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Sunday April 1, 2018 -  Monday April 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

Sunday April 1, 2018 -  Monday April 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, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 9:30 - 10:00 am

Tuesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24 from 10:15 - 10:45 am or 11:00 – 11:30 am

Thursdays, April 5, 12, 19, 26 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, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 10:15 - 10:35 am

Tuesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24 from 11:40 am – 12:00 noon

Wednesdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25 from 11:00 – 11:20 am

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

Mondays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 11:00 – 11:30 am

Thursdays, April 5, 12, 19, 26 from 11:00 - 11:30 am or 1:30 – 2:00 pm

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

Mondays, April 9, 16, 23, 30 from 1:30 – 1:50 pm

Wednesdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25 from 1:30 – 1:50 pm

    Location: Headquarters

Sunday April 1, 2018 -  Monday April 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

Sunday April 1, 2018 -  Saturday May 12, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Art Exhibit: Artist John Kaye  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Art exhibit in Terner Gallery during library hours.

    Location: Ocean Township

Monday April 2, 2018 -  Saturday April 28, 2018
     Art Exhibit: Paintings by Steve Schiro  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Steve Schiro was born in Long Branch, raised in Little Silver, and has lived in Red Bank for forty years.  After attending Alfred University in the sixties, he went on to a series of jobs in construction, music, ranching, remodeling, gardening, and house painting. In recent years he has been writing and painting more and doing construction and house painting less.  In 2000, after attending a poetry reading, he joined a poetry-writing group and his poetry has been published in Jersey Shore Poets, 1st edition.  Steve's paintings will be on exhibit for the month of April. 

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Monday April 2, 2018 -  Monday April 30, 2018
     Drawings by Marlboro Rec Center Members  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   
 
    Location: Headquarters

Monday April 2, 2018 -  Monday April 30, 2018
     Food Donations Accepted for FULFILL: Food Bank of MonOC  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Various divisions of Monmouth County will collect donated food items throughout April. Food items can be dropped off at designated areas in each Library Branch.These food donations will go to Fulfill. * The Library's "Food for Fines" Program begins on Sunday, April 8 and ends on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

More information on Food Drive from Monmouth County found here: VisitMonmouth.com

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

The Fulfill welcomes nutritious and protein-rich items and paper products.

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

 "Food for Fines" is a program which may entitle a patron's overdue fines to be forgiven with comparable "payments" of donated items for the Food Bank of Monmouth. The Food for Fines program is in effect during National Library Week ONLY (beginning Sunday, April 8  and ending Saturday, April 14, 2018.

    Location: All Branches

Monday April 2, 2018 -  Monday April 30, 2018
     Free Career Counseling Services  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
 New Jersey Career Connections (NJCareerConnections)  is a career navigation service of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. NJ Job Club is part of this organization, and those interested may sign up for free information from NJ Job Club. 
 
The following services (listed below) are available at Library Headquarters.  Please call for an appointment (732 431 7220 x7222) or drop by when the counselor is in! You may alos find information on the NJCareer Connections website: http://careerconnections.nj.gov/
 
Here is the Career Counselors schedule at Library Headquarters in Manalapan:
(Please note that on 3/20, Counselor's hours will be 1 to 6pm)
Mondays: 10am to 3pm            Tuesdays: 3pm to 8pm               Wednesdays: 10am to 3pm                   Thursdays:  3pm to 8pm                        Alternating Fridays and Saturdays from 10 to 3pm.       
 
 For specific information, please call Reference Staff members:  732/431/7220 Ext 7222
 
These are all free services available to anyone in our community:  No Card needed. 
 
Job Search Assistance
Resume Assistance
Career Counseling
Literacy and ESL Classes
Computer Labs
Jersey Job Club Workshops
One-Stop Career Center Referrals
    Location: Headquarters

Monday April 2, 2018 -  Monday April 30, 2018
     Postponed: Students of Barkalow Middle School  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   
 This Display has been postponed until a later date.  Please check back for other Art Displays at Library Headquarters! 
    Location: Headquarters

Monday April 2, 2018 -  Monday April 30, 2018
     Student Art Exhibit: Presented by Monmouth County Arts Middle & High Schools  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Monmouth County Arts High School & Arts Middle School Student Work on Display

The exhibit features work completed by gifted and talented students who participated in either of these Monmouth County programs. The programs offer advanced art classes in creative writing, dance, instrumental music, vocal music, acting and visual arts to students from public and private, and home, schools in Monmouth County. Students, admitted to the program through audition, are released from their schools for one afternoon each week during the spring semester to participate in the various courses that are taught by professional artists.

Stop in during library hours to view the work; see the Reference desk for details.

    Location: Colts Neck

Friday April 20, 2018 -  Monday April 30, 2018
     Art Display: Cartoon Characters from the Pastby Joseph Bossack, Jr.  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

Indulge in recollection of favorite cartoon characters of the past, at this joyful display by

Artist/Cartoonist Joseph E. Bossack,Jr.  

Cartoons will be on display until end of May, so bring the grandchildren and reminise.

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday April 21, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Restorative Yoga  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   
For all levels, beginners welcome!

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this eight-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from March 3rd through April 21st, 2018.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced from winter into early spring!      

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  -  12:30 PM Chess  
   

An informal get-together for chess every Saturday morning.

Chess sets supplied.

No registration required

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
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Green Fest  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Celebrate Earth Day with your family at the library. Learn ways to green your home, your community, and your earth. Presentations and demonstrations from: Ocean Township DPW, Garden Club, and Beekeeper; Master Gardeners of Monmouth County; Friends of OT Library; White House in Oakhurst; Whale Pond Brook Watershed Association; Frog Bikes USA; Honeybrook Organic Farm; Laurelbrook; League of Women Voters; NJ Natural Gas; NJ Sea Grant Consortium; EZ Ride; Shore Grow Hydroponics; Sea Bright Solar.

    Location: Ocean Township
   11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Volunteer Recruitment Fair  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

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

So many organizations searching for volunteers, people like you.  This fair will showcase local volunteering opportunities linking ‘those who need help’ to ‘those who want to help’.  Learn how you can make a difference in your community.

Participating Organizations include:  Pinwheel Place, Coastal Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers/Big Sisters Monmouth County, , Lunchbreak, AAUW-NMCB, Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County, Interfaith Neighbors, SCORE, Bridge for Books, 180 Turning Lives Around, Anti-cruelty Crew, and more.

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Writers for a Reason (Teens) (rm 2/3/1)  
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7253   
   

Participate in a unique Interactive Writing and Reciting workshop. Create your own poem, rap or spoken word piece.  Participants will have the option to perform/present their work, to the group, at the end of the session. 

The presenter for the writing program is Eric Shandroff (@_mystere) aka Myster-E: Spoken Word/Writer/Lyricist, Radio host,  mentor and visual abstract artist.

This program honors National Poetry Month and emphasizes the importance and value of words and how they are used throughout life and in our society. This program will give you the opportunity to experience the possibility of a future career in writing and/or performing.

Registration is Required.

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM ORIGAMI for Experienced Paperfolders! (CMR 2)  
    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
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Scarlet Letter Lives: Three Books, Three Families and a Woman with a Secret  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Genealogist Maureen Wlodarczyk weaves a classic novel and a genealogical search into a fresh tale in her newest book: Scarlet Letter Lives.

This work of historical fiction is based on the true lives of three families who owned 1850s copies of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter inscribed with their names. Take a journey back to the Civil War era and late 19th century, learn about the lives of these real families and find out how their three copies of The Scarlet Letter found their way to Maureen 150 years later. Her story explains how she researched and rediscovered the lives of the original owners that inspired the multigenerational story told in her book.

Maureen is an author, columnist, genealogist, speaker, and admitted history addict. She is also an officer and YDNA project administrator with the Flannery Clan organization based in Dublin, Ireland and a member of the Genealogical Society of New Jersey, Hudson County Historical and Genealogical Society and the Irish-American Writers and Artists organization. She writes a quarterly genealogy-related column “History & Mystery: Perfect Together” for the e-magazine Garden State Legacy                                        ( www.gardenstatelegacy.com ).  She is also a contributing writer for Irish Lives Remembered, the Ireland-based genealogical e-magazine (http://www.irishlivesremembered.ie/).

 

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM How to Protect Your Stuff in 3 Easy Steps  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

Join us to hear how to sort fact from fiction in estate planning; learn individual solutions that work; hear about fundamental estate planning concepts. Learn about wills and trusts, asset protection, nursing home issues, Medicaid qualification, and estate taxes. 

Sponsored by Daniele Law, LLC

Register by calling the library or signing up here. 

 

    Location: Hazlet

Sunday April 22, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM JAZZ Giacomo Gates and Trio  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Everything is Always cooooolll and unique with Giacomo Gates and his Trio! 

Join Giacomo to celebrate his newest award -  the 2017 NYC/Hot House Jazz Guide Winner for Best Male Vocalist!  

Giacomo is truly an entertainer, for all ages and styles, as audiences enjoy the music, the interaction on the bandstand between him and his musicians, the spontaniety, the humor, the stories about the music and composers, along with their relation to everyday life. What usually lacks in most of today's performances is obviously present...fun! 

Giacomo's Trio will be John diMartino, piano; Ed Howard, bass; and Vince Cherico, drummer.

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

Thanks to the Friends of Monmouth County Library for underwriting maintenance of the Library HQ Concert Grand Piano

    Location: Headquarters

Monday April 23, 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
   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Paper Clay  
   

Science Discovery Storytime - Ages 3 to 5 years

Registration required, in-person, by phone and online.

    Location: Holmdel
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: The Shape of Water (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Encore showing!  

Directed by Guillermo Del Toro

Starring Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon

An otherworldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America circa 1962.  In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of isolation.  Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment.

123 minutes; (c) 20th Century Fox

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:15 PM  -  2:45 PM Paper Clay  
   

Science Discovery Storytime - Ages 3 to 5 years

Registration required, in-person, by phone, or online.

    Location: Holmdel
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Beeed Heeaad!  
   

 Grades K - 3

Ever have a bad hair day?  Celebrate your unruly locks with a story followed by a grow-your-own-crazy-grass-head!

Registration is required and beginning April 9, in-person, by phone, or online.

    Location: Holmdel
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Investing for a Secure Retirement  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Learn all you need to know about investing for your secure retirement including:

  • Retirement planning
  • Financial planning
  • Wealth management
  • Common mistakes investors make
  • Avoiding the risk of outliving your retirement income
  • Creating and implementing strategies for a successful retirement

Presented by Oppenheimer and Co., Inc. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   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 Girls Who Code (Teens in Room 8)  
   

We are excited to announce our latest computer program called Girls Who code.

This organization was founded to support and increase the number of girls in computer science.  The goal of these classes is to inspire educate and equip girls with computing skills.

 

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Middletown South Parents Meeting  
    Contact: Tina Fidalgo   732-737-4007   
    Location: Holmdel
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Rainsticks  
    Contact: Holmdel Public Library   732-946-4118   
   

SPECIAL PROGRAM - Grades 2 and up

Debbie Hadley from WILD Jersey is back!  Create rainsticks and enjoy the sounds of Spring right in your hands!

Registration is required.  Registration begins April 9, in-person, by phone, or online.

    Location: Holmdel
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: The Shape of Water (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Encore showing!

Directed by Guillermo Del Toro

Starring Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon

An otherworldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America circa 1962.  In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of isolation.  Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment.

123 minutes; (c) 20th Century Fox

    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  -  8:25 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group  
   

This small, friendly group invites you to join them to exercise your writing skills. Each week we choose a new writing “prompt”. We write for 20 minutes incorporating that prompt, and then we each read our own short text aloud.

    Location: Holmdel

Tuesday April 24, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM History Book Discussion (Rm 5)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World by Oona A. Hathaway and Scott J. Shapiro

 "The Internationalists provides a great service in illustrating the ways in which law can speak powerfully to individual decision makers.  As a legal history, the book is indispensable."   Washington Post

Moderator: Professor Paul Zigo

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Healthy Living Workshop  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Find your way to healthy living in this informative workshop.  Carol Dimitriades, an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, will share her expertise. 

You will learn:

  • the difference between organic, conventional, and local fruits and vegetables
  • what a GMO is and how to spot them
  • how to find a local farm or CSA, and how to pick produce in the grocery store using EWG guide
  • the health benefits of produce, differences in nutrients, and what you need to do to feed your family a health diet

You will also receive recipes and handouts, resources, and information on sugar & cravings, the best grain and meat sources, and steps for better health and digestion.

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Classic Movie Tuesday: Charade (1963) NR  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau

Directed by:  Stanley Donen

A woman is pursued in Paris by several men who are other than whom they claim to be as they try to get a fortune stolen by her murdered husband. 

113 minutes

    Location: Howell
   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  -  4:00 PM Movie: Dunkirk (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A World War II thriller about the evacuation of the 400,000 Allied troops from the French city of Dunkirk before Nazi forces can take hold.

Starring Fionn Whitehead, Damien Bonnard, Aneurin Barnard, and Tom Hardy

105m.

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: Phantom Thread (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Set in 1950's London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, and Lesley Manville. Winner of 1 Oscar for Best Costume Design.

Drama/Romance – 2 hours 10 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Craft-A-Compass!  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Never get lost again after decorating your own compass wristband!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Intro To Virtual Reality (Teens) Rm8  
   

Have you used Facebook or YouTube recently and come across 360/Virtual Reality videos?  As virtual reality becomes a more prominent form of medium, get to know how to make content.  VR is the perfect way to practice multiple disciplines between technologies as we explore a creative role while learning the progrmming necessary to produce Virtual Reality content.

Thanks to the Friends of the Library for purchasing the Virtual Reality Glasses for this program! Be A Friend! Support library Programs! 

    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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Citizenship Preparation Class (Rm 5)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
This course, for adults 18 years and older with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

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

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

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday April 25, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

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 Preservation Day Celebration: Pass It On! (Rm 2/3)  
    Contact: Archives    732 431 7000x3731   
   

Pass it on......Celebrate Preservation Week 2018  with Archives' Preservation Day. 

Between 9am and 1pm, the public is invited to bring up to three photos to the Archives Department for free scanning and save to a CD by staff of the Monmouth County Archives.  Archives' offices are located on the lower level of Library Headquarters.

Celebrate Preservation Day enjoying  these other programs:

10 to 11:30am: Lecture on Preserving Family Photographs by Monmouth County Archivist Gary D. Saretzky

1:15pm - Tour of the Monmouth County Archives

2pm - Preservation and playback of audiotape by Michael Andrec, Archivist, Ukrainian History and Education Center

Archives is a Division of the Monmouth County Clerk Office .

    Location: Headquarters
   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  -  12:10 PM Morning Movie  
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

MOVIE:  April in Paris

Starring: Doris Day, Ray Bolger and Claude Dauphin

Through a series of misunderstandings, a chorus girl travels to Paris to represent the American theater.  Love ensues.

Running Time: 101 minutes

Contact:  609-259-7565

    Location: Allentown
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Workshop: Top Notch Resume 1 Presented by Jersey Job Club (Rm 1)  
    Contact: NJ Career Connections Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

Workshop: Top Notch Resumes 1- the Basics  Presented by Jersey Job Club

 Your resume will be your primary marketing tool in your job search, and it provides an opportunity to capture an employer’s attention by making a positive first impression. 

 It’s your brochure, advertisement and brand  -  It’s you on paper.     

Learn more about resume formats, content, key skills, experience, education, layout and attaching an effective cover letter.  Discover tools and techniques to make your Resume a Top-Notch success!  

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  -  3:00 PM Short & Sweet: A Short Story Discussion Club  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

"Every Little Hurricane" (1993) By Sherman Alexie

A young Native American reveals what life is really like for his family living on a reservation.

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Preservation Day Celebration: Pass It On! (Rm 2/3)  
    Contact: Archives    732 431 7000x3731   
   

Pass it on......Celebrate Preservation Week 2018  with Archives' Preservation Day. 

The Celebration of Preservation Day continues with  a presentation by Michael Andrec, Archivist, Ukrainian History and Education Center, who will talk about the preservation and playback of audiotape.

Archives is a Division of the Monmouth County Clerk Office .

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: Thank you for Your Service (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A group of soldiers returning from Iraq try to integrate back into family life while struggling with the memories of a war that threatens them long after their return. Stars Miles Teller, Beulah Koale, Joe Cole. 1 hours 49 minutes. 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   3:45 PM  -  3:45 PM Kid's Schoolage Program: Black Out Poems  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage Program:: Black Out Poems! Come make up a poem by blacking out with markers words of text.  Grades K -5.  

Registration required.in person, by phone or online. Parents, please register each child using your email and phone contact inf.

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

Hear a LEGO story and make your own LEGO creation.

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

All Ages.

Registration required.

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

Kids Read to Therapy Dogs! - Grades K and up


Wednesday, April 25 at 4:00 pm


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

 

    Location: West Long Branch
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Tree Hugging!  
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Let’s listen to themed stories and celebrate the coming of Arbor Day with a Cherry Blossom craft. Space is limited; register online at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa

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

Grades K and Up

Make your own suncatcher.

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

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Ode to Cold  
    Contact:    (732) 946-4118   
   

Transform your fridge into a daily inspiration with a personalized magnetic poetry kit!

Grades 3 - 5. Registration required.

    Location: Holmdel
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih: Joy through Movement for Beginners (Rm 2/3)  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Associated with both spirital and health benefits, we invite you to try this meditative form of exercise. T'ai Chi Chih consists of 19 stand-alone movements and one pose.  T'ai Chi Chih doesn't require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination. 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 Spring 2018 are:  March 7 and 28, April 4 and 25, may 2 and 16. 

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, April 4 - June 20, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday April 26, 2018
   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  
   

Song of Hartgrove Hall by Natasha Solomons

Bestselling author Natasha Solomons has delivered yet another enthralling tale that takes place in the English countryside, this time in and around Hartgrove Hall, a manor once beautiful and stately, This novel has it all: a love triangle, family obligations, and rediscovering joy in the face of grief, all set agains the alluring backdrop of an English county estate perfect for fans of Downton Abbey.  Whether you're a fan or a newcomer, this story will capture your mind and heart.   

    Location: Hazlet
   1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Movie: Only the Brave (2017) (Rated PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

In 2013, the Granite Mountain Hotshots risked everything to battle a wildfire in Prescott Arizona. Biography/Drama Starring: Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges 2hrs 13mins.

Columbia Pictures Industries

    Location: Marlboro
   1:00 PM  -  3:20 PM Movie: Molly's Game (2017) R  
   

Starring:  Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner

Directed by:  Aaron Sorkin

The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target.

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classic Movie: The Finger Points (1931)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by John Francis Dillon

Starring Richard Barthelmess, Fay Wray, Regis Toomey, Clark Gable

Lee is a fresh young kid from the South when he gets a job with the Press.  His first assignment on a gangster gets his name in the paper, the police on a raid, and Lee in the hospital.  He quickly finds that it is 'everyone for himself', so he goes into the business of not reporting, for a fee.  He learns to shake down the gangsters, and with the paper behind him, they leave Lee alone.  But the girl he is crazy for will only trade a ring for his going straight.  (Tony Fontana)

90 minutes; (c) Warner Brothers

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Afternoon at the Movies: Stronger (R)(2018)  
   

An injured victim of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 helps the police track down the killers while struggling to recover from devastating trauma.

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Clancy Brown, Miranda Richardson, and Frankie Shaw.

Biography/Drama -- 116 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
   3:15 PM  -  4:00 PM KIDS! Arbor Day Celebration  
    Contact: Atlantic Highlands Branch   732-291-1956   
   

All Ages.

Celebrate Arbor Day! Learn about trees and all the ways they contribute to our healthy planet. Leave with a seedling of your very own to plant in your yard.

No registration required.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Read to a new therapy dog named Spice  
    Contact:    732-229-2626   
   

 Ages 4 and up. Come welcome our new therapy dog Spice. If you are reading, bring a book from home or choose one from the library. If you are not yet reading, tell a story or talk about the pictures in the book. Registration begins April 12. Call, stop in or sign up online http://bit.ly/1U702RS

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

Kids Read to Therapy Dogs! - Grades K and up
Thursday, April 26 at 4:00 pm
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend
by reading aloud to a therapy dog.
Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves!

    Location: Allentown
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Lego Storytime Club  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Work in groups or with a friend to create your own design!

Ages 4 and up. 

    Location: Marlboro
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Birthday Visit from President Grant (Rm 2/3)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 X7222   
   

President Grant will join us on the evening before his birthday.  He will tell us about his tumultuous years in office and answer questions about his time in the White House or as a general.

President Grant will be portrayed by Richard Hill. Mr. Richard Hill, is a presenter of Civil War historical figures with more than fifty years’ experience researching the period.  Mr. Hill has portrayed numerous Civil War historical and fictional characters in the first person in twenty years of reenacting and presenting at schools, historic sites, living history events and State and National Park Service venues. 

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie: The Finger Points (1931)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by John Francis Dillon

Starring Richard Barthelmess, Fay Wray, Regis Toomey, Clark Gable

Lee is a fresh young kid from the South when he gets a job with the Press.  His first assignment on a gangster gets his name in the paper, the police on a raid, and Lee in the hospital.  He quickly finds that it is 'everyone for himself', so he goes into the business of not reporting, for a fee.  He learns to shake down the gangsters, and with the paper behind him, they leave Lee alone.  But the girl he is crazy for will only trade a ring for his going straight.  (Tony Fontana)

90 minutes; (c) Warner Brothers

    Location: Eastern Branch

Friday April 27, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM LinkedIn 101  
   

Learn the basics of using LinkedIn.  Find out how to register and build a profile on the site.  Job search and building your network through groups will be reviewed.  How to modify privacy and account settings will also be discussed. 

Presented by the Eastern Branch Career Connections staff.  For more information, call 732-683-8980, extension 8901.

 

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday April 28, 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 Kid's! Family Fun Saturday:Celebrate Dia! Diversity in Action-  
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Come celebrate Día! Diversity in Action – El día de los niños/ el de los libros   I love my family/ Amo aMi Familia -

Stories, coloring pages and multicultural activities.  

All ages welcome!  Registration not required.

    Location: Eastern Branch
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Poets Live!  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Jersey Shore Poets Present: Poets Live!  

Featured Poets are Chirs Rockwell and Deborah LaVeglia.  This year's presentation is dedicated to Anna Moran.

Featured Poets will read from their work.  This is followed by readings by the Jersey Shore Poets.  There is also an Open Mic session where audience members are invited to sign up to read their poetry.  Limit 3 minutes please. 

Deborah LaVeglia is the author of Vigil, a poetry chapbook. She has been published in many poetry journals including Edison Literary Review, Lips, Paterson Literary Review, Negative Capability, Big Hammer, Overview Ltd., Ragazine and Arbella.  Deborah is poetry director of PoetsWednesday, a reading series which runs out of the Barron Arts Center in Woodbridge, NJ (the longest running poetry series in NJ). She is also the creator and director of the Woodbridge Township High School Annual Poetry Slam, and the Woodbridge Literary Festival. She has served as poet-in-residence at St Michael's School in Cranford, and has often been a visiting poet at various NJ schools. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2007. She studied writing & poetry at Kean University and at NYU.

Chris Rockwell is a spoken word poet and hip-hop artist from the Jersey Shore. The very first Grand Slam Champion of the legendary Loser Slam, Rockwell has since competed in the National Poetry Slam twice, toured the country, was named Poet Laureate of Asbury Park in 2010, and even went on to be co-founder of the Jersey Shore Poetry Slam. He has published several volumes of music and poetry, his latest being Understanding Oceans, which he released early 2017.

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids! The Traveling Lantern Presents: Pinocchio  
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex7226   
   

Pinocchio

For ages 4 and up

The adventures of life teach a puppet about honesty and humanity.

A little wooden marionette is lovingly created by a master craftsman, but what a bad little puppet he turns out to be! After many hair-raising adventures, Pinocchio finally learns what it takes to become human.  Don’t miss this charming live performance, which will be held in the Library's Lower Gallery Auditorium. 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Where To Begin Sorting Your Stuff: An Organizing Workshop  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Do you have an attic full of treasures, a garage filled with heirlooms instead of a car, a basement with your children's toys and closets of collectibles then run don't walk to this de-cluttering comedy show! Join Organizing Humorist and Bestselling Author Jamie Novak as she shares her laugh-out-loud funny approach for what to do with all the stuff! 

Jamie will bring her books to sell and sign.

Registration is required for this event since seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Register by calling the library at 732-431-5656, stopping in or signing up below. 

    Location: Colts Neck
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM FOLK Music! The Annie Breen Ensemble  
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Come spend a relaxing Saturday afternoon listening to popular folk music, performed by the Annie Breen Ensemble.  
Reservations are required.
 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands

Monday April 30, 2018
   2:15 AM  -  2:45 AM Citrus Play Dough  
   

Science Discovery Storytime - Ages 3 - 5 years

Registration required, in-person, by phone, or online.

    Location: Holmdel
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and a 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, Songs and playtime 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
   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Citrus Play Dough  
   

Science Discovery Storytime- Ages 3 - 5 years

Registration required, in-person, by phone, or online.

    Location: Holmdel
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: Wonder (2017) (PG)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Stephen Chbosky

Starring Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic, Julia Roberts

Based on the New York Times bestseeler, Wonder tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. 

113 minutes; (c) Lionsgate

    Location: Eastern Branch
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Sheriff's Office K-9 Demo  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

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

Registration begins Monday, April 16 for Ages PreK and up with families.

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

Help us count in spanish for Dia De Los Ninos with Pippin, A Cairn Terrier.

    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 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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: Wonder (2017) (PG)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Stephen Chbosky

Starring Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic, Julia Roberts

Based on the New York Times bestseeler, Wonder tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. 

113 minutes; (c) Lionsgate

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

SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group  
   

This small, friendly group invites you to join them to exercise your writing skills. Each week we choose a new writing “prompt”. We write for 20 minutes incorporating that prompt, and then we each read our own short text aloud.

    Location: Holmdel

Tuesday May 1, 2018 -  Thursday May 31, 2018
     Metedeconk Lakes Photography Club on Display  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   
 
    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday May 1, 2018 -  Thursday May 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

Tuesday May 1, 2018 -  Thursday May 31, 2018
     Art Display: Cartoon Characters from the Pastby Joseph Bossack, Jr.  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

Indulge in recollection of favorite cartoon characters of the past, at this joyful display by

Artist/Cartoonist Joseph E. Bossack,Jr.  

Cartoons will be on display until end of May, so bring the grandchildren and reminise.

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday May 1, 2018 -  Thursday May 31, 2018
     Art Exhibit: Around the Beauty, Number Two  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

An exhibit of photographs by Debora S. Bruno titled "Around the Beauty Number Two"  will be on display in the library meeting room for the month of May.  

Meet the artist at a reception on Saturday, May 12th, from 9:15 am - 1:30 pm.

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Tuesday May 1, 2018 -  Thursday May 31, 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, May 7, 14, 21 from 9:30 - 10:00 am

Tuesdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 10:15 - 10:45 am or 11:00 – 11:30 am

Thursdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 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, May 7, 14, 21 from 10:15 - 10:35 am

Tuesdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 11:40 am – 12:00 noon

Wednesdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 11:00 – 11:20 am

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

Mondays, May 7, 14, 21 from 11:00 – 11:30 am

Thursdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 from 11:00 - 11:30 am or 1:30 – 2:00 pm

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

Mondays, May 7, 21 from 1:30 – 1:50 pm

Wednesdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 1:30 – 1:50 pm

    Location: Headquarters

Tuesday May 1, 2018 -  Thursday May 31, 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

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

Tuesday May 1, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

     Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood—where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned—Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.
     In Whitehead’s ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor—engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora and Caesar’s first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city’s placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom.

     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
   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: Crooked House (PG-13) (2017)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A private detective heads to an English manor to investigate the murder of a wealthy patriarch, but soon realizes that everyone is a suspect-including his former lover. Based on the novel by Agatha Christie

Starring Glenn Close, Max Irons, and Christina Hendricks

115m. 

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: The Post (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government. Directed by Steven Spielberg.  Starring Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, and Sarah Paulson.

 

Drama/History – 1 hour 56 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: Euphoria by Lily King  
    Contact:    (732) 531-5092   
   

Book discussion of Euphoria by Lily King. Euphoria is Lily King’s nationally bestselling breakout novel of three young, gifted anthropologists of the ‘30’s caught in a passionate love triangle that threatens their bonds, their careers, and, ultimately, their lives. 

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Blobs in a Bottle  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Create a colorful and bubbly lava lamp!

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 - 5. 

    Location: Howell
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) (PG-13)  
   

When Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program called Ultron, things go horribly wrong and it's up to Earth's mightiest heroes to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plan. Directed by Joss Whedon and starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Mark Ruffalo. rated PG 13 (2015) 2 hrs. 21 mins.

 

    Location: Headquarters
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) (PG-13) (Teens)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7253   
   

In anticipation for the release of the movie Avenger Infinity War (2018), which will be in theaters on Friday, May 4th, we will be showing the 2015 movie: Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) PG 13 (2hrs. 21mins). This movie is the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time.

    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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Citizenship Preparation Class (Rm 5)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
This course, for adults 18 years and older with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

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

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

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday May 2, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

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   
   

The Private Life of Mrs. Sharma by Ratika Kapur


Renuka Sharma is a dutiful wife, mother, and daughter-in-law holding down the fort in a modest rental in Delhi while her husband works in Dubai. Life is going as planned until she strikes up a conversation with a stranger at a Metro station.  The Private Life of Mrs.Sharma is an  examination of the clashing of tradition and modernity.
 

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  -  3:55 PM Movie: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Part of the Best Picture Nominee Series. 

A mother personally challenges local authorities when they fail to catch her daughter's murderer. Stars Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell. 1 hour 55 minutes.

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! We Love Ladybugs!  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Hear some stories about this cute critter and make a craft.

All Ages.

Registration required.

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Read to a Therapy Dog!  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

This program is designed for children to become comfortable with reading as well as with approaching animals. Bring your favorite book from home or choose one from our shelves!

    Location: Wall Township
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Unicorn Storytime  
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Channel your inner unicorn! Listen to themed stories and make a craft with unexpected materials! Online registration required here. Recommended for kids ages 4 and up. 

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Afterschool Activities!: May the 4th Be With You  
    Contact: Children's Staff   732431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Grades K and Up

Be prepared for Star Wars Day by crafting a lightsaber! 

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

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

May 2 - Horse Lover - Storytime

May 9 - Mother's Day - Craft

May 16 - My Weird School by Dan Gutman - Storytime

May 23 - Charles A. Lindbergh Aviation Pioneer - Storytime

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

    Location: Howell
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Room is Assigned  
    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM SAT/PSAT MATH Classes (Free for Teens) (rm 5)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431-7220x7222   
   

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

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

Mr. Carlin's Classes are free, begin at 6:30 pm on the following Wednesdays: 2/7, 2/28, 3/7, 4/11, 4/18, 5/2, 5/30.

    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 Spring 2018 are:  March 7 and 28, April 4 and 25, May 2 and 16. 

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, April 4 - June 20, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:55 PM Encore Movie Showing: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Part of the Best Picture Nominee Series. 

A mother personally challenges local authorities when they fail to catch her daughter's murderer. Stars Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell. 1 hour 55 minutes.

 

 

    Location: Hazlet

Thursday May 3, 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  -  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
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chair Yoga with Dawn  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Dawn Dayton is a ceritified yoga teacher who specializes in gentle beginner 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: The Greatest Showman (2017) PG  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron

Directed by:  Michael Gracey

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

    Location: Howell
   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  -  3:00 PM Meet The Last Jewish Mobster, Myron Sugarman! Author Talk and Book Signing  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 536 -9406   
   

Meet The Last Jewish Gangster Myron Sugarman, a master story teller and author! Mr. Sugarman will introduce his book, The Chronicles of the Last Jewish Gangster : From Meyer to Myron, which follows his life  from 1959 to the present  as he travels the globe from Europe to Africa to South America to Asia, rubbing elbows with dangerous men and legendary mob figures such as Meyer Lansky. The story covers everything from his dealings with the fearsome Cali Cartel to his attempt to help Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal track down the Angel of Death, Josef Mengele in Paraguay.

Registration is mandatory and space is limited.
To register for this event call the library 732 536-9406 beginning  April 12 or register online.

Mr. Sugarman will sign books purchased for $25.

    Location: Marlboro
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session (Rm 5)  
    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 Classic Movie: Goodbye Again (1933)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Michael Curtiz

Starring Warren William, Joan Blondell, Genevieve Tobin

Flirtatious mixups abound when a celebrated novelist tangles with an old flame and her irate husband.  Will his savvy secretary save his neck if she is secretly in love with him also?

63 minutes; (c) Warner Brothers

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Afternoon at the Movies:Murder On The Orient Express (2017)(PG-13)  
   

When a murder occurs on the train he's travelling on, the world's most respected detective, Hercule Poirot, is recruited to solve the case.

Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Penelope Cruz, Willem DaFoe, and Johnny Depp

Crime/Drama/Mystery-- 114 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Book Scavenger Hunt  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Celebrate Children's Boook Week and join us for a book scavenger hunt! Have fun searching for books and prizes!

Registration begins Thursdat, April 19 for children Grades K-5.

    Location: Marlboro
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM UFOs - Do You Believe?  
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Do you believe in UFOs?   Join field investigator Robert Spearing, Senior NJ MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) as he discusses UFO related sightings that have taken place over the years near Atlantic Highlands and the vicinity.  He will also discuss local UFO activity such as Orange Fireballs and the US Navy facilities located in Leonardo.  Come and hear Robert’s presentation of what a MUFON Field Administrator does and how the UFO investigations are conducted.
For additional information, please contact the Atlantic Highlands Library.

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Avengers Trivia Night (Teens)  
   

Could you pass the hardest Avengers Trivia Quiz??? If you are a die-hard Avengers fan and know all the details of these superhero movies come and get your knowledge tested.  Be ready for the challenge and also to talk with others all about the Avengers.

Registration is Required.

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Classic Movie: Goodbye Again (1933)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Michael Curtiz

Starring Warren William, Joan Blondell, Genevieve Tobin

Flirtatious mixups abound when a celebrated novelist tangles with an old flame and her irate husband.  Will his savvy secretary save his neck if she is secretly in love with him also?

63 minutes; (c) Warner Brothers

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting (rm 7)  
    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  -  7:30 PM Operation Husky 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 Spring 2018 Session. All will be at Library Headquarters, Manalapan.

May 3, 7pm:  Operation Husky:  Invasion of Sicily and the Collapse of Fascist Italy    Speakers: Paul Zigo 

May 10, 2pm: Battle of the Atlantic: Crucial Campaign Enabling D-Day, June 6, 1944  Speakers: Barry Rosenzweig, Paul Zigo

June 14, 7pm: The Tehran Conference, Nov. 1943 - First Meeting of the Big Three     Speaker: Paul Zigo

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 Walkthe amazing story of the 29th Infantry Division in Normandy France, June 6 – July 18, 1944.  Mr. 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

     Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood—where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned—Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.
     In Whitehead’s ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor—engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora and Caesar’s first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city’s placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom.

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

 

 

    Location: Colts Neck

Friday May 4, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM First Fridays for Seniors: The Music of Star Wars?  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Where do composers get their ideas?  In honor of Star Wars Day (May the 4th Be With You!), join us for this entertaining multimedia presentation on the music of Star Wars John Williams composed the unforgettable themes in this blockbuster film, but where did his ideas come from and why do they seem so familiar?  Find out how he modified and adapted existing classical music for the movies, and why.

Presented by Michael Avagliano, Drew University lecturer, music director of the Central Jersey Symphony, and life-long Star Wars fan.

 

 

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM Jewbadors Present OY  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 X7222   
   
Laugh at life with the Jewbador’s production of OY! This delightful blend of songs, stories, and jokes is chock full of the humor and poignancy that makes Jewish music and culture so special.   A loving and laugh-filled tribute to the indomitable spirit of the Jewish People and their outlook on life, “Oy” is a joyous experience for all. And like Levy's rye, you don't have to be Jewish to enjoy it.
 
The Jewbadors are a troupe of senior musicians, actors, and singers who have been performing together for six years under the auspices of The Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey.  They sing in English, Yiddish and Hebrew. Their mix of traditional, popular and original songs are woven together within the framework of small plays, “kleine spiel,” that present a joyful and heart-warming look at Jewish life.  Their productions have enchanted audiences in counties all over N.J. and had them clapping, singing along, and dancing in the aisles.
    Location: Headquarters
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Animaniacs/The Monthly Teen Anime Club (Teens)  
   

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

    Location: Headquarters
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Starlab Planetarium  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

An Out of This World Experience!  Celebrate Star Wars Day (May the 4th Be With You!), by learning all about the real stars.  Observe the night sky inside a STARLAB® Planetarium! 

Seating is limited; registration required.  Ages 5 to 85.  Program runs approximately 45 minutes.  

Adults please note: you must be able to sit on the floor.  Children ages 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday May 5, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Hazlet Library Book Sale  
    Contact:    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
   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  -  12:30 PM Garden State Gardens  
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

"Garden State Gardens" is filled with beautiful imagery and takes you on a virtual tour of over 20 of New Jersey's public gardens. Presented by a member of the Garden State Gardens Consortium, a non-profit group of New Jersey gardens open to the public, it includes the history and unique characteristics of each garden. Discover more about your favorites and those you have yet to visit. Michael F. Gross is Professor of Biology and Director of the Sister Mary Grace Burns Arboretum of Georgian Court University, Lakewood, New Jersey.

    Location: Ocean Township
   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
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Introduction to Essential Oils for Optimal Wellness  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Join Certified Health Coach Meaghan Grettano for an afternoon of learning all things essential oils. 

Essential oils are quickly becoming mainstream in the world of health and wellness as so many people are searcdhing for natural modalities to support their overall health -- physical, emotional and mental.  Therapeutic grade oils are a safe and effective way to support all systems of the body.  Some specific areas which will be addressed are:  how oils can assist with stress, anxiety & sleep issues; supporting healthy immune function; digestive support; using essential oils with babies & children; and easing pain & sore muscles.

    Location: Eastern Branch

Sunday May 6, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM What's it Worth? Register HERE for an Antique Appraisal!  
    Contact: Reference Staff    1-866-941-8188   
   

If you would like an item to be appraised, Register Here! We will accept the first 40 people (one item each). Please Click "Register" button and complete the form, including the item you plan to bring. Item must be small enough to be carried by one person and fit on the available table. Please note that items to be appraised must be on the table by 1:30pm! 

Bring your treasures and find out what they're worth from a licensed appraiser.  Paintings, collectibles, toys, oddities, small furniture (that can be carried by one person), knick-knacks.   Led by an antiques dealer who has been in the business for more than 40 years.  Join us for a fascinating afternoon of history and appraisals. 

Appraisals limited to first 40 items registered. Led by John H. Thompson, Jr., Antiques Dealer, and Rochelle Christopher of Victorian Vanities, Inc. 

Registration is required for item appraisal, space is limited.  Information is not to be used for insurance or estate purposes. Please note; ONE ITEM PER PERSON.  We will not appraise gold jewelry, firearms or Nazi memorabilia. 

This program is generously funded in part by Friends of the Monmouth County Library

Registration opens Monday, April 2nd

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM What's it Worth? Antique Appraisal Event (register here for audience seating)  
    Contact: Reference Staff    1-866-941-8188   
   

Be part of the Audience and see what people bring and what they're worth from a licensed appraiser.  Paintings, collectibles, toys, oddities, small furniture (that can be carried by one person), knick-knacks ONLY.  Led by an antiques dealer who has been in the business for more than 40 years.  Join us for a fascinating afternoon of history and appraisals. 

Register BELOW for Audience Seating! 

Appraisals limited to first 40 items registered. Led by John H. Thompson, Jr., Antiques Dealer, and Rochelle Christopher of Victorian Vanities, Inc. 

Registration is required for item appraisal, space is limited.  Information is not to be used for insurance or estate purposes. Please note; ONE ITEM PER PERSON.  We will not appraise gold jewelry, firearms or Nazi memorabilia. 

This program is generously funded in part by Friends of the Monmouth County Library

Registration opens Monday, April 2nd

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Imperial Brass Concert  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

The Imperial Brass will play music from the movies and from Broadway including favorites from Leonard Bernstein. Praised as "One of the Best Kept Secrets in NJ," this 26-piece brass ensemble will delight everyone with their musicianship and showmanship. Led by Conductor Anthony LaGruth with Musical Direction by Ronald Waiksnoris. 

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

    Location: Headquarters

Monday May 7, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories for ages 2 - 3 1/2. Simple craft.

    Location: Howell
   10:35 AM  -  11:05 AM Kids! Mother's Day Story and Craft  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to stories and make a gift for someone special!

Registration begins Monday, April 23 for children ages 2 an up.

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

Stories, rhymes, and playtime for ages 10 to 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  -  4:15 PM New Release Movie: All the Money in the World (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Ridley Scott

Starring Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg

All the Money in the World follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail (Michelle Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather (Christopher Plummer) to pay the ransom. When Getty Sr. refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son’s captors become increasingly volatile and brutal. With her son’s life in the balance, Gail and Getty’s advisor (Mark Wahlberg) become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money.

133 minutes; (c) Sony Pictures Entertainment

    Location: Eastern Branch
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Q-tip Craft  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Make a beautiful piece of art using the pointillism technique!

Space is limited. Registration is required for children Grades 3-5 beginning Monday, April 23.

    Location: Marlboro
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Start Up Success Basics - Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: A SCORE Seminar  
    Contact: SCORE      
   

Monmouth County SCORE Seminars invite you to attend an introductory workshop, focusing on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence success.  Start Up Success Basics provides you with an overview of the skills and tools you need when deciding to start a business. In this session, you will learn the Simple Steps to Start Your Business:

The  advantages AND the disadvantages of owning a business,

The most profitable form for your business, and

The fundamentals of formation, organization, marketing, branding, cash flow and funding sources.

Presented by Monmouth County SCORE elite members:

Maureen Dalton, Strategic Marketing/Sales Director VP.  Maureen knows telecommunications and insurance industries.  Bill Mirkin, a retired CPA, knowledgeable in all aspects of starting, maintaining and growing a small business.  Gene Wolf, developer of many small tech companies, from start ups to multi million dollar companies, knowledgeable in all aspects of growing organizations. 

No registration needed. 

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

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

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM New Release Movie: All the Money in the World (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Ridley Scott

Starring Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg

All the Money in the World follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail (Michelle Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather (Christopher Plummer) to pay the ransom. When Getty Sr. refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son’s captors become increasingly volatile and brutal. With her son’s life in the balance, Gail and Getty’s advisor (Mark Wahlberg) become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money.

133 minutes; (c) Sony Pictures Entertainment

    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  -  8:25 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group  
   

This small, friendly group invites you to join them to exercise your writing skills. Each week we choose a new writing “prompt”. We write for 20 minutes incorporating that prompt, and then we each read our own short text aloud.

    Location: Holmdel

Tuesday May 8, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Medicare Savings Program  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

If you are a Medicare beneficiary and your annual income in 2018 does not exceed $27,189 for a single person or $33,334 for a couple, programs are available to help pay some or all of your Medicare Parts B and D premiums, deductibles, coinsurances and/or co-pay costs. This presentation will review all of the savings programs and the income limits for each. In addition, program applications and assistance will be available.

Presented by Family & Children's Service, which has been awarded a grant to help seniors, individuals with disabilities and their caregivers apply for special assistance through Medicare. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   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
   11:00 AM  -  12:55 PM New Release Movie: Wonder (2017) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Based on the New York Times bestseller, Wonder tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters 5th grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.  Directed by Stephen Chbosky. Starring Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts , and Owen Wilson.

Family/Drama – 1 hour 53 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Library Commission Meeting  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220   
   

Library Commission Meetings are scheduled for the sedond Tuesday of the month, September through June, except where noted. 

May 8, 11am, Holmdel

June 19, 11am, Headquarters

August 7, 11am, Wall Township

September 12, 11am, Headquarters

October 9, 11am, Eastern Branch

November 13, 11am, Eastern Branch

December 11, 11am, Headquarters

 

    Location: Howell
   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
   1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Toddler Stories & Craft: I Love You to Pieces  
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

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

Craft a sweet Mother’s Day card with your toddler.

No Registration Required.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM Movie: Darkest Hour (PG-13) (2017)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

U.K. Prime Minister Winston Churchill must rally the nation to war against the Nazis.

Starring Gary Oldman, Kirsten Scott Thomas, and Lily James.

125m.

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Estate Planning Workshop with Paul Daniele  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Colts Neck
   2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: Lady Bird (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.  Directed by Greta Gerwig.  Starring Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, and Tracy Letts.

 

Comedy/Drama - 1 hour 34 min.

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Family Stories & Craft: From the Moon to the Stars  
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Ages 2 and up

Light up the night with glowing magnets made with fuse beads.  This can be a bit tricky. 

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

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! LEGO Bricks & littleBits!  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Make your LEGO® creations blink, beep, & move with help from littleBits electronics kits!

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
   6:30 PM  -  8:25 PM New Release Movie: Wonder (2017) (PG)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Based on the New York Times bestseller, Wonder tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters 5th grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.  Directed by Stephen Chbosky. Starring Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts , and Owen Wilson.

Family/Drama – 1 hour 53 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Movie: Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (R) (2017)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson

Starring Jamie Bell, Annette Bening

Hollywood actress Gloria Grahame finds romance and happiness with a younger man, but her life changes forever when she is diagnosed with breast cancer in the 1970s.

105 minutes; (c) Sony Pictures Classic

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM WHAT TO DO WITH ALL THE STUFF!  
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Join us for a de-cluttering comedy show as organizing humorist and best selling author Jamie Novak shares her laugh-out-loud approach to home organizing.

If you can't open drawers, if stuff falls out of closets and you can't see your kitchen table, then this program is for you.

Space is limited. Registration required.

    Location: Allentown
   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 Citizenship Preparation Class (Rm 5)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
This course, for adults 18 years and older with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

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

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

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

De-stress through gentle yoga, breathing and meditation.  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 May 9, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

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
   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  -  4:05 PM Movie: The Shape of Water (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Part of the Best Picture Nominee Series. 

At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity. Stars Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon. 2 hour 3 minutes.

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Sunlight, Water, and Soil  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Tonianne Hall, Monmouth County Parks and recreation instructor and Colts Neck resident,

will teach us about planting.  We will use pots, soil, and seeds to watch them grow at home.

Hear the book "One Bean" by Anne Rockwell to learn about a little bean plant!

All Ages.

Registration Required.

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Llama, llama...  
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Have a llama-tastic afternoon with us as we listen to llama-themed storytime favorites and craft together. Please register online here. This program is recommended for kids ages 4 and up. 

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Afterschool Activities!: Mother’s Day Surprise  
    Contact: Children's Staff   732431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Grades K and Up

Make Mom’s special day great by creating a sure-to-please, homemade gift! 

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

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Blast That Music!  
    Contact:    (732) 946-4118   
   

Pump up the volume with ingenious, easy-to-make speakers!

Grades 3 - 5. Registration required.

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

May 2 - Horse Lover - Storytime

May 9 - Mother's Day - Craft

May 16 - My Weird School by Dan Gutman - Storytime

May 23 - Charles A. Lindbergh Aviation Pioneer - Storytime

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

    Location: Howell
   6:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Film 360 Presents: Where the Wild Things Are (2009) (PG)  
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   
Feeling misunderstood at home and at school, mischievous Max (Max Records) escapes to the land of the Wild Things, majestic, and sometimes fierce creatures. They allow Max to become their leader, and he promises to create a kingdom where everyone will be happy. However, Max soon finds that being king is not easy and that, even being with the Wild Things, there is something missing.
 
Presented by Monmouth Film Festival in partnership with the Holmdel Branch of the Monmouth County Library, Monmouth Film 360 is a free monthly film series focused on showcasing films adapted from popular works of literature. Following the screenings are educational discussion panels with special guests speaking about the techniques and exciting elements of the movies. The film series will take place in the Holmdel Public Library, recently relocated to the state-of-the-art Bell Works complex in Holmdel, NJ.
    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, April 4 - June 20, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Advisory Board (TAB): Join In! (Rm8)  
    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 May 10, 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  -  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
   10:35 AM  -  11:05 AM Kids! Mother's Day Story and Craft  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to stories and make a gift for someone special!

Registration begins Monday, April 23 for children ages 2 an up.

    Location: Marlboro
   1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: The Greatest Showman (2017) (Rated PG)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

The Greatest Showman is an original musical about P. T. Barnum, a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a world wide sensation. Biography/Drama/Musical Starring: Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya 1 hr. 45 minutes.

Twentieth Century Fox

    Location: Marlboro
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: The Post (2017) PG-13  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson

Directed by:  Steven Spielberg

The first female publisher of a major American newspaper, The Washington Post, and her editor, race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spans three decades and four U.S. presidents. Together, they must overcome their differences as they risk their careers -- and very freedom -- to help bring long-buried truths to light.

116 minutes

 

    Location: Howell
   1:30 PM The Bobby Darin Story: Beyond the Song  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Phil Bruschi takes you through the years of Darin's musical career, who influenced him as a singer/songwriter, the differenct styles of his music, his nightclub act, changes he went through in the 60's with performing.  Phil performs many of Darin's biggest hits.

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Battle of the Atlantic-Campaign Enabling D-Day 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 Spring 2018 Session. All will be at Library Headquarters, Manalapan.

May 10, 2pm:     Battle of the Atlantic: Crucial Campaign Enabling D-Day, June 6, 1944  Speakers: Barry Rosenzweig, Paul Zigo

June 14, 7pm :  The Tehran Conference, Nov. 1943 - First Meeting of the Big Three         Speaker: Paul Zigo

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 Walkthe 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
   2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Classic Movie: The Women (1939)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by George Cukor

Starring Joan Crawford, Norma Shearer, Joan Fontaine, Rosalind Russell

Mary Haines (Norma Shearer) can't believe her husband is having an affair with salesgirl Crystal (Joan Crawford). But when Sylvia (Rosalind Russell) and Edith (Phyllis Povah) deliver the gossip firsthand, Mary heads to Reno for a divorce. En route she meets Countess de Lave (Mary Boland) and Miriam (Paulette Goddard), who coincidentally is having an affair with Sylvia's husband. Once in Reno, the Countess finds another beau, Sylvia shows up for a divorce and Mary plots to win back her man.

133 minutes; (c) Warner Brothers

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:25 PM Afternoon at the Movies:Same Kind of Different as Me (2017)(PG-13)  
   

A wealthy man befriends a vagrant man at his wife's request.  Join us for a lesson in compassion and realizing who we all are. 

Starring:  Renee Zellwger, Greg Kinnear, Jon Voight, Djimon Houunsou, and Geraldine Singer.

Drama-- 119 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Make a Frame  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Create a fabulous frame to share with someone special!

Registration begins Thursday, April 26 for children ages 4 and up

    Location: Marlboro
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! LEGO® Storytime Club  
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

All Ages

Listen to a story and build a LEGO® creation!  Fun for all!

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER TV & Book Series Discussion (Rm 4/5)  
    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  -  8:45 PM Classic Movie: The Women (1939)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by George Cukor

Starring Joan Crawford, Norma Shearer, Joan Fontaine, Rosalind Russell

Mary Haines (Norma Shearer) can't believe her husband is having an affair with salesgirl Crystal (Joan Crawford). But when Sylvia (Rosalind Russell) and Edith (Phyllis Povah) deliver the gossip firsthand, Mary heads to Reno for a divorce. En route she meets Countess de Lave (Mary Boland) and Miriam (Paulette Goddard), who coincidentally is having an affair with Sylvia's husband. Once in Reno, the Countess finds another beau, Sylvia shows up for a divorce and Mary plots to win back her man.

133 minutes; (c) Warner Brothers

    Location: Eastern Branch

Friday May 11, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM The Path to Employment: Starting Your Job Search  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

An in-depth orientation that includes a discussion of the emotional impact of job loss and setting effective career goals. Traditional work search methods and how to develop job search plans are also discussed. 

Presented by the Eastern Branch Career Connections staff, and funded by a grant from the NJ Dept of Labor and Workforce Development. 

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday May 12, 2018
   9:15 AM  -  1:30 PM Art Reception: Around the Beauty Number Two  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Meet artist Debora S. Bruno at this reception and view the exhibit of her work titled "Around the Beauty Number Two"  which will be on display in the library meeting room for the month of May.  

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

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Family Fun Saturday:Spring Blooms For Mother's Day  
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex 7226   
   

Say Happy Mother’s Day in a special way and surprise someone with a plant you pot yourself! Cathy Delhagen and Viola Ravanelli from the Monmouth County Master Gardeners will provide supervision and all materials. First come, first served, while supplies last. Event will take place in the Children’s Room.

    Location: Headquarters
   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
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Whats-a-Ma-Jig - An Inventing program (Teens)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7253   
   

Did you ever consider inventing a complicated machine to accomplish a super simple task??? Does this remind you of that popular board game called Mouse Trap?? If so, let's get started!

This Teen program is inspired by Rube Goldberg - American cartoonist and inventor.  Get into an inventive & competitive mode as you join other teens in competing to create a contraption/device/invention that uses a chain reaction.  The goal of your invention is to accomplish a very simple task in a fun, but complicated manner!!

Requirements for this program:

This event will require teens to compete in teams of 2-5 individuals. Teams must be formed prior to the event. Come to the event with a formulated invention for your contraption. All teams are required to provide and bring to the event ALL necessary project materials/toos to complete the project.

Bring along a snack/water. Registration for this prgram is required.

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Promise of Land: Early African American Land Ownership in Monmouth County  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The colonial laws in New Jersey prohibited Africans and former slaves from owning land in this State up until the very end of the 18th century.  Freed into a largely agrarian society, from a life of bondage requiring farm and husbandry skills, former slaves would need to possess land in order to achieve true economic and social freedom. 

Joe Grabas has spent almost three decades researching African American communities in Monmouth County and has related their struggles and achievements in his book Owning New Jersey: Historic Tales of War, Property Disputes & The Pursuit of Happiness.  Mr. Grabas will introduce us to the free settlements and inhabitants of Brown’s Lane, Woodville, Macedonia and Leedsville, through an exploration of the land records and related sources.

Joseph A. Grabas is a Certified Title Professional and National Title Professional, and is the Director of the Grabas Institute for Continuing Education

This program is generously funded by the Friends of Monmouth County Library

    Location: Eastern Branch

Sunday May 13, 2018
     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 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

Monday May 14, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Flower Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

May flower storytime with Ms. Jessica Nebus from Lightbridge Academy of Manalapan.

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

Stories, rhymes, and playtime for ages 10 to 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
   1:30 PM  -  1:50 PM Kids! Family Stories & Craft: Dream Catchers  
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Ages 2 and up

May all your dreams be sweet! Create a unique dreamcatcher with stickers, colored string and beads.

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

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Rosenwald: A Documentary  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 Ext722s   
   

Rosenwald, by Aviva Kempner, is a documentary about how Chicago philanthropist Julius Rosenwald, the son of an immigrant peddler who rose to head Sears, partnered with Booker T. Washington to build 5,400 Southern schools in African American communities in the early 1900s during the Jim Crow era. Rosenwald also built YMCAs and housing for African Americans to address the pressing needs of the Great Migration. Rosenwald also made significant contributions to many Jewish charities and organzations.

The Rosenwald Fund supported great artists like Marian Anderson, Woody Guthrie, Langston Hughes, Gordon Parks, and Jacob Lawrence. Among those interviewed are civil rights leaders Julian Bond, Ben Jealous and Congressman John Lewis, columnists Eugene Robinson and Clarence Page, Cokie Roberts, Rabbi David Saperstein, Rosenwald school alumni writer Maya Angelou and director George C. Wolfe and Rosenwald relatives. 

This program is sponsored by Gary Matoren in memory of his daughter Debbie Lynn Matoren  and The Friends of the Monmouth County Library. 
    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: The Post (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Steven Spielberg

Starring Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood

Katharine Graham is the first female publisher of a major American newspaper -- The Washington Post. With help from editor Ben Bradlee, Graham races to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spans three decades and four U.S. presidents. Together, they must overcome their differences as they risk their careers -- and very freedom -- to help bring long-buried truths to light.

116 minutes; (c) 20th Century Fox

    Location: Eastern Branch
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Author Vist- Annie Silvestro  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Liste to her read " Bunny's Book Club" followed by a craft!

Space is limited. Registration is required beginning Monday, April 30 for children PreK and up.

    Location: Marlboro
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Tweens! Cardboard Science  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Make a cardboard robot hand with fingers to grasp. Design and redesign until you can pick up an object.

    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 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
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Lecture: Climate Reality and Monmouth County's Path to 100% Clean Energy by 2050 (rm 2/3)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

Climate Reality Leaders Pat and Steve Miller suggest that the ability to change is here today, in the form of clean, renewable energy to replace fossil fuels. They will provide examples of the impacts of Climate Change and describe exciting steps that are being taken throughout the world to counter these impacts.  The future looks very hopeful, even in the face of climate denial.  In New Jersey alone, 55 cities have committed to 100% renewable energy.

Wind and solar have grown so much in capacity that the lifetime cost of clean energy has finally dipped below that of fossil fuels. And renewable energy has created over 3 million jobs in the US already and is the fastest-growing jobs sector. Cities and even whole countries all over the world have already switched to 100% renewable energy.

The Millers are both retired Bell Labs engineers. Pat Miller is co-president of the Northern Monmouth County Branch of AAUW. Steve Miller is Climate Chair for the Sierra Club Shore Group.   

Registration is not required to attend this program. 

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: The Post (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Steven Spielberg

Starring Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood

Katharine Graham is the first female publisher of a major American newspaper -- The Washington Post. With help from editor Ben Bradlee, Graham races to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spans three decades and four U.S. presidents. Together, they must overcome their differences as they risk their careers -- and very freedom -- to help bring long-buried truths to light.

116 minutes; (c) 20th Century Fox

    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  -  8:25 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group  
   

This small, friendly group invites you to join them to exercise your writing skills. Each week we choose a new writing “prompt”. We write for 20 minutes incorporating that prompt, and then we each read our own short text aloud.

    Location: Holmdel

Tuesday May 15, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A sweeping saga of an exceptional family in exile from their homeland and caught in the arc of history.  Through desperate struggles and hard-won triumphs, its members are bound together by deep roots as they face enduring questions of faith, family and identity. 

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

Intoxicating Stories

"Indiscretion" by Guy de Maupassant

Paul and Henrietta had met and fallen in love at a seaside resort.  Theyy married but the ecstasy had begun to fade a little so they tried to re-awaken their ardour.  One day Henrietta coyly asked Paul to take her to one of his restaurants and to treat her as if she were his mistress.  After the meal she asked Paul questions about his mistresses before their marriage and what it was like to make love with so many different women. Satisfied with his answers she declared her love for him.

    Location: Headquarters
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Power of the Inbox: A SCORE Seminar  
    Contact: Holmdel Library    732-946-4118   
   

Monmouth County Score Seminars invite you to attend:  “Power of the Inbox.”

You will explore the top email marketing trends for small businesses and simple ideas to incorporate them into your marketing plans, including how to use data to make smarter marketing decisions, how to create more personalized email messages, and how to do more business and save time with simple automation.

Presented by Bonnie Kantor.  Bonnie Kantor is the owner of Pressing Issues, a custom web solutions and digital marketing agency located in Metuchen, NJ since 1992. She is a geek disguised as a people-person with an area of expertise in social media marketing - Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and more. Kantor has presented this seminar throughout the state. 

    Location: Holmdel
   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: Only the Brave (PG-13) (2017)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A drama based on the elite crew of men who battled a wildfire in Prescott, Arizona in June 2013 that claimed the lives of 19 of their members.

Starrin Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, and Jeff Bridges

133m.

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: The Commuter (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A businessman is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home.  Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra.  Starring Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, and Patrick Wilson. 

Action/Drama - 1 hour 45 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Gallipoli (1981) (PG)  
   

The Great War in Film Series:  A Year of Films Dedicated to the 100th Aniversary of World War I

Starring: Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, and Bill Kerr.

Adventure, Drama, History, War–110 minutes   

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

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

Grades K and up. Registration required.

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

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

    Location: Howell
   6:15 PM  -  8:10 PM Gallipoli (1981) (PG)  
   

The Great War in Film Series:  A Year of Films Dedicated to the 100th Aniversary of World War I

Starring: Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, and Bill Kerr.

Adventure, Drama, History, War–110 minutes   

    Location: Ocean Township
   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 Citizenship Preparation Class  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
This course, for adults 18 years and older with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

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

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

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday May 16, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

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  -  3:20 PM World Cinema (USA) Movie: The Kite Runner 2007 (Rated PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

During a kite-flying tournament, an unspeakable event changes the nature of the relationship between Amir, the son of a wealthy Afghan businessman, and Hassan, a servant to Amir and his father.

Drama/ Starring: Shaun Toub, Atossa Leoni,  Ahmad Khan, Mahmoodzada, Khalid Abdalla, Zekiria Ebrahimi 2 hrs. 8 min.

Paramount Vantage

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A sweeping saga of an exceptional family in exile from their homeland and caught in the arc of history.  Through desperate struggles and hard-won triumphs, its members are bound together by deep roots as they face enduring questions of faith, family and identity. 

    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  -  3:45 PM International Film: The Teacher (2016) (NR)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Directed by Oscar Nominated Jan Hrebejk (DIVIDED WE FALL, KAWASAKI’S ROSE) and loosely inspired by true events, the film is a very dark comedy about an elementary school teacher who uses her students to manipulate their parents for her own gain. Starring Zuzana Mauréry, Zuzana Konecná, and Csongor Kassai .  Directed by Jan H?ebejk.

Comedy/Drama – 1 hour 42 minutes

In Slovak with English subtitles.

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Afternoon at the Movies: The Phantom Thread (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Set in 1950s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis. 130 minutes. 

    Location: Colts Neck
   2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: Phantom Thread (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Part of the Best Picture Nominee Series. 

Set in 1950s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman named Alma who becomes his muse and lover.  Stars Vicky Krieps, Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville. 2 hour 10 minutes.

 

 

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

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

Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves.

All Ages.

Registration Required.

 

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Read to the Dogs!  
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Session 1 from 4:00 - 4:25 pm

Session 2 from 4:35 - 5:00 pm

Come in and read a favorite story to a canine friend.  The dogs will love listening to you! 

Please choose one session. No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Cloud Painting  
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Let your imagination reach up to the clouds as we listen to stories and then create fluffy, puffy 3D painted masterpieces together. Online registration is required. This program is recommended for children ages 4 and up. 

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

May 2 - Horse Lover - Storytime

May 9 - Mother's Day - Craft

May 16 - My Weird School by Dan Gutman - Storytime

May 23 - Charles A. Lindbergh Aviation Pioneer - Storytime

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

    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM International Film: The Teacher (2016) (NR)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Directed by Oscar Nominated Jan Hrebejk (DIVIDED WE FALL, KAWASAKI’S ROSE) and loosely inspired by true events, the film is a very dark comedy about an elementary school teacher who uses her students to manipulate their parents for her own gain. Starring Zuzana Mauréry, Zuzana Konecná, and Csongor Kassai .  Directed by Jan H?ebejk.

Comedy/Drama – 1 hour 42 minutes

In Slovak with English subtitles.

    Location: Headquarters
   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 Author Talk: Laura Schroff  
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Laura Schroff is an international and #1 New York Times bestselling author and keynote speaker.

Laura has become a passionate and compelling voice on the power of small acts of kindness and human connections. She will be discussing her bestseller An Invisible Thread and her most recent book, Angels on Earth.

To register, please call the Holmdel Branch beginning 10 AM on Monday, April 30.

    Location: Holmdel
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih: Joy through Movement for Beginners  
    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 Spring 2018 are:  March 14 and 28, April 4 and 25, May 2 and 16. 

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, April 4 - June 20, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday May 17, 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 Howell Libary Book Club: The Stranger in the Woods  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Stranger in the Woods:  The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel

Many people dream of escaping modern life. Most will never act on it—but in 1986, twenty-year-old Christopher Knight did just that when he left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the woods. He would not have a conversation with another person for the next twenty-seven years. A National Geographic Best Book of the Year

Copies of the book are available at the library's circulation desk.

    Location: Howell
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Thursday Morning Book Cub Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders  
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

February 1862. The Civil War rages while President Lincoln's beloved eleven-year-old son is gravely ill. In a matter of days, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returns to the crypt several times alone to hold his boy's body.

From that seed of historical truth, George Saunders spins an unforgettable story of familial love and loss that breaks free of its realistic, historical framework into a thrilling, supernatural realm both hilarious and terrifying. Willie Lincoln finds himself in a strange purgatory -- called, in the Tibetan tradition, the Bardo. Within this transitional state, where ghosts mingle, gripe, and commiserate, a monumental struggle erupts over young Willie's soul.

    Location: Headquarters
   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
   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  -  2:55 PM Movie: Murder on the Orient Express (2017) (Rated PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Murder on the Orient Express tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murder strikes again. Based on the novel by Agatha Christie Crime/Mystery/Drama Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Penelope Cruz 1 hr. 52 mins.

Twentieth Century Fox

    Location: Marlboro
   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  -  3:15 PM Movie: All the Money in the World (2017) R  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg, Timothy Hutton

Directed by:  Ridley Scott

The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III, and the desperate attempt by his mother to convince his billionaire grandfather, Jean Paul Getty, to pay the ransom.

132 minutes

    Location: Howell
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session (Rm 6)  
    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  -  4:15 PM Classic Movie: The Three Musketeers (1948)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by George Sidney

Starring Lana Turner, Gene Kelly, June Allyson, Vincent Price

Aspiring swordsman D'Artagnan (Gene Kelly) arrives in Paris with hopes of joining the royal guard and falls in love with the beautiful Constance (June Allyson). After clashing with three of the king's musketeers, Athos (Van Heflin), Porthos (Gig Young) and Aramis, he joins them in fighting the forces of corrupt Richelieu (Vincent Price). When Richelieu attempts to undermine the throne and fan the flames of war, D'Artagnan and the musketeers must thwart his plans.

125 minutes; (c) MGM

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Afternoon at the Movies:The Post (2017)(PG-13)  
   

An ongoing coer-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents, pushes the country's first female newpaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government that holds America's democratic ideals in the balanace. 

Starring:  Meryl Streep, Tom Hands, Bradley Whitford, Bob Odenkirk.

Biography/Drama/History-- 116 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
   3:00 PM Wall Book Club: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Geobiologist Hope Jahren has spent her life studying trees, flowers, seeds, and soil; she takes us back to her Minnesota childhood, where she spent hours in unfettered play in her father's college laboratory.  She tells us how she found sanctuary in science, learning to perform lab work "with both the heart and the hands."   

    Location: Wall Township
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Toy Tech Take Apart Program (Teens)  
   

Come and discover what makes different toys move, make noise, and light up by taking them apart. Take apart more than one toy to hack them together to make something new!

Registration is required for this program

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting (rm 7)  
    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  -  8:45 PM Classic Movie: The Three Musketeers (1948)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by George Sidney

Starring Lana Turner, Gene Kelly, June Allyson, Vincent Price

Aspiring swordsman D'Artagnan (Gene Kelly) arrives in Paris with hopes of joining the royal guard and falls in love with the beautiful Constance (June Allyson). After clashing with three of the king's musketeers, Athos (Van Heflin), Porthos (Gig Young) and Aramis, he joins them in fighting the forces of corrupt Richelieu (Vincent Price). When Richelieu attempts to undermine the throne and fan the flames of war, D'Artagnan and the musketeers must thwart his plans.

125 minutes; (c) MGM

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Red Carpet World Premiere of Mr. Jim (2018) (NR)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 Ext7222   
   

Please join us for the Red Carpet World Premiere of  the short film Mr. Jim.  Mr. Jim  is the heart-warming story of recently widowed Jim Trasmundi, a Korean War veteran, who finds a new lease on life through the help of Liz and her five year old daughter Emma.
The film stars Carrie Plumley and Emily Kipila, Jack Mansbach, Linda Simon, Raquel Martinez, Brooke Guido and Amanda Kipila.

The film  will be introduced by the director Jack Foley who will be joined by members of the cast.  There will be a Q & A after the screening.  This film runs 14 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters

Friday May 18, 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  -  3:00 PM Sandy Sasso Jazz Quartet  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Jazz vocalist and international recording artist Sandy Sasso, will be bringing an hour of eclectic music to the library. Sasso pulls her material from the Great American Songbook, the jazz classics, bossa nova gems, and original material. 

Stop by for afternoon of music. 

    Location: Wall Township

Saturday May 19, 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! (Rm 7)  
    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
   2:00 PM Extra Innings Band  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Enjoy covers of great artists past and present, as well as orginal compositions, featuring America, The Beatles, Passenger, Head and the Heart, Adele, Coldplay, Lumineers, Bon Jovi and much more!  "Extra Innings" combines the veteran musical talents of Bill Kelly on bass, guitar and keyboards; Tarah (with an H) on vocals and flute; Bill Dumas on guitar and vocals; and Bob Ortley on drums and vocals.  Joining the band for this show is special guest artist Rick Lucherini, also on bass. 

Stop by for an afternoon of Live music near the Jersey Shore

    Location: Wall Township

Sunday May 20, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM JAZZ Concert! Art Baron and Friends  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Art Baron & Friends

Welcome back to Art Baron, a trombonist, multi-instrumentalist and composer.  His defining work was with Duke Ellington, with whom he toured and recorded from 1973 – 1974.  He has worked with a host of luminaries including BB King, Cab Calloway and James Taylor.  He has toured with Bruce Springteen’s Seeger Sessions Band, and has received several commissions, including Jazz at Lincoln Center.  Art has been involved with education, conducting workshop/clinics with a variety of age groups. Mr. Baron is one of the last members of the Duke Ellington Big Band. 

Performers will be Art Baron onTrombone, Steve Elson on Reeds, David Phelps on Guitar and Lap Steel Guitar, Ben Stapp on Tuba, Alvester Garnett on Drums

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

 

    Location: Headquarters

Monday May 21, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories for ages 2 - 3 1/2. Simple craft.

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

Stories, rhymes, and playtime for ages 10 to 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  -  3:30 PM World War I Centennial Commemoration Film, Lecture, Discussion Series (rm2/3)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 X7222   
   

World War I Centennial Film, Lecture and Discussion Series

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

The Fighting 69th (1940)  (NR) 1hour 30 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Paper Plate Wind Spinner  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

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

Registration begins Monday, May 7 for children Grades K-3.

    Location: Marlboro
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM TWEENS! littleBits Workshop  
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Grades 3 and Up

Work together to create and invent with magnetized, electronic building blocks!

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

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

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

Space is limited; please register by calling 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  -  8:25 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group  
   

This small, friendly group invites you to join them to exercise your writing skills. Each week we choose a new writing “prompt”. We write for 20 minutes incorporating that prompt, and then we each read our own short text aloud.

    Location: Holmdel

Tuesday May 22, 2018
   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: Same Kind of Different as Me (NR) (2017)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A wealthy man befriends a vagrant after his wife requests that he do so.

Starring Renee Zellweger, Greg Kinnear, and Jon Voight.

119m.

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: All the Money in the World (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom. Directed by Ridley Scott. Starring Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, and Mark Wahlberg.

Crime/Drama – 2 hours 12 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Stretchy, Squishy Silly Putty  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Cook up a substance that will bounce, ooze, and snap!

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 - 5. 

    Location: Howell
   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 Citizenship Preparation Class Rm 5)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
This course, for adults 18 years and older with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM How to Pay for Your Child's College Education  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

This presentation for college bound students and parents aims to educate parents on the process of applying for college which includes ACT/SAT preparation, navigating through scholarship and grant proposals, searching for the right college and career counseling. 

Presented by Christian Dapolito of Biondfinancial

No registration is necessary.

    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday May 23, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Workshop: Top Notch Resume 2 Presented by Jersey Job Club (Rm 1)  
    Contact: NJ Career Connections Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

Workshop: Top Notch Resumes II - Advanced   Presented by Jersey Job Club

 Your resume will be your primary marketing tool in your job search, and it provides an opportunity to capture an employer’s attention by making a positive first impression. 

 It’s your brochure, advertisement and brand  -  It’s you on paper.     

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

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
   1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Vintage Film Series: Movie: Paper Moon (1973) (Rated PG)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter.  Starring:Ryan O’neal, Tatum O’neal, Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman, P. J. Johnson    1 hr. 42 mins.

Paramount Pictures

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Movie: Darkest Hour (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Part of the Best Picture Nominee Series. 

During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler or fight on against incredible odds.  Stars Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas. 2 hour 5 minutes.

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Calm & Go Kids Yoga  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Sharon Calder, M.Ed. will teach basic yoga skills that will strengthen the mind-body

connection and will refine balance and coordination.

She will alson share a fun yoga-themed story.

All Ages.

Registration Required.

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Boats: Sail Away!  
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Sail away with us as we read nautical stories and design boat crafts! Online registration is required. This program is reocmmended for kids ages 4 and up. 

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

Become an incredible archer after assembling a miniature bow and arrow set that really works!

Grades 3 - 5. Registration required.

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

May 2 - Horse Lover - Storytime

May 9 - Mother's Day - Craft

May 16 - My Weird School by Dan Gutman - Storytime

May 23 - Charles A. Lindbergh Aviation Pioneer - Storytime

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

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, April 4 - June 20, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday May 24, 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  -  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   
   

The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

Set at the end of World War II, in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, a powerful and propulsive story of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwined-an affecting, shocking, and ultimately redemptive novel.  

 

    Location: Hazlet
   1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM Movie: Phantom Thread (2017) R  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Vicky Krieps

Directed by:  Paul Thomas Anderson

Set in 1950's London, a renowned dressmaker meets a young, strong-willed waitress who becomes his muse and lover, totally disrupting his fastidious life.  Daniel Day-Lewis was nominated for best actor in this role for what is said to be his final performance before retiring.  

130 minutes

 

    Location: Howell
   1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Movie: Hostiles (2017) (Rated R)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

In 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory. .Starring: Scott Shepard, Christian Bale Drama/Western 2 hr. 14 mins.

Lions Gate Films

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Art for Adults: Summer Teaser Painting Project  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Thinking about strolling along the beach collecting sea shells? 
Here’s a beauty to start your summer off! Surface will be suitable for hanging on your door 
letting your friends know they can find you down the shore!!

As with all our Art for Adult classes, you supply the creativity and Artist Julie Farel supplies the designs and materials, without charge. Please note that class begins at 2pm sharp! 

 While this popular class is free, pre-registration is limited and required.  If you do register but find you can not attend,  please let us know, as we usually have a waiting list of interested artists!

To register, please click on the reservation box below, or call HQ Reference Staff: 732 431 7220 x7222.  

Check out other Art Books and Videos in the Library under Dewey Decimal Section 740  for Art. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Afternoon at the Movies:Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)(PG)  
   

A behind the scenes look atthe life of Author of the Winnie the Pohh stories A.A. Milne, inspired by his son C.R. Milne.

Starring:  Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly MacDonald, and Will Tilston.

Biography/Drama--107 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Classic Movie: Marathon Man (1976) (R)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by John Schlesinger

Starring Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider

Thomas "Babe" Levy (Dustin Hoffman) is a Columbia graduate student and long-distance runner who is oblivious to the fact that his older brother, Doc (Roy Scheider), is a government agent chasing down a Nazi war criminal (Laurence Olivier) -- that is, until Doc is murdered and Babe finds himself knee-deep in a tangle of stolen gems and sadistic madmen. Even his girlfriend, Elsa (Marthe Keller), becomes a suspect as everything Babe believed to be true is suddenly turned upside down.

125 minutes; (c) Paramount

    Location: Eastern Branch
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Classic Movie: Marathon Man (1976) (R)  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by John Schlesinger

Starring Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider

Thomas "Babe" Levy (Dustin Hoffman) is a Columbia graduate student and long-distance runner who is oblivious to the fact that his older brother, Doc (Roy Scheider), is a government agent chasing down a Nazi war criminal (Laurence Olivier) -- that is, until Doc is murdered and Babe finds himself knee-deep in a tangle of stolen gems and sadistic madmen. Even his girlfriend, Elsa (Marthe Keller), becomes a suspect as everything Babe believed to be true is suddenly turned upside down.

125 minutes; (c) Paramount

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Hallowed Ground: Putting the Civil War Dead to Rest  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
750,000 men and women died in the American Civil War but the tragedy was magnified by disrespectful burial practices where large numbers of bodies were deposited, unidentified, into trenches. Enemy soldiers were frequently not buried at all.
 
This program reviews how after the war, Federal and state governments, aided by large numbers of women, sought to 
rectify the matter by re-burying them with dignity. 
 
Martin Mosho is a Civil War historian and has presented on other Civil War-related topics such as the role of women in the Civil War.
    Location: Headquarters

Friday May 25, 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 David and Bathsheba,  2 Samuel, 11-12

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
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM The Right Career For You  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A discussion and review of the tools used to help identify factors to consider and areas to explore when making a career choice or change. The review includes NJCAN, My Next Move, MySkillsMyFuture.org, CareerOneStop.org, and nj.gov/labor. 

Presented by the Eastern Branch Career Connections staff and funded by a grant from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch

Saturday May 26, 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  -  3:00 PM Hallowed Ground: Putting The Civil War Dead to Rest  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

The Civil War is the central event in America's historical consciousness. While the Revolution of 1776-1783 created the United States, the Civil War of 1861-1865 determined what kind of nation it would be. 750,000 men and women died in the American Civil War but the tragedy was magnified by disrespectful burial practices where large numbers of bodies were unidentified and deposited into trenches. Enemy soldiers were frequently not buried at all. This program will review how after the war, Federal and State governments, aided by large numbers of women, sought to rectify the matter by re-burying the soldiers with dignity. Discussion will also include the issue of Civil War statues and monuments, many of which have become a subject of controversy today. 

Registration is requested for this event as seating is on a first-come, first serve basis. You can register by calling the library at 732-431-5656, stopping in, or signing up below. 
 
    Location: Colts Neck

Sunday May 27, 2018
     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 28, 2018
     Memorial Day Observance - Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches
   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  -  8:30 PM Creative Writing Group  
   

This small, friendly group invites you to join them to exercise your writing skills. Each week we choose a new writing “prompt”. We write for 20 minutes incorporating that prompt, and then we each read our own short text aloud.

    Location: Holmdel

Tuesday May 29, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM Classic Movie Tuesday: The Sting (1973) PG  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw

Directed by:  George Roy Hill

Following the murder of a mutual friend, an aspiring con man teams up with an old pro to take revenge on the ruthless crime boss responsible. Things don't go according to plan as their big con unfolds, requiring some last-minute improvisation by the undaunted duo.
 
129 minutes

 

    Location: Howell
   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: Marshall (PG-13) (2017)  
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

In 1940 Connecticut, Thurgood Marshall defends a black chauffeur accused of rape.

Starring Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, and Kate Hudson.

118m.

    Location: Wall Township
   2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Movie: Molly's Game (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target. Directed by Aaron Sorkin. Starring Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, and Kevin Costner.

Crime/Drama – 2 hours 20 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Bzzz-y Whizzy Bees  
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Decorate and construct a bumblebee mobile!

Grades K and up.

Space is limited! 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 - 5. 

    Location: Howell
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Independent Movie: Molly's Game (R) (2017)  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Aaron Sorkin

Starring Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner

The true story of Molly Bloom, a beautiful, young, Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknown to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led people to believe.

140 minutes; (c) STX Entertainment

    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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Citizenship Preparation Class (Rm 5)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
This course, for adults 18 years and older with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

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

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

    Location: Headquarters

Wednesday May 30, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

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 Discussion Club  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

"Roman Fever" (1934) by Edith Wharton

Two middle-aged women return to the same vacation spot where they met more than 20 years ago. Truths begin to emerge about the past.

 

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Call Me By Your Name (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Part of the Best Picture Nominee Series. 

In 1980s Italy, a romance blossoms between a seventeen year-old student and the older man hired as his father's research assistant.  Stars Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg. 2 hour 12 minutes.

 

 

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

Hear a LEGO story and make your own LEGO Creation.

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

All Ages.

Registration Required.

    Location: Colts Neck
   4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Afterschool Activities!:Spring Clay Day  
    Contact: Children's Staff   732431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Grades K and Up

Mold amazing spring sculptures at the library’s clay play.

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

    Location: Headquarters
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM SAT/PSAT MATH Classes (Free for Teens) (rm 5)  
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431-7220x7222   
   

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

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

Mr. Carlin's Classes are free, begin at 6:30 pm on the following Wednesdays: 2/7, 2/28, 3/7, 4/11, 4/18, 5/2, 5/30.

    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Keeping Safe on Campus  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Be aware and protect yourself on the college campus and beyond. Join retired Chief of Police, current Chief of Security at Georgian Court University and 38 year college campus veteran, Thomas Zambrano, for an insightful night.

Please register here or by calling the library.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, April 4 - June 20, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday May 31, 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  -  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
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: The Post (2017) (Rated PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

The Post is a thrilling drama of the massive cover-up of government secrets that pushed the country’s first female publisher of an American newspaper, and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government. Biography/Drama/History Starring: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, directed by Stephen Spielberg 1 hr. 56 mins.

Twentieth Century Fox

    Location: Marlboro
   1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Movie: Downsizing (2017) R  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hon Chau

Directed by:  Alexander Payne

A man realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself to five inches tall, allowing him to live in wealth and splendor.

135 minutes

    Location: Howell
   2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Afternoon at the Movies:Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017)(PG-13)  
   

The story of the man who under the name "Deep Throat" helped journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the 1972 Watergate Scandal.

Starring:  Liam Neeson and Diane Lane

Biography/Drama/History--103 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township

Friday June 1, 2018
     Photographs by Danielle Riley  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
    Location: Eastern Branch
     Summer Reading Clubs for Kids,Teens & Adults  
    Contact: Reference Staff     mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Clubs Begin!

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

And Parents: You have a Summer Reading Club Too!  Sign up with your child!

Look on website or on our FB/IG/Twitter (@MonCoLibrary) to find summertime concerts, plays, storytimes, crafts and other awesome programs to enjoy! 

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: All Branches

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
     Sweet Beginnings: Photography by Danielle Riley  
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
    Location: Eastern Branch

Friday June 1, 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
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Animaniacs - The Monthly Young Adult Anime Club (teens) rm 7  
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220x7253   
   

You can meet with other Anime/Manga enthusiasts - Japanese Anime art and culture discussed. 

Join us monthly to watch, discuss and draw anime, and to generally just have fun.  Snacks served.

    Location: Headquarters

Saturday June 2, 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 June 3, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Keep This, Toss That!  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

In this not-to-be-missed laugh-out-loud funny program, Organizing Humorist™ and Best-Selling author Jamie Novak shares common challenges of de-cluttering your home – without getting overwhelmed. It’s as if she has been spying on us!

Jamie takes us on a journey inside our homes and minds, and you’ll see yourself in every example she shares, including her pile of very important paperwork. Perfect for savers and sentimentalists, you’ll leave the program inspired to get organized for a clutter-free life!

Wondering what to keep? What to toss? What to share or sell? And how to let it all go? Then run don’t walk to this workshop!

Seating is Limited; Registration is required.

Registration opens Tuesday, May 1st. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Spring Into Summer Lecture-In_Song  
    Contact: Reference STaff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Unlike most lectures on American Popular Song, Fred Miller’s Spring Into Summer is not so much informative as it is contemplative, pleasurable stroll through an art gallery or beautiful natural setting, each song painting its own evocative image.

“April in Paris, Chestnuts in blossom…”  “Will you remember: springtime, lovetime, May?!”  “It’s June in January because I’m in love…” 

When is life sweeter than when the air is warm, the fields are green and the trees are in bloom?

Utilizing more than 50 highly seasoned song selection and a few precious fragments of poetry, Spring Into Summer answers those mysterious questions posed by the warm months as only the Great American Songs can: simply, sweetly, perfectly. 

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    Location: Headquarters

Monday June 4, 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
   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 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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SAT/ACT Seminar  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join us for an information-packed seminar on the SAT and ACT exams. Topics include:

  • The importance of these tests
  • How they have changed recently
  • Strategies for better scores
  • How universities use reported scores

SAT Subject tests and PSAT/National merit Scholarships are included!

Registration Required

Presented by: Ivy Masters Learning Center

    Location: Hazlet
   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 June 5, 2018
   6:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Primary Election Site for Manalapan Districts 6, 14, 17 & 26  
    Contact: Regina Preteroti, Muni Clerk   732 446 8315   
   

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Behold The Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

    

Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself, his wife, Neni, and their six-year-old son. In the fall of 2007, Jende can hardly believe his luck when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. Clark demands punctuality, discretion, and loyalty—and Jende is eager to please. Clark’s wife, Cindy, even offers Neni temporary work at the Edwardses’ summer home in the Hamptons. With these opportunities, Jende and Neni can at last gain a foothold in America and imagine a brighter future.

However, the world of great power and privilege conceals troubling secrets, and soon Jende and Neni notice cracks in their employers’ façades.

When the financial world is rocked by the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the Jongas are desperate to keep Jende’s job—even as their marriage threatens to fall apart. As all four lives are dramatically upended, Jende and Neni are forced to make an impossible choice

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

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

    Location: Howell
   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
   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 June 6, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location  
   

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  -  2:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde


CLASSIC BOOK AND A MOVIE
Oscar Wilde’s only full-length novel The Picture of Dorian Gray was first published in 1890 and is the classic tale of the moral decline of its title character, Dorian Gray. The 1945 movie starring George Sanders, Donna Reed and an Academy Award performance by Angela Landsbury will be shown immediately after the discussion. Bring a light snack or lunch.

 

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Movie: The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) (Not Rated )  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

CLASSIC BOOK AND A MOVIE
Oscar Wilde’s only full-length novel The Picture of Dorian Gray was first published in 1890 and is the classic tale of the moral decline of its title character, Dorian Gray. The 1945 movie starring George Sanders, Donna Reed and an Academy Award performance by Angela Landsbury will be shown immediately after the discussion. Bring a light snack or lunch.
 

    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  -  3:55 PM Movie: The Post (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A cover-up that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government. They risk their careers and freedom to bring the long-buried truths to light. Stars Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson. 1 hour 56 minutes. 

 

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

June 6 - Aesop Fables - Storytime

June 13 - Father's Day - Craft

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, April 4 - June 20, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   7:00 PM  -  8:55 PM Movie: The Post (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A cover-up that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government. They risk their careers and freedom to bring the long-buried truths to light. Stars Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson. 1 hour 56 minutes. 

    Location: Hazlet

Thursday June 7, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Dental Health  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Dental Health for all ages featuring Denise Franzese from Tender Smiles 4 Kids. 

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

Dawn Dayton is a ceritified yoga teacher who specializes in gentle beginner 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  -  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  -  3:05 PM Movie: The Shape of Water (Rated R) (2017)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature at a research facility. Drama/Fantasy Starring: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer 2hrs. 3mins.

Fox Searchlight Pictures

    Location: Marlboro
   1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Movie: Hostiles (2017) R  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Scott Shepherd, Rosamund Pike, Ava Cooper

Directed by:  Scott Cooper

In 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory.

134 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  -  3:00 PM Truth & Myths About Assisted Living  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Packing up and moving to a senior living community can be a big lifestyle change. After years in the same house, it can be a tough decision for older adults and their families to reach. While research shows how life and health often improve with such a move, the many myths surrounding senior living often keep an older adult from doing it. This is why we thought it was important to help seniors and their families separate fact from fiction when it comes to independent and assisted living.

Join us as Linda Keating, Director of Community Relations from Brandywine Living at Reflections at Colts Neck, presents the topic of truths and myths about assisted living.

Registration is requested by calling the library at 732-431-5656, stopping in at the desk or registering below.

 

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Behold The Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

    

Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself, his wife, Neni, and their six-year-old son. In the fall of 2007, Jende can hardly believe his luck when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. Clark demands punctuality, discretion, and loyalty—and Jende is eager to please. Clark’s wife, Cindy, even offers Neni temporary work at the Edwardses’ summer home in the Hamptons. With these opportunities, Jende and Neni can at last gain a foothold in America and imagine a brighter future.

However, the world of great power and privilege conceals troubling secrets, and soon Jende and Neni notice cracks in their employers’ façades.

When the financial world is rocked by the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the Jongas are desperate to keep Jende’s job—even as their marriage threatens to fall apart. As all four lives are dramatically upended, Jende and Neni are forced to make an impossible choice

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

 

 

    Location: Colts Neck

Friday June 8, 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 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

Saturday June 9, 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
   10:30 AM  -  11:10 AM Kids! Libraries Rock! Musical Storytime  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Begin the 2018 Summer Reading Program rocking to storytime with Actor/Educator Ms. Emily Vorp. Music for all ages. 

    Location: Howell

Monday June 11, 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
   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 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  -  8:25 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 June 12, 2018
   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
   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
   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
   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 June 13, 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  -  3:05 PM World Cinema (Spain) Movie: The Sea Inside (2004) (Rated PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

The Sea Inside is based on the true story of Ramon Sampedro, a fisherman and writer who became a quadriplegic after a terrible diving accident. Oscar Win – 2005 Best Foreign Film! Starring: Javier Bardem, Belen Rueda, Lola Duenas 2 hrs. 5 min.

New Line Cinema

    Location: Marlboro
   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  -  3:45 PM Movie: Get Out (2017) (R)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A young African-American man visits his white girlfriend's parents for the weekend. His simmering uneasiness about their reception of him along with a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth he never could have imagined. Stars Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford. 1 hour 44 minutes. 

 

 

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

June 6 - Aesop Fables - Storytime

June 13 - Father's Day - Craft

    Location: Howell
   6:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Film 360 Presents: Jurassic Park (1993) (PG-13)  
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

On a remote island, a wealthy entrepreneur develops technology to bring dinosaurs back to life using prehistoric DNA. He uses the dinosaurs to create a theme park. Before opening the attraction to the public, he invites a top paleontologist, a paleobotanist, a mathematician, and his two eager grandchildren. However, things go awry when critical security systems are shut down and the dinosaurs escape their enclosures…

Presented by Monmouth Film Festival in partnership with the Holmdel Branch of the Monmouth County Library, Monmouth Film 360 is a free monthly film series focused on showcasing films adapted from popular works of literature. Following the screenings are educational discussion panels with special guests speaking about the techniques and exciting elements of the movies. The film series will take place in the Holmdel Public Library, recently relocated to the state-of-the-art Bell Works complex in Holmdel, NJ.
    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, April 4 - June 20, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday June 14, 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  -  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
   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 Austrian Fruits by Anna Berseneva

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

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Headquarters
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Go Van Gogh! An Armchair Art Tour  
    Contact:    732 536-9406   
   

Go, van Gogh!

Pastor and painter Vincent van Gogh produced more than 2,000 works of art in his last decade. Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo that, as he had no children, he viewed his paintings as his progeny. Let’s explore some of these “brilliant children,” especially those at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Leading us on this exploration is Dr. Michael Norris of Armchair Art Tours  who spent 20 years at the Cloisters Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and has lectured on trips all over the world.

Registration is mandatory and space is limited.
To register for this event call the library 732 536-9406 beginning May 31 or register online at www.monmouthcountylib.org

 

    Location: Marlboro
   1:00 PM  -  3:05 PM Movie: Battle of the Sexes (2017) PG-13  
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough

Directed by:  Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris

The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.

121 minutes

    Location: Howell
   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
   7:30 PM  -  8:45 PM SAT/ACT Seminar Presented by Ivy Masters  
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-431-5656   
   

Join us as Ivy Masters Center presents an information-packed seminar on the SAT and ACT exams. Topics include the importance of these tests and how they have changed recently, strategies for better scores, and how universities use reported scores. SAT 2 subject tests and PSAT/National Merit Scholarships are included. Registration is requested by calling us at 732-431-5656, stopping into the library or registering below. 

 

    Location: Colts Neck

Friday June 15, 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 June 16, 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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Three Short Plays: performed by LT Productions  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Linda Turash Productions returns this spring to the Colts Neck Branch for a staged reading of three short plays by three different playwrights. The themes will be a drama that unfolds on a beach, a series of hopeful lottery contestants and finally the reveal of a waitresses dreams.

Registration is not needed for this event but seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 

    Location: Colts Neck

Sunday June 17, 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 June 18, 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
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Tweens! Mosaic Art  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Make your own art out of recycled papers

    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 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  -  8:25 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 June 19, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A fiercely independent divorce lawyer learns the power of family and connection when she receives a cryptic message from her estranged mother in this bittersweet, witty novel -- an emotionally resonant tale about the endurance of love and the power of stories to shape and transform our lives. 

 

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

"Intoxicating Stories"

In the Rue de l'Arrivee by Jean Rhys

In the Rue de l'Arivee, a poor Frenchman is kind to a broke and despairing Englishwoman who concludes, "only the hopeless are starkly sincere and ...only the unhappy can either give or take sympathy--even some of the bitter and dangerous voluptuousness of misery.

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Library Commission Meeting  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220   
   

Library Commission Meetings are scheduled for the sedond Tuesday of the month, September through June, except where noted. 

June 19, 11am, Headquarters

August 7, 11am, Wall Township

September 12, 11am, Headquarters

October 9, 11am, Eastern Branch

November 13, 11am, Eastern Branch

December 11, 11am, Headquarters

 

    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  -  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  -  4:35 PM War Horse (PG-13)(2011)  
   

The Great War in Film Series:  A Year of Films Dedicated to the 100th Aniversary of World War I

Starring: Jeremy Irvine, Peter Mullen, and Emily Watson.

Drama, War–146 minutes   

    Location: Ocean Township
   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
   6:15 PM  -  8:35 PM War Horse (PG-13)(2011)  
   

The Great War in Film Series:  A Year of Films Dedicated to the 100th Aniversary of World War I

Starring: Jeremy Irvine, Peter Mullen, and Emily Watson.

Drama, War–146 minutes   

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

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

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

Led by Dhan Goboori, of the Art of Living Foundation

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Wednesday June 20, 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  -  2:40 PM Vintage Film Series: Movie: Boy, Did I Get A Wrong Number! (1959) (NR)  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

An actress, known more for her bath scenes than her thespian abilities, hides out in a rural cabin owned by a realtor. Starring: Bob Hope Phyllis Diller, Elke Sommer, Marjorie Lord, Cesare Danova  1 hr. 39 mins.

MGM

    Location: Marlboro
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

A fiercely independent divorce lawyer learns the power of family and connection when she receives a cryptic message from her estranged mother in this bittersweet, witty novel -- an emotionally resonant tale about the endurance of love and the power of stories to shape and transform our lives. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Afternoon at the Movies:The Post (2017) (PG-13)  
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Determined to uphold the nation's civil liberties, Katharine Graham, publisher of the Washington Post, and hard-nosed editor Ben Bradlee join forces to expose a decades-long cover-up. However, the two must risk their careers and their freedom to bring truth to light. Starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. 116 minutes. 

    Location: Colts Neck
   2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: 12 Strong (2018) (R)  
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

In the wake of September 11, Captain Mitch Nelson and his Special Forces team are sent to Afghanistan for a very dangerous mission. The team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban and its al-Qaida allies. Stars Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Pena. 2 hours 10 minutes. 

    Location: Hazlet
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Read to the Dogs!  
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Session 1 from 4:00 - 4:25 pm

Session 2 from 4:35 - 5:00 pm

Come in and read a favorite story to a canine friend.  The dogs will love listening to you! 

Please choose one session. No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
   4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Lego Book Club  
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Read any "Humphrey" book by Betty Birney and tell us about it while making a Lego creation. Snacks served. Please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

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

Help us read any Chris Van Allsbury book 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, April 4 - June 20, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch

Thursday June 21, 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  -  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
   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  -  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
   1:30 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

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

Saturday June 23, 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 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
   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 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
   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  -  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
   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

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
   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 2016.

    Location: Marlboro
   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

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  -  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  
   

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

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

Saturday June 30, 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 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
   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

Monday July 2, 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  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

Space is limited; please register by calling 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

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

Thursday July 5, 2018
   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

Friday July 6, 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 July 7, 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 July 9, 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  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

Space is limited; please register by calling 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
   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
   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
   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 July 12, 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 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. 

    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

Saturday July 14, 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 July 16, 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  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

Space is limited; please register by calling 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 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  -  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

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  -  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: 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:  
    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; registration is suggested. Please register below, or call HQ  Reference Desk. 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday July 19, 2018
   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

Friday July 20, 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 July 21, 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 July 23, 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  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

Space is limited; please register by calling 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

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  -  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

Thursday July 26, 2018
   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.

    Location: Howell

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

Saturday July 28, 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
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM RB Express in Concert  
    Contact:    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 Seymore," and on television with "Fox and Friends." In addition to local performances, they have performed in New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. 

    Location: Hazlet

Monday July 30, 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  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

Space is limited; please register by calling 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

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

Thursday August 2, 2018
   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

Friday August 3, 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 4, 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 August 6, 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  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

Space is limited; please register by calling 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 7, 2018
   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
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Library Commission Meeting  
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220   
   

Library Commission Meetings are scheduled for the sedond Tuesday of the month, September through June, except where noted. 

August 7, 11am, Wall Township

September 12, 11am, Headquarters

October 9, 11am, Eastern Branch

November 13, 11am, Eastern Branch

December 11, 11am, Headquarters

 

    Location: Wall 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
   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 August 9, 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

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  -  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 August 13, 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  -  7:30 PM Next Chapter Book Club  
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

Space is limited; please register by calling 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 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
   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  -  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; registration is suggested. Please register below, or call HQ  Reference Desk. 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday August 16, 2018
   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

Friday August 17, 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 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

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

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

Space is limited; please register by calling 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

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  -  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

Thursday August 23, 2018
   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

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

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

Space is limited; please register by calling 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

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

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

Monday September 3, 2018
     Labor Day Holiday - Library Closed  
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches
   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

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
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners  
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Sing Unburied, Sing by Jesym Ward
Thirteen- year- old Jojo is trying to understand what it means to be a man. He doesn’t lack in fathers to study, chief among them his Black grandfather, Pop. But there are other men who complicate his understanding: his absent White father, Michael, who is being released from prison; his absent White grandfather, Big Joseph, who won’t acknowledge his existence; and the memories of his dead uncle, Given, who died as a teenager.
 

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

Thursday September 6, 2018
   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 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 sedond 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

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
   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

Thursday September 20, 2018
   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

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

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 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 2, 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 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

Thursday October 4, 2018
   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

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
   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

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 sedond 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
   7:30 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

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
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM ARCHIVES & HISTORY DAY: Architecture and Buildings in Monmouth & Ocean  
    Contact: ARCHIVES    732 308 3771   
   

Monmouth County Archives & History Day focuses on Buildings  Monmouth and Ocean Counties

The full program is available online at www.visitmonmouth.com/archives, or follow this link

Exhibit, Library Gallery and Lobby:  _______________________ in Monmouth and Ocean counties

Awards Presentations presented by Monmouth County Clerk

M. Claire French Award, Jane G. Clayton Award,  Roger McDonough Librarianship Award, Barbara Carver Smith Award  Innovative Archives Award

History Forum: Discussion of _________________  in New Jersey 

Featured Speaker:  

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
   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 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

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; registration is suggested. Please register below, or call HQ  Reference Desk. 

 

    Location: Headquarters

Thursday October 18, 2018
   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
   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
   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 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.  Please Vote!

    Location: All Branches
   6:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Election Site for Manalapan Districts 6, 14, 17 & 26  
    Contact: Regina Preteroti, Muni Clerk   732 446 8315   
   

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

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

    Location: Headquarters

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

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
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 P