director, Vi Rose, over the group’s direction as they head into a national competition. Stars Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton, Keke Palmer. 1 hour 58 minutes.

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

Listen to a LEGO story and then construct your own creation.

Save a memory of it by taking a photo on Mom or Dad's smartphone.

All ages

Registration required

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Mid-Summer Fun with Doodle Dude!  
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Kids will follow the Dude with his “Draw with Me” presentation as he kickstarts their imaginations into creating characters and scenes in a way only the DoOdle Dude knows how! Don’t miss this hands-on, excellent afternoon; and don’t forget to download the Beanstack app to complete your summer reading goals.Recommended for kids ages 4 and up. SPACE IS LIMITED, ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! MaKey MaKey MadNess!  
    Contact:    (732) 946-4118   
   

Ever played a banana piano? Or used Play-Doh to play video games?

Come experiment with MaKey MaKey – turn random objects into game controllers, computer keys, & musical instruments!

Grades 3 - 5. Registration required.

    Location: Holmdel
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Grades K and Up

Snacks served. Please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

July 11 - Make Your Own Sound - Storytime

July 18 - Gotta Dance - Storytime

    Location: Howell
   5:15 PM  -  5:45 PM Kids! Libraries Rock with Legos  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Read any version of "Peter and the Wolf" by Sergey Prokofiev, discuss it and make a Lego creation.

    Location: Howell
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM CPR/AED (Teens/HQ) (Rm 4/5)  
    Contact: Veronica Stevens   732-431-7220 x7253   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

This CPR & AED course will teach anyone with little to no medical training, how to recognize cardiac arrest, get access to emergency care quickly and perform Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation until paramedics arrive and take over.  This class will also demonstrate how to recognize anaphylaxis and effectively use an EpiPen on adult, child and infant patients. The teens will receive an Official HAMES CPR card upon completion of the course. 

The class is provided by HAMES The High School Association of Medical Engineers & Scientists, Inc. Central Jersey Region.

Registration is required. This program is limited to 30 teens. 

Teen programs are designed for those in grades 6 thru 12. 
 

    Location: Headquarters
   6:45 PM  -  8:00 PM If Only I Won the Lottery! : A conversation about life, and why quality matters more than quantity  
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Frank Corrado of Blue Blaze Financial Advisors in partnership with the Holmdel Branch of the Monmouth County Library, invites the community to join us for a discussion designed to inspire each guest to identify her/his own, personal priorities  in the context of living our optimal life -- right now -- not sometime in the imagined future.

Frank believes that our optimal lives are grounded in quality, not quantity, and, ultimately, a person's return on life is NOT dependent on their return on investment. 

Sharing insight gained through years of professional research and practice, Frank explains why, why it's important to make this distinction, and how we can take steps, right now, to feel more secure and satisfied with our lives -- every day.

There will be plenty of time for questions and answers during this event. 

Registration Recommended. 

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 11 -  August 22, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Women of Words Book Club  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Meets the fourth Wednesday of the month.

This month's selection is The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens.

A college student has to interview a stranger for a writing assignment for an English class.  With deadlines looming, he heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject.  He meets Carl Iverson, a dying Vietnam veteran and convicted murderer, and nothing in his life is ever the same.

Copies of the books are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: Howell

Thursday July 26, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

New 9:30 am sessions for absolute beginners.  More experienced play begins at 10:30. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and a craft for all ages.

    Location: Howell
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Kids! Beach in a Box  
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Bring your own Beach Treasures for examination. Discover more about the Sea exploring the Beach in a Box. Featuring Wild Jersey.

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  2:35 PM Movie: The 15:17 to Paris (2018) PG-13  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Alek Skarlatos, Anthony Sadler, Spencer Stone

Directed by:  Clint Eastwood

Three Americans discover a terrorist plot aboard a train while in France.

93 minutes

 

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: The Commuter (Rated PG-13) (2018)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A  man searches for a dangerous train passenger during his daily commute to Upstate New York. Action/Crime/Drama Starring: Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Elizabeth 1 hr. 45mins.

Lions Gate Films

 

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: A Wrinkle In Time (PG) (2018)  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, & her friend to space in order to find him.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

Children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Hazlet
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Summer Afternoons at the Movies ROCK! Jailhouse Rock (1957)(NR)  
   

Elvis Presley is a con-man, who learns the guitar in prison, and is introduced as a singing sensation upon release.  Come to enjoy this classic film which helped make a movie star out of a rock and roller.

Starring:  Elvis Presely, Judy Tyler, and Mickey Shaughnessy.

Musical -- 96 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Tweens! Amusement Park Adventures in Engineering!  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Grades 3 - 6

Amusement Park Adventures in engineering: a STEAM workshop.

Design amusement park rides with LEGO bricks and other materials by Snapology!

Space is limited. Registration required in-person, by phone, or online beginning June 25.

    Location: Wall Township
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Family Event: Clean Ocean Action  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

"Be the Sea Change" interactive storytime program explores the problem of marine pollution and its kids friendly ideas to keep our beaches clean. Join us for this unique program!!

 

Registration begins Thursday, July 5 for children Grades K and up with families

    Location: Marlboro
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Libraries Rock! Vacation Reading Club Film: Almost Famous (2000) (R)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Cameron Crowe

Starring Patrick Fugit and Kate Hudson

Set in 1973, the film chronicles the funny and often poignant coming of age of 15-year-old William, an unabashed music fan who is inspired by the seminal bands of the time. When his love of music lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview the up-and-coming band Stillwater -- fronted by lead guitar Russell Hammond and lead singer Jeff Bebe -- William embarks on an eye-opening journey with the band's tour, despite the objections of his protective mother.

122 min; (c) Columbia Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Pet Portraits (Teens/AH)  
    Contact:    732-291-1956   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Create a timeless memory of your beloved pet.  This is a perfect class for pet lovers of all kinds. Using a selected photo you provide, students will be guided by our instructor, in the use of charcoal and pastels, to capture the distinct physical details and unique personality of their beloved pet.

Requirement: You must have an actual printed photograph of your pet to work with for this class.
 Registration is required.  Call the Branch to Register!

Teen programs are designed for those in grades 6 thru 12. 

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Bharatanatyam and History on Evolution of Dance and Drama  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Bharatanatyam and History on Evolution of Dance and Drama

Bharatanatyam is a major genre of Indian classical dance, believed to be from the 10th Century.  Choreographer Nisha Pradeep will perform, then translate her movements into spoken words for us.  Ms. Pradeep  was introduced to the world of dance at the Nataraja Kalamandir in Kerala, India under the guidance of Guru Rajalaksmi. She did her bharatanatyam arangettam (first stage performance) at the age of 13.  Nisha has since been researching, performing, teaching and choreographing dance and dance dramas with innovative techniques and yet staying true to her roots.  She has spear-headed unique collaborations and has tried to make Indian classical and semi-classical dance appealing to a diverse set of audiences. 

Ms. Pradeep is the Director of Takajum, a company dedicated to promoting Indian classical and semi-classical dances.

Registration not needed for this program.

 

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Book Talk & Signing: A Furlong to Heaven by Will Palat  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-5656   
   

Join us as local author, Will Palat, discusses and signs his debut novel "A Furlong to Heaven".  Philadelphia born Will Palat is a former local talk-radio host specializing in nutritional programming. Will has owned nutitional businesses and has been involved in the Natural Nutrition Industry for thirty years. 

Will was mentored by the late Shelby Whitfield who was a nationally renowned sportscaster and producer for ABC Sports Radio and the Premier Radio Network. Shelby was a four time Eclipse Award winner for his Triple Crown (Kentucky Derby, Preakness & Belmont Stakes) National Broadcast coverage. 

Mr. Palat resides with his wife in Monmouth County, where they have lived for more than twenty-five years, and has been an active member of the community. 

This inspirational story aspires to capture a sense of hope and spirtuality which many of us seek in maintaining treasured personal connections with those we have loved and lost. 

Registration is not required for this event.  

    Location: Colts Neck

Friday July 27, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM Kids! Summer Movie Matinee: Wonder (2017) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Summer Movie Matinee: Wonder (2017) (PG) 99 minutes

Based on the NY Times bestseller, it tells the story of August, a boy with facial differences, who enters 5th grade in a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

Limited seating; first come, first serve. Children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Rhythm N' Sound Concert  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Come join us for an afternoon of great music! Rhythm N' Sound is a trio consisting of musicians who play music from the 40's to the 80's. 

Registration is required. 

    Location: Ocean Township

Saturday July 28, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Restorative Yoga  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this eight-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from June 23 - August 11, 2018.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced this spring and summer!  

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion.  Some spare mats will be available for those who may not have them.  However, it is recommended to BYOM (bring your own mat).

Space is limited; Registration is required for each session you plan to attend.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Monmouth County Library. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7)  
    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 the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM RB Express in Concert  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

Exemplifying the tight harmonies and rhythms of the early street corner groups of the 1950s, the RB Express offers a perfect blend of your favorite music incorporating professionally orchestrated tracks, stage presence and audience interaction to deliver a dynamic and engaging performance. The RB Express is one of the finest, most entertaining bands to emerge from the Jersey Shore who has performed with such artists as Frankie Lymon's Teenagers, Little Anthony and the Imperials, The Tokens, The Happenings, Lou Christie, and many others. They appeared in the film, "The Old Man and the Seymour," and on television with "Fox and Friends." In addition to local performances, they have performed in New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. 

    Location: Hazlet

Sunday July 29, 2018
     Summer Hours begin at HQ and Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

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

Access to your  library is always available to you wherever you spend your summer  - at the lake, at the beach, traveling or stay-cationing! Just Tap our App, or Visit our Website www.MonmouthCountyLib.org

 

 

 

    Location: All Branches

Monday July 30, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

    Location: Howell
   11:00 AM  -  11:25 AM Kids! Baby Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

    Location: Howell
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mahjongg  
   

Meets every Monday the library is open from 1:00-4:00 pm.  Bring your game and join us!

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Come play  Bridge or the age old game of Mah Jong!  Join us in the Meeting Room.  Participants need to know how to play the game and game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Kids! Family Afternoon Movie: Peter Rabbit 2017 (PG)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family afternoon Movie: Peter Rabbit    2017  (PG).  The stubborn and naughty Peter Rabbit causes chaos in the

home and garden of Mr. McGregor.  Free Admission, No ticket or registration required.  Children 5 and under must

be accompanied be by an adult.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! STEM program: littlebits  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Work in team or with a friend to create inventions using magnetic, electronic building blocks!

Space is limited. Registration begins Monday, July 16 for Grades 3 and up.

    Location: Marlboro
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Libraries Rock with Dog Reading Therapy  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Help us read "If You Give a Dog a Donut" and other stories by Laura Numeroff to Pippin and Penny or bring your favorite book.

    Location: Howell
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM So You Want a Career in Music/Teen Workshop (Teens/HQ)  
   

This amazing workshop for teens is based on the explosion of interest in TV shows like American Idol, The Voice and The X Factor.  Participants learn what it takes to spend a life making music. Our Presenter- Patricia Shih will talk about working with managers & agents, recording, touring, performing live in front of thousands – the facts, the fun and the frustrations.
PLUS Performance Coaching – volunteers can share a song and Ms. Shih will give gentle and constructive advice to raise their game to be more professional.
Workshop participants who wish coaching should come prepared with an instrument (ie: guitar, keyboard, violin etc.).
OR a karaoke track on an mp3 or smart phone, and a lyric sheet.

Registration is required. This program is limited to 20 Teens. 

Teen programs are designed for those in grades 6 thru 12. 

    Location: Headquarters
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7)  
    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 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 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, and confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month. 

An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241

    Location: Wall Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Yoga for Beginners with Steven Russell (rms 2/3)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Take steps toward vibrant health and freeing your mind from everyday stress.  Learn about breath, vibration, concentration, and movement in this relaxing and uplifting class.

 Steven Russell, Becoming Sound Yoga, is a certified teacher of Dharma Yoga, has studied with Sri Dharma Mittra in NYC, and has been practicing yoga for over fifteen years.  He welcomes all levels from beginner to experienced yogis.If you are questioning whether you are ready for Yoga, Steven offers a video to help you make your decision. http://youtu.be/COnkHsCvLHA

Please bring a mat, or large towel to class. 
Sessions will be held on Mondays: July 23, 30, August 6 and 13.

 

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Remember Your First Baseball Game?  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Baseball is a national pastime. It holds a special place in the hearts of many Americans. Why? An interactive look at the history and an exploration of why people associate so many memories and emotions with baseball. Bring the peanuts and crackerjacks and learn more about why many think so fondly back to that first game.

This program is part of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities Public Scholars Project.

Dr. Stanton Green is a Professor of Anthropology at Monmouth University. He has presented on baseball at conferences and events around the world.

    Location: Ocean Township

Tuesday July 31, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rock and Roll Coloring  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Libraries Rock! Adult Vacation Reading Club

Get your ya yas out!  Color while listening to rock and roll during these coloring sessions at the library.  Bring your favorite music (CDs) to share.  We'll provide the pictures and the coloring materials.  Share your creations if you please, and we'll post them on our lobby screen.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Write Your Memoir Five Minutes at a Time  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Unlike autobiography, memoir is based on the idea that everyone has a story to tell, a story that matters. Writing memoir asks that one awaken and be guided by empathy towards oneself and others. In this way, memoir prompts a journey of self-discovery that enables writers to gain insights into their past. Through lessons in the craft of memoir, the exploration of editorial revisions, and invaluable writing suggestions, participants learn how to develop a writing practice and continue their writing life beyond the session,

This program is being presented by Edvige Giunta, Ph.D., professor of English at New Jersey City University. Dr. Giunta has taught memoir workshops since 1997, guiding many writers through the writing journey. She has published several books on Italian American literature and culture and was featured in The New York Times and RAI. Her memoir, essays, poems, translations, and flash nonfiction have been published in many anthologies and journals.

This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

    Location: Howell
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Write Your Memoir Five Minutes at a Time  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Tuesday Talks at Howell

Unlike autobiography, memoir is based on the idea that everyone has a story to tell, a story that  matters. Writing memoir asks that one awaken and be guided by empathy towards oneslf and others. In this way, memoir prompts a journey of self-discovery that enables writers to gain insights into their past. Through lessons in the craft of memoir, the exploration of editorial revisions, and invaluable writing suggestions, participants learn how to develop a writing practice and continue their writing life beyond the session.

Edvige Giunta has taught memoir workshops since 1997, guiding many writers through the writng journey. She is Professor of English at New Jersey City University.  She has published several books on Italian American literature and culture and was featured in The New York Times and RAI. Her memoir, essays, poems, translations and flash nonfiction have been published in many anthologies and journals.

Attendees should bring a pen and paper to this presentation.

This program was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views,findings, conclusions or recommendations in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM Movie: State of Play (2009) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

When D.C. reporter Cal McCaffrey is assigned to investigate the murder of an assistant to an up-and-coming politician, he uncovers a conspiracy that threatens to bring down the nation's power structures.

Starring Ben Afleck and Russell Crowe

118m. 

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Grand Slam Baseball Film Series: It Happens Every Spring (NR)(1949)  
   

Grand Slam Baseball Film Series - Co-sponsored by the Ocean Township Historical Museum

    Location: Ocean Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie: Final Portrait (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

The story of Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti and his friendship with American writer James Lord. It is a film which shines a light on the artistic process itself by questioning whether the gift of a great artist is a blessing or a curse. Directed by Paul McGuigan. Starring Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer, and Clémence Poésy.

Biography/Drama – 1 hour 30 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Exploding Dinosaur Rocks  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Use an explosive secret solution to release the dinosaurs trapped inside sticky, muddy rocks!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

    Location: Howell
   6:15 PM  -  7:40 PM Grand Slam Baseball Film Series: It Happens Every Spring (NR)(1949)  
   

Grand Slam Baseball Film Series - Co-sponsored by the Ocean Township Historical Museum

    Location: Ocean Township
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Foldscopes/ Science in Your Hands (Teens/EB)  
    Contact: Reference Staff    1-866-941-8188   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Foldscoping is highly addictive, and you could get "smitten with science"
Have you ever wondered what is in a drop of pond or ocean water? What the inside of a worm looks like? What dust is made of? What pollen looks like? What other questions do you have about the microscopic world?


 Foldscope is a paper microscope that you assemble yourself. Designed to be inexpensive, durable, and to give optical quality similar to conventional research microscopes, Foldscope brings hands-on microscopy to new places!

Registration is required. Program Requirement: Teens need to bring along a smart phone.

Teens are encouraged to bring along interesting items that they  wish to look at thru the microscope.


Registration is required. This program is limited to 20 Teens per library.

Teen programs are designed for those in grades 6 thru 12. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Movie: The Leisure Seeker (R) (2017)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Paolo Virzi

Starring Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland

Traveling in their family Leisure Seeker vintage recreational vehicle, John and Ella Spencer take one last road trip from Boston to the Hemingway House in the Florida Keys before his Alzheimer's and her cancer can catch up with them.

112 minutes; (c) Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Organic Gardeners  
   

Meets  the last Tuesday evening of the month.

    Location: Howell

Wednesday August 1, 2018 -  Friday August 31, 2018
     American Flag Disposal Box  
   

The Colts Neck branch of the Monmouth County Library system has a Flag Disposal Box located in the lower level lobby. Proper disposal of the American flag is a sign of respect. It honors our history, the people who fight to protect our freedom and is an homage to the reverence for our great nation. When a flag is worn, tattered, ripped or soiled beyond repair, it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country and should be retired and disposed of properly.

Please drop off flags during library hours. 

 

    Location: Colts Neck

Wednesday August 1, 2018
   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 (Rm 5)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: Father Figures (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Upon learning that their mother has been lying to them for years about their allegedly deceased father, two fraternal twin brothers hit the road in order to find him. Stars Owen Wilson, Ed Helms, Glenn Close. 1 hour 53 minutes. 

    Location: Hazlet
   3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Summer Family Movie: Coco (PG)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-222-5993   
   

Kids! Summer Family Movie:  Coco (PG) – All ages
 
A young musician journeys into the colorful Land of the Dead to unlock the real story behind his family’s history.

1 hour, 45 minutes 2017 Pixar Animation

 

 

    Location: West Long Branch
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! YOBOO Party  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Celebrate the completion of the Summer Reading Club by attending Yoga boot camp!

YOBOO will keep you active while having fun with your friends.

All ages.

Registration required.

 

 

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! “Be the Sea Change!” Sponsored by Clean Ocean Action  
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Join us as acclaimed non-profit organization, Clean Ocean Action, educates young participants about ocean pollution and inspires them to become stewards of the sea. Don’t miss this interactive program filled with learning, stories, and artistic elements. Recommended for kids ages 4 and up. SPACE IS LIMITED, ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Kids! Libraries Rock! Echolocation  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

This program features the echolocation calls of bats. What is echolocation? How loud is it?  Jerry Schneider has introduced bats to audience since 2003. He uses slide photos and taped bat calls to introduce audiences to local and tropical bats, the Vampire Bat, and many more of our flying mammals. No T-Shirt craft for this session.  No registration required.

    Location: Howell
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Summer Celebration (Teens)  
    Contact: Veronica Stevens   732-431-7220 x7253   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

All Monmouth County Library Teens - Come Party at Headquarters in Manalapan!

Come join us for a fun evening of Youtube Karoke and Youtube Name that Song, along with pizza and refreshments. 

We will have a Kindness Rock table for teens to create Inspirational Rocks. We will be displaying these rocks outside the library in the garden.

 Let’s spread Kindness one rock at a time.

No registration needed for this program. Teen programs are designed for those in grades 6 thru 12. 
Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

    Location: Headquarters
   6:45 PM  -  8:50 PM Movie: Father Figures (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Upon learning that their mother has been lying to them for years about their allegedly deceased father, two fraternal twin brothers hit the road in order to find him. Stars Owen Wilson, Ed Helms, Glenn Close. 1 hour 53 minutes. 

    Location: Hazlet
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Book Talk: Sportalk by Howie Marlin  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Local author Howie Marlin has written and published a book based on his 15 year career as host of the cable TV show "Sportalk". The show ran from 1981 to 1996, and featured in-depth one-on-one interviews with some of the legendary sports figures of our time. Come listen to Howie talk about their nostalgic, heartwarming, and sometimes tragic stories as the great and not so great athletes recall their careers.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 11 -  August 22, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday August 2, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

New 9:30 am sessions for absolute beginners.  More experienced play begins at 10:30. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories for all ages.

    Location: Howell
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chair Yoga with Dawn  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Dawn Dayton is a certified yoga teacher who specializes in gentle beginner yoga and believes yoga is for everyone.

Please join us every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month for a morning of relaxation.

    Location: Wall Township
   1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM Movie: The Party (2017) R  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones

Directed by:  Sally Potter

A genteel dinner party devolves into scathing arguements and accusations of infidelity.

71 minutes

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Strictly 60's : A Rockin' Afternoon of Music  
    Contact:    (732)536-9406   
   

Welcome to the 60s and the sounds of Paul Revere and the Raiders, McCoys, Shadows of Knight, Tommy James and the Shondells, The Lovin Spoonful, Creedence Clearwater Revival,The Byrds,  Young Rascals, The Doors  and so many others.


Registration is mandatory and space is limited. To register for this event call the library 732 536-9406 beginning  on July 19 or register online at www.monmouthcountylib.org

    Location: Marlboro
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session (Rm 7)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids! Sing-A-Long August: Beauty and the Beast (G) (1991)  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

No need to stay quiet at these movies - we want everyone to sing along!

The classic animated story between a French belle and a prince who’s been hideously transformed by a magic spell.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

Children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Dietland by Sarai Walker  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

DATE CHANGE DUE TO VACATION!

Plum Kettle does her best not to be noticed, because when you’re fat, to be noticed is to be judged. With her job answering fan mail for a teen magazine, she is biding her time until her weight-loss surgery. But when a mysterious woman in colorful tights and combat boots begins following her, Plum falls down a rabbit hole into the world of Calliope House — an underground community of women who reject society’s rules — and is forced to confront the real costs of becoming “beautiful.” At the same time, a guerilla group begins terrorizing a world that mistreats women, and Plum becomes entangled in a sinister plot. The consequences are explosive.

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

    Location: Colts Neck

Friday August 3, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Bayshore Hooks & Needles  
    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  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday August 4, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Restorative Yoga  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this eight-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from June 23 - August 11, 2018.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced this spring and summer!  

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion.  Some spare mats will be available for those who may not have them.  However, it is recommended to BYOM (bring your own mat).

Space is limited; Registration is required for each session you plan to attend.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Monmouth County Library. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7)  
    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 the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 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 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, from 6:30 - 8:00 pm, April through October.

Trained Master Gardener volunteers advise the public about horticultural topics, and diagnose and solve home gardening problems.  Monmouth County residents may get free answers to garden, insect, and pest questions. Also find out about other programs offered to the communities, such as the Speakers Bureau, community projects, and special events.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Sunday August 5, 2018
     Summer Hours at HQ and Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

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

Access to your  library is always available to you wherever you spend your summer  - at the lake, at the beach, traveling or stay-cationing! Just Tap our App, or Visit our Website www.MonmouthCountyLib.org

 

 

 

    Location: All Branches

Monday August 6, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

    Location: Howell
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

    Location: Howell
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7)  
    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 and game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids! Family afternoon Movie: LEGO Ninjago Movie 22017 (PG)  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family Afternoon Movie: LEGO  Ninjago Movie   2017  (PG).  Students moonlight as ninjas, and fight to defend their 

island of Ninjago.  FREE ADMISSION, No ticket or registration required.  Children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween! Libraries Rock  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Watch a wave of movement travel down duct tape using skewers and gummy bears.

    Location: Howell
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7)  
    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 Planning Your Great Escape: Retirement Planning  
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Jonathan Barrett, Certified Financial Planner from AXA Advisors, will host a program with a focus on effective retirement planning. Come get a better understanding of how you can position your assets now so that you can afford the retirement of your dreams! There will also be tips for current retirees as to how to maximize your retirement assets to maintain your current lifestyle. Jonathan has over 10 years experience in the financial industry and has attended both The Harvard and Wharton Schools of Business. 

Registration required. 

    Location: Holmdel
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 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 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, and confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month. 

An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241

    Location: Wall Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Yoga for Beginners with Steven Russell (rms 2/3)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Take steps toward vibrant health and freeing your mind from everyday stress.  Learn about breath, vibration, concentration, and movement in this relaxing and uplifting class.

 Steven Russell, Becoming Sound Yoga, is a certified teacher of Dharma Yoga, has studied with Sri Dharma Mittra in NYC, and has been practicing yoga for over fifteen years.  He welcomes all levels from beginner to experienced yogis.If you are questioning whether you are ready for Yoga, Steven offers a video to help you make your decision. http://youtu.be/COnkHsCvLHA

Please bring a mat, or large towel to class. 
Sessions will be held on Mondays: July 23, 30, August 6 and 13.

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday August 7, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rock and Roll Coloring  
   

Libraries Rock! Adult Vacation Reading Club

Get your ya yas out!  Color while listening to rock and roll during these coloring sessions at the library.  Bring your favorite music (CDs) to share.  We'll provide the pictures and the coloring materials.  Share your creations if you please, and we'll post them on our lobby screen.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Dietland by Sarai Walker  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

DATE CHANGE DUE TO VACATION!

Plum Kettle does her best not to be noticed, because when you’re fat, to be noticed is to be judged. With her job answering fan mail for a teen magazine, she is biding her time until her weight-loss surgery. But when a mysterious woman in colorful tights and combat boots begins following her, Plum falls down a rabbit hole into the world of Calliope House — an underground community of women who reject society’s rules — and is forced to confront the real costs of becoming “beautiful.” At the same time, a guerilla group begins terrorizing a world that mistreats women, and Plum becomes entangled in a sinister plot. The consequences are explosive.

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
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Ask a Memory Care Specialist!  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Please join us for a special event, Ask a Memory Care Specialist, presented by Milliennium Memory Care Director Galina Markovich. This program helps seniors and caregivers better understand memory issues and learn about community resources. Ms. Markovich uses a specialized "Memory Screening" system to determine the levels of memory loss and other potential problems. The system uses unique tools and a range of scores to pinpoint specific issues and recommend action or resources to help. Attendees are free to participate in the screening process or simply ask questions to learn more about this important topic.

Galina Markovich, ANP, RN, is a passionate expert in the field of memory care and an innovator in Alzheimer's and Dementia support and education. She is the Director of Millennium Memory Care, NJ's fatest growing group of memory care homes. Her unique combination of strong nursing skills and understanding neurological, orthopedic, medical, nutritional and social issues affecting those with memory issues has earned her a reputation as a respected professional in her field. Galina has spoken at NJ AARP Chapters and the AARP Regional Conference, The North Brunswick Senior Center, The New Brunswick Senior Center, The Highland Park Senior Center, local women's clubs and at many other locations.

Registration is REQUIRED for this event by signing up below, calling the library at 732-431-5656 or stopping in to the Circulation Desk.

 

 

    Location: Colts Neck
   2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Grand Slam Baseball Film Series:Field Of Dreams (PG)(1989)  
   

Grand Slam Baseball Film Series - Co-sponsored by the Ocean Township Historical Museum

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Squeaky Clean Science  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Get ready to lather & learn with What Matters for Kids!

Investigate how soap works through hands-on exploration and creating your own bar of bubbles!

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

    Location: Hazlet
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and a craft for ages 3 1/2 - 5.

    Location: Howell
   6:15 PM  -  7:55 PM Grand Slam Baseball Film Series:Field Of Dreams (PG)(1989)  
   

Grand Slam Baseball Film Series - Co-sponsored by the Ocean Township Historical Museum

    Location: Ocean Township

Wednesday August 8, 2018
   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   
   

Other People’s Houses by Abbi Waxman
A hilarious and poignant new novel about four families, their neighborhood carpool, and the affair that changes everything.

 

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm 5)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Friends of Howell Library Meeting  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Friends of Howell Library (FOHL) meets the second Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. at the library, 318 Old Tavern Road, Howell.

Visitors to the meeting and new members are welcome!

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: Victoria and Abdul (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. Stars Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Tim Pigott-Smith. 1 hour 51 minutes.

    Location: Hazlet
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Hello Kitty Plays an Instrument  
    Contact:    732-531-5656   
   

Create Hello Kitty and pick an instrument for her to play. 

Rubber stamp your craft with a musical instrument.

All ages

Registration required

 

 

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Do-It-Yourself Cupcake Banks  
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! Do-It-Yourself Cupcake Banks – Grades K and up 
 
Paint-your-own ceramic cupcake bank to decorate with your choice of flavor and frosting!

Limit 12
 

 

 

    Location: West Long Branch
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Meet a K-9 Police Dog!  
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Celebrate the dog days of summer by meeting a real K-9 dog from the Monmouth County Sherriff’s Department.  Recommended for kids ages 4 and up. SPACE IS LIMITED, ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Grades K and Up

August 8 - Sounds of Animals and Insects - Craft

Snacks Served. Please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

    Location: Howell
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Voice Wave Art  
    Contact:    (732) 946-4118   
   

Turn a recording of your voice into a visual masterpiece!

Grades 3 - 5. Registration required.

    Location: Holmdel
   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 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, from 6:30 - 8:00 pm, April through October.

Trained Master Gardener volunteers advise the public about horticultural topics, and diagnose and solve home gardening problems.  Monmouth County residents may get free answers to garden, insect, and pest questions. Also find out about other programs offered to the communities, such as the Speakers Bureau, community projects, and special events.

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

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 11 -  August 22, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday August 9, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

New 9:30 am sessions for absolute beginners.  More experienced play begins at 10:30. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories for all ages.

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM Movie: 12 Strong (2018) R  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Pena

Directed by:  Nicolai Fuglsig

Based on a true story about a U.S. Special Forces unit who learn to fight on horseback as part of a mission in Afghanistan to strike back against the Taliban.

130 minutes

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids! Sing-A-Long August: The Little Mermaid (G) (1989)  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

No need to stay quiet at these movies - we want everyone to sing along!

A young mermaid strikes a deal with a sea witch to become human for her chance at true love.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

Children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Hazlet
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Kids! Movie Mania - Coco  
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Cool off at the library and enjoy an afternoon movie. All Ages. No registration required.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER TV & Book Series Discussion  
    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.

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

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

 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Friday August 10, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday August 11, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Restorative Yoga  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this eight-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from June 23 - August 11, 2018.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced this spring and summer!  

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion.  Some spare mats will be available for those who may not have them.  However, it is recommended to BYOM (bring your own mat).

Space is limited; Registration is required for each session you plan to attend.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Monmouth County Library. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7)  
    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 the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Sunday August 12, 2018
     Summer Hours at HQ and Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

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

Access to your  library is always available to you wherever you spend your summer  - at the lake, at the beach, traveling or stay-cationing! Just Tap our App, or Visit our Website www.MonmouthCountyLib.org

 

 

 

    Location: All Branches

Monday August 13, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

    Location: Howell
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

    Location: Howell
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7)  
    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 and game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Black Box Writers Workshop  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Cultivate the courage to share, develop new work, or fine-tune your existing work in a friendly workshop environment. Black Box meetings are a great way to network with other aspiring writers.

    Location: Ocean Township
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7)  
    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! Libraries Rock! Summer Blow-out History's Alive! Myths, Fables, and Tall Tales  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

You rocked the library this summer & we’re celebrating your summer reading success!

History’s Alive! will breathe new life into stories from Aesop’s Fables, American tall tales, ancient Greek myths, and even some fractured fairy tales – all with help from you!

Fun for the whole family!

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

Children 5 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Hazlet
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 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 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, and confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month. 

An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241

    Location: Wall Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Yoga for Beginners with Steven Russell (rms 2/3)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Take steps toward vibrant health and freeing your mind from everyday stress.  Learn about breath, vibration, concentration, and movement in this relaxing and uplifting class.

 Steven Russell, Becoming Sound Yoga, is a certified teacher of Dharma Yoga, has studied with Sri Dharma Mittra in NYC, and has been practicing yoga for over fifteen years.  He welcomes all levels from beginner to experienced yogis.If you are questioning whether you are ready for Yoga, Steven offers a video to help you make your decision. http://youtu.be/COnkHsCvLHA

Please bring a mat, or large towel to class. 
Sessions will be held on Mondays: July 23, 30, August 6 and 13.

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday August 14, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: My Father's Paradise: A son's search for his family's past by Ariel Sabar  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

In a remote corner of the world, forgotten for nearly three thousand years, lived an enclave of Kurdish Jews so isolated that they still spoke Aramaic, the language of Jesus.  To these descendants of the Lost Tribes of Israel, Yona Sabar was born.  Yona's son Ariel grew up in Los Angeles, where Yona had become an esteemed professor, dedicating his career to preserving his people's traditions.  Ariel wanted nothing to do with his father's strange immigrant heritage -- until he had a son of his own.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Rock and Roll Coloring  
   

Libraries Rock! Adult Vacation Reading Club

Get your ya yas out!  Color while listening to rock and roll during these coloring sessions at the library.  Bring your favorite music (CDs) to share.  We'll provide the pictures and the coloring materials.  Share your creations if you please, and we'll post them on our lobby screen.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Grand Slam Baseball Film Series:Angels in the Outfield (NR)(1951)  
   

Grand Slam Baseball Film Series - Co-sponsored by the Ocean Township Historical Museum

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! LEGO Storytime: Melody Mix-Up!  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Work in groups or individually to create your own LEGO® designs based on this month's theme: Melody Mix-Up!

LEGO® bricks will be provided by the library.

Grades K and up. Registration is required. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and a craft for ages 3 1/2 - 5.

    Location: Howell
   6:15 PM  -  7:45 PM Grand Slam Baseball Film Series:Angels in the Outfield (NR)(1951)  
   

Grand Slam Baseball Film Series - Co-sponsored by the Ocean Township Historical Museum

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

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

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

Led by Dhan Goboori, of the Art of Living Foundation

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday August 15, 2018
   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 (Rm 5)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: My Father's Paradise: A son's search for his family's past by Ariel Sabar  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

In a remote corner of the world, forgotten for nearly three thousand years, lived an enclave of Kurdish Jews so isolated that they still spoke Aramaic, the language of Jesus.  To these descendants of the Lost Tribes of Israel, Yona Sabar was born.  Yona's son Ariel grew up in Los Angeles, where Yona had become an esteemed professor, dedicating his career to preserving his people's traditions.  Ariel wanted nothing to do with his father's strange immigrant heritage -- until he had a son of his own.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Charlie's Band Concert  
    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. Take a mid-week break with us at the library.

    Location: Ocean Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Afternoon at the Movies: 15:17 to Paris (PG-13) (2018)  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Three Americans discover a terrorist plot aboard a train while in France. Starring Jenna Fisher and Thomas Lennon. 94 minutes. 

    Location: Colts Neck
   2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Only the Brave (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire. Stars Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges. 2 hour 14 minutes.

    Location: Hazlet
   3:15 PM  -  4:00 PM TWEENS! The Great Atlantic Highlands Donut Decorating Challenge  
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Bring your decorating (and eating) skills as we gather for snacks and a donut decorating contest.

Grades 3 and up. No registration required.

*Please alert us to any allergies or sensitivities to products or foods that your child may have.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Read to a Therapy Dog  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Tell Peaches,our therapy dog, a story!  She's a good listener and loves to be petted.

All Ages

Registration required

 

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Eyes of the Wild Live Animal Show! – Animals Rock!  
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Are you as agile as a chinchilla or as strong as a Burmese python? Come join Eyes of the Wild and maybe you will find out! During this exciting and educational live wildlife show, Eyes of the Wild will be featuring some of the amazing animals they have rescued. Don’t miss this exciting event! Recommended for kids ages 4 and up. SPACE IS LIMITED, ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Libraries Rock with Legos  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Help us read "The Noisy Paint Box" by Barb Rosenstock, discuss it, and make a Lego creation.

    Location: Howell
   5:15 PM  -  5:45 PM Kids! Dog Reading Therapy  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Read excerpts from "101 Dalmatians" with Pippin and Penny. Or bring your favorite book to read.

    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Lost and Found: Beyond Bereavement Workshop  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 11 -  August 22, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday August 16, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

New 9:30 am sessions for absolute beginners.  More experienced play begins at 10:30. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chair Yoga with Dawn  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Dawn Dayton is a certified yoga teacher who specializes in gentle beginner yoga and believes yoga is for everyone.

Please join us every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month for a morning of relaxation.

    Location: Wall Township
   1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: Spinning Man (2018) R  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Pierce Brosnan, Minnie Driver, Guy Pearce

Directed by:  Simon Kaijser

A philosophy professor is considered the prime suspect in the case of a missing girl.  Convinced of his innocence, despite his hazy memories, he faces off against a police detective who challenges his philosophies about truth and human nature.

100 minutes

 

 

    Location: Howell
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session (Rm 7)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids! Sing-A-Long August: The Lion King (G) (1994)  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

No need to stay quiet at these movies - we want everyone to sing along!

A royal lion cub is driven into exile when his uncle seizes the king’s throne.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

Children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Hazlet
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Radical Reptiles with The Lizard Guys!  
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Join us to celebrate the end of Vacation Reading Club and get a close-up look at a menagerie of radical reptiles.

All Ages.

No registration required.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Kids! Libraries Rock: Move to the Music Bollywood Style  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The beats of Indian music and cool dance styles of India are fast becoming part of mainstream culture though its cinema. Join us to explore the unique relationship we as Americans share with India through our popular culture. So put on your favorite dancing shoes and get ready to move and groove Bolly- wood style! 
  

    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

Friday August 17, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Bayshore Hooks & Needles  
    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  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday August 18, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7)  
    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 the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    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 for an afternoon of folding fun.
Group meets monthly  at Library Headquarters when the Library is open and space if available.
    Location: Headquarters

Sunday August 19, 2018
     Summer Hours at HQ and Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

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

Access to your  library is always available to you wherever you spend your summer  - at the lake, at the beach, traveling or stay-cationing! Just Tap our App, or Visit our Website www.MonmouthCountyLib.org

 

 

 

    Location: All Branches

Monday August 20, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7)  
    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 and game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7)  
    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 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 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, and confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month. 

An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241

    Location: Wall Township

Tuesday August 21, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Grand Slam Baseball Film Series:Bull Durham (R)(1988)  
   

Grand Slam Baseball Film Series - Co-sponsored by the Ocean Township Historical Museum

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Flute-Tastic!  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Why have one version of pan flutes when you can make two?

Grades K and up. Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
   6:15 PM  -  7:50 PM Grand Slam Baseball Film Series:Bull Durham (R)(1988)  
   

Grand Slam Baseball Film Series - Co-sponsored by the Ocean Township Historical Museum

    Location: Ocean Township

Wednesday August 22, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x7336.   
   

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

    Location: Wall Township
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Kids! It's Baby Yoga Time! – Infant - 3 years old (with parent/caregiver)  
    Contact: Staff   732-222-2993   
   

It’s Baby Yoga Time! – Infant - 3 years old (with parent/caregiver)
 Breathe, play and relax in the morning with your little one when Joanna Warchol shares gentle yoga techniques.

Please bring a towel or mat.

    Location: West Long Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

This peer led volunteer support group is for those who are actively looking for work and would like to begin or re-invigorate their job search.  Anyone in career transition, recent college grads, laid-off workers, unemployed or underemployed professionals, persons re-entering the job market, struggling small business owners, and retirees looking for part time or volunteer work are invited to attend.  Group members assist each other in techniques and suggestions to improve job search, offer support, and help with personal and  professional networking to find a position.  Additional resources are available in the library's Career Information Center.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm 5)  
    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  -  4:30 PM Kids! LEGO Club  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Hear a LEGO story and build your own LEGO creation.

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

All ages

Registration required

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

Kids!   Read to Therapy Dogs! - Grades K and up
 
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog.  Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves!

 

 

 

    Location: West Long Branch
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Popsicle Magnets  
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Cool off with themed stories and a fun summer-themed craft! 

Recommended for kids ages 4 and up.

SPACE IS LIMITED, ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED 

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Trash to Treasure  
    Contact: Children's Staff   (732) 946-4118   
   

Upcycle old CDs into crazy cool art and useful gear!

Grades 3 - 5. Registration required.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 11 -  August 22, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Women of Words Book Club  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Meets the fourth Wednesday of the month.

This month's selection is The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman

The true story of the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo during WWII who saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands.

Copies of the books are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: Howell

Thursday August 23, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

New 9:30 am sessions for absolute beginners.  More experienced play begins at 10:30. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bookbites. A book Club for Adults  
   

 

Vintner's Daughter by Kristen Harnisch

This riveting tale of betrayal, retribution, love, and redemption, Kristen Harnisch’s debut novel immerses readers in the rich vineyard culture of both the Old and New Worlds, the burgeoning cities of late nineteenth-century America and a spirited heroine’s fight to determine her destiny.

"A young French woman, determined to pursue her dreams, shows resourcefulness and endurance as she journeys from her home to America in a novel set in the late 1800s…the plot is engaging and well-paced. Wine aficionados and fans of romance and historical fiction will drink this in.”—Kirkus Reviews
 

 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Movie: Finding Your Feet (2017) PG-13  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Joanna Lumley, Timothy Spall, Delia Imrie

Directed by:  Richard Loncraine

When "Lady" Sandra Abbott discovers that her husband of 40 years is having an affair with her best friend, she seeks refuge in London with her estranged, older sister Bif. The two could not be more different - Sandra is a fish out of water next to her outspoken, serial dating, free-spirited sibling. But different is just what Sandra needs at the moment, and she reluctantly lets Bif drag her along to a community dance class, where she starts finding her feet.

111 minutes

    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Medicare & You: 2018  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us as Golden Years Design Benefits presenter Devin Rubin discusses the ins-and-outs of Medicare enrollment. Topics that will be discussed are: how and when to apply for Medicare and the roll of social security, costs and penalties associated with Medicare Parts A, B, & D, secondary coverage options, Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage Plans, how prescription drug plans work when you are enrolled in Medicare and finally financial assistance available to help with Part B & D premiums.

Mr. Rubin is a licensed health insurance agent with the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance. His agency has been serving the senior community for over 30 years and he exclusively specializes in Medicare, and the rules and regulations associated with Medicare enrollment and insurance. Devin will provide expert advice to the community on how to navigate the Medicare website to evaluate Part Prescription Drug Coverage, and how to avoid missing deadlines and penalties associated with Medicare Parts A, B, and D. 

Registration is requested by calling the library at 732-431-5656, stopping in, or registering below.

    Location: Colts Neck

Friday August 24, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday August 25, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7)  
    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 the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Sunday August 26, 2018
     Summer Hours at HQ and Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

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

Access to your  library is always available to you wherever you spend your summer  - at the lake, at the beach, traveling or stay-cationing! Just Tap our App, or Visit our Website www.MonmouthCountyLib.org

 

 

 

    Location: All Branches

Monday August 27, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7)  
    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 and game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Planning and Saving for College  
    Contact: Library Reference Staff   866-941-8188   
   

Is your child college bound?  Please join us for this free educational college financial planning workshop that will focus on high school freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors. We'll discuss the FAFSA form and all the other information you need to understand in order to maximize the amount of financial aid you are eligible to receive.  Even if your family is not eligible for need-based aid, you'll learn the best strategies on how to pay for college on the most tax efficient basis -- without putting a strain on the rest of your finances.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • How to increase your tax deductions and credits
  • How to choose colleges that will give you the best financial aid packages
  • How to send your child to an expensive private university for less than a state school
  • Which assets are taken into consideration when the US Dept. of Education calculates your Family Contribution
  • How to pay for college in a failing economy without relying on 529 plans, expensive private student loans or raiding your retirement accounts
  • How to get ahead by developing a customized plan to meet all the college costs you will incur as a family
  • How to lower your 'out of pocket' costs and get the maximum amount of money from each school

Presented by John Tillman, Ecliptic Financial Advisors

To reserve a seat, register here, or call 732-683-8980.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 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 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, and confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month. 

An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241

    Location: Wall Township

Tuesday August 28, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM History Book Discussion  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower's Final Mission by Bret Baier with Catherine Whitney

"Brilliantly captures the drama of January 1961. ... Three Days in January is the BEST book on Eisenhower to appear in a very long time.” — DAVID EISENHOWER, Director, the University of Pennsylvania's Institute for Public Service, and author of Eisenhower: At War, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Grand Slam Baseball Film Series:Take Me Out to the Ballgame (NR)(1949)  
   

Grand Slam Baseball Film Series - Co-sponsored by the Ocean Township Historical Museum

    Location: Ocean Township
   6:15 PM  -  8:00 PM Grand Slam Baseball Film Series:Take Me Out to the Ballgame (NR)(1949)  
   

Grand Slam Baseball Film Series - Co-sponsored by the Ocean Township Historical Museum

    Location: Ocean Township

Wednesday August 29, 2018
   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 (Rm 5)  
    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 Bride Comes to Yellow Sky" (1898) by Stephen Crane (A western short story)  Jack Potter, a Texas Marshall, returns to the town of Yellow Sky with his new bride.

 

    Location: Marlboro

Thursday August 30, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

New 9:30 am sessions for absolute beginners.  More experienced play begins at 10:30. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: Chappaquiddick (2017) PG-13  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Jason Clarke, Ed Helms, Jim Gaffigan

Directed by:  John Curran

On July 18, 1969, Sen. Ted Kennedy drives his car off of a bridge on Massachusetts' Chappaquiddick Island. The accident results in the death of passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, a 28-year-old campaign strategist who worked for Kennedy. The ongoing investigation into the mysterious and scandalous events forever alters his political legacy -- and ultimately changes the course of presidential history.

106 minutes

    Location: Howell
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Flute & Classical Guitar Concert: Keith Calmes & Marjorie Koharski  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Please join us for an evening of music in the Library's lower level large meeting room for a Classical Concert presented by flutist Marjorie Koharski and guitarist Keith Calmes. Keith Calmes is an American guitarist, educator, composer, and author. His performance credits include a Carnegie Hall recital debut, concerto with the Monmouth Symphony, & a performance with Carlos Barbosa-Lima. Ms. Koharski, is a retired flutist with the Monmouth Symphony Orchestra, a flutist with The Elysion Winds Quintet, a former faculty member of The Monmouth Conservatory of Music.

Registration is not required for this event. 

    Location: Colts Neck

Friday August 31, 2018
   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 September 1, 2018 -  Sunday September 30, 2018
     American Flag Disposal Box  
   

The Colts Neck branch of the Monmouth County Library system has a Flag Disposal Box located in the lower level lobby. Proper disposal of the American flag is a sign of respect. It honors our history, the people who fight to protect our freedom and is an homage to the reverence for our great nation. When a flag is worn, tattered, ripped or soiled beyond repair, it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country and should be retired and disposed of properly.

Please drop off flags during library hours. 

 

    Location: Colts Neck

Saturday September 1, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7)  
    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 the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 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 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, from 6:30 - 8:00 pm, April through October.

Trained Master Gardener volunteers advise the public about horticultural topics, and diagnose and solve home gardening problems.  Monmouth County residents may get free answers to garden, insect, and pest questions. Also find out about other programs offered to the communities, such as the Speakers Bureau, community projects, and special events.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Sunday September 2, 2018
     Summer Hours at HQ and Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

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

Access to your  library is always available to you wherever you spend your summer  - at the lake, at the beach, traveling or stay-cationing! Just Tap our App, or Visit our Website www.MonmouthCountyLib.org

 

 

 

    Location: All Branches

Monday September 3, 2018
     Labor Day Holiday - Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches

Tuesday September 4, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In the early 1900s, teenaged Sunja, the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman, falls for a wealthy stranger at the seashore near her home in Korea. He promises her the world, but when she discovers she is pregnant--and that her lover is married--she refuses to be bought. Instead, she accepts an offer of marriage from a gentle, sickly minister passing through on his way to Japan. But her decision to abandon her home, and to reject her son's powerful father, sets off a dramatic saga that will echo down through the generations.

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

Wednesday September 5, 2018
   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 (Rm 5)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih: Joy through Movement for Beginners (rms 2/3)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Associated with both spiritual 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. This class is for individuals over age 18.

Dan Pienciak of Awakening Journeys is 
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 would like.  No registration; no specific equipment needed, just wear comfortable clothing.

Classes in Fall 2018 are: September 5, September 26, October 3, October 10,  November 7 and December 5

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday September 6, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chair Yoga with Dawn  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Dawn Dayton is a certified yoga teacher who specializes in gentle beginner yoga and believes yoga is for everyone.

Please join us every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month for a morning of relaxation.

    Location: Wall Township
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session (Rm 7)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

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  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

In the early 1900s, teenaged Sunja, the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman, falls for a wealthy stranger at the seashore near her home in Korea. He promises her the world, but when she discovers she is pregnant--and that her lover is married--she refuses to be bought. Instead, she accepts an offer of marriage from a gentle, sickly minister passing through on his way to Japan. But her decision to abandon her home, and to reject her son's powerful father, sets off a dramatic saga that will echo down through the generations.

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

    Location: Colts Neck

Saturday September 8, 2018 -  Saturday September 22, 2018
   9:00 AM Wall Book Sale  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Your opportunity to get great deals on used books, audios, DVD's, music and more.

(Monday, September 17-22, $1 Bag Sale)

    Location: Wall Township

Saturday September 8, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7)  
    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 the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Literature of World Language Book Discussion in Spanish  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Bebe Renard will lead discussion on the book The Spy by Paul Coelho

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 September 10, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7)  
    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 and game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7)  
    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, and confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month. 

An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241

    Location: Wall Township

Wednesday September 12, 2018
   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
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Library Commission Meeting  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220   
   

Library Commission Meetings are scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month, September through June, except where noted. 

September 12, 11am, Headquarters

October 9, 11am, Eastern Branch

November 13, 11am, Eastern Branch

December 11, 11am, Headquarters

 

    Location: Headquarters
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm 5)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Friends of Howell Library Meeting  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Friends of Howell Library (FOHL) meets the second Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. at the library, 318 Old Tavern Road, Howell.

Visitors to the meeting and new members are welcome!

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

Garden and Horticulture Questions answered by the Helpline

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to the residents of Monmouth County to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions.  Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries. In the library lobby on the first Saturday of each month from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, from 6:30 - 8:00 pm, April through October.

Trained Master Gardener volunteers advise the public about horticultural topics, and diagnose and solve home gardening problems.  Monmouth County residents may get free answers to garden, insect, and pest questions. Also find out about other programs offered to the communities, such as the Speakers Bureau, community projects, and special events.

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

    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 with a valid library card may earn Community Service Hours by joining this great group.  

Come out and meet new friends, have a snack and share your ideas for teen programming, teen collections, and more. 

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday September 13, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER TV & Book Series Discussion  
    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.

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

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

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Invasion of the Tarawa Atoll Remembering WWII - America at War, 1943  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Remembering WWII - America at War, 1943 

The World War II Era Studies Institute and The Monmouth County Library System is presenting a series of programs to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of America at War, 1943.  Here are the dates and subjects for the Fall 2018 Session, Programs will be presented at Library Headquarters, Manalapan and Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury. 

September 13, 7pm :  Invasion of the Tarawa Atoll - Important Lessons Learned                        Speakers: Paul Frisco and Paul Zigo  (HQ, Manalapan)

September 27, 7pm: The Flying Tigers: The American Volunteer Group that Saved China        Speaker Dan Petach                             (HQ, Manalapan) 

October 16, 7pm:    Woodrow Wilson and America's First Attempt at t New World Order          Speaker Paul Zigo                                 (Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury)

November 18, 2pm:  Rosie the Riverter and the U.S. Homefront - A Musical Salute                   The Belle Tones                                     (HQ, Manalapan)

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

Presenters from the World War II Era Studies Institute  will present programs at BOTH  Library Headquarters and Eastern Branch 

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

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday September 15, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7)  
    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 the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    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 for an afternoon of folding fun.
Group meets monthly  at Library Headquarters when the Library is open and space if available.
    Location: Headquarters

Monday September 17, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7)  
    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 and game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7)  
    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, and confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month. 

An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241

    Location: Wall Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation (Rm 5)  
    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

Wednesday September 19, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x7336.   
   

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

    Location: Wall Township
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Room is Assigned  
    Location: Howell
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm 5)  
    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

Thursday September 20, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chair Yoga with Dawn  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Dawn Dayton is a certified yoga teacher who specializes in gentle beginner yoga and believes yoga is for everyone.

Please join us every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month for a morning of relaxation.

    Location: Wall Township
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session (Rm 7)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

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

Saturday September 22, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7)  
    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 the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Monday September 24, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7)  
    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 and game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7)  
    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, and confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month. 

An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241

    Location: Wall Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation (Rm 5)  
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday September 25, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level (RM 7)  
    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

Wednesday September 26, 2018
   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 (Rm 5)  
    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   
   

"Representing T. A. Buck" (1915) by Edna Ferber  Emma Mc Chesney, a divorced traveling saleswoman, uses ingenuity and business wiles in her encounters with sly predatory salesmen.

    Location: Marlboro
   6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Lost and Found: Beyond Bereavement Workshop  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

Open and free for all to attend. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih: Joy through Movement for Beginners (rms 2/3)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Associated with both spiritual 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. This class is for individuals over age 18.

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 would like.  No registration; no specific equipment needed, just wear comfortable clothing.

Classes in Fall 2018 are: September 5, September 26, October 3, October 10,  November 7 and December 5

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday September 27, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The Flying Tigers Remembering WWII - America at War, 1943  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Remembering WWII - America at War, 1943 

The World War II Era Studies Institute and The Monmouth County Library System is presenting a series of programs to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of America at War, 1943.  Here are the dates and subjects for the Fall 2018 Session, Programs will be presented at Library Headquarters, Manalapan and Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury. 

 

September 27, 7pm: The Flying Tigers: The American Volunteer Group that Saved China        Speaker Dan Petach                             (HQ, Manalapan) 

October 16, 7pm:    Woodrow Wilson and America's First Attempt at t New World Order          Speaker Paul Zigo                                 (Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury)

November 18, 2pm:  Rosie the Riverter and the U.S. Homefront - A Musical Salute                   The Belle Tones                                     (HQ, Manalapan)

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

Presenters from the World War II Era Studies Institute  will present programs at BOTH  Library Headquarters and Eastern Branch 

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

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday September 29, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7)  
    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 the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

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

Moderator Shanshan Ming will lead discussion on The Return  by Sun, Zhonglun

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

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Headquarters

Monday October 1, 2018 -  Wednesday October 31, 2018
     American Flag Disposal Box  
   

The Colts Neck branch of the Monmouth County Library system has a Flag Disposal Box located in the lower level lobby. Proper disposal of the American flag is a sign of respect. It honors our history, the people who fight to protect our freedom and is an homage to the reverence for our great nation. When a flag is worn, tattered, ripped or soiled beyond repair, it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country and should be retired and disposed of properly.

Please drop off flags during library hours. 

 

    Location: Colts Neck

Monday October 1, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7)  
    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 and game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 3)  
    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 Holmdel Library Book Club  
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   
Join us for an evening of collaborative discussion with a Book of The Month! Books available at Circulation Desk, at no charge, with your library card. 
 
This month, facilitator Marie Tracy will lead us in a talk about The Silent House by Orhan Pamuk.  
 
 
 
 
    Location: Holmdel
   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, and confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month. 

An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241

    Location: Wall Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation (Rm 5)  
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday October 2, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Frankenstein by Mary Shelly  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us as we read Mary Shelly's Frankenstein. This year marks its 200th anniversary. Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking classic—begun as a ghost story for friends—is a potent blend of science fiction and horror that has inspired countless movie and other adaptations. Nothing, however, equals the depth and beauty of Shelley’s original, which emains as relevant as ever. In his arrogance, Dr. Victor Frankenstein dreams of discovering the very secret of life…and he succeeds, bringing a new creature into existence. But should man ever play God—and if he does, what does he owe his creation?

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
   4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Election Site for Manalapan Districts 6, 14, 17 & 26  
    Contact: Regina Preteroti, Muni Clerk   732 446 8315   
   

Special Election for Freehold Regional School District between 4pm and 8pm 

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level (RM 7)  
    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

Wednesday October 3, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x7336.   
   

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

    Location: Wall Township
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett
When Margaret's fiancé, John, is hospitalized for depression in 1960s London, she faces a choice: carry on with their plans despite what she now knows of his condition, or back away from the suffering it may bring her. She decides to marry him.

 

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm 5)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih: Joy through Movement for Beginners (rms 2/3)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Associated with both spiritual 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. This class is for individuals over age 18.

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 would like.  No registration; no specific equipment needed, just wear comfortable clothing.

Classes in Fall 2018 are: September 5, September 26, October 3, October 10,  November 7 and December 5

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday October 4, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chair Yoga with Dawn  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Dawn Dayton is a certified yoga teacher who specializes in gentle beginner yoga and believes yoga is for everyone.

Please join us every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month for a morning of relaxation.

    Location: Wall Township
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session (Rm 7)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

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  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Frankenstein by Mary Shelly  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us as we read Mary Shelly's Frankenstein. This year marks its 200th anniversary. Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking classic—begun as a ghost story for friends—is a potent blend of science fiction and horror that has inspired countless movie and other adaptations. Nothing, however, equals the depth and beauty of Shelley’s original, which emains as relevant as ever. In his arrogance, Dr. Victor Frankenstein dreams of discovering the very secret of life…and he succeeds, bringing a new creature into existence. But should man ever play God—and if he does, what does he owe his creation?

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

    Location: Colts Neck

Friday October 5, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literature of World Language Book Discussion in Hebrew room 5  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Dr. Nelly Segal will lead discussion on The Extra by A.B. Yehoshua

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

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday October 6, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7)  
    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 the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   11:30 AM  -  1:30 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 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, from 6:30 - 8:00 pm, April through October.

Trained Master Gardener volunteers advise the public about horticultural topics, and diagnose and solve home gardening problems.  Monmouth County residents may get free answers to garden, insect, and pest questions. Also find out about other programs offered to the communities, such as the Speakers Bureau, community projects, and special events.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Monday October 8, 2018
     Columbus Day Holiday - Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches

Tuesday October 9, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Library Commission Meeting  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220   
   

Library Commission Meetings are scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month, September through June, except where noted. 

October 9, 11am, Eastern Branch

November 13, 11am, Eastern Branch

December 11, 11am, Headquarters

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level (RM 7)  
    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

Wednesday October 10, 2018
   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 (Rm 5)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Friends of Howell Library Meeting  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Friends of Howell Library (FOHL) meets the second Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. at the library, 318 Old Tavern Road, Howell.

Visitors to the meeting and new members are welcome!

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

Garden and Horticulture Questions answered by the Helpline

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to the residents of Monmouth County to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions.  Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries. In the library lobby on the first Saturday of each month from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, from 6:30 - 8:00 pm, April through October.

Trained Master Gardener volunteers advise the public about horticultural topics, and diagnose and solve home gardening problems.  Monmouth County residents may get free answers to garden, insect, and pest questions. Also find out about other programs offered to the communities, such as the Speakers Bureau, community projects, and special events.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih: Joy through Movement for Beginners (rms 2/3)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Associated with both spiritual 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. This class is for individuals over age 18.

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 would like.  No registration; no specific equipment needed, just wear comfortable clothing.

Classes in Fall 2018 are: September 5, September 26, October 3, October 10,  November 7 and December 5

    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 with a valid library card 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 October 11, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Literature of World Language Book Discussion in Russian (Rm7)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Raisa Silver will lead discussion on the book The Mirror by Ekaterina Rozdestvenskaya

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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER TV & Book Series Discussion  
    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.

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

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

 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Friday October 12, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SCAN: Take Control of Your Health  
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Ongoing health conditions affect how you live your life, how you experience your relationships, and how you deal with your emotions. This 6-week complimentary, evidence-based workshop created by Stanford University, will provide you with the tools to help you design your own strategy for managing chronic conditions such as arthritis, heart and lung conditions, anxiety, diabetes or high blood pressure. You will learn:

  • How to manage stress
  • Improve your communication
  • Cope with depression and fatigue
  • Increase your energy levels
  • Eat healthy and maintain your weight
  • Get more out of life

Feel better. Be in control. Do the things you want to do.

This program is made possible by funding from Monmouth County Office on Aging & NJ Department of Health & Senior Services.

Registration Required.  Please register online or by phone. 

 

    Location: Holmdel

Saturday October 13, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Hazlet Library Book Sale  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

Here's your chance to stock up on gently used hardcover and paperback 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 am and beat the crowds. 

    Location: Hazlet

Monday October 15, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7)  
    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 and game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7)  
    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, and confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month. 

An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241

    Location: Wall Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation (Rm 5)  
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday October 16, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level (RM 7)  
    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  -  8:30 PM Wilson and America's Attempt at World Order Remembering WWII - America at War, 1943  
    Contact: Reference Staff   866-941-8188   
   
Remembering WWII - America at War, 1943 

The World War II Era Studies Institute and The Monmouth County Library System is presenting a series of programs to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of America at War, 1943.  Here are the dates and subjects for the Fall 2018 Session, Programs will be presented at Library Headquarters, Manalapan and Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury. 

October 16, 7pm:    Woodrow Wilson and America's First Attempt at t New World Order          Speaker Paul Zigo                                 (Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury)

November 18, 2pm:  Rosie the Riverter and the U.S. Homefront - A Musical Salute                   The Belle Tones                                     (HQ, Manalapan)

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

Presenters from the World War II Era Studies Institute  will present programs at BOTH  Library Headquarters and Eastern Branch 

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday October 17, 2018
   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 ARCHIVES and HISTORY WEEK: Inventors and Innovators (rm 2/3)  
    Contact: Monmouth County Archives   732 308 3771   
   

Monmouth County Archives & History Week focuses on I

nventors and Innovators of Monmouth and Ocean Counties

The full program is available online at www.visitmonmouth.com/archives, or follow this link www.bit.ly/ArchivesnHistoryDayMonCoLibrary

10 am to 11:30am  “From Convicts to Colonels: Monmouth County Inventors.”

Lecture by George Joynson, Reference Specialist, Monmouth County Archives,

Introduction by Gary D. Saretzky, Monmouth County Archivist.

All programs are open and free for all to attend! 

Monmouth County Clerk's Office has hosted Archives and History Day since 1996 in an effort to connect the public with archivists, historians and other preservationists.

    Location: Headquarters
   12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm 5)  
    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 ARCHIVES and HISTORY WEEK: (ROOMS /3)  
    Contact: Monmouth County Archives   732 308 3771   
   

Monmouth County Archives & History Week focuses on I

nventors and Innovators of Monmouth and Ocean Counties

The full program is available online at www.visitmonmouth.com/archives, or follow this link www.bit.ly/ArchivesnHistoryDayMonCoLibrary

1:00-2:30pm: “Nokia Bell Labs: Nine Decades of Inventing the Future.” 

Lecture by Edward Eckert, Nokia Bell Labs Corporate Archivist and Sr. Manager of IIS Intellectual Property Services. 

Introduction by Randall Gabrielan, Monmouth County Historian.

 

Exhibit, Library Gallery and Lobby: Inventors and Innovators in Monmouth and Ocean counties

All programs are open and free for all to attend! 

Monmouth County Clerk's Office has hosted Archives and History Day since 1996 in an effort to connect the public with archivists, historians and other preservationists.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Afternoon at the Movies:  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
    Location: Colts Neck
   6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Lost and Found: Beyond Bereavement Workshop  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

Open and free for all to attend.

 

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday October 18, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chair Yoga with Dawn  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Dawn Dayton is a certified yoga teacher who specializes in gentle beginner yoga and believes yoga is for everyone.

Please join us every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month for a morning of relaxation.

    Location: Wall Township
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session (Rm 7)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

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

Saturday October 20, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7)  
    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 the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    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 for an afternoon of folding fun.
Group meets monthly  at Library Headquarters when the Library is open and space if available.
    Location: Headquarters
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Literature of World Language Book Discussion in Arabic (rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Dr. Hashem Sherif  will lead discussion on Season of Migration by Al Tayeb Saleh

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

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Headquarters

Monday October 22, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7)  
    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 and game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7)  
    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, and confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month. 

An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241

    Location: Wall Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation (Rm 5)  
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday October 23, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level (RM 7)  
    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

Wednesday October 24, 2018
   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 (Rm 5)  
    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   
   

"Cathedral" (1983) by Raymond Carver   A working-class man muses over an impending visit from an old friend of his wife's, a blind man whose disability makes him uncomfortable.

    Location: Marlboro

Saturday October 27, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7)  
    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 the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Room is Assigned  
    Location: Howell

Monday October 29, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7)  
    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 and game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7)  
    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, and confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month. 

An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241

    Location: Wall Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation (Rm 5)  
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday October 30, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level (RM 7)  
    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

Wednesday October 31, 2018
   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 (Rm 5)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday November 1, 2018 -  Friday November 30, 2018
     American Flag Disposal Box  
   

The Colts Neck branch of the Monmouth County Library system has a Flag Disposal Box located in the lower level lobby. Proper disposal of the American flag is a sign of respect. It honors our history, the people who fight to protect our freedom and is an homage to the reverence for our great nation. When a flag is worn, tattered, ripped or soiled beyond repair, it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country and should be retired and disposed of properly.

Please drop off flags during library hours. 

 

    Location: Colts Neck

Thursday November 1, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chair Yoga with Dawn  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Dawn Dayton is a certified yoga teacher who specializes in gentle beginner yoga and believes yoga is for everyone.

Please join us every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month for a morning of relaxation.

    Location: Wall Township
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session (Rm 7)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

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

Saturday November 3, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7)  
    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 the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Sunday November 4, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Literature of World Language Book Discussion in Italian (Rm 7)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Joanne Bisagna Villafane and Raffaella Wiener will lead discussion on the book To Each His Own by Leonardo Sciascia

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

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Headquarters

Monday November 5, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7)  
    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 and game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
   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, and confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month. 

An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241

    Location: Wall Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation (Rm 7)  
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday November 6, 2018
     Election Day - Libraries Closed (online services available)  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

All branches of the Monmouth County Library are closed for Election Day.  

Library Headquarters is the Election Site for Manalapan Districts 6, 14, 17 & 26

Please Vote!

    Location: Headquarters
     Election Day - Libraries Closed (online services available)  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

All branches of the Monmouth County Library are closed for Election Day.  Please Vote!

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    Location: All Branches

Wednesday November 7, 2018
   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 (Rm 5)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih: Joy through Movement for Beginners (rms 2/3)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Associated with both spiritual 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. This class is for individuals over age 18.

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 would like.  No registration; no specific equipment needed, just wear comfortable clothing.

Classes in Fall 2018 are: September 5, September 26, October 3, October 10,  November 7 and December 5

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday November 8, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER TV & Book Series Discussion  
    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.

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

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

 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday November 10, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7)  
    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 the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Sunday November 11, 2018
     Veteran's Day Observance - Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

All branches of the Monmouth County Library are closed in observance of Veterans Day.

    Location: All Branches

Monday November 12, 2018
     Veteran's Day Observance - Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

All branches of the Monmouth County Library are closed in observance of Veterans Day.

    Location: All Branches

Tuesday November 13, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Library Commission Meeting  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220   
   

Library Commission Meetings are scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month, September through June, except where noted. 

November 13, 11am, Eastern Branch

December 11, 11am, Headquarters

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level (RM 7)  
    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

Wednesday November 14, 2018
   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 (Rm 5)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Friends of Howell Library Meeting  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Friends of Howell Library (FOHL) meets the second Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. at the library, 318 Old Tavern Road, Howell.

Visitors to the meeting and new members are welcome!

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

"The Open Window" (1914) by HH. Munro (Saki) from the collection: Beasts & Super Beasts  A gentleman with a severe nervous ailment visits the country hoping to find peace of mind conducive to a cure. 

    Location: Marlboro
   6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Lost and Found: Beyond Bereavement Workshop  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

Open and free for all to attend.

 

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Healthy Habits for a Healthy You  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Attendees will learn how to

  • Identify the reasons for taking care of yourself as you age
  • List strategies to age well in the following areas: Cognitive activity, Physical health and exercise, Diet and nutrition, Social 

Presented by Alzheimer's Association

    Location: Hazlet
   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 with a valid library card may earn Community Service Hours by joining this great group.  

Come out and meet new friends, have a snack and share your ideas for teen programming, teen collections, and more. 

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday November 15, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chair Yoga with Dawn  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Dawn Dayton is a certified yoga teacher who specializes in gentle beginner yoga and believes yoga is for everyone.

Please join us every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month for a morning of relaxation.

    Location: Wall Township
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session (Rm 7)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

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

Saturday November 17, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7)  
    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 the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    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 for an afternoon of folding fun.
Group meets monthly  at Library Headquarters when the Library is open and space if available.
    Location: Headquarters

Sunday November 18, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Rosie the Riveter and the US Homefront Remembering WWII - America at War, 1943  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Rosie the Riveter and the U.S. Homefront - A Musical Salute  with  The Belle Tones                                
Remembering WWII - America at War, 1943 

The World War II Era Studies Institute and The Monmouth County Library System is presenting a series of programs to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of America at War, 1943.  Here are the dates and subjects for the Fall 2018 Session, Programs will be presented at Library Headquarters, Manalapan and Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury. 

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

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

    Location: Headquarters

Monday November 19, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7)  
    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 and game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7)  
    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, and confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month. 

An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241

    Location: Wall Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation (Rm 5)  
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday November 20, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level (RM 7)  
    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

Wednesday November 21, 2018
     Thanksgiving Eve - Branches Close at 5PM  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches
   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 (Rm 5)  
    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

Thursday November 22, 2018
     Thanksgiving - Library Closed  
    Location: All Branches

Friday November 23, 2018
     Library Closed  
    Location: All Branches

Saturday November 24, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7)  
    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 the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Monday November 26, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7)  
    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 and game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7)  
    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, and confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month. 

An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241

    Location: Wall Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation (Rm 5)  
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday November 27, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level (RM 7)  
    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

Wednesday November 28, 2018
   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 (Rm 5)  
    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 December 1, 2018 -  Monday December 31, 2018
     American Flag Disposal Box  
   

The Colts Neck branch of the Monmouth County Library system has a Flag Disposal Box located in the lower level lobby. Proper disposal of the American flag is a sign of respect. It honors our history, the people who fight to protect our freedom and is an homage to the reverence for our great nation. When a flag is worn, tattered, ripped or soiled beyond repair, it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country and should be retired and disposed of properly.

Please drop off flags during library hours. 

 

    Location: Colts Neck

Saturday December 1, 2018 -  Saturday December 15, 2018
   9:00 AM Wall Book Sale  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Your opportunity to get great deals on used books, audios, DVD's, music and more.

(Monday, December 10-15, $1 Bag Sale)

    Location: Wall Township

Saturday December 1, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7)  
    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 the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Monday December 3, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7)  
    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 and game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7)  
    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, and confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month. 

An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241

    Location: Wall Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation (Rm 5)  
    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 December 4, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level (RM 7)  
    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

Wednesday December 5, 2018
   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 (Rm 5)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih: Joy through Movement for Beginners (rms 2/3)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Associated with both spiritual 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. This class is for individuals over age 18.

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 would like.  No registration; no specific equipment needed, just wear comfortable clothing.

Classes in Fall 2018 are: September 5, September 26, October 3, October 10,  November 7 and December 5

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday December 6, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chair Yoga with Dawn  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Dawn Dayton is a certified yoga teacher who specializes in gentle beginner yoga and believes yoga is for everyone.

Please join us every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month for a morning of relaxation.

    Location: Wall Township
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session (Rm 7)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

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

Saturday December 8, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7)  
    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 the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Monday December 10, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7)  
    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 and game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
   6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7)  
    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, and confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month. 

An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241

    Location: Wall Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation (Rm 5)  
    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 December 11, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Library Commission Meeting  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220   
   

Library Commission Meetings are scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month, September through June, except where noted. 

December 11, 11am, Headquarters

 

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level (RM 7)  
    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

Wednesday December 12, 2018
   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 (Rm 5)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Friends of Howell Library Meeting  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Friends of Howell Library (FOHL) meets the second Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. at the library, 318 Old Tavern Road, Howell.

Visitors to the meeting and new members are welcome!

    Location: Howell
   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 with a valid library card 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 December 13, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER TV & Book Series Discussion  
    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.

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

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

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday December 15, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7)  
    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 the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    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 for an afternoon of folding fun.
Group meets monthly  at Library Headquarters when the Library is open and space if available.
    Location: Headquarters

Monday December 17, 2018
   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 and game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
   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, and confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month. 

An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241

    Location: Wall Township
   7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation (Rm 5)  
    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 December 18, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level (RM 7)  
    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

Wednesday December 19, 2018
   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 (Rm 5)  
    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
   6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Lost and Found: Beyond Bereavement Workshop  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

Open and free for all to attend.

 

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday December 20, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chair Yoga with Dawn  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Dawn Dayton is a certified yoga teacher who specializes in gentle beginner yoga and believes yoga is for everyone.

Please join us every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month for a morning of relaxation.

    Location: Wall Township
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session (Rm 7)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

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

Saturday December 22, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7)  
    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 the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Monday December 24, 2018
   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 and game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Branches Close at 5PM today  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches

Tuesday December 25, 2018
     Christmas Holiday - Library closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches

Wednesday December 26, 2018
   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 (Rm 5)  
    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 December 29, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7)  
    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 the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Monday December 31, 2018
   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 and game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
   5:00 PM New Year's Eve - Library will Close at 5PM  
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
    Location: All Branches

Tuesday January 1, 2019
     Happy New Year!  
    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday January 16, 2019
   6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Lost and Found: Beyond Bereavement Workshop  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

Open and free for all to attend.

 

    Location: Headquarters

Monday January 21, 2019
     Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Library Closed  
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We urge everyone to spend this MLK Day of Service empowering others and strengthening our community.

 

    Location: All Branches

Monday February 18, 2019
     Presidents' Day Observance - 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. 

All free with your card; just visit  www.monmouthcountylib.org for:

downloadable magazines, research, audio & eBooks (Overdrive), reserve some audio or visual entertainment, learn a new language,

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  or social media @MonCoLibrary on FB, IG, Twitter. 

    Location: All Branches

Saturday March 23, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Makers' Day  
    Contact: Children's Staff   732 431 7220 x7226   
    Location: Headquarters

Friday April 19, 2019
     Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Monmouth County Library Headquarters and All Branch buildings  are closed today

Access to your Library is always available to you through our website, and our Free app. 

All free with your card; just visit  www.monmouthcountylib.org for:

downloadable magazines, research, audio & eBooks (Overdrive), reserve some audio or visual entertainment, learn a new language,

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  or social media @MonCoLibrary on FB, IG, Twitter. 

    Location: All Branches

Sunday April 21, 2019
     Easter - Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Monmouth County Library Headquarters and All Branch buildings  are closed today

Access to your Library is always available to you through our website, and our Free app. 

All free with your card; just visit  www.monmouthcountylib.org for:

downloadable magazines, research, audio & eBooks (Overdrive), reserve some audio or visual entertainment, learn a new language,

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  or social media @MonCoLibrary on FB, IG, Twitter. 

    Location: All Branches

Sunday May 12, 2019
     Mother's Day-Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Monmouth County Library Headquarters and All Branch buildings are closed today. 

Access to your  Library is always available to you through our website, and our Free app. 

All free with your card; just visit  www.monmouthcountylib.org for:

downloadable magazines, research, audio & eBooks (Overdrive), reserve some audio or visual entertainment, learn a new language,

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  or social media @MonCoLibrary on FB, IG, Twitter

    Location: All Branches

Sunday May 26, 2019
     Memorial Day Observance - Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Monmouth County Library Headquarters and All Branch buildings are closed today. 

Access to your  Library is always available to you through our website, and our Free app. 

All free with your card; just visit  www.monmouthcountylib.org for:

downloadable magazines, research, audio & eBooks (Overdrive), reserve some audio or visual entertainment, learn a new language,

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  or social media @MonCoLibrary on FB, IG, Twitter

    Location: All Branches

Monday May 27, 2019
     Memorial Day Observance - Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches

Sunday June 16, 2019
     Summer Hours begin at HQ and Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

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

Access to your  library is always available to you wherever you spend your summer  - at the lake, at the beach, traveling or stay-cationing! Just Tap our App, or Visit our Website www.MonmouthCountyLib.org

 

 

 

    Location: All Branches

Monday July 1, 2019
   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 all year)......... 609 259 7565

    Location: All Branches

Thursday July 4, 2019
     Independence Day - Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches

Monday September 2, 2019
     Labor Day Holiday - Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches

Monday October 14, 2019
     Columbus Day Holiday - Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches

Tuesday November 5, 2019
     Election Day - Libraries Closed (online services available)  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

All branches of the Monmouth County Library are closed for Election Day.  Please Vote!

    Location: All Branches

Monday November 11, 2019
     Veterans' Day Observance - Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

All branches of the Monmouth County Library are closed in observance of Veterans' Day.

Monmouth County Library Staff and Commission thank Veterans for their service. 

    Location: All Branches

Wednesday November 27, 2019
     Thanksgiving Eve - Branches Close at 5PM  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches

Thursday November 28, 2019
     Thanksgiving - Library Closed  
    Location: All Branches

Friday November 29, 2019
     Thanksgiving - Library Closed  
    Location: All Branches

Tuesday December 24, 2019
     Library closes 5pm  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches

Wednesday December 25, 2019
     Christmas Holiday - Library closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches

Tuesday December 31, 2019
   5:00 PM New Year's Eve - Library will Close at 5PM  
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
    Location: All Branches

Wednesday January 1, 2020
     Happy New Year!  
    Location: All Branches

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